Flights under 6 hrs
4 1/2 hours
Suitable for babies
Suitable for toddlers
Suitable for children
Comp.4-12yrs old. Open 10h00-17h00 six days a week
Creche for under 3s
â‚¬30 for 3.5 hours (approx Â£26)
â‚¬14 approx (Â£12)
Minimal jet lag
Check with your GP
Many different options
Our ReviewThe ultimate in parent and child accommodation in an elegant and refined setting.
This is the senior and slightly more grown up sister hotel of the Almyra. Between the two of them there is something that will suit most tastes. Where the Alymra is young and contemporary in style the Anassa is more elegant and refined. In fact this is much less of a family hotel than the Alymra and a hotel we also highly recommend for honeymooners and couples. However for families it has the benefit of having all the facilities for children that the Almyra has. The Smiling Dolphin Kids Club is open from April to October and will take your 4-11 year olds off your hands in the mornings and afternoons. It also has a very good crèche for 4 mths to 4 year olds. The splitting of these two groups, for us, is a great idea. If you have a Kids Club with toddlers up to 11 year olds then the smaller ones can easily get forgotten in favour of the noisy older children. The huge plus point to this wonderful hotel is the easy access to the huge beach. This is situated just below the main pool and has plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. It also has daily service so you won’t have to leave the comfort of your sunbed to order a refreshing drink. Although like most parents you will probably spent most of your day chasing your youngster up and down the beach. And for children wanting to swim in pools – there are 3 of them. Including a heated pool for any little people who feel the cold. They even have a lawn with sunbeds on so your children can play on the grass where you can see them and they have thoughtfully provided gazebos around the pool to keep the sun off. Even though the hotel is so well suited to families the amount of space they have means that it is still incredible peaceful. It also helps that it is well away from any local towns in on an unspoilt stretch of coast line. The rooms, whilst not as contemporary as the Almyra, are all elegantly decorated in light colours and are a very good size. You may even decide to have a private plunge pool should your children be on an age where this isn’t a worry. There are 3 main restaurants and a pool restaurant as well as a pool bar for light sandwich lunches. The fine dining restaurant open in the evenings only doesn’t accept children and is open in the evening. Their main restaurant tends to be a buffet for half board guests and the food is all light and Mediterranean. It is also has a beautiful outdoor terrace, for breakfast and dinner, overlooking the sea below. We found (and this may well change) that Cyprus has some of the best flight times of any European destination. The BA flights leave Gatwick at a reasonable time and return in the late afternoon after you have had a relaxed morning at the hotel. A top tip here is to stay at the Sofitel hotel the night before your departure which is linked to Gatwick North Terminal to ensure a really relaxed start to your holiday. All in all we loved this hotel. The huge gardens and beach allow any noisy nippers to let off steam without you worrying about the other guests and the family facilities help give you a relaxing holiday. The restaurants (other than Basilico) all have great children’s menus and they even have a complimentary infants menu of blended delicious sounding options both on room service and in the restaurants. So good was the blended chicken and rice that poor Inca had a fight to stop her father finishing it for her. It is worth noting that the location of this hotel means that you won’t be able to walk out to other restaurants and as with many beaches in this area of the Med the beaches are very fine grain pebbles rather than sand. However the water is crystal clear and great for watersports and snorkelling.
TOTAL…175 rooms and suites
Garden View Room (41m2) - (2 adults & 1 cot)
Studio Suite (47m2) - (2 adults & 1 extra bed or 1 cot) - these can be interconnecting to make a larger family room.
Garden Studio Suite with or without pool (49m2) - (2 adults & 1 extra bed or 1 cot) - these can be interconnecting to make a larger family room.
Junior Suite with or without pool (53m2) - (2 adults & 1 extra bed or 1 cot) - these can be interconnecting with a garden studio to make a larger room.
1 Bedroom Suite (90m2) - (2 adults & 1 extra bed or 1 cot)
2 Bedroom Family Suite (151m2) - (A total of six people for eg. 4 adults & 2 children or 2 adults & 4 children)
3 Bedroom Suite (151m2) - (A total of nine people for eg. 4 adults & 5 children)
There are plenty of interconnecting rooms to suite families of all sizes. The studios have small balconies but these are often shaded during the day.
Things to do
THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS… Spa, Diving, Powerboat hire, Sailing, Parasailing, Wakeboarding, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Jet skis, Tennis, Squash.
I’M BORED (…& for children)… Swimming, watersports, tennis, Kids Club.
CHILDREN’S CLUB… The Anassa offers a wonderful crèche for children from 4-47months – it is open six days a week and costs Euros 30 (approx £26) for 3.5 hours either in the morning or afternoon or you can do all day – pre-booking is advised. The Smiling Dolphin Kids Club is for children aged 4-12years old and is complimentary, activities include cooking classes, t-shirt printing, beach games and treasure hunts. Evening activities are available at an additional charge there is also a lunch club available. During the summer months the Hercules Teen Club is open for children aged 12-17.
SUITABLE FOR… Everyone.
ARE WE THERE YET?... Flights to Paphos and then a 45 minute drive to the hotel or 2 hours from Larnaca.
I’M HUNGRY… The hotel provides a children’s menu on room service and are able to cater for children in the restaurants – they are happy to puree whatever options you would like to cater for your infants favourite tastes.
BABY SITTING & COSTS… From Euro 14 per hour (approx £12). The hotel doesn’t have a baby listening service and monitors won’t stretch to either the pool or restaurants.
COSTS FOR CHILDREN… One child (under 12 yrs) or infant (under 2 yrs) sharing parents room is free. 1-3 children (0-12 yrs) in own Studio Suite or Garden Studio Suite get a 50% on rate (25% discount during August)Half Board is on a 50% discount for children
PRICES FROM… €257 per person per day (approx £238.00) in a Garden View Room on Bed & Breakfast.
WHAT DON’T YOU NEED TO PACK… Just pack your baby and the hotel will supply the rest. The hotel can supply you with everything you need from baby baths, sterilisers, bottle warmers, nappy changing mats and playmats to tailormade children’s menus which included your specified ingredients and even how blended it needs to be.
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