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Excellent 5/5 18 reviews

"Fun in the sun"

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.5km

A spacious, airy & well-equipped apartment. Suited to couples or young families

A fully equipped apartment: Kitchen - Oven with ceramic hob, Kettle, Toaster, Fridge ( Freezer), Microwave and washing machine.

Entertainment: Flat Screen TV with 'Clearstream' Internet TV (giving access to UK and International TV). Comprehensive Internet Movie library to suit all tastes and ages. DVD & CD players with I-Pod accessibility. Large 'Paperback' Library (updated by previous guests) with a variation of fictional subjects.

Accommodation: Comfortable seating. Patio Doors leading out to a spacious balcony (with sea & pool views).

Bedroom: 2 Single (pine framed) beds with comfortable mattresses. Plenty of wardrobe space with large chest of draws.

Bathroom: Full suite with free flowing shower over bath.

Comfort: All windows & doors have Solar reflective Fly Screens, together with Ceiling fans to all rooms and Air-Conditioning (included in price).

This property is south facing with the sun on the balcony for most of the day. Balcony has shaded areas for reading, eating and for sheltering from the occasional rain!

This property is particularly suited to couples of retirement years owing to its quiet location, lift access, central location and 'walking distance' to local amenities. Winter Sun Bookings available.

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Full inclusive service including: Meet & Greet (at either Paphos or Larnaca International Airports), Transfers to & from apartments, Wi-Fi, Internet TV, Beach Towels and Personal Sun Loungers by the Pool - all add to a 'stress-free' and relaxing holiday. Breakfast Welcome Pack also included with complimentary Bottle of Wine!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tomb of the Kings Municipal 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Paphos 15 km, Nearest railway: N/A
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access
Further details indoors

This apartment is clean, well maintained, updated and above all safe! The towels & linen are renewed annually to ensure continual comfort.

Towels & Linen changed weekly at no extra charge.

Beach Towels supplied in these apartments.

All crockery, cutlery, cookware & utensils checked & replaced following any signs of damage or during start of season annual 'spring clean'.

Digital safe also installed to secure your valuables throughout your stay.

A full 'Information Book' is provided (which is regularly updated) to illustrate: recommended places to eat, local sites & attractions, places to visit together with information about the apartment.

A (local network) Mobile telephone available for use (to negate the costly calls from a UK mobile) included with price. Top-Up units payable at cost (€5, €10 & €2)

Wi-Fi for use in the apartment throughout your stay.

Internet TV available, providing a variety of channels including your favourite soaps! International programs also available. Access to comprehensive 'Internet' Movie Library at no extra charge.

Personal Sun Loungers (with cushions) on both balcony & Pool Areas.

For 'late arrivals' the option of a freshly prepared hot meal waiting for you, together with locally produce bread & bottle of wine.

24 Hour Emergency Contact: Medical (local Doctor), Dentist, Hospital and maintenance issues throughout the holiday period.

Optional conveyancing by owners if requested (subject to availability)

Further details outdoors

There are two large swimming pools with an adjacent children's paddling pool set in attractive communal gardens. Showers and toilet facilities provided. Private Sun Loungers (with cushions) are provided at the Communal Pool for your personal use.

The apartment is located centrally with easy access to local amenities. Supermarket within 400 metets of the apartment, together with a 24 hour 'mini' market situated within 50 meters.

Located on the main Bus route between Paphos Harbour & Coral Bay with its blue flag beaches and local centres.

Easy walking distance to restaurants, banks, shops, pharmacy and 24 Hour Medical Centre.

Coral Bay 'Blue Flag' Beach - 15min Bus Ride away.

Further details

This apartment is available all year and bookings taken on a 'First Come, First Served' basis.

So what do you get when booking with Apollo Rentals: Introduction/ Welcome at the property when you arrive, Breakfast Welcome Pack, Weekly Laundry Change (not Winter Sun), Air-Conditioning included, Ceiling fans, Solar Reflective Fly Screens on each window & door, Internet TV, Beach Towels provided, Personal Sun-Loungers by the pool, Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi with I-Pod connectivity, Sea Views and 24 Hour Emergency contact.

An optional Meet & Greet with transfers to & from the property is available from both Paphos & Larnaca airports.

Optional use of baby equipment for Infant & toddlers with competitive prices.

This apartment is also suitable for honeymoon couples.

The Paphos region

Paphos was once the Islands Capital. It is a relaxing seaside resort on the South West corner of the island. It enjoys year round sunshine with an average summer temperature of around 35'C and an average winter minimum temperature of 25'C.This is an island of adventure and history, the birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite and the gateway to Egypt, Asia and Africa.

An Island of contrasts from the cool pine covered Troodos Mountains to the miles of attractive coastline with golden beaches and crystal clear waters, Cyprus has something for everyone. English is widely spoken across the island and driving is on the left.

Kato Paphos

PAPHOS REGION CATERS FOR EVERYONE: Beautiful peaceful countryside, cosmopolitan resort, great beaches, excellent nightlife and restaurants, historical sites, numerous activities, close to golf courses.

Cyprus is almost guaranteed sunshine every day and so a great time to relax and enjoying all that is there. A choice of sporting activities: golf, mini golf, 'go karting', water sports, fishing and hiking. A big water park for the kids and a bird sanctuary too.

COAST/BEACHES: The nearest beach is within 10 minutes walk, or alternatively you can take a short bus/car journey to Coral Bay Beach and Vardas Beach with their golden sands. Further out are numerous secluded sandy bays and unspoilt beaches of the Akamas Peninsular.

GOLF: 3 top quality 18 hole courses within easy driving distance open all year round. Tsada; stunning scenery, in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains. Secret Valley; Dramatic sculptural rock formations. Aphrodite; Stunning views of the sea and excellent clubhouse.

SKIING: Between January and March at Mount Olympus, one hour’s drive. 4 ski lifts and several cafes/restaurants.

SHOPPING: Bustling centres have everything from local handicrafts to designer labels.

NIGHTLIFE: Enjoy a drink and a meal at one of many bars or restaurants. Dance at one of the many nightclubs.

Or just put your feet up and relax with a book by the pool.

PAPHOS has something for everyone, whether sun-seeker, classicist, historian, explorer, nature lover, golfer, sports enthusiast or for a relaxing romantic Greek style holiday with superb scenery.

TOMB OF THE KINGS, Ancient Burial site is walking distance from the Apartment. Local Bars, Tavernas, Restaurants and Mini Supermarkets are also but a few minutes walk away.

DISTANCES: The delightful Harbour and medieval fort of Paphos are 10 minutes bus ride away.

Picturesque trails in Troodos Mountains or the rugged beauty of the Akamas Peninsular about 1 hour’s drive or bus ride.

Limassol, the largest resort is an hour’s drive.

Nicosia and Larnaca are at the centre – about 2 hrs drive.

Trips to Egypt, Rhodes and Symi, can be arranged by the local Tourist Information Office.

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Review 1-10 of 18

12 Jun 2014

5/5

"Fabulous Apartment"

Just returned after a three week stay at the Athena apartment in Regina Gardens. Got picked up by Steve at the airport and driven direct to our destination.
The apartment is fully equipped complete with a welcome pack to get us off to a grand start to the holiday. The following day we met David together with Steve to go through the features of this impressive apartment. It is very spacious and the balcony is superb with table and four chairs and two sun loungers. The views from the balcony overlooks the well stocked gardens with the added bonus of getting the sun in the afternoon. Regina Gardens is well located to all aminities, approx 5-10 minute walk to Lidl. Overall, A lovely relaxing stay , have rebooked for 2015.

We continue to listen our guests and the feedback offered during & after the holiday. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and our 'Apollo' hospitality. We have already confirmed your booking for 2015 and look forward to your return. Thank you so much for taking the time to record your testimonial. Steve & David - Apollo Rentals, Paphos.

22 May 2014

5/5

"Loved it... Stay away.... it's ours, all ours!"

We've visited this area of Cyprus a few times and always enjoyed ourselves... but never as much as this. We loved every minute of our stay in Athena, just about the best equipped self-catering a… More

Wow, what can I say! Thank you so very much for your complimentary review. It was our pleasure to welcome you both to our Athena Apartment and thank you for looking after it during your stay.We are very proud of what we have achieved for our guests and always receptive to new ideas or suggestions (we have amended the last phase of the road directions to the property - thank you! You have already booked for next year and we both look forward to welcoming you as 'returning guests'. With grateful thanks - Steve & David (Apollo)

15 Oct 2013

5/5

"A first class holiday"

The service that we received from Steve and David was first class. They make your holiday stress free. Every small detail is thought of, down to a bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival.

The standard of these apartment is the best you could wish for and in an excellent location.

This was our third time staying and we will be back there next year.

Thank you very much for your kind and complementary review. It is always our pleasure to welcome you both each year. We look forward to your next visit in 2014. Grateful thanks - Steve & David

29 Sep 2013

5/5

"An exceptional, clean, well stocked and well maintained appattment"

We booked this holiday on the internet after reading previous glowing Trip Adviser reviews. We were a little apprehensive after booking because family said the reports were to good to be true and could be a scam. On arrival, we were relieved to be met by Steve and taken to our apartment. Was it what we hoped for? yes. IT WAS BETTER. The Athena apartment was very clean comfortable and tastefully decorated, it had a large balcony with table and chairs for dining outside complete with two quality son loungers.
What was reassuring to us as pensioners was the welcome and service that Steve and David gave us, They are always available nearby to respond to your every need, and for advise or information. They are dedicated in every way to insuring your stay with them is as good as it possibly could be.
We had a great Holiday

Thank you so very much for your kind and complimentary review. Thank you also for confirming your trepidation in booking direct over the internet and receiving exactly what was expected, or in your view, better! We certainly hope that others that may read this review will be assurred as to our 'Apollo' hospitality and that we wish to offer high standard Self-Catering accommodation for a reasonable price and with excellent service. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday experience and hope to return. This is testiment enough that we have accomplished what we set out to achieve: to provide our guests with a comfortable & relaxing holiday here in Paphos. Grateful thanks - Steve & David.

12 Aug 2013

5/5

"An immaculate, friendly and well positioned apartment"

Steve and David are excellent hosts, we were met at the airport and given a guided tour on our way to the apartment, so that we were familiar with the local area, restuarants and amenities. So much in… More

Thank you both so very much for your kind and complimentary review. We very much enjoyed your company and look forward to welcoming you back to Regina Gardens in the very near future? We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Athena Apartment and hope to return? With grateful thanks - Steve & David.

11 Aug 2013

5/5

"look no further for 1st class accommodation"

What more could you ask for than a very warm welcome from Steve and David which is certainly what I got. Athena apartment is 1st class accommodation, beautifully furnished and fitted out with all you could wish for to make your stay very comfortable. The apartment is on Regina Gardens in Paphos which is accommodated in lovely gardens and has an excellent pool and also access to other pools. the journey from the airport is less than half an hour.

Wow, thank you so very much for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our Athena Apartment here in Regina Gardens. We look forward to seeing you again soon? With grateful thanks - Steve & David.

9 Jul 2013

5/5

"First Class Self-Catering Accommodation & Service"

In terms of a full review of the apartment itself and the facilities on offer, I think "Loonygan" from Milton Keynes (reviewed 26th June) has pretty much covered it all !!! (Excellent review… More

Thank you so very much for your review. Our delight is your holiday with our apartment & services meeting your expectations, which it seems we accomplished. Thank you also for leaving the apartment in pristine condition, it made our changeover for the next guests that much easier. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Regina Gardens and as you hinted, it wont be too long coming? Grateful thanks for your enthusiastic review! Cheers - Steve & David.

26 Jun 2013

5/5

"Apollo Rentals - Athena - Great Apartment, Very high standard/quality!"

Just returned from a week staying at the Athena apartment, with Apollo Rentals run by Steve&David. Steve is ex Military/Police, David has a Chef background. Both have very high standards, which is easy to see in the package they provide with their apartments and the services offered to their clients. There are optional extras which are available, these include being picked up from the airport, hiring their private vehicle, or having David cook you hot food from a selection of dishes for your arrival. We had arranged to be picked up from the airport which was part of the old package and included in the price at that time but I believe this is an optional extra now and has helped to reduce the basic price of booking a break with Apollo Rentals.

Overall. we paid a very reasonable rate for the week and I can certainly say I've paid more and received lower standards and less service than on holidays booked though various other Tour Operators and Travel Agents. Both Steve&David are very keen to receive feedback and have added various services or changed things based on what their previous clients have said and they are very keen to make your holiday experience stress free, relaxing and memorable. It was a great start to the holiday.

Athena, is a very large one bed apartment with a huge balcony that holds a view of the main pool and the sea in the distance! As you enter the front door, you walk into the lounge, with the bedroom with twin beds to your left. Both rooms have patio doors with fly screens exiting onto the balcony, which is one of the few of this size in Regina Gardens. The balcony itself is a suntrap, with loungers at the bedroom side and a nice table/seating area at the lounge side. There is a small kitchen on the left as you enter the apartment which had everything we needed. We had very generously been provided a welcome pack of Bread, spread, preserves, milk, tea/coffee and lots of bottled water.

The flat is furnished with two couches, one that opens into a sofa bed if required. The apartment has good Wi-Fi throughout and we had no trouble connecting two smartphones and a tablet to the network to make messaging home, surfing the news and uploading pictures very easy after a hard day sunbathing by the pool. Also in Athena, was a Freeview TV, linked to an Apple TV box and a stereo with iPod connectors. We did not use these as was either too busy or we were entertained sufficiently enough but It was reassuring that we had this option.

All linen and shower/hand/beach towels were provided for us. The Water and Air Con operated on a simple boost system which was explained to us on our welcome to Athena. Steve had been very thorough prior to our arrival and had sent us an email welcome pack of what we could expect on our arrival. At the apartment Steve&David showed us round and introduced us to all the features and facilities. For extra peace of mind, they have also prepared a comprehensive welcome pack in the apartment which covered everything from a reminder to how to use the Air Con, to where to eat and how to get around. Steve made it clear that he could be contacted on mobile for any issues or advice we needed.

Regina Gardens itself is the first phase of quite a large complex of privately owned apartments. It has 2 large pools (with nice deep ends for the divers and jumpers!) and a nice shallow pool for smaller children. The pool areas are well maintained and have shaded areas with umbrellas. The majority of pool loungers are privately owned and therefore are secured by the owners for use of their guests, so you are guaranteed your loungers if you are staying with Apollo. We were given the key to the lock and chain and just simply had to find our spot for the day and secure the loungers when we were done.

There is a small 24hr shop just off site, although it was not strictly open 24/7, it was ideal for anything we needed in a rush. Further down the road, on the main Kings Road is a Lidl anyway. There are a variety of other tourist newsagents selling inflatables and beach/pool toys etc along the Kings Road also. The bus stops are at the bottom of the road you walk down, to get to the main Kings Road. The Blue bus 615, takes you (left) Paphos harbour, or (right) to Coral Bay, for 1.50Euro single, 5Euro day ticket and 2.50Euro single at night. You are too far away to walk to either location in the heat of the day or even at night, as it was very humid, so hopping on a bus was a good way of getting around. The buses operate in a big loop and go from Paphos Harbour, all the way up Kings Road and on to Coral Bay – you cannot go wrong, so just hop on, explore and get on and off as you wish.

We took advantage of hiring Steve&David's small 4WD air conditioned jeep for a day to explore a bit further out of Paphos. There are lots of hidden coves that you'll just see a sign for a beach bar/restaurant/Taverna for, so just take the turning and see where it goes! You'll be surprised at some of the secret bays and beaches you'll find. The beach at Coralia Bay, at Coral Bay, the shallow and sandy sea bed at Lady's Mile Beach near RAF Akrotiri and the lagoon like waters to the left of Aphrodite's Rock stand out in my mind as all being unique and memorable for different reasons.

We went out mainly along the Kings road, you will not be able to eat in the same place if you stayed for a fortnight – there really is that much choice. Most of the places you will find will also offer free Wi-Fi, so if you are lost without your phone and want to update home on your movements or just show off a picture of your own personal sunset, you'll be able to. Just ask the staff and they will give you the password to join their network, where advertised.

Zaffron, is a nicely priced Indian Restaurant with excellent food, on the corner of the main road as you come down from the apartment. Fat Mama's is probably as far down as we went on foot (it's a good 15 mins brisk walk) and their menu is varied and has big portions (try the ribs, the meat falls off the bone!). Martelli's is a couple of units up from Fat Mama's, for homemade pizza etc. With so many places to eat and drink, we had no hope of trying them all out in one week. There is a lot of variety here, whether you want a bar or a restaurant, you'll find something that suits your preference.

Personally, I preferred our side of the Kings Road to the Paphos side. The area between Bar Street and the Harbour is filled with places to eat and drink and is very nice day and evening but when Bar Street comes alive at night, I found it was a bit too populated for my tastes. However, after sundown, a walk among the traders and sponge sellers is quite nice as you hunt around for a place to relax over a cold beer and food. The Harbour side particularly, is home to a number of sea front dining experiences with small relaxing bar areas, allowing you to while away the hours.

Coral bay was just up the road from our resort and seemed a little more family friendly, just as much choice for food and drink, just as much entertainment but it just seemed a little more chilled and less hustle and bustle. We enjoyed a couple of nights in the Coral Sunset bar above the strip, relaxing over a cold beer and just letting the breeze roll over us as we watched the world below go by.

Overall, I greatly enjoyed my time here. It was my first visit to Cyprus and I've fallen in love with the area we stayed in. It was a very hot and humid week, with bright blue skies and not a cloud to be seen. It was 30c every day from 0900 until 1900 and then 25c in the evenings, so we had a very good week of beautiful weather and chilled out evenings, reflecting on our day over good food.

A very relaxing, memorable holiday and a fantastic apartment. I will return.

Wow, what can I say? Thank you so very much for kind and extensive review.I really think that you have covered every aspect of what we are about and trying to achieve for our guests: a stress-free, relaxing holiday break in Paphos, Regina Gardens. Thank you also for your suggestions and kind words as to our facilities and services as hospitality providers! Steve & David

10 Jun 2013

4/5

"Clean, attractive with excellent facilities"

This apartment is about a 40min walk from Paphos harbour but close to Tomb of the kings and a 2 min walk from the main bus route between Paphos and Coral Bay. I was initially anxious to be so far fro… More

Thank you both for your very kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and more specifically, Athena Apartment. We hope that you will visit again soon? Steve & David

12 Oct 2012

4/5

"Lovely Apartment"

Lovely apartment, very clean, excellent hosts. Nice clean pool area with private sunbeds. Would recommend to friends and family.

Thank you so very much for your positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon? Kind Regards - David & Steve

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