“Words fail me! Perhaps I should use the one word from the movie “Mary Poppins”. Super-cally-fragilistic- expee-ala-docious!!! The Mystery Garden Guest House is magical!
In the heart of the Old City, it is a few minutes’ walk to the main tourist shops and restaurants, the Gothic style, Venetian Royal Palace, as well as the Lala Mustapha Pasha Mosque. At the end of the main street, there is big restaurant with the most amazing sugar candies and cakes.
But location is just the start. When entering the Guest House you are transported back in time to the Ottoman Empire and pre-state British colonial rule with the owner Tamer and his wife as your personal guide. The restaurant is adorned with Turkish artifacts and Tamer’s mother’s art deco furniture. The breakfast is great value for money. The atmosphere is fantastic.
The walled, garden is a combination of an Arabian bustan with Alladin’s Cave. Magical! Even though I was there at the end of the blossoming season, I could sit there and read in such a cool, relaxed and beautiful environment.
I booked the cosy, single room. It had everything – comfortable bed, couch, decorative items, television, mini fridge, air conditioning, kettle, tea etc. Scrupulously clean bathroom and toilet are outside exactly two paces away from the bedroom door.
Tamer also showed me the other bedrooms with the double, four-poster beds. They have a wonderful authentic, ambience of Turkish luxury of a bygone age with the rugs, the sofas and wall decorations. You are saturated in a home-from-home, yet in another culture.
But even more than the garden, your room and the restaurant is the way Tamer and his wife accept you not as a guest, but as part of their family. We exchanged photos, personal history, stories and experiences – you name it. They are a very relaxed and charming couple whom it is a pleasure to be with. They work hard and professionally to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay.”
“The owner was very nice and helpful. She is trying to make you really comfortable. The flat is new so everything in a perfect condition. Many facilities available as toaster, washing machine, dishwasher,...”
“The staff were very friendly and helpful..specially Hotel G.M and front desk morning Lady ( Mrs Else). The massage there is very professional . The location of hotel was excellent and can reach easily to any location in Famagusta city.”