Having previously stayed at the Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel two years ago, my wife and i were looking forward to a completely stress free holiday to recharge our batteries. We were NOT disappointed ! We arrived late on a saturday evening from East Midlands and were the only couple to be dropped off at the Atlantica . We were greeted with a very warm welcome from the manager and promptly given a glass of cava, whilst completing the usual check-in formalities . We were offered food in the restaurant, but being late we decided to just go to our room and then go for a drink . Our luggage had already been taken to our room, which, i thought was a nice touch . The room itself was very clean, well maintained and spacious enough for our 11 night stay ( this was a superior room ), with a balcony view over the swimming pool and out to sea . During check-in , you are given a voucher for one complementary evening dinner in the A' la carte restaurant, which you need to book as soon as possible as this is very popular . The A' la carte restaurant is open on a monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 and should be booked at least 48 hours in advance. If you would like an additional evening dinner in the A' la carte restaurant, this can arranged at an additional cost of 19.95 euro's per person. You are also offered an all-in drinks package ( for local beers and spirits etc only, not named beers and spirits ) at a cost of 19.90 euro's per person, per day, or an all inclusive package for all local drinks, lunch, snacks and the room safe at a cost of 24.90 euro's per person per day. Either option is very worth it, as the tour operators charge at least 50% extra, if you take up the option when you book your holiday. Breakfast is taken in the Ambrosia Restaurant between 07:00 to 10:00, where you pick your own table either inside or out and help yourself to the buffet. There is the usual english breakfast choice, if you are creature of habit, or a whole variety of food to start the day. Don't be affraid to ask the duty chef for a fresh omelette, made right in front of you at the cooking area. If you arrive for breakfast at 07:00, take breakfast outside and be amused at the sad folk, who have to reserve the same sun lounger around the pool every day. GET A LIFE ! You are supposed to be on holiday. There are plenty of sun loungers around the well maintained pool and bar area, with loungers on grassed areas near the pool and down by the small beach/Amalthia Tavern. There were various activities around the pool, during the day, organised by the very enthusiastic and hard working Becky and James, for those who wished to move from their sun loungers. The beach is tiny, but the sea in the naturally formed lagoon is very calm and very welcome on a scorching hot day. Lunch, during the main season, can be taken in the Amalthia Tavern between 12:30 to 14:30 and is a buffet style lunch. Before dinner, enjoy a drink on the balcony of the Dionysos Lobby Bar and watch the sun setting, don't forget your camera, camcorder or tablet. You wil hear 'Yiamas' said many times to guests as they are greeted and waited on by the extremely effervescent, efficient and very hard working Nicoleta. If every hotel had a Nicoleta, there would be no such thing as poor service. Dinner is served in the Ambrosia Restaurant between 18:30 to 21:30, please note that shorts and swimwear are not to be worn to dinner, where you wait to be greeted by George or Nicos with ' Kalis Spera ' ( 'Good Evening' ) and shown to your table . You can request a table inside or out, but be prepared for a short wait if you request a table outside, as these are very popular and limited. The after dinner entertainment is very typical, but not worthy of some of the scathing remarks left in some reviews. If you want to get about on your own, there is a bus stop on either side of the road right outside the Atlantica. For 1 euro you can travel in one direction, to Coral Bay terminus, or the other to Paphos new town/harbour terminus, or Debenhams. The old town of Paphos is another 1 euro bus journey, i would recomend you take the bus as it is a very long walk up hill. Their are plenty of bar/restaurants in Paphos and at the harbour with extensive menus with no hassling, unlike some resorts. The bus to the old town takes you to the market, where you will also find restaurants that have a lovely view over Paphos new town, the harbour, the ancient archeological site and the sea. For 3 euro's you can buy a day ticket, or 13 euro's for a weekly ticket. The buses are very frequent and help is at hand at Paphos terminus if you need it. For visitors to Cyprus, there is plenty to see and do, whether you go on an organised trip, or sight seeing on your own. To conclude, the Atlantica is a very clean, well maintained and friendly hotel, with a superb, friendly, hard working team who make every effort to make your holiday one to remember for all of the right reasons. We very much look forward to another holiday at the Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel, in the not too distant future !!!!
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