Olympic Lagoon Resort Hotel, Ayia Napa
Reviews - Olympic Lagoon Resort Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Honeymooners
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Great hotel!from kathydixon
The pools are amazing outside and the inside pool is nice to dip into during the day as it is so hot outside!! The rooms are a bit small and cramped but they are clean!!
Remember and tell the staff at reception if some one you are travelling with is celebrating their birthday as you will receive a free bottle of champagne and ballons in your room which is a nice surprise!! They will check your passport for your date of birth just incase you would try lieing!
The breakfasts are a bit greasy and not very tasty but there is plenty of it! However the evening meals are nice and plenty of variety!!
We will def visit Cyrus again and would stay here again!!
Good but not that impressed!!from hellybelly7
Arrived early morning on 23rd, greated by not so happy reception staff but didn't care at this point just excited to actually arrived.
We stayed in Room 210 over looking the main busy and noisy road out the front of the hotel! Room definitely in need of modernisation and re-decoration but the worst part was the bathroom!!! We took our little boy (4 years old) and the bathroom was mouldy, had broken tiles and the toilet system was cracked but had not been mended very well. The room for some reason always smelt of wee whenever we turned the AC on, very bizzare!!
In my opinion this was not a 4*, the outside pools were absolutely amazing but the hotel I was not impressed with. As previous people have stated it is very pricey but we only stayed on a B&B board so we eat our meals at a lovely restaurant not far from the hotel itself. The staff there would do anything for you and they loved my little boy and kept him amused for ages.
I would not stay here again, there are much better hotels out in Cyprus and this is not one of them. Experienced this one for the first time but did not live up to my expectations unfortunately.
Lovely hotel, beautiful placefrom Kitten69
The wedding itself took place outside under the cabana which was covered in flowers and white organza which looked beautiful. We had our own music playing for my walk to the cabana and guests were clapping as i made my appearence. The picturesque hotel grounds made a beautiful backdrop to our wedding photos. We had more free champagne when we returned to our room and the next morning the hotel provided us with a champagne wedding breakfast and gift from the hotel, which was a lovely touch. The evening after our wedding the hotel provided us with a romantic dinner for 2 in the cabana over the pool with yet more free champagne!
We went to Diones restaurant on the night of our wedding and they had decorated the table for us and yet more free champagne. The food was to die for and not expensive, i definately recommend Dionnes to anyone, the staff are wonderful and it made a perfect ending to a perfect day. There is also a safe play area for the children.
We only went to the square once and the beer was certainly cheap! most place were £1 a pint with a fre shot! unfortunately with younger children with us they were bored at having nothing to do but watch us drink. There are a few bars that have mini parks for them to play on. There was a nice bar/restaurant a few minutes from the hotel called paradise alley which had a play area with bouncy castle. The food was good and in the resturant part a set 3 course menu was only £5.95. The kids were happy in the play area, leaving us to sit a drink and listen to music on the big screens. They also do all day breakfasts for only £1.90.
There is a beach across the road from the hotel which is safe for the kids to paddle.
All in all this is a fabulous hotel and ayia napa is a beautiful place. We definately will be returning for our anniversary next year.
would be 5* with more effotfrom kev1983
Good hotel but takes wads of cash!!!from londongizzmo
We stayed in a junior suite overlooking the pool which comprised of a living area with two sofas (both of which could convert into full size single beds) a large balcony, sleeping area and bathroom. There was ample storage space and two dressing tables/desks each with a mirror. We also had mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. The air conditioning in the room was excellent and took next to no time to cool down the room in the mid 30's heat.
The pool in this hotel is super and a free form Grecian style - I actually preferred this pool to the one at the Aeneas Hotel where we stayed last year. It is the same depth throughout (about 1.3M) making it ideal for those who fear deep water. One good thing about this hotel is that we always managed to find a vacant sun lounger no matter what time of day we went down to the pool - this is usually unheard of unless you are down at 6am with your towels!!
The area around the pool is spacious and there is also a childrens' play area with sand/beach style floor. There are plenty of parasols and the hotel provides clean beach towels daily, delivered to your room along with your bath towels.
The hotel is ideally situated close to beaches and the water park (Waterworld) is within walking distance - about a 15 minute walk - highly worth a visit. The hotel is about a 40 minute walk from the centre of Ayia Napa or a CY£4 taxi journey taking several minutes. Plenty of taxis are available at the rear of the hotel next to the supermarket.
We were half board and I have to say that I really enjoyed the food in the evening (and I can be a fussy eater!) The meals were varied daily and each night had a theme, ie: BBQ, Italian, Mexican, Carvery etc with enough to suit all tastes and dietry requirements and the meals were served outdoors under the verandah which serves as the pool bar/ restaurant during the day. Meals are 7.30pm onwards but at 9.30pm they have a "childrens' disco" so if you like a quiet atmosphere I'd recommend eating earlier when it is quiet. Sunday was "Gala night" and the meal was served in the restarant which was a pleasant change. We usually ate around 8pm and there was plenty of tables free and it was quieter then.
Drinks at the hotel Bacchus bar and pool bar are quite expensive, though this is the norm throughout Cyprus (which is more expensive than London and the most expensive country I have visited!) and unless you find bars in the quiet areas (The Garden Inn being one of them) expect to pay what you would normally pay, if not more, in the UK. However the bar has happy hour 7-8pm whan all drinks are half price so it's not too bad if you just want
the before dinner drink. I recommend the brandy sour by the way! If you're planning on spending a lot of time at the hotel and all evening there consider joining the all inclusive programme. We received information on this and it was CY£12 per day for adults; CY£8 for children. All local alcoholic drinks, all soft drinks, tea/coffee and water are included. If you think that a soft drink in UK money is more than £3 and water £2 and you're spending a lot of time at the hotel it could work out to save you money. During the day most people, like we did, popped to the supermarket at the rear of the hotel for drinks as it is just as close as the bar. There are signs stipulating no food or drinks bought off-site allowed, but this was not enforced. Food at the pool bar though is reasonably priced and good quality - try the chicken and bacon club sandwich which an individual portion is enough for two people!
Unfortunatley I cannot say the same about breakfast. There was little variety day-to-day and the menu monotonous - hot food consisted of streaky bacon, tiny sausage, runny eggs and beans. There were no starchy products like potatoes or hash browns and no mushrooms etc. Every day was the same and the hot food also tasted fatty - one morning the bacon was literally swimming in oil. I only ate breakfast a couple of times because of this. They do have cold meats and cheese (one variety) which was tasteless and cereals, fruit and yogurt and breads. Such a disappointment when I found the lunch and dinner to be good. The breakfast area is also very busy after about 9.15am (we struggled to get a table some days) so unless you want to hear banter and screaming babies try to get down as early as possible. We got down about 8.30 one morning which was fine.
One thing that bothered me about this hotel was that the only ironing facilities were in the basement of the hotel in it's laundry room. You had to trail the whole way across the resort and through reception and public areas with your clothing before taking the lift below ground. This would not normally bother me as I don't usually iron on holiday - I do enough ironng when I am not on holiday - but as I was attending a wedding it was necessary to press clothing which had got creased in transit. Irons are also banned from rooms incidentally.
Other than that and the breakfast the hotel was good and I would stay there again should I choose to stay in this part of Cyprus.
A couple of general points: we got a private transfer from Larnaca airport to the hotel which took about 30 mins and cost CY£25. Also if this is your first visit to Cyprus and you're a UK resident, travel adaptors are not required as they use the same 3 pin plugs as in the UK. Remember also to make provision for the high prices in Cyprus (we spent about £150 a day between the two of us which did not include meals!) - I have been ever year for the past 4 years and the prices seem to constantly rise. Such a shame as this is a beautiful country and if it continues they will drive tourists to other parts of the world with resorts which are far cheaper.
WOW! Wonderful holidayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The wedding was absolutely fabulous - there was a choice of locations to hold the ceremony in the hotel - my brother and his wife chose the outdoor gazebo which had been decorated in white organza with balloons and flowers. All the chairs were covered in white and tied with bows. It looked stunning. The photographer made the most of the beautiful location, taking the newlyweds around the hotel grounds for photos by the pool, on bridges, in the garden etc.
The rooms were a little dated, but how much time do you spend in your room on holiday anyway? The mini-bar fridge was well stocked, but beware - they charge for items you put in there - daily rate £2.50. Also a charge for using the safe £12.
There were no tea/coffee making facilities in the standard rooms which would have been nice in the mornings!
There are towels provided and also yellow ones for the pool which are changed every day. Get yours on the loungers early, as the best spots get taken very early on!
Choice of breakfast food at the buffet was vast - something for every taste. Restaurant bar was good too, and they will deliver lunches and drinks to the poolside.
The pools were the highlight for us - we made the most of them, they were great for the children too as the main pool is a 'lagoon' style so you wade in and the depth changes gradually like the sea. There were Jacuzzis at the edges and bridges and waterfalls all around. Very pretty.
Beach is a short walk across the road through another hotel's grounds. Shallow waters, but slightly rocky. Water Park within walking distance too.
Buses pass the hotel every 20mins, but there are taxis waiting there all the time and it costs about £4-5 for a trip into Ayia Napa. If there are a lot of you - then try and get the larger Mercedes taxi which will carry 7 people for £7!
Ayia Napa is very busy, bustling town (about 10 mins away by taxi), with hundreds of places to eat and drink. Best restaurants we tried were 'Sage' (stunning food, high class service at great prices) and 'Sapporo' (Japanese - very entertaining!)
If you like nightlife, there are endless themed bars and karaoke bars and clubs. Be prepared for the 'touts' who try and encourage you into each bar offering free drinks and two for one offers. They get on your nerves after a while!
Go to the Troodos Mountains to see the real Cyprus. Absolutely stunning scenery, traditional style villages, ancient churches and monasteries, wineries and lovely views.
Go to the Cyprus Meze Tavern next door to the Olympic for Meze - 17 courses of traditional meat and fish dishes served with a smile!
Great Hotel but TAKE PLENTY OF CASH !!!from A TripAdvisor Member
We arrived at the hotel in the early hours and were taken to our room in a buggy with all our cases and were pleased to find we had been upgraded to junior suits with a lovely pool view at no extra cost.It was spotless clean and the towels, pool towels and bedding were changed daily by our maid Despo who was lovely.The pool area is fantastic and very safe for chldren the lagoon part of it is right next to the play area so small children can go from one to the other very safely.there are loads of sunbeds but f you have small children and want to be near the lagoon you may have to get up early to make sure you get beds in that area,otherwise there were beds free all day.
Evening entertainment in the hotel was very poor and amateurish but the drinks were so expensive anyway we didnt stay in at night there are plenty of other places to go.Daytime activities seemed to be ok Volleyball,Waterpolo,aqua arobics etc thats not my idea of a holiday so I just watched but it was there if you wanted it.
Overall we had a GREAT TIME!!! and if the management just encouraged their staff to smile a little bit more and they charged reasonable prices for there drinks so that people would stay in the hotel in the evening it would have been PERFECT !!!!!!!
Having said all this WE WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK AND PROBABLY WILL!!!!
The staff were all so friendly & the rooms were cleaned very well, every day. The rooms are basic. Plenty of sun loungers & the beach was across the road. Waterworld water park was about 15 minutes walk away.
Ayia Napa is a fair old walk from the hotel, along the coast it was about 1 hour. Things are expensive in Cyprus, so make sure you take plenty of money with you if you're not all inclusive.
Quality, But take lots of money!from steve1979
We were upgraded to a Junior Suite so we had the pool right next to our room.
I have to agree with the prices in the Bar, as a londoner im used to paying big prices but didnt expect this to be the same in Cyprus. We only went into the bar once. They do have Sky Sports in th bar which is good for all the big games
'The Square' in Ayia Napa is 3KM away and is quite a trek. We walked it once there and back and slept like a baby afterwards! Taxi's where costing £5 there and £6 back, such a rip off but saves your feet!
Most nights we ate in the Nissi Beach area, about half way towards DownTown Ayia Napa. I can recommend Valentino's and the Garden Inn. But the one that we mostly inpressed with was Erik's SteakHouse, they had the best steaks we have ever eaten. Please if you dont try anywhere else, do try here.
Downtown Ayia Napa isnt much to write home about in May. Maybe at 26, im getting too old but its even more expensive there and after 8 or 9 'Cocktails' each, we were both pretty much sober so the 'do they water there drinks down' debate still rolls on.
Overall, cant fault the hotel, and Cyprus is an excellent place to go but if you want a quick cheap getaway for a week then pack your bags for somewhere else!
FANTASTIC!!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
we got upgraded to a junior suite,it was clean and modern. the room was cleaned every day,also bed changed and clean towels for personal and pool use, that was a novelty!
we were truely pampered throughout, a huge thanks to the olympic for making our wedding day & honeymoon as we only dreamt was possible.
Ben & Lesley Stephens.
Top Local Tips for Ayia Napa
Shop around! A lot of travel agencies will say that this hotel don't offer All Inclusive, they do! and tell them that they do they will find it. The best value deal is to go all inclusive if you like a drink or two!
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Pavements Whilst you are walking on pavements and walkways, please be careful tripping up as this was a common factor with some of the guests ending up on plaster and wheelchairs. Very uneven if you are older.
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- Address: Xylofagou-Agia Napa Rd. a pa P.O.Box 30386 - Ayia Napa - 3585343 - Cyprus
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