Anassa Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed for a week..certainly a pleasant stay...but.... The Hotel portraits itself as a premier and leading luxury hotel.. This is true only to a limited extent. It is a very well run property, but in the end only a very good holiday hotel. The main problem is, it is huge. And lots of people create constant commotion and noise level. It certainly is not the ideal hotel for a couple seeking quiet relaxation. It is basically a family place. Quite a lot of children even in October. This would not be a problem if there were dedicated areas for families or couples. Instead, evenly dispersed, notably around the pool and beach, it is simply noisy. The beach feels crammed. Service: constantly very friendly mostly international staff. Mainly from eastern europe... The clientele: Mainly from eastern europe.. The rooms: very poor noise insulation, nicely renovated, Balconies without any privacy.. Restaurants and food: We did not try the buffet on half board. Looked good. All restaurants expensive. Helios restaurant: constantly good, very nice setting Basiliko: Beautiful room and setting. Service wobbly. Food mediocre, trying to emulate dishes popular in modish London or Paris restaurants. Execution ok, choice limited, helpings minuscule, prices above London two star places, the most ridiculously overpriced place lately. Clearly made for russian oligarchs with money to squander... Would we go back? Possibly...it somehow grew on us ...
Another visit to this gorgeous hotel, while we holidayed in Latchi. Sat inside but overlooked the terrace, whilst enjoying an afternoon tea. A nice selection of savoury bites, and then a decision as where to start on the cakes and pastries, a good choice of both, the secret is to eat slow so that you can enjoy everything, plus a selections of tea or coffee, everything was delicious and I thought reasonably priced. Night descended so we then took the opportunity to have a cocktail we were spoilt for choice.
A stay at the Anassa is truly an experience to be cherished. The setting is astounding, the service is exceptional, the food is superb. And the aura around the hotel… from the spa and the amazing relaxation rooms to the dining areas and the blossomed gardens, you feel like you are in another world!
This hotel is truly exceptional. In every way. We stayed from October 16th - 23rd and not a single day there was anything other than blissful! You only have to read all the other reviews to discover that the staff are so exceptionally friendly and professional, the food is consistently fabulous with plenty of variety to suit everyone's taste, the rooms are really comfortable, the gardens and beach simply fantastic. And I agree completely with these reviews. But I think it was what happened to us on our first morning there that really sets this hotel apart from every other I have stayed in. I happened to walk past the reception desk on our first morning and the really friendly manager who was working that morning asked me how we slept and if we were comfortable. I told him how happy and comfortable we were and completely by chance added that we had woken quite often in the night because there was a little baby in the next door room who wasn't so keen on sleeping! I said we loved children and it didn't really matter to us and that maybe it would be so tired the next night that it would sleep. No problem. I returned to our room later that day to find a message from the front desk saying that when we were ready someone would come and move our things to another room that they thought would be quieter for us! We couldn't believe such service. A chance comment in the morning resulted in such effort and kindness from the manager to make our stay perfect for us. We didn't expect this at all and to find ourselves in a room with an even more stunning ocean view was just incredible. The next day a cake was delivered to our room to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. Even now, 9 days after our return to U.K., we are still talking about the holiday every day and feeling so rested and refreshed after our wonderful experience. Needless to say, in the next few days we will be booking next years trip. It is an experience which is simply too special to miss. Thank you so much to everyone at Anassa for your incredible generosity and kindness which made our holiday so wonderful.
We stayed at the Anassa hotel for 3 nights. We had two interconnecting rooms for ourselves and our two children. I cannot fault the hotel in any way the service was amazing and the facilities superb. We ate at two of the hotels restaurants these were also excellent. Would go back tomorrow!
The property is luxurious not being overly ostentatious, meaning it has the feeling of a rich friend house by the sea, where you will be over indulged but will still feel at home. Food, mainly the fish by the pool restaurant, is delicious. Highly recommended.
17 Days is a long stay in any hotel. In the Anassa, the excellent service never ceased. Many members of staff went out of the way to make our stay as pleasant as it could be. Changing to a quieter room in the early days made all the difference as this holiday was planned to fully recover after some medically challenging months. In the second week we asked for and got an entirely bespoke diet. It was all provided with the greatest of ease. The 'lawn' staff went the extra mile day in day out. In all a visit we definitely hope to repeat.
In a increasingly crazy world Anassa feels like a haven of calm, beauty and old fashioned warm hospitality. Where things are just as they should be. It's not hip or trendy with servers who are too cool to be there as so many places are these days, it's beautiful, elegant, timeless and the staff are universally caring, helpful and professional. The rooms have had a slight refresh but are still totally in keeping and the overall style hasn't changed. Thankfully. We visit every year at the end of October, which is when most resorts and hotels will be showing the wear and tear of a long busy summer. Not Anassa, it is faultlessly maintained by a team of staff who can be seen around the hotel, discreetly touching up paintwork, attending to broken furniture etc. The weather this year was absolutely perfect! Often in October we have the odd shower but this week, the sea was warm, there was no humidity and it felt like we were in another universe when we heard of orange skies and storm Brian at home! The food in the Amphora is fantastic, so amazing that by the end of the week I was making myself eat from tea plates so that I'd still fit in my easyJet seat! Special thanks to the wonderful staff there, Dora, Andreas, Marina x 2, Diamante, Andrew & Savas. The Armonia Terrace has to be one of the most beautiful spots in the world to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink. Takkis the bar man is just back from a stint in the American Bar at The Savoy and mixes the most delicious cocktails. Our group of friends had a birthday party while we were there and the staff arranged a private drinks terrace for our celebration. The pool bar staff at Meltemi circulate frequently ensuring you never have to leave your lounger other than for a dip! Special thanks to Marios, Anna and the lovely Avram! When you make your way to the beach, the service and attention to detail doesn't end. Christo and Danut are on hand to provide towels and with genuinely good natured smiles will help you to endlessly reconfigure your lounger arrangement to catch the the sun/shade. Costas and Tasos were wonderful in providing beach service. We ate fresh calamari, delicious fish and salads on the beach most days. The water sports team are fantastic. My 11 year old passed his PADI exam with them this week and my 5 year old took to the skies in a tandem parasail. Experiences they will never forget. Finally, special thanks to Gregory for accommodating our requests and for such a lovely welcome and congratulations to Mr Wurst on such a wonderful hotel, the best team of staff we have ever met and for maintaining the standard year after year after year.
Need to check the dates with the englisch school break otherwise you are invaded by families with young kids. input of more spices at all restaurants would be appreciate - great kitchen and service but too average on various spices
I read the reviews in advance and they were all very positive but I wasn’t sure it would be THAT good. Added to that when I arrived (late) I felt quite out of sorts. However, I am really shocked that this hotel is of such high quality. There are many dining options but the main buffet restaurant is quite spectacular in its own rights . We are talking mandarin oriental quality - really. I was really taken aback by the quality of the food - desserts are absolutely breathtaking. That aside, great staff, clean everywhere, upmarket, roaring fire in the bar, turndown ... I could go on. What fantastic proof that highly motivated staff make the difference. Many hotels could learn some lessons here. Very very impressed.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 930 reviews