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
We chose Almyra for our trip to Paphos because of its affiliate with the Marriott Rewards Program. It is located directly on the water and is a sleek, modern facility.
We were upgraded without knowing it, as it wasn't mentioned during the check in process. New room fantastic, but we had reserved a room with two beds and this one had one. They seemed a bit surprised that we wanted two beds, but were actually able to switch out the one mattress for two, so kudos to the housekeeping team for that. We were told at length about the hotel amenities, such as a spa, pool, agreement with the "sister" hotel next door, etc, but were not told that the in-house full-service restaurant needed reservations. The other hotel restaurant was buffet, which I don't care for. So we wandered to the sit-down restaurant shortly after it opened and were told they were fully booked for the entire evening (even though this was low season). We were tired from traveling and did not feel like wandering around outside for a place to eat, so we settled for the buffet. Very good wine, but the food was below average. All the pasta dishes had seafood,which I don't eat. Very disappointing.
As mentioned, we were upgraded to a spacious suite with a balcony containing a table and chairs from which to watch the sun set (faced west). The living area had a couch, two chairs, table and TV, closets, and even a full bath just off to the side. The bedroom had comfortable beds, another small table and chairs facing the balcony doors, closets, a safe, and a second full bath. There were face towels (yay!) and extra-large bath towels. There was no A/C, so we opened the sliders onto the balcony to get air. There was an espresso maker in the room but no coffee maker or just hot water for tea.
Property and other:
Things are expensive here. For example, a large bottle of water is 3.50 euro. The printer and public use computer are good for getting your boarding passes. A taxi to and from the airport is 35 euro, but we learned there is a public bus (I believe #612) that runs from the harbor to the airport for only 1.50 euro! So we took that back to the airport and saved a lot of money. Breakfast buffet had the usual selection of eggs, breads, and cereals.
The grounds are gorgeous and right on the Mediterranean. The outdoor cafe was open only some of the time--they say "weather permitting." It was quiet except on Saturday night when there was live music on the lobby area and we could hear it in our room.
Overall, a nice choice if you'd like to be near the water. Would have loved having a regular coffee or hot water maker in the room.
We enjoyed our stay at Almyra beyond our expectations! This is a fabulous hotel with great location and top notch service. The staff are at the heart of this success; they are very attentive, very professional, go the extra mile to help out, very friendly in a sincere way and we loved every minute we spent at the hotel.
This was our first holiday as parents of an 8 month old baby. The hotel contacted us prior to arrival and arranged a baby cot (actual solid high quality cot, not the usual travel cot hotels provide). We could have arranged to have nappies and milk supplies so you don’t have to pack any! We use cloth nappies so we didn’t need this service but great to have the option!
Breakfast and dinner buffets were beautifully made and presented.. we enjoyed the variety of hot dishes and salads provided. Top notch service too and very attentive and helpful staff. Everyone in the dining area was looked after so well regardless of their needs. The staff were friendly and cheerful, we felt a sense of one big family looking after us in a harmonious way. We are grateful to Dobro, Nicoletta and Radu and their colleagues. Fabulous warm-hearted people at the centre of this unique hotel.
The suite we stayed in, the 5 pools, the spa, the hairdresser, the lounge bar, Marcos the porter, the lovely cleaners, everyone at Almyra is a pleasure to meet.
Needless to say, we will be back!
Simon, Reem and wee Yasmin
Stayed for one month. staff are the best, so helpful and friendly. Rooms comfortable, wonderful walk in shower in our room. We will return next year. Try the WHY NOT pub on your B&B week, great food. Free Wi Fi in the hotel is so useful to keep in touch with family and friends.
The Almyra is a great hotel in a great location. The modern style is tastefully done. The food in the restaurant was excellent and plentiful. All the staff were exceptionallly polite, helpful and couldnt do enough for you. We will definitely return.
This is our second visit to the Almyra, having stayed at the Annabelle the sister hotel several times before. We stayed in a deluxe suite and loved every minute, hopefully we will be going back again next year.