The hotel was fine and the staff were very helpful and friendly.The room was of a standard you would expect of a 3 star hotel,although it was nice to have A/C and free Sky TV, with sky sports 1 and sky movie ch 7.Plus you have a fridge!
We had a partial sea view , as the room was on the side of the hotel, You will need to pay extra if you require sea/pool view rooms.
The breakfast food was fine and normal variety from a continental hotel, nothing special , contrary to other people reports! Although it was nice to sit outside for breakfast and was very relaxing, breakfast served between 7 and 10am.
There are plenty of beds around the pool area and gardens hence no rush to claim a spot after breakfast, and the hotel provide ...
The pool is very small ,smaller than the photos, and quite boring , no shape, the water is warm but refreshing.The gym was awful, broken apparatus and AC broken, maybe fixed now but best to avoid.
The beach which is private and sole use of the hotel and the Pioneer next door, is awful, full of dried up seaweed, from a distance looks ok, but upon closer inspection at either side of the tiny beach area ( parasols and beds from the hotel) there are skips , burnt out oil drum and litter skewd everywhere, best to avoid, although beaches in Cyprus are not too good anyway.
Please keep to the hotel gardens and pool area.
The weather was hot 32 -35 deg C and sunny no clouds and there was a cooling breeze from the sea which was nice.We did not experience hot days with no wind at the hotel as stated by previous reports.
The hotel has a contintental feel with people from France , Germany , spain and the UK of course.
There was a diversity of people which provided a nice balance, families with young cuildren and teenages, young couples and middle aged and older generation couples.
This hotel is not for the big families with lots of kids, its more suited for small families and couples looking for a more relaxed time as there is no day entertainment.For the children there is a play park which has a sand base but in direct sunlight in the day, no shade.There is a game room with table tenis, pool etc.Outside was another table tenis and a tenis court.
The evening entertainment is suited for people who like to have a relaxing drink and listen to music.
Most people went out for the evening and maybe came back for last hour for a drink.
We stayed BB and twice a week they have barbecue and greek barbecue nights for food, which is ok, its held around the pool area and you have a good selection of barbecued food , all the meats and fish plus a nice salad spread and cakes and ice cream .If you are half board this is the evening meal, for people on BB you can pay 7 CYP each , half price for children.
The bar drinks are priced the same cost at home , pint of local beer named Keo is 3 GBP ( 2.40 CYP)
The food and drink bar near the garden area for lunchtime is expensive and poor food selection, although they have a strawberry time around 2pm which a bell is sound hence worth treat yourself! on the odd occasion.
The hotel shop has drinks but no food , just crisps and biscuits and no chilled drinks!!
We found a supermarket about 10 mins walk from the hotel passed the RUI Cypria hotel whereby they had chilled drinks and on the side a sandwich shop selling fresh baguettes, tuna mayo, cheese salad etc, and had sausage rolls and pasties and cakes, all reasonably priced. for example , two tuna baguettes one giant sausage roll, 2 cakes , price 4.50 CYP ( 5 GBP)
The hotel is located directly opposite the paphos waterpark and next to the Pioneer hotel, I suggest you hire a car (please shop around for best deals!)
There is a regular bus service which runs every 15 mins on the hour and is very reliable, bus stop outside the hotel, 50 cent to anywhere!
To the centre at papahos is 10-15 mins by bus, although the last one back is 11pm , if you miss this a taxi costs 4 CYP (5 GBP)
In walking distance of approx 20 mins there is a go kart site and pitch and put for the teenagers.
The waterpark is 10 mins walk with another go kart site.Price of waterpark is 15 CYP per adult 8 CYP per child in July /August. We attended both and found the one at Limmosol was bigger and better, even 1 CYP less than the paphos one
There are repeated guests as the hotel provides discount incentibes from your 2nd visit.
Tour Operator: First Choice