Travel Blogs from Paphos
Justyna and the boys arrived on Friday and on Saturday Gordon and Margaret arrived so that's the villa full.
Our other guests Andy & Denice arrived yesterday as well, they have rented a villa a few kilometers away.
Everyone came over for drinks and a polish meal, we sat talking until the early hours even though tomorrow is another busy day but I think everyone had a good time.
... we went across the road to have lunch, well Judyata and I had lunch, Bruce
had the all-day English breakfast. (What's the difference from and English and Scottish one you may ask?) How would I know I'm from Poland.
We had a walk around the shops in Paphos, bought the obligatory fridge magnets and headed back to the the villa for a snack and poolside drinks.
All in all another wonderful, but tiring ...
Judyata my bridesmaid arrived last night, she and I worked and lived
together in Exeter after I arrived in the UK, she is also directly
responsible for Bruce and I getting together, so needless to say she's
my best friend and Bruce loves her to bits.
We went to city hall
today to get the license and pay the fees, then headed off to Paphos to
check out the hire of sound equipment for the wedding. No luck ...
... good evening with good company, good food, weird music and even more weird chair-top dancing. Not too many plates were broken.
I got chosen to participate (oh humiliation!) but was good fun and I need to lose weight to get into my dress :-)
I asked one of the musicians where t could hire some sound equipment, so we have a lead on this,in Paphos, we will check this out tomorrow when we pick up Judyata at Paphos airport.
... we've got for our money.
Villa is of very high standard with 4 bedrooms (ours is the only one en-suite), 2 bathrooms and a huge living-come-dining area. Decoration and furnishings are very good and the pool is lovely.
Charlie and Margaret phoned, they have rented a villa closer to Pilos than ours, we will catch up with them tomorrow at lunch.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Veronica Hotel Paphos
Hallo zusammen, mein Freund und ich sind gerade von diesem Hotel zurück gekommen. Wir hatten einen fantastischen Urlaub. Wir kamen an und waren mit dem uns zugeteilten Zimmer nicht sehr zufrieden. Am nächsten Morgen bekamen wir dann ein Zimmer mit Blick auf den Pool und damit waren wir sehr glücklich. Wenn man nicht mit etwas zufrieden ist, dann sollte man einfach fragen und dann kann man auch 'umziehen'.
Wir sind gerade erst aus Zypern gekommen und das Hotel war okay
Nichts Dolles aber was will man zu diesem Preis auch erwarten? Die Zimmer waren sauber, waren aber etwas abgenutzt. Das Essen war durchschnittlich, die Auswahl zu den verschiedenen Mahlzeiten war gar nicht schlecht.
Mir gefiel der Swimmingpool sehr gut - warm und von Palmen umgeben. Die Bar und Lounge waren auch gut, jeden Abend gab es eine Happy Hour, man kann dann zu einem sehr guten Kurs trinken.
Mit unserer Vertreterin (Argo Reisen) vor Ort waren wir sehr unzufrieden, die Dame vergass, uns für den Transfer zum Flughafen abzuholen und so verpassten wir fast unseren Rückflug nach London, das muss man sich einmal vorstellen! Die war am Telefon sehr unfreundlich und kümmerte sich um gar nichts. Niemals wieder werden wir mit diesem Reiseunternehmen reisen.
We just came from Cyprus and the hotel was ok.
Nothing special, but what you can expect for this price? Rooms were clean but a bit worn out. Food was average, but not bad sellection of different meals. I loved their swimming pool - warm and set amid palm trees :) Nice bar and lounge, happy hours every evening, so you could have drinks on really good prices.
We were very unhappy with our rep from Argo holidays - could you imagine, she forgot pick up us for our airport transfer and we nearly missed our flights back to London! She was rude on the phone and didn't care about anything! Never again holidays with this tour operator!
Cyprus Airways flight to Manchester on Saturday 25th February 2006 was delayed by "weather conditions" (lies as it turned out)so we were put in the Veronica Hotel overnight (never to be repeated we hope). We were given the key to our room which appeared to have not been used for months. There was a thick layer of dust covering all the surfaces (yes there had been a lot of dust apparently caused by a sandstorm in Egypt - but as the windows and balcony doors were closed how did it get in?). On pulling back the curtains on the balcony doors a lizard darted out terrified at our arrival (how long had this poor creature been trapped in the room). We then checked the pillows under the cases - don't even ask!!
4 of us stayed at the Veronica in November 2000 and enjoyed our stay very much. There are 2 parts to the hotel with regards to room age I had a nice room but could have done with updating, but my brother had an updated room just down the corridor which was very nice. Very quiet indeed as we were at the back of the hotel and facing the pool which is a gorgeous view in the morning and the evening. The food we had was very good and as we were aged between 15-30 we got on very well with the younger waitresses & waiters who bought us drinks all the time so we saved money for the whole 2 weeks we were there. Entertainment TERRIBLE !!!! if you like singing "the rivers of babylon" more or less every night that you are there then you will be fine, but your probably better off going out & finding another bar to get entertained in.Paphos is a lovely place to explore and the harbour is nice too, have a characature done of yourself as a momento artists are always out and about on the harbour and they do a great portrait of you. Hotel Veronica is clean, welcoming, relaxed, and is value for money.
The hotel is comfortable and has a freindly atmosphere. We loved the pool and the pool area, and we were always able to find a sun bed whenever we turned up at the pool. There are many freindly bars near to the hotel and we made freinds with many of the guests who we hope to meet up with again next year. The food although did not meet with everyones expectations was well cooked, and we always managed to find something we enjoyed. The hotel is good value for the money and we would recommend you give it a try. However if you are the type of person that finds fault with everything then go somewhere else. If you enjoy great weather, freindly people and a great atmosphere then give a stay at this hotel a try.
My husband and I feel that writing our review will help people who are thinking about going to the Veronica Hotel help to make their mind up.
Hi there, Me and my boyfriend have just come back from this hotel. We had a fantastic time. We arrived and was given a room which we were't happy with. Thhy changed us to a room with a pool view the next morning. We were very happy. If you are not happy with anything just ask and you should be moved. I found the food good, ok it,s not first class but you do pay for what you get. We are very easy people and everyone was very friendly with us. The hotel had loads of green plants which we found great as it made it feel right at home. The only thing we found that it didn't have in house entertainment. Cyprus was great plenty to do for everyone. You must hire a car and go to the mountains and also visit water world. gerat fun. overall great holiday allround.
I returned for the Veronica Hotel yesterday. So here is my review! Please remember firstly that the old chestnut of you get what you pay for, is very apparant at this hotel. Should you arrive early hours of the morning you will firstly not be able to get a drink in your room as there are no facilities provided. As the hotel is situated on a busy road there is however an Irish bar opposite which is reasonable. Close by there are two supermarkets (I can recommend the £1.25 a litre wine!). As the road is busy it is noisy day and night particuarly in the rooms which are at the front of the hotel, and also the air conditioning is absolutley useless so don't hope for much sleep. The mini bar in your room is charged at £2 a day which you have to ask about to find this out.