Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel & Spa
This adults only (16+) resort is right on the beach about 3 km down the coast from the city center of Paphos, Cyprus, in the neighboring village of Geroskipou. It is a large, 6,000 m2 hotel and spa with extensive, beautifully maintained gardens.
It has a small, sandy private beach with complementary sunbeds and umbrellas, a massive main freshwater pool, a high salinity therapeutic indoor pool, a large, fully equipped exercise room and spa, 5 first class restaurants, three bars, and live entertainment venues.
The Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris Beach Hotel and Spa is the leading Cypriot venue of the Leonardo Hotels, which number 230 in Europe and Israel.
The resort is in close proximity to Paphos and all that it has to offer; its famous palm tree-lined seafront promenade, the UNESCO listed Paphos mosaics, the iconic Paphos Castle, and the beauty of Old Paphos. Cyprus’s best golf course is nearby, as is the sister hotel’s Leonardo Laura Beach and Splash resort’s Splash Waterpark.
Sports options (some with classes) include tennis, table tennis, squash, beach volleyball, Zumba (cardio fitness featuring Latin dance), water aerobics, bicycling, with additional activities such as horseback riding and golf available off-site.
Guests enjoyed the quality of the live entertainment, the resort’s proximity to Paphos, the variety of menu items and the quality of the food, the attentive, friendly staff, and the wonderful sunsets.
All in all, the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris hotel and spa is the place for you if you’re seeking an affordable, unforgettably romantic holiday experience.
There are a total of 382 rooms in the Plaza Cypria Maris of varying categories available. Rooms range in size from 22m2 (235 ft2) to 25m2 (about 270 ft2), with larger sizes for suites.
Rooms are spacious, well-appointed, with every imaginable modern amenity. Room décor is modern and stylish combined with rustic elements such as faux limestone wallpapered walls. Color scheme features muted off-whites and earth tones, set off with powder blue or aquamarine highlights on desk furnishings and pillows. Windows stretch from floor to ceiling letting the light of Cyprus flood your getaway and give you some of the most exquisite sea views, and meticulously manicured gardens you’ve ever seen.
Room amenities include free Wi-Fi, room service, safety deposit box, mini fridge, balcony, bathtub and/or walk-in shower, panoramic views, and satellite TV, among others.
Double/Twin Rooms, Superior Sea View
These basic rooms come in four categories: Inland View, Side Sea View, Sea View, and Superior Sea View. Rooms have private balconies which look out, depending on the view, to the beautiful dun mountains of Cyprus, a combination of the sea and mountains, or a wide-open vista of the azure waters of the Mediterranean.
Swim Up Superior Room
Rooms have direct and exclusive access to the shared overflow pool. Rooms face the beautiful, aromatic gardens and have private terraces. Bathrooms have walk-in showers.
Four categories: Inland, Side Sea View, Honeymoon Suite (2 guests), Garden Suite with Private Pool.
Premium Rooms & Suites
Premium Rooms and Suites come in seven categories, all on the resort’s 5th floor.
Premium Rooms. These are upgraded standard rooms and come in three sub-categories: Inland View, which has a veranda with seating area and overlooks the Old World charm of Paphos. Side Sea View, and Sea View overlook the dazzling waters of the Med.
The Premium Junior Suite Sea View has lots of room, a walk-in shower, and lots of closet space. There is a separate sitting area and a desk alcove divided from the rest of the suite by a screen, and a sofa bed and small table. There are upholstered arm chairs, and a furnished balcony providing excellent sunset views and a panorama of the seafront promenade and its pedestrian traffic for people watchers.
The Premium Suite Inland View, and Premium Suite Side Sea View are both on the 5th, just on different sides of the building. They have the same layout: two rooms separate bedroom, with a furnished balcony. The spacious living area has a visiting area with upholstered furniture, and a bar with stools. There is table and luggage bench, both made of natural wood. The suites have a lot of wardrobe space. Sitting room sofas convert to beds for a potential total of 4 guests.
The only difference is that the Inland View overlooks the park-like grounds of the resort, the varied architecture of Paphos, and the hills and mountains in the distance which change hue by the hour as the sun makes its transit. On the other hand, the Side Sea view gives you both the view of that part of the island and that of the sparkling blue Mediterranean.
Both suites are 43 m2 and sleep up to 4 guests.
Deluxe Rooms & Suites
The resort’s Deluxe Rooms and Suites, giving each unit unobstructed, panoramic views of the grounds and surrounding area, whether it be the sea, or the land. They come in a total of three styles with six sub-categories, are offered on Ultra All Inclusive with an exclusive access to the Business lounge with premium drinks and all day snacks. All rooms and suites are on the 6th (top) floor:
- Deluxe Rooms: Inland View (mountains and town view), Side Sea View (both land and sea view), Sea View (panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean). Rooms have either a double bed, or twin beds. They come with a closet, coffee and tea maker, espresso maker, free mini bar, HD flat screen TV and phone.
- Deluxe Junior Suite Sea. This commodious suite has a bathroom with a walk-in shower, plenty of closet space, mini fridge, coffee maker, a large bedroom and smaller sitting area. The desk alcove is set apart by a perforated screen and has a sofa bed and table. There is a wall-mounted TV and vanity mirror, and upholstered easy chairs oriented to the balcony and sea view, affording spectacular sunset views and a panorama of the seaside promenade and its foot traffic.
- Deluxe Suite Inland View, Deluxe Suite Side Sea View. This is a two-room suite with separate bathroom, bar area with stools, and a wooden table and luggage bench. The full-size bathroom includes a walk-in shower. Sitting area sofas open up to beds for an additional two guests. The suite offers unforgettable view of Cyprus’s hills, mountains, and the Paphos area.
The Presidential Suites are the very best the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris has to offer. These 6th floor suites come in two categories:
The Presidential Suite has plenty of space and two separate rooms. It has splendid views of the grounds, pool, and the brilliant waters of the Mediterranean. The large bathroom has a walk-in shower. There’s also an extra toilet for guests. Sleeps 4.
The Deluxe Presidential Suite with Panoramic Sea View is large and comfy, with a large bedroom, a sitting area with a sofa bed and table separated by perforated screens, plush chairs looking out from the balcony over the sea, where you can enjoy the sparkling waters and the foot traffic on the seafront promenade. This suite sleeps up to 6.
Food and Drink
Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris has boasts six venues to satisfy your appetite, offering a range of culinary treats which span the globe, from local Mediterranean fare to more exotic Asian dishes. Every meal is prepared and plated with meticulous care, giving you a culinary experience that is not only pleasing to the eye, but completely satisfying to the palate as well. You can watch the magic take place in real time as well as be your own food inspectors at the live cooking counters as you see the progression of your meal from its raw ingredients to the finished product, as your appetite sharpens and your anticipation reaches its peak just as the food is delivered. Dining at the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris is an unforgettable experience you’ll savour in your memory for a long time.
Blue Horizon Restaurant
This sun-washed eating venue gives you the opportunity to feast your eyes on the glorious gardens of the resort and the sky blue sea outside the wrap around floor to ceiling glass of the restaurant’s windows. Open for breakfast and dinner, the Blue Horizon has a sumptuous salad buffet and live cooking counter. The all-you-can eat buffet features a wide range of mouth-watering dessert offerings. Dress code is casual. Take your time, enjoy the views, relax and savour everything the Blue Horizon has to offer.
Hawas Gardens Restaurant
Specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, this Greek-themed restaurant looks over the splendidly manicured gardens of the resorts grounds, as well as the sea. These views provide the perfect backdrop for meals whose roots are in this part of the world.
Little Italy Restaurant
Italian fare has long been a favourite the world over, and for good reason: the Italians know how to do pasta, tomato sauce, melted cheese, and spiced beef and sausage like no other people on earth. You’ll find a meal at Little Italy is like a short side trip to neighboring Italy in the midst of your Cyprus vacation.
Mourayio Greek Taverna
The umbrella-shaded patio of this restaurant and the general feel of the place is a throwback to a traditional Greek tavern. Dining al fresco on your favorite Greek dishes while the sea breeze gently caresses you is a dining experience not to be missed. Moussakas, pastichio, grilled lamb and goat, tsatziki, lemon roasted potatoes and much more are all on offer here to put a culinary capstone on your vacation experience.
Egao Asian Restaurant
Sushi and teppanyaki (Japanese grilled food) in the Mediterranean gardens of the resort, with a sea view to boot, make indulging in the fresh seafood of this restaurant all the more enjoyable.
Ariadne Lounge Bar
Taking up most of the real estate on the resort’s ground floor and sharing space with the reception area, the Ariadne is a convenient meeting point for guests and visitors to the Leonardo Plaza Cypria Maris. There are plush, comfy easy chairs to take the load off and lots of soft, indirect lighting if that’s your thing. Or you can have a seat by the windows and gaze at the natural beauty of the gardens and sea which is so reflective of sunny Cyprus.
Things get a little livelier in the evenings when guests stop by for an aperitif or a glass of wine to wind down after a busy day. Snacks as well as non-alcoholic beverages are available as well.
Thetis Beachfront Swim-Up Pool Bar
Indulging in your favorite liquid refreshment while relaxing in the pool or its hot tub is just the thing on a hot summer day or in the cool of the evening. Just a stone’s throw from the private beach, the Swim-Up Pool Bar offers an alternative to the sand and sea. Relax in a hammock, gaze at the swaying palms, and imagine yourself on a tropical island in the South Pacific if that’s what you desire. In addition to alcohol and non-alcohol, snacks of all kinds are on offer.
Erato Club Bar
There’s lots of floor space for dancing in this bar with its nightly live musical offerings. If you need to cool off a bit and want a break from the music and babble of voices, move on out to the deck terrace and relax among the tropical plants while you sip your drink, converse, and feel the night breeze on your cheek. Either way, the Erato is the place to be in the evening.
Wellness and Spa
The KG Wellness Boutique Spa and Salon is the only place in Cyprus where feet and full body ichthyotherapy treatments are available courtesy of the famous Garra Rufa Fish Spa.
In addition, there is a full range of massage therapies, body treatments, and baths available to guests. Massages range from Hot Stone, Lymph Drainage, Aloe Vera and Yogurt, Full Body, Foot, and Back, Neck and Shoulders. Body treatments include scrubs, Mango Relaxing Body Care, and Pineapple Silhouette Body Treatment. Baths such as Hydrotherapy, and Romantic Jacuzzi are also on offer. Additionally, there are beauty treatments and hair salon services available.
In The Area
Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of about 900 such sites in the world. The criteria for such sites are those having “cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance.” Some of those having such significance in Paphos include Old Paphos, now called Kouklia, on a hill east of the modern city, the traditional birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love. Remains of the ancient city and its sanctuary can be viewed. The Paphos Archeological Park includes the ruins of four large Roman-era villas with well-preserved mosaic floors.
The Paphos pedestrian boulevard on the seafront is famous for its beauty and makes for a pleasant walk in the cool of a summer evening. Paphos Segway Tours take you to all the famous sites in the city and environs, which has been likened to an open-air museum.
The Paphos Castle is a must see, as well as St. Paul’s Pillar, where Church tradition holds that the Apostle Paul was flogged 39 times by the Roman Proconsul of Cyprus, Sergius Paulus, after which he himself converted to Christianity after Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind after trying to discourage Sergius Paulus from the faith.
Paphos is full of restaurants and night spots for those desiring a little nightlife. There are all kinds of tours, both on land and sea , available for sightseers wishing to have a broader view of the environs of this historical city.
The Paphos Aphrodite Water Park provides hours of fun in the sun on its slides, tunnels and pools. An introductory course in Scuba Diving can also he had in the Discover Scuba Diving tour, during which octopuses and sea turtles can be encountered in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean.
10 Theas Afroditis Ave., Geroskipou, Paphos 8204
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