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“Great villa with really good views”
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Review of Villa Rockheart

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Amazing views and privacy.  This from the master bedroom balcony showing pool and bbq Spacious lounge with 50' Smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating
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Amazing views and privacy.  This from the master bedroom balcony showing pool and bbq
Spacious lounge with 50' Smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating
The lounge contains books, dvds, games and leads out the huge terrace
Kitchen Dining Area also leading onto the terrace
Luxury kitchen with Gaggia Coffee Machine, juicer, blender - every convenience
Large Dining Terrace with views to the sea
Dining on the large terrace
Formal Dining Area
Terrace lounge area - great sea views and perfect for evening cocktails
View from the garden down to the sea.
Breakfast view of the pool which is illuminated for night swimming
Spacious Swimming Pool, larger than most rental villas
Master bedroom with ensuite and balcony.  King size bed. Views of mountains and sea.
Bedroom 2.  King size bed and views of the sea
Bedroom 3. King size bed, balcony and sea views
Bedroom 4 with two twin beds.  View to sea and mountains.
The view of the sea from the bedrooms
Garden Seating Area
The pool terrace has amazing views in every direction.
The pool and terrace area are illuminted for night swimming and dining
Our traditional wood burning oven - great for pizzas, roast meats, breads...
Near by Escape Beach
Kyrenia Harbour
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ilgaz, Kyrenia District

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Stuart M
Narborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great villa with really good views”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had nine days here and had a wonderful time. The villa was home from home and had everything you required. The pool was great with wonderful views of the coast and mountains. There was lots of space for relaxing by the pool, garden to sit in the shade, terrace with dining area and with sofas which was great for relaxing early evening watching the sunset.
The villa is large with four good sized bedrooms with sufficient wardrobe space. The kitchen is very well equipped with modern appliances and fruit juicer was put to good use!
We tried several local restaurants during our stay and all were good value and of high quality.

Would highly recommend this villa for its peaceful location and excellent facilities. Would definitely go back!

(Don't recognise any of the issues by previous reviewer who has just posted a review 15 months after visit).

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Liked best: Villa & location
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2013
Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you really enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you again soon to Villa Rockheart. It is a very special place to us - a second home, not a cold investment opportunity - and we are always delighted to share it with likeminded people. Many thanks and best wishes to you both.
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SteveSama...
Herts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous location”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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We had 3 weeks in this lovely location which had stunning views shame about the villa.
Villa not as expected it was tired and pool area was scruffy, and management company was useless
Overall good holiday shame about accommodation!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: villa
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2013
Obviously we are very glad that you enjoyed the location of our villa which we would agree IS fabulous. However, we are very disappointed and surprised that you describe Villa Rockheart itself in less than complimentary terms. We are extremely proud of Villa Rockheart and very pleased to be the highest rated villa in North Cyprus, with 31 Five Star reviews.
Consequently, your review which comes 15 months after your stay and is the only negative review we have ever had in seven years of busy letting, is very puzzling. We are very sorry if the villa did not live up to your expectations in some way, and we’d like to respond to several of the main points of your review:

1)Tired, scruffy facilities: We believe that the photographs & descriptions on our advertising and websites accurately portray the facilities; facilities which are a high enough quality to have afforded us the #1 rated villa in N Cyprus, as well as the 31 five star reviews . We can only apologise that you do not agree.
Regarding the age of our facilities; we invest significant time and money every single year updating our facilities – for instance this year alone we have had new curtains, new landscape gardening, a blender, 50 inch flat screen Smart TV, updated broadband internet connection, outside shower and new high quality sheets and bedding. Last year before your arrival, we installed brand new patio and outdoor dining furniture, an automatic espresso/cappuccino maker, a top of the range juicer, new bedding, new shower heads to mention a few things.

2) Kitchen utensils inadequate: Our advertising and booking information contains accurate itemised lists of all utensils and appliances, not only for the kitchen but for all rooms of the property. We take stock of all items once a quarter to ensure that they are maintained in an up to date fashion. As to the inadequacy of kitchen supplies; as mentioned above, the kitchen contains a high-end Italian coffee/cappuccino maker (picked out by my daughter, who worked as a professional barista for many years), a top of the range juicer, full gas hobs, oven and grill, a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge and freezer, water dispenser, around 4 large frying pans & various sized pans, pressure cooker, drip coffee machine, two toasters, electric blender, electric whisk,full utensils and serving ware to feed over 10 people at once. In addition unlike many rental properties we supply our guests with dishwasher tablets, dishpan detergent, rubbish sacks, full cleaning materials, laundry softener and detergent, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, a full grocery starter pack, suntan lotion etc. Our guests have recently included an air vice marshal and a London based chef, who found the facilities perfectly sufficient.
Again, I apologise sincerely if you found the kitchen utensils inadequate for the purposes of your party of 2 adults and 5 children. If you are kindly able to provide us with more specific feedback of what additional items we could supplement the kitchen with, we will, of course, endeavour to look into it.

3)Insufficient management service: we have a dedicated villa manager based locally in Cyprus to cater to the needs of our guests. She is very familiar with the area having lived locally for 15 years. As I understand it, during your stay she responded to your requests within 24 hours of notification, made several courtesy calls to the villa to speak to you personally and address your needs, as is our practice.
Unfortunately, as you are aware, the nature of the issues that arose were as a result of your party’s repeated failure to follow instructions provided for the pool and use of the air conditioning as provided in the villa handbook. Misuse of the pool can disrupt the pool’s filtration system; running the air conditioning at very low temperature with doors and windows open will result in large electricity bills which our villa manager and pool maintenance company explained to you on several occasions during your stay.
Unfortunately, the service we are able to provide to guests is a two way process. We are committed to responding and acting upon all queries that guests may make within 24 hours, however the need for requests does rely on guests’ ability to comply with the few and simple instructions for the villa. Following your stay, we did review the villa instructions provided, to ensure that they were as easy to follow as possible for all guests.

Again, we are extremely disappointed that you felt that your stay 15 months ago with Villa Rockheart was not as high a quality as that enjoyed by the other reviewers to this site. We have never had a bad review before in our property’s history, an achievement of which we are very proud. We appreciate that every customer is entitled to their opinion and the concept of luxury is a very subjective one. Clearly yours does not correspond to ours and the rest of our guests.
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SMOwens
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The most relaxing holiday ever!”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

This is our 4th time to Ilgaz and the 3rd time at Villa Rockheart. Once again it didn't disappoint. The villa was very clean and everything we needed was on hand. There was a great selection of DVD's for the evening and the outside patio area is lovely to sit out on and watch the sunsets.

We all enjoyed splashing about in the pool and the surrounding area is so scenic and peaceful, very relaxing.

We did venture out to Escape beach which was just a 10 minute drive away. We visit here every time we come as the facilities are great and the beach is a small shallow sandy cove ideal for children. The 'pirate' ships visit around lunchtime and that is always an exciting thing for the children to see.

A fantastic villa in a gorgeous location, you won't be disappointed!

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Liked best: The Pool!
Liked least: The umbrella bases
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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J S
Middlesex
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderfully, relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Our family had a wonderfully relaxing holiday. We travelled with 3 adults and 2 teenagers. The villa had everything you could possibly need and the pool was always a welcoming escape from the heat . The views were amazing and the locality was very peaceful. Access to a host of restaurants, and other tourist attractions were all easily accessible, although a car is a must. Ali was so helpful with all booking enquiries and the speed of replies was amazing. The whole process was seamless and the booking process along with prompt return of deposits excelled any previous holidays we have booked. We would highly recommend.

The Sandersons, Middlesex.

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Liked best: The Pool
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Teemaleen...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, lovely pool and house with quality fittings set within panoramic views”
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

A family house well looked after. It was so nice and the temperature so warm that the pool was the ideal retreat for us all but particularly the grandkids who both improved enormously in their swimming abilities. The area is spectacular with the deep blue seas all seen from on high. Cooking barbies has never been such fun as was making fruit juices with Adam, a daily treat. fruit prices a fraction of that in UK when bought from road side markets. If you want a peaceful retreat with somewhere to cool down whilst enjoying spectacular views........ this is the place to be! Travel arrangements from/to airport and car hire superb and many thanks to Marion and you also Allie. We felt like we was blessed.

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Liked best: Views/pool/bbq/effies/pool toys/welcome pack/kitchen basics (salt pepper etc etc)
Liked least: Monarch flight home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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