We have just come back from a fabulous weeks holiday at this lovely hotel. Having read the reviews prior to booking I was hopeful I had chosen a good hotel for our week's holiday, but the Napa Mermaid Hotel exceeded my expectations. Our room was on the first floor and overlooked the pool, with Ayia Napa and the sea in the distance. I don't know why some reviewers have said the rooms are small - our room was more than adequate with a superking size bed (the mattress was a little hard for me). We spent more time on our balcony, which was ideally placed to catch the late afternoon, early evening sun. What did make us smile was the window between the bathroom and the bedroom - luckily there was a blind to pull down when privacy was required, but it was nice to lie in the bath and take advantage of the view through the patio doors!
The room was spotless and nicely furnished, with good size bath towels. On arrival we discovered our kettle didn't work, but a quick call down to reception and it was replaced within 10 minutes. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble, and the staff throughout the hotel were helpful and friendly.
The public rooms of the hotel were very laid out, with lots of areas to sit and relax, both indoor and out. The pool wasn't heated, but once in it was lovely. There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool, although some people seemed intent on "bagging" the same beds every day, putting their towels on them before breakfast!
The breakfast buffet was excellent, with plenty of choice and was kept topped up by the staff all the time. All tastes and cultures were catered for, from the typical English breakfast, French croissants, fruit, yogurt, cereal, bread, ham and cheese. The only item they didn't do was a poached egg, much to my husbands disappointment!
We stayed on a b&b basis, but thought we would eat in one evening. However, this seemed to be the one aspect of the hotel we didn't like. The restaurant is large and was brightly lit, which is fine for breakfast, but gave no atmosphere in the evening. Those guests staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, helped themselves from a buffet so there was a constant movement of people. For the prices charged for an evening meal we felt we would rather go somewhere more intimate with more atmosphere.
The beach was across the road from the hotel and was well supplied with sunbeds and parasols, for which there was a small charge as it was a public beach. Although on the edge of Ayia Napa it was only a short stroll down the road to some bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a very good bus service, with the nearest bus stop not far from the hotel.
We knew of the reputation of Ayia Napa being a party resort, although being near the end of the season it was quiet, we would not go out of our way to return, preferring the western side of the island.
To sum up, would we stay at the Napa Mermaid Hotel again? Yes, without a doubt, if you could move the hotel from Ayia Napa!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the most beautiful hotels in Ayia Napa, the multi awarded, freshly rebuilt Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites in Ayia Napa - Cyprus, with deluxe services and facilities lies on the most privileged location of the cosmopolitan resort of Ayia Napa. Its superb location allows the holiday maker to be a few minutes away from the resort centre and yet right across the serene crystal waters and sandy beach of Grecian Bay and only a stone's throw away from the town center. The Napa Mermaid Hotel and Suites is ideal for Weddings, Holidays, Honeymoons or just a perfect rest in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Local to all the facilities, Napa Mermaid Hotel and Suites is ideally located with breath taking views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites is a stylish contemporary hotel entirely redesigned to create a fabulous holiday setting. This sanctuary of relaxation and comfort is accompanied by the unparalleled reputation for excellence and friendliness that the hotel is known for. Simple in its modern, innovative design and state of the art facilities the Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites is a unique hotel that welcomes you to experience unforgettable holidays of relaxation and comfort surrounded by traditional Cypriot hospitality of the highest order. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Napa Mermaid Hotel Ayia Napa
- Hotel Napa Mermaid