Louis Imperial Beach
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I Come Here Every Year
I am just about to book up for yet another visit to this marvellous hotel. It'll be my 7th visit!
Staff are excellent, and here I also include the Eastern European staff that the hotel employs on a regular basis. The people, in general, are far more polite and more polished than what I find in the UK.
I think the accommodation is of a high standard, and the hotel is clean. The Animation Team are great and always willing to help. They're especially good with children. Food? I think over the years I've been coming to this hotel, it's slipped from about 9 out of 10 to about 7 out of 10. But the breakfasts are not to be missed. I think some renovation work is needed here and there but nothing major.
Finally, you read some postings by tourists and it seems to me that if you handed them a 5 star world cruise on a plate they would still find stuff to moan about. Perhaps they are happy in their own misery?
Lovely Hotel, Fantastic Setting
We were at the Imperial Beach Club in June of 2005, can only say what
a lovely hotel this is. Food, especially the breakfasts are to die for. Yes the hotel could probably do with a makeover, however, the setting and superb and friendly staff more than make up for this.
Needs a makeover
Having stayed here for two weeks with 3 small children we had to endure a hotel with totally inadequate air conditioning in the very small rooms with virtually no air con in public areas and dining room. All in 40 degree heat.
Meals were very poor with very limited choice and menu. Thankfully were not vegetarians or we would have one choice of meal for two weeks.
Childrens activities were ok for 10 yearolds + but for younger children it was very limited with staff apparently not adequately trained.The hotel is in need of major renovation throughout
Super hotel for all the family!
Stayed at the Imperial for the 2nd week in July with our two children (ages 12 and 10). If you've got kids I can't recommend it enough. They absolutely loved the food! In the mornings, the chef outside will cook you fresh omelletes and pancakes, and the evening buffets were full of choice that kept us all happy (even our vegetarian daughter). The leisure facilities are good with a large pool, pleasant gardens leading to the beach (lots of watersports), tennis courts, gym etc. There is a full programme of organised activities to help you pass the day and the staff can't do enough for you. The hotel is located on the road out of Paphos but with buses connecting you to the harbour (all), the old town and market (11) and the Tomb of the Kings and Coral Bay (15) it is ideally located. The buses are fixed price at 70 cents for adults and 40 for kids whatever your journey. If you're feeling energetic (and can handle the heat!) the walk to the harbour is about 20 minutes. Booked the hotel through lastminute.com for £400 for the whole family - great value! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone and would happily return there again in the future.
Family friendly good quality hotel
We were guests with our two children (aged 7 and 11) in the first week of July 2005. The kids had bunk beds and the room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The kids loved breakfast, especially the never ending supply of freshly made pancakes, though the English breakfast was only ok and a wider range of fruit would have been nice. Evening meals were buffets, usually with at least one roast dinner option, and were to a good standard (though the wine list was grim).
Very friendly entertainment staff with activities through the day for kids and adults. Each evening there would be bingo and a mini disco and some kind of show (again mostly kid/family orientated).
Pool was good size and clean and the surrounding gardens were very pleasant and relaxing. Beach is small and "shingly". Most of the guests are British.
Overall, a family friendly hotel with facilities consistent with a 4* (though the buildings are starting to look like they will need some updating in a year or two) and we would likely return.
You'll enjoy the Imperial Beach!
We stayed at the Imperial Beach for a week at the start of June 2005. The room was large and bright, the bathroom of a fair size and everything very clean. The bed was a little hard for both my wife and I, and we had to sleep with the balcony door open as the room got quite hot and stuffy otherwise, despite the a/c. The staff were all excellent and great service throughout - free orange juice whilst checking in, plate of fruit and bottle of wine waiting in the room, tea making facilities in the room, towels for the pool provided free of charge. All food - breakfasts and evening meals - were excellent with great choice and variety. I particularly liked the Toby style carveries in the evenings. The hotel's grounds are green and pleasant, and nicer than they look in the tour operator brochures. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the water is nice and warm. There is plenty of entertainment both during the day and in evenings - but days are better. Children seemed to be well catered for. The coast is a mix of sand and rock and is not too good for sea swimming (the sea was too cold anyway). It's a pleasant 25 minute walk to the harbour and there are plenty of bars and restaurants within 5 minutes away. From outside the hotel on the main road you can get regular buses to the harbour and Tombs of the Kings (No. 15) and the number 11 goes to Paphos Town. Overall, you're sure to enjoy the Imperial Beach, especially if you like firm beds!
Great hotel, pleasant staff
Stayed in this hotel in March and it was excellent. Rooms were very spacious, clean and well furnished. We had a room facing the sea and watched the sun setting from our balcony. Food was great, both at breakfast and evening, with pleanty of choice and variety. Took about 20 minutes to walk to Paphos harbour, which we enjoyed. Plenty of entertainment during the day and at night. We went on a trip to Kyrenia, which was interesting and up to Kykoss Monestry, which was a very scary ride up into the Trudoos mountains. They were covered with snow and the views were amazing. I would confidently recommend this hotel to anyone.
Fantastic hotel! Got married whilst staying here!
We got married whilst staying in this hotel. I would not change it for the world. The staff made us feel so special. We had our wedding reception at the hotel and the reception food was fab. After we got married at the local town hall we arrived back in the hotel to an enormous applause! We went down on the beach and had photographs taken, which looking back on are out of this world, blue sea and golden sand in the background. The hotel staff arranged for us to have a special meal one night where the chef cooked our food at our table, mmmmm. The hotel has everything you could ever need, gym, hairdressers, jacuzzi, fantastic pools and a beautiful private beach. The rooms were of a high standard. We would highly recommend this hotel.
stayed here july 2004,lovely hotel.the food was great,freshly cooked omlettes or pancakes for breakfast amongst all the usual morning food.rooms were nice and clean,views are great from the balcony,if you get see view.There is building work going on,around the hotel but this was out of our view and there was no noise leval.Overall a lovely hotel with lovely grounds but around 25 mins walk into the harbour area.
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