A great-looking pool and a sandy beach on standby make these apartments a sure-fire hit.
Beach lovers get a great deal at these apartments. There’s a sandy one just a few minutes’ walk away and it comes with bars and restaurants. Plus Ayia Napa and Nissi Beach are both about 15 to 20 minutes away on foot.
The main focus is the pool – a curvy number with a separate whirlpool bath and kids’ pool. Food-wise, there’s a buffet restaurant and waiter-service lunch. Meanwhile, the entertainment includes karaoke, magicians and parrot shows.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board meals. Snacks.
Unlimited local alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks including cocktails, draught beer, soft drinks, house wine and hot beverages between 10.00-23.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This large pool takes centre stage with its waterfalls, sun terrace, sunbeds and parasols.
First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with views over the pool.
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1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
These spacious, contemporary apartments come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. They have a twin bedroom, a kitchenette, and a lounge area with 2 sofa-beds. Plus, you'll also find air-con*, and a TV included.
Main Building 1 Bedroom Apartment with Balcony
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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Many tour operators describe The Tasia Maris Gardens as being at Nissi Beach - you should note IT ISN'T. It's a good 20 minutes walk to Nissi Beach. It is situated on Nissi Avenue at Ayia Napa about 3 minutes walk from Sandy Bay. Having said that Sandy Bay is a far better beach than the over crowded and tacky Nissi Beach which is a haven for the exuberant party goers from Ayia Napa. The Hotel is a small and friendly place ideal for families, and has lovely attentive staff. If you're searching on line for hotels then don't confuse the Tasia Maris GARDENS with the other two Tasia Maris hotels which are close by. You should note though that this hotel is it right next to Nissi Avenue which is a very busy and bustling main road on the edge of Ayia Napa. The hotel's main bar (frequented during the evening) is at the front of the hotel and you are virtually sharing space with the endless noisy traffic. That aside the real centre stage here is the swimming pool complex (at the back) which is fantastic, and probably the best pool we have ever come across. Hotel entertainment is limited especially in the evening. The staff try very hard, though the Magic Show, the parrots, Bingo, Karaoke and Quiz nights are not our top choices - many did however enjoy and do improve after a few cocktails. We travelled with our 11 year old son who lived in the pool and made loads of friends. Snooker and darts kept up the momentum. There is a small covered play ground for the young ones and a Kiddies club for under 11's. The accommodation is in a number of detached houses, each divided in to 2 apartments - "A" is ground floor with a terrace, and "B" upstairs with a balcony. If you have young children with buggies, or have mobility issues you should request ground floor. The balcony rooms do offer more privacy and probably the best bet if you don't mind a flight of steps. All apartments are more or less the same, and are spacious and comprise of a decent lounge/dining kitchen and separate bedroom. Air con is included in the bedroom only so suggest the 6 Euro a day extra for the rest of it - well worth the money in 40c. Worth noting that only 12 houses (24 apartments) are actually facing the pool area - some are behind the others with restricted views. Also there are 8 rooms above the main hotel building which are not as accessible as the houses. Suggest when booking you request a pool facing apartment within one of the houses. The food is generally better than the average AI. Breakfast and dinner offers a wide choice, though lunch is a bit limited (and served al a carte.) Drinks are good and far better quality than many AI packages and available till 11pm (after that you pay.) There are decent snacks available to fill the gaps between meals should you miss the restaurant times. Our overview is that some Tour Operators do give a misleading description of where this hotel actually is. The area is very busy and awash with bars, clubs, supermarkets and repetitive gift shops. We found the area more akin to Magaluf and Lloret de mar rather than the idyllic Cypriot retreat that some brochures describe. If you are looking for a bustling type of resort then it is fine, though not everyone's choice. We have rated this place 3/5 although would have scored it 5/5 if the location had been better. More
Awful...never 4 star premier standard
We arrived at this hotel opened the room door and were appalled at the standard of accommodation. This is sold as a First Choice Premier accommodation "4 & 5 star accommodation top to toe luxury. This is certainly not wouldn't even grace it with the official 3 star rating more like a 2 star. It was not a cheap holiday and didn't meet our expectations. The bathroom was filthy, ants all over the floors and the tiles are the worst I've even seen my son wouldn't even shower asked if he could go to the poolside. The food was terrible very limited choices, for lunch the restaurant is closed you order from the poolside snack bar. The drinks are cheap and certainly won't get value for your money here. My 11 year old daughter was served wine at dinner. The waiter joked a spritzer to be told a sprite she's a child needless to say he thought it was funny. This hotel is on a small scale the pool looks huge in the brochure and online photos. The bar in the evening only opens at 6pm. If you want air conditioning in the second bedroom for the children it costs 6 euro per day or they won't give you the remote control to operate this. No bottled water for rooms supermarket across the road. The bar is on a busy main road not ideal for children. The entertainment is non existent this is the worst hotel we've stayed in. We only stayed two nights had to pay to move to a proper 4 star hotel as would have spent more money eating out every night. Complaint ongoing with First Choice....if you like somewhere clean and luxury avoid this hotel certainly not worth All Inclusive.More
First impressions weren't great
When we arrived we were dropped off at the hotel next door which looked lovely! This hotel did not look so good and on the first night I thought I'd made a huge mistake. The next day my views completely changed! The pool area was lovely and there were always sun beds! The bar and waiting staff were always so friendly and you could always have a laugh with them. We loved the idea of the a la carte lunch, which tended to eat a lot of as thought there was a lacking of selection in the evening buffet. A lot of the information given in the room however was wrong. It said you could get wifi everywhere but we had no wifi access in our room (we didn't need it but being told we had it meant we expected it). It also says that the room air con can be set but it can't, its either on and you end up freezing mid way through the night, or off and sweeting mid way through the night. I would recommend this hotel, it's definitely more aimed at children but couldn't find many faults other than the wrong information that was given in the rooms and the lack of selection in the evening meals.More
Samantha C, 186338
great place to be,loved it
I came here with my 16 year old daughter,we both enjoyed our stay here,the food was great for all 3 meals,bar snacks are fab to,the staff are very friendly,well worth the all inclusive price,we ate and drank quite a bit. we would definitely go back.More
good things come in small packages.
As by the title this hotel is on the small side compared to the ones surrounding it. but that plays in it favour as the food is brilliant due to the amount of guests being catered for. there wasn't a night when there wasn't something we all would like. even for our most fussy eater. for breakfast fresh pancakes, waffles, and omelettes are made fresh on a daily rotating basis. the complex was tidy, and rooms cleaned every day. the pool is a moderate size, good for smaller children. with the max depth being 1.5m the staff are friendly and willing to help with anything you need. it was my sons 8th birthday while we were away and the staff decorated a corner of the restaurant with the decorations we had brought. im not the type of person who goes back to the same place twice, but i would definitely consider returning to Tasia Maris Gardens. unfortunately we were told while we were out there that the hotel is due to be closed and demolished to be rebuilt. which is a shame as it really is a lovely hotel. now the only reason this hotel didn't get a 5 rated is due to the evening entertainment. with the hotel being small there isn't really an area big enough to do a decent show. although the girls try their best with what they had and the age of children seemed to have fun with the usual first choice / thompson holiday kids discos.More
Steve C, 186377
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