Luxury Hotel Accomodation
Our week at the Amathus Beach Hotel was wonderful. Luxurious accommodation, pool, excellent gym/spa and marvellous dining experiences. The morning buffet was terrific, served beside the pool in lovely landscaped grounds. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Pros and Cons of the Paphos Amathus Beach
If you are reading this it is probably because you are looking to go to the Paphos Amathus Beach, and you have probably (as I did) read the other very mixed (1 star to 5 star) reviews on the hotel!
We have just come back from a week at the hotel and I thought I would add my review to help explain why the hotel gets such varied reviews, which hopefully will help you to make up your mind whether to go.
- The pool is wonderful, the best thing about the hotel (large, clean, attractive, no childrens toys/floats allowed, pretty empty)
- The pool attendants are brilliant, if you got up to try and move your parasol a man would jump out of nowhere to do it for you. They also bring around cold towels at midday (lovely!) and the bar service is good too (no need to get off you sunlounger). Both pool attendants and waiting staff were very pleasant.
- We had no problems getting sunloungers at any time of day
- Although the hotel restaurants are expensive there is no need for you ever to eat in them as there are good restaurants nearby (Oleastra was our favourite - turn right out of the hotel and it is a short walk past the Rib Shack (not our scene though it was packed every night!) past the French and Italian restaurants). There are a lot of restaurants in Paphos itself and although some are tacky there are quite a few nice ones, including a wonderful Chinese which is above a bank (on the sea side of the road as you come into Paphos from the hotel). There are some cheap and cheerful (without being too tacky) restaurants up at the harbour end of Paphos.
- The rooms are large (we only had a standard size room but there was plenty of space)
- Varied choice for breakfast
- There is a small supermarket nearby for stocking up on soft drinks, nibbles, chocolates etc (NB you have to smuggle these in as you are not allowed to bring in outside drinks really!).
- Underground car-park so no worries about hiring a car and keeping it at the hotel.
- Free English newpaper every day (but see "Cons" below)
- The free newspaper was the Daily Mail, aarrgghhh!!!
- The drinks are very expensive (including the poolside drinks)
- The food in the restaurants is expensive (but see "Pros" above)
- They should really have at least one decent restaurant where casual dress is permitted (but see "Pros" above)
- No tea and coffee making facilities in the room (I think this is to try and get you to order room service tea or coffee which is outrageously expensive). Even 2 or 3 star hotels have tea and coffee making facilities!
- Overpriced rooms
- The standard rooms are not particularly inspiring given it is a 5 star hotel.
- Our corrider was also looking quite "tired" and had a rumpled carpet. Note really a problem for us but there are a few old people staying in the hotel who could potetially trip up.
- Our room was a "town view" room, but in reality this meant it overlooked the refuse collection which was extremely noisy and smelly every morning at 8am!
- Air conditioning seemed to only have one temperature (adjusting the dial made no difference whatsoever) so we were either freezing cold with it on or boiling hot without it
I guess my conclusion it that it is a nice hotel, but not nice enough to justify the price tag. If the holiday had been, say, half or even two thirds of the price, and the restaurants drinks and food a bit cheaper, I would have been pretty satisfied. I would therefore recommend this hotel if you are able to get a good "deal" on the price.
paphos amathus is a great place to stay
i stayed in this hotel for over 2 weeks and it is really nice the staff are very friendly and there are loads of activities for the children it is clean and the rooms are lovely. the spa is wonderful and has some very up to date treatments. the hospitality dask is great and the lady is extremly friendly. the reception is helpful and you can buy daily papers from the shop inside the hotel. over the road there are restaurents to eat in for lunch if you are on half board and there are places to hire cars. there are alot of historical places near buy to visit. yopu can also get into town by taxi for only 4 cp if you don't have a car. if you like to play golf on holiday you can go to the local golf course called secret vally which you get disconted rates for if you are staying at the paphos amathus. overall this is a great place to go and i recommend it highly.
One of Limassol's best!
Lovely hotel with its own beach and a central swimming pool. Exceptionally friendly staff and perfect for a romantic getaway or simply just pampering yourself!
The Best Hotel in Paphos
$100.00 per night in 1984 Just came from Saudi Arabia. At breakfast I saw two Saudis at another table. For one it was his first trip out of country. He asked if they had alcohol. I laughed and ordered a bottle of Othello. We had it and eggs for breakfast.
The Paphos Amathus Beach Hotel is fabulous. My husband and I have been there three times (including our honeymoon) and it really is a special place.
When you walk in, it really has the WOW factor and you will be given a lovely cold fruit cocktail and a "cold-towel" upon arrival. The rooms are very clean and spacious, and you are provided with fresh towels twice a day should you require them. The poolview rooms have a spectacular view - especially at dusk, but whether they justify the extra money, I'm not sure.
The pool area is our favourite part of the hotel, very clean yet relaxed, there are lots of attentive staff (that don't bother you at all but are there whenever you need them - for drinks or to adjust your umbrella/sunlounger), the pool itself is fantastic, there are plenty of sunloungers, more "cold towels" at midday everyday, ooooh, just lovely. The hotel spa is very nice, the private jacuzzi room is a real treat, and the gym is OK - but who wants to go to the gym when you're on holiday!!!!!
As for food, the breakfasts are the best we've ever experienced (and we have travelled far and wide) - they serve everything you could ever ask for and more, and again, the stff are attentive, friendly and really look after you. There is no need for lunch as the breakfasts will keep you going all day, and for dinner the best restaurant in the hotel is La Terraza (outside). The food (especially the starters) are spectacular and after about your eighth course, you just don't want to move. We ate in the two indoor restaurants, but weren't overly impressed really - they seem to have quite a few "themed" nights which in our opinion were a bit tacky, but probably quite nice for the elderley.
There are a couple of fantastic restaurants to the right as you come out of the hotel - Oleandro (Mediterranean) was our favourite, and the Italian was pretty good too. We tried the Chinese on our first trip to Paphos, but it wasn't good - definitely wouldn't recommend that!
We're going back in a couple of weeks time (can't stay away!) - and if you too are going, I hope you found this review of use.
We have just returned from 2 weeks stay in this lovely hotel. This was our second visit. The main attraction in this hotel in our opinion is the pool, beach and garden area, it is just superb with really attentive pool attendants and waiters. Even on busy days (yes, when the 80 people from the company outing were staying there) the pool staff soon sorted out sun beds and shades. Special mention must go to pool attendant "Rob" who was just superb. The rooms are very clean, very quiet and also a reasonable size. Likewise the bathrooms. But no tea making facility in the rooms!! To have 2 cups of tea delivered by room service costs CYP£2.20 per cup plus CYP£1.00 per person which is about £7.70 sterling - OUTRAGEOUS!! Another negative point is the price of the evening dinners. In one restaurant the main course alone was CYP£30! which may be ok for a one off treat but not for 14 nights as there plenty of good eating places in Paphos. We did eat at the Sunday night carvery for CYP£19 (plus wine) which was very very good, but beware of the offer of a glass of champagne as an apertif as you enter the restaurant as they charge CYP£7.50 per glass. A good plus point is the breakfast, with a good selection of quality foods in a nice setting. We do think however that the plus points FAR outway the negative, and would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Ask your holiday rep about going on the hot air balloon trip - BRILLIANT!
Airport to Amathus Beach hotel
Does anyone know how the the drive is from the Amathus Beach Hotel in Cyprus to Larnaca airport? I have a 3:50 am flight returning to America and want to know how early I have to catch my ride to the airport.
Re: Airport to Amathus Beach hotel
I do this trip often! It takes me about 40 minutes by car.
Re: Airport to Amathus Beach hotel
Thanks so much, this info will be helpful!