Built in a unique Roman palatial design, Queens Gardens is a luxurious retreat with beautiful landscaped gardens, fountain and breathtaking views overlooking the mountains. It is centrally located, only one minute from a blue flag beach and the harbour is less than a ten minute walk, where there are an excellent choice of international restaurants, including traditional Cypriot cuisine, exclusive jewellers selling unique designs and beautiful leather goods.
The penthouse has a magnificent shared pool, secure private parking, as well as security gates to the entrance of Queens Gardens.
The entrance to the apartment immediately leads into the open plan lounge area with patio doors and windows to the ceiling, which overlook the manicured gardens and fountain from the balcony. It is furnished with a leather suite seating 6 people, a leather lamp table, a 37" plasma T.V with freeview, and playstation. The dining area has a glass dining table with seating for 6 people. Patio doors alongside it overlook the gardens and swimming pool from the balcony. The open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, faces the dining area and lounge. It is fully equipped with cooker, hob, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine.
Off the dining area, there is a hall which leads to the three double bedrooms. The master bedroom is tastefully furnished with a queen sized bed, dressing table, mirror and exceedingly generous wardrobe space. The en-suite, fully tiled, is spacious with a bath and over head shower, wash basin, mirror and toilet. The balcony overlooks the gardens and swimming pool, and has a table and chairs to sit and relax whilst watching the world go by.The other 2 bedrooms, furnished exactly the same as the master bedroom, have two single beds each, which can be pushed together, again, each with generous wardrobe space. They share a fully tiled bathroom with a bath and over head shower, wash basin and toilet. They also share an extensive balcony with two table and chairs and a view overlooking the Old Town and a distant view of the mountains.
Behind the lounge is a spiral staircase leading to the private roof terrace, complete with a barbecue, sun-loungers and stunning views overlooking the gardens, fountain, pool and mountains. Heaven!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Municipal Beach (Blue Flag Beach) 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos Airport|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
* Change of linen/towels mid-holiday available at cost.
* Towels NOT for use by pool.
* Welcome pack on request.
* Meet and Greet available at airport.
* Playstation available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Underground secure parking. Security gates and security guard.
Swimming pool not heated, however, the sun warms the water comfortably.
Paphos is probably the most appealing and beautiful part of Cyprus to visit since it is has historical places of interest, as well as a bustling town with plenty of amenities on offer. The climate is warm and sunny all year, even during the winter. Temperatures range from 18 degrees in the winter to 32 degrees in the height of the summer.
Paphos Airport is only a 20 minute drive to Queens Gardens. The apartment is situated in Tomb Of The Kings Road, a central location to every amenity available. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, supermarkets, banks, internet cafes, hairdressers, beauty salons, pharmacies and a medical centre, all within walking distance. The main local hospital is a very short drive.
The beach, (a blue flag beach) is across the road, a couple of minutes walk away.
The main tourist area by the harbour, is a 15 minute walk, where there is free parking. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and shops along the harbour. If you head to the right from the harbour, you can walk around the Marina and see the Old Roman Fort.
Paphos Waterpark and Go-Karting are located on the other side of the tourist area, past all the 5 star hotels, Annabelle, Alexander the Great etc. (These are the other side of Paphos to the east)
Boat trips and boat hire are from the harbour.
Coral Bay is a small resort further up the coast, with one of the longest and finest stretches of golden sand in the area. It has excellent watersports. Turn right out of the apartment and continue up the Tomb Of The Kings Road. As you leave Paphos, after approximately 15 minutes, you will see a big bay on your left where the sea is very close to the road. Just past there, as it becomes built up again, turn left at the crossroads, this is Coral Bay. Go past the shops and bars and as you go down the hill, the main public beach is on your left. If you prefer a beach which is less busy, continue straight on and take the first left turn. You will see this beach next to a big hotel.
The Mosaics Of Paphos, houses mosaics dating back to the Roman times - they are a major historical treasure and well worth a visit.
The Sea Caves and Akamis Peninsula can be reached by going straight on at the crossroads mentioned in the previous paragraph. After 10 minutes you come to St Agios Georgios (St Georges Church), this is a pretty little fishing hamlet with a small quiet beach. You can also go to the Sea Caves by boat from Paphos harbour. From here you enter the Akamis Peninsula which is a remote rocky national park, a beautiful area with a rugged coastline. A 4x4 is recommended for the unmade roads. It is very quiet, a contrast from the lively Paphos.
Troodos Mountains, which are further afield, are very beautiful with pine forests and stunning views. It is also recommended to visit Kykkos Monastery, spendidly situated on a sprawling area of land. Inside the ceilings and walls are decorated with the most beautiful, intricate mosaics ever seen. Head towards Limassol (East) and then head off left. It is recommended to purchase a map for directions.There is a motorway now, which speeds up the journey. If you continue, you could go as far as Platres, also in the mountains.
Petra Tou Romeo - the most beautiful place on this earth! Drive east past the airport for about 15 minutes. You will pass a couple of golf course developments, one called, The Secret Valley and the other Aphrodite Hills. At this point, you are able to pull up on the side of the road and survey the stunning scenery. A little further, you will come to Petra Tou Romeo where there is a car park and a cafe to buy some cold drinks, snacks and ice-cream. You can walk under the road, and across to the famous spot. This is the "place of romance" since in ancient Greek mythology, it is said that Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, rose out of the sea! It has the most magical quality about it ,the sea is turquoise and clear, and the sun glistens off the rocks. It gives you an inner feeling of peace and tranquillity!
Queens Gardens is on the fringe of the tourist area, at the beginning of the Tomb Of The Kings Road. It is an ideal location for wedding guests to stay. If you turn right out of the apartments there are many restaurants within a short walk. King Zorbas is 4 or 5 minutes walk on the left hand side of the road, they have a 'Greek Night' with dancing and music and a set menu including some local wine. It is great fun and an enjoyable experience.
A little further along on the corner of the first set of traffic lights, is an upmarket Chinese restaurant called Phuket, serving mouth watering dishes.
Another Chinese, highly recommended, is on Poseidonis Ave (the road along the seafront). If you park at the big harbour car park and walk with the sea on your right, you will find The Imperial, it is above a Brazilian restaurant. It is a very classy restaurant, with views across the harbour area. The food is exquisite and is well favoured by the locals! Be prepared to queue for a table. .
Shops - There are a selection of small supermarkets for buying the basics, next to the apartment, opposite and more, further along the Tomb Of The Kings Road. There is a big supermarket, E&S, if you turn left at the garden centre traffic lights towards the old town, it is on the right just past the Cosmic bowling centre. You can see this from the roof terrace if you look up towards the old town and the mountains. The E+S is huge and cheaper than the local shops so worth it if you are buying more than a few essentials.
Drink - Local beers brewed on the island are Keo and Carlsberg export, these are served in all the Tavernas but Guiness and some bitters can be found at the English pubs. Keo also do wines, and Aphrodite is a local white wine. Most international drinks can be bought.
Local activities as mentioned previously , include the Municipal blue flag beach, hiring bikes, golf, horse-riding, water-sports, go-karting, quad biking, boat rides and lots of sight seeing.