Just returned from a seven day stay in Paphos at The Paphiessa Hotel. We were given a room with a pool view as requested but spent just 5 minutes in it, the smell of cat pee was awful. The receptionist gave us an alternative without the pool view, not that it was a particularly pleasant sight, the pool water was green and murky, we didn't see anybody swimming the whole week. The alternative room was furnished the same as the first one with old tired furniture, dark and dreary and not very clean (and that's being generous). There was a threadbare carpet which obviously hadn't seen a hoover for a long time, we found out later that the cleaner used a MOP. The bathroom was also dirty with hairs in the corners, black grouting and sealer around the bath/shower, nowhere to hang or place toiletries or clothing, and you wouldn't want to leave them on the floor. In the bedroom we had to clean the cupboard before putting any clothes in. The TV showed just a white line in the middle of the screen, good job we didn't want to watch it. The a/c blew out warm air, it took three requests to get anything done and then it wasn't very good. The overall thoughts on the room were - shabby, dirty and non-maintained. We were very close to looking for another hotel but this would have cost a lot more money on top of what we had already spent. Downstairs the reception, bar and dining room were ok. The food, although short on choice, was tasty, but breakfast was very limited - runny porridge, toast from a dodgy toaster, two types of cereal, beans, egg, cold meats and cheese. The dining room staff were great, friendly and helpful, the room cleaner was very friendly but not so good at cleaning, the day receptionists were aloof and uncaring. Paphos itself is a warm friendly place, not too "in your face", fun and not too pricey dining out and drinks, don't be put off going there, just find another hotel (which will be expensive if you want a reasonable standard).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Paphiessa Hotel is a well established 3-star, family hotel located in the beautiful ancient town of Paphos, Cyprus. Within walking distance to the harbour and the many restaurants, bars, cafe's, shops, watersports, and historic attractions our hotel is a great base for your holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paphiessa Hotel Paphos