Paradisos Hills

8800 Lysos, Polis, Cyprus

Exterior, North side

By Marc Dubin, your Polis expert

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expert-rated hotels in Polis
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.6
4.6
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.6
4.6
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Sporty types, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation, Sightseeing

Best for Food - Expert review of Paradisos Hills

A suitably paradaisical retreat in beautiful countryside, with sweeping views.

Only operating since 2005, this stone-clad country hotel has quickly established an excellent reputation for service and value, and is underrated at two stars, considering the room appointments and facilities to hand. It’s run by two returned South-African Cypriot sisters, Niki and Soula, with a woman’s touch evident in attention to details.

Location: 

A commanding position atop a knoll 1km east of Lysos, 16km from Polis, at the very edge of the Paphos forest with not a villa project or fire scar in sight (for now).

Bedrooms: 

The 15 rooms are good sized and in subdued taste, with solid dark-wood furniture, tile flooring, pale soft furnishings, a preponderance of double beds, mini-fridges and (except for 5 which face inland) sweeping sea and hill balcony views. Bathrooms by contrast are simple but functional. One ground floor room is disabled-adapted; two interconnect for family use.

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Public areas: 

The lawn-garden and restaurant terrace are suitable for weddings; there are folkloric/rustic touches to the decor, without lurching into kitsch, and stone flags underfoot nearly everywhere.

Eating and drinking: 

The Sunday buffet lunch (with lots for vegetarians) is something of a local institution – I finally tried it recently and was pleased, which I’m not always in such cases. There’s also a Friday-night Indian buffet. A la carte food is available all day, though contents of the buffets go quickly. Niki does cooking lessons by arrangement.

Leisure facilities: 

There’s only a large, wind-protected pool below the restaurant terrace, though massage, horse-riding and scuba diving are arranged on request.

Service: 

Hands-on management by the owners and reportedly near-flawless staff.

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Who stays there: 

Cypriots and foreigners (primarily British and central European); small wedding parties

Price advice: 

November-to-March stays are notably cheaper, despite the heating-bill factor.

Pros: 
Assiduous management
Good food
Quality room furnishings
Cons: 
Not easy walking distance to anything

More information on Paradisos Hills:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
8800 Lysos, Polis, Cyprus
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Swimming Pool

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