Sunday, 18 August 2013

Stay in Pafos (or West Cyprus)... with your dog

Taking advantage of Mum's visit to break the rules
I haven't spent much time in Pafos itself, but I really like the surrounding countryside there. I've been to a few of the small villages up in the mountains above Pafos, and stayed in the lovely village of Pano Arkourdaleia with my dog (see my earlier post - I really recommend this area for some of the most picturesque parts of the Cypriot coast, and for the interesting mountain hikes.

Until I get the chance to try out a few of these hotels and apartments for myself, I'll have to rely on reviews and information given on holiday accommodation sites, such as Wherever possible, I have contacted the owners to check their pet-friendly policies. I will update this information as soon as I find the excuse to go and stay at some of these places, with my dog!

I checked prices for the start of September. Prices may vary. This list is not comprehensive, and I would love to hear from any hotel/apartment owner who has a pet-friendly policy (just leave your details in the comment box below).

In Pafos

Unfortunately, I can only verify one hotel in Pafos town itself, from the list of pet-friendly hotels on

Agapinor Hotel
The Agapinor is a 3 star hotel, with good reviews. Prices start from 50 Euros for a double room with city view. It's a modern building, with swimming pool, close to the beach. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=a5f098a273d565a76d7bb78d39ca43328f6751b6X2#availability_target

I received a friendly, positive response from the Agapinor Hotel:
As we are a pet friendly Hotel we could accommodate you and your pet however it would be in a room at the car parking level. The Room is a twin bedded room with of our Hotels usual amenities private bathroom etc, however the view is only of the car park.
Also our pet policy is that the pets are not allowed in the rooms on their own hence avoiding barking of the dog and must be under the supervision of the owners at all times. Also the Pets are not allowed in the dining and public area and pool area but in the lobby supervised.

Around Pafos

Lasa Heights Hotel
This small, family-owned hotel is located 19 km from Paphos, in the mountains, with views of the Akamas Peninsular. Prices start from 70 Euros for double room. The Lasa Heights has received few, but good reviews, and is included in websites promoting eco- and agro-tourism in Cyrpus. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X8


I received the following short but welcoming reply to my email: 
We do not mind the size of the dog as long is a friendly dog
Elpida's Stone Houses
These beautiful, traditional rentals (with swimming pool) are in the village of Goudi, about 24 km from Pafos town. Prices from 60 Euros per night for a one bedroom apartment. I didn't find any reviews on Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphosT92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X10

Although they replied that big dogs are not permitted inside the apartment, I really appreciated that they tried to suggest alternatives, and to be accommodating. This still seems a good option, as long as your dog is happy to sleep outside :
I’m afraid that the dog cannot be hosted inside the apartment; however there is a specific area for each one of the apartments (something like a veranda) where the dog can stay safely. We also have a big area behind the resort (a field) where the dog can play or even be hosted there.
 In some cases where the dog is calm enough and there is no risk to damage any furnitures and is not to hairy we may alow a dog to stay inside the apartment, but a labrador may be too big.

Claim to be pet-friendly on, but as I didn't manage to contact them, I can't be sure

Kiniras Hotel
This 3 star hotel looks fabulous from the photos (it's one of the top on my list to try out!). It is a beautifully restored 15th century Venetian building, based in Pafos old town and has easy access to the beach, bars, shops etc. Reviews on were mostly pretty good, and prices start from 50 Euros for a (economy) double room.  Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=a5f098a273d565a76d7bb78d39ca43328f6751b6X1

Hotel website:
I didn't receive an answer from this hotel, so recommend you call/email to check before booking

Dora Apartments
These apartments are outside of the town of Pafos, in the village of Kissonerga (9km from the town). Prices start from 60 Euros for a studio. There were only 2 reviews, both quite positive. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X3

No email address or contact form on website, so I couldn't check the pet-friendly policy, I recommend you phone to check: Tel: +357 99655867

Sunny Hill Hotel Apartments
Another 3 star, with reasonable prices (from 47 Euros for an apartment with sea view), and good reviews. These apartments are centrally located, and close to the sea Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X4

Unfortunately, I received the following response, and I'm not sure it that means that it is not convenient for the particular dates, or for the size of the dog, or just generally it is a problem to have dogs there...
We are very sorry but we are goimg to have problem with our guest staying in our hotel.
Androniki House
This is a beautiful house with traditional architecture. It features on various Agrotourism/Ecotourism sites. Located in the village of Episkopi, it provides the opportunity to enjoy the life of Pafos (10km away), and to escape from the crowds after. Prices start from 60 Euros for a one bedroom apartment, and the reviews are pretty good. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X5

I didn't find a website, so could not check the pet-friendly policy

Dalia Villa
Dalia Villa is located near to Coral Bay, 12 km from Pafos. I only found one review for this villa, but it was quite good. Prices from 190 Euros per night for a 4 bedroom villa with swimming pool. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X6

I didn't find a website, so could not check the pet-friendly policy

Pendalia Villa
This 3 bedroom villa has a private swimming pool and mountain views. It is situated about 19km from Pafos. I didn't find any reviews for Pendalia Villa. Prices from 156 Euros per night Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X7

I didn't find a website, so could not check the pet-friendly policy

Amarakos Guesthouse
Kato Arkourdalia (pretty far from Paphos, in lovely area). Pretty good reviews. 75 euros for studio (2 adults)
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.;label=paphos-T92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X9

Socrates Apartments
These apartments received very good reviews. They are located in the small town of Polis Chrysochous, near Latsi Beach. Prices from 45 Euros for a one bedroom apartment. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphosT92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=6fca6d2a1fd9dc2aaeecd2bbb11e8dfdbc5d3f55X11

Unfortunately, no response to my email

Natura Beach Hotel and Villas
This 3 star accommodation is located in the town of Polis Chrysochous, and has received good reviews on Prices start from 100 Euros for a twin room. Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges;label=paphosT92uUe_HvYu3EXB5ji%2A%2ArAS12576565341%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1125%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-09-01;checkout=2013-09-02;highlighted_facilites=4;srfid=8215ae547e2442524a49ab57f291c5e30303b893X12

Again, no reply to my email, so I can't say for sure that all pets are permitted


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