Hotel Sandy Beach Hotel 4 star
Kavros, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crète 730 07, Grèce Larnaca, Cyprus
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Sandy Beach offers various good quality services in a sterile Cypriot decor. The animation schedule, the large variety of sporting facilities and the service will assure that guests spend a nice family vacation with organised activities. Too bad: the beach is a little too gloomy.

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    Location 3.26 /10

    The hotel is located on the edge of the water on Larnaca bay, 4 miles away from downtown. There is no real city in this area but an artificial zone (shopping centres, restaurants, bars and numerous hotels) on both sides of the street that goes along the sea. To reach the hotel from Larnaca airport (located 7.5 miles away), you will need 15 minutes.

    Accommodation

    The rooms are quite spacious, with a direct or indirect sea view, pretty deceiving if not from the front. The ochre and the green offer a small noticeable Mediterranean note. The standard facilities include a satellite TV, direct telephone line, adjustable air conditioning, a well-stocked mini-bar, a balcony and a bathroom with bathtub. The room service operates until midnight (for snacks).

    Overview

    Built in 1984 and fully renovated in 1998, the Sandy Beach has a total of 205 rooms housed in a pretty massive 5-level building. The decor in the hallway and living- rooms: comfortable armchairs, wrought iron tables, rustic furniture and large contemporary paintings, create an original atmosphere. Leisure and sporting facilities are also available. Among them, two pools (a large lagoon pool and a semi-olympic pool) and a pool for kids. Through the lawns planted with palm trees, you can get directly to the beach.

    Food and drink

    The meals are served buffet-style (three times per week), there are also menus. The cuisine is both local (pretty good)l and international (more sterilized). Different thematic evenings (Italian, Cypriot, international buffets) will make your dining more enjoyable. You can have your lunch and breakfast on a large, sheltered sundeck or in a room where dark wood and wrought iron dominate. Another private terrace facing the sea, is where you can order a la carte local and Greek dishes. There are also 3 bars.

    Beach

    The hotel beach has grey sand. You can get here directly through the gardens and over the lawn. The place is peaceful, quite comfortable, but a little tasteless and monotone. Beach chairs and sunshades are rented. A small company offers you a variety of water sports. If you want to do go diving, you should talk to the hotel staff.

    To know


    You can order picnics for the beach.
    Dinners are usually accompanied by live music.
    The animation schedule is quite active, including in the evening.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      hammam, stretching, massage, beauty salon, keep fit, Turkish bath, spa, sauna

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      gym, aqua gym, aerobics, step, dance, tennis, beach volley, archery, horse riding, golf, mountain bike, water skiing, jet ski, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, canoe, bums and tums, water-polo, sports, fitness

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The water sports and the fitness centre
    • The pool area: vast and good for games
    • Spacious rooms

    disadvantages

    • The beach: grey sand, fine and perfectly clean

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