Thomson Cruises Hotels
Extend your Thomson cruise by adding 7 nights pre or post cruise in one of their great value hotels. All transfers and rep service are included, and stays can feature before or after your cruise. Choose from options in Greece, Palma, Canary Islands, Egypt or even the Caribbean.
Hotel Atlantica Golden Beach,
A seafront setting, stylish interiors, and great food and entertainment - it's easy to see why this hotel draws guests back year after year.”
This recently refurbished hotel is perfect if you want to get away from it all. It’s pulled right up against the coast, and gazes out across peacock-blue waters. In fact, a glossy curtain of palms is all that separates it from the sea. And when you want to up the pace, Kissonerga’s shops and tavernas are only about a 15-minute walk away. Slightly further afield, you’ve got Paphos harbour – the drive takes about ten minutes.
At the hotel itself, the spotlight falls on the swimming pool. It looks out across the bay, and is framed by sun terraces and lawns. For more in the way of relaxation, meanwhile, head to the health club. You’ll find a sauna, a whirlpool bath and a good range of spa treatments.
In terms of décor, the hotel has gone down the understated chic route. The lobby is a titanic stretch of marble complete with chunky pillars, rippled coving and elegant wing chairs. The sun terrace strikes a smart tone, too, with its clutch of wicker chairs and a vine-clad pergola.
Elsewhere, spacious bedrooms are decorated in creamy tones. They’ve all been refurbished, so everything feels box-fresh. And they come with minibars, satellite TVs and balconies or terraces. Plus, you can upgrade to a Superior Room and look forward to fluffy bathrobes and fruit and wine on arrival, not to mention sea views.
The restaurant has been given the boutique touch, too. Dressed in neutral shades, it’s the perfect setting for buffet meals, gala dinners and themed nights. And, as this hotel is part of the Thomson Gold range, there’s a first-class selection of British and Cypriot fare. What’s more, special attention is paid to the evening entertainment. Cue a great line-up of acts that spans comedians to live bands.Meals-
- Non-smoking buffet restaurant for British favourites and traditional Cypriot cuisine
- Al fresco dining on restaurant terrace
- Amalthia Taverna - summer only
- A la carte restaurant
- Extensive wine list
- Occasional theme evenings
Riu Cypria Resort,
They say two’s company – and it’s true at this resort as it’s actually made up of two hotels. The Cypria Bay and Cypria Maris sit side by side surrounded by palm-dotted gardens. Whichever of the hotels you stay in, you can use the facilities at both. Plus, the entire complex fronts a shingle beach that’s ideal for snorkelling.
The main pool is a huge, lagoon-style number with waterfalls and bridges. It’s even got a swim-up bar for in-water cocktails. You’ll also find another large pool, plus a couple of splash pools for children. Sun terraces frame the water, spreading out into the gardens, and there’s plenty in the way of loungers and shades.
On the dining front, you’ve got lots of choice. It’s all about pile-your-plate buffets here with a good range of international dishes on offer. Lunch and snacks are served on an al fresco terrace looking over the pools and lawns. And for something a little more authentic, head for the Cypriot-themed restaurant.
In terms of accommodation, expect bright and airy spaces. White walls provide a blank canvas for bright soft furnishings in apricot. Each room comes with a balcony, plus essentials like air-conditioning, satellite TVs and mini-fridges.
As for where you’ll find it, the resort is about a 15-minute bus ride from the centre of Paphos - there’s a bus stop near the hotel. You’ll also find bars and cafés less than a five-minute walk away.
Hotel Louis Ledra Beach ****+
This modern, whitewashed hotel is in a great spot. To one side you’ve got a handful of shops, cafés and restaurants. And to the other, there’s a slice of sand-and-shingle beach.
Sandwiched in between is the hotel’s main attraction – a large, square pool. It’s framed by wooden decking, with white linen parasols and comfy loungers. Extra sunbathing space comes in the form of palm-dotted lawns. And there’s an adults-only pool that looks out to sea.
Inside, bedrooms have been given a modern makeover. They’re calm and contemporary, with neutral walls, powder-blue bed linen and wooden floors. In-room essentials like air-conditioning, satellite TVs and minibars complete the scene.
Elsewhere, the marble lobby is kitted out with plump armchairs. where floor-to-ceiling windows look over the grounds to the sea. Dinner is served by candlelight in the hotel’s restaurant. You’ll find a buffet spread, as well as show cooking stations where you can watch the chefs rustle up meals. Weekly Cypriot theme nights mean you’ll get to try local dishes, too.
Lastly, this place gives you easy access to Paphos harbour. There’s a newly-built walkway that takes you along the coast and into the centre. And if you don’t fancy the 30-minute stroll, just take the bus – it stops right outside the hotel.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in main buffet restaurant, Akamantis
- Theme nights
- Snacks, coffee and gala dinner are served in the pool restaurant
- Show cooking
- Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
Hotel St George
Entering the vast atrium at the entrance to this hotel makes you feel rather small – in the nicest possible way. It’s because it’s so cavernous – shining marble floors and tall white columns stretch way above the open staircases. Almost like pillars on a giant wedding cake.
It’s an impressive introduction. And closer acquaintance doesn’t disappoint. The recent renovations have added a contemporary zip to this beachside hotel. The lobby is a case in point, dotted with wicker-backed chairs and glass-topped coffee tables.The bedrooms, meanwhile, are fairly simple, with bright splashes of colour coming from the funky bedspreads.
Outside, a big spacious swimming pool takes centre-stage. Facing out to sea, it’s got waterfalls and a pool bar you can swim up to. Extensive terraces and lawns provide lots of space for loungers and parasols. You’ve also got the option of an indoor pool. Elsewhere, tennis, squash courts, watersports and a gym ensure there’s always plenty to do. And where relaxation is concerned, the spa here is particularly impressive. The slender columns and mosaic tiles give it an almost Roman feel.
If the hotel has a final trump card, it’s the staff. Ever attentive and friendly, they go out of their way to meet your every need. Not surprising that people keep coming back to the St George.
- Buffet dining room
- A la carte restaurant
- Grill restaurant
- Open-air taverna
- Terrace café
- Theme nights