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“Beautiful setting but disappointing”
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Natura Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Polis
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I picked this hotel partly based on the reviews I had read. The setting is idyllic but a car is pretty essential and it is out of the way if you want to visit Polis in the evening. The serving staff were excellent but I was disappointed in the general atmosphere in the hotel. The lighting in the lobby was so subdued I had difficulty reading. I could hardly hear BBC World News because the volume was set at a hotel level and could not be increased.One of the reception staff was actually quite unwelcoming and the longer I stayed the more I felt that she thought she was doing me a favour by letting me stay there! The food was good but half board meant a choice of only two mains (one often vegetarian) and no choice of starter or sweet. If you preferred something from the la carte you could only do this once. The coffee at breakfast was very good but no there were no freshly cooked eggs. Compared with other hotels we stayed in in Cyprus, customer service was not paramount. I was uncomfortably hot at night but the air conditioning was not available. A hotel with lots of potential but lacking in atmosphere and customer service.

Room Tip: Sea view is beautiful.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you're looking for a relaxing and civilised place by the sea then this is probably the best affordable hotel in the broad Polis area. The beach in front of the hotel is pleasant and there are plenty of sunbeds. Natura has a comfy lounge and bar area with a good free wifi signal, though drinks were pricey. Bedrooms were a little brown and beige for my personal taste but clean and comfy enough and with everything you need - paying a little extra for a sea view room was worth it just for the sunsets, but the non-sea facing rooms looked fine too, as there are no busy roads nearby and the grounds of the hotel are well planted and colourful. Breakfast was very good -wonderful greek yogurt and honey [or carob syrup if you fancied it] and lots of cheese, ham, fruit, hot food, breads and cakes. A fair bit of local produce was available, including apple marmalade and herbal teas. Basically, breakfast was as large or small or healthy or unhealthy as you wanted it to be!
I quite liked the mix of nationalities at the hotel - if you want a Brits only place then this is probably not it. We only ate the occasional lunch there [fairly priced and very fresh] but the evening meals seemed popular, perhaps because the plentiful restaurants of Polis are a twenty minute stroll away - you'll need a torch for the way back. Indeed, a car is really necessary if you stay at the Natura, but there's loads of parking, nearby roads are good and there are lots of interesting places to visit within easy driving distance. The Pafos mosaics are well worth the trip, and though I'd personally give the Baths of Aphrodite a miss, the taverna next to the Baths has a wonderful terrace with great views and decent food that's not too expensive. From the hotel it's a relaxing [daytime only] flat walk into Latchi where the harbourside tavernas all seemed good. The Akamas peninsula is a shortish drive away and has waymarked nature trails as well as some more challenging hill walking. A drive up into the hills is a must. We enjoyed visiting some of the hilltop monasteries, full of peace, icons and with wonderful views.
Frequently, it's the staff that make a hotel memorable and we found all the staff very pleasant, helpful and smiling. There was some very intrusive dog noise for the first few days and we wondered why the receptionists had trouble dealing with this until we discovered it was the owner's dog who was making all the noise! We appreciated the explanation and apology but really we just wanted the noise to stop. When you stay at a hotel marketed as peaceful and relaxing then that's how it should be. I think the dog seemed more important than the guests for far too long and I trust the owner will reflect on this in future.
On balance though, if I came to this part of Cypus again I'd stay at the Natura with little hesitation because I'd be comfortable, well-placed. well fed and well looked after.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank PandYUk
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

The location is superb, right on the beach , just what we exopected. The room in the new wing was lovely and clean with a beautiful sea view. Would have benefitted from a light on the balcony. The food in the restaurant was poor. Scrambled egg was burnt every day. We only ate one evening meal and were disappoined at the quality. Would recommend eating at one of the tavernas in Polis.

Jane and Jane , West Yorkshire.

Room Tip: choose a first floor room in the new wing to enjoy the wonderful views.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank berylYorkshire
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The setting of the hotel is just wonderful. Tucked away on the north west coast of Cyprus, it's an oasis of calm and tranquility with the beach on its doorstep. For a 3 star hotel, it is a fantastic deal. The decor od the rooms might well be a little dated, the facilities are just right on the money and nothing is too little or too much for the staff.

The breakfast (included) is just a cornucopia of locally sourced produce by the hotel itself. If you walk to the west of the beach, you will find a herd of goats, hens, rabbits and the fields and orchards charged with all the food that was served. We have had the best time here during our week and we cannot recommend the place enough if you like tranquility.

Room Tip: Choose a first floor bedroom to take advantage of the seaview and avoid prying eyes although we had...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We spent a few nights end of October in the (only) suite of the hotel, with our little son. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay. The hotel benefits of a prime location. Just next to the sea, so that it is very easy to have a swim in the sea, anytime. The beach is very nice: A mix of sand and small stones, like on all beaches in the area (turtles are used to lay eggs on this beach). There is also a pool but we didn't use it. The room was very good, in the new wing of the hotel, with a beautiful view over the sea. It seems that most of the rooms have a sea view. The room never got too hot, as it faced North (the sea being north of the hotel). The service was excellent. The breakfast looked not fantastic at first sight. But it actually was composed of some products of good quality, many of them being traditional, organic, and produced by the hotel that owns land with olive trees, fruits trees, and is growing some vegetables... We enjoyed it. We actually took back home some delicious orange marmelade produced and sold by the hotel. We also had one lunch made of excellent salads. And we had two evening meals with buffet of local dishes of very good quality. A few less positive points: you will definitely need a car as the hotel is a little bit outside Polis and the roads are not very nice to be walked (especially at night). There are only very few games for kids. The pool seemed quite cold and doesn't seem to have a heating system. Also, we noticed a few times a not so nice smell around the hotel. Nothing very serious, though. Overall we recommend the place and enjoyed a lot our stay there.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the renovated wing of the hotel.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is the first time we have stayed at this hotel and will most certainly return. If you are looking for a place to relax and chill out then this is it.
Although the hotel is slightly dated the view from the hotel and the tranquillity more than makes up for it. We stayed on a B&B basis and opted for a sea view room which is highly recommended. The breakfast was superb with a lot of the hotels home produced food, there was plenty of selection and their own marmalades were very good, and to sit out and eat on the patio area overlooking the sea was heavenly.
The hotel provides evening meals if required although we decided to try the restaurants in Polis town which we found very good, it is approximately 20 mins walk, if you are walking into town at night then a torch is a must as many parts of the roads near the hotel are unlit and no pavements.
The beach is literally 100 mts away at the end of the hotels lawned area, if you intend to go into the sea it is worth taking rubber shoes as the beach is pebbles and the sea has large stones in areas.
The reception staffs were very helpful with information regarding Polis and the surrounding areas; there is also free Wi Fi available in the reception area.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are well worth the extra, try to get a 1st floor one
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KremmenandCarla
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Nice hotel located right on the beach in a residential area of Polis. The hotel mis somewhat faded and reminded me of a 1980's resort. Nevertheless it gives you a warm family feeling which is rare in this type of resorts. The food at the main dining room was excellent. Breakfast is rich with huge selection. Dinner buffet was excellent. Front desk staff and menagement was helpful, nice and welcoming. Rooms are very spacious and have patios or balconies. The grounds and beach area are beautiful. Only thing was the beds which are older and not so comfortable. Highly recommended for those who want a relaxing vecation on the beach, but away from the crowds.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: P.O.Box 66162, Polis 8831, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Polis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Polis
Price Range: $71 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Natura Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a stunning location at the centre of the Polis Bay, right on a very long stretch of sandy beach and surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean orchards and gardens, the Natura Beach Hotel and Villas is a truly unique holiday retreat. ... more   less 
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