Well where do i start. I do not usually comment on Holidays as everyone has there own opinion and you should make up your own minds.
However after readying some reviews prior to my holiday i believe that this hotel/apartments have been given an unfair write up. THIS WILL BE A LITTLE LONG WINDED BUT WELL WORTH THE READ.
On arrival which was about around 1 o,clock in the morning we booked in, the gentleman on the desk was helpful and polite and spoke English directed us to our rooms, sandwich's and refreshments were offered but refused. To late to eat.
Yes as most people would agree the rooms are dated, however it was clean and was exactly what i had booked and would expect for a 3* . 1 bedroom apartment with air conditioning kitchen area with the usual facilities. the room was cleaned every day and clean towels sheets changed regularly and the house maid was polite and on some occasions we kept her waiting, Elena gets 10 of 10 for her duties and the effort she applied. Safe,ironing & ironing board can be supplied on request for a deposit.
THE POOL, BAR AND ENTERTAINMENT
2 Large pools and 2 small pools plenty of sunbeds and no need to carry out the dreaded early trip to the pool side to place towels on beds to guarantee a position at pool side when you finally come down to relax. I am an early riser and witnessed the pools being cleaned every day. towels can be provided daily at reception for a refundable deposit.
Bar staff were great very obliging and there was never more than a few at the bar waiting for drinks and that was rear. food at the bar was good there was a menu to select hot food these were restricted to between meal times from Toasted sandwiches,pizza,burgers,omelettes,chips, salads and ice cream.
Entertainment at the hotel was a little hit and miss and for me not a requirements as i am there to relax and do my own thing with my Family.
I chose the all inclusive option when booking my holiday however there was other options available,and if your not sure before you book then you can upgrade when you are there not sure what if any the cost differences are but you could do a week all inclusive and a week B&B giving an option to frequent other eating Establishments for your evening meals.
Long trousers, the hotel would like to apply this and would like guests to consider them however it is not compulsory to do so no swim wear in the evenings though.
The food was plentiful and varied at all sittings. The staff in the dining area were helpful, polite friendly and willing to help were ever they could, clean table clothes and cutlery were applied after each table was used this is good practice,
There has been an issue raised by some other guests(Russian) that use the Hotel they can be rude and some times impatient and they do not understand the concept of a queue. I only say one thing on this if you can't beat them then join them and do as they do. it is not rude in there culture therefore you will not offend anyone.
RECEPTION AND STAFF
Clean and tidy Maria and Nelly were great as were all the other staff associated with the running of the front desk.
OUT AND ABOUT
Five minutes to the beach, and a few bars and restaurants, if you follow the boardwalk to the right when looking at the wonderful see views 30 minutes and your in the larger town of Protaras on route is bars and restaurants. when you reach Protaras there is a larger selection of bars shops, restaurants and Children amusements for all tastes also at the fare end of the village is the famous Fig tree bay well worth the walk.
if you turn left and stay on the road you will walk for 10 minutes in you will be in a smaller village than Protaras but has some bars, restaurants and shops ideal for a quick walk out after your evening meal if while out you turn down the side streets you will end up at another small beach and from there you can walk along the coast back to the hotel.
there are buses and the stop is 3 minutes walk from the hotel, the prices to use the public transport is cheap and the bus will also take you to the water park family of 4 is 4.50 euros each way.
I HOPE THIS IS A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THE HOTEL AND ITS FACILITIES AND YES I WILL BE RETURNING. I have traveled all over the world and stayed in 2* to 5* and you have to apply cost to the appropriate * i believe you get good value for money at this hotel.
Laurence and Family
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The fully refurbished Papantonia Hotel Apartments features spacious, bright interior and friendly, hospitable atmosphere the ideal base for a great holiday. This complex enjoys a lovely peaceful location close to the golden sandy and shingle beach of Marlita Bay and a few minutes away from Pernera center with its colorful attractions. The brand new pedestrian footpath, which leads to Protaras center is a great opportunity for an afternoon walk and within minutes from the hotel. Next to the Papantonia Hotel apartmetns you can enjoy the famous Anastasia Aquamania Waterpark offering exciting rides and splashing fun for all ages. An ideal choice for families and couples. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Papantonia Hotel Protaras