So Nice Boutique Suites
9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Perfect place to chill - great design - lovely staff!
"My husband and 8 months old baby boy spent 4 days at the So Nice in Ayia Napa. We had room 105 which is on the top with a balcony (pool and sea view). The room/ suite was great: top clean, great minimalistic design, fully equipped kitchenette and bathroom with window (the bathroom, however, could be a wee bit bigger compared to the rest of the suite). The pool area is lovely with trendy white "leather" sunbeds and plenty of space for everyone. The swimming pool and kids pool are big. All the staff are great - starting from staff at reception (we had a medical emergency with our baby and they helped us getting a proper doctor visiting us within 15 minutes), at the pool bar etc. Everyone was just so friendly, especially with our baby. The beach is very close with plenty of sunbeds and lovely clear water and no stones/ corals on the ground. Try to avoid eating at the beach restaurants - they're just too expensive for poor quality. Go to the pool bar instead for lunch. Dinner and breakfast, however, were a bit of a downer. We had half board. The variety of the food compared to other hotels of that level was just too little and rather disappointing. Breakfast is buffet style and for dinner you can have a la carte with a choice between 2-3 different meals per course. Compared to the general style and quality of the resort, however, the restaurant simply didn't live up to our expecations. During our stay the guests were mainly Russian families with small children. The So Nice is just great if you travel with children. The overall atmosphere is lovely, relaxed and quiet and we will certainly go back again."
- Travel date: Mon 22nd of June 2009
Pretty boutique hotel near Aiya Napa
"We stayed at So Nice twice this year - in May and October and would highly recommend it. It is right on a lovely beach with soft sand and shallow water. It's a peaceful area but easy to get to Aiya Napa. The apartments are spacious (there were 4 of us - 2 adults and 2 children) - with a clean modern look and good bathrooms - the children slept in the bedroom and we slept in the lounge area on large beds. The pool area is big enough that it never seems to get too busy but small enough for us to keep an eye on our small children. The grounds are much prettier than at many of the other hotels. We had some lovely meals in the hotel - the themed buffets are very good. All of the staff are friendly and helpful (when our lamp broke one day we mentioned it at reception and it was replaced within 10 minutes) - and speak fluent English (so it's easy to call or email and book direct with them)."
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of November 2008
Luxury and intimate at the sea shore
"Weâve just came back from So Niceâ¦ and it was so nice to stay there. We had studio no 113 (for 2 people) with guaranteed view for the garden and swimming pool. The studio was like brand new. Quite spacious and well equipped kitchenette (electric cooker and oven, microwave oven, fridge, electric kettle, all dishes than you need and even more) with 3 bar seats. The bathroom was also comfortable and fresh. Main room has comfortable beds (unfortunately they do not have double bed), huge closets, TV, AC, and balcony. The look of whole studio is very modern, fancy an in a good taste. The lightening of the room is impressive and completes whole design.
Room service is also praiseworthy â studio is cleaned everyday and they take care to ensure their guests fresh towels and bedclothes.
Outside your room you can find great garden with infinity of flowers that smell wonderfully at night. You can spend your days at the swimming pool (has padding part for children) or at the beach that is very close to the apartments (actually you can see it from many studios because whole resort is situated by it). Beach is sandy and it is a great place for children. They can play at the sea shore or in the sea what is safe and comfortable because for a long distance the water is very shallow.
You can eat in the small, intimate restaurant at the swimming pool. The food was good. Breakfasts were quite repetitive (buffet) but suppers were diversified. They organized evenings of different cuisine every night (e.q. Chinese, Italian, Greek, e.c.t.). You can enjoy your supper in the atmosphere of live music. As an alternative you can always prepare your food by your own at your room.
The staff is very friendly, cheerful and helpful. They did their best to make our stay to be more pleasant. The reception is open for 24 hours.
The place is quite and calm, with no traffic, located about 3 km from the Agia Napa centre where you can get good entertainment in the night clubs and restaurants if you like. The big advantage is supermarket situated opposite the resort."
- Travel date: Sat 13th of September 2008
"I stayed in the hotel in august with three friends of mine. We absolutely fell in love with the hotel. It's location is excellent! A supermarket is nearby (3minutes walking distance) and the beach is about 50m from the hotel. The ocean is stunning!The water's clear and turqouise, One evening, we walked to ayia napa (about 40mins to walk, 5min by taxi for 10euros) and we went by so many dirty beaches we were delighted how clean and nice our beach was. The hotel it self was renovated this summer, staff ist very nice and can speak english fluently. The room itself was very clean and nice, the fridge wasn't that big but not too small either. There were two air-conditioners and two flat screen tvs in our appartement and we were very happy with everything! I would absolutely reccomand this hotel to everyone. It was a great feeling to come back to the nice quiet hotel in the evening after spending/partying a day /evening in ayia napa. We were absolutely happy with our choice!"
- Travel date: Fri 5th of September 2008
Nice quiet family resport
"We stayed in So Nice at the end of June 2008, and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotel. So Nice is a relatively small, family-oriented resort, located very close to the sea (100 meters away). The property consists of about 20-30 bungalows, all renovated very recently. There is a swimming pool in the middle of a large lawn, a bar/breakfast area is right next to the pool.
The bungalows are quite spacious, the bathrooms are not very big though. All the equipment and fittings are new. There is air-conditioning in every room, however the hotel charges separately for it (5 Euro per day per unit). The hotel is by all means not posh, but it has a very relaxed atmosphere. The staff of the hotel are extremely nice and welcome.
The guests are mostly families, so itâs very quiet at the evening, there are no wild parties or drunken teenagers. The public beach is very close, itâs clean, watersports equipment is available to rent, there are a few restaurants on the waterfront.
Ayia Napa is a hop and a skip away, about 10 min taxi ride, so there is always an opportunity for a night out.
Weâd recommend So Nice for a stay in Ayia Napa for those who donât want to be in middle of the drunken parties and noise!"
- Travel date: Sun 29th of June 2008
"Nice hotel, good reception and service, room quite old but should be renewed until next year. Wonderfull garden and swimming pool, near the beach. Just find the food too cooked and not really worth of it."
- Travel date: Fri 14th of September 2007
"So Nice Beach Bungalow-Resort is just fantastic. Starting from the perfect beach-front location, to the endless gardens of the hotel, the very big lagoon-shaped swimming pool, the private and quiet setting, the very personalized and intimate feeling and the very attentive and friendly service, So Nice is by far the best we have been to, having travelled all over the world.
The resort really has everything a couple or a family needs for a relaxing and carefree holiday in the steaming Cyprus sun!
The name of the resort is there for a good reason...!"
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of December 2006
"So Nice Beach was recommended to us by friends who stay there every summer since 1998. Having taken their word for it we made it to So Nice Beach in April 2005. In just a few words, the hotel and our holiday in general was amazing! Upon entry into the hotel, we got the feeling of a tropical paradise! The place was full of blooming gardens, palm trees, and endless natural beauty. And more to that, as an extension to the hotel's green lawns came the white sand of 'New Golden Beach' - probably the nicest beach in Ayia Napa, after having visited nearly all beaches there during our 2-week holiday. Also, the staff of So Nice were really very hospitable and friendly and the overall evironment was very warm, both in litteral and metaphorical sense! Of no less importance was the fact that So Nice Beach was not directly located in the centre of the 'never-sleeping' town of Ayia Napa, yet only a few minutes away. So we were never disturbed by the loud music of the bars and clubs, although we could very quickly and easily reach them whenever we wanted.
In short, So Nice Beach was ideal! We are planning on returning back to So Nice in beginning of April 2006 for 3 weeks this time. We would like to thank John and Mary for recommending it to us, and we, in turn, recommend So Nice Beach to anyone thinking of visiting Cyprus!"
- Travel date: Sun 29th of January 2006
Fantastic tropical gardens and greenery,...
"Fantastic tropical gardens and greenery, as well as perfect location on one of the island's nicest beaches. The large lagoon shaped pool surely adds to the overall concept.
On general terms, very relaxing whilst the nightlife of the resort is easily reachable. The staff was very friendly and the food of very high quality. The live music and Greek nights were also very enjoyable!
We have already booked for next year!
- Travel date: Thu 24th of November 2005