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“Another good stay at the Akamanthea” 4 of 5 stars
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Akamanthea Holiday Village
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Venetiotissas Street, Polis 66301, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Polis
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Another good stay at the Akamanthea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We have just returned yesterday in fact from a weeks stay this being our 3rd visit, the reviews I read are mostly unfounded, the area is stunning, the Akamanthea is clean, the rooms are spacious and equipped enough, the beds may be a little hard but for a week or two what do you want!!if dirty towels left in the bath they were always changed, the bedding wasnt changed, but that for a week is no problem and I am definite if you needed them changing they would the cleaning staff were brilliant, there could be some improvement with the food, and the service it is pretty slow, not the fault of the staff just lack of staffing, a coffee machine in the bar area would solve the problem of them having to dash to the restaurant, the staff english or otherwise are friendly, the pool is clean and cleaned every morning there were plenty of beds available and places in the sun to put them so early morning towels isnt a problem plenty of space for everybody, we had a brilliant stay again and would recommend it

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bbrighton Sussex England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Have just stayed for a week at the above hotel. All inclusive. Sept 2011.
Firstly I have to say that we were very impressed with the Design and layout of the holiday village. The gardens were immaculate and very well maintained. The large pool was fantastic and again very well maintained.
All the staff were very helpful, polite, friendly and very hardworking. The accomodation was spacious, spotlessly clean, and very well laid out, most were surrounded by beautiful flowering trees of many colours. The all inclusive drinks, soft and hard, including the many and various cocktails were very nice, there was no stinting on the measures, in fact the waitresses were constantly asking if Irequired a refill. The daytime snacks were available right through the day, and again many choices available. On occasion during dinner the owners wife would play a grand piano just outside the dining area, which was a very nice touch, she is a very accomplished player.
It must be said there is very little to do or see in the immediate area surrounding the holiday village, maybe a walk into Polis (approx 1/2 an hour) or a walk along the beach to the little harbour. Not a holiday for children of school age or teenagers, as i'm sure they would soon get bored, but there were a few toddlers there who were having a great time in the kid's pool etc.
Sergio the animator, (a really nice guy ) did his best to keep them entertained during the day, and again in the early evening. He also tried his best with the adults, trying to coerce them into water arobics or exercise routines during the mornings, plus quizzes etc, during the day. Most nights had a theme night, where he tried hard to get people to participate and join in the fun.
If you did not want to join in then you were never pushed into doing so, no problem if you want to be left alone in the sun!!
If you want a chilled out / laid back holiday then this is the place for you. If you have older children then probably not.
The only down side with this holiday village, and this is the only reason why I question the four star status are the evening meals. Again there is a different theme each night, ie: French night / American night / Arabian night ect. Some of these meals were horrendous and we just could not eat them, in particular the American and Greek night, both the main course meals and the sweets were just awful. When going to Cyprus or Greece you expect to sample the local specialised delights, but even the Greek night was a very far off pale immitation.
I have stayed at two star hotels where the food has been amazing and easily knocked spots off of this!! The daytime snacks were fine, as were the breakfasts, it was just the second rate dinners that let the whole experience down.
Would I go back again? probably - if the evening meals were completely changed and a great deal of improvement was made.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We booked a 1 bedroom apartment for a 9 night stay and were thrilled with the outcome. Our flight arrived quite late in the evening and we made our own way to the accomodation so were concerned with what we may find but upon arrival we found a tranquil, well designed holiday village with helpful, friendly staff.
We were shown to our apartment by an English chap who was very helpful and engaging who gave us top tips about parking and services etc.
We found a local kiosk, within walking distance but would recommend taking a torch at night.
The apartment had tiled floors throughout with lounge area, dining area, small kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom with 2 single beds. All beautifully clean and well presented.
We explored the grounds and found a wonderful pool surrounded by a large terrace area with a nice bar as the central feature.
There are plenty of sunbeds around the pool but you need to be at the pool very early to get a good spot. Despite plenty of signs asking people not to reserve sun beds, there was a great deal of reserving going on! Not a proplem if you've got a vehicle as, just a few miles out of Polis there are beautiful deserted beaches where the sea is as warm as bath water.
Outside the complex there are plenty of shops and tavernas, some within walking distance but most a bit further afield. We thoroughly recommend the bakery on the main road towards Polis - try the home made ice cream, it is simply heavenly!
Unfortunately we didn't eat at the Akamanthea so couldn't comment on the food but we did have a few soft drinks at the bar which we found to be very reasonably priced.
We managed to create some delicious meals in the apartment, despite the basic facilities but would recommend wandering to Latchi harbour or Polis town for some Cypriot hospitality.

We found ourselves befriended by a little family of gorgeous cats who greeted us every time we ventured on to the veranda (probably because we kept feeding them) but, as cat lovers, we adored having some feline company and they seemed to enjoy having us there.

All in all a wonderful holiday even though we only used the accomodation as a base and did not really utilise the other facilities on offer.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Limassol, Cyprus
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed there with my mother and my 6years old daughter in August 2011 (19th-22th). Do not be fooled by the pictures on the internet. The whole place is the dirtiest place you can ever find. The rooms are smelling bad, the toilet has a yellow to brown colour... !, the toilet paper was on the floor..., the small veranta's floor is cut at the end side and by daughter cut her leg when she felt down... The tv is a very small one and can see only 2-3 channes (german & french), no maids / no cleaning for all our staying, the bed sheets were filthy and old, the matress was for pets not for humans... The receptionist is extremely rude!! We were playing billiard in the night because there was nothing more to do but at 23:00 the staff asked us to finish quickly and do not play another game because the bar will be closed!!! The swimming pool stings and is green because I believe they never cleaned it! We asked for a toaster and we had to pay a deposit to be given one, therefore we paid 10eur deposit and the old toaster we have been given I swear to you was never been cleaned!!! no one to help us with our baggages although we had to walk quite a lot to get to the room (and with the baggages it was not the most relaxed thing). No children activities at all. I will definetly do not recommend to anyone to stay to such a terrible place!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We are a family of four and really enjoyed this holiday, we were told when we arrived that it was a busy week at the Holiday village as it was the cypriot holidays but it was still fairly quite we still got sun beds and never had to queue for any meals and tables were cleared straight away. We were all inclusive and could not fault the food something different on offer every lunch and evening meal.
Our accommodation was clean and comfortable and we were given a double bed the settie that folded out and a camp bed so no need for the children to share which pleased them. The staff were really helpful and polite, there was sometimes a bit of a wait at the bar but this was a fully booked week. We are hoping to go back again but would proberly check the cyprus holiday week next time and plan around it not that it made to much difference to our holiday we still loved every minute of it and wished we had booked two weeks!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mnachester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Our familiy of 4 have just returned from the Akamanthea Holiday Village in Cyprus. We stayed on an all inclusive basis. The village is set in beautiful surroundings with an obvious attention paid to the stunning plants that surround the pool area and appartments.

Upon our arrival, after a flight delay of 4 hours our check in ran smoothly. The staff had saved us 4 evening meals which was served to us after we placed our luggage in our appartment.

The appartments are basic, however they are clean and kept clean by the maids. Our towles were only changed once during our 6 night stay which we found a little disapointing however the bed sheets were changed more regulary. In the appartment your do not get a toaster or a kettle and if you want these you will have to hire them from reception. In addition you have to pay a nightly fee of 6 euros for the air conditioning, something which we did not expect considering the rooms are advertised as being fully air conditioned.

We found the staff to be very helpful and pleasent along with the holiday rep from Olympic Holidays. The service was a little slow however the staff were always happy to serve us and took a shine to the children and were very patient with them no matter how many times ice cream was ordered.

We found little fault with the food. The village had theme nights, we experienced Arabic, Greek, Itallian, American and Cypriot night. The evening food was lovely with a good selection of food. The breakfast was OK. You could have fruit, pancakes or a fry up most mornings. The choice of cereals was not great and not a lot of varity available if you are vegitarian. The only downside to to food is that there was little of no choice for children. However chips were available upon request. We were informed that fish fingers could also be ordered at meal times. During most of the day food could be ordered from a snack menu. This included burger and chips, toasties, grilled halloumi, garlic bread, salads and omelettes to name a few. We have seen a few reviews saying there is not a lot of choice from this menu. It is a snack menu to be fair, not a lunch menu.

Drinks were available from the bar from 11am through to 12 midnight. Full pints of good larger could be ordered along with a glass or carafe of wine. Coca Cola, juice, slush puppies and tea/coffee were also available. You could also order cocktails. We did not experience any cheap mixes in our drinks.

The pool area was clean. The pool was cleaned by staff evey morning. You will have a battle on your hands for sun loungers, be prepared to send a family member to put towls down around 7.15ish am. The pool area has a clear view of the sea. You get a wonderful but not over powering sea breeze, which you need in 35+ degree tempretures. Beyond the pool is a grass area with childrens swings. There is a full size vollyball court and football was palyed for the kids and adults most days. This was organised by the village Animator, who we found to be a charming bloke who would do anything to please the children, an all round nice guy who is pationate about his job. We have read some bad comments about this guy but imagine having to organise games for people of all nationalities with different tastes, its a tough task.

Please bear in mind that the nearest shop is a 10 minute walk if you are going self-catering. The two nearest towns are a good 30 minute walk. The beach is a 5 minute walk from the rear of the village. It is unspoilt by tourists. Go to the Akamanthea, as it is a undiscovered gem, quiet and beautiful.

With a few tweeks the Akamanthea could be perfect. We would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Just got back stayed for one week, staff are excellent rooms were clean towels changed 5 out of 7 days we stayed all inclusive which is great had same breakfast menu everyday day the lunch and eve meal was different meals from bar was good.
It's not good if you nightclubs etc as you need to walk into latch harbour. The only bad point was not enough sun beds as people would put there towels out and go off for the day but hotel staff are trying there best to sort this out.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE STAFF FOR A LOVELY HOLIDAY

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Venetiotissas Street, Polis 66301, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Polis
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Polis
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Hotel Class:4 star — Akamanthea Holiday Village 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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