Travel Blogs from Ayia Napa
Just tracking my flight home.
Left Malta early afternoon for Dubai, with a stop in Larnaca. This was just a drop off and pick up stop. Passengers going on to Dubai weren't allowed off the plain. So I spent an hour watching round staff clean the plane and cabin staff complete security ...
... business with Theo a trained Chef and Peter (Panikos) a trained waiter. Their dream was and still is to achieve in every way the best service and through their traditional Cypriot Dishes help tourist in a way, enjoy to the maximum their holidays in Cyprus. This restaurant is their life and they deservedly represent the authentic Cypriot hospitality out there in Ayia Napa.
It was a beautiful day so we chose to have lunch ...
... 1500 AD, Agia Napa Monastery is the best known landmark of the village as well of the surrounding area. The Church is partly built underground and cut into the rock.
The Monastery is in beautiful gardens and there is a very old sycamore tree in front of the south gate which is believed to be over 600 years old and stands next to a big reservoir.
The belfry of the Monastery is still in ...
... venues and DJs for clubbing aficionados.
I would call it the destination of young couples and party groups, tranquil during the day with its pretty harbour and monastery, coming alive at night as its hundreds of bars, clubs and restaurants open for business.
Between the clubs and karaoke bars, there are cobbled streets, harbor-side tavernas and a ...
A few photos from our short ride to the Salt Lake in Larnaca and a stroll towards the Hala Sultan Tekke.
TIPS: Visitors can see the Tekke through the 'Love Buses' tourist red buses that leave from Finikoudes promenade. This sight is about 4-5 miles ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Nestor Hotel Ayia Napa
We stayed at the Nestor Hotel, Ayia Napa between 28th May - 11 June 2006 and what a fantastic holiday!
This hotel was a really good hotel! Nice staff!! George at the bar is great! Lovely!
Ever one please take no notice of the bad reviews on this page. The Nestor is a lovely clean hotel with superfriendly staff who are happy to chat all day. The house-keeping staff work very hard and the cleanliness is 100%. Yes there a a few little ants which you see very occasionaly and I've herad that the food is not great. We always stay on B&B basis as there are fabulous places to eat in Aiya Napa. We will be giong back for the 8th time in 6 years in September 2006. Nothing is to much trouble for any one here and my husband decided to spend his 40th birthday at the Nestor last year because there was no better place he'd rather be. It is a very home from home place, and yes no doubt when we leave our friends when we come home there shall be lots of tears. The management have even sent us Christmas cards. Obviously there are some very hard to please people in this life whose stay has not been good. Tough! don't come back, and leave us people that appreciate the good things in life to enjoy our wonderful holidays.
It started off ok. When we saw the hotel we were pleasantly surprised by the decor and cleanliness. However when we arrived at our room our opinions of the place changed somewhat. Ants were everywhere!!! The room had an awful smell to it and mould was growing on the ceiling. We were utterly disgusted and asked for our room to be changed however the hotel staff refused to do so. We went down to dinner, hoping to relax a little and take our minds off the room, however we couldn't even enjoy a nice evening with nice food as the food was diabolical. We finshed eating leaving most of our dinner and headed to the bar area which was swarming with germans! I am not one to complain about foreign tourists in fact I find them interesting, but when trhere is hundreds of them I feel a little less welcoming. Reserving sun beds is not allowed which was annoying as the germans always got the sun beds and everyone else was forced to lay on the floor. Overal this holiday was not one which will be in my top 5 and I will not be returning to this hotel again. However Cyprus itself is very nice and I would recommend it to anyone hoping for a relaxing holiday.
We have just returned from a two week holiday at the Nestor Hotel. This was our third visit to the hotel in the last ten years. The staff were excellent as always and made us very welcome. The rooms were comfortable but are going to be refurbished this year. The pool area is second to none, It is the cleanest and well kept pool that we know surpassing some of the 4 star hotels we have stayed in. The food was good but possibly room for improvement, not as much choice as in recent years. We have had a wonderful holiday and will return to the Nestor Hotel again.
foods ok if your foreign. no choice for british people hotel and staff excellent.talk to ingae entertainments great girl............dont try speaking to the manager he wont speak to you
Spent a week here with our grandson aged 4 went on a late deal exc value hotel very nice clean and staff very nice pool lovely and plenty of sun loungers had pool view which we requested towels changed four times and were new towels. Would visit again, well situated to beach and not too close to all bars but close enough if you want them.
We stayed this hotel during the first week in March: After reading the review from the gentleman who stayed in February, I wondered what I had done: How thankful was I that I disagreed with all of his comments. It is true to say that the hotel was quite and so was the whole resort, but then again you don't expect it to be thriving during very early springtime. Most of the occupants were either aged folk taking advantage of good accommodation at a good price; we got a free upgrade to HB for the period we stayed: The food was pretty good, not too exciting and only about 3 choices, but it was always very well presented and quite tasty; always a good selection of sweets including fresh whole fruit. After all you can't expect 6 or 7 choices of food when the hotel is about 20% full. There was no entertainment laid on, but then again we didn't expect any in the closed season. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating, even though they were understandably bored because the number of residents were low. The facilities such as the outdoor pool was available, if you were brave enough; top temperature was 21 C during our stay; however, the indoor pool looked very inviting and the Gym looked very well equipped. The only fitness area I managed to trial was the Bar; this was very pleasant and prices, especially during Happy Hour were very cheap. The main resort itself was within easy walking distance but far enough away to not be an irritant, even in the lively times of the year. If we needed to stay in that resort again during anytime of year, we would certainly choose this hotel again and would certainly recommend it to others.
I have just spent the last 6 weeks at the Nestor Hotel,I.E, from 5/01/2005 untill17/02/2005. First impressions were of a nice clean and friendly Hotel with many facilities. Unfortunately the faults soon began to show. Hotel clients are not allowed to have a Kettle,unless rented from the Hotel at C£1.00 per day, Safe Keys at C£1.00 per day, plus C£10.00 deposit. Balconies, ranging from Side sea view to Pool view, to full sea view all at a cost and all payable in C£ from C£1.00 to C£2.00 per day.
We arrived at the Nestor and were impressed from the moment we walked into the reception. The reception staff were very helpful and all the facilities very clean. The pool was lovely and the surrounding area clean and spacious. Our room was perfect with a big bed and it was cleaned every day.