16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Wonderful relaxing holiday
"Great Hotel, peace and quiet and fantastic swimming pool. Rooms spacious and the staff are more than willing to go that extra mile to make sure your holiday is what you wish for. Beha the owner great fun, use of English language very amusing. Food excellent especially the Sea Bass and Steaks. Barbeque very good value and excellent food. Wanted to stay longer and will return next year. Beach not very good nearby. Fantastic place to stay."
- Travel date: 19th August 2011
Accommodation was clean and tidy, but do...
"Accommodation was clean and tidy, but do not use the mini bar as prices are at least three times more than the supermarket a few minutes away. Also we were totally disgusted to be charged for the little coffee sachets, tea bags and sugar that was left next to the kettle which we took as complimentary...NO such thing. The walk into Kyrenia is approx 40 mins, Dolmus runs every 30 mins and the last one is at 19.30 hrs... Taxis plentiful though after that. Restaurants worth visiting near to High Life were the Stroll Bar Inn. Excellent value and quality - also Tanners Bar. Overall this was our most expensive, overpriced, nothing-to-do holiday.. "
- Travel date: 7th August 2007
Superb holiday for those who want escape and be indulged.
"I have just returned from a fantastic three week family break at High Life and enjoyed every minute. The hotel more than lived up to our expectations, having previously read the Trip Advisor reviews. The owners and staff were brilliant, and work exceptionally hard to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. The rooms were clean and spacious, although I would recommend the rooms overlooking the pool for the best views. The restaurant was excellent, and at the start of the holiday we regularly ate lunch by the pool and used the restaurant at night, we also ordered drinks throughout the day and late at night at the bar. However, we were shocked by the large bill at the end of the first week, as an alternative we bought snacks and alcohol at the local supermarket, which has an excellent deli counter with a wide selection of delicious, freshly made meze and ate on our balcony. The beach by the hotel was disappointing, although very popular with the locals, was covered in litter and broken glass. We hired a car to explore the area as the best beaches, historical sites and the harbour are not within easy reach of the hotel. We discovered numerous beautiful, safe and clean beaches that cater for all tastes, some very busy, some very quiet, our particular favourites were Lara Beach, Camelot Beach and Escape Beach. The car hire rates at the hotel are very competitive, but negotiate the price with the hotel owner, Beha, as the daily rate tends to differ from guest to guest. We will definitely return to the hotel next year."
- Travel date: 18th August 2006
"We have just returned from our stay at Highlife Holiday Village. It really is as fantastic as everyone else has written. It is right on the sea front and you have fantastic views when you have your breakfast. The pool area is lovely and there are no problems getting a space. You can get drinks and bar snacks from the bar but you don't pay for them there and then- so it can be a bit of a shock when you pay your bar bill later! Everyone at the hotel works really hard and you can tell this by how well the hotel is looked after. The rooms aren't luxurious but are comfortable with lovely views and air-conditioning! The hotel is about a 30 minute walk from Kyrenia harbour and part of the walk is at the side of a busy road however it is really easy to get a taxi and it costs about Â£5. We usually walked into Kyrenia and then got a taxi home. You can get a local bus but we never did so I can't comment on it. We also hired a car from the hotel for a few days and I am really glad that we did. I compared a few companies before I went and this one was the most reasonable. We had a 04 model, air-conditioning, right hand drive, clean, well looked after car and I am glad that we explored a little more of the island. There is a lot of building work happening in Northern Cyprus but when we were at the hotel this was not noticable. If you are confused about which Kyrenia hotel to stay in then look no further than Highlife Hoilday Village and you won't be dissapointed (unless you are wanting a hotel with loud music, busy, child-orientated and then this isn't for you!). I will definately stay here again."
- Travel date: 16th August 2006
Great relaxing holiday. Under 16's are ...
"Great relaxing holiday. Under 16's are not encouraged at this hotel. The apartments are basic but clean and serviceable. A small hotel with approx 35 rooms. Prices locally are very good for most items, cold drinks, water, coffee etc. So donât use anything from the provided mini bar the charges in the hotel are high. The staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay most enjoyable. Car hire can be arranged on arrival with the owner of the hotel who has a number of vehicles for hire. Rates are similar to those in the books and advertised locally. A small shop is located about 400 metres away for papers etc with a supermarket about 1 mile from the hotel. A selection of places to eat are close at hand with very reasonable prices. Avoid eating at the harbour in Kyrenia as not only are the prices vastly inflated but the meals are not all that high a standard. Things to do: Hire a car and take a trip to Famagusta to see the ghost areas (no cameras allowed and they mean it), travel slowly up into the panhandle over the mountains on the way back. Roads are not great but OK with a bit of care and common sense. A must is a meal (if you like steak) at the Stonegrill to the West of Kyrenia centre. Get a great look alike of a Rolex for Â£10 (still going after a year and keeps perfect time). Go up to St Halarion castle (on the road from Kyrenia to Nicoseia) Views are great, take lots of water and good strong shoes it is a climb and a half. Overall a great holiday."
- Travel date: 25th July 2006
"I have just come back from the High Life and would recommend staying here to anyone, in fact I loved it and the staff so much I am going back for a few days in September! Everywhere is so clean and tidy and the staff work very hard to ensure you have a great time, especially Cengiz and Byaram xx It is a small family run hotel and you soon slot into being part of the family. It is the perfect place to get away from it all with no children under 12 and no traffic noise as it is down a little track. You don't actually have to leave the hotel as the food in the restaurant is excellent, with good chioce and value for money. It tends to be frequent by english so lots of friendly people to talk to and if the wine or cocktails are flowing improptu belly dancing from the guests! Can't recommend this hotel highly enough and that's evident with all the repeat buisness it gets. Missing not being there!"
- Travel date: 24th July 2006
Found staff friendly and helpful though ...
"Found staff friendly and helpful though messages from Tour Rep were not passed on. (Only his word he left them however). If you don't like or are allergic to cats it won't suit you there were 16 when we were there. They are well cared for and donât really bother you unless you encourage them. You really need to hire a car as it is quite a walk into Kyrenia. Our room was clean and Mary, the maid, kept it in good order and always with a smile. All in all an ideal base for couples as it is very quiet. If you fancy a meal out I can recommend The Courtyard and it is within walking distance."
- Travel date: 3rd July 2006
"It was our first visit to North Cyprus and we found our stay at the High Life wonderful. All the staff was friendly, nothing was too much trouble and many of the guests were also friendly, we made a lot of friends in a short space of time. The food in the restaurant was very good value and well presented. The hotel is in an ideal location with fabulous scenery and stunning sunsets. We found the whole holiday relaxing, which was due to the hotel being a small family business and very well run, we would certainly go back and stay in the future."
- Travel date: 28th May 2006
high life kyrenia north cyprus. simply the best
"we enjoyed a fantastic holiday at the high life hotel in kyrenia north cyprus. it is a very peaceful and relaxing place to get away from it all. yet within a fifteen minute walk from the town. beha, his family and staff work very hard to ensure that guests are very well looked after.the rooms are very clean and comfortable, with superb veiws. the location of the restaurant which is high above the sea affords fantastic veiws,is the ideal place to enjoy your meals. the food was first class as was the service.the pool was a great place to cool of ,with a drink from the pool bar. the gardens were full of fruit and flowwers and very well kept due to behas hard work . give the high life a try, i gurantee you won,t be diss appointed."
- Travel date: 3rd April 2006
Livin' the High Life
"With its beautiful Mediterranean setting and friendly service, High Life Holiday Village is a wonderful hotel for both local and international travelers. Itâs Northern Cyprus location is gorgeous, and just minutes away from many points of local interest."
- Travel date: 2nd November 2005
An Oasis of sheer Cypriot Turkish Delight.
"October 2005 We have just returned from a relaxing fortnight in Northern Cyprus. We stayed at High Life Hotel, a small family run complex,with excellent views of the sea & the mountains. Everything was spotlessly clean, and nothing was too much trouble for the family & their staff, who did all they could to make our stay pleasant & comfortable. There is a delightful pool, with bar. Breakfast & dinner are taken on a patio overlooking the sea. The premises are situated away from the main road giving an atmosphere of peace,tranquility & comfort. We enjoyed the experience so much we are planning a return visit."
- Travel date: 1st November 2005
A truly High Life
"I am sure that an impession of the country depends on people you meet during your trip. I truly appreciate the work of the owners and stuff in High Life who helped me discovering the beauty of North Cyprus and made me wanna go there again. Thank you for your attention and hospitality, kindness and sincerety. And, of course, for the wonderful cuisine and inexpressible atmosphere - a truly High Life."
- Travel date: 17th October 2005
Top traveller tips for High Life Hotel
"Cheap car hire if booked directly with the Hotel. Visit Escape Beach."
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