Set on the seafront of the sandy 'EU Blue Flag' beach overlooking the medieval Paphos Castle and just a short walk away from the nearest shops, night life and the tourist centre, Amavi is a beautiful harmony of panoramic views and practicality. Based here, you are sure to feel the charm, elegance and tranquillity that characterises this Mediterranean island.
Boasting 155 luxurious rooms and suites, each with unobstructed views of the sea, luxury and pleasure is in abundance. A unique dining experience, offering up a variety of intimate à la carte options compounds the stimulating sensory experience. The indulgence doesn't stop there; at the state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre you can take the time to pamper yourself and unwind some more.
All rooms and suites come with uninterrupted panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea from the luxury of floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall glass balcony doors. An impressive amount of care and attention, ensures that you will feel very much at home during your time. Each type of accommodation comes with its own unique interior décor, along with contemporary bathroom, furniture and fittings designed to foster a boundless luxury and elegance.
The aesthetic pleasures of your new confines are coupled with cutting-edge technology and a host of in-room guest amenities that will ensure you derive maximum comfort during your stay.
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Amavi Set on the seafront of the sandy 'EU Blue Flag' beach overlooking the medieval Pathos Castle and just a short walk away from the nearest shops, night life and the tourist centre, Amavi is a beautiful harmony of panoramic views and practicality. Based here, you are sure to feel the charm, elegance and tranquillity that characterises this Mediterranean island.
I recommend this hotel to all adults, singles or couples. This awesome hotel has everything you need. A rich breakfast buffet, different price range rooms ( budget friendly to luxurious) and different high quality restaurants...
Let's also mention that some of them has Michelin stars. When it comes to the location, it's quite central and near a sandy beach. The staff is also friendly and very helpful.
Having recently enjoyed another stay at the Amavi, l have little to add to the 5 star reviews already written but to say the true worth of any hotel is when things go wrong. My Wife had an accident, away from the hotel premises, but the assistance received from the Hotel was second to none. A visit to the local hospital for an X-ray was arranged, our room was changed to have a more accessible shower, meals were delivered to the room, at no extra charge, and a wheelchair was provided for the remainder of the holiday...
Hotel staff across the board were helpful, and compassionate, making the incident, which could have spoilt the holiday, much much easier. Thank you Amavi, we will unconditionally recommend you to anyone looking for a Cypriot holiday, and hope to see you next year.
I was sick in the night after our first proper meal in the buffet (our very first night we were late landing so I just had salad) so the following day I decided to interrogate the allergy labels a little more to check that they were indeed correct. It was Asian night and most of the hot dishes were labelled as not containing gluten. However, soy sauce contains gluten so I was sceptical that the Asian dishes were gluten free. When I asked the chef if the dishes were gluten free and safe for me to eat he confirmed that out of the ten dishes which had been labelled gluten free, actually only one was. I was literally about to put the food on my plate!! Although the chef cooked me something gluten free fresh and apologised, I was super nervous eating in the restaurant from them on so I sent an email to management. The next day a manager and head chef came to find me and tried to blame the allergy “error” on the chef I had spoken to and said that he was misled as all of the dishes were in fact gluten free. I found this hard to believe given the chef made me my own dish fresh the night before. Both my partner and I felt like the manager was very clearly trying to blame the issue on human error versus the more serious reality of it being a H&S issue regarding incorrect allergy labelling. He also oddly asked if I wanted to take a stool test to see if I had eaten gluten. I’ve only ever had a blood test to test for gluten intolerance and would not be comfortable doing any kind of medical tests through the hotel - very odd!! I naively believed that the chef I had spoken to must have been misled but the next time we were in the buffet there was a salad which contained pieces of baguette in it which was clearly labelled gluten free (image attached)! I checked with the chef and the baguette wasn’t gluten free so I absolutely would not trust their allergy labelling in the buffet. My advice if you you have an allergy is to kick up a huge fuss before you eat and make sure you triple check every dish to ensure it’s safe to eat!
My husband and I stayed at the Amavi from 4th to the 15th September. It was an absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish.
Rooms - all rooms seem to be facing towards the sea (although some of the cabana rooms (001-004) on the ground floor didn’t appear to have much a of view. We were in room 069 and had a lovely view and enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the sea and the sunsets...
Water was provided everyday and a little chocolate with the evening turn down service. There are free tea and coffee making facilities in the room (including a Nespresso machine) and a minibar (but we went to the shop and stocked up our fridge that way as was loads cheaper). There was shower gel, soap and conditioning shampoo in the room but no actual conditioner so had to go buy some as my hair gets really dry without it. The hairdryer in the room was great so don’t bother packing one like I did as I didn’t need it at all. There was a tv with lots of different channels including the five main uk terrestrial channels. The cleaners did a fantastic job of keeping our room lovely the whole stay and were so friendly.
Pool - oh my goodness I loved the sun bed allocation system - we’ve experienced this in one other Cyprus hotel before and it is really great. You choose your beds on the first day and they are then yours for the whole holiday. No getting up early to reserve or worrying you’ll lose your bed if you go for lunch or a walk in the middle of the day. You are provided with a lovely towel that secures nicely to the bed for lying on then a separate one to dry off, a table (which appeared to have a locker on for valuables but we didn’t know how to use it), a brolly, menu and button to call for bar and food service and the pool attendants also provide a chiller bag with fresh cold waters every morning. Someone walks around with mini juices, fruit lollies and frozen towels to cool you down during the day which is a nice touch. There are two pools - the main one with a swim up bar and another more secluded pool (which I called the bubbly pool) with lots of jets and water showers / falls which was a lot cooler but very refreshing (the weather was boiling when we were there so it was much needed!).
Food and drink - we absolutely loved the food at the Amavi. We were on half board plus so had breakfast and then either lunch or dinner. As we stayed for 11 nights we could book 4 meals at the a la carte restaurants. We did this on the first day and were flexible with dates and times so got in to them all no problem. Breakfast was great lots of choice and all fresh. My husband loved the choices of coffee including iced lattes. Water, juice, hot drinks and even some fizz were included. The pool bar sold some lovely food to either enjoy on your lounger or in the seating area. The evening buffet was fantastic too with theme nights and lovely desserts that actually tasted as nice as they looked. The a la carte restaurants really made the Amavi special the fine dining (Nocturne) and the Asian fusion (Immenso - where we dined twice once at 9pm and once at 7pm to watch the sunset) were incredible!!! Drinks were included with your meal (unlimited soft drinks then either a bottle of wine to share, 2 glasses of wine each or 2 beers each) or you could upgrade drinks to more expensive choices. We ended most evenings at Serene bar which was gorgeous both inside and on the outside terrace - there was often live music and the cocktails and service were exquisite. They made the best mojitos - my absolute fave. The drinks were all on the pricey side but very nice.
Location - the Amavi is on the main promenade in Paphos we loved walking down the front to the harbour or the other way to nose at other hotels and enjoy the views out to sea. We ate lunch out most days and there was a fantastic choice of places to go. My husband liked the various nearby bars when the football was on. We found a mall about a 30 minute walk away which was a nice few hours out shopping in the air conditioning to escape the heat in the middle of the day. There are a few small beaches (which are a little on the rocky side) but was still nice to go and dip your toes in the sea.
Covid - couldn’t review without mentioning the elephant of Covid. The hotel felt extremely safe - it was clean, felt spacious and not crowded (despite being fully occupied) and the required mask wearing inside when walking around appeared to be enforced and adhered to by most guests. There was temperature screening, free disposable masks if needed and hand sanitizer gel provided around the hotel. The hotel also provided free PCR tests for our return to the uk. I was nervous that the locals wouldn’t want UK visitors as we’ve not been the greatest at managing the virus here but everyone made us feel very welcome at the hotel and throughout the shops, restaurants and bars. Make sure to take your Cyprus Safepass when you go out and about as you are often asked to show it to get into indoor venues.
My only tiny criticisms / suggestions would be around;
Single use plastic for water - Being provided water for the room and the pool was amazing but it was in single use plastic bottles. Could reusable bottles be used with filtered water perhaps to try to minimise the environmental impact of this. I took my metal refillable bottle with me as this keeps your water cool but there were no filtered water stations to fill this.
The cats - we know Cyprus has more cats than people but there is no attempt to shoo them away or discourage guests from feeding them. In the Fortolana a la carte and the outside area in the main buffet restaurant they are hanging around your legs begging for food. This was fine for me as I like cats but my husband doesn’t so ended up having to sit inside the whole time.
My final point is that the hotel wasn’t strictly being used by couples which I think spoils the couples concept slightly - there were groups of friends, mothers and daughters, parents and grown up children etc. So if you think you are going to a couples retreat you might be slightly disappointed.
Overall couldn’t recommend this hotel more it was stunning and a fantastic experience.
Stayed for 3 nights and we honestly loved it. Staff were great, the cocktail bar was amazing. Slightly disappointing we didn't get to eat at the restaurants as they require booking in advance but overall a great stay