Returned back from Protaras yeasterday and felt compelled to write a review straight away! The hotel was just as it is named.... Brilliant. We have stayed at the hotel four times before, however our last visit was in 2006 so we were intrigued to see what changes had been made. Before we arrived i emailed the hotel to request a high floor and sea/pool view as it was our first wedding anniversary, they did not disappoint, they gave us a third floor room on the corner of the building giving us a panoramic view of the sea and we also overlooked the pool bar area. The room was spacious as we remembered, however all furnishings had been replaced, a spuced up bathroom and kitchen area and a huge, very comfortable double bed as well as a large flatscreen tv had been added. The kitchen was well equipped with a kettle, toaster, microwave etc. The rooms were very clean and air conditioning was great. We did find the bath a little tight to stand in to shower and the water temperature was a little temperamental on occasion, but this did not bother us too much. We ate at the hotel most lunch times and one evening, the food and price was really good as was the service. The pool area is the most improved area of the hotel, it is fantastic, large with features such as jacuzzi etc and a paddle up pool bar where that barman ( not sure of his name) works so hard all day. The hotel also has a childrens pool which was great for parents with small children. Whilst we were there we did encounter a couple of over enthusiastic teenagers in the pool which did get a bit annoying, however the hotel cannot be held accountable for this, the parents really should have stepped in, and you get this everywhere. We did witness hotel staff taking towels off sunbeds which had been reserved before nine, we thought this was a good idea and led to everyone having a bed at different times, we didn't struggle at all to find a bed at any time of day. The location of the hotel is perfect, two minutes from the strip and about five minutes from the beach. There is something for everyone in Protaras, we would reccomend a night at Romeos on a Wednesday or Friday for the Cypriot night, it is really great entertainment, food and a fantastic atmosphere, we also really enjoyed Andama restaurant. Drinks and food were relatively cheap depending on which bar you were in, the newer trendy bars were double in price. The weather was hot hot hot everyday, we would perhaps return a bit earlier or later in the year as we have previously but if you like the heat you will not be disappointed! The beaches as always were great, especially fig tree however i would avoid Saturday and Sunday as all the Cypriots visit and although this is not a problem, there is literally no room on the beach and bats and balls everywhere, we have never seen anything like it, but hey they live there they are entitled! Back to the hotel, it is spotless, rooms are cleaned to a high standard daily as are pool areas etc. The hotel now has a kids club which seemed to keep the little ones very entertained and gave mum and dad a bit of a break, Jane also holds daily events such as competitions, volleyball, darts etc, i think an intorduction of water aerobics etc could be added but thats just me. We didn't really see the hotel entrtainment but a lot of what was on seemed to be the same performers from the strip, we did see the parrot show which many children loved. One other point the hotel seemed to play music quite loud around the pool area late into the night we were not sure why, and we didn't mind but families with children might, to be fair once we closed the balcony door and put the aircon on we couldn't hear it. I'm sure if someone mentioned it they would turn it down it just seemed a bit odd given the hotel is quite family oriented, we did wonder if they even realised? All in all we had the best time at the hotel, we would highly recommend it, and will definately return, anyone who stays here will have a great holiday!
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