We have stayed at the Jasmine court hotel 5 times and at different times of the year. We have never been dissapointed with the accomodation. Good breakfast buffet. A conveniant location to town. It has a great sea food restaurant, although not cheap. it has a great Jazz bar, that opens til late, where they have great guest appearences, especially Danny Fisher as Elvis!!
The vast pool area has plenty of sun beds.
The only thing that we think that let it down was no cosy bar to have an early evening drink before dinner. It is also good value if you book through a UK travel agent, considering the price of the flights to Northern Cyprus.
Good Diving school attached
I Recommend on Jasmine Court...
I Recommend on Jasmine Court Hotel,Dedeman Olive Tree Hotel,Club Lapethos in Kyrenia.Palm Beach Hotel and Salamis Bay Hotel in Famagusta are good choices for accomodation. JASMINE COURT HOTEL:has a pool,a casino,a disco,a minimarket,a beach,a fitness center.All rooms are with telephone,Tv,music.
DEDEMAN OLIVE TREE:has a pool,pool bar,restaurants,tennis&voleyball,tennis,tv lounge,bars.All rooms are with Tv,telephone and minimar lounge.,
CLUB LAPETHOS:has indoor&outdoor pools,restaurants,bar,a gymnasium,turkish bath,sauna,casino,private beach,message room etc...
SALAMIS BAY HOTEL:rooms with tv,telephone,balcony,indoor&outdoor restaurants,bars,pools,beach,disco,casino,sea sports&tennis courts,shopping centre etc..
PALM BEACH BILFER HOTEL:has rooms with telephones,tv,music,air conditions,central heating,restaurant,bar,tv lounge,beach,bars,disco,casino,turkish bath,fitness center,sea sports,tennis etc...
With my wife Marina we went to Northern Cyprus for a holiday in Kyrenia.
In Kyrenia we stayed in Jasmine Court hotel, just near the city centre.
It is a nice hotel, with its own beach and swimming pool.
Kyrenia is a nice and old city with an ancient castle and a beautiful Marina next to it, where you can find a lot of fish restaurants and cafes.
My first visit to Famagusta was in summer 1990. My father was managing a building construction (See the modern building in the photo).
During our holiday with my wife in June 2005, we rented a car and travelled around the country. Famagusta is a very historical and clean town. The most famous structure is the Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque, which used to be a cathedral before Ottomans came. Old Famagusta is inside a castle and there are quite a few historical buildings. It's a lovely town.
Nicosia is the capital city of Northern Cyprus, as well as the Southern Cyprus. It is a divided city between Turks and Greeks. It's a pity that this country is divided. I would have liked to see the southern part too. Actually we tried to pass to the Greek side because I thought passing to the other side from both sides was allowed for a 24-hr period. However we were returned back to north by the Greek police because I didn't have a visa obtained from a Cyprus embassy.
Here's my understanding of Cyprus issue: Turks and Greeks established a common republic in 1960. In the early 60s a military coup happened in Greece and the governing soldiers in Greece tried a coup in Cyprus as well to have Cyprus united with Greece. Within this period, violence between Turks and Greeks rised gradually until 1974, when Turkish government decided to send the Turkish army to the island to protect fellow Turkish Cypriots against violence. Turkish army is still there. Turkey thinks this is her right due to the guarantee agreement signed in 1960 when the common republic was established. All the rest of the world think that Turkey is invading northern part of Cyprus. The only good thing about this separation is that violence stopped and no more Cypriots are dying. But on the other hand, 30 years have passed now, lots of things are different. Given there's no military government in Greece now, Greece and southern Cyprus are members of EU, I would expect the two nations would be more tolerable to each other. However, unfortunately Greek Cypriots didn't want to unite with Turkish Cypriots at the referendum