I have read many reviews on this hotel and have to disagree with some guests, and indeed the reply from the management. It is stated that a fridge exists. Yes it does. But mine was empty and maintenance were requested to fix it. It just needed switching on and I declined the offer of filling it. Yet the maintenance guy said 'you should be paying for this.'
I beg your pardon?? A fridge in the room that needs PAYING for? When I already had the key to it?
Mum had an adjoining room and though hers was fully stocked we used hers, and mine, for storing fresh milk from the supermarket and the odd chocolate. At the end of our holiday the person who replenishes the 'bar' said to me in my Mum's room, 'I've taken out your stuff, you're not allowed to use it for your own things.'
I really don't like this attitude. There is nowhere to say that we were forbidden to use the fridge for anything other than the hotel's highly priced items.
(I soon discovered the reason why it was switched off: it made an infuriatingly irritating noise, that stopped and started. All the time. I had to wear ear plugs to mask it.)
Fridge problem notwithstanding, I did like the hotel. Upon arrival I did the first thing I alway do in a hotel; check the mattress. Oh dear. Hard! Yet when I mentioned this to a fellow guest outside the room he simply said 'Ask for a soft mattress.'
Really? I've never ever thought of doing that. Yet within an hour both Mum and I indeed had a soft mattress put on top of the original, guaranteeing good sleep for the whole of our stay, so top marks to reception, and many thanks!!
We were given adjoining rooms on the 2nd floor, to the end of the corridor, through 2 fire doors, so noise from the reception area and the bar was shut off. I didn't like the fact that there was nowhere to escape from music, other than our rooms. Comfortable library area. The indoor pool was very warm, so giving a relaxing swim. Jacuzzi was colder.
Food was very good, though sometimes not hot enough. The morning pancakes were to die for, as was the bread/rolls.
Reception staff extremely friendly and helpful. I again extend my grateful thanks for providing us with softer mattresses.
The hotel is situated down a side road so is shielded from traffic noise and the mountain view was better, in my opinion, than that of the sea. More to look at and admire!
Mum is not nimble on the feet and our walk to the harbour took an hour, but we took advantage later on of getting an all day bus pass for 2 Euros, (actually on most days). We went to Coral Bay twice in one day, just because we could! Warning though, the buses stop running around 6pm in the winter months.
- Also Known As:
- Louis Imperial Beach Paphos
- Louis Imperial Beach Hotel Paphos
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- Surrounded by exotic gardens and only a few steps from the azure blue Mediterranean waters this 4 Star Paphos hotel invites you and your family or friends to experience a truly relaxing Cyprus holiday. ... more less
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