Adams Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Adams Beach Hotel Ayia Napa
Nice hotel, not great..
Our initial impressions of the hotel were good, everything seemed to be in order.
We had booked a family room (at quite a big supplement) which is in what the hotel calls Queen suites which are nicely located very near to the pools and sea and so was very nice on that aspect. The room however just seemed as though it was a little shabby and dark (we needed the lights on during the day). Space wise it was great and the bathrooms (there were two) were good. The carpet in the room was grim and needed replacing or a very good clean.
The pool area was nice, although the pool surrounds were often uncomfortable to walk on on certain areas and the sun beds in some areas were crammed in. The pool area was kept quite clean, but I always seemed to find bits of seaweed around the edges.
Our initial impression of the pool areas was that of one which a few years ago would have been very nice, but now was starting to age and look a bit shabby around the edges.
The hotels private beach always seemed dirty to me with cigarette buts and (small amounts) of rubbish on it.
There was generally enough sun beds to go around, although there were people out early reserving beds before breakfast but we never had a problem getting one.
The food was nice. The buffets in the evening were good, but we bored of them toward the end of our week and went out instead.
The staff were all very friendly.
The hotel seems to market itself as a 4 or 5 star venue depending on where you look. It is clearly not a 5 star site.
Overall it is a nice hotel let down by the pool areas faded glory and our rooms poor standard. The location does not help it either, leave the hotel grounds and the surrounds are not nice at all.
Would I go back ? Probably not - there are better hotels for similar amounts of money to be had.
i dont have to say anything. This hotel is the best hotel i have been to. The service is impeccable and friendly. The staff are extremely friendly towards guests. The pool complex is one of a kind, with two fun water slides! The hotel has it's own private beach. The entertainment is superb, children will love it, as well as the brilliant entertainment for adults and children. The pool has a swim up bar, which is a luxury feature. The rooms are spacious and modern. The food is lovely, with different themes every night. Overall, this hotel has a perfect atmasphere, and very friendly surroundings. It truly is a 5 star hotel!
Shhhhh! Dont tell everyone!
Visited this hotel for the 4th time (5th time booked already for June 2006!)
Never lets us down! The only problem this year was that we booked a side sea view but we got a room directly above Reception on the service road and road to the beach. Within 2 hours of arriving and requesting a move to a pool view we had been upgraded (without extra charge) to a superior executive room with pool view.
The staff as ever - FANTASTIC! - we just love the place. Can just mentioned that although we have been so many times before, you can see the same Staff year after year which is always a good sign! Even down to the fact that the staff patrol the pool and private beach area at least three times a day, and if you haven't got your regulation 'brown beach towel' (provided by the hotel) on your bed you'd better look out cos' he'll want to see your room key to make sure you are a guest! (this is cos' there's access from the cheapo hotel next door and directly from Nissi Beach. We actually watched him bring someone out of the pool to humuliate her cos' she and her friends had come in off the beach (he actually escorted her off the premises!) NICE ONE!
However, you would only have a problem with lack of loungers in peak season between the hours of 12 and 3 and then if you ask the staff they will bring you some out!
Our kids are grown and don't go with us but if you have kids the staff are BRILLIANT - the kids are practically crying when they have to go home.
The whole place is just PURRRFFFFECT!
Can't wait till June this year!
If you do have smaller kids though - I recommend you don't go after mid June and before mid September (too hot!)
Can I just recommend a little Restuarant called Sacramentos (on the main road with the Jewellers on the corner). They are just the best! Give em a try! Food great - service (like long lost family!) - two courses - carafe of wine plus all the freebies for about £6 each!
See you there!
Child Friendly Hotel
I travelled here with my two children (aged 8 and 9) during half term.
There are two beaches located next to the hotel. We preferred Nissi Beach with all its activities and where at least the sand was white rather than the small private beach which was not very clean or attractive.
The hotel was clean and tidy. Staff always helpful. The room was fine. Food was good, although in the evenings we tended to eat out. The waterpark was a cheap taxi drive away, which the kids thoroughly enjoyed.
This hotel is very popular for weddings and all the attending guests. During our stay there were numerous weddings with generally two or three everyday.
My major gripe would be the guests ( who weren't German I might add) who would trapse down with their towels, lilo, book or whatever came to hand and reserve the sun beds next to the pool, you had no hope of getting a bed in this area after 10.30 am.
We recently got married at the Adams Beach Resort. We chose Cyprus because of it picturesque views and the friendly locals, we had already visited Cyrus twice. The hotel was beautiful, clean, comfy and the staff were really friendly and willing to help. My big day was arranged to perfection and the attention given by the hotel staff made the day. Thank you to all the staff and we would recommed this hotel to anyone especially for weddings with a difference. You can chose from an authentic quaint chapel, a private decorated air-conditioned room, or the decorated gardens, which we had - this was a lovely setting.
Location, Location, Location...
I travelled here with my partner & two young kids (aged 5 & 8). I had previously been to Nissi Beach Hotel 15 years ago so I had deliberately chosen this area as I knew it was ideally located. I wasn't wrong. Since then, the area has bcome more built up, with shops & bars along the road into Ayia Napa.
Checking into the hotel is pleasant & efficient. The lobby is cool opulence & calming. A porter takes your bags to the room & the reception staff are polite & friendly. We had booked a kids suite which has a large double bed plus bunk beds, separated by sliding partioned doors & a TV in each "room". It was clean if a little tired-looking, with nice extras such as fruit on arrival & towels provided for using at the pool. The balcony was large & overlooked the picturesque gardens & pool area leading out to the incredibly blue sea. The air conditioning does the job but beware that if you close the partioned doors to the kids area, they do not get the benefit of the air conditioning as the vent is in the main room. We used to leave the air conditioning on all day until the very last minute before we went to sleep & then switched it off overnight. This meant that we were not kept awake by its humming, we didn't have scratchy throats when we woke up & luckily the room never got that hot. I must mention that although it's a busy hotel, we never heard any noise at night.
Breakfast is plentiful but so are the people! This was a downside to having B&B in a large hotel. Everyone seems to come down at the same time & it's a bit of a free-for-all. Not exactly a calming start to the day. Not a problem if there's just two of you but with young kids it can be a bit trying. A couple of mornings we ordered the continental breakfast in our rooms to avoid the dining room scrum.
The pool is a hit with the kids & there's plenty to keep them occupied all day. As this was peak season we expected to have a problem finding free sunbeds & this was the case between 11am & 2pm. At all other times you could easily collapse & enjoy the free waiter service if you couldn't be bothered to go to the bar. Some mornings I set my alarm at 7am just to go & reserve two sunbeds (if you can't beat 'em...) but this was no particular hassle & meant we could stay at the pool all day.
There is a small private beach on which the sunbeds & parasols are free but our kids were happy with the pool or the bigger Nissi Beach a short walk away. Nissi Beach has beautiful white sand - which the kids spent hours fashioning into sandcastles - & crystal clear water. A couple of days there were bits of seaweed drifting in the deeper water but this didn't detract from the enjoyment. A major draw for our kids was a small island just off the beach which you can walk/wade to & do a bit of rock climbing or just sit & relax. There is a well-run watersports pontoon offering pretty much everything from banana boats to double jetskis. We hired a pedalo one day & a small speedboat the next & were impressed with their attention to safety. There is a marshall patrolling at all times to ensure people didn't break the rules or get into danger. On Nissi Beach there are a couple of lively beach bars which get very busy around midday to 1500. Despite this the atmosphere is one of fun & is easy going rather than drunken lager-lout-type behaviour. You can always find a sunbed if you're prepared to pay a small fee (approx £5 a day) but early afternoon you'd be hard pressed to find a spare inch of sand to place a towel.
The entertainment in the hotel was pretty dire as to be expected. We didn't travel there for this anyway. The kids club kept our two occupied in the evenings with their kids disco & also with family pool fun at midday. The actual daytime activites for the kids seemed a bit lacklustre but the staff are friendly & genuinely seem to like their job. They would often wander around the pool area chatting to kids & their parents. The daytime activities for kids were from 10.30-12.30 & from 14.30 to 16.30. Our two went a couple of times but preferred to spend time hanging out with us by the pool. The adult entertainment is dreadful - mainly the resident team putting on a singing & dancing show - & was often out of tune & badly organised. The piano bar is slightly better although the same guy was there every evening.
Why would you bother with the hotel entertainment though when you've got Ayia Napa on your doorstep?! This, for me, was the best part about this hotel... its location. You can walk into town from the hotel but this would take about 40 minutes - a no no with small kids. Also you would only want to do this out of the main heat of the day. There are bars, restaurants & shops all along this road though so there is plenty to see & do & can be broken up with refreshments! We, however, always took a taxi from the hotel to town. We never booked, just wandered out to the front & there were always several waiting. The price was always CP£4 each way. We spent most evenings in restaurants by the harbour (quieter than the square) & also went to the funfair one night.
Would I stay at this hotel again? Tricky one 'cause there's so many other hotels we could try. I think we would if only for the location. We fancy a less restrictive regime though so would find a hotel with self-catering accomodation. Overall, a large, well run hotel deserving of its four stars but not a place to go to if you are not into families & organised activities. There are probably more relaxing hotels in the area but for our family it was perfect.
Lovely pool complex
We recently stayed at Adams Beach hotel and enjoyed our stay there. It was perhaps not as good as we had hoped given previous reviews we had read. The pool complex was lovely with clean and well tended gardens. However the beach was full of cigarette ends and clearly was not cleaned regularly.
We chose to upgrade to an executive room with a side sea view. I was disappointed with the quality. I thought these rooms were okay but the bed was hard and not furnished to the standard i would have expected for an executive room. The standard rooms with a side sea view although a tad smaller would have been just as good but cost less. We asked at reception for an additional mattress for the bed which they readily supplied.
The staff were friendly, food okay with plenty of choice in the restaurant Would I go back? no- but then i havent found a package holiday hotel yet i would like to return to. I am still hoping though!
This hotel is as good as it gets!
We just came back from an amazing 5 days vacation in Adams Beach Hotel and it's really as good as it can possibly get: Gracefully furnished lobby and rooms (Even the standard ones, like we had), spotlessly clean and luminous, friendly and attentive staff that will make sure everything will be to your satisfactory, an amazing varied breakfast, an exquisite dinner at the Lucullus restaurant, a great piano bar at night, a divine private beach, great pools indoor and outdoor, modernistic gym and an absolutely fabulous health center and spa... And all that just 15 minutes walk from the city center.
If you want to pamper your body and soul- No doubt it's the place for you!
Do yourself a favour and book a room in this hotel- It's crystal clear to us we'll do the same again on our next holiday!
I took my soon to be wife there in 2002, she'd never been to cyprus before. She is now a convert to the island. But the icing on the cake was the hotel, fantastic all round. Excellant pool area, staff, food and beach. we enjoyed it so much that i asked her to marry me on their private beach. We are now planning our next trip to the island and the Adams beach will be are first port of call.
Best Hotel in Cyprus
My husband and I went to cyprus for our honeymoon on August 2000 and it was fantastic. The people are so friendly and helpful, the food and value for money is great, the weather is perfect, and this hotel was brilliant. From a huge breakfast buffet selection catering for all nationalities and tastes to the wonderful swimming pools and bars. Add to that the evening entertainment and the quality of the accommodation itself and you have a perfect holiday. We loved it so much, we went back again, and have planned to return yet again next year. I cant recomment the Adams Beach Hotel high enough - they even send you xmas cards back home once you have stayed there! they are lovely - book and enjoy!
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