If you want a lively family resort holiday, with plenty of activity around the pool, lots of whoop whooping to the loud reggae theme tune and aqua aerobics then this is the hotel for you. It is not (despite the 4 star rating) for the discerning traveller who wishes to sample the culture of Greece and Cyprus.
The room we had was sea/pool facing (at extra cost) and was clean and comfortable, the air conditioning worked it was not as powerful as some air conditioning systems but it was quiet so it could be left on all night and keep the room comfortable.
The room had a TV (sky news only in English), mini bar, safe, balcony, twin beds and a great view of the sunset.
Breakfast was served by the pool, it was generally ok and there was plenty of it, I would have liked proper coffee instead of machine, and the Orange juice seemed to be watered down but you could choose cooked eggs, bacon, sausage cereals there was a good choice of food.
There are 2 pools, the main pool was where all the activity's centred and we avoided it (like the plague) to find some peace in the lawned Gardens. The adult only pool is indoors with plenty of adult only signs however some special people did not think that this applied to them and let their kids swim in the pool, this was possibly because the main pool seemed to have 'reserve' towels placed on beds before 7AM each morning.
The Hotel was adjacent to a small sandy beach area, surrounded by rocks, it was not particularly inviting though.
Evening meals were held in the restaurant/canteen food was plentiful and ok, unfortunately their is no atmosphere in the restaurant and people tended to eat and go rather than take time over their meals.
We only saw evening entertainment in the hotel one night, it tended to finish at 11.30PM.
The location itself has a number of bars and restaurants, Kato Pafos where the hotel is located is quite built up. There are all types of restaurants nearby and you can find entertainment within a short walk of the hotel, if you like sports bars or Karaoke. You can also walk into pafos town or catch a bus or pay 8 euros in a taxi. Pafos itself is a large metropolitan sprawl, the harbour area is picturesque but full of touts and vendors.
We hired a car for most of the week and got out into the surrounding countryside, this is highly recommended if you want to see true Cyprus. recommended is a visit to the troodos mountains (try to find the uncommercialised areas though), Latchi, Lara Bay, Nicosia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by exotic gardens and only a few steps from the azure blue Mediterranean waters this 4 Star plus 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
- Louis Imperial Beach Cyprus/Paphos