13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
best time ever..!!!!
"we travelled to cyprus,polis on 27th june 2010 until the 11th july 2010. when we arrived at the mariela it was 3 o clock in the morning because of our 8 hour delay, we did wake pambos up but he sorted us out and was very welcoming and kind and showed us to our room. the next day he came and welcomed us properly.lol and made sure we had everything we needed even air con (is a must in june-july) and gave us a discount on it of like 10euro's because thats how kind he is, everybody is right you all get treated like family rather than guests. the rooms were very clean they are cleaned every day apart from sunday (day off for cypriots), you get fresh towels everyday sometimes twice a day, our view was amazing we got to look at the church and the sea and the balcolny got sun all day and so does the pool area until the sun goes down, the pools are very clean and so is the pool area, pambos comes and cleans them himself every morning and night and his wife make some smashing toasties, yum yum :) it is a quiet village but there is everything you need such as the supermarket literally 2 mins down the street and plenty of bars and places to eat all with in walking distance. i'd say it takes 10 mins to walk into polis town, there are plenty of places to hire cars and bikes from and the locals are very friendly as well. the rooms are basic but like we say you only sleep in it and change in it so why moan about it eh. on a night pambos comes and sits with you and chats away and brings out free pints of keo (cyprus beer) and what ever the ladies are drinking, they really appreciate you staying at thier hotel and we were really shocked that at christmas they even sent us a christmas card which pulled on those heart strings a bit.lol we are looking to go back on september 4th this year 2011 cant wait sooooooo excited its so peaceful and nice it really makes you relax and feel at home. thank you mariela you are absoblutley wonderful."
- Travel date: 3rd August 2011
We really liked this hotel. Generally pr...
"We really liked this hotel. Generally pretty clean, good size rooms, nice swimming pools, good atmosphere, friendly welcome, good value for money. Would certainly go again. Free wireless internet a real plus. Food not that inspiring but that didnt matter as there's a pretty impressive supermarket (as good as anything in UK) about 2 mins walk away and you can cook in room. Polis area very good for older couples, very quiet and plenty of decent restaurants and bars - the best one is on edge of town, two minutes walk turn left from hotel. Best to hire a car as bus service doesnt run in evenings. Beaches were ok but pebbly. Nothing special to see and a fair walk from the hotel. "
- Travel date: 16th September 2008
We have been going to Polis for many yea...
"We have been going to Polis for many years its a lovely place to go to relax and is very different from Paphos, if you like holidays that are laid back then Polis is the place to go. You have a long walk to Polis beach which really when you get there isn't worth the walk(or drive) I would recommend hireing a car and having a drive to near by Latci and a bit further to Pomos beach where you will find a beautiful beach complete with deck chairs and foot stools which is looked after by a fantastic guy ,who is so friendly and speaks french,english,german and loves to have a chat and makes you feel so welcome. Evenings in Polis can be spent in one of many good taverners/bars in the square. Or visit Latci harbour which has many a good fish taverna's. We have stayed at many hotels/apartments in polis over the years but for the last 4years have stayed at the Mariela as we find the rooms are clean well equiped and the family who own the Mariela are such a friendly family and always make you feel so welcome and part of the family,many vistitors do return year after year. When you first arrive at the apartments you may think oh dear what have we come to as the entrance is on the main road and behind a row of shops but once inside you would never know,its got a double pool area one on the higher level which is great for children and those who aren't confident swimmers and the large lower pool for all swimmers. Thers plenty of sunbed and pool bar which serves great meals all day & night. Overall the Mariela is a great place for a self catering holiday and me and my family hope to return again next year."
- Travel date: 31st July 2008
Very nice small place
"We were in Polis for a wedding so we only booked one night. We were actually staying in Paphos. We were pleasantly suprised with the room - it was nicer than the one in Paphos. It had everything we needed and was nice and clean. The manager was lovely, very helpful. A very pleasant stay."
- Travel date: 30th October 2007
Friendly, Clean and relaxed
"We booked into the Mariela for quite literally 24hrs having stayed at Aphrodite Hills for 10 days or so. Having refused to pay over Â£100 to retain our room for half a day we were just looking for something cheap and cheerful to while away a few hours. We definately got more than we had hoped for; from the exceptionally friendly welcome, big, spotlessly clean room and lovely atmosphere we didn't want to leave and have already made plans to go and stay there for a few days next year."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2007
"Have stayed at mariela several times over the last few years, Have always found it very clean, snack bar great prices & owners always friendly. If you are looking for a quiet base to enjoy the local sights, go for it!"
- Travel date: 15th August 2007
"We had a wonderful four days at the Mariela Hotel in Polis. The owners were friendly and helpful and the rooms spacious and clean. We loved the view and enjoyed being in Polis. We will definitely be going back and would recommend the hotel."
- Travel date: 23rd June 2007
Peaceful, cozy, nice staff, affordable!!!!
"We stayed here at the Mariela Hotel for 1 night in Polis, Cyprus. We saw the amazing price on the internet and grabbed it at 20 CYP. What a steal. However, it took us a good long drive from Paphos to get here and we drove at night. I didn't expect that at all. So if you're planning to relax in the quiet hills of Polis near Aphrodite's Bath, then stay here. But if you plan to go down to Paphos where all the action is at, then don't stay here by any means. We thought Polis would not be so far from Paphos. At any rate, the hotel was still very very lovely. It was small, quaint, and very quiet. Actually, it didn't seem very occupied at all, and it was run by a family staff. There was a small pool, and even a little restaurant. The rooms all have kitchenettes, so we cooked ourselves our own breakfast. It is newly renovated, so everything is fairly new and clean. The room we were in seemed like there were new appliances and new furniture. You were supposed to pay for the air conditioner, but they let us have it for free - friendly staff."
- Travel date: 6th March 2007
Quiet is sometimes lovely
"The apartment was clean, bedding and towels changed bi-daily, staff helpful, if you wish for a quiet, very relaxing holiday - here it is! Car hire is a must - visit some of the hilltop villages and sample the food at Imegines at Kathakas - you will not be disappointed."
- Travel date: 21st September 2006
"we arrived at this hotel about 2.30am as our fllight was delayed by 3 hours,however the owner was there to meet us, despite us being the only guests arriving at that time. He was lovely and provided us with drinks even though the bar was closed. The rooms were immaculate, the pools clean and tidy, and the bar area welcoming. The area of Polis is miles from anywhere so get a hire car! But the neighbouring Latchi was gorgeous, really quiet and chillled on an evening. We would certainly stay at this hotel again, it was a an amazing bargain for such a beautiful family run place!"
- Travel date: 10th September 2006
bored bored bored
"i liked the cleanliness of the mariela hotel and i liked the pools but two things spolit my holiday, the staff (bambas, wife and maria) NEVER had a smile on their face apart from when a load of people were leaving! and do you know what time they locked the doors on reception? midnight!!!!! the bars around there and the pool bar actually in the hotel is supposed to be open until at least 1am but we all had to walk round to the back of the hotel, up the stairs into the main block, across the corridor and down the lift just to get into reception and then from there find some way of gettin to your apartment! i also didnt like the location of the hotel as it is MILES away from the hotel and in the middle of nowhere. overall it was an enjoyable holiday and i will be going back to polis but DEFINATELY NOT back to the mariela hotel!"
- Travel date: 6th September 2006
"we spent a really nice time in this hotel, the owners r very friendly, its clean and cheap, i think is a very good option if u r thinking to go to cyprus!"
- Travel date: 19th July 2006
Top traveller tips for Mariela Hotel Apartments
"make sure you get a car if you want to explore cos like i said its a lovely peaceful village."
Mariela Hotel Apartments is also called
- Mariela Hotel
- mariela hotel polis