We have been coming here since 2007 apart from last year when we went to Turkey. We love this hotel especially my 10 year old son as in previous years there was plenty of activities for him with the Thomas Cook reps. We were surprised and disappointed to find it has all changed there is no activities there now and it was so boring for my son. We asked our rep Stu as to what has happened which he replied that there was only 30 British staying in the hotel (my son was the only British child there!!) and the rest were Russians and Scandinavians (sulky lot they were). It has always been the British hotel so what on earth has happen there I do not know but the hotel must be losing thousands as there was hardly anyone around the pool (we use to have to get up really early to get sunbeds!!) and staff standing around doing nothing.We got the feeling that the British not as welcome now and they are winning as we found out the resort is crawling with Russians who are not at all friendly.
To be fair the hotel was still spotless clean and the staff friendly with us as some were still there from previous years we just think it a shame as this hotel use to be full of laughter and fun Also pool bar excellent value as beer & lager just 2 euros and the view to the sea is super. It didn't stop us enjoying ourselves as we just went out to the beach. the water park which was great. The highlight was the Red Bus trips (one a village tour and the other Famagusta the ghost town taken over by the Turkish) which were excellent and people should use them if they are in Protaras. This will be our last trip to this hotel unless it brings back the British where we can have fun and laughter again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SunConnect Protaras Beach - Rising Star is situated directly at the sandy Flamingo Beach of Protaras, which invites the whole family for a swim. Most of the facilities are shared between the two sister hotels SunConnect Rising Star & Golden Star. The whole complex disposes of 215 family-friendly rooms with one or two bedrooms. All facilities can be used by guests of both properties (Rising Star and Golden Star). The large sundeck with sun loungers and parasols and 3 pools invite you to relax. The Hotel's reception is available 24/7 and provides currency exchange. The hotel has 2 lifts. Throughout the hotel you enjoy free Wifi. Parking is available. Pool towels can be rented against a charge and deposit. In our Sunny Skies Restaurant a rich variety of foods is served buffet-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Yianna Marie a la Carte restaurant, which is located between the two buildings Rising Star and Golden Star, offers international and cypriotic dishes, fresh fish and shell fish between 11:00 and 22:30. You have the possibility to choose between half board (breakfast and dinner) and holiday inclusive which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner (buffets) and selected drinks. The ConnectBar at the Rising Star is opened between 10:00 and 21:00. Here you can enjoy delicious drinks while recharging your mobile devices and getting in contact with other guests. Moreover, you can also enjoy a drink at our Lobby Bar at the Rising Star Hotel. There's a supermarket for basic necessities at the Golden Star Complex. If you would like to stay active during your stay with us, you can enjoy a game of football, table tennis or beach volleyball with your family or other guests. Your ConnectScout organizes numerous sports activities for the entire family, for example water polo. Besides the hotel has a tennis court and tennis rackets can be rented against a charge. There's also a fitness center for you to keep fit during your holiday (against a charge). For guests seeking relaxation and wellness, our Venus Massage Center has lots of different treatments to offer, which will for sure leave you relaxed and revitalized. Treat yourself with a back massage or enjoy a Thai Massage (against a fee). Alternatively you can relax in the sauna or steam bath (against a fee) or use the indoor swimming pool. Our kids club invites children under 7 for diverse and fun activities like different pool games or creative time. Play games, read books, watch movies and meet new friends! There's also a playground which will for sure be enjoyed by your kids! For kids from 8 years on there are also a lot of water activities like water polo, a pool race or swimming competitions. Or what about a game of football, volleyball or basketball? There's also table tennis, billiard and air hockey - so it's for sure not going to be boring!For teenagers, the ConnectTeenLounge invites to hang out with new friends or play video games. There's a mini disco on several days a week. There are life shows with music every day. The hotel offers family-friendly apartments with one or two bedrooms for up to 4 guests. Those are equipped with air conditioning in the bedroom, TV, kitchenette with cooking rings, microwave or mini oven, fridge, kettle and toaster, a bathroom with bath/shower and WC and a furnished balcony or terrace. Apartments in the Rising Star have a side sea view. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rising Star Beach Hotel
- Rising Star Beach Protaras