We have just returned from a very nice 11 day stay here at Asimina Suites. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay.
The hotel although they said it was fully booked appeared very quiet although did get busier as we moved into August. We had a suite with a partial sea view on the 4th floor. Our suite was very nice and spacious the AC worked well and kept the room cool. However this only was on when you had your key card in the slot so occasionally it took a while for the room to cool down if you had been out during the day. Near the end of the stay we discovered that the AC slot still worked with any form of card so you could keep the room cool at all times.
Luckily when booking we were upgraded to half bored which was very good. I would strongly recommend getting half bored if available. For most of our nights we opted to have lunch in the hotel so we could eat out at night. This is mainly as the hotel is very very quiet at night time. We went down to the harbour when we left the hotel, the hotel called us taxis as we felt although you could walk the distance it would have taken around 45 minutes (when booking we thought it was 15 minutes) the taxi from the hotel to the harbour cost us $8 each way. Paphos was relatively lively at night and provided a nice local atmosphere although was not too loud! The restaurants are very nice and we took many recommendations from the taxi drivers. We went to Gracia which was an Italian and was very nice! We also went to two chinese restaurants Chloes which was more traditional and imperial which was very modern.
The hotel itself is very relaxing and quiet which is nice. Getting a sun bed was easy and although there was not too many round the pool itself we managed to get a sun bed every day with ease. There is only 1 pool which is nice and large and is a cool temperature perfect for cooling off. The pool service is good and the staff are very friendly and come round with cold towels and frozen fruit during the day. The hotel lacked an actual bar outside. You could order drinks from the sun bed which were brought to you however you could not go and sit at a bar to have a drink. I would highly recommend the milkshakes which are very nice and cooling although quite expensive.
Overall i felt that the hotel lacked another restaurant. The buffet was very good and excellent for breakfast they make fresh crepes, pancakes, omelettes all made to order and they are exceptional! There is a large variety of fruit at breakfast which is lovely as well as fresh fruit juices. Breakfast service is very good and staff are quick and friendly. The buffet provides a more relaxed dining area in the evening and allows you to try many different foods which are all lovely. I would say that overall the restaurants slightly lacked on desserts. The A la Carte restaurant is next to the buffet and was very nice with excellent service. The beach view restaurant was also very nice and the service was usually very good however they seemed to be rather slow. Both these two restaurants are almost identical in menu which i was disappointed with. The manager of the beach restaurant i felt was slightly grumpy. On the last night of our stay unfortunately we found some mould on the bread on our table which was very disappointing we made Marios aware of this so he could deal with the problem. He however provided an unsatisfactory response to this issue. He replaced the bread but did not apologise and acted slightly rude over this issue. Apart from this we enjoyed this restaurants a lot and the sea view is beautiful. The cocktail choice was slightly limited and these were $7.50 for a cocktail so soon mounted up. The lunch at the hotel is nice and again we tended to go to the beach restaurant however the portions are huge and you can never finish a meal so I would recommend sharing portions as they do not do half portions.
As said in some of the other reviews the beach is rocky and we didn't find this a huge issue as we jumped of the large float however this was often busy with people who were not from the resort itself which was slightly disappointing when sold a private beach. So as the beach was mainly rocky you couldn't really walk along the beach.
I visited the spa for a massage which i would highly recommended defiantly a 5* service. The therapist was very friendly and the treatment was lovely! Would highly recommend the spa if you get a chance!
The hotel does have free Wi-fi however this was slightly disappointing as it didn't always work in all rooms we did tell the reception about this and they were happy to reboot the system to try and sort any issues and gave us all new Wi-fi codes. This did help slightly however did not solve the problem so if your reliant on wi-fi ensure your room gets good Wi-fi signal.
On our last day we luckily bumped into the hotel manager Dino. He was very friendly and was interested to how are stay was going to ensure we had a lovely time. We mentioned that our flight wasn't until late the next evening and he managed to get us late check out until dinner that evening which was very very much appreciated and added that extra touch to our stay.
All in all a very relaxing stay would recommend to guests looking for a peaceful holiday in a lovely hotel. The reception staff and pool staff in particular are very friendly and welcoming and always happy to help. The hotel is in a good location and not far from Paphos so it was nice to get out at night time. The rooms are lovely and in general we had a lovely relaxing stay!
- 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