On the sea front with a 10 minute walk into Pafos town and another 10 to the Castle. There is a scenic path running along the front for about 2 miles past all the hotels and down to the Harbour and Castle. There’s always someone walking, cycling or jogging along there.
Within five minutes’ walk from the hotel are about 10 restaurants/pubs, including Chinese, Irish, French, African, Cypriot and a few Italians. Excellent choice no matter what your budget.
Across the road you’ll also find a supermarket (for your coffee and milk), open roughly 8am-9pm, and vehicle and bicycle hire. We hired a 4x4 and cycles from Protaras and got a great service.
You can get breakfast nearby for about €5, and lunch/dinner for about €7-25. Many of the restaurants were offering 3 course specials for €12-25. Great choice, in fact you need more than a week just to visit all the local restaurants never mind heading into Pathos.
There are watersports nearby, but not open in the winter. The harbour has lots of restaurants where you can eat on the waterfront, and there’s lots of boat trips available.
Personally we wouldn’t go in November again as it was way too cold to swim and with the wind and clouds it was rarely warm enough to sit around the pool. In fact, the staff were removing sunbeds from around us as we sat there. They weren’t shutting down, they just seem to have decided that from the end of November no-one should be allowed a sunbed. I’d be really miffed if I’d booked to go there and couldn’t sit out by pool. None of the other hotels were doing that. It was really quiet, so there was no queuing or long waits in restaurants.
Good weather for cycling though. Some lovely local (fairly flat) rides along the sea front or back lanes past citrus orchards. We also cycled up to Asprokremmos Dam, which was 19 miles (trying to avoid the B6) but really nice.
Cheap buses pass by frequently to the airport, waterpark or harbour.
All rooms have a gorgeous sea and pool view. They are new and very minimalist, which is fine by us. I do get annoyed reading reviews that seem to mark it down because it doesn’t match their taste or they consider it unfinished.
Air con is ok but only goes down to 17⁰C which is too warm for sleeping for us hardy northerners ;-).
We had a bath and one of those lovely showers with a big square head. Lots of toiletries: shower cap, shoe polish, conditioner, shampoo, moisturiser and soap.
Kettle and fridge provided, but NOT coffee etc. Just nip across the road for your supplies.
There’s a swimming pool, kids pool, pool bar and a bar (Suite 48). The Reception block has the restaurant, a bar and a pool table. We didn’t use the hotel restaurant as there was too much choice nearby. There are a few cycles that can be hired for €10 a day (but you can get them across the road for €5 from Protaras).
We had breakfast included and there was a great choice; yoghurts, fruit, cheeses, hot and cold meats, porridge, fruit juices (cheap versions), breads, coffee and a choice of teas, etc; help yourself. It was lovely but shame it didn’t open ‘til 8 am.
The free Wi-fi was great throughout the premises. Shame the TV didn’t have a lot of choice of English-speaking channels as there seemed to be more Brits than anyone else.
No complaints other than removing sunbeds around us and making us feel like we were in the way.
The free transfers to and from the airport were great, if not a taxi was €25 each way. Or you could get a bus which is only a few €s a day.
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- This exclusive new hotel offers unobstructed views of the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean and the picturesque fishing harbour and Medieval Castle. Set on the idyllic beachfront location of the former SODAP Winery, Amphora Hotel is a rejuvenating, inspiring and serene haven of contemporary elegance that will awaken your senses. One of the highlights of this perfectly situated hotel is the exquisite accommodation offered, comprising of 95 Luxury Suites, spacious Superior Rooms and a 3 Bedroom Villa; the majority of which offer magnificent and unobstructed views of the azure Mediterranean waters and the Paphos castle. The upgraded and inviting rooms offer breathtaking views of the enchanting sunset or the landscaped gardens, while underlining comfort and a “home away from home” sensation. Thoughtful amenities combined with elegant furniture and lighting create the ideal ambiance to feel completely at home. Amphora Hotel houses a restaurant, lounge bar and seasonal pool bar. Recreational facilities include a gymnasium while the landscaped gardens surround the kidney-shaped swimming pool and the children’s pool. The hotel enjoys a prime location, just 10’ drive from Paphos International Airport, 7’ walk from the historical castle and harbour, and 20’ drive from the local golf courses. The lively atmosphere of the area offers a wide range of facilities, shops, bars, restaurants, nightlife and attractions.Amphora hotel offers free round-trip transportation from Paphos International Airport and transport to/from Larnaca Airport for an additional fee upon request. ... more less
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