We have just come back from Crown Resorts Horizon in Coral Bay and loved it. The hotel was very nice and clean. Rooms were clean and spacious. We were half board and the food at breakfast and dinner was excellent, especially at night we found the food to be very tasty and plenty of choice. Drinks with meals were a little expensive as we found out at the end of the week, but didn't have too much to drink in the hotel. You had to wait to be seated in the restaurant, either inside or out, but the waiters were friendly and seemed to recognise us after a couple of days. There was a different theme of meal every night and although sometimes the food was only warm instead of hot it was generally really tasty and made you go back for more. As it got busier through the week, they opened up both sides of the buffet with made it easier to get food. Always plenty of choice of salads, hot food, desserts, fruit, bread etc. Never experienced any problems with both going for food at same time, our table was never cleared while at the buffet. Hotel staff all seemed very friendly and helpful. Have read reviews on here where people are complaining about the food, but having stayed in 5* Hotels in Britain, we thought the food was just as good and can't understand what all the complaints are about. The pool was really nice and always seemed clean, although there were a few ants running around, but probably because of the trees around the pool, and you can't expect not to see any insects. There were people reserving beds from early in morning, but we never had a problem getting sunbeds around the pool, but mainly went later in the day, apart from the last day when we went around 9.30am and were still able to get a decent spot next to the pool. We went to Coral Bay beach once, which is only a short walk from the hotel, but as the sea was rougher there, we tended to go further on to the beach up the road (think Corallia Beach) which has a breakwater out in the sea and is much better for snorkelling. The sunbeds were only 6 euros for two for all day and thought this was cheap compared to Spainl. There is also a really nice beach cafe/restaurant which serves lovely food - very greek and good value for money. Seemed popular with the locals so must be a good place to eat. We didn't eat out much in Coral Bay as staying half board and liked the hotel food too much. Only ate out once at Coral King Restaurant and was a bit disappointed with my meal - steak was very grisly and hard to eat, but my partner really enjoyed his swordfish. Did complain to the waiter and were given two free drinks. Maybe just unlucky with the choice as it seemed a popular place to eat. We went to Blazing Saddles pub across the road from the hotel and was always very friendly and reasonably priced drinks. We ate there on our last day and the food was very good and reasonably priced. They always give you free popcorn with your drinks if your not eating and will sometimes replace it aswell. Entertainment was good in this bar, saw a live band doing Tom Jones impression but didn't get to see that part as was on later, but young lad singer was very good and got the bar involved in the act. Also saw an Elvis impersonator at another bar up the street (an upstairs bar next to Japanese Restaurant) and he was very entertaining and again involved the whole bar. We had hired a car before we went and picked this up at Paphos airport which is about a half hour drive to Coral Bay. We found it quite easy to navigate to our hotel as road system is quite straightforward as long as on main routes. We travelled to various sites on island, but found most of the attractions a bit of a let down, compared to other places we have visited, but are cheap to get into. Tombs of the Kings was OK but there was a lot of rubbish lying around in the tombs which was off-putting and considering it is a world heritage site, we thought it should have been better maintained. Also got very hot while we there even at 10.30am so couldn't stay too long in hot sun. We also went to Kourion Archeaological site which was worth a visit. Had nice covered area to look as mosaics and ruins of a roman house, and also an impressive ampitheatre. Both of these are just outside of Paphos and could be accessed by bus if you didn't have a car. Went to Limassol one day, but was very built up and all one way system which was quite confusing to drive around. Eventually found the harbour, but wasn't that impressed. It had black dirty sand and was very close to a busy main road. Much preferred the peace and tranquility of Coral Bay. We also went to Polis and Latchi. Polis was very small and not much to see, but Latchi was quite a pretty little resort with a shaley beach and nice restaurants. Would definately return to this hotel and resort and would recommend it anyone.
P.S. Watch out for the scratch card touts as even in small place like Coral Bay. But once we said no he did leave us alone, as were wise to their tricks. He tried to say he worked at the hotel and wanted to give us leaflets on the local area, but they are just trying to get you back to their office to flog you a timeshare or similar holiday club scam. Avoid at all costs.
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- Crown Hotel Paphos
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