For a two star hotel this place was more than we expected. Andreas the owner went way beyond the call of duty to make our stay memorable. He had a knack of anticipating everyone of our needs, for example one night he noticed that we had brought a couple or rolls and a bottle of wine into the hotel with us. He immediately realised that we were going to eat on our balcony and provided us with a tray with plates, knives and forks, wine glasses and a bottle opener; he also offered us free coffees to take to our room if we wanted them.
Most of the proper shops are situated in the old (high) town within a hundred metres or so of the hotel. there is also a large indoor market, and plenty of cafes and restaurants very near by. The views from the hotel over the sea are very good; it was worth paying the extra to be on the seaward side of the hotel as there is no view from the less expensive rooms. There are 65 steps down from the hotel to the bus stop but we never climbed up them, it was easier to walk up the road and approach the hotel from the other side, it only takes five minutes at most. The breakfasts were comprehensive, although not a cooked breakfast as such, they did cook us a couple of fried eggs each morning. There was however a large choice of cold meats, cereals, fruit, breads, jam, toast, boiled eggs etc.
Buses to the harbour and tourist area run approx every 10 - 15 minutes and are modern, clean and inexpensive. Tickets cost one Euro each, or for three Euros you can buy a day ticket for unlimited journeys around the town and out as far as Coral Bay. Buses are the way to travel to and from the hotel, including from the airport (hourly) as taxis are expensive, typically 26 euros from the airport or 8 Euros plus tip around town. When we next visit Paphos we will try to stay in this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Axiothea is a traditional 2 Star hotel with a family atmosphere located in the older part of Paphos within walking distance of the local marketplace, Government Services such as Land & Survey department, the Police HQ, public theater, Post Office, the Colonial Administration buildings, the museums, the neoclassic schools, town hall and public library and scores of colorful tavernas and coffee shops.The hotel is set into the hillside which has many advantages. Its elevated position boasts magnificent views across the whole of Kato Paphos to the sea and harbour approximately 3km away.Sunsets during both summer and winter months can be spectacular. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Axiothea Hotel Paphos