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Review submitted by Julie from Keerbergen, Belgium (Submitted: 4 Oct 2012)
A beautifully appointed apartment with everything you could wish for to make your holiday relaxing. The complex was very quiet and most of the very friendly people we met were either owners or friends of owners. The colours of the flowers adorning the balconies were a beautiful sight against the blue mediterranean sun and the grounds were well maintained. We stayed in August and the area was very quiet and the weather was fantastic if you enjoy "hot!". You definitely need to hire a car as the local village would be a long hilly walk. A BBQ is provided but we never used it as there are plenty of good local restaurants (including Jashans Indian restaurant) within a short drive but if you wanted a larger town for supermarkets etc, Kyrenia was a good 25 minute drive away. There we found ManiPeni an American/Italian style restaurant with the hugest family pizzas you have ever seen. We were lucky to see turtles hatching at the local beach (8 minute drive away) which was quite a highlight. The apartment owners made all the transfer and car hire arrangements which was ideal as we flew to Larnaca and arrived in the middle of the night. The only bad thing was that we had to come home!!!
Review submitted by Tim and Anne from Bedford (Submitted: 22 Oct 2011)
We had an excellent time during our stay in the apartment. It was spotlessly clean and just as it looks in the photographs. The owners have thought of everything and we found the guide of where to eat and what to look for, particularly helpful. We found Stevies bar to be the most friendly. We used Bellapais taxi and car rental as advised and they were waiting for us at the airport, the hire car was parked at the apartment ready for us and they were very helpful.
The accommodation was very spacious and views were spectacular. The air con was a godsend as temperatures were between 38 and 41 degrees when we were there. The pool was fantastic and was particularly good at the end of the day as it was so warm and looked great when lit up.
There are some lovely beaches around and some great mountainous drives if you fancy getting some great photo opportunities. We went into Kyrenia one evening and the place was buzzing with night life and entertainment. Whilst we were there the country received a visit from the Turkish president and the crowds were out with their flags to welcome him.
All in all I would recommend this apartment to anyone. You must hire a car to get the best out of your holiday. Would go again.
Review submitted by Jaime from USA (Submitted: 24 Aug 2011)
The apartment was wonderful the owners were very accommodating.
My family thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. We arrived right before high season so all was quiet and very enjoyable. The apartment was well stocked and there was a town 5k way to resupply as needed. We were very close to awesome beaches, and Kyrenia harbor and castle were close, by car as well. This apartment is ideal for family’s that have transportation and can drive freely to and from the sites. The drive up to Hilarions Castle was spectacular! It’s just a stones through away from the apartment. The apartment itself is very modern with all the comforts of home. The only complaint was from the apartment staff which was not there during the week. However it was the weekend. I defiantly recommend it if you have a small family and have a car to get around. Locals are very friendly and owners were very nice.
Review submitted by Bernadette from Barrow in Furness (Submitted: 4 Jul 2011)
We were delighted with the apartment and as with previous comments, we had the pool almost completely to ourselves which was wonderful.
A great place for a quite holiday and to spend some time re-charging batteries.
Review submitted by Richard from Calne (Submitted: 13 May 2011)
Very nice property, tastefully furnished. Lovely uninterrupted views of sea from inside apartment, and sea and mountains along coastline towards Kyrenia from the terrace. The apartment really is in the same condition as in the owner photographs. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for a vacation.
Resort is nicely laid out with lots of space, gardens and a gigantic swimming pool - which in May we had all to ourselves. Very quiet & peaceful on site (just how we like it). Nearest main road is at the bottom of the hill in front of the resort, quite a long way away and out of sight, so no noise from that - not that there is much traffic on it anyway. Property management team on site very helpful.
As owners have stated, a car really is needed to get anywhere including getting groceries from local shops - which are only a few minutes away.
When in North Cyprus next will stay here again.
Review submitted by Helen from Brixham (Submitted: 31 May 2010)
This apartment is simply fantastic. Unlike other properties we have rented, this property had all the home comforts we could have wanted and is furnished to an excellent standard, so comfortable!
The location is lovely and, despite visiting the area close to peak season, the pools at the complex were not at all crowded, usually only just a few people enjoying the gorgeous sunshine.
We would definitely stay there again and have already recommended the apartment to friends and family. I really couldnt recommend the apartment or the area more highly.
A BIG thank you to the owners of this apartment they are clearly very thoughtful and considerate and it is very apparent that they have spent a lot of time making their apartment lovely and homely, keeping their guests needs in mind.
Dear Helen & Jonathan,
We are so pleased that you both had an enjoyable and relaxing experience with your stay in our apartment in Northern Cyprus.
We continuously strive to improve upon not only the quality of accommodation on offer, but also the information and help we try to provide you with. We hope that by doing so we can provide all of our guests with the best possible experience, thus making their holiday as pleasant, relaxing and trouble free as possible.
Seeing the very positive reviews that yourselves and our other guests have provided certainly makes all our efforts VERY worthwhile and rewarding.
Thank you again. We hope to see you again in North Cyprus sometime in the future.
Review submitted by Jenny from Bristol (Submitted: 25 Sep 2009)
This is a lovely appartment, on a beautiful development, with a huge pool, which was brilliant for my daughter learning to swim! Most of the time we had it to ourselves or sharing with only a couple of people. The appartment is spacious well thought out, and with everything we needed. The air conditioning was a godsend we would have been very uncomfortable without it. Bellapais rent a car were as recommended, punctual and helpful. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Review submitted by James from Cheltenham (Submitted: 25 Sep 2009)
Lovely spacious apartment, very well organised with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. The sunset views from the balcony are breathtaking and I would certainly return for these alone!
Review submitted by David & Lesley from Windsor (Submitted: 17 Aug 2009)
We recently returned home to the UK and the only bad thing we can say about our stay was that we had to come home. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this complex and in particular this apartment to anyone.
We have often stayed in Villas in the past but this apartment has everything that a villa would have, plus the added bonus of a MASSIVE POOL, one that you can actually properly SWIM in, as opposed to plunge pools in some other places weve stayed at. OK its a communal pool as opposed to a private one, but the complex is so peaceful that at times we had the whole pool entirely to ourselves!!! The Gymnasium was also great too.
We have to commend the owners for the information folder too, as this was comprehensive and gave us all the info we needed plus the switches and equipment was all labeled so we knew what everything was. They have clearly put a lot of thought and attention into what guests need. The apartment was really nicely furnished too and very comfortable and the sunsets from the terrace are just fabulous.
You do need to hire a car to get around but hire cars were very cheaply priced compared to other places in Europe weve been to and as Cyprus drives on the same side as Britain it was really easy.
This was our first visit to Northern Cyprus but will definitely not be our last. We hope to return to this apartment next year, only for longer next time. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Review submitted by Jane from Cheltenham (Submitted: 7 Aug 2009)
The apartment was furnished to a very high standard with everything that we needed. There was food in the fridge, food in the cupboards, loo rolls in each of the bathrooms. The trust that this property and that of the complex was great. We replaced what we used and left everything for the next people, it felt like leaving the place for family.
The apartment had air conditioning in all bedrooms and the sitting area and was very, very welcome I am sure that it would be quite uncomfortable at the height of summer if there were fewer units.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone who liked a quality, quiet, roomy apartment with fantastic views. The pool was huge and well maintained, the sun beds always available and not a towel on an empty sunbed to be seen!
The complex is a little isolated so a car is really essential. The village of Esentepe is within walking distance but the roads are winding and narrow and in late July the temperature during the day would make walking uncomfortable. Car hire was relatively cheap and the car of good quality with air con.
The cost of the apartment was equal to the fact that there are three good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of sitting space both inside and outside. We were very pleased with our stay - even with two teenagers .
Any problems were taken care of immediately but the site manager who made it clear that nothing was too much trouble, they were there to help and help they did.
Review submitted by Eddie from Milton Keynes (Submitted: 8 Jun 2009)
I found the property to be very well laid out,they appeared to have planned the space both inside and out very well indeed.
Great views of the sea and easy access to the facilities such as pool and gym.
I should also note that the people we met on the site were very friendly which enhances any holiday.
Review submitted by Gillian from Bingley (Submitted: 31 Aug 2008)
Just spent a very relaxing two weeks at this beautiful apartment. The apartment is very comfortable and extremely well equipped, every little detail has been taken care of even down to the First Aid Kit! The pool area is excellent and the complex well cared for. The terrace is very spacious, there were five adults at one point during our stay and there was plenty of room for all of us. The views and sunsets were delightful.
Dont miss Bellapais - we had a meal one evening in the restaurant next to the abbey and it was excellent. Local restaurants in Esenteppe whilst basic were extremely good value for money and very welcoming. Lastly, we managed to see the turtles hatching at Alagadi Beach it was wonderful. A great holiday!!
Review submitted by Stephen from Twickenham (Submitted: 27 May 2008)
This is probably one of the best appartments that we have ever rented.
From the start the company recommended by the owner for car hire was excellent. They collected us from the airport at 11.30 at night and delivered the car the next day. The drive after a days travelling would not be welcome especially in the dark. Then they delivered us back to the airport. The delivery and collection service is free and the car rental as competative as the rest.
The appartment was just perfect and was described to perfection and all the joining instructions were perfectly set out.
Inside the appartment was an instruction manual that covered everything and was well received.
The balcony, a sun trap, was great with views over the sea and land and the perfect place to sit out with the sun on the terrace all day.
The fixtures and fitting within the appartment were of a very high standard and it felt comfrotable to stay. We only wished that we could have stayed another week.
The pool was beautiful and we also used the well equiped gym.
I would certainly go back to this appartment.
Review submitted by Abby from Cardiff (Submitted: 16 Mar 2008)
The apartment had everything we needed and more, which was no surprise as the detailed description regarding the apartment on the website was very accurate. I would imagine that in the summer it would be a fabulous place to stay, but as we visited in the winter it was too cold to enjoy all the facilities that the complex has to offer. The pool area looked very inviting, and the apartment verandah would be a great place to enjoy a barbecue on warmer days.
All in all the owners of the apartment have done their best to ensure that everything a holidaymaker could wish for was provided, and it certainly felt like home from home. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to return to the apartment if they ever re-visited North Cyprus.
Review submitted by Jeanette from Great Paxton (Submitted: 16 Nov 2007)
The property is very spacious and furnished to a high standard. It has everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday.The views from the property are lovely and the sunsets are exceptional.
Review submitted by Lesley from Sudbury (Submitted: 1 Nov 2007)
Lovely views from Terrace. The apartment was very comfortable and clean. Pleasently surprised at how warm the weather was in October, we were able to sit out on the terrace in the evening.
Review submitted by Laura from Buckingham (Submitted: 9 Oct 2007)
On arrival at Larnaca airport we were met promptly by bellapais car hire company and taken by minibus across the border to our apartment. I was a little apprehensive about the transfer prior to the holiday as we have two small children. However there were no problems at all crossing the border and the transfer time was a lot less than i expected. our car was waiting at the apartment for us which was great! The apartment itself was fantastic and really exceeded my expectations. It was very clean and tidy with lots of space and every home luxury you could want! The view from the terrace was amazing - we watched the sunset from here most evenings and it was such a beautiful sight. the complex facilities were also fabulous. The pool was always very clean and nice and warm. we used the gym a couple of times and found it very satisfactory. The kids loved the childrens pool and on-site play area. Both these facilities were in superb condition and very safe. Northern Cyprus itself is a great holiday location. The locals were very friendly and helpful and seemed to love the children!! We travled around most of northern Cyprus. The Karpas peninsula was definately well worth the drive. The scenery is wonderful and Nangomi (golden sands) is 7 km of brilliant sandy beach....... stunning!
More locally to the apartment there were several little coves that were for the most part deserted. There are one or two beaches that charge a small fee- escape ( the other side of Kyrenia) and Acapulco being the best of these.
Most of the restaurants that we visited served excellent local dishes at reasonable prices. Rosies, which is in Esentepe village was the best food we ate and the cheapest. It looks like a bit of a shack from the outside but don't let that put you off. It's a must!!
Kyrenia harbour was also a lovely place to eat, if a bit more pricey. Make sure you barter for everything here as you will get it for less if you do.
Over all I thought the holiday was one of the best I've had and I would definately recommend it to families and couples alike!! I can't wait to go back next year!!
Review submitted by Emma and David from Buckingham (Submitted: 13 Sep 2007)
We had a wonderful time, and would highly recommend this property & location. Everything we needed was provided and it was furnished to a very high standard. The information pack about the apartment & surrounding area was a big help too. The pool was enormous, and just like a warm bath when we were there. The views of the sea and mountains are fantastic, and we returned to the UK completely relaxed and chilled out. We will definately stay here again. Thank you very much for a lovely time.
Review submitted by Tony and Irene from Llandudno (Submitted: 1 Aug 2007)
The location is stunning with an outlook of the sea and mountains.
The apartment is very well appointed with a well-equipped kitchen, large lounge, three good-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lounge and bedrooms all have air conditioning units. On the good-sized terrace is a barbecue and sun loungers.
The apartment is on a hillside development set high above the main Girne road, close to Esentepe village. On the development is a large swimming pool, a children's pool, and fitness centre.
There can't be a better place to relax on the terrace and watch fabulous sunsets.