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“Great practical acommodation” 4 of 5 stars
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Bougainvillea Hotel Apartments
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Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Polis
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“Great practical acommodation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

We loved staying in the Bougainvillea apartments. They were a great base to explore the sorrounding area. Everything you needed was there and they were truly amazing value. I highly recommend staying there.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

It all depends on your expectations. If you are travelling to a hot Mediterannean island on a budget holiday, your expectations should not be great. We spent a week in Apartment 26 at the end of August and had a great holiday. My overwhelming memory was our welcome - "I am Stavros - welcome to my hotel". During our stay we spoke to Stavros on many occasions - we found him a perfect host and were impressed by his modest establishment.
True, the apartment on two levels was not quite as lavish as a duplex suite at the Landmark in London. But the cost by comparison was tiny, The apartment met our expectations - we found it clean and functional. All the plumbing and the electrics worked perfectly. True, it was very hot by day and by night, and the airconditioning available only in the bedroom might have enhanced our modest comfort. With careful use of the ventilation system, we had a very pleasant stay here and enjoyed Stavros's hospitality to the degree that we would certainly stay there again Sui who ran all the catering was excellent.
Standards vary from country to country and travellers should make appropriate allowance, especially in hot climates.
Bougaunvillea Hotel served our purpose perfectly - a modest place to stay to explore a new destination. The swimming pool was adequate and clean.
Well done, Stavros!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Just had a week in the apartments. Very good value for money. Not 5 star but then we didnt expect that for the price , the apartments were spacious and had all the basics you need for comfort including a hair dryer and air con. All restaurants we tried in the resort were good value for money and staff friendly. Unfortunately Thompson are pulling out of the resort so you woulld need to book this independently from next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The apartments are very basic, but I suppose all one needs for an overnight. I can't imagine spending any more than one night, as it is quite run down and not very clean. The night we spent there in October 2012 it rained quite a lot and the path down to our apartment was ankle deep with standing water, it was impossible to get to the apartment with dry feet. Each apartment has it's own under roof parking underneath, but not even the owner could tell us how to get the care down there. The management had a no care attitude, if you don't like it, leave it! The so called view over the olive orchard....well, it's more an olive dump. I won't bother again when I'm back in the area.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Just had a week in Cyprus for a last bit of sun before winter. These apartments are privately owned by Stavros and feels as though you are part of his family, in fact we spoke to people who had been going there for years. The apartment is like a small maisonette with plenty of room. The food is good and both food and drink not too expensive. Sadly thomsons have now stopped using these apartments but I would certainly book to go there by direct booking. The swimming pool wasn't very big so I'm not sure how busy it would be in high season. Sui works very hard in fact she seems to be always working. Friday night is bbq night at a cost of 15 euros. The food was very good and got all the guests chatting with each other which made all the guests feel like friends.
Polis is small with a few bars and restaurants which have mostly a traditional Greek Cypriot feel. At Miki's we ordered a two course meal each and was then given a piece of cake, an apple and a drink free of charge. John had brandy which I think was probably a treble!!!
Its about 35 minutes to walk to Latchi on a promenade near the sea which is quite a nice walk. You cut through the camp site to get to the beach, I have never seen a camp site like it, it looks like something from an American horror film.
I wouldn't recommend this to people who like a busy social life but as a quiet relaxing break it is perfect.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We booked Bougainvillea through Thomson Holidays back in the Spring based on it being in Polis and the mostly good reviews. As the month's went by the mostly good reviews continued and the negative ones became increasingly nasty, and I did wonder if there might be something in them. We arrived late on Wednesday last week and were immediately greeted by Stavros with a cold fruit juice in the bar/reception. We were then taken through the very flowery pathway to our apartment no. 25, slightly dreading what we might see on entering. It was not a surprise that the apartments were basic, but hey there was no peeling paint, no bits of wire hanging off walls, certainly never saw a cobweb and yes there was a bit of dark grouting in the bathroom, but check out any 4 star Holiday Inn or similar you will find the same.
We soon made the apartment ours and less basic by having our own things around There are three small terrace/balconies 1 at the front and then two at the rear, one on each of the two floors. We did not need the a/c as the evenings were pleasantly cool, but we enjoyed 4 days of 29c. during the daytime. (had we had to use the a/c at 6 euros a day we would have done,better I think than sleeping under a wet towel). The pool area was fairly small and typical of a small and friendly apartment complex with decent sun beds and plenty of sun umbrellas. The breakfast was included and for an extra euro you can have a filling good full English. The service is good and Sui, Stavros's right hand lady works very hard on the bar, and many other things. Bougainvillea bar prices are good 2.5 euros for a small glass of wine or 10 euros for a bottle, which can be left in the behind the bar fridge till next usage. There are many competitively priced restaurants only five minutes walk away, which we and our new friends enjoyed followed by a pleasant hour or so in the bar on our return. Finally just to say that the apartments are well equipped, including ladies, a decent hairdryer and plenty of hot water. Yes we like Stavros and will return especially as this part of the island is great to explore the real Cyprus.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This was our first trip to Cyprus but have had self-catering studios throughout Greece many times. We had an upstairs studio with windows and views on three sides so it made for a very light airy room. There was plenty of space for a studio and amenities were perfectly adequate. Both bathroom and kitchen were better equipped than many similar places we have stayed before. Beds were comfortable, the overhead fan was effective and very quiet, our room was serviced every day and linen changed mid-week. It was hard to believe that the place was fully booked as it was so quiet at all times. My partner used the pool every morning and has no complaints. Lots of regular long-term guests who, like us, clearly disagree with the few negative reviews!! Would recommend to friends and family.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Polis, Cyprus
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Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Polis
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Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Polis
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