This was booked in May and was a "special" advertised in a local travel agency. We went with open minds and were determined not to pay a lot of heed to the adverse reviews. We will not make that mistake again!!! We arrived at 3.00am in the morning so the first impressions of our hotel room was that we had gone back in time, the wallpaper was peeling, the furniture had liquid stains running down it, there were odd marks on the wallpaper which we later realised were down to cockroaches meeting their end. The floors and bathroom were very clean though and the air conditioning worked although it was very noisy. The hotel was very quiet and we had no problem getting to sleep on any night. Breakfast is a disaster.... catered more for the Russians who were out in force. They were actually the worst part of our stay. They have no concept of queuing for food and will happily mow down anyone in their path. My daughter was a victim of a Russian gentleman in his haste to pile even more food onto his already heaped plate. There is more than enough food to go round but these people just pile it on and waste so much. The food in the evening is quite good and we were able to get something to suit us every night, but again there is a feeding frenzy as if the food is going to run out. Some of the Russian guests were very aggressive and actually physically pushed adults and children out of the way to get what they wanted.... so rude! The cockroaches are another story. I know they can appear anywhere but the first night to find one in our bed was horrible. On our last night we had 4 cockroaches in the room and were up until after 1 chasing them down.... believe me they were huge.... enough said! There are cats everywhere which is fine you are in cyprus and you expect that, but to have them round your table begging when you are eating is not fine. There are only about 25 sun loungers around the pool which is very badly maintained. There is only one large pool, one baby pool which is filthy, two small pools which are beside the big pool but which only have stale, stagnant water lying in the bottom of it and another pool which is cordoned off and has no water in it and rubble etc lying around it. In saying this there could be 300+ people staying at the hotel but there may be only 20 or 30 at the pool each day as most people seem to go to the beach. After all that, the staff are pleasant and this hotel is probably a victim of the economic situation in cyprus. I think this hotels major downfall is the fact that it is a hotel suited more to Russian and Eastern European holidaymakers and no longer suited to the British holidaymaker. As for me and my family..... we won't be hurrying back.
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- Arsinoe Beach Limassol
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