“Okay.... but not the best!”
Stayed here for a week in mid October as a last minute getaway. We got quite a good deal for the hotel and read all the reviews so knew not to expect a 5 star hotel! From arriving and checking in at the hotel it seemed nice, quiet and clean. We then took a walk through the 'village' and past the pool to find our room. We were in the block nearer the back of the pool but with nice views of the pool area from the balcony. The rooms were very basic and old fashioned. The bedsheets and other linen were well used... some with some fashionable holes in... !! The 'double bed' was two singles pushed together, which I find really frustrating as I always end up falling down the gap! Also they were quite uncomfortable but did the job. The rooms are no frills but functional. We didn't spend much time in the room so this didn't bother us too much and at the price we paid we thought it was to be expected. The pool area is lovely, we always had sunbeds even if we went there around mid morning, however, it was a quiet time of year, with only 2 weeks left of the season. We only ate at the hotel once which was a pizza and chips for lunch one day. It was fine. We heard many people complain about the all inclusive and were glad we hadn't chosen it! It seemed as though there was a minimal selection of food, with about 8 trays between everyone! Not what we would class as an all inclusive buffet! If you're planning to go self catering there are some fantastic restaurants around Ayia Napa and Protaras. We got the local bus everywhere, despite some uncertain residents you can get the bus directly outside the hotel (by the blue building - the bus sign is high up on the tree!!) and the bus stops at a similar place on the other side. Although sometimes you can be waiting 20-30 mins for a bus, the service is great for the price; we bought a €10 pass each that meant we could use it as much as we wanted for the whole week! Fantastic! We would recommend that EVERYONE tries Limelight - THE BEST Greek restaurant ever! We went for a meze - 20 courses of small Greek dishes, which was AMAZING! The restaurant is accessible by bus, if you're going from the hotel through Ayia Napa, stay on the bus past the square on your left, the bus will then turn right and it is on the corner of the next right turn - although the bus drivers are great, we asked them and they dropped us outside! Also, Georgias in Protaras, on the main strip a little way on the left if you're on the bus. Fantastic food, good price. We did the Troodos Mountain and Nicosia trip with Olympic, was good... some lovely views but I probably wouldn't do it again. Despite the tour guide telling us we wouldn't have time to pass through into the Turkish side, we took our passports and made it, with enough time to go across and still got to go up to the viewing floor of Debenhams. Depends what you're looking for in the Turkish side but there's not much there apart from the typical 'sporty' brands etc. The rest of the trips we did ourselves, we visited Protaras on the bus, Cape Greco, Nissi Beach, Macronissos beach and Konnos Bay. We only walked half the way to the most eastern point, then walked from there across to Konnos bay, which was a walk and a half but was brilliant as you get to go past the sea caves etc which would be difficult to see otherwise. Overall the hotel was fine, we didn't spend much time there so wasn't too bad, but normally when we go on holiday part of our photos will be room photos... we didn't feel the need to share the state of this room with our family and friends! Would definitely recommend the area, altho don't expect to be able to walk into Ayia Napa from this hotel as we were told it would take about an hour! If you're looking for a cheap holiday where you can spend most of your time out and about then it is fine, but don't go expecting pristine rooms and great all inclusive!
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