51 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Holiday Sept 2011
"Just arrived back from a week at the SEAGULL APPARTMENTS in Pernera, Aug 31-Sep 7th. The reception, pool,bar and outside area's were all very nicely kept and clean. We stayed in room 12 on the ground floor. The bedroom area was spacious and had adequate kitchen space but the drawers in the kitchen were in need of replacing as was the bathroom which was very small and tatty, but it was useable..just!! We had read other reviews before we went so we had an idea of what to expect. There is a supermarke(Rivers) opposite the Seagull which we used, they have everything in there and we found it cheaper than one which is at the bottom of the road next to the beach.(turn right as you come out of the seagull just a few minutes walk). Sunbeds and umbrellas are 2.50 euros EACH! can be pricey if you have them every day!! umbrellas essential in the heat! though the beds never get cleaned and they NEED IT! We walked along the new walkway by the sea every evening to go to Protaras, its very lively there at night (not our cup of tea) but we found a very good choice of restaurants and after trying a couple we found HAPPY DAYS which is next to HAPPY DAYS HOTEL and shop, its food is excellent and reasonably priced. We visited the Magic Live Show in Protaras near McDonalds where there's Dancing waters, Laser show etc,17 euros each, can't remember childs prices, they do a family ticket. It starts at 9pm every night and lasts about an hour, it gets very busy so try to get there early! We really enjoyed this!!! We had read about Farmagusta the ghost town and booked a trip on the 'RED BUS' through our Rep, however its NOT FARMAGUSTA, the ghost town is actually VAROSHA and you dont ACTUALLY SEE the ghost town because its fenced off and heavily guarded, we saw it from the RED BUS as we got near but were warned by the guide NOT to take photos as it is forbidden, if your caught you'll be in serious trouble!! We were taken along the beach where some of the derelict hotels were and saw the Guards watching our every move, you could take photos towards the sea but not any that might have even a glimpse of the buildings! Farmagusta is the town next to Varosha. We bought a DVD of VAROSHA which shows the insides of the buildings(10 euros) but haven't yet watched it so can't comment. However we enjoyed the 'RED BUS' trip and highly recommend it and its a lot cheaper than the other coach trips! But do try to BOOK A SEAT UPSTAIRS as its AN OPEN TOP!! There's loads of watersports around. Obviously very popular! We had a very good holiday but we wouldn't go again so early in Sept as we found it a bit TOO HOT for us! "
- Travel date: 9th September 2011
What a great place!
"Just returned from a week at the Seagull Apts. I can only echo theitive reviews of this place. It is clean, tidy and the staff very friendly- nothing it too much trouble. The number of people we met who return time after time can only reflect the quality of this place. Will definitely return again"
- Travel date: 23rd May 2011
"myself and partner have been to the seagulls 6 years running and cant fault it, the area itself has all we need if we want more its a 20 min walk to protaras via the new walkway. the staff at the seagulls are the best we usually go the last week of august every year they always go out of their way to help if needed. the pool is fab plenty sunloungers ,the rooms are basic but spotless the cleaners do a great job . the night watchman is very funny and always has a smile and a hello no matter what time you come in. unfortunately we cant get booked this year it seems to be full according to thomas cook so we are very dissapointed and are trying to book accomodation in the pernera area cant wait to go back the weather is always great and the people so friendly . and a visit to stiens for the best food in cyprus.just a great pity we cant get the seagull appartments again this year.just goes to show how good they are when its fully booked and this is only feb."
- Travel date: 7th February 2010
"Having been to Cyprus 3 times and this our 2'nd to Protras I can easily say that this was by far the best accomidation we had stayed in. The location is excellent, only approx 100 mtrs from the beach and the town gives great options for day and night.The conditon of the accomodation is way above excellent as the rooms are spotless and the pool area a pleasure to spend your time in. the service at the bar and food location is exceptional as they are so friendly you actually feel relaxed. I intened to and would really advise people to stay here as i can confirm this is a 10/10 accomidation. Hopefully will see you there. Hat's off to the Seagull."
- Travel date: 5th September 2009
Everything you need in a resort
" My husband and I have just returned from the Seagull Apartments, they are basic, clean, have everything we needed,clean towels,bed change,regularly,washing machines and dryers if you need them,the pool is lovely, the area surrounding the pool immaculate,the food at Seagull is really lovely, you can sit in the shade and enjoy a meal, or maybe a snack. they are always cleaning, staff always helpful,we are both in our fifties, and loved Pernera, we walked into Protaros a couple of times in the evening, it was lovely, took about 35 minutes.We hired a car from Platon car hire, two minutes from Seagull, cost about 75Euro for two days, we drove to the Troodos mountains, and all round the Island, well worth it. We frequented the Il Cavaliere restaurant, it is really great, food wonderfull, staff attentive.We would certainly return to Seagull. The Robinsons Scotland"
- Travel date: 30th August 2009
"the apartments were spotless and the staff are friendly and helpfull. It was an excellent hotel and I would go back anytime.Everything was in aesy walking distance and the hotel is small and quiet, just how we like it."
- Travel date: 18th June 2009
Can't wait to go back
"This will be our 6th time to the Seagull. What a wonderful family run Hotel. Everyone is so friendly and its like returning to see family each year. The rooms are basic but they have everything you need and are very clean. The pool is cleaned every day, also the sun loungers and the surrounding gardens. The pool is an unusual shape and very safe for children, they also have there own pool. The food here is lovely, anything from a full english to snacks or a proper meal, We once came back to the hotel at 10.30pm and my son wanted chicken nuggets & chips, as the chef went home at 9.30 Andreauis who runs the bar(also part of the family) went in and cooked it for him. Nothing is too much trouble for them, they really put themselves out for you. There is a small play area for children, also tennis courts and grass area for you to play on. There is a small beach just down the road, which is clean and friendly. The Cypriots are very nice people. We are so keen that hopefully we will be out here permenately."
- Travel date: 7th June 2009
"Fantastic welcome at the Seagull yet again. This hotel is more like returning to see old friends than staying at a distant resort. Our 8th stay was just as pleasant as the first one with genuine welcome from the family run hotel staff. Pernera is quieter than main Protaras but has a wide selection of bars and restaurants, many cover-act impersonator shows and beautiful beaches. Taxi services and buses are plentiful. Good diving facilities at Tabas Diving school nearby my grand children loved their holiday and can not wait to return"
- Travel date: 29th May 2009
"Just had a wonderful 8th stay at Seagull. Extremely friendly family run apartments. More like visiting old friends than going to a distant hotel. Pernera is on the quieter side of Protaras, but has all the facilities from beaches, restaurants, bars, entertainment to regular bus and taxi services. Seagull is a family friendly hotel, good breakfasts, lunchtime snacks or basic evening meals. Nice pool, clean well kept gardens, and rooms cleaned almost daily. Highly recommended, will be returning ASAP."
- Travel date: 28th May 2009
"Excellent holiday again. Our 8th time at the Seagull since 1997. More of staying with friends than at a hotel. Very welcoming family run hotel. Facilities and location are good, close to beaches and smaller shops and restaurants. Main Protaras 2 km away plenty of taxies. Wil definitely be back the sooner the better."
- Travel date: 28th May 2009
"Fantastic holiday again. Our 8th or 9th time at the Seagull. Very friendly owners and staff, feel more like visiting friends than at a hotel. Location is great for those not wanting too much noise. Plenty of bars with shows, good beaches 5 minutes walk away. Diving centre facilities near-by. Will definitely be back."
- Travel date: 28th May 2009
"I have been to the Seagull twice. The staff are really helpfull. The first time we went I had a Lasagne and didnt like it so they asked what I would like to have instead. They couldn't have been more helpfull. The Pool Area is so relaxing, and yes there isn't much to do, so after being at work for months without a break this came as a nice change. Cypriates are lovely people and I hopt to go back there again."
- Travel date: 15th April 2009
Top traveller tips for Seagull Apartments
"its my favourite place on earth cant wait to go back"
"Barley Mow for drink, Knights Pub for food."
"IL Cavaliere Italian restaurant"
"Something for everyone"
"kartanas was very friendly and good value for money"
"yellow boat, blue bay restaurant (typically greek)"
"Yes, family & friends have been out with us"
"Red bus, Steak and Ale restaurant"
"Red Bus tour, Steak and Ale Restaurant"
"Steak and Ale, Sizzlers"
"Compact centre great for beach holidays"
Seagull Apartments is also called
- seagull apartments protaras
- seagull apartments hotel protaras