I travelled to cyprus for the first time and this was my firs stay at a hotel from the Louis group! I had read the previous comments on here and was excited to see this amazing hotel for myself.
I stayed in room 141 with a sea view and overlooking the pool! This s by far the best side of the hotel to stay in as the sunset views are simply outstanding! The room was spacious and clean and the beds were so comfortable! There was a slight issue with the tap not closing properly in the bath but was fixed within 30 mins of informing reception. My only major complaint regarding the holiday was the mis information given to me by Theseas at reception who informed me it was 1eur per minute to use the telephone in our room,on checkout it had accumulated to 172eur. If we had been informed correctly we would of used the public phone near reception as this is massively cheaper! DO NOT use the phones in your rooms!
The garden areas were well maintained and the pool was just right,staying in September it wasn't quite as busy and always had plenty of space to swim and lots of sunbeds to choose from.The beach is the hotels only negative although its obviously not their fault! Small shingled beach area and a very small area of sea sectioned off by rocks to swim in! If you do fancy a trip though just jump on the 611 bus outside the hotel,change at the station onto the 615 and in 30 minutes your at coral bay,very busy but beautifully clear waters and golden sands.
Food and drinks
The single most favourite part of my holiday. I know some posters have complained about the lack of variety at breakfast.well I don't know what more you could want on top of, fresh fruit,cooked meats and cheeses,cereals and porridge,omelettes,sausage,bacons,eggs,beans,toast,juices,teas,coffees,pancakes. The evening meals consisted of a variety of themed nights, been typically English the Carvery was my favourite.there was a good selection and enough choice to appease everyone's pallet. The cocktails and the local beer is good and the ambience of the Fontana bar is perfect for relaxation and a few late night drinks. Service by the pool is efficient and people who complain about the size of the glasses,can you just not order 2 drinks?
I have to admit we did not take part in many of the activities on offer by the animation team,for me it was all about relaxing but there was a good variety of games on offer during the day from archery,water polo,aqua aerobics,volleyball,quizzes etc. I only ventured down for the evening entertainment once but it did seem to lack a bit of quality but the team work very hard to please the guests.
I found all the staff within the hotel amazing.reception were always helpful and check in and out was smooth. The chambermaids did a wonderful job of keeping the rooms upto a great standard and the team in the restaurant were impeccable every single meal I had. There was one night where 2 staff members did argue in front of us whilst we ate which is my only minor gripe but overall it was exceptional and you can see that a lot of the staff have been at the hotel along time.
The city itself is all aimed at the British tourist,I think if you are looking for beach holidays then perhaps the Easter side is more for you towards Larnaca Bay. There are plenty of restaurants outside of the hotel and I did enjoy a few beers watching the football at the players bar in town.
I found the hotel to be exactly what I expected,clean and full of enthusiastic and customer service focused staff! The animation may need looking at but overall I I would definitely be looking to visit again and perhaps bring the children in high season!
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- Surrounded by exotic gardens and only a few steps from the azure blue Mediterranean waters this 4 Star Paphos hotel invites you and your family or friends to experience a truly relaxing Cyprus holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Louis Imperial Beach Paphos
- Louis Imperial Beach Hotel Paphos