recently stayed at grecian sands for the first time. we had an enjoyable holiday there.on booking with thomson we requested a pool view room.on arrival we were given room 116 which overlooked the tennis court. we returned to reception they were very helpful pleasant and polite. it was explained to us that a pool view room is also a sea view room which would require us to pay for an upgrade room 168 euro.we paid for this and were given a very nice room.all side sea view rooms it was explained to us overlook the tennis court.the inland rooms overlook the front of the hotel and car park. i do feel that thomsons should have informed us at the time of booking that our request for pool view could not be fullfilled.we found the hotel to be clean and well maintained.all the staff we found were pleasant polite and helpful.breakfast was the usual mix of cereals ,bread ,pastries, meat,cheese cooked breakfast.we didnt eat in the restaurant for evening meals,it was waiter service and the menu didnt appeal to us.we went into ayia napa everynight so didnt sample the hotel entertainment.its about 20 minute walk to the lively areas with bars and restaraunts on the way.or we walked along the beach to the harbour area were there are bars and nearby shops.taxis were around 6 euros from the centre to the hotel.the hotel room was cleaned daily with fresh towels. beach towels are supplied free of charge.we didnt have a problem at anytime finding a sunbed, there were plenty around the pool,gardens and man made beach.down the steps nearby is the main beach, with watersports nearby. we did the northern cyprus trip which was great for any one interested in history a very informative guide on the bus,who brought the tour to life.we visited the castle and were given 1 hour free time to see the harbour(we felt this wasnt long enough as there was much more too see) then it was onto a nearby village for lunch the meal choice was fish,chicken or vegetarian with wine. everyone seemed to enjoy,didnt hear any complaints,then it was onto visit the monastery.we hired a car for a couple of days to explore cyprus.went to limasol,paphos and larnaca.theres a large outdoor market just off the motorway on the outskirts of larnaca on a sunday morning.the roads are good and driving on the left made life easier.if you are buying cigarettes to bring home,they are sold in packs of 1600.i bought some in a local tobacco shop. i opened them to check them before travelling home. i returned them to the shop as they smelled terrible.the whites of them were stained. and didnt light as they should. the shop offered a refund or exchange straight away.we had an enyoyable two weeks at grecian sands.we were pleased with the hotel and had great weather.hope this review helps and please contact me if i can be of further help.
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- Five-story Holiday Hotel situated on the Mediterranean coast, 45 km from Larnaca Int'l Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grecian Sands Ayia Napa
- Hotel Grecian Sands