Paphos Hotels, Cyprus St George, Annabelle and more

Paphos Cyprus offers a wide range of hotels, spanning everything from wallet punishing luxury resorts to flea bitten backpacker dives. Despite the best efforts of local developers, much of Paphos’ historic charm remains and visitors can choose to surround themselves with slick 21st century creature comforts or opt for more humble ‘traditional’ lodgings.

The neon lit harbour area isn’t to everyone’s taste, but the town centre at Ktima (three kilometres uphill) has a number of graceful neo classical buildings, impressive Roman remains and an altogether more genteel atmosphere. Holidaymakers are strongly advised to book in advance, as the chances of just turning up and finding something on spec are slim. The lion’s share of visitors arrive on ‘all inclusive’ packages and block bookings mean that free rooms are virtually unheard of during the high season. Currently there are several hotels jostling for the status of guidebook favourite, any of which would be great for a two week break.

The Amathus Beach Hotel
According to the hotel’s blurb, the Amathus beach hotel was ‘conceived of a deep rooted desire to fulfil the ancient tradition of genuine hospitality in the modern luxury of five star accommodation’. And with two swimming pools, an enviable waterfront location, a fully equipped gym and spa, three tennis courts and a good selection of bars and restaurants; they seem to have made a fairly good job of it.
Paphos Amathus Beach Hotel, Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos, Cyprus, P.O. Box 62381
Tel: 00 357 26883300

Alexander the Great Hotel
The Alexander the Great hotel occupies an impressive beachfront location, overlooking the harbour and castle. The hotel incorporates an archaeological site and boasts landscaped gardens and an attractive pool. The hotel’s long list of amenities helps to explain its four star billing. All rooms have air conditioning and are en suite.
Alexander the Great Beach Hotel, Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos, Cyprus, P.O.Box 60325
Tel. 00 357 26265000

Annabelle Hotel
The Annabelle Hotel is another of Paphos’ five star contenders. The hotel is within walking distance of the harbour, but enjoys a relaxed ambience. However, there’s so much to do that you hardly need venture beyond the hotel’s six acres of tropical gardens.
Annabelle Hotel, Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos, Cyprus, P.O.Box 60401
Tel 00 357 6238 333

St George Hotel
The St George hotel is a five minute drive from Paphos and provides luxury accommodation and a great beachfront setting. Again every conceivable whim is catered for and the hotel is a favourite with weddingwedding parties and honeymooners.
St George Hotel, Tombs of the Kings Road, Paphos, Cyprus, P.O.Box 8063
Tel: 00 357 6251000

The Hotel Paphos Gardens
The Paphos Gardens Hotel proves that three stars go a long way in this part of the world. The resort is a relaxing place and considerably easier on the bank balance than those listed above.
The Hotel Paphos Gardens, 7 Kleious Street, Paphos, Cyprus
Tel: 00 357 2696 4041