My HB and me spent our honeymoon 21-30.06.2006 at the Elysium.
We reserved a room in the Royal wing which is a childrenfree area, with it's own swimming pool and were delighted with it (there are also some rooms with own mini-pool). Yes, i definitely wouldn't want to stay in one of the street-side rooms with all the noise - on the other hand, they're the cheaper of course. We were pampered the whole time : with cold drinks & towels, fruit plate, sweets every day - and it was sooo quiet, relax pure. Clean bedclothes every day, towels 2x a day.
Yes, we noticed that there are weddings almost every day (we saw the preparations only, no wedding itself) - but they didn't bother us the slightest. The ceremony was obviously short and silent (I've never realised any) and actually i felt a bit sorry for the participants because their wedding dinner was always quiet, in a rather smallish group (remembering my own happy and noisy 50 people crowd). It was only one night we heard some music, i don't know how long they played however (no punk or indie-pop . . .) - since I felt a sleep at 11 p.m, so it couldn't be that bad ... We've never seen or heard any hords of groupies or raving children during our stay. We had perfectly calm 10 days.
We tried the food only once outside the hotel and were not tempted to do so again since the food was much better in the Elysium. There was a different theme-buffet every evening (we had 3 times a cypriotic dinner during our stay) - with plenty of choice : even for me as a vegetarian ! We also had dinner in the Epicurean , which is the alacart restaurant and in the Cava, which is the fine dining restaurant within Elysium !
There is a large and nice spa-area, i had two Spa-treatments, the body treatment was really nice, the facial was o.k..
The beach was rather poor, a small artificial bay with dark sand.
The personal is polite but very reserved, this is not the warm friendliness of the Caribbean or Mauritius - but this has nothing to do with Elysium, that's the mentality of the people and it’s not to change.
Paphos is definitely very touristy, it's like one big collection of pubs and restaurants - so this is the reason I won't go back there so quickly. But I can imagine going back to Elysium, remembering my honeymoon after couple of years again.
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- Elysium Hotel Paphos
- Elysium Paphos
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