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).
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.
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.
There’s only a large, wind-protected pool below the restaurant terrace, though massage, horse-riding and scuba diving are arranged on request.
Hands-on management by the owners and reportedly near-flawless staff.
Who stays there
Cypriots and foreigners (primarily British and central European); small wedding parties
November-to-March stays are notably cheaper, despite the heating-bill factor.
- High-Speed Internet
- Swimming Pool
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Assiduous management
- Quality room furnishings
- Good food
- Not easy walking distance to anything