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Just got back from capital coast resort so here is my report.
The room we had was one of the penthouse suite with a hot tub on the roof terrace & 3 bathroom , 2 bedrooms.
The finish of the rooms is very good & very spacious, they are very clean as is all of the hotel.
We stayed on a bed & breakfast deal, which i am glad we did. The breakfasts in the hotel were ok with plenty of choice, they rotated it daily normally changing the sausage & potatoes.
We only ate at the hotel one night a 20 euros per head, it was meant to be barbeque night (so stupidly i thought there would be some steak or burgers or something) no there was either fish or pork neither of great quality.
So that was the last time we bothered to eat there, we normally we out of the hotel to a place called oliveto which was quite exceptional. It was about a 10 minute walk along a busy main raod with no real footpath or lighting. Crossing this road during the day was rather difficult as it was so busy.
This hotel is still not fully finished & the land either side of the hotel is nothing more than a rubbish dump which really could do with cleaning up.
But on the whole it is hard to sum up this hotel food is 3 star, rooms are 4 star at least.
It will be good when its fully finished & the happy hours are good at 50% off drinks, the mini market is very convenient as well.
Entertainment was good with a casino night with a magician one night.
There was loads of kids running riot round the pool & genrally making it hard to relax due to the constant commotion. But with our suite having 3 separate balconies 1 being 50 feet by 30 feet you could go & relax on the high quality loungers on that.
There was very little for kids to do except the pool.
On the whole a nice break for our honeymoon, but a nice beach would have been good.
Have just returned from holidaying at the Capital Coast Resort between the dates of the 15/11/08 and the 22/11/08.
I agree with the reviewer dated the 01/11/08 this is not a 5 star hotel, but if you are looking for modern, clean, well equipped suites which offer more than just a hotel room then you should consider this hotel. I booked a twin bed suite, but on arrival was immediately allocated a two bedroomed suite each with their own bathroom, it also came with full kitchen which was very well equipped and also a lounge area with flat screen tv.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis - as the price quoted without the breakfast was the same so we took our chances.
Breakfast was good with plenty of choice which should suit everyone. Would not go half board as the menu looked limited, although you do have the option to use the restaurant once you are there. I belived it was 20 euros a head for the evening meal.
The receptionist and some of the room maids really need to lighten up and can only be described as grumpy. However on the bright side the restaurant manager was lovely.
I would advise anyone staying here to hire a car, there are a number of restaurants nearby but to make the most of the area a hirecar is pretty essential. The main road is dangerous with little lighting - needs to be improved ASAP.
With regards to being approached - there are number of reps who appear to be selling some sort of vacation club. my advice is to give them a wide berth. They will ask you to go a two hour seminar and you will receive a free trip or massage a massage at the hotel spa. Save your two hours and decline it really is not worth it. Hope this helps.
Hated every minute
Just returned from Capital Coast Hotel and my wife and I were
glad to leave, We got married in Paphos in 1998 and have been
on holidays to Paphos every year since '96 and stayed mostly
in 5 star accomodation This place is not 5 star and is more like
a timeshare property (we also own a timeshare in Paphos )
I agree with all the previous comments people have made and would like to add that the stunning rooftop bar , spa and jacussi,
finnish sauna are still like a building site with no visable ongoing work being carried out. We had no hot water on three seperate
occations and the flat screen tv with muic and games did not work . We never ate in the restuarant but it looked very expensive
if you were a family of mum dad and three children Christmas
Eve Dinner would set you back £205 euros.
p.s I have since been told that it is a Lions Timeshare.
Highly over-rated at Capital Coast
We spent a week in mid October 2008 at this hotel.
First impressions were mixed - the hotel is located about 10 minutes by car out of Paphos off a main road. The reception looked clean but not exactly grand. Probably a bit clinical would be a better description.
After checking in (we arrived at approx. 11pm) we were pointed in the direction of our room via the lift (note that there are no hotel porters to assist you with your bags) which opened on to an unlit corridor. We managed to find our room which was of a reasonable size (although there was a distinct smell of the drains in both bathrooms) but as there was a double bed (I travelled with my Mum) I immediately rang reception to ask for a room change, but was told that there were no other rooms available and that we would have to spend the night in the allocated room. This was not a good start. Fortunately there is a sofa bed in the living room area so we asked for that to be made up. The maid arrived at our door within 5/10 minutes of calling the reception and was completely the opposite of the receptionist; Warm, friendly and helpful.
The room comprised of a small kitchen area (which appeared to be well stocked - including washing machine, microwave and dishwasher), a living area, a bathroom and a bedroom with ensuite. There was an outside seating area comprising a table and chairs, although the view was of a brick wall so wasn't exactly exciting! Bizarrely, there is no information in the room as to what services are available in the hotel - including what times breakfast etc is. This would certainly be useful.
After spending a night on the sofa bed, I would not recommend this as an option to consider for a week long holiday as the mattress was not very comfortable. If you need a second bed, book one of the 2 bedroom apartments.
After breakfast (which comprises of a reasonable buffet style and a very nice lady who cooks your eggs to order) we went to see the receptionist (who was the same one as the night before) to ask about changing our room. We were advised that she needed to speak with the manager and that we should come back at midday. We went back a little after midday and was told that she had been too busy to speak with the manager and that he had now left so we would have to wait until the next day to resolve the issue. Clearly this was not acceptable to us and therefore after some resistance I left my mobile number and asked to be contacted as soon as she was able to offer us a solution.
About 1.5 hours later I had a message from the receptionist who told me that I had to go immediately to reception as they had a new room for us. After being handed the new key we decided to check out the new room before moving our bags, only to discover that this also had a double bed and we were in the same position. We returned to reception to be told that because the new room was on their system as a twin and therefore we must be mistaken. Eventually the housekeeper was dispatched to verify that indeed the bed was a double bed and that the problem remained. We were then told that there were no other rooms and that we would have to keep our original room. We pointed out that this was not what we had paid (or indeed, requested) and that we expected a five star hotel to have a contingency for such issues. The receptionist then said that it was not their problem!
Fortunately however the housekeeper was a "can-do" type of person and offered to change the double bed for two twin beds - just what we wanted! This was done efficiently and within the hour. Much more impressive service from the Capital Coast and vastly improved our opinion of the hotel.
In terms of the hotel facilities: The outside swimming pool area was very nice - lots of sunbeds and three different pools to cater for all needs. Fresh towels were available from the basement each day. Be warned though that none (including the indoor pool) of the pools were heated and this might not be too appealling for all guests! In terms of the spa area - this is not yet finished. Neither are the sauna or the steam rooms. Additionally, the jacuzzi is an unknown (it is there but doesn't appear to be working) and I was not able to locate any squash courts. Additionally the watersports are non-existent and the tennis courts have not been built. The gym looked to be ok but may not suit a hardened gym lover as the equipment appeared limited. There is a small supermarket type of shop which stocks things to enable you to do pasta dishes and sandwiches as well things such as milk and toiletries. Prices appeared reasonable.
There are limited restaurants etc which are located around the hotel (and certainly not suitable for people with walking problems as there is a busy road outside the hotel with no lit footpath) and therefore we ate at the hotel most nights (my Mum has walking difficulties). The evening meal is 20euro per head and a buffet style. The evening food was distinctly average (but not terrible) and there was no a la carte menu. The bar and poolside bar were more than adequate and catered for a range of tastes.
In terms of service (and putting aside our room "issues"), generally, some staff were very nice and friendly but on the whole most ignored guests (including the general manager who would just blank guests rather than say a simple hello). I think this is definitely an area for improvement.
Additionally, the hotel is being marketed as timeshare apartments. There is a strong presence of those wanting to sell the timeshares and this can be overbearing (that being said, we personally did not have any problems with this).
A cautionary tale - the hotel is located in sparse area and it is clear that the area is going to be the subject of more development. This may well affect guests in the future. It is however located by the sea (I believe that a beach is in the process of being created) but the sea does suffer from strong cross currents and is not generally suitable for swimming.
There is a regular daytime bus service from outside the hotel which takes guests to Paphos or Coral Bay (from memory about 1.50 Euros each way). The Tomb of the Kings is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel and well worth a visit. Also worth a trip, are the mosaics and ruins near the harbour in Paphos.
As I indicated above, information in the hotel is sparse and I am sure it would be appreciated by guests if they knew how to work things (from the dishwashers through to the gym equipment) or indeed what is or is not available. Please don't be fooled into thinking that this is a five star hotel (3 at best) but once the advertised facilities are actually up and running and the level of customer service has improved then I think that this hotel could be a nice hotel and worth considering in the future.
Arriving at the hotel, we thought it was lovely. Great rooms with air-con, flat screen TV's, DVD/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, oven etc. - all appliances are LG. There were fully stocked cupboards of pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. only thing they didn’t have were ice cube trays.
You collect your towels from the spa for the pool, you need to be early to get the nice comfortable loungers with cushions as everybody seems to get up early to "save" these with their towels then eventually turn up at lunch time. We found that we had to wheel our loungers onto the concrete as the grass is sparse which they water overnight and we kept slipping in the mud! The pool is freezing! It takes a strong heart to get in it quickly!
The breakfast is really good. We had a choice of cereals, dried fruit, egg, bacon, fried potatoes, HP sauce etc. toast, pancakes, croissants, juices, tea & coffee. Unfortunately the pool bar food is not so varied but you will be fine if you like chips! You have a choice of kebabs, burgers, hot dogs, toasties, nuggets, sandwiches...all with chips! They do salads that are pre-packed but when you get to the bottom it is all filled with cabbage to bulk it out. We tried to order sandwiches in the lounge bar one day only to be told they were only doing ham or something equally boring at the moment. Everything we seemed to want, they weren't doing yet!
Dinner is buffet style also and they have themed nights i.e. oriental (not a pancake roll in sight and they had scampi!), fish, mexican (chilli con carne etc.), carvery (roast dinner with fried potatoes, again), italian etc. They don't seem to be able to put together any nice starters or desserts, they always have salad, cheese and fruit with every meal and not much else for starter. There were normally a few cakes for dessert.
The lounge bar is nice if a little lacking in atmosphere, we sat on the terrace and watched the sunsets which were fantastic. The roof-top terrace was not open when we went which was really disappointing but I reckon it will be great when it is complete.
The spa was not in action when we went. The hairdressers was open and the gym and sauna room but apart from the indoor pool, again cold, that was it!
In the reception area there is a PC with free internet which is very handy. There is a mini market but the shelves were only half stocked. They did handy things like a 2 pack of washing tablets, water, washing up liquid, crisps, frozen English bread, sweets, beer, wine etc.
We got cabs into town or to the harbour for €10, the hotel will call these for you. The best meal we had was at a proper greek tavern called Georges Tavern, a lot of greek people eat here, it is mezze and they will keep on bringing the food until you say stop. You pay the same however much you eat. The owner is lovely and says that all he asks is that the food is not wasted. It has a traditional feel to the place, we went in a thunder storm and there was a power cut which added to the feel of it. There are tables outside with lights hanging, very pretty.
Not sure if I would go again. Some things made us feel that it was not 5* but maybe this will change when it is totally complete.
Stylish apartments, good room fittings iron, dishwasher, washing machine , plasma tvs with english channels. resort bit lacking in atmosphere. Spa unfinished . Indoor pool and jacuzzi functioning but cold, lack of comfortable loungers, padded ones in short supply tetrolene ones are HARD! Has small beach clearly marked unsafe for bathing in sea, worryingly these signs ignored by some guests. Little to amuse younger guests apart from shallow end of swimming pool. Car hire or use of bus/taxis essential as beyond comfortable/safe walking distance to Paphos or beach.
Just back after a weeks stay in the hotel. OMG i was very impressed with everything the hotel had to offer. The room we had was amazing and had everything you needed for selfcatering as well. Hoel staff where friendly, food in restaurant was good except for the fish night( I dont really like fish, so it wasnt for me) in good walking distance to shops.
Planning to go back next year.....I went to cuba in july, but found this hotel far more superior..
Who ever goes there will not be disappointed...
Ok but Far from 5 Star
Please do not book here under the false impression this is a 5 star hotel. It isn't. As for the reception they also confirmed this by saying 'Its new, thats why its 5 star.' Huh? If you are after a fantastic self catering apartment, yes, it is definately a great option. The suites are lovely. However, I strongly advise NOT to opt for the half board option as the food isn't very nice at all. It is tired, bland and quite often you will see the food that appeared on your plate last night in the next night as something else. It is a buffet which is great for quantity but certainly not quality. The morning scrambled egg is a puddled mess, the bacon cold and in the evening the desserts were quite often still frozen in the middle.
As a young(ish!) easy going, well travelled Australian couple living and travelling around the world we have encountered many types of accomodation in many different countries. I have never felt the need to review a hotel. Until staying here.
The building itself is new, (walking down the halls you get the feeling your in a hospital ward) the halls are quite bare could do with some paintings, and just small things like lamps in the bedrooms would add the soft lighting that is much needed.
Just come back from a one week stay at capital coast. I was well impressed with the rooms. We booked a one bedroom room and was put into a two bedroom room. which was excellent in all ways. Everything you need was there couldnt have asked for more. Some say its no way a five star hotel. I would disagree in a way depending what you want . If you want to feel like royality like you do in some five star hotels and out of place then people are right you dont get that. However you do get a Washing machine, Dish washer, cooker, Microwave, Free use of sauna, steam room, gym etc etc . Which was excellent . Yes the hotel is having a few teething problems like sauna a nd steam room out of use for two days due to flooring being replaced. I would also say that only after a couple of months the sauna area is in need of tiles replacing as they are starting to come off.
we Went B&B and thought the choice and quality of the food was good. Yes you do need a car but we always hire a car anyway. Wouldgo again but they need to keep on top of repairs.
Easy, clean and cheap
Stayed 6 nights, Paid GBP115 for a 2 bedroom suite which could easily accommodate 4 people. Taxi from airport EUR35 each way(20mins). Given the price paid my expectations were really low..but I was positively surprised.
First impressions... Clean, Spacious, Ticks all the boxes.
Room.. big positve that the hotel offers.. 3 flatscreen TV's, Room/Bathroom each, very well equiped kitchen (fridge, washing mac, dishwasher etc)
Staff... Bipolar - sometimes friendly other times very rude
Food... Overpriced especially with currency moves at the moment..e.g. dinner was EUR20 pp and was sub-average. We ended up going to supermkt in the harbour (E20 round trip) and stocking up and cooking in both breakfast/lunch
Leisure facilities... indoor pool heated now, gym well equipped and went every day.. outdoor pool freezing but managable (did get in a few times). Given the hotel only been open 3 months there was a visable deterioartion around the finish i.e. tiles chpped, windows stained.. will b intesrted to see how well it holds up during a busy summer.
General area... large hotel next door, beach not developed, about a 4mile walk to harbour (worth a visit but nothin special) and a few small restaurants/shops over the road
Net net. if you want a cheap break, want to sleep, read and are not fussy bout food then its absolutely fine...and to b fair cheap..
CAPITAL COAST RESORT AND SPA
Hi, New today to this Forum. Just about to book my holiday to the Capital Coast Resort and Spa in Paphos. This resort is being buit at present anyone seen/heard anything about it and whether it will be finished by the summer. Have heard mixed messages.
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Depends very much on who is offering the holiday. A reputable holiday company will usually provide you with an alternative (this happened to me at Christmas, as the Paphos hotel I was to booked at was inaccessible for coaches due to the harbour pedestrianisation), but this may not be possible if you are travelling at peak season.
I would, I think, be somewhat wary. I doubt whether anyone can give a firm guarantee about building being finished in time (Paphos & area seems to be one huge building site at the moment) so you might anticipate ongoing works even if it is opened.
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No way will this hotel be ready for the summer. They are indeed still building it!
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They open officialy 1/8/08.they start getting booking.is very nice hotel