I went there the first 2 weeks of August 2014 (peak time), having bought 2 getaways from Interval International. This is definitely not a luxury resort! So, if you are searching for luxury (as the title says), don 't go there!!! The first impression had a lot of disappointments. When we arrived, I saw that the fountain in front of the entrance was empty and not working. Check-in was quick and we went to the room (a small appartment with a master bedroom and a big room with the kitchen and a sofa and the table with the chairs). The corridor was just white with no pictures and it doesn 't show that you are in a hotel; rather a hospital... The appartment was OK, it 's spacious, the kitchen is like being at home, with granite, normal stove and ceramic heaters, a microwave oven, a toaster, a big SHARP refrigerator, a boiler and a big dish-washer(!). But there was no detergent for the dish-washer (that 's why nobody had used it, as the interior was shining as bright new!), no plates detergent, no sponge... In the bathroom there were 2 basins and a big bath, only body shower gel and when I asked for shampoo, it was given with the mention that I had to by my own, as also the next shower gel. I could not believe that I came to a 4 stars (as it says) hotel and i had to buy all these myself. There were 2 bath robes and beach towels, which I could use also outside from the hotel. I arrived on Sunday, but there was no welcome basket, as it is used in time-sharing (I read in an information book in the room that I could ask for such a thing...). I read in the reception, that if I wanted to use the gym, the jacuzzi, the sauna and the steam room I had to pay 5 Euros per person. The receptionist told me that I could talk to the manager of the hotel, to get a better price... Also nobody had cleaned the filters of the air-condition, so I did it myself. And the cloth of the 2 arm-chairs of the room was dirty from other users of the room. There was no hair dryer and no iron and iron board, but as I asked for them they were given to us. All these made me think that I had thrown my money in a waste bucket. BUT...!!! The hotel is at the top of a hill in a suburban of Paphos named Geroskipou. It has a fantastic view of the Paphos area and the sea, from the airport to Peyia (the sea is 4-5 km away). I had visited Paphos 5 years ago and stayed near Coral Bay. The access of Paphos from the hotel is very easy, but you need a car. Without a car, you can 't do anything and you 'll feel isolated. It 's not a big resort with dozens of activities, it has about 45 appartments. The hotel is worked by the management on the "razor 's edge", this means with low cost. The staff is friendly (we had no problems with the reception and the maids, they were all friendly and served us well, although the most of the staff are not Cypriots). There was evey day cleaning. Another receptionist told me that we could use the gym at no cost, but not the other things (the jacuzzi was not working) and I used the gym every day (for me it was well eqquiped). They were locking the gym area, because there is an indoor pool there and they were afraid of kids who could fell in it. The rooms have verandas and the place is very quiet. As the hotel is in nature and it has gardens there were a lot of ants, some of them sometimes coming in the room from open windows. But remember you are in the nature. The 2 big pools were very clean. In the main garden between the pools there is a big tent used as a store-room for diffenernt things, which has no meaning being there... BUT! I didn 't accept to take an exchange for Interval International there, as they were asking me to pay 300 Euros per person per week for buying all inclusive the food!!! Cyprus has a very nice cuisine to accept eating hotel frozen food, and I was right As I saw going to the restaurant (which has stunning views) the food was average and international, no relation to Cypriot food. So avoid buing the food packages and don 't eat there!!! On the main street of Geroskipou, on the way to the airport and after the main square of Geroskipou, there is a libanese take-away restaurant, named "JAN" (the owners daughter), with fantastic Arabian food and very cheap (5 Euros a big portion, 2-3 Euros sandwiches of chicken gyros and falafel, 10 Euros a whole chicken, 5 Euros a big fattoush salad). This is about 2 km away from there, but you need the car! Or buy "ofto cleftiko" (traditional lamb meat with potato roasted in oven with wood for 5 Euros a large portion) from the people who are roasting it in the afternoon and in the night on the main road of Geroskipou. There is a PLUS super market on the main street of Geroskipou to the direction of Paphos and a DEBENHAMS super market (which is open on Sunday) on the roundabout at the direction of Paphos. Also there are bakeries and mini markets there on this road open 24 hours. All these are near to the hotel, but you need the car (yes I saw people coming from PLUS on foot in the heat climbing the hill and that 's exhausting, especially for people from northern countries, as the customers were British and Russians). So you can buy food and cook a quick meal. Don 't buy bottled water, as the water in the hotel is drinkable (only in the kitchen sink) Notice that because of the location there is a wind which refreshes the atmosphere, while in the city the humidity is very high, and this is a plus for it. But to enjoy your stay there, don 't stay at the hotel from day to night. Rent a car, go to the city and the whole area, go swim in the sea and the many beaches (Geroskipou municipal beach and the LA PLAYA beach bar, Coral Bay, Latsi etc), visit the antiquities, visit Limassol (65 km away), Nicosia (145 km), go to the mountain Troodos to the villages and the monasteries of Chrysorogiatissa and Kykkos, go to the mountains to find isolated tavernas with fantastic and cheap Cypriot food, move!!! Then you are going to enjoy your stay there. As there is a DVD in the room, you can bring your CD 's and play them there to listen to your music. Or bring a small radio to listen to music from stations. So the first thing you have to do is to rent a car (it 's vey cheap in Cyprus, I had a 1500 cc car for 2 weeks for 284 Euros), so as to move. The hotel has a taxi van which goes in the morning and in the night to the city (the port area) for 2 Euros each person per route in the morning and 2,5 Euros in the evening, so it is cheaper to rent a car and go wherever you want. Then the rest you need is a "good heart", as we say in Greece (the Cypriots are our brothers) and to overlook some things. Then yes, you 'll have a great time in Pafiana Heights, as we did. If you are searching for a resort to stay the whole day, then it is better to look for something else. I paid 588 Euros for every week for my stay there, for 3 persons (the same it was for 4). Paying 85 Euros per day was a very good price for me. But remember, rent a car and avoid the hotel food. That 's why I put 4 stars in this review.
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- Pafiana Heights Luxury Hotel Paphos
- Pafiana Heights Hotel - Apts Cyprus/Geroskipou