We stayed at this hotel 18-29 September. We were a bit apprehensive about going to Cyprus because of the large influx of Russians - who we have come across before in Greece and found them to be most rude especially to the staff. Fortunately they were no problem here it was the English who were a bit of a pain!!!
The hotel is really comfortable but could do with a refurb some things are a bit dated. They still use an old fashioned key for the door and a key for the safe (I don't think it is a good idea to put the room number on the safe key!). The room was big enough with a great size balcony and a side sea view. The view was good - you didn't have to crane your neck around the balcony to see the sea! The air-con is really great - in fact we had to turn it down!
There is a fridge in the room but you need a key for it and it cost €2 per day for the fridge, pool towel and safe which you would have thought came free with the all-inclusive package, but never mind we like a drink in the room and a cup of tea in the morning so paid the price.
There is no getting up at stupid-o-clock to reserve a sunbed, they are in abundance here - around the pool and on three levels going down to the beach. There is a load of room and the umbrellas are really great you can turn them around to get shade/sun without having to hump the bloody beds about and they have a built-in ashtray on the table, holders for glasses/bottles and rubbish bins attached.
There is a lovely little cove where you can get two sunbeds and an umbrella for €7.50. The sea is lovely and crystal clear. We did not use the beach though because there were too many toddlers and babies screaming their heads off! We just walked down from the hotel to have a swim. We did get a boat trip from the beach €12 for a 3 hour trip just long enough for a couple of swims. We did not go on any more trips or hire a car as we have been to Cyprus a couple of times before and toured all over, including a visit to Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia and Famagusta - that is well worth a visit.
The staff at the hotel are really great, very friendly Evi and Lucy in the bar were really good and very friendly and Alexandros in the restaurant (who also worked in the bar) was great. Ask him what your room number is - lol! Also Panis at the pool bar must get a mention.
The food was good you could always find something to eat and plenty of it, if you got there late you were not left with all the dregs, they replenished it all the time. It did get a bit repetitive but I find all hotels are the same in this respect.
The only downside to this hotel are some silly rules and regulations concerning the all-inclusive package, i.e. you could get a coffee or cappucino on the all-in but not an expresso!!! why? You could have a milkshake but not a frappe coffee - again why? Also you could not eat in the snack bar on the all-in, you had to go into the restaurant. If you wanted to eat in the snack bar you had to pay for it including the drinks!
Apart from these niggles, it was a good holiday made better by the lovely staff.
P.S. this hotel is just outside Protaras and it is a 15-25 minute walk depending on how fast/slow you walk. Lots of bars and restaurants in Protaras, prefer it to Ayia Napa it is more compact.
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