Just got back from a 7day half board stay with my girlfriend, i've never really felt the need to write reviews on holidays as they usually live upto standard and any un pleasantries are usually forgotten by the end. However i feel really cheated at the advertisement of this hotel as 4* and the price we paid for it.
LOCATION: Absolutely spot on, walk out the back and youre in the pool area outlooking the beautiful beach and crystal blue sea. Walk out the front and youre on the busy strip full of restaraunts, shops and amusements (a little to commercialised for us though).
ROOMS: Really disappointing..The decoration is from the 70's, there were cracks in the walls, the bathroom was TINY and again had cracks in the tiles and actual toilet! The Tv was from the 70's too and only had 3 channels. The balcony although provided an awesome view was small with rusty blue railings. The room was kept clean though and the maid was really nice. The air con was pathetic too.
FOOD: Now this is where it gets worse, breakfast was served next to some bushes so flys were constantly landing on your food, the selection was varied but quality was honestly poor. Dinner was a very nice setting, but was failed by the super slow service..i waited 15 minutes for a coke for crying out loud. The food lacked variety and quality was awful..grease with a side of chips was the main choice, followed by multicoloured mousse for dessert.
STAFF: Lisa the thomas cook rep was absolutely fine..typical bubbly scouse. Aaron although friendly lacked enthusiasm for the activities and most of the time they didnt run. Hotel staff were a mixed bunch and definitley need to break a smile once in a while.
POOL: Sunbeds were never an issue as there were plenty, however the pool was HOT and over chlorinated..I run a swimming pool here in the uk and to see the maintenance guy chucking chlorine in at 9am was not re assuring to me.
Overall i would definitely would not recommend this hotel but i definitely would recommend protoras as somehow i managed to have a really good time, still really disappointed in the hotel though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iliada Beach Hotel combines comfortable accommodation with one of the finest golden beaches in Cyprus in the heart of Protaras center. A wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops and water sports will ensure an unforgettable holiday for the most discerning traveler and families alike. Our beachfront location will enhance even more this perfect holiday under the sun and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Iliada Beach Hotel is an excellent choice for guests seeking quality accommodation and excellent service along with a wide range of facilities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Iliada Beach
- Iliada Beach Protaras