Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel
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Took the motor way all the way to Pafos. Arrived in mid afternoon to a huge hotel called Athenia Beach Hotel. Found our way ok. Checked in and found there was no free no Wi fi. Had to pay 7eu for 2 hours also no hair drier. ****!!!!!!! Also can't **** this is second day!!!!!!! Took off and explored the The Tombs of the Kings in the Ancient …
... and feta coated in a rich, fruity and mouth coating olive oil, washed down with a lively, easy drinking fruity rosť situated in a residential lane way. It was like having a home cooked meal prepared by and with love by Nona!! We attended to purchasing what I call bits of **** that family expect and I loath purchasing! But anyway once in receipt of this said "****" I asked a lovely older lady, possibly a Nona similar to that who made my lunch, for directions to what ended up being ...
... So to my horror after boarding our air conditioned coach and proceeding in a convoy of 12 identical coaches along the highway out of Aqaba, through the deserts of Wadi Rum (Wadi meaning dry place of water- I know this because our guide would chant this every time we went through an area that was known as a Wadi), into the mountains and arriving into Petra I was deposited onto a sight that had....sand paths to traverse.... Now the town of Petra is ...
... we had another early morning swim before going to the beach! We hadn't really had a proper beach day, so we headed to Coral Bay, where we'd read that the sand was really soft and the water was good for snorkelling. We hired a sunbed and parasol for Nana before going for a swim to cool down. The water was pretty clear and although it was hard to get in, it was lush to cool down! We swam along the whole beach to a little secluded bay, but it was covered in seaweed and quite smelly, ...
... of 3 separate buildings. There is a reception office right at the back of its beautiful courtyard.
The one my friends had, was nicely furnished in a kind of traditional style -simple but nice, impeccably clean and fully equipped with nothing missing. There was an LCD TV set, plenty of space, functional and pleasant. The studio had it all and the feeling was homely. My friends ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Constantinou Bros Athena Beach Hotel Paphos
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!