Tasmaria Hotel Apts.
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... weren't quite met, we didn't care, as we still enjoyed a quintessential Cypriot experience at the Alkion Taverna. All in all, our first meze adventure was great, but probably the best part was the excellent and personable service, which we have become accustomed to on this trip. We were taken care very nicely in the typically hospitable Cypriot way - and it's that hospitality that has been the highlight of our time in Cyprus, so ...
... Silly me, thinking that the only bad thing about eating a peach off a tree in the Cypriot wild was perhaps ingesting a little bit of dirt ...
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There didn't appear to be any significant damage to the Micra other than a slightly-askew licence plate, but that was to be expected - the Micra is so tiny compared to most cars, that it's a bit like a mosquito running into a wall, with it bouncing right off. Of course, the other car had to be a Jaguar, and though it also had no visible damage, even repairing the smallest paint chip would probably end up costing $1000!
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.
... things I see are not the icons, but some fresco's of saints with blotted out eyes that line a corridor. What a peculiar damage; it is not iconoclastic, otherwise much more would have been damaged.
"Some time ago there was a mysterious affliction of the eyes in the village. Many people got affected and they came to the church for help. By rubbing their fingers over the eyes of the saints and then ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tasmaria Hotel Apts. Paphos
Brilliant Stay October 06
Having read reviews after booking two female friends went with open mind. Were pleased from the start that we had booked Tasmaria. Although the apartments are basic everything was clean and well kept with maid service on a daily basis. The bar and pool area spotless and the Island Blue restaurant attached to Tasmaria always served delicious food and beverages. All the staff were friendly and helpful and never seemed put out to help. We ventured into Paphos every night after eating in one of the many Tavernas locally or to find a Taverna by the harbour once back at the Tasmaria the bar was always a welcoming sight and stayed open until everyone had gone to bed. We couldn't find fault at all with Tasmaria which only added to the wonderful holiday that we had in Paphos.
Hi everybody Dave & Sue here we have just returned from cyprus Sept.17th -25th 2006 staying at the Tasmaria Apartments. Having read reviews thought we might have made the wrong choice. However we were pleasantly surprised. The apartment was much larger than we expected. The pool area was pleasant with a pool bar were you could get snacks throughout the day. The apartments had there own restaurant or just across the road was Fat Mamma's which we would highly reccomend serving the best steak we've ever had. Nikolia the barman was a really nice chap who worked 16hrs 7 days a week .. although set on the main road the apartments and the pool area were very peaceful and relaxing. So much so that we have arranged with other holidaymakers we met to return the same time next year for 2 weeks instead of 1.
We are two women friends who try to take a holiday together once a year; we stayed at the Tasmaria in June 2006 and it is the worst place we have ever stayed.
I would just like to say for those who have thought that people posting reviews about the bad beds at the Tasmaria should consider that there are alot more rooms to stay in and not just the one they did. Obviously not ALL the beds are going to be uncomfortable but i can guarantee they did not have room 204! Myself and my grand-parents, both in their 60's, found these beds EXTREMELY uncomfortable, springy and without clean bed linen. I can agree that the complex is lovely and clean, but i can't say the same for the beds. Because of the beds my Grandad couldn't enjoy his holiday due to getting a stiff neck and back from the beds and my Gran only had about 3 nights sleep in the 2 weeks we were there!
On complaining about these beds, we were given an extra matress to put on top of the one we already had. Unfortunately, it was the same as the first matress, well passed the sell by date because every time you moved, springs were sticking into hips and back.....in fact all over the body. The matress its self was torn, as well as being stained. Blankets and pillows also had to be changed due to being stained aswell. When i came to make the bed one morning i found a bug crawling in the sheets....one which could not have flown through a window and had never been seen before so again we had to have the sheets changed!
I spent a week in the Tasmaria in May 2006 and really enjoyed the stay. The apartments are very basic but very comfortable, including the beds, and were cleaned daily. I would recommend the barbeque if offered, the food was fantastic and served in the restaurant.
The pool bar offers great food and the we spent a fortune on the pool tables.
The hotel was ideally situated with loads of restaurants and bars nearby. I would recomment Tramps for a drink, very friendly staff, and Fat Mama's for food.
Although the rooms are basic I would definitely rate it higher than 2.5 *.
I've just come back from the Tasmaria apartments in Cyprus and I couldn't recommend a better place to stay if your looking for cheap, comfortable and clean apartments. The apartments are fairly basic, they have cooker, fridge etc but most importantly are kept very clean (the maid service cleaned our room everyday) and are comfortable. I had no problems with the beds. Weather was brilliant but it played havoc with my bats wings! The pool area and restaurant are excellent, food was very nice and reasonably priced and the staff were very helpful and friendly.The pool is a decent size and was never to busy. The group I was with attended the BBQ night at the hotel restaurant and I can honestly say the meat served was the nicest I have ever tasted! The apartments are situated literally a stone's throw away from the main bars and restaurants on Tomb's of the King's Road. The best pub in Paphos though is Tramps Bar which is directly next door to the apartments, the Geordie barman Martin will keep the drinks flowing for you and best of all he put all of Newcastle's games on the big screen!! Fat Mama's restaurant 2 minutes up the road is well worth a visit as well.
We have just literally come back from a great holiday in paphos where we stayed at the Tasmaria.
We had only a 1 week at the Tasmaria in Paphos - that is our only regret! I could have stayed much longer.
We visited the Tasmaria Apartments in Nov 2005. The beds were so uncomfortable, that we moved hotels - at our own expense! You could feel the springs through the mattresses, and I didn't sleep at all.
I asked for blankets - to put on top of the mattress - and they were stinking of cigarettes and covered in hairs! Otherwise the apartment has everything you could need. Two single beds - no doubles at all - a fully equiped kitchen, and a spacious lounge with balcony.