We had a lovely holiday at the Odessa. We were concerned after seeing previous reviews but overall it was great.
The staff were very helpful and very friendly, especially David in the restaurant. They work amazingly hard and it is a very good system. The evening buffet was sometimes not as good as I would hope but there was always something to eat. Both breakfast and evening were fairly standard buffet faire, pretty much what you get at most hotels.
The room had a lovely view, which we paid a supplement for, good size and always kept clean. The bed was two singles pushed together which was huge and very comfortable!! Basic bathroom with very low pressure shower. There were noise issues because of sofa, sofa which was some distance below and far to the right. We were in room 417. This only happened a couple of times during our stay which was probably due to the fact it was nearing the end of the season. so not worth moving rooms and losing the view. On one occassion the outside music in the hotel was very loud and was going on well past midnight but was turned down as soon as i enquired what time it would carry on til.
There were also some noise issues with building work on the beach side in front of the hotel which started some mornings at 7.00am and then there were lorries driving down the side of the building and noise during the day. This is a new hotel being built and is due to carry on most of next year apparently.
On the whole a lovely place which would probably get better reviews if it was down graded to a 3 star. At present with the building work, sofa sofa and little things like needing new pool furniture and not quite refurbing the rooms to a 4 star standard (and having to pay for fridges and safes) it doesn't reach the 4 star mark.
October 11, 2012
A great get away
We usually try to get away for the october half term looking for the late sun and have visited the protaras region of cyprus on a number of occasions. This was our first time at the odessa and we were not disappointed. From arriving to leaving the week was tremendously relaxing. The lady working on reception on arrival was extremly helpful,(always) teething problems with the door lock was sorted out with a friendly smile and a no problem attitude. Our room was located on the ground floor not the perfect view but we got the sun late pm.No complaints with the food with plenty of choice always available. Staff in the dining areas were always attentive. There is an on site gym for the those who like to participate. The location of the hotel regarding the beach and local bars is excellent although at this time of the year some shops / bars were closed / closing still plenty of choice though.Travel to europe at this time of the year is always a gamble but I am glad to say it did pay off with the temp always in the early 80's. We were warned that there was building work ongoing at the rear towards the beach but can honestly say it didn't bother us at all. All in all we would recommend the odessa hotel if visiting Cyprus and protaras.
November 10, 2012
Enjoyable holiday in cyprus
Went to the Odessa hotel for one week on the 21st of october 2012. Good food entertainment was not very good may be because of the time of year .Alcohol expensive in hotel but found quite a few pubs outside hotel quite cheep. Would go again maybe earlier in the year.
November 1, 2012
Great holiday in Cyprus
My wife and myself have just returned from a great holiday in Cyprus and it is the first time in 30 years of taking holiday abroad that we have not had so much as a small complaint to grumble about so I will be booking the same for 2013
November 1, 2012
We enjoyed the holiday in cyprus.
We would only return to The Odessa Hotel if we knew the Sofa Sofa bar was closed. Although it was only open saturday night the music was far too loud with children and adults unable to sleep. On our day of departure we were told breakfast was our last meal, although we were not leaving the hotel untill late evening. We take 3 or 4 holiday's per year and has never been told this before.
October 24, 2012
Nice hotel location ok only 2 problems buiding works close by causing lots of dust and noise on saturday night lots of noise from locol bar that went on well past 3 oclock protarus very nice holiday resort
October 15, 2012
Good Holiday in Protaras,Cyprus
This was our 7th time of staying in the Hotel Odessa, Protaras but we found it has gone down hill in standard now it is mostly all inclusive. Breakfast was not good because the food ran out on many occasions and the crockery, cutlery etc had all gone at times and wasn't replaced quick enough.
We were also asked if we wanted to move hotel's, transfer to Ayia Napia which really we didn't understand why and a little upset about, this was after 2 days of arriving.
Unfortunately will not be returning for an 8th time.
October 14, 2012
dated hotel-good location
Stayed at Odessa Hotel in Protaras. The hotel is dated and in need of some TLC. We had a good holiday but there was building work. Thomas cook phoned us 2 days prior to departure and emailed us 1 day after departure! Other guest complained of the sofa sofa nightclub noise but we were given rooms on the other side of the hotel and didnt notice it. Overall excellent location but nicer hotels.
October 13, 2012