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“Extremely comfortable hotel in wonderful location on Larnaca beach” 5 of 5 stars
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SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Larnaka-Dekeleia Road | PO Box 40857, Pyla, Larnaka 6307, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Pyla
Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Extremely comfortable hotel in wonderful location on Larnaca beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had an extremely enjoyable stay in this beautifully-refurbished and tastefully designed hotel, strategically located on Larnaca beach, as well as in close proximity to a large number of excellent restaurants, souvenir shops etc.. The rooms are extremely comfortable, overlooking either the sea or the lovely gardens with their several, delightfully-landscaped swimming pools. A lot of quiet areas where one may sit, enjoy the sea breeze and have a cup of fragrant Cypriot coffee! The meals are excellent, by the way. The beach is sandy and safe, and various water sports are available. There are easy chairs located in different parts of the hotel, so that one is never short of a place to relax. Service is excellent, there are several restaurants and cafés within the hotel as well as close by.

Room Tip: I have been to this hotel several times, and have always been very fortunate with the rooms - or rat...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear Hair U,
What a great review! On behalf of the SENTIDO Sandy Beach team I extend a sincere Thank you for your lovely remarks and positive review! It is always welcome to read such warm comments. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fantastic modern feel hotel, services and staff were excellent. Clean rooms. Also met the hotel manager, he was very friendly and gave us a walm welcome. The holiday concierge, Mrs. Christina Charalambous was very helpful and also friendly! I will definitely be returning for another beach holiday to this hotel! And will recommend this to our friends and family!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear Alexander J,
Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to host you and we very much look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked through booking.com for a superior room for just under a week requesting late check out, and even though we received a confirmation request for acceptance via email, and I contacted customer services before travelling and reminded them at check in, they never sent the updated confirmation on their side and clearly didnt update their system so they called us on the last day (well past normal check out time) to ask us what we were doing!!!

The hotel common areas have recently been redecorated but all the materials and furniture used are low quality and cheap. A lot of items are from Ikea, which can be nice, but not what you expect in a 4 star.

The room we were in was the same size as all the others and I fail to see what was "superior" about it apart from the price. The room itself had been renovated but was obviously unfinished. There was no light in the wardrobe where the hole was, and no other light to help see inside the wardrobe or corridor.

There was also only one free socket in the entire room (the other one being used for the small TV screen) which is hardly enough if you need to plug in more than one phone, and since the room key has to be in the slot to have electricity, we had to take turns to use the socket and recharge.

The bathroom itself probably dates back to the 1960s or whenever the building dates back to, and has never been redone. Not only was it small, the tiles looked dirty and were cracked, the vent was not properly inset and had mould marks all the way around it. Also, in terms of towel racks and space for toiletries it was less than functional. I would expect this kind of bathroom in a good 2 star/ low 3 star category.

The wifi in the common area was so bad we ended up using the wifi around the pool area from the neighbouring hotels. It was so unstable and often inaccessible in the common area, we decided against spending 10 extra Euros per 24 hours for the privilege of inroom wifi.

The breakfast buffet was good, even if it lacked any of the Cyprus specialities like Baklavas or their own fruit. We never tried the restaurant, opting to walk outside to one of the many great traditional taverns in the area.

The pools were nice but the beach is definitely not sandy. I would use the word "muddy" to more clearly describe what it looked like. Small, overcrowded with deck chairs to the point it was impossible to walk if not inside the water itself, the volcanic, dark, compact beach is not the best in Cyprus or even in the area. Along the coast a few hundred meters along is a much nicer stretch of sandy (volcanic) beach and mediterranean sea.

The deck chairs around the pools and beach could also do with an upgrade. They were small, covered with plastic covered mattresses which didnt seem to be cleaned every day.

Finally, this hotel needs to do a check on the quality of the information they provide and especially how this information is provided. It is not clear what timings the various bars and facilities have, what they offer, and often the staff does not have good enough English to understand and take orders.

Also, the much publicised sports activities were ridiculous and obviously only listed as a marketing ploy and possibly to get the 4 star rating it clearly doesnt have.

We were disappointed with the overall facilities with this hotel. The holiday was saved by the fact that the bed itself was comfortable and we were so close to good restaurants and in front of the bus stop to go to Larnaka and onto other parts of the island from there. Was it not for this, we probably would have moved to another hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to be the same size and all have only a side view of the sea.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear Dxbtraveller_13,
Your review and personal thoughts regarding your recent stay with us are most appreciated and welcome. It is without a doubt very valuable to have our guests' point of view, so we can resolve all matters and ensure a comfortable stay for everyone. I am sorry to read you were unsatisfied during your stay at our premises. Had we received any of these issues during your stay we would have had the opportunity to make amends and ensure a comfortable stay. All your points and comments will be taken very seriously and acted upon.
Once again, thank you for your notes and for choosing the SENTIDO Sandy Beach during your visit to Cyprus.
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Kfar Saba, HaMerkaz, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The hotel is not far from airport. clean room. breakfast is good and included few selections. helpful stuff. pool is very nice and clean. the beach is one min. far from the hotel.
free wifi available only at the lobby and you have to pay for using in the room.
Overall, nice hotel to stay for few days (we stayed for five days) for good rest and sun bathing. we sure will be back.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Samsonby,
Thank you so much for your nice review! I am glad to see that you enjoyed our amenities. Please come back and see us at the SENTIDO Sandy Beach soon!
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Pros: An excellent 24m pool, very close to the beach, rooms and communal areas all nice and clean. Included breakfast was very good. Cons: reasonable wifi reception can ONLY be found in the lobby, and the 'early' breakfast offered a rather poor selection (and no milk for tea!).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Matina Payton,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. Your comments will help us better understand our guests expectations and improve. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Melbourne
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Its a wonderful hotel close to a lot of places,beach is good and very good view from the room i got.The staff is very friendly especially the housekeeping was great.would definitely recommend it for a nice relaxing holiday

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 8, 2014
Dear 27780,
Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a great pleasure to host you and we very much look forward to welcoming you back!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This hotel is perfect for busines trip and some rest. Not far from airport very close to city center and good comunication with Nicosia. Very helpful stuff and good food and drinks. Pool and beach very clean, rooms are clean every day. I will recomend for sure.

Stayed July 2014
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GuestRelations-SBH, Guest Relations Manager at SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Mihalek M,
What a great review! Thank you so much for sharing your comments about your recent stay. We are pleased you had such a positive experience and we are looking forward to your next visit.
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Additional Information about SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel

Address: Larnaka-Dekeleia Road | PO Box 40857, Pyla, Larnaka 6307, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Larnaka > Pyla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Pyla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — SENTIDO Sandy Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-story Beachfront Hotel located 12 km from airport. With pools, restaurants, bars, conference facilities, gym and spa, its the perfect place for a holiday or business trip. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandy Beach Larnaca
Hotel Sandy Beach

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