And of course, the weather is a huge bonus, with the sun usually shining from April through to the end of October. There are swimming pools aplenty, including private ones attached to some of the rooms (number 73 is especially good, with wide-angle sea views), and two decent tennis courts. This is a family-owned hotel built in the style of a traditional Cypriot village, and an incredibly glamorous one at that. There's a cosy playroom with painting, sticking, glittering and puzzles, as well as beach games, cooking clubs and graffiti art. This is the ultimate family place to stay, an ambitious hotel that set out to be a benchmark and continues to deliver.