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Evalena Apartments

49 of 49 hotels in Protaras

2 out of 5 from 1 review
P. O. Box 33390 Protaras, Cyprus
The Evalena Apartments are tastefully furnished with views of the sea. The Evalena Apartments are situated only 200 metres form the sea in the beutiful resort of Protaras, Cyprus.

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11 years 8 months ago
We booked the Evalena due to the location right by the sea ( previously we have stayed at the rising star next door .
We booked weeks before departure so got quite a good deal for Mid Aug but the place is only two star and it does show in places.
As we booked because of the location i wanted a sea view room so RANG the hotel the week before departure as couldnt get through via their email address.

Upon arrival ( around midnight ) we were given room 214 and as the heat was immense i paid for aircon straight away bargain at 6 euro per day.
The reception was as expected of a 2 star ( bright and gorey green and yellow decor but pleasant enough )

We took one of the two lifts to the second floor and could tell by the location of the room we had the sea view requested. We had payed for a studio but were given a one room apartment which was a welcome and much appreciated kind of up grade. Kitchen / living room area basic but looked clean enough. Kitchen VERY basic but we NEVER use anything but the fridge so we didnt mind.
Bathroom as expected, small and basic but again very clean also though very dark.
The bderoom was a good sixe again basic two single beds and usual furniture ( plenty of hangers in the wardrobe.
The joy for me was two sets of sliding doors, One in the bedroom and the other in the living room. Both which opened out onto a great size balcony directly over looking the pool and a great sea view. I went to bed ( air con on full belt very happy )

We didnt go to the wlcome meeting as we have been to protaras about 6 times in the past 3 years and just like a chill around the pool / beach kind of holiday.
I headed down to the pool area which was ok. Plent of beds, never noticed a shortage but i was always down early 0830 ish. The pool was a little of a let down as quite small ( although very warm )
There is also a kids park and tennis / basket ball court.

The bar area was ok again a bit to gorey for me with the green / yellow decor.
We had lunch / snacks around the pool a couple of times and the quality was great as were the prices and portion size, chicken kebeb, salad and chips less than 7 euro and too much to eat at lunch time.

Exchange rate in the hotel stayed the same for the duration of our visit at 1.10 to the puond, no commission charged. The rate on the strip was anything from 1.12 to 1.18 but then they charge commission so i just used the hotel along with my debit card to withdraw euros on the strip.

Now for the bad / dodgy points.
My sons bedding / sheets both had holes in, not timy holes but around the size of ten pence piece. Obviously this didnt spoil or affect or holiday and you get what you pay for the place is only 2 stars.
The claeners barely touch the place and sand was felt on the floors everyday ( even the first night in the room around midnight ? )
The biggest issue i had was a trust issue. This may sound petty but is a genuine concern. I noticed a couple of small items seemed to dissapear from our room. The first time i didnt say anthing but the second time i went straight to reception to tell them of my concerns. They checked if the room was on the claening rosers the days i noticed things had gone and sure enough they were. Thay said the cleaner who had done our room wasnt in again un til after we left but they would have a word with her ???? Not much use to me.
I spoke to the rep but he showed no genuine concern and said it was a family run place and all the staff were trustworthy. When i said i wasnt happy with it and thought he should be aware he just said if i was so bothered i would phone the police. It was by then our last day and the items were small

Travel operator: Olympic, Eurocypria

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