Cynthiana Beach Hotel
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Late morning. We set off on our next part of our journey. Paris to Paphos. Our flight with Cyprus Air was great... Smooth as and had a fantastic view of the many scattered Greek Islands as we headed towards Cyprus into Larnaca International airport. Kriton and Laura were there to pick us up and drive us to Paphos. There is an awesome highway straight through Larnaca and ...
... 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 ...
... of the original floor from the time of its creation at many years BC, but it too had it's challenges. It's a long way, nay a bloody long way to walk through the Siq before the beautiful, carved Treasury emerges with the sun striking it and glowing an orange red colour. The hazard of this walk is dodging the horse drawn carts that hurtle through the narrow winding trail pulling those unable but more often those unwilling to walk the journey to ...
... a man was sat in the shade with two donkeys, so we had our photos taking sitting on them! We drove back along the coast and found a beach where we relaxed and watched James snorkel for a while. Surprisingly there was only one other family on the beach, and they happened to be my mum's work colleague and family! It is such a small world! We ate tasty ice creams and chatted with them. When we got back to the villa we had another swim in the pool and had a BBQ for tea. In the ...
In less than two hours we reached Nicosia. After failing to find the Harley Davidson dealer where it was supposed to be, we located the Cyprus National Museum near the Paphos Gate in the old city walls. As usual though there were endless roadworks and detours with poor signing. We ended up driving round many dishevelled back streets in the old town seeking a way back to the city walls. At least we were able to park the car easily however.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cynthiana Beach Hotel Paphos
Have just returned from a 1 week stay on half board basis. Hotel staff were very helpful and courteous. Breakfast and evening meals both of very good quality and varied selection every day. The hotel would suit couples particularly. A hire car is a "must have"if you wish to have easy access to the nightlife in Paphos as the bus service stops at around 11pm each day. That said, there are a few bars situated within easy walking distance of the hotel. The room itself was quite adequate and very clean. Everything (tv,air conditioning etc etc) was in working order. All in all we had a great holiday and would certainly return again.
I wanted a relaxing holiday this year after saving up for this ridiculously expensive holiday! It cost me nearly £3000 for myself, my partner and my 2 children! I thought that paying this much money, we were in for a treat... but I was so wrong! When we arrived at the hotel we were horrified to find that the hotel was hidden behind masses of banana trees (a banana plantation!) This caused all sorts a creatures in the hotel! We had lizards, spiders, and even BATS! I stayed in a room with my partner and youngest child and my oldest child stayed in a room with her auntie who also joined us on the holiday. One night, they came in from going for a meal and a few drinks with us and found an infestation of giant ants. When my sister reported this problem to reception, they told her to wait until the morning. She insisted that they sorted out the problem and the eventually came up to the room (after 2 hours!) Then, after all that they sprayed something down which had a terrible smell so all 5 of us ended up cramming up in my room that night! It is quite a boring place and there is no nightlife atall! there are a few bars and restaurants but that is it! I would recommend this place to older people but no one else! I was told that the beaches were gorgeous but don't listen! They are horrible! The only thing that this place has going for it is the weather - and that is nothing to do with Hotel Cynthiana Beach! All I can say, is if you've booked - loose the deposit! It's not worth it!!!!!
I find it hard to believe people can post good reviews about this hotel. When we arrived , the pool bar was in the process of being refurbished, there were electrical cables hanging from the ceiling and walls, there were wheelbarrows and builder`s cement everywhere. As for the hotel , it was more like a 2 star hotel - miles from anywhere- bus to Paphos stopped at 7 pm so you had to take an expensive taxi into town . The whole hotel contravened any health and safety standards. We were put into an annexe of the hotel - with a view of a concrete mixer in the car park. The Thomson rep was absolutely useless . Suffice it to say that it was so bad that we paid a small fortune to move to another hotel. Don`t go if you can help it - and certainly don`t go with Thomsons
Cynthiana beach hotel was superb.Excellent Room.Good facilities.Beautifully clean. Exceptional staff.Obliging ,friendly and courteous.
Has its own bay and sheltered beach, and gardens with chairs/sunbathers.Also hotel pools, gym etc. Beautiful views of coast.Superb selection of food for all meals.Evening entertainment. Drinks at very reasonable prices. 5 minutes walk to the bus stop. ( winter time this could be restricting) .Car hire very reasonable from the hotel desk - just over a hundred pounds for the week, with fuel and insurance for basic car. Other restaurants/pub within walking distance,also shops. About 10 minutes drive to Coral Bay, and 20 minutes to paphos sea front - at a leisurely speed.
We've just come back from a week in Paphos having stayed at the Cynthiana Beach hotel and we loved it there. The hotel itself is large but very clean and modern and is in an enviable location on a small beach with beautiful sunsets. One or two of the staff could learn how to smile (notably the restaurant cashier) but most are efficent and helpful.
I have just returned [12/3/05] from a week at this hotel. I researched my purchase on trip advisor and found the reviews helpful.
Having spent 12 days in November 2004 at the Cynthiana Hotel, - our first trip to Cyprus. We cannot fault the excellent service we received. From the chambermaids to Management - nothing was too much trouble for them.
Food wonderful, accommodation brilliant , staff extremely friendly and scenery - well what can one say.
Certainly will be going back again.
Have just spent 1 week half board at this hotel. As the brochure describes it is remote from the main town of Pafos approx 10 mins on local bus which goes from approx 300 yards from the hotel. Cost 70 cents for any length of journey en route. Hotel is kept clean, has recent signs of decoration to the exterior and work still ongoing in preparation for the main season. Bedrooms were of good size with heating/air conditioning, small table and armchair, balcony and balcony furniture. Most rooms have exceptional sea views and sea/mountain views. Towels changed daily and room maintained daily. Food was good and plenty of it. Staff were polite and helpful. Daily evening entertainment programme of amateur acts - you take it or leave it.
Terrific views, but that's about all this ageing, slightly grubby-looking hotel has going for it. Location is peaceful, but very isolated. (A location like this needs a very comfy / luxurious hotel to compensate for the lack of local amenities. The Cynthiana certainly doesn't fit the bill)
We have just returned from a 7 day half board holiday at this hotel over the New Year week, in my books the hotel does not warrant the three stars that Thomson give it in the brochure, and i quite agree with your rating of two stars with room for improvement, yes the hotel entrance is quite nice but once you enter the lift to go upstairs the standard starts to fall dramatically, the bedroom furniture is functional but a bit outdated and not much in the way of storage for smaller items of clothing, the bathroom had broken tiles on the floor and the shower curtain was stained and marked , but there was plenty hot water on tap. TV provided was very old with no remote control so you had to manually change channels , the room Heating / AC did not work (although i did not try it till the last night when the weather turned a bit colder) the beds however were firm and comfortable