Here, we are delighted to be able to show reviews sent in by guests, following their stay at our luxury self catered apartment in Larnaca, Cyprus. These are shown in date order – latest first.
28th April 2012:
“Arrived back to the miserable UK weather – how depressing……….
Anyway, apart from the delayed flight home, all went smoothly and we enjoyed our time in your lovely apartment. Joanne was was lovely – very welcoming and helpful. Joanne is the resort manager.
It would be good to have a couple of hooks on the bathroom door as there is nowhere to hangs robes/clothes but otherwise, it is very well equipped. Hooks are now in place.
We managed to get out and about quite a lot but didn’t venture too far. It was nice to be in a rural setting rather than a heavily built up area like Larnaca.
Thank you for all your helpful information prior to our departure and I look forward to receiving my deposit cheque once you have received a satisfactory report from Joanne. (This was sent within 3 days).
I then asked the following questions:-
Did you like the position of the apartment within the resort – in particular, were you able to enjoy the balcony and position overlooking the pool?
We spent a lot of time on the balcony and the position was perfect.
Did we provide enough information? If not what would have helped?
The info was more than sufficient. I found both you and the documentation very helpful and don’t think that you could have added anything else.
Could we have provided anything else that would have made your stay even better?
Nothing else was necessary to make the stay more enjoyable.
We would happily rent from you again should we return to Cyprus.
All the best,
5th February 2010
“My experience at Louise and Adrian’s apartment at The Grove Spa Resort can only be described in one word, “perfect”.
Mazotos, Cyprus is the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret. The best-kept secret in Mazotos is The Grove Spa Resort and the best-kept secret at The Grove Spa Resort is apartment F24.
For those who have never heard of Mazotos, Cyprus, I highly recommend you go online and see for yourself. If you are looking for a getaway that is peaceful, a place where the locals make you feel at home and if you are looking for all the comforts of home, look no farther than Louise and Adrian’s apartment.
I live in New York. We New Yorkers love to travel. I’ve been to North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. The one thing that I’ve always said is, “That was nice, but I want to see something else next time.”
But, this time I feel different. For the first time, I am certain that I will be back to Mazotos. And without a doubt, I will be staying in apartment F24 at The Grove Spa Resort. My only complaint was that it had to end. We didn’t want to go home because we felt as though we were home.
Truth be told, there’s so much more to say that I invite anyone to call me (during New York daytime hours please) and I will gladly tell you all you need to know and more. My phone number is (718) 781-2224.
Adrian, it was a pleasure. We can’t wait to visit again.
David“ (5th Feb 2012)
17th December 2011
Many thanks for sorting this out so promptly (security deposit refund).
Overall we were very pleased with your flat and the services you offer. The “arrival” pack was greatly appreciated as well as your very prompt action regarding the water issue we had.
We will definitely be looking to book with you again in the future.
Best wishes and have a great Christmas
Kevin & Sue O….. “ (17-12-11)
5th November 2011
…..very impressed with Larnaca airport – definitely better than Pafos.
We had a great week and got to see a part of the island that was unfamiliar to us. Would definitely go again and recommend your apartment.
Everything in resort was great – found the apartment really easily even though it was the middle of the night and hard to see any landmarks, your directions got us straight there.
Your apartment is fab, everything we needed was there – including the cool bag and ice blocks for shopping or the beach! You have an ideal position in the complex with lovely views (fantastic to be able to see the mountains), and in the main we had the whole resort to ourselves. We borrowed some DVD’s and a couple of brand new board games from reception which was a nice touch.
The kebab house behind the art gallery is outstanding value for money -the ‘small’ is definitely enough for most people, and we enjoyed a game of Tavoli (backgammon) while we were waiting! On a drive along the coast road towards Governor’s Beach (last village before) we came across a beach side play area/park with cafe and a volleyball pitch on the sand, below. Easy to park, loads of seats in the shade and Tavoli boards dotted everywhere. Very peaceful although it is obviously used by the locals regularly.
Day we flew back lunch consisted of a fish meze at The Lake – Greek name – H Limnh – same road Ayios Theodoros Beach – we were the only none locals and most of the waiters could not speak much English. Meal was top quality in a very clean environment and cost very realistic! Probably best meal of the trip – certainly in Gil’s view. Lovely view with private (very small) beach too.
Where ever we go on holiday Ben enjoys go karting and we found a track on the Troodos/Nicosia road only 25 minutes away. We left a leaflet in the apartment for other visitors. There is also one near Larnaca airport – here is the link http://www.kartingcenter.com.cy.
The local Orphanedes supermarket had everything we needed and prices were much better than we expected; some items even cheaper than home! We do tend to over-shop and so left some additions to your store cupboard – few cans of Coke and Keo beer, breakfast cereal and tea and biscuits that we brought from home. oh, and a Pizza and Ice cream in the freezer. We were very impressed with the milk which is as good as ours – have not found this on previous visits to Cyprus and it makes a huge difference to your cuppa!
Pervolia – as you mentioned, lovely to have a stroll around. We went back in the evening to the little Taverna up the steps, on the corner next to the english surf bar, (left details in your apartment, but forgotten the name). Its run by two brothers who speak outstanding english and the service was first class. They took trouble to cook Gil’s special request (he had been unwell earlier in the day and was looking for something simple), Ben had Lamb Chops and I had the homemade Moussaka. With our drinks they brought out bread and a paste made from olives, which I have never had before, but enjoyed. After the main course they brought out a plate of prepared fresh fruit (free) and, once we had asked for the bill, they gave us a free Brandy and local Baily’s (also free). The cost of the meal including drinks? Just Eur35 On top of that we had great conversation and could still hear the live music coming from across the road. Great Value.
Summary – last time we went to Cyprus – 3 years ago – everything was very pricey. They had just changed to the Euro which seemed to have caused a bit of a price hike (same as when we went decimal – but you’re to young to remember that!). We were pleasantly surprised how inexpensive it now is compared to the Canaries, for instance, or France. Larnaka has a very different landscape and its own appeal and we would recommend visitors to give it a try, especially for those who have tired of the Pafos scene.
We really enjoyed our week and wished we had been able to stay longer!
With Best Wishes
Anne, Gil & Ben” 5th November 2011
21st September 2011
Source: Trip Advisor
“Peace and tranquility……….
The apartment is new and very well equipped. It was spotlessly clean on arrival. The pool is fantastic, clean and maintained every other day. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves. The resort is located in a small village which has good facilities. In the local area there are a number of villages with good taverns and shops and there are beaches nearby. The owner Adrian provides an excellent information pack. A hire car is essential and we would recommend trips to Nicosia where you can walk over to the Turkish side where there are some interesting sites, this journey is under an hour. Also Larnaca seafront which is great for an evening stroll”.
The above testimonial was submitted to Trip Advisor on the 21st September 2011 by recent guests. We were so delighted that they gave us a 5 star rating for all aspects. They also commented as follows:-
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Yes.
Recommended for: Friends getaway; older travellers; families with young children
- The property was “as advertised”.
- I recommend the location.
- The property was a good value for the price paid.
- The property provided wifi/internet access.
- My security deposit was returned on time.”
“We had a great time thank you. We thought you have provided a great selection of dvd’s that we really enjoyed. We also appreciated all the bits provided in the apartment like dishwasher tablets and olive oil and we left some bits behind as well. One suggestion might be to provide some mosquito plug-in’s or something as we were a bit worried about the baby being bitten. We thought your apartment was well presented and we felt thoughtfully provided for. The local information you provided was great.”
A mosquito plug-in was added to the apartment within days and the guests thanked for their suggestion.Tweet