A sandy cove sets this hotel off nicely and provides the beachfront setting for the à la carte restaurant.
This hotel is in a sandy cove so you’re just steps away from the beach, and there’s a mini-selection of bars and restaurants a few minutes’ walk away. For more sand and added nightlife, Protaras is a 5-minute taxi ride.
The pool scene includes a main pool, an adults-only number, and one for kids. There's also a snack bar. On the subject of food, there’s a buffet restaurant and a smart à la carte place right on the sand. Evening entertainment ranges from quizzes to tribute acts.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks 12.00-17.00. Ice-cream. Afternoon tea, coffee and cakes 15.30-17.00. Dinner will be served in the Kamares Restaurant 19.00-21.30.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
Thalassa à la carte restaurant*
Set on the beachfront with a great à la carte menu to choose from. You get one visit included here during your stay.
Kamares buffet restaurant
This place has Cypriot and Italian themed evenings offering a selection of traditional specialities. There are also options for kids.
With parasols and sunbeds.
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twin room with sea view and balcony
These twin rooms are designed with splashes of colour on a neutral scheme. There’s room for 3 with 1 sofa extra bed in the bedroom. Outside you’ll find a balcony which overlooks the sea and TV and Wi-Fi* access. Just so you know, air-conditioning is available from May to October.
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Our Most Relaxing Holiday!
We (my wife and two children, 16 and 10) arrived after 9pm. We were given wristbands to identify us as guests of Pernera. The receptionist that greeted us was very friendly and helpful. The restaurants were closed, except the Nereus bar which is AI until 12pm, after which you have to pay. They gave us toasted sandwiches. There was a complimentary 1 litre of water in the mini-fridge for the first night only. "We are only three stars", the receptionist explained. Our rooms (2) were large, with an en suite toilet and shower. Both rooms were seaview as I requested which we were very pleased with considering we booked the hotel in mid May because of having our flights to Sharm, Egypt, cancelled by Thomson, twice. In the bathroom, the washbasin did not have a plug stop so that we could use standing water. There were a few ants in the shower and the main room for most of our two week stay. The door of the cupboard containing the mini fridge was close to falling off, so I called reception to repair it, so that they didn't blame it on us and charge. The plumber/handy/carpenter, came after a few minutes and repaired the door. He was very friendly and informative. We had to call on him again after the toilet got blocked. He asked if we put toilet paper in the toilet. I confirmed that we did, and he pointed to the prohibitive pictorial sign near the toilet roll holder which forbids the placing of toilet paper in the toilet. I asked about number 2s, and he said even for those. We can put the soiled paper in the waste paper basket near the toilet and the cleaners would empty the bins! We were horrified. Not only was it unhygienic, but it would be very unpleasant for the poor cleaners. The plumber said the pipes were very narrow in Cyprus, so the toilet would be blocked very often. We refused to follow his instructions, and only used the bins for paper after weeing. We met a very friendly Scottish and English family who had been going to the Pernera Hotel for the past 20 years and they confirmed that the instructions from the plumber is ignored, but that it was true that the pipes were very narrow. The balcony had a glass/wooden wall which didn't feel solid, but it was a fantastic view of the sea and beach and the hotel in general, including parts of the stage where the entertainment was being performed. It is a good view to see the sparrow-like birds flying around the hotel garden, balconies, pools and at night, giving them a bat-like appearance. The patio doors provided good sound-proofing from the noise of the guests at the pool and the music from the animation team. I wanted to use the computer which was located in the lobby, but I found that it was locked by the previous user because they failed to log-off. The receptionist did not have the permissions to unlock the computer, and said that they would have to call the IT department who would arrive in a few days. She refunded my 5 euros which was for 2 hours use. Surely. the receptionists should have the power to unlock the computer for instances like this? The receptionists were happy to book excursions on your behalf, but they did not warn or indicate that they will charge you 8 euros each time for doing so! I only found out after I paid the fee and enquired about it. The wide-screen TV had the BBC, Sky News and RT in English, with the rest of the channels in Cypriot. The atmosphere in the complex was relaxed, except for the Russians, who were cold, unfriendly and were staring at us as if they hadn't seen people of colour before! I smiled at one man who was staring at me as he walked by in the restaurant with his toddler son, but he just glared. The Russians left after the first week and the atmosphere changed for the better with more English families. Fruit juices: These were not real fruit juices, but a very sweet liquid squirted into cocktails or on its own. In the breakfast restaurant, there was orange juice and pineapple that tasted more like the real thing. Alcohol: In the restaurant, there were help-yourself white and red wine. Definitely local, and very strong, but not very nice in my opinion. I only had one drink of each during our two week stay. Restaurants: Priamos: Large buffet breakfast restaurant. Had tables to eat outside, which was good as it was obviously cooler in the morning, but there was shade under the canopy roof because it was still very hot in the August Cypriot sun. The ceiling fans were very handy. There wasn't much variety for breakfast. Hot English breakfast, as well as cold cereals and fruit. As mentioned above, the only restaurant with fruit juice that tasted near to the real thing. Kamares: The place for lunch and dinner. Much more varied choices, hot and cold, meat, fish, salads, pies, casseroles, chips, rice, roast/fried potatoes, sea food: Impressive. There were chefs who offered slices of full steaks of various meats and fish, or even burgers. Thalassa: An al-la-carte outdoor restaurant that you have to pay for, but we got a complimentary voucher for one evening like all guests at the Pernera. It serves various continental meals depending on what day you attended. The 3-course meal was very tasty. Brand wines had to be paid for, so we chose the local wines that are available at the general AI restaurants. The kids had soft drink. Service was good. Amarante: An Asian al-la-carte outdoor surrounded by the adult pool. The food was great there too, for the complimentary voucher. Both these restaurants' dress code was smart casual, and we as a family, obliged. But another family arrived as if they had just come from the beach! They were not challenged. Nereus Bar: Lunch-time favourites of chips, burgers, fruit salad, ice cream tubs, etc, served here at lunch-time. This is the place to be served the local alcohol and cocktails all day until midnight, after which time you start paying for branded drinks. The cocktails were nice, however, all of them had fizzy drinks as a base, and if I have too much fizzy in a short period of time, or every day, I get a belly ache. After a few days, I drank no more fizzy cocktails, but asked for cocktails with the soda removed. There was a small games room around the corner from the Nereus Bar, with old-school arcade games, disc tennis and table football. Hotel Staff: Friendly and professional. Pools: Adult and children. Looked clean and well used by guests. Beach: Sandy beach down a flight of stairs near the block where lunch/dinner is served. The kids went there a few times and my wife sunbathed on one of the canopy sun loungers. There is an enclave of sea water at the bottom of the beach which appears exclusive to the hotel, but it is open to the general public as well. I went to the rocky sea at the other end of the resort, which had carvings that formed almost like natural Jacuzzis in the warm sea. The rocky seabed is obviously hard, but also slippery, so you have to be very careful. Especially as the sea current can be unexpectantly strong and sweep you out into the sea further than you want to safely go! There was a boy about 10 with his family who were all walking carefully into the sea. But as the sea bed can also be sharp, he must have stepped into a sharp, very hard part of the bed, despite wearing flippers, cried and came out of the water, refusing to return! Animation Team: Delari, Mike and Carina were the main entertainers. Delari also conducted water aerobics. Dancing, singing, mini-plays, showcasing countries around the world, etc. The usual AI entertainment provided in many resorts. This team wasn't bad. Mike performed a spectacular (and dangerous) firework swinging act, carried out safely in the outside concrete path of the complex. Aura Spa: My wife booked treatment for our girls, but the spa wanted to move the appointment forward, but could not contact us because we were out on an excursion (Coca-Cola Boat trip). We were in our room before we left, and received no call on the room phone, or were we contacted on our mobiles which is asked for when the hotel is booked. We saw a paper message on the floor after we returned. It would be good if the hotel uses the contact details guests provide on securing reservation. Location: Excellent! Restaurants/shops nearby, 20 minute walk to central town of Protaras, and bus services that take you anywhere within the Greek Cypriot area. Extended check-out: Our flight was after 8pm so we asked if we could extend our check-out in the evening. They said we had to wait until the day we were due to leave, to found out if there wasn't a reservation for our rooms that evening. Thankfully, our room (myself/wife) was available, but not the kids. They moved in with us until we left at 6pm. The full AI provisions was available for 40 euros. Very good value! Overall, due to the consistently hot climate (mid 30s) peaceful location, chilled guests, good food, friendly staff, warm sea and no mosquitoes! Also, because we purposely made a decision to chill out only for the first week of our stay, this was our most relaxing holiday to date.More
Richard B, 186338
We have been to this hotel for the past 6 years and it gets better each time. The staff are always very welcoming and the atmosphere relaxed. Weather is really lovely and the sea is warm. The hotel is clean and newly refurbished and I can recommend the Asian restaurant which was first class. Breakfast is very good with a wide selection of food to satisfy the fussiest eater. George, the head waiter, is always a pleasure to meet again each time we go to the hotel. The entertainment team are all very enthusiastic and there is a variety of entertainment to suit all tastes. They do a great job. We have booked again for next year and look forward to our visit. More
Pernera Beach Hotel Review
Stayed here in the October half term with a family of 2 adults and 2 children, aged 13 and 8 on AI. First, the good bits: The staff at the PBH were welcoming and friendly throughout our visit, and were always willing to help. The food quality was excellent, and we found ourselves eating there almost every night! The rooms were comfortable, spacious and modernised and as we booked a sea view room with a balcony, it came with a very large balcony and a beautiful sea view. The location was good, as the hotel was located right next to a good, sandy beach, and also as it was only down the road from a choice of shops, bars and restaurants, and a bus stop to the main resort of Protaras. The Not So Good bits: Although the hotel staff were good, the cleaning staff were not. They were rude and never cleaned the room properly, even when there wasn't much to clean. The pool was of a good size, however the sea was much warmer, and we found ourselves on the beach more than we were in the pool. Even though the food choice was good, the choice for lunches and evening meals was very limited, and soon got very repetitive. Overall, the holiday was good but its one of those places you would only visit once.More
TripGur u, 186334
Trying too hard to be excellent stick with simple and homely.
Very clean hotel, although rooms were a bit outdated. Very friendly staff. Buffet was great - simple food cooked really well with lots of choice. Greek a la cart was probably the worse meal that I have ever eaten. My hubby couldn't physically swallow the food and we paid extra for this. More
Summer of 2016
Room was stunning, spacious,, pool and beach views - could not have asked for a better view as I could have sat here all day watching the boats go by etc! Spacious gardens and poolside areas, ideal for watching the pool and the sea at the same time! Bar staff friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Restaurant in the day served lots of food to suit different tastes and this turned into a lovely restaurant which we went to with our one night only voucher and experienced high quality food and wine, served as if we were at a top restaurant! Lovely. Unfortunately the food in the main restaurant in the evenings was quite bland with limited and repetitive choice. The sandy cove next to the day time restaurant is beautiful, crystal clear water and just the right depth for everyone, blue and warm, stunning. We took a boat trip from here and this was fantastic - lovely views of the coastline and we had the boat to ourselves. Views, location, beaches, hotel - wonderful for a relaxing summer get away.More
Sara M, 315936
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