We have just returned from Protaras and the Andreotis Apartments.
The apartments and the complex itself were great, the staff in the bar (Tasos and Danny) were fantastic, always there for you and would always ask if you were doing well. The room was OK, even with air conditioning, on the hottest days at night it can get extremely humid but that's what would expect from such a hot place. The pool and surrounding area were well kept, looked after and we had many a good day around there when we didn't go down to the beach. There is a good little supermarket near reception that comes in useful and isn't too expensive.
It's about 200 meters to the main strip of Protaras and about 500 meters to the Fig Tree Bay.
The only gripes we could have, were that there we a large number of ants in our apartment, and other apartments from people we had spoken to. However considering we weren't in the room for much other than sleeping it wasn't a huge problem.
The resort, was well looked after, there are a number of shops (all of them sell the same things), and a good number of restuarants/bars to choose from, all within 20 minutes walk. We mainly had our meals in the Hotel, which is unusual for us as we'd usually go out more often, but we did try Cheers and Only Fools and Horses, both of which served a good meal and had good service, no complaints about either, but the best service came from the Hotel. Tasos and Danny were always on hand to get you served with good quality food.
We went on one boat trip (The Aphrodite), which cost about £10 each, it was a decent enough trip, but the term "Glass Bottom Boat" was a bit of a stretch as you could just about see the sea through a 1 foot peice of glass. Still is was a good few hours at sea and you can just about see Famagusta in the distance.
We also went to the Aquarium just on the outskirts of Protaras, again it was £10 each, and was OK, I won't lie and say it was brilliant, but I enjoyed looking at the different species, I do think they need to look after some of the animals a bit better though. A taxi will cost you 9 or 10 euros.
We also used a local Mini Golf a few times which was great fun, about 3 euros each and maintained to a high standard. Just a 5 minute walk away.
Suprisingly, the cloudiest holiday we've ever had, but the hottest too. Most days it would be cloudly until 10 or so and then the sun began to burn it off, one day it was cloudy all day but you still felt the heat. The hottest days must have been over 40C, those days were just a little too hot for the beach, so the pool was the safer bet as shade was always available.
Like many other places who have joined the Euro, it is not a cheap place by any means. I would say on average it is probably the same as the UK, an average full English breakfast will set you back about 3.50 Euros, and a pint in the region of 2.50 Euros.
To sum up:
I will miss Protaras, the Andreotis, and the ease of holiday life. No trouble with anybody, the most quiet resort I've ever been to.
Would I come back here? Of course I would.
- Also Known As:
- Andreotis Hotel Protaras