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... to be thirty dishes, and while twenty definitely is nothing to sneeze at, it's still a far cry from thirty. Even the guidebook's recommended plan of attack was flawed, with instructions to barely sample any dish that hits the table, saving yourself for the biggies that come at the end, in the form of grilled meats.
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We could've tried calling the owner, but my phone was out of commission from its dip in the Aegean, and Benita's battery was dead. So we walked to a nearby hotel and used their phone, with the owner kindly calling the owner of our guesthouse - apparently, she had waited around for most of the day, but left shortly before our late arrival. She had also called me several times to confirm arrival time but of course, I couldn't ...
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.
Hidden in the Troodos hills are monasteries and churches that are small yet charming. Discovering them is not like finding diamonds, but rather like seeing unique mushrooms or orchids in the forest. They are closer to the heart of the average person than gems and therefore you cherish them more. You grant yourself time to soak the images and soften their feel until they enter your mind as in osmosis. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel Paphos
We have just come back from two great weeks at the Atlantica Golden Beach in Paphos. We can recommend this to anyone wanting to chill out and relax without the kids. All the staff were really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was always spotlessly cleaned and the linen and towels changed regularly. The hotel supplied pool towels which is a great bonus when having to watch your luggage weight. The food was exceptional and there was always plenty of choice even for the most fussy of people. The Gala Dinner was lovely and very nice to see all the staff getting acknowledgement for all their hard work. The favourite name of staff seemed to be George which went well with our party as one of us was called George. George the head waiter tended our every need and always appeared with my 1/2 bottle of sweet white wine every time we dined. George the restaurant Manager always greeted everyone on arrival and by the time we left we all knew how to say Good Evening and Welcome.There were always plenty of sunloungers even if people did put towels on them very early! The bus No.10 or 11 ran regularly from the bus stop right outside the hotel. It's a must just for the experience of playing the bus drivers game of" lets see how many tourists I can cram on my bus to day". We used this on many occassions.It only costs 70cents and it goes to the Harbour, Market, Town Centre, and in the other direction to Coral Bay which is well worth a visit for the sandy beach. Make sure you get there early though as it gets very crowded. Another tip is take a packed lunch from the Hotel. People had said that they didn't like the fact that the Hotel is so far outside Paphos but it does say it is in the brochure and there are a few shops nearby for odds and ends and we also found a local Taverna round the corner where we had a great night of Traditional food and dancing. Go left out of the hotel up to the traffic lights, left again about 1/2 mile walk to the end and on the right you will find it. Tsiokkos. All in all we had a great holiday and are planning on returning next year.
This was my first visit to Paphos. Nice harbour and market etc. Just a shame that Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel is such a long way from everywhere. It would have been nice to have a stroll out at night but there was nowhere to stroll to. Everywhere is a busride away and this became a bit tedious. The food was the usual Thompson Gold high standard. However, I was disappointed to find that there were children staying in this hotel. I love kids, but not when I have chosen a hotel where you do not expect to find them. The rooms are dated and the towels in the bathrooms were tatty. The garden area where the sunbeds are was muddy and this was a bit of a pain when your feet, bag and sandals were messy every day. Where is the golden beach? That was also disappointing. The staff were very good and the management were helpful. I enjoyed my holiday as I always do, but this hotel does not go on my list of favourites.
We stayed at the Atlantica Golden Beach hotel on our honeymoon at the end of August beginning of September 2005. It was superb, that is the only word for it.
We agree with the previous reviewer and find it difficult to understand the complaints of the reviewer prior to that!
I have just returned from a weeks break at the Atlantica and it was top class! It was a late deal so my husband and I were a bit wary......but we need not have worried. The hotel itself was immaculate and the staff were so professional and friendly. Although we did not get a room with a pool view, it was spacious and well maintained. The pool area was lovely and there were always plenty of beds and parasols. The menu in the buffet restaurant was changed daily and there was always something to suit us. On the Tuesday night the hotel put on a Gala Dinner with cocktails and canapes on the lawn which was lovely. We were introduced to all of the hotel staff, including the manager which was a nice touch. One thing I would point out is that the food and drinks are not cheap. We had booked half board with the travel agent but upgraded to all inclusive on the second day (14.75 Cyprus pounds per person per day) and it was well worth it.
We stayed at this hotel, which is an un-walkable distance from Paphos itself, because it was the Thompson Gold, no kids hotel, and we intended to spend a relaxing time with late rising and long sunny afternoons the order of the week
Never had better or more attentive service
Just back from a short break at the Atlantica Golden Beach, travelled with Thomson Gold. Brilliant break, fantastic staff and management. Location ideal, on a main road just a 10 minute 70 cents 'bus ride from Paphos but without the hussle and bussle.
Food, rooms could not have been better and the staff do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable as they can - nothing is too much trouble.
We had the joy of being there during the Orthodox Easter and the hotel made us very welcome with a BBQ and free drinks.
My wife and I intend to go again either in September or Spring next year, so it must be good.