First impressions count and with Lenios, you will not immediately be impressed. Eight flag poles outside with only three flags which all could do with replacing. The building is very square looking and in need of paint and typically with hotels in Cyprus, the car park looks like an abandoned piece of concrete which happens to be immediately outside the hotel. The hotel is for youngsters, basic to say the least, cheap and in a convenient location and yes, the owner is from Russia (Or somewhere thereabouts) and so are most of the visitors.
Now, the positives...The food is cooked by local chefs who know their stuff. Sandwiches, snacks and buffets available daily at very reasonable prices, top quality. The pool is clean with free sunbeds and umbrella's for residence and those who wish to visit and purchase food and drink. This is not something to be sniffed at, locally most non-5 star hotels charge 5 euros for sunbeds and the same for umbrellas, each! The lobby has a pool table, x-box and a couple of other basic treats to keep the young teenagers occupied when they are bored of the pool.
The hotel is located on two adjoining beaches, let me explain. To the left, the beach has man made/placed rocks in the sea. Although they appear 100 metres into sea, they are easily accessible as the water is extremely shallow. Kids love the rocks, everybody loves the calm clean water and the sunbed and umbrella rental is approximately 3 euros each. Immediately to the right, the beach is completely natural with its normal waves. This is the med so waves are usually just small and are good for the older kids to spend time having fun. The two beaches are split by more rocks which have been placed purposely, giving kids more opportunity to explore and enjoy. Lifeguards are present by these rocks and provide great reassurance.
Do the positives outweigh the negatives, thats for you to decide but when I'm in the area and not staying at a local hotel, I'll spend the day there happily.
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