Cyprotel Laura Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Paphos
When I come to the Museum of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis I ask to be given permission to take photos.
It is not the easiest thing I can admit, and I am so grateful to the person in charge who let me take these photos for this entry here.
Below I give details on the history of the Monastery.
Nine painted Byzantine churches, all in the Troodos Mountains, are on UNESO's World Heritage List. Their steep-pitched tile roofs have sheltered frescoes at once ascetic from unwanted intrusions for centuries.
The Church and Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis, (Saint John Lampadistis) is one of the 9 painted Byzantine chur...
VISITING TROODITISSA MONASTERY TODAY!
After a rich breakfast with the company of my friends Agni and Dino we set off for the Monastery. I was a young girl back then when I visited this Monastery with my parents…. The last time that I can remember was about 37 years.
I remember we were always trave...
On our way back from Trooditissa Monastery Dino and Agni suggest having our coffee at their cottage house. What a brilliant idea this is!
We come to a halt where there is a long iron chain and a sign (Private Area) prohibiting others to pass through. Dino unlocks the locker and removes the chain. We pass through and ...
TIME FOR SOME WALKING !!!
On the way back from the day's trip I express the wish to walk.
The day is just perfect cool and sunny. Dino drops me off and gives me some instructions on how to get back home. I have to walk pass another village, and then take the road upwards towards Kalopanagiotis walking very close to th...
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Laura Beach review
This hotel is generally okay, but not great. The food is sufficient and staff polite and very hard working - however and this is a biggy for all families: We discovered that local boys were gaining access to the hotel via fire exits, these boys -(19/17yr olds) were on the first floor landing with our 11yr old daughter and other guests children around the same age (all girls). The boys were ejected from the hotel after we alerted them to this. Our main concern was that these boys told my daughter they were guests of the management and gave false british names to her. She believed everything they said including that they were 13yrs old. Further to our distress we discovered that more men would be coming to the hotel the day before our departure. We feel both sick with what may have happened however extremely relieved that we discovered the security issues before anything could have happened to our little girl. The hotel did act quickly and our rep talked with the management, i would only warn others that this place is not entirely safe. If men are getting in through fire exits, approaching children god knows what would happen if a child was taken by one of them or assaulted on the premises - BE CAREFUL!
Child friendly hotel
Stayed at Laura Beach Hotel with a wedding party for a week commencing 5th June 2005. First time have stayed all inclusive - possibly the last. The hotel gives great entertainment for children with endless activities - certificate winners and kids disco's etc... Adults fared less favourably. The drinks were all millennium brands and seemed to taste the same - just alcohol - providing you could get served with the understaffing levels that appeared in some of the bars. As previous reviews pointed out pork featured heavily on the menu almost daily which was monotonous. The rooms were spotlessly clean and cleaned daily which was the best feature of this hotel! The hotel catered for weddings daily and the grill and al a carte room did not open for general clientelle just wedding parties - receptions. The beach bar did not open and many guests complained as the trek from hotel pool bar to beach was very hot and tiresome down steep rocky inclines - definately not suitable for the less hardy tourist. This was high season and we paid high season prices and expected all facilities that were advertised to be open - this was not so. Due to lack of staffing levels (I assumed) received attitudes from downright rude to happy smiley staff still aware that we were the paying customer - very mixed customer service, and long waits for service. As we had no children with us would definately not stay at this hotel again, along with other members of the wedding party we were with who all felt the same and said there was no comparison to 4* All inclusives that they had previously stayed in.
Couldn't fault it
We stayed here for 14 nights from 26th April. We couldn't fault it. The hotel was clean excellently furnished. Lots of seating areas. The pool was clean a little cold considering it was in the high 20's!
The food was good quality, nice selection. Always a seclection of salads, pasta grilled/roast meat and a local dish e.g Beef Stilado (beef tomato and onion stew) huge choice of desserts with fresh fruit and cheeses.
Full english brekkie where they cook fried eggs to order!
The entertainment was excellent, they had a daily schedule where every hour there ws something happening e.g volleyball, football, water polo, yoga, table tennis, darts etc. Then in the evening was cabaret, live music and always either a quiz or bingo after the kiddies disco.
The housekeeping staff were great fresh towels every day, beds changed every other day and they leave fresh flowers in your room and make swans out of the towels which is a nice touch.
We booked through tvtravelshop and saved a massive £400 on Thomas cook's brochure prices. have fun if you stay there hire a car it's well worth it as taxi to town is £5 each way. And there lots to visit
Restarunt staff let this good hotel down badly, everywhere else in the hotel was fine.
Best hotel so far!!
We have just returned from our stay at the laura beach hotel and we were wondering where all the bad reviews come from. How can anyone say that this hotel is bad??? It is superb!!! The staff were friendly, the food was lovely, the entertainment was brilliant and the kids were looked after all day at the kids club!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can honestly say that this is the best hotel we have stayed in.
NEW YEAR DISAPPOINTMENT
My family and I spent a week over New Year 2004 at this hotel - never again!! Ww were treated with arrogance and contempt by the Greek Cypriot Management. We had to move rooms twice before getting adequate accommodation, despite the hotel being only about 1/3 full. Foood was nowhere near 4* standard - poor quality, poorer selection - lots of recycling of dishes from previous days. Staffing levels were totally inadequate. The entertainment was also poor - only two nights were of approaching a professional standard - lots of bingo and three nights of quizes - nothing for children in the evening. Daytime ok if you liked darts, boules or billiards, but otherwise forget it. Given the 5k distance from Paphos this was expected to be better - again not 4*. The New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and New Year's Day champagne brunch were a joke - except that it wasn't funny. 80 or so Greek Cypriot guests moved into the hotel on the 31st for either 1 or 2 nights and were given preferential treatment regarding rooms and particularly the dining room table allocations - given the best tables and service whilst other nationalities were pushed to the sides of the room and ignored whilst Head Water and staff danced attendance on these 6 or 7 tables (including the personal guests of the Manager). Unable to get near the entertainment or dance floor a revolt ensued, resulting eventually in us being given an alternative disco downstairs. This was not what we had expected or wanted - treated very much as second class guests. When several guest approached the Head Water to complain about the prefential treatment given the Cypriots, they were told "Yes, but they have paid". As if the rest of us hadn't). The only good points were that the English and German guests started talking to each other in their disgust. Our super Rep, Christina, was great - organising the final accommodation for us, but she couldn't do anything about the food or entertainment. Many people demanded to be moved or just checked out. In retrospect we should have done the same, but with a disabled daughter to consider and as we were only there for a week (thank goodness) we didn't. It is an experience we will not be repeating. This hotel should be demoted to a 2* at best. My husband spent the last three days looking forward to his meal on the plane home - says it all I think!!!!!!
Brilliant (loved it)
We have just returned from the 'laura beach hotel', it was brilliant, and we are going back next year. We have two children aged 6 and 2, we would definately recommend this hotel to families. It is beautifully clean, good food, excellent facilities (we were all inclusive), excellent service, great people and there is a fabulous animation team to keep the children and adults entertained.
Just returned from a holiday at the Laura Beach Hotel in Pathos. I would recommend it highly. The service is second to none. The hotel itself is stunning, set in a beautiful location.
Laura beach hotel is deffinatley the best place I have ever stayed. Amaing facilaties, clean. fun and great! STaff were very helpfull, food was good,went in 2002 and it was very good!
Laura Beach = brilliant
I loved the Laura Beach Hotel in Cyprus. I have read numerous bad reviews of the hotel and cannot understand where people they can fault the hotel. There was a wide variety of delicious food, they still served chips for people who did not want to try foriegn food. The animators were great, they worked very hard and made my stay at the hotel very enjoyable. The night time entertainment was varied from cyprus night (where local dancers were brought in) to a cabaret night, where the animators performed. Also every night started with mini disco for the kids followed by a game of bingo!
The hotel's reception is very posh looking and the pool is a good size. The hotel is located right on the beach but in my opinion the beach isn't that good. It is very small and the sea has large rocks in it, but you can still swim and sunbathe.
The hotel is definitely worth its 4 stars and i would love to return again sometime.