The Best Paphos Hotels for Every Traveller

Guests can switch between sea and swimming pool at the Louis Paphos Breeze Hotel
Guests can switch between sea and swimming pool at the Louis Paphos Breeze Hotel | Courtesy of Louis Paphos Breeze / Expedia

This Cypriot resort town offers ancient ruins, Mediterranean beaches and a host of seaside places to stay.

As the mythical birthplace of Greek goddess Aphrodite, the coastal Cypriot city of Paphos is imbued with a sense of history that vanishes into the mists of time. Today, tangible insight into this rich past comes courtesy of numerous ancient ruins and the fascinating Kato Pafos Archaeological Park. But it’s not all history lessons here, with lower Paphos doubling as a buzzing palm-fringed resort, flanked by Blue Flag beaches and warm Mediterranean waters. Whatever your reason for visiting, we’ve selected some of the most prized hotels in Paphos – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Athena Royal Beach Hotel

Resort, Luxury

Large outdoor swimming pool area with loungers next to beach at Athena Royal Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus
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It’s hard to pick just one highlight at the Athena Royal Beach Hotel. There is the superb beachfront setting overlooking the Mediterranean. Or how about the extensive manicured gardens dotted with straw-roof palapas. Maybe it’s the onsite activities that include bowling greens, tennis and minigolf. The sea views in most of the accommodation are impressive, too – not to mention the luxe spa, top dining options and evening entertainment. One thing is for sure, this upscale resort hotel really does have it all.

2. Anemi Hotel & Suites

Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel

Modern guest room with open marble bathroom area, wood floors and balcony at Anemi Hotel and Suites in Paphos
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If you’re looking for a Paphos hotel where you can spread out, there are no shoebox rooms at the Anemi Hotel & Suites. In fact, they’re all spacious suites or apartments, swishly updated and with furnished balconies and kitchenettes. Some overlook the hotel’s long swimming pool lined with cushioned loungers. The best views, however, are from the fabulous rooftop terrace, where you can watch the sunset as you sip on pre-dinner cocktails.

4. Amphora Resort

Hotel

Simple double room with dark wood headboard panelling and sliding door to beachfront patio at Amphora Resort, Paphos
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From its swish contemporary architecture to sleek box-fresh interiors, the Amphora Resort feels every inch a 21st-century hotel. With a superb setting amid landscaped gardens extending to a scenic stretch of coast to the south, the majority of the minimalist rooms offer uninterrupted sea views from their balconies. Amphora Resort’s luxury villas boast private garden pools whilst two communal pools sit just steps away from a lovely sandy beach.

5. Pyramos Hotel

Hotel

Simple double en-suite room with wood floors and balcony at Pyramos Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus
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Built in 1982, the Pyramos Hotel was one of the first to open in Paphos. Since then, it’s been updated with plenty of smart modern touches, while maintaining some of the more vintage elements. Superior rooms are contemporary, with upgraded bathrooms and balconies. There’s a terrace bar on-site too, whilst the hotel’s location in the heart of the Kato Paphos neighbourhood puts numerous eateries and nightspots within a short stroll.

6. Droushia Heights

Hotel

Spacious and airy room with four-poster bed, flowing white curtains and plush tan carpet at Droushia Heights, Paphos
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Positioned high up in the hills overlooking swathes of Cyprus’s west coast, Droushia Heights surely boasts one of the finest settings on the island. With the exception of its stone tower entrance, the hotel is all clean lines and contemporary muted tones, especially in its plush rooms and suites. All rooms also have kitchenettes, perfect for fixing up day-trip picnics. If you’d prefer to relax, the huge infinity pool is the perfect spot to cool off while gazing out to sea.

7. Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort

Spa Hotel, Resort

Aerial view of the Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort set amid the natural landscape in Paphos, Cyprus
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The origins of this wellness hotel go back several centuries, when the natural spring upon which it stands was formally opened in 1649 by two brothers. The mineral-rich waters today feed into the hotel’s spa and are the foundation of a range of healing treatments. The retreat is made up of a collection of stone buildings, which house guest rooms finished in calming earthy tones. There’s an excellent choice of restaurants at Ayii Anargyri, from gourmet cuisine to traditional Cypriot fare.

8. Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris

Hotel

Upscale king room in neutral tones with stone-print wallpaper, tile floors and balcony at Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris, Paphos
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This high-end, all-inclusive beach hotel and spa in Paphos offers a premium, adults-only experience together with a stunning setting overlooking a sandy stretch of coast. With extensive landscaped gardens and luxurious guest rooms, this is a romantic hotel that is ideal for couples. With pools both inside and out as well as a deluxe spa offering myriad treatments, Leonardo Plaza offers a slice of the high life. During the evenings, there is live music and dancing every night until late.

9. Amavi Hotel

Luxury, Independent Hotel

Reflection in large swimming pool of loungers, parasols and palm trees at Amavi Hotel in Paphos
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If you want to treat your partner to a genuine five-star experience, the Amavi Hotel is just the place. This couples-only hotel is located on the Paphos seafront, with romantic views over the water from numerous vantage points. From the setup of the poolside loungers to candlelit dining, everything is geared toward setting the mood. Even the hotel’s serene spa offers the option of joint treatments.

10. Louis Paphos Breeze

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Relaxing, neutral-tone sitting area set off by stylish metal frame partitions open to seaview balcony at Louis Paphos Breeze
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At Louis Paphos Breeze, all-inclusive comes as standard, making this is a first-class option for those who love to eat and drink. You’ll find pretty much everything you need to enjoy your holiday within the hotel grounds. With two outdoor pools and a luxury spa boasting its own heated indoor pool, Louis Paphos Breeze is favoured by those looking to unwind. Sea-view suites are perfect for a romantic stay, while families with kids will appreciate the extra space of the one-bedroom suites.

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