We stayed at the Capo Bay and got married, and what can i say, all in all it was a fantastic holiday. The hotel has recently been refurbished, its very contemporary looking, and even though the rooms were perfectly fine i understand they will be refurbished during winter 08 ready for summer 09.
On arrival our room had flowers, champagne, basket of fruit and chocolate cake, along with a congratulations card for our wedding, which was really lovely. During the holiday we had numerous bottles of champagne and little notes left in our room saying \"congratulations\" and \"hope you\'re enjoying your stay with us\" type of cards, which i thought was a lovely touch. On our wedding day they even delivered a wrapped wedding gift to our room. I would recommend if you are getting married an afternoon ...
wedding, so that the midday heat has passed, ours was 3pm, followed by a meal at the hotel for our 11 guests. Read More
The wedding ran smoothly, first choice arranged our flowers and photography, the hotel sorted out the reception meals. All in all it took about 3 appointments of 30 minutes each with first choice and the hotel to decide upon finishing touches etc, and then they took it from there for us. The meals for our reception were fantastic, the portions were huge and tasted fantastic, and the service was second to none. There was also a complimentary champagne breakfast and candlelit dinner for 2 included if you get married there, to be taken any day you wish. Again the food was fantastic, and the service was second to none.
One thing to point out is that if you get married at their outdoor venue in the hotel grounds, they charge 345 euros for its use if there are under 15 guests. Quite steep given that you are only up there for 10 minutes. Also if you would like your wedding dress steamed the hotel can do this for 50 euros. They kindly hung my dress in their laundry area for a week before the wedding in the hope that the creases would fall out before the wedding day, but unfortunately they didnt all come out, so i had to allow them to steam it. They did a great job, but i did think that this service should have been free, or for a small fee given the money we had already paid for the holiday and reception etc.
Another excellent feature to the hotel is that there are 2 big pools, one for adults only. We were there mid August, and the adults pool was really quiet, and if any children under 18 go in there, a pool attendant immediately gets them out and gives the parents a telling off. When u pick a sunbed you want, the pool attendant will put a reserves mark on it detailing your room number so that it is then yours for your whole holiday. A few times we got to the pool and people were on our loungers, but on politely asking them to get off them they did, which was great. Beach towels are also given to you on arrival, which you can change daily for clean ones.
On speaking to a first choice rep they told us that during May and September they do about 12 weddings each day, pretty much a conveyor belt, so if this doesnt suit you i wouldnt recommend these months. On my wedding day there was 1 other bride, but as the hotel has such large grounds, their reception was the other side of the hotel, so we didnt cross paths. However on other days that we were at the hotel, i did notice some days there were up to 3 weddings in one afternoon, and guests from each weddings at the same bar, which isnt ideal in my opinion. I guess its pot luck as to how many weddings they do each day.For price guide, i paid 80 euros for my bouquet, 60 euros for bridesmaid flowers, and 7 euros for each buttonhole. photographer was 600 euros for photo album of 36, and another 285 euros for the remaining photos (about 200 of them) on cd. Photography was fantastic by the way. The hotel is right on the beach and right by the strip, but is not noisy. This was my 3rd trip to protaras, i love the place, love the people, and cant wait to go back.
Tour Operator: First Choice