The short walk up to the apartments took all of about 2 minutes. It was nice to strecth our legs after the flight and coach journey. The rep had the key to our apartment as we arrived at 7.30 in the morning on the Sunday. We were very impressed with the size of the 1-bed apartment and the cleanliness. We didn't have a kettle in the apartment, but we did take our own travel kettle so we could have our moring cuppa! The pool was lovely - not big but not too small either. Big enough for everyone staying there. There were plenty of sunloungers for everyone. The food and drink prices at the pool bar were a bit pricey, but it didn't put us off having food and drink there. The staff were very helpful, especially Hannah who served behind the bar. The owners were lovely people too - they bought us a lovely little gift as it was our honeymoon, and they looked after us so well.
We had no problems with any bugs in the apartment. We did get a few ants in the bath - watching them trying to get out was quite funny tho! We ended up washing them down the plughole. The cleaner did leave us a can of ant killer if we needed it. She was lovely.
We had our towels and bedding changed every 3 days, which was enough for us. Rubbish bins were emptied every other day which ok too.
We would definitely go back there as it was a lovely place to be. A fantastic self catering holiday.
Travel operator: Olympic Holidays
Travel operator: Olympic
We arrived at 05:00 due to flight delays. We were well looked after by a rep from Olympic Holidays. We were one of the first off of the transfer coach and the rep showed us to our rooms.
The walk up the drive is quite dark, but previous reviews make the walk sound awful. It is literally 20 seconds from the main road. As a plus point that 20 seconds worth of walk takes the apartments just far enough from the main road to escape the noise. The walk isn't an issue.
Throughout the first few days we were offered a rep to show us around Ayia Napa but we chose to find our own way. Nothing that they did wrong. Jonny the barman was a good laugh and the breakfasts he cooked were great. You could order your meal, and as long as you made an effort to tell him you'd be in your room, he'd shout you to come for it when it was cooked. The food was of a good standard.
I saw a poolman two times in one week and credit to him, he comes around at 05:00 and doesnt wake a soul. I didnt make an effort at being up at 05.00 so he could have been there more often, I dont know. The cleaner was a foreign speaker so we couldnt interact so much but it wasnt a problem. She did a good job and left us to a reasonable hour to get up before she came round. Daily service if I remember correctly.
A lady who worked on the bar the last two days of the week was pleasant and was helpful when asked for directions to Famagusta.
All in all, the staff were friendly and efficient, the bar stays open til 11.00 if people are around to use it. The accomodation is fairly basic but safe and clean. The pool is clean and the pool area isn't overly busy. The drinks are well priced as is the food.
There isnt much entertainment at Bellini but it never pretended to be that sort of a place. Would I stop again. Already booked for October 07!
Travel operator: Olympic
Travel operator: Olympicholidays
The only self catering equipment in the kitchen is a gas hob, no kettle, toaster or microwave,they have a kitchen table but no chairs to go with it. The kitchen work top surfaces and bathroom was infested with ants.
The towels were only changed about three times in two weeks and were in holes. Nowhere to dry clothes , towels etc, apart from hanging them over balcony. No safety deposit boxes in room, but could rent one in reception which only opened from 9.00am to 9.00pm which wasn't very good if you needed anything out of those times.
We were in a ground floor apartment and noticed the window wouldn't close, so reported it to reception and after 3 times of complaining it got repaired in our second week.
Front door of apartment had been kicked in at some time and not replaced. Overall furniture was old grotty and uncomfortable but luckily the sheets were clean.
Apart from the above mentioned we had a good holiday but didn't spend much time at Bellini bungalows, and no we wouldn't go back!!!
Travel operator: olympic
Consequently we had to have the lights on during the day and they weren't very good so the place was still gloomy. The air conditioning didnt work very well, and again, because we were ground level we were reluctant to leave the patio doors open at night time.
Next day we mentioned all of the above and asked to be moved, we were told they would see what they could do. As much as I adore cats & the complex was home to a lovely kitten, he did have a knack of getting into our apartment without us always seeing.
On one occasion we only discovered him because we'd gone back to get something, there he was curled up under the bed and we'd already evicted him once that night. Another time we only discovered he was in there because around 4am he jumped on my bed - luckily I dont have a heart condition! Later that day when we came back for lunch we opened the door to a very very strong smell of cat, he or another cat (as there was more than one) had got in again, maybe with the cleaner.
We went to reception and this time a different girl was on, she moved us right away to the apartment above. Joy, it had a window and was bright -at least we could leave the patio doors open at night time for more air.
The air conditioning couldnt be left on all the time as it was SO noisy, kept you awake. The furniture was very dated, the sofa arms and dressing table had grafitti scrawled all over them. The bath wasnt very clean. After only one night in there my friend had to have her mattress changed as a spring came right through. Mine made 'kerchung' noises every time I moved, so I moved carefully in case I got impaled!
With the Cypriot plumbing being what it is you dont flush loo paper but put it in a bin beside the loo - bearing in mind it was 32degrees last week this bin should have been emptied every day. We soon discovered why this wasnt happening - for the whole complex there is only ONE cleaner. We got chatting with her on our last day & I felt extremely sorry for her, it was far too much for one person to clean on their own effectively - that woman defintely needs help.
Around 2am one night we returned to the apartment to discover there was no water, and nobody at reception to report it to (closes at 10pm) so I rang the emergency number on the door.
Good enough a man turned up around 10 mins later and after looking here and there delcared the water situation to be 'Kaputt'. Around 4am it did eventually come on again only to go off later that day. The same man returned, he eventually tackled the pipe under the bathroom sink with a wrench - said there was an air lock causing the loss of water. Seemed to do the trick and it came back on again.
The outside lighting was very poor, because our outdoor light was linked to our apartment key being lodged in a slot in the wall, it meant that when you removed the key the light went out and it was hard to see to get down the flight of stairs outside.
Also the small road outside which led to the main road had no lighting at all aside from the end part which had the lighting from the signs above the lap dance/strip joint!(Altough we never did see anyone going in or out of it!)
Location wise the compelex was great, just 10 minute walk to the nearest beach and around 15 - 20 mins to the centre of Ayia Napa, the square etc. Overall all though I wouldnt be in a rush to stay there again unless it had a massive overhaul.
Sorry Bellini but you've got to get the apartments done up and please take on more cleaners to help that lady.
Travel operator: Olympic
We then had to pull our cases up the dirt track to the apartments as the coach could not drive up there (so make sure you have one with wheels on!!!) When we were shown to our room, I burst into tears! We had paid
Travel operator: Olympic
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