37 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great time in Cyprus
"Returned from St. George's on Sunday with my wife, have visited Cyprus on other occasions but must say this hotel is a class above all the others we have stayed in. Clean and classy rooms, fabulous communal areas, bars, restaurants etc are first class. The quality of the food is top of the class for all meals. The pool areas, beach and grassed areas are wonderful and kept neat and tidy at all times. To top off a great place the staff are fantastic, helpful and extremely friendly. They also have a lot of young trainees who are being moulded with good manners etc. Well done St. George's, will definitely be back later this year and in many years to come."
- Travel date: 18th May 2017
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: 24th 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: 6th April 2011
A WELCME BREAK AT THE ST.GEORGE
"Just returned from a holoiday at the St George.Weather was not too bad for time of year.Used the outdoor pool once,too cold,but indoor pool was excellent.The staff,from maids to waitresses,waiters,reception staff and others ,were all polite and could not do enough for us.We were on the all inclusive tariff,and have returned to earth being a little heavier.The choice of food in the dining rooms was enormous and plentyful. The drinks that were provided on the all inclusive tarrif were good from beer to cocktails,orange juice etc.Entertainment on an evening was varied and no doubt will be more varied as the season progresses."
- Travel date: 9th February 2010
"Be warned, this is a long review, but hopefully will help! As for the reviewer below, I am not sure they went to the same hotel. Unless you are an all inclusive, nothing is free (even then you have paid for your so called 'free' drinks. Why would you get a free drink with a meal voucher? Anyway, I got married this year at the St George Chapel next to the hotel, so, although a little biased as the St George treated us particularly well, I have to say that the hotel is superb. Yes, some areas of the hotel could do with a little sprucing up, corridors etc, and the bathrooms are a little 'tired', but any negatives are made up by so many other things you have access to when you are there. The rooms are a decent size, some balconies are small, but still useable, Most have decent views of either the sea or of the pool or gardens. We booked through Thomson, who have this as a 5 T hotel, the hotels official rating is 4 star, and although some people have commented that it doesn't deserve this rating, I feel it is fair. When you arrive in the reception, there is a certain 'wow' factor, the marble floor, the chandalier, the 'piano bar', the water feature on the lower level all goes a long way to impress, even after a long day travelling. We went half board, and felt this was enough. They do give you the option of changing your evening meal for lunch at the Sunset Restaurant near the pool, which is convenient for when you like to explore other restaurants in the evenings. The pool is superb, with pool bar and enough sun loungers for all. The Entertainment staff work their socks off and do enough for people during the day, but don't push you if you just want to relax. Around the pool, there is a waitress service too, although you can swim up to the pool bar, which is a great feature. The small beach is nice, although, the shingle to get to the sea is a little hard on the toes! It is quite rocky, so may not be suitable for the less able as most people use the walkway over the rocks to get to the sea. The sea is generally calm, but this is helped by the breakwater. The variety of food at mealtimes is amazing. I cannot understand anyone who says there was no choice, it is superb. Breakfast buffet - Fruit, yogurt, cereal, toast, fried eggs made to order, pancakes, all aspects of the 'full English' if that is what you want. Coffee, tea and fruit juices are also plentiful. The only issue was the fact that at busy times, the tables weren't cleared that quickly. But we just found a free table and set ourselves up. If you change your evening meal for lunch, there is a standard menu at the Sunset Restaurant, you choose from that menu and all you pay for is drinks (half board option). The Evening buffet is amazing, choice of soup of the day, variety of salads, several meat options, a carvery and variety of potatoes, rice etc. There is also a good selection of desserts, cakes, ice cream etc. There is a waiter service to take drinks orders. You can pay cash or add it to the room bill for payment at the end of the stay. A short walk from the hotel reception is the local bus stops., head to the traffic lights and turn left by the Jaspers Cafe/Restaurant and J&R Supermarket (there is also a small shop within the hotel near reception) The stop on the opposite side of the road by Pepperoni Pizza Restaurant is the stop for travel towards Paphos, the stop by the Quad Bike hire is for travel towards Coral Bay. Irrelevant of how many stops on the bus, the price is 1.50Euro for adults and I think 1Euro for children. Paphos harbour is nice, lots of restaurants and gift shops and boat trips to several places. Buses 10 & 15 go to the Harbour and the other way to Coral Bay. Coral Bay is good with two nice beaches. If you stay on the bus until it stops in a large car park near the Corallia Hotel and Apartments, this is meant to the nicer of the two beaches, plenty of sun loungers at around 6 Euros for 2 and a parasol. The bus stop to the other beach is a couple of stops outside the main strip of shops/bars. We had a night in Coral Bay and ended up in the Coral Sunset bar on a Friday, where there is an Elvis act - he plays it for laughs, but we haven't laughed so much in ages (he also did a show at the St George, but not sure if this is a regular thing for him). As a wedding couple, we do get certain extras, (part of the wedding package) this includes time in the spa, a 10% food/drink discount card and we did get an a la carte meal one evening, we were also lucky enough to get a suite for one evening, which was lovely. I would recommend anyone looking for a wedding venue, the St George Chapel - within the grounds. Lovely place, looks much bigger than it actually is - it seats 24 with extras standing. (It was also the venue for the GMTV wedding in 2004) We booked the wedding through Thomson and their wedding planners were superb. They tell you what to bring with you - full birth certificates, witness passport details and many other things and then arrange the meeting at the Town Hall to collect the licence, then meeting the vicar etc. Nothing seemed too much for them, organising the photographer and the entertainment. All in all, a great time was had by us and our guests, so much so, we have booked to go back for our first anniversary next September. "
- Travel date: 12th October 2009
"i have spent a day @ the hotel in the past & always wanted to stay here . so i spent the money & stayed sep 09 half board the hotel is a1 top class cleanliness & service staff perfect , apart from two occations as detailed . but first i would like to comment there is two sides to the hotel st georges gardens & st georges , you have full use of both sides and all pools , pool side service & most dining staff is fab & immaculate .there is many weddings & its own chaple on the site , perfect for the occation . the grounds are superb pools gardens & on the beach location . only down side a rude male waiter gardens side breakfast time i was half board evening wine waiter got the face on when i helped my self to free water with my meal as i dont drink wine , his remarks were nasty & rude , he should be removed from the staff . i was upset with his conduct!!!!!!! over all fantastic oh and funtastic entertainment are hard working & exellent staff ! will do it again soon thanks to all managment for a top holiday . "
- Travel date: 10th October 2009
worst holiday ever
"This was such a disapointing holiday. The hotel staff were incredibly rude and unhelpful they were abrupt and the bar staff were impatient and dismissive. The room was dirty, the bath had a yellow tinge, the bedsheets were old and worn. The food made us feel ill. There was no variety and we were poorly every day. My husband ordered spaghetti bolognaise with a voucher we had for a meal and when he received the food there was no meat just spaghetti. The voucher did not entitle us to a free drink, nothing at the hotel was free, this was such an expensive holiday they charged a fortune at the bar and everything else was very expensive. The entertainment was awful and annoying. There is nothing good I can say about this holiday, even thinking about it now makes me cringe.I shudder when I remember the staff, I cant believe they get away with being so rude, they have left me very angry. We will never return. "
- Travel date: 4th October 2009
"I found the St. George to be warm, friendly and very good value for money. In the two weeks we stayed there we never had one issue. The food was fantastic and all the staff made our stay a wonderful experience. Special thanks to Jana, one of the drinks servers who made our evenings very enjoyable, with her attentative service. Anybody not enjoy this hotel must be nuts. Would I go back to the St. George? Give me a plane ticket now! "
- Travel date: 1st October 2009
Open to all?
"Booked platinum holiday with Thomson,spoilt slightly by the flights,Thomson have acquired First Choice and use their aircraft to Paphos,worst cramped seating we have ever experienced,OK for a short flight but not 5 hours. Hotel great,service excellent,food OK,bus to Paphos harbour only 1.50 euros and every 10-15 minutes,only down side,noisy air conditioning and security pretty poor,locals used to wander in to use the pool and only one security man on the whole site,seemed reluctant to move them on"
- Travel date: 26th May 2009
Went Thomson Platinum. Staff were superb...
"Went Thomson Platinum. Staff were superb and helpfull, Food and Room were excellent apart from the air-conditioning being noisy. However..the loudness of ALL the entertainment was more than was needed eg at one point we could hear the same ol' thumping and music from the outside area, the music from the lounge and the music from the beach bar all at the same time - and we were in our room with the doors shut! The entertainment was poor and whatever happened to the Platinum Lounge?? - it was only open once and that was for the Thomson Rep. to give us info. about our departure! The Hotel needs to be congratulated on its cleanliness and the availability of sunbeds and shades - more than enough to go around and well laid out."
- Travel date: 17th September 2008
The Hotel was kept verty clean, and the ...
"The Hotel was kept verty clean, and the staff were very pleasant. However the noise was terrible from the entertainment centre below all bedrooms, and it went on until 11.30pm. The swimming pool was over run with air beds for adults, There is no pool attendant. If you get up at 6.30-7am, you will be able to get a lounger and shade. I would not wish to go to this Hotel again, and I think we should have been told the the people from the apartments next door were useing all our facilities. I would say this hotel should be advertised as 3 star."
- Travel date: 17th July 2008
This hotel is supposed to be a Thomson P...
"This hotel is supposed to be a Thomson Platinum, it is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in. Beware, if you are vegetarian this hotel cannot cater for you and the staff could not care less. The response was to shrug their shoulders and say tough. We paid Â£2,000 for a 14 night holiday and then had to spend extra to supplement the inadequate food. Would definitely not go back."
- Travel date: 16th June 2008
Top traveller tips for St. George Hotel
"Pelican in Paphos Harbour"
"paphos my 6th time relaxing "
"Loved the St George will go back again"
"I did not find anything I did not enjoy"
"get out and see the island"
"it is very much a child friendly hotel with an entertainment team working throughout the day and night to keep children and adults entertain..."
"The monastery and the adonis baths"
"I would not recommend it"
"Make sure your tour operator is putting you in this hotel...."
St. George Hotel is also called
- St George Hotel
- hotel st george
- st george paphos