Reinforcing the transformation of North Cyprus into a Mediterranean haven for the yachting community, Karpaz Gate Marina has announced the opening of its new on-site boutique hotel.
The exclusive 52-room accommodation, with the addition of hamam and spa amenities in 2022, represents a new investment of €10 million, in addition to the substantial €110 million already invested by the British-backed private group in establishing the award-winning marina development and associated facilities on the shores of the Karpaz peninsula.
The hotel is designed to assimilate perfectly with the marina setting,featuring a distinct nautical theme, complete with touches such as teak deck floors, white wood washed ceilings and sailing visuals. It has 44 standard cabins of 32 sq.m, four family corner cabins with two ensuite bedrooms, and four suite cabins of 58 sq.m, all with marina, sea or garden views from the terrace or balcony.
Soon offering treatment rooms, saunas and traditional hamam, the resort’s new spa will allow hotel guests, marina clients and other visitors to embrace the spirit and culture of North Cyprus.
Celebrating a decade of operation this year, official Port of Entry Karpaz Gate Marina achieved 5 Gold Anchor Status in 2013, TYHA International Marina of the Year in 2017 and TYHA International Marina of the Year Runner-Up in 2018 and 19. This September, it was voted the International Marina of the Year Runner-Up for 2021.
The marina caters for yachts up to 60m, with leisure facilities including the exceptional Beach Club, with 33m infinity pool and watersports centre, Private Gallery Club, gym, children’s play area and Hemingway’s Resto-Bar. The Karpaz Gate Marina Technical Centre, with 300-ton capacity travel lift and 18,000 square metre dry dock area, carries out maintenance work, hull painting, teak replacement and more. The on-site RYA Training Centre offers a range of practical and online courses.
The design and ethos of the new hotel maintains the marina development’s sensitivity to the environment and reflects an awareness of its relatively untouched surroundings. With sustainability and green energy prioritized throughout the resort, the hotel continues these themes through its choice of ecological materials and accessories.
Visitors will discover a harmonious balance of style and modern facilities with an authenticity that remains true to the peace, natural beauty and culture of North Cyprus.
Offering the capabilities to host large groups, the Karpaz Gate Marina Hotel can be booked for use by approximately 100 people for private and special events. It is also expected to be used extensively as a convenient base for the sailing students participating in courses at the marina’s on-site RYA Training Centre.
The hotel development achieves a significant milestone in the marina’s ongoing ambition since its opening in 2011 to welcome sailors from across the world to a rewarding, but relatively unknown, cruising ground.