Stayed here as a party of 5 (4 adults and 1 infant) for 2 weeks at the beginning of September. Before our holiday we were sent a baby go lightly form and waiting in our room on arrival was everything we had ordered. On arrival at the hotel we were sat down in the lobby area and given cold water and cold towels which was a real treat in the heat. We had 2 rooms next to each other which were interconnecting (235 & 236). These rooms were at street level with a further 2 or 3 floors above depending on which part of the hotel you were staying in. Floor 1 was downstairs and this is where you would find the Mosaics restaurant, the pools and the beach. The rooms are huge, the bed really comfy, boiling hot water in the bathrooms with deep baths and at night the room was lovely and dark. We had the air conditioning on all the time and it made a big difference. Only draw back with the rooms is that they are noisy. Walking down the corridor you can hear every sneeze, cough and shower being used but the air con drowned the noise out. Breakfast was great with plenty of choice from full english to waffles, cakes, toast and fruit. For lunch we usually grabbed something from the supermarket opposite the Alexander the Great hotel which is next door. We did eat in the Notios poolside restaurant twice and it was wonderful. €15 for a club sandwich & €5 for a pint of Keo lager. At dinner you had plenty of choice. There was always soup, cheese board, seafood, salad, hot dishes and desserts. It changed nightly although repeated itself on our second week. Sometimes you would see the chefs picking fresh herbs from the gardens for dinner. Two of our party ate at the Ouzeri restaurant and had a meze which they thoroughly enjoyed and found was enough for the 2 of them. The main pool was often cold due to the sun canopy but in 36c heat it was refreshing. it had a really shallow end then went to a depth of 1.6m (5ft 3"). The baby pool was warmer and was the perfect depth for our 22 month daughter. You do not need to take pool towels with you as these are provided for you. Close to the pools are the Notios restaurant, ice cream hut (approx €2.50 for big ice cream), tap for cleaning feet, showers and a table tennis table. The waiters from the Notios restaurant would bring your drinks to your sunloungers if you were not having table service. We went to the adult pool which was really nice but it was extremely quiet and not what we like as it almost felt like you couldn't even talk to each other. The indoor pool is next door and this was a lovely pool too. There was in total I think enough sunloungers to accommodate around 125-130 people. Around the main pool it is quiet but this is where most of the families sit so there is some chitter chatter. There was live music played on a few days when we were there. Our tip to anyone is to sit on the sunloungers on the other side of the Notios restaurant as you could move these around according to where the sun was. The sun rises to the front (road side) and sets poolside. The beach was pretty non existent but having been to Paphos before we were expecting this. The sea however was lovely and warm, shallow and clear. On one of the days I walked all the way to the end of the beach promanade to the Louis Phaethon beach hotel. This took around 30 mins and I can simply say the Almyra hotel is the most picturesque and the most peaceful. A lot of the others are all inclusive and have poolside games and loud tannoy systems blaring out. This just is not for us but I know its what others want so they may find the Almyra too quiet. We spent the day at the Annabelle hotel next door and although we prefered their main pool this hotel is not child friendly and quite stuffy and stuck up. The Almyra in contrast is not even though they are both 5 star. The hotel has onsite a playground, kids club, tennis court, library & tv room, high end clothes shop, shop for newspapers, cigarettes etc, spa and 2 computers with full internet access. It not a hotel for clientele who like to walk around in football tops or shirtless / in a bikini inside the hotel. There have been a few well known personalities staying at the hotel this year and the hotel is easy to communicate with either via email, Twitter or Facebook. Before we arrived the hotel seemed to be in every newspaper being recommended as family friendly hotel and it certainly is.
Now the best bit about the hotel and what made it extremely difficult to leave if not a bit emotional was the staff. Particular mention to Magda, Maria Z and Maria the Duty Manager. They made our holiday and this hotel stand out from the rest. We are quite well traveled and have never seen such friendliness from a team of staff. They loved our daughter and could not do enough for her. When she fell over and cut her lip she got given some free ice cream. When we ordered drinks she got cookies and milk. If we were relaxing in the lobby area they would give her paper and colouring crayons. But most importantly when she got poorly they made sure we had everything for her from water to getting a doctor for us. It made us cope with her sickness better knowing we had the full support of the hotel.
I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend this hotel and we WILL be going back.
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