Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort
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this holiday was the best holiday i have ever had! it is great for all ages. there are lots of restaurants near to the hotel including a great cyprus one and an indians. the hotel itself is very clean and presentable. the staff are very kind, sociable and not at all rude like you may find elsewere. there are two tennis courts which are well-kept. the entertainment team were great there was water games through the day and a kids disco at night then adult and children entertainment later on. very funny stuff especially the hypnotist! haha i can deffinately say i will be visting paphos gardens next year. what a brilliant holiday!!
By far the best holiday me and my family have had, we stayed in azala 201 the room was huge and fully air conditioned in all three rooms. There were plenty of restarants around the resort, the beach, market place and waterpark were close. Entertaiment in the day and night was brilliant, the animation team were friendly and allways had games to play not only for the children but also for the adults such as water aerobics, water vollyball and polo. Evening entertaiment was excellent with the animation teams putting on shows such as grease and saturday night fever and encouraging everyone to play along with games.
Room - 10/10
hotel staff - 9/10
pool area 9/10
entertainment team 10/10
overall holiday - brilliant!
just got back from paphos gardens had a great action packed holiday there hotel is all you need very friendly and helpful staff rooms cleaned everyday maids were lovely pool area great for kids and adults alike food good bar not to expensive lots of well kept garden areas hotel close to all local resort attractions water sports,harbour,tourist shops,bars,horse riding, karting the list goes on!car hire cheap if you shop around,we had read some awful reviews about this hotel before we travelled and were a bit nervous to say the least but me my husband and to teenage children had a great time and would recommend this hotel to families with kids of any age
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The Paphos gardens hotel is a great hotel for families with children from babies to teenagers. There is an in-house entertainment team who organise team games in the pool morning and afternoon, a kiddies club, early evening quiz, toddlers disco every evening...good entertainment for all the family. It can be very noisy and boisterous so if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing time don't go there! The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel room we were allocated was fairly dated but visited every day by the maid and cleaned often. We stayed B&B only - the breakfast was OK, plenty of cereals, bread, toast, beans, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, etc etc etc.
Main Pool area great, Small childrens pool good (both Pools cleaned every morning) and small play area under shade of trees for kids.
There is a Gym and spa area on the lower ground floor which looked very nice - nice showers in there for when you are turfed out of your room at midday and dont get picked up till 11pm!!
We stayed for 1 week but could quite easily have stayed on for longer...we enjoyed our stay.
We spent a week ending 22nd May 2005 at the Paphos Gardens Complex staying in room 210 Mimosa Apartments.
The apartment was awful,having shoddy white chipboard furniture,a constantly smelly shower room, old creaky beds and an overall need for a complete redecoration.
The patio area was equally sub standard and a most unpleasant area in which to try and relax.The supposedly white walls were a muddy brown colour and looked like they hadn't been painted for a number of years and the patio floor was also constantly covered by fallen debris from an overhanging large conifer.
In addition to this I managed to clobber about ten large cockroaches trying to share the room with us during our stay there.
Over the years we have had lots of holidays in the Greek Islands and and mainland Greece and never had cause to complain but 210 Mimosa Apartment was truly dire.
we arrived back one week ago after a six day stay. Having booked a superior one bedroomed apartment, we were allocated on arrival a two bedroomed apartment in Jasmine block. It was very satisfactory, very clean and well appointed. No complaints whatsoever. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only complaint, which you cannot blame the hotel complex for was the nightly incessant barking of a pack of dogs a little distance away. Guard dogs somewhere quite possibly but certainly loud enough to be very intrusive. You could also hear them during the day.
Good restaurants nearby of which we thought Les Amis was the best. We had dinner at the hotel on Carvery Night (a different theme every evening) which was fine. Eating out costs are no cheaper there than here in the UK. Petrol is cheaper though. Paphos itself (sorry to sound snobby because I really am NOT) is just like a warm English seaside town. To see the real Cyprus you need to travel around. Go north from Paphos and explore the west and north coast and you won't regret it. The whole of the north coast up until the Turkish border is quite simply stunning with lots of great places to lunch right by the sea. Would stay up there next time just for the scenery alone.
Crossed over into the north via the border crossing in Nicosia (not at all easy to find) and had lunch in Kyrenia - a little port and then climbed to the top of St. Hilarion, an ancient castle. The view from the top is stupendous.
You can take a hire car over but you have to pay CY£15 insurance for the vehicle. It was well worth it. Didn't have time to to Bellapais Abbey as well which is also worth it I have read.
The weather was great and, although we would not go back to this hotel complex, preferring something a little more remote we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, especially if you have children. My last comment is that there are lots of cats around the complex which get fed by everyone. They even sell cat food in the hotel mini-market (they obviously know the English very well) so no cat goes hungry or thirsty. There was a tiny little very clued-up ginger kitten being feted by everyone. That will never go hungry I can tell you.
Would go again
A great location, some apartments very tired - ask for a superior one and pay the difference. Fantastic entertainment for all. Great on site shop and pools were fine.
Lots of stray cats beware!
Would stay here again as the location was so good. Eat at ZaZa's and Les Amis.
Cyprus is generally very expensive and we preffered the Canaries. Paphos is a bit too english for us.
Great weather in October though.
Full on entertainment
The hotel itself is very pleasant, however you do need to be aware that it has full on 24/7 entertainment - practically!
Kids clubs - pool games
nightly fun - usually starts at 6 with a quiz followed by karaoke (bad) or a band(bad) or a football match on tv or a kids disco etc etc etc.
And low and behold if you want a quiet night, esp if your balcony faces the pool/ entertainment area! Or is even on the 1st floor mezzanine level - over the reception -where they all gather upon their return from 'Town'.
However it's a good base and the beach isn't too far away - although that gets very full of noisy locals too! Good luck or take ear plugs!!
My husband and I have just returned from the Paphos Gardens Apartments. We were there for a week from 1 Dec to 8 Dec. We stayed in room 102 Jasmine. This was a newly refurbished two bedroomed apartment. It was clean, towels and sheets changed every day. We hired a car and had a great week. This apartment is quite central and is within easy walking distance of the triangle and also Kato Paphos. We didn't have any difficulty getting a safety deposit box and the staff were really helpful. We had two early morning calls, as requested. I would recommend these apartments to anyone and was glad I stayed there.
We went independently and arranged the flight and accomodation and car hire ourselves on line. This was our first time and I can recommend you give this a try! We travelled with my mother in law and she was delighted with her accomodation. The weather was warm but cooler on an evening but we had a great holiday. Recommend the day trip to Egypt, tiring but well worth the money! We flew there and back and saw the pyramids, sphinx, Tutankamun, a trip down the Nile, two lovely meals. A very good trip and we arranged this ourselves.
A good base for your hotel but beware....
We stayed here in April 2004 and overall enjoyed our stay although we did encounter a couple of problems.....
At first we were allocated a ground floor room, but discovered the patio doors were broken and didnt lock so we immediately asked to be moved. The staff were helpful and allocated us a different room for the night, and we were to move to another room the next day which we would have for the rest of our stay.
Upon arriving at our room the next day, we found it to be clean and spacious with a small balcony. The shower room was a little in need of some redecoration but it was ok for the week we were there.
The rooms were cleaned daily.
The 2 outdoor pools were good, although we preferred the main pool with the pool bar nearby. However, the water was COLD so beware before diving in!!
There is also an indoor pool and gym which you can use and a sauna, steam and spa at a small extra charge which were most relaxing!
The food was ok but expensive, so we'd recommend walking 5-10 mins along the main road - definately try Brothers Restaurant!!
This complex is close to the beach and approx 15 mins walk from the harbour area.
Overall this is a nice enough hotel complex but the downside is there are no safety deposit boxes in your rooms. There are some in reception but not enough for every room - we couldnt get one and had to go without.
On the 2nd to last day of our stay we filled out a survey about the hotel, which the cleaners left in our room. We complained on this about the lack of deposit boxes and recommended they fit more. The survey was collected by the cleaners on our last day - call it a co-incidence then that the same evening while we were at dinner our room was broken into and our credit card stolen!! There were NO signs of forced entry either. We reported this to reception who called the police for us but we're sure who-ever broke in that night had a key!!
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... Now I am a student again. Just arrived in Nicosia and staying at the University Residence. The students have all left though – summer break so virtually have a complex to myself. Good wifi though so maybe able to load some photos. (if I find the time)
May cross into the Turkish part of Cyprus and have a look. Have an offer of a day trip around but not worth it by myself (to Kerynia). Will see if I can do a bus there for another beach ...
... I need some company, perhaps if I am lucky I can join a group from the hotel.
While in the room just after breakfast and getting ready for my morning stroll my eye catches a group of Austrians leaving the hotel grounds. I set off 10 minutes later and incidentally catch them up right by the entrance of the trail ...
... is slippery and the path gets quite narrow.
We go on and on, the doggie follows and I can't stop taking pictures throughout the way until we reach the Baths of Aphrodite.
We cover the Circular Trail in 6 instead of 4 hours only because there was no need to hurry back to the hotel earlier.
We do make a stop at the Baths of Aphrodite for photos and cool off ...
... on the palate.
DESSERT: The list indicates 5 choices. Fruit platter is at €7.90, the Crème brûlée which I love but constantly avoid due to calories, costs €6.50. Instead I asked for a Lemon Sorbet one of the nights. After all, sorbets are unique, low calorie and so refreshing especially after seafood. The one I had was great –like a smoothie or lemon gelato.
Another night ...
... don't blame them.
The little church is dedicated to Panaya Theotokos (Virgin Mary).
There is a beautiful mosaic showing the resurrection of Christ at the courtyard and I was told that the whole of the outer wall was covered with these mosaics originally.
Apart from the unusual outer wall the structure is very similar to other buildings in the village. ...