Travel operator: First Choice
We had booked the holiday through First Choice and following a very pleasant Thomson flight from Cardiff and very efficient transfer from Larnaca airport we arrived at the hotel at about 12.15am. We were greeted by extremely friendly reception staff who gave us our keys and provided us with plenty of information. We were also invited to the pool bar area for a lovely cheese and ham toasty. It was lovely after a long trip out.
The room was perfect and the view was stunning. We were on the top floor overlooking the pool and the sea. We could not have hoped for a better start to the holiday.
Up the next morning for our first breakfast and we were not disappointed. Plenty of selection of just about everything you would ever need for breakfast and a lovely seating area out side with lovely views of the pool and the sea. We already knew that we were in heaven for the next two weeks.
As I said earlier the room was lovely and it was always kept perfectly clean and tidy by our lovely and friendly housemaids. A nice good size flat screen TV was provided, along with a fridge, tea and coffee facilities, safe and very efficient air conditioning system; all provided at no extra charge.
The pool was actually a littler bit bigger than I imagined and there was always plenty of room to swim. The pool area was always kept clean and tidy and we never really had any problems getting deck chairs right next to the pool, even as late as 10 in the morning or after we returned from an excursion later in the day.
The pool bar area was brilliant with plenty of seats and was the perfect place to unwind after a hard day’s snorkelling, swimming or sightseeing. All of the pool bar staff were fantastically friendly and there was a great selection of beer, cocktails, soft drinks, ice-cream and some lovely snacks available during opening hours (10am-midnight). I was pretty certain that nothing was “watered down” and I have been drinking for a long time.
Linda and I are not big evening meal eaters; however we did use both the lunchtime and evening buffet on a few occasions and we found the food to be very nice with a great selection. Again, all of the staff were so friendly and the seating area overlooking the small bay was just beautiful, especially in the evening. I apologise that we did not use the Restaurant; however, everybody we met that had used it said it was brilliant.
The hotel has its own sort of private sea swimming area. It is not a beach but lava rocks with a man made concrete ramp that leads you safely into the water. Once in the water it is truly stunning with crystal clear views when snorkelling and fish in abundance, especially if you fed them some bread. We did snorkelling in several locations up and down the coast, but this was easily the best area and we have some amazing underwater videos. There are three really lovely sandy bay beaches within a few minutes walk of the hotel. We used all of them and they were great. I don’t know how we managed it but we never seemed to get charged for Sunloungers??
The overall location of the Hotel is perfect with a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants literally at the top of the road. The broadwalk to Protarus is a lovely walk and I highly recommend doing it both during the day and in the evening.
Linda and I have been married for thirty two years and in all that time we have had a rule that we would never go back to the same location twice. Well that rule is about to be broken. We will be returning back to the Pernera Beach Hotel next year and cannot wait. Thank you to everybody for a truly stunning, remarkable and enjoyable holiday in all respects.
I would highly recommend paying the extra to upgrade to sea-view, the views are exceptional, otherwise it maybe a view of the car park.
The swimming pool isn't over sized but plenty of swimming space and loungers. We never had a problem at all getting a bed for the day. If you want the beach, it is virtually on the sea, so therefore 2 mins and you are there. Parasols and loungers are priced at 2.50 euro per item. There is a grassed area near the pool and sea with free umbrellas and sun loungers.
The bedrooms are spacious but the TVs are really old, some have flat screens but we never and hardly any English channels on them at all.
There is a large balcony with chairs and a table to relax.
Everywhere is spacious throughout this hotel and is good for people with walking difficulties, although Cyprus in general is not good with uneven paths and unfinished roads.
There are lots of activities in the hotel with a daily programme of evens and shows at night which are fairly good.
Breakfasts are good value as other guests have said and equally nice are the dinners with a lot of choice. Although saying this, I found last year’s better, maybe because of the choice.
They offer a laundry service here and you do have to pay for safety deposit boxes about 24 euro per fortnight.
Staff are very friendly, we had no problems at all. We always had a laugh with reception staff, very courteous and attentive.
Surrounding area has a good array of food restaurants, and tour shops, I recommend Platoon for your trips, a lot cheaper than your reps and more knowledgeable. You will find this by coming out of the hotel, reach the fork in the road and it is opposite. Good bars are the Ranch near the hotel for good atmosphere, KoKos where it is 2-1 on shorts. Free Wi-Fi at the Windmills bar (when its working) and the fresh house bar and restaurant at the top of the street 5 mins from the windmills.
The fresh house is exactly that, very good prices for all budgets, exceptionally clean and tidy. Panikos and Maria welcome everyone; they are the cleanest restaurant by miles in my opinion. Very friendly, if your choice is not on the menu, Panikos will do it for you. All the family can enjoy the ambiance, including watching TV or playing pool. It is not a noisy place to eat, but tables and brollies are outside to watch the world go by and relax.
Pernera is a lot quieter than Protaras, but has a family feel to it, if you want noise at night, but to retire to your room and sleep, then this hotel and area will be right for you.
We upgraded in the UK for a sea-view room and got it for all four of us. It was My mum and step-fathers honeymoon, so they received a nice bottle of champagne on arrival.
Rooms very clean and very good a/c. The view from the large balcony was well worth the extra.
We had a double bed and my mum got twin beds pushed together.
There are hairdryers in the rooms but no kettles unless you upgrade further, we took our own.
The shower had always constant hot water and bath.
Breakfast was in a separate room and had a good selection, manly cereals, fruit juices, fried breakfast, yogurts, fruit and danishes. Tea/coffee/hot choc/cappochino.
Main meals are in the restaurant over-looking the bay, all food is delicious, ranging from fish, cold meats, vegetarian dishes mainly salads etc, potatoes, chips, gravy. The deserts are nice, ice creams, cakes, and hot sponges. Drinks are extra and can work out expensive.
The beach is set in a cove, shallow waters for children and water sports. On the actual beach the cost of sun beds and umbrellas are £7.50 euro per day. In the hotel grounds they are free.
There is an indoor pool, quite spacious but as it was hot, it wasnt used.
There are a good animation team who are mainly english and a kids club. Night shows are fairly good, but better in main resorts like Protaras.
Hair salons and shop are in the hotel.
All in all no complaints, but i think the hotel would benefit their guests by giving beach/swimming pool towels.
This is a 3* hotel, i think it is nearer 4* very friendly staff. Would recommend.
Travel operator: First Choice
The hotel was really Clean...
We had a lovely room with a fridge and tea and coffie making facilties and a sea view..
The breakfast was a slight disapointment not enough choice and most of the time the food was underdone..
Evening meal was a slight improvment although would of liked to have seen more Cypriot dishes on the Menu was the usual chips and pasta for those that like them.
Beaware though of the bill for your bar drinks the waiters sometimes get confused and drinks are added to the bill when they werent purchased this happened to us three times other than that would return to this hotel and this part of cyprus...
Travel operator: first choice
We paid for a sea view in a delux room and it was worth every penny,again personal preference as you dont spend that much time in your room but we didnt regret it and would pay again.
There were daytime activities if you wanted them and it was always easy to get a sunbed.Night time entertainment wasnt much to shout about in our opinion but it didnt spoil our stay.If youre a party animal then its not for you but taxis are there to take you to the nightlife so youve got the best of both worlds here.
Overall a good hotel in a great position and we have already booked to go back next year.
Travel operator: Thomson
Get yourself a sea view, it was perfect.
The location was perfect and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops and bars. Hire a car a have a look around , it was the easyiest way to explore all the lovely beaches and the water park.
The entertainment was ok but preffered to go out on a night, but if you wanted to stay at the hotel it was pleasurable.
I will be definatly going back.
It was my first time in Cyprus and I really enjoyed it. Couldn't have picked anything better.
Travel operator: Olympus
rooms were spotless and the maid came in every day we had clean towels every other day. evening entertaiment was fine the entertainment team worked their socks off.
Travel operator: skyhols
Travel operator: hellenic voyages (sunescapes)
The staff were all very friendly and very helpful. The animation team did a brilliant job, both day and night time.
Tha hotel was in an ideal spot not next to noisy bars, but within easy walking distance.
We had a briliant time and will definetly go back.
Travel operator: Sun escapes
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