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“don;t go there” 1 of 5 stars
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Alpha Panareti's Royal Coral Bay Resort
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   1 Keratidiou Street | Coral Bay, Peyia, Cyprus   |  
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“don;t go there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a waste of money.We booked one week all inclusie over the new year. I have nothing good to say about this hellhole. Location - inthe middle of nowhere - a mile to the nearest bus stop and 2 miles into Coral bay bars and restaurants. Manager pathetic - did nor=t want to accept any responsibility and hid in his office most of the time. Staff overworked and totally demoralised. Outside areas never cleaned and corridors stayed dirty for days. The breakfasts were basic ; lunch was a snack menu where most of the items were not available and dinner was poor standard food and very little variety.When food trays were emptied food was not replaced -if you were not in early for dinner you were left with scraps.Also ran out of red wine and vodka for all inclusive guest on two nights. Public areas cold and unwelcoming. We could not wait to get home. This place made Fawlty Towers look like The Ritz. Basic cheap entertainment on 2 nights.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

"satellite TV"- only 4 channels (MTV, BBC news, 1 Russian, 1 French)
Dining - the chef was about 1 hour LATE for lunch several times!!!! so, no lunch when he was not there!
Quality of food - no variety, very poor breakfasts
Housekeeping - they don't clean the room, only sometimes change towels and bed sheets (which are stained and grey anyway). Moreover, the cleaner threw my clothes on the floor and left it there!
Toiletries - a piece of soap, that's all
Sound isolation - very bad
Attitude - very rude (e.g. ''you had a clean bed sheet, so if you made it dirty, it is your problem")
Swimming pool - good for little kids, but not for adults
Beach nearby - rocky and dirty
Location - TOO far away from everything, the nearest shop/ restaurant - 2-3 km away

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We booked We booked a self catering studio for our stay in November. Studio was an en suit room partitioned from another apartment with an extra addition of a hob. There was a door inside to actual apartment which was blocked with the table kept in front. No privacy at all, as you can hear everything even the whispers from both sides apartments. You can hear pouring tea or water, walking and TV so wasn’t able to sleep. Very dark bathroom with one light, no extractor or window Nothing was available and we have to ask for everything (Dinner Sets, Cookware, Cutlery Sets and Kitchenware). They expect you to bring everything even soap and washing up liquid. When we complained, we were shown another apartments which were all the same. Room was full of mosquitoes and they know about it but we were asked to buy spray from their shop as they don’t take any responsibility. No wifi in the room and only available in lobby area. No satellite TV as advertised and the TV has only one movie channel which runs 24/7 rejected horror movies. There was a safe in the room but you have to pay if you want to use it. Everything you ask, they want you to pay for it. Cleaner only collect rubbish. I was told that towel and sheets will be changed after 4 days but we have to ask cleaner for it who gave us a favor and changed the sheets and towel. Staffs are really rude, they have one handy man who does everything and not really approachable because of his behaviour. No privacy in apartments and really uncomfortable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed at the panareti coral bay hotel early December.. I can't honestly fault the staff, however the hotel was freezing due to the low temperatures.. The heating was not working in the hotel, we only had heating in our bedroom. The hotel must be a fabulous place in summertime, but avoid it during the winter......

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I m a medical doctor from South Africa and in accordance with our Visa requirements in South Africa we require a letter from the hotel with the necessary hotels letterhead confirming our booking at this hotel for the period of your stay.
We normally book into Hilton Resorts and are accustomed to high standards. We booked online through Expedia.com and proceeded to contact the hotel to ask them for the necessary paperwork. What we encountered was a very obstructive booking agent namely a Mrs Claudia Bacanu who blatantly refused to help us with the necessary paperwork ( which was basically just a piece of paper confirming our stay which was already paid for and confirmed).
I proceeded to contact Expedia.com myself and their agent sent an email to Mrs Bacanu who asked her to provide me with the necessary paper work for my Visa. Once again we were met with objections and difficulty with her. I m sorry to say my husband and I who is a high profile plastic surgeon in Cyprus will never return to this hotel or use this hotel group (larcohotel group). I have never been treated so unprofessionally and with such little respect. If Mrs Bacanu had just tried to be helpful this would have been completely avoided. We do not recommend this hotel to anyone.
Although the receptionist Lana and Eid tried their utmost best to assist us, Mrs Bacanu flatly refused.
On my return to South Africa I will write to every travel magazine and international complaints forum about this problem.
Avoid avoid avoid!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Following on from the last review, we too were worried about what we were about to find after reading the reviews.
The resort is beautifully set around a lovely swimming pool. Wehad a lovely view of the resort pool and the sea beyond. We had booked through the Interval International exchange scheme and requested a 2 bedroom appartment. Having stayed in many resorts across the world, it would certainly rate as 3* not 4*. The rooms were spacious but the bathroom and balcony were too small to accommodate the number a 2 bedroom would hold. Luckily it was enough for our small party. The furniture does need updating but instant improvements can be easilymade such as brightening the rooms by changing the soft furnishings (modern curtains, cushions and bedspreads), changing the pictures and installing better appliances. Strangely there were 2 kitchens. Some redesigning to remove one kitchen and create another bathroom would improve the 2 bedroom layout.
A welcome pack (water, milk, tea and coffee sachets) would also have been welcome as we arrived very late and had we not brought along tea, coffee and bought provisions on the way, we wouldn't have been able to get anything.
The resort was immculately cleaned, the rooms were cleaned daily, which was a surprise as this is not a hotel. In most self-catering accommodations we have stayed in, this is not the norm. Sheets and towels were changed mid-week, a normal practice, but towels here could be changed more often by just putting them in the bath.
Unlike most reviews, we found the staff very helpful and pleasant. On arrival, we couldn't switch the fridge on. The desk assistant ar rived within 5 minutes to sort it out. All members of staff were friendly, happy, chatty but did seem to have a lot to do. They could do with more staff as they seemed rushed off their feet.
We ate in the restaurant on 3 occasions, breakfast which was not exceptional but well cooked and plentiful. We also dined twice, buffet style meals, the Greek evening food was very tasty and as good as if not better than mezze we had elsewhere. The second time, the food was a mixture of all types of cuisine but it kept the hungry men happy.
A car is needed but nowhere is very far and a within a couple of kilometres radius there are plenty of restaurants and facilities.
All in all I can't begin to understand what anyone is complaining about as we had a very enjoyable stay and a great holiday

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

After reading mixed reviews here, we were unsure what to expect. We arrived in the early hours and we're not too impressed with the welcome. However in the light of day we were happy with the accommodation- it suited our needs as a family. Yes, the decor and furnishing are in need of an update, but you could not complain about the standard of cleanliness. The rooms are cleaned daily although the bed linen and towels are only changed once a week. A bit more Eco friendly than most hotels I think. Public areas are kept very clean. We felt that the accommodation and environment was safe for our four year old. Hotel has a small outdoor play area too. Staff could be more approachable, particularly the reception staff. We stayed on a half board basis and found it was good value. Breakfast buffet was a little dull, but evening meal was varied and delicious. The hotel is in a quiet and peaceful location with no bars or restaurants in the immediate vicinity. It is therefore very useful to hire a car. It is a good 15-20 min walk to the beach and the nearest bar/restaurant/supermarket and bus stop to Paphos. Overall we enjoyed our stay because of the location and satisfactory accommodation/facilities. It's not really a top four star hotel, but it's functional and decent.

Room Tip: We were at the rear of the hotel, which was really quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Keratidiou Street | Coral Bay, Peyia, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Peyia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Peyia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alpha Panareti's Royal Coral Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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