So let’s talk hotels.
Is a beach hotel more appealing than a beach hotel on a resort such as Aphrodite Hills? The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is a special case worth considering here. Whilst beach hotels in Cyprus are very popular amongst holiday makers to Cyprus, there are some special points to consider.
Firstly, it’s on a resort so there is quite a bit to do. What wold a holiday family normally do if staying at a beach hotel, sit on the beach all day every day? Not likely. But then it gets interesting because to find any activities, they will have to travel pretty far to find things to do. They may in fact find themselves visiting Aphrodite Hills!
So let’s look at the list of things to do when staying at Aphrodite Hills:
Numerous Cyprus restaurants to break up the day
Kids activity club
So when you really come to think about it, being close to the beach, but on a resort it probably more beneficial.
Well actually, they aren’t new. It’s a new way we want to present them, a way that capitalises on high speed internet connections and big colourful computer screens.
Cyprus Hotels, the media used to present them, how would you rate it? Pretty poorly if you think about it for a minute. All the large hotel booking websites take the data and photos of the hotels from the same sources and as such everything ends up looking the same when browsing the internet for hotel in Cyprus, or anywhere else for that matter.
So why is this the case?
Let’s look at it from a developmental point of view. You need a web developer, you need a photographer to shoot the hotel and make it look like a luxury establishment, you need a content writer to create meaningful content and a search engine optimiser to get the hotel website ranked.
By the time a company has finished paying this you need to get an awful lot of bookings to recover. So it’s usually the media and optimisation that are left of the budgets and the hotel relies heavily on the global distribution systems. Brilliant setup – not.
Let hotels, and since we live in Cyprus, let Cyprus Hotels, take the lead and start presenting themselves in a more dynamic, colourful and interactive manner!
Booking a hotel in Cyprus is winter is not as far out as it sounds. Luxury Cyprus Hotels are generally located on the beach and yes the water is too cold to swim in, but we’re not saying ‘come for the beach’. We’re saying come for the Cyprus Weather.
If you look at the photos attached to this blog post, would it surprise you to know that we took these photos in early January?
Cyprus is having an exceptional winter however, it has been raining alot, but why not come in March for some crips clear air in the mountains, whilst enjoying some brisk walks on the golf course back at the hotel?
Flights also tend to be much cheaper in the winter as one would expect, and so too is everything else on the island. Local shopping, restaurants, groceries, entertainment – everything is offered at winter rates so there is alot of savings to be made.
Get online, look for some Cyprus Hotels and get out here before the weather back home really gets to you!
There are a few different options when scouring the internet for villas in Cyprus for you to choose from so let’s go through the options.
This is perhaps one of the most popular destinations on the island when it comes to villa rentals. With their new contemporary designs, large gardens, heated swimming pools and proximity to the golf course and villas square amenities, there are many reasons why this resort is a priority on many peoples search lists.
One of the added benefits of Aphrodite Hills is that it is only 12 mins drive from Paphos airport. Added benefits include restaurants and mini supermarket on-site as well as a spa and tennis academy.
The biggest selling point is the Aphrodite Hills Kids Club.
A very scenic location in Cyprus, Pissouri is our personal favourite. It is a quiet, stunning location with a lovely beach, perfect for the family holidays. The bay and village itself of course boast a selection of restaurants to choose from and we highly recommend visiting this area of Cyprus even if not booking a villa here.
Coral Bay Paphos
This is mainstream Paphos, being a seaside town it is going to be very popular with tourists. Agios does boast an extensive range of beachside holiday villas in the Paphos and Coral Bay areas. Most properties are within a few meters of the sea, one particular project is our absolute favourite – beach villas in Cyprus
Very few Cyprus Luxury Hotels offer you a spectacular sea view, with an exquisite 18 hole golf course in the foreground, from a balcony that features a jacuzzi from which to take it all in. At the Aphrodite Hills Hotel in Paphos, this is where it is all possible.
Just around the corner in the hotel square you will have access to over 14 restaurants from which to enjoy a varied spread of international cuisine, Cypriot food obviously being the highlight. The great thing about this Cyprus Hotel is that everything you would probably need is within walking distance. OK, so there may not be a beach right outside your doorstep, but there is one close by.
The Aphrodite Hills Hotel is certainly worth every star rating that is has been awarded. The resort itself is fabulous, offering you relaxation in a pristine environment. Paphos airport is mere 12km away so getting to and from the airport is the least of your concerns. There is a kids club, so looking after the kids all day is not a priority.
What is a priority is how you go about relaxing, whether you choose to recline by the main swimming pool, or by your private pool in one of the junior suites. Aphrodite Hills boasts many great features, but the Hotel is one of the main key points and we invite you to visit us particularly between the months of April to October when the weather is at its best.
Ok, we’re slowly taking shape here and we’ve added a small preview of the way we will be planning on displaying hotels information in Cyprus.
Visit our Hotels in Cyprus section, bookmark it because we will be putting more, alot more. Each image will take you to a new section giving you detailed information on each of the various sections of the hotel. You will also be able to save and compare the various hotels, gathering prices, ratings and amenities to ensure you get the best hotel at the best deal.
We’ll try follow a standard format for the presentation of all our Cyprus Hotels.
Introduction – that one main photo that sums up the hotel, the money shot.
Media album – the main photos from each of the main points of the hotel such as pool area, bedrooms, views, restaurants, exterior and other facilities for last.
Video – wherever possible we will include video.
Virtual tours – immersive 360 degree tours, but done a bit differently.
Ratings and comments.
Welcome to our first preview of what you can expect on our new Cyprus Luxury Hotels
We’re going big, bright, and informative. We’ve realised that many of the larger Cyprus hotel booking sites fetch information from the same systems as each which is why presentation, information and prices to a large degree are all the same. We are going to take a completely different approach – we’re changing almost every aspect of how a hotel presents itself, at least on this website.
We’ll try tackle the important things you want to know when looking for a hotel holiday in Cyprus, like: what are the children’s facilities like, what is there to do in the area, and is there a daily activity plan i can make use of should i decide not to spend the day by the pool.
We consider a hotel room just the same as a luxury villa rental, you need to see it, explore it, know it and feel comfortable that what you will be arriving to is what you are seeing online.
You need to have peace of mind that all your requirements will be met from start to finish and they every aspect of your holiday will go smoothly.
One of the great things that hotel site do currently do is link into the tripadvisor review system. Love it or hate it, most hotels are on there and it is a good way of assessing not the positive, but the negative reviews. We’ll be offering this same feature.
Our first hotel to make an entry will be the Aphrodite Hills Hotel. Something of an exception, this is not a beach hotel – it part of a 5 star full integrated resort, that happens to have a beach very close by. With a kids club, activity center, golf course, spa, tennis academy and village square restaurants, there is much to offer.
More info coming soon.
Cyprus hotels, pretty much like all other hotels globally are fairly numb in the way they present information on the larger hotel booking sites. Agios is pleased to announce the imminent launch of its hotel section on www.rentcyprus.co.uk
Part of the Agios strategy has been to present holiday accommodation in as much clarity and detail as possible.
From villas in Cyprus, to restaurant guides to Cyprus wedding information and on to hotels, we continue to bring our users the ultimate online user experience.