More about Hotel St. George
stayed 2nd week of nov
best foyer/atrium i have seen hits u on arrival, fast check in, porters sorted bags out.
room was clean, king size bed/newlook sheets, bath/shower clean althou aged, wc says to put used toiletpaper in the bin, but does anybody
tv had bbc1, sky news, eurosport(not that anybody watches that), good music channels, some english films shown.
complimentary fruit and wine.
dressing gowns and slippers( if u like that)
cooler(no charge), as usual not that cold but suffice.
deposit box(no charge)
good information/invitation pack provided for facilities, shows, bars, trips in room.
get seaview room as the sunsets are amazing.
food of good standard, be early, carvery, stir frys, usual selections, nice soups, desserts, cheeses.
breakfasts i would describe as the norm
nice lounge bar with good shows, john smiths beer.
lounge area with large screen tv showing sky sports(unusual for this type of hotel), all sporting events shown.
area for quiz/bingo/coffee
platinum lounge for snobs to pretend to be important
marvellous grounds, small"beach area", outside bar, pool, grassed areas, plenty of sunbeds free towels, waiter service all over,
st georges church is beautiful, lovely place worth seeing inside and out, small inside thou prob hold about 25 people. romantic place to get married.
10 mins taxi from paphos harbour 5 c£, bus every 15 mins stops at 7 pm.
some local bars in walking distance from hotel not that good but a change one night.
paphos town will dissapoint a lot of people, harbour and main centre far apart, pubs/restarants far apart.
culture vultures will love it.
thomson trips are good, i know they are more expensive but it is best to book and plan straight away as they fill up and if u wait to search round town u end up not doing them.
we had 2 days in the sun did not move
third day, paphos harbour, fort, mosaics, tomb of the kings.
fourth day, 4 wheel drive jeep safari to troodos mountains, kykkos monastery, mount olympus(worth the money)
fifth day, trip to nicosia, deff worth going, visit the green line, no mans land(see it i mean don t visit it for gods sake), don t take any photos especially if u cross the line over to the occupied area(make sure u have plenty of documentation). u go to lefkara on the way back to see lace and silver making, but be prepared for the old women as they are ferocious trying to get u to buy something(don t cross the "GREEN LINE" into their houses
sixth day, sunbathing.
watch out for police with speeding radar guns if u hire a car as i saw them a lot, the speed limits are shown in kilometres per hour which easily fools u into going faster than u should.
this is a great hotel, the waitress/waiter staff were very freindly and we got to know them.
the bosses do not like complaints.
u will not be dissapointed
A well managed hotel
A family member and I have just returned home having spent a week in the St.George hotel (7-14 December.)
This was my 3rd visit to the hotel and I continue to be very impressed with the standard of this hotel.
The staff are a delight to chat to and are all very helpful and courteous. Nothing is too much bother. the position of the hotel is, however, not ideal being about 5km from the centre of Paphos. There is a very good bus service into the town but it would be nice to be able to come out of the front of the hotel and visit some nice shops and bars which is always pleasant on a holiday.
That said, the extensive grounds of the hotel and adjacent hotels with a new coastal path and new jetty being constructed, is a great benefit and during our holiday, as the weather was unusually great for the time of year, staying in the hotel all day could hardly be a problem!
The quality of accommodation was very good and the food was of a very high quality and it probably would have been difficult to complain.
The main grievance I had was , in my opinion, an unsatisfactory leisure centre.
The steam room was not working throughout my stay and indeed, has in the past been a problem.
I would say that this centre is the 'achilles heel' of the whole hotel and clearly money requires to be spent. It is somewhat drab with no pool lighting and very inadequate changing facilities. The management, however, are aware of my concerns.
The leisure centre in the St.George gardens next door, (same ownership) are great but sadly were closed during our stay.
All in all, the St.George Hotel is an excellent hotel, has an excellent complement of staff and deserves visiting.
CHRISTMAS Ho Ho Ho
We have visited Paphos five times before and this was our Christmas break, husband, wife and wife's aged parent. We travelled with Thomsons, a good flight, on time and hire car waiting at the airport. First impressions were good, helpfull reception staff, clean rooms etc and it must be said the location is superb with good views over the bay. Regretably no more positives.
For Thomsons premier hotel in the resort the room service was poor in the extreme and the food deplorable. I have to admit that my wife and I are both vegetarians and had expected some minor difficulties with the food but the Hotel St George's attempts were lamentable. On Christmas day no vegetarian provision whatsoever, on boxing day the vegetarian option proved to contain chopped liver and for the rest of the week we had to complain almost daily to receive an inadequate and substandard service. The Thompson representatives are good with their promises and lacking in action.
In compensation the hotel provided us with a complimentary bowl of fruit and a bottle of poor quality 'fizz' poor recompense for a spoilt holiday. Hotel St George, never never never again!
Good 'end of holiday' hotel
This was the second time we have stayed at the St George. Having explored various parts of Cyprus over the first 11 days of the holiday we wanted to finish off by spending the last few days in a nice hotel with good facilities, and the St George works well in that regard.
My only complaint is that on the one occasion we had lunch in the hotel it wasn't particularly impressive, and the drinks were overpriced. We would have done better to go half a mile down the road to a local restaurant.
We never ate an evening meal in the hotel, nor did we attend any of the entertainments or activities; mostly the appeal is in the free use of the sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi, as well as having a decent range of English-speaking TV channels.
Very nice hotel
We arrived as the Garden Apartments were opening, so we spent the first night in the main hotel. The room was adequate for one or two people, but not really suitable for a family. We were offered the hotel room for the whole two weeks, but we decided to go with our original plan on staying in the garden apartments, which are over twice as big, and had better facilities. We had the pick of the rooms, and had a lovely room facing the see, with beautiful 180 degree sea views. Service was great - the staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. We used both the hotal restaurant, and the garden apartments restaurant, and there isn't much to choose between them at breakfast time; The fruit juice is pure in the hotel, as oopsed to diluted, and there is both back and streaky bacon available, along with griddled eggs. The hotel restaurant is also more formal, with long trousers being required. We were offered free drinks at the bar, and a free bottle of wine for the room. Portering was quick and efficient. Overall, we as a family enjoyed our stay - the location is better than central Paphos for families, and it's easy to get to the harbour or market (£4-5 for a taxi, and cheaper by the bus service, which runs every ten minutes). No complaints, apart from a noisy toaster that needs oiling in the garden apartments restaurant, as it continually squeaks at just the right frequency to give one a migraine.
nice hotel but not what you'd expect in a platinum brochure
we stayed for two weeks at this hotel last year, our teenager had a fantastic time, wonderful place for a 15 year old. hotel is very clean and the staff are eager to please, the poolside could be slightly better, just a tad scruffy. the food is very good and the restaurant clean. great entertainment every night and the piano bar is one of the best ever. we were slightly miffed at the fact that the people staying in the st george aparments next door can use the pool during the day, this can make it difficult for you to find a sunbed, they can also use the restaurant and join in the entertainment in the evening. the people at the apartments are staying there on an all inclusive basis but they pay for their food drinks etc when they come over to the hotel. i know it sounds slightly snobby but the people staying in the apartments clearly couldn't afford to stay at the hotel but spent most of their time there, they weren't really people i would normally mix with on holiday. great place for your kids but if you want to save yourself a few quid book the apartments..... we couldn't believe how little people had paid to stay there and you get to spend all your time at the hotel!
Better Than reviews read before travelling
Travelled with Thompson on an allocated on arrival package, slightly disappointed when we found out that we were staying at the St George as I had read very poor reviews, However on arrival we were greeted with orange juice while we filled in our details for registration. porter brought cases to room and told us how to operate the air/con. As we arrived at 8.30pm and were therefore a bit late going to dinner we were impressed with the food left at that time.
next morning breakfast was superb plenty of fresh fruit, cereals, cooked breakfast etc jugs of coffee to help yourself. Food for the rest of the week was above average with a different selection every day. Room perhaps a little jaded but very clean with all the facilities you needed including tea/coffee making facilities. Grounds really nice with lovely pool, which was warm so that even if were not a swimmer you could stay in quite a while and not get cold. Happy hour in the bar before dinner with all drinks half price and very good service ,although many of the staff were new, not to be missed.
Would recommend this hotel to any one.
Plantinum but prefer Gold!
Just got back from a weeks holiday staying at the St George Hotel. We went on a pricebreaker deal so were delighted when the thomson rep informed us that we would be staying at a platinum hotel rather than the other 2 options of a gold or a 4* hotel. Having never stayed at a platinum hotel before we were disappointed with the hotel and definately feel that the previous gold hotels we stayed at in the past were much better.
The rooms were clean and tidy with tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes and slippers, fridge, wine and fruit on arrival and a safety deposit box that you didn't need to pay for. The maids came in every day to clean and most days left clean towels. Most of the rooms have a sea view and we were lucky that we had the sun on the balcony until after 6pm and then we had some lovely sunsets to watch. The air conditioning in the hotel is not that great and getting ready at night sometimes left me really sweating especially after using the hairdryer! You are given a blue beach towel when you arrive but you are told that these are not changed everyday. The hotel will change them for you once a week and if you want to change them before that time then you have to pay. Its not a problem but normally we are used to changing them everyday after a full day sweating on the beach but I suppose it is all down to saving water!!!!!!! We didn't have a problem finding a sunbed at all down at the small beach but you had to be up early to catch a sunbed around the pool area. We mainly sat down by the beach bar everyday as you were guaranteed a bed and you also had a lot of space between yourselves and the other users. There was an indoor swimming pool which was really cold (heated in winter) which was great if you fancied a swim and a cool down. The hotel itself is very nice, clean and tidy and the staff are very friendly but we did find it quite expensive. For 2 slush puppies we paid around £4.20 and one afternoon we had lunch there which consisted of one salad and one cheese & ham toastie with a few chips plus 4 cokes and it came to around £17.00!! Having hired a jeep for 3 days which we would highly recommend we ate in different restaurants whilst on our travels and spent half the money when it came to buying lunch and drinks. We spoke to some other people staying there and they also thought it was expensive but you are staying at a platinum hotel!! There is entertainment everynight but it wasn't really our scene and there was a piano bar with live music if you enjoyed that sort of thing but we preferred to go and have a quiet drink in some of the bars and restaurants.
All in all it was a nice, clean hotel and of course it was where the GMTV wedding took place in 2004 as they are still advertising this in the hotel lobby!! However after all that is said above we would go back to this hotel and if you are preparing to go to this hotel then you will have a nice time.
What a wonderful hotel the St George in Paphos is, excellent value for money, some of the in house entertainment was a bit "Butlins"ish but all in all we enjoyed our holiday. Food in the restuarant is excellent with enormous choice everyday.
Free use of safe in the room, all areas of the hotel are kept spotless, staff are always friendly and courteous and there are always sun loungers available either at the pool or the beach no matter what time you go sunbathing. Nice and quiet in the evenings after the entertainment finishes at around midnight. I agree the sunsets are absolutely beautiful. Restuarants nearby in either Coral Bay, Kato Paphos or Tomb of the Kings area are only a short bus ride away, 80 cents per bus ride. Fat Mamas is worth a visit as is Theo's Fish Restuarant.
The day trip to Egypt is awesome!
And Gary and Louise at Seahorse Diving Centre are well worth a visit too.
We would stay at this hotel again, definitely.
Sunset viewed from the beach
Paphos boat harbour area
Potsherds and mosaic
Has anyone stayed at St George Gardens Hotel?
We are a family of four with two young children and would appreciate any feedback on this hotel. I understand it is separate from the St George Hotel which is next door and that the Gardens is more suited for families. Some photos of the room I found on the web didn't look too great but reviews I have read were all pretty good. Also wondering if the beach here is nice. Thank you for your comments.
Re: Has anyone stayed at St George Gardens Hotel?
walked around the st george and the gardens this july and it looked a nice hotel. the gardens is smaller, newer and more family orientated. you can also use the facilities in both hotels, ,and as they are right next door this is easy.
Re: Has anyone stayed at St George Gardens Hotel?
I have stayed at both the hotel and apts when they first opened (hotel is older).This is a fantastic place, very clean, fab rooms, food and staff. We love the St George and even though we now live in Paphos still go there for a night or two during the year. Highly Recommended.