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The only vineyard hotel in northern Cyprus
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Overlooking the Mediterranean, Gillham Vineyard Hotel is a luxury property in northern Cyprus and is the only vineyard hotel. The 31 suites at this adults-only boutique retreat overlook the vines near the pretty village of Ilgaz.
Relax at the Wine Spa, enjoy some vino tasting, or simply soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this stunning location.
Top food means a great holiday, and experiencing new flavours and creative dishes is one of the highlights at Gillham’s Chef Restaurant. Headed up by acclaimed chef Eyal Lavy, the eatery brings new culinary experiences to the discerning gourmet traveller. “My belief is that food is meant to delight and connect people," says Eyal. "I cook from love and deep passion, and I see my profession as a mission to build a new Mediterranean kitchen. There is only one rule: guests should open their senses to new tastes.” Expect delights such as pan-fried scallops and mushroom ragout served with creamy polenta and crispy parmesan, or baked salmon fillet wrapped in white cabbage stuffed with cashew butter, and a cured tangerine and vinaigrette.
For a second dining option, head to the welcoming and peaceful Tapas-Wine Bar. Relax on the large terrace and decking that stretches above the vineyards, and enjoy a selection of tipples and mouth-watering small plates such as roasted sweet pumpkin with sour cream mustard, honey dressing, chilli radish, and balsamic syrup, or fish tempura with yoghurt, red onion, beetroot, coriander, dill, and sumac. The relaxing also spot holds regular music events throughout the year featuring international artists.
The 31 suites at Gillham Vineyard Hotel range from their single-storey Beaujolais Business to the Deluxe Sparkling. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and are decorated in a contemporary style, with stunning views across the surrounding vineyards and pine-clad mountains of the Mediterranean.
Gillham is more than just a wine hotel where you can enjoy tastings and tours – it's a working vineyard. Artisan vintners at on-site Etel Winery take a fresh approach by fusing traditional methods with modern technology – they've planted and 8 grape varieties and cultivate them with care. Their crisp Sauvignon Blanc has flavours of lime and grass with a hint of grapefruit, while the Terra red is a fruity mix of Cab Sav, Petit Verdot and Merlot, and has notes of chocolate.
When you're not sipping on a glass of red or white, take a trip to the Wine Spa: located on the edge of the estate, it boasts a rather impressive and inviting wine bath overlooking the property, plus a Turkish Hammam, a heated natural plunge pool, massage rooms, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, and a fully-equipped gym. There are a number of treatments to choose from: we recommend Vino Therapy, where the pulp of grapes is rubbed into the skin. The benefits? Exfoliation, improved blood circulation, and a revitalisation.
Free parking is available.
Places of Interest
Gillham Vineyard Hotel is in the semi-rural hills of Northern Cyprus and surrounded by vineyards.