My wife and I stayed at this hotel for our 5th anniversary, and really enjoyed Platres. The hotel is set in amongst the trees, and we slept with our windows open for both of our two nights, listening to birds singing and the wind in the forest. I was a little hesitant to book here after reading the previous critique of the hotel, but was pleasantly surprised. Upon arrival, a kindly old man helped check us in and spent quite awhile explaining how to access some of the nearby hiking trails. I think he may have been the owner. As for the quality of the rooms - the bed was quite hard and my wife didn't sleep too well on the mattress. However, the room was quite clean, and had a lovely view of the surrounding woods (I spent both mornings reading by the open window, enjoying the sounds and smells of the woods). Breakfast was good, with coffee/tea, ham/bacon, cheeses, fresh fruit, toast & jam, (and eggs one day). My only real complaint was with the supper offered at the "Village Tavern," as a part of the half-board rate. Apparently the same man owns both, and he offers a very lackluster set menu at the Village Tavern for supper. My suggestion would be to request B&B only (NOT Half Board) when booking. I'm not sure what other reviewers expected from this hotel, but for the price I felt like I was treated fairly. Platres was a delight, and I would love to go back for another hiking vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Semiramis Hotel, Cyprus. The hotel is owned and managed by Agis Iacovides and family. We are situated in the village of Platres in the Troodos mountains and within easy reach of the islands two main airports (Larnaca & Paphos).The original hotel was built in the early 1900’s and whilst it retains all it’s classic 1920’s style, it now features – following its very recent refurbishment - a refined interior design that blends with traditional hospitality to provide an ambiance that is guaranteed to delight the senses. ... more less
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