I stayed at the Paphian Park Village in mid September, for 10 nights. This is my review, based solely on my experiences, and given the time of year, may be extremely different to height of season periods. This is a long and in depth review, so I hope you find it helpful.
Location wise, it is just about 23km/14 miles from the airport, which takes about 25 minutes or so in a taxi. No noise pollution from airplanes or other hotels whatsoever. The main town centre is a few km inland, and the harbour is a few km south. There is a main road about 200 meters up the road, which again, you cannot hear at all. The village almost appears to be slightly secluded, with only 1 other apartment type hotel next to it, and a few villas behind. ...
It is right on the beach, facing west out into the Mediterranean sea.Read More
Rooms are nothing special, but are more than acceptable. There are facilities for self catering (fridge, toaster, cooker, kettle), TV, hairdryer and so on. If you are not all inclusive, the air conditioning is at an extra cost. It's not good air conditioning, basically acts as a cold fan. Double beds, as usual, are two singles put together. Garden/sea view rooms are available, pool view, no view, or pool/sea view rooms also. I stayed in a pool/sea view, which had a beautiful view over the pool, and out into the sea. The apartments are only two floors and 4 rooms across, and have thick walls, so noise is at a minimum. However, the 3 apartment blocks that are raised up over the restaurant, games room or entertainment stage, have a shared balcony on the lower level.
Facilities are good. Gym, indoor poo, hairstylist and manicure treatment, 2 bars one is in the gardens down at the beach front and 1 bar in an L shape. Drinks are very good. Local spirits and beers available on all inclusive. Food was good, but does get a bit boring after while. Nights are themed; Italian, Barbeque, Oriental, International, Greek, Cyprian and Carvery. There is also a kids section, which always has chips, chicken nuggets, sausages and some other stuff which comes in handy if you don't like any of the food that night, and that food also acts as the snacks available pretty much all day, along with ice cream. Breakfast is a good old fry up, lunch was often very similar to dinner time.
The pool was extremely clean. Very very hard to find even small areas of dirt, which makes it look even prettier. The pool isn't huge, but big enough. Sun beds weren't amazing, but weren't bad at all. The hotel management also leave a few inflatables and balls around the pool, so people can use them at their own will if they don't have their own.
Staff are very friendly. Animation team go out of their way to make your time there that bit better. Bar staff are very efficient, friendly and certainly aren't stingy when it comes to strength of drinks! Receptionists are very helpful and of course, friendly. It is not hard to have a conversation with any of the staff, as they all speak good English (and German). The waiters/waitresses for lunch and dinner however seem a little bit less bothered about pleasing you. Sometimes, once you've chosen your table and sat down, they'd take ages to approach you to take drinks orders, and sometimes didn't come at all, but usually they are efficient. One other thing that the staff could do in the day time is to go around the pool waiting on you, bringing you drinks. Nothing major but might have been a nice addition.
Evening entertainment is probably the biggest and only proper let down. It's not awful, but it's not good by any means. Rather watered down, I would call it. It's only a weeks schedule, so of course it would be repetitive for 2 weeks. My biggest annoyance about the entertainment though was that there were nowhere near enough chairs, and this is when the hotel is relatively quiet too! This meant that a lot of people would eat dinner as soon as it opened at 7, and got a table for entertainment straight after. So either you have to bare with sitting round the outside restaurant tables or bare with racing into dinner to grab a seat after.
Daytime entertainment/activities are good. There is a range of stuff such as archery, table tennis, water polo, water volleyball, beach volleyball, football and tennis.
As I said at the beginning, I went in mid September. These are only stories but I have heard that this summer, it was pretty bad at the hotel. They overbooked rooms, you have a set time to go to dinner, no inflatables in the pool, ran out of sun beds etc. Now don't let this put you off because as I said I only heard this. Please read other reviews before taking my word on that.
Overall I would rate my experience at the hotel 8 out of 10. I loved every minute of it. It's just some of the small things that let it down. But It's just such a shame that when you get out of the hotel it's so expensive. It is though such a beautiful country with amazing weather. Which leaves me torn with what to rate it... 8 out of 10 I think as well. I can deal with expensive alcohol and stuff. The weather, sunsets and views are not to be missed.