This was a gorgeous hotel which I would recommend to everyone.
They have spent 10 million modernising it and it shows. There are huge white wicker sofas around the pool, hammocks and cleverly designed covered areas which make it look very plush.
The pool isn\'t huge but big enough and they also have a small paddling type pool for the younger kids.
There are plenty of sunbeds all around the pool area and also on a grass area which takes you straight onto the beach (no steps so directly onto the sand)
The reception is huge and airy with a funky bar, clean shiny marble flooring and full length glass doors and windows all around.
The bedrooms are huge compared to previous holidays that we have had and the bed was so big you could get lost in it!
The balcony was lovely and big, ...
we had a side sea view and a view of the strip from the other side. There were big double glass doors leading out to it with a lock on which activated the air conditioning (if the door was open the a/c would switch off). The stone wall on the balcony was at waist height with 2 bars above that so I didn\'t let my son out there on his own in case he climbed on one of the chairs as he would easily be able to slide through the bars.Read More
We had a flat screen TV (only one English channel though - Sky News) a bath and shower, hairdryer, loads of cupboard space, table, dressing table, fridge and safe.
Cleaners came in every day, new sheets on bed (we know this as our son used to stain them with crayons/food etc!) and they even washed his bottle of milk for us one day when we forgot to take it out of his cot the night before!
The choice of food was great, they cater for children although there isn\'t a massive choice for kids who are a bit picky. As long as they like potatoes/chips/chicken/sausages/salad they should be fine
On one side of the room they have about 15 big silver covered serving dishes with the meats/fish/veg, another table full of different salads (about 6 or 7 types) different breads, cakes, olives etc and then the dessert table which includes fruit and sauces. Another for cheeses, crackers etc
In the evening they also have a carvery type thing in addition to the main choices.
Each night they have a different theme, cyprus night / Chinese / English / Italian / BBQ etc
The food was very good even though you do tend to get a bit bored of it after a while but I think that\'s the same anywhere you go.
Breakfast has a choice of tradional fry-up, different breads, ham, cheese, olives, salads, cereals, cakes, toast, jams, tea/coffee machine and a water/juice machine aswell.
The hotel is situated right in the centre of protaras making it ideal to get to anywhere.
We were staying in room 520 which is by the princess suite at the side neareast to the road, it was quite noisy at night with the kareoke from one of the bars but not noisy enough to stop us sleeping or wake us up so it wasn\'t a problem.
I think the only gripe we had was the finishing to some of the jobs at the hotel. A few of the slabs by the pool had come up making it a potential hazard and also the little foot shower needed a slip mat in it as my son and also my friends son slipped as soon as they put their foot in it causing one of them to fall and smack his head on the floor. I reported this to the hotel and they wrote everything down so hoPefully they will sort it out to make it safer.
A little tip - Take a little lunchbox with you at breakfast time as they don\'t mind you taking a few bits away with you. My son didn\'t really each much while we were there so rather than buying meals and wadting them, we took a croissant, ham and fruit for him to graze on through the day. I was told to do this by one ofhte other guests and felt a bit cheeky so I checked with the waiters and they were fine about it.
There wasn\'t really any entertainmet unless you like a few songs on the piano at night and water aerobic in the day but there\'s plenty on he strip.
Also, if you are half board, you can swap evening meal with dinner which is off a menu at the poolside restaurant. You can also ask for these as take-aways and eat them on your sun-loungers.
Tour Operator: Thomas Cook