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, one for kids, and 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 11.00-18.00. Ice-cream. Afternoon tea, coffee and cakes 15.30-17.00. Dinner will be served in the taverna 19.00-21.30.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served 10.00-24.00.
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International à la carte restaurant*
Set on the beachfront with a great à la carte menu to choose from.
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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Family suite sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children with a double bed, double sofa-bed and partitioned seating area. The room also comes with air-conditioning and heating, satellite TV with limited channels and a radio. Cots are also available.
family suite with private pool
Swim-up family suite sleeps up to three adults and one child with a partition that separates sofa-beds from the room. With air-conditioning and heating, satellite TV with limited channels and a radio.
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Lovely local beaches
Very well run hotel, all staff were happy, efficient and always greeted us with a smile.we were in the slightly older rooms ( some are updated) but it was fine, the beds were comfy, the room was spacious enough with a large bathroom.there was maid service every day and the room included a small fridge, hairdryer, kettle and cups with coffee and tea sachets and a TV with English speaking films if you need to cool down and chill out before dinner. There were two main pools one of which was an over 18 pool, very nice if you don't want to be amongst the lilos and water pistols plus a tiny baby pool.we went in August and of course there was the usual problem of sunbed savers who bagsy beds then don't actually use them til lunchtime - extremely selfish as families with small children have usually been to the pool and had enough by then. We were with our 13 yr old daughter and much preferred the beach but the sunbed hoggers are part of the reason we are staying in a villa next year.that said we really did prefer the beaches and were told that we were on some of the best in the area.looking out from the hotel to the sea, on your left is a smal sandy beach, perfect for little ones. In the middle looking towards the sea is a concrete jetty which is fantastic for snorkelling, but not so easy to get in to for smaller children.then around the thalassa bar to the right is the main Pernera bay, a beautiful beach,nice and shallow at the edge, but again, brilliant for snorkelling.i must say I've never done so much snorkelling as I have in Cyprus and when we hired a car and drove to firemans beach ( about 10 mins down the road) we were amazed to find ourselves snorkelling with a loggerhead turtle - my highlight of the holiday ð. We really enjoyed this holiday, it was very relaxed and chilled.one thing to mention though is that in August it is very hot in Cyprus, getting up to 45C on one day and high 30s low 40s on most days so would not go back in August again, maybe September hols or spring hols.lastly the food .... It was good and well presented but of course after two weeks it will get repetitive and a bit boring but I think that will happen any where, so we did eat out a few times.there was a nice local restaurant called pinia if you hire a car or get a taxi, or if you walk into town we went to ifalos taverna a couple of times and also t he restaurant with the gourds hanging outside, I think it may be Thomas' restaurant. All in all a lovely holiday, beautiful beaches, lots of snorkelling, but man was it hot!More
Excellent staff, pleasant hotel, good enough food, choice of beaches.
(review by a mid forties couple with a thirteen year old girl) If you've already booked, don't worry it'll be great. The hotel is run by some of the most pleasant and efficient staff I've come across (I travel for a living). Drinks and food - pretty much what you'd expect from a good All Inc hotel. You may get a little tired of the food choices towards the end of the second week (which I think is normal and no reflection on the quality of the food). The Thalassa restaurant is very nice. We found our favourite meal of the day was lunch which you can eat outside overlooking the beach with some reggae playing gently in the background (and drink far too much wine). Some reviews here have complained about bottled water not being handed out. This is actually a very good thing (think about the planet, for just a second). You can fill up your own bottle anytime you want from one of the machines. If you get fed up of the food or just want to experience the simple joy of ordering from a menu and having someone bring you some real Greek/Cypriot food, there are a couple of really nice restaurants (I've added a map in the photos - Thomas' Taverna and Ifalos Taverna - really, you won't regret it, take a stroll via the beach and check out the menus on display during the day.). If you and the kids want burger and chips etc there's plenty of choice and good value (turn right at the top of the road as you leave the hotel - a place call "Knights" always seemed busy). If you rent a car, Google "Pinea" taverna. It's on the coast road from Penera to Paralimni and it's very "local". We were the only non Cypriots in there. Pools & beaches - The two pools are nice, good that adults can swim in an inflatable dolphin/scream free pool. There are two very close-by beaches (municipal) which are delightful. Both have excellent snorkelling (you can by them cheap enough at the supermarket opposite the hotel). There's also a little natural jetty (careful how you go it's slippy) directly behind the hotel. One thing...PLEASE DON"T LEAVE RUBBISH ON THE BEACH OR BY THE POOL where it can be blown into the sea. There are bins everywhere. I was lucky enough to bump into (quite literally) a beautiful sea turtle whilst swimming off one of the beaches (Ayia Triara). Believe it or not they ingest the crud that finds it's way into the sea and it kills them. There's a video doing the rounds on Facebook right now showing one of the poor things having a drinking straw removed from it's nose. Entertainment - Went a couple of times. The best bits are clearly the hotels own Animation team. They are very good, work extremely hard and kids obviously adore them (a few of the mums and dads couldn't take their eyes off them either). Young, attractive, talented....I hate them ;-) The perennial sunbed problem - Actually not as bad at this hotel as some we've stayed at. Whilst the loungers directly around the pool fill up quickly (some folk down there at 6:30 as I headed off for a run) there are plenty of beds on the grassed areas going at 8 to 8:30 and even 9ish. This is kind of fair as it means those with older (or no) kids who are less likely to want to be right by the pool can find somewhere. If you're later still (one morning we didn't get down from breakfast until 10am) you can find a lounge on the municipal beach. They are 10 x more comfortable than the hotel ones but you will have t pay â¬2.50 each plus â¬2.50 for a the parasol for the day. I found this pretty good value as printed on the receipt is a wifi log in code for each sunbed (reasonable speed, unlike the hotel). Oh, if you're planning on a sunbed at the hotel, go for the ones with the darker brown cross hatching, they are newer and more springy than the older whiter looking ones. Rooms - It looks like parts of the hotel have been refurbished, some corridors have wood floors and some have older looking carpet. If you're in an older room, relax and don't give in to F.O.M.O they are just as good (I checked, sadly). The Aircon is not rattly and controllable (we set ours at 23 at night and it was perfect). If you must watch TV (we did) there's a couple of reasonable film channels playing old romcoms. Views - There are lots of rooms with views over the sea and I've no doubt that TUI squeeze more money out of people for that (good luck to them). Be aware though, if you are in Cyprus in August it's too bloomin hot to sit out there on the balcony. Yes there are rooms at the back of the hotel that look out on to "Penera" and some unfinished buildings close by but there was no work going on during peak season so no noise. If you are umming and ahhing about the "swim up rooms"....good if you absolutely never want to have to "put a towel down" as you have three beds reserved per room. That said they are rather bunched up and not a patch on other swim-ups we've seen at other TUI resorts (think of it as a little "plunge pool" which you can't actually get across to access your room from the pool area if you want to stay dry) People - Lots of reviews (not just for this place) complain of "Rude Russians". My experience is that we have come across rude Russians in pretty much the same proportions as rude Brits* (once upon a time one middle aged British women actually grabbed a serving spoon out of my daughter's hand - how rude!?). We have also come across some delightful Russians and Brits (and Germans and Danes and Swedes). What you will find is that you will notice rude/loud/obnoxious people anywhere you stay and you will more likely notice them in the second week as you become (understandably) less tolerant of others. When this happens relax, be grateful that you clearly had better parents than them and let it go, you're on holiday. *in the interests of honesty I should point out that we have never, ever come across a rude Welsh person. Don't know why. Just an observation. Maybe we just haven't met them yet. Exercise - Some weirdos/middle aged men in lycra etc like to exercise while on holiday. The running is pretty good here. If you head out of the hotel entrance and follow the road up, turn left at the top and carry on until you get to the beachside pathway you can run for miles and miles by the sea. Thinking of renting a "proper" bike for a bit of road riding? Don't, it's pan flat, dull and all larger roads with not great surfaces (three flats in two rides). If this hasn't put you off though and you want to rent a good quality bike go to Ramo Pro Cycling towards Paralimni and Omar will sort you out. Nice bloke (you'll need you own pedals and saddle). If you ask nicely the ladies at reception will keep your bike in their safe room. If swimming's your thing, forget the hotel pool and head for the beach, plenty of buoys to swim between and calm water. Best thing about the place? The staff. Definitely. They clearly work very hard but you can actually engage and have fun with them. That's it. Would we go back? No. But only because, after ten years of them, we've had enough of the whole All Inclusive thing. Otherwise, yes we'd definitely pay them another visit.More
Bagpeel, Bicester, United Kingdom
We stayed in the Pernera Beach Hotel for 10 days this August and spent our honeymoon there. The hotel was amazing, very nice and clean rooms and equipment, excellent service and really nice and helpful people. It may be a weird think to say in a hotel review, but the guests were also very nice, one could see that they are really satisfied there. It was probably the best hotel I have ever been to for my holiday abroad and for the first time we also think about coming there again in the future. Thank you for amazing 10 days!More
KateÅina B, Prague, Czech Republic
This hotel is great for families. We went with our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. There were plenty of activities to keep the children busy. They chose to stay by the pool most days. We hired a car and saw a bit more of Cyprus. Some excellent restaurants near this hotel. The hotel is welcoming and the rooms are clean and comfortable It was extremely hot while we were there and we appreciated the excellent air con. Amazing choice at breakfast.More
Geraldine T, London, United Kingdom
Lovely hotel fantastic honeymoon 5* hotel in my opinion
We have just returned from our honeymoon this morning we stayed in room 481, we did read some reviews before we went and I honestly don't know what some people were complaining about. I absolutely loved this hotel from the moment we arrived the people on reception were welcoming and one was from England. The rooms were gorgeous ours overlooked the pool. The staff were always smiling and happy and work long hours and never looked unhappy. The maids cleaned our rooms every day and again always smiled and greeted you when you went past. The entertainment team were brilliant ailsa was from England and made a point of going round everyone each evening and chatting to them. We even won a bottle of champagne on the tombola raffle. The food was always hot and had a varied selection for everyone and the cakes were delish ð All in all this was one of the best holidays I have ever been on and would definitely go back again to this same hotel thank you for making our honeymoon relaxing and memorableMore
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