British Hotel - Kyrenia, North Cyprus

British Hotel Kyrenia North Cyprus
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British Hotel is a boutique hotel in Kyrenia, North Cyprus. Tucked up a pretty cobbled side street, the British Hotel is just behind historic Kyrenia harbour, with its restaurants, shops and cafés. This friendly hotel has recently been renovated, so every one of its 18 rooms has an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV and really comfortable beds. The harbour views from the British Hotel's roof terrace are probably the best in Kyrenia!

British Hotel Reviews (41 Reviews)

  Submitted by Steven from Ballymena on Sep 18, 2017

We've stayed at the British Hotel before, always through gonorthcyprus as they are experts in the area and find us the best deals. The location of the hotel is second to none, it is very convenient for exploring Girne and it's also relatively cheap. That said, if you prefer somewhere luxurious this might not be the place for you, it is a no-frills setup and everything is very basic. The hotel manager is lovely, very friendly, but the other staff are occupied with their work, so don't expect much... more

  Submitted by Jack and Tricia from Bedfordshire on Jul 27, 2017

We booked in at the British Hotel with gonorthcyprus, mainly for the fantastic central setting but we were also very impressed with the hotel in other ways, as it turned out. First, the staff made us feel very welcome, they were polite and helpful during our whole stay. Next, the hotel is very clean and well kept, our room was spotless and very pleasant with all the modcons you need like kettle and hairdryer. Very comfortable overall and a bonus is the Wi-Fi, which we found worked reasonably well,... more

  Submitted by Fred from Norfolk on Apr 6, 2017

I recently spent a week at the British Hotel in Kyrenia after booking with gonorthcyprus. I hadn't been to the area before and wanted to be close to the action, which is the main reason the British Hotel was right for me. It is a fairly basic place, in need of a bit of a facelift, but the staff are friendly and the location is superb. I was pleased to be offered a pot of tea on arrival and found that the hotel would accept my UK money, which was very convenient. From my room, which was simple but... more

  Submitted by Michael from Radcliffe on Feb 14, 2017

The British Hotel is a true 3-star place with the benefit of very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I booked a week in Cyprus with GoNorthCyprus.com and decided on the British Hotel as the location and the reviews were very good. I had a spacious, nicely appointed room with a small balcony, from which I could see the sea. This was fantastic and unexpected but very welcome. The hotel has a great location, close to all the sights - the harbour is literally one minute away on foot, so it's a great... more

  Submitted by David from Dorset on Oct 20, 2016

Had not been to Kyrenia for a few years and was so looking forward to returning , Especially to this gem of a hotel . We booked an online deal through Go North Cyprus , they were considerably cheaper than other companies but what clinched it for us was the Private Taxi transfer, Last time we came , it was a coach transfer, so waiting for the coach to fill up then dropping off at 6 or 7 other hotels en-route to ours.For location you can't beat the British , 3 rd floor room with Balcony a must, breakfasts... more

  Submitted by David and Lorna Hunt from Burnley on Sep 16, 2016

As seasoned travellers we normally look for the local knowledge so were happy when we were recommended to try Go North Cyprus , Our brief was simple , Sea View and central , but within a budget, Sue recommended the British Hotel , tucked away in the backstreets of the harbour we were a little concerned until in our room and the view opened out ( we paid a little extra for 3rd Floor).The lack of pool didn't put us off at all , In fact we found that most hotels there were happy for you to use their... more

  Submitted by Paul from Barnsley on Jul 7, 2016

We've just returned from a week's break at the British Hotel, booked through GoNorthCyprus.com who really delivered when we said we wanted a cheap but great value getaway right in the heart of things. Well you couldn't get any closer to the centre of Kyrenia here! The harbour and castle are literally on the doorstep, daily boat trips from around 50tl (£10) inc lunch. there's a beach a few minutes away at the Dome Hotel (entry fee may apply) as there is no pool at British hotel. There are shops and... more

  Submitted by Barry from Keswick, Cumbria on Mar 16, 2016

I chose this hotel for its location and it was perfect. I could be at the harbourside cafes and bars in two minutes, the shops and busses in five minutes, walking through meadering narrow lanes which are a delight. I chose a third floor room with harbour view and sat out on my balcony in the sunshine every morning at 7.00am for coffee, it was magical. The hotel is simple with few facilities and little use of English, but they are very obliging and my room was serviced every day. The evenings were... more

  Submitted by Denise from Glasgow on Mar 11, 2016

We were very happy with our stay at the British Hotel and found the staff to be warm and welcoming. Great position overlooking Kyrenia Harbour - the views from the rooftop terrace were amazing - and overall a clean and comfortable boutique hotel ideal for exploring the local area and further afield. We booked a short break with GoNorthCyprus and Mandy recommended the hotel for its ideal location – we wanted to be within easy reach of the local attractions and the hotel was perfect in this respect.... more

  Submitted by Paul Ellis and Sheryl Brown from Lincoln UK on Oct 27, 2015

We had a 10 night stay at the British Hotel. We chose this hotel for it's location and it couldn't be more perfect. The owner and staff were lovely and very helpful . There is no parking if you're hiring a car, but there is free parking around the castle walls, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Some aspects of the hotel needs a little attention, but overall it was clean and comfortable, and very reasonably priced given the location. We stayed on the third floor and it was a joy... more

  Submitted by Paul & Kate from Cornwall - U.K. on Oct 4, 2015

Very friendly staff - ideal location with proviso that there is no parking if you wish to hire a car - third floor rooms worth extra supplement - disappointing breakfasts same morning after morning and could not provide tomato ketchup on request - if you want a centre Kyrenia hotel at a reasonable price then this is it. Top floor rooms are excellent - bedrooms large and comfy - one of best hotels to receive English T.V. we like to know what is happening on the news... more

  Submitted by Lorna from Scotland on Jun 11, 2015

A quirky little hotel right on the harbour. Clean, though rooms could do with a little decorating (peeling wallpaper, re-grouting of tiles in bathroom). Beds changed every two days which was lovely as it was so hot, getting into a lovely clean crisp cool bed was heaven. Air conditioning kept the room lovely and cool during the hot, hot nights. Wonderful views over harbour, city and mountains from the roof terrace. Staff are lovely and helpful. Breakfast is the usual, cheese, meats, olives,... more

  Submitted by richie from Cyprus on May 22, 2015

Stayed Friday to Sunday. Great location and as previous reviewers have said, ask for a third floor room (lift available) as the views over harbour are worth it. Good central location. Room clean and tidy although a damp patch in the bathroom. Breakfast not my "cup of tea" but as again previously stated, ample tea / coffee / meats / cheeses / olives ETC. Everything you would expect form a Turkish breakfast. Also try the roof top bar area, again great views. Would I return? Perhaps for a night.... more

  Submitted by gernot frankhaeuser from germany on Apr 26, 2015

Familiär wirkender Traditionsbetrieb, am alten Hafen, viele Zimmer mit Meerblick! Gutes, englisches Frühstück, ein Haus mit nostalgischem Charme - einige Zimmer (drei gesehen) sind renovierungsbedürftig. Für uns in Kyrenia die beste Wahl.Die Bewertungsseite fordert noch mehr Details bei "submit", ich meine, dies ist ausreichend.Man soll wohl einen Essay verfassen.Die Bewertungsseite fordert noch mehr Details bei "submit", ich meine, dies ist ausreichend.Man soll wohl einen Essay verfassen.Die Bewertungsseite... more

  Submitted by Eileen from London, UK on Mar 17, 2015

The two best things about this hotel are the location, overlooking the harbour in Kyrenia and the really kind and friendly staff. It is a small hotel, only 18 rooms, which I prefer as you get a much more personal service. On the negative side, it could do with some updating, there is some peeling wallpaper in some rooms and it would benefit from rewiring but everything in my room worked and the hotel was scrupulously clean. If you are looking for 4 star luxury then this hotel is not for you but... more

  Submitted by Ornella from London on Nov 1, 2014

I don't understand how this hotel got good review from customers. This hotel is only good for location, because it is situated right next to the Marina where are many bars and restaurants. It is also walking distance for most attractions and Kyrenia castle, nice to visit. My room, at third floor and so more expensive, was the most dirty room I never see. It was like the room was never rented. You could see lot of dust under dressing table, bed was most uncomfortable I never slept in all my holidays... more

  Submitted by Danielle M from Woking on Sep 27, 2013

After coming back from a short break to Kyrenia, I felt compelled to write a review on the hotel we stayed at because for the price we paid, it really was excellent! We booked last minute through Gary at Go North Cyprus- he recommended the British Hotel for its location.The location was by far the best thing about the British Hotel. I'm happy that we stayed in a 3 star to be closer to Kyrenia town, rather than stay in a 4 star somewhere further out. We were smack bang in the middle of the beautiful... more

  Submitted by Vanessa from Wiltshire on Sep 17, 2013

We have just returned from our stay in Kyrenia.A busy harbour with lots of bars & restaurants.We found The British Hotel to be perfectly good - The rooms were clean & tidy, Maid service was good - fresh towels daily.The staff were very nice & helpful.It served as a good base for seeing this part of Cyprus.We only had Breakfast which was basic fare but perfectly good.The one negative was that our room was at the back without a balcony & we had the noise of the laundry room constantly throughout the... more

  Submitted by J. Mills from Bath on Jun 30, 2013

I've just returned from my stay in Kyrenia and had the fortune of being recommended the British Hotel by Gary from Go North Cyprus. I'm aspiring to have a book published and needed somewhere quiet and peaceful to get away from it all and grab some inspiration. I also need somewhere which wasn't going to break the bank- The British Hotel was perfect!My room was spacious and comfortable. The décor wasn't totally to my taste but this wasn't a big issue. The bathroom was clean and the maid service was... more

  Submitted by Mrs Simpson from Somerset on Apr 15, 2013

I was so impressed with the British Hotel! My family and I are already discussing finances so we can book another stay there! We knew before we went that it wasn't a five star hotel with masses of facilities but what it does offer is done very well. It's priced reasonably and is very comfortable.Sue advised us, when we booked, that the British Hotel had recently been renovated and it certainly lived up to its expectations. The rooms had a fresh modern feel and were really clean. It had all mod-cons,... more

  Submitted by Peter Batchelor from Derby on Mar 27, 2013

Worth paying for the third floor for fantastic views over the harbour, very clean and tidy, self service breakfasts are ample with cold meat/salami?/cheese/olives and always a choice of omlette boiled egg or scrambled egg! Freshly squeezed juice is lovely.It is not five star, a few damp patches around but very good value with attentive staff. Had to keep the shower going with an elastic band as pressure is rather low and only two free coffees per stay!! But nice to have a kettle in the room.... more

  Submitted by Agnes & Rab from Mandria, Paphos, Cyprus on Nov 2, 2012

This is was our second visit to the British Hotel as we were there a few weeks ago and thought we should go back with our friends. Hotel in excellent location overlooking the harbour, it's clean and staff are very friendly. Breakfast is very basic, with cold meats, cheese, tomatoes etc with a choice of freshly made scrambled, fried or boiled egg or an omelette. It is excellent for a short stay and we would definitely go back.... more

  Submitted by Agnes & RAB from Mandria, Paphos, Cyprus on Oct 19, 2012

Stayed at the British Hotel for 3 nights and had a lovely time. Hotel in excellent location on the harbour area with views to die for if you get in the 2nd or 3rd floor on the harbour side. Hotel was basic but nice and staff very nice and extremely helpfull. Breakfast was Turkish, basic but ok..you got the choice of a boiled, scrambled or fried egg or an omelate made fresh for you. It was enough to get you going. Would definitely go back to the British again, had a great trip.... more

  Submitted by Lynn Whiteley from Huddersfield on Oct 16, 2012

We had a bit of a disapppointing start to our holiday, as we arrived in the early hours of the morning and were told our room was not available. We therefore had to unpack our overnight things and then re-pack them in the morning before moving to the room we had booked.We had read quite a lot about the hotel before we went, but did not allow that to influence our opinion either way. Yes - we did have trouble with the water supply, but quickly got used to it and it didn't cause us any problems.Yes... more

  Submitted by Duncan Leitch from Muscat. Sultanate of Oman on Jul 3, 2012

This Hotel is run efficiently, the staff are smart and always available to assist you when called upon. On departure we had a problem with an obstinate Taxi Driver (not Cypriot), the senior Hotel management fixed this with the minimum of fuss!! Much appreciated.We stayed on the third floor, no noise, great views of the Harbour, our room was compact, cleaned daily, with all electrics, shower etc working,the location is fabulous, restruants, shops, boats all on your doorstep.Thank you.Duncan and... more

  Submitted by jackie quantrill from england on Dec 8, 2011

the hotel was in a good position,over looking the Harbour,breath taking viewsthe staff were nice and helpful, the service was goodthe room was clean and tidybut no hot water for the whole week we stayed, not good in winter,if they had hot water i would stay there again,... more

  Submitted by Simon Young from Berkshire on Apr 27, 2011

I stayed at the British Hotel recently and in spite of it's fairly low 2-star rating, I felt as if I were in a 3 or 4 star hotel! This is our first time to Northern Cyprus and we stayed in a first floor room with a terrace and we had a wonderful view of the sea and the harbour. It was lovely and a great view to wake up to each morning! Our room contained a mini bar and the maids refilled it for us regularly. We also had tea and coffee making facilities in our room, making it handy to have our... more

  Submitted by Mrs D Philpotts from West Berkshire on Apr 7, 2011

We recently stayed at the British Hotel in a first floor room with a terrace view. I was quite pleasantly surprised at how nice the place was, considering it had only a 2 star rating. Our room was spotless, nicely furnished and had modern shower facilities. Our rooms were cleaned daily and the maids offered us fresh towels twice a day. We couldn't have asked for better service. Our terrace faced the sea, so we had a really nice view of the harbour and of several restaurants that sat on the... more

  Submitted by Mike from Paphos on Mar 28, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed stay. Room immaculately cleaned.Staff very helpful.Parking and access to the Harbour Area can be awkward.Suggest find somewhere on the front or by castle, park car, go to hotel and seek parking advice.Will recommend to friends and family. Sightseeing - Thought the Castle, especially the Boat Museum excellent.Bellapais well worth a visit.Grateful to the Tourist Organisation for the map.... more

  Submitted by Joyce and Mike l from Bristol U.K. on Apr 4, 2010

There are many good things to say about the British Hotel, it's proximity to the old harbour and lots of restaurants (we particularly liked Niazi's and the Lagoon restaurants). It has very good views especially from the top two floors and the roof terrace. It is good if you prefer a smaller hotel with friendly and helpful staff and language was no problem. Our room was on the second floor. It was basic but comfortable with daily cleaning and towel changes. We found the beds comfortable and the room... more

  Submitted by Mike from Nr London on Mar 19, 2010

I haven't been back from my holiday for very long but had to share the experience we had at the British Hotel, Kyrenia. I honestly have never stayed somewhere with such stunning surroundings! This place had it all: beaches, mountains, historic buildings, cobbled streets. I am so glad that I have found a small haven which differs from so many typical sun holidays. This place certainly hasn't been attacked by tourism, yet. Although the hotel is basic, the rooms have excellent facilities. The price... more

  Submitted by Mr Dawes from Wiltshire on Mar 10, 2010

My partner and I loved the idea of the exclusivity of a boutique hotel and the British Hotel didn't disappoint. Being small and fairly reasonable we knew that it wouldn't be film star quality but it really was everything we expected and perhaps more.We never felt crowded at the hotel and really felt like we were truly somewhere else. So many times you book into these large chain hotels and feel like you are on a conveyor belt holiday. This was completely the opposite. The hotel offered friendly... more

  Submitted by Lisa Miller from Temple Meads on Jan 4, 2010

We chose this hotel for the location and view, which was spot on. Our particular bedroom had a great view and was very spacious and tastefully decorated, I think the room must have been recently refurbished. The beds and cushions were of a good standard and were exceptionally comfortable. There were plenty of facilities such as the coffee/tea maker but there is a small charge for the small sachets to use as apparently it classes as part of the mini bar! We were on the 4th floor and had a small but... more

  Submitted by Dawn from Turkey on Nov 16, 2009

hotel was well positioned, from outside looked nice but on entering it was obviously in nead of freshening up and the bedroom even though where light and cleen also where tired and needed up dating , bathroom was in great need of refurbishing and plumbing was bad, floor flooded every time you showered,trim around bath was mouldy and cracked away from wall, balcony railings needed painting and concrete was breaking away in places, air conditioning units where rusty, patio furniture where dirty and... more

  Submitted by Jens M. Jensen from Denmark on Oct 20, 2009

We were recomanded this hotel from some friend, who had been there a couple of years ago, and we were not disappointed.The hotel is very nice and clean. Very helpful people. The service is very good and kind. A good hotel and not expensive and it has the most beautiful view over the harbour from the top of the hotel.The hotel also has a beautiful breakfast. We only stayed for two days, but we will be back for sure.... more

  Submitted by Adam (Glasgow) from Glasgow on Jul 3, 2009

Stayed at the British Hotel in Kyrenia for 2 weeks in June 2009. Verdict - not the best but certainly not the worst!The hotel staff were very friendly and did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.The rooms are in average condition, clean and adequate to rest after a hard days soaking up the sun. The air con worked very well and was free of charge!The hotel is in a fine position - 20 seconds walk from the harbour - this is perfect if you want to stay close to the harbour.I dont... more

  Submitted by Per Strand from SWEDEN on Jun 21, 2009

Near to the harbor. Near to casinos. We use Hotel Domes pool and beach, 5 min walk.The hotel is clean but our room (105) needs a lot of maintance.Personal is friendly and the breakfast was very good.If you like a hotel in the center. This is perfect!You can walk to all facalitis. ... more

  Submitted by gail and john from limassol cyprus on Jun 19, 2009

we had a lovely time at birtish hotel ,the room was very nice and clean ,the people was very nice and frendly ,and it was wonderfull to sit at the top of the roof drinking a nice class of wine.i would just like to say if you want a nice clean helpfull hotel the british hotel is the one you want to stop our room was overlooking the sea and it was wonderfull to sit out and look at the cleaner came in in a morning and clean our room they did a very good job we had a bar in our room which had lots of... more

  Submitted by R Meyer from UK on May 28, 2009

The Hotel is 1 street back from the harbour wall next to the White Pearl. It is a good quiet style hotel with a helpful, welcoming staff and atmosphere. It has a lift but a couple of steps up from street level to the ground floor and from the ground floor to the lift. The rooms were very clean and tidy, although one of the rooms I stayed in, over 2 visits, the plumbing had some of the usual Cyprus probs. Internet is available free of charge and works well. Breakfasts are good and flexible if you... more

  Submitted by C.W.Howell from London on May 4, 2009

Picture gives the impression that the hotel is directly on the harbour. It is,in fact one street back. This is of little consequence as rooms on the upper floors have a commanding view of the harbour and castle. It is close to the activity of Pafos.Not plush but very comfortable and spotlessly clean.The staff were most accommodating, friendly and fun.The hotel is a "one stop shop" and will arrange everything - airport transfer,car hire etc.... more

  Submitted by Brian and Lil Snowden from Milford on Dec 8, 2008

We booked the British Hotel because we don't drive and we wanted to stay right in the centre of Kyrenia, rather than outside the city in a resort hotel. The British Hotel was ideal as it overlooked the harbour, and the entrance was up a pretty little cobbled side street. From the balcony in our room we had a superb view across the harbour to Kyrenia Castle, which was a great place to sit and watch the boats come and go. I would imagine in high summer it could be noisy on your balcony from the restaurants... more

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