The hotels' own website describes it as "Luxury 5 Star Family Beach Hotel". Ok, it's on the beach - granted.
The restaurants and communal areas are very well presented with quality furnishings and fittings but for us, that's where it ended with regards to the accommodation.
The Almyra is an ultra-modernist hotel with rooms based on a minimalistic black and white theme. The furniture in the bedrooms is not so good quality and it shows, which is a shame especially in comparison to the furnishings in the public and dining areas.
Originally, the Paphos Beach Hotel the Almyra was refurbished some time ago and is the sister hotel to the Annabelle. They cannot be compared and my personal view is the Almyra is an average 4 star at best.
We were in a Superior Seaview Room on the 2nd level (same as the Reception ...
level) and there are no balconies to any of these rooms. Ground level rooms have a small open terrace.Read More
The bathroom doors appear to be the original Paphos Beach Hotel doors, but heavily painted over the hinges.
Bathroom fittings have been replaced with stand alone sinks and an unusual shower which offers a choice of bath, hand held shower or overhead shower. However, if you choose the overhead option, the shower screen is not wide enough to stop the water going all over the bathroom floor.
Toiletries provided were in cheap plastic bottles and we've seen far superior containers in lesser standard hotels.
Going down to breakfast on our final day we chose to take the stairs. We know from the style of tiles that these are the original tiles used when the hotel was first built. It dates it back to some 20+ years of age.
The saving grace was as follows: Nice mattress toppers (possibly memory foam) for a comfortable bed, very helpful and friendly staff, lots of staff around, well-tended outdoor grounds/gardens, Good choice of breakfast and nicely presented.
Was it worth the price of almost £200 per night for 2 people for a Superior Seaview Room? I don't think so and I'm pleased we did not pay that price.
I’ve rated it as "Recommended" but feel it should not be recommended as a 5 star luxury hotel.