I stayed here for a week in mid May on a TravelOne holiday which included cookery lessons, a guided walk and sightseeing with the owner. The stay was lovely, Fethi and his mother couldn't have been more helpful. There is a super pool which is kept spotlessly clean and lovely gardens with plenty of places to sit or lie in sun or shade. The hotel is slightly quirky, lots of Fethi's interesting collections in the public rooms, not the place to stay if you are after a bland, mass market experience, but do go if you want to feel like part of the family. Thank you Fethi, Mama and Auntie.
A truly memorable stay.
Kate Lon 22/05/2017 10:19
I have just returned from a weeks holiday at Hotel Lapida. The hospitality of Fethi and his mum was second to none and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is small and very quirky. The pool is fantastic . If you want a large , purpose built hotel with many amenities then this hotel is not for you. However if it is true Turkish Cypriot hospitality, food and culture you are after then you will love this hotel. I would definitely return. Thank you Fethi and Mama
We had friends from Australia staying with us so we wanted to show them North Cyprus,
Shirley Pon 18/05/2017 15:00
We looked around the hotel last October (2016) so descided to book the hotel with our friends, there is parking available outside the hotel, they have 2 mini buses, the rooms were very comfortable, as I don't like four poster beds which are on ground level, they gave us rooms upstairs, no plugs in the wash basin so seems a waste of water, the breakfast was addiquate but not if you have a large appetite, guests must remember as its a Muslim country you will not be served bacon, good choice of lunches and evening meals, The restaurant is down a flight of stairs so must bare that in mind, The owner the family, and staff are very helpful and obliging, nice pool and garden area to sit and relax,
Friendly family run hotel
Dentrevon 19/04/2017 21:49
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Lapida Garden hotel. If you like to explore, then return to peace and quiet but with a homely friendliness, we can recommend this gem. Roaring romantic fire for our anniversary, lovely Cypriot cuisine cooked by Marri and her mother, gardens full of fruit trees and flowers and a beautiful pool area in the garden overlooked by the Five Finger mountain range. Home made lemonade, jams and marmalades at breakfast were my husbands favourite. A quirky hotel filled with collectors items. We hope to return and take Fethie up on his guided walks up those mountains. The plumbing takes some regulating but you get used to it.
SMALL AND FRIENDLY BUT WITH SOME ISSUES
nottinghampaulon 19/04/2017 18:08
Firstly the not so good. The availability of hot water was a constant issue, and not only for us. It was a regular topic of conversation among all the Brits we met. We returned on three consecutive evenings at about 9.15pm to find the bar/lounge locked and in darkness. On one occasion there were eight of us nattering over a beer when Mariam came over at 10.00pm, told us to go to bed and turned the lights off. Very odd. Breakfast was Turkish and rather minimalist. Nevertheless the Lapida has a lot going for it. The setting is magnificent, the staff very friendly, except for the one instance in the bar and the pool and garden area is lovely. The hotel is in a very quiet location so no traffic noise. We actually had a good holiday despite the negatives. Car hire is essential if you are looking for a beach holiday. I would not recommend bringing small children as the hotel is quite isolated and lacks the amenities kids need. The owner, Fethi is planning to extend the place but I urge him first to sort out the hot water issue. This has been brought up several times before on Tripadvisor and fixing that should be his priority. The Lapida could be a real delight and I wish Fethi all the very best going forward.