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Went to choose some bathroom tiles (picked dark blue and white), then decided a treat was needed so Gustoso's it was, for a delicious and far too copious Caesar Salad. On the way back it was pouring!!! First rain of the winter...So now at home, finishing mittens (another day's story..). ...
... penniless, destitute and in need of free, good quality accommodation!
Today was quite surreal, having enjoyed the company of friends from the UK for a long weekend, we found ourselves handing over all our prized possessions to them for safe keeping as we cannot afford the luxury of the added weight or responsibility. We are now in the fortunate position of having no paperwork to deal with, as we have no physical assets and no postal address so please do not try ...
... the World who we never get to see enough of which makes every visit special and memorable.
Our decision to take an extended trip is not new and is something we promised ourselves when we retired. We are currently in the process of finalizing the first phase of our journey which will take us to Thailand via Dubai and then to Laos before reaching Cambodia late November to work in a children's home. We do not know how long we will be traveling or where we may end up. The ...
... was vaguely reminiscent of visiting Reno, with a ton of bars and bar employees stationed outside to hawk you on the street until you go to their establishment.
While I did not get to see many of the things on my list- namely Aphrodite's rock (her supposed birthplace)- because of travel time and unexpected housing issues, it was still a fun trip with great people full of welcome surprises. Enjoy the pictures, and see you next time!
... br> I have some days off in December so I hope to visit this beautiful island with my family. I would love to ride in Paphos, but I'm afraid Zara and Nayeem can't join me, well I can do it on my own! There is plenty things we can do all together but simply walk I'm sure will make me happy ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel Paphos
Our favourite retreat
Have been to the Paphian Bay 4 times in the past - 3 times in August, once at Easter. (We never usually return to a hotel more than twice!)
We have just read the reviews of the Paphian Bay on this site and are thrilled that this EXCELLENT hotel has received such great reviews. Everything we can say about the hotel has been said in previous reports - the only thing we can add is about the kindness of the hotel staff. Last year we had to cancel a holiday due to close family bereavement - we contacted the hotel directly 2 weeks before our flight asking for a booking and specific room. The hotel phoned us directly re our booking and found us a room at what must be their busiest time of the year. Not only that, but they gave us the room we requested and we had a lovely letter off the hotel manager expressing his regrets at our 'bad news'.
The hotel may not be one of the most luxurious on the strip but, to us it is one of the most peaceful, friendliest places we have ever stayed in. We always think of the Paphian Bay when we want to 'escape' and relax. The hotel management can not do enough to make sure that you have a great holiday.
Just writing this makes us want to return!
We have just returned from the Paphian Bay Hotel and couldn't wait to tell everyone how fantastic it was.
We used Tripadvisor to help us decide on our destination. Thanks to all the great reviews already posted for this hotel we had a lovely introduction to Cyprus.
The Hotel itself is in great condition, and worthy of a higher star rating. The rooms etc. are kept very clean. Pool area is great, with plenty of sunbeds that spread through the gardens and on to the beach. You also get the hotels beach towels to use.
The staff are more than helpful, very friendly, and do all they can to make your holiday run smoothly.
Paphos harbour is a 30 min walk or a short bus ride away with excellent restaurants, and there is a water park about 15 mins walk in the other direction.
A lot of the holiday makers there were on there sixth or seventh return visit!
We will definitely return.
Good hotel at a good price
We stayed here for a week in June and thought it was very pleasant. Rooms clean and well furnished even though decor a tad dated. Pool excellent - always plenty of sun loungers. Nice location with garden area between hotel and sea. However, beach not great - suggest going further afield.
We were on Bed&Breakfast basis but had dinner at the hotel after seeing the BBQ being set up! Good selection at both dinner and breakfast.
Try the small restaurant Ouzeria 500m towards town for an extremely good value meze.
We have stayed at this Hotel twice and find all aspects of it to be excellent. No fighting for sun loungers plenty for everyone. Food both for breakfast and evening meal is plentifull and a good variety. Looking forward to returning in 2006
3 star with 5 star treatment
We stayed in the Paphian Bay Hotel from May 4th - 18th 2005. The staff at all levels were superb and nothing was too much trouble. We opted for 1 week HB and 1 week B&B. This was an excellent choice as the hotel gave us vouchers for dinner which meant that we were not tied down to particular nights for dinner.
The food was first class and well cooked with a great selection at both meals. The food was so good that we booked for the last 3 nights dinner and qualified for a discount. Excellent!
The hotel itself was of a higher standard than you would expect for a 3 star.
The bedrooms were well maintained and the chambermaids were very cheerful and did a great job very quietly.
We found the location very good as we are both pretty active and enjoyed the walk, of approximately 3kms into the town centre.
The last bus from town during our first week was 7.00pm but this changed to 11.00pm for the second week and this is to last until November. The outdoor area of the hotel was excellent, the gardens were mature with lot of flowering plants and palm trees. The swimming pool was a good size with a smaller children's pool adjacent. Loungers with padded matresses were plentyful with quiet spots or in the thick of it. A great holiday place for couples. Be aware though that there is a new hotel being built next door, this was not a problem noise wise although 36 of the hotel bedrooms were on that side of the hotel and that would have made a difference to our feelings about the choice of hotel. Not sure how long this building work will take. Our only problem on the whole holiday occurred when we got back to Paphos airport to come home, the terminal could not cope with the number of people trying to check in. The planes were waiting on the tarmac but people were still queueing to get through the desks. It was chaos! If you can get a flight other than a Wednesday or Saturday in the afternoon do go for it.
All in all a holiday to remember thanks to the Paphian Bay Hotel and it's staff.
Bill and Linda
Excellent in its class
This is one of three 'Constantinou Bros.' hotels located right next to each other on the beach, and Paphian Bay had more of an intimate, friendly feel than the larger one I was at next door a couple times (checking out prices for massage & beauty treatments, and to use the Internet. The one-and-only terminal at PB was out of order - the only 'inconvenience' I experienced while staying there - but crossing behind through the adjacent gardens, you were next door in just over a minute).
A lot of other people have already covered the main ground behind my rating. Scrupulously clean, well organised, comfy rooms, friendly staff. We also appreciated the mini-market, which enabled us to keep the frig in our room stocked with beer, wine and soda to enjoy at our leisure when we wanted to on our balcony. The outdoors layout, with the swath of lawn and palm trees between the beach and the pool is lovely. The grounds are beautifully landscaped as well with lots of shrubbery and flowers. Indeed, there are a few cats wandering around, but only 3-4 at most, and I love cats anyway.
We only had breakfast there, so I can't comment on the evening buffets. For alternatives, I suggest the awesome and wonderfully authentic Atlantida just 5 minutes walk away and Kiniras restaurant in Paphos town (see separate reviews). But the morning buffet was outstanding with something to please everyone: cereals, meusli, fresh fruit, cold meats and cheese, bacon, beans, sausage -you could also get crepes and eggs fried up for you on the spot.
The majority of guests are indeed in their 50s-70s, but also a fair few around me and my husband's age (mid-40s) and younger ones with children. There also seemed to be quite a few 'three-generation' groups of grandparents, children, and grandkids - and this seems to me a great place for a shared holiday like that. Being childfree ourselves, we actually appreciated not being constantly confronted by the noise, bustle and/or hormonal posturing that often results when hordes of kids/teenagers are all in one place. But the few youngsters that were there seemed to find each other easily enough for fun and games at the poolside, and I saw some wonderful grandparent/grandchild moments and togetherness (while mom and dad sunned themselves at the pool) that may not have taken place in other hotels that are veritable 'youth camps'. If you are looking for a hotel that lays on a host of things to keep your child occupied, this is NOT the place for you.
The Neptune Snack Bar at the pool had actually quite good food, including a good selection for a hot and hearty lunch, as well as soups, salads and sandwiches. Unfortunately, the Beach Bar at the water's edge wasn't open yet, but it looked like it would be quite picturesque when it was. The VIP bar was cosy and welcoming and the Sherlock Holmes Pub, although small, a nice place to have a beer. Some of the decor was a wee bit fuddy-duddy (especially in the Athena Room, and ditto the musical entertainment offered there), but if you want high, elegant glamour, you'll need to book a five-star somewhere. If its quiet, clean, relaxed and friendly you're looking for, the Paphian Bay Hotel is an excellent choice in its class and sort.
We had a week in March 05 for the first time in Cyprus and we think we made a very good choice. Lovely Hotel, good food, friendly staff and a good position in Paphos for those wanting to be just far enough away from the resort for peace and quiet but not too far for getting there.
Good place to stay
We stayed at the Paphian Bay in summer 2004 and we had a large room overlooking the sea. Very clean and comfortable, with super air conditioning. There is also a fridge in every room with glasses and even a bottle opener for that bottle of wine.
The hotel is a little way outside of the main town of Paphos, and it's definately not a place for people who want lively nightlife right on their doorstep. Buses are frequent and cheap though, and it is only a short walk to the nearest bars, restaurants and shops.
Facilties are shared with the sister hotel next door and the whole complex is within beautifully tended gardens next to the sea. Sea bathing itself isn't all that great but there are two outdoor pools to choose from and no shortage of loungers. You can get a towel from reception to use on the beach or by the pool so you are not soiling the ones from your room. The neighbouring hotel is also a kid-free zone so there is a good combination of family areas and quieter adult areas. I would say though, that it is more suited to older couples or small family groups with older children. It's probably not great for teenagers or groups of younger adults unless they are content with a more mellow atmosphere, nor for people wanting a lot of child-orientated activities on site. The hotel does lay on entertainment though, some of which, such as the Caribbean nights, are great fun.
The reception staff were, on the whole, helpful and polite. Cleaning was of a high standard and non-intrusive. The breakfast buffet included a wide selection of continental and cooked foods. I think I had something different almost every day. Drinks in the evenings can be pricey but you can buy your own locally and find a nice spot on the many seats and loungers. We didn't eat at the hotel in the evenings, so I can't comment on that.
The hotel is an excellent base from which to explore Cyprus if you want to take in the history and culture of the island, car hire being the easiest way, but equally, if vegetating by a pool with all facililities on hand is your thing, with the occasional trip into town, then Paphian Bay is perfect. Personally, I think it would be a crime not to see as much of this beautiful island as possible!
We stayed there on our first holiday to Cyprus about 5 years ago. Absolutely brilliant. Very nice clean rooms Staff very friendly nothing too much trouble. Quieter end of Paphos about 15 minutes level walk along the seafront into the town. Would certainly reccomend.
Good 3 star Hotel
Spent a week at the Paphian Bay Hotel in June 2004 and found the Hotel to be of a good 3* standard. Hotel is situated 1.5 km from Kato Paphos which has the Harbour and lots of resteraunts and is easily accesible by the local bus which costs 50 cents. Hotel is very friendly and food is good but tends to attract the older generation but dont let this put you off as we had a good time staying there. Our room overlooked the sea and pool and was cleaned everyday. Hotel was probably too far away from Paphos for us and we hired a car which is a must in Cyprus to travel into the Troodos mountains and visit all the quiet bays along the coast.
All in all had a good time but if we went back we would stay in the Athena Beach Hotel which we stayed in last year. Yes the Athena is more expensive but a far classier hotel and closer to amenities but the Paphian Bay was OK