My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks over Easter, from the 8th to 22nd of April.
Having read all the reviews on this site I agree with points in most of them, but people must take into account differing tastes and age groups.
Firstly, I think that this hotel is absolutely excellent but is probably best for middle aged and older people rather than young families. I say this largely because the entertainment, despite what some people have written, is excellent for hotel entertainment but is definitely aimed at the older generation.
The hotel is beautifully furnished and decorated,and although from the front it is nothing special to look at from the back the architecture is great, with imitation ancient greek features. The huge lobby is very opulent and opens onto a nice terrace and a good bar.
sunbathing and pool area is beautifully landscaped, with grassed areas, paved paths, fountains and artificial waterfalls. There are both an inside and an outside pool plus a childrens pool. The idea of allocated sunbeds is a good one as it means you have beds available whenever you want in the same place and nobody else can claim them. The sunbed attendant was friendly and cheerful as were all the staff, but we felt that some of the beds and chairs were well in need of replacement, though all were seviceable.Read More
There were several eating places. We went bed and breakfast but chose to eat most nights in the buffet restaurant. The breakfast dining room was seperate from this and one could eat outside too at breakfast. This place was also used at lunchtime, and there was a pool bar too, or one could order food on the terrace or in the lobby, the waiters and waitresses patrolled constantly and were very efficient.
All the staff were very friendly and cheerful.I noticed the housekeeper Sofia mentioned in an earlier review and agree with everything said about her, she was delightful and one of the few true Cypriots working there. Most of the staff were immigrant workers, Polish, Russian, Greek etc, and all very good.
Niggles are minor.The food was not as good as some places we have stayed but was still OK.One of the managers, reception area I believe, was rude to a couple we had made friends with because they asked to change to a sea view room. He told them bluntly that these rooms were for people who had pre booked and payed extra, although they had never been told there was an option to do this and had already said they were willing to pay extra. He butted in when one of his staff was already dealing with them and was quite rude, then refused to offer any apology. I think he was the exception rather than the rule but even so it only takes one bad apple.
The road outside is very busy and bad to cross safely. Not the hotels fault but be warned.
The sunbed area ends in a sheer drop to the beach, only about 20 feet or so but high enough to injure someone if they fell over and there is no railing of any kind. Again, not the place for young children.
At dinner time you have to stand at the door of the restaurant and be shown to a table. That\'s fine by me, but they also expect you to do it at breakfast, which is annoying and unnecessary. I felt that the hotel had too many chiefs and not enough indians at times.
There are a large number of cats living in the hotel grounds, many very friendly. This is not the place for you if you have a cat phobia or allergy, but great if you are a cat lover. The hotel asks guests not to feed the cats but many do as there is no sign they get fed elsewhere. The supermarkets across the road sell dry food quite reasonably priced.
We would definitely stay here again. We were very impressed with the place. It\'s walking distance to the harbour and the archeological site where you can see stunning mosaics from 1700 years ago, and a quick bus ride to the old town and the market. The hotel also runs morning trips, very cheaply, to places of interest. Check these out as they go to many of the places the more expensive trips take in. I particularily recommend the one to the mosaic workshop and the winery, but the one to Yeroskipou to see the pottery and the sweet factory is also very good.
A hotel for older people in my opinion but a really good one. Disabled are well looked after too.Well worth it\'s 4 stars
Tour Operator: Thomson