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“Sammy's Is Blissful”
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Sammy's Hotel
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Kyrenia
Certificate of Excellence
Northants
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Sammy's Is Blissful”
Reviewed 25 July 2011

We flew from Luton to Larnaca and did a mini-bus transfer to Northern Cyprus. Holiday arranged via Cyprus Paradise who were excellent with their organization. The transfer went like clockwork, less than 90 minutes.

On arrival at this family run hotel we were invited to partake of a drink and of course a Brandy Sour had to be the choice. Our room was very nice, TV etc. Very good sized fridge which was a bit noise but we got used to it. Aircon was a boon too and again you got used to it squeaking a bit. We were fortunate to get a balcony and it was made good use of, particularly for the early morning tea. Beds were comfortable, hot water for shower etc was great. Cleanliness was as evryone else says - spot on.
We were only on B&B and the breakfasts were just fine, we even had a surprise Bacon and Egg with beans provided one day. Other than that there was plenty of choice from cereals to fruit. Lovely oranges.

Ziggy on reception was a real gem, there was nothing she found too much trouble to help you with from car hire to arranging accommodation for a night away at Oasis up at the panhandle. (Highly recommended for total peace and quiet for one night).

We made several friends with many lovely guests and hope to see some of them again next year as we hope to return.

We did a lot of touring around with our hire car but in the evenings we walked into town to "do the tavernas". We found lots but stayed away from the harbour scene as they are silly prices. There are plenty of others, don't be afraid to go looking up the backstreets too. Our favourite was Yellow Palace some 15 mins down the road towards town. They treated us very well indeed. We found several nice beaches - everyone has their particular favourite.

The two weeks seemed to shoot by. The hotel pool is very nice and a great centre for guests to get together as is the bar area around 7 pm where everyone has a drink on their way out to eat.

Be sure to visit the British Memorial which is located in the old British Cemetery on the Lefka(?) Road, next to the BMW garage. The names and regiments/service of the 371 British servicemen killed during the Greek Cypriot EOKA terrorist campaign from 1955-1959 are beautifully inscribed in granite. Very moving and a fitting tribute.

To summarise; we had a lovely time, we will definately return and when we do it will be to Sammy's. The staff were excellent, particularly the 3 waiters, sorry I forget their names now but lovely people.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stamford
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We have just returned from our fourth 2 week stay at Sammys and yet again we had a wonderful time.Everyone was very friendly and helpful,the meals we had at the hotel were lovely and the pool is just great.Thankyou all at Sammys,look forward to next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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newton abbot devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2011

The Hotel was clean and well run. we stayed bed and breakfast but often ate in the hotel at night after being out all day sightseeing . there was a wide variety of food on offer at breakfast eg two kinds of melon 'apples oranges. fresh orange juice. boiled or scrambled eggs .cereal . cold meat .cheese .tomatoes cheese pie . yoghurt three types of bread. jams honey . need i go on . there was something for everyone.
the staff were only to pleased to help . hussain made our days by the pool most enjoyable by keeping us supplied with snacks and drinks.and umit and;dovelet looked after us the rest of the time . it was lovely coming back at night and having a last drink or two supervised by turan and interacting with other guests.forgot to mention how very nice the pool was.overall a very enjoyable holiday.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Wirral - England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

Sammy's is a small family run hotel. On arrival at the hotel we were warmly greeted by the daughter and given a brief history of the hotel. We ererthen shown to our room. The room was small and what I would describe as a basic. There was not a great deal of wardrobe space for our clothes and certainly not enough clothes hangers.
The meals, breakfast and dinner were enjoyable with the breakfast being self service and consisting of cereal, the usual cold meats etc. and scrambled eggs and beans. The beans were often only luke warm and whilst breakfast was served from 07.30 AM, the scrambled eggs were not madse available until about 07.50, a small point but important if you wanted an early breakfast. Evening meals offered a choice between Turkish and Europeon dishes and whilst a little bland were enjoyable.
The waiting staff were superb. They could not do enough for you and made up for any shortcomings. The pool area was excellent and well run by Hussain who really looked after you, serving drinks and snacks and lunch.
The hotel was located in a residential area and was a short walk (10 minutes) from the central harbour area where the main cafes, bars and restaurants are situated. Eating out at one of the harbour cafe/restaurants can be expensive and the quality of the food varies from very poor to reasonable.
Overall, we had an enjoyable two weeks but our next visit will se us trying a different hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2011

From the minute you arrive at the hotel and it doesn't matter what time day or night, there are always staff on hand to make you feel welcome. The hotel is listed as 3 star but it feels much more like a 4 star plus. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis to a very high standard and the staff are all very friendly. Hussain, Umit and Turan are available at all times to ensure you are taken care of, nothing is too much trouble for any of them. Ziggy on reception is fantastic, helpful and friendly (a real character). The swimming pool is glorious and with a pool bar, you can swim up to and take a seat in the shade place your order to enjoy right in the water . In the evenings having a drink on the terrace at the front of the hotel is superb, Turan and Umit are very attentive and humorous too! I will definitely go back to Sammy's Hotel and highly recommend to everyone. Kyrenia itself has lots for all tastes. The harbour is truly beatiful especially in the evenings, lots of different restaurants and bars to choose from and staff are not too pushy, all very friendly. What I liked the most about Kyrenia is that its not too commercialised. A visit to Bellapais (a neighbouring village is a quaint area full of colour from the beautiful flowers and steep winding alleys. A visit to the Abbey is a must. Escape island is beautiful, there is a small charge to visit but its well worth it to get to use a private beach and you can use the showers there too at no extra charge.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chester
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2011

I don't normally write a review but use Tripadvisor regularly to look at potential hotels. I wanted other customers to understand this is an exceptionally good value for money hotel. It's facilities are better than you would normally get at the price and you have the added benefit of it being a small family concern, rather than a "typical" package provider. If you want to talk to locals, understand their culture and enjoy the service they lavish on you - this is the hotel for you. If you like annonymous 5* establishments, with daily activities, this is maybe not the right choice. The resort is beautiful and suits couples who enjoy their own company and don't need to be entertained.

Room Tip: Rear of hotel, with balcony and mountain view.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Amersham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Located in a quiet residential area, yet only a short pleasant walk to the centre and harbour. Friendly and attentive staff ensure a warm welcome, with the personal touch that the 5-star establishments lack.: this is a family-owned and managed hotel and this shows in the excellent level of care and attention .

Breakfasts are buffet-style and very good for a hotel of this standard. A lovely pool area, a blessing on hot days. I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting North Cyprus.

Room Tip: Some rooms have balcony, some have a pool view
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Sammy's Hotel
Address: 17 Omer Sami Cosar Sok | Girne, Mersin 10, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Kyrenia District > Kyrenia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Kyrenia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kyrenia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sammy's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If hotels were awarded stars for satisfied customers, then Sammys would get a hundred! From the moment you check in, you will notice the thoughtful touches. In fact, guests will be hard pushed to do anything apart from sit back, relax and enjoy their holiday. Each recently refurbished guest room here is nicely decorated, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Available for a small supplement, there are also a few larger suites with the benefit of a living room as well as a private bedroom. ... more   less 
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