Furious Brits arrive at Cyprus resort only to find it unrecognisable amid construction works with huge holes and bare cables… ‘and the holiday rep even wore a hard hat and hi-vis vest’
- Helen Milner, 56, had jetted off to Paphos, Cyprus with her partner Anthony
- The supposedly luxury hotel is a maze of fencing and construction works
A couple claim they were left stunned after arriving at their Cyprus hotel only to find the surrounding area looked more like a building site than a luxury resort.
Helen Milner, 56, had jetted off to Paphos, Cyprus, with her partner Anthony for a week in the sun earlier this summer but was met with builders and heavy machinery.
She had booked the getaway through Jet2, who, she says, sent their rep to meet the couple on the site while sporting a hard hat and a Hi-Vis vest.
Bank clerk Helen claims that she and her partner struggled to even get to and from the main entrance of the Basilica holiday resort, with the construction site dominating the local area.
A video filmed by Helen shows the fencing guests had to navigate to leave the luxury hotel.
A video filmed by Helen shows extensive construction works near the luxury hotel
She claims that she and her partner struggled to even get to and from the main entrance of the Basilica holiday resort, with the construction site dominating the local area
Helen and Anthony had booked to stay at the Basilica holiday resort (pictured) in Paphos, Cyprus
Helen films on as she leaves the hotel and begins to wander down the gravel path which should serve as the main road in and out of the resort.
Builders can be spotted in vests working all over the street, whilst bare cables can also be seen lying out in the open alongside deeply dug holes.
Exposed cables sit under a fence which would be easily accessible to members of the public providing a less than idyllic view for the getaway.
As the video continues, a blue truck removes large swathes of rubble from the resort which is then plagued with a forklift stopping Helen from leaving the resort until it has passed.
Helen took to social media last week to share her frustration with the holiday, writing on Wednesday: ‘Don’t think I will ever book with Jet2 after our holiday to Cyprus, this is Paphos in June of this year.
‘Our hotel is on this street, the Jet2 rep used to arrive in a hard hat and Hi-Vis.’
Her post received over 100 likes with hundreds of comments from people who shared Helen’s frustration.
Speaking today, Helen said: ‘My partner and I went to Cyprus in June of this year, but we were so shocked as we had been told about work outside the hotel and it had taken a bit longer than expected.
‘It was put to us more like it was a burst water main or general road maintenance – the hotel itself was okay, we had a two-bed apartment and it was okay but a bit dated.
Helen took to social media last week to share her frustration with the holiday, writing on Wednesday: ‘Don’t think I will ever book with Jet2 after our holiday to Cyprus, this is Paphos in June of this year. Pictured: Helen with her partner Anthony
‘The outside was a lot worse than what had been explained to us but Jet2 have rejected our complaint.
‘We were told there was work being carried out but not to that extent or we wouldn’t have even gone to Paphos.’
Over one million British tourists visit Cyprus each year which is by far the biggest demographic of the country’s four million holidaymakers.
After being contacted by MailOnline for comment, Jet2 has said it is investigating the incident.