Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel
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Not as good as we thought it would be
Having read the reviews on this site before we booked, in hindsight I wish we'd paid more attention to the negatives pointed out. We've stayed at many 4 and 5 star hotels before and i'm afraid this didn't compare for us.
We also found the hotel rather dated in its decor and were not impressed with the iron burn on our room carpet!
On the plus side, the staff were very helpful and pleasant at all times. The food was good, but I would advise people to get to breakfast early as it can get quite busy.
In the end we moved to the new hotel next door, the Athena ROYAL Beach, which has only been open for 6 months. This was much better! For any couple wanting to relax, this is the perfect choice. From the moment we moved there, the holiday was totally different. Admittedly it was very quiet but that suited us well, especially as it's an adults only hotel.
The sea view is well worth paying for at this hotel as we found the sea noise at night extremely good for getting a soothing night's sleep!
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The hotel was very nice, big, and clean inside the building. There was lots of activity to do while staying at the hotel, all the staff were very polite and could speak proper english. any problems you had they sorted out for you, was cheap in prices on food and drinks. The pools were fantastic there were about 4-5 pools which includes a water slide in one. The garden area was nice a big which leads onto the beach, didnt really like it that much as it was all rocks and the waves were bad. The choice of foods in the resturants were fantastic as food was cooked on the spot, entertainment wasnt very good and rooms wasnt very big at all big enough for 2 adults and a child. excurstion was good i went on a boat trip and the water park they were brilliant.
The harbour was nice we walked there and it takes about 30-35 mins, i would rather get the buses or taxis if you go, enough though it was a nice walk.
Also get up early if you want a sunbed other wise you are on the floor , depending what time of the yera you go.
Last thing bring high factor cream as the temperatures were very high at 8'00 in the morning the temperature was 37 C and night time was in its late 20 still so wear skits not trousers.
I will be returning there again hopfully next year as it was wicked.
Stopped at the hotel for two weeks. It was very clean, but is getting ready for decorating. The food was very good, especially the breakfast. We ate
in the restaurant on six of the evenings we were there and found there was an excellent choice and the food was hot. The grounds are very nice and there is no shortage of sun beds or towels for use in the grounds and around the pools. We found the staff were very friendly and helpful and all in all could find very little wrong with the hotel. We would certainly use it again and would recommend it to others.
The hotel is spotless with a very hard working and well organized staff. We stayed half board and the choice of food was excellent. On 2 nights a week they organize a theme night and the table are set round the pool areas. It is a lovely setting to have your meal.
Would recommend a sea view room - easy to arrange just email the hotel and pay when you get there - definitely worth the extra as the views are lovely.
The beach is small but well kept - we preferred to stay in the grounds for sunbathing. There are plenty of sunbeds round the pools and in the large gardens.
The hotel has a gym and does put on activities during the day if you like to join in but they are not intrusive in any way.
We would go back to this hotel we had a great time. It probably is more suited to couples rather than families but that's just our opinion.
My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel (May 2005). Overall I have to say we were a little disappointed. The rooms are quite small and the decor is quite dated and therefore the rooms are nothing special. Although the hotel is on the beach, obviously half the rooms are on the opposite side to the pool/seaview and the hotel is actually located on a main road, so at times could be quite noisy. We did request a double room from the UK however we were given a twin room. We did ask if we could change rooms to a double room to be informed that they only have a VERY small amount of double rooms and that most of them are twins. (If we had known this before booking we probably wouldn't have stayed here). Anyway, they did offer us another room but it was on the ground floor and was even smaller than our twin room and overlooked a carpark, therefore we decided to stick with our twin room.
The hotel staff were very pleasant, but didn't really seem to be able to help you much, just provide you with big smiles!
We stayed B&B and the breakfast was fantastic with a whole range of fruit, cereal, breads, to a full english cooked breakfast.
We stayed at the hotel for lunch and generally on offer was a choice of 3 sandwiches and salad along with the usual burger and chips. The food at this time wasn't that good as the sandwiches must have been made earlier that day as the bread was often soggy and soaked in oil.
The pool and beach area was really nice. There's plenty of beds to go round and considering the fact that the hotel was full you didn't need to put your towells down to reserve. There's a huge grass area of beds, beds around the pool and beds on the beach.
The beach was quite shingly and the sea extremely cold, so unfortunately you can't really swim (unless your really brave), or snorkel.
The area in which the hotel is situated is pretty quiet. There's some lovely restaurants around although the best restaurant we went to was an indian near the harbour area.
The hotel is about a 40-50 minute walk away from the harbour, but its not really that nice an area. A real typical English holiday jaunt (pictures of burger & chips on most of the restaurants fronts).
Paphos is about 15 minutes from the airport and you can hear the planes coming over during the day, although don't really bother you. You should expect to pay around £12-15 Cypriot for a taxi to and from the airport.
I'm not sure if we went at the wrong time of year but there was hardly anyone in the hotel under 60. It really was full of pensioners!!
However, we went on holiday just to relax and enjoy some good meals and some good weather, which we did.
If you're looking for a relaxing holiday just to unwind and get a tan and you don't mind single beds, then great, but if you want a bit more then I wouldn't recommend. Definitely not a place for young people. We're unlikely to return.
Had booked into the Athena Beach, but was asked if we would like to try their new hotel next door (only been open for the last four weeks). We checked out the new hotel and decided to give it a try. I'm sure the Athena Beach would have been excellent as well, but we were very pleased with out decision to move.
The hotel was very nice and comfortable. Good sized room, bathroom and balcony. Pool and garden area were excellent and could not be faulted. Breakfasts were brilliant - everything you could possible want - got far too used to Bucks Fizz every morning for a fortnight. Had lunch most days at the hotel - very nice salad - reasonable price too. Went for the offer of 3 nights evening meals for £8/night. Good value, but the evening meals were 'just' good, not great. The Strawberries, Ice Cream, Cream and brandy sauce served by the pool every afternoon was ace though - we did very well to 'only' indulge 4 or 5 times!
The best thing about the Athena Royal Beach though was the staff. They were superb. Friendly and attentive yet discreet. This goes right from the Managers to the pool cleaners and everyone in-between.
There is an excellent Italian restaurant nearby (the Olestrean - not sure about the spelling there!) and the Imperial Chinese restuarant further towards Kato Pahos is good too. Was a bit disappointed with Pahos itself. Not a pretty place and certainly not like the Greek Islands I have visited. However, the excellence of the Athena Royal Beach more than made up for any disappointment I had with Cyrpus/Paphos.
BRILLIANT FAMILY HOTEL!!!!!!!!!!!
Myself, partner and 9 year old son stayed at the Athena Beach Hotel in 2004 and we loved it.
The hotel is very clean which includes the pool areas. We were half board and the food was excellent.
We had no complaints whatsoever and are looking forward to returning next year.
Not as good as hoped
Arrived and decided to pay extra for a sea view room, it seemed very nice, until we came to go to sleep that first night. There was a lot of machinery noise maybe air conditioning equipment, never found out what. Got about half an hours sleep, called reception during night, they came up and thought we were talking about an intruder. Asked our rep to help get us moved the next morning. We were offered another room p.m. but it was also very noisy and smelled of smoke. Declined that one, was offered another one, seemed better, but it was very near the lifts, so heard the noise from them all week. We think it is very poor that a 4* hotel should have such noise trouble, they should have spent more money on soundproofing instead of foyer, pool etc. The buffet at night could have been warmer, but good value. Breakfast ok liked the omellettes best. The best thing about the hotel is that it is very clean. One of the worst things was the front desk manageress, who did not believe us about the noise problem, when we asked for a refund on 1 nights sea view supplement. Beware of room 401 unless you are hard of hearing!!
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