We booked via Travel Republic & upon arrival on Friday were told there was no such booking even though we had the documentation. We were asked to wait & supplied with a free drink for an hour whilst they found us an apartment, where we could only stay for the night & would be allocated another room on Saturday. As we were only staying for 3 nights to celebrate my husbands birthday & it was inconventient to say the least.
We were not provided with a kettle to make tea & upon going to reception was told it had a 10 euro deposit, but they omitted to give us an adaptor plug..Back I went to reception, only to find they had all been handed out, yet the apartment was supplied with a rather super dishwasher, washing machine, cake mixer & blender, but no kettle (as apparently they get stolen & no adaptor). Luckily I had an adaptor for my mobile phone connection with me.
The following morning the maid arrived early to clean the room in readiness for the new occupants so I went to reception & was told that we were being given a better apartment. It was in fact a two bedroomed bungalow with glorious views to the sea & mountains & blissfully quiet. We took our kettle with us & found that the bungalow already had one (seems that folk who book a 2 bed are less likely to steal!!).
Fortunately we were booked on a self catering basis & had our own car but without one the location is poor but the views are excellent. Anybody arriving without transport would find the walk to the nearest shop for provisions a trek & there are no restaurants in the vacinity. The complex's restaurant & pool area was completley taken over by Polish families & an animation team so if you want a quiet read by the pool during the day forget it, & at night the music was deafening, although it did stop at around 11pm.
Our bungalow was far enough away from all of this to make it a pleasurable stay once we got settled.
You really do need transport otherwise you can not get to the wonderful Baths of Aphrodite & it's brilliant & inexpensive restaurant, with superb views, or in to Polis. We had a wonderful meal at the Mikis Tavern (tel 26321586) in Polis Square. A huge & well grilled Sword fish steak costs under 9 euros, grilled Snapper at 10.5 euros & a carafe of the local red under 7 euros. Excellent service at both places.
Meanwhile back at the accommodation, the receptionists, maids & waitresses were helpful & the complex is lucky to have them.....The gardens are immaculate but much of them are not accessible as the sunbeds around the pool prevent you from wandering past them to the fields & sea beyond, unless you try to squeeze past the occupants who are not really wanting to move to make this possible.
When i ventured in to the pool I had to try & swim between the aerobic lessons & conger eel team!!!!!.
We are generally non-whinging Brits who live in Larnaca, Cyprus, so thankfully could be home withing 2.5 hours. So remember, you will need transport to get the best from Latchi/Polis & an adaptor plug & ask for rooms 127, 128, 129, 130...........
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