Pavlonapa Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa
Reviews - Pavlonapa Beach Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- Traveller type: Honeymooners
- Age Group: Under 18
- From: United Kingdom
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- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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best holiday ever.from bullwinkle1972
Pavlo napafrom BobDee
However we had a great 2 weeks at The Pavlo Napa. The rooms are quite small but as we spent most of the time by the pool or on the beach it was not of great concern. The maid service was good and I don’t believe I saw a cockroach at all whilst we were there with a good standard of cleaning all around.
Food on all inclusive could be a bit repeatable but show me a hotel where you spend a fortnight and its different every night. The snack bar area by the pool was excellent producing fast food all day even outside the published mealtimes. Icecreams were small tubs and budget cones available all the time.
In common with a lot of holiday hotels these days you don’t get much in the way of entertainment at night but kids were well catered for during the day. If you want a grin then go to the Karystos Bar just outside the hotel to the right on the night they have the Blues Brothers act on – they are a great show. A word of warning if you like a good nights sleep. Don’t accept a room facing Nissi Avenue in “The Annex” The Karaoki bars will keep you up to the early hours.
Some previous reports say the 4 star rating is not warranted and they are probably right as in comparison with some other places the Pavlo Napa does need a makeover. However its unfair to say it’s a 3 star – more like a 3.5 star.
It was our 4th visit to Cyprus over last 9 years and prices are now getting to seem like fairly poor value for purchases in the shops, trips and taxis. I much preferred pre EU Cyprus without the trading standards and VAT adding to all the costs. With 1 Cy£ only buying 85p the exchange is dead against you. Lord knows what will happen when they adopt the Euro cos a beer will be bout 4 Euros and we like many others will head for Tenerife at a Euro a pint!
But the Pavlo Napa…… Great place. No question.
True Reveiwfrom dowty
The hotel its self is extremly clean, adequate reception with settee’s and comfortable chairs good size bar, restaurant can gat a little warm aircon a little inadequate,
Pool area excellent large area ample sun beds good size pool and separate children’s pool.
Pool side bar open till 6.00pm and snack bar open same hours beach right off pool area sun beds and umbrellas available at a small cost approx £1.50cyp /day nice breeze on beach, not two over grounded, sea rocky in places especially underfoot. Need two watch children?
Breakfast, as per all European hotels typical English and continental all good quality
LUNCH served at pool snack bar decent menu, all cooked to perfection, you may request any combination you wish nothing is any trouble, nic4 change from typical buffet.
EVENING MEAL same as all hotels good quality may lack choice to some degree, but whets available is good.
BAR all drinks a waiter service apart from pool, staff are efficient, and never waited more than five minutes for drinks to arrive, good selection of cocktails, try calypso coffee excellent
Basically forget it but two good bars opposite good acts from 10.30pm each night.
Sorry worst attempt at a kids club I have ever seen, if this is the best they can do don’t bother
Would I use this hotel again YES in short a good quality hotel great position friendly staff, excellent service would recommend it to anyone, but do not expect a 4* hotel not their yet.
Mr & Mrs P Sherratt
4 Star, No Wayfrom Reeves1970
Before I start and before you get bored, THIS HOTEL IS NOT 4 STAR.
As for Ayia Napa itself, I found it a wonderful place, the locals are fantastic people and the Taxi drivers were excellent everytime, although maybe erratic in their driving style but always precise. They were always a great help where the kids were concerned, particularly my eldest.
The staff appeared to be mostly Slovakian and I must say that they were all lovely people, but as for the waitress’s the drinks in the night could be very slow coming to you, although it was probably due to a shortage of staff.
Talking of drinks, if you are the type to get drunk, then the best drink to order, is anything outside the hotel. My Brother and I went through the cocktail list twice on our second night there and didn’t get the slightest tipsy. Although we did make many trips to the loo which felt as if they were half a mile away from the veranda.
Entertainment was awful in the nights, from an Elvis impersonator to the Tina Turner and Elton show which was so comical because it was rubbish, and you get to see them all in the second week as well. Word is that it was the intention of the hotel to provide poor entertainment so that you go off somewhere else to have drink and increase their profits. (we were all inclusive).
The animation Team (all two of them) were great but their task was repetitive and not much going on through the day.
The Gym facilities I found were good and was run solely by a Slovakian girl who was also lovely. The indoor Pool was cold and was great following the exposure to the day’s weather.
The food in the restaurant was pretty good, but stay away from the sausages at breakfast, cut them open and you think you are in that government health advert on TV warning you about BBQ’s.
The food was OK in the day at the poolside restaurant, but everything is with chips, they need some jacket spuds.
Service at the poolside bar was friendly and good and Johnny (from Tottenham) was a good bloke and again, great with the kids.
There are plenty enough watersports on Sandy Beach and you are 10 minutes away from Nissi Beach. There is also a Diving school at the hotel pool and we found it very good and professional, if you deal with the likes of Ken (Chinese), Oliver (the nicest German you’ll ever meet) and another fella (forgot his name but had born to ride tattooes on his arm). Oh yes, there is Colin, stay well clear, he is one of the most annoying men I’ve met, and very disrespectful to women. I had to warn him for the way he spoke to my mother and it would have been a bit more if there were no kids around. But he zipped up after that and was all around us like a rash. UGH!!!
Apart from being in the room, if you need a toilet, be prepared to walk, and definitely not a wheelchair friendly environment, but we didn’t expect that anyway.
Now the best part, the rooms, awful. We had a 4 bed room or so they called it (my eldest had to sleep in parent’s room) and my wife and I had two singles next to each other and the two little one’s slept in bunks (army style erected on our first day there, in about 5 minutes). After this we had barely room to move about. My brother’s in law’s had a room for 4 and there were 4 single beds all pushed together, and the two young adults had to climb over their parents to get into bed at night.
The rooms were cleaned regularly though. The Air conditioning was low when we arrived and we asked them to improve it which they did, and it was good afterwards.
I would go back to the Pavlo Napa in the future, if I could pay slightly more than 50% of what we paid. Cyprus is a great place though and great for a wedding.
Jason Reeves, Rhondda, South Wales
Location: Probably the only thing that cannot be faulted. The hotel is directly on a sandy beach( which is rocky in places) with an array of watersports at hand and is a 15 min walk from the town centre so it away from the hustle and bustle of all the clubs and bars.
Accomodation: We found the rooms to be adequate but quite small and looked nothing like the picture on their website. We met a couple who had two children and were crammed into a room the same size as ours. It was ridiculous as they had hardly any room to move. Our maid did a good job on cleaning our room every day but we did find dirty stains on our so called clean sheets which was not very nice. Beware if you are staying in the annex which is directly opposite a karaoke bar.
Service: The waiters and waitresses( nearly all Slovakian ) were generally very good apart from a few instances. My wife, who does not like bugs, came across a rather large cockroach on our floor so when she told me i approached the male receptionist and asked him if they had someone in the hotel who could remove it. He reached under the counter and slammed a tin of bug spray on the desk and told me to do it myself. Not 4 star service i'm sure you'll agree. Another instance was when we were dining in the evening. A young child of a couple we knew was being rather naughty so the mother told him off but the waitress fefused to serve them any drinks after that and she even refused to serve us later on when we were sitting by them so we ended up getting our own drinks. Appalling really.
Food and Drink: Our first morning and i sat down for breakfast, cut into my sausage to reveal pink meat inside. The same can be said for some chicken i had a few days later.The food and menu for lunch at the poolside restuarant was very good really and so was the service. The evening buffet wasn't too bad but i found the food to be a bit bland and there wasn't much choice for children. Me and my partner made the most of our all inclusive stay by consuming quite a fair bit of alcohol but after 2 weeks not one of us was drunk...not even the slightest bit tipsy. It is as if all the drinks are non-alcoholic. Beware the beer in the Erato bar. It is foul.
Entertainment: The entertainment( if you can call it that ) worked on a weekly rota basis so if you are there for 2 weeks, you will see the same performance twice the likes of Elvis impersonaters, Cypriot evenings etc.... The one evening, they had nothing on at all so they asked us if we wanted to play bingo. Peter and Diana are the 2 people who entertain during the day with water polo in the pool and water Aerobics and to their credit they do a decent job but there are too many long spells with nothing happening which leaves the parents having little time to relax.
Overall, this is nothing but a 3 star hotel which tries its best to be 4 star but has the potential with its facilities and location to be 5 star. We will not be returning and felt we didn't get value for our money.
not quite 4 starfrom mauharris
You get what you pay forfrom Mahoganyman
nudging 40c each day and 30c in the pool. The sea is a bit cooler, the water is clear and the sand is OK although sometimes a bit painful getting in due to rocks on the foreshore.
Unfortunalely, flotsum and litter has to be avoided in some isolated areas. Overall though good fun because the water is generally choppy with some decent waves.
Back at the hotel, just off the beach, the pool is a decent size and kept very clean as is the hotel and gardens. The beach side restaurant serves usual fayre 12-2pm and snacks afterwards or in takeaway boxes if preferred. You can order anything you like off the menu, but like the drinks, one at a time. For example, my 16 yr old son polished off lamb cutlets and chips then ordered the same again! Drinks are OK. Local beer tasted better from the beach side restaurant than in the hotel bar (urgh!). Entertainment pretty good from hard working Animation Team Peter and Diana, both appeared genuinely interested especially with the kids. Expect to find a lot of Russians, almost half when we were there. Also a lot of the staff Russians, is the hotel Russion owned? Still, suppose not as bad as fighting with Germans over sun beds. There were enough sun beds around most times of the day although it is true, as other people have said, that they seem to let anyone off the street use the facilities. This was particularly galling when a mother with 2 irritating young boys who spent all day on Sunday jumping in and out of the pool then had the audacity to deflate and take home 2 of the air beds that were for general use! I think the hotel management needs a wake up call on their relaxed attitude. It is not fair to those that have come a long way and paid the all inclusive price. They should also look at the other scam the Rep told us about. Apparently another Tour Operator does half board at this hotel so you will see other guests not wearing wrist bands. What happens is that their friends that have paid for all inclusive go and get their drinks! Simple solution to both problems is that the hotel should be all inclusive only and restrict all facilities to guests only. A security guard would'nt be a bad idea.
On the beachfrom gillian057
no way 4 starfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fantastic holidayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The food is ok but not that great - if you want traditional Greek or Cypriot food then forget it (unless it's Tuesday night when they have a Cypriot night and have kebab, hummus, etc and a Cypriot traditional dance act on) but it's all of a good edible but pretty bland standard.
We went all inclusive and could have breakfast, lunch and dinner (we only made breadkfast once but it was prob the best meal of the day) lunch was hot or cold and had some good fish and potatoes, rice that kind of things and dinner was meat fish and veg with salads etc but we found that some of the rules were a bit petty - such as one drink at a time (ie./ if you are nearing the end of your drink and you ask for another they say you have to completely finish your drink before you are allowed another which we found irritating) but at the same time these rules are prob there for ppl who take the mickey (although we hardly used the all inclusive at all as we were out each night so it was irritating to be treated like this when we were hardly eating or drinking our quota.)
The rooms are great. Nothing special but nothing to complain about. Clean, got everything you need, balcony, clean bedding and towels, everything worked ok. It's also pretty quiet so no noisey bars or anything to wake you. It's a great location. Nissi beach is just a stroll away, there's a beach at the foot of the pool and a pool bar. Trampolines for the kids (and big kids!) and lots of bars within 20mins walk or a quick taxi ride away.
Ayia Napa is rammed in the season but at the time when we went it was pretty quiet. I've got to say girls get loads of attention and you have to fight the lads off with a stick but you also get loads of free drinks and shots and the good thing is that they do take no for an answer and are respectful. Titanic was brilliant and the bar guy there was lovely and lots ofun. Also try Carwash the 70's disco and Monkey Business which are great hangouts too.
All in all a brilliant holiday and would go back.
Top Local Tips for Ayia Napa
Beaches 1) Konnos Bay - the lost paradise 6 points out of the 1-5 points scale 2) Nissi Beach - all shades of azure and turquoise waters deep to the sea but better to be there at the beginning of the season. Absolute pleasure.
All inclusive To get the best out of this hotel i would reccomend going all inclusive because they have so much to offer in the way of food and drinks and it's all free.
go at least once you have to go even for 1 night, even older people can go theres a wide mixture of people and most the teenagers dont go out until about 2am be cautious with your money and move from put to put to get the best deals because the 1st drinks always cheaper
Other names for Pavlonapa Beach Hotel
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- pavlo napa beach ayia
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- Address: 71, Nissi Ave. a pa P.O.Box 30219 - Ayia Napa - 2895341 - Cyprus
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