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Basilica Holiday Resort
Ranked #34 of 88 Hotels in Paphos
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

We stayed here from the 15th june 2011 for one week, in a spacious two bedroom apartment. The room was clean but slightly dated. we had two bathrooms which was handy and these were also a very good size. Maid service every day apart from the weekend. ( the only problem we found with this was that two days in a row the towels were very dirty by monday, they should alternate it one day in the week and then one at the weekend.) Our balcony was facing a large supermarket not a great view but never the less a decent size.The cypriots tend to beep their horns on a regular basis and this was getting a bit tiresome by the end of the week. The complex itself was on a busy main road which was a bit worrying as we had two young children with us but it made no difference to the tranquility round the pool. Beware of the ant attack around the childrens pool! the pool itself was fairly clean . Personally we found it a bit too quiet and there was no pool bar open which was not great. The resaurant bar was open at times but it was so quiet half the time it did not look open! We found the staff great very friendly and attentive and helpful. This is not a place for a banging holiday! this is more family orientated and quiet. also we felt we were in a minority being english! All in all the basillica was perfectly good value and ok for a weeks holiday!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2011

I stayed at the Basilica Apartments in June/July 2009 and really could not have asked for more at the price we paid. The location is fantastic and central yet quiet on a night. The room we had was large with two double beds and a balcony. They were kept clean however as afore mentioned not to typical UK standards. The pool was also great as it was a good size with plenty of sunbeds. The food in the restaurant was not great but OK for a snack at lunch time.

Overall a good hotel, and really when staying somewhere like this the idea is not to spend all your time in the room anyway with so much to see and do.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2010

i have just returned form staying at basilica apartments and i found it very good the apartment itself had all you needed, it was kept clean and the staff were very freindly and helpful. the pool area was great my 3 children were never out of the pool which was also very clean, i would recommend the basilica and would definetly go back there

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

This location couldn't be better, but like our local taxi driver told us it was good 35 years ago. Its never been touched since. So bad we moved to another hotel. disgusted...

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

We travelled on the 15th August 2010 with three Teenage Boys (17,17, 19) and one Teenage Girl (14) and were self -catering
Lets be honest this hotel is clearly no more than 3 stars , but that's reflected in the cost of the holiday ( £600 each for two weeks).
We were upgraded (no extra cost ) straight away to two 2 bedroom apartments over looking the pool.The rooms were very spacious, if basic and have clearly just been given a recent low cost refurbishment.
The pool area is secluded from the main road and is clean, large, and quite with plenty of sunbeds to go round.
The pool is large with water features and is checked three times daily by Keith
The hotel location is superb ( a supermarket across the road, that is reasonable, and all bars and the harbour are no more that 2-5 mins away...there is NO noise at all at night).
The Hotel staff are very efficient, polite and anything we wanted they did their best to please us.
An example >>.checked out of our room at Noon, our suitcases were stored securely behind the reception , a complementary 3 bedroom suite was supplied to us from 4pm until 730pm..

A few negatives
The rooms ( The maids do not clean them to UK standards) were a bit dusty and needed a hoover / polish (this was sorted to our approval after we purchased some cleaning products from the supermarket ( £5) on the first day and it took us about 30mins to get it to a reasonable standard..... the maids however did pinch the sponges ect later on during the week !!!! )
The Pool and Area ..to bring it up to an A1 standard needs a regular deep clean

The Hotel welcome comments and appear to be trying to achieve a constant set standard.

All in all we would be happy to return to this hotel again, we were pleasantly surprised at the value and any minor hick ups were sorted very quickly

Pahos itself appears safe , clean and although battling the cost of the Euro is still slightly cheaper than the UK (London prices) on most local products.
If Cyprus goes back to the CY£ or the cost of living goes down ...watch out as this place will take off again ..
Best Value meal Tea For Two (plain English style food) ,Tao (Chinese), Georgies (Greek) (near to the fountain on the corner..totally mad evening)
Best Bars Robin Hood, Waves, Linekers, Hollywoods, Red Rose

Do try the coastal walk near to the fort that leads to the small municipal beach ( it's a hidden gem ) and then to Ben's ( Tomb of Kings Road) for a beer

Thanks Basilica for a good value hotel and we would book again
Simon M

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

I stayed in the Basilica as part of a five-person family trip for a wedding in Cyprus. I found the hotel to be large, but basic and lacking in "atmosphere" (even during July!) The plus side of that is how the pool area was never very busy and pleasant to sunbathe around.

Meals were comprised of two starters, a choice of main, and dessert. Not particularly excellent good, but perfectly fine -- although choices were repeated a fair bit throughout the week.

The rooms were average-sized, en suite, with air-con and sink area. The TV had bad reception. Our block had a lift. Towels and bed covers were changed Monday-Thursday, but for some reason our room was missed on Friday and Saturday. As is common for island in the Mediterranean, you can't flush your toilet paper (bins are provided - yeuch!) For what it's worth, the rooms looked NOTHING like the literature. I can only assume they advertise using photos of a few luxury rooms? Expect disappointment if you're a holidaymaker spending an average amount.

The main selling point of the Basilica is undoubtedly its phenomenal location: less than a two-minute walk from the sea and harbour, in amongst the bars/restaurants/shops, across the street from a large supermarket.

If you value a WiFi connection, we were disappointed to find that the WiFi wasn't working for the entire week. And there was no sign of that changing anytime soon. Almost like they rarely have WiFi working, but it's technically installed so they can advertise it? Cynical of me?

Would I recommend the Basilica? Well, no. But it wasn't a disaster or a hell-hole. I didn't see any cockroaches, as others appear to. The location is remarkably good and will save you some taxi money, at the very least. I just don't think the Basilica offered true value for money, considering other members of our family staying in Paphos found themselves hotels that were palatial in comparison -- for not much more. The only downside for them was being a half-hour walk from the seafront.

If you just want something functional with a few highlights (clean pool area, air-con in rooms, relaxed/quiet atmosphere, friendly staff) and a GREAT location, it could be worth a look. I certainly didn't HATE it, it was just a disappointment considering the misleading literature and what you'd expect for the money we paid. Horrible white light in the bathrooms, too, showing every wrinkle/blemish in the morning!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

This was my 4th stay at Basilica Gardens and I can still truly recommend it.
Ms Elli one of the receptionist is ever so helpful and always available for any question or local information. The pool is quite big and there is also a paddling pool for toddlers. Overall this is a gret place for families that do not want to stay in the big resort Hotels in the outskirts of Paphos.
I also recommend the great Papantoniou supermarket just across the road.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Basilica Holiday Resort
Address: Basilica Complex | P.O. Box 60195, Paphos 8128, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#38 Family Hotel in Paphos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Basilica Holiday Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 170
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