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I was here working on the Reception desk for two months prior to going to the Tourism College in Nicosia for nine months. It was an "Erasmus" exchange from my Uni in Wales.
... weren't quite met, we didn't care, as we still enjoyed a quintessential Cypriot experience at the Alkion Taverna. All in all, our first meze adventure was great, but probably the best part was the excellent and personable service, which we have become accustomed to on this trip. We were taken care very nicely in the typically hospitable Cypriot way - and it's that hospitality that has been the highlight of our time in Cyprus, so ...
... ones we'd seen in Jerash in Jordan and not as ornate. It wasn't as old either. It was set in the same time period as the other one 2 or 3 AD. There was a huge building with a collection of mosaic floors which was interesting. It was also nice cause it was under cover and it gave us a break Fromm one the heat and dust and stones in our feet. Drove to a nice cape about 40 km away and lunch. We shared a melon and ham and a village salad. Vince had ...
Took the motor way all the way to Pafos. Arrived in mid afternoon to a huge hotel called Athenia Beach Hotel. Found our way ok. Checked in and found there was no free no Wi fi. Had to pay 7eu for 2 hours also no hair drier. ****!!!!!!! Also can't **** this is second day!!!!!!! Took off and explored the The Tombs of the Kings in the Ancient Archeological Park onie of the two in Pafos. It was huge and on a head land near the sea. There we ...
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.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Louis Phaethon Beach Paphos
Love the place
have stayed here in september for the last 3 years.find the hotel is relaxing,food great,service great,staff excellent. going back again sept 9th 2006
We spent Christmas in this hotel. It's wasn't great for anyone in their 30's or below as it was very orientated towards couples in their 50's +. The staff were particularly friendly towards the older generation and although were pleasant were not inclined to be flexible. We were disappointed that there was practically no swimming at this time of the year, the outside pool was freezing and the indoors one is a joke. It's quite a walk in to Pahos at around 40min. Every lift seemed to be broken at one stage. The room was good with a nice view. The food was good too. Apparently pregnant women are not allowed to get back massages in this hotel.
Myself and my partner have just arrived back from paphos and stayed at the phaethon beach.. The hotel is good overall. The staff are nice and friendly and the food is of a good standard but not a la carte. The waiter service for drinks is excellent and they even serve all drinks in proper glasses also serve bottles of beer which is good for an all inclusive as most use plastic tumblers.
Plus points first. Good food,friendly staff,lovely weather. Down side,we thought the pool area was an accident waiting to happen very slippy and we saw numerous children slip and hurt themselves. Although the staff were very friendly we had to wait to be served up to 15 min for a drink and had to ask on one ocassion 3 times for a cup of tea. Also be very careful buying in the shop in the hotel as we bought goods that were faulty and they would not exchange them so again be very careful of what your buying!!
Good but family rooms small
Lovely hotel very clean, food was of a good standard and staff were very nice and polite and went out of their way to provide a good service.
Arriving at the hotel late meant that the hotel staff had provided sandwiches and a soft drink in the room which was considerate.
On a negative level my only quibble was the size of the room which was very small when you have two children as well, although clean I feel the hotel is due for a small upgrade.
We have just returned (late September) from a week at the Louis Phaethon Beach Hotel in Paphos, The rooms, maid service and reception staff were excellent, food was excellent and the choice super (we were on half board, many people were all inclusive). Chariots Night club was in desperate need of re-furbishment and not at all in keeping with the general standard of the hotel, if fact it reminded me of holidays years and years ago at Butlins !!.
5 out of ten
Food excellent, service terrific, rooms adequate, day activities lightweight but fun, local spirits appalling - famous brands very expensive - beer fine, evening entertainment tries hard but doesn't make it. Worst beach in the Med possibly. A bit claustrophobic when busy.
I went back to this hotel at the beginning of July this year for my 4th time! Once again I loved every single minute of it - its just such a fab hotel that has everything you need. I had only been with my family before but this time me and 2 friends went and even though we went for such different purposes (i.e. not a family based holiday) the hotel is so varied it had everything we wanted - so much so that we only left it once! Food is great (I'm extremely fussy and even I found something every night), staff really welcoming, extremely clean, great range of activities (including at night) and whilst it is a fair distance to the town there is a bus stop right outside the hotel for a very cheap price. There are a few shops on sight but they are obviously a little expensive however the nearest ones are only a 5 min walk up the road. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone (esp those going all inclusive - its certainly worth that bit extra) so much so that I'm going back next year...for the 5th time!
Great for kids
Stayed here in July for 1 week on all inclusive basis. Hotel is great, esspecially the staff who are very friendly. The food is not fabulous cuisine or anything, but there is soo much variety and its good clean food so i doubt you'll find much to complain about.
Best bit is definately the entertainment as there is loads to do during the day and evenings. The kids will definately love it as there is loads of stuff on for the kids.
The beach however is a huge letdown, its not really swimable and the sand is very poor quality. The swimming pool is huge but does get very busy (not good for doing lenghts). To conclude its above average but certainly not five star.
good hotel good staff everythng good apart from there is no beach at all the pictures in all brochures are out dated if you do not want a beach i highly recommend this hotel