I have just returned from a week all inclusive holiday at Paphos gardens, we stayed there in September 2011. This is the first time I have ever written a review because I am so disappointed, usually itís to rave about how wonderful it has been, but I have to say this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.
Donít be tricked by what you see on the photos, it does have potential to be a good hotel, itís just a shame that the people who own and run it are just there to make money, and the staff (80% of them) are rude and nasty.
Where to start? Well basically donít waste your money here at Paphos Gardens. There are far better hotels than this in the area.
Paphos gardens has potential but itís all wasted. Firstly if you ...
are a fussy eater, have allergies (like me), are vegetarian then there will be nothing much on offer here for you. At paphos gardens you only have around 2 or 3 bowls of salad, which generally have meat or feta cheese, so if you donít like it, tough. Read More
Secondly the majority of staff are rude and nasty, at the start of the holiday I saw guests crying at the reception and when talking to bar staff, this seemed to carry on almost every day. We didnít understand at first, but then they started being the same with us. On the first day we arrived at around 2am and the last day we were due to leave around 9pm. The last day was the worst of all. We decided to stay at the hotel for the last day so that it was easier to pack and get ready to leave; it was around 38degrees when we went, so very hot. We only ever drank water there, which they supply bottles, which is a bonus. But the last day it was hotter, and come 12 oíclock they refused to serve us any water, saying that we had had our two drinks for the day. Be warned of this, as they wonít notify you of this earlier. So if you are booked in here make sure you save money for the last day as even though youíve paid for 7days.
We were all inclusive so all our meals and drinks were included, you also get snacks through the day at certain times, the snacks are better than the meals, as they are freshly cooked and not re-used from the previous meal time. If you have to go to this hotel make sure you take Imodium tablets as you will need them if you eat there. We started eating at our friends hotels after a few days and the tummy trouble cleared up.
Now for some more bad news, they over booked the hotel, and instead of coming up with a sensible solution they made one lady sleep on a sun lounger which they carried up from outside and covered with a sheet, she was very angry at the front desk when we saw her, poor woman. She had paid over £600 for a week at this awful place.
People had to have room changes due to lots of cockroaches in their initial room. We were quite lucky really, they made us sleep in a double bed instead of two singles, which is nothing compared to the others obviously, also the showers flooded. They donít like to do anything that means they have to make any sort of effort.
Itís a good job Iíve stayed in Cyprus before or this would of put me off for life. We met lots of different people there with the same disappointment and complaints, from families with young children, people on their own and elderly couples, they were all lovely people. It was so upsetting to see so many people feeling down, I was just glad to be going home!