I stayed with two friends, all in our early thirties in a one-room apartment and we had a great time here. Our balcony overlooked fig tree bay, the main beach in Protaras.
The room was nice, although possibly a bit crammed if we'd had four people. The free air con in our room was absolutely essential as it was around 36 degrees and we were really hot without it. There's a kitchenette, fridge, hob, toaster and kettle - everything you need for a week or so.
The pool is quite nice and we spent a few days lazing by it/in it. The only downside is the entertainment - if you fancy having a lie in you'll be woken by the Thomas Cook entertainers running quizzes, bingo, pool aerobics etc every day, and then live music/entertainers until really late at night - gone midnight. It does get a bit annoying after a while, especially as it's the same every day.
The staff were really nice and friendly. It's a few minutes' walk to a nearby supermarket, turn left and you can walk along the seafront to some nice bars or turn right and it's just a few minutes' walk to the main strip.
We liked being here rather than Ayia Napa as it's not so full on. It's lively enough at night for food and drinks and there's one club - Boogies - which is ok. We got a taxi to Ayia Napa for a banging night out! You can also get a bus from the main strip to Ayia Napa and a few other towns, a day ticket is only 2 euros - bargain!
Top tip: there's a tourist information centre on the main strip too so go there at the start of your hold for a map and bus timetable.
- 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