We arrived at the hotel just before the restaurant closed at 9:40pm and the helpful receptionist looked after our jackets and cases so we could eat before checking in. Rooms were large, we had a studio with separate bedroom and kitchen diner. Handy to have a fridge , kettle, glasses etc. but as we were on AI we didn't need to use the rest of the kitchen equipment.
The rooms were clean and always had hot water.
The pool area was good. Plenty of sunbeds and the you could also sit on beds on the grass near the pool bar. The bar did some excellent fresh cooked snacks if you didn't fancy going to the restaurant e.g. Omlettes, Pasta, salads, burgers etc. The staff at the bars and retaurant were very helpful and worked hard.
We took part in a few of the activities, aqua aerobics, archery, water polo, karaoke, etc. and some of the evening entertainment was quite good for the small number of entertainers at the hotel (they shared entertainers between the larger sister hotel up the road when doing shows etc.)
We enjoyed the buffet - always hot and a decent choice of main courses and a few "British" desserts like Bread & Butter pudding and custard. Loved the greek yoghurt with honey for breakfast. The bars had a good selection of cocktails which were included on the AI board plus the usual beer, wine and shorts.
No beach to speak of but you could catch the 1 Euro bus to Coral Bay if you wished. We were happy to swim in the man made lagoon a few hundred yards away. The sea was clear, quite warm and you could spot quite a few fish with a snorkel.
The local bus service was good - 3 Euros bought you an all day bus ticket which was handy for Paphos and the old town which had a large inoor market.
There is a massage and fish spa near the hotel and handy shop on site.
They use the same wrist bands for both hotels so probably wouldn't know if you wanted to have a drink and watch the entertainment in the other hotel one evening.
Nigggles - not worth mentioning reallyas it may not affect other travellers but we had the odd power cut and one evening and a morning without water which affected the area (thankfully we were able to boil bottled water to wash in). The pillows were a bit hard. The entertainment seemed to be on a weekly cycle so if you are there for 2 weeks it would be a bit of deja vu.
All in all, the hotel was good value with friendly staff, a decent buffet and cleaned regularly, so with the temperature in high 20s what more do you need?
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