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Paphos, Cyprus, somewhere to stay

My other half and I are going to Cyprus in September for a wedding. Unfortunately the wedding is happening in Paphos, and I'm really struggling to find any sort of accommodation that isn't nasty sun-seeking could-be-any-resort-in-the-world stuff . We won't have the bikes, and ideally don't want to have to hire a car.

We'll be with friends, so if anyone knows of a 3-bed villa in Paphos that has some sort of appeal to independent travellers, I would be very grateful - my parents lived in Nicosia for 5 years, and asking them for help just got a "we tried to avoid Paphos if at all possible". Not helpful!

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Funny.

I was in Pathos for a wedding in June 2010. I missed Ripley to go.

What a shit hole !!!!

You will REALLY struggle to find anything which isn't tacky, ex pat or sun seeking family holiday orientated.

My advice is stay as short as possible.

On a positive note, you can hire bikes, quads, scooters etc for quite cheap and go and explore the Adonis pools and gravel roads etc.

That will stop the suicide pangs for a few hours until you get back to your hotel where they will no doubt be doing an Elvis Karaoke night !

Good luck !!
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I had a weeks holiday in Paphos a few years ago and with the aid of a hired XT600 had a great time, don't be too put off
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Hello Laura,

If you stay in the tourist area and in a cheap hotel you will get the Elvis karaoke nights. I think is better if you stay in Coral Bay area which is 15 minutes from Paphos, there are a lot of villas to rent and a regular bus service to Paphos. If you rent motorcycles there are great routes and places to go. Below you can see few.

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coral bay

sorry to hear some peeps didnt enjoy cyprus, unfortunately there are some dodgy places all over the island, recommend you try villa plus, loads of places on their books & september starts to get quiet so you should get a better deal, im going out there in october.
coral bay strip is good, recommend the millenium bar, extra cold keo & yes they do have an elvis act, guy called chris king & he's actually very good........
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