The Hotel Tasia Maris’ standout features include a close-to-it-all location and a varied entertainment line-up.
This hotel’s location is a big draw. Walk for a minute or so through the grounds and you’ll come to a sandy beach. A 15-minute wander, meanwhile, takes you to the shops, restaurants and bars of Nissi Beach.
This place is geared towards couples. Days are all about relaxing by the hotel’s lagoon-like pool. Evenings, on the other hand, are taken over by gala dinners and professional shows.
Open for international, British and local cuisine, with plenty of vegetarian food options too. There are chefs making fresh pancakes and omelettes on cooking stations in the morning and buffet meals in the evening. There is a dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers for evening meals.
The bar has a casual relaxed atmosphere about it. There's chilled music playing, a cool breeze blowing from the air-con and plenty of comfortable seating for you to get comfy on to choose your desired drink or snacks.
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3. With air-conditioning from 15th May, radio, walk-in showers, room service offering food until 21.30 and drinks until 24.00 and a laundry service. The third bed is a camp bed.
this hotel was very clean and comfortable with the location ideal. it is close to nissi beach where there are plenty of water sports to enjoy, whilst on the other side is the hussle and bussle of aiya napa town.
we went in june and was fairly quiet, compared to what july and august is probably like, so we felt safe and secure walking around enjoying the shops they had and the beautiful beaches.
there was plenty of entertainment at the hotel and if you don't like site seeing the hotel had plenty to do so you don't need to leave.More
we had several issues with this hotel which did not go down to well in fact they just go over their head the changing of the beach towels tuesdays and thursdays only having to pay for the use of the fridge the food was fair overall the cleanliness was excellent hotel is geared for 55 plus the reps listen to your concerns but do nothing to resolve them even going half board you are expected to pay for your water personallyi did not think this hotel good value for moneyalso you do not get 3 days full board on a 7 nights half board booking as stated on the thompson website i would not recomend this hotel to my under 55 friendsMore
Have just returned from a wonderful two week holiday. Check in at the hotel was quick and friendly. Our room on the second floor had a sea and pool view and was kept very clean with clean towels every day, lovely to leave the room early in the morning with the beds unmade and wet towels in the bathroom and return later in the day to a tidy room with beds made, bathroom cleaned and clean towels laid out for our use. Beds were very comfy, air con very efficient, we took our own kettle and tea and coffee, didn't need the fridge as all inclusive.
Sandy Bay Beach a minutes walk across the road and a very nice clean beach with the lovely clean warm waters of the Med. The pool area was wonderful with the best pool we've ever known. A walk in entrance to the pool with a long handrail making it inviting for all including old and disabled people. Wonderful to lie in the shallow end of the pool and chill out or chat to people or sit with a drink from the pool bar. Marina at the pool bar is a lovely friendly lady who works very hard and always waves and says hello when she sees you. She also makes wonderful virgin bloody Mary's which I was able to order and walk back through the pool with two drinks and surprise my husband.
Sunbeds were reserved early in the mornings or even the night before which is naughty, we put our towels on sunbeds around 7am and by this time most of the beds had already been reserved. We don't like reserving beds but felt there was no option.
Breakfasts were lovely with so much choice, lunches were also lovely with enormous portions, you chose from the quite extensive menu at lunch time. The food in the evening was very varied and well cooked although rather English but always plenty of choice. The deserts were particularly good, again so much choice. The waiting staff were very efficient, friendly and polite and Mertodi had the most beautiful smile.
After dinner we would go and relax on one of the sofas by the pool and George would come over and take our order. A Calypso coffee and an Irish coffee, wonderful. A special mention to Chryso, a lovely girl who always made sure our glasses were never empty. All the staff are efficient and friendly. Chryso, on our penultimate night, came over and asked if we were leaving the next day, we said yes, she said tomorrow is her day off so she came to say goodbye, we were very touched, lovely lovely girl.
It would be easy not to leave the hotel for the duration of the holiday but we did go to Ayia Napa harbour early one morning, we sat in a coffee bar with a mug of cappuccino each and cakes on the house and people watched and watched the boats bobbing in the sea. A lovely way to spend a hot and sunny Saturday morning.
We also enjoyed a mezze one evening at Isaac Taverna near the church in Ayia Napa Square. Gorgeous food very reasonably priced but couldn't possibly eat the 14 courses, so happy to have local cats help us out with our food!
Another must do is the trips on The Original Red Bus Tour bookable at reception. The half day village tour is 20 Euros per person and takes you to the buffer zone and the full day Famagusta tour, 30 Euros per person takes you into Northern/Turkish Cyprus to Varosha beach which has a backdrop of the bombed out hotels from the 1974 invasion. Great trips with English guides and drivers. Very novel sitting on an opened topped red bus learning about what happened in 1974.
Thomson reps were great particularly Chevorn and Karen. Nice to chat to them and tell them what we'd been up to. Karen is a very nice lady and we had some good chats.
The entertainment team are superb. Barry and Ant were the main entertainment team while we were there. Lauren wasn't well and returned to the UK so we didn't really meet her. A lovely young lady, Katie, took over. We are not ones for games usually but my husband enjoyed Tai Chi in the pool, killer darts, playing pool, crazy golf, we both enjoyed aqua aerobics and I enjoyed trying to throw mini bean bags onto the target, all great fun. We particularly enjoyed the trivia quiz at 4pm every day.
The evening entertainment on the whole was very good. Quite varied acts, singers, comedians and the Thomson Gold Touring company. Panache were our favourites. Lovely people with a huge repertoire. They sang a couple of songs for us which are not usually in their repertoire and did an amazing job of them. Thank you so much Josie and John. They also do a sunshine soirée one afternoon a week, heavenly to lie in the pool in the sunshine and listen to live music which matched the weather and the ambience of the pool area.
Barry had the knack of getting people to join him in dancing or doing the conga almost leading people into the pool. Such fun to watch.
To sum up, a clean, comfortable hotel with quality food, excellent service with a smile, beautiful pool and pool area and great entertainment, we loved every moment and laughed every day. We also met some lovely people especially Alan and Alison and Paul and Wendy.
We believe this hotel is becoming Platinum next year which may mean no Thomson entertainment and children will be allowed, we would definitely return if it remained as a Gold hotel but Thomson do have other Gold hotels so we will probably visit these in the future.
Well done Tasia Maris, from two very satisfied holidaymakers.
Kate W, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Worth a look.
Myself and my wife have just returned from a two week stay at the Tasia Maris Gold hotel.
We both carried out a considerable amount of research on the hotel before booking. Our research suggested that we were booking with a hotel that enjoyed, in the main, excellent reviews. I am delighted to say that our expectations were met.
The hotel is of a modern construction with frankly the best swimming pool we have both ever seen.
It is fair to say that the majority of guests are of the more mature variety. With this in mind, the hotel is constructed in such a manner that access in and around the hotel is supplemented by ramps rather than steps. The pool also allows considerable ease of access for people who may have varying degrees of disability, with the aid of a rail, which gently slopes down into the pool.
The depth of the pool starts as very shallow, gradually achieving half a meter, and ends up at a depth of one point five meters. In other words, there isn't a need to tread water. Indeed, I witnessed guests who were clearly non swimmers enjoying the benefits of the pool.
The food is of a typical british fare in the main, which whilst abroad is not really what I want. However, the choice overall was impressive, catering for both vegetarians and non vegetarians.
Breakfast is buffet, catering for every conceivable taste.
Lunch is ordered via a menu and is extreme in terms of portions. Nonetheless, the quality is good, and again caters for most tastes.
Dinner is again buffet and offers a further considerable choice. Perhaps my only gripe here is the need for the men to wear long trousers whilst the younger females are able to get away with wearing clothing that is more akin to what they would wear on a beach. This I know causes considerable heated debate amongst guests. However, this is a hotel rule and seems to be enforced with consistency and vigour.
The entertainment is provided by Thomson and in all honesty is of a surprisingly high standard. Pre holiday research suggested that we would be subject to entertainment perhaps better suited for holiday camps. I was pleasantly surprised.
The resident band are called Panache, a two piece band, Josie and John.
Their repatoire was extensive and as such catered for most musical tastes. Josie has a voice of such quality that it almost brings tears to your eyes. John was a music teacher, which is reflected in his virtuosity on the keyboard as well as vocals. The backing tapes are home produced and of high quality.
Our room was spacious and enjoyed the benefit of a sea view.
The rooms were cleaned daily, which is unusual for most resorts.
The hotel staff, without exception, are courteous and efficient.
The beach is situated a short distance from the hotel, and is adequate.
Again, the disabled are catered for in the form of a ramp which comprises of a seat at the top, which allows the person to sit in it, and be gradually eased into the sea. I have never seen this before. This I think demonstrates the forward thinking of the local authority who own/control the beach.
Overall, it is difficult to find fault with the hotel. It certainly catered for our every need.
A further mention has to be made of the entertainment team, who certainly contributed to our enjoyable holiday experience.
One point that I have to make is the appalling reserving of sun beds. If you arrive at the pool area after say nine o clock, you may have difficulty in finding the sun bed of your choice this I am afraid this is indicative of most hotels. Indeed, I have to admit guilt in this respect. This is not however a direct criticism of the hotel.
Overall, we both enjoyed what has been one of our best holidays.More
Chris W, Birmingham, United Kingdom
We have just returned from two weeks at the taris maris hotel, the hotel is great we had a sea view room these are slightly smaller than the other rooms but it was fine it had every thing we needed, the whole hotel was keeped very clean the food was good we were all inclusive & didn't eat out once,the pool area was good although there's always the odd guest that's up at a ridiculous time to get them towels out, but we never had any trouble getting a lounger, there is also a beautiful beach just over the road, the entertainment team we're wonderful there I'd always something going on if you want to join in, all in all we had a great time & I would highly recomend this hotel & would love to return again as meny customer's do, I do however think it's a shame that they are talking of changing this hotel from a gold to a platinum, and lastly I wound just like to praise all the staff they worked so hard & we're all so politeMore
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