Me and my boyfriend stayed at Paphos Gardens from 23/06/12 to 7/07/12. After reading some of the previous reviews I was a bit wary of what we were going to walk into but the whole complex is lovely, I generally think people are expecting too much its a 3* they have paid for not a 5*!!
We paid for a room only as we were bed and breakfast so I was expecting to be put in a hotel room, but when we were taken to our room we had been put in an apartment block (Narcissus). The room was modern, very clean and it actually had a fitted kitchen with a fridge in it which was a bonus as the travel agents were going to charge around 150 pound extra to guarantee us a fridge! The air con was included and you could have it on 24 hours if you wanted as it continued to work when you took the key fob out even though we were told it wouldnt! The maids cleaned and changed the towels every day- I have never known this happen in any other 3* hotel. Best of all I didnt see any cockroaches in our room wooo! Our room was opposite the hotel reception too, but I have seen a map of the complex and I would be unhappy if I had a room that was right at the other side of the complex as I am lazy and wouldnt want to walk to the pool and back every day in the heat!
The breakfast was really good there was so much choice, the only thing that bothered me was the sausages and bacon, but that is because I like what I am used to and I am obviously not going to get walls sausages on a 3* breakfast buffet! We had a few snacks (toasties, burgers) at lunch time and these tasted nice too and you got plenty. The lunch buffet looked amazing but several people that were all inclusive commented that this, as well as the evening meals, became boring because of the limited choice. To be honest I think people were just nit picking and expecting too much again.
The animation team were excellent, always plenty to do and they did not irritate you if you did not want to take part. They were friendly and helped you out with whatever you asked so thank you :) Also thanks to our rep Sophie who helped us to find bar street.
The hotel and complex itself is tidy and clean. The supermarket is well stocked and reasonably priced. The lively pool area wasnt actually that noisy compared to what some people have commented, but each to their own. The lively pool is massive and the sunbeds are comfy but my boyfriend did cut his foot on a loose tile that was in the pool- this is the only complaint we have as it is a serious health and safety issue and it did make me feel wary of putting my foot down whilst I was in the pool. The hotel is suitable for any type of person and we found all of the staff very friendly and helpful.
We ate outside of the hotel every night and would recommend Za Zas, Les Amis and Porto Bello. We also went to bar street almost every night which is a bit more lively than the bars that are closer to the hotel but I wouldnt say it was a full on party place we did see families around there. The hotel is only a 10 minute walk to bar street and 5 minutes to the restaurants mentioned. Many people comment that Cyprus is expensive but we didnt think this at all.
All in all we had a great holiday and would definitely recommend this hotel. If we hadnt already booked next years holiday we would definitely book to go back to Paphos gardens!
P.S it is little miss boring :)
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- Nestled quiety just 300 meters from the sandy beach, as if by a miracle, Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort disappears in the lush vegetation. Located off the main seaside road and just one hop off from the beach, the tourist area, shops, evening entertainment and much more. Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort combines self-catering with hotel accommodation, offering all necessary services and a variety of daily activities to suit every guest's needs. ... more less
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