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Dome Hotel

10 of 12 hotels in Kyrenia

3 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Karsiyaka Kyrenia, North Cyprus, Кирения, Cyprus

2 Reviews

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11 years 8 months ago
Breakfast was ok but it was the same every day for a fornight I didn't mind as I only had fruit and cereal but hubby found it boring after a while.

For a hotel that was supposed to have been refurbished just recently, I was rather disappointed in the rooms,
they were very basic, but mainly the bathroom, definatley needed upgraded, all round the bath was black mould which was pretty disgusting.

The location was excellent, as was right in the heart of Kyrenia, and only 2 mins walk along to the harbour.

The staff was always polite, and very friendly.

There was some sort of entertainment on most nights.
There was a newly fitted fitness suite ,when I asked to use it was told it was broken and no info on when it was going to be available, was unable to use it the 2 weeks we were there.

Although this hotel was in a good location,it needed a good upgrade to class it as a 4 star

Travel operator: cta holidays

15 years 1 month ago
The Dome Hotel is situated on the seafront, a minute or two's walk from the harbour and only slightly further from the main shopping area, so is very well located for exploring the town of Kyrenia (or Girne in Turkish).

We booked a seaview room which was on the first floor and had a decent sized terrace which would probably be quite pleasant for sitting out on in warmer weather, but the rooms on the floor above us had smaller terraces which, being north-facing, would get very little sun even in summer and many were directly above the hotel bar and restaurant, which meant that you looked down onto the green-felted roofs, complete with aircon units, so not exactly a marvellous vista.

The room itself was fairly small and the facilities pretty basic for what is described as a 4-star hotel. I'd personally put it at around 2-3 stars if it was in the UK, but other reviews which I'd read before our departure had luckily prepared me for that. There was a TV and a small minibar, but no tea & coffee tray (which I suspect is common to most hotels in Northern Cyprus) and the complimentary toiletries were limited to shampoo and soap - not even a box of tissues in the bathroom. It was clean enough, but somehow looked rather tired, especially the bathroom with its 80's-style yellowy-peach suite and discoloured grouting between the wall tiles. One of the light fittings was not working on our arrival and we pointed this out to the porter, but nothing was done about it. We tried swapping bulbs around and found it was just a dead bulb and so left it out on the dressing table 2 days running - the first day the maid just put it back again and the second day removed it from the room without replacing it with a new one!

Breakfast is the usual hotel buffet style and there was a good choice, with a few hot dishes plus plenty of cold cuts, fruit, cereal and breads. We had paid for B & B, but Green Island throw in half board during the winter months and so we ate in the hotel restaurant on a few evenings. Again the food was served buffet-style and was plentiful, but it was rather bland and uninspiring and I certainly wouldn't pay extra for half board if I was staying there in summer - there are far better reasonably-priced choices at the local restaurants. On the evenings we ate there, the entertainment consisted of a male/female duo who played both Turkish music and western-style "standards". OK if you like that sort of thing, but in the fairly small restaurant it was very loud and intrusive and I would personally have preferred something more low-key, like piped background "muzak", or better still silence!

Hotel staff were friendly, but the service was somewhat haphazard. They were very keen to re-fill your wine glasses at dinner time, but not so keen to re-fill your tea and coffee cups at breakfast and we mostly had to do this ourselves from the urns provided. We also spent a good 10 minutes sitting in the hotel bar one afternoon without being served, despite the fact that there were only two other people in there and so eventually got up and went to the bar across the road.

Overall, I'd say the Dome is a good hotel to use as a base for exploring Northern Cyprus, but just don't expect it to live up to its rating.

Travel operator: Green Island Holidays

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