We stayed at the Constantinos hotel from the 8th June until the 22nd and like everyone else, reading previous reviews we were worried about what we were going to find!
When we arrived our luggage was taken straight away by a porter whilst we checked in, and even upgraded to All inclusive which was worth the money (26euro per night), yet not being big drinkers we probably broke even. I think it was the convenience of not carrying money around all the time which was the main benefit. The safe was 2.50 but we have always paid for them so this was no problem!
We had a side sea view room (319) looking towards the vrissiana hotel and we had beautiful views and even saw a few weddings from our balcony!
The building work at the Sunrise Pearl (in between the vrissiana and sunrise beach) did not affect us one little bit! It did not start until about 8 in the morning and all you heard was a slight noise from the crane every now and then. Nothing to ruin your holiday or even dare complain about as it was really no problem.
We stayed at the hotel nearly every day, and had a lovely stay. The food was great, we found something to eat every day, and my partner is quite fussy and still managed to get chicken nuggets and chips, and the bread rolls were lovely! A different carvery every night and a selection of salads and vegetables. I would have to say the puddings could be a bit better though, but i ate so much for my main i never had room for dessert! Breakfast was a wide choice from pastries to cold meats to fry up there was just so much of it!
The weekends were a bit annoying as the hotel was over run by locals from Nicosia. I don't think it helped we were there on a bank holiday weekend though so they were out in force! The second weekend was a lot quieter, but still had countless children in our pool!
There was never a problem finding sun beds and some days we had 8 sunbeds between 4 of us as there was just so much available.
Our rep Dave was at the hotel 6 days a week (even though he was only meant to be there 3!) and was a lot of help with booking excursions and answering any questions we had.
The coastal path will be absolutely amazing when it is finished. They are currently as far as the Silver Sands hotel which is quite a way down from the Constantinos. They are still laying some wooden slats but you can still walk along as there is gravel down underneath. The path goes all the way along to fig tree bay and if you walk the opposite direction the views are amazing.
All in all i think this hotel was beautiful, yes its not a 5* but i knew that and First Choice only rate it 4*+ anyway. This is mainly for the facilities the hotel has on offer. The entertainment was quite slack but the magician is a must see! Even me and my partner had to take part in a few tricks!
Anyone who has previously complained have been extremely picky and i wouldn't let little things ruin my holiday.
The hotel is a bit dated but it isn't a brand new hotel so you can't expect everything to be modern. The bathroom is fine for how much time you spend in it!
Getting around is easy and the bus is only 2euro all day between the waterpark in aiya napa and paralimni.
It was completely relaxing and I would return to Cyprus again and again. We'll be coming back for our wedding as well!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is the beach hotel of dreams! Constantinos The Great Beach Hotel is directly located on Protaras golden sandy beach and impressively overlooks the endless shades of blue stretching towards the horizon. An exclusive all seasons 5 star hotel with stylish accommodation, elegant atrium lobby and excellent service complement the wide range of activities and facilities. From you balcony you may enjoy the first sunrise in Europe and the panoramic view of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the heart of Protaras with a big selection of bars, shops and restaurants just a foodstep away. The quality accommodation, friendly staff, and relaxed ambiance make this hotel an all-round appeal for a perfect luxurious beach hotel. Guests return year after year to the popular Constantinos The Great. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Constantinos The Great
- Constantinos Great Cyprus