Me and my gf just came back from a week long in paradise (Aya Napia). I must say, what a great place to go. I recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a simple resort to stay in that is very friendly, clean, great location and above else very cheap in comparison to the competition.
I want to point out that this is one of the few resorts to sit within a stones throw to beautiful sand beach. It's within 15mins of Nissy beach which we only went to once because I think it's a bit crowded.
The resort itself is relatively simple, the rooms I'll admit are a bit ugly and lackluster but hey they are cheap and clean (not so romantic with its florescent lighting) You could opt. for something with a good view...but that but that comes with a larger price..We stayed in room 004 which is below reception, at first I was a bit concerned because your main view is a wall but it actually worked out for the best because these rooms are quite peaceful during the day and night. No sounds to be heard and the patio is still exposed to sun in the evening.
The food was great. Breakfast wasn't spectacular but It has everything you need...unlimited coffee and juices...breads, sweet breads, donuts, cold meats, cheese, cereals, sausages....etc....The dinners were great. Enjoyed them every day. Just watch out for buying drinks during dinner...me and my gf had a coffee and water every dinner and it was around 8 euro a night...so it adds up. We used half-board not full. Id recommend it since sometimes we slept in through breakfast (finish 10a) and just got lunch/breakfast somewhere else. Gives you a chance to go to local restaurants..or just pick some groceries to snack on the beach.
Staff were really nice...Mr. Spyrou the GM takes care of his customers, really nice guy...he saw us reading on our patio and had a bottle of complementary wine sent to us...and followed up with a second bottle on our last day as he said "so you will remember us".
A recommendation if you like cold beverages on the beach - bring a cooler bag and some thermos mugs. Buy your own beer or spirits and pop them in the bag for the day. The hotel bar had no problems supplying us with ice everyday for our cooler. This was a huge money saver., and hey none of the other hotels anyway give all inclusive with drinks on the beach. (Also note the chairs and umbrellas on the beach cost 2.50euro each for the day to use) We didnt use the pool facilities but from what i saw it looked clean, and I think those who used them were pleased.
As for Ayia Napia....its a great place...if you like to party then the main square is where you go. All of the bars there are fun but the bar reps on the street are sometimes a bit pushy to get you into their bar. Just keep saying no nicely. ...The square is approx 15min walk away (Head towards the monastery and youll find the road (safe to walk at night). Its far enough, but it keeps the hotel quiet. You can can cab if you need to but I am not sure how much it would cost. Get approx. tax prices from the resort font desk.
Its also the same distance to get to the harbor area too which is where more shopping and a few more restaurants are. Though there are lots of restaurants/pubs around the resort to choose from within a minute walk.
In conclusion, If your looking for a resort to just sit and use the pool then I would say look around if you want to put more money into big pools and all inclusive. If your looking for a clean place to sleep, good food, proximity of attractions, a beautiful nearby beach within 50m or Nissi which is more like 800-1k walk (nice trail). and not too mention it's cheap, you wont be disappointed.
I also recommend the water park. Its 32 euro entry and about a 9 euro cab ride each way or 2 euro bus. Worth every penny.
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