Flights under 6 hrs
4 1/2 hours
Suitable for babies
Suitable for toddlers
Suitable for children
Comp. 4-12 yrs (09h00 to 18h00)
Creche for under 3s
6mnths - 4yrs
â‚¬14 (approx Â£12)
Minimal jet lag
Check with your GP
Our ReviewA superb family hotel which is sleek, chic and totally geared for all sorts of tiny tearaways.
This contemporary hotel was completed redesigned 4 years ago to give it a fresh minimalist feel. The rooms are all a very good size with clean lines and awash with pale colours and whites to reflect the Mediterranean sun. We always look at any of our family hotels and ask ourselves if we would come here without children and the answer for the Almyra is definitely yes, although we will admit that the style isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The food is delicious, the hotel’s architecture (as you might imagine from a Design Hotel) is modern and edgy and the staff are all lovely. It is also the most family orientated hotel we have stayed in that doesn’t look like a bad day at Butlins. Yes there are plenty of children but here everyone looks as chic as the hotel. The real benefit is that you are all in the same boat. So you don’t look rather odd marching your buggy up and down to get the baby to sleep because there will always be a couple of others doing exactly the same. The pool also clears out after lunch as all the children have a nap! We also really liked the fact that when you have an early 7 pm dinner with your children you don’t feel like a pariah in an empty restaurant as all the other parents are doing the same. If you have a noisy nipper or a highseat cup throwing champion then all you get are knowing looks of sympathy rather than complaints to the management. The rooms are simply and chic and can take 2 adults and 1 child. The ground floor rooms have a terrace so you can walk straight out from them or use the terrace to sunbath whilst the younger members of the team are having a nap. For those with two children or after a bit more space our favourite rooms are the beautiful Kysima suites. These one bedroom suites are the nearest rooms to the sea with stunning views and come with their own sun loungers and each with its own roof top terrace. This is ideal spot for you to have an evening drink or even dinner on your roof terrace with your children tucked up in bed downstairs. Like its sister hotel, the Anassa, the Almyra has a crèche for 6 months-4 years old and a Kids Club for 4-11 year olds. This is ideal to give you a morning or afternoon off. If you then want to totally escape children altogether then the Spa Pool is for adults only. They have an adults only restaurant, Eauzone, for the evening so you can get a baby sitter and have a quiet evening together. The hotel also has a play area with Wendy Houses and slides and sunbeds on the lawn with plenty of shades where your little ones can play whilst you enjoy the weather. Both the Almyra and Anassa are famous for their ‘Baby Go Lightly’ options which are designed so that you need only bring your baby and they will supply the rest. They have everything from playmates to sterilizers, buggies to buckets and spades, bottle warmers to plastic beakers and plates. They even send you a list before you arrive to find out what food your children want to eat and on which nights. They can put together a full menu for your little ones down to the exact ingredients and how well blended you want the infants food! The upside to Cyprus is the flights are relatively pain free being only 4 ½ hours and, with BA, at pretty good times of the day. May, June and September have the best weather for children before it gets to hot (like most of the Mediterranean) So what are the downsides. The most important is the hotel doesn’t really have a beach. It does have a few metres of sand where you can at least build a sand castle but not enough to throw a Frisbee. As a result we don’t sell this hotel as a beach option. The second is Pathos. The hotel is in the town of Pathos but due to the extent of the gardens you don’t notice this. The benefit is that you can walk straight out to the shops and local taverners. If there is a downside it is that Pathos is a typical seaside resort town and therefore has the sort of restaurants and shops you would expect (including McDonalds and even Pizza Express). But it is still one of the quieter seaside towns we have seen in the Med and if your children are like ours then pizza always features high on their list of required culinary delights!
Total: 190 Rooms & Suites.
Inland View Room (28sqm) (2 adults & child or cot)
Terrace Garden View (28sqm plus terrace of 9sqm) (2 adults & child or cot)
Superior Sea View (28sqm) (2 adults & child or cot)
Veranda Sea View (28sqm plus veranda of 4.5sqm)(2 adults & child or cot)
Terrace Sea View (28sqm plus terrace of 8sqm)(2 adults & child or cot)
Junior Suite (35sqm) (2 adults & 1 child & 1 cot)
1 bedroom Suite (54sqm) (2 adults & 1 child & 1 cot)
2 bedroom suite (73sqm) (2 adults & 4 children or 4 adults & 2 children)
Kyma Suite (47sqm plus roof terrace) (2
adults & 1 child & cot).
All rooms except Veranda Sea View
interconnect including the Kyma Suites.
We recommend taking a Kyma Suite when possible. Otherwise for parents with infants the
terrace rooms allow you to sit outside whilst they are having a nap.
Things to do
THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS…Diving, Powerboat hire, Sailing, Parasailing, Wakeboarding, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Jetskis, Tennis, Squash.
I’M BORED (…& for children)…There is a play area and children’s pool as well as all the activities at the Kids Club. Children’s books and DVDs, board games and video games are also available. Or visit the Waterpark and Bird Park.
CHILDREN’S CLUB… The Almyra offers a crèche for children from 6 months to 4 years– it is open six days a week and costs Euros 30 (approx £26) for 3.5 hours either in the morning or afternoon or you can do all day – pre-booking is advised. The Smiling Dolphin Kids Club is for children aged 4-12years old and is complimentary, activities include cooking classes, t-shirt printing, beach games and treasure hunts. Evening activities are available at an additional charge there is also a lunch club available. During the summer months the Hercules Teen Club is open for children aged 12-17.
SUITABLE FOR… Everyone (so long as you don’t need a huge beach).
ARE WE THERE YET?.. Flight to Pathos and a 15 minute drive to the hotel.
I’M HUNGRY… There are three restaurants including Mosaic’s which serves early buffet supper for children from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Eauzone restaurant is adults only. Mosaic’s supplies plastic plates and cups. Nochios restaurant is next to the pool with lovely sea views and serves lunch and occasionally dinner.
BABYSITTING & COSTS… From Euros 14 per day depending on the time of the day or evening and the number of children they are looking after. The hotel doesn’t have a baby listening service and monitors wont stretch to either the pool or restaurants.BABY GO LIGHTLY The hotel can supply you with everything you need from baby baths, sterilisers, bottle warmers, nappy changing mats and playmats to tailor-made children’s menus which included your specified ingredients and even how blended it needs to be. You can talk to the chef before you arrive to organise a whole menu for your stay based on what food your little sweet heart needs.
COSTS FOR CHILDREN… One child (under 12 yrs) or infant (under 2 yrs) sharing parents room is free. 1-3 children (0-12 yrs) in own Studio Suite or Garden Studio Suite get a 50% on rate (25% discount during August)
PRICES FROM… Euro 140 per person per night (approx. £117) on B&B.
WHAT YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK… Just pack your bambinos and the hotel will supply the rest.
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understated luxury, lovely staff, delicious food, great room
SP & George aged 18 months - Read Full Review
We had a really lovely time and well done for recommending the Almyra to us as it was everything we wanted - understated luxury, lovely staff, delicious food, great room and a great pool. The shade over the pool was a real bonus as it climbed to 34 on the last few days so we spent our time in the pool without worrying about the sun. It was our first holiday where there are so many families but the hotel is big enough that it didn't feel too crowded, the rooms aren't very soundproofed though! Thank you for the fantastic service from Ultimate Hideaways, it was organised perfectly and with a personal touch that we appreciated.
SP & George aged 18 months
Fantastic – really couldn’t be faulted
GE & Mia (aged 5) - Read Full Review
What was your room like?
The room was a good size and very clean and comfortable. Towels etc were replenished very regularly and all the housekeeping staff were very helpful. The beds were very comfortable, including the child’s bed. We had a minor problem with the lighting when we first arrived (a fuse had gone I think!) but this was rectified very quickly. My only criticism would be that the room was rather noisy at night as it faced the gardens next to the road. There was quite a lot of traffic noise but luckily we are all heavy sleepers! If I went again, I would request a garden room at the back of the hotel. We didn’t really miss the sea view as we were only in the room to sleep and spent a lot of time outside by the pool as the weather was so nice. The sea view rooms are very nice (including the ones on the upper floors) if you are going to spending time in your room in the evening perhaps with very young children. Restaurant & Food? Fantastic breakfasts every day with so much choice! We ate in the restaurant once when we first arrived for the Valentines special dinner and it was amazing. Fabulous food and the staff made such a fuss of all of us. It is also a very beautiful room to eat in. We also had bar snacks and room service a couple of times, all of which were excellent. Mia and I decided to have afternoon tea in the lobby one day and that was really good – fantastic cakes! Beach (locally)? The beach is quite small but we went down on it a couple of times to paddle. To be honest, the pool at the hotel is so lovely that we didn’t feel the need to use the beach very much. Swimming Pool and Garden Area? What can I say – amazing! We spent a lot of time by the pool and Mia found plenty of children to play with and splash in the pool. Always very clean, great service from the staff who were around for drinks etc. We enjoyed lying on the sun loungers watching the kids play. The gardens are beautiful and Mia enjoyed looking at all the lovely plants and flowers. The Jacuzzi was also a big hit with the children as it was so warm. Spa, Activities? We were able to swim in the spa pool every morning as it was open for children then. It was very quiet and we often had it to ourselves which was great. Again, clean and a real pleasure to use. Staff were great, unobtrusive yet around if you needed them. I also used the spa in the afternoon when it was adults only and it was again very quiet and relaxing. We even braved the outdoor pool at the spa. Just lovely! Service and staff? Service was faultless at all times. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were so attentive to Mia, giving her treats and extra biscuits with her drinks etc, all of which really adds to the fun! Mia went to kids club once and again the staff there were great. Overall Opinion of the Hotel? Fantastic – really couldn’t be faulted. We had such a great time. I would recommend it to anyone. Did you manage to visit anywhere or do any activities that you would or for that matter wouldn’t recommend? We went to the Paphos Mosaics and the Castle which were both worth going to on a day when perhaps the weather isn’t so good. We also found some lovely places to eat. Gina’s Place which is opposite the hotel is great for lunch and we also went to a Japanese restaurant, Sakura, for sushi and teppanyaki a couple of times. Both places are very child friendly, giving out extra ice cream, balloons, children’s chopsticks etc. What was the weather like? Great. Much better than we expected, usually around 21 degrees but did get as high as 24. Speaking to some of the locals, this is much better than expected for February so I think that we were lucky.
GE & Mia (aged 5)