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... Cypriots, meze is perhaps more about the social interaction than about the actual consumption of food - it's a long and drawn out affair over several hours, and seems to be a bit of a cultural institution in Cyprus.
In a way, the guidebook set us up this evening with some rather unrealistic expectations - normally, unrealistic expectations result in disappointment, but tonight was one of those rare occasions where, even ...
... and variety of fruit, and as we finally reached the end of the trail, we found a few trees with signs reading ΨΕΚΑΣΜ 17;ΝΑ hanging from their branches ...
So what exactly does ΨΕΚΑΣΜ 17;ΝΑ mean? After returning to our guesthouse, on-line searches yielded mixed results, but our research suggested that the word means "sprayed". Of course, at ...
... been simple staying in such a small village, but so far, we've found internet maps to be less than reliable in Cyprus, especially problematic in small towns as there are no landmarks to reference, and street signage is poor, at best. Similar to last night's driving adventure in Larnaca, what should have been a five-minute mission became an hour-long ordeal.
We drove through town once with no luck, so made a U-turn and drove through ...
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 Paphiessa Hotel Paphos
Everything about the hotel was fine however they have a parrot which is kept in an inadequate size cage and is subjected night after night to a crowd of smoke the cage is left needing a clean and when i offered to help was told it wasnt my business...something needs done thier..
Great holiday - again !
We stayed at the Paphiessa in October of this year, this being our third visit. It was almost like coming home ! The welcome from the staff was terrific and service was very good as always.
We requested a change of room from the road side of the hotel to the pool side and the receptionist couldn't have been more helpful, arranging it the next morning.
Mohammed and Lee were their usual charming and efficient selves and made the time spent in the hotel real joy. There is a little more noise now that the new road at the back of the hotel has been built but we didn't find it particularly intrusive.
Me, my friend kay and her dad and stepmam went on holiday to paphos for a week in aug05 and stayed at the paphiessa hotel.
I would definitely recommend stayin at this hotel, it has everything u need and the staff are really nice, especially lee!!!
Also if you're going to paphos anytime soon, make sure you hit bar street. f you're young like me and kay, you should wlk down to space and get chattin 2 danny, he flirts like mad.
Remember to say kay and claire said hi 2 lee!!!
My daughter and I wanted to get away for a week on a fairly low budget. We haven't been to Cyprus before so we chose Pathos. First impressions of the hotel were not good. The coach driver wouldn't even drive down the road although on walking through the door it appeared very clean. Our room was small but also very clean, but again not what we had expected. But never go on first impressions. To put the electricity, or air con on you need to plug your key into the wall so when you leave and take your key with you every thing goes off. Don't forget that after using the toilet to put the paper in the bin, pipes arn't big enough to take paper. We had an absoultley fantastic time. By the end of the week we knew all the staff and other holiday makers by name. The evening entertainment was basic but everyone knew each other so you all just joined in.
I was a little concerned when I read some of the other reviews before I went on holiday about the roadworks by the hotel, but all concerns disappeared when we arrived. The road behind the hotel has now finished and I can think of nothing bad to say about the hotel itself.
Paphiessa Building Site
Upon arrival, we were greeted by staff and thought that everyone was friendly. We were then awoken then next morning by a workman using a electric sander to strip the pool (refurbishing). There were no pool alternatives, so I laid outside for a while..the dust caused me to start coughing and the noise gave me a headache. There is also a road being built outside the back of the hotel (airport road), which was a endless source of noise. I couldnt handle it any more and asked to be moved, which is when I found out that the managerial staff and receptionist were very unhelpful. However, the other staff did the best they could to distract us from the work going on.
I would not recommend this hotel at this time, unless you like building sites!
We stayed there Jan/Feb 2005. The hotel was comfortable, the reception staff were helpful and the bedrooms and facilities were comfortable. The hot water was idiosyncratic, in that outside the peak times you had to run the hot taps for at least 20 mins to get the hot water throught the labyrinthine pipe runs. It can't be doing much for Cyprus's water shortage.
Paphos is an excellent resort in Cyprus.The harbour area is very attractive with an abundance of restaurants and close proximity to historic and other sites/activities.It is a good base to visit Southern Cyprus by coach or hire-car.The Paphos airport is close by.The Paphiessa Hotel and Apartments has certain assets . Firstly an excellent staff who are employed from different parts of the world. Unfortunately the hotel is very inaccessible, unless you have hired a car. It is a long way from the sea front, and to get there you must cross major excavation and road works. There is an infrequent bus service about 10 to 15 minutes away - depending on your walking speed. Taxis to the sea front are 4 cyprus pounds in each direction. In winter time (Christmas- New Year), heating is a problem in the hotel, and also warm water and showers. The hotel has both, but they are very unpredictable.This may be due to the age of the facilities,and a lack of replacement and refurbishment.
This was our 3rd visit to this Hotel and as usual an excellent holiday, the staff are fantastic Mohammid, Chakra, Lee and Ram always had time to talk and thought a great deal of the children. Apartments good and clean along with the food. We are returning next year for our 4th time.
What a lovely place, was my first time to Cyprus and i will definately be going there again! After a four hour flight i arrived at about 1 in the morning, we was greeted at the door by staff and helped in with our bags if we needed it. Sorted all our rooms out really quickly for us, which is what we wanted after our long journey. everyone Was in their apartments by half past 1. Really friendly place, always making sure your ok, lovely area, about 10mins scenic walk to the town and harbour of pathos. Loads of bars, restaurants and places to eat in the main town. Hotel apartments although some hotel rooms, all rooms where fully air conditioned and clean. Staff always on hand on the other end of the telephone to help you. Will definately be staying there again.