The Lordos Beach Hotel seemed very much like a cookie-cutter resort hotel on first acquaintance but I grew to appreciate it a little more... the staff are very friendly and it has slightly more character than I expected. It's a little careworn in the carpet department and the beach outside is of dark earth rather than sand, but it's clean and tidy. The bar food was quite good and the beds were particularly comfortable. There were two weddings in the three days I was there; the Cypriots know how to celebrate and the music went on until the very small hours. Our conference was very well organised, and there was always a staff member on hand to sort out problems with the wi-fi router or the air conditioning. The things I didn't like were the fact that outside conference hours I had to pay for internet access (a particular dislike for me); the breakfasts, which were of the low-grade help-yourself variety with machine coffee; and the fact that the walls are paper-thin. We could hear every word of the conversation in the next room, and no voices were raised... I would be quite happy to go back, but equally I'd be quite happy to try somewhere else.