Just returned from a lovely week in this hotel - and will try and summarise the many pro's and very few con's.
Suites are a reasonable size - the extra room gives more space to spread clothes out, etc. although it's not really necessary! Bathrooms are large and well-equipped. Really efficient air-con.
Service overall is excellent. Most of the staff are Eastern European - Russian, Romanian, etc and, whilst on occasion the smile doesn't come straight away, the service is very good.
Food is excellent - however, we only ate at the buffet restaurant once as the Kymata(?) (beachfront) al la carte restaurant, which is also included in the half board package, was superb - great seafood & fish, fillet steak, etc... The buffet breakfast was very good as you would expect from this type / standard of hotel. Drinks are reasonably priced by international hotel standards.
Pool and pool area is very clean, well-maintained. We were here in high season - mid-August - and you did need to grab a prime poolside sunbed by, say, 10am, but there was no shortage of sunbeds in the gardens and on the beach. Towels are provided, along with freezing cold flannels twice a day; and enough staff around to serve drinks, etc.
The hotel is a 2 mile walk or 1.5 euro bus ride (or 6 euro taxi) from Paphos harbour. The walk takes you right along the waterfront and, if you do so, you'll note that the Asimina certainly appears better than all the other hotels. which look more dated, crowded and with less good amenities.
The 'adults-focussed' theme obviously works, as the hotel was full (but didn't feel at all crowded) and there were no kids.
Suites are perhaps a little tired and (it may just be me) I'm not sure I like carpets in hotel rooms at this type of resort hotel..?
We booked a 'garden view' room, which was basically a view of a rear carpark! Looking at the layout of the hotel, this is what you'll get unless you pay for a seaview room. We actually weren't that bothered, but if you want to relax and sit on your balcony with a nice view at the end of the day please bear this in mind!
If you book a room with it's own plunge pool, please note that these are not private, they face onto the main pool area and are in open view.
Paphos harbour and town are quite downmarket and we wouldn't recommend any bars / restaurants there. However, I strongly recommend Akis Taverna (see separate review).
Overall - quiet, relaxing, great service & food - everything we wanted and we would certainly consider staying there again and would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel is a luxurious, 5 star, adult focused, all suites hotel with its own beautiful sandy beach and 2 outdoor, freshwater swimming pools. Some of the suites have private pools with wooden decks while all the suites have large balconies.The hotel is situated in a quiet location yet within short distance from Paphos airport, the town centre, the shops and the nightlife.The suites offer a superb range of amenities which include air conditioning and central heating, separate living room area (for most types of suite), deluxe marble bathrooms, flat screen LCD satellite TV and radio, DVD player, safety deposit box, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee making facilities as well as espresso machine, mini bar, hairdryer, ironing facilities and many more special touches.Special features include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, public areas and gardens and free parking area.Sports and leisure facilities include 2 outdoor fresh water connected pools, 1 indoor heated pool, a floodlit tennis court and excellent bowling facilities at the Asimina’s sister hotels nearby.In the hotel spa enjoy an impressive selection of therapies and treatments for body and face, nail and hair care, hair salon, a fully equipped gym, steam bath and saunas (one of which for nudists). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asimina Hotel Paphos
- Hotel Paphian Bay
- Paphian Bay Paphos