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Local Beach at Polis Chrysochous Bay
Roof Terrace
Thekla Court Apartments
View to the Mountains
Pool Area
View to the Sea
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Living Area
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Kitchen Area
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Bathroom
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Bedroom 1
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Shower room
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Bedroom 2
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Wash room
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Balcony View to Prodromi
Two Bedroom Apartment First Floor Balcony
View to the Sea
Nearby Local Fishing Port Latchi
Terrace View to Prodromi
Beach at Chrysochous Bay
Polis at Night
Polis at Nights
Nearby Mountain Village
Nearby Village
Local walking/cycling path from Polis to Latchi
Nearby Dam
Near Akhamas
View to Prodromi
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Polis, Paphos District

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Lynn517
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“Sadly disappointing”
Reviewed 7 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Sadly a dissappointment
Stayed for 2wks end of May 2012. On the face of it apt looked nice, but my heart sank when we opened the curtains in the louge/kichen, through one window a view of scrub/wasteland, through another the back of a dilapidated building, which was used as a cut-thru by residents of the neighbouring apt block. Haad a... few niggles with equip - frying pan with melted handle, melted fish slice, only one tea towel, an unpleasantly stained chopping board and although the floor looked clean our feet were black after waling on it for a while - property manager did buy a new board & extra tea towels and also steamed the floor, but essentially this made little or no difference! I even washed them myself with neat flash, but this didn't make much impact either, must be ground in. What pics don't show is overlooking the pool, which is far from private, is another apt block (approx 6-8 apts), long-lets occupied by Romanian families - on a couple of occasions some of them were leaning over their balcony looking down onto the pool whilst smoking and flicking ash down into the pool area. One apt has a black labbie pup confined to the balcony 24/7 sometimes whining/yapping for attention, v upsetting; I was not annoyed at the dog, but the owners. 2nd day no power, management co came out immediately to be fair, but admitted he was no electrician, gave us power back at the sacrifice of the A/C - glad it wasn't too hot in May! No satalite TV, apparently most of Cyprus have been watching SKY illegally, SKY cottoned onto this & moved the satalite a few degrees, so forget the TV! Definitely need a car to make the most of the area, buses 1/hr and nothing after 6pm to Paphos and beach is 20-25mins walk for able-bodied person. Very steep gradient up to Thekla Court, so definitely not for anyone with walking difficulties or the elderly. The small toilet closet had been used to store mops and had rather a bad smell eminating from it, as did the main stairwell at the entrance. Main bathroom toilet plays the 'bagpipes' for a few mins everytime you use is - funny to start with, but irritating after a while. Finally, any biting insect life tends to seek me out and I am sorry to say we had to buy flea spray from the supermarket to spray both rooms & our luggage as I had telltale small itchy red bites around my feet & ankles! Also no housekeeping for the 2wks we were there, apparently costs extra. Sorry, but true.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
15 Jun 2012
One part of the land around Thekla Court is owned by Turkish-Cypriots who moved to the North of the Island after the Turkish invasion of 1974. As Greek-Cypriots are not allowed to develop other people’s land, it is at the moment unused. Few people will describe an overgrown field that looks as nature intended, full of wild flowers, trees and birds as scrub/waste land and unpleasant to the eye. However, if you cast your eyes a little further, the views are exactly as shown on the Website, both towards the hills of Akamas and the bay bordering the sea.

The building at the back of our property, up a hill behind our garage, is not exactly delapidated. It is a café (it was very popular with our guests) which is under new management and is currently being extended and renovated. It is not under our control.

That a couple of people living in neighbouring apartments take a short cut through someone else's land to get to their flats is not really our concern. They do NOT go via our property.

We do our utmost to ensure the apartments are clean when guests arrive, so this was an unfortunate incident. As a result a member of the cleaning team has been replaced so this will not happen again. However the ‘niggles’ referred to were also immediately put right. The floor was steamed with a steam mop which left it spotless. The property manager walked on it with bare feet and it didn’t leave a single mark on her feet. That apart our current guest has found no issues with the tiles so there is definitely nothing ingrained in our tiles.

Our property is private with a wall surround where the entrance/exit is through the one and only main gate. As stated on the Website the property (3 apartments only) benefits from its own private sunny terrace and pool, i.e. both are private to our property and are not shared with any other. For the purpose of extra privacy and views, Thekla Court also has a Roof Terrace that is fully tiled, is equipped with sunbeds, sun-umbrella, chairs and tables and has a 4 foot wall surround.

As Thekla Court is standing on a hill (hence an extra 8 metres height), the terrace offers panoramic views of the valley of Polis, the Laona mountain range, the hills of Akamas and the sea. Much of the same views can be seen from the pool area and one has to tolerate the fact that these views may have to be shared with some of the people living in the neighbouring apartments.

Our neighbours are very clean, polite and generally very well behaved. Under the neighbour’s balcony is a patio (on the ground floor) which reaches all the way to the wall next to our pool area. It is therefore difficult to imagine how ash could (even on a couple of occasions) be flicked past all of this to land in our pool area, unless it was a very windy day.

It is of course possible that a puppy might sometimes whine. However, as the property manager has never seen or heard the puppy on any of her visits and no other guest has mentioned this, it is hard to believe that it was confined to a balcony 24/7. If we find this to be so, we’ll try to address it.

The electric was found to be tripping and property management immediately provided a temporary fix. The electric fault has been identified by an electrician and a permanent solution provided, so this will not occur again. However, it needs to be pointed out that the temporary fix did NOT sacrifice the A/C and it was explained that the A/C fob needs to be inserted into the A/C slot for the A/C to function. It may also be interesting to know that Thekla Court is one of very few houses in the area that needs no A/C most of the year. Once the windows are opened, there is a refreshing westerly breeze coming from the sea, most of the time.

The satellite TV was and is working, but it currently has limited TV coverage. Contrary popular belief the temporarily reduced coverage is not at all caused by Sky or any illegal activity, but by the decommissioning of a satellite that (unknown to us and many others) was at the end of its operational life. Its removal has impacted signals right across southern Europe, including Cyprus. Several new satellites will be commissioned to replace it; the first one is scheduled for commissioning later this year. In the meantime we are also looking for alternative solutions for better TV coverage. This situation was explained and our guest was also helped to find the TV news channel and Radio 2.

Any bad smell was unfortunately not highlighted to us. However, as the property manager, any past guest or indeed our current guest has not noticed any bad smells, it is clearly no longer there.

A ‘whining’ toilet flash was also not highlighted to us by any guest. However, we will ask our current guest to see if it is still happening and then get it fixed.

After all the heavy rain in Cyprus this year mosquitos and some small black flies did appear in May (as they tend to do every year in Cyprus and in many other countries) I can only assume one of these were the culprits. However this is NOT a problem specific to Thekla Court. It should also be pointed out that Thekla Court is one of the few properties that have equipped every window and patio door with insect netting. As long as the netting panels are kept ‘closed’ when the windows/patio doors are left open, bad-mannered mosquitoes, wasps etc. remain outside, but if the main doors are left open they might visit at certain times of the year.

As our apartments are self catering and very well equipped, and the majority of our guest do not want to pay for a house keeping service they don’t want, this has been reflected in our low rental prices. The property manager will, however, arrange extra housekeeping for guests that would like this service.

It may also be worth pointing out that our property manager also extended her help and took our guests to the supermarket, lent them a Euro coin for the trolley and gave them a local Taxi number for when they had finished. We aim to please.

It was and is clear on the Website that a car is advised and that the nearest beach, Chrysochou Bay, is 20 min walk away (5 min by car). For anyone that wants to make the most of the area and the sea side (open for miles) a bicycle or a car is needed. Paphos is about 25 minutes away, by car.

When going up to Thekla Court the first 10 metres or so are at a steep gradient with the next approximately 100 metres sloping gently uphill, all easily manageable for any person of average fitness level - even if elderly. The steep gradient is explained to all our elderly guests before they book, as was also the case in this instant.
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