Louis Phaethon Beach
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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.
Honest report for the hotel phaethon
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.
If you go to this hotel do not go half board or you will regret it when you get there.
The rooms are clean and get maid service once a day, however they are a little dated and the bathrooms need modernising.
The pool is large and deep at one end there is plenty of sunbeds. At the hotel the facilities are great for kisds Ping pong, football pitch, archery but around the pool it can be noisy if you go with no children. If you want a romantic holiday do not stay here its aimed purely for families.
The beach is non existant directly in front of the hotel but there is a small beach 300 yards to the left of the hotel. Also the beach is positioned near the end of the runway if your a keen planewatcher!!!
The location of the hotel is ok but a five minute bus ride gets you to the harbour which is nice at night.
There is alot of kittens and cats at the hotel which is good for the animal lovers amongst us. however dont stroke them as one nearlly took my girlfriends hand off when feeding them some ham..
Over all the hotel is good and you will have a nice stay but dont expect luxury..
the hotels is brilliant for families
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.
Great Hotel, Bit far out (Pronounced Python, as in snake!)
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 !!.
The poolside area was vast with many many sunbeds, no need to get up at the crack of dawn to reserve one !! The pool was very large and very inviiting going to 3 metres at the deep end.
Because we had a delay on our flight out and didn't arrive until 2am we missed evening meal but we were given a voucher for a free evening meal or lunch to compensate, which I thought was very fair.
It was a bit too far out, a bus ride is definitely necessary, this we found to be frequent and very reasonable in fact we went as far as Coral Bay for only 70 cents. That reminds me, the beach, well, virtually non existent and covered in seaweed, but there was a welcome, albeit slight breeze.
Still plenty of night life on the strip which caters for a wide age group range (there were 4 of us 40's - 50's and we like to nosey what's going on). Excellent weather too.
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.
Going back again!
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