1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 with twin room and either a camp bed or a sofa-bed in the lounge. Air-conditioning is in the bedroom and in the lounge at an extra charge. Maid service is 5 times a week, towels and linen is changed twice a week.
Me and my cousin (same age) visited Anthea for a cheap last minute holiday at end of June/first week in July, and were quite anxious about it after reading some reviews from the previous year. We were put in the only studio room in the hotel which is in the main block right above reception and were pleasantly surprised by how clean it was. Room was basic but apartments always are so that was no issue. Room was cleaned daily, bed sheets and towels were changed once.
The only issue we had with the room was that it was very noisy as we could hear the music/sport from the bar until very late and other people coming home from between 2-6 making a lot of noise but then that is not the fault of the hotel. As we weren't as interested in going on a mad clubbing holiday we would have preferred something quieter.
Anthea is in the perfect location as it's close to all the shops, bars, restaurants and a 10 minute walk from the beach. There's also a quad bike hire shop right next to it which offer special rates to anyone staying at the hotel.
Overall we had a great week but would go someone quieter next time, but for less than £300 for the week flights included you couldn't ask for much more. More
Stayed here in august with a couple of friends. It was pretty decent for the price we paid. I'd definitely say this was a hotel for groups of young people, there was a pool party every day but there is another pool which is quiet. Its really close to the clubs, bars, restaurants and mcdonalds! Best holiday ive been on, definitely recommend it!More
eomg, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Way better than expected
Stayed from 7th-15th and was pleasantly surprised as reading some of the reviews first was a bit worried. We were in room 26 on the second floor by the second pool. It was lovely and quiet by this pool with plenty of sun beds and clean water. The church bells woke us up at 6:30 on the first morning they were really loud and went on for 5 minutes we were not impressed with this thinking it would be the same every day but after the first morning we didn't hear them again. Rooms were ok basic but cleaner than I thought they'd be. Maids came 5 days although they only empty bins and give a quick mop round. Towels were changed once and so was bedding. We had a few ants but sprayed them and git rid ourselves. We had no air con but being on the second floor we left our balcony doors open all the time even when we were out was manageable in the heat but think if we went again we would buy it. Beds were not the comfiest but they never are on holiday. Didn't eat or drink in the hotel so can't comment. Check out time was 12 but we had to pay 30 euros to stay on until 2200. Ayia napa is a great place for all ages and nissi beach is a must. We were a couple Aged 27 and 34 and had a great time. Tommys pub was also great for both breakfast and evening entertainment. The nemo submarine trip was great fun for 12 euros pp. For the price we paid we'd deffinately go back again.More
Rachel1987x, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Anthea hotel is great the staff are great food is excellent very friendly staff in bar and restaurant its a great place to visit Nissi beach is very nice the hotel is in the center of town so everything is right there for you
Debbie J, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Better than it's made out to be
My friend and I stayed between the 6th and 13th of September and were in the main block. Honestly, this hotel is nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be on here and we're quite fussy.
Our room was clean, the staff were polite and friendly and we had no trouble from anyone. The rooms are basic, no fancy fixtures or fittings but they're practical. Our room was cleaned 4 times during the week and the maids were friendly. We did have a few small black ants in the room but they didn't cause any problems and the maids sprayed ant killer when they cleaned. No cockroaches in sight! A word of warning regarding the water though, it's incredibly chlorinated (it is safe to drink but you wouldn't want to) so bottled water is a must! Music was not an issue as by shutting our bedroom door it silenced out the music from the bar downstairs (music was played until about 1:30am).
Breakfast was a bit odd as it was pretty much a full English or a very poor continental breakfast, however the food served throughout the rest of the day was fine (we had 2 meals here during the week).
As previously mentioned in a lot of reviews, the pool has music from 10am to 7pm and does get louder throughout the day, it is mostly pop music and does get incredibly repetitive! The main pool however was very clean for the duration of our stay, and we didn't see any broken glass anywhere. We never went to the other pool so I can't comment on that.
Location-wise it's perfect, not so far out that it's a pain to get anywhere but far enough away from the clubs to not be disturbed by music/returning party-goers. There's plenty of restaurants nearby, we recommend Othello's and The Olive Tree for more traditional Cypriot and Greek food.
Our rep, Amo, was brilliant and we booked tickets for the Full Moon Party (€50) and the lazy day cruise (€25) through him, both of which were good value for money, particularly the cruise where you could get off the boat and go snorkelling.
At the end of the day you get what you pay for, we paid £260 each for a week inc. flights, transfers, breakfast ect. We were both pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our stay at Anthea!More
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