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Almyracyprus

Thursday October 23
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INSIDE SCOOP ATARRA SAYS The sun loungers by the pool are as comfortable as your own bed! scoop image

About The Hotel

With understated style and elegance, Almyra is set in colourful landscaped gardens with views of the sea and the castle at Paphos. This beautiful haven of luxury also boasts unbeatable facilities for families.

Whatever the age of your children, Almyra has the perfect entertainment. The professional staff at the Baby Crèche and Smiling Dolphin Kids Club will discuss the childs individual needs with the parents for a personalised experience. There are exciting activities on offer as well as thoughtful touches like billowing awnings to provide shade as children play. Activities include themed days, sports tuition and craft workshops.

Five restaurants offer a mix of cuisine, particularly specializing in modern dishes inspired by a combination of Japanese and Mediterranean flavours. Stunning locations make for a memorable dining experience.

Rooms are furnished with marble, wood and soft carpets. Floor to ceiling windows allow beautiful views over the landscaped gardens and Paphos Town in the distance. Interconnecting rooms are also available. Selected rooms on the ground floor and have a private terrace. Superior Sea View Rooms have floor to ceiling sliding windows and panoramic views of the sea. Aethon Rooms for adults only measure 25m² and are located near the Almyra Spa, with a balcony overlooking Paphos Harbour. There are also even more extravagant suites for those who desire them.

Almyra can organise excursions off the usual tourist trail into the heart of Cyprus. Within 20 km, golf fans can enjoy the Minthis Hills, Elea, Secret Valley Club and Aphrodite Hills Club. Diving for beginners or the experienced is also on offer. At Almyra there is a tennis court, table-tennis and gymnasium. On the sea front you can try windsurfing and parascending. In the nearby hills there is rock-climbing, mountain-biking and horse-riding (not on site, but can be arranged by the hotel).

AlmyraSpa has treatment rooms overlooking the gardens and sea. Acupuncture, water therapy, massage, beauty treatments and aromatherapy are all on offer, as well as yoga tuition, individually or as part of a group.

Read more in our blog about Almyra > and our blog about its kids club >

Your Tots Too experts for the Almyra are Atarra, Helen and Deborah

Family Facts

Cots available on request

Babysitter from €14 per hour, increases after midnight

Creche for ages 6 months - 4 years. €60 for full day or €34 per half day, per child. (9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5 pm, 1st Apr - 31 Oct, closed on Weds) Rest of year available on a request basis

Kids Club for ages 4 - 12, at a charge (please ask for rates). Open 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5 pm, 1st Apr - 31 Oct, closed on Weds. Rest of year available on a request basis

A pushchair-friendly resort. Buggies (single, twin) and baby carriers available to rent

17 km from Paphos airport, 130 km from Larnaca airport

Essential baby toiletries on sale at hotel, more medical supplies sold just opposite hotel. Nearest medical facility is 3km away

Separate kids pool, outside playground, shaded by awnings

Bottle warmer, sterilizer, bottles and teats (Avent or Nuk) - all available free of charge, request in advance

Infant car seat available in taxi from airport, request in advance, €5.1 per seat

Disco and entertainment 5 minute walk from hotel. Tennis and watersports available

Reviews

  • AW 13 July 2013 Almyra was fantastic. The best part being the food, which although is not cheap, is of the quality of a very good London restaurant - I don't think we had one bad drink or meal (the cocktail list is very extensive!). The service was wonderful - everyone at the resort was very friendly and always willing to help and with a raucous 1 year old, this was very appreciated! It was never too much trouble to go and get the highchair and accomodate our requests - the baby food (puree of your choice really) was a huge plus as were the older children's meals. On the final few nights there was a children's buffet from 6-8pm which was also fantastic. We were unwilling to get a babysitter each night, so the hotel staff on many nights wonderfully delivered room service to our terrace (we were in a Terrace Sea View Room) and then collected it from there so our daughter could stay asleep inside the room and we could dine outside overlooking the restaurant and the ocean, which for us, was just as good as eating out! The pool was also fantastic and the large canopy overhead allowed us to stay in there with our daughter for as long we wanted without having to worry about the July sun.

    The other wonderful service is the Baby go Lightly which is a great help to have things such baby formula in your room upon your arrival. The steriliser and bottle warmer were also both great touches which made our room feel a home away from home. We would comment however that there is a fantastic supermarket a short walk away which has everything you could ever need for a baby and you could quite easily make a quick trip there and stock up on your first day.

    Our only slight negative comments is probably the room itself. The bathroom was very small, you couldn't even stand in the bath flat it was that narrow, and while the room itself was quite big, it certainly wasn't anything special given the cost. The cost per night is probably paying for the service, and the hotel itself - the room is just a standard room, less than you would expect from such a resort. The bar fridge was also small and not very cold so was not overly conducive to storing baby food (which is obviously the point but a little ridiculous given it prides itself on being a baby-friendly boutique resort and you often need emergency baby food!).

    Another couple we met there commented that given how much you are paying, there weren't many small touches like happy hour, or a free cocktail with your meal which would have been a nice touch. We did have a Japanese banquet on the final night however which was superb - we paid for it but the food was Nobu standard if not better which had us sold on another stay at the hotel in the future!

    All in all we had a fantastic time and we will certainly be going back and have already thought about our next trip. We didn't see much of Cyprus but that was through choice and must have meant that we had no real reason to leave the hotel!

    I hope that helps! We will definitely recommend you and will be using you for our next trip.

    PS we didn't use the creche (given as working parents we wanted to see X for the short time we had!), but we heard very good things about it and the staff there seemed to do a wonderful job including taking the children out for little walks and excursions etc. We will use this next time!

  • Anonymous 13 July 2013 Overall it was a positive experience.

    * The interconnecting rooms worked very well for us with a lovely view to the sea. Any minot issues we had with the room, such as not being able to get the Tv to work were always dealt with quickly and politely.

    * Housekeeping were always very good and left the room tidy.

    * The outside space by the childrens pool was nice, the canopy over the pool a touch of genius. Although there was the usual situation of having to get up early to secure a pool spot with shade, which was irritating.

    * The buffet and children's food, bearing in mind that I really dislike buffets in general, was very very good with always a good variety of food and well cooked. The same with the breakfast.

    * The staff were very helpful and it was a very child friendly hotel. We actually hired a car one day and went to the sister hotel the Anassa near Poli for a swim and lunch and I would say that is a nicer Hotel with a better restaurant, but presume is much more expensive. It isn't as child friendly for very young children as I could see them getting sun burnt and very hot quite quickly there. The menu was less tailored towards babies as well.

    My negative and the one which would stop me going back again was purely based on Paphos, which isn't our type of town at all. Also Cyprus as an island from what we saw didn't appear to be the prettiest island we've been to.

  • BD 13 July 2013 Thank you for your note, we had a fantastic stay in the Almyra in Cyprus, the room was lovely, we were delighted that the hotel went to the trouble to make up a separate bed for our daughter. The food was fantastic, children's portions being huge!, the pool area was lovely with lots of toys for the children to play with. Our daughter enjoyed a lovely afternoon at kids club where she went bowling. All staff were friendly and could not do enough to ensure a comfortable stay.

    A couple of points I would mention, on the hotel website they mention DVD players in the room which I could not locate, the televisions in the room were also of very poor standard (this was mentioned to the hotel). Finally the WFI in the hotel was poor which is a key requirement for our family. I would like to hear your feedback on these points.

    However, the holiday was seamless from us arriving at the hotel and departing five days later, we had a wonderful time and would recommend the hotel and your service to our friends and famil

  • CW 13 July 2013 We had a wonderful holiday, a fantastic break... We absolutely loved the hotel, stunning setting and beautifully decorated and fitted out. Both Kids Clubs were superb and we had no problems getting the boys to go. We thought the new spa was wonderful, plus the accompanying 'adult only' infinity pool. The service was superb, lovely staff who were very helpful and accommodating. The food was also very good in both restaurants. Taxi pick ups from the airport etc all very efficient.

    In terms of negative feedback, there were a few things it's probably worth me letting you know:

    - Sunbeds were a real issue! I'm sure this is a common problem the world over but there were huge, very comfortable sunbeds by both swimming pools but by the end of the middle of the week they were literally being bagged at 7am!! It was a real shame as I'm afraid I wasn't prepared to set my alarm in order to get a sunbed but we spent the final 3/4 days with nowhere to sit down by the pool - this had a majorly negative impact on the holiday for us.

    - The TV's in the bedrooms were at least 10 years old, very old fashioned and dated which was a real shame as the bedrooms had obviously undergone a refurb and the TV's stood out like a sore thumb!

    - Price of the wine - the wine list was very expensive, even the local Cypriot wine which was a shame as we enjoy having a bottle with our dinner but at £40 a go, it was outpricing the food!

    A huge thank you to you for all your help with booking the holiday, we really had a wonderful time

  • JZ 13 July 2013 We had a great time at the Almyra. Whilst perhaps not as glamorous as the Anassa it really was wonderful for children.

    The covering over the main pool was a real hit and meant absolutely no worries re the sun. The staff were great and obviously all loved kids and the food was really good, for adults and children alike.

    Only very minor grumbles -

    Big wedding on the first night for something like 1,000 guests. Very noisy most of the night.

    The restaurants insisted on providing bottled water from Wales of all places. Had to fight very hard just to get some local water at a tenth of the price.

    Would have been good to have black-out blinds in the rooms, particularly the baby's room.

    As I say, very minor grumbles. We had a great time and thank you for suggesting it. We will certainly recommend you to our friends

  • KK 13 July 2013 It was our first time on holiday with our 1 year old and we were a bit stressed as you can imagine...we had absolutely nothing to worry about one phone call to Tots Too and it was all taken care of. We had a fantastic time in Almyra Cyprus which was a beautiful hotel and all the bookings were taken care of. The Baby Go Lightly programme is great as everything is already in your room on arrival. A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for...We do not hesitate to recommend you!!

  • KL 13 July 2013 "We had a really wonderful time. The Almyra is a fabulous hotel, clean, smart and above all brilliant for children and indulging adults whilst the children were very happily ensconced in the kids clubs.

    The staff were very friendly and we were really lucky that the other guests were like minded people with the same age children, our two had an absolute ball. Paphos itself isn't the most amazing place (quite tacky in places) but we got the warm weather and relaxation that we required.

    Few issues with the childcare arrangements (they didn't get any of the bookings for the kids clubs) but as it was quite quiet it was easy enough for the children to decide on the day if they wanted to go in or not. It would have been much more of a problem in the summer when they are busy.

    Babysitters tended to be from the kids clubs so the children knew them, so that was a huge bonus, although on the first night there they managed to source a local lady at the last minute, as our children were simply too tired from the hideously early flight to last to adult supper."

  • KM 13 July 2013 We enjoyed the holiday very much. We liked both hotels, we felt a week in each place was right for us. The Almyra is very good. We were very pleased with our room, the kids club and the quality of the food. In particular, the quality of the children's food was much better than we have experienced elsewhere as it is homemade. The spa area is beautifully laid out and we enjoyed having some time there when the children were in the club. The staff were all very helpful.

    A few areas for improvement. The hotel was not full when we were there and we would not have wanted to be in it when it was. On the weekends it was much busier as they have a special deal on for local Cypriots. At this point it was difficult to find a space around the family pool or the spa pool. This would prove frustrating when they are full, there are simply not enough sun beds. As we left it felt that this was becoming an issue. Also, although the restaurant food was excellent, two weeks would have been a bit much as there are only two restaurants and it would be nice to have more variety. Paphos does not really have any restaurants of a high standard, bar one Japanese restaurant opposite the hotel. Finally, for a hotel of this calibre I think they should provide bottled water in your room free not just on arrival. I would probably not recommend for older children as I don't think there would be enough facilities for them. It works best for babies and up to around 7/8 I think.

    Le Meridien is obviously very different ... [continues with review of Le Meridien Limassol, read in full here] ... Having tried various places over the last few years, I think there seems to be no perfect place, there is always some element of compromise. I'd be interested in your thoughts.

    I want to emphasise that I don't want you to think I am moaning as we had a great time, these are just some things we have thought about on reflection. The dual centre worked very well for us. Also, your help was excellent. I feel that you explained the differences to me very well and we knew exactly what to expect. We would definitely use Tots Too again.

  • LA 13 July 2013

  • LD 13 July 2013 The hotel was great, with one exception which I will mention. I actually got ill on holiday and had to go into hospital which put a dent in things for me, but that wasn't your fault! The one problem with the hotel was that they had a wedding very close to our room on the first night, which included loud music outdoors. The hotel staff were very helpful in providing another room for us to shift into for the night, but unfortunately even in the new room I could hear the bass beat of the music faintly and I tend to sleep poorly once awakened. However, when I spoke to one of the managers he agreed to refund 50% of the room rate, which I felt was sufficient to make up for the problem. The staff were very helpful throughout, and we would definitely consider going back as it was setup so well for children and parents. My one suggestion would be to check with the hotel about events when booking rooms - we would have preferred to have a less good room if it was quieter. We felt that the rest of the stay was good enough that it didn't require a full refund.

    Thanks very much Atarra, I will be in touch with you again early next year because we like the look of the Sani Village you were telling me about and the wife is very keen to get something booked with you again.

  • MA 13 July 2013 We had a great time at the Almyra. We can be quite difficult to please but we thought it all worked very well and thank you ever so much for recommending it. Kids club was a big success and the mix between family areas and the adults only spa worked well.

  • NT 13 July 2013 We had a fantastic time, thank you very much, very nice hotel with excellent facilities for B. They really can't do enough for you, anything we asked for we got with minimum of fuss. I found all the staff very friendly and understanding of our needs, it was great …Just a big thank you for your help on the booking and we will definitely come back to you to talk about next year which we are already talking about!

    I would add and say the girls in the creche were fantastic. Kate is a qualified nursery nurse, ex nanny and now runs a nursery in a private girls school so they had a very qualified judge and she couldn’t speak highly enough of the cleanliness and general wellbeing she had in leaving our 20 month in there in the mornings….I know this is a worry for every parent, but they truly are very good and it helped relax our mornings in the spa!

    Thanks very much again

  • SB 13 July 2013 "We had another fantastic stay at the Almyra, the only thing wrong with it was that it wasn't long enough! The staff were amazing just like last year, around 80% of the staff were the same and all of them recognised us (a good thing we hope!). The Kids clubs were outstanding and the children thoroughly enjoyed every morning there. The spa area and pool became our morning retreat and was just wonderful. The afternoons were spent splashing around the main pool with the kids where they met their friends from the clubs and had a great time.

    The kids buffet in the evening was great and made our evening so much more relaxed, the staff always went out of their way to help and ensure we had everything we needed.

    Last year we stayed during term time so were lucky enough to be offered & experience the a la carte menu in Notios every night. This year we were offered the buffet which we have to say exceeded our expectations. Each night was varied and had a theme and unlike some hotels you could distinguish one night's them from another! Also there wasn't masses & masses of food but plenty of chefs replacing dishes and keeping it all beautifully presented.

    All in all the staff were incredibly professional, friendly and helpful. This made our stay relaxing & enjoyable. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were taken care of and that made it a great holiday. I would and have recommended it to friends with similar holiday preferences to us and always recommend Tots Too. Thank you Atarra for taking care of our booking and we will be touch next year for more great service!"

  • SL 13 July 2013 "We had a lovely time. I have to praise the kids club highly. The staff was incredibly friendly and very engaged with the children. Both of them enjoyed their time at the kids club and creche immensely.

    Sadly the pool was out of use for one whole day of our stay and we (and other guests) were not too happy how it was dealt with. It was not openly communicated and one had to walk to the pool to find out. The alternative was to use the pool of The Annabelle next door but it was so cold that my kids could not play in it.

    The food was good and the catering staff very friendly, though slow at times. Overall the service was a bit patchy, sometimes really good and attentive, at other times too slow and not as friendly as desired by a hotel of this standard.

    I would like you to pass on special thanks to Magda at the bar who with a friendly smile on her face every morning took care of my baby's bottles to clean them impeccably and had them returned to our room in no time.

    Sadly on the opposite, a different female staff at that same bar could never get herself to smile and failed to serve us for longer than 10 minutes at which stage we decided to go to a different venue.

    All in all we enjoyed ourselves and would certainly recommend the Almyra to friends or visit again ourselves."

  • SP 13 July 2013 I just wanted to sat we had a fabulous time - the weather was excellent, and the hotel was superb. They are so good with kids, our son had a wonderful time playing with us and with some of the other children. It is also very nice for adults too - the spa area and the infinity pool is very nice.

    We also chose correctly with the room being a sea view with terrace - it worked perfectly for us being on the ground floor with the grass outside and easy access to the pool.

    Our only observations were -

    1. confirming what you had said about the garden view rooms - they would have spoilt the holiday. I would even go as far as to advise your customers that if they can only afford the garden rooms they would be better using their money at a different hotel.

    2. The playground for children is not good. The swings are rusty and broken, and the ground is really uneven and dirty.

    However we did have a wonderful time, and I thank you for what you arranged. You and your company were very efficient and user friendly, and we will definitely be using you again - probably at the Almyra!

  • VG 13 July 2013 "A rather belated note to say thank you so much for organising our trip to the Almyra Hotel in April.

    We had such a great time and I have been raving about the hotel and yourself to many of my friends since my return.

    The hotel was lovely, room perfect thanks to your recommendation and food delicious. The staff were all charming and it was so nice that all the other guests had children too so you didn’t feel self conscious if yours had a melt-down.

    We used the kids crèche too and the staff there were amazing. L cried when we came to pick her up!"

  • EC 01 January 1970 "We had a great week at the Almyra. The hotel is very comfortable and staff excellent - nothing was too much trouble including when our daughter was stung by a wasp. The highlight for us though has to be the creche, I orginally booked her in for three sessions but she loved it so much  I booked her in for extra mornings. Sam and Olivia and the team were brilliant with the little ones.

    There was a slight scrum for sun loungers by the pool in the morning with all beds taken or reserved by 8am! We witnessed a few arguements between guests. We thought maybe they should have more beds ( and umbrellas) out for peak season?

    Many thanks for all the organising and all the help."

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Complimentary half board

Enjoy complimentary half board in the Mosaics buffet restaurant

Valid in school holidays.

Minimum stay:5 nights

Valid during: 07 April 2014 - 31 October 2014

Book by: 31 October 2014

Combinable with:This offer may be combined with the 20% discount offer

50% Discount on Children's Room

One to three children 0-12 years old occupying their own room will receive a 50% discount on the applicable double occupancy room rate.

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Valid during: 07 April 2014 - 31 October 2014

Room type:Not valid on rooms or interconnecting suite options

Book by: 31 October 2014

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