Stayed at the Chrystalla for a week's B&B at the end of September and loved it! The location - moments away from the beach and the strip - is perfect. The room was basic, but as we only used it for sleeping it had everything we needed (the bed was really comfortable!), was cleaned daily, had efficient air-con, a small but handy balcony with a table and two chairs, and the bathroom was spotless and always had loads of hot water for showers/baths. The staff were friendly and helpful and welcoming. The pool area was fab too. We spent as much time there as on the beach - and given that the temps were in the mid-to-high 30s all week we really needed that pool! Plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas available, a very helpful girl serving in the pool bar, and plenty of room to swim in a gorgeous free-form pool. Perfect. Sadly (!) after sampling the nightly delights of the strip we never woke up early enough for breakfast in the hotel despite it being served until a civilised 10 a.m. but everyone we spoke to said the food was great. We breakfasted (lunched???) every morning at La Pas just a few yards up the road on the edge of the strip instead - best holiday breakfast we've ever had! This was our first visit to Cyprus and as we're young-at-heart 40-somethings who love nightlife but not wall-to-wall rowdy-kids-on-the-booze-and-up-for a fight we were slightly worried that the Chrystalla/Protarus might be too lively/noisy for us - but no. The hotel was a haven of tranquility just moments away from all the oh-so-safe-and-friendly bars/restaurants Protarus has to offer. Can't recommend the Chrystalla highly enough and we're definitely going back next year.
- Also Known As:
- Chrystalla Hotel Protaras