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“Lovely hotel & time.... with a few minor issues!”
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Odessa Beach Hotel
Ranked #32 of 65 Hotels in Protaras
pontefract west yorks
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel & time.... with a few minor issues!”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Myself and 10 other guests stayed at the Odessa from the 15th May - 29th to attend my wedding with another 15 of the wedding party spotted around Protaras.

The Odessa its self was in a perfect location for our party, right next to the beach and the main one way strip close to maccy D's - Always a bonus for a late night snack after rolling out of Bells bar at 2am! The rooms were kept as clean as possible and the restaurant staff kept on top of all cups, plates etc keeping the place tidy. As the 2nd week became a little busier a number of the pool staff (John) came around to the loungers and removed all your used drinks and would ask if you would like these replacing, we all thought this was a lovely service and saved our lazy bums going to the pool bar.
All drinks in the Odessa were nice and they had a large selection, the only thing letting the bar down was the FLAT LARGER!! after a day or so drinking this a number of us could not put our lips to another glass so found ourselves going out of the hotel for a proper pint with a bit of life to it :)

The entertainment staff in the hotel were all brill and super chatty :) getting a number of our party to join in the shows and games from time to time - Well done guys!! It was so sweet watching all the kids dance on the stage on the evening.

All our party was more then happy with the food! a large selection of salad and meats with veg and rice on a evening and a roast joint. Dinner very much the same but could find a few items cols from time to time. Brekie was ok.... and I only say ok due to me having to complain about the sausages that were not cooked and were still pink and mush in the middle. I informed the Thomas cook rep who was also dinning at the same time who she acted upon this with seconds and got them removed from the buffet.

The rooms were spacace and were modern with a small balcony, bath, shower, TV and a small table and chairs. These were kept clean on a daily basis with fresh towels.

Now the building work..... The main building work down towards the beach does not effect anything major apart from a few small issues. We found on a number of occasions that as the lorries and vans were travelling up and down the access road very close to our hotel where we had to sun breathe that a cloud of dust from the dry mud, gravel track would come over in to the hotel over the sun bathers and pool. My friends room was over looked the access roads and cranes and I will tell you now no matter what anyone says this is not a pretty site!!! Myself and now husband were suppose to be getting married in this hotel over looking this mess... but my amazing wedding co Ang Bence arranged for us to be married next door at the 5* hotel CTG with or reception at the Vissarana next door to that :) AMAZING!!
The access road leading to the beach was also a big challenge for the family in our party with a child's buggy! The child had to be carried and the buggy struggled getting down the track and was too un safe for her to walk with the ground so bad and large mounds of gravel and stones placed about. Also the hotel play music from 10am until about 5ish to hopefully dry and drowned out the noise of the builders and vehicles travelling up and down the road. Call me boring at 27 but from time to time I found myself saying that I wished they would just turn the music down a touch so I could read my book.

Overall we had an amazing time and a wonderful wedding at this resort but after viewing our parties other hotels (silver sands 3* & Vissarana 4*) we would not return to this hotel in a rush. In our eyes the Odessa really needs to step things up as a 4* compared to some of its sister hotels as the standards are far from the same.

Would a truly return to this hotel - Yes if the price was right, but not before checking out other places and prices due to standards.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Odessa from 15th-29th May. A family of 4, all-inclusive, accompanied by 33 family and friends for our wedding. We had a brilliant holiday here. The room was large with plenty of storage space. It had a TV, fridge and safe. The only thing we had to pay extra for was €22 for the safe for 2 weeks. Unlike previous reviews, we did not have to pay for the remote control for the TV or the key for our fridge.
The food was lovely, a lot of choice, but I did hear a few people complaining that there was not enough 'English food'.
The pool was very clean and used by people of all ages. There is a small toddler pool for little ones and the main pool has a shallower part too. Be aware though that you can't walk gradually into the pool, you either sit on the side and swing your legs in or climb down the ladder type steps. This was difficult for my mother in law who has knee replacements but she managed with some assistance. The Thomas Cook entertainment staff are absolutely fantastic, they are there from 10:30 in the morning til 4:30 and then 7:30 til 10:30. There is all sorts going on around the pool, as well as fitness in the pool and water games.
The hotel staff are lovely, very friendly and they work extremely hard. Special mention to the most cheerful barman in the world, Demetris!
Regarding the building work that so many people have been asking about (and complaining about!), the new hotel is almost completed.
It is NOT directly in front of the Odessa and therefore does not spoil the sea views from the rooms that overlook the pool and the sea. The new hotel is slightly to the left of the Odessa as you are looking from the pool area, we could see it from our room which overlooked the pool of the hotel next door (Tsokkos Protaras). They have built a roundabout on the road alongside the Odessa which leads down to the beach and access to the new hotel is from the roundabout and along past the Odessa but to be honest, I really can't see what everyone has been complaining about. Yes there are lorries etc passing along the road through the day but it's not as if they are driving through the hotel pool or over your sunbed! And it has nothing to do with the Odessa. It didn't affect our holiday at all.
All in all we had a fabulous holiday and we are looking forward to returning next year, if not before!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

I started my holiday HB in constantinos the great next door and had the opportunity of moving with free upgrade to Odessa, so pleased I did! Room was great with amazing sea views, the cleaning of the room was ok! The food was good, sometimes cold though and got quite repetitive! Yes there are building works still going on but not disruptive and new hotel should be open next month! The Thomas Cook entertainment Team are new to this hotel and they are only ok, i am sure that they will improve throughout the season. Koulla on reception was as great as ever!! The bar staff were great, worked so hard and very welcoming! Thanks Dimitar, Michael, Veronica and the other female bar staff for keeping me in vodka and entertained you are a credit to the hotel. All in all you cannot really knock this hotel I have visited many times in the past and will hopefully return in September

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

If you want a peaceful holiday, don't stay here. The "entertainment" goes on till the early hours, not good if you have children! So if you want to stay here then take your ear plugs! The breakfasts are good with a range of choices. To the staff you are just a number there is no personal service as it is such a large hotel. Pool is clean and safe to use. The family room we were originally put in had ants in the room, it was damp and the Lino was uneven, you also have to pay extra for EVERYTHING in your room, for example the handset to your tv etc. The hotel restaurant also has not atmosphere so I would eat out if you're going to stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We have just returned, had a great week, the hotel staff were all fantastic. The room was always very clean thanks to the cleaning ladies who were all very cheerful and helpful, the food was all very nice the Head Waiters could be a bit more relaxed and more helpful. Only had a small problem we had was the hotel being built that spoilt the view, but in another month it should be all finished and open for business. All in all we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed here all inclusive we had 2 rooms all inclusive booked with travel republic. We were into our 8th day out of a 2 week stay when disaster struck. A lady manager took our all inclusive rist bands of my parents room were 2 of my other children were staying also 4 people in total. She stated they were not booked for all inclusive, even thoe we had our printed double copy of our bookings from travel republic. We got intouch with travel republic and they got intouch with her regarding the mix up. Even thoe details where sent threw to her it took her 4 days to reginstate our all inclusive to we're it belonged. So 1 room lost out in 4 days of food and drink. And she is a nasty peice of work not even a SORRY came from here. Odessa take note and fire her. We were having a good holiday until she cocked up.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

Just so that you all know, this is a fab hotel, went last year and loved it. But be aware when you see the picture of the pool and the grassy sun bed area, all s not what it was advertised as. Last year there was a dear bit of ground flattening going on between the grass area and the beach.
A week before your stay you will get a letter from Thomas Cook saying there is building work going on! That's because that lovely see view is now a new hotel that they are building ! Thomas Cook knew this last year as work started in September. The work was supposed to be finished in May, but has over run by a month. However they still saw it fitting to publish old pictures which is misleading to say the least! The words mis sold and compensation spring to mind ! Outside of this a great hotel !

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Odessa Beach Hotel
Address: 3 Amfitritis Street | Protaras, Paralimni, Protaras, Paralimni 5296, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Paralimni > Protaras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #32 of 65 Hotels in Protaras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Odessa Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Odessa Beach Hotel enjoys a prime location right in the heart of Protaras and a breath away from one of the best golden sandy beaches of Cyprus, Protaras Bay. The hotel features comfortable guestrooms with contemporary and chic style, an excellent range of facilities and services, spacious public areas with a great choice of restaurants, cafes and bars, and a traditional hospitable atmosphere. From your room balcony you may enjoy the view of the Mediterranean sea with a glass of wine while relaxing. A star choice for families and couples seeking comfort, fun and an enjoyable memorable holiday experience. ... more   less 
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