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... not that we are really complaining about that, as we were more than satiated after tonight's experience. I suppose we also can't overly fault the guidebook for recommending that diners should take it easy during the meze - though the sheer volume of food was nowhere near what was described, there definitely is a possibility of over stuffing yourself to the point of discomfort, but following the guidebook's advice, we managed ...
... those peaches looked SO damn good, ripe and heavy with sweet nectar, so plump that they were weighing down the branches and ready to drop with the slightest breeze. In fact, there were already dozens of peaches that had fallen to the ground and slowly started to rot, because they were so ripe. How could a guy resist? There was nothing that could've been done in the end, as I had already eaten the peach before we even noticed ...
In another Mr Bean move, after the hotel owner kindly allowed us to use their bathroom, as I lifted the toilet seat to do my business, it completely fell off the toilet, crashing to the floor. Today just happened to be one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong, and one that seemingly would never end ...
The owner of our guesthouse, Maria, actually lives in a village just outside of Nicosia, a forty-minute ...
Just a real tourist day, visiting the mosaics in the Houses of Dionysos, Theseus, Aion and Orpheus in Pafos,
then the Royal tombs of Kato Pafos.
On the way back to Nicosia a short stop in the hill town of Lefkara, know for its lace.
... own eyes, they hoped to be cured."
"Did it work?"
The monk smiles and shakes his head. No miracles here.
It is only now, as I walk out of the compound, that I realise why the first church, that stood within the village proper, was so hard to find: most churches don't feature a cross, not on the roofs nor on the fašades.
The villages they're in are quaint, with narrow streets ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Avlida Hotel Paphos
Value for Money
Stayed all inclusive at the Alvida, ratings given out of 10.
Location 7, about 1 mile to the harbour, Ok (if like me) if you like a stroll, alternately a bus stop is located directly outside the hotel, 60 cents to anywhere on the route, if the stroll is the prefferred option, many bars on the way.
Food 7, no qualms, not extravagent, but then again, nothing to complain about.
Room 6, not quite sure if it met the 4* as stated.
Staff 8, very friendly.
Lively 6, more suited for the older clientelle.
Pool(s) 8 Very clean no issues.
Overall i enjoyed my stay at the Alvida, and would definately stay again.
A lovely hotel!
We have just got back from the Avlida Hotel (22/02/05) and we had a lovely time. The hotel was clean and tidy. The staff had very good manners, also the rooms were cleaned good every morning, the food was ok and we had a wide variety to choose from. As we went in the quiet season all the facilities wasn't open, we didn't go in the outdoor pool as i wasn't hot enough, but we went in the outdoor that was warm. We did have to pay for tea and coffee facilities, but was ok. The rooms was big and we had a sea view, which ws nice.
We would definately go back again!!!!!
We found Avlida hotel on a website, lastminute and it was the cheapest deal for a four star hotel. The photos looked ok so we thought we should try it, didnt look at this site before going and I think I did well, incredible value for money.
I dont know about all the rest of the reviewers, but my holiday at the Avlida was absolutely excellent
What can I say, but artistic license is alive and kicking and reading some other reviews three stars would be pushing it.
I decided to book this holiday for two reasons, the first being that the web site advertised they catered for vegetarians and secondly the rep. from Kwik Travel had herself been there earlier on in the year and commented on how great the food had been, well i go away every year and i've never had such disgusting food even my partner who isn't 'fussy' couldn't eat the meat if thats indeed what it was as it seemed to be on every night, anyway there was a menu board outside the restaurant with the meals for the week only they didnt follow it and it seemed to be only for show when i asked the chef in one of our conversations why this was he told me" there was no more room for any more" this was probably true as there was only room for four main dishes.
Absolute Rip-Off & Goodbye to Golden Sun (gone bust)
I concurr with all the previous comments.
4star, no way. The tin bath was painted allowing the stains to show through. Abysmal service 100% of the time. Barmen fighting behind the bar, a manager who never gave a ****.
Food so bad we were sick and ate out for the next thirteen days.
I'm glad to see Golden Sun have gone bust this week, with a bit of luck they can take garbage like this with them. Goodbye and good riddence to both.
More like 1 star
Arrived to a dirty toilet that didnt flush, paint flaking on the bathroom ceiling, mould round bath, air conditioning was noisey it sounded like a train passing through the room. View from balcony was of a lap dancing bar. There was no privacy on your balcony as over looked by other apartments. The food in the restaurant was catered for germans there was very little english food on the menu. Maid service was fine. Drinks in the restaurant and the bar were very expensive and tasteless. No food or drink to be consumed in hotel if not bought there. Restuarant and bar staff had no manners. We paid half board but ate out most nights as the food was bland and tasteless and was not up to the standards that you'd expect from a four star hotel.
Paphos is clearly one of the best parts of Cyprus and hotels are plentiful so our stay was disappointing. Where do we start? Our list of complaints was shared by other guests so presumably our experience is pretty common for the Avlida. Our friends (who live 5 mins from the hotel say it is reasonable by local standards but there is so much competition we would probably go elsewhere next time). We had two rooms with connecting doors (which was useful) so the inconsistent room service was interesting but disappointing. Most faults could and should have been avoided by better trained staff. For example: