Pioneer Beach Hotel is well worth its 4 stars. Clean, quiet - apart from arriving and departing aircraft -, child free and with good places to eat although it does depend on the level of your booking as to which ones you are allowed eat in. The Marco Polo and Sports bars have 'happy hour' from 18.00 to 19.00 when drinks are half price.
The grounds of the hotel were beautifully kept with bright flower beds, manicured lawns and tidy beach area and the public areas were spotlessly clean. There is a very well kept walk way, sandwiched between the sea and the various hotels, which provides for a very pleasant 30 – 40 walk right into Paphos Harbour.
Our room was a decent size with two single beds pushed together, a nice bathroom with power shower and a small balcony with a table and two chairs for sitting out in the evening. We had an evening flight home and took advantage of the late check-out offer which we much appreciated. We were surprised however that they still made up the room on our last day. I couldn't help wondering if they changed the towels we didn't use and the bed linen a second time before the next people arrived?
We travelled with Thomson on half board basis and were very happy with that. Mark, their rep, was just as we like, attentive, helpful but definitely not pushy.
There were three minor problems for us especially the aircraft noise already mentioned; we discovered when out walking along the sea front that Paphos Airport is actually quite close by, even though transfer took about 30 minutes and, if the next door Louis Phaeton Hotel hadn't been in the way, we would have been able to see it from our balcony. Some days there were not many arrivals and departures so noise was minimal but others, Wednesday in particular, it was very busy. We were on the first floor corridor containing rooms 132 - 172 but everybody in the hotel must have noticed the noise as planes banked sharply toward the left over the Mediterranean soon after take-off and almost over the hotel.
Another annoyance was the way the fridge in the room was linked to the key circuit and, therefore, went off whenever we left the room meaning that water bottles placed in it never really got very cold and there was no ice in the evening. It did freeze overnight but had defrosted by the time we wanted it with an evening whisky nightcap. I understand and appreciate that the hotel does not want power wasted during the day hence the system they use but there must surely be an easy way to isolate the fridge.
The third unhappiness was that Wi-Fi connection was not free. Common enough in hotels I know but in a 4 Star establishment they could have been a bit more generous; everybody knows the number of people linking onto a system makes no difference to the cost to the hotel! It’s really just a profit generator these days.
These were, as I've already said, minor annoyances but I feel it only fair to bring them to peoples notice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel is an adult -focused, four star, beachfront hotel in Kato Paphos situated conveniently close to the places of tourist and archaeological interest as well as to restaurants, bars and shops. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests.This hotel is located 15km away from Paphos International Airport and 140 km from Larnaca International Airport. All the rooms have large balconies with views of the Mediterranean or the surrounding serene landscape, luxury bathrooms featuring bath tub, rain shower and flexible hose shower and floor to ceiling windows, fruit & wine and a bottle of mineral water upon arrival. The Executive One Bedroom Suites and the Superior Deluxe rooms include the use of private cabanas on the beach with seating area and sun beds. Room facilities include among others air conditioning and heating, flat screen LCD satellite TV (26 inch in land view rooms and 32 inch in all other rooms) and radio, fridge, mini bar, hairdryer, scales, make-up/shaving mirror, bathrobes and slippers, safety deposit box, ironing facilities, espresso machine as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Sports and leisure facilities include 1 freshwater swimming pool with Jacuzzi, 1 indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor short mat bowling facilities and outdoor Green Bowls facilities, a floodlit tennis court. In the hotel's Elixir Spa there is a heated pool, sauna, steam bath, a fully equipped gym and a hairdressing salon. You can also choose from a good choice of professional massages as well as body treatments. Enjoy some fine dining at the hotel's Restaurants or even a romantic candlelit dinner! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pioneer Beach Paphos
- Hotel Pioneer Beach
- Pioneer Hotel Cyprus
- Pioneer Beach Hotel Paphos
- Pioneer Beach Hotel Cyprus