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Helios Bay Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O. Box 60423, Paphos 8102, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #25 of 97 Hotels in Paphos
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What a nice surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Went to Helios Bay for our usual holiday March/April and we were overwhelmed with how much the apartment had been refurbished since we were there in December. Completely new bathroom - basin,toilet, bath. tiles and floor. The kitchen/diner also had a new sink with new tap and top and the floor was really done to high standards. As usual Nicos and Loucas were there to see everything ran smoothly. We went to the Epsilon Restaurant in Empa several times - their B-B-Q pork chops are enormous!! We drove to Kakopetria which is really interesting but it absolutely poured with rain. Roll on November when we have booked to go to the Helios again.

Room Tip: A room facing the sea gives you a lovely picture of the sun setting.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This hotel was everything we thought it would be, small, quiet, basic and on the bus route. We have been to Cyprus many times doing hotels and villas, we where travelling as a couple so wanted something as a base. Helios didn't disappoint. Yes the rooms are basic but we didn't want 5 star. Credit to the cleaners our room was spotless likewise was the rest of the hotel. We got ourselves a weekly bus pass at 13euro excellent value. We found the pool fantastic never over busy plenty of loungers, we will go back.

Room Tip: 307.....perfect!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We come here every year now, twice. We love it. Spacious one bed apartments with newly refurbished bathrooms and flooring throughout. Always immaculately clean, good maid service daily. Balcony overlooking the sea. Lovely clean pool and sunbathing area. Nicely kept gardens. Cheap regular bus service but we pick up a car at the airport for the fortnight and use the big supermarket in town and travel around to various restaurants in the evening. Staff friendly as ever and bend over backwards to help you. Pool towels provided this year for first time at 1 euro each so will save packing our own next year.

Room Tip: Balcony overlooking the sea, 312 or 306 to see all the way up to Coral Bay as well.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EAST KILBRIDE, SCOTLAND
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Having stayed at Helios many many times we had another visit in May. As usual everyone at Helios was so very helpful, kind and attentive. This year the apartments have been refurbished to the highest standard with everything you could wish for a happy comfortable holiday with no fuss. Staff could not be better or more helpful, management are first class and so very welcoming. There is a first class bus service right outside t.o take you anywhere for 3 euros all day. Views from the hotel are to die for.. All in all just the best place to stay. Look forward to next time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birtley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Helios might not be in the thick of things, there's no lift if your on the first or second floor so carry your own case, there is no great breakfast buffet you find in bigger hotels, there's not a huge choice of eateries around you and the local supermarket is probably the most expensive in Cyprus. But if you want honest clean basic accommodation without the hotel frills and you don't mind using the local bus service to travel, then this is for you and on that basis must be rated a 5star.

Room Tip: We had room 312, this had an excellent sea view with plenty of living space. It also had one of the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We spent 3 nights in Helios Bay. We were staying in a studio. The staff is very good, especially girl at the reception desk was very helpful. Our room was clean and spacious. Wi-fi works in a lobby only. Hotel is located just a few steps from the sea and it offers great views not only from rooms, but also from the area of the swimming pool. Just next to the hotel there is a bus stop and buses go every 10 minutes. Also, just next to the hotel there are at least 3 great restaurants (Sienna, New Horizon and Poppadoms). There is a gym to guests disposal. The only thing we did not like were mosquitos in our room:( In general we had a good time in Helios Bay and would highly reccommend it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We really enjoyed weekend at Cyprus. Hotel is fantastic situated, near the sea, with big swimming pool. Hotel service wa very helpful, bar and shop near reception desk is open 24 hours, so it's very convenient if you come to the hotel from airport after midnight.
I will go there once again ;)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Helios Bay Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 60423, Paphos 8102, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Paphos
#26 Romantic Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Helios Bay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Helios Bay Hotel is located on the beach between Coral bay and Tombs of the King. ... more   less 
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