Arrival: On arrival at Paphos we were quickly transported to the coach by thompson rep, transfer took around an hour. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by fresh orange juice and very happy and polite reception. This was appreciated after hours of travelling. Myself and my partner were escorted to Atlantica Gardens which is across the road from the main block, here we were given our keys and shown to our room.
First Impressions: When we arrived into our room, there was no self catering facilities, stange as we booked on self catering basis, not even a kettle. This disgruntled me a little, especially after a long day and we could not even make a drink. However the room was clean altough a little basic, there was a television with english channels. We went back down to reception to find out why we had not been given any self catering facilities, it turned out that the hotel had been overbooked, and we had been given a twin room instead. The hotel immediatly upgraded us to Half Board free of Charge, Result!!
Food: We were certainly pleased that we got upgraded when we realised on the first day just how good the food is here, so much choice. Breakfast there was a range of cereals, breads, pancakes, cooked breakfasts, eggs galore, continental, fruit nuts. Dinner times there was a different Roast Carvery Meat every night, Show cooking a different theme every night, Cyprus corner where they had a selection of local dishes. Big buffet serving lots of different meats, potatoes, chips, pasta, rice, too much to tell you,kiddies corner serving burgers, fishfingers, nuggets, chips, beans etc. A big salad bar with seafood, cheeses hams and a big cheese display, lovely deserts and icecream, pancakes, there was so much choice, any one could find something that they fancied or liked. The food was always hot and enjoyable. Men have to wear long trousers in the evening.
All inclusive options: There is an oppurtunity to upgrade at the hotel at a cost, whilst we were there we took full advantage and upgraded to all inclusive drinks at 20 euros a day each, this is well worth it as drinks can work out very expensive at the hotel. It cost 50 euros to upgrade from self catering to AI or 24 euros from half board to A1, we choose to upgrade to AI drinks only just because we wanted to get out and about during the day, but very reasonable price, cocktails, local beers including carlsberg and spirits, cocktails, all soft drinks, tea, coffee and icecreams included well worth it.
Local Area: Nags head pub opposite if you looking for a bit of a lively atmosphere, we had a couple of good nights here. The food looked very good, although we didnt eat here ourselves we see other people eating and it looked fabulous, big plates and value for money. Not too much around the area, beach was a little man made one and not very big, we did not bother. Apparantly there is better and bigger beachers a short bus ride away but we did not venture too far. There were other pubs and restuarants, tavernas in the area, however they all seemed a little expensive and a around ten min walk from hotel, all in all area seemed quiet. There is abus no 30 if you want to go into main town and visit the harbour for 2 euros a day. There are a few feral cats around the hotel, they didnt cause us a problem, but some people did not like them. There is also a bit of graffitti around, and a bit of rubbish but all in all did not spoil anything for us.
Hotel Entartainment: There is a ballroom downstairs in the hotel where a majority of the entairnainment took place, there is a kids disco, bingo every night offering good prize money, we won 170 euro which made our night. A show after bingo, although we did not usually stay for this as there is alot of young children in this part of the hotel, and we wanted a bit of peace and quiet. We spent most of our evenings in the Zeta bar(Adult only). There was usually a singer and it was quite nice and relaxing. Outside the zeta bar children are permitted and there is a big cinema screen showing a different movie every night, not our thing but a few people seemed to enjoy it, they also brought round free popcorn and crisps.
Pools: There are 5 pools at this hotel, one in the gardens with a pool bar, this seemed quiet. An indoor pool in main hotel which was also quiet great if you wanted a swim, which we took adantage of most days. There was a kiddies pool with a pirate ship and they all seemed to be having fun. The main pool had a variety of activities during the day, aqua aerobics, volleyball, basketball, music and it was all good fun. The only downfall is that people put there towels on sunbeds early in the morning, we came out first day at 8.00 and struggled to find a bed, thee is a hotel policy about removal of towels but this never seemed to happen. Cant beat em join em, Im sorry to say so we also came down around 7.30 before breakfast to get a spot as its the only way you could get a sunbed. The hotel shpuld really do something about this, a tad annoying when you see towels there half the day with no1 on them till afternoon time, very selfish. The pool areas where all very clean and spotless. They had free scuba diving lessons on 1 of the days we were there. The pool bar very quick and efficient, quickly learning our room number and what we were drinking.
All in all this was a fantastic holiday, relaxing and just what we needed. We would definatly go back to limmisol and to Atlantica Oasis. The staff were all so polite, well mannered and eager to help you. We would probably hire a car for a couple of days next time around to explore the surrounding areas as not huge amounts to do. On departure we were all given a good farewell with the manager coming down to say goodbye, a bottle of water and some sweets, nice touch. Well done Atlantica Oasis a fab hotel and we will be back some time in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Atlantica Oasis Hotel re-opened its doors in 2007 with a partial face lift. Located in the centre of Limassol just a few steps away from the beach, the hotel is the perfect place to live your dream holidays. An excellent range of facilities offer families and couples endless hours of fun. Only minutes from the wild nightlife of Limassol, surrounded by bars, restaurants and clubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantica Oasis Limassol