Hotel St. George
36 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Facilities seemed OK
"My wife and I stayed here for a few days 20th-23rd January.
Most of the complex was closed down which was fine. During the summer it would seem that it caters for all the family.
When we were there it was full of pensioners (I am not complaining. just pointing out to younger people if looking for a more hip place).
It was fine for us as there was no noise and you could relax.
The food was good and they had a good selection.
Entertainment was geared for the older people. Lounge music etc.
Again fine for us but for a younger couple not so good.
The hotel was clean and the ouside areas were spotless.
Now for the down side. You will need a car if you are coming here. No doubt. It's not near anywhere unless you like walking but in the height of summer that few miles will seem a long way.
The rooms were clean but dated. The carpet needed ripped out, the bathrooms were clean but again dated and small. though it was clean it seemed dirty as it was old.
Air conditioning was not great. I can't imagine what it would be like in the summer.
Safe did not work and the Tv was ok. I could not stay there for 2 weeks to be honest. The room was to small. This was a double room and the furniture needed replaced."
- Travel date: Sat 10th of February 2007
"Went to stay at the St George on 16th to 23rd Dec 2006.for the price a very nice hotel, lovely touch the fruit wine slippers and dressing gown. Staff where great very friendly and helpful,would have liked a better view / on leaving we were told if we had requested a different room, if possible they would have moved us, we will no better next time// food was very good plenty of it.
Weather was beautiful for that time of year,
Would diffinately go again, good value for money"
- Travel date: Sat 30th of December 2006
"we stayed at the st george on dec 2 -9 06. the hotel was very plush, supposed to be a 5*, but dont think so, more like 3-4*, dont get me wrong, the whole experience was really good, it was nice to be able to dress up a bit for evening meals and the like.The rooms were lovely,we had the best view anybody could have wanted, overlooking the sea,pool, the rest of the hotel, there was a nice touch in the rooms, bottle of wine and fruit and slippers and robe, which was nice. very, very clean.the reason i thought it wasnt a 5* was, we went to a 5* hotel in cairo to have lunch for the day, now that was a 5*, a whole lot of differance, it was what i would have thought the st george should be like.Other than a little nit picking i would go back but in a warmer month, it was quite chilly there, we had the heating on in the room every night, what should we expect though for the time of the year, in all it was a pleasant experience.There wasnt just us two who went ,we were a group of 6, there were a lot of older people/couples, looking for a relaxing holiday, which it was"
- Travel date: Wed 20th of December 2006
A Tale of Two Hotels
"We have just returned from a two week visit to the hotel, on a half board basis and had a very enjoyable holiday.
The overall standard of the hotel was good but it seemed to have two faces - the public areas and the private ones (the bedrooms).
In terms of facilities, it certainly warrants its 4 star rating, with a great pool, smashing access to a beach, kept relatively calm by a breakwater and much better than other hotels in the area. There were plenty of sunbeds available but this was the middle of October and I could see how there might be a problem in more popular times of the year.
Animation staff worked hard and staff throughout the hotel certainly lived up to the high standards given in previous reviews.
Standards of food were good and if you have a hearty appetite, then this is the place for you, with plenty of choice although we did eat out a few times, simply because we fancied a change. If we did another 2 week holiday, we would try and mix HB and B&B to give some variety.
My gripes witrh hotel were relatively small. The bedrooms were quite large but the appearance was 'tired' and needed some TLC and the quality of furniture was only adequate.
In a hotel environment, without the need to prepare meals etc., we found we had plenty of time on our hands and found the furniture in the bedrooms uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time.
TV stations were unavailable for considerable periods of time, not that we needed them much but if they are advertised, they should be available (my wife missed 'Strictly Come Dancing' and I never heard the end of it - not to mention Match of The Day).
Air conditioning was not brilliant and would struggle in higher temperatures than we had. The bathroom shower leaked and the shaver socket was blocked and unusable.
I enjoy a read before bed and balconies would benefit from some subdued lighting, especially if parents want to switch off room lights to let kids sleep whilst they carry on their evening on the balcony.
Nice to have a free safe deposit box though.
Cleaning was adequate without being exemplary.
Most of my complaints wouldn't affect most people and didn't detract from a very nice holiday but improvement in these areas might then justify it having a 5T rating."
- Travel date: Wed 1st of November 2006
"We returned from our honeymoon on 25th September from Hotel St. George.
We throughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitley return.
The staff were very attentive to your needs, very friendly and polite. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
The hotel room was clean and comfortable with a great sea veiw. We enjoyed the sunsets every evening while getting ready to go down to dinner.
The food in the hotel has an excellent range of choice to satisy every taste bud. My husband did however overhear a lady stating there is not enough 'english' food which is terribly sad considering your in cyprus!!
We ate in the hotel every night except our last night where we went and had a traditional meze at a place called Rock Taverna in Paphos (about 3 minutes walk form the habour) which was delicious and not to be missed. 20 dishes of traditional food are bought out for you to try. Everything was yummy!!
The hotel put on entertainment every evening if you do not want to venture out. We liked the bar on the complex which was down by the beach. At night you could sit down there with a cocktail and listen to the waves. It was magical.
If you choose to visit Kkyoss monastrey a word of warning. You must wear long trousers or cover yourselves up otherwise you will not be allowed in. We drove there (it takes 2 hours) and were not told. Husband had shorts on and had to wait outside while i went in. He was not best pleased.
We also visited Coral Bay which was nice and Aprodities Bath. Take your swimmers with you there, the sea is very calm and so clear. We took some great underwater pictures of some fantastic fish. Do not miss the Tombs of the Kings and the roman mosaics, which are both fantastic.
We both really enjoyed it at The Hotel St. George and we are glad that we chose it as our honeymoon destination."
- Travel date: Thu 5th of October 2006
"We stayed at the Hotel St George in July 2006 and were really bowled over by it. What a fantastic hotel!!! We could not fault it in any way. Everything was just perfect for a very relaxing holiday. great food, excellent standard of accommodation, very polite staff (we were invited to a cocktail welcome meeting with the hotel management). We are saving up to go back as soon as we can. well done to the management and staff at the hotel you are doing an excellent job. 10 out of 10."
- Travel date: Wed 4th of October 2006
Good to relax
"My wife and i stayed here late September, our initial impression was one of rather grand communial areas with sweeping marble staicases and large sofas dotted around.
Our room was of a decent size with wood flooring (which based on the amount of hotel rooms where the carpets smell of feet seemed an excellent idea). Our view from the balcony was just trees as we were positioned to the side of the hotel. The maid service was very good, the room was fully cleaned and made up daily, not just 'touched up'.
The indoor pool was rather small, but to be fair we didn't use it as the weather was excellent. The outdoor pool was large enough to enjoy swimming a few lengths in and was very clean.
The hotel also features a man made beach, bar and sunbathing area built of rocks and contrete (it looks nicer than it sounds). A bay has been created by building a breakwater approx 50 metres from the shore, this forms a sheltered swimming area which is needed as the sea can be rather choppy.
Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style. At breakfast there is a good selection of cereals, baked goods, bacon,eggs etc. Dinner however i feel is a bit of a let down, the wine is very expensive (if you don't agree, have a look at the price of the same bottle in the supermarket up the road !), the tables are far too crowded together , it feels as if you are eating in a mess hall, the food is poorly prepared and luke warm. Anybody who has posted a review here saying the food is good, either has no experience of good food or disfunctional tastebuds. I have honestly tasted better at a little chef.
One other point to bear in mind, some of the waiting staff in the bars consider change of below Â£1 a tip and will not simply not give you change unless you ask for it!
All in all this is a nice clean hotel (if a little out of the way for most folks), staff are friendly but the food is poor.
- Travel date: Wed 4th of October 2006
"Nice safe man made beach. Food disappointing. Staff very attentive. Hotel very clean. Rules of Hotel pretty much ignored, Sun Beds reserved with towels around pool, towels etc. drying over balconies, dress code ignored. Transport required to get into Paphos. Taxi's were Â£5 cypriot to Paphos or Coral Bay. Local buses run frequently. Best local night life Coral Bay with plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. We had a good relaxing Holiday."
- Travel date: Thu 14th of September 2006
Good hotel - enjoyed our stay
"Stayed here on a late deal -allocation on arrival .For the price we paid it was good value for money. The rooms are of a good size and standard - biggest beds I have ever seen and the interconnecting rooms helped to expand the space.Cleanliness in the hotel and staff were of a high standard. Ignore the 'rules' displayed in the in room guide .e.g No towels on sunbeds before 9.30 - you struggle to find a sunbed near the pool at 7.30.There are two internet PC's but one didn't work at all and the other kept breaking down. so kids were dissappointed Food selection was dissapointing for a platinum hotel. Drinks prices were OK in the hotel - try Jaspers at the top of the road -a little cheaper and the food is good - nice to eat out of the hotel at lunchtimes"
- Travel date: Sun 27th of August 2006
Loved the St George
"Stayed at the St George Gardens Apartments, part of the Hotel St George complex in June. booked a late, self catering, named deal with Direct holidays. The apartments are excellent, very spacious with loads of storage space. Excellent maid service six days per week. Fruit and wine welcome pack, free toilettries and pool towels are provided, together with full size TV's in both the lounge and bedroom if you have the time or inclination! We usually book self catering as we like to try local restaurants but the food was so good in both the apartments and the hotel that we paid for breakfast and dinner six nights out of seven.
The hotel is a 'Thompson Gold' all the entertainment took place there and was typical 'package holiday ', but nevertheless entertaining in most instances, there are also very good bars in both the hotel and apartments. The hotel and apartments are well laid out in a lovely position over looking the sea with plenty of sun beds. Buses run every 15 minutes into Kato Paphos if you want a change of scenery and the attractions/ historical sites are endless. We would certainly recommend these apartments and hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 24th of July 2006
Wish I could stay longer
"I have recently returned from a two week holiday from this hotel and to be honest it has to be one of the best holidays i have ever been on and i never been to Cyprus before but Paphos is such a lovely place with a great atmoshpere. From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and always happy to help, there was always plenty of staff to collect orders but somethings it took a little while from the staff to get back which should be expected when it was the start of the school summer holidays and the hotel was full. for everyone planning a trip to the St George Hotel be aware that there is a dress code for the evening meals which is good and only adds to the feel of the hotel but for can be restricting if not aware of the rules. I went on half board which included breakfast and evening meal but we had to pay for drinks. Another good thing is the fact you can put bills onto the room so you don't need to take money to the pool or beach. The location perfect for anyone who likes the beach with a matter of mintures to the hotels front and only 10 minutes into Paphos.
I booked my holiday with Thomson and the reps were very friendly and easy to find if we had a problem to only thing i could say is they should improve on how they sell the trips. i went on one of the trips the 4by4 adventure and i must say it was one my favorite days out. the drivers were really friendly and made the day very enjoyable although i had no idea what to expect as the reps had very little to say about it, i would recommend it to anyone up for a fun day out but being able to walk is a must as an hour long walk into a gorge is featured.
the pool is lovely, it is a decent size and extremely deep and can be a good relaxing day although i did have to get up early in the morning to put our towels out as the is limited bed by the pool but always plenty of beds by the beach and gardens. as my holiday was drawing to a close m people didnt comply to the rules and brought lilos into the pool making it dangerous for normal swimmers but there was nothing staff could do to remove them.
the entertainment was by far the best part of my holiday for the first time on a holiday abroad there was a set timetable of daily activities happening from 10:30 in the morning till 5pm then starting again at 8pm till midnight. the activities could be aimed at children or adults there was always something todo and was never the same as the day before. the team were very friendly and were always happy to chat to anyone at anytime. of course it wasn't a high standard entertainment but thy knew that and it was just for a laugh, i don't believe i have laughed so much and getting to know the team and their personalities was really nice.
you don't have to stay in the hotel either being on a short 10 minute drive to Paphos although i would recommend driving not working as in the daytime it is extremely hot. always something to do or look out, there was many things i didn't get a chance to see so planing it for my next time in Cyprus.
the rooms were basic but not unclean, the cleans came everyday and fresh towels were delivered every other day but on one occasion the maid didn't leave us any towels so we complained to reception, it only took a matter of minutes for fresh towels to be brought up. but over all the rooms are only needed for sleeping and changing and it fits theses needs
overall a very enjoyable holiday and i shall be counting down the days till i can return to Cyprus and the St George Hotel, i will be telling all my friends to by their tickets as its a holiday not to be missed.
- Travel date: Tue 24th of July 2012
Qwerty Travel .Beware
"Went to St Georges Hotel in Febuary,most of hotel very nice, also staff very nice ,Qwerty travel , are doing a deal on this hotel at the moment they describe the bedrooms as elegant, the bedroom are far from elegant, the carpet was dirty , and all worn next to patio door,it needs a update"
- Travel date: Wed 6th of April 2011