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“Faded but comfortable grandeur”
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Forest Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Platres
Nicosia, Cyprus
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Faded but comfortable grandeur”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Comfortable spacious room for 3 with 3 proper single beds. Quiet. Beautiful views. Indoor swimming pool is a wee bit cold for late April and the jacuzzi is a bath tub but it works and is hilarious! Decor of the public areas is very 1930s, clean but a bit faded and strangely uninviting. The hallway with the historical information was intriguing. Breakfast is limited in choice - not much for us gluten intolerant dieters - but my companions said it was good. Wonderful location in Platres with friendly, helpful receptionists.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for the constructive criticism and your good words, about our property.

We would like to inform you that as our hotel already passed its 75th anniversary in 2011, we as a traditional hotel of Cyprus, try to maintain and renovate the hotel to match the 30’s era, that the hotel was build, together by combining the comforts of the future.

We take very seriously our esteemed guests’ comments and we adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We have stayed at Forest Park Hotel many times over the years and have always received a warm friendly welcome. The management and staff are excellent, nothing is too much trouble for any of them. We always look forward to our next visit. On our most recent visit I celebrated my birthday and I could not have had a nicer time thanks to the management and staff. We would recommend a visit to anyone, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

Syvlia & Alan Thomas

Room Tip: All the rooms we have occupied have been good, these have been on the 6th & 7th floors.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Mrs Sylvia and Alan
First of all we would like to thank you ever so much for taking the time to write your comments and opinion describing your visit in our hotel, of this period ( APRIL 2014) Criticism like yours, can only encourage us, in order to continue what we are doing and also to improve even further our standards and facilities. Thank you once again for your comments and rest assured that we take very seriously our esteemed guests comments and adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
Once again we thank you and we look forward in welcoming you and your family in the near future, for birthday , annoversary or just for any other reason, and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times.
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Nice clean warm hotel
Week days slow trade. Weekends full with locals
pit noisy on the week ends

Food nice
Pool nice

Rooms nice.
Need a car to get arond in the montines
Plenty of free parking at hotel
Must be nice when it snows

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank fattyboy8
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for your nice words, describing our hotel how you saw it and experience it during your stay with us this year. We look forward of welcoming you and your family once again in the near future.
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

This hotel is situated in the Troodos mountains and so the surrounding scenery is lovely. However, the hotel itself is in serious need of restoration. Everything looked old and outdated. The staff were friendly and helpful. The dinner buffet was rather average. All in all I expected much more from a 4 star hotel.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for the constructive criticism and your good words, about our property. We would like to inform you that as our hotel already passed its 75th anniversary in 2011, we as a traditional hotel of Cyprus, try to maintain and renovate the hotel to match the 30’s era, that the hotel was build, together by combining the comforts of the future. We take very seriously our esteemed guests’ comments and we adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
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Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Myself, husband and daughter decided to treat ourselves by going for one night to the Forest Park Hotel in Platres. The last time I was there must have been late 70s early 80s, I remember 2 great danes in the foyer, amazing food and a feeling of being somewhere really special. It was the place to go in the mountains in those days.

Well revisiting it many moons later was rather disappointing.

The room despite being a little dated and well used was very comfortable and clean, I would have expected coffee and tea facilities and some bathroom items for a 4 star, but never mind.

The biggest disappointment was the buffet dinner, this was extremely poor, the quality of the food served was substandard, the range/selection of food especially the hot dishes and the preparation were simply not 4 star at all. Breakfast was also very average, cooked food was barely warm which was the case both for dinner and breakfast, theres nothing worse than cold fried egg and bacon!
Overall the atmosphere and location were lovely, so as long as food is not important to you it is fine.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for the constructive criticism and your good words, about our property. One of our immediate goals is the improvement of our food production and service especially when there are big groups or when the hotel has high occupancy. Thank you once again for your comments and rest assured that we take very seriously our esteemed guests comments and adopt them wherever feasible in our ongoing improvements.
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Hellas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

An old classic hotel that it was built in a fantastic location, in a unique natural, green paradise. Here you can enjoy the most relaxing holidays,in company with the chirping of birds and you can enjoy the magic of green, excellent views and quiet lifestyle in a beautiful tranquil village.

The Hotel complex is a forest resort, like its own name, built in earlier times, but its own separate identity. Hotel from old times, with its own history, that you can recognize in every corner, connected with the famous customers. Although it has with an old fashioned style it still keeps consistently high level of service, it has spacious, royal places, extremely courteous staff, large comfortable and cozy rooms, good breakfast, hot water and all basic amenities of a four star hotel. You will love it!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Ckart
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear esteemed client, we thank you for your fantastic and very realistic review of what the Forest Park Hotel really is. The original building was built in the early 30’s and open its doors in 1936, and since then has hosted and catered many guests including royalties and famous writers and actors. Today in its 77th year of operation our goal as a family now its 4th generation is to keep the original colonial style, and décor matching it together with the facilities and service a todays’ visitor expects .We will also continue to improve and run our hotel in the highest possible standards and our goal is to keep the Forest Park to its glorious days and good name.
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Portadown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We stayed there 15 years ago and enjoyed it immensely. after trying other locations in Cyprus, we felt that the "Forest Park", was the most peaceful and beutiful location for us.
If you want loud music and a beach location then the "Forest Park" is not for you, but if you want fresh air, a stunning location, and peace and quiet then this is for you.
Breakfast is more than ample, with a good choice every morning. Evening meals are also good, and whilst we originally booked B & B every day, we upgraded to half board a few times to try it out.
The staff are both corteous and helpful. The owners will always have a friendly chat and give you good advice on what to do in the general area. I felt that we had been treated as guests and not just customers.
Will we be back? The answer is a resounding yes!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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FPHHotelManager, Director of Sales at Forest Park Hotel, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for your nice words, describing our hotel how you saw it and experience it during your stay with us this year. We look forward of welcoming you and your family once again in the near future.
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Property: Forest Park Hotel
Address: PO Box 59018, Platres 4820, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Limassol District > Platres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Platres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Forest Park Hotel is an imposing building standing in its delightful grounds in the fringe of the pine forest. The striking panoramas over mountain and sea are a never - failing pleasure to the eye.The Forest Park Hotel has a style of its own. It is located deep in the heart of the Troodos woodland yet only 35 minutes from the wonderful beaches and Mediterranean Sea.It's the only four star hotel in the area and has 137 comfortable relaxing rooms including 7 chalet suites. All with private bathroom, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe deposit box, telephone with possibility of internet connection, radio, satellite TV channels, air conditioning, central heating, and breath-taking scenery views, balcony or terrace for a happy and relaxing holiday.It also offers big Lounges - 3 restaurants, 2 Bars, a library, extra-large TV screen, Tennis Court, Table tennis, games room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Breakfast Terrace, Gardens, Heated indoor and outdoor swimming Pools.Good facilities for business meetings, Conferences and Banquets with always a warm welcoming smile. The hotel has also installed Wi-Fi connection in most public areas.The Forest Park is still family run which may explain its charm and excellent standards of service. ... more   less 
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Forest Park Platres
Hotel Forest Park
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