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“Ideal great value hotel for laid back stay in Pernera near Protarus.”

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Crown Resorts Elamaris
Ranked #65 of 65 Hotels in Protaras
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“Ideal great value hotel for laid back stay in Pernera near Protarus.”
Reviewed 25 October 2011

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!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Just arrived back from cyprus. stayed at this hotel, if you only want some were to sleep then thats fine, I found that for self catering this hotel is no good, you only have a two rings to cook on and a small grill oven under neath, one of the rings did not work proper, the other got to hot, and all the pans are steel which your food stick to the bottom. one of the switches on this appliance was faulty, no cover on it, the only good thing was the toaster. and the rooms are big.
around the pool only the red umberellas work the blue and white one's about 4 or 5 of them work, some of the sun loungers are ripped. then seating around the entertainment are a health and safety hazard, they are all fraing full of holes.
if you want serving at the pool bar make sure you can find the bar attendant first or you could be waiting around to get served.
The towels are not very clean, you can see dryed in blood on them. They provide a TV in the room and one of the channels is FOXMOVIES, which is english, but they turn it on when you arrive, and turn it off 2 days before you leave. The bathroom is not very clean, alot of the tiles on the floor are loose as you can here them move when you walk on them.
Entertainment. nothing there to entise you to stay and partisipate, kids disco and bingo, or kids disco, and a small group of entertainers, pool bar is closed by 11-o'clock at night. no atmospher at all. beer is not cheap, within walking distance you can find good food and cheap beer, and good entertainment. well the sheets on the beds were clean,anyway.
This is not a 4star hotel I would rate this as 2 star only. and no WIFI, but you can go to any tavern around the hotel and get WIFI. This is not like it's sister hotels in Pahos or larnaca, We will not be going to this hotel again. I cannot say what the food was like as we were self catering. but if you want a good meal then visit the Kartana across the road, good food good service, beer cheap. A lot of health and Safey issues at this hotel.,
Kath From Lancashire

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Stayed at this hotel for a week the beginning of Sept 2011, this hotel is actually situated in Pernera not Protaras but this is not such a bad thingl, me and my boyfriend spent a couple of nights going into Protaras and Ayia Napa. Protaras is about a 20 minute walk along the beach front from Crown Resort. The bus is an absolute bargain at 1 euro to get to Protaras or Ayia Napa, Waterpark, Nissi Beach which was amazing. Our favourite restaurant was definitely Mojitos, this is about a ten minute walk from Crown Resort if that, it's opposite only fools and horses. We ate at this restaurant twice which is unusal for us as we like to try out different places but it was really great food and nice drinks.. cocktails! The weather was amazing, in the thirties the whole time, would definitely reccommend going here, the hotel room was a perfect size, very spacious but could do with a little refurb but we really didnt care about that it was very clean and thats what mattered to us.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Well if you enjoy a 2 star hotel parading as a 4 star then this is the place for you. Our weekend trip started out by getting lost as we made the mistake of following the directions on the website, when i finally gave in to my unwillingness to ask for directions, I called the hotel.... CUE CRAZY RUSSIAN LADY!! The lady on reception gave me the very helpful directions of "just go down the road and turn right". Unbelievably we couldn’t find the hotel from these directions so I called back and explained that we had driven through Protaras and still couldn’t locate the hotel. She then said “Drive back through Protaras (obviously back in the opposite direction) and turn right” After we eventually found the hotel, we checked into our room and even though we had booked for 2 adults and 1 child there was only 2 beds (big sigh). The other thing that let the hotel down was the price of the drinks. I live in Cyprus so I am used to paying over the odds for things but 10 Euros for 2 warm pints of Keo and a small lemonade is excessive even for Cyprus. I managed to build up the motivation to use the ‘Fitness Suite’ as advertised on the website. I had to obtain a key from reception so assumed that the facility was going to be good. When I entered the gym I was confronted with 4 pieces of gym equipment, all of which were in a poor state of disrepair, not one piece was functioning. I went back to the reception and informed the crazy Russian lady that the gym equipment was broken and she said “ Its ok, it’s a family hotel” obviously in an attempt to fob me off.
The area of Protaras is beautiful and would fully recommend it to everyone, I would however avoid this hotel like the plague.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Good points - very well positioned for beach and bars, restaurants etc. Lovely beach front stroll to busier/larger Protarus, or excellent bus service to neighboring towns for only 1 Euro EW. Nice pool, plenty of sun beds. Generally good and friendly staff. Clean. Rooms and balconies are a good size. Restaurant opening times are generous. All inc. drinks are slightly above average for a 3* and service is quick. Roughly 1 hour from Larnaca airport

Bad points - desperately needs a total update, very noticeable wear and tear throughout. All inclusive meals quickly become bland and boring, suffering through lack of choice and obvious strict budget constraints. Basically the same cheap sweets every lunch and dinner time. All meals are buffet style and the serving area is often too busy and you will find yourself competing with the Eastern Europeans (who seem to find good manners a bit of a curiosity) who make up roughly 50% of the guests. Entertainment, despite the excellent efforts of the Polish lady in charge, was pretty lame. Towels in the room where thin enough to see through. The decor in the rooms was particularly dated and cheap. The top lid on the plastic toilet seat, smacked me on the back every time I sat on the loo! You take your chances with the availability of hot water. No wireless internet.

Summary - budget, no frills hotel. Very well positioned with good staff. Bear this in mind when you go and you won't be disappointed.

Would we go again? - Yes, it’s well priced for all inclusive in Cyprus and we got what we paid for.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Formby, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

This is the 3rd year we've stayed at the Elamaris and yet again had a fantasic holiday. I would agree that it isn't a 4* hotel, more like a 3*, but it is a great place to stay. The rooms are clean, although the bathroom could do with updating it was still clean. To be honest how much time do you actually want to spend in the room when ur in such a great place! The air conditioning is vital (and works really well provided all the windows and doors are shut!). The food is mainly great, breakfast and lunch are great and the snacks are also very good, dinner is not always the best but after all the other food during the day I didn't really want that much. I put on 8lbs this year so I def had enough to eat. Fussy eaters apparently seem to struggle but there was always chips, potatoes or pasta & I found something I liked every night. The position of the Elamaris is perfect, Pernera Bay is a 5 min slow walk away, its a really nice place to have a swim or a sunbathe and I reckon its nicer than fig tree bay. Round the corner from the hotel is the ranch bar, the staff here are extremely friendly and we had loads of excellent nites out here, the majority of the acts are really good and you can get involved if you want to!! Also just outside the hotel is the bus that takes you to Protarus for 1 euro. Oh and I can't forget the kebab shop round the corner as well!!! All together it was a fantastic holiday, we met some great people and had some great nites out, as well as lots of relaxing during the day round the pool and at the beach. We want to thank the staff who were very friendly and made our holiday so much better, they all work extremely hard and cope very well in that heat!! Thank you to the Elamaris and we're saving already for next year. Kayla & Pete Boden

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

we have been to Cyprus many many times and we have never experienced a 4* like it, we don't really pay much attention to other peoples reviews as we usually make up our own minds but on this occasion we wish we had the hotel is need of modernisation it is very dated.The bathrooms should be condemned the tiolet was held together with silicon the tiles on the walls where brown with years of soap stains bath was actually rusty in parts, beds were made most days but sheets didn't get changed for the week we stayed general house keeping was vey poor in the room, health and safety is none existent we came out of the lift one afternoon into the corrridor and the floor was soaking wet very lucky not to slip no wet floor signs were visible on the landing, We stayed on an A1 package the food was edible fortunately my wife and I are not fussy eaters the restaurant and bar staff where very robotic there was no enterainment as per brochure the A1 finished at 11pm and we where asked to leave the bar at 11.10pm

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Crown Resorts Elamaris
Address: Cape Greco Avenue | P.O. Box 33247, Protaras, Paralimni 5312, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Paralimni > Protaras
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Hotel Class:3 star — Crown Resorts Elamaris 3*
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