We had a great room with a balcony overlooking the pool. The room was very clean and comfortable. There was a kettle but we did not know beforehand so didn't take any supplies with us. Excellent range of choice for breakfast. Hotel pool, Beach infinity pool both great with the option of the beach too. It was early in the season so everything was being prepared for the summer but we found everything ample for our needs.
We spent three weeks at this hotel in March/April. It was not our first choice, as we had booked late, but it was superior and a better location than our previous hotel, so a very good option in the end.
All staff were very helpful and polite, especially reception and bar staff.
The bar menu was appropriate, so we never ate in the restaurant during our stay, We booked bed and breakfast, as we enjoy exploring local eateries, when on holiday. There were several choices locally or a dolmus ride to Kyrenia harbour gave us an excellent choice.
We had requested a pool view room on an upper floor and this was allocated to us.
The room was comfortable and had a good balcony overlooking the pool.
We did have a problem one night, when the people in the room below us had a riotous party on their balcony from midnight till 3am. Our complaint was dealt with promptly and we had no further problems.
We will definitely return to this hotel and will request the same room.
Our room was what you would expect from a tourist hotel, faily basic but comfortable with kettle, hairdryer and tv although the only channel that was free of interference was Russia today but hey if you wanted to watch tv you wouldn't go on holiday would you. Our room overlooked the swimming pool with views of the mountains and had a range of seating areas ranging from sun loungers to a swing seat. The staff were friendly and keen to help. As with most hotels of this type you need to run round in the shower to get wet, I can't understand why hotels can't put a decent shower head over the bath it's not just a problem abroad but in the uk as well. The hotel has access to a pleasant beach which is reached by a tunnel under the road, there is also a nice infinity pool and beach bar and the two staff that run it are great fun dispensing food and drinks with a smile. The down side of this hotel is the catering, the breakfast is adequate but the evening meal seems to cater for visiters from the turkish mainland and was not to our taste, but as there are lots our eateries in the area this was not a problem. A particular favourite of ours was the cabin which is about 200 mtrs away. Would we use the hotel again yes it is good value and getting into Kyrenia using the dolmus busses is easy although car hire booked through cypus paradise who we travelled with is only £13 a day and well worth it. But be aware that pedestrians in Cyprus are suicidal and step into the road without warning.
I have just returned from a week s holiday L,A Hotel some miles west
of Girne (Kyrenia), in Northern Cyprus. .
It has two pools, one in the complex itself surrounded by palm trees,
and the other on the beach where you can swim while enjoying the sea
breeze. The tennis court is situated amid citrus trees - the "bitter
lemons" of Laurence Durrell.
A sumptuous breakfast each morning can be taken on the balcony or in
the dining room with relaxing background music.
The rooms are comfortable, spacious and well furnished, and the staff
couldn't be nicer or more efficient. A regular bus gets you in and
out of the bright lights of Kyrenia, passing on the way the monument
and museum commemorating the Turkish landings of 1974.
After the short walk to the hinterland of Lapta, I tripped on a flight
of concrete steps while taking a photograph. The manager of the LA
Hotel, as soon as he was told drove us in to the State hospital in
Girne and waited while the grazes were examined and dressed, and then
drove us back to the hotel.
I cannot recommend the L.A. Hotel too highly, and have every intention
of going back for a return visit.
Robert from Ireland
We stayed at LA Hotel & Resort for 4 nights in April. They claim to be a 4* hotel & resort but under English standards this would be a 3* hotel and not sure what classifies it as a resort. It did have an outdoor, an indoor pool and a few bits of gym equipment but that is about it.
It is located a few miles from Kyrenia town, close to the beach (on other side of the road). There is a useful local’s bus that passes the hotel very frequently that will take you into Kyrenia for just a few Lira or Euros.
We were allocated room 255 on the first floor. There are no lifts but the staff took our cases up to our room. The room seemed clean but very dark and dingy and about 30 years out of date. The room was quiet and comfortable. It has one double and one single bed, a small balcony with table and chairs, TV (but we could not find any English speaking channels), air con, mini bar, kettle and cups (but no coffee or tea), no room safe (safe deposit boxes behind reception). Wi-Fi was free but you could only get it in the hotel lobby/reception area. The room had enough storage space. One good thing was that it had English style electrical sockets so you don’t need a continental adaptor for your gadgets.
It had a large but very dated bathroom with shower over the bath with a flimsy shower curtain. The hot and cold tap at the washbasin were wrongly plumbed in so you got cold water out of the tap marked hot and hot water from the tap marked cold. The shower was pathetic. Only just powerful enough to shower yourself but took ages when you washed your hair. Also, it would run cold every few minutes so you were always adjusting the tap to try to get hot water again. There were a few basic complimentary toiletries.
Dinner offered a small selection for starters and just one dessert or fresh fruit. There was only one main course offered each night which was served by staff but each night I enjoyed the food on offer.
Wine by the glass comes from a box and wasn’t very nice but the bottles of wine were good and very inexpensive.
Breakfast had a very limited selection of hot and cold buffet so I just lived on toast – their bread is very good. There were lots of hotel cats which lingered by the restaurant and in the grounds which I found off putting.
Both the staff in the restaurant and in reception were lovely. They were friendly, smiley and helpful. The hotel owners are lucky to have them as there is not much else going for the hotel itself.
However, the chambermaid was not very good at cleaning our room each day. She did not clean around the washbasin, wash the cups and glasses or dust the room properly. Needless to say, I left a tip for the restaurant and reception staff but nothing to her.
In the hotel lobby was a bar, a pool table and a TV which received CNN and BBC World News.
Now for the horrible part. On arrival we found a dead beetle in our bathroom. We did not want to touch it and luckily we found that the chambermaid had got rid of it the following morning. Day two, nothing but day three we found one more of these beetles on its back dying in our bedroom. I had a nasty feeling about it and Googled ‘cockroach’. Yes, that is what they were. Day four we found three more dying cockroaches in our bedroom/bathroom. This hotel must have a serious infestation of cockroaches and they must now about it. Needless to say, I would not stay at this hotel in the future.