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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We booked last minute (beginning of July) and just wanted a nice pool to relax by for a week, the problem was that this holiday was somewhat mis-sold by Cyprus Paradise as the other counties using this hotel (eg) the Russians and Polish obviously had their holidays sold as fun pack club 18-30 style holiday for young families, hence the music started blaring out at 10am and didn`t go off until 7pm. We did ask the Polish club rep to turn it down but she said her customer wanted it and the lady at reception said there was nothing she could do. As our rep form Cyprus Paradise only showed up for the welcome meeting we were powerless to do anything about it, so basically we were pushed out the hotel as the noise was quite simply continuous and unbearable.
We had paid for an upgraded room and we were lucky that we only had to swap the once as approximately 50% of the rooms had something wrong with them, mainly the air conditioning not working, also you couldn`t use the tiny balconies because the air con unit where directly above so all the super heated air was blown directly on to you, we also heard from someone that the first room they were given that the bed was sagging in the middle, when they investigated it was broken in two and had been propped up with towels. Cyprus Paradise must really pride themselves on that level of quality.
Cyprus Paradise sell themselves as a specialist company selling top end holidays but they obviously know nothing about their hotels or their customers (or they simply just don`t care once you`ve paid), the hotel is on a main road in the middle of nowhere, it is 2 star at best, there is nothing pretty or remotely nice about this hotel.
Also the picture of the main hotel on their website conveniently doesn`t show the “new – nothing works in these rooms” which have now been build on top of the main building
I know that you have to take these reviews with a pinch of salt but I can genuinely say that if you want a relaxing quiet holiday you are very unlikely to get it here !!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Angela12345686
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My wife and i arrived at the club simena on the 8th july for a two week allinclusive holiday.
The hotel itself is fine ,rooms fine , pool ok ,sometimes a little cloudy by the end or our stay the water was green ,pump broke , they were takeing samples all day ,in our rooms as well.
NOW to the food and drinks, Breakfast every day is boiled eggs one day ,fried the next,for the whole fortnight ,cheap cornflakes ,no other cereal, warm milk ,cornflakes go soggy straight away.
there is also a selection of rubber cheese,salamis,bread,and melon.After asking for toast it took a week for them toget a small toaster but the bread they cut was a tight fit so people were burning there fingers or using a FORK to get it out.Lunch and Diner is the same , one main course only ,take it or leave it, over cooked veg and rice,watery soup,main course usually grilled meat balls ,turkish style meatballs, turkish style tas kebab <meatballs>,chicken casserole,usual side dishes rubber cheese ,salamis. Dessert was tasteless cake or surprise ,surprise MELON. IF you are unfortunate to be All Inclussive the draught lager is undrinkable, no brand name on it, if you like a glass of wine you would do better to pour yourself a glass of vinegar from the table ,tastes the same.After complaining to mercury direct,s agent tour plus we got to have a meal from the al a carte menu ,what a difference nice food, after that we were told we could have certain dishes to eat chicken ,burgers, fish .With five days left of our holiday we ate out even more than before as we were getting more and more stressed out , there is plenty good pubs and resturants near by ,good food and drinks ,good prices. I did have a meeting with the hotel owner, very rude man , i think he is only interested in his profit margin.
There is no entertainment at the hotel, about sixty liverpudlins arrived the second week, Friday night music till 2 30 in the morning outside on the resturant terrace, sunday at the pool till 1 30 am, VERY loud,i had to phone the reception to get it turned off or get them to go inside the hotel as we were up early both days to go on trips .To sum up this hotel only go to it if you only want a place to sleep , half board or all incluisve waste of money as you will only have to eat out anyway . If you have any questions about the hotel or area feel free to ask.

Room Tip: 1501 nice room
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank william751
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Club Simena,North Cyprus is in the back of beyond, on arriving at 10pm via Antalaya to refuel, we are given tepid soup and sandwiches which looked and tasted as though they had been there all day.The breakfast Day1 boiled eggs, Day 2 fried eggs, Day3 boiled, Day4 same old same old, this is the only hot food at breakfast.plenty of salami, rubber cheese,Tomatoes,Cornflakes of a sort,jam's etc.The fruit of the week Melon or Melon or Melon tea or coffee only at breakfast. Evening meal again thin tepid soup you can see the bottom of the bowl,choice of gritty rice, potato wedges,over cooked frozen veg,and a meat of some kind. no other choice, hard luck if you like fish .To go to a beach there is a free bus, which takes you at 10.30 then picks you up at 4pm.If you wish to go into Kyrenia (very nice around the harbour) there is a bus is evey 10mins, but stops at 8.30pm, so you will have to get a taxi back at night. No entertainment in the hotel on any night.but if you want that , its only a 10min walk to a couple of bars/ restaurants JESSIES is very good. Plus side the main pool has plenty of sun beds,etc.Seperate pool with water slides for the young. Maids change the towels every day and beds every 2days.could not fault them, if you wanted extra pillows etc no problem.fridge and a kettle so had to take cups, spoons,from the bar.To buy water milk and fresh fruit there is a small supermarket 50meters walk away. but all in all we would not go back to Club Simena.

Room Tip: rooms on the east side away from the water slides.1401-1430
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank panjae
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Just home after 6 days here with a Travelzoo deal. I say 6 days as we spent a whole day travelling due to an engine problem which took nearly 2 hours to fix in Antalaya and also having to leave hotel at 4 in the morning! As we were very late arriving soup and a filled roll were left for us. This along with a nice greeting and a good room gave us hope all would be well!

Before going to breakfast we noticed that most on the sun beds already had towels on them, some not even used until much later in the day. Breakfast every day consisted of bread,eggs,cheese,meat,salad,melon and stale cornflakes with warm uht milk. After a couple of days a toaster appeared which took so long to even get a slight colour on the bread!

The pool area was lovely but totally spoilt by horrendous loud music blaring all day and well into the evening. Thankfully as we had hired a car for 3 days only 1 day was spent here.

We were on a Breakfast and Dinner package so after a pretty poor breakfast we were looking forward to something special for dinner. HaHa! Soup,a superb selection of meze salads but all out of a tin! 1 hot dish with rice,frozen veg or pasta. Melon and some other Turkish sweet. No tea or coffee. This was repeated every day apart from our last night when they ran out of hot food an hour into service and gave us microwaved leftover fish in batter! We spend a lot of our time exploring new places mostly on a budget but this is possibly the worst food we have ever had! How can overcooked chicken wings be classed as a main course?

The food whilst we always ate something was not the worst bit of our stay! It was the noise at night!!! The only night there was any entertainment it didn't start until after 11 and was still very very loud until approx 2.30 when someone complained and it was turned down. Music, if you could call it that, blasted out from the pool bar all day and until 9ish at night. On our last night when we had to leave hotel at 4am music was played in one of the only 2 local bars until 01.30 hence another sleepless night.

This probably sounds as tho we are a couple of " old fuddy duddys" we are old but still enjoy life and music!

To sum up
Great hotel if you have kids who are happy just to play in the pool all day!
Great hotel if you accept basic food!
Great hotel if after paying for all inclusive you are happy to eat and drink out every day!
Great hotel if you are happy to hire a car and get out and about as there is nothing within walking distance!
Great hotel for what we spent!
Housekeeping staff changed towels every day and made beds!
Air con free!
Wine at 22 tl acceptable!
Staff friendly but undertrained!

We visited a couple of small local beaches which were pleasant.
LA hotel and beach club had the most fantastic pool and good food with no charge for sunbeds!


Top Tip
Hire a car! Easy driving on the left hand side. Good roads and well sign posted. Car hire cheap.
Very many Historical sites to visit which would cost a fortune with organised trips.

Room Tip: Upper story rooms as far away from pool bar and restaurant as possible!
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank madpaul
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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Awful hotel. We went out of season no entertainment. You are stuck in the middle of nowhere. The room was awful there was mould on the walls. It had a stale smell and the sink was leaking. The food was like mush no option was given or any notice to say what was served that day. We had to ask for the water slide to go on and they were not happy we had asked! Rude staff except for one friendly bar man. Oscars is much better.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Ajb2003
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