We have just returned from 2 weeks stay at this hotel. After reading so many mixed opinions of how fantastic to how awful this place was, we decided to take a chance as it fitted the bill with myself being disabled. I took my own mobility scooter with me for the first time ever and booked a private taxi transfer with a platform lift from Paphos Airport to the hotel (30 mins ) using CA Taxi of Polis. It cost e150 payable by credit card 14 days in advance of the holiday but what a godsend it was. I didn't have to get off of my scooter once I left the aircraft until I reached the hotel room. The hotel lent me one of their wheelchairs for mealtimes so it was easy to transfer over and to be able to sit at the table to eat and have the freedom to go outside and about on the scooter. (Warning - Some of the drop kerbs there are so steep, they're unreal, but there are more friendlier ones nearby. We managed the 25 minute walk to the harbour area with no problem)
We arrived at the hotel well before the coach transfer and it just took a few minutes to be checked in by Donna at reception, a very helpful English lady We were given a ground floor room on the pool side (sunny side) of the hotel with a large bacony, table and 2 chairs. The room itself was spacious, clean, large comfortable beds, good decor, safe, fridge, hair drier, keetle, sheets were changed regularly. The carpets has one of two small stains/marks as did the walls with the odd scuff but to us were perfectly acceptable when you think how many different people stay in that room. Breakfasts and dinners are buffet style. Breakfast choice was full english, continental, fruits, breads, toast, croissants, fruit juice, tea, coffee etc etc. Dinner was held in the Alcyon restaurant which was very nice. There was different soup each evening, a selection of cold meats and salads and about 14 hot dishes each evening. Deserts held a choice of Gateau's, Ice creams, Fresh fruit and Cheeses and biscuits. Although there wasn't a vast array of dish after dish of food, what there was was of very good quality and very well cooked and meats very tender. Every aspect of the hotel is accessible for the wheelchair or scooter user with the sole exeption of the rear of the hotel gardens with had about 4 or 5 steps down to the pavement, but you coiuld go out of the front main entranbbce and could reach this point with a 5 mninute walk. My mobility scooter measures 24" wide x 48" long and just about squeezed in the lifts lengthwise. Anyone with a longer scooter would not be able to use the lift to get down to the basement for the indoor pool, games room, sauna jacuzzi etc but could by going down a long ramp to the outside pool and then using a side door. Evening entertainment wasn't that good but adequate usually a quiz, karaoke, a couple singing, disco etc etc. From 8.45 - 9.45 there was a happy hour 4 evenings a week which bought you 2 cocktails for e3.75 . Daytime there were boules, darts, aerobics, volleyball provided enough people joined in. The outside pool was big in size with plenty of sunbeds available. The pool bar and the air con in the rooms we found out after arrival didn't operate until May. I would definitely return again at some future stage.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Avanti Hotel is an outstanding four star establishment with five star facilities, situated in a prime position in the heart of the popular Cyprus coastal resort of Pafos. The hotel's modern architecture and luxurious interior decoration are designed to attract discerning holidaymakers in search of that something that makes a good holiday great. The hotel is set in over 40.000 square metres of landscaped gardens, and situated just 250 metres away from the beach. A family owned and run hotel which offers you the very heart of Pafos! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avanti Hotel Paphos
- Avanti Hotel Cyprus