First of all i have to say that i have been to some fantastic hotels in the caribbean, aruba, dom rep, mexico but this hotel just blows them all away! from the staff the people the food everything was just perfect if anybody has any worries about choosing this hote! DON'T!! its simply amazing.
My auntie and I decided to get away for week after going through some relationship troubles we needed a holiday and this hotel just stood out to us it we were looking on the internet i think the main attraction was that there was no children so it'd be a nice relaxing holiday!
We flew from newcastle and arrived at the hotel about midnight this is where we were greeted by Dino the nightshift reception manager (he turned out to be a really great friend during our stay) our suitcases were taken by the bellboy and we sat down and had a drink with a ham and cheese roll. We then went to our room which was 117 the same level as reception just round the corner it was in a lovely part of hotel we had a sea view too room was lovely and modern looking with two twin beds, it was a bit on the small side but nothing major, only gripe we had was that there wasnt really any drawer space especially when two women are sharing a room! lol
we unpacked our things and decided to take a walk around the hotel at night just to get a feel of where everything was we were greeted by dino again n he told us best places to go where everythng was he was amazing! really look out for this guy when you go!
next morning we went down to breakfast! oh my! i am a very fussy eater but i certainly found something to eat every single time i went! made to order omelettes bacon sausage toast the list is endless you will never go hungry!
the pools are fantastic really big plenty of sunloungers i'm an early riser i looked out of balcony doors on a morning and people were placing their towels at 6:30am there really wasnt any need to you could always find a lounger! constantin and gog were brilliant for their service alot of the waiters/bartenders were romanian and hungarian had really good english and could easily strike up conversation with them! we were informed by Dino that most of the people who work there were on work experience doing hotel management courses they were all so friendly!
we ventured to the beach one afternoon not the prettiest beach but the beach bar and restaurant was brilliant mihai was on top form, a couple of days they all knew what we were drinking an knew our room number lol was great! the only trouble with the beach is on the weekends the locals would flock here so it was hard to get a lounger unless you were up pretty early so top tip is lay by the pool on a weekend!
dinner the same as breakfast was alway something to eat the desserts was lush our favourite were these coconut balls oh they were to die for and the strawberry ice cream yummy! we made friends with the chef in there his name was Anthony from Laaaaanndoon!!! typical cockney dead cheeky he was lovely though!
entertainment we were only there for a week :( wish it was two! every tuesday night was gala night the week we were there it was the black and white ball where everyone dressed up in black and white, we didnt go to this as we felt the seating was a bit too close together for us and we don't like to dine outside, but its a great way to meet other fellow guests there! we were told the tuesday after gala night would be fire and ice so everything was decorated red and blue!
We made great friends with the resident duo liason susie and lee, i can't believe how people have slated her voice yes it may have ben repetative but shes an amazing singer and a lovely girl to boot! and i cant believe how people think 11:45pm is 'too late' for the entertainment to finish, we had met a group of people there were we would just sit for ages after the entertainment had finished just chatting away and having a laugh ordering as many drinks as we could before 12am all inclusive cut off point! ha ha! Anya was a bit strict mind she wouldnt give us another drink until we had finished the other one! lol so we all downed them! christodopolous made the best drinks i just called him chris by the end of the night got a bit of a mouthful after a couple of tequila shots! Service on a night was immense, i became great friends with ronald nick and richard the waiters on a night i even added them on facebook lol their service was oustanding they knew what were drinking what room number we were in,. we worked our way down the cocktail list and did find that there was alot of alcohol in very strong to our liking so we ordered it as not too strong to which we were replied with... but you're on holiday! haha
we had many drunken nights and i think at one point we didnt go to bed til 4am we were mainly sat in the lobby at night chatting away to Dino! as i said before such a great guy! i tell you i bet he sees some stuff going on on a night ha ha!
theres a bus stop outside the hotel bus number 30 runs straight to limassol there wasnt really much there to be honest we did find a debenhams but prices were extortionate i'd say at least a third more expensive than back here in england
age range, well im 26 and my auntie is in her forties there was a mixture of age ranges here we met a few people who were only 19 and upwards it wasnt all just couples here either as i thought it was going to be there were friends here holidaying together and families it was just brilliant everyone was remarkable met some really great people here too!
just book this hotel! it was very emotional leaving i wanted to stay id be happy living in that hotel! lol it was a shame that we were only there for a week as we felt we were just getting to know the staff and the hotel and people, so next year we are going back for TWO WEEKS!!! YAAAAYYY!! lol
oh just a quick note dont bother going to thomson meeting its basically them trying to sell overpriced excursions nothng about the hotel itself theres a board by the toilets that tells you all you need to know about flight coming back so dont waste valuable sunbathing/drinking time! and this hotel has free wifi throughout the hotel bonus!!!
enjoy it like i said its the best hotel i have visited the food the weather service the people!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Atlantica Bay Limassol
- Hotel Atlantica Bay
- Atlantica Bay Hotel Limassol