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Constantinos the Great Beach Hotel
Ranked #22 of 64 Hotels in Protaras
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

Pros :
The hotel itself was very clean and well presented, the staff in most cases were very polite and helpful especially Mikaela on reception and the lovely Rosie on bar duties and later in the restaurant. The food was plentiful and of good quality but not the most varied menu. The pool area and grassed area were well kept and beautifully maintained.
Cons :
There is a charge of €30 per person per week for Internet.. which in this day and age is ridiculous as it should be free or at least in the reception area as are all the bars in the main street close by !!
Bearing in mind we were there on a half board basis it still seemed wrong to me that no drink of any kind was provided free with the evening meal not even water.
There was no entertainment worth mentioning in the hotel at night and that coupled to the price of the drinks €3.75 for a pint of local beer made most people head out of the hotel to the local bars. .a loss to the hotel in drinks revenue. ...
The hotel advertises as a beach hotel but the beach does not belong to it and charges of €7.50 for 2 sunbeds and umbrella make a beach visit expensive on a daily basis... coupled to that the sunbeds on the grassed area are the most uncomfortable I have ever been on. . And no mattresses are provided on any sunbeds at all.
Overall :
Stay was enjoyable but would not recommend a stay here unless you like a quiet holiday and go on an all inclusive basis. ..

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
6  Thank Tim W
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

What would life be like without opinions ?
This hotel certainly has a wide variance, going from exceptional to 3rd rate. For what it's worth I'd like to express my view.
Firstly let's be clear this isn't a bad hotel, it's simply not a 5 star as marketed. It's a good 3 star hotel !
Excellent location, on the beach and within minutes of the town centre
Swimming pool excellent, with plentiful sun beds
Breakfast good, with wide selection of both hot and cold food
Other meals, standard was mediocre and lacked any imagination.
We were on half board, and ended up choosing to pay for dinner in some excellent local restaurants.
Entertainment was basically amateurish, although enthusiastic
No kids club as advertised
In need of a refurb, decor very dated and showing major signs of wear and tear

I know all of this may sound a bit nitpicking, and it would be if it was a 3 star hotel. But it's not what you'd expect from a supposed 5 star.

Ultimately its down to managing expectations, and if the price us right it may be for you.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
4  Thank jc_kfc
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Good hotel, lovely staff, great location......
Plus points;
*Great location, 2mins from resort centre and Fig Tree beach (the one in all the brochures)
*Good choice of foods at meal times, always hot with salad and veggie options
*If Half Board you can swap evening meal for lunch by request
*No rush for sunloungers (stayed 11/5/14 for 7nts)
*Friendly and very helpful staff
*Rooms cleaned well daily - beds really comfortable, they had some sort of matress topper on them. A/C in room controlled
*Pool Towels provided - free of charge
*Travelled with Thomas Cook - rep excellent and always on hand
Negative points;
*Hotel is a little tired in places ie lick of paint needed and some carpets fraying but the bits that really count were spot on.
*Fitness area (not that we used it - I'm on holiday!!!) had good quaility equipment. The Spa Treatments were not great but price reflected this = full body massage was only 20euro and still did the trick, hotel does not market it's self as a Spa hotel, so doesn't claim perfection in this area anyway.
*Russian's - not a problem for me at all, however I know some other British guests were not happy and frequently stating as such at reception - poor staff did what they could but no ones.
*Safe hire charged at 17.50euro for the week

Would defiantely stay here again

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4  Thank Gemma G
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Had our annual holiday here this year,went with a group of friends,eight of us in total and none of us could fault the hotel or the staff,each member of the staff went beyond the call of duty to help and without exception they were all amazing.the hotel itself is very clean and extremely well maintained,before we went we read that it is dated its not its stylish,all in all we will all go back there one day.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
5  Thank glen w
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We loose in our favorite game, named "Book your favorite hotel at cheapest price" , and had to stay in Constantinos using some very special offer. Typically we stay in Sunrise beach, but they had very unreasonable prices in the front of May vacation madness.
At first glance, Constantinos impressed us much, everything was very luxurious and shiny : transparent elevators gracefully moved rich and fat people up and down with one floor increments, golden handrails, hanging gardens, furniture was of posh type, but looked borrowed from some Hollywood fantasy movie ( sorry, I can't name this furniture as rich or stylish ).
The architecture is a wild and tasteless mixture of various unrelated styles : colonial balconies, ancient Greece nearby main entrance and pure Cyprus ginger roof :-))
But during our stay we found the following pros and cons:
- Really the best food in we ever saw in _hotel_ ( we visit this country regularly for six years )
- Hotel opens one of first in low season ( as most five stars do )
- Reception staff is very constructive and adaptive. When you justify something, you will always get it. Very customer-oriented people. But that's not to say about restaurant staff at all...

- The typical guest of this hotel is a russian gangster ( in May, especially ). That's it. If you meet those guys whole day, and they are everywhere around, you start feeling like an alien, visiting Earth for first time. Not comfortable at all.
- Animation is negligible, uncertain and lazy. Animators are afraid of kids, and kids disco is a frustrating show.
- No point in AI. Fake Commandaria, fake red wine with great amount of alcohol, e t.c.
- Staff is overtrained. They keep trained faces and tell trained words. Nothing sincere. And even worse : there are plenty of regulations, approved by hotel, and middle management people ( like maitre de hotel ) was annoyingly trying to subordinate us to these regulations ( like do not order drinks directly from waiters, call only maitre ). And when someday we arrived back to the hotel from the excursion ( it was 21:15 PM ), and kindly requested some food, we met again this crazy corsair-looking maitre, who _happily_ told us, that as soon as restaurant is closed already for 15 minutes, no live people are there, and nothing _should_ and will be done for us! We were angry, but he was happy! He succeed in subordinating us again! Good job, maitre...
- Hotel needs severe refurbishing. Handrails are in scratches, doors are in scratches, wallpapers are dirty and damaged
- A lot of mosquitoes. Hotel water supply system is in bad condition, and we felt the horrible smell near the beach bar. And we suppose, that it was the place, where those mosquitoes were born, and then spread over ventilation to every room. We were combating those annoying creatures every day during the whole month of our stay, and in the end of our stay we had no sleep for two nights ( mosquitoes were immortal or had many lives, as in computer games ).
- Wifi is NOT free in five star hotel! That was annoying and not funny in any way... But even when you are happily got a precious connection, you will have to wait a good time for a page to load ( to pay more for it :-))
- No child locks on all doors! When your kid loves to travel, he will constantly open the door when you can't see and run away. That's exactly we experienced every day
- When you live even in most expensive front sea view ( as we did), do not expect crystal clear sea breeze every minute. This will really happen only in early morning, when kitchen is not working yet. And during whole day you will feel the strong smell of various food, emanating from restaurant below ( no matter, in which floor do you live ). So, the choice is up to you. You are warned!
We do not plan to stay here again. Better choose Sunrise Pearl, if you like five stars.

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8  Thank daizuojia
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

My wife and I arrived at 12.30 am and having travelled most of the day from the Isle of Wight and being all-inclusive we understandably expected some light refreshment before retiring to bed, this was not offered and we were told to go straight to our room. the Atrium bar should have been open till 1am but that was all in darkness so we trundled up to our room. Well what a surprise a double bed in a space for a queen size bed with a queen size wall head board. you needed really long arms to reach the bed side cabinets, I'm 6ft 5in and I could not reach them. the mattress was only about 4in thick and incredibly hard so we did not sleep well. Not being serial complainers we did put up with it for a couple of days but with my wife's birthday pending and our backs suffering we complained. Andreas the manager did eventually find us another room with a decent bed with the air conditioning actually working because it hadn't in the first room but refused to acknowledge that 5* accommodation mean's large beds(look at your brochure it shows queen size beds) On one occasion he had a stand-up row in front of guests with one of the barmen and a rep. All in all a pretty poor show although I will finish with some positives in that the staff (apart from reception) were very friendly and the food fairly decent 4* fare. I would not recommend anyone to book a holiday at this hotel.

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4  Thank redchris12
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have just returned from a stay at Constantinos the great. I am 22 and I travelled with my 23 year old partner.
After reading all reviews on trip advisor, I got slightly worried that this hotel was not what it cracked up to be. VERY WRONG- from start to finish it was perfect.
Very relaxed environment, perfect location, and really friendly Cypriot people.
Protaras is the perfect location for a couple of any age that love scenary, activities and a bit of luxury. 10 mins away from Ayia Napa, located directly on the beautiful beach of Protaras, I honestly couldn't fault any of it.
The rooms were pleasant, we didn't pay for a sea room view, but we got one anyway! It would be unfortunate if you didn't as most of the hotel has views of the sea due to its direct location!!
The bed was the most comfy thing ever, bathroom was modern, room always cleaned to a good standard during the day.
The food in the hotel was great, comments on here say its cold, not up to standard etc. I am guessing that they must be very fussy people. We went half board and had breakfast everyday with a variety of lunch and dinner. Breakfast was great. everything you could want was there.
For lunch and dinner they did every sort of meat you can think of, with fresh veg, salad, jacket potato, all cooked to a brilliant standard. Fruit was available at all times, bottled water, tea and even pancakes!!!!
We enjoyed the facilities- gym, steam room, sauna and even indoor pool aswell! We also loved the ping pong table.
Only downfall with this location was not anything to do with the hotel or area itself- it was the Russians.
Many of them holiday here, and many of them stay at this hotel. They are pig ignorant, completely rude and they have no manners. My tip would be to give the same stern treatment back and also ignore them. Protaras is amazing, the beaches, the boat trips, the watersports, the strip, the short journey to Ayia Napa!!! HIGHLY recommend for all ages.

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7  Thank Ashleigh O
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Address: 29 Protaras Avenue | Protaras, Paralimni, Protaras, Paralimni 5311, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Paralimni > Protaras
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Protaras
#15 Family Hotel in Protaras
#16 Luxury Hotel in Protaras
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Protaras
#17 Romantic Hotel in Protaras
Price Range: £105 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Constantinos the Great Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 153
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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