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Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kissonerga, Paphos 8574, Cyprus   |  
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“Consistently Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel many times.The hotel is well managed, staff are very helpful and friendly,many of them have worked at this hotel for many years which enables the hotel to be consistently good on every front. The restaurant has an a la carte facility as well as a buffet service. Food is very good with lots of variety and well presented. Rooms are modern clean and very comfortable. If you want to be in walking distance of Paphos this hotel is not for you although there is a good bus service. The hotel has an on site shop, hairdresser and health club facilities. It's very comfortable and easy we like staying there.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We returned home on 27/3 following a one week break on an all inclusive basis at The Atlantica Golden Beach. This title is rather misleading as there is no "golden beach" just a small rocky outcrop.The hotel itself is situated between Paphos and Coral Bay and is a little isolated,we were aware prior to booking so this was not a problem for us and we made use of the cheap but efficient public transport which stops right outside the hotel.
The rooms were of adequate size, comfy beds and kept clean. We had sun on our balcony all day which was welcomed as it rather windy and cold around the pool area.
The staff were very polite and attentive esp.the bar staff.The entertainment was mixed overall but staff tried hard to please everyone. One entertainer /comedian /singer Steve Walsh was really entertaining and not to be missed.
As stated in past reviews the food was varied in choice and quality.Main meals in particular lacked restaurant/hotel standard.Decent quality wine and other alcoholic /soft drinks and bottled water were available at each meal.The restaurant was well presented and although buffet style did not have a "canteen" feel as with some all inclusive hotels.
The al a carte restaurant, which can only be reserved one night per stay was very good indeed.
We took a trip from the hotel to Nothern Cyprus(independently of Thompson saving 30 euros per person.) Despite being a long day;12 hour trip it was a really worthwhile experience with a well informed guide.
Overall we had a relaxing break in pleasant surroundings with friendly and efficient staff who helped make the holiday.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Check in not at reception. You are taken upstairs to a separate room although having said that the procedure was carried out relatively quickly. We had pre-booked a superior room with a pool/seaview. We were disappointed therefore to be in room 503 which is an elevated ground floor room. Could not fault the room at all. Modern furnishings, spotlessly clean as was the rest of the hotel. Very comfortable memory foam mattress. Nice view over pool but very limited seaview - we actually had to lean out over the balcony to see the sea and were unable to see the sunsets which others have raved about as there was a palm tree in the way. We got round that however by going upstairs to the bar where there was a panoramic sea view. Nicoletta in the bar was a breath of fresh air, she was always happy and cheerful and remembers your drinks from one day to the next.

We stayed 20th to 27th March but would not go to cyprus again at this time of year as it was not hot enough for us and there were two days with horrendous winds.

Easy access to paphos and coral bay from bus stop right outside hotel.

Excellent dining room - we could not fault the food choice at any meals. Other reviews have commented on recycled food in congealed sauces and yes there were some occasions when meats were displayed in sauces which looked congealed but some of them turned out to be quite tasty so looks aren't everything. There was a carvery available each evening and over the week there was beef, turkey, lamb, pork and chicken. Fish dishes available each day too. We were all inclusive. Excellent staff in dining room (as throughout the whole hotel) tables cleared promptly and the restaurant manager even fetched me some tzatziki one lunch time when it wasn't available with the salads. The house wine was quite palatable as were the cocktails. If you are a gin and tonic drinker though you will probably be disappointed with the local gin. It didn't taste a bit like any other Gin which we have drunk all over Europe. However I love ouzo so was quite happy with an ouzo special cocktail in place of it.

The indoor swimming pool is small but it was heated. Feels chilly when getting in but much better than the outside pool at this time of year. Plenty sunbeds - some around the pool and others on terraced grassed areas leading down to the rocky shoreline.

Evening entainment OK. Resident duo Jinx on most evenings with other acts every couple of nights. We enjoyed the ones we went to see but when it wasn't to our liking we just chilled in the bar.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

When we arrived at the Hotel we were warmly greeted with champagne/bucks fizz, pastries and a short talk about the Hotel. Our rooms were already allocated and there was no lengthy checkin procedure.
We had booked half board and were given a side view room (207) overlooking the pool with a good view of the sea. Everyone was given a voucher for 1 night in the A la carte restaurant which we used on the last night. To be served a four course dinner which was delicious made a nice change after a week of buffet style.
The supplement for All INCLUSIVE was 19.90euros per person and the drinks package 14.90 euros. We took neither. We thought that quite expensive for light drinkers and breakfast and dinner were adequate for us. Five minutes up the road is a "costa" style coffee house and an English Bakery if you did want a snack.
Our room was average size with small bathroom. A large TV with BBC1 and 3 or 4 other decent channels. The beds were very comfortable and the room was spotless.
The breakfast buffet was excellent, the dinner buffet OK. Fabulous salad bar but some of the hot dishes looked rather unappetising.However,we always found something to our liking. The deserts were OK and there was always fruit and cheese and biscuits.
We didn't see a lot of the evening entertainment. The Duo that were on every night were quite good just too much of the same. A bit boring. Steve Welsh was on one night and was very good.
A comedian/singer, really livened the place up - which it needed. The Manager had a Cocktail party one night when he introduced the staff and many cocktails were offered and enjoyed!
The Thomson staff were all excellent and everything ran very smoothly.
The weather was mostly good, just a couple of cloudy days and one storm.
Most people we spoke to had either been before or said they would go again as we did.
This holiday was excellent value for money and overall we enjoyed the break from the severe weather back in England.

Room Tip: Side view with lovely view of pool and sea which carrys no supplement.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Many positives about this hotel but likewise many grumbles too.
Firstly the positives, the room was comfortable and hotel was very tidy internally.
Food wise the salad bar was probably the largest I have seen anywhere with great choice and the sweets were also very good quality, i couldn't say the same for the mains however.
If a quiet hotel is what you are looking for then this is probably the place, although if you want somewhere with a bit of life with a few near by bars and restaurants then it isn't
I was impressed that the Manager made himself visable, something that often isn't the case in hotels and one night before dinner he was welcoming guests into the restaurant by offering a drink and appertiser.

Grumbles though........ Firstly the hotel can't help this but I wouldn't recommend Cyprus in March, we went for a week and had 2 of those days inside due to storms.
Main grumbles that the hotel could have done something about... The air con in the room didn't work in that no matter what temp I put it on it was hot air and i complained to reception to be told that the maintence team would be fixing it in May! (2 months later!) I was offered a fan which never came.
We were half board and had to pay for water, something I felt was poor since the tap water was recommended not to drink due to subsequent upset stomachs.
I ordered two bottles of water to be delivered to the room one night and the room charge menu showed the price as 2.5 euros. I gave the girl a tip for bringing it and was therefore angered at checking out that we were charged an additional charge for rom service delivery, something that certainly was not made clear in the room service menu.
I was also annoyed at the pool, there was an outside one which was too cold to go in, I tried once and soon got out, likewise 2 others over the week tried, jumped in, screamed and jumped out. Many hotels I go to now seem to have heated pools but not here and bizarrely the internal pool was as cold, i went in once but it was too cold to swim it was that cold, two older ladies also tried the pool whilst i was drying and had the same experience as me,
My main grumble and something I found 100% unprofessional was on arrival I went to reception to check in but was told we had to go to a room. I went with 4 other couples into a room where all the purpose was for the hotel to hard sell the all inclusive to us who had gone there half board, I did sit through this although admirably one couple did get up and leave. I didn't think this was the best 'welcome' we could have had.

Room Tip: we were on the top floor with a sea view room, i don't normally mind about sea view however due...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Location:
A few miles West of Kato Paphos, in a quiet position overlooking a rocky coastline, with a very small beach. Guests opting for pool view or sea view rooms get treated to the most beautiful sunsets out at sea, with a sunlit view of the coast and hotel grounds below. The 615 bus stops right outside the hotel in both directions. On the hotel side of the road, hop on the 615 and in ten minutes you're at Coral Bay. On the opposite side of the road from the hotel, hop on the 615 and in ten minutes you're in the harbour of Kato Paphos. Each trip costs just 1 Euro per person. And each of the journeys just mentioned end at a terminus so there's no need to worry about getting lost. Part way through the latter journey, the driver will announce the stop for The Tombs of the Kings, which is a short few hundred metre walk from the bus stop across the road to the coast. (Just pick up the return bus on the other side of the road – no problem.) From the Kato Paphos harbour bus terminus, you can walk along the promenade and enjoy its cafes etc or you can visit the Old Fort or the Roman mosaics site, which is just a few hundred metres from the bus terminus (as is the old fort and a nice selection of harbour-front restaurants).

Condition:
Immaculate. We didn't see any soft furnishings in need of update. Neither did we see anything in need of redecoration inside or outside of the hotel. Ditto for the grounds too – hedges and lawns kept neat, poolside paved sunbathing terrace regularly hosed down. Pool always clean, with regular chemical safety checks observed too.

Sunbeds and shaders:
There were plenty of sunbeds and shaders available and, best of all, no early morning rush to nab them either – what a refreshing change. (The early morning 06:30 saddo's may be more evidence in high season though when the hotel will be full to capacity. We stayed in March.) Plenty of space to choose from too, around the paved terrace beside the pool and on grassed terraces just beyond the pool terrace. The grassed terraces suited us perfectly – very peaceful and relaxing.

Staff:
Very good service indeed - staff routinely went out of their way to help and nothing too much trouble. The bar staff, especially Nicoletta, always had a smile for everyone as did Adriana and Eva. Florica and Liviu in the restaurant were superb and again, any request was catered for.

Management:
As it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary, the Hotel Management treated us to a complimentary upgrade from a sea view room to a junior suite with panoramic sea views, (room 214). We didn't know this in advance so it was a very nice surprise indeed on arrival, as was the complimentary trays of hors d’oeuvres and fresh fruit, plus the nice bottle of sparkling wine in the ice bucket. Superb.

Room:
We were in room 214 which being a junior suite was nice and spacious, and had panoramic sea views, with balcony. It was kept immaculately clean all throughout our 14 night stay by the lovely cleaning staff. We can say the same of other rooms too because the entrance doors of newly cleaned empty rooms were kept open for a while on change-over, presumably to air them, so we popped into a few to take a quick look. All rooms we saw had a mix of 110v two pin sockets and 240v three pin (UK) sockets, which was very convenient. Why can't more hotels do this? (A tip for gents who use a mains powered electric shaver is to switch the shaver isolation switch to ON to avoid you thinking that the socket doesn't work or your shaver got broken in transit. Sounds obvious, but the isolation switch is remote from the socket.) While the bathrooms were a tough on the small side, they were very nicely tiled, well mirrored and well lit, with plenty of space for toiletries around the hand basin. Plus they were extremely clean and the tile grouting was fresh and the bath/shower sealant was clean too (no mould blackening). The bed was enormous and was one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in.

Lobby:
Very spacious and peaceful lobby/lounge area – very nicely laid out too, with a wide and spacious open-air drinks terrace to the back of it, overlooking the pool and the sea, facing the sun. The main bar was located off to one side of the lobby.

Bar:
The main bar was low lit and very cosy indeed – a great place to enjoy a drink and nibbles before (and after) dinner. There was a good cocktail list too. We stayed on an all-inclusive basis and it was nice to see that there was a good selection of cocktails available to all-inclusive guests. We particularly liked the Mai Tai's. But do be warned – they are strong and can affect navigation somewhat. ;-) We got on fine with the local Keo lager too.

Drinks terrace:
Great place to enjoy a drink any time of day, beit tea/coffee or something more alcoholic. We loved having mid morning and mid-afternoon coffee there, taking in the lovely view of the pool area and the sea beyond, while basking in the warm March sunshine. During warmer evenings, the drinks terrace would be perfect for pre-dinner drinks too.

Dining:
All meals in the main hotel restaurant are buffet, self service...
For breakfast there was everything I could imagine: juices, fruit, cereals, porridge, cold ham meats & cheeses, the full English cooked breakfast – with fried bread and French toast – the lot, Danish pastries, and desserts galore. We always enjoyed breakfast.
For lunch there was soup, salad bar, a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian hot meals, fruit, and desserts galore. We always enjoyed lunch.
For dinner there was a choice of soups, a carvery, a comprehensive salad bar full of just about everything imaginable, a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian hot meals, fruit and again, desserts galore. We always enjoyed dinner.
In terms of dinner drinks, we got on fine with the local white sparkling wine and the house red wine (both available by the glass or by the bottle).

Activities and Entertainment:
Sarah (Thomson staff) and her team worked very hard to organise the daytime activities and evening entertainment. There was a varied menu of daytime activities and these were not at all intrusive to those who did not want to participate. The evening entertainment commenced from 9pm each evening, in a nicely lit, dedicated entertainment theatre, and featured a singing male-female duo called Jinx each evening until 10pm, after which another entertainment item would commence. Drinks were available in the entertainment theatre via an efficient waiter service from a bar located in the entertainment theatre itself. We enjoyed listening to Jinx, while downing an after dinner drink – very relaxing. Incidentally, Sarah was out front of the hotel to see us off when the time came for us to leave. Nice touch that Sarah!!!

Trips:
- The day trip to the Troodos Mountains was superb. It's a long day but we cannot recommend it highly enough. What you see in terms of scenery and the treasures in and around the Kykkos Monastery is superb. Plus the local guide (Mary) provided a fantastic commentary throughout.
- Didn't enjoy the day trip to the North of the island as much. That said, it's down to personal taste at the end of the day. As per the Troodos trip, the local guide (Chris) provided a fantastic commentary throughout – he was brilliant.
- Everyone we met spoke highly of the “Love Cyprus” trip. We didn't do that one but certainly would do when we next return.

Thomson Reps:
Neil and Nicola were superbly helpful, available, approachable, polite and good humoured all through our stay. Best and nicest reps we've come across. Many thanks to you Neil and Nicola!!!!!

Overall:
A perfect holiday in every respect. Excellent value for money too. I would like to thank all the Thomson staff, hotel staff and the hotel management for an absolutely superb holiday. We will return one day. Very highly recommended. (Other guests we spoke to seemed similarly happy too.)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

we stayed at this hotel for a week from the 24th of feb 2013, and we found the hotel to be very clean and all the staff to be friendly and helpful. the surrouding area was ok ,lots of places closed during the week because of season not starting as yet.However to get around is so easy a coach stops outside the hotel every 15mins and for only 3 euros you can travel all day maybe doing pathos harbour in the morning and then back up to golden beach in the afternoon.
We found the food in the hotel to be really nice and always found something to go seconds on, although while we were there a group of about 150 cypriots who apparentley stay every year for a couple of nights invaded the hotel and meal times became chaotic to say the least.
the hotel entertaiment varied from ok to really good ,some acts being a lot better than others but on a whole not too bad , I have seen alot worse in other hotels . A special thanks to alec who keep our drinks flowing all week long and worked long hours to keep people happy, well done mate !!!
All in all a very nice hotel and a very relaxing holiday

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kissonerga, Paphos 8574, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos > Kissonerga
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kissonerga
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Hotel Class:4 star — Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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