Nissi Elena Court Apartments, Cyprus

After a quick search for the best prices of hotels for a week’s stay in Nissi, Cyrus it worked out €1,200 for two people on a bed and breakfast basis. This was the cheapest deal I got after searching all around the Nissi area of Cyprus. Just when I was about to give up I found an apartment complex called Nissi Elena Court apartments. Located 10-15 minutes’ walk from the beach it seemed like the perfect alternative to staying at a hotel. All the local supermarkets are a few short minutes away and so are the restaurants for the days you feel like eating out. The location seemed perfect and the apartments looked clean and fresh.

Elena Court Apartments

Only a few years old what you see in the pictures is what you get, the area is really quiet and easy to reach from Larnaca airport. There is a communal pool but it’s not really needed as there is a gorgeous beach just a short walk away. The downside to the pool is there are not many sun loungers and they seemed to be marked on the back belonging to each apartment, there are not enough chairs to go round. The lighting around the complex is very poor, there is a path leading past the pool to reach the supermarkets and restaurants but there is no lighting and the path stops halfway! If you have to go out in the evening for a meal finding your way back to the path is very dangerous, then when you get to your block you have to feel around for the light switch as it is not visible.

I stayed in Block C and it was clean in the communal areas but the apartment was a little disappointing! There was a disgusting smell when you left the apartment that smelt like rotting garbage as the garbage bins were located too far from the block people just dumped them over the complex wall.  The windows and patio doors looked like they had never been cleaned! The bedrooms were dusty and there were no dressing tables or shelves to put down personal items such as creams, make-up and toothbrushes in the bathroom. The built in wardrobes were a joke, all the handles had fallen off so we were unable to open them! The air conditioning played up a bit and as there was no security around the complex there seemed to be people racing on their motorbikes or quad bikes in the early hours of the morning!

For nearly £500 I was disappointed as all the reviews I read prior to going were extremely positive but I suppose most people go for a lazy holiday and do not bother on things like cleaning and cooking. Don’t be totally put off but make sure you know that the accommodation only rates three stars at most.