Our excellent experience started right here on trip advisor.
Our airline wanted a stupid amount of money for transfers to and from the airport. I contacted the resort through trip advisor and asked them to recommend a taxi company or a decent price for a taxi to the resort. Jade contacted me advising that she could arrange a taxi for 18 euro and the driver would meet us at the airport. Sure enough, our driver met us at arrivals and took us to a lovely big Merc direct to the resort, perfect!
The resort is cracking! We had traveled to Cyprus for a wedding in Paphos so deliberately wanted somewhere out of town to enjoy some "down time". I'll agree there is little to nothing to do at the resort itself but it doesn't advertise itself as a entertainment destination. Mandria is nice, a short walk to some pubs, places to eat and a wee shop to stock up on supplies. There is a larger shop a little further out of Mandria, and the reception staff are more than willing to point you in the right direction.
We found all the staff on the complex exceptionally helpful and willing to assist and provide guidance to our questions, there was a few as this was our first visit to Cyprus!
We took the last bus into Paphos one night which was only a euro each (they keep changing the bus times so just check!) and took the card for the taxi company who collected us at the airport. We did this on 2 nights ( €20 & €22)
The beach, a 20 minute walk from the apartment, is pebbles and is not developed. We walked along it for about a mile and passed 3 people. It was clean, as was the sea.
Room service I have marked as average simply because it is not offered, hence neutral!
If your a couple, happy in your own company, a confident traveler, who likes to explore and go looking for things to do, rather than have "poolside entertainment" ; then head for Aphrodite Sands, it's relaxed, chilled and pretty much on the money!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aphrodite Sands Resort is located in the village of Mandria, just to the east of Paphos, only 500 meters from the Mediterranean Sea and a short 10 minute drive from Paphos Airport. Set around beautifully landscaped gardens, it features two outdoor swimming pools and a fully equipped Health & Beauty Spa. In each of the elegant apartments at Aphrodite Sands Resort there is a fully-equipped modern kitchen, a dining area, a lounge with flat-screen TV and a private,furnished balcony. A perfect place to relax and enjoy a wonderful holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aphrodite Sands Hotel Mandria