Top 10 North Cyprus Hotels


We all dream of that perfect holiday in the Cypriot sun, now with our help you can view the top ten best North Cyprus hotels.

  1. High Life

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Voted number 1 hotel in Kyrenia for summer 2014, this family owned hotel which is situated by the sea is just minutes away from the old harbour centre. With only 20 rooms and a restaurant with a spectacular view, you will not be disappointed with this relaxing beach side paradise.

2. Rocks Hotel Casino

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This elegant and beautiful 5* hotel, situated in the heart of coastal Kyrenia, has everything to offer and more. With its ‘warm and attentive’ staff, spacious grounds, international cuisine and exclusive casino, this hotel will make an exquisite choice of holiday.

3. Merit Royal

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Situated by one of the most beautiful coves in Northern Cyprus, Zephyrus Cove; Merit Royal is not only a blissful hotel but features an exclusive casino and spa too. With over 100 rooms, this hotel is designed to give you the full luxury and comfort experience. Only 10 kilometres from Girne city centre and 45 kilometres from Ercan Airport.

4. The Colony Hotel

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A reputation for stylish elegance, this 5* hotel is a haven of tranquillity and an architectural blender with the colonial style of the islands past. With an enthuses on customer service, and keen attention to detail, this is the perfect hotel for every occasion.

5. Hotel Pia Bella

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Just a brief walk from the historic Kyrenia harbour, the Pia Bella is surrounded by tranquil gardens and a host of outdoor pools. This beautiful 4* hotel prides itself on its highly professional staff and exceptional standard of service.

6. The Ship Inn

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This beautifully decorated complex is only 1.5 miles from Kyrenia city centre and is enveloped by olive and citrus groves and vineyards. If you are looking for a picturesque getaway, then look no further. Run by an Anglo-Cypriot family, The Ship Inn won the Certificate of Excellence for 2014 from TripAdvisor.

7. Onar Holiday Village

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This hillside resort is located on the outskirts of the Kyrenia mountain range; and if it is a relaxing and refreshing ambience that you are looking for, then this hotel is for you.

8. Merit Park Hotel & Casino

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This refreshing Mediterranean hotel will offer you an experience you won’t forget. Set on a small cliff above the sea, this resort offers superb views from all rooms. From a fine restaurant, to a renowned spa and wellness centre Merit Park Hotel will deliver on all.

9. Oscar Resort Hotel

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With over 25 years experience in the business, the Oscar Resort Hotel is one of three well known hotels of the Oscar Group. This fabulous resort prides itself on excellent customer care and aims to make your holiday a memorable experience.

10. Sammy’s Hotel

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Sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday. Sammy’s is full of thoughtful touches and is beautifully decorated, you will not be disappointed

If you have your own favourite North Cyprus Hotels then please let us know in the comments section below. Let us know why?

North Cyprus Water Project Over 50% Complete

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The construction of the north cyprus water project between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has passed the halfway mark, according to authorities.

The pipeline project, which has been named Baris Su - meaning 'Peace Water' - intends to supply the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus with fresh water.

Connecting two reservoirs in Turkey and the TRNC, the 80 kilometer pipeline will provide a solution to the island's age-old water crisis.

The pipeline is currently said to be 55% complete, Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported.

Authorities in Turkey have insisted that the Greek Cypriot administration in the south of the island can also benefit from the fresh water pipeline, which could prove to be a catalyst in the ongoing Cyprus peace talks.

Source - World Bulletin

See the video below for details of the water project

Beyond Borders Documentary


The Golden Island International Film Festival (GIIFF), which is sponsored by Creditwest Bank, is delighted to announce that the Opening Night film for the inaugural festival will be Fish (Balık).

The film, by award-winning Turkish Cypriot director Derviş Zaim, will receive its Cyprus premiere on Thursday 6th November at the Girne American University. The director and stars from the film, Bülent İnal and Sanem Çelik, are expected to attend the Kyrenia opening gala event, along with special guest actors Demet Akbağ and Erdal,Özyağcılar who will be the first recipients of GIIFF’s Honorary Cinema Award along with director Derviş Zaim.

Yeşim Güzelpınar, GIIFF director, comments: “It’s fitting that Cyprus’ new international film festival opens with one of its most acclaimed directors, Derviş Zaim. His new film Balık sits squarely within our Environment cinema strand, tackling the strained bonds Golden Isle film festival lrgbetween humans and nature. The film is both beautiful and bold in message: here’s what happens if you keep messing with nature.”

Director Derviş Zaim said: “I am thrilled that Balık has been selected to open this new and promising film festival for Cyprus.”

Fish is written, directed and produced by Derviş Zaim and both the films leading stars have worked with him before. Bülent İnal, best known for TV series Bitmeyen Şarkı and Ihlamurlar Altında, featured in Zaim’s 2006 film Cenneti Beklerken. Sanem Çelik captivated Turkey in the title role of TV series Aliye, and won the Best Actress award at both the Istanbul and Adana Film Festivals when she appeared in Zaim’s Filler ve Çimen.

Emre Oskay is the Executive Producer. Natali Yeres is the film’s Art Director, Taner Tokgoz the Director of Photography, music is by Marios Takoushis and editing by Aylin Zoi Tinel. The film was financially supported by both the Turkish and TRNC governments.

The 1st Golden Island International Film Festival, in partnership with Creditwest Bank, runs from Thursday 6 – Thursday 13 November 2014 in a variety of venues in Cyprus. The full programme will be announced on Friday 31 October.

To see more about the festival please Click Here

Spear Fishing In North Cyprus

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Fishing just got a lot more interesting! Who needs a rod!

This is fishing on a completely different level…..literally! The diver (Anvar Mufazalov) made this video in the Balalan/Karpaz area for those of us who don’t like to get out feet wet.

Anvar dives with no breathing apparatus other than a snorkel and from what we can see he must have large lungs!

Thanks Anvar what a great video.

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