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 visited last week for a weeks stay. First of all let me say the staff seemed lovely very friendly and welcoming.
First of all the bad points:
I think the main problem was that the hotel seems to have been renovated to high standard in the pool and entrance areas but not the rooms. We had requested an upgrade to a sea-view but the hotel was full - room was ok, clean but minimal and the noise from the road quite high.
First problem we had was that the fridge was warm - noted to the staff and was told well its only supposed to keep things from being warm - not freeze them. Now in a country with 28 degree heat that week - the least i would expect would be a working fridge with cold drinks that arent just 'not warm'!! Kept getting notes under our (do not disturb) door saying that they wanted to re-fill the mini bar but why would we have used warm drinks?
Second problem was the shower. Cold tap barely went on - leaving you with a very hot shower/bath, and a shower that was barely usable - a trickle at best. On the subject of bathrooms - the bath even when using the shower was tiny - im not the biggest of people and i could barely stand comfortably! god knows how a bigger person than me would have used the bath!
Third problem - Breakfast was at best, 2*! seemed like shot glasses for fruit juice (barely a mouthful) food was bland - bread was stale and not fresh crusty bread - not even as good as the local supermarket loaf. Poor for a 5* hotel. Then get charged for water with breakfast? Really would expect this to be included.
Dinner was much the same - random food combinations - nothing authentic and not much you could even make a meal out of - again, drinks were not included even the soft ones.
One thing that was quite off putting was the cats wandering around the food areas - this really did put us off as the cats just jump freely onto chairs and walls - not particularly hygienic. Also seemed to be several screaming toddlers which isnt particularly nice either.
Prices of drinks round the pool were ridiculous. 16 euro a go for a beer and a coke is quite outrageous - even the water was overpriced. Food by the pool we only did once due to the extreme costs for average food- however couldnt purchase anything to bring back due to non-working fridge!
Now the good points (as it wasnt all bad and i am fair)
- Staff seemed nice and were in plentiful amounts
- Entrance lobby and bar area was comfortable
- Room service was available when we arrived late and 24/7.
- Pool areas were lovely and was always enough sunbeds.
- Towels were given out everyday and plentiful
- Hotel toiletries 'the white company' are great
Id rate the hotel 3* inside rooms and 4* outside. A lot of work needs doing in the rooms (also no coffee or tea in rooms - presume this is extra too) and the corridors are threadbare and dated. If the inside matched the outside it would be a lot nicer.
Everything was perfect. The place beautifully designed and decorated, great location, friendly staff (they made us feel very special) and delicious food at 'ouzeri' tavern. I would definitely recommend it to young people and families.
P.S. you have to visit the spa, it's a unique experience.
We’ve literally just left the Almyra feeling relaxed and happy but also sad to be leaving!
We booked again following a visit in September as our daughter (now 27 months) enjoyed it so much last time and it was a great balance- we felt like we had a real break too.
We were not disappointed this time round, we were made to feel very welcome and all the staff were friendly and helpful.
We were even staying in the same room as last time - a great one bed suite, which they helpfully put an extra little single bed in for our toddler.
The food was a real highlight - amazing every night. Each night I would tell myself I wouldn’t have any dessert- and every night it was too good to resist!
The kids club is fantastic (as before).
A big thank you to the hotel also for the suprise little anniversary cake and card - very much appreciated, as was the card our daughter ‘made’ for us during her day at the crèche - so sweet.
Only one comment I have is that I went to the adult only spa area to sunbathe whilst my daughter was in the crèche and found it louder than the ‘kids areas’ with people talking loudly on their phones and smoking. This is difficult for the hotel to control and just made me remember that often kids are better behaved than adults!Retreated to the main hotel area and had a lovely relax (although the hotel was not especially busy the week we were staying).
We would love to return again to the Almyra- thank you to all for such a lovely stay.
I had very good time at Almyra Hotel with my friends. Excellent service.We spent time at the up swimming pool , we use the sauna and the spa . All the stuff was very helpful and friendly . After we went to Ouzeri Restaurant , all was it excellent. I recommend the Hotel !
After a day spent at the Spa & outdoor pool we then ate at the Ouzeri, The Spa was clean, discreet and calming which was ideal for us. The Ouzeri was wow, the location, the food; excellent. The Almyra is perfect with location and outstanding service throughout the Hotel. I would highly recommend to all the hotel, Spa and Ouzeri. We shall be going back.