24 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Holiday from Hell!!!! returned 5th Sept for 2 weeks.
"This was our first visit to Cyprus and the treatment we got from this Hotel has totally turned us against Cyprus. I fell out of the bath trying to get in and was slippy because there was no rubber mat. I bruised all my spine and thighs and had to report it and they just looked at me, there was no responce at all. They never asked if i was alright or needed a Doctor or Hospital. I was told they do not supply the bath mats unless you ask for one, so first you have to have an accident. what do they think you are going to run off with it???? The food is diabolical!!! we were part board and the menu was a piece of paper put on the table every night with 2 choices ie. Beef or Pork. We only eat chicken breast and you would think we were asking for Gold to get what we wanted which took 4 days to sink in!! The menu we was given was 13eur and the curry menu every thursday was 10eur but we were told we could not have the curry menu unless we paid for it yet we had already paid for Part board. The one Brother Yanis was so rude and nasty and shouted and told me if i wanted ice cream as a sweet i had to pay. These people are in a time warp and do not know any different and as long as you people keep going they will never change. We were that hungry we had to go and buy meals out. Our room had no drawers for our clothes we only had shelves and all our clothes and personal items were on show hanging out of the shelves. We had drinks in our room and the area was never cleaned or our glasses and the dust on the tv you could write your name on it. The tv was so small you need a magnifying glass to watch it. We threw those portables away years ago. That is how out of touch they are, flat screens are in now!!! We have been all over the world and never ever been in such a terrible hotel in all our lives and we are in our 70s. We spoke to people who had been going there for 13yrs but would never eat there except breakfast because they knew the food was bad and they also knew how the 2 brothers were. They did not work together and the one did not tell the other what the other was doing and did not allow the waitress freedom either. Nicholas was a bit more understanding. They are totally in experienced at running a Hotel they need to visit some upper class hotel to see what the peoples needs are. Anais Bay should not be called a Hotel it should just be a Bed/Breakfast. I pitty you people who go there every year in my oppinion you have not had anything better where we have!!!"
- Travel date: 9th September 2012
A real gem of a hotel.
"My two teenage sons (19 and 16) and I have just returned from a fantastic week at this wonderful hotel run by brothers Yiannis and Nicolas. They and their staff go the whole nine yards to make you feel at home and part of the family, and we met many guests who return year after year. The place is spotless, and rooms are cleaned daily, with a regular change of linen/towels. The beach is within a couple of minutes walk, but I have to say we really chilled and spent most of our time lounging around the pool. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance, but as the hotel food was good (with themed nights offered as well), we ate on site at least three evenings and had lunch around the pool or in the restaurant most days. The breakfast was excellent and included, cereals, continental and full English. We have all agreed that a return visit is a must. "
- Travel date: 20th July 2011
"My sister and I have just returned from Cyprus staying at the Anais Bay Hotel. We came for our friends wedding who had stayed here earlier on in the year and on her recommendation,she booked us in. What a lovely quaint Hotel this is. We had a wonderful stay here with everything you could wish for.We were made very welcome by the brothers and families, the gorgeous baby George and the lovely Marianne at reception. It boasts a lovely pool/bar area, good food and only yards from the hotel to the beach. Everything from shops to restaurants are near at hand What more could you ask for? We will definitely return to this wonderful hotel"
- Travel date: 1st October 2010
A Great Stay at the Anais Bay!
"Just returned from the Anais Bay Hotel and our first visit to Cyprus. Can't praise the hotel enough. A family run hotel which is spotlessly clean and the staff are just so helpful, we would definitely return. We asked the reception staff directions to our car hire company in Protaras and the next thing a quick call was made and they had arranged the car to be delivered to the hotel in 10 minutes! The hotel is actually set in Pernera in a quiet part of Protaras(which we think is a bonus) but there is a promenade walk which takes 25mins to walk into Protaras centre. There is also a bus at the top of the street which costs 1 euro to anywhere! Pernera has a little high street with plenty of bustling bars and restaurants and a couple of supermarkets. It has it's own bay with a couple of beach restaurants/bars and watersports and boat trips. Two sunbeds and an umbrella - 6uros. Our top tip for an excursion - 'The Red Bus Tour'. It's a 3 hour open top bus tour through local villages and the 'green line' where the lookout posts of both the Turkish side and Cypriot side are clearly visible. There is a 3 hour live running commentry by the very witty owner and it is so interesting. - This trip is a must (18 euro). Not normally ones to comment on places we've been but this place definitely needs sharing! "
- Travel date: 20th August 2010
Me and my mother stayed at the Anais Bay...
"Me and my mother stayed at the Anais Bay Hotel for 2 weeks. We cannot say enough about this hotel. The staff are very friendly, the rooms were cleaned and we had fresh towels every day, the food and drinks served are good and the breakfast is brilliant. Although quite small, this hotel offers a relaxed, friendly 'home from home' atmosphere with a pleasant pool area. Just what we were looking for!. We will definately be visiting them again and probably taking as many family members as we can with us!!"
- Travel date: 1st July 2008
Anais Bay is situated on the outskirts o...
"Anais Bay is situated on the outskirts of Protaras, a stones throw away from a small but very pleasant beach with plenty of water sports and a short walk from shops and bars. A short bus ride will take into the center of Protaras with more night life and more shops. The hotelâs ground floor was very much 'open plan' which for me added to its appeal giving a more relaxed, comfortable and homely atmosphere. Breakfasts were wonderful with a choice of fruits, yogurts, cereals and/or full English. The evening meal, although being from a restricted menu was still very good and very varied during our stay. The staff were very friendly throughout the duration of the holiday and very committed with a high level of professionalism. Tip 1 - Try the scuba diving, Tip 2 - Only got to the Windmill Bar if you are an extrovert, Tip 3 - Try the 'Mese', Tip 4 - Go for 2 weeks and go sightseeing especially the Troodos Mountains. "
- Travel date: 30th October 2007
My wife & have been going to the Anais B...
"My wife & have been going to the Anais Bay twice a year now for the past eight years now & we can't fault the hotel. All of the staff are very friendly & helpful. Clean bedding every day. Good food & a very friendly atmosphere. We will keep returning to this home from home with out the rain. You enjoy a barbecue one night a week, plus live entertainment. The pool is a nice size one & it is never too crowded. Food & drink on tap if you want it. Just great! "
- Travel date: 20th October 2007
Hidden gem of a hotel - had a fab time!!!!!
"Stayed for 2 weeks from 15th September 07. Was a little dubious as I am used to large 4 & 5 star hotels but i was very pleasantly surprised. A small family run hotel which offers good priced accomodation and a very friendly atmosphere. Carmen the waitress is fantastic!!! Some occassional evening entertainment which was nice, all meals served under their fantastic vine covered pergola, buffet breakfast which consisted of cold meats/cheese, fruit and yoghurt plus full english option and toasting machine. We were half board and although we did eat out with friends a few times we found the hotel food was nice and served to you at the table which made a nice change from the usual hotel buffet services you get at the larger hotels. Choice was limited though to just 2 options for starter, main and desserts. Pool area was nice and clean with a small kids pool but no children there when we were there (pure bliss!!!). Close to the beach of Anais Bay which gets quite crowded so we stayed by the pool mostly but there were always sunbeds available virtually anytime of the day, however I can imagine it may be a different story peak season. Hotel rooms could do with a bit or smartening up but are quite adequate with satellite tv, full bathroom, beds a bit hard and no hairdryer but did us for 2 weeks. Air con a bit noisy and not very cold. Overall we had a lovely return trip to wonderful Cyprus (our 4th visit) and for what we paid we were more than happy. We found a lot of the other guests staying to be of the older generation which was lovely as they were all really friendly and they all seemed to be enjoying their holidays too. A lot of guests were repeat customers so that has to say a lot for the Anais Bay hotel."
- Travel date: 15th October 2007
What can I say BUT fantastic holiday in ...
"What can I say BUT fantastic holiday in Cyprus!!! Would recommend Anais Bay to anyone. Hotel staff were very pleasant (Marian on the front desk was great). The two brothers were also very good. The barman, is the slowest in the world but good enough. We got married there using Olympic. The wedding advisor was great very very good. On our last night we found a bottle of champagne in our room from the brothers. The pool area was great (Anyone going take some uptodate music for them to upload to the pc they use for the music around the bar/pool). We ate a few times in the hotel and it was good. Priced the same as the surrounding bars. If you get chance try the mexican and the steak house is also good. All in all a fantastic holiday. Will definitely be going back."
- Travel date: 22nd September 2007
Family run hotel, very friendly. You ge...
"Family run hotel, very friendly. You get that personal touch that you will not receive in the big, faceless hotel chains, even 4 and 5 stars. The breakfast is cooked to order from continental to whatever you require, up to full english. Very well cooked with fresh produce, also the snacks and meals. I will return to the Anias Beach time after time. "
- Travel date: 9th September 2007
quiet and friendly
"we stayed on the top floor with sea view, beutiful. rooms were clean. air con could do with upgrading as not very cool after being on for a while. lovely relaxed atmosphere and staff very friendly. food lovely. breakfast was sufficient, cooked english to continental. no queus as small hotel. loved the area."
- Travel date: 5th September 2007
"nice and friendly ,nice food,clean had a good time the beach was not very good was that dirty sand and stones other than that it was very nice"
- Travel date: 29th August 2007
Top traveller tips for Anais Bay Hotel
"there was some super appartments around there and some lovely Hotels too. Up in the village was good too for eateries good food."
"give it a try you wont be disappointed"
"You Won't be Disappointed"
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