Atlantica Bay Hotel

Amathus Avenue, Limassol 4060, Cyprus
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8.5  / 10
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Room: 8.5/10
Service: 9.5/10
Food: 8.5/10
Value: 8.5/10
Cleanliness: 9/10
Location: 6.5/10

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My wife and I got married while on...

"My wife and I got married while on holiday and both the hotel and tour operator could not have done more for us.

We booked half board with standard room but we were upgraded to a suite upon arrival and were delighted to find a bottle of champagne on ice and also a basket of fruit in our room.

We decided to upgrade ourselves to the all inclusive drinks package and found it well worth it.

The room was fresh and clean and we had a great view from our balcony which was large with room for sun beds and table and chairs. The views of the sunrise from the balcony were truly amazing.

ALL the staff at the hotel were polite and very friendly and were always pleased to help us in any way.

On our wedding day the hotel provided drinks for guests to toast our wedding, and a wedding cake was also provided.

As far as the entertainment was concerned, we both found it very much to our taste with both of us loving 60's and 70's music. The duo Roscoe have an extensive range of songs from the 50's to the 90's and they did not repeat any song within 1 week.

I requested a song from them on the eve of our wedding and gave them a choice of 3 different numbers and they did all 3. As a couple we were spoiled by the Thomson staff. The entertainment team gave us a bottle of champagne on our wedding evening. We both thought this was a lovely touch.

On our day of departure, our flight was delayed by 8 hours but instead of just taking us to the airport and leaving us there, we were able to stay at the hotel and provided us with meal and drink.

Believe me being able to stay at the hotel in comfort is much much better than being stuck in an airport for 8 hours.

We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Atlantica Bay and we loved Cyprus. We would certainly stay at this hotel again and again.

If any one is thinking of getting married you could do no better than choosing Cyprus and the Atlantica Bay Hotel. We would recommend this holiday to everyone.

We cannot thank the Thomson and Hotel staff enough and the good friends we made during out stay. Once again thanks for a great time Dave and Denise.

  • Holiday details: Jan 2007, Half Board, booked with Thomson
10 / 10

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A good hotel in an unfortunate location

"A late booking seen in the travel agent's window meant that we couldn't fail to have good value for money. The Atlantica Bay had recently been refurbished and had 5 star touches, such as, sofas on the terrace. It was spotlessly clean. Our bedroom was a good size with a king size bed and power shower.

The serving staff were mainly young Eastern Europeans. All the staff were friendly and professional. The drinks were reasonable and you could buy an all-inclusive drinks package, which was so convenient. The self-service restaurant was efficient and pleasant. Good mass catering. We could want for nothing as it had such a wide selection.

Situated 50 yards from the sea, the hotel was sandwiched between the old and new coast roads. There was the constant hum of traffic and our sea view room was noisy. In the evening there was nowhere to stroll to as there were no pavements on the old road.

During daylight a pedestrian walkway along the narrow, pebbled beach into Limassol was easily accessible and very pleasant. A regular, cheap bus service was used by locals and tourists.

This hotel seemed to be used mainly by Thomson Gold. (Middle-aged to elderly couples.) At 11 a.m. the Rep used the loudspeaker to announce the day's activities. "HIYA EVERONE!" screeched out. But once past this shock those people who did join in darts, quizes, etc did seem to enjoy themselves. The evening entertainment was mixed. I thought the resident duo was good.

As usual, the Thomson excursions were expensive but informative and well run.

All in all, everyone seemed happy and chatty. Lots of couples had returned several times.

  • Holiday details: Jan 2007
8 / 10

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Had a week here, quite enjoyable,...

"Had a week here, quite enjoyable, went on half board basis and on arrival upgraded to beverages only at about £11 per day, a good move as the drinks are expensive. Also you get a kettle in your room, and no need to go to the shops for bottled water.

This was a Thomson gold hotel but there were children from mainly Italy and Germany. A lot of building work going on nearby, but not a problem.

Entertainment was great if you enjoy 50s & 60s music, if not then oh dear. I think they were catering for the 50/70 age group as this was the average age whilst we were here.

I can’t fault the evening meals, but the cooked breakfast, not good in my opinion. Plenty of fruit and cereals though. There were many people walking out of the restaurant with food and the management saw this and said nothing.

You will need to get the bus to the main town which does stop over the road from the hotel, if you want more life.

One thing to watch for, the hotel does not run onto the beach, there is a main road outside before it and it gets quite noisy. The room balcony was very small and easily over looked by the next room. However the rooms themselves were clean and pleasant.

The Germans are reserving sun beds from 630am, so take your alarm clock. The staff were very pleasant and polite bar the odd one. We also had a power cut for most of the day, during which, you can’t get beer or cold drinks.

It’s not a place I would personally go back to, but I am glad I tried it.

  • Holiday details: Nov 2006, Half Board, booked with Thomson
6 / 10

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Luxury with a capital L

"We upgraded to a superior room and the room we were allocated was absolutely fantastic. There was a hot tub on balcony and the room itself was excellently furnished, with a canopied king size bed. There was fruit and wine as a gift from management, on arrival, and we had tea and coffee making facilities - supplies updated daily. The entertainment in the hotel was very good with very talented artistes and the reps were helpful and excellent at their jobs. The hotel offer an all-inclusive beverage service for £9.75 per day per person. This covers tea, coffee, water, wine, spirits and cocktails and is extremely good value. Highly recommended"

  • Holiday details: Dec 2006
10 / 10

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Myself and partner came 2yrs ago to...

"Myself and partner came 2yrs ago to Atlantica Bay we were so impressed with the hotel, staff, and food that we came back for our honeymoon in August 2006.

We had an executive suite and we felt like royalty it was out of this world. We could not have had a better Honeymoon. Yet again the staff were brilliant and food was excellent. We are going to book again for August 2007 for our 1st Anniversary.

  • Holiday details: Aug 2006, Half Board, booked with Thomson
10 / 10

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We stayed at Atlantica Bay for a week...

"We stayed at Atlantica Bay for a week in August 2006 on an all inclusive basis. The hotel was beautiful and most of the staff were very friendly and helpful. One of the male reps however was very mardy and sulky. He spent most of his time bragging about his female conquests and chatting up female guests than doing his job.

The location is a little remote and there are no other bars/restaurants within a short walking distance so if you do not like the entertainment provided, you have no choice! A taxi to the local night life will set you back by £10 pounds.

There are two shops within the hotel, one is a jewellers and the other is a general shop. The jewellers are a definite must because the jewellery is gorgeous and the staff are really nice! The general shop always seemed be closed when we called. It closes early one afternoon and doesn't open at all another day and definitely does not stick to the hours on the door.

In the seven days we stayed there, we had 5 power cuts, the majority at night, just as you were getting ready for the evening meal. It took at least an hour to come back on and I spent most of my time putting my make up on in the corridor!!

The bar closes at 1am and your last order has to be in at 12.30 and there is NO movement on this time at all. The food is nice and there is plenty of choice however it gets boring towards the end.

We enjoyed our time there as we made the most of it. We made some fantastic friends and we still keep in touch. Without them I don't think any of us would have enjoyed it the same.

  • Holiday details: Aug 2006, All Inclusive, booked with Thomas Cook
6 / 10

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Great Holiday, Nice Hotel

"We stayed for a week at the end of October. Holiday booked through Portland Direct, opted for Superior Room (which i think is the same as standard at this hotel but faces the Sea and Swimming Pool). Note that the Thomson flight is usually full and the seat formation is 2-4-2. They really do pack you in. Therefore if you have middle seats then you can get rather cramped. So best to request the window seats before you travel. Also bring your own headphones if you want to watch the inflight movie and avoid having to buy them on the plane.

Hotel room was nice, double bed, desk, sofa, balcony with table and chairs. Bed was firm but you get used to it. TV had only 3 english channels (watched some TV because it rained a lot during our week there). A/C was switched off - reason given was it was winter season and A/C is therefore switched off in all rooms. However, the fan of the A/C vent still worked but you needed to have the balcony doors closed before it would kick in. However, those clever enough can figure out a way to keep the fan on and the balcony doors open. The decor of the room was a bit tattered. I would not class this hotel as 4+ stars. It needs some renovation to maintain its 4 stars. The two pools were nice but it was quite cold to use. We only used on one day when it was warm. Hotel is quite far from Limassol town centre, but you can catch bus number 30 from outside the hotel which will get you into town in about 20 minutes. The town centre is quite nice, has some quaint shops and also some of the english high street stores.

The food at the hotel is good. We did half board but funnily enough still got an a la carte voucher. The a la carte dinner was excellent. The buffet breakfast and dinners were good. After the 7 days we were rather fed up with the same stuff so i don't know how people on 2 week holidays cope with the food.

Wife did a dead sea mud mask at the hotel salon. She said it was good. I did the steam room. Bad mistake. Firstly there was hardly any steam and secondly it was not very clean with spider webs in the room.

We did a day trip to Egypt on our holiday. We booked through Regency Travel and not Thomson because it was slightly cheaper. Reason for not doing the Cruise was we only had a week in Cyprus and therefore didn't want to waste 2 days on a Cruise and also due to winter season we didn't want to risk the choppy seas. In fact the last sailing was on Monday 30th of October due to Winter Season. The Egypt trip was the highlight of the holiday. It included the hotel transfers, flights, pyramids, sphynx, lunch at Le Meridien Hotel, Papyrus Institute (where they will really try to sell you an expensive papyrus), Egyptian Museum, Nile Cruise with belly dancing and dinner and visit to the market where you can barter for cheap souvenirs. Note however that it is not fully inclusive as they say it is. You need to pay to enter the pyramid and also pay to view the mummy room in the Egyptian Museum. However, beware that the tour guide will collect the money for these two in the coach but we later found it was cheaper in both cases to buy the tickets directly at the site. In the case of the pyramid entry the tickets cost £2 from a booth near the pyramid. In the case of the mummy room it costs £10 from a booth outside the room entry. There is also opportunity to have photo on a camel, but do this at the 2nd pyramid you visit for £1.

We pre-booked hire car for 3 days through Portland Direct (cheaper than booking once you are there). The rental car company they use is Europcar. The first car they gave us did not start and had some damage. The 2nd car started but had 67K on the mileometer with some damage. Both were Kias. So beware that although Europcar is usually a good company outside of Cyprus. In Cyprus it will give you poor quality cars. Make sure you note all damage on the envelope they give you and also make sure you try and start it before the delivery man leaves otherwise you may be left with a useless car for which you may have to waste time trying to get a replacement. With the car we visited Paphos Harbour - very nice, Baths of Aphrodite (a polluted small waterfall), Kykkos Monastery (long winding drive up the mountains) - has museum, monastery and cafe. Monastery was not as grand as we were led to believe by Thomson rep. Still good to get into the mountains to see the nice views. We also did Lanarca and Nicosia. Lanarca was better with the Marina. Nicosia was a disappointment, just had a high street with the usual shops you see in England. Although it does have a Nandos for those who like that.

All in all, a very good holiday. Highlight - Egypt. Disappointment - Weather was bad (got only 3 days of sun).

  • Holiday details: Nov 2006
8 / 10

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Fantastic holday!!!

"We stayed at the Atlantica for a week coming back on the 4th October.

The hotel was fantastic, you get greeted with a glass of orange juice with all your room details. We had a standard room but it was definately up to my high standards. With a small sitting area, large double bed and balcony looking over the sea.

The food was really nice, although if all inclusive it does get a bit repetetive after a few days. Fantastic if you want to diet when you get back though as it puts you off eating as you can eat so much whilst your away.

We went to the a la carte restaurant once during our stay, you get this included for free once during your stay if you go all inclusive.

The drinks were included too, with a variety of over 30 cocktails and very large measures of alcohol if you had single drinks.

The staff were really attentive and friendly. Rik the Thomson Rep really made our holiday, he was absolutely fantastic. Got everyone included that wanted to take part in activities which include darts, pool, water polo and a daily quiz where you can win a bottle of champagne.

I would highly recommend the Katamaran Cruise for £50pp where you get treated like royaly for the day plus you get a fantastic tan at the same time.

The entertainment was OK. The best part of the week was the Gala Evening where the Thomson staff put on a show.

The hotel is very isolated with a 10 minute walk to the nearest shops and pubs. Although there's a bar on the beech about 5 minutes away which would suit younger couples.

There was a few kids at the hotel but they seemed to spend their time at the beech area. They weren't any trouble so I have no complaints.

All in all a fantastic holiday, although I wouldn't recommend coming back on a Wednesday as Paphos airport is proper rammed with people. Plus if the flights get delayed in the morning it affects your flight returning.

  • Holiday details: Oct 2006
8 / 10

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Great Holiday

"Just returned after spending two weeks at the Atlantica Bay, what a fantastic holiday we had. Everything about the service in this hotel, from reception to dining room, domestic to bar staff, all were first rate and nothing was too much trouble.

The Reps worked hard, and the evening entertainment was excellent. We attended two Gala dinners, which were very special.

This hotel is best for couples aged 30 and above. We enjoyed it so much we are going back next year.

  • Holiday details: Oct 2006
10 / 10

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Friendly Staff

"Just returned from a 2 week HB stay at Atlantica Bay Limassol.

Would recommend the hotel to friends. Staff were very friendly courtious, helpful and always with a smile. Food was of a good standard and plenty of choice for meals, must admit on the first day we did over fill our plates. Lobby area was always clean and tidy. Room with a sea view ground floor balcony with good view. Rooms were cleaned everyday. Pool and area were tidy with more than enough sunbeds and umbrellas. Sands beach area (over the road through underpass) clean and tidy also with enough sunbeds and umbrellas. Hotel is in a quiet area with no night life other than that provided by the hotel. If you want to go into Limassol jump on the bus, only 80c, bus stop is directly opposite the hotel.

The only thing we were not pleased about was having to pay for the fridge and security box in the room, you would expect that they would be included in the price.

  • Holiday details: Oct 2006
8 / 10

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Great hotel but beware the buliding site behind

"Great hotel, Staff were very friendly. If you have a room with a sea view, you will not notice the building site. If you are unfortunate enough to get a room in the front of the hotel then you WILL overlook a building site.

Also be aware, this hotel is a little way from the centre of town. If you are planning to stay in the hotel during the evening, then well worth booking, if you want to stroll along a street full of shops and bars book some where else.

  • Holiday details: Sep 2006
8 / 10

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Just back from Cyprus we stayed at...

"Just back from Cyprus we stayed at the Atlantica bay hotel in Limassol where my wife and I celebrated our silver wedding the staff were superb in every way no mater who you are the service is the same first class.

From the pool bar to the restaurant beach bar and the hotel bar the staff are continuously making sure that you have all the refreshments you need from soft drinks, snacks, cocktails, water.

In the restaurant the service is the same and the range of food and presentation were excellent a buffet style service with different choices every day and night and the a la carte restaurant was even better. The entertainment in the hotel was above average with different styles of acts most nights but the best night is a Tuesday when the hotel puts on a gala dinner where everybody eats outside.

You are introduced to all the hotel management on the terrace and have drinks and canapés then shown to your seat where all the tables have crisp white linen covers on the tables and seats and gold balloons tied to the chairs. After the meal is the reps show which was quite good then a comedian and music to finish.

We stayed in a superior room with a sea view this was a good choice we had champagne and fruit on arrival bath robes and slippers sky TV and a CD player.

Maids were in every day with clean towels and placed chocolates on our pillow every night. The Thompson staff were very good and knowledgeable of the local area and most important there when you needed them.

The location of the hotel is on the outskirts of Limassol and does not have much around it there is a bus that runs into the main resort every ten minutes and taxis are reasonable. I would recommend all inclusive as it can be expensive to buy drinks in the hotel.

  • Holiday details: Aug 2006, All Inclusive, booked with Thomson
10 / 10

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