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“Nice warm hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Forest Park Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 59018, Platres 4820, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Platres
Bolton, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice warm hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Nice clean warm hotel
Week days slow trade. Weekends full with locals
pit noisy on the week ends

Food nice
Pool nice

Rooms nice.
Need a car to get arond in the montines
Plenty of free parking at hotel
Must be nice when it snows

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for your nice words, describing our hotel how you saw it and experience it during your stay with us this year. We look forward of welcoming you and your family once again in the near future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We have spent a weekend at the Forest park hotel and we enjoyed every minute.
The room was of a 4 star hotel, spotlessly clean, crisp clean linen and comfortable bed. We had a stunning view from our balcony over the beautiful hotel grounds.The pool area was clean and oranised, the hotel has the first swimming pool on the island of Cyprus.The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the public areas.
One thinng though, some older parts of the hotel are a bit low standards since the hotel is almost 100 years old. But in other cases areas look old because the owners keep the old style of the hotel. The dinner buffet was rather average for a 4star, we expected a bit more variety and a better abience and decor for the buffet.
We had absolutely no complaints about the food, the staff, everyne was helpfull and chatty. Groups of people come here for afternoon cofee and drinks not just for staying. The hotel is in a good location within Pano Platres where there are some tavernas and a few shops, including a supermarket, and post office. We will be revisiting.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Thank you ever so much for your nice words, describing our hotel how you saw it and experienced it during your stay with us last September (2013) . One of our immediate goals is the improvement of our food production and service especially when there are big groups or when the hotel has high occupancy. Thank you once again for your comments and rest assured that we take very seriously our esteemed guests comments and adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family once again in the near future.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is situated in the Troodos mountains and so the surrounding scenery is lovely. However, the hotel itself is in serious need of restoration. Everything looked old and outdated. The staff were friendly and helpful. The dinner buffet was rather average. All in all I expected much more from a 4 star hotel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you for the constructive criticism and your good words, about our property. We would like to inform you that as our hotel already passed its 75th anniversary in 2011, we as a traditional hotel of Cyprus, try to maintain and renovate the hotel to match the 30’s era, that the hotel was build, together by combining the comforts of the future. We take very seriously our esteemed guests’ comments and we adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
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Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Myself, husband and daughter decided to treat ourselves by going for one night to the Forest Park Hotel in Platres. The last time I was there must have been late 70s early 80s, I remember 2 great danes in the foyer, amazing food and a feeling of being somewhere really special. It was the place to go in the mountains in those days.

Well revisiting it many moons later was rather disappointing.

The room despite being a little dated and well used was very comfortable and clean, I would have expected coffee and tea facilities and some bathroom items for a 4 star, but never mind.

The biggest disappointment was the buffet dinner, this was extremely poor, the quality of the food served was substandard, the range/selection of food especially the hot dishes and the preparation were simply not 4 star at all. Breakfast was also very average, cooked food was barely warm which was the case both for dinner and breakfast, theres nothing worse than cold fried egg and bacon!
Overall the atmosphere and location were lovely, so as long as food is not important to you it is fine.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you for the constructive criticism and your good words, about our property. One of our immediate goals is the improvement of our food production and service especially when there are big groups or when the hotel has high occupancy. Thank you once again for your comments and rest assured that we take very seriously our esteemed guests comments and adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

An old classic hotel that it was built in a fantastic location, in a unique natural, green paradise. Here you can enjoy the most relaxing holidays,in company with the chirping of birds and you can enjoy the magic of green, excellent views and quiet lifestyle in a beautiful tranquil village.

The Hotel complex is a forest resort, like its own name, built in earlier times, but its own separate identity. Hotel from old times, with its own history, that you can recognize in every corner, connected with the famous customers. Although it has with an old fashioned style it still keeps consistently high level of service, it has spacious, royal places, extremely courteous staff, large comfortable and cozy rooms, good breakfast, hot water and all basic amenities of a four star hotel. You will love it!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear esteemed client, we thank you for your fantastic and very realistic review of what the Forest Park Hotel really is. The original building was built in the early 30’s and open its doors in 1936, and since then has hosted and catered many guests including royalties and famous writers and actors. Today in its 77th year of operation our goal as a family now its 4th generation is to keep the original colonial style, and décor matching it together with the facilities and service a todays’ visitor expects .We will also continue to improve and run our hotel in the highest possible standards and our goal is to keep the Forest Park to its glorious days and good name.
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Portadown, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed there 15 years ago and enjoyed it immensely. after trying other locations in Cyprus, we felt that the "Forest Park", was the most peaceful and beutiful location for us.
If you want loud music and a beach location then the "Forest Park" is not for you, but if you want fresh air, a stunning location, and peace and quiet then this is for you.
Breakfast is more than ample, with a good choice every morning. Evening meals are also good, and whilst we originally booked B & B every day, we upgraded to half board a few times to try it out.
The staff are both corteous and helpful. The owners will always have a friendly chat and give you good advice on what to do in the general area. I felt that we had been treated as guests and not just customers.
Will we be back? The answer is a resounding yes!!!!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you for your nice words, describing our hotel how you saw it and experience it during your stay with us this year. We look forward of welcoming you and your family once again in the near future.
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great Hotel in the mountains, superior air quality , great for hiking and seeing nature and waterfalls in the area as well as nearby monasteries. The hotel is a little costly and they can be a bit more flexible on the rates or offer something more value for money orientated so that we may stay longer. The pools are super, the Jacuzzi needs upgrading as well as the gym area, the machinery is out dated and needs replacement , although these are minor issues, they go a long way

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Thank you ever so much for your nice words, describing our hotel how you saw it and experienced it during your stay with us last September (2013) Thank you once again for your comments and rest assured that we take very seriously our esteemed guests comments and adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family once again in the near future.
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Address: PO Box 59018, Platres 4820, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Limassol District > Platres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Platres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Forest Park Hotel is an imposing building standing in its delightful grounds in the fringe of the pine forest. The striking panoramas over mountain and sea are a never - failing pleasure to the eye.The Forest Park Hotel has a style of its own. It is located deep in the heart of the Troodos woodland yet only 35 minutes from the wonderful beaches and Mediterranean Sea.It's the only four star hotel in the area and has 137 comfortable relaxing rooms including 7 chalet suites. All with private bathroom, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe deposit box, telephone with possibility of internet connection, radio, satellite TV channels, air conditioning, central heating, and breath-taking scenery views, balcony or terrace for a happy and relaxing holiday.It also offers big Lounges - 3 restaurants, 2 Bars, a library, extra-large TV screen, Tennis Court, Table tennis, games room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Breakfast Terrace, Gardens, Heated indoor and outdoor swimming Pools.Good facilities for business meetings, Conferences and Banquets with always a warm welcoming smile. The hotel has also installed Wi-Fi connection in most public areas.The Forest Park is still family run which may explain its charm and excellent standards of service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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