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Atlantica Bay Hotel
Ranked #6 of 56 Hotels in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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“"Excellent holiday, as always"”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a most pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable holiday at the Atlantica Bay, this being our 20th visit over the last 15 years. What can be said that hasn't been said before by all the previous reviewers that also enjoyed their stay and found it to their liking. Admittedly, the hotel and it's location is not to everyone's satisfaction as can be seen, however if people took the time to read the holiday brochure and review the website before they came they would see if the air-con would be on, if the Sands beach bar would be open, etc. Suffice to say, we cannot fault the quality of the food, the comfort of the rooms and the quality of service that is provided by all of the staff, there is a genuine concern to make sure that you enjoy your stay and this reflects greatly on the management of the hotel, especially that provided by Vakis, Maria and Yiannis. The evening entertainment has always been a talking point over the years and on this occasion Lisa and Dom from Domino did their very best to entertain, yes there were a few flat notes and other glitches in their performance but overall they did well and some of the comments previously made about them really are undeserved. The Thomson reps also did well and a big thank you goes to Matt, Ruth and Aiden for providing the entertainment that they did, especially the singing performances by Aiden as they were exceptional. All in all, a fantastic holiday, I know we'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We've enjoyed it so much again. I noticed the air con was off but did sleep just fine with the doors open with the help of a lovely cocktail or two, the road is noisey. The air con did get switched back on when the temperature rose at certain times . The Al La Carte is really good, I recommend the beef. The hotel is perfect for anyone wanting a rest but, I think some of the sun beds need recovering. Matt the rep is great , nothing is too much trouble and he makes you feel looked after .All the staff are lovely and Anthony in the resteraunt is a real character. There isn't a lot around the hotel but, a bus is regular if you want to go into limasoll..

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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South Shields, Tyne & Wear
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Just returned from a week’s break at the Atlantica Bay Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus. This was the first visit to Cyprus for my wife and I and whilst some negative points below, don’t let these put you off going as I am sure we will return to the island again in the future.
The hotel itself, which is situated in the Amathus Bay area, was very good and more on that later, however, the location was not the best as it seemed to be stuck out on a limb, although in all fairness, this is explained in the description given on the Thompson website – just have to read them more carefully in the future.
I was disappointed with the poor condition of the beaches and walkways within the Amathus Bay resort as this was not what I expected, Cyprus to me conjures up images of clean golden sandy beaches and this is not what I saw, the sand is dark and although it was nearing the end of the season I was very disappointed with the poor condition of the public beaches, there was little evidence that they had been cleaned on a regular basis or at all during the period we were there, however, on the private beaches outside of the Meridian and Four Seasons hotels etc the beaches were still being cleaned daily for the visitors.
The hotel in itself was very clean, well maintained and welcoming for guests with all staff working very hard yet still being very pleasant all of the time. The food was very nice and always a fair amount of choice and the meats were cooked to perfection, the beef just seemed to melt in the mouth and whilst I did not partake in the deserts, they always looked fresh, well presented and colourful. Breakfasts consisted of all the usual food such as Bacon, Eggs, Sausages, Beans etc and even fried bread which was delicious and for those who did not fancy inviting a coronary, there was the usual healthy options choice. I really could not fault the food in this hotel.
The entertainment in the hotel left a great deal to be desired apart from 2 good performances, 1 from a lady (Stevie) who had a brilliant voice and the other a Welsh guy who mixed comedy with singing and who was really entertaining, the rest of it was mediocre and although I do not wish to come across like ‘Simon Cowell’ the resident duo ‘ Domino’ were on too many times and their performances were ‘Cruise ship’ style and repetitive and although it was nearing the end of the season, I think that more thought should have been put into the entertainment.
The sun sets are something else and it is worth going down to the area of the hotel which is situated just on the beach, bagging yourself a lounger and watching the sun go down over the Old Port area, wonderful!
This was a Thompson, All Inclusive Adult Couples Hotel with the great percentage of people in the hotel being British, there was a mixture of ages which worked well as it was not like a Thompson ‘Gold’ hotel which, in my opinion, can sometimes seem like a residential home on the other hand, neither did it have the boisterousness which can be found in hotels aimed at the younger clientele, all in all a nice holiday, lovely people, a good hotel but the surrounding areas could do with some TLC, however, I am sure it will all be so different during their main season when the beaches are full of holiday makers and are maintained daily.

If eating out try Chesters Bar which is located up the road from the hotel opposite the St Rafael hotel (turn left out of the hotel and walk up the road, or better still walk up the beach and cut through at the St Rafael) whilst we did not eat there, as we were All Inclusive, we called in a few times for a drink and the food which was being served always looked lovely with huge portions and the place was always busy with what looked like locals.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a sea view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Have just returned from a week at this lovely hotel. Great room, great view, great food and service but the only downside, and a very big one that detracted greatly from my wife's enjoyment of the holiday, is that the air conditioning wasn't on. As a result she slept badly and isn't as refreshed as she should be after a holiday. Would we return to The Atlantica Bay? We would like to but given the issue with the air conditioning would be somewhat reluctant knowing that whether it is operating or not is simply down to the Managers discretion (sorry but not good enough for a 4 star hotel).

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We have had a fortnight at the Atlantica Bay hotel. Where this hotel might be lovely in the season, in November it is all running down, entertainment, food etc. We have had temperatures of high 20s and remaining in the 20 during the night. Apparently the air con gets turned off on 1st November and after repeated requests, were told that it couldnt be turned back on. If we found it too hot during the night we should open the door. The problem is the hotel is on a busy main road and the traffic noise makes it impossible to sleep with the door open. We also feel that the second week of our holiday, the food was not as good. Very repetative.I therefore do not agree that the hotel is worth the 4+ rating Thomson gives it After asking to speak with the PR person we and two others felt very despondant as she really didnt want to listen to our problems.. The prices in the brochure give the hotel as being open till the end of the year, when in fact it closes on 27 November.Will not be returning to Atlantica Bay

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Arrived after midnight and were given a filled roll and a drink. Then up to our superior room where our cases were waiting for us. Wine and fruit in the room as well as beach towels, robes and slippers. Lovely room with Jacuzzi bath and huge comfy bed. Great view from the balcony too.
We are beach people so went over the road to the beach and did not sit by the pool at all. Swam in the sea from the gently shelving beach - just a few stones as you enter the water. The beach bar and restaurant were great, with drinks brought to the beds and lunch made to order. Sadly it closed 2 days before we left but we still went to the beach.
The restaurant is nice although some of the tables are very close together. We had breakfast outside every day. The breakfast choice was very good and you could have a delicious omelette cooked to order. We had lunch here the last 2 days and were pleasantly surprised at the choice on offer. Dinner was ok but we did struggle to find something we liked one night.
House red and sparkling wines were very nice and cocktails tasted nice but were not very strong. They also seem to put a huge amount of ice in drinks so we had to ask for less.
Most of the staff were friendly but service in the evening could be sporadic. No service or 3 at once! We sat outside on the lobby terrace as the entertainment did not appeal to us and seemed a bit samey. Evie on the piano however was very good.
The road was very audible from the balcony and other areas at times, although we found it easy to cross.
Another negative was that the sunbeds were not at all comfortable. No padding and badly designed. If I fell asleep I could barely move when I woke up - not very relaxing.
All in all we had a good holiday and would probably come again some time but the worst thing was arriving at Paphos Airport to find the Thomson queue outside the door. Our coach got there quite late and we were in the check-in queue for an hour and after security we only had time to use the loo before boarding the plane. A total fiasco - shame on you Thomsons!

Room Tip: Superior room 351 was pretty perfect.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AtlanticaBay, Manager at Atlantica Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for your comments.

We are pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Once again thank you for your comments.
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Lancashire,England
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Just returned from our 19 th visit to the Bay and as usual we had a brilliant time.This was our second visit of the year and our first in winter season(except for christmas visit).We were aware that the Taverna and Beach bar would be closed but what do people expect when there are only around 150 guests.As usual the service provided by the smiling exceptional staff made our holiday.I am a little supprised by the occasional negative comments on trip advisor comparing this hotel to the Atlantica Imperiall in Rhodes.We have visited both and we choose to come back to the Bay(location not as good and obviously much older)as the effort to make everyones stay as good as possible is evident from the moment you arrive and there is usually a considerable difference in the price.One recent coment regarding noisey guests who only come for the all inclusive bar is hillarious,the Bay is the most refined hotels that we have come across and we can only presume that the author of these comments has never been to the Carribean and had to put up with very loud American guests completely out of it by 11 AM.
Entertainement is low key but the Thomson hosts were excellent and Matt the rep was his usual friendly efficient self .Despite the low guest numbers food quality remained excellent and the A la Carte was superb.We will be back soon.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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AtlanticaBay, Manager at Atlantica Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you for your comments.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us once again and appreciate your comments regarding our staff and facilities.

We look forward to welcoming you once again for your 21st visit.

Once again thank you for your comments.
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Property: Atlantica Bay Hotel
Address: Leoforos Amathountos 1/1 | Agios Tychonas, Limassol 4060, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Limassol District > Limassol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Limassol
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Limassol
#6 Luxury Hotel in Limassol
#13 Family Hotel in Limassol
Hotel Class:4 star — Atlantica Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 201
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 
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