The 5* Asimina Suites is one of four hotels owned by Constantinou Bros in the Cypriot city of Paphos, and by far the most luxurious. Guests have access to their own private sandy beach as well as a huge outdoor swimming pool. If you really want to raise the bar go for a suite that has a private pool with wooden deck.
Expect VIP treatment the moment they walk through the door. There are no check-in desks here: guests are taken into a cosy, private room and presented with champagne and canapés to nibble on as they learn about what the hotel has to offer and receive their room key.
This hotel is strictly adults-only, and guests are promised a relaxing and carefree stay. Even when the hotel is full, there are enough sun beds for everyone, so no need to get up at the crack of dawn and save a space with your towel.
There are 111 suites arranged over four floors, and even the most basic suites are furnished with King-size beds and a deluxe marble bathroom with a bath tub and separate rain shower cubicle. Guests receive fruit, sweets and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, and there is also Espresso machine and tea and coffee making facilities. Other amenities include a 32-inch flatscreen TV, safety deposit box and air conditioning with room controls.
All rooms, besides the Junior Suites, have a separate living area with sofa and choice of sea view, limited sea view and land view. The most opulent suites are the Executive One Bedroom Suites, which have their own private pool and Jacuzzi – guests also have access to a private cabana outside with a phone and private waiter.
All guests of Asimina Suites have access to an indoor pool with Jacuzzi and two outdoor freshwater pools connected by a bridge. The hotel is just steps away from its own private beach with a jetty ideal for an early morning swim. Free beach towels, sunbeds and umbrellas are available and there is also an outdoor tennis court. During peak season (May to October) guests can take part in free yoga classes in the morning (8:30) and early evening (18:30).
The lower floor is home to a hairdressing salon, shop, large gym and the Elixer Spa. The spa offers an extensive selection of popular spa treatments, from aromatherapy massages to hydrotherapy. There is also a steam bath and two saunas, which can be used by guests free of charge (but must be booked in advance).
Food and drink
There are four restaurants at Asimina Suites Hotel. The Estia Restaurant is open all year round and offers themed night buffets and indoor and outdoor al fresco dining. This is also where breakfast is served, with an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes and Cypriot specialities such as cured meats and Baklava. There is a chef on site who can cook omelettes and eggs to your liking. Every day is a champagne breakfast – just help yourself.
For fine dining try the indoor A La Carte Restaurant, where you can enjoy exquisitely cooked scallops, steak and freshly caught fish, accompanied with a bottle of Persephone wine. Other dining options can be found at the Pool Restaurant and Kymata restaurant, which offer light meals and Mediterranean dining a la carte. Couples may also like to book a romantic dinner for two by the pier, with their own private waiter. The dress code for all the restaurants is smart casual for women and trousers for men.
In addition to the restaurants there are three bars: a lounge bar with late night entertainment and live music, a sports bar and the VIP’s Bar which is open until 1am.
Is WiFi available
Yes, WiFi is available throughout the hotel free of charge.
The city of Paphos was voted European Capital of Culture in 2017 and there is plenty to see and do in the area. Rent a bicycle and explore the city’s beautiful architecture and ancient Roman ruins, including Paphos Archaeological Park, which is still under excavation. There are also plenty of adventure activities nearby including scuba diving, snorkelling, and rock climbing with Zephyros Adventure Sports.
For more information on what to do in the area, visit the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for Cyprus: www.visitcyprus.com.
Rooms at the Asimina Suites Hotel start at €270.00 a night during the winter season and €408.00 a night during the summer season (per room, half board).
Guests can opt for a special deal to get breakfast, lunch, dinner and fully mini bar from €104 per person per day.
Asimina Suites Hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Paphos International Airport. Easyjet offer direct flights to Paphos from London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol.