What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Ultramodern adults-only spa with its own restaurant and infinity pool
- Taverna-style waterfront restaurant offers authentic Cypriot dining with a fabulous view
- All Kyma Suites have roof terraces
What To Know
- Very family-friendly, but there are separate pools and the spa is a kid-free zone
- Waterfront location, but no real beach; a small, sandy cove is a 10-minute walk away
- With its pockets of bustling bars and neon lights, Paphos lacks the charm of a traditional harbor town in places
- Restaurants Notios and Ouzeri are only open from April to November
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Sleek and stylish. This hip all-white low-rise resort on Cyprus’s southwest coast may have been built in the 1970s, but the furnishings and decor are thoroughly modern. The elegant lobby is clad in acres of marble, and an eye-catching contemporary chandelier takes pride of place above the winding staircase. Poolside, chunky wooden double beds and billowing white canopies give the Almyra a boutique feel on a grand scale.
Bed and Bath
The Zen all-white vibe continues in the guestrooms, which are styled with clean lines, chunky dark wood furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. Pastel-hued fabrics break up the otherwise stark white palette. The Kyma Suites are set in landscaped gardens on the waterfront with separate bedroom and lounge areas. Bathrooms are small but perfectly formed, with a separate tub and walk-in shower to ensure there’s plenty of elbow room for couples. Out front, the spacious terrace has a sofa, table and chairs, while on the lawn an enormous daybed gives you a private place to soak up the Mediterranean rays. Up top, the roof terrace give you a personal sun deck in the day and a private dining experience at night.
Almyra is a sizable hotel, and with that comes the luxury of choice. Four pools mean both families and couples are kept happy, and four restaurants run the gamut from Japanese bento boxes to modern Mediterranean cuisine. The poolside Notios looks stunning at night, with low-level lighting and dark wood booths, while Ouzerie is an authentic Cypriot waterfront tavern with awesome coastal views by day and a vibrant atmosphere by night. The ultramodern spa is a kid-free zone with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor yoga terrace. There are six treatment rooms and three spa suites, and a treatment list built around organic products from Just Pure and marine-based products from L.A. brand Osea.
How to Get There
Amazing hotel in a great location. Almyra was recommended to us by Kuoni. We travelled with our 5 month old son and mother. We got the superior sea view room (404 and 405 adjoining rooms).
We pre-ordered baby essentials using the baby go light form. They have everything you need for baby from cot bed, bedding, bouncers, toys, play mat, steriliser nappy bin, kettle, bath, nappies, baby food (at an extra charge) etc. We are first time parents and we were quite nervous about travelling with baby. When we arrived we were pleasantly relieved to see everything all set up for us. It was like a home away from home. We also booked 2 half days at the crèche (kids explorers) and a full day. The staff were incredible with a special mention to Mellie, Anne and Sheila who looked after our son. The staff are very attentive and organise activities around baby routine. They also provide baby food, with us providing milk. I was apprehensive about leaving my baby for the first time but when I picked him, I was very happy to see he had an amazing time. They also provide a daily report of what baby has done throughout the day. In addition, it’s very hot in Pafos, it was lovely to leave baby in a bright clean air conditioned crèche than dragging him through the town in 29-30degree heat. If you are considering booking, I would highly recommend. We visited in May during term time so wasn’t too busy, however I would recommend if you visiting during school holidays to book crèche days in advance as it could get filled up.
We had the superior sea view room 404. I can’t state how wonderful it was to wake up, draw the curtains and blinds and be blessed with the views we got. Absolutely breath taking. You have views of both the infinity pool and kids pools along with the sea and harbour. The rooms are clean and basic with a black and white theme. Room service was provided twice a day. Special mention to the house cleaners who are friendly and can’t do enough for you.
Overall experience was great. We will be visiting again in the near future when baby is older.
The Almyra is a really delightful hotel. The pools and spa facilities were excellent with plenty of sunbeds available. There was easy access to the seafront promenade, allowing long walks in Kato Paphos Area. Ok, the rooms may not be super-duper stylish, but they are squeaky clean and very comfortable, and I can ensure you that for all the rest Almyra is more than a 5 star resort! Fantastic weather, great location and the best holiday ever go online and book now!
This is a first-class hotel, with extremely good staff, who are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Public areas are sophisticated and rooms are very well equipped and comfortable, especially the terrace rooms that overlook a view of the beach side pools and the Med. Breakfast buffet choices are plentiful and delicious. All in all, a treat.
We had a superb, comfortable Junior suite room with a beautiful view looking out to the sea and water sports jetty. Our room was very comfortable with a veranda and sun terrace on the roof. We chose to eat at the hotel, the choice of food was amazing and staff so helpful. The location of the hotel is an easy attractive walk to see some of the known sites in Paphos and getting around by bus or other transport very easy. I would book to come back to this lovely hotel again.
Almyra has a great location in Paphos and we are currently staying in a Kyma suite which is beautifully appointed close to the adults only pool and enables you to be as self contained as you would like to be! Spectacular view across the harbour.
Can’t really fault the hotel at all including food and drink quality and friendliness of staff. However, be informed that if you are visiting as a romantic couples trip, or you have young children who need their sleep, the excessively loud bassy music from across the harbour plays all night every night and is extremely loud in the rooms. Like you’re standing right outside a nightclub. This doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning. I live in Central London and am very used to high levels of noise all night, but this really is something else and doesn’t make you feel like you have gotten away from it all!!
It’s a shame, and we haven’t complained as, apart from give us earplugs, I have no idea what the staff could do to rectify this as the noise is coming from the bars and clubs further up the strip. Having walked the complex moving rooms would not help at all.
You may well be the kind of person this appeals to, in which case go ahead and book. If like us however you are looking for a peaceful getaway and deliberately steered clear of Aiya Napa, and also are looking at investing the fairly high rate this hotel charges, I wanted to make sure this information was available to those considering a stay.