Filokypros Eveleos Country House (Tochni, Cyprus)

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Filokypros Eveleos Country House (Tochni, Cyprus)

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Location

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 sand and 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 after about half an hour walk around it.

Room

The room has some very good points but also major weaknesses.

The family villa is a self catering with a 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.
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 there is no explanation how to use anything in this hotel.

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 simple 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 from talking to other guests, its just decoration and has no use. They all had same issue.

The bedroom is quite nice with a four poster firm bed but the bedding is disappointing with scratchy un-soft sheets. 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 is a combined bath & shower but water was not that hot.
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 stayed at, 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 in 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.

However during whole stay arriving and leaving at lunchtime there was no staff presence at all.

Overall the room has an authentic character & 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!



14, Plakas str, Tochni 7740, Cyprus


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Average Rating

The Verdict Is…

Rural setting in cosy living room but sadly full of cobwebs, no bathroom amenities and no staff interaction.

  • Location
    65%
  • Room
    50%
  • Facilities
    35%
  • Staff
    5%
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