We booked the hotel through Olympic as a late deal and got a good discount, which made the hotel a good value all inclusive break for a week compared to the rest of the Cypriot hotels offering all inclusive. We wanted to chill out by a nice pool and not have to think about dipping in to our pocket / purse during our stay.
The location for us was perfect i.e. it was set in a quiet, picturesque location - it did not matter what was or was not near by because we only left the complex twice to walk to the local shop 5 minutes away. When we sat on our patio it was so peaceful and relaxing and we had a lovely view.
Check in at reception was very good - friendly and painless, and we were shown to our suite by the receptionist (English expat living in Cyprus) which was a very nice touch. We had up-graded to a suite as a bit of a treat and we were pleased with the modern fitted apartment which as previously described was well appointed. However, we had a few niggles e.g. we had three large cockroaches which we had to exterminate, and there was obviously a leak somewhere in the water system which seemed to be the cause of a millipede infestation so each day we did our extermination task. This did not bother us particularly because we are seaoned travellers but could put off more squemish people. We did of course report the problem to reception and hopefully the matter has been taken care of. I aslo was not happy with my bed mattress which was lumpy and needed replacing, although my wife had 7 excellent nights sleep, and I was able to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room so was OK - again, problem reported to reception. As it was so hot whilst we werfe there we needed to use the air conditioning for which there was a local charge of €6 per day, which we though was OK and it was very effective. We must confess we watched some TV and were (sadly) delighted to find we had BBC 1 and 2 and ITV.
We found the all inclusive food OK, though not brilliant. We are not fussy eaters so we always found something to satisfy our appetite, although lunch was generaly better than the evening meal. Breakfast was fine. There were times when the buffet dishes were empty and we had to ask for replenishments, but this was no problem for the staff to dela with. The salad choice was limited and could have done with a meat / seafood accompaniment - this only happened on one night when prawns were included and this made a very nice change.
The seating in the dining room was padded but as we like to sit outside and eat we were disappointed that the seats on the dining veranda were wooden and uncomfortable. We ate most of the time down by the pool bar but these seats although canvas were not that much more comfortable.
The pool is very nice, a single depth of about 4 feet and a nice long stretch for a good swim. It was never busy and our 7 days lying by the pool was absolute bliss - especially as the pool bar was close at hand and the unlimited soft drinks, slush puppies, beer and cocktails were a pleasure. I got addicted to the cappucino slush puppies and my wife (and I) had more brandy sours than we can remember. We both participated in the daily aquaerobics at 11.00 with Reka and this was good fun. The evening entertainment was simple and was not overpowering so it gave us plenty of opportunity to converse with the mainly british holiday makers over a few drinks - very pleasant and relaxing evenings.
There was never much of a wait for the bar, and the staff were very attentive although the newer members needed more training on how to mix the cocktails, but this was amusing rather than irritating.
All in all a good holiday which we enjoyed. We have given an overall average score which takes into account everything above, the good and the not so good.
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