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Grecian Bay Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kryou Nerou Street, Ayia Napa 5340, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #29 of 102 Hotels in Ayia Napa
Zurich, Switzerland
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“A week at the grecian bay hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Away from the buisy places, at the end of Aija Napa - this was certaily a good joice for ohterwise it would have been loud, very loud...
The hotel was ok, maybe the garden was a bit to small. Everything was clean but for the beach sand. The beach was not attended to properly and the umbrellas were not very attractive either.The room - there were ants so never eat anything sweets, otherwise...The quality of the room was certainly not perfect. There was some paint etc. missing so one could tell that it was not new. The food (breakfast only we had) was good but a second coffee-machine was needed for the coffee in the can was not that good. So people had to queue up. But basicly it was ok but certainly not more than a four-star hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

As a returning person, it was very easy to book. We got the best price available for the period of time. Hotel was busy as always, but staff very helpful and kind.
Breakfast improved also by means of renovation in the breakfast area two years ago. Food could sometimes be little more of quality, but for Cyprus food quite good. Food at lunch time is quite good. You pay the five stars maybe too. Supper changes every evening and is subject to a special theme (i.e. Cyprus evening, grill evening).
Room has been used by a family (two adults & one child). Space was luxury though, but since one does not spend all day in the hotel room, it was sufficient.
Pool and beachside is excellent. Pool is being cleaned every day. Beachside has beach loungers for hotel guests only. You reserve your lounger and if you do not take it until 10:30 anyone else can take the free ones.
There is also a small gym with decent sports equipment. It is on the ground floor and has a long flight of windows, which gives it a friendly atmosphere not as those gyms, located in the basement without daylight. Besides the gym, there is also an indoor pool and a whirlpool.
All in all it is a good, sound hotel which is worth to come back to. It offers good, clean rooms and an excellent access to the beach.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great hotel but there is room for some improvements. We are a large family with four children and grandparents so we booked 2 large family rooms. It was nice to see old faces at reception, George always tries his best to make us welcome. However no one took us to show our rooms and as a result we lost half our family wandering around trying to find our rooms. Reception quickly sent a search party and after a complaint they took us to our rooms. This is mandatory for a 5 star hotel. Room was clean , spacious and comfortable. We did notice the room is aging and could use some touch up. The best part of the hotel is that the rooms is close to the pool and the sea which makes it very easy for families with small children. Another plus is that there is a very good fish tavern by the beach which is very convenient and of good quality. The breakfast was good did not find any fault. Down side, the kidds club was closed for the weekend. There is very little entertainment for children. Maybe water slide by the pool would be nice or something to keep the children entertained. Also some shade cover at the pools would be good. Another down side for us was that we were charged per person as opposed to per room. As a large family the cost was above average to other 5 star hotels in Cyprus. Overall the hotel is worth it and we will be looking forward to our visit in 2013.

Room Tip: Try get a sea view, its worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

My wife and I have been taking a holiday at the Grecian Bay Hotel, Ayia Napa for a number of years, this usually in September. We have always found it to be an excellent hotel, satisfying all our needs. The hotel is in a quiet location, the rooms are very good and as well as having a large pool it also has its own beach, both areas are fitted with umbrellas and loungers. The other facilities are excellent. The staff and the food we have found to also be excellent, we would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

our stay at the Grecian Bay Hotel was one of the best relaxing holidays we´ve ever had! our room was just like expected: clean, spacious and nicely furnished! the restaurant/food was marvelous, we enjoyed the hotel dinner every evening although we usually go to eat out of the hotel! all hotel facilities were very clean and with a charming atmosphere and everywhere we got excellent service! staff was overwhelming friendly  the guest relations manageress was always smiling, competent and helpful, we felt very comfortable and perfectly looked after! we would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and we might be back very soon!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 weeks on bed and breakfast basis Breakfasts very good with attentive service. Reception staff and shop staff not very friendly. Rooms far from 5 star, spent 1st night in small room in west wing overlooking back yard, managed to get moved but not really a lot better, over hotels air con unit, bins and car park. Bottle bank emptied each morning shortly after 7. Room very basic in need of good cleaning beds very hard and shower poor light bulbs not working I could go on!!! Agreed to move us and having repacked were offered room 2 doors from where we initially were - gave up

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guest Relations M, Guest Relations Manager at Grecian Bay Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Thank you for your comments which are most appreciated. We have noted your disappointment with your stay in our hotel and your constructive criticism will help us monitor better the operation of our hotel. We do understand that it is not always possible to reach everyone’s expectations but we assure you that we try our best. All your concerns have been taken into serious consideration and we do apologize for the inconveniences you experienced. We would like to assure you that at Grecian Bay Hotel, we always attempt to make each guest’s stay as memorable as possible and we do hope to have the pleasure to have you again as our guest.
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

You can lie all day long in the very comfortable sunbeds enjoying the amazing sunny weather while hearing the relaxing sound of waves clashing on the sandy beach of the Grecian Bay Hotel. Even in the end of September it was up to 36° and clowds showed up only on rare occasions.

The (springed) hotel bed, however, was not as comfortable as I expected, but you can always complement your sleep at the beach :)

When feeling thirsty, you can just take a few steps upside to the very nice beach bar where you can order your drinks or snaks, and a little further away by the pool there is also a grillbar for the bigger appetite. I didn't try to order grill menues from the beach bar, but if this would work, the setup would be perfect.

Of course, if you feel to lazy to get up your sunbed, you can order everything to your place.

There is even a free ping pong table with additional game stations, tennis court and of course a wellness area. Allthough it was cooled down in the ping pong building, the table would probably be used more when placed in a nicer spot with some view to the pool or beach. I was missing a mini golf though, maybe this would fit into pond area.

And, of course, with walking just 3 minutes, you are at the beginning of a quite big area of a populated night-life.

Room Tip: Choose one with sea view do have a great view and are quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kryou Nerou Street, Ayia Napa 5340, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Ayia Napa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Ayia Napa
#18 Romantic Hotel in Ayia Napa
#24 Family Hotel in Ayia Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Grecian Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive 5-story Hotel located on the beach just south of Ayia Napa Harbour. ... more   less 
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