Apartment in Tomb of the Kings Road, Kato Paphos, Cyprus - Views And 7 Mins Walk From The Tomb Of The Kings Road
About Ian Rutherford
We are Cathy and Ian and we stay in a small village just outside Edinburgh. We have a grown up son and daughter, and a lovely grandson. I have worked in childcare but now do Home Boarding for Dogs, my husband is a photo journalist. We went to Cyprus for the first time in 1996 and loved the island. We bought our property in Paphos 2006, off plan, and it was ready early 2008. We hope to be able to spend more time there once we fully retire and at the moment we visit about 3 times a year as we love the great weather, visiting the many places of interest and its friendly people.
Ian Rutherford purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Ian Rutherford chose Paphos
We love the location of the apartment as it is so close to the main strip and a lovely walk along the coastal walkway to the harbour. There are plenty of nice walks and places of interest close by. The 2 apartment blocks that make up Hermes gardens are situated in a central suburb and the neighbours are really friendly. We have got to know the other owners over the years and often meet up with them, there are also a few owners who live here permanently. We love the fact it is such a quiet area yet it is so close to the local shops and Tomb of the Kings road. We have made friends with many of the local people including restaurant & bar owners. We like to explore and visit some of the smaller villages and wineries in the Paphos district. We like to into the hills around Paphos and explore and are always finding new places to see and visit.
What makes this Apartment unique
Also there is a good mixture of owners of the apartments Scottish, English, Swedish, Norwegian and Cypriot. With some owners living full time there which is good as they and the locals keep an eye on the place and keep us updated on all the news. They are very friendly and it is nice the locals take an interest in the visitors, making them feel welcome. You can relax and have a quiet time with no hassle or noise laying beside the pool or chat to the other owners who are always happy to give advice or directions if asked.
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Great location apartment is home from home
Large apartment owners brilliant to deal with, a real home from home, great location near the Mall, Kings Road and the Old Town. Pool amazing water quality checked daily, great veranda for sun in morning overlooking pool, Wi-fi and all the TV channels if you need it, Aircon & overhead fan light in bedroom, Aircon & 2 overhead fans in main room so always a comfortable temperature. Friendly neighbours all you could want for a restful break, I have already recommended to a couple I met at the Irish Bar from Scotland. Would I stay here again without a shadow of doubt. The owners made the whole process from booking a pleasant experience. Previous reports of dogs are true but in my experience wasn’t a real nuisance. So to repeat if you are looking for a great location in a home from home apartment this is the place.
Peaceful, good location, nice clean apartment!
Myself and my partner stayed here for ten nights, easy access to bars restaurants and bus - 5 minute walk to the main road. Very good responses and communication with owners which was another plus. No issues with the dogs for us (they barked for about half an hour one early morning hit that was all we heard). Would definitely recommend.
Lovely well appointed apartment
Clean apartment overlooking a lovely well maintained pool. Dogs barking incessantly on a couple of days was unfortunate however difficult to resolve.
Thanks for your review. Unfortunately the dogs barking is problem for us, we have been trying to resolve this issue but as the dogs belong to residents outwith our Holiday complex its very difficult find a solution. We hope this did not impact on you stay to much.
Thanks again for your booking.
Ian & Cathy
Lovely first visit to Cyprus
This is a spacious and very well equipped apartment - part of a small and lovely complex. The surrounding gardens and grounds are immaculately kept, as is the pool area. We used our hire car almost every day and got a really nice feel for the Paphos end of this lovely island. There were numerous bars and restaurants within walking distance, and we ate out every day, sometimes lunch sometimes dinner. Favourites were Muse ( we ate there 5 times including dinner on my 70th Birthday - they bought in one of their lovely desserts with a candle on top! Laonas (4 times) Duomo (twice) and the Farm House Tavern (twice) were all good. The only downside we encountered were barking dogs in the surrounding area. These were loud and sometimes incessant, and it was so bad at times that we couldn’t sit out on the balcony, and some nights we needed earplugs so that we could sleep. Something needs to be done about this Ian. Otherwise we were delighted with your lovely property and would certainly return - especially if the dog problem is resolved
Thanks for your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that you had problems with the barking dogs. This has been an off and on problem for all the residents at Hermes gardens for the last ten years. We have complained in the past and it did improve for a while but after hearing back from you and speaking to Graham we realise that it is as bad as ever again. When we arrived on Wednesday night they were barking on and off for a good long time after we went to bed.
This is an unacceptable situation but one that is going to be very difficult to resolve. Today I went with Graham to the Police station to make a complaint, they then sent us to the Pafos Municipality where we registered an official complaint. It is now in the hands of their animal liaison team to go and investigate the owners of the dogs to see if they are being kept properly and warn them about the constant noise.
We are not too hopeful that they will be able to do very much about it but at least we have tried.
We would like to thank you for bringing the problem to our attention, although it did not come as a surprise.
We hope this did not impact on your holiday too much, and we can only apologise for our noisy neighbours.
Kind Regards Ian & Cathy
Lovely apartment in a convent location between old town, beach and archeological sites
The apartment is very comfortable with a balcony overlooking the pools and hills beyond. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and includes a washing machine. Everything in the apartment worked well and was maintained to a high standard. Access was via a key in a key safe that enabled late arrivals.
For most of the week we either walked to sites in Paphos or took the bus to Polis. We hired a car from one of the local firms and went to Mt Olympus, the Avakas George, St Neophytus Monastery and Letymvou. Car travel is easy for Brits on the left.
Many of the apartments are owned by expats who are all friendly.
A comfortable apartment in a convenient location
My wife and I stayed for a week in February 2018 so we were in a quiet part of the year. Thus, many of the restaurants in Pafos were closed. However that didn't detract from our enjoyment of getting to know the south-western part of this beautiful island. We had flown to the island with Ryanair and booked a car for the week with Payless via the Ryanair website. The car was just around £75 for the week and that included picking it up and dropping it off at the airport. We were even given an upgrade and the automatic Nissan was comfortable and easy to drive.
The apartment was comfortable and had all we needed to spend the week there. It had a view over the swimming pool but we didn't use the pool as the weather was cool and blustery during our stay. The TV had access to a good number of English TV stations and loads of international sport channels so any football fan won't leave the apartment with withdrawal symptoms. Strangely, the TV didn't give us any access to Greek or Cypriot TV channels and it would have been nice to have seen the occasional one; if only to see and listen to some local music.
If you are thinking of coming to Pafos and want a decent apartment in a good location and at a fair price, you do not need to look any further than this one.
One thing I must add is the friendly and helpful attitude of the owner Ian. We never met him but his communications were always extremely helpful from the day that we booked to stay.
The sandy beach 15 mins walk and is next to the Kefalos Beach Hotel it has great views of the lighthouse and 95 hectare Archeology Park all along the coast with mosaics of gods, goddesses monsters and myths. Also there are a few other sandy coves all along the coast towards the popular Coral Bay area which is a 12 mins drive from Paphos, the local buses are cheap and very regular all along the coast.
Paphos airport is 20 mins away. A car is useful for sight seeing around the island but is not a necessity for the location of the apartment which is central to both the old town and the main Tomb of the Kings strip. The local buses and taxis are many and very reasonably priced. There are now direct flights from Edinburgh to Paphos
Coral Bay is approx 7km. Tomb of the Kings historical site is approx 1km. Paphos Harbour approx 1km. Paphos Water Park approx 3km. Limmasol approx 1 hour’s drive. Nicosia approx 1 1/2 hour’s drive.
Banks all along the main route and in the old town only 7 mins walk. Restaurants, supermarkets and shops all within 10 mins walk. Bar Street and clubs all within 20 walk.