Paphos is a coastal city in the south-west of Cyprus, and is the capital of the Paphos district, and houses Paphos International Airport which is the second biggest airport on Cyprus. The economy of Paphos is strongly dependent on tourism and has four main resorts: Kato Paphos, Coral Bay, Latchi, and Aphrodite Hills. The city is particularly well-served by reliably lovely weather (for much of the year) and a large number of historic sites and attractions, arts and sports making it a popular holiday destination.
There is quite a wide choice of hotels in Paphos and there are many good budget options, as well as a wide assortment of luxury, romantic and beach resorts. Many of the better hotels have spa facilities, large swimming pools and easy access to nearby attractions and/or nearby beaches, and some beach hotels have their own privately-owned stretches of beach.
Bed & breakfast options are relatively few and far between in Paphos but there are a handful that are well worth considering giving a try. There are also some good half-board and all-inclusive options, though in either case your choice of good accommodation options is significantly more limited than if you opt for non-inclusive deals. There are also many good self-catering outlets including villas and apartments with self-catering options as well as rented holiday homes.
As at most resorts, it is harder to find reliable budget accommodation options than expensive ones, but there are some good options in and around Paphos. The Paphinia Sea View Apartments at Poseidon Avenue, Kato Paphos, offer excellent views over the nearby sea front, and while the on-site facilities are quite basic, there are many good restaurants and shops nearby. The Hadjiantoni Anna Hotel Apartments at 15 Evagorou Street, Kissonerga provide spacious and cheap apartments and have a swimming pool and restaurant on-site.
The 2-star Pyramos Hotel at 4 Agias Anastasias Street is very close to nearby facilities and offers reasonable accommodation at low prices. Also worth considering is the Queen’s Bay Hotel at Coral Bay Road, PO Box 60416, which offers 3-star accommodation, and has numerous facilities including wedding facilities, a snooker room and an indoor swimming pool and sauna. The Crystallo Apartments at Ikarou 2, 8103, a 5-minute walk from the centre of Kato Paphos, offer cheap accommodation and good access to surrounding attractions.
Many of the villas and apartments at Paphos offer good self-catering options. The three-star Damon Hotel Apartments at Tombs of the Kings Road have self-catering options and also arrange a weekly barbeque event. You can also go self-catering at the Avanti Hotel at Poseidon Avenue, PO Box 61082, and the Kefalos Beach Tourist Village at Tombs of the Kings Road, close to Kefalos Beach, both of which have high-quality, if expensive, accommodation and good facilities. The luxurious Louis King Jason at Pentadaktylou St, Kato Paphos also offers the option.
There are also many properties available to rent for holidays in and around Paphos. Expensive and luxurious options include the Azurrro Luxury Holiday Villas at Azurro Village, Villa Antigone (particularly good for families), Beautiful Relaxing Villa with Pool Near Coral Bay, and Villa Narcissus, Secret Valley, Paphos Heated Pool. For those on a relatively modest budget, good options include Sunisland S1, situated within Kata Paphos close to nearby facilities, and Royal Seacrest , 500 metres from the Tomb of the Kings road.
All inclusive / Half-board
While some of the better hotels in Paphos offers some all-inclusive deals, reliable all-inclusive hotels are comparatively few. The Aliathon Holiday Village at Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8063, which boasts, among other facilities, kids’ facilities, a spa, and restaurants and bars, has all-inclusive options. It is also possible to obtain all-inclusive accommodation at the Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel at Theas Afroditis Avenue, PO Box 60182, which has numerous on-site facilities and also has its own stretch of beach.
The 4-star Louis Imperial Beach at Poseidon Ave, PO Box 60284, also offers all-inclusive accommodation, and the 4-star Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel, at Kisonerga, Paphos 8574,is good for those after an all-inclusive romantic holiday. For those after a budget all-inclusive hotel, the Queen’s Bay Hotel at Coral Bay Road, PO Box 60416 is a good choice.
A larger variety of the hotels are half-board. The Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, situated at P.O.Box 62422, the Kefalos Beach Tourist Village at Tombs of the Kings Road, close to Kefalos Beach, the Louis King Jason at Pentadaktylou St, Kato Paphos, and the Avanti Hotel at Poseidon Avenue, PO Box 61082, are all high-quality hotels which offer half-board options.
The Louis King Jason at Pentadaktylou St, Kato Paphos, is a good 4-star option for the whole family as it has a series of luxury apartments, a coffee shop and restaurant and various other facilities including a fitness facility and pool area. is a series of luxury apartments which have a good coffee shop and restaurant and various other facilities including a sauna and fitness facility. The Avanti Hotel at Poseidon Avenue, PO Box 61082 provides 4-star accommodation and is well-placed for the nearby harbour, and has a wide range of facilities that cater for families and couples.
The Louis Ledra Beach Hotel at PO Box 63003, Paphos 8210 is also particularly good for couples and families, it has its own stretch of beach and it also has its own buffet services. The Avanti Village at Poseidon Avenue offers good 4-star accommodation and has a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre, among other attractions. Another good option is the Aliathon Holiday Village at Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos 8063, which boasts, among other facilities, kids’ facilities, a spa, and restaurants and bars.
For families on a tight budget, the 3-star Damon Hotel Apartments at Tombs of the Kings Road are reliable, and those who run the apartments organises a weekly barbeque event. The Anemi Hotel Apartments at Kikeronos Street, Box 60404 are similarly recommended for their combination of reliable and cheap 3-star accommodation.
On the beach
The Kefalos Beach Tourist Village at Tombs of the Kings Road is nearby Kefalos Beach and is close by to many sources of entertainment, while offering quality 4-star accommodation. The Alexander the Great Beach Hotel at Posidonos Avenue is another good 4-star option which in 2013 has been particularly highly rated for its service at TripAdvisor. The Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel, at Kisonerga, Paphos 8574, is a good quiet resort which also serves well as a romantic retreat, offering wedding facilities, and offers 4-star accommodation.
The Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel at Theas Afroditis Avenue, PO Box 60182, has its own stretch of beach and has a highly-regarded restaurant and a fitness centre, among other attractions, and has 4-star accommodation. Also consider the Louis Imperial Beach at Poseidon Ave, PO Box 60284, which offers some sea view rooms, and is surrounded by exotic gardens, while offering 4-star accommodation. The Helios Bay Hotel at P.O. Box 60423, Paphos is a good beach hotel close to the sea with 4-star accommodation, and includes wheelchair access, a restaurant and a pool, among other attractions.
There are many excellent top-end hotels in Paphos. The Louis King Jason at Pentadaktylou St, Kato Paphos, is a series of luxury apartments which have a good coffee shop and restaurant and various other facilities including a sauna and fitness facility, and 4-star accommodation. It also has some relatively inexpensive options compared to some of the other top-end hotels. The Elysium Hotel at Queen Verenikis Street boasts 5-star accommodation and various facilities including banquet facilities, conference rooms and a full-service health spa. The Almyra Hotel at Poseidonos Avenue boasts 5-star accommodation which is particularly suitable for families, and also boasts a health spa and conference rooms, among other facilities.
The Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel at Theas Afroditis Avenue, Kato Paphos, is another luxury 5-star hotel and boasts a large swimming pool surrounded by sun beds. The Annabelle at 10 Poseidonos Avenue features luxury 5-star accommodation and has regular musical entertainment on evenings, and facilities for kids and weddings among other attractions. The Appolonia Holiday Apartments at Ikarou 20 is a high-quality set of apartments which offer many facilities and the organisation was highly-rated in 2012 for its quality of service, and there is a large swimming pool and a honesty bar.
With a spa
Many of the beach hotels and the top end hotels have a spa as part of their set of facilities. For those with a large budget, the luxurious 5-star Elysium Hotel at Queen Verenikis Street boasts 5-star accommodation and has a full-service health spa with various body treatments, beauty treatments and massages. The Almyra Hotel at Poseidonos Avenue has a similarly fully-featured spa pool. The Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos, located at Poseidon Avenue, has an extensive spa and wellness centre. Also consider the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, situated at P.O.Box 62422, which hosts a Health & Beauty Spa which also features numerous massage facilities.
One good high-end beach hotel for romantics is the Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos, located at Poseidon Avenue, which boasts sea view rooms, an extensive spa and wellness centre and facilities for weddings and golf. It is particularly suitable for families and for romantic events. The Azia Resort & Spa, located at Akamas Avenue, has good facilities for weddings and honeymoons, good spa facilities and luxury 5-star accommodation.
The Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa at Coral Bay is another good romantic spa resort with wedding facilities, and a relaxing theme with a large pool area. The 4-star Theo Sunset Bay Holiday Village at Coral Bay Road, PO Box 61 is another excellent romantic retreat, which has facilities for special wedding and birthday parties.
For those on a romantic trip but a relatively tight budget, the Cynthiana Beach Hotel at P.O.Box 60023, CY 8100 offers reasonably-priced 3-star accommodation and wedding facilities, and has its own stretch of beach.
The Sea Point Villas at 16 Keratidiou offer spacious villas and lie close to the beaches at Coral Bay. Paradise Cove Villas at P.O. Box: 60782 offer 4-star accommodation with good views, easy access to the nearby harbour, and each villa has its own swimming pool. Aura Holiday Villas at 21, Mylouthkia street, Kissonerga, offer high quality accommodation which is especially geared towards families and children. Also reliable are the Dimma Seaside Houses at Road Chlorakas, which are a family-run set of apartments and contain a small cocktail bar to sit at during the evenings. Meltemi Villas at 10 Dimma Street, Chlorakas offer good self-catering type facilities.
Boutique & B&Bs
The choice of good B&B and boutique resorts at Paphos is relatively limited, but there are some good options that are worth a try. The Avillion Holiday Apartments at 5 Chlorakas Avenue provide good 3-star bed and breakfast facilities, in an attractive location, and a nearby bus stop will take you to Coral Bay. Pergell Bed & Breakfast, located at 1 Mesolonghiou st. Killi Village, PO Box 62323, has quite reasonable and cheap accommodation with a wide choice of good breakfast options, and is in a quiet and relaxing spot.
You can also pick up good bed and breakfast at the Paradisos Hills Hotel at the outskirts of the village of Lysos, which has green and spacious outdoor areas and some good views from many of the rooms. The Metamorphis Guest House Bed & Breakfast is also a good option, which is near the attractive Akamas peninsula and boasts some good views from the bedrooms.
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