Myself, husband and daughter decided to treat ourselves by going for one night to the Forest Park Hotel in Platres. The last time I was there must have been late 70s early 80s, I remember 2 great danes in the foyer, amazing food and a feeling of being somewhere really special. It was the place to go in the mountains in those days.
Well revisiting it many moons later was rather disappointing.
The room despite being a little dated and well used was very comfortable and clean, I would have expected coffee and tea facilities and some bathroom items for a 4 star, but never mind.
The biggest disappointment was the buffet dinner, this was extremely poor, the quality of the food served was substandard, the range/selection of food especially the hot dishes and the preparation were simply not 4 star at all. Breakfast was also very average, cooked food was barely warm which was the case both for dinner and breakfast, theres nothing worse than cold fried egg and bacon!
Overall the atmosphere and location were lovely, so as long as food is not important to you it is fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Forest Park Hotel is an imposing building standing in its delightful grounds in the fringe of the pine forest. The striking panoramas over mountain and sea are a never - failing pleasure to the eye.The Forest Park Hotel has a style of its own. It is located deep in the heart of the Troodos woodland yet only 35 minutes from the wonderful beaches and Mediterranean Sea.It's the only four star hotel in the area and has 137 comfortable relaxing rooms including 7 chalet suites. All with private bathroom, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe deposit box, telephone with possibility of internet connection, radio, satellite TV channels, air conditioning, central heating, and breath-taking scenery views, balcony or terrace for a happy and relaxing holiday.It also offers big Lounges - 3 restaurants, 2 Bars, a library, extra-large TV screen, Tennis Court, Table tennis, games room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Breakfast Terrace, Gardens, Heated indoor and outdoor swimming Pools.Good facilities for business meetings, Conferences and Banquets with always a warm welcoming smile. The hotel has also installed Wi-Fi connection in most public areas.The Forest Park is still family run which may explain its charm and excellent standards of service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forest Park Platres
- Hotel Forest Park