Rocks Hotel - Kyrenia, North Cyprus

Rocks Hotel Kyrenia North Cyprus
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Rocks Hotel in Kyrenia is the epitome of 5 star hotel luxury in Northern Cyprus. In the centre of Kyrenia town yet only 35 minutes drive from Ercan airport, the Rocks Hotel offers the luxury and elegant of European hotels combined with the warm welcome and impeccable service of Turkish Cypriot hospitality. With just 64 rooms, you can enjoy the Rocks Hotel spa, a la carte restaurants, swimming pool or bars without the crowds!

Rocks Hotel Reviews (60 Reviews)

  Submitted by Becky from Warwickshire on Oct 12, 2016

I travelled to Rocks Hotel with a group of friends and was immensely glad we chose this resort from GoNorthCyprus.com, as it had everything we could want. Being directly on the seafront meant we could go for a splash in the water every day but, to be honest, we spent most of our time lying by the pool and fountain. Its rattan daybeds are great for sunbathing or enjoying a sundowner at the end of the afternoon. The staff here were great, and we were treated really well. We even received a hot meal... more

  Submitted by Phillip Dexter from Dover on Sep 6, 2016

Friends at work recommended GoNorthCyprus and my outline to them was brief, a 5star hotel on the Sea Front with Sea Views , The Rocks ticked all those boxes, the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast choice plentiful, I had dinner in the restaurant twice and can thoroughly recommend it, but you are somewhat spoilt for choice for restaurants outside , just along from the Hotel is Niazis, I never managed to finish the Full Kebab , the food never stopped coming I will definately be back .... more

  Submitted by Sarah Mills from Manchester, UK on Mar 18, 2016

We decided to push the boat out this year with a luxury break and have just returned from a ten-day holiday at the Rocks Hotel. Mandy at GoNorthCyprus booked our break and got us a great deal because we travelled out of season. Despite this, the weather was much more pleasant than we left behind in Manchester! We were impressed by the friendly staff and enormous variety at breakfast, which was served until late so we were treated to a lie-in most days. Couldn't fault the evening meals either, which... more

  Submitted by Maejorie Siddall from N.Yorkshire on Oct 13, 2015

Why do we keep going back to the Rocks Hotel? Quite simply it offers everything a discerning traveller requires.The hotel is very well appointed & the forthcoming refurbishment will enhance it even more. The customer service is excellent; All the personnel are welcoming, attentive and aware of preferences .A copious and wide ranging breakfast is served until 11.30 and 12.00 at the weekend ensuring a leisurely start to the day.The Rocks café serves food all day and the cakes and pastries are very... more

  Submitted by Andy & Liz from UK on Sep 6, 2015

Just returned from a ten day holiday at this delightful hotel. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Fantastic breakfast - everything you could possibly ask for and more on the buffet - beautifully presented. Room comfortable, bathroom possibly a shade dated but more than compensated for by service and all other amenities. Excellent pool area and decking by the sea with attention to detail such as ensuring shade and plenty of sunbeds.Once again very attentive and helpful staff. We would... more

  Submitted by Elaine Collier from Southern Cyprus on Jul 1, 2015

Lovely spacious rooms, immaculately clean. Fabulous food, great buffet breakfast, (if you want bacon for breakfast just ask and it will be specially cooked). Superb evening meals. Fantastic Casino. Good for a laugh even if you don't win.The most amazing pool area you could wish for. Huge pool overlooking the sea, and lovely comfy sun loungers. Heavenly cocktails and super lunches by the pool.To top it all the friendliest, smiliest, most obliging and attentive staff you could find any where in the... more

  Submitted by Margaret from Ayia Thekla South Cyprus on Feb 28, 2015

We had a lovely stay at the rocks hotel everything we needed was there, the rooms were really nice clean and comfortable. It was right in the heart of Kyrenia so you could walk everywhere,we would highly recommend it to anyone.The breakfast was very good just missed the bacon but otherwise a good selection, the evening meals were also very good buffet selection.Nice area to sit in the foyer of the hotel to have coffee and snacks and also nice bar area with a separate restaurant.... more

  Submitted by Mary Digges from Kent on Oct 9, 2014

I agree with other reviews that the hotel needed updating especially the bedrooms. If you put the shower on too quickly it fell off the wall. I found the hotel noisy at night from people coming in at all hours from either the open air nightclub across the road (whose music went on until 4.00am in the morning) or the casino. We were inconvenienced in our first week by "Professional models" well this is what they called themselves, prancing around the hotel and the pool having their photographs... more

  Submitted by Mrs. Vincent from Nuneaton, Warwickshire on Sep 30, 2014

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at the Rocks Hotel. We were on a B&B board basis for 10 days. The breakfasts were lovely with something to suit all tastes. They don't have bacon but that didn't really matter. Their own strawberry jam is full of strawberries and delicious. The pool area is fantastic with an extensive range of very comfortable furniture but is not too busy. Being on the seafront it really is a wonderful location. There are lots of places to eat in the evening. Niazi's... more

  Submitted by Brian S. from UK on Jul 3, 2014

Having read several reviews we decided to book the Rocks Hotel in Kyrenia for a weeks break in June 2014. This hotel is in a seafront location in the centre of Kyrenia. The hotel is rated as 5 star, and for the most part it is. The breakfast room is especially good to suit a wide selection of tastes. Dinner, if you are on half board, is buffet style in the same restaurant and again offers a good range of well prepared foods. If you prefer fine dining then that is also available in a separate... more

  Submitted by Denise R from Wells on Jun 11, 2014

After browsing www.gonorthcyprus.com, my family and I came across the Rocks Hotel. It was in the ideal location for our stay (in the heart of Kyrenia) and had really good reviews. The agent, Mandy, at Gonorthcyprus, was very helpful in getting us a great deal and a fantastic room.We were really lucky to have one of the Rocks Hotel's sea view rooms (although we were a little disappointed with the roadworks outside). There were other rooms towards the back of the hotel which didn't seem to have any... more

  Submitted by Roger & Diane, Jersey UK from Jersey, Channel Islands, UK on May 29, 2014

This was our first holiday in North Cyprus and the Rocks Hotel proved to be tremendous value for money. Absolutely all of the facilities were top class and never have we known such helpful and pleasant staff in over 40 years of holidaying world-wide. Public areas were constantly being cleaned and the bedroom (standard size) was enormous - it would have been classed as a suite in many other 5 star hotels - with a really comfortable bed, generous sized wardrobes + the usual mini-bar, safe etc. ... more

  Submitted by Roger & Diane, Jersey UK from Jersey, Channel Islands, UK on May 24, 2014

This was our first holiday in North Cyprus and the Rocks Hotel proved to be an excellent choice of venue in Kyrenia. After a late evening arrival the room allocated was a little too noisy - above some kitchen plant(?) - but the following day the staff moved us without any fuss or bother into a top floor room in the Casino block, which was superb. Buffet breakfasts included food cooked to order and were fantastic. The pool facilities across the road were private with modern sun beds, lots of shades,... more

  Submitted by Jen from england on May 5, 2014

We had a very memorable stay at the Rocks Hotel, the only down side was the road works outside of the hotel, which we were warned about before hand but had not truly appreciated how bad it was! The hotel was wonderful and the service was very good. The food was excellent throughout the stay. In absolute fairness to the hotel the road works were not the fault of the hotel and there was nothing that they could have done about them. We would definitely stay there again but would triple check before... more

  Submitted by Merıt from beckenham on May 2, 2014

Locatıon was excellent although durıng my stay there were road works on goıng whıch made the area very unsafe, untıdy and dusty.Room was tıred and needed ıt TLC. Bath needs to be walkıng shower- It was not all age frıendly. Room was clean, staff frıendly and helpfull. It had the best breakfast and dınner buffet. Unlımıted choıce. Not good for weıght watchers. Hotel locatıon was very central. ı recommend for the... more

  Submitted by Muriel and Richard from Limassol, Cyprus on Mar 21, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun) at The Rocks Hotel. The hotel was very clean and the service excellent. Although it is a 5 star hotel I would say that furnishings and decoration are showing signs of wear and the hotel really needs to keep standards high in this respect. The rooms were very comfortable with good double glazing to reduce/eliminate noise from outside. The hotel is in an ideal location, and it was lovely to stroll along the road leading to the harbour after supper. The... more

  Submitted by Petra from Kent on Mar 7, 2014

I've just returned from my winter sun holiday to North Cyprus, staying at the Rocks Hotel in the middle of Kyrenia. I had such a wonderful stay that I felt compelled to review it!My friend and I booked a single room each through Gary at Go North Cyprus. We were really impressed with the price as the hotel is classed as 5 star.Before arriving I knew that the hotel was well situated but when we got there we were thrilled with our choice! We were right by the stunning Kyrenia Harbour and close to all... more

  Submitted by Jackie from South Godstone on Nov 2, 2013

The Rocks Hotel greeted us after a late flight in, with food that was prepared especially for us when we arrived. What an excellent start. The staff at the hotel were courteous and friendly at all times.The food was excellent, mostly with a Turkish influence. The room was clean and well furnished and the bed linen was changed every couple of days.The pool and area was beautifully kept. and the reception staff were most helpful.The only down side was that there was no tourist information available... more

  Submitted by Peter D from Dorset on Oct 13, 2013

I've just come back from two weeks in North Cyprus, staying at the Rocks Hotel and I can honestly say that it was the best hotel abroad that I've stayed in. We got a brilliant deal from Sue at www.gonorthcyprus on a bed and breakfast basis.The hotel was luxurious and everywhere had that special touch. The staff were also really friendly and attentive. The facilities were excellent, including the pool area and bar and the casino was so much fun! We didn't feel embarrassed or out of place as novices.The... more

  Submitted by David from Nottinghamshire, UK on Oct 2, 2013

We stayed in the last week in September on a B&B basis. From when we first arrived all staff were pleasant, cheerful, polite and most helpful - reception, bellboy, restaurant and particularly those at the pool/beach area.The room, on the back, was a spacious twin which was quiet and provided adequate space for me to work - an essential requirement. Good strong free Wifi was available throughout the hotel including restaurant and pool/beach areas.The breakfasts were excellent - wide choice including... more

  Submitted by Peter from Largs,North Ayrshire,Scotland on Sep 29, 2013

From start to finish this hotel would take a lot of beating.the hotel itself is real 5 star,the staff couldn't be more attentive and helpful.The food was wonderful,what a choice,for breakfast and evening meal, 5 star breakfast and a 5plus evening meal ,what a selection.We booked B&B initially but on our first full day there I had changed to half board.the pool and sunbathing area was really good,not too crowded,plenty of loungers,good service from the boys at the pool bar and you were looked after... more

  Submitted by Andrew from Leeds UK on Sep 28, 2013

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Rocks and it ticked all the boxes. Very comfortable large room with sea view.Staff were always obliging and informative.Pool area was excellent with many sun loungers. Pool was cold but the sea bathing was much warmer even if there was a bit of a swell at times.Largest choice of food for breakfast we've ever experienced. With lovely warm weather we ate out each night so can't comment on the restaurants (3). A 5 minute walk to the harbour gives you unlimited... more

  Submitted by Peter C Parish from Pyla Cyprus on Sep 15, 2013

My wife and I have been frequent users of the Rocks Hotel and we totally love it.The service is excellent in all respects and the best breakfast buffet this side of Dubai.Stay half board and enjoy a further treat with a superb buffet dinner.The Rocks is in a great location and combined with a large pool area ticks all the right boxes for an enjoyable experience.Almost forgot to mention the Casino whch offers all mannner of Gaming be it Machines or Tables such as Blackjack and Roulette. The drinks... more

  Submitted by Gordon Allison from Cyprus on May 21, 2013

I am living for a year in Cyprus and normally do active holidays using hotels as just a sleeping location. My wife and I decided to have a totally different style of holiday where we would remain largely in the hotel and just read and tan ourselves. From our arrival the staff were very attentive, courteous and helpful. The pool area is excellent and we were looked after very well in an unobtrusive way. The room was pleasant, not a sea view, but the beds were comfortable and all relevant facilities... more

  Submitted by Mrs Jackson from Yorkshire on Apr 7, 2013

I've just returned from an early Easter break to Kyrenia and have come back feeling like a princess! My husband and I haven't been away for a few years and thought we'd take advantage of an off-peak deal. Gary booked it for us and said that because we were going a week before the school holidays, we'd saved a small fortune. We decided to spoil ourselves on a five star hotel and the Rocks is exactly that!We had a deluxe room which was furnished luxuriously and was incredibly spacious. The hotel's... more

  Submitted by Ryan Gaddling from Bristol on Dec 31, 2012

I visited Kyrenia to meet up with my close friend who moved to Northern Cyprus about 2 years ago on promotion from a business in London. Each year we try to meet up a week or so before Christmas and this year it was my turn to go to her. I had until this point, never visited North Cyprus before so I had no idea about which hotels to look for and more importantly, which hotels to avoid! I looked online and discovered a company called northcyprushotels.co.uk who offered reviews of a range of north... more

  Submitted by Paul from Suffolk, UK on Oct 14, 2012

We stayed for 7 nights and had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Food was lovely, service was faultless and friendly and the pool/sea area was ideal. Also it's only a 5 minute walk from the main shopping street! There is a general air of cleanliness, competence and high standards - and all done with a friendly smile. The pool area is clean and well maintained with good waiter service. There is a boarded area with ladder access straight into the sea which means no horrible sand! There are fresh... more

  Submitted by MR & MRS H from UK on Oct 3, 2012

Lovely spacious, well presented public areas. High standards of service and excellent food though we couldn't understand why more people weren't using the a la carte restaurant as the meals we ate there were super. Pool area very pleasant. Staff were overwhelmingly polite and helpful. Superb location just a couple of minutes stroll from the old harbour.Only downside was the very smelly room we were allocated on arrival. Despite asking for non smoking we were allocated smoking and even as a former... more

  Submitted by Mr and Mrs F Gauld from Barnsley on Aug 15, 2012

We made the decision to stay at the Rocks Hotel because of its superb sea front position, right at the heart of Kyrenia. It looked like a very stylishly decorated building (which on arrival was most definitely proved to be the case) and a far cry from the norm in the Mediterranean. Aside from the pleasing aesthetic aspect, we were also very happy with the general service. The staff at the Rocks are always eager to assist you and ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible. It represents a brilliant... more

  Submitted by L Hillcoat from Scotland on Aug 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the Rocks Hotel Kyrenia in July for two weeks, this was our second time in Kyrenia first in the Rocks, we were pleasantly surprised with the speedy check in at reception and the attention of the porter, entrance and reception was very plush, was slightly dissapointed with the room at first thought the decor was a bit tired could have been doing with a bit of a make over, and also someone before us had been smoking in the room as we do not smoke the smell hit us straight... more

  Submitted by Smith Family from Watford on Jul 15, 2012

This may sound strange but I really wanted to write a positive review here. This is the third trip my brother, his wife and I have had to Northern Cyprus and the second time we've stayed at the Rocks Hotel. The previous occasions were just great. We went to visit family and had a whale of a time in North Cyprus and quite enjoyed the hotel too. However this time wasn't anything like the previous visit and has prompted me to write this review. We first arrived and tried to check in after a long journey... more

  Submitted by Marcus and Sandra Bolt from Bolton on May 23, 2012

I want to write a fair and balanced review of this North Cyprus hotel, but to be honest it's quite likely that my opinion has been coloured significantly by the poor service we received. Bearing that in mind:We were unable to move directly into our rooms upon arrival, which wasn't a great start to proceedings. We'd been up since the crack of dawn to get to the airport on time and had expected the chance to relax, but instead we had a long wait in the reception whilst our rooms (which should have... more

  Submitted by Anon from Southern England on Mar 1, 2012

We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome and the staff were all lovely. Our room was first class and the facilities also. We have absolutely no complaints about any aspect of the hotel and we had a fantastic time. I have already recommended it to friends and relations and wouldn't hesitate to go back again. We keep on referring to it as sumptuous and actually the hotel was so good that although the weather wasn't that brilliant at this time of year, we had no hesitation in spending quite... more

  Submitted by Michael and Liz Blandford from North London on Feb 21, 2012

I was not impressed with the Rocks hotel at all. When you first walk in, the place looks like a palace, then when you get to the rooms! SHOCK HORROR! Absolutely horrendous. We only stayed for one night and then moved on because it was that bad. I don't even know where to start with how bad it was, well my first bit of advice is not to take your shoes off. The floor was full of stains, all the walls were damp and it had spread down the walls so the wall paper was mouldy, I forgot to mention the stench!... more

  Submitted by Willis Family from Bermondsey on Jan 17, 2012

Hi guys, I thought I'd add my take on the Rocks hotel in Northern Cyprus as my wife, my son and my eldest daughter booked to stay here for the Christmas period as we wanted to try something different this year. We booked with Go North Cyprus holidays as a few friends had done so the previous year and had good things to say about them. We dealt with a lady called Sue who worked in reservations (I think she was the reservations manager) and she gave us a list of several hotels that would suit our... more

  Submitted by J M from UK on Jan 15, 2012

Our second visit to this hotel.A wonderful hotel, some rooms need a refit as they have wear and tear, might have been done by now ! We changed from our allocated room on our second visit, after one night.Main buffet restaurant and food excellent, service rather slow for a 5 star hotel at breakfast, but we did not have breakfast in bed. A la carte restaurant also excellent but rather quiet when we were in it.Otherwise great.Wifi should be available free for everyone inside this hotel rather than... more

  Submitted by RHH from France and UK on Dec 8, 2011

Ther room was like a sauna when we arrived late at night. The heating regulator was faulty but they refused to recognise this for nearly an hour and then they told us to sleep with the room door and window open to reduce the heat. They said there was no aircon , only central heating, BUT the lobbies of both blocks were delightfully cool with the air con. functioning. The staff were not bothered..we were just a pain to them...so we went to the Dome which was very good and catered for all our n... more

  Submitted by Naomi from Potters Bar on Sep 20, 2011

Loved the hotel - smart and 5 star but staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet as good as you'd expect (superb choice), had lunch a couple of times by the pool - very good - would have liked a few more 'lighter' choices and maybe just a hummus salad and pitta option.The sunbathing area is one of the nicest I've stopped in - the sound of the waves under the decking is soooo relaxing ... and the sea area to swim in great.Hotel is clean and towls changed very regularly (3 times if required)... more

  Submitted by Evelyn from Paphos on Aug 22, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for two nights during the week as it was our wedding anniversary.The room we were allocated was a sea view and overlooked the pool area across the street. The standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel was excellent. We were on half board basis. The selection and quality of food at both breakfast and dinner was exceptional. It would have been nice if you could have eaten at another restaurant within the hotel and be given a credit against the bill for the buffet dinner,... more

  Submitted by Mr J S Pete from Sellafield on Jul 16, 2011

We loved the Rocks Hotel! First of all, let me compliment the staff on their truly excellent service. Immediately upon arrival in north cyprus, I realized I had left my medicine that I must take daily at home. One phone call to the front desk, and 15 minutes later they were knocking on my door with replacements, purchased from the local pharmacy. In addition, they were truly helpful and took time to answer all our questions and really made sure we enjoyed our stay. The rooms were really nice;... more

  Submitted by Bryan from UK on Jul 4, 2011

Admittedly luxurious but lacked atmosphere, no entertainment or information on surrounding area. Staff were friendly and helpful although took time to sort out any queries. We were only B & B and found the location ideal for exploring and eating out but as above no entertainment provided to entice one to stay in of an evening. Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday in Kyrenia, however if we return would choose a more lively venue... more

  Submitted by Peter & Tracey Parish from Pyla Cyprus on Jun 28, 2011

My wife and I are frequent visitors to the North Of Cyprus, it is very handy for us as we live on the South side of the Island just an hours drive door to door. we normally stay at the same Hotel but on this occasion it was fully booked for the dates we requested. We decided to try the Rocks and my goodness how pleased we are that we did! From arrival to departure we thought we were in another world. The Standard overall is most impressive and the price could not be faulted. We were on half board... more

  Submitted by Geoff & Sandra from Dalton Wigan on Jun 27, 2011

This is our 3rd stay at the Rocks, however our last stay was 6 years ago.We have been to Kyrenia 7 times in total, but in our opinion this hotel is easily the best and worth the money.My husband and i love the location as it is so centralOur room was in the new part so extremely spacious, spotlessly clean with all the fixtures and fittings in tip top condition.My only criticism is we booked half board with the view that the hotel would let us have lunch as we prefer to dine out in the evening due... more

  Submitted by Pauline from Larnaca on Jun 26, 2011

This hotel couldn't be in a better location right on the seafront and within a few minutes walk of shops bars restaurants etc.The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with good quality toiletries in the well equipped bathroom.The staff are very friendly and are happy to help in any way they can.We had lunch on our arrival which was excellent and my friends and I thought the buffet breakfast was amongst the best we have had and we have all stayed in many excellent hotels.Kyrenia is a small resort... more

  Submitted by Edward from UK on Jun 25, 2011

Stayed at the Rocks Hotel for 10 nights, fantastic hotel a little disappointed with the bathroom, we had a standard room which was good but the shower was disappointing.The pool was amazing and the service around the pool was second to none.Breakfast was first class with a very good choice and served until 11-30 each morning.Didn't try the restaurant, watch Rockannes bar can be over price and as the night goes on seemed to get more expensive there are a few bars just up the road a lot cheaper. Don't... more

  Submitted by Martin and Pauline Pelly from England on Jun 8, 2011

This hotel is one of the more expensive ones in northern cyprus (Kyrenia), with a higher price tag than most, so when my husband and I stayed here recently, I expected much more and was somewhat disappointed. The rooms were outdated and badly needed upgrading. The carpet in our room was stained and dirty, the fixtures in the bathroom leaked, the grout was dirty, and the furnishings were old. Also, we booked during the off-season when rooms were only 50% full, so we figured we might get a decent... more

  Submitted by r coleman from cheltenham on Jun 1, 2011

We visited the Rocks hotel while staying in Kyrenia just to look in the door. My god what a place. If you are staying here you are in for a treat, this is the real deal. Absolutly stunning decor, beautiful place, great restrurant.The pool is riight on the harbour side and spotless and lavish.... more

  Submitted by bahman rafizadeh from iran on Apr 8, 2011

during 3 days in rocks hotel every thing and specially the room facilities was excelent . we enjoyed our stay there .during 3 days in rocks hotel every thing and specially the room facilities was excelent . we enjoyed our stay there .during 3 days in rocks hotel every thing and specially the room facilities was excelent . we enjoyed our stay there .........................during 3 days in rocks hotel every thing and specially the room facilities was excelent . we enjoyed our stay there .... more

  Submitted by Irene and Colin from Scotland from Scotland on Nov 24, 2010

Stayed for 3 nights in one of the most lovliest hotels I have stayed, staff were kind and thoughtful and the rooms were spacious, clean, tidy and very comfortable and the breakfast was, what can I say out of this world, I challenge anyone not to find something suitable from the vast choice to start their day off at this hotel. The Spa was delightful with us having 4 different massages, which were truly relaxing and good for you, the sun deck was spacious and very well attended by the staff, the... more

  Submitted by Ann. from London.UK on Sep 28, 2010

Stayed at the Rock's in Aug 2010.was very pleased with the friendly staff,hotel very clean,could not do enough for you,pool area very clean staff nice very helpful,going back next year.liked the casino as well.the coffee area was nice made a nice Latte,also english tea,also the food was excellent,breakfast,dinner,plenty off it.the waiters was nice spoke English that was good,the hotel was in a nice place short walk to Kyrenia town,also along the way to Kyrenia you have coffee shop's.stall's with... more

  Submitted by Scott from UAE on Sep 26, 2010

We spent 6 days in the Rocks Hotel, the suite was excellent with beautiful unrestricted views of the Med. Room service was prompt and efficient, though the same could not be said for the restaraunt during breakfast, the weekend brings a large influx of people and the staff at breakfast time we found were unable to cope or multi task. Other than that the staff are very hospitable and concerned with your needs. My wife found that the hairdressers was not actually part of the hotel and as such had... more

  Submitted by cindy and nev bould from Cyprus on Jul 18, 2010

We stayed here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The buffet was so good that we even had it on our anniversary instead of going somewhere romantic and special as planned. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the massage I had in the spa was very good. The gym is the best we have come across in our very extensive travels and the free internet access is most unusual but a nice touch. The pool area is lovely and unusual as it is a decked area, and... more

  Submitted by L. Rodders from Southsea on Apr 16, 2010

My boyfriend and I came into some money so decided to treat ourselves with a 2 week holiday to North Cyprus. We were looking for the best and the Rocks Hotel seemed to fit the bill. Before going, we were ever so slightly wary about the quality of the hotel in comparison with 5 star UK hotels, but upon arrival our doubts flew out of the window. The hotel was beautiful.Kyrenia appealed to use because we wanted picturesque scenery with a scattering of history rather than row upon row of British run... more

  Submitted by Bond from England on Nov 9, 2009

We only stayed one brief night but found the hotel lived up to its five stars. Our room was large and comfortable (loved the sheets!) with fabulous view of the sea. Staff were all very attentive and polite. Weather was awful so did not sample the pool although it looks nice. Likewise, apart from an excellent cup of tea (lots of places simply cannot make tea the way we English like it!), we did not sample any food - we had an early flight so did not have breakfast.The Rocks is in a superb location... more

  Submitted by Lopner from Vienna Austria on Oct 1, 2009

Me and my husband spent 7 days in the hotel. We had to change our room because the aircondition center in the back yard made a terrible noise even when you had closed the window. The staff was very helpfull, offered another room and this one was comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was excellent. Best of all we enyojed the private beach with its comfortable accomodation. The only disturbing noise was the loud music from the pool bar.It also should be mentioned that gonorthcyprus agency organized... more

  Submitted by Lisa & Tim Westwood from Ayrshire on Jun 12, 2009

The Rocks is a hotel with a bit of an identity crises - is it for businessmen or tourists? (Or gamblers, come to that?) We found that it had the spotlessly clean rooms and standards of a business hotel, the well maintained pool and outdoor spaces of a tourist hotel (which is a good thing in the sunny TRNC spring), but the prices of a gambling hotel for drinks! Bar prices were very high, especially as we could walk out the door to a local bar or shop and get beers for a fraction of the price. Otherwise,... more

  Submitted by Margaret from Telford on Jan 17, 2009

My two weeks holiday at the Rocks Hotel was just what I wanted. The weather was pleasant and the sunshine was very welcome after what we had escaped from, but there was always a cool breeze. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous and the staff treated us like royalty! The hotel was actually very empty, but I think they would have treated us the same even if it had been full. Nothing was too much trouble. They gave us directions, got us some batteries immediately which we needed for the TV remote control... more

  Submitted by Jan van Krieken from Eindhoven, Nederland on Sep 6, 2008

Looking for sunshine, my partner and I stayed at the Rocks Hotel in Kyrenia, and we had lots of sunshine in August! very hot, so we used the swimming pool many times, and were pleased our air conditioning made the bedroom cool at night. We could also swim in the sea from the deck.The Rocks Hotel is very smart and the people are welcoming. Our bedroom was large and the bathroom OK. We had good food in the evening and big breakfast with cheese and meat - we Dutch like cheese! Wine and strong drinks... more

  Submitted by Lori from Derby on Aug 17, 2008

I arrived for a week with my daughter and we were immediately impressed by the reception staff. They spoke reasonable English and were very pleasant and professional. The room they gave us smelled fusty/smoky so I immediately went back and they apologized and showed me another which was fine and with a gorgeous sea view, so I was very happy.The access down to the beach was a big plus for us and we spent a lot of time walking and sunbathing. The pool area was very attractive with nice furniture and... more

  Submitted by Sue and Doug McLean from Fife on Jul 27, 2008

The Rocks is a great hotel if you want to be right in the middle of Kyrenia town. From the hotel its an easy walk down to the harbour and to the shops and sights.The Rocks is a smart international-style hotel that seems to have a lot of business conferences and meetings, so as a 'tourist' you have the pool pretty much to yourself until after lunch. . The upside of this is that the staff have little to do during the day and are really helpful and attentive! This also means the hotel bars are quiet... more

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