Queen's Bay Hotel
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... have been our home, before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God (Ps 90:1-2), the fields and the sea shout of your glory, the sky and the earth will praise your name (Ps 69:34), and the rivers will applaud and the mountains will sing together for joy (Ps 98:8).” ~JW
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Today all three of us headed to Paphos for a bit of sightseeing, the weather is really lovely, if not too hot, we're not complaining as we all left the UK rain. We went to see the guy about sound gear which we got for a really reasonable price.
We visited the Tomb of the Kings, a lot of underground ruins with sarcophagie, not really my thing, but apart from the weather not much else to do seemingly.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Queen's Bay Hotel Paphos
Lovely but not so romantic
When reading up on our hotel before arriving it stated it was a romantic hotel. Upon arrival this could be assumed. The hotel was of a very good standaerd. However around the site of the hotel there are very few amenties. The surrounding area is unfinished and currently in the process of building.
The staff at the hotel were as good as i have ever encountered. Our main problem related to the Queen's Bays running of an intensive EF Language Course at the hotel for 50 students from across Europe. In our situation, their behaviour was not a problem however they did stay together in gangs and took up the whole swimming pool making it impossible not only for us to swim but also relax. You would assume the students would be learning during the day. Their only tuition throughout the day was a conference at 8pm every night.
In conclusion, we loved the hotel and the staff but the surrounding facilities could have been better. One helpful tip: remember to ask before you book if their will be an EF Language course going on!
Queens bay hotel....beautiful hotel!
we have just got back from a week of pahos' hot and sunny weather to return to the wet and windy england! yay!
okay, where to begin?!
the tourist attractions! there are many historical landmarks plotted around pahos, which are easily accessable via buses that pass every 15 minutes. but for us, we were more interested in the beautiful beaches and the harbour area. at the harbour you can find many restaurants, pubs and souveniour/ shops. do not miss out on the tiger boat rides along the harbour, it was one of the best things we did in pahos. we also went snookerling for the first time, altohugh we both felt ill afterwards, we still found the landscapes beneth the sea an eye opener. the aphrodite water park is also a good day out for the family.
during the evenings we basically stuck to the tombs of the kings road, which offered everything you need for a nice night out. the royal cocktail bar is definatly worth a visit! also try and visit bar street where you can find some good clubs.
finally, the hotel!
we really loved our stay at queens bay hotel, although it has a rated of three stars, we agree with the other hotel guests to rate this hotel at least a four star hotel.we stayed in the sea view rooms, although this is slightly more money, it is well worht it! the hotel had one main outside swimming pool, and another inside childs pool below. it also had tennis court, sauna, gym and activities thorughout the day.
the reception team are there for you 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. our room got cleaned every day by the friendly cleaning team. the waitering staff were always freindly and had a cheerful attitude about them. the meals at the hotel catered for everyone, although towards the end of the week we looked for other restaurants for a bit of a change!
if we decided to go back to paphos, we would definatly stay at the queens bay hotel again.
A friendly and pretty hotel
I have just returned from a most enjoyable week at the Queen's Bay Hotel, Paphos. The hotel is a set in very pretty grounds with stunning views from the gardens and balconies over the sea cove (definitely worth the extra for a sea view).
The room was clean and a good size and exactly as those shown in the hotel details provided on this site - with twin beds, a couple of easy chairs with a coffee table and a balcony with a plastic table and chairs. There was a TV in the room showing english channels and a good Cypriot film channel mainly in English (handy if the entertainment is not to your taste).
The hotel lounge and bar area is well-decorated and comfortable and staff were very attentive and efficient. Entertainment consisted mainly of bingo and then various live music acts. There was a fakir act one night with fire-eating and a bed of nails etc. The food was varied and usually quite good and the waiters were friendly and chatty as were all the staff.
The private beach is very small and quite picturesque but could have done with a bit of a clean up, as flotsam and jetsom had been washed up on shore - fishing nets are ok, but plastic bags and bottles not quite so pretty.
The hotel was situated quite a way from the main part of town, but it was possible to reach the busier shopping and restaurant areas via a short bus ride. Buses run every 15minutes in peak season until 11pm, but avoid the 1-2pm time slot if travelling back towards the hotel as buses can be crowded and less reliable.
All in all a lovely hotel, with an accommodating and professional staff. The hotel definitely deserves more than a 3 star rating and I can only assume that it does not have a higher rating because there are no fridges in the rooms and no porter service (although the man on reception was happy to help with our cases). I would definitely recommend a stay here and would consider going back.
Best sunsets you'll ever see!
My boyfriend and I visited this hotel in October 2003 for two weeks. We weren't sure about going so late in the season but the weather was absolutley fantastic!
The hotel is officially 3* but the facilties reflect that of a 4*. The rooms were modern, comfortable and clean with regular bedding and towel changes. There was wine and fruit in our room on arrival and a flask of iced water was left in the room daily. Without a doubt though the thing that stood out for me was the view from our balcony. The sunsets were absolutley amazing and I would definately advise booking a sea view room to experience this. We stayed half board and the restaurant was great. Food was buffet style and included a soup of the day, cold choice of starters and salads, hot choice of main meals including a carvery and a wide selection of deserts and ice creams. Staff were very attentive and friendly.
The entertainment is geared towards providing something for the guests that wanted to be entertained whilst allowing those who wanted to have a fairly quiet drink to do so in some relative peace. However, we only stayed in the hotel a couple of nights a week as we tried to venture into nearby Coral Bay and Paphos via the regular cheap bus service to ensure we saw as much of the area as possible. We also hired a jeep for a couple of days to have a look around the island but if you prefer stay hotel based they do employ an entertainment rep who organises activities such as water basketball, archery, boules, wine tasting etc etc.
All in all we had a fanastic holiday and I would definately recommend this as a hotel for either using a base to explore the island or for just sitting back and relaxing in.
Our stay at the Queens Bay Hotel was mostly enjoyable. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was cleaned very well daily . Fresh towels and Iced drinking water in flasks left daily. The breakfasts and dinners were very good, varied and imanginative. Good selection of Meze starters. Main meals were pipng hot and plenty of choice, with fruit, puddings and cheeses to follow. Non Smoking tables in the resturant.
Unfortunately, smoking was allowed in the Lounge/Bar and reception area where the evening entertainment was held and had no extraction facility. If we did not manage to get a seat near to the main entrance doors which allowed fresh air in, as guests arrived or left, we retired to our bedroom and missed out on the entertainment.
The indoor swimming pool which we used at some time every day was heated but by the end of our two weeks getting cloudy and needed cleaning. hopefully this was done but should not have been allowed to get like that. The most dissappointing facility was the lack of changing facilities at the indoor pool and we had to use the toilets which were not heated, which also had a shower cubicle. Very public , cold and not very hygenic. Seemed an odd cutback as the rest of the hotel was very comfortable. The hotel is situated very well with lovely views and sunsets. On balance a good hotel which has a lovely outdoor pool for the summer and hopefully if ever we do return, a Non Smoking area in the lounge please.
THANK YOU GREAT HOLIDAY
My husband and I have just returned from a holiday at Queens Bay Hotel Paphos and we had a brilliant time. Staff are friendly and professional, the food was great lots of choice buffet style so you can eat as much or as little as you wish. Always nice and hot the food. Our room was pleasant and spotless, the housemaids are to be commended. We hada sea view room the view was beautiful and not too hot this time of year to sit out on your balcony in the sun. Entertainment wasnt bad a mixture of things again very pleasant. We wanted a nice relaxing break as a couple with nice surroundings, nice people, good food and thats what we got. Well recommended as a couples hotel as advertised. Thanks again
Having been to Cyprus many times have stayed in other parts of the island we decided to return to QBH for another stay. We were greeted by some lovely fruit and wine in the room thanking us for returning and this year we decided to stay in a seaview room. Breath taking is how I would describe the views and the sunsets are to die for.
Not having a great apitite the buffet style evening meal suited me just great plenty of variety and choice and always piping hot. The service and staff is great, we noticed that it was all the same staff from previous year too. Evening entertainment, we loved the fakir show with the bed of nails etc fire eating. The music is middle of the road not too loud to drown out conversation either we enjoyed it if you want late night disco you are 20 mins by bus in to town so you can have best of both really. In all I can say another successful holiday well done to the QBH for goodtime had by all. We will be back
TTTT! Don't think so.
We were guaranteed a TTTT all inclusive through Thomson, so we thought there would'nt be anything to moan about, how wrong we were!!
But to be honest the Hotel staff could not be faulted.
The food, although hot, was repetative and tasteless, fine if you liked chicken, pork and courgette, which was served practically twice a day!!!
We expected some authentic cypriot dishes, don't think there was any!!!!!! Oh and if you liked cod, you would be very happy, as it was every night, even when the menu said it was Swordfish, at service it was cod!!!!
Entertainment? well, a solo guitarist, (although different each time) three times a week, playing almost the same songs, was a bit repetative too.
We thought one of the nights was going to be pretty good, as, when we walked into the reception/entertainment area, we heard something like a piano bar, as the "artist" was playing the keyboards, it was when she started to sing we started to cringe!!!!!!!! she should have just played the keyboard!!
There were a few more moans but i would be here forever, so i would just say, a TTTT all inclusive it is DEFINITELY is not, a TTT Half Board it could be.
Dont blame the hotel, the blame must be aimed at Thomson for giving it such a high rating.
Will we go to cyprus again? Certainly. Will we go to the Queens Bay Hotel again? NO WAY, but we will call in to see, Tasos (cockney), George 1, Ivan, Sonja, George 2.
Good hotel which provides excellent views. This hotel is mainly used by mature adults. Not much to do for kids. The hotel is about 7 miles outside Pathos but there is a good bus service on the main coast road which is about 200 metres away. The food was excellent and varied and staff very helpfull. On the negative side there is not much to do close by and the drinks were a little expensive but if you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday this will be hard to beat.