I travelled to this hotel between 31/08 and 07/09/08. I was bit apprehensive before going having read some reviews on
other sites, but it turned out to be a very nice hotel and would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone to go. The
weather there was perfect, 7 days of clear blue sky.
Hotel rooms fair size, all have fridge, wardrobe space big enough for 2 people, plenty of hangers, and draw/cupboard
space. Room had kettle and at the bar there were teabags / sugar / coffee available, just ask the barstaff say you want some milk and they will provide that.
In room safes available to hire for 13 Euros a week. TV with BBC World News channel the only English one - you have to pay if you want a remote control though - pointless with 1 channel but still! ...
Bathroom small, but adaquate - had bath and shower. Latecheckout available til 6 pm for 20 Euros. Pool towels available for a refundable 10 Euro deposit. Read More
Internet access available to guests, pool table, video games, tennis court, table tennis all charged for. Quiet pool at the back of hotel is for people just relaxing in the sun, no activities at pool. Main pool had all the entertainment at. I didn\'t participate, but people were doing water aerobics, polo, volleyball etc. Evening entertainment there was some, the usual cheesy hotel style, but we didn\'t get involved preferring one of the local bars instead for a quiet drink.
Outside of hotel in Pernara - about 6 supermarkets all much the same, and 5 restaurants/bars. Protaras was a 20 minute walk away - a much busier town with usual touristy shops and loads more nightlife.
Food, I have never been to a hotel with such delicious food, OK its not a la carte luxury, but breakfast was hot buffet with your full English, cereals, toast, jam, yogurts, salads. Lunch and evening meal, choice of 3 or 4 hot meat/fish dishes, always seemed to be pork of some sort (which was a nice change as in recent years have gone to Turkey and Egypt and obviously you can\'t eat it there), always chips and 1 other potato dish, pasta, salads, fresh fruit, jelly, custard, ice cream for dessert (if you could manage pudding!!!) Restaurant staff very helpful plates cleared quickly, drinks brought to your table. Food was always hot and plentiful. Breakfast served between 7 - 10, lunch 12.30 - 2.30, and evening meal 6.30 - 9.30. Plus snacks inbetween if you could manage more food!!!
Bottled water included, as were beer, local vodka, whisky, bacardi and soft drinks, tea and coffee. Drinks were served in glasses at night, but plastic cups in the day.
Bad points, I like to make the most of my time in the sun, but there was nowhere in the sun to eat breakfast or lunch - the outdoor tables were all undercover. Hotel in places looked tired but nothing a spot of painting and some minor repairs - the wardrobe door had come of its runners, the bathroom was clean but could do with retiling. A very good hotel, staff excellent - there were hardly any Cypriot staff - apart from 1 lady at the bar the Cypriots didn\'t seem to enjoy their work!!! A sign of the EU I suppose when 90% of staff were Slovak and all of them faultless.
Tour Operator: thomas cook