Rural setting in cosy living room but sadly full of cobwebs, no bathroom amenities and no staff interaction.
docdoton 20/10/2017 02:41
Eveleos Country House is located in the countryside in a picturesque old village with some nice views over the countryside. Limassol city itself is about 25 min drive. Closest beach called Governor is about 10minutes drive. It’s an ok beach, grey sound power station close by but clear sea. However Ayia Napa area is better (white sand, nicer beaches and landscape) and that is about 1 hour drive. The local airport of Larnaca is about 30 minutes drive away. It’s really a location where a car is essential. The village does have a taverna but didn’t visit. Small old kind of Greek village, looks picturesque but little of anything to do about half an hour walk around it.
The room has some very good points but also major weaknesses. The family villa is a self catering kitchen living room set up with a separate bedroom & bathroom. The living room has a real authentic Cyprus character about it, wooden furnishings and ceiling with stone kitchen unit etc and it is quite cosy. This rooms offers a clean & decent electric stove, oven with pans & plenty of plates, kitchen & tableware. There is a kettle & coffee brewer but no filters offered or unsure how to use it since no explanation how to use for anything. However they kindly provide a loaf of bread, some small butters in the fridge, eggs & bottle of water. This is what your breakfast is. A nice wooden table for two to eat from, small sofa (can be folded out into a bed) & coffee table. The decor is nice with an old rural feel. They even provide candles, mosquito plugs, some books & playing cards in the drawers. The TV however is old & has a separate satellite unit - after an hour of trying to understand how to use it, I gave up. Since no details of how to use the remotes is offered. Shame as I like to check out local TV but actually I think talking to other guests, its just decoration and has no use. The bedroom is quite nice with a four poster firm bed but the bedding is disappointing with scratchy un-soft sheets. They do have lamps and plug sockets close by. Plus a desk & old nice wardrobe with a small safe. AC unit is offered in both rooms. The bathroom has a combined bath & shower but water was not that hot. Plus Bring Your Own amenities since they offer nothing to shower with, only soap dispenser for hands which was not nice to shower with and at the price I didn’t expect to bring any body soap. I mean even cheap old rubbish ibis hotels in Europe offers shower gel dispenser in addition to hand soap but not here. Whilst the room essentially looks great, cleanliness is an issue. Whilst I never have noticed cob webs in any of the 200+ places I have staged, this room was very noticeable. Cob webs in every corner and ceiling noticeable when your showering or at the desk. I have arachnophobia so didn't sleep well. Plus plenty of insects in room & generally didn't give a great impression. For the price paid, given that it’s not at the beach and eighty pounds a night, I think they could be a little more effort to cleanliness & include at least a soap for showering!
Facilities WiFi was good & worked well. There is a nice infinity pool which was busy during day & on my visit was two older men in thongs - not a pleasant sight! Obviously car parking is offered & the bread and eggs is your room is basically the breakfast offering.
Staff Following so many reviews from 1-5 star accommodations, this is the first place where there is no staff. When I arrived a neighbour pointed out the letters on the door with guest names. This explains WiFi password but lacking in detail as to where the room is. Ended up walking around the building asking other hotel guests since directions confused me. I would suggest a map! They do offer a number to call though.
Overall the authentic character of the room is nice & choose it based on reviews but disappointed because basically no tv works, room is full of cobwebs, Scratchy bedding & no decent soap to shower with, plus no staff to talk to. Perhaps I am being too picky but still at the rate they charge, one can get a hotel by the beach etc .. whereby you wouldn’t need to hire a car!
Don"t book online
Zvi Eon 20/09/2017 14:59
The 1 star is for management attitude. We booked for for two adults and a child. Arrived early, 3 hours prior to check in time. The room shown and only one availablr was too small to fit a folding bed for the child. We had no choice but to cancel and look for a suitable room elsewhere. The owner was not pleasant over the phone and showed zero understanding for the situation. Despite not taking any advantage of the room and cancelling as early as possible due to inability to provide a 3rd bed next to patents bed the owner was only interested in holding on to our payment rather than seeing us leave with a smile and for a good reason. The rooms could be perfect but the management's attitude in our experience deserves zero stars. I would be happy to mend my impression and make things right. The booking agency bookcyprus.com was not helpful in finding a fair resolution. Our advice don't book until you see with your own eyes since what is promised online and what you get on arrival are not necessarily the same thing and the owner does not feel responsible to make things right. Beware.
Relax to the max in these enjoyable appartments. With fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. You can cook yourself if you like, but the owners also know lots of nice tavernas. Nice swimmingpool, relaxing beds. Quiet place, lovely for a few nights out of the rush.
Stellaifison 06/08/2016 11:15
The rooms are very nice, in traditional style and very clean! for me this is the most important! its a very quite place..if you wanna go for rest, i recommended!in the fridge we had fresh eggs and fresh bread! i surely recommend this place for relax!
Unique place in beautiful traditional village!
דורון פon 31/07/2016 15:02
This place is suitable only for these who wishes to get away from the touristic cities and have a desire to live in a traditional authentic greek village. The hotel is unique, well equipped suitable for a long stay. We stayed with our two kids (7yr and 11yr) and it was very pleasant and nice. The village, Tochni, has one Tavern and a store but there are number of excellent Tavern 10 min drive away. The Governor's beach is the closest beach. We also went to Limassol to the Lady's mile beach for water sport activities.
This is a great place to feel the real Cyprus. Away from the tourist traps...