Nissi Beach Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Nissi Beach Resort Ayia Napa
I booked a week through Thomsons A La Carte brochure staying in the Sea View Bungalows. On arriving at the hotel at 1.30am we were shown to our original bungalow which was like an oven as the air con didn't work and we had to move rooms the next day as it never had the terrace I had booked.
The resort was such a disappointment as the Thomson brochure promised so much that the hotel did not deliver.
The bungalows are in rows of unsightly concrete blocks which look like public WC's.They have the smallest bathroom I have ever seen in a hotel room. Only those bungalows with a terrace have a good view of the sea (so most only have a slither over the roofs of the bungalows in front). The mini bar was not restocked till I asked after 4 days.There was no poolside waiter service. There was no waiter service in restaurant it was all buffet style meals. I found the staff to be miserable and surly. The only time they were friendly was on our last day when they were expecting a tip.(With the one exception of the childrens club supervisor who was lovely) It was very hard to get served in the bars of an evening so much so that on two occasions we actually gave up and went back to our room early. These disappointemnts would have been bearable had Thomson not provided such an appaling service at the resort. The rep left us to resolve any problems we had, our transfer was not waiting at the airport when we arrived (and there were no reps for 30 mins) and our heap of a private taxi transfer for our return turned up half hour late causing us to miss check in. So Cyprus Air gave us seats that had already been allocated to other people causing a huge problem once we were on the plane. All round it was an awful experience( this is quite an abridged version!) and I shall never be going to Cyprus or using Thomson again.
We spent the last 2 weeks in Nissi Beach Holiday Resort and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We had a few problems on arrival as we were given a garden view room after booking a sea view room and then asked to pay an extra €400 for an upgrade!! the room we were given was noisy, facing a main road and a karaoke bar so I asked to be moved. The room we were given was better with a 180 view of the sea and surrounding gardens. The rooms were small, minimal and very 70's styled but were fine for 2 people for a short stay.
During our first week (in the middle of getting ready for a night out!) the fuse box blew and we were asked to move to another garden suite untill the following day, as there was nobody available to help us- a torch would have been handy!!! as we gathered our belongings and moved on again....... I wasn't very happy with the staff at this point as I felt they were not very helpful and made us feel a nuisance.
Despite the hassle with the rooms the hotel itself was lovley with gorgeous surroundings- well kept gardens, a nice clean swimming pool and a wonderful beach. We were expecting it to be very busy at this time of year- so the crowds were not really a problem for us.
We stayed B&B as we wanted to experience Ayia Napa more itself in the evenings and had only one meal in the hotel, the food was lovley with an excellent choice and plenty for eveyone.
This was our second time in Ayia napa- we stayed in the Nissiana hotel nearby the last time and prefered the rooms and swimming pool in this hotel a bit better.
We have eaten in most of the Restaurants nearby on Nissi Avenue and never had a bad meal during our entire stay! you must try Valentinos as the food is delicious and the staff are very friendly.
In Ayia Napa itself- Petit Palace Steak House and Nikitos Restaurant are a must go............... and if you enjoy nightlife then your spoilt for choice!!!
This will always be a memorable holiday for me as I was proposed to on the beach by the hotel grounds!!!!! You couldnt ask for a more perfect setting for popping the question!
This is is such a nice hotel im so pleased that we picked this one over the other hotels in the area.
Location - we wanted we wanted to be near enough to Ayia Napa to go in the evenings but far enough from all the hustle and bustle etc. The brochure said its about a 15 min walk to Ayia Napa - ????? yes it is a 15 min walk to the start of the town but if its the bars and restaurants you want its about a 35 min walk at least. Its not a bad walk though lots to see. Even though was quite a walk we still did it every night and there bars, shops on way so you can always stop off.
The taxis into town were £4 CYP each way, which is about £5 English pound, quite expensive for a 5 min ride....Outside the hotel (not directly outside) there are a few shops, a supermarket a few restaurants and a bar (karaoke). If you walk towards Ayia Napa along the main road you are spoilt for choice for eating out there are so many restaurants - Italian, Steak house, Cypriot, Greek.....
Hotel - I loved it, there is nothing I could fault about it. when we arrived the porter took our bags to our room. the rooms are not massive ive stayed in bigger but easily enough space for 2. As we arrived late we couldn't see the view, there are a lot of trees so I thought the view would be restricted (even though we paid the supp) the following morning when we woke up and opened the curtains, I couldn't of expected anything better then the view in front of us. It is amazing you can see the whole beach from the room. If don't pay the extra for the sea view room I think your allocated along the driveway into the hotel (didn't seem to be part of the main hotel e.g. there were no lifts its like separate block) I don't think you actually see the road as lots of trees but if you have the choice you should def upgrade. The main part of the hotel has a big garden area, it is so pretty and well looked after, and there are so many bird cages dotted around with hundreds of birds in them, and there are even 2 pelicans which walk around.
Food - we decided to do B&B only as we wanted to eat out each night, breakfast was good, wide choice, same as any other European hotel, cereals, breads, hot- breakfast, staff were very friendly. We did stay at the hotel one night for the dinner, they have a different theme each night, e.g. Italian, Chinese, Mexican. we went to the Italian, it was def worth the £11pp as its buffet so its as eat as much as you want.
We never really stayed at the hotel passed 9pm so not really sure what the entertainment was like, there was always music being played or someone singing/dancing while we were leaving.
Pool - I was a bit worried about the pool, as there didn't seem to be any pics of it unlike all the other hotels. But there was nothing to worry about its also nice. its not huge unlike some of these hotels nearby but its big enough. Its a really nice layout all the sun lounges are all around the pool ( free to use) and with all the gardens surrounding the pool area it makes it so nice . They have a snack bar at the pool side but its very expensive, the food is very good though.
Beach - This is def the best beach I have seen in Europe I cant imagine that you can get any better. Its is lovely.
The hotel is in the best location to. As the hotel is set on the beach all you have to do is walk through the grounds of the hotel to get to it. There is a section especially reserved for the hotel and it costs £3 cyp for 2 beds and a umbrella each day, we didn't ever go to this as its quite rocky and there always seemed to be seaweed there, so we walked up a bit, you have to get to the beach early to be able to get a bed, if ever later then 12pm you don't have a chance. The water is as clear as anything and the water is warm, you can swim so far out to as doesn't get deep for ages. The further you walk up the beach the busier it gets, we walked up to the end of the beach a few times as that's where the water sports are (they do everything). Its very busy down that end you can just about move. If you just want to relax I wouldn't suggest you go down that end, but make sure you do at least once the water is sooo clear and you have to walk out to the little island to (through the water)
If your thinking about going here then definitely do, you couldn't ask for much more if I could go back tomorrow I would, I loved it.
I went there with my girfriend, her brother and her parents and is was fantastic for everyone. The beach is amazing, long sandy and walking to it from the rooms involves a stroll through stunning tropical gardens.
They also have pelicans onsite which are great for photos. The whole resort is picturesque. We stayed there 10 days and still didn't get to use everything (spa/gym). Lots of sports available, and some great local restaurants. Staff are friendly. Its also a 20 min walk away from Ayia Napa should you want to visit it.
Fantastic place to hold a wedding with the marque overlooking the beach. Perfect for proposing too!
Honeymoon In Heaven
As "second timers" we were unsure where to pick for our honeymoon but one month after returning from the Nissi Beach Hotel we cannot stop singing its praises. We arrived at 2am but were still greeted with a smile, and a most refreshing drink. We had splashed out and booked a beach suite and when we opened the curtains the next morning were astounded by the view. The brochures cannot do it justice. The suite afforded us some privacy and the air conditioning was most welcome in the afternoons. We never saw the maids but the rooms were kept spotless. We were presented with champagne and fruit once they realised we were honeymooners, a nice touch. The food was wonderful with a large variety to choose from. Andros kept us amused throughout (Jim'll fix it, Bob the builder etc)-and he can sing too. Some evenings the entertainment left a little to be desired, but Aya Napa is just down the road if you need more excitement.The gardens were magnificent and well tended but watch out for the automatic sprinklers at night! The pool was lovely with a great snack bar, and it was a stones throw from the beautiful beach.We had to check out very reluctantly by 12 on our last day, and our pick up wasn't until 9.30pm,but we had a voucher from the first day entitling us to lunch in the Nissi Tavern at the other end of the beach, and what a superb lunch! We could then use all the facilities including the leisure suite, so could have a shower etc. Basically, we'd like to move in...Andros..got any jobs?
My girlfriend and I booked a week in one of the beach bungalows but we were dissapointed when we checked in to our room. Our 'beach bungalow' was actually overlooking other beach bungalows so that our views consisted of the roof of other bungalows and a liitle bit of the sea. It looked nothing like it did on the internet or official brochure.
We complained and eventually got moved into the main hotel which had a great view and was cheaper!
The problem is that there are about 45 beach bungalows and no. 30 -45 are not on the beach. When you book a beach bungalow make sure you confirm that your one is on the lowest level with blocking your view of the beach. They are all the same price but the beach ones are far better.
Although the rooms need updating from the 1970's the generall hotel is good and the satff are friendly.
Heaven on Earth especially when you open the curtains to the view.
After ruling out Hawaii, Caribean cruises and a home wedding, we decided Cyprus would be perfect as it was usually hot in May (date of our wedding plus we'd been there half a dozen times before) so booked into the Nissi Beach Resort and paid top whack for a beach bungalow which was split on two levels, well 1/2 a level really. The top half holding the bathroom and bedroom and the lower end having a large living space with television, kettle etc. large patio doors opening out to a small terrace cant help but raise a smile on your face when you see the view, basically tropical trees and the sea behind them.
The only worry we had wouldnt even be a problem for many visitors, the front door only locks from the outside, To be specific about our minor issue, our daughter, just over 2 years of age, likes to wander, at night we had to prop her push chair against the door as we had no way of double locking the door from the inside. As I said, not really a problem for parents or couples and children over that age of inquisiteveness (is there such a word!!).
Service was spot on also, we usually went to breakfast around 9.30 and the rooms were cleaned before we got back. Staff at breakfast were willing and pleasant especially Andros who also turned to be a a bit of a singer.
Food was great especially Italian night, every night was themed as well as having an a la carte menu on.
I would have no reservations in recommending this location to anyone, whether its from a relaxed holiday to a full on wedding experience.
I was in this hotel in aug 2005 with my husband and my 6 mths baby. the hotel is very nice, has a superb hall, a luxurious garden and a beautiful sandy beach with wonderful sea, two nice and clean swimming pools. the room we were given at our arrival was not so good because it faced a very crowded road and a karaoke, and moreover was never touched by the sun then it was very wet and we couldn't dry the clothes, but when we asked to change it the staff was very kind despite the hotel was almost fully booked and we were given another room in a definitely better location. the beach suites are VERY beautiful but expensive. food is average, some days good. staff really nice and professional. prefer rooms outside the central body of the hotel if you have children, you have no stairs and can get out of the room directly to the outside. it is not in the centre of Ayia Napa and this is a plus because the town is terribly crowded and noisy in summer. We recommend it!
We stayed for one week in a beach suite, which was perfectly located in the beautiful garden close to the beach. The suite included a quiet and well working air condition, minisafe, minibar, TV, coffee/tea brewing facilities and enough space to host two adults.
The staff is very nice and helpful. Renting a car via the reception worked fine as well. The administration to get the car was a bit a lengthy experience (which was the renter's problem, not the hotel's).
We had breakfast only but we ate sometimes in the hotel. The buffet was nice but sometimes food was max. lukewarm. A la carte food was definitely better than the buffet. The bar serves a multitude of drinks.
The pool and the pool-side snack are very nice located as well. The (international) staff is very nice and serves food/drinks at the pool.
The beach is proper, couches and umbrellas can be rented at a reduced fee (2.50CYP£ for 2 persons) for hotel guests. On the right hand side there is a party beach (Nissi Beach), on the left hand side there is a bungee jumping facility. Nevertheless the evenings are very quiet, no beach parties etc.
The sandy beach is one of the nicest beaches (no rocks) in the area, the shallow and turquoise water makes it a perfect stay.
There is also a very nice indoor and whirlpool as well as a gym in the main building.
We would definitely return to that hotel!
Totally Recommend this Hotel - Great Holiday!!
Visited last year towards the end of July. I had never been to Cyprus before so wasn't too sure about staying in Aiya Napa, but was pleasantly surprised. The Nissi beach hotel is in a prime location just out the way from the main hustle and bustle but only a short cab ride away for a good night out wining/dining in the main square. The beach was superb and the weather was scorchio! Me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Nissi Beach and would return without hesitation. You can not go wrong when eating out in Cyprus you have to try the mezzaes, meat and fish -just one of the many tasty dishes on offer.
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