We were very impressed with this hotel. We were a family of three staying for a week all-inclusive. It wasn't our first all-inclusive holiday but it stands out for quality. Our apartment was well-equipped and spacious and we liked the balcony with a view over the pools to the sea. Access was from an external stairs rather than through the hotel, which added a sense of privacy and independence. Our 3-year-old particularly appreciated the kitten who lived outside the door (her highlight of the holiday), but I imagine that this is not supplied as standard. The apartment was cleaned regularly and well during our stay.
The room was great but this hotel stands out from other all-inclusive resorts mainly because of the food. It was tasty and varied and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. In a warm Mediterranean climate you expect tomatoes, melons etc to be succulent and juicy, but the warm dishes also surpassed expectations. We tried the rose and white wines and both were fine.
The entertainment for the kids was also very good. We signed our daughter up for the Bamseklubb but, after the first day, we left it up to her if she wanted to go or preferred to stay with us. Most of the time she chose to go. She also liked the evening entertainment and we were very impressed with the two clowns - they really knew what they were doing and noticed when some children were shy or needed encouragement.
There are three pools including one suited for small kids as well as the small sandy beach enclosed by rocky outcrops, so we always found something that suited us.
Clearly we were very happy with our choice but it's worth noting that Pernera is not a very big place so if shopping is important you need to take the bus or hire a car and explore further afield. There are however other (larger) beaches nearby and a little Orthodox church that is well-worth the short walk.
Overall we were very pleased and are looking forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Protaras, Cyprus with its world famous crystal clear waters, golden sand and sunshine to last for a life time, the Louis Althea Beach is built in the traditional monasterial style on a promontory of Pernera beach. Overlooking the beautiful water of Protaras, this Mediterranean holiday complex offers outstanding accommodation and services. ... more less