Offering the very best of Cypriot hospitality and a proud winner of a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for a number of years now, you can only expect good things from this family-run hotel. In terms of location, you’ll be happy to learn the property sits in a quiet part of Protaras, so guests can sample the best of both worlds with the resort’s lively centre on hand when you want to pick up the pace.
Facility-wise, there’s a spacious onsite pool alongside a main restaurant and a late-closing bar when you fancy a nightcap. Further highlights include a playground for mini travellers and free Wi-Fi perfect for technology-obsessed teens.
There are stays to suit every preference whether you’re a couple seeking a cosy hideaway or a family looking for a larger space with rooms designed for two adults and two children. You can also benefit from stunning balcony views with garden and Mediterranean Sea facing apartments.
But it doesn’t matter which category you choose as all spaces come with the necessities including an en suite bathroom, air conditioning, cooking facilities and a mini fridge. Decorated in a traditional style with a wooden bed frame and tiled floors, expect basic but comfortable stays.
Board types for everyone
With a range of board types to choose from with apartments offering cooking facilities for Self Catering guests and an onsite restaurant and bar for those wanting to sample the hotel’s Half Board and Bed and Breakfast options – Aparthotel Mandalena invites you to holiday however you wish.
International and local food is available in the main eatery or the area’s many dining options are just a short hop away if you prefer to venture out. The pool bar is also on hand to whip up omelettes for breakfast and toasties for lunch. There’s also a good selection of drinks here including special cocktails which change daily. On a Friday evening, guests should head for the pool where barbecue nights take place with plenty of grilled delights promising a mouth-watering dining experience.
A handful of facilities
This property may not have bags of facilities, but the few it has are worth a mention. The generous-sized pool area accompanied by a spacious terrace has to be the biggest draw, especially when the sun is shining. Ideal for drawn-out tanning sessions with a small option for kids, there’s no better place to unwind when you’re not perched at the bar ordering your tipple of choice.
If you don’t like to sit still for too long you can always break up your sunbathing with a game of darts, pool or hit the onsite tennis court for something more strenuous. Little ones can also take advantage of a children’s playground when they’ve had enough of splashing around in the water. Fitness fanatics, on the other hand, will appreciate the gym and its great selection of equipment when they can’t bear to miss out on their daily workout.
Attractions on your doorstep
Found on the southeast coast of Cyprus, just a short stroll from the bustling centre of Protaras and metres away from a soft sand beach, you’re in a great base for exploring. Nightlife options are aplenty with the resort’s string of lively bars, while its pretty coastline invites you to uncover Blue Flag beauties such as Fig Tree Bay.
When it comes to day trips, you’re close to a number of famous attractions from the abandoned ghost town of Varosha, whose untrodden streets and neglected buildings are a sight to behold. Alternatively, if you’ve come here to snorkel then Cape Greco isn’t much further, while WaterWorld Ayia Napa is perfect for families seeking some daytime action.