Had a great week at the Anthousa.
Food very good, service superb, all inclusive package genuine. On a good beach, very good room, pools. Adult pool full of kids.
15 Euro deposit for each beach towel. Reduced the Sun bed fiasco as people don't risk losing towel, but many days same old problem where sun beds bagged all day but not used.
Surrounding area down market, nothing Greek, just streets of Irish bars and holiday tat shops selling stuff for twice the price as at home,
Everything outside hotel very expensive due to exchange rate.
Hotel deteriorated since our last visit, looks as though problems don't get fixed.
Beach bar sitting area looks as though it was damaged in the winter and only half repaired.
Tennis court, alongside stinking open sewer, astro turf sunk in one hole 4 inches deep, guanteed damaged ankle.
Staff great, Duty / assistant manager very kind when we asked to pay for a guest to visit for a day.
Be aware if you don't book a sea or side sea view you may end up in Annex across the the road which would be very disappointing especially if you have kids.
Be happy to go back.
My daughter and I have just returned from the Aquis Bella. The staff are fantastic; courteous, charming and extremely helpful, particularly on Reception. Everyone spoke good English.
We had a sea view room which was comfortable with a nice balcony, good airconditioning and clean. Large bathroom and good supply of hot water and a decent shower.
The main restaurant was fine, the food was as good as it could be considering it is a huge buffet. Plenty of choice and the main meals changed daily. Although the staples of chips and pasta were always available and plenty of salad and fruit. The staff were a little slow at clearing tables and if you went into the restaurant at busy times it was sometimes difficult to find a table.
The pool was good but too many lilos and ball games. The indoor pool was open and much more peaceful if you wanted to swim some lengths. We had a great massage in the spa - well worth it.
The beach is not the most impressive feature, whilst it is long it is quite narrow with rocks under the water and quite rough.
There is a lot of emphasis on entertainment, both by the pool during the day and in the evening, if you like that sort of thing.
All in all it is exactly as described and is a good comfortable family holiday resort. I would recommend it.
"NICE HOTEL, EXCELLENT SERVICE, DIFFICULT TO FIND AT NIGHT"
THE HOTEL IS VERY NICE AND HAS EXCELLENT FACILITIES INCLUDING ACCESS TO THE BEACH.
BREAKFAST WAS GOOD, LUNCH WAS DISAPPOINTING.
IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND THE HOTEL AT NIGHT AND THE HOTEL IS ABOUT 40 TO 40 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT.
AT THE END OF THE SEASON (OCTOBER) SOME OF THE HOTEL FACILITIES ARE NOT FUNCTIONAL.
Jehiel from Boston Ma.
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stayed 1 week in this hotel, was perfect location close to shops and bars etc. hotel looked nice although did not like reception area very dark and dated looking. our standard room was a decent size although bathroom was too small and shower tiny barely room to move but very clean. Also no sun ever got to our veranda are very disappointing. Pool areas lovely plenty room to choose where to sit. staff were lovely and friendly.
s from scotland
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"Don't let the price fool you. This hotel is 5 star"
Just returned from the Cactus Royal and taking into consideration the price that we paid our overall experience in this hotel was very good. We were the only English couple staying as it is very popular with German and Russian holiday makers but it did not matter as everyone was well behaved and the staff went out the way to talk to us.
We were a little apprehensive as previous all inclusive hotels haven't lived up to the star ratings but this one is definatley 5 star with good quality food, fantastic range of drinks included in the all inclusive package and excellent customer sevice.
The jewel in the crown has to be 'Elia' the Mediterranean restaurant which you are allowed to visit once a week. The food was amazing and the location overlooks the sea which gives you a cool breeze and creates a fantastic atmosphere.
The only downside to this hotel is the fight for sunbeds in the morning but this problem exists in most hotels when they are full.
In summary if you are looking for value for money but still want quality this hotel is hard to beat.
Our family party of 12, with an age range of 58 years to 95 years, spent a week at the Palace in late April. The hotel staff could not have been more accomodating or caring. The location was ideal, a walk to the harbour less than 5 minutes at a slow pace and all on the flat. Food was varied, with many choices, the restaurant staff were excellent. The 2 outside pools were clean and inviting. All our family really enjoyed our staff.
Judith from Bolton
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