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The Almyra is a contemporary resort situated on the Paphos seafront, on the west coast of Cyprus. Owned by the same group as the renowned Anassa, just along the coast, the Almyra offers stylish accommodation and a full range of facilities.
Set in eight acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel has unobstructed views across the bay towards the harbour and medieval castle. The 187 rooms and suites come in a variety of configurations, with a choice of garden or sea views, while the signature Kyma suites have private terraces right on the seafront. There is also an adults only wing located near the spa, perfect for guests wanting some peace and quiet.
Facilities include separate swimming pools for adults and children, a sunbathing terrace, sauna, gym, floodlit tennis court, three restaurants and an award winning spa. The hotel's watersports centre (under separate management) offers windsurfing, kite-surfing, water-skiing, sailing and scuba-diving.
The shops, restaurants and other attractions of Paphos, such as the House of Dionysus with its stunning mosaics, are within easy walking distance.
Like the Anassa, the Almyra has great children's facilities, including a kids' club, a crèche and a baby-sitting service. Family-friendly facilities are an integral part of Almyra's contemporary resort philosophy.
The hotel has a specially-designed children's pool (shaded by awnings on hot days); an indoor playroom and an adventure garden; excellent babysitting service; innovative 'Baby Go Lightly' pre-order service; children's menus in all restaurants and a wide-range of interconnecting room options.
As well as this the hotel offers supervised clubs for children of all ages. The Globetrotters club is for children aged from 4 months to 3 years. The hotel provides experienced nannies to follow the children's individual routine and make activities accordingly. There is a specially designed sleep room and complimentary nappies, milk and meals all to help children fully settle in.
Adventurers club offers a wide range of activities for children up to 5 to get involved with, such as designing mosaics and baking traditional Cypriot cakes. For children up to 8 there is the Voyagers club which is focused around all the activities and sporting facilities at the resort.
Pioneers club is for those between 8 and 13 offers an energetic array of sports and activities out and about on the resort. An urban escape for teenagers with a chill out area during July and August is available at adjacent sister hotel Annabelle.
Creche, Babysitting, Childrens menus, Kids Club, Interconnecting rooms, Separate children's pool
Few hotels really get the family-friendly thing right. The Almyra does it to perfection, thanks in part to the inspired Baby Go Lightly programme, which provides parents with all the paraphernalia required for young ones, so you don't have to lug it on the plane
Harriet, Original Traveller