I don't know how it got it's 4star plus rating we would give it 2star. The hotel needs a complete refurbishment, the rooms were tatty with only one electric socket, mini - fridge (not) hardly a cooler and empty. Satellite TV was euro-sat only one English Channel BBC world news.
The lobby bar reception area had NO Air conditioning for the whole two weeks we were there. The grass area for sunbathing was covered in some kind of beetle and cockroaches, all the sun beds and umbrellas were old, if you didn’t have a bad back when you got there you will by the time you leave, and it's not what I would call on the beach.
English Weddings, if you want something special don’t go here, squeezed 3 into one day which made things run late which meant we were all sweating in reception again. This hotel caters for Cypriot Weddings and Prom Parties which take over the hotel and we were restricted to the reception with a pianist for entertainment and still sweating.
Although we were all inclusive we had to leave the hotel on numerous occasions. Good points food and staff.
Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
The rooms were very nice and each day we had a different art piece on our bed made out of towels which was nice the rooms were cleaned every day. All the staff were very friendly and helpful at all times from cleaners who were always pleasant and reception and bar staff always helpful.
There’s an indoor pool with sauna and steam room and a gym so lots of facilities. The pool area was amazing with the bridges going across it and an ideal place to get married there. We saw lots of weddings before ours and they were all stunning with lots of areas on the hotel ground to have photos taken. We liked the idea of having the hotel Maris next door to us to which was also the sister to the Cypria bay so you could also use their pool and bars too.
The entertainment wasn't brilliant but was good if you have children but was a bit cheesy but if you did't want to sit and watch entertainment then you could sit on the terrace of either the cypria bay or the maris side and just enjoy the views and a quiet drink.
The food was very good with lots of choice and different every day so you couldn't complain and food was served from breakfast at 7.30am then right through till 10pm for dinner with midnight snacks of sandwiches being served 10-11.30pm.
We were there a week before we got married and our family flew out a week later they put us all together and accommodated us throughout the holiday.
We had an amazing wedding here and very stress free, the planner was amazing and the hotel sorted out the reception for us which was fab. I'd highly recommend getting married here or just go for a holiday because we loved it.
Room on the 3rd floor with pool and sea views. Rooms cleaned to a very good standard every day and always came back to amazing towel art. Pool towels supplied that can be changed at reception.
Great selection of food at each meal time and snacks in between. Animation team work very hard with activities all day, but are not pushy, special mention to Louise who was brilliant. Lots of weddings at the hotel on the beach which were lovely to watch. Did not watch a lot of the evening entertainment but what we watched we enjoyed.
Would definitely recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to return.
Rooms were comfortable and clean a bit dated but soon to be refurbished. Fridge, TV and hairdryer in room. We were able to keep air condition on all day which was great as temperatures were averaging 40 every day.
Food was good, always plenty of choice a good selection of well cooked meats, vegetables and salad. Breakfast could be eaten outside. Lunch and Dinner eaten at either Maris or Bay. Dinner was in two sittings where you were given a table and asked to eat at same time each night. We chose the 8.30 sitting at the Maris and used the Bay if we wanted to eat earlier. Both restaurants served same menu.
Pool areas and gardens were kept very clean plenty sunbeds and umbrellas for everyone. During our second week new sunbeds and beach towels were in use.
Staff throughout the hotel worked hard and were very helpful, they couldn’t do enough for you.
Entertainment team also worked hard but we didn’t bother with it, preferring to walk into harbour of just sit in bar.
After we had arrived at the airport we got on the bus which took us to our hotel in around 20 minutes. When we stepped into the hotel we were met by this lovely Greek English speaking porter who welcomed us like warmly getting us drinks as he took our cases.
Inside the hotel there is four floors with lifts on the bottom floor you had a lovely indoor pool, reception, dining room and shop. As you stepped outside to our surprise the bay was bigger than we had thought it was going to be.
Our room was nice and clean, and from our balcony you could see the whole bay. The rooms where kept nice and clean every day. There was plenty of nice food to eat at different areas of the bay as you can use the Maris sister hotel the Cypria bay hotel as well.
The entertainment was good fun and was always good to look forward to at night with a few drinks.
Would really recommend this hotel to anyone, probably not up there with the best hotels in the world but well worth the money.
The only downside was that Thomas Cook didn’t tell us about all the extra costs which would be incurred with the wedding. Make sure if you’re getting married bring plenty of money or credit cards with you!
The hotel was very clean, the staff were friendly, the maids kept the rooms clean and left flowers and lovely towel displays daily but they did not change the beds as often as would of liked. It did not have tea making facilities which disappointed me as I wake early and like my cup of tea!
The food was good; a good choice each day.
The daytime entertainment was good but the evening was poor.
The pool area was very nice, always cleaning and had plenty of sun beds.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
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