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The best Paphos hotels – Our where to stay guide

So, you’ve decided to book a holiday to Paphos in Cyprus and need help with a place to stay. You’ve picked very well in terms of location already – all you need to do is choose a great Paphos Hotel! After visiting Cyprus many times and staying in its hotels, from affordable to luxury, we’ve assembled a complete guide for choosing where to stay in Paphos. It includes each of the main areas around the town, with options for every budget.

Read on for inspiration on the best Paphos hotels (and some helpful tips for finding the best price)!

We’ve divided our Paphos hotel recommendations into 3 different areas. Each location has something unique to offer and an appeal to different interests. Browse all options to discover your ideal place to stay in Paphos.

The best hotels in the Paphos Town area

Ancient ruins and a lighthouse in Paphos town - Best Paphos hotels

Paphos Town is a vibrant working city with layers of history. Paphos Marina is the hub of most bars, restaurants and attractions, and then you have the more residential area of town, which is also home to some excellent hotels.

Staying in Paphos Town, you have access to all of the facilities you need on your doorstep. Pharmacies, gift shops and supermarkets are plentiful. There’s a huge selection of bars and restaurants to check out on an evening.

We recommend Paphos Town as a place to stay if you want everything on your doorstep and like the idea of staying in a bustling but vibrant town. Hotels in residential areas can still be fairly quiet and relaxing!

Luxury

King Jason Paphos Hotel

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Best Paphos hotels - The swimming pool at the King Jason hotel

Starting with the best hotel in Paphos (in our opinion), the King Jason is a luxurious boutique hotel that sits in the centre of town. With tall walls surrounding this villa-style complex, you have your very own retreat away from the busy roads of Paphos. You’re also a short walk from many bars, shops and restaurants.

The King Jason has a small, intimate vibe, where its all-inclusive experience and welcoming staff will make you feel at home. The food and drink quality are superb and apartment options are spacious. Choose the full all-inclusive package or opt for a half board or B&B package to cook some of your own meals or dine out. The hotel also boasts a spa, gym and four amazing swimming pools.

Read our complete review and guide for the King Jason Hotel here.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples
  • All inclusive , half board and B&B options
  • Four excellent swimming pools
  • High quality food and drinks
Moderate

Sofianna Resort and Spa

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For a stay in the heart of Paphos Town, you can’t get any more central than the Sofianna Resort & Spa. This small boutique accommodation is right on the door step of many excellent restaurants, bars and all of Paphos’ main attractions. You’ll never have to walk very far at all on an evening out!

The Sofianna Resort itself is an immaculately finished 3-star hotel that has the luxurious touches of a 4 or 5-star hotel. Relax in the excellent swimming pool, enjoy a massage or watch a film in the on-site movie theatre. These small touches and the high-quality restaurants make the Sofianna a winner!

Highlights:

  • Best for: Everyone!
  • All inclusive, half board and B&B options
  • Excellent location
  • Intimate ‘boutique’ vibe
Affordable

Apollonia Holiday Apartments

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For those that want an affordable place to stay in Paphos town that’s in close proximity to all of the action, the top-rated Apollonia Holiday Apartments are a great choice. Whilst fairly basic in décor, the apartments are well equipped, very spacious and have a large complex swimming pool. For the affordable price and traditional atmosphere at the Appollonia, it makes an ideal family hotel.

Cook some of your own meals and dine on the balcony overlooking the swimming pool. You’re then only a short walk away from many of Paphos’ best bars. The friendly staff help make this one of the best hotels in Paphos and a place you’ll want to come back to time and time again. The reviews speak for themselves.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Families and groups
  • Self catering
  • Great value
  • Well equipped apartments
AFFORDABLE

Pyramos Hotel

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If you asked us what the best value for money Paphos Hotel is, our answer would most likely be the Pyramos. Located in the old quarter of Paphos Town, this traditional Cypriot hotel provides a no frills but authentic overnight stay in Paphos. It even has a nice swimming pool and bar area that you can enjoy!

With nightly rates far lower than most of the other hotels on our list, it still manages to draw in excellent Tripadvisor reviews. Rooms are basic but the whole Pyramos experience is welcoming, the resort area is clean and it’s the go-to choice for a cheap week away in Paphos.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Anyone looking for an affordable holiday
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Great value
  • Located in the heart of Paphos old town

The best hotels in the Tomb of the Kings area of Paphos

Best hotels in Paphos - Tomb of the Kings attraction

Sitting to the north of Paphos Town is a long road of shops and restaurants known as Tomb of the King Road. It gets its name from being so close to the historic Tomb of the Kings ancient burial complex, which is the top-rated attraction in Paphos. The road is home to many apartments and hotels, but is also very residential. You can reach the main Paphos Town within a short walk and have the excellent Kings Avenue Shopping Mall to browse at your leisure.

This area is a great place to stay in Paphos for those that want to be close to town, but not so much that it’s too busy. Many of the hotels here have access to a beach so you get the best of both worlds – the town attractions and quiet relaxation.

MODERATELY PRICED

Kefalos Beach Tourist Village

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Kefalos Beach is a popular wedding spot in Paphos and you can often see brides parading down the wooden walkways on the beach. The Kefalos Beach Tourist Village is right on the beach, made up of a number of villa-style buildings. Stay in your own spacious room or apartment. You’ll be well equipped for a self-catering holiday! Cook your own meals and save money, relax by the pool or wander the beach-side promenade.

This secluded beach hotel is both affordable and top-rated, making it perfect for those that want to experience one of the best places in Cyprus without spending a fortune. The Kefalos Beach Village has all of the amenities you’d expect, including a bar with a view and on-site gym.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples and families
  • All inclusive, half board and B&B options
  • Beach-side location
  • Popular for weddings and special occasions
Luxury

Elysium Hotel

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The Elysium Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Paphos. You’ll find high-end rooms, designer furniture and amenities throughout and it’s very popular for weddings and honeymoons. Relax on the huge patio area overlooking the beach, take a dip in one of its many pools or dine in one of its beautifully romantic restaurants. You can even enjoy a private candle-lit dinner on the beach!

Although it comes with a high price tag compared to other nearby 5-star hotels, the Elysium is a class above the rest and is best enjoyed by couples celebrating a special occasion, or families that want something memorable. The facilities for kids are just as good as the adults!

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples and families
  • All inclusive, half board and B&B options
  • One of the most luxurious hotels in Paphos
  • An abundance of facilities and activities

The best hotels near the Paphos beaches

Best places to stay in Paphos - Shows a view of Paphos beach

If you prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Paphos Town and appreciate waking up to beautiful coastal views everything morning, the Paphos beach-front is the best place to stay. A long promenade stretches from Paphos marina, all the way to the airport in the south. On this beach strip you have countless resorts to suit all budgets, interests and occasions.

The hotels here range from high-end couples-only retreats to all-in-one family resorts packed full of activities. The promenade that connects all of the hotels is a beautiful place for an evening stroll and you can walk to Paphos town.

Luxury

Amavi Hotel

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The Amavi Hotel is currently the number one rated hotel in Paphos on Tripadvisor. We can see exactly why! Everything from the high-quality sun loungers by the pool to the grandeur lobby and classy rooms make this five-star hotel one of the best. Feel like a celebrity as you dine in one of the hotel’s uniquely themed restaurants and dress to impress at the cocktail bar.

The Amavi provides a high-end luxury hotel stay with a little bit of ‘in your face’ flair, but without being too over the top. We recommend booking one of their half board packages so you can sample its amazing restaurants.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples
  • All inclusive, half board and B&B options
  • High-end luxury
  • Excellent food quality
Luxury

Olympic Lagoon Resort

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When it comes to the sheer number of facilities on offer, especially for families; nothing quite beats the luxurious Olympic Lagoon Resort. It’s great for both families and couples alike, boasting a huge swimming pool overlooking the sea front, mini water park, kids club area, spa, evening entertainment, sports activities and even a cinema! You could spend a full week here without leaving the hotel and still have a great holiday.

The Olympic Lagoon Resort is the go-to 5-star hotel for families and whilst the nightly rate can be a little expensive, it’s no doubt one of the best hotels in Paphos. The hotel is situated on the main blue flag beach and you can walk from the pool to the sand in less than 2 minutes.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples and families
  • All inclusive, half board and B&B options
  • Excellent kids club, swimming pool and family activities
  • Beach-side location
Moderately priced

Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris

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Best Paphos hotels - Leonardo Plaza view from the pool

If you like a little bit of atmosphere on holiday, in favour of a more upbeat hotel, the Leonardo Maris will suit you perfectly. It’s a 4-star hotel with a fine finish throughout. It boasts four restaurants, a spa, gym, huge outdoor pool, adjacent beach and spacious relaxation areas. Its sea-view rooms are an amazing place to wake up in the morning…

It really has all the facilities you need to wind down for a week of relaxation! After staying in the Leonardo Plaza Hotel for 4 days, we found it to be a great place for couples. The atmosphere is lively throughout and everything from the poolside DJ to the late-night hotel bar will get you in the holiday spirit. Check out our Leonardo Plaza Hotel review and guide here for more information.

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples, groups and friends
  • All inclusive, half board and B&B options
  • Beach-side location
  • Lively atmosphere and an excellent pool area
Affordable

Paphinia Sea View Apartments

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When we first stumbled upon the Paphinia Sea View Apartments, the first thing we noticed was how well located they were. They’re right by Paphos Marina, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants, with stunning view of the sea. You’re simply immersed in the atmosphere of town life and will enjoy going for a slow morning stroll by the marina, gazing at the ships.

The apartments themselves are bright and spacious with large balconies where you can relax. For the low nightly price, they suit travellers on a budget that want a nice place to stay near all of the top attractions. The only downside to the Paphinia Sea View Apartments is the lack of a swimming pool. Saying that, a blue flag beach is only a 5-minute walk from your front door!

Highlights:

  • Best for: Couples and groups
  • Self-catering
  • Central location
  • An amazing view

Private apartment and villa rentals in Paphos

If you prefer a large apartment or villa to base yourself in during your stay in Paphos, you’ll be pleased to know that there are some great options. Airbnb and Booking.com have an abundance of private rentals. They usually offer better value for money than a hotel and you’ll have a much larger living area. The only downside is the lack of amenities such as restaurants, pools and spas compared to a hotel.

We recommend a private rental for those travelling in groups, or families and couples looking to save money by cooking meals at home. Check out the latest apartment options on Airbnb here.

Booking.com

The above list of the best hotels in Paphos is a condensed collection of some of our favourite accommodation options and places we’ve heard great things about. They all have excellent Tripadvisor reviews and suit a variety of budgets. Being such a popular tourist resort, there are countless more brilliant hotels for you to research and sample for yourself. Just be sure to check the reviews before booking and use a comparison engine to find the best prices.

We hope we helped you find a great Paphos hotel! Check out our hotel booking guide here for tips on securing the best prices for your dates.


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