We booked this hotel for our honeymoon. After reading the reviews leading up to our wedding we were expecting great things and were not let down. This lived up and surpassed our expectations.
We paid for the honeymoon package. It is 500 Euros but when you consider this covers your taxi ride from and to the airport, a massage in the spa for you both, a room upgrade, breakfast in bed on your first morning, an extra meal in the a la carte etc etc it is well worth the money. We were given a really warm welcome by Maria and the reception staff. We were made to feel really special. Maria checked in with us every so often to check all was okay and we were having a great time.
Our room was lovely. We had a suite on the third floor, overlooking the pools and also had a sea view. The room was spacious, clean, well equipped and decorated. We had a large balcony with sun loungers on it. The bed was super comfy and huge!! Some others have written that they found the airconditioning did not work very well. We had no problem with the temperature in our room and found it comfortable both day and night.
The lobby bar is clean, comfortable and well decorated. This is matched by the terrace which is a lovely place to relax with a drink prior to or after your evening meal. The staff in this bar are excellent. Steffan and Margarita(?) in particular were friendly and entertaining, you could have a laugh with them and they got the balance of chatting to you and leaving you to enjoy your drinks spot on. In my opinion you have to go all inclusive, the local lager KEO is excellent the cocktails are great. The house rose and white are excellent, the red isn't as full bodied as we would drink in England but it suits the climate and is very drinkable. Soon as you have finished a drink the staff offer you another.
The restaurant is buffet style as you would expect. Again the staff in here are polite, quick to seat you and take your drink orders. Dean the head waiter is a fantastic host, makes you feel very welcome and takes a genuine interest in the customers (He also does a mean rendition of Tiger Feet!!). We found the range and quantity of food very good. All tastes were catered for should you want to eat like you were still in the Uk or traditional Cypriot/Greek. The food was always hot, tasty and good quality. There is normally selection of different casseroles/meats/vegeteables, a carvery and then some sort of show cooking. The salad bar has an excellent range of ready made salads or you can create your own using the various oils and dressings on offer.
The A La Carte restaurant was excellent. We ate in here twice and I ordered the steak on both occasions as it was cooked so perfectly on the first night. Again the service was excellent and we were made to feel really special.
We used both pools, they were clean spacious and there are plenty of sun loungers around the pool, you are also given beach towels which is nice as you can change them every so often. Surprise surprise the staff at the pool bar are also excellent and we were entertained by the other Steffan when he served us during the day. As with the lobby bar, you never have to wait long until you are offered another drink.
The entertainment by the two Laurens is very good, they make you laugh (not always intentionally) and work really hard. They try to get everyone involved without being pushy or getting in your face. The range of activities we found to be perfect, my wife enjoyed the daily yoga/pilates/tai chi and I got involved with the afternoon water basket ball sessions. We also enjoyed the afternoon quiz. The acts that performed in the evening were also good in the main.
We visited the spa and had our massages. Elizabeth who did my back and shoulder massage is quite petite but she is as strong as an Ox!!! and my wife was just as impressed with her treatment. Price wise the spa is slightly cheaper than what you would pay around London and the home counties. (As I say these were included in the honeymoon package).
In summary this is a fantastic hotel, it is clean, comfortable and well decorated but what sets it apart is the service from the staff and the fact that they genuinley seem to care that you are having a great time. We will return.
Dave and Rach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a hillside looking out to the sapphire-blue seas of Limassol Bay, the Atlantica Bay is a truly luxurious retreat. The hotel blends superior service with superb facilities, providing guests with memorable experiences. Close to the ancient ruins of Amathus, in a spot that was made for peace and quiet, it really does set a perfect holiday scene. With the local bus stop just opposite the hotel, you can take a short ride into the old historic town approximately 10 km away. The hotel features 201 modern rooms, the main dining area “Leda Restaurant”, “A la Carte Restaurant”, “Olympus Lobby Bar” with a chic outdoor terrace, “Pool Bar”, Hermes Fitness Center, The Bay Spa and 2 outdoor pools (1 pool covered & heated in winter season only). May to October (weather permitting) enjoy the facilities of our Sands Beach Bar & Tavern surrounded by our own private garden area. Free WiFi in all rooms and all public areas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Atlantica Bay Limassol
- Hotel Atlantica Bay
- Atlantica Bay Hotel Limassol