23rdMay2007 - 30th May2007
We booked this hotel via the internet through a travel agency, we wanted a hotel in Limassol as we have family out there and wanted to be close. The travel agents then later informed us that the hotel was now unavailable due to work being carried out on the Atlantica Oasis hotel complex across the road and they were going to put us in a remote location north of Paphos, I contacted the Atlantica Gardens directly by e-mail and by phone, the staff were incredibly helpful and they contacted the travel agents for me. By the end of the day the travel agents had contacted me and I was now able to go to the hotel I had originally booked.
After more holiday changes from the travel agents we eventually got to our hotel at about 4am local time. We did not know what to expect but we were greated by a very friendly man at reception who was called Mr Nick. We then went to our room expecting the one bedroom studio we had booked, we found that we had been upgraded to a family apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, bathroom and small kitchen area. There was a large basket of fruit and 2 small bottles of wine waiting for us as well. The following moring we went for breakfast in the hotel, it cost £6.05(cyprus) for myself, my wife and little boy, it was great, an all you could eat breakfast buffet with evreything from cereals to a full cooked breakfast, fruit to greek yoghurt and nice coffee as well. Very nice food and friendly staff. That night we decided to have an evening meal at the hotel as well, £17(cyprus) for 3 of us, again all you could eat, very nice food and with the evening meal came a voucher for a free breakfast!!! We had booked self catering but you could upgrade while there or book meals on an ad hoc basis.The hotel was very clean and the maid service was great, rooms were made up daily apart from the bank holiday monday. There was a swimming pool, nicely kept gardens, bar area, in fact it was a very neat self contained hotel complex . We could not work out why our travel company had told us we could not stay there, there was even a kids club(Eddie and Heather) they seemed really nice and looked after our little boy really well. All the staff at the hotel were always friendly and helpful and always made sure everything was ok. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Limassol or in fact Cyprus. Ok Limassol is perhaps a bit more built up than say Pahos but it is in a good location to go out and explore, get a car and just drive (shop around for a car). It is about 45min-1hr from Paphos, Larnaca, Troodos and about 1 1/2 to Ayia Napa and Nicosia. Beaches to visit, Curium for the waves and the ruins on the sea cliffs, Governers beach for a dabble at snorkling and Larnaca to watch the planes land.
Also get out to a proper Cyprus kebab shop(away from the tourist areas), great food especially the Sheftalia Mmmmmmmmm.
We like Cyprus and have been going for years but have always stopped with family, we would definitely go back to this hotel.
Exchange rates are always better in Cyprus and it is very easy to change sterling travellers cheques or cash at banks or even a lot of shops. They do get the EURO next year though.
- Also Known As:
- Atlantica Gardens Limassol