My wife and I have a friend who lives in the Alsancak area of Northern Cyprus, so we chose this location as it is convenient to her house. As mentioned in other reviews, this is quite a distance from Kyrenia town, having been to the area before I was aware of this, so not a problem to us. However, I've noticed in many brochures that it is described as Kyrenia, but it most certainly isn't. It's a good 15/ 20 minutes drive from the centre, so bear this in mind. Having got that out of the way, we were collected from Larnaca airport and transported across the border without fuss, and returned again 7 days later all as part of the deal struck with Mustafa. He is a most obliging host, and his staff are without exception a friendly bunch.
Breakfasts are a bit basic, choice of eggs, with or without cheese and tomatoes, but bacon and sausages are available for a small extra charge. Our room was clean, spacious and adequate, although I have to agree with some previous contributors regarding the unpredictable shower. I think it works off a pump system, and it can switch from hot to cold and back again without warning. We got used to it and dodged the temperature swings, but I would be concerned if children were unsupervised, so I think it needs sorting.
Mustafa has a small fleet of cars available for hire on site, (might be a franchise he's got), and we took adavantage of this service and hired a Corsa with minimum fuss, and no hidden extras such as fuel etc., at a decent price.
So overall, very pleased with everything, location as I say wasn't a problem for us, but would highly recommend a car for some sight seeing and trips into Kyrenia. Failing that, the dolmus buses are constantly touting for passengers all along that road.
Plenty of small bars and restaurants in the area, many of which are run by ex-pats, and at the moment the exchange rate for Turkish lira is fantastic, so get there whilst the beers are about £1.40 for half a litre.
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- Also Known As:
- Citrus Tree Gardens Hotel Alsancak - Karavas
- Citrus Tree Gardens Kyrenia
- Citrus Tree Gardens Cyprus/Alsancak - Karavas