This is a lovely complex. There are rooms in the main hotel (which are probably better for guests that are less mobile) and "bungalows" spread out through the grounds (not suitable for the less mobile). The hotel grounds in general are heavily sloped and I think that guests with mobility problems may struggle.
However, we had a wonderful time. We stayed all-inclusive, in a bungalow, which was large and clean (daily maid service). We stayed for October half term week. We were fortunate to experience very good weather and came home with lovely tans.
We loved everything about the hotel EXCEPT the entertainment which was very poor. We understood that it was the end of season but the Thomson website had said that there would be entertainment. What entertainment there was felt half-hearted and not well organised (both day time and evening). However, this didn't spoil the holiday.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Despite it being the end of the season, there were always plenty of waiters, bar-staff etc. We thought that the choice of food was varied and enjoyable. The desserts looked less varied than the main course food but as my husband and I rarely eat dessert, this didn't bother us.
The hotel provided lacked lunches for when we went out on day trips. The packed lunches included sandwiches, two types of fruit, fruit juice and water. There is no need to buy water if the guest is all inclusive. We just asked for bottles of it at the bars and restaurant.
The swimming pools are large and we had access to sunbeds every day, without the need to reserve one. We favoured the pool outside the restaurant, as this gave us a lovely sea view (which we also had from our bungalow).
There was a wonderful (2 part) gym ... the best we have ever seen in any hotel that we have stayed in ... with a good choice of cardio, resistance machines & weights. The hotel grounds also had basketball, volleyball and football facilities but disappointingly no such activities were organised during our stay.
We did not have children with us but there seemed to be a lot of children's buildings and activities.
The grounds are very attractive, with plenty of foliage. A few steps down from the hotel lead on to the beach, where we were charged 5 euros for two beds.
There is a supermarket immediately outside the hotel, which sells basics and has friendly, English speaking staff.
It is possible to walk along the beach front to Ayai Napa. Should you wish to walk roadside, you turn left as you leave the hotel. It is a pleasant stroll to the centre. We didn't actually visit the night-clubs (we went the week that unfortunately a soldier was killed there) but did stroll there through the day and were struck by how the club area looked more like a theme park.
The bus stop to take you to Ayia Napa, Nissi beach and the water park, can be found to the right (as you leave the hotel) by a bar. It cost us one euro each where ever we went.
A lot of people recommended us visiting Nissi beach, so we did. It was nice but no nicer than the beach outside our own hotel.
We thought that the Water Park was over priced at 35 euros each (adult) and were disappointed with it.
We definitely intending visiting this hotel again for future winter holidays.
- Also Known As:
- Atlantica Hotel Sungarden