Almyra – Cyprus
Within walking distance of the glories of the UNESCO heritage site of Paphos, and overlooking the bay, the Almyra is chic and cosmopolitan. Minimalist in design, inside and out, this is a hotel for leaving the everyday behind and soaking up the Cypriot way of life. Service is high on the agenda and guests are looked after with typical local warmth and friendliness, with families being made to feel especially welcome. Children love it here – there’s plenty of space and the kids club is brilliantly run.
Outside, the gardens are cool, shady and beautifully manicured. Olive trees and white sail-like awnings keep the sun at bay, and double day beds beckon for you to spend the day, with the pool bar menu not far from hand. From here you can explore Paphos, or venture further afield to discover the treasures of Cyprus.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:The childcare services & fabulous facilities make it a dream destination for all of the family.
Style:Chic & stylish in design with a relaxed laid back Mediterranean charm.
Location:Set in 8 acres of beautifully manicured gardens in the heart of Paphos’ on the seafront promenade & walking distance to the UNESCO heritage site as well as plenty of local restaurants & tavernas.
Rooms:187 spacious rooms & suites.
Swimming:There are 5 freshwater pools. 1 indoors; 1 adults-only; 1 for children & 2 facing the sea. There is also sea which includes a smooth wave-free zone.
Children:Children are very welcome here with a kids club for children from 4 months to 11 years old (additional charge).
Accessibility:The Almyra has extremely good wheelchair access. There are ramps around the resort as well as wheelchair friendly lifts. There is also some reception-level rooms with wheelchair accessibility.
Open From:All year round.
Price:Weekly price from €770 per person in a family room.
There’s a superb choice of rooms and suites at the Almyra, with views out over the Med and large, interconnecting options for families. All of which have recently undergone a huge refurbishment. Think clean lines and varying shades of blue inspired by the Mediterranean Sea that surrounds the island. They have used local craftsmen to create handmade oak and olive tree tables, the bathrooms are made out of marble and there are Smart TV’s in every room. They all feel incredibly luxurious and comfortable.
Fresh local and seasonal produce is the order of the day here. And choice. From traditional Cypriot dishes in a taverna style setting, to delicious modern pan-Mediterranean and international cuisine, and to poolside snacks and meze, the Almyra has a mouthwatering selection of restaurants. Guests on half board also have the opportunity to eat at the Annabelle, the sister hotel next door. You’ll also find a very good private dining service, as well as healthy children’s menus.
The renowned Alymraspa is an adult only haven overlooking the Mediterranean. With an indoor and outdoor infinity pool, rooftop lounge, sun terrace, yoga deck and treatment rooms, it’s a little oasis of calm and serenity and promises pure escapism. There are five pools in total throughout the hotel, a gym, flood lit tennis court, extensive gardens and guests can access a range of water sports – windsurfing and waterskiing are available under separate management, with kite-surfing just a little further away.
Golfers have a choice of four excellent courses, and the front desk could not be more helpful in helping arrange excursions and suggesting itineraries, from chartering a boat to visiting some of the islands vineyards or exploring the Troodos Mountains.
The highly rated kids’ club at the Almyra caters for babies and children from four months to eleven years, and it’s available at an additional charge. Their team of experienced nannies and activities specialists, provide a range of games and water sports programmes for the older children, while making sure the younger ones have everything they need. Guests can pre-order baby essentials, including nappies before they arrive, which makes packing so much easier.
There is also a babysitting service for guests who’d like a relaxing evening or dine out. A playground, freshwater children’s pool, children’s menus and interconnecting rooms make this a very family friendly hotel.
Environmental sustainability is a key part of the ethos at Almyra. They aim wherever possible to reduce or mitigate their ecological footprint. The local community is engaged, both in sourcing produce and materials and in employing Cypriot staff, whilst also promoting local customs and traditions by sponsoring events. They donate food and services to local hospitals, churches, and schools, whilst also fostering an atmosphere of employee volunteerism by encouraging staff to participate in beach cleanings and charity events.
Several energy management initiatives have been introduced, like LED lighting and motion detectors to reduce unnecessary expenditure. As much heating as possible is also provided by Pellet and EcoFuel boilers.
Set in 8 acres of beautifully manicured gardens in the heart of Paphos’ on the seafront promenade & walking distance to the UNESCO heritage site as well as plenty of local restaurants & tavernas. Paphos airport is a 20 minutes drive away with regular flights from the UK.