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Travel Blogs from Paphos
... is common in this part of the World - juicy with that wonderful flavour that only a charcoal or wood fire can impart. At the end of it all, some twenty-odd different foods have appeared on the table and crossed your lips - definitely a lot of food, but still not quite what we had expected.
Tonight, we were the victim of expectations, perhaps even impossible ones that were given to us be our guidebook. It suggested that there ...
... as usual an guess what? I had a zero. First one since hitting the Mediterranean Coast. It was so nice. Everywhere we go we get some kind of nuts with our drinks. We opted out of the chips for lunch. We located the catacombs which we decided to visit next day as Vince was tired and jetting confused with the traffic and roads. He was doing well though but it had got to him by this stage. Back to the harbour area now to buy nice some sunnies as the ...
... hard underfoot. Vince broke his sunnies. So will have to buy him a pair tomorrow. Got back to town square and a little walk around the harbour and looked at the remains of castle and old harbour. Everyone was trying it on to get to go in and have a drink. It was a hard sell. At the end I lost it with then and yelled and then and told them to leave me alone. Got back o hotel to have a drink in peace and to pay for my wifi while we had a ...
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.
... I think both of us are now ready for some home cooking!
This, loyal readers, is likely to be the final blog from Cyprus - I can hear the groans! We have had a good break with excellent weather and the hotel has been very good and despite my fears not too busy this week even though it is half term.
Cyprus is a great holiday destination though you fear for it. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coral Beach Hotel & Resort Paphos
Not the same hotel
stayed at hotel before standards have dropped .Staff not locals service poor.Beach erroded away.Food not as good,especiallyon free half board weeks! husband got food poisoningThis hotel is tired needs refurbishnent and is no longer 5* standard more like 3* especially the bedrooms.Executive suites had a cockroach problem yoo.
We had read some pretty awful reviews about the Coral Beach hotel and were considering changing our arrangements prior to departure. The hotel we stayed in was owned by the Leptos Deevelopment Group and was excellent. There is, however, another Coral Beach Hotel run by Ascos and this appears to be the one with problems.
were to start? trailing ants in the blackened grout bathroom or delayed arrival at 2 am thanks to flooded heathrow and hotel didnt bother to send requested taxi to meet us. arrive at hotel to find absence of cot for junior - eventually dumped in our room for us to assemble/ make it up linen. there was no program for infants as we and other parents were promised (pool poll) which meant our 2 weeks of relaxation died on day one. this is not the kind of hotel you entrust to find good childminders. kids club a joke. never saw anyone test pool water and this with pool packed at hottest time of year, and guests were rammed into main, shallow one as athletes have taken over a good 50% of the facilities at the hotel - the remainder you will share with the unfortunate wedding parties who will experience one of the most mediocre ceremonies money can buy. we spent £4500 on this holiday for iron-stomach me to wind up hurling all night with food poisoning after the hottest day of the year (3rd night) and it was so severe it took 3-4 days to recover. nice. the childrens high chairs were wood and had never actually been properly washed and i was resented for pushing... wiping a filthy highchair with a cold wet cloth is the norm here. sons tum bad the whole time - nearly ended holiday in hospital. after 2 weeks still had to chase them for a breakfast banana for babe. last 3 days we rented a car and went north to v lovely latchi - the clear water and good food allowed our stomachs to settle and we actually enjoyed ourseleves for the first time. the hotel is all of 11 years old but anticipate it looking 40+ and you wont mind so much. the real coral bay beach is a hot, unpleasant roadside 10 minute walk away from hotel - the hotel beach is crap and made worse by the wierd 'nightclub' that pounds out the tunes til late and the boats/ marina. the hotel is pushing it to call itself 3 -star - 4 star is undeservedly generous. incidently, much is made of international athletes staying here but dont kid yourselves, anyone who has medalled stays in pathos at the real hotels. when the dignitaries come you, the security risk, will be asked to remain in your room and hope to have room service by the end of the week (well, they have to feed princess anne first). i spent most of the time - much of it in room with babe - wondering how england with its dire medal situ could ever afford to have athletes eat this badly and consume such high-risk food. in parting, son tripped on crazy paving with good 1+ inch gaps between stones (depth and width) ending up with skin removed from nose and chipped tooth as a permanent reminder. the hub is an architect so we have loads of how not to build photographic examples as well as others of holey bedlinen, dead grass and decaying trees - which were everywhere. foul time. the english visitors were loving it - everyone else was counting the hours. it took us months to get over our 'holiday' and we couldn't muster the energy to sue.
We have just returned from our second visit to this hotel, our first visit being nearly 5 years ago. The hotel is much as we remembered it. This hotel seems to cater mainly for the over 55s. About 75% of the guests were in this age group, approx 20% 35-55 and the remaining 5% under 35. The hotel does not accept children, which probably deters the younger age groups with families, but consequently activities/entertainment are biased towards bingo, quizes etc.
We are a young family and have just returned from the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort (1 - 8 May 05). This is supposedly a 5* hotel but it is really an average 4* hotel at 5* prices. We were really disappointed with the hotel and its location in Paphos. There were only 3 restaurants in the area plus a supermarket. The hotel is expensive to eat in and it is much better going bed & breakfast and eating out of the hotel in Coral Bay, a good 15 minute hike up a hill or a bus ride into Paphos which takes about 20 minutes.
the hotel is fabulous, and it should have been a 5 star. The rooms are really luxorious and the air conditioning was really good, except one day it didn't work and we did have to ask a few times to get it fixed. There are cats that wonder round where the food is but they don't jump up onto the tables.
My family and I stayed at the Coral Beach in the sweltering summer of 2003, and were impressed with its facilities, food and surroundings (although the small town nearby is nothing to write home about.) It's also a bit anonymous and feels more like a convention or business hotel than a resort, but it delivers service efficiently enough. There are a few restaurants you can choose to eat in, including a nice seafood one down at the harbourside which makes you feel you're outwith the hotel itself, and the food overall was pretty good. There are plenty of sunbeds surrounding the pool and a shady area at the bar to escape the heat at lunch. The rooms are fine too - again, a kind of Hilton or Marriott standard - and ours had a nice balcony overlooking the harbour. We'd no complaints really.
The Coral Beach was listed 5 star, but would just about make it as a 4 star in a truly International hotel rating.
My husband and I have just returned from the Ascos Coral Beach Hotel. We first visited this hotel 6 years ago and thought it was fantastic and it was always our dream to return. What a let down!!. The hotel was definately not worthy of a 4* rating. It was shabby and our bathroom would have benefitted from a complete overhaul. The carpets were grubby and we had unwelcome visitors in the forms of ants (which when told the management did give us a spray) . The food was never hot but about tepid but, the most horrendous thing was the lack of entertainment. One girl who can only be described as LOUD was classed as the entertainer and her idea of entertainment consisted of quizzes and Bingo. The staff were not friendly and can only be described as surly. All in all we will definately not be returning for a third time to this hotel.