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“Nice little hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of SENTIDO Thalassa Coral Bay

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SENTIDO Thalassa Coral Bay
Ranked #16 of 90 Hotels in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice little hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2009

I stayed in the hotel with my girlfriend. The hotel is great as far as its quality. Clean, nice. The food is great.

It is great for a romantic getaway. The not so good things about the hotel are the beaches. They are pretty far. The hotel is on a hill. Well, we decided to stay near the pool and occassionally went down to the sea. The territory is small. If you want a dinner you'll have to walk 20 minutes to a small town.

  • Liked — The superb quality
  • Disliked — The beaches
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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England U.K.
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2008

I am so much in agreement with the previous reviewer from South Yorkshire. This hotel is a very special place, it just needs a bit of fine-tuning. The staff are 99% fantastic, efficient and friendly. The rooms are great with ample storage space - we had a beautiful suite with 2 bathrooms (1 jacussi) overlooking the sea.
Everything we wanted was in the hotel apart from a really good authentic restaurant. If only they would realize that some people love real Cypriot food - simple and beautifully cooked on hot plates
and certainly not frozen fish!! Also, I agree that a good Italian section in a cozy atmosphere would be a great idea. A lot of people were taxi-ing or getting the bus to Trattoria La Vigna - a lovely restaurant 5 km. away so perhaps lessons could be learned.
Another thing I agree with is the piped music - I will willingly send some free CD's to the hotel as I thought I'd go mad if the same one was played yet again for 20 consecututive times!! Please do put be put off by this review - the hotel is absolutely fantastic- we would definitely return especially if the restaurant changes it's attitude to food.
Very special thanks to Irene, reservations manager, who is utterly charming and ultra-efficient.

Stayed October 2008
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England
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2008

Our party of 4 visited the Thalassa the last week in Sept and first week in Oct. (08) A lovely, quiet hotel with execeptionally friendly staff. The housekeeping was very good with clean sheets everyday and clean towels twice a day. The pool service was superb (thank you Anton) He was so attentive and nothing was too much trouble for him. We also found Mario and Dorata lovely people who couldn't do enough for you. Our criticism was the dining room. We were on bed and breakfast and would have considered flexible dining but this wasn't offered. We didn't think the menu was comprehensive enough and would have struggled had we eaten there for the full 14 nights. We feel the hotel would benefit by downsizing the restaurant and may be having a smaller more intimate one (offering Italian cuisine)! It needs more atmosphere and although we were fine as there were 4 of us, I don't think it would have been quite the same for a couple on their own. Breakfast was fine and the girls serving were very nice. A very warm welcome in Reception and they were happy to book taxi's/restaurants for us outside of the hotel. We dined two evenings in the sister hotel next door and the setting was much smaller and more initimate. We wouldn't have wanted to stay there but the various dining options were encouraging. We did go back to dine at the Gabor in Paphos which was still as good as 5 years ago but you did have a 50€ taxi fare for the return trip. Another small criticisim was the music piped through the system, absolutely dreadful with only 6 CD's which became almost unberable (heaven knows how the staff coped - they must just switched off). Overall though a lovely hotel, just what we like but I do believe they are losing money by not concentrating on the dining arrangements in the Ambrosia. A lot of money was spent outside of the hotel that could have been spent inside! Recommend Gabor in Paphos, La Vigna in Coral Bay and Olivetto opposite Venus Beach hotel (fabulous).

  • Liked — very clean and quiet
  • Disliked — a little too far out if unable to walk very far
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK Birmingham
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2008

We chose the Thalassa as a real getaway, not cheap, but wanted to be luxurious, quiet and romantic, away from the main resort - and boy did we get what we wanted!
Yes, the Thalassa is expensive, but boy do you get complete relaxation and comfort and discretion - oh yes!
Lovely small hotel, lovely rooms with lots of room to hang your stuff, chill out and beautiful views in the sunrise rooms across Coral Bay - fantastic! Believe it or not we were kindly upgraded to a larger suite, but opted to stay in our full front seaview as it was so gorgeous a view all day!
Small and intimate spa, with a good gym, not many machines, but not busy, so it didn't matter! Massages are expensive and not perhaps the best we've had, but still nice!
We didn't eat at the Hotel, as at night it is like a ghost town- probably due to the cost of everything, however, we liked that as you can go into Coral Bay (about a 15 minute walk) and there are plenty of casual restaurants (nothing classy though - you have to go into Paphos for that!) and get back to the Hotel and sleep soundly as there's nothing going on!
If you want a seriously relaxing break, away from it all, this is the place - the only time it got really busy, was the weekend, when locals come to stay for a romantic getaway - says it all!
You get fruit cocktails at around 11:30 a.m, cold towels brought round at about 1p.m. - LOVELY! we'll be back!

  • Liked — discretion and relaxing atmosphere
  • Disliked — cost!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lynne G
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Chorley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2008

We have just returned from 2 weeks (11-24th Aug 08) at the Thalassa hotel. It's a lovely place, very relaxed and tranquil.

The staff and service was super..

Regarding the food.. some people have suggested that the food in the evenings at the hotel wasn't great.. and we nearly cancelled our half board basis.. however we decided to stick with it and YES the menu was the same each night.. but the quality was excellent, well presented and very nice indeed.

Breakfast was a continental spread with cheeses fruit pastries along with the usual pancakes, bacon, eggs, cereals etc.

Lunch from the beach bar was great..the portions where huge so we just ordered one between 2..otherwise it was quite difficult to fit in your evening meal!

Coral Bay has a number of bars and restaurants. Approx 20 min walk into town from the hotel or 7 euro's in a taxi or the bus which stops just outside of the hotel.

If you like chinese, then "Chloe's" which is situated close to the "tomb of the kings" was lovely..(bus or taxi).

The pool attendants Anton and Rowland were wonderful, laying out towels on your lounger and the cold towels provided (be it only once a day) were a welcome break from the heat.

The Spa was was quite expensive but fabulous.

Overall I would say this hotel was the most relaxed hotel we've stayed in. Totally chilled out and if you want a little luxury then this is the place for you

Jill & Jason - Chorley Lancs

  • Liked — Chilled hotel with wonderful staff.
  • Disliked — More variation of music played...in the evenings etc..
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank jill_muzza
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sevenoaks, kent
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2008

My boyfriend and I have just returned from Thalassa and although we had a great time there we thought it was more a four star hotel with 5 star service. The staff were excellent and couldnt do enough for us and everyone was very friendly and helpful.
We would recommed bed and breakfast only as the food at the hotel is not great and we found a great restaurant in coral bay called Andrias which is only a short walk away. The beach bar at the hotel did great lunches-huge portions for reasonable prices.
We stayed in a superior suite and found it to be plenty big enough and very clean. Housekeeping did a great job of tidying up for us and turned down our bed each evening oh and the beds were massive! And you get a bathroom each!
We found that there wasnt much of an atmostphere at the hotel and we were one of the youngest there-We are 26 and 30 years old. I wouldnt recommend this holiday for young people looking for a fun exciting time-its more suitable if you just want to get away from it all and really relax. Drinks were really expensive at the hotel and our bill at the end of the 10 days was huge!!
Overall we had a good experience

  • Liked — the views
  • Disliked — the beach was awful!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gymbunnies
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2008

It was the first time visit in Cyprus for both my husband and me.
I have specially booked this trip to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. Some friends who are from Cyprus have recommended us to stay at Thalassa Boutique Hotel and Spa which is located in the area of Coral Bay, it was an excellent recommendation from them. We had such a great time staying there. This hotel is most suitable for couples who need to have a relaxing break.

We chose this hotel also because of the spa treatments that they can provided to the guests, we had some spa treatments at the spa that is located in the 2nd floor of the hotel, this spa is in excellent standard and all sort of treatments that you can pre-book. We really love our room, the room was bright, clean and spacious with a balcony overlooking the seaside, we could hear the waves during the night which was quite romantic.

Since it was my husband's birthday, the hotel has given us a complimentary sparkling wine delivered to our room. Everything was almost perfect. The buffet breakfast was delicious with plenty of fresh fruits, cheese, cold and hot food.

The hotel is located just 25 minutes away by bus to the harbour where you can find a lot of restaurants, the bus stop takes you all the way. The Paphos airport is also less than 30 minutes away and it costs about 50 euros which is reasonable.

The staff were very helpful and very attentive, they gave us good advice to go around, suggested where to eat and what to do. We would definitely want to go back in the nearest future.

W Cheung

  • Liked — Good view and quiet
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank WinLondon
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Property: SENTIDO Thalassa Coral Bay
Address: Coral Bay | P.O. Box 62422, Paphos 8099, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Paphos
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Paphos
#10 Spa Hotel in Paphos
#13 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#20 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
#43 Family Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — SENTIDO Thalassa Coral Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SENTIDO Thalassa Coral Bay . Location: Quietly nestled on the Maa Peninsula, an ancient Greek archeological site and surrounded by the crystal waters of the Mediterranean, Thalassa overlooks the beautiful golden beach of the Coral Bay where the radiance of the setting sun has mesmerized guests with majestic beauty and tranquility. The property borders the Akamas National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and ecological significance, which is protected by UNESCO and also encompasses the endangered turtle breeding site of Lara Bay. Lobby: The moment one enters the gracefully designed Lobby with breathtaking views, the mood set for a never to be forgotten experience. Accommodation: All rooms and suites are beautifully designed, all with sea view. Every room is as chic as it appears and includes; full marble bathroom, certain suites even include Whirlpools and personal saunas, lavish bathroom amenities, balcony, IDD cordless telephone set, internet access, satellite TV, Hi FI- DVD system, mini bar, and electronic safe to name a few. Anagenisis Spa at Thalassa is the first holistic spa in Cyprus. The spa features an array of signature treatments inspired by the four corners of the earth and from the past of ancient Greece. The spa reflects our philosophy of complete serenity and relaxation while highly qualified therapists offer personalized service focusing on the guests' individual wants and needs. ... more   less 
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Thalassa Boutique Hotel And Spa
Thalassa Boutique Hotel Paphos
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Thalassa Resort Paphos

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