First thing to note the Hotel is in a smaller resort than Protarus called Pernera. The resort has lots of restaurants and bars on your doorstep in fact you will be spoilt for choice in a week, which we were. The hotel is ideal for a relaxing break in Cyprus. It gives you easy access to Protarus, Cape Greco, Ayia Napia and Famagusta, more about this later. Weather was excellent. The hotel was clean, the apartments spacious with plenty room to cook small meals and breakfasts. We did not have the hotel food as such a great choice and loads of offers eating out. The staff especially the reception were very friendly and helpful. We used the hotel as a base for a relaxing week together with a bit of exploration, it was perfect for this and we would go again no problem. The hotel is not advised if you like lots of activity round the pool, lots of water polo, games quizzes etc, you know the sort of thing, it is pretty quiet during the day but it did not matter to us as we were out and about. Again at night we ate out so did not stay for the evening activities which tended to be bingo, karaoke, a parrot show and a magician, not really our cup of tea and it did look a bit low key. what I'm saying is that if you like this sort of thing, and I'm not being sniffy, then this hotel is probably not for you. For example if you are a bit limited as to mobility and need entertainment on site. One other thing is there is no wifi which is a shame. They have a 'coin in the slot' computer but this can be expensive. We used to go to the Windmill pub where they have free WiFi but you need to buy a drink of course, most of the bars have free WiFi in fact. The bars are generally great with all the sports on and there are lots of good restaurants. Steak and Ale house great, free wine before 8pm, Speedy Gonzales great Mexican, an excellent restaurant on the beach, began with a K, forget the name, loads in fact. We did go into Protarus once but did not need to really. There is a very pleasant walk along the beach which takes about 30mins with lots of nice restaurants and bars along the way. You must do the 'Red Bus' trip to Famagusta, the guide is brilliant and you get all the history of the invasion and the ghost town and get to see the deserted and bombed hotels from the beach, but no photos allowed!! The thought of people running for their lives having left all their possessions in the middle of a meal or shower while being shot at by planes does not bear thinking about! Very interesting city Famagusta also. So there you have it, great hotel and resort as a base to see a different part of Cyprus yes and the other info given by people holds, 1 euro bus to the water park and even Ayia Napia if you must. The hotel was great value I think we paid 13 pounds a person per night, (mid October) cheaper than many Youth Hostels! Well recomended!
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