Well like the others, after reading some of the reviews on here about this hotel we were slightly worried, however when we arrived on the Wednesday at 5pm we were very pleasantly surprised!
The room we stayed in was if a bit basic, clean and had all the required items to enjoy your stay. Although it didn’t have any tea/coffee making facilities, it did have a hair-drier!
The room was made-up everyday.
We upgraded our room (for an extra £14) to have a sea view, and this also overlooks the pool (We would advise that you did too, otherwise you have a view over the main road).
The room was on the 1st floor, which is over the main function room, so on the nights when there was entertainment (Friday night was the DJ, and Sunday was a singer), if you retired to your room early you could still hear the music from below, so it might be wise if you like your early nights to stay on the second or third floor, which wouldn’t be a problem as there is a lift to all floors.
The pool area had plenty of sun-loungers, and the pools themselves were clean, but there is no lifeguard on duty.
The hotel seems to cater more for the older ‘holiday-maker’, so if you prefer a holiday without those pesky children running and screaming about this might be a good option.
Breakfast (7am until 9:30am) was the usual continental affair with a selection of cereals, bread and toast making facilities, fruit, cold meats, cheese, and beans, sausages and egg, as well as hot and cold drinks.
Evening meals (7pm until 10pm) had a good and varied selection of foods either hot cooked meats, vegetables, potatoes and rice and also salads, and then plenty of desserts.
Drinks as usual were at an extra cost, but reasonably priced.
The staff were always very courteous and helpful.
The hotel is located in Old Pafos town which is 3 kilometres (approx. 2 miles) from the Harbour, so its either a good 40 minute walk or a quick hop on the bus (which operate every 20 mins from 7am until 7pm during the summer at a cost of 1.20 euros).
The main shopping area and market in the Old Town are out of the main door and turn left and round past the Observation point on the main road – a 10 minutes walk.
However, as the hotel is situated within the main town centre, there are no evening entertainment establishments so you would need to go down to the harbour for your usual touristy themed pubs and ear-banging music fixes.
Overall we think that the Agapinor Hotel was a most excellent and enjoyable stay and I would recommend it for those who like to savor the quieter side of Cyprus, or use it as a base to explore.
Cyrpus is a very nice place to visit, with lots to see and do, and the weather during our stay was excellent - 30 degrees C and very sunny.
Buses are only available between Pafos Old town and the harbour (1.20 euros) and then the harbour to Coral Bay (1.20 euros), so if you want to explore the island then you will either need to book the tours either with your tour rep or the various excursion companies around OR hire a car and do it yourself (they drive on the left so us Brits are at home here).
During our stay we visited the Roman ruins at the Harbour (excellent mosaics), and also the Tomb-of-the-Kings (burial chambers carved into the limestone), we went on an excursion to the Troodos mountains and Kykkos Monastery, the bone shaking Akamas Jeep Safari, and a visit to the capital, Nicosia.
On the Sunday we booked via Hotel reception the free transfer coach to visit Pafos Bird and Animal park – although not a large place, and quite pricey for what it is (15 euros) it filled up an afternoon and the Parrot show there was quite amusing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 3 star Hotel is an exceptionally good value for money small and friendly Budget Hotel, superbly situated in the centre of the Old Town of Upper Paphos - Cyprus, offering guests a home from home experience. With 73 rooms across five floors it welcomes guests in the foyer with a convenient 24-hour reception, two lifts, panoramic views and hospitable staff making it an ideal place for a holiday away from the beach. The Hotels location is ideal for shopping & sightseeing, with the local Market & Bazaar, District Museum, Public Gardens & Town Hall only a few minutes walk away. The tourist part of Paphos, Kato, is 3 km away and promises guests a picturesque Harbour, countless bars and restaurants and bathing possibilities. Many historic attractions are located only a short bus/ car ride away and include Land of the Kings, the House of Theseus & Dionysos and Saint Paul's Pillar. Bus stops are situated nearby, with a regular bus service operating during winter and summer. Hotel facilities include: 24 hour Reception, currency exchange, FREE WiFi in Public Areas, WiFi is available in guest rooms with an extra charge (5.00 Euro for 1 day, 10.00 Euro for 3 days or 20.00 Euro for 7 days - available from Reception), Cafe/ Bar with Sun Terrace, Neptune Breakfast Room, Artemis Restaurant (Non-smoking), Small Library/ book exchange, 2 elevators, Swimming Pool with loungers & parasols, Small Children's Pool, Neptune Pool Bar serving beverages and snacks (summer only) & private parking area. The individually furnished guest rooms all come with an en suite bathroom with a bath with overhead shower, shaving sockets, air-conditioning & central heating for the winter months, hairdryer, 24" LED Flat screen TV with satellite channels, direct dial telephone, room safe (payable locally) and balcony. Dining Facilities: Breakfast is Buffet self service - available from 07:00 - 10:00 in the Neptune Breakfast Room. Dinner in the Artemis Restaurant, is buffet self service, with waiter service for drinks - available from 19:00 - 20:30 (Restaurant closes at 21:00 in winter) & from 19:00 - 21:00 (Restaurant closes at 21:30 in summer). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agapinor Hotel Paphos