Cynthiana Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Paphos
... not that we are really complaining about that, as we were more than satiated after tonight's experience. I suppose we also can't overly fault the guidebook for recommending that diners should take it easy during the meze - though the sheer volume of food was nowhere near what was described, there definitely is a possibility of over stuffing yourself to the point of discomfort, but following the guidebook's advice, we managed ...
... Rotten Ronnie! Not only can we credit you for all the good work you've done in contributing to higher rates of diabetes and obesity around the World, but I'm genuinely grateful to you for making my body more resilient to the side effects of accidental pesticide poisoning! Forget what Jamie Oliver says about you - you're not as evil as he would like everyone to believe! You're positively a saint, the Pope should get that process going ...
... driving through the back roads of Troodos in our embarrassing little car, slowly making our way to Kalopanayiotis, the final destination for the evening. Along the way, we stopped for a nice lunch in a quaint little village, and picked up a few bottles of excellent wine from the Ayia Mavri winery, after a brief tour and tasting with the lovely owner of the winery ... but then things got downright comical!
Finding our accommodation ...
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.
... can't pass. But the pace is slow and the few drivers take their time to find a way to accommodate the other. The buildings are showcases of old-fashioned craftsmanship; every detail made with love for the material and the result. Time has not yet pressed these places into the rush of our modern days, except for the restaurants where tour groups take their lunches. But how long will this miracle last?
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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