We chose to stay at this hotel last week as we are planning a wedding in Protaras for August and wanted a reasonably priced apt hotel to stay at for a week whilst sorting out things for our wedding. I feel that myself and my fiancé are reasonably open minded and we're not really a snobby or 5* luxury kind of couple - all we wanted was a place where we could sleep comfortably, relax when not sorting things out for the wedding and have a clean shower and kitchen.
As soon as we entered it looked like we were in 1981. This was the kind of place I stayed in with my parents back when I was a child. There was even a broken analogue radio in the chest of drawers! I started to unpack and found that the safe was broken - this already disheartened me but I proceeded anyway. I then went to the toilet - it wouldn't flush. It took (no exaggeration) 12 attempts to get it to flush. This then became a running joke and even a game between me and my partner on who could get it to flush. My competitive spirit of being 2 nil up by the second day was the only thing to stop me from crying at how bad the room was. The hot tap in the bathroom spurted out water and soaked us - and then the shower taps wouldn't remain on the temperature that you wanted them to - you were either roasting or freezing.
The bedroom didn't have a double bed - two singles were pushed together. The sheets were clean although the blankets were old and dated. We only have one small pillow so felt very uncomfortable. The carpet had countless stains on the floor and the room seemed to be falling apart. The hairdryer started sparking and blew up in front of us too. We did get that replaced.
The kitchen didn't have a cooker - it had a hot plate. There weren't even enough plugs to have the kettle and toaster in as the same time. The whole place smelt like damp and the crockery did not smell nice at all - we had to wash everything 2 times before touching it and even then I could smell something horrible when I drank out of a cup. You just couldn't relax in this room at all - horrible.
Oh and to top it all off - we kept finding dead cockroaches in the apartment. If these things can survive a nuclear attack - how are they not surviving a room at the Crown Elamaris?
The whole experience was laughable and we only kept going by hardly staying there at all and getting on with our planning. There were not many people staying in the hotel last week but a few Brits and Russians who congregated at the pool and the bar at night time. Definitely will never return. Thought it was pointless complaining - you pay cheap, you get cheap. I am just glad that we will be staying at The Pernera Beach (which is beautiful) in August.
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- Crown Resort Elamaris
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