Helios Bay Hotel
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Ah, cobble stones (you know how I feel about footings), seaside, roads, infrastructure and long lunches...welcome to civilisation...welcome to Paphos, Cyprus! Now don't get me wrong I enjoy as much as the next person some cheap brightly colored ceramics and some blingy tinny bangles but it becomes a little tedious and the lack of appropriate supermarkets also becomes frustrating in an Arab country, so imagine my delight at entering the EU! Plus I known I can buy a glass of rosť at ...
... heritage site. I wonder how many feet have passes over these steps and why, what were they carrying, where were they going? I was quickly shaken from this wondering as I look ahead of me to see a line of donkeys trotting down the steps, so sure footed and not missing a single step and they are sans rider or leader. It is clear they have made this journey multiple time before and are on auto pilot heading home having deposited the rider at the top ...
... They drive on the left in Cyprus, so although it was weird being on the 'wrong' side of the road abroad, it was easy enough to get to our little town. We settled into our villa and got to bed quite soon as it was so late!
On our first day we were very laid back and had a long lie in. It was amazing when we first looked out the window and saw the stunning views of Cyprus - we had arrived in the dark and had had no idea what to expect - it is a really ...
... eventually gained its independence from Britain on August 16, 1960, however Cyprus Independence Day is commonly celebrated each year on October 1.
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... route we stopped at the small harbour of Lakki. This was an attractive area with numerous bars and restaurants. We stopped for a beer and watched the plethora of ferrol cats sunbathing and chasing a local mongrel dog away with his tail between his legs.
Our next stop was Polis. It was described as having a laid back charm but it was barely detectable. A few small shops and bars were present but the town was unattractive. We sat in the sun ...
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Had a fortnights holiday at the Helios Apartments in June. We stayed in a two bedroom villa and it was perfect for our stay. It had the two bedrooms and a living area with a dining table and chairs, plus two settees and also a separate kitchen area. It also had a garden out the back with a table and chairs and sun loungers, plus a drive at the front to park our car.
Fabulous for families
July 9th - 16th, review from Bridgend,south Wales.
What a fabulous week we had! It was excellent and I was extremely pleased with the cleanliness, and friendliness of the staff. The pools were excellent, and the seperate toddlers pool was fantastic. My 19 month really enjoyed, and enjoyed the food! Despite the fact that the hotel is quite a distance from the harbour it was easy to get buses. The location was quiet but this suited us, however we did venture into paphos for some nights out! A must! Overall it was excellent and I would recommend this hotel to families or couples wanting a relaxing time.
We are both in our early 20's.
My holiday didnt start well. I got food poisoning from the hotel food. NICE! Yet the food was not up to scratch anyway. If you are looking for a holiday where you sit at the pool and bathe then its fine, but other than that...if you like a good beach there isnt one for 5km. And the so called 'beach 50m away' they talk of in the brocure is rocks and red flag waters. It is also very expensive EVERYWHERE and having not being warned prior was a suprising experience once there. However...There is a very small menu which is more expensive than home to say the least. Other than that though......the hotel and people where very nice. The rooms sufficient for a hot place, with a small kitchen and individual air-con that actually...works. The location for bus stops is great they are on the door step and although they dont like to stop, it is- by far, the cheapest way to travel. As i said previously though...for me and my kids it wasnt good. The pool is deep and even the small pool for the kids is quite deep....about 2'6" so babies and toddlers arent really too catered for. In general if you want beaches with shallow waters for kids then dont go to helios, they are a long way away and even the closest beach is Coral Bay and that is a bit rocky and steep for little ones. with quite large waves at points. The harbour is lovely and the people all love kids but its really more of an adult surrounding not for young ones. So on the whole not really what i expected at all. And too difficult for toddlers and babies.
We're a couple in our early 20s and have just returned from a week's holiday at Helios Bay near Paphos. A main factor in our choosing Helios Bay was the positive feedback on this site, and we'd like to confirm that we were definitely not disappointed.
Helios Bay was a real find for use over 5 years ago and still is one of our favourate places to stay in Cyprus. We have been visiting The Helios for 5 years running - boring no, just a great place to relax and chill out. Nicos and his family and staff are good friends who really make you feel at home. Don't expect lots of facilities, just clean simple accommadation, nice gardens and blue sky everyday. The only downside is that the apartment bathrooms and kitchens could do with updating.
Having just got back from a weeks holiday at the Helios Bay Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus I thought I would share my opinion of the hotel with you. We had a garden appartment, the rooms are large and spacious. Cleaned every day except sunday. The view across the very well kept gardens is fantastic. There is a small beach just a short walk away, although the sea is very rocky and has quite a strong under current. There is a pool although not very deep but extremley safe for children. Plenty of sun beds. The staff are very friendly and helpful with a 24 hour reception, they will even open the small shop or bar for you at any time. There is not much going on around the hotel so it is advisable to jump on the bus which stops directly out side the hotel and go to either coral bay or paphos harbour area. Those who have need to eat massive meals then you must try Fat Mama's only go if you are hungry.
This was our first holiday to Cyprus & Helios Bay made it very special! We had a great room with a fantastic view. Unfortunately my girlfriend became ill during the holiday, however the owners & staff were extremely helpful in calling out their local doctor. He was excellent & visited Jen again before we flew home to make sure she was ok.
The room was clean, the pool was great, close to shops, bars & restaurants and a bus service was at the door to take you into town or to Coral bay. There is also a car hire place nearby which did a good deal.
For self catering, good value, friendly staff and very clean rooms, you should be very happy at Helios Bay.
i love this place and so does my husband to be.
Helios Bay Hotel - The Best
My husband and I have been to Helios Bay Hotel Appartments for two wonderful holidays. Each time the appartment was well furnished and clean. The magic of Helios Bay Hotel is the wonderful garden and the direct walk down to the sea. An uninterrupted view of the sea is rare and beautiful in these days of constant building.
Thank you Helios Bay for always making us so welcome. We aim to be back this year.
Jean and Colin