My and my boyfriend stayed here 31st August - 14th September 2013, both of us aged 21 and were half board. We booked with jet2 holidays. Firstly we got a bit worried when we were the only 2 that got on our transfer bus at this hotel but, too late to change anything now! Anyway, got to our room, that was fine, very basic but that didn't bother us. Free air con, but you have to pay for the safe, the fridge and also the tv remote (we didn't bother with this) but I advise you to get the key for the fridge. We went down for breakfast at 8.30, breakfast was ok! Cereal, fruit and all the typical full English kinda food. Everything tasted fine, but we did get sick of having beans on toast and sausage bacon and egg every morning for 14days! The large pool area was lovely BUT there was no one there. No race to get your sunbed so you never had to get up early. The hotel was 'full' apparently, and from what we seen when in was tea time we thought it was too but where was everyone through the day? One day we counted and there was maximum of 9-10 families or couples around the pool and that was it.
After a few days we decided to spend time around the smaller pool and even there there was around 4 families.
I would say 90% of guests staying here were Russian or foreign, which I didn't have a problem with but there were hardly any English folk.
Dinner time was from around 6.45 to 9 or 10, I think the food was the only part that I wasn't keen on. I'm not fussy but I don't eat fish. They have themed nights so Italian, Cypriot, oriental etc. And they were all the weirdest mixture. There's always chips and rice!! Which is what I survived on.
Entertainment was rubbish, same thing every night. Mini disco, adult disco and again, everyone just seemed to scatter!
We like a bit of nightlife, but not as lively as ayia napa. So most nights we'd walk along to the pernera side, walk up the hotel drive and turn right, walk along there for 5-10minutes and there's a Few bars and restaurants. We would tend to go to Windmills, knights pub was great for food.
Nearer the hotel there's fools and horses bar and a western bar, opposite is Mojitos which is lush for food but the service was pretty rubbish.
Also a few nights we'd get the bus along into protaras where it's a bit more lively again. Along in protaras is a restaurant called Olympus (right at the very end) it's gorgeous there!
We hired a little buggy for one day, and that was the best day we had, so much fun. 40€ per day or 100€ for 4 days.
Cleaners were in the room every day and tend to change the towels and sheets every other day.
Overall we did have a lovely holiday, just a little bit too quiet for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lively and friendly hotel, it provides its guests with a good choice of facilities and activities. The hotel is well located in the middle of lovely Protaras and Pernera areas with their many shops, restaurants and pubs. The 86 comfortably furnished guest bedrooms are perfect for a relaxing holiday. The golden sand and shingle beach of Marlita Bay, is just 2 minutes walking distance away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tsokkos Polycarpia
- Tsokkos Polycarpia Protaras