On arrival (6am on thurs 8th july) we found that we had been given a double room - even though we have asked for a twin. When George, the manager arrived about 3 hours later, we were given a new room straight away. The rooms arent a bad size and the bathroon has a bath with a shower over it. Balconys are small but can seat 2 people. The Tv has only world news in english but, occasionally, you can catch an odd english film.
The rooms are cleaned daily, clean (but a tad tatty) towels are changed every other day. We stripped our bedding after 3 days and put it in the bath - the beds were then changed.
We had a rear room - most of the building work behind the hotel has now finished - the occassional drill or saw can be heard but no heavy machinery.
The pool area is tired and could use some new sunbeds ..... but it is lovely and quiet. Take a bid beach towel - the padding on the sunbeds gets very hot to the touch. Also - take flip flops to the pool - the floor around the pool is scorching in the midday sun.The pool bar is very expensive but the supermarket opposite the hotel is very reasonable and the people are lovely.
The food at the hotel is ok ........ if your not picky and you dont mind the same things day after day. Good idea to go B&B. The breakfast offers a full english or continental buffet. It is all well cooked and you can have as much tea, coffee and freshly squeezed (you squeeze it yourself) orange as you like. The evening meal leaves a bit to be desired but it is very cheap (we paid £24 per night - half board).
The hotel is a stones throw from Fig Tree Bay beach - gorgeous !! Gets very busy and there is a small charge to use the sunbeds and brollies. The hotel is ideally situated for nightlife and shops (very expensive clothes shops selling mostly fake goods)but quiet at night. We found (2x 30 sumthing females) that the town was very family orientated and, after 11pm, went very quiet.
Most bars do food and you can eat at least 2 course for about a tenner each. The Square Bar does 2euros a drink all night - cocktails included. Great atmosphere in Las Pas Bar. Bells bar seems to be the only place that plays loud music at night and people seem to assemle there for a boogie. Romeos does a Greek night with fab meze. Even chinese restaurants and Mcdonalds - you will not get stuck for places to eat.
A trip to Ayia Napa (approx 10 miles - 15 euros in a taxi) was a proper eye opener - no wonder young brits get a bad press abroad .......... it was bedlam !!! Avoid after midnite if you are over 21 haha.
The staff (apart from one girl with a constant long face) are very friendly and eager to help you.
Personally i liked this hotel - yes its tired and dated and needs a few quid spending on it but overall a pleasant stay. The air con is free and it is 2.1/2 euros a night to hire a fridge. Quick tip - take your key off the fob and leave th fob in the slot to ensure the air con stays on when your out. There arent alot on brits in the hotel - theres a proper mix on nationalities - so you might not make many friends.
Cyprus is just lovely and Protaras is the best bit. Feels soooooooo safe and the place is very clean.
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