My friend and I stayed at this hotel for two weeks from 12th October to 26th October on a BB basis. Having kept in touch with the hotel manager and his secretary Melanie, many of the staff knew of me by the time we arrived at the hotel.
Positives about this hotel were as follows:
Maid services was brilliant, every day our room would be clean and fresh and the staff were friendly
No matter how busy the hotel got, there was always enough space outside not far from the pool area to sunbathe which was good.
The bus services outside the hotel was really good too, we used the local buses for most of our stay and found it really handy getting a bus pass for the week especially where we went clubbing for a few nights in Ayia Napa. Buses are about 1.40 euros for a single trip, definitely great way to save money on Taxis for sure. They run every 15-20 minutes in the day time and even up until 4am. After 11pm the price doubles to 2.50euros. Would definitely recommend the bus services, but just avoid the busy periods because of the Water Park in Ayia Napa and Nissi Beach.
Another thing my friend and I found really good was the fact that most of the reception staff were really friendly, approachable and helpful. Elias the young guy helped us and advised us with information on the nightlife in Ayia Napa, and going to Nicosia by Coach which saved us some money. Piroska helped me find Tiara the hairdressing and beauty salon in the Protaras Strip so I could go and get my massages done. And I definitely recommend this place as I felt refreshed and good after my massages. The prices were reasonable too!
Wi-Fi was available for free in the Lobby area, sometimes the reception wasn't that great as I needed to call my family a few times and it would cut out, but it was definitely handy having it.
We upgraded to Side Sea View room too which was well worth doing, as we compared the room to the standard, as I had read previous reviews on the rooms and been recommended to stay in the side sea view. We had to pay 140euros for the upgrade in total, but it wasn't a bad price.
Restaurant staff in the breakfast room were friendly once we got chatting to one of the ladies so that made some of our holiday too.
So on the whole if we needed information about things the receptionists were helpful.
There was a charge of 3 euros per day for the use of the mini bar in our room which applied to everyone in the hotel, so considering we were there for two weeks this would have cost us 39euros which we didn't think was worth doing for soft drinks we had. So we just had to keep getting ice from the hotel lobby bar when we wanted drinks cold.
Another negative for me was the swimming pool outside the hotel, I love swimming a lot and was disappointed that it was too cold for me to go in. Having had a bad accident last year I could have done with swimming as much as possible so I think if the pool was warmer slightly then more people would want to go in it. Not a lot of people went inside the pool anyway, and apparently having spoken to another British lady who stayed at a different hotel not far from us, she had said the same thing about her hotel pool, that it was too cold for her to go in.
We thought the breakfast was okay on a day to day basis, although the scrambled eggs did not taste right, fried eggs were only served twice a week which was really strange, there wasn't a lot of choice for the breakfast. The bread would be a little stale by the time we arrived in the breakfast room. But it was good for me as I didn't want to be having fried food every morning so I would have the cereal and mix it up. At times there would be the odd person from different countries who would be staring at us whilst having our breakfast and sometimes I would really find that most intimidating but just carried on as normal.
Finally our check out time was at 12pm on 26th October, and we really wanted to see if we could have our room till about 6pm as our flight back home was not till later. A few days earlier we were told that we should be able to stay our room for longer for 18euros but when we asked the night before and on the morning, there were people coming to our room that day so the hotel staff could not do anything for us which was a shame. I think the option to keep the room for longer should definitely be given to customers who do not fly out till late as my friend and I were exhausted that day and night and could have done with some rest given the chance.
I think having travelled to various different countries myself, where you stay accommodation wise is very important, and its comfort and staff that make it special and enjoyable so thank you to the staff of Cavo Maris and best of luck for the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Cavo Maris Beach Protaras
- Hotel Cavo Maris Beach
- Cavo Maris Cyprus
- Cavo Maris Hotel Cyprus