Anmaria Beach Hotel
30 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
NIce Hotel, but needs a lot of improvement!
"We went to Anmaria as a group of university friends in May. On the one hand, that was a very calm and relaxing vacation since there was not much to do at the hotel. The animation was simply boring and not creative, it was even annoying somehow because it was the same every day. We also did not like the receptionists since they were quite rude and ignorant towards your needs, this is not compatible with a 4 star hotel, at least in other European countries. We did not swim at all because the beach was too rocky and in a very poor condition ( looks like an unfinished construction place) and the pool was too cold, but clean, we might have had bad luck because it was not hot enough in May .
On the other hand, though, the hotel including rooms and restaurant was very clean. Besides, our rooms had great views to the pool and sea. The food was also good, I personally did not like breakfast though. Dinner was excellent ( good meat dishes and salads).The waiters and managers were also alright.
Overall, I would say this hotel is more suitable for older people and not for the families with children or people like us, who expect more of the sports and other activities."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of June 2006
I want to go back!!
"Have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Anmaria Hotel. I thought the hotel was extremely nice, the staff there are very friendly and cater for all your needs. Went as a young couple all inclusive and can say it was value for money, the bar serves a variety of drinks inc beer,wine and cocktails, enough for you to get tanked up on before heading into town!!! The buffet restaurant was nice, each night would be themed ie, Italian, Barbecue and Cypriot night, and there is plenty to choose from. You can also order snacks all day from the pool bar, particulary handy if like myself you are unable to make breakfast!!!
The English entertainment team were very nice and work very hard, they perform shows, instruct quizzes and play bingo (my favourite), they also try and keep you entertained in the daytime aswell with a host of games.
We found the rooms very nice. Towells and bedding are changed everyday. The Air Con is also very good, we had to turn it down as room was like a fridge!! Most balcany also have a lovely view of the sea.
Location of the hotel was perfect, it is a 5 minute walk to the centre of town where all the bars, clubs and restaurants are, dont get a taxi as they charged us a fiver on the first night!
Although there are sunbeds on the beach next to the hotel we didnt go there as it was very rocky and impossible to go in the sea, we chose to get a taxi to Nissi beach (about 40 mins to walk), this beach is brill but impossible to get a sunbed!!
All round we had a great time and didn't want to come home, going All Inclusive is well worth it and would definately go there again."
- Travel date: Wed 21st of June 2006
LOVELY HOTEL BUT REALLY BORING!!
"The Dawson family have just returned from a 1 week stay at the 4*Anmaria hotel in Ayianapa and.This is our 3rd trip to ayianapa and it certainly won't be our last the hotel on the other hand will be our last.I had actually chose this hotel on the strenghth of opinions given out on the Tripadvisor don't get me wrong the hotel itself is lovely but there wee to many other downsides there was no atmosphere, we took our 2, 13yearold boys but there was nothng for them to do.The entertainment was so bad you had to laugh the reps were great people but i feel sorry for those peoples ears this summer if you are going to be staying there.We actually had a note pushed through our door asking for advice on where to go as the hotel was so boringThe rooms are always kept clean and fresh towels are provided everyday.If you are lucky enough to be given a room with a poolside view you are in for a treat as the views from the balcony are beautiful.The food is not bad but not good either.This hotel is best suited for people who are looking for somewhere a little more quieter or on honeymoon,for a 4* hotel they really could do a lot better.So even if you are going to be staying here these are some of the best places to go and i promise you will have a fantastic timeand these events will be the highlight of your holiday. No:1Nissi Beach the best beach in the world.No:2 Waterworld this is a great day out for all the family young&old there is something there for everyone. No:3The Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant it will be the best laugh you will have all holiday even the kids will love it. No:4Great family bar Senor Frogs all the staff in there are fab and they really do make you feel welcome.So they are our top family tips on where to go so from us have a fab holiday in Ayianapa and enjoy yourselves,once you have been to Ayianapa you will never want to go anywhere else again.xxx"
- Travel date: Wed 31st of May 2006
Brilliant location, nice hotel
"We stayed in the Anmaria Hotel, the first week of April 2006. The hotel had just reopened following winter closure. We booked with Olympic, who were much cheaper than any other tour operator (and ring them up, as they beat their own online price by over 100 pounds per person). Weather is sunny in April, but be prepared for some rain and chilly nights.
Excellant coastal location, 10 minute walk to Ayia Napa, and a 15 minute walk along the coast to two beaches (worth the walk!). There were also numberous pubs and shops located next to the hotel on the main road - but far enough away, not to be heard at night!
One large outdoor pool (too cold to use in April!) and a slightly warmer indoor pool. Small gym. One bar offering variety of drinks, cocktails and bar meals. Large restaurant serving buffet meals.
Rooms looked slightly tired but very clean (although some of the rooms are currently undergoing renovation). We booked a seaview and poolview room, which is definately worth doing as the otherside of the hotel, overlooks a carpark. We had plenty of room for 3 adults (3rd bed is a camp bed).
We were all-inclusive, which was definately worth doing as food and drink prices in Cyprus are quite expensive. All local brand drinks, local beer (Keo - very nice) and wine, cocktails, tea, coffee and bottled water included (Fridge in room also included in all inclusive price). All meals were in buffet-style, which were generally of a good quality, and the bar meals were extremely good.
As the season was just beginning, there was very little entertainment on at the hotel. There is an english entertainment team, employed by the hotel, who were very nice and I expect in the busier, summer season, provide lots of entertainent and a childrens club. There are lots of bars and pubs in walking distance.
We went to the Troodos mountains on a jeep safari, which cost around fifty pounds per person, but was worth every penny. Excellant views, lovely traditional cyprus meal and knowledgable guides. Great day out!
Overall, we had a great time at the Anmaria. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly and we would definately recommend the hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of May 2006
Holiday of a Lifetime
"We have just returned from a fantastic hoilday at ANNMARIA HOTEL, AYIA NAPPA. Myself and my friend (aged 37 and 40) had the holiday of a lifetime. The hotel is absolutely PERFECT: the location is spot on as it is literally 10 mins walk to the Square,where the nightlife was fantastic, for the end of season (although it has to be said that the numbers were boosted by the throngs of Irish who were there for the football match!). Immediately outside the hotel gates there is a selection of quieter, cafes, bars, shops etc. So that there is the choice of what sort of nighlife you are lokking for. The hotel is set back from any possible noise and the pool area is fantastic.the hotel and its grounds are spotless. The food was very good and there was a varied choice on offer. The beach is literally a few minutes walk, although quite rocky. But if you walk along the sea front path there is a lovely beach called Sandy Bay. Walk 10 mins in the opposite direction and you come to the Harbour which is very picturesque in the evening and has a wide selection of bars and restraunts. We would love to return to the Annmaria next year as it will be hard to beat!. . The staff at the hotel were quite reticent at first but we soon made friends with them and received exellent service throughout our 11 day stay. The entertainment staff were also great, ESPECIALLY ANDY, who was a good laugh and a great all rounder."
- Travel date: Wed 26th of October 2005
"This was our third visit to Ayia Napa but our first stay at Anmaria, definately not our last. The hotel was really clean, all the staff were pleasant, helpful and friendly. The entertainment staff, Andy, Laura and Sarah were excellent, keeping everyone amused and included, from young children to pensioners (our group of 6 included the entire age range).
The food was well cooked and plentiful and nothing was too much trouble for the waiters/waitresses.We were all-inclusive and there was always a great selection of food and drink.
The pool area was very clean and sunloungers plentiful. Every two loungers had a parasol, an essential in Cyprus in August!
The hotel in situated in a quiet part of Ayia Napa but it is only a 10 minute walk from the square. Believe me you need to be 10 minutes from the square. The beach attached to the hotel is a small rocky affair, but it is only a 5minute taxi ride to Nissi Beach where the young things hang out and the water is beautiful.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and I will definately be returning."
- Travel date: Thu 8th of September 2005
Anmaria - Simply the Best!
"Our family aged 44, 43 and 17 spent two weeks at the Anmaria Hotel. We had a fantastic time. The hotel is in a great location, just a short walk away from the town centre. The food is really good, the bedrooms very clean and the pool area is beautiful. The staff are very polite and helpful. The entertainment team, Andy, Sarah, Laura and Aneeka are brilliant. They organise fun and games (water polo, volleyball, football, treasure hunts etc) during the day and at night they do a mini disco for the kids, bingo, a quiz or a game and then a show. They work so hard doing all the music, lighting etc as well as singing and dancing. Wow! We will definitely go back."
- Travel date: Fri 29th of July 2005
"my husband and i stayed at the anmaria for the third year running and we were just as happy with everything this year as we were the first time, even though we have only been home just over a week we will be booking next year.we found the staff very helpfull, the rooms are kept really clean. we stayed half board and enjoyed the breakfast,there is such a variety,we like to eat out as there are some excellant restaurants in aiya napa so we had lunch at the anmaria instead of an evening meal it was no problem to swap.the pool is clean and lots of room [you are not squashed next to others on the sun beds]
there was different sports and games to play around the pool but if you didnt want to join in no one pestered you.
we have stayed in a few different hotels in aiya napa but we think it would be hard to find somewhere that is this good and would certainly reconmend to friends and family."
- Travel date: Sat 16th of July 2005
Anmaria Hotel Ayia Napa- what we thought...
"We have just got back from 1 week half board at the Anmaria Hotel on Nissi Avenue. The hotel is lovely and the pool is stunning!! its on a terrible beach (cant really call it a beach! its just rocks and about a metre of sand!) But if you walk along for about 10 mins you are on a lovely sandy beach or if you walk for half an hour you are on Nissi Beach which is great! full of young people and clear waters with water sports. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Ayia Napa main square-which is a good distance! The Harbour is about 15 mins away and its gorgeous!! there are glass bottoms boats,party boats and dophin watching and fishing boats!!
The hotel food was really nice-brekfast is a huge buffet with everything you can think of! Dinner is a different theme every night (bbq night,carvery night,greek night,french night,italian night,asian night etc!)
This includes a salad cart and fresh soup everyday and a large buffet that has everything! then different gateaux's everynight,cakes,jellys,fruit and ice creams,crackers and cheeses.
The hotel has day time entertainment including pool side quiz's,volley ball and water polo. In the evening there is a kids disco,bingo,a quiz and then different entertainment everynight-including a karaoke,a show,mr universe competition etc! The rooms are nice,we were a bit disappointed that there were no kettles in the room and you had to hire your tv remote control for a Â£10 cyp deposit. The televisons have 1 english channel (bbc news) there are loads of other channels but they are all greek and german.
Our balcony view was of the fun fair in Ayia Napa which looked really nice when lit up in the evening!! but not very nice in the day! so get a pool view if you can!
We found that the hotel guests were about 30% english people- 60% austrian and German and 10% greek.
Overall this hotel was realy nice,the position is ideal (but if u love the beach you should try the Adams Beach Hotel. That Hotel is right on the best beach but half an hour to 40 mins walk to Ayia Napa town)
We found the beaches too busy and the sand gets SO hot that you can not walk on it - so we used our pool a lot. Next year we would go back to this hotel-definatly. The staff are great and id recommend this hotel to anyone."
- Travel date: Wed 13th of July 2005
Hotel from hell!
"We arrived at the anmaria hotel at 3.45am on September 16th 2004. The hotel seemed nice but some of the the staff could have been a bit more polite. The food was nice but not the best considering it was a 4* hotel. It has an excellent location only a few minutes walk from the shops, clubs, bars and restaurants. The beach was rubbish which was all rocky so we had to catch the bus to nissi beach just down the road.
We were having a good holiday until the 7th day of our 2 week holiday, we had been to the beach all day and when we arrived back to our hotel we had had our safe broken into and all of our personal possessions stolen. It was not only us but 7 more rooms on the 3rd floor!!!!! The management could not care less and the receptionist even refused to refund the money i had paid for the safe as she said "it was not her fault that we had been broken in to!" The strange thing is, the room door was not broken in to as someone had a key card to all 7 of the rooms! the bolt on the safe was cut off in all 7 rooms and everyone's possessions were taken. The security is appauling as the cleaners will let you in to any room, and the receptionists will give you a key to any room without any ID or even asking your name! Even when the police came and were searching the rooms (30 mins after being reported to reception!) a receptionist gave a key to another guest for someone elses room without any questioning as we were testing whether the receptionist would continue to give out keys to the rooms!
We did not receive any apology from any staff or management at the hotel and we refused to stay there for the rest of our holiday for fear of the theives returning (although they had nothing left to steal from us!). I would definitely not return to this hotel and i would strongly advise no one else to go there as the thieves still have the keys to a number of rooms in the hotel, and because of such poor security in a "4*" hotel, could they return at any time.
This was definitely the hotel from hell so do not go there!"
- Travel date: Thu 30th of September 2004
"My wife and I stayed in the Anmaria Hotel Ayia Napa for two weeks 30th May-12th June.We were booked as half board.The cooked food from the Bain Marie units was constantly cold.We reported this to our Olympic Holidays who spoke to the hotel management twice.However,this changed nothing and consequently we were forced to eat our evening meal from restaurants outside of the hotel.Since arriving home I have sent an e-mail to the Tsokkos Hotel Group (owners of this hotel and others in Cyprus)The reply from Mr George F.Tsokkos customer service manager was `The hotel had many clients and we did`nt receive any complaints regarding any similar issue`.This is a blatant lie as I personally witnessed two other couples make complaints regarding the temperature of the food.This attitude regarding basic services can only be changed if enough people make their experiences public.
We are frequent travelers and have never experienced this total lack of regard for paying guests as has been exhibited by this company."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of June 2013
May 2013 - Average!!
"Me and my husband went away for our friends wedding in May 2013, we were the only couple staying at the Anmaria out of the wedding party and we drew the short straw when we compared our hotel to everyone else's and there was approx. 4-5 other hotels to compare it with! We were surprised even more at the difference between other Tsokkos chain hotels i.e. The Dome (our friends stayed there) - this was like another world compared to Anmaria in every aspect.
We were happy enough with the cleanliness of the hotel and the room / bathroom but the TV only had one English speaking channel and that was world news. Our main complaint was with the food, we have been on a few all inclusive holidays and we are not fussy eaters at all but the selection was very poor (we ate out more to avoid it, making us spend more money than we wanted to) and the general atmosphere in the eating area was so quiet we were practically whispering to each other, we also had to sign a receipt each time we ate lunch & dinner and give our room number, the waiter/waitress was almost on top of us to get this done each sitting, I asked reception about this and they said it was for the hotel records?? I have never know this to happen anywhere else we have stayed, we normally just turn up and eat, our wristband explains we are all-inc!!
The pool area was very nice and peaceful and we did not have to search for beds, if anything it was too quiet, however this was not a problem for us, we assumed it was due to it being early season?
If we go back to Cyprus we will not stay in the Anmaria, we would stay at another Tsokkos hotel possibly, maybe The Dome or Tsokkos paradise which are much better hotels within the tsokkos chain - we think the Anmaria is not managed in the same way which is a big shame. This needs to be addressed!!"
- Travel date: Wed 12th of June 2013