Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos
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... patiently for him to act.” (Ps 37:7a)
“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains; your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river ...
... Who knew the bus schedule was different on Sunday right?...LOL. I was so tired from not sleeping two nights ago and then walking around all day yesterday at Paphos with ~50lbs backpack. I probably walked ~6.5mi in 90+ degree heat. I was soaking wet and utterly exhausted. I have never walked and been so tired and have my feet sore, but it was probably the extra weight from my pack and the temperature.
Well, anyway, so ...
Agia Kyiakis is a 12th-century A.D. Byzantine church. It is not overly impressive, but it does have a large basilica and bishop's palace surrounding it from the 4th century A.D. In the front courtyard of the church there stands a white, 1st-century pillar according to tradition, is the place where Paul was tied and scourged. Of course, there is no historical evidence for this claim but the pillar very well could have been around when Paul was ...
These graves are not thought to belong to royalty but to wealthy, prominent families and persons. The tombs date back to the 3rd-century B.C. The most impressive tombs are peristyle with Doric columns encircling an open court or lining the entrance way to the tomb. Each tomb was carved out from native rock and typically contained several graves (burial places). Most, if not nearly all, of these graves would have been present when Paul was visiting the city. ...
... The site was obviously being developed and what it lacked in information it made up for in freedom of access.
Our last visit was to Geroskipou. This village was on the road to the airport. It was described as quaint but wasn't. The small church was attractive though and worthy of a later visit if time permits.
We took the coast road back into Kato Paphos and stopped for a beer at The Harbour bar. We returned to the hotel quite ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos
Possibly the best Med resort hotel I have stayed at in 30 years
Just got back and I have to say that this is a terrific hotel , most 5 star beach hotels in my experience are closer to 4 star , not the Paphos Amathus . From the moment we arrived and were given a cold fruit punch and iced towel and then escorted to our room by the receptionist this was the real deal . The room was a decent size and modern with all the normal luxurys , we chose the top floor inland facing room to save a few pounds and I would recommend these , the views across the tennis courts to the shops and restaurants and the distant hills are fine plus the added advantage of no sun in the afternoon makes them cooler then the SV rooms . The hotel is low rise three story with the rooms in two wings and reception in the middle, terrific modern design makes the hotel always light and airy , the huge free form swimming pool has no shortage of sun beds and these plus the enormous grass areas between the pool and the beach mean that you will always find a sunbed . The staff roound the pool / grass/ beach area were the best I have ever seen , they won't allow you to move a sun bed on your own , umberallas are swiftly found and positioned where you want them , you don't have to move a muscle , drinks / food service around the pool is constant . Iced towels are provide daily at midday . And yet the hotel is still informal and not stuffy in any way . Jets skis / paragliding etc are on the beach and are proffessionaly managed . Can't comment on the food as we were on half board but the restaurants looked very classy , personally I dont understand why anybody would go for HB when 100 yards right out of the hotel there is an american, italian , french , greek , chinese restaurant and left is a seafood and greek restarant , we ate in most of these and all were very good . Its a 20 minute walk to the harbour (bit tatty) and more restaurants . While we were there we looked round the Annebelle (nice hotel but appeared small cramped and dark compared to the PA )and the Amyra (smaller and trendy style was not to my taste) but the PA was so much spacious with so much room. This was our first visit to Cyprus and I cannot beleive that there are many other hotels of the same standard . We managed to save money over brochure price by booking direct with the LHW website plus booking our own flights . Terrific hotel , crititisms ?? , biger corn flake bowls plus chocolates during the weird nightly 'turn down' service , ok the beach is not great but its actually better then i expected given previous comments
We visited this hotel in May this year, fantastic. A genuine 5 star property. Breakfast overlooking the med and so much fantastic food to choose from, everything from fresh strawberrirs to omlettes cooked to your liking while you wait! Watersports are 50 yards down the beach great fun and good value. We only stayed bed and breakfast, there are some really excellent restaurants just outside the hotel and the centre of Paphos is a three minute taxi ride away. Beach/pool towels provided and the rooms are excellent. Nearly all sea view and luxury robes and slippers provided.
We ate in the hotel restaurant once as a treat. Very expensive but you must try the lobster tail starter and the duck - superb - as is the service and the pianist at the grand piano!
A very nice hotel
I confirm everything that has been written by the other tripadvisors. The food was very good and the buffet excellent. Be careful though when paying your bill. The hotel does not give a good exchange rate and charges commission which, for the week, can be an extra £50+. Pay in Cypriot pounds on your credit card.
We liked it a lot!
Great place to stay for a week.
Rooms are nice and relatively large. Food and service are good.
Wines are rather overpriced, even for local Cyprus wines.
The only drawback is that there is no real beach. They should remove the word "beach" from the hotel name.
But we liked this place and we'll go back.
I visited the Paphos Amathus Beach Hotel in June 2003 with my family. It was simply fantastic, the food was great, the staff were accommodating and the hotel was beautifully luxurious and sophisticated. The hotel is situated right on the sea front and the views are quite breathtaking. It is perfect for families and couples. Its a great hotel, even though a little expensive.
Stayed there for eleven nights in october,Brilliant!!! Staff Brilliant,Hotel Brilliant,Pool Brilliant,Food Brilliant what more can i say,Beach small but spotless not cheap but well worth it.Can't wait to go back
Paphos amathus beach hotel
What a luxurious hotel this is.we stayed here for 1 week and i wished it could have been for longer. The staff and management we very helpful and attentive. the spa is excellent and the indoor pool very inviting. When we arrived we were given an upgraded room as our air conditioning was not working which we had not had time to notice as we had just arrived The pool is loverly and the pool staff are very attentive even coming round with ice cold flannels to cool you. The food is excellent with waiter service in the amarosa resteraunt.The breakfast was somthing else with so much choice. All in all if you want a holiday that is totally relaxing and with attentive staff and luxurious surroundings go there!
A lovely setting
we had a week at the amathus beach - the service was very good - it was quite luxurious. Great for the children - games room ( but computers didn't appear to have been set with parental control!) Lovely pool - great cocktails. Food in restaurants excellent but expensive. Our junior suite on the ground floor was spacious enough - the view was partial sea view, partial disused building although we never sat in what amounted to our back yard! Small beach nearby where you could go jet skiing or paragliding. Breakfast was great - lots of choice and good quality. Lots of Brits there - children made friends and very safe for them. Children's disco so adults can eat in restaurants nearby!!! A lovely hotel, maybe in need of a little refurbishment in some rooms but overall very nice and would go there again. Children told not to run on the marble floors incase they slipped - hotel staff very polite and friendly - my young sons wanted me to say this and they had a great time. When I asked my younger son who is just seven what he thought of the hotel, he said it was fabulous and the best hotel he has been to. My soon to be ten year old son thought it was tremendously fantastic - his words. My partner used the gym on several occasions which he enjoyed. The numbers of people to pool space was fine - never too crowded or noisy. Very relaxing.
Stayed here 3 times, wonderful hotel. Has everything you could wish for a perfect holiday. Excellant Food, spotless everywhere and warm friendly staff.
This really was a luxurious hotel with all ameinities you could wish for. Being one of the leading hotels of the world, the rooms were furnished to very high standards, and after the daily room service, sweets were left on your pillow! Couldn't ask for any more. When we arrived we were greated by cocktails and cool flannels, friendly staff and beautifully furnished marble everything in the whole hotel.
The pool and pool bar were beautiful, the indoor pool also good and great boutiques and beauty salons/treatments to indulge in. Beautiful grounds with everything from banana trees to hibiscus in, around the pool.
Food was lovely, both a la carte evening meals and the spectacular breakfasts - everything from rows and rows of fruit to freshly baked pastries and much much more.
Only one small snag - beach was really quite small, although private - try Polis or Coral Bay for a great beach trip - very beautiful. Although the local beach was great for hoping onto for a little banana boat ride!!!