The Almyra is a 5* contemporary chic hotel within walking distance of the historic town of Paphos, Cyprus. Wonderful sea views, four excellent restaurants, Explorers kids club and superb facilities make the Almyra a perfect family oriented luxury hotel.
At a Glance
Stunning seafront location in the historic town of Paphos
Perfect for families with great children's facilities
Explorers kids club catering for children as young as four months up to teenagers
Choice of four restaurants and dining on your own terrace
Luxurious spa with extensive range of treatments
Ideal location from which to explore Paphos and the island of Cyprus
The canopy over the kids pool is a great touch and is indicative of how family orientated this hotel is.Scott Dunn team
Book a Kyma Suite for the private roof top terrace alone. Drinks or dinner can be served up there whilst you relax overlooking the Mediterranean.Scott Dunn team
Sip a cocktail on the balcony of the main bar at sunset. The view over the old harbor and Mediterranean is stunning.Alice Moseley
Enjoy a dip in the black slate pool and dry off on one of the comfy day beds under the pergola, whilst the children let off steam in the Dolphin's kids' club.Katherine Gotla
The new and improved Explorer children's clubs are fantastic. There's a spacious club for the 4s and under (with outside area and sleep room), plus a separate club for the over 4s, so they can run around and make as much noise, without disturbing the little ones.Katherine Gotla
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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Almyra or take a look at other properties with a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club
Set amongst eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and overlooking the sun drenched Mediterranean, lies the Almyra hotel. Laze on one of the many terraces and embrace the peaceful, panoramic sea views.
The hotel has been designed in a contemporary style with light, bright and modern furnishings creating a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Rooms are light and minimalist in design, giving them a very fresh feel. There are spacious junior suites and interconnecting rooms ideal for families and the Kyma suites boast harbor views from candle lit rooftop terraces.
Mouthwatering dining options greet guests at the Almyra. From Japanese to local Mediterranean cuisine and from freshly grilled seafood to the hotel's specialty Meze, you are spoiled for choice. The AlmyraSpa is purpose built with incredible views from almost every treatment room, offering a range of organic and marine based therapies. The couples treatment room is a real romantic haven, with a long private balcony facing out to the sea. The resort has freshwater swimming pools, including an adult only pool near the Spa and a separate children's pool.
The Almyra hotel is within walking distance from Paphos, where you can wander down and enjoy fresh seafood at one of the many tavernas overlooking the busy fishing harbor. For a spot of ancient history, visit the House of Dionysus with its stunning Roman mosaics.
Scott Dunn and Thanos Hotels have an exciting childcare partnership and are offering dedicated and expert programs for children of all ages, from four months to teenagers. The Explorers kids club, managed by Scott Dunn UK qualified childcare experts and supported by local child carers, is based in a newly revamped children's club space. All our staff are vetted and trained to the highest standards with the necessary expertise in their chosen field to provide an exciting and innovative program of on and off site activities, ensuring your little ones have a truly adventurous vacation.
Your children will make new friends, learn new skills and explore their imagination as they become artists, inventors, explorers, sporting heroes or chefs. At each club there are spacious indoor and outdoor play areas stocked with plenty of toys and games available for all ages as well as a dedicated sleep room for the younger ones. New for 2016, the Almyra features an exciting playground located near the tennis courts, which has some trampolines, a play fort and even some zip wires. At the club we also provide lunch, snacks and high tea. The Almyra's family friendly approach extends to special menus in some of the restaurants and a babysitting service.
Almyra has 189 rooms, suites and family studios, all elegantly designed and with stunning sea or garden views. Many of the suites have their own verandas or terraces with some having separate living rooms, whilst all have exclusive extra amenities. Guests have the ability to create their own perfect family suite with interconnecting room and suite options.
|Superior Sea View||
These stylish rooms are located in the main building of the hotel, with marble floors and panoramic views of the sea and Paphos castle through sliding floor-to-ceiling windows. An extra bed or baby cot can be accommodated. 28sq m.
There are also Inland view rooms of the same layout and size.
|Terrace Sea View Room||
Located on the ground floor of the main building, this room has marble floors and a sea-view terrace that extends onto the beautifully landscaped Mediterranean gardens. An extra bed or baby cot can be accommodated and interconnecting rooms are available. 28sq m.
The terrace garden rooms are exactly the same but have garden views.
|Veranda Sea View Room||
This airy room has marble floors and panoramic views of the sea and Paphos castle from a private balcony. An extra bed or baby cot can be accommodated; some of the rooms can be interconnected with a Junior Suite for additional space and convenience. 28sq m.
Ideal for young families, this spacious suite can accommodate a couple, an extra bed for a child up to the age of 12 and a cot. Sliding floor-to-ceiling windows in some suites open onto a balcony with panoramic sea views. Some suites connect to a Veranda Sea View or Terrace Sea View Room. 35sq m.
These spacious open-plan suites, occupying a privileged seafront location, have a sitting and bedroom area with spectacular sea views. Outside, there is a seafront terrace leading onto the lawn with a personal king size ‘day-bed’. There is also a roof-top terrace with panoramic views of Paphos harbor. 44-47sq m.
|One Bedroom Suite||
This luxurious suite has a separate bedroom and living room with magnificent sea views. The living room has a further separate bathroom. Amenities include CD and DVD players, an espresso machine and exclusive bathroom toiletries. One extra bed and a baby cot can be accommodated. 55sq m.
|Two Bedroom Suite||
This magnificent suite has wide-reaching ocean views, two bedrooms and a living room with further separate bathroom. Additional amenities include an espresso machine and exclusive bathroom toiletries. One extra bed and a baby cot can be accommodated in each of the two bedrooms. 73sq m.
|Aethon seaview rooms||
These rooms are for adults only and do not interconnect with any other room type.
Our younger guests at the Almyra are guaranteed a fun-filled and memory-packed vacation, whilst parents sit back and enjoy a well-earned break. The Explorers kids club looks after children from as young as 4 months to 11 years, with a range of creative and sporting activities designed to excite and inspire. Children to age 4 are based in the main building, in a large, airy space with its own sleep room, kitchen and a open plan play area. There's easy access to the playground, kitchen garden and new playground with fort and zip wires. The older children (5+) are based in another spacious section on the lower floor of the main building of the Almyra, with easy access to the main pool. The aim of this age group is to be out and about within the resort but for the times when it's too hot, it's a perfect space for children to discover and explore the chill out area with library, interactive games systems, take part in the home theatre or create their own vacation movie.
The club is open 9.30am to 5.30pm, 6 days a week, Thursday to Tuesday (closed Wednesday). The teenager opening hours are more flexible and there's the addition of evening entertainment two nights per week in July and August for children aged 8 years and over. Places at Explorers must be paid for at time of booking. Costs include most on and off site activities, drinks, snacks, lunch and high tea.
|Globetrotters - 4 months - 2 years||
When it comes to looking after our youngest guests, good communication with parents is absolutely key. Our experienced nannies will take time to discuss your child’s routine and go out of their way to follow it, to help keep your child happy and settled. The daily activities have been tailored taking into account the weather and of course the fun factor. Complimentary nappies, swimming nappies, wipes, fresh milk, purees and meals freshly made prepared on a daily basis are provided during club hours. When it’s nap time, they can settle down in the specially designed sleep room.
|Adventurers - 3 to 4 years||
This age group is kept busy with lots of fantastic activities. Children can get creative with locally inspired activities like designing their own mosaics, baking delicious Cypriot cakes or taking part in traditional Cypriot games in the garden organized by the amazing Explorers childcare team.
|Voyagers - 5 to 7 years||
Voyagers spend much of their time out and about making the most of the exciting activities and sporting facilities the resort and the Explorer team have on offer. Elements of the Cypriot culture and tradition are transferred in a fun and interactive way for children to learn and discover for example trying out the local Cypriot dance moves and finding out what’s growing in the kitchen garden. When they do have some chill out time, an area full of toys and games welcomes them where they can catch up with their new friends.
|Pioneeers - 8 to 11 years||
There is a busy and energetic program of sport and activities organized by the cool and active Rangers from the Explorers childcare team. Most of the activities will be spent out and about in the resort, and the program will also include some off site activities.
Families can easily arrange babysitting with UK qualified and local English speaking staff. Prices are as follows:
1 child: €16 per hour
2 children: €18 per hour
3 children: €21 per hour
This can be arranged locally at reception on arrival. Exclusively for Scott Dunn guests only, pre booking can be arranged in advance.
Almyra has some fantastic restaurants, as well as several lounges and bars serving a delicious selection of wines and cocktails. You can choose from Cypriot dishes or a wide range of international cuisines, and children's menus are also available in all the restaurants. In addition, private BBQs and excellent room service provide you with the opportunity to eat in additional luxury and privacy. Guests booked on half board at the Almyra can also enjoy the main buffet restaurant at the Annabelle, located next door. This can be booked via the guest services desk at the Almyra in advance.
There are five freshwater swimming pools, one indoors, one adults-only, one for babies and toddlers and another two facing the sea. There is also a sauna, hot tub, gym and children's playground.
The al fresco Notios fuses Japanese food with sensuous Mediterranean flavors. The Executive Chef loves experimenting but is equally passionate about simple, honest food, resulting in exciting, modern cuisine. Notios is open for lunch and dinner from April to November (weather-permitting the rest of the year).
Mosaics is Almyra’s main restaurant, catering for all tastes with modern Mediterranean and International buffets, à la carte selections, live à la minute cooking and vibrant theme nights (including Traditional Cyprus, Seafood Market and Asian-Pacific). From a simple salad to swordfish kebabs to sumptuous homemade desserts.
Beachfront Ouzeri epitomizes all that is best about Cypriot seaside dining - light snacks, local specialties, the cool sea breeze and live entertainment several nights a week. It's open April to November only.
AlmyraSpa’s Eauzone restaurant, adjacent to the Spa, is a relaxing poolside haven with unobstructed sea views. Snack on light bites with an Asian twist or refresh with a therapeutic tonic or tea. Please note: AlmyraSpa and Eauzone restaurant are only open to guests over the age of 16.
Located on the right side of the lobby is Aeras, Almyra's newest restaurant serving Asian Fusion dishes, all locally sourced with the freshest fish and seafood.
The Helios Lounge Bar is a comfortable venue serving coffee, cakes, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day - especially at sunset.
The main pool, suitable for everyone is heated to 29°C and measures 11 x 21.5m and there is also an Infinity Pool heated between 26-29°C and offering 33 x 7m of space to swim. There are then two adult pools; the Eauzone Outdoor pool, which measures 23.5 x 5m and the Indoor Spa Pool which measures 9.7 x 5m. Children are not permitted the Indoor pool between April and October.
For children, the 4.5 x 4.5m Kids Pool is also heated between 26-29°C.
Relax in the Almyraspa™ with its beautiful sea views. It has six treatment rooms and three spa suites offering organic and marine-based therapies. The Spa has an indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool, yoga deck, saunas, steam rooms, Vichy showers, gym, hair salon, tennis court and restaurant.
An incredible range of activities are offered at Almyra to ensure fun for all the family. There is a floodlit tennis court, extensive gym, table-tennis and three nearby golf courses. Almyra and the surrounding Paphos region offer a host of activities to satisfy even the most active family members. Dive beneath the waves that gave birth to the legendary Aphrodite, goddess of love; play golf year-round on fairways perched high above the sea; kite-surf, rock-climb, mountain-bike, pony-trek or parasail; visit vineyards and monasteries, sail around secluded bays or venture on a jeep safari deep into the green heart of Cyprus – the Troodos Mountains. Parasailing, windsurfing and waterskiing are available on Almyra beach with kite-surfing available nearby. Almyra can arrange all these activities.
Almyra can arrange excursions to nearby dive sites as well as lessons for non-divers – from a taster to an internationally-recognised qualification.
There are four world class golf courses within a 22 km radius of Almyra.
Elea Championship Golf Course was newly opened in 2010. Designed by Sir Nick Faldo, situated just 7km from Almyra, Elea is a challenging and technically unique 18 hole championship course with mature Carob trees posing more challenges between it's immaculate imported Kentucky Blue Grass greens.
The championship 18-hole, par 72 Minthis Hills Golf Club, with its high ocean views, offers all abilities year-round golfing just 14km away.
18km from Paphos, the 18-hole, par 72 Secret Valley Golf Course measures over 6,300m, with large chipping area, driving range and video coaching.
Aphrodite Hills is an undulating 18 hole, par 71 championship course perched on two high sea-view plateaus 22kms from Almyra. The Academy features a double-ended 350m range with bunkers and targets.
|Paphos - European Capital of Culture 2017||
2017 Will be an exiting year for Cyprus and Paphos in particular as the city has been anointed European Capital of Culture for 2017. The year will be filled with a series of events, attractions and festivals to mark the occasion. More information about these events can be found here.
Location & Directions
Almyra is right on the seafront, close to the old harbor in Paphos town. Paphos Airport is only 15km away.
When to go
The climate in Cyprus warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter. From March/April onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May and October are particularly pleasurable months.