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We have had a truelly relaxing 5 day break at Carob Villa in the hillside village of Ilgaz. The villa is very tastefully presented and is comfortable and spacious. Carola and Oz were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay and provided us with everything that we needed to enjoy our stay.
We were delighted with Villa Joanna, it was exactly as advertised and what we hoped for;it is clean, airy & spacious.
We were a group of 6 across 3 generations and everybody loved the villa.
It has a very well equipped kitchen (not that we used it, the restaurants in the area are great and such good value). The pool and outdoor area we also clean with good furnishings. Pool a bit nippy in mid October though! There are lovely views to the sea from the back and we were able to sit on the veranda and watch a spectacular lightning storm roll in one evening.
Barbara put us in touch with a local car hire company who also did our airport transfers, a seven seater arrived with 45 minutes of us getting to the villa at that was about 8pm.
Do use the car hire company she recommends.
Do use Mustafa to pick you up and run you around in the evening, he is a lovely guys and very reasonable. As others have said his English isn't great but I Whatsapped Tahir from the car hire company who arranged our pick ups with Mustafa after that the restaurant will call him if you give him your number when you need picking up.
Do eat out; Errols, Eminem locally were excellent & authentic & Niazi's in Kyrenia for a full kebab shouldn't be missed.
Do pay the little extra for wifi, Northern Cyprus is not in the EU & Roaming charges will kill you.
Do go to St Helarion Castle the views are spectacular.
No don't's really. We had a great time and if we return to this part of the world would definitely book Villa Joanna.