Long gone is the old Paphos Beach hotel, and in its place the Almyra brings a healthy dose of high-design glamour and an unusual young family-friendly angle. Paphos, once the Mediterranean getaway of choice for the budget-conscious and style-impaired, has reinvented itself as a destination for the young and upwardly mobile, with the Almyra perhaps its most fashionable property.
The new look leans heavily on dazzling whites and a soft sky blue-just a shade lighter than the Aegean blue that has become a trademark in Greek hotels-and the interiors are all clean lines and chic minimal furniture, at times more reminiscent of high-end retail design than the traditional island resort. This is certainly a good thing; dark wood headboards and platform beds quickly prove just as suited to the Mediterranean surroundings as floral bed covers and stucco walls ever were.
Beyond mere eye candy, though, the accommodations are more than functional, with such modern must-haves as wi-fi access and satellite television. Each room has, at the very least, a floor-to-ceiling window with a view of the garden, and the better ones come with terraces or balconies overlooking the sea.
The old Paphos Beach hotel pool has been reinvented, in chic black slate, and it’s here and on the hotel’s rooftop terraces that guests mingle and absorb the summer sun. At night, the poolside bar turns into a rather more serious restaurant, its chef a Nobu alumnus who brings a Japanese influence as well as a certain air of celebrity to the proceedings. It’s all rather more than one could have expected from Cyprus just a few short years ago, and it’s probably best experienced now, before the rest of the world catches on.
Guests over the age of 12 are considered adults. Some rooms accommodate 3 or more. The "Two bedroom suite" room sleeps up to 3 guests. For crib/cot, must book "Garden View" room or larger. For 2 adults + rollaway bed, must book "Garden View" or larger. For 2 adults + 2 kids beyond crib age, must book "Familly rooms" room or larger. Connecting rooms available. Can be confirmed upon reservation.
Cribs are available and may be subject to an additional fee. Roll-away beds available and may be subject to an additional fee. No additional charges for kids beyond crib/roll-away.
Pool available that allows kids. Babysitting services provided by screened hotel personnel at €14.00 per hour. Daycare services provided, kids between the ages of 1 and 12 can be dropped off on a fixed schedule at €10 per hour. The restaurant is kid-friendly with high chairs and a kids menu. Room service offers a kids menu.