Anthea Apartments  

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The Anthea Apartments have a stellar location. The complex is right in the heart of bustling Ayia Napa, so you’ll find restaurants, pubs and bars pretty much on your doorstep. It’s right next door to the Ayia Napa Monastery, too, so don’t be surprised if you hear the bells chime in the early hours. Plus, it’s just a five-minute walk to the town’s sandy beaches.

As for the complex itself, it’s made up of a mix of studios and one-bedroom apartments. They’re simply furnished, come with basic kitchenettes, and for a few extra euros you can get air conditioning.

When you fancy a swim there are three pools including a rectangular one with a separate kids’ area. Each is wrapped in a wide sun terrace dotted with sunloungers. Come mealtimes, you can pick between the snack bar and dining room.

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Food & Drink

Self Catering

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Facilities► View all

3 outdoor pools

Set amongst the hotel buildings, with sunbeds, parasols and a bar near by. There's plenty of space for sun-seekers to catch some rays, as well as shaded spots for cooling off.

Local cuisine restaurant*

Has indoor and outdoor dining to choose from both with a waiting service.

3 pool bars*

Offering snacks and ice-cream, as well as soft drinks and a selection of cocktails.

Rooms ► View all

1-bedroom apartment

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. No cot space when the apartment is fully occupied, maid service is 5 times a week, towels and linen is changed twice a week.

studio

Studio sleeps 3 with twin room and a camp bed. Air-conditioning is in the bedroom and in the lounge at an extra charge. No cot space when the apartment is fully occupied, maid service is 5 times a week, towels and linen is changed twice a week.

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A Dump

I'm in an ongoing dispute about this dump so haven't posted a comment until now. I stayed there last Sept and thought it was an absolute hovel. To be honest I'm suspicious about those reviews giving it 5 stars, especially when its taken 8 months or so for the review to be made. Maybe those giving it a good review got lucky and got a decent room, or maybe they just had very low standards. Our room was crawling with ants and cockroaches, and its no wonder, taking a piece of paper and wiping it across the floor showed that the floor was coated with dirt and dried food and provided a buffet for the vermin. Public areas of the hotel were also dirty. Every corner you looked was dried in, caked up dirt, the place is obviously never cleaned properly, I mean, a brush or mop might be waved around a bit, but the floor isn't actually cleaned. Even the room walls and ceiling were dirty with splashes of something I don't want to think too much about, but some of it looked like blood. The bedding looked worn to say the least, and not too clean. The fittings, such as they were, were worn and dilapidated, names carved into the table, and graffiti on the walls. The air con switch was damaged, probably by someone trying to bypass the key and turn it on. It wouldn't pass an electrical inspection and we didn't touch it in the short time we were there. It was also dangerous, there were several lights not working, some with no bulbs/tubes in them which meant not only were there good hiding places for muggers but you could very easily fall and get hurt, especially on the stairs. Perhaps the damage to the rooms, fittings and the missing bulbs say something about the average guest here - what sort of person carves their name in the table or writes on the wall? Or maybe it says something about the attitude of the management towards maintenance and safety? However, if they're not capable of having a floor mopped properly so that its clean, I wouldn't have any confidence they could do repairs either. As mentioned by a couple of reviews, almost opposite reception is McDonalds on the main road through the town. As well as rooms in the building where reception is, there are also blocks of rooms up the hill at the side of reception, and it seemed to me, when we looked at other rooms after complaining about how dirty ours was, that the further away from reception you got, the worse the rooms were. Why that should be I don't know, unless the cleaners and maintenance people can't be bothered walking up the hill. Its important to note that those blocks of rooms are accessible to everyone off the street, there is nothing to stop anyone walking off the street right up to your room door. Anyone wanting to know what this place is really like should watch the BBC 1 programme Holiday Hit Squad first shown 6th March 2014 which visited this place. The programme shows amongst other things, loose balconies, takeaway food found in rooms on arrival, dirt (and live ants) being wiped off supposedly clean floors, hair on, and INSIDE pillow cases and numerous complaints of rooms not being cleaned. Management say the rooms are cleaned 5 times a week (in my experience hotel rooms are cleaned everyday), but many guests interviewed said that the rooms were only cleaned when they complained. Remember, the programme is independent and has no axe to grind and no benefit from criticising this place, so even if you think the people who complain here are too fussy or exaggerating, consider the contents of the programme. The camera doesn't lie!More

Arthur K, Manchester, United Kingdom

BEEN 3 TIMES! LOVED IT EVERY TIME!

I have been to Anthea Apartments 3 times and i can honestly say all 3 times was amazing! Food was nice, staff was very friendly and to top it off i met some lovely people whilst there and we still keep in touch now! Great place to go and to top it off its about a 5 minute walk to the strip :)More

Kayleigh F, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Stayed in anthea 3 times and love it!

I first stayed in anthea in May 2011 on a holiday with friends, we originally booked tsokkos but got moved due to it being closed!! I was a little annoyed after reading bad reviews but my advice is to ignore them all!! Anthea is an amazing hotel and so cheap to stay in if you book independently! I had the best holiday of my life that week and decided to return the following season 2012 to work in napa. I had no hesitation to book anthea for the first 2 weeks I was there! It was soo cheap to book through travel republic, the rooms are surprisingly nice, maids are always there cleaning and changing bed sheets and towels and there is always plenty of hot water- which I wanted in May at night! The beds are comfy and the rooms are big, people who are complaining on here are obviously expecting 5 star! The pool is big and always lots of sun loungers , good priced food for around the pool in the day or at the main bar at night if you want something cheap and cheerfull. I loved anthea so much I then booked it again for 5 days when I returned to work another season in 2013 and each 3 times I have stayed it's been in a completely different room and they have all been really nice. Location is perfect, right on Nissi anvenue and mcdonalds is across the road, the strip is a 10 min walk- if that, away and it's right next to the back entrance of pambos magic hotel which is where aqua club after party is! So perfect for crawling home at 7am :) Nissi beach is only a 6 or 7 euro taxi drive away which is cheap as I wouldn't recommend walking half hour in the blazing sun!! Anthea is right next to loads of shops and quieter bars and restaurants to start the night before heading to the strip and there is a supermarket opposite, it also is just down the road from an Internet cafe which us 50 cent for an hour And a cash machine! The staff are all very helpful and friendly and are not strict about people who are not staying in the hotel coming to your rooms to pre drink or around the pool in the day. So take it from someone who knows, if you want a clean hotel that's not right on the strip so you can't sleep but is close enough to crawl home and is extremely good value for money then anthea is the place for you!! :)More

x_jadeee_x, Yeovil, United Kingdom

The Bar Made It...

Stayed here at the start of June 2013 with some friends. It was a bit of a dive to be fair but it sufficied for hat we needed it for. Cockroaches and ants everywhere and when we asked if they could removed the seven cockroaches that were running all over our rooms and bed the staff just said 'if you see one just kill it' - luckily we didnt as we said this to our rep and he told us how if you just stand on them ect they release their eggs.... nice. He also said that this is the only hotel that he deals with that has cockroaches. The Anthea bar is the only saving grace for this place the staff are so lovely there. Also the fact that McDonalds was just across the road also aided he trip! If you go there just to get pissed in Napa this place is fine - I wouldnt go to this hotel on a family holiday though.More

CescaBeth, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Intimidating

There was a group of 17 of us all aged between 18 & 19; we stayed at the Anthea at the end of June 2013. There are 3 sections to this hotel and when we arrived, all our rooms were no-where near eachother. My room with 2 other friends was in the block up the side road. We arrived late when it was dark and there were several intimidating groups of late 20 year old staring at us as we walked up to our room. We had a person from the hotel to show us where our room was and because the rooms are not in any particular order, it took him (the hotel rep) 45 minutes to find our room. There were a number of times when he told us to stand and wait for him whilst he checked certain corridors in which we were approached by several groups of lads which all seemed all too interested in where we were from, room we were looking for and if we wanted to buy tickets. As we were waiting, just looking from the exterior, the apartments look terrible, I'm always up for a laugh but there were tables and chairs in the swimming pool which people had clearly thrown in. I don't mind noise either, we went to have a good time, go out get drunk and make noise but if you don't the groups there are very loud. Further to finding our room anyway, Two lads (1 Cypriot & 1 English) - helped find our room which felt really unsafe. We opened the door and walked in, only to be followed by the two lads who helped us find it; placing tickets down on the table telling us WE WILL BUY THE TICKETS, 10 euros each. Fortunately we managed to explain we were not interested as we had only just got there and wanted to liaise with out friends first. After they had left we all said we did not feel safe, not only in the room but getting to the room as well, walking past all the groups of lads at 4 & 5 in the morning - a dodgy alleyway. We straight away went to see our holiday rep and asked if we could move rooms, he managed to organise something for us for only 2 days later. Luckily, we had our mates there and we all split up into our friends room for the two days. The rooms themselves are not too bad but they seem like they could be broken into all too easily. The doors were basically two 3mm sheets of wood stuck together with a 30mm gap between, you could easily put a foot or fist through. We all went to the bar every night before we went out which was actually not bad; as there were so many of us they gave us a number of free shots. However, the food is pretty well, terrible. All you want is a hangover cure in the morning and you have to go elsewhere if you want some proper scran! The hotel security is really bad. You can leave your key behind reception so you don't lose it when you go out. HOWEVER, DON'T. If you have any nous, you will soon realise why this is a bad idea. I won't say because I am pretty sure there'll be some waste of space that will try it. It is close to the square and there is a long way round and a short cut. I wouldn't advise anyone to take the short cut, it meant walking up the dodgy alleyway. We spoke to the hotel DJ and asked which was the best way and explained in the large group we were in, the shortcut will be OK, but advised us not to go that way if there were any less than 10 of us. That is coming from the hotel DJ - IT IS A DODGY PATH! We did all walk that way one night and unfortunately we were troubled by another large group of lads. Fortunately, we all had the idea to carry on walking and not let it trouble us. The only OK part of the hotel is the rooms and pool closest to the reception. This is the only area that seems to be half cared about. Would definitely not recommend this place.More

Kayno7, Bradford, United Kingdom

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