First impressions from the photos in the brochure and on the internet the place looks appealing, after all it is rated as a 5 star hotel. Walking in through reception the staff were welcoming and friendly, we were welcomed with a refreshment and shown to our room on the 3rd floor. Although late arriving at the hotel, the staff accommodated us by providing food from the A La Carte menu. (We had paid for Half board) 5 star a la carte it was not. Back in the room the beds were hard and looking under the beds it looked like the room had not been cleaned for months although the rest of the room was very clean. We used the spa/swimming pool/gym the following day and although the indoor pool was very clean, the jacuzzi was not working, when having a shower the water stunk and if someone was having a shower in the cubicle next door you were left with no water. Half board only includes pool and gym by the way. It was an extra 8 euros for sauna and jacuzzi but on the first day the jacuzzi did not work and ended flooding the gym. On the second day the sauna stopped working.
Moving on to dinner the A La Carte menu for Half board guests left much to be desired. If it were not for the Womens' Canadian and Italian teams staying at the hotel then a buffet would not have been offerred to us. although even the buffet food which was meant to be hot was cold. The customer service provided by some of the waiters left much to be desired from a 5 star establishment; with plates and glasses being slammed onto the tables and staff leaning over customers while they were eating to hastily remove unused plates without apologising to the cutomer. However, not all doom and gloom as the desserts were very good.
The weather was good at a sunny 21 degress and relaxing in the indoor pool pretty much every day improved the holiday.
With regard the area itself the hotel is near a power station and is a 15 Euro taxi ride to the centre of Larnaca. This time of year nothing is open in the vicinity bar a couple of pubs and restaurants and ofcourse the bingo hall which is heaving every night.
Would not return to this hotel because of the poor quality of evening food and the spa facilities.