ASIMINA SUITES APRIL 2017

I was fortunate to visit the adult only Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites this April for 7 nights.  From the minute you arrive, the personal service and attention to detail is second to none. Only 15 minutes from Paphos airport and a warm welcome that includes a one to one check in with a welcoming drink, what a way to start.

ACCOMMODATION

We stayed in a 1 bed roomed suite with full sea view.  The suite was perfect and very spacious. The main sleeping area with its huge and very comfortable bed was discreetly separated by a sliding door if required. The facilities included a full tea and coffee making section with complimentary water that was replenished daily.  Mini bar, bathrobes, slippers and spa flip flops along with luxurious toiletries were at your disposal.  Wifi is available throughout to hotel at no extra cost.

The lounge area of the suite housed another TV with DVD player, desk, full settee/sofa bed and chairs to accompany.  Plenty of hanging and draw space along with case storage area.  The lounge led out via full length patio doors to a lovely sea facing balcony. Both benefit from individual air conditioning (May to October)

FOOD

Breakfast in the main restaurant, the Estia, is the biggest selection I have ever experienced.  Everything was fresh and hot with an area where the chef would cook your eggs/pancakes etc to order. It naturally stocked gluten free and dairy free products for guests with allergies without the fuss of requesting such.  The buffet concept worked very well to enable you to pick and choose what you felt like each day.

This restaurant turned into the main buffet/table d`hote in the evening with the A`la Carte connecting through. We were fortunate to eat in both and found the food and service to be of a very high standard.  Nothing was too much trouble for the staff so you were able to comfortably ask for any changes or variations to what was on offer.  The Kymata Restaurant sits in the Gardens overlooking the sea.  We experienced some lovely lunches with beautiful views on a few occasions here and found the prices to be very reasonable.  During peak times this also offers meals in the evening so you can watch sunset.  The pool bar is also situated here.  In the evenings there is the choice of the lounge bar where there is regular yet subtle entertainment.  The sports bar for a game of pool or a get together for a sporting event on TV or the more quiet VIP bars where you can stand on the terrace to watch the sun go down.

FACILITIES

There are a few pools to choose from (1 indoor), some of which have Jacuzzi jets in them.  There is plenty or space around the pool and into the gardens leading down to the beach.  There are plenty of sun beds with umbrellas, tables and towels provided free of charge.   There are outdoor toilet and shower facilities that were, as everywhere, immaculately clean.  There is a spa and well equipped gym.

LOCATION

The hotel is about a 30-40 minute stroll to Paphos Harbour.  This is along a lovely fairly flat coastal path.  We loved to stroll down it both night and day.  There are cafes and hotels to stop off en route if you so wish.  The same route can be taken along the road on from the other side of the hotel.  This way also passes quite a few little shops and far more restaurants.  If you don’t fancy the walk then there is a regular bus that leaves from just outside the hotel and will take you into both Paphos and Coral bay.  A taxi is quite reasonable also of which the reception staff are always happy to arrange this along with anything else you wish to see or do.

I also made a short visited to the sister hotels The Athena Beach (family friendly) and The Athena Royal (adult only).

At The Athena Beach I bumped into a group of our clients enjoying a game of bowls, they were having a wonderful time.  The standard and superior room are exactly the same with the Superior room have additional amenities for example Espreso machine and you have the enriched choice of restaurants for breakfast from 0700h – 1100h. The Athena Beach is the only one of Constantinou hotels to offer weddings, for which they guarantee no more than one wedding per day.

At the Athena Royal, they have added an additional 4th floor new for 2017 with Superior Deluxe rooms, which were very spacious at 38 square metres and finish to very high specifications.

We did thoroughly enjoyed the resort of Paphos which this year is celebrating being the European City of Culture for 2017.

We also experienced a explore Cyprus cultural tour visiting Archaeological site of Kourion, The Medieval Castle of Kolossi, traditional village of Omodhos home to The Monastery of the Holy Cross which is one of the oldest and most historic monasteries of the island and we stoped  on route back to Paphos to see Aphrodite’s rock. This was a great way to learn of some of the Cyprus history.

Zoe Isherwood

Lutterworth Branch