anyone know where to find the guide that travel agents use to tell them what holiday accomodation is really like? Is it online or just under the counter? We've sen a cheap holiday advertised and would like to know what the drawbacks are.
If you have the hotel's name, do a search for it on the internet. It might give you an idea about it. Some holidays are cheap because they're out of season or there are just good deals around. Where are you going?
The beach is, iirc, man made and quite small, and looks a bit like a concete strip (mind you I saw it years ago, it might have imroved since then). Will you be getting a car in with the holiday? If so there are much nicer places to go to in cyprus. Don't want to put you off, but limassol wouldn't be my first choice
Limassol wasn't our first choice, either. However we could go there for almost £600 less than paphos ( just a week's holiday) - which would mean being able to hire a car/ try waterskiing and do bowling/ waterpark. That link was really helpful, Stuart. I think I'm going to wait until dh is back to talk to him. At the moment while nervous about comments elsewhere about the nightlife (strip joints, not really what you want with children) I think I'm inclined to go for it.
I would go for it with a car, as there are lots and lots of places to see. Lots of acncient ruins, castles etc. A trip up into the mountains can be fab as well. We had a great holiday in Pisouri some years ago, but it was having thecar that 'made' theholiday, IYSWIM. Just don't expect much from limassol itself and use it as a base
We went to Limassol many years ago and had a nice time. The town is a bit busy but nothing "wrong" with it otherwise. You can also hire taxis to go places, even longer distances (e.g. Limassol-Nicosia), they are a very usual form of transport and generally good value for money.
My sister is married to a Cypriot. They live in Nicosia but her in-laws live in Limassol.
I secong using Trip Advisor. Very revealing. Just booked recently and 2 posts (a year or so apart) both said that at one hotel, the toilet seat was removed on the first day for repairs and never returned!?