More about Nereus Hotel
Lovely freindly hotel
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Nereus Hotel being our first visit to Cyprus. There was four of us, myself, my husband & 2 teenage children.
The hotel itself is basic & not very modern but what it lacked in decor it more than made up for in hospitality & friendliness. All the staff were good humoured & helpful.
We stayed half board & could not fault the food. Always plenty of it & a good variety thru the week. The bar prices were very reasonable too, especially during happy hour when all cocktails were only 1cyp.
The location was great. Short walk to the tourist area & harbour which was lovely. Bar street only round the corner but we never heard any noise from there. Probably more noisy in summertime. It was only a 20 minute walk to the Tombs of The Kings.
We had a great time here & would recommend it so long as you can look past the decor & enjoy the welcome you'll receive. My husband & I will be returning next year.
WORST HOTEL IVE EVER STAYED IN
GREAT LOCATION SHAME ABOUT THE HOTEL
me and my boyfriend booked this hotel it was our first holiday together so we decided on paphos and the hotel nereus which we believed to be a 3 star more like a 1 star!
i had read reviews on this hotel but unfortunately after i had booked it. when we arrived it was early afternoon so we decided to go and unpack and sit around the pool.
when we got up to our room i was a little disappointed in it however it was clean and tidy and there was a large hot and cold water dispenser in the room which was a bonus.
the balcony which we thought was over looking the pool area was looking directley into the nerus apartments and a big tree but it did not matter any way as the balcony was that small you could barley stand on it!
then came the air conditioning what a nightmare when we turned it on it just sounded like a tractor and the higher you turned it up the louder it got it was horrible! imagine having to sleep through that and we had to have it on as it was 35 degress at night!
oh and the pool area that you see in the brochure is the ones around the apartments and are always packed full so the whole week we were there we never sat around the pool once!
there was very little entertainment in the hotel the staff were miserable the only good thing about it was the breakfast which was very good and paphos itself which is a fantastic place to visit i would go back to paphos but definately not in this hotel it is no where near a 3 star i always book a good hotel every where i go but this time did i get it wrong i would not recommened this hotel to any one!!!!!
Great place to stay
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday at the Nereus hotel Kato Pahos. The hotel itself is a family run affair and not, I have to say, the most modern or immaculate place, but the friendliness of the staff, owners and other guests more than made up for any shortcomings in decor etc. From the moment we stepped out of the taxi we were greeted and assisted with every aspect of our stay. We were asked every day by staff as to how we had spent our time, if we had enjoyed our day etc etc and never walked more than a few steps into the foyer without being greeted with a smile and a friendly hello. As I said before the decor could be better in places and a bit of updating wouldn't go amiss, but at the same time, the whole place was spotlessly clean and perfectly adequate to anyone not looking to spend the whole of their hols in their room. We travelled with a disabled friend, totally wheelchair bound and dependant on others for every aspect of care ie. toileting etc. She couldn't have been treated with more respect anywhere and thouroughly enjoyed the pampering constantly on offer at the Nereus, including a complete massage session performed by one of the owners of the hotel, a wonderful lady and always to be seen around the complex with sleeves rolled up and working, even though I'm sure she had no need to. The hotel is situated a minutes walk from "bar street", very aptly named!! and also had its own attached pub, Papa George. also with wonderful friendly staff. All in all a great holiday was had by all and we would recommend the Nereus and Paphos as a great place to stay.
good for self catering
the hotel rooms needed revamp having used one as late check out room ,self catering acco no problem this is sittuated at the back of hotel, pool area very nice, staff at hotel friendly and helpfull didn`t eat at hotel or use bar much, outside hotel plenty of bars & resturants prices on par with england, plenty of shops around paphos only problem i found there isn`t any beaches nearby ,best beach at coral bay that is about 10 min drive away, but nothing special troodos mountains trip good day out also baths of aphroditie abit off the beaten track but avery nice lagoon with waterfalls,this is the closest to paphos and the only one big enough too swim in, there are a few others only big enough for a paddle not worth the journey ,we hired a jeep for a week was cheaper than paying for seperate trips, we got map from hotel, marked all the places too visit and made our own way, would reccomend using tour companies if u dont like,some off road driving, driving in cyprus no prblem same as uk weather at end of aug perfect ,we stayed 2 weeks 1week by the pool 1 exploring, would return to paphos and nereus for a good base for a self catering holiday staying by the pool & enjoying food & drink ,steak bar outside hotel pappas part of hotel very nice & friendly no problems with noise from surrounding bars or other guests, but this time off year is a bit quiter can`t comment on peak season, final comment a friendly clean hotel and would return
I am a travel agent and had this hotel recommended to me from my in-laws. The location of the hotel is ideal, 2 minute walk from bar street and 5 minutes from the sea. I booked the hotel through Somewhere2stay and booked a twin room.
When we checked in, we were upgraded to a 2 bedrrom apartment, which for 2 of us to share was huge. The only drawback, is the apartment was accross the road. The apartments are basic but very clean. Our air conditioning was at no charge and was only £5cyp for a safety deposit. I recommend if you stay here you take advantage of the water cooler in your room. A 20 litre bottle of mineral water cost us £5cyp.
Before I booked the hotel, I checked the website. The pools looked lovely. When we got to the hotel, the pool looked nothing like what was on the website, they were nice, but not as nice. We asked if there was another pool, but was told no. Now that we are home, I have discovered there is another pool in the back of the complex which is much nicer.
We only stayed bed and breakfast. he breakfast was nice, lots of fresh fruit, full english, bread and cheeses, a bit of everything. We didn't have a meal at the hotel as the menu didn't look great. there are some lovely restaurants nearby. Grazi is a lovely Italian, The Almond Tree (next door to hotel) is nice too. There's one called Mandra just off Bar Street, fab for steak. I strongly DO NOT recommend the Petit Palace, next door to Grazi, the food was overcooked , overpriced and when I complained, the chef was rude.
This was our first trip to Paphos, and we are looking now to return in March. We would stay at the Nereus again.
Rooms too small to be comfortable!!
We had a two week stay at the Nereus at the beginning of October 2006. Our twin room was exceptionally small and not at all comfortable. The staff were very good , cheap but friendly labour in the form of Bulgarian students who were employed as bar and waiting staff. Cheap labour is now the order of the day in Paphos, and many of the locals are extremely upset and have been losing their own jobs because of the greed of the hotel owners.
This was our seventh visit to Cyprus and our sixth to Paphos, this rated amongst the worst accommodation we have had in the resort, although clean not much more could be said about our tiny room. Very down market compared with last year's stay at the Anemi Hotel which is not too far away.
We visited Paphos twice last year and 12 months down the line we couldn't believe the prices, for a pub style meal 7.95cy pound (just under £10.00) bought a 3 course meal that amounted to not much more than a small sample of each course.
The only meal we found that offered reasonable value was a Thompsons Fish and Chip Restaurant just under 8 pounds Cypriot bought a substantial meal for the two of us, including a free pot of tea.
The Nereus has a reasonable location and the Harbour area is just a short walk away, this has always been one of our favourite places but not this time, we were constantly pounced on by TIME SHARE touts, very much like Tenerife used to be, we couldn't walk ten yards in the Harbour area without being accosted.
Unless you use the Self Catering accommodation at the Nereus, forget it!
Be prepared to be ripped off if you eat out and don't rely on the Hotel food it isn't that good and you will still be paying around £9.00 a head for school dinner type meals.
We will not be visiting our beloved Cyprus again, Kato Paphos(tourist area) has been totally spoilt by over building, the remaining open space, Lighthouse Beach is about to be built on.
What used to be an attractive resort with a quaint harbour has turned into an Urban Sprawl !!
Cyprus is far too expensive, we will be looking elsewhere next year.
Do not stay in this hotel - it is HORRIBLE!!!!!
My boyfriend and I booked a 10 day stay at the Nereus in Phapos. We were expecting a 3.5 star hotel and were very disappointed to find the room was tiny, not very well decorated, with a bathroom the size of a broom cupboard and a balcony that could barely fit the furniture (two plastic chairs and a tiny table) on it.
The shower curtain had mould growing all over it and smelt disusting. We were surprised it didn't get up and walk out on its own! There was a suspicious brown mark on the wall by the toilet roll holder that didn't disappear for the entire 10 days we were there. They had an extractor fan in the toilet that sounded like a hamster on a wheel was operating it by all the noise it was making.
The air conditioning was loud and if you laid on the bed directly in front of it it was like being in the artic - even on low. It did however break down while we were there and the staff did supply a fan - which was even louder.
They also have a lady coming round to give out mints. She does not knock before entering so make sure you are fully clothed and not in any sort of passionate embrace at around 5pm.
The entertainment was diabolical and you couldn't escape the noise of Andreos singing Amarillo and We're All Going on a Summer Holiday at Midnight - even with all the doors closed. We were not even near the pool area where the entertainment takes place so beware if you have small children.
The pool area is not nearly as nice as they show on the pictures and there is hardly any room round it as the beds are crammed in so tightly. The staff behind the bar were miserable.
The location however was excellent for the nightlife that Phapos has to offer - that is its ONLY good point.
Whilst the Hotel is a little outdated it is kept very clean , Rooms are on the small side but are adequate after all your not going to hold a party or are you .Towels bed linen changed regularly. Found the breakfast to be good , cannot speak for other meals as we ate out every night. As regards the entertainment would say
more suited for the matured people than family or youngsters. Quizzes , Karaoke singers Etc and Papageorges is good to .Happy hour most nights 9 to 10 pm
Don't know what the previous people were talking about we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful dont forget they also need the same treatment . Fresh fruit available every day.
If you are only B/B as we were try the following Restaurants
Adelaida opposite Almyra hotel £7.95 for a three course meal which includes a choice of a bottle of wine.
or just plain Fish & Chips at Moulia just along from Debenhams.
or Sysifos on the tomb of the kings road upstairs and sit and see the sun set . we will return.
Cheap and Cheerful
This place was just what the doctor odered for a lovely cheap break in Paphos. The rooms are small but adequate, the food is okay and the staff are lovely and friendly well apart from "Smiler" behind the bar during the day. Don't dare ask for a drink if she is reading her book!!! you'll know who I mean if you go. The rest of the hotel staff were always greeting you with a smile and hello when you passed.
We lazed about the pool all day and then headed into the main entertainment area about a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Just starting to liven up now but area quiet when we arrived due to season. Loads of PR people trying to get you into their bars but one I would recommend is Zorro's. They don't need to use PR people and they are the cheapest for drinks and cocktails right in the middle of the square. They have a lovely friendly atmosphere and the staff are superb.
There are numerous places to eat and drink down the front area and a chinese I would recommend is Chloe's right on the front near KFC's. Superb food.
We ordered a water container for the room and it was wonderful. Cost us £5 and saved us having to cart water back and forward all the time.
We had a wonderful time and if it's cheap and cheerful you want, this is the place to go!! We will be back!
After reading so many negative reviews we were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a 2 bed terraced house near the pool and new apartments. Instead of a 1 bed apartment we had twin and double rooms plus open plan living room , bathroom and downstairs toilet. The hotel itself was a little tired looking and I did hear grumbles about small rooms but plenty of guests were" returnees" and reunions went on all the time. The location is fantastic, a 5 minute walk into town and about 10 minute stroll to the lovely harbour.There are three pools, the best being near the apartments to the side of the hotel.It was quite cool for April but we did manage a few dips.We used the local bus to get around and visited the Akamas gorge(a must) and Kyrenia in the north which was interesting but a bit hurried.Food in the hotel was surprisingly good and varied.It is a little canteen style but the quality is high-duck,lamb,local dishes,casserole etc and the breakfast offers a huge selection of hot and cold dishes .Very friendly ,helpful staff and hotel was always clean.
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Accomodation and transportation
I am going to be in Paphos for a few nights in september and I need a place to stay. I am not fussed about pools, bars and the usual trappings of the package holiday I just want simple, clean accomodation. Even a hostel will do me.
Basically I want to stay there as cheaply as I possibly can without staying on the beach. Has anyone got any ideas?
I have also heard that transportation is a bit of a problem on Cyprus. I may be flying into lanarca and wondered if getting to paphos would pose a problem.
Alternatively has anyone got any ideas on alternative routes into the country that may save me flight costs.
Thanks in advance
Re: Accomodation and transportation
Local transport in Paphos is fine and frequent - buses along coast to harbour and market - but not to airport. regular buses to Lemessos and coast past Aphrodite's Rock etc.
Taxis are very common and reasonably priced.
Why not fly direct to Paphos?