Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel
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... After a quick visit with Kriton's Dad... We headed to our resort to check in... As Kriton and Laura were due to pick Katy (one of the Bridesmaids) up from Paphos airport. Coral Beach Resort is amazing...Absolutely huge and we are taking a tour of it tomorrow so we can see where everything is...as we arrived around 9.45pm. Looking forward to our first full day in Cyprus ...
... of dusty rocks and holes in the ground-The tombs of the kings which never had a king lay in rest in any of the tombs. This kind lady pointed and gestured in a direction toward the water but then stated, "I have a car" in a lovely gesture that she was happy to drive us to the location! The guide book suggested that locals may do this! Of course I'm not adverse to some niceties of travel, but to receive a kind offer from a total stranger made me humbled to be in such a beautiful ...
... So to my horror after boarding our air conditioned coach and proceeding in a convoy of 12 identical coaches along the highway out of Aqaba, through the deserts of Wadi Rum (Wadi meaning dry place of water- I know this because our guide would chant this every time we went through an area that was known as a Wadi), into the mountains and arriving into Petra I was deposited onto a sight that had....sand paths to traverse.... Now the town of Petra is ...
... we had another early morning swim before going to the beach! We hadn't really had a proper beach day, so we headed to Coral Bay, where we'd read that the sand was really soft and the water was good for snorkelling. We hired a sunbed and parasol for Nana before going for a swim to cool down. The water was pretty clear and although it was hard to get in, it was lush to cool down! We swam along the whole beach to a little secluded bay, but it was covered in seaweed and quite smelly, ...
... friends and family members go on throughout the day.
I remember an incident with my students in Greece many years back when very seriously I announced the class that I was appointed to teach at a school in Cyprus and I had to pack and leave the following week. Just trying to see their reaction. I even went on telling them that I have already found the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel Paphos
We have just come back from two great weeks at the Atlantica Golden Beach in Paphos. We can recommend this to anyone wanting to chill out and relax without the kids. All the staff were really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was always spotlessly cleaned and the linen and towels changed regularly. The hotel supplied pool towels which is a great bonus when having to watch your luggage weight. The food was exceptional and there was always plenty of choice even for the most fussy of people. The Gala Dinner was lovely and very nice to see all the staff getting acknowledgement for all their hard work. The favourite name of staff seemed to be George which went well with our party as one of us was called George. George the head waiter tended our every need and always appeared with my 1/2 bottle of sweet white wine every time we dined. George the restaurant Manager always greeted everyone on arrival and by the time we left we all knew how to say Good Evening and Welcome.There were always plenty of sunloungers even if people did put towels on them very early! The bus No.10 or 11 ran regularly from the bus stop right outside the hotel. It's a must just for the experience of playing the bus drivers game of" lets see how many tourists I can cram on my bus to day". We used this on many occassions.It only costs 70cents and it goes to the Harbour, Market, Town Centre, and in the other direction to Coral Bay which is well worth a visit for the sandy beach. Make sure you get there early though as it gets very crowded. Another tip is take a packed lunch from the Hotel. People had said that they didn't like the fact that the Hotel is so far outside Paphos but it does say it is in the brochure and there are a few shops nearby for odds and ends and we also found a local Taverna round the corner where we had a great night of Traditional food and dancing. Go left out of the hotel up to the traffic lights, left again about 1/2 mile walk to the end and on the right you will find it. Tsiokkos. All in all we had a great holiday and are planning on returning next year.
This was my first visit to Paphos. Nice harbour and market etc. Just a shame that Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel is such a long way from everywhere. It would have been nice to have a stroll out at night but there was nowhere to stroll to. Everywhere is a busride away and this became a bit tedious. The food was the usual Thompson Gold high standard. However, I was disappointed to find that there were children staying in this hotel. I love kids, but not when I have chosen a hotel where you do not expect to find them. The rooms are dated and the towels in the bathrooms were tatty. The garden area where the sunbeds are was muddy and this was a bit of a pain when your feet, bag and sandals were messy every day. Where is the golden beach? That was also disappointing. The staff were very good and the management were helpful. I enjoyed my holiday as I always do, but this hotel does not go on my list of favourites.
We stayed at the Atlantica Golden Beach hotel on our honeymoon at the end of August beginning of September 2005. It was superb, that is the only word for it.
We agree with the previous reviewer and find it difficult to understand the complaints of the reviewer prior to that!
I have just returned from a weeks break at the Atlantica and it was top class! It was a late deal so my husband and I were a bit wary......but we need not have worried. The hotel itself was immaculate and the staff were so professional and friendly. Although we did not get a room with a pool view, it was spacious and well maintained. The pool area was lovely and there were always plenty of beds and parasols. The menu in the buffet restaurant was changed daily and there was always something to suit us. On the Tuesday night the hotel put on a Gala Dinner with cocktails and canapes on the lawn which was lovely. We were introduced to all of the hotel staff, including the manager which was a nice touch. One thing I would point out is that the food and drinks are not cheap. We had booked half board with the travel agent but upgraded to all inclusive on the second day (14.75 Cyprus pounds per person per day) and it was well worth it.
We stayed at this hotel, which is an un-walkable distance from Paphos itself, because it was the Thompson Gold, no kids hotel, and we intended to spend a relaxing time with late rising and long sunny afternoons the order of the week
Never had better or more attentive service
Just back from a short break at the Atlantica Golden Beach, travelled with Thomson Gold. Brilliant break, fantastic staff and management. Location ideal, on a main road just a 10 minute 70 cents 'bus ride from Paphos but without the hussle and bussle.
Food, rooms could not have been better and the staff do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable as they can - nothing is too much trouble.
We had the joy of being there during the Orthodox Easter and the hotel made us very welcome with a BBQ and free drinks.
My wife and I intend to go again either in September or Spring next year, so it must be good.