Travel Blogs from Paphos
... After a quick visit with Kriton's Dad... We headed to our resort to check in... As Kriton and Laura were due to pick Katy (one of the Bridesmaids) up from Paphos airport. Coral Beach Resort is amazing...Absolutely huge and we are taking a tour of it tomorrow so we can see where everything is...as we arrived around 9.45pm. Looking forward to our first full day in Cyprus ...
... of dusty rocks and holes in the ground-The tombs of the kings which never had a king lay in rest in any of the tombs. This kind lady pointed and gestured in a direction toward the water but then stated, "I have a car" in a lovely gesture that she was happy to drive us to the location! The guide book suggested that locals may do this! Of course I'm not adverse to some niceties of travel, but to receive a kind offer from a total stranger made me humbled to be in such a beautiful ...
... Once you have survived the passing of the cart you are left in the trail and waft of the over powering stench exuding from the horse that had hurtled past. It is a mix of horse, sweat, manure and dust and it can lingers longer than the heady scent of Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds! A combination of this smell and the hazards of what may be under foot materialise as I begin climbing the ancient steps built and carved into the rocky cliffs of the ...
... s), a small town by the sea with a pretty church and a little harbour, but it was too dark to go for a walk.
Friday was my last day, so we wanted to make it special. Nana went for a swim first thing in the morning, and we decided we wanted to hire a boat and take a trip. We went to Latsi beach on the north side of the island, and hired a motorboat for two hours. Mummy drove us all the way along the coastline (and very speedily at that!!) and we made it to Blue ...
... playground. There’s even a small ski hill, though there’s no snow yet this season.
From Troodos village, we drove downhill 23 minutes to the larger village of Platres, population 280. We stopped for lunch at the Skylight restaurant. Mom ate a chicken kebab while I had fried calamari. Our bill was 25.25 euros ($34.09).
Departed Platres at 2:24 and drove to the Dionysos Hotel in Pafos, ...
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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'.
Ich fand, dass das Essen gut war. Okay, es ist nicht erstklassig aber man bekommt, wofür man bezahlt. Wir sind sehr leicht zufrieden zu stellen und jeder war uns gegenüber sehr freundlich.
Im Hotel gab es viele Grünpflanzen, das gefiel uns sehr gut weil wir uns wie zu Hause fühlten. Wir fanden nur, dass es am Unterhaltungsprogramm mangelte. Zypern war großartig, es gab für jedermann viel zu unternehmen. Man muss sich einfach mal einen Wagen mieten und in die Berge fahren, man sollte auch Water World einen Besuch abstatten. Dort hatten wir sehr viel Spaß. Rundherum ein ganz toller Urlaub.
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!
How can this be 3 Star
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!!
We asked for fresh pillows and received an additional 2 pillows as bad as the ones we complained about - (we fortunately had some clean beach towels in our cases which we had to put over the pillows when we went to bed).
We asked at reception if housekeeping would sort out the problems in our room and then went to the dining room where Cyprus Airways assured us we would be given lunch. I am completely vegetarian so checked out what was on offer - only salads (all the hot meals were meat dishes). Fine I am quite happy with salad. That is until the person in front of me in the queue having filled her plate with her chosen hot meal back-tracked to the salads, used the tongs provided to push back the meat dish on her plate and heaped her plate with salad. This is the point at which we left the hotel and bought our meal at a nearby restaurant - yes we realise this was not the fault of the hotel.
Having spent an afternoon around the Paphos Harbour area we returned to the hotel for the evening meal which Cyprus Airways assured us was at their expense. Having consulted the menu displayed outside the dining room I thought that I was in luck - a vegetarian offering of Garlic Mushrooms with vegetables. We checked out the food on display and could not find anything which looked like mushrooms,-enter a member of the catering staff. "Where are the Garlic Mushrooms?" - shrug of shoulders "not on" so another meal purchased at a local restaurant.
Super time had by all !!!!!
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.
Have a great time.
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.
Got what you paid for!!
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.
I would like to start by saying the receptionists were very helpful to our needs.
The hotel foyer was well presented and the pool was absolutely gorgeous but unfortunately if your a sun lover like my husband and I then you will have to make sure you get to the pool early as there is alot of shaded areas.
We were only B&B which we had only once in the hotel, which I think is fair to say was ok but my husband and I have fallen in love with a place called 'The Rose Pub', as you can have a English breakfast with proper bacon and sausages for only £1.50. Unfortutantely we can't comment on the lunch and dinner as we ate out at all the fabulous restaurants that Paphos has to offer.
The room that we were in well where do I start, there is a fridge not "mini bar" and it was not even switched on as there was no mains plug attatched (looks like it's plugged straight into the fuse). Definately not a radio which if you read in any reviews that there is one well we didn't get one. There is a t.v but all you get is BBC World and it's not a very good picture. As for the hair dryer well ours didn't work in the room it's a good job I bought my own. The room it self was very dated and even with curtains open felt very dark. We had to hire a kettle for 7 days which costed us £3.00 (apparantly you can buy a kettle in Cyprus for £7.00) cups we had to get from the bar. I would definately recommend taking your own towels as the ones provided do not get changed regulary.
There is a very good bus service that will take you down to the main shopping area, restaurants and pubs. The bus will also take you straight to the water park which is about a 20 minute otherwise. There is a Irish bar just across from the hotel which was great we were able to sit down with our pints of Keo and watch England win the 'Ashes' on their Sky t.v.
I concur with almost everything posted by Chester.
My room was quiet as it was toward the back of the hotel facing the Avanti.
The air conditioning worked well and watching BBC World through heavy snow helped too.
I had no mini bar but an empty fridge. The daily charge was I thought expensive and I could have bought a better fridge and received change for what the rental would have cost for a week.
I was on B&B thankfully. The 'restaurant' is actually a Soviet style canteen. Although to be fair there was nothing wrong with the breakfast.
When asking for a security box you will be told that its available in your room. For a quarter of the price however, you can have a box by reception. When I was there a girl who was on the top floor discovered money missing. Unfortunatley, the dicsussions with management were carried out in full view of guests in the reception area.
A special word for the 'Bar Manager'. Unhelpful and at times cheeky. The way he treated his staff was frankly offensive. His worst behaviour was reserved for females. A Les Dawson routine should not be used on youngsters. The waitress does a fine job in difficult circumstances.
Unless you have no option of are a student/backpacker I would avoid. Pay a bit more and go to the Avanti or the hotel across the road from it.
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.
You get what you pay for
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.
Towels are only changed every THREE days !!! yes I was totally shocked too! when you think you have to get showered twice a day as it is so warm. Towels for the pool area are not provided so we had to buy some from the nearby supermarket.
I would recommend anyone travelling to this hotel to go RO/BB as at lunchtime on full board you have a choice of two dishes which can be very tricky for vegetarians. The ordinary bar menu is a lot more comprehensive and also with the positioning of the hotel there are lots of bars/restaurants within walking distance and also a bus stop which is 70 cents to anywhere.
Dinner time is a whole different matter it is 'international buffet' everynight which is extremley repetative and people wear shorts/trainers etc to go to dinner! You do not get seated which only took us two days to find out and some evenings we only had our drinks served when we where up to desert.
The televison in your room does not have sky so it is hard to find english channels and also the one we had needed re-tuning everytime it had been switched off.
Should you need a late check-out the charge is £15.
I hope you find this useful and please remember for the price you pay what can you really expect!