Meryem’s is a grand looking boutique hotel with a humble Cypriot story. The property was built as a home for the family that today run it, and Meryem is the name of the woman who created it.
At age 9, when Meryem and her parents were forced to leave Cyprus to take refuge in the UK, Meryem envisioned that she would return and build a house ‘bigger’ than the one-room traditional Cypriot family house she left behind in her village Pile. Her dream was to build a grand house with four Doric columns, a lush garden, and a gold-trimmed gate.
Three decades, a husband, three children and a very successful restaurant business later, Meryem built the house of her childhood imagination and dreams, and in 1999, together with her husband and children, Meryem returned and settled into her house in Cyprus.
Since, however, the children have moved out, leaving Meryem and her husband, Zekai, to live in this grand house with a lust to accommodate family and friends. This led to the establishment of Meryem’s Hotel of imagination and dreams, which opened its gold trimmed gates to the public in 2017. Situated in the scenic village, Catalkoy, Meryem’s is a family run boutique hotel renowned for its Cypriot hospitality. It boasts a garden blooming with seasonal flowers and fruits, an outdoor swimming pool, a mini farm and services. The hotel offers ten spacious double deluxe rooms and suites, each tastefully named after a flower of Cyprus, where you will come as guests and leave as family