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Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedroom apartment with fantastic pool views

The apartment consists of one double bedroom and one twin bedroom . There is a queen size bed in the master bedroom and both bedrooms have built in wardrobes .The kitchen is fully equipped with a beautiful ceramic hob and has granite work tops . Both bedrooms exit onto one balcony . There is another balcony which adjoins the kitchen / lounge/dining room area . Spend hours overlooking the pool , sipping wine and enjoying the wow sunsets

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French,
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


We are both retired and live near Milton Keynes , Buckinghamshire . We are both "janners" having been born in Plymouth . Travelling is a passion and as we regularly visit USA to spend time with our son , his wife and our American grandson .We bought this apartment from new and have thought of this as our holiday home .Having worked in a Bank there in no better place to unwind than our wonderful apartment in stunning Paphos

NIGEL HILLIER purchased this apartment in 2008

Why NIGEL HILLIER chose Universal

We are only 20 minutes from the airport and once you get into our apartment your holiday begins . The apartment has 3 beautiful pools and a small infants pool and you are on the second floor overlooking all the action . We have added our personal touch to the apartment as we have considered this as our "second home". We have constantly sought to keep the property upto OUR standards and no expense has been spared . You are only 15 minutes walk away from seeing all that Paphos has to offer .The property has been meticulously maintained and has always been thought of as "our home" and not a rental property .

What makes this apartment unique

Outstanding location . Outstanding views . Some of the best pools in the whole of Cyprus . Spend YOUR 2017 in the European Capital of Culture and taste ancient civilisations , outstanding beaches , amazing people and hospitality ....that will make you want to come back again and again


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Universal in Paphos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , wash hand basin and vanity , extractor fan
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • one double bedroom with a queen bed and one twin bedroom . Both with built in wardrobes and an AC unit . Both bedrooms have doors onto the second balcony
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I have a local car hire firm that will pick you up from the airport and take you to our apartment can then walk to the car hire firm to pick up your rental car . All costs are included in the car hire rental .


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Wonderfull apartment in an ideal loation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment at the end of September and we would definitely recommend it. You would not be disappointed. The apartment was perfectly clean, modern and very well equipped making it a home from home. The balcony overlooking the pool has the sun for most of the day. The apartment is in an ideal position with only a 20 minute stroll to Paphos harbour or there is a bus stop close by which will take you there in only 10 minutes for the cost of 1.50 Euros. We have been to Paphos many times and this is the best apartment we have stayed in. Thank you to Nigel and Tina for making it possible. We only booked 2 weeks before we left and they were very accommodating .

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment and complex. Great swimming pool

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Walk to harbour is about 25 minutes which may be too much for some people in the heat. However it was fine for us and a bus service is available as are taxis. Kings Mall shopping centre is about a 20 minute walk or 7 euro taxi ride. Paphos water park is great fun and only about a 10 minute taxi ride away. Book tickets online for a discount.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy thank you for your kind review and I am glad you had such a great time . Your comments will help our future guests get the best from sunny Paphos . Yes the walk to the harbour can get a little warm when its very hot . Over many years we have found short cuts down to the harbour area so much so we get there in just over 15 minutes ......but your review has reminded us that we need to provide guests with a walking "map" to make it quicker and easier . Thanks again and I hope you will come back and stay with us again .
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Paphos holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was the first time we had been to Cyprus. The apartment was perfect for our stay. It was modern, nicely furnished and very clean with a very well equipped kitchen (apart from not having a coffee maker). The main bed was very comfortable. We didn't realise it was a 15 minute walk to the main area and harbour but we soon sussed out the local bus stop just round the corner though mostly we walked into town. We did, in the end, hire a car for four days (very cheap) and made very good use of that and went exploring inland and along the coast. It would have been helpful to have had wifi in the apartment to save taking out the ipad everyday but we managed as every bar and restaurant had free wifi including the corner shop 100 yards from the apartment! Pool was very good.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review . We have written 2 notes to ourselves is to buy a coffee maker ; our assumption that people drink tea or instant coffee is clearly wrong so thank you for pointing this out . The second note is to enquire about wifi in the apartment ; we did look at this a couple of years ago and the ( residential) packages were either unreliable , very expensive or very very clunky ( large dish on roof for reception ) . Hopefully things have moved on , although as you say every bar and restaurant now has WIFI . We are glad you experimented with finding the quickest route into the town ...there are some great walks into town , passing several bars and reataurants and ruins ....and the harbour area is just 15 mins walk away as you say . Thank you again for booking with us and we hope to welcome you back in the none to distant future . Tina & Nigel
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Fantastic holiday, Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for a week in July. The weather was fantastic, the lovely apartment was clean, spacious and a real home from home.

The apartment is easy to find, following directions from the very friendly and attentive owners. It is an easy journey from the airport with plenty of taxi's available. The owners couldn't do enough for us, keeping in touch before we went making sure everything was okay. The apartment has everything you need for a relaxing, no hassle holiday. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge area spacious and comfortable. The bedrooms were very comfortable with plenty of storage and air con in each room.

The balcony is a very sunny spot, perfect for a lovely sunny breakfast whilst planning your day and an end of day relaxing glass of wine or beer as the sunsets. Not to mention the end of night nightcap in the warmth of the evening, to discuss the days adventures.

We spent most days at Alakys beach area, hiring a sun-bed for the day by the clear waters. Lunch would be at any of the many waterfront bars and restaurants. In the evening the waterfront area comes alive, is very friendly and a great place to sit and have a drink and take in the atmosphere.

We hired a beach buggy and drove to Coral Bay one day which is an easy drive and opens up another beach area for you with a great selection of bars and restaurants. If you decide to stay by the apartment there is plenty of space around the pools.

Overall a very relaxing holiday in a great location and a real home from home.

Thanks to Nigel and Tina for making it a great holiday, we will certainly by back.

Wayne and Julie.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wayne and Julie for your lovely review . We are so glad you enjoyed the stay and made full use of our apartment and all the facilities . There is no better place than our balcony which has to be the best positioned in the whole of Iris village ! So glad you ventured out to discover the beautiful beaches and harbour area which is within walking distance . Hope you come back soon ! Tina & Nigel
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lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10nights here with my husband and 2 children age 9 and 13. Situated in great location within walking distance to harbour. Paphos is a lovely resort with plenty to do for all ages. Apartment was spotless and spacious - didn't feel like we were in a holiday home but felt like a home! Having your own washing facilities was fab especially with children!! The pool complex was great the kids spent hours there often having the pool to themselves - gave us time to relax as well!, the owners were very helpful right from the beginning. I would definitely recommend staying here and would love to go back. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and really glad that you and the family enjoyed your stay . I am so glad you felt at home and all our facilities matched your needs. . As you say the location is perfect for relaxing with easy access to the Harbour , bars and restaurants and tourist attractions . Hope to welcome you back soon .Nigel
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A beautiful apartment in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic, it has everything that you could possibly need and is comfortable, clean and very well maintained. The owners are friendly and ensured that our stay was comfortable and they offer great information of the local area and facilities. It is quiet and peaceful so we have had the most relaxing holiday, which was just what we wanted and we have already booked again for next year! We would definitely recommend a stay here, you won't be disappointed. The apartment definitely has the best position on the complex, it overlooks the pool and has the sunshine on its balcony for the majority of the day. It is a short distance from the harbour which has amazing views and plenty of activities and restaurants to choose from, Theo's is our favourite and would recommend a visit. The archeological site there is amazing and seeped in Greek history.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and really glad you have enjoyed your stays at our apartment . Yes , we love our balcony too and there is nothing better , after a day by the pool, than to watch the sunset with a nice glass of something. ! We look forward to welcoming again in 2017 .
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is situated in the heart of Universal area . From here it is a 15 minute walk to the harbour which is the central tourist area and bustling with life ,with fantastic bars , restaurants and shops to suit all tastes .The Harbour area is without doubt everyones favourite place and here you can sip your cocktails watching out over the amazing Mediteranean sea. The Harbour is the place from where you can go on different boat trips around the beautiful coast and to have a dip in the crystal clear , turquoise waters of the Med . Catch a trip on the glass bottom boat and see some wrecks in Paphos bay or have a go at some deep sea fishing .

The whole of Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage centre and there are amazing sights . Some of our favourite places to see include St Pauls church and its ruins ( dating back to 3rd century AD )which is only 15 minutes walk away , the world beating mosaics which are truly spectacular near the harbour and the Tombs of the Kings ( about 25 mins walk away ). St Solomon Catacombs are within easy walking distance and be sure to take an handkerchief to tie on the famous tree . There is also a 14th century fort on the end of the harbour which is well worth a visit

Cyprus is the home of Aphrodite so a trip to Aphrodites rock is a must . Aphrodites baths are to be found near Polis about a 30 minute drive away and here you are on the Akamas peninsular where turtles come to lay their eggs .The nearby fishing port of Latchi has some great beaches , bars and restaurants .

If the weather is a little hot or you want to see the beautiful forests then Troodos is the place . We love the Kykkos Monastery , Mount Olympus and the fabulous walks up there . There is a small ski resort and the locals are proud that you can ski in the morning and go for a swim in the Med in the afternoon A trip to Troodos would not be complete without visiting some of the beautiful villages which haven't changed for years .....Lefkara is our favourite , where you can see the beautiful laces being made .

There are some great walks near paphos .....from the fort you can turn right and walk for about 7 miles on the coastal path , with plenty opportunities for refreshments en route ! If you walk to the left of the swimming area on the harbour you have a beautiful 4/5 mile walk .

For children there is so much to do other than swimming e.g water parks , Zoo , indoor play areas and a lot of the bars have adventure play areas for children to use whilst you relax .

The Bus service in Paphos is excellent and cheap and will take you to all the tourist sights including the indoor market which is in Pano ( upper ) Paphos ....(which you can walk to in about 20minutes ). Coral Bay has 3 fabulous beaches and is only 20 minutes away by bus . There are several tour operators who will give you guided tours of Paphos and surrounding areas or which will take you farther afield to Troodos or the Arkamas peninsular

Paphos hosts world class opera every year and is the EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE in 2017 which plans to be spectacular .

We have had our apartment from new and been visiting Paphos every year for the past 8 years . It truly has something for everyone , is an all year round place and a place of discovery or relaxation or both ! Whether you are a first timer or not , old or young , with or without children then Paphos will not disappoint !

Have a great Holiday


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45

Your rent includes all services to the apartment used during your stay e.g electric , INCLUDING the air conditioning costs , and water . The cost of cleaning the apartment is also included .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.