Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Spot the difference – travel agent website mistake.


UPDATE Saturday 5th November 2011:
Now fixed by Chris at http://www.sunshine.co.ukclick to read the Comments at the side of this post. The new image is already up online on their website.

Can you spot the deliberate mistake with the hotel photograph below?

This is the Golden Arches Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus.

The image you see below is as displayed on www.sunshine.co.uk website – the hotel is on the right, the sea and main road to the front with the pool to the left and gardens behind.

Golden Arches - http://www.sunshine.co.uk website photo

Website photo - pool in front, gardens to the right. So where is the sea?

Below is the correct photograph.

If you stand facing the sea (facing south) – the hotel is to your left with the pool on the right and the gardens behind. Take a look at the name above the hotel “Golden Arches Hotel” – on the right in my photo but on the left in the website photo!

Golden Arches hotel - November 2010

Golden Arches, main swimming pool with the round kiddies pool behind it.

The swimming pool - Golden Arches hotel

View from a "pool view" room (No 312) taken November 2010

Confused? I should say so!

It looks like someone has “flipped” the original photograph on Sunshine’s website in error methinks.

Rooms at this hotel are offered with either an “inland view” “side sea view” or “pool view” room – so be careful when choosing!

Tip: the sun is on the “pool view” rooms in the latter part of the afternoon so if you want some afternoon sunshine in the Winter time, these are the best rooms to choose. There is a supplement charged for these rooms. But, all rooms pretty much have a side sea view because of the way the hotel has been built 😉

Inland view rooms get the sun first thing in the morning as they face east. Pool view rooms face west and the sea is to the south!!!!

Come on http://www.sunshine.co.uk – get your act together please!

UPDATE Saturday 5th November 2011:
Now fixed by Chris at http://www.sunshine.co.uk – click to read the Comments at the side of this post.


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Spot the difference – travel agent website mistake.

  1. Hi Shell,

    thanks for pointing out our discrepancies, we’ve updated the images for the Golden Arches.

    Thanks again,

    • Hi Chris

      That’s brilliant – and VERY quick too!

      Thanks for taking notice of my post. 🙂

      My parents are there at the moment, enjoying the sunshine from their pool view room (313). There was an issue on arrival that they were given an inland view room but an email using the online form on http://www.sunshine.co.uk website and communication from you with the Cyprus local agent (AELOS) plus a combined effort from the parents the following morning, resolved it by lunchtime. Not the best start they’ve had to their holiday but they are here for a month so that’s fine!

      Thanks again Chris – and we will continue to book with Sunshine as we’ve found some of the best deals there for a number of years now 😀 It’s always the first place I look.

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