For a "single" room for one night you pay 140 Turkish Lira which, in this part of the world, would get you a great hotel room, a great breakfast and all that. Saray hotel looks very fancy but the manager of this hotel needs to wake up and see that people are not happy in his hotel. The reception staff was extremely rude and unhelpful, and when I switched languages to Turkish and I asked him if he wasn't going to say welcome or anything, asked him is he was angry or whatever, he mumbled that it 'was hot'. The air conditioning takes hours to get going and the staff never helped me although I asked. The receptionist was this tattooed brute type of guy. The breakfast was a joke for a hotel such as this. I have had better breakfasts at hostels. In the morning a smiling woman was sitting in the reception and she was much nicer. She informed me that the night staff is security only, redressed as a receptionist, and that they had been unable to find someone who can speak English. She also said the manager is aware that the breakfast is bad, but that he thinks it is enough. In short, don't stay in Nicosia at all, since this is the only viable, non-dirty alternative, and there is no middle ground between flawed 'luxury' and really dinky hostels. If you go to the next town which takes no time at all, (before 7PM there are minibuses), Girne/Kyrenia you can find really nice hotels and hostels for half that price or less. Besides, Turkish Nicosia has Nothing after 9PM. Funny but true. You can't even find a minimarket to buy water or juice.
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