25 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Perfect relaxing holiday
"Enjoyed 2 weeks here in August, half board. Everything was as we expected, hot weather, friendly staff, good food, a quiet, relaxing holiday, an adequate room which was cleaned daily and towels and bed linen changed regularly. Great beach at the end of the garden, but you pay 2euros 50 per lounger and parasol!(Free in hotel grounds.) Kettles are charged for, so maybe take your own. Make use of hop on hop off bus ticket, 2 euros for the day. Bus stop close to hotel. If bar prices were more reasonable, maybe more people would stay for the evening entertainment. If you want a lively time, don't book here, or be prepared to travel to Protaras or Aiya Napa. Suited us to relax and enjoy the glorious sunshine!!! Hope to go again."
- Travel date: 12th September 2011
15 years of sheer bliss
"hi as you see from our rating we have given this hotel 10 but we would give this hotel 11 out of 10 if we could we have been going to this hotel for the past 15 years ( ever since it first opened ) on our very first arrival the tour coach dropped us outside the reception & we went into the hotel & thats when we fell in love with it everywhere was spotless it is a small hotel with 57 rooms but we have been coming back year after year & here are the reasons why the rooms are cleaned every day by very helpful & polite staff & linen etc changed almost every day there are 2 swimming pools 1 adult & 1 childs wich again is cleaned out every day the food is excellent the hotel also has a greek evening in witch you can sample greek style food & there is always plenty of it on other nights there are some entertainments the staff & the managers all a speak very good english & the managers wife comes from england so there is no problem with language there is a very quiet beach not 2minutes away & is very safe for children the town of protaras is just a 10 minute taxi ride or if you prefer you can walk your dinner off & that takes about 20 mins the town of aya napa is a bit further & you really need a taxi or car all the weather is sun all day very ocasional rain temperatures vary according to the month you go but always way over 20c we could go on & on about this lovely hotel & these are just some of the reasons we keep coming back sue & bryan "
- Travel date: 10th August 2009
The best yet
" We have just returned home and already been intouch with travel agent for next year. If you want a relaxing holiday then this is the place.The staff are very friendly and helpfull .Protaras Town itself is about a 30min gentle stroll from hotel where you will find more bars if that is what you require.The hotel itself is spotless and rooms cleaned every day.Can,t wait to get back. "
- Travel date: 21st May 2009
"Our party of five stayed at the Mimosa for 2 weeks. My sister, her husband and I are from Canada and my cousin and her husband from England. All five of us had an absolutely fantastic stay. The rooms were clean, the food, prepared under the direction of chef, Christoferos, was incredibly good (and plenty of it) and Linda and Eugene were exceptionally good hosts. The other hotel clients we met were very friendly and seemed to be enjoying the hotel as much as we were. The best description I can give of the hotel is that it is a peaceful little oasis on Cyprus. Because we had a rental vehicle, we were not restricted in any way and spent a number of days touring the island, visiting local communities and taking the opportunity to visit businesses and tourist shops in Protaras and Paralimni often. The location of the hotel was a real plus as we were close enough to Protaras if we wanted to visit nightclubs, but far enough away that we were able to enjoy the quiet nights at the Mimosa when we wanted to do so (the majority of the time). I would recommend this hotel to anyone I know (I already have). We were the first Canadians to visit the hotel and we were very impressed. I have every intention of returning to the Mimosa in the near future even though Cyprus is a two-flight trip (about 12 hours flying time from Ottawa), with a day or two stay in England between flights. Kieth W. Brickley and family"
- Travel date: 2nd December 2008
Mimosa Hotel was fantastic. The two bes...
"Mimosa Hotel was fantastic. The two best features were the staff and the beach. There are only a small staff of about 12 people, all of who seem to enjoy their work and because of this created a friendly, relaxed but professional atmosphere. I broken my ankle on the second day of my holiday (great medical care in Cyprus) and the staff at Mimosa went out of their way to find a ground floor room for us to move to and checked everyday to see how I was. The breakfast were great and if you are half board you can change your evening meal for something from the daytime menu, great if you want to go out for the evening. My only negative comments would be that the evening buffet is a bit limited if you are vegetarian, but there was always a great salad buffet. The eating area is outside so you can sit and enjoys views of the beach while having breakfast and your evening meal. The beach is small and safe and just yards away from pool area and bar. It is used mainly by people from Mimosa Hotel. We never had trouble finding sun beds either around the pool or on the beach, even in August. The hotel and beach are used a lot by the lovely Cypriot people, which is as good a recommendation as any. All in all a great hotel. Great little beach, backing onto the hotel gardens but walk to your left (as you look at the sea) and you will come to another beach and a lovely headland used by the divers with a few old fashioned fishing boats. Great photo opportunity, as this then looks but at the hotel. Keep walking from here and you come to a few other nice beaches. A bit bigger with water sports etc. Lovely walk for early mornings and evenings and no need to go up onto the main road. A bit rocky, but we managed it in flip-flopsâ! Look out for the ice cream man who goes between these beaches but donât park in his spotâ¦.he will move you:-) Bars and restaurants were a little bit further away than we expected, and the bus service isnât brilliant, so being on crutches made it difficult to get to Protaras but the hotel will phone a taxi for you. 7 Euros each way. A car would be an advantage if you stay at the Mimosa Hotel but want to get out and about to eat and sample the culture of Cyprus. Protaras was disappointing, modern and purpose built, and a bit âdown-marketâ no old town or town square, and not many proper Cypriot family run restaurants. No character. Head into the villages for this. "
- Travel date: 28th August 2008
Me and my girlfriend stayed at the mimos...
"Me and my girlfriend stayed at the mimosa 14thjune-28june 2008 on 1st arrival the hotel actually looks abit nicer than the brochure pictures.The hotel is situated about 30min walk from protaras and if you want a drink away from the hotel you have to go there because the hotel is in the middle of knowhere.Drinks in the hotel were very expensive,5euro 70 for a pint and a half of beer.The food was ok,not alot of choice though.Entertainment wise there wasnt much going on,cypriot night etc but nothing worth staying in the hotel spending loads of money at the bar for.The rooms were just basic 3star rooms,cleaned everyday.They have a cooler which is locked which you can pay 4 euros a day to have(another rip off).The pool is a decent size and a little private beach is 10 second walk.Me and my girlfriend didnt spend much time in the hotel and tried to get out and about because everything is extemely expensive.There is a little supermarket about 5 minutes up the road which is cheap.I would recomend this hotel to old couples who want to have piece and quiet,it is defo not for young groups or couples because its too far out the way and the hotel is full of older people so didnt get chance to meet many people.I had a nice time but wouldnt go back here,if i came back i would stay in ayia napa which has much more to do than protaras anyway.Protaras is too much for familys,karaoke bars hosting the same night every night(Elvis night,abba night).If you are a young couple do not stay in protaras,go to ayia napa its not as mad as people say."
- Travel date: 10th July 2008
Beginning of June and the weather was da...
"Beginning of June and the weather was dawn to dusk sun so got plenty of chances to use the pool which was never crowded but neither was the beach at the bottom of the garden. Having booked half board we were ready to go out for evening meals to sample the local restaurants and night life but never bothered since the food was better than available in the locality. All the staff were very friendly and very willing to help us learn a few basic Greek Cypriot phrases. Highlites included the very friendly guests who would talk late into the night around the poolside bar as well as the hotel organised nights. Is it all too good to be true? well there was one complaint and it concerned the cleaning of the balconies. Hopefully the hotel management will take notice and ensure the standard is as good outside the rooms as it is inside. Was is there to do? coastal walks, water activities, boat trips (excellent value and a release from the hot weather, jeep safari into the Troodos mountains (not recommended since so much time is spent in travelling) and visiting sites of historical interest. Would I go back? very definitely the holiday and hotel was superb but I would not return with Olympic Hoidays since their rep. never visited the hotel and never answered a telephone call. The First Choice rep. was available however and proved friendly and helpful."
- Travel date: 16th June 2008
Excellent hotel, very clean & rooms clea...
"Excellent hotel, very clean & rooms cleaned everyday. Nothing was too much trouble here, we requested a ground floor room from Aspro-Thomas Cook due to my wife having mobility problems but this wasn't passed on to the hotel, within 10 minutes of arriving we were moved to a ground floor room without even having to ask. The hotel is a good half hour walk from Protaras main drag, although taxi's are not expensive-we paid 7 Euros (up to 4 people and the bus stops at the top of the road. The quality of the food was excellent with plenty of traditional Cypriot as well as International dishes on offer. We have already booked to back in October for our Wedding anniversary and look forward to seeing everybody again. "
- Travel date: 28th May 2008
Perfect Chill Out
"My daughter and myself have recently returned from a wonderful week spent at the Mimosa Beach. We eagerly returned to Cyprus with fond memories of the best holiday we'd ever had which was back in 1999. We chose this hotel because of it's beach side location and easy access to the nightlife in Protaras and Agia Napa. When the coach dropped us off we felt so lucky as it was quite obviously the prettiest hotel we had ever stayed in. The brochure really didn't do it justice although we had found some lovely photos online which proved to be absolutely spot on. Our self catering studio was exactly as we had hoped. Our terrace overlooked the sea and it was pure bliss to come back after a long day spent sunbathing, sightseeing and swimming to be able to chill out eating our tea while watching the sunset. The location really was spectacular. One problem.....a week wasn't long enough... We spent so much time racing around visiting all the places we had been previously and wished we could have stayed longer. We ate out most of the time and were pleased with all the meals. The prices were much the same as over here and in some restaurants you could get a 3 course meal for around Â£8 (sterling). Of course you could pay more in some of the more up market places. Most memorable was the light lunch of Village Salad and one of those lovely baked Cyprus potatoes that I ate while overlooking Pernera Beach. We went back to Pernera as this is where we stayed last time and it was just as beautiful even though it was a little bit more developed. We ate lunch on couple of occasions at Mimosa and it was very nice and reasonably priced. On our last morning we bought breakfast there for Â£3 (Cypriot) and it really set us up for our trip home. You could have as much as you wanted with choices of cereals, yogurts, bacon, egg and beans etc. The beach really was just a few steps away and was perfect for us. A small little cove with calm ,warm water and you could swim out to sea around the rocks. My daughter spent most of the time snorkelling and she said it was fantastic for this with loads of brightly coloured fish and sea life. Having read some complaints on other reviews about rocks I have to admit we didn't find this a problem at all. As for the nightlife, we didn't think much of Protaras as it is too commercialised with it's British themed bars etc. Agia Napa, however, to us, has much more culture and style and holds a festival every year during the last weekend in September. This was a lovely experience but we found the bars and clubs in the Square a bit of an ordeal and feel that money has become the prime motivator which is such a shame as this was so different to our last experience there where we found Cypriot hospitality at it's very best. By by the way my daughter is 27 and myself 40...ish!!! I would highly recommend the Mimosa for a relaxing break in peaceful, beautiful surroundings. The weather was perfect being in the late twenties to early thirties every day and it was 25 degrees at midnight in Agia Napa on our last night (Oct 2nd) One thing...if you are self catering you have to be prepared to travel to get to the shops but we felt that this was worth it to have such a peaceful hotel. Thank you Linda!!! for sending me back the contents of my purse which I'd left behind... An excellent service received from all of you there at the Mimosa....I really hope to see you all again."
- Travel date: 28th October 2007
Peace & Quiet
"I stayed at the Mimosa for a week in October, and wanted a cheap break with guaranteed sunshine - I got both. I would recommend this hotel to older guests or those looking for the peace and quiet. It's set away from any bars and restaurants and is mid way between Protaras and Ayia Napa (both accessible for .80c by bus). The beach is far from great, it's small and looks man-made and although it's a sandy beach it's also stony. The pool area is nice and the pool bar offers lunchtime food and stays open until late. The restaurant offer a buffet style breakfast and dinner, which was OK. We stayed on a self catering basis and I wasn't greatly impressed with the room, they're small, with a cramped balcony and we found it impossible to cook in as space was so restricted. One problem, quite small but a problem all the same, is the amount of bird poop on the balcony, this made it impossible to sit out (the table and chairs are covered!) and we were unable to hang towels and washing etc. as this got covered in the poop as well. It might be worth requesting to be away from the block where our room (47) was. The staff in the hotel are nice, helpful and attentive. I wasn't too impressed with the cleaning, although they came in each day to wipe the floor corners were left dusty and I saw the cleaner use a cloth to wipe the bird poo from the tables, clean the toilet, wipe the television and wipe over the sink!! Overall the hotel was comfortable, but in the end, you get what you pay for."
- Travel date: 18th October 2007
"This place is a must. If you want to go to A Napa Stay in A Napa. If yo want to stay in Protras stay there both with bars night clubs and cost Â£3.50 / Â£5..00 each way for a taxi. This Mimosa is a gem not often ever seen these days in the world. A family run hotel where they care. Single ladies can stay there with out fear of getting harrassed. A holiday there is worth 4 weeks elsewhere. Safe and secure. Great food, barman Stellios good, room cleaning ladies great. No idea about any apartments they must be somewhere else. Loads of people there had been here over 5 times! Stella"
- Travel date: 3rd October 2007
A great holiday
"What a great place to stay, so relaxing with a "family run "feeling ! The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were so friendly, food was delicious and reasonably priced, the beach only a two minute walk from the apartments. I think the location was perfect, a 30 minute or so walk to Protaras (check-out Americanos no.2 for a great Meze!) and a 15 minute taxi ride to Ayia Napa (check out Marquis de Napa restaurant) Great for families with kiddies or as a relaxing holiday for us "oldies" We will certainly re-visit! To crown it all - the weather in Cyprus is fantastic - 14 days of sunshine!!!!!!!!"
- Travel date: 26th September 2007
Top traveller tips for Mimosa Beach Hotel
"Take kettle.Snorkels would be useful in the cove. Use day bus tickets. Don't expect cheap drinks, Ask if you need anything as the staff are..."
"The restaurant at the hotel offered a considerable variety of food to suit any palate."
"Enjoy everything about the town - it has lots to offer to any visitor."
Mimosa Beach Hotel is also called
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