Guaranteeing a luxury stay with its flashy 5 star rating and multi-award winning status, Elysium Hotel will instantly wow you with its private beach setting, upmarket dining scene and a lake-size pool which is spread across different levels. The hotel has a deluxe feel throughout with marble colours dominating its reception, large candle holders lighting its grounds and decorative spa.
Matching its premium look, guests will also benefit from an outstanding service with smartly dressed staff waiting on you hand and foot. Location-wise, you’re on the sun-kissed coast of Paphos, which means far-stretching Mediterranean views come sunset – there’s no wonder the hotel is a dedicated wedding specialist.
This hotel welcomes its guests to their rooms in style with a complimentary drink upon arrival alongside plush Molton Brown toiletries and a 40-inch smart TV. Ranging from deluxe doubles featuring a furnished balcony to family maisonettes complete with a living area and Royal villas with private pools – all styles are catered for.
In terms of design, everything has a sophisticated vibe from the thick fabric curtains to the high-quality bedspreads and statement accent chairs. If you’re wondering what amenities come as standard, all stays come equipped with air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a safety deposit box as well as homely perks such as coffee making facilities as well as bathrobes and slippers. Those we have chosen to upgrade can benefit from some fancy extras too like an iPod docking station.
Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board options are all available here, plus with five restaurants onsite you won’t be stuck eating the same thing night after night.
Lemonia Piazza: As your go-to for breakfast this light and airy venue serves up delicious morning options ranging from light pastries to cold meats and sizzling favourites. Start you day in style with a glass of Champagne, or if you have a heavy head from the night before stick to a fruit juice.
Epicurean Restaurant: This fancy dining room complete with ornate ceiling lighting and white tablecloths is an instant hit with its live cooking stations dishing out international fare. There’s also a kid’s menu for the hotel’s smallest guests.
Ristorante Bacco: Specialising in Italian fare, this cosy eatery has a warm feel with its exposed brick walls, terracotta and creme colour scheme, not to mention flowers positioned on its tables. Tuck into hand-rolled pasta and succulent meat dishes, before choosing a wine from its rustic cellar.
O’Shin Restaurant: You’ll instantly recognise this as the Asian restaurant due to its simplistic décor with intricate room dividers giving the place an oriental appearance. Head here for Sake alongside a variety or sushi.
Mediterraneo Restaurant: With the lapping sea providing the background noise, sample the finest Mediterranean flavours from its open-air tables while you take advantage of your close proximity to the coast.
Astria Bar: This drinking spot is known for its cosy atmosphere with its use of dark wood, low-lighting and cushioned seating. The bar is well-stocked with premium cocktails and high-end spirits among its beverages, as for entertainment you’ll find live music most evenings.
Café Occidental: Serving all-day finger food to a gourmet standard with afternoon tea on the menu alongside cocktails come sunset, this café meets bar covers all tastes.
Mare Nostrum Pool Bar: If you’re in desperate need of a refreshment while sunbathing, this waterside bar will keep you hydrated with its juices and soft drinks, not to mention cocktails when you fancy something alcoholic in the sun.
*Please note – reservations may be required, and some venues will be chargeable depending on your board type.
At the centre of the hotel’s action sits a spacious pool area, where guests can enjoy leisurely swims or relaxing dips in its hydro massage rotunda which can be found at its centre. Royal guests can also enjoy their own adults only number perfect for those seeking some exclusivity. Energetic types, on the other hand, will be happy to learn that there are two tennis courts as well as underwater adventures thanks to the hotel’s collaboration with the Cyprus Scuba Diving Centre.
There’s also an air-conditioned gym filled with the most up-to-date machines alongside one to one training for anyone looking for some motivation. If you’re travelling with easily bored little ones, parents can also take advantage of a kids’ club for those aged between three and 12. What’s more, there’s a creche onsite for the hotel’s smallest guests aged between four and 35 months – a godsend for new parents. Or, you can always cleanse your mind, body and soul with a spa visit. This aromatic space is a wellness must with its indulgent treatments and tranquil indoor pool, not forgetting there’s a range of pampering techniques designed especially for men.
Adjacent to an archaeological must-see
This hotel gets the thumbs up for its fantastic setting not only are you adjacent to the Tomb of Kings, one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus, but it also offers sweeping panoramas of the Mediterranean with an artificial beach out front. If you want to leave the hotel for a few drinks or even a bite to eat, Paphos Harbour can be reached in just 20 minutes by foot.