Travel Blogs from Latchi
It's the infamous meal found in Cyprus, Greece, the Balkans, and the Middle East - meze, described by the guidebook as a non-stop culinary assault, it sounds like the volume of food served at this type of feast is sufficient to cause injuries, and perhaps even death. Calamari tentacles sticking out of your nose, tzatziki oozing out of your ears, choking to death on a big fat sieftalia ... tonight's dinner was fraught with peril, but ...
... and variety of fruit, and as we finally reached the end of the trail, we found a few trees with signs reading ΨΕΚΑΣΜ 17;ΝΑ hanging from their branches ...
So what exactly does ΨΕΚΑΣΜ 17;ΝΑ mean? After returning to our guesthouse, on-line searches yielded mixed results, but our research suggested that the word means "sprayed". Of course, at ...
... sites and walking trails, and identifying good restaurants to try. Really, in such a small village the tour was completely unnecessary, but definitely a nice touch, helping us forget the earlier trials and tribulations.
She even dropped us off at our car after, suggesting we park it right in front of the guesthouse - of course, another Mr Bean moment ensued as I parked. Wanting to park as close to a stone wall as possible to ...
Just a real tourist day, visiting the mosaics in the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus, Aion and Orpheus in Pafos,
then the Royal tombs of Kato Pafos.
On the way back to Nicosia a short stop in the hill town of Lefkara, know for its lace.
Hidden in the Troodos hills are monasteries and churches that are small yet charming. Discovering them is not like finding diamonds, but rather like seeing unique mushrooms or orchids in the forest. They are closer to the heart of the average person than gems and therefore you cherish them more. You grant yourself time to soak the images and soften their feel until they enter your mind as in osmosis. The ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Anassa Hotel Latchi
The Anassa must be the best hotel in Cyprus and it is certainly streets ahead of its sister hotel the Annabelle in Paphos. The view from the main terrace is sensational. The studio rooms are lovely. You wake up each day to a breathtaking view of the ocean. The buffet meals in the main restaurant are well-prepared and varied and there is a good choice of other restaurants. The Spa and gym facilities are good and were underused when we were there. The beach is not the best in the world as the sand is gritty rather than soft but it is OK and the sea is warm and clear. It is worth hiring a car to get out and about if you stay for longer than a few days. Service is inobtrusive but excellent. There is very little I would want to change about this hotel but when I did make a few suggestions on the guest questionnaire (DVD players in room, better air-con in the corridors) the management wrote me a very nice letter acknowledging my suggestions which typifies the valued way in which guests are treated.
Just got back from a week at Anassa. We booked a studio with sea view room and now I realise they were the best rooms to have for the money. There were other options with private plunge pool that we considered but having seen them from our balcony, the vast majority are overlooked and not so private and not worth the money. Our room had a balcony overlooking the sea and headland to the west. The food was great, with 3 restaurants and a rotating themed buffet in the main restaurant. The only niggle was that it was very remote (you had to get a taxi to the nearest shop) and the in-hotel shop was more about clothes than basics you may need. The beach & weather was great, although the 'sand' was more like gravel and not so nice underfoot, but now I'm nitpicking! Loved it. Hope to return.
I booked a week's holiday in the Anassa. I had not been to Cyprus before and was a little hesitant by some of the laddish hype. Thankfully the place was amazing. I had a junior suite with a private pool. The room was beautifully appointed, very spacious and luxurious. The terrace was lovely with a good sized pool and fantastic views. The hotel itself is very beautiful and serene. Facilities are great and staff very attentive. The only oddity of note was the bar, which seemed to sit somewhat awkwardly with the rest of the decor and chic appearance of the hotel. With regard to the food, I found it to be reasonably pricey for what it was, however, the staff and the ambiance of the restaurants made up somewhat for its shortfall. If you are considering going to the Anassa, be aware that the location of rooms is important. For example, some Junior suites had great views and privacy whilst others were located around the pool and were more noisy.
overworked and stressed we booked for a week at the anassa during september. the weather was perfect, the hotel was fabulous, the room, the service, the food wonderful. We had a personal guided tour by the owner who just happened to be walking behind us as we looked out from a window and wondered where the spa was situated. what a wonderful man, so enthusiastic about his work and his vision. He told us how he sailed around the island looking for the perfect setting for his perfect hotel, he took time to spend around 30 minutes with us explaining how he acheived his dream of creating this beautiful hotel in such serene surroundings. we had a wonderful holiday and returned home feeling relaxed and ready to face the winter months, knowing that one day we would return to this paradise.
Very frindly saff
Very friendly staff ,remote from any nice village so nothing to do outside hotel and very expensive restaurant.
Gorgeous hotel, great for kids
I visited Cyprus and stayed at the Anassa hotel with my husband and our two small children. We loved it!! We'd go back! The weather was perfect, it was late April we when were there. You must book a room with a sea view. Request a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor. The room decor is very minimal, but nice. We had a family studio which was very large and more than enough room for two cots!! The beach is pebbly, so be sure to bring beach shoes for everyone. We also booked a wonderful babysitter everynight named Julia. Highly recommended. Also try out the fish restaurants in Latchi on the beach!
This resort is a beautiful one... Wonderful location and scenery, but...
- unattentive reception staff
- noisy rooms: thin walls, thin doors = no privacy
- overworked restaurant staff, therefore sometimes not very polite
- overpriced in general, even if the food quality was good.
We'll never go back, unless they completely re-do the whole building...
Simply the best
The Anassa (5*), Polis, Cyprus
The Anassa is just superb. From the moment you enter the hotel you are aware of the vast attention to detail that must rank this hotel one of the best in the world. Our favourite hotel to date has been the Datai in Langkawi (and people who have stayed there will know exactly what I mean) - and this hotel rivals it - it is really that good.
The accomodation, the pools, the spa, the food and wines, and particularly the impeccable service place the Anassa head and shoulders above any other esablishment on the island; it rivals the very best anywhere around the Mediterranean.
Amazing Med Resort
Cyprus is a great island, with much history, friendly people and delicious food. The Anassa is one of the best resorts in the Med. Stunning views, fantastic service and beautiful rooms. We were there for our honeymoon and can't wait to get back there one day.
This hotel is fantastic. The setting, the rooms, the food and the service, first class. I have stayed at a number of top end hotels before, and this one s up there with them. The staff have to be some of the most friendly I have ever met.
it isn't the cheapest, far from it, but we worth it. The only slight downfall may be that there were a lot of unsupervised children running around.