The cultural references of its architecture evoke the rich history of Cyprus and combine elements from Greek, Roman, Medieval and Venetian times. A blend of local stone, marble and timber, warm muted colours and decorative features such as mosaics, arches and columns reflect the aims of the designers to create a sense of place and tradition, where guests can enjoy a relaxing and stimulating holiday in a peaceful and secluded environment.
Elysium, a heavenly experience on earth - a place of delight and eternal bliss, where unique experiences impress you again and again… Adjacent to one of the most renowned archaeological sites, the Tombs of the Kings, the hotel indicates that in ancient times this was considered a headland of significance, valued for its spectacular views of the
sun setting into the sea. Designed along palatial lines, the Elysium invites you to enjoy unforgettable moments in an environment of ultimate serenity with uninterrupted views of the sea.
Surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens with water features, pools, an amphitheatre and its own sandy cove, it extends a feeling of wellbeing and indulgence. Every detail is an example of artistic and insightful craftsmanship, incorporating stone, marble and timber features that enhance furnishings reminiscent of local history and heritage. The
moment the Elysium comes into view, you will note its sturdy drawbridge through a medieval arch, leading you to the inspiring colonnaded reception area. Images of the past come to mind, from the days of Byzantine prosperity to Greek, Roman, Medieval and Venetian glory. A tour of the hotel is a journey of exploration. Take in the warmth of muted earth colours and allow
yourself to wander, as you detect intricate mosaics and impressive arches and columns.
The Elysium is situated on the beach in the historical heartland of the ancient city of Paphos, next to the historical site of the Tombs of the Kings. It is only a 10 minute drive from the picturesque harbour of Paphos, 25 minutes from Paphos International Airport and 90 minutes from Larnaca International Airport.
Visit the hotel’s grounds, and you will soon be drawn to the landscaped gardens with direct access to the Tombs of the Kings. The scents of jasmine, citrus, olive trees and an array of shrubs and flowers fill the air, settling in the outdoor amphitheatre, where stepped seats provide views to the sunset, while a lavenderlined path beyond leads you to the sea.
A charming rotunda with hydro-pool highlights the sparkling multi-level swimming pool. Venture down to the beach, and you will discover the shoreline pedestrian path that winds its way right down to the Paphos harbour.
Accommodation at the Elysium encompasses a variety of room types which differ in space, spirit and amenities. Couples and families, holidaymakers and business travelers - will all find the room that perfectly matches their needs and wishes. Room types include Deluxe Bedrooms with balcony, double-height Family Cyprian Maisonettes, Royal Studios, Royal Garden Villas and Suites.
Dining is a key element of the Elysium experience. A choice of five restaurants offers guests delicious gourmet menus and appetising healthy options, using locally grown ingredients. Satisfying our Executive Chef’s demand for fresh and flavourful ingredients, farmers of a plot of land adjacent to the hotel grow a multitude of herbs and vegetables ready to be delivered
to the hotel kitchens day by day.
At Ristorante Bacco – a name known and appreciated in a number of European countries – you will enjoy not only a delicious meal, but a complete dining experience in a warm and intimate setting. Authentic Italian cuisine with highlights from Tuscany is captured in a sumptuous menu that includes fresh, homemade pasta dishes, tender meat and fish specialities,
and the most popular Italian dessert favourites, all based on original recipes and ingredients. Allow us to recommend a matching Italian wine, or come to the glass-fronted fine wine storage cellar to choose and taste the wine for yourself. Whether you prefer a table indoors or in the sunken courtyard outside, sit back and enjoy Bacco’s unique gastronomic experience in a distinctive ambience.
Mediterraneo Restaurant (May-Oct)
A few steps from the sea, our open-air restaurant serves Cypriot and Mediterranean specialities. An open kitchen and traditional wooden furniture enhance this inviting restaurant’s ambience that combines traditional décor with a touch of class. Mediterraneo is open daily for lunch and dinner. No visitor should leave the island without tasting
Mediterraneo’s delights, which include local speciality dishes such as fresh fish, pasta, refreshing salads and a great variety of favourite snacks.
A curving cloister leads the way to this restaurant with its impressive décor featuring stone arches and French windows offering uninterrupted views of the gardens and pools. Here you can enjoy the chefs daily menu which includes Mediterranean fish and meat specialities, as well as an á la carte international menu. Between May and October, the dining room opens
onto the Epicurean Terrace, where you can enjoy dinner under the stars in the hotel’s extensive gardens.
Reminiscent of a picturesque village square and surrounded by arches with heavy timber beams and yellow paving slabs, the spacious Lemonia Piazza is synonymous with the pleasures of al fresco dining overlooking the hotel’s water fountains and cascades. Visit the Lemonia any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our children’s menu ensures that
every member of the family is left more than satisfied!
In a secluded area and with a style of its own, the O’Shin Restaurant adds another dimension to the Elysium’s gastronomy options. Style and décor featuring illuminated alcoves are as distinctive as every dish. Here, our chefs are proud to present you with an exquisite Asian menu based on the contemporary art of Sushi. Fresh produce and unique creations express a cuisine
with an inspirational and wandering soul.
Mare Nostrum Pool Bar (May-Oct)
Sunken below ground level so you can sip your favorite drink without leaving the pool, Mare Nostrum is a pavillon of cool refreshments, a pool bar in every sense of the word! From soft drinks to freshly-squeezed fruit juices and exotic cocktails, whatever it takes to quench your thirst is close at hand. A light bite, a selection of pizzas and cold sandwiches are also available.
An indoor bar... and yet with a starry sky! Themed around the night sky with its glittering constellations, the Astria is where you can share your favourite drinks and moments of private conversation, either indoors or on the pergola-covered terraces overlooking the Lethe Spring, which is beautifully lit up at night. This is the place to meet in the evening and enjoy
the offerings of our well-stocked bar which include a range of cocktails, premium whiskies, and even the right cigar to go with your preferred cognac. Live music performances on most nights of the week ensure an unforgettable evening.
Café Occidental is the heart of the resort, a place where you can relax for a moment or bridge a gap in the day with a refreshment or a drink, while your eyes take in the intricate details of the vast atrium or rest on the endless blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Antique leather seats, heavy curtains and dark timber flooring and, above all, the medieval-style stone
fireplace will quickly make you realise that you are in a truly relaxing environment. And for a quiet moment, step into the library adjacent to the Occidental where you can read your newspaper, book, or enjoy some quiet and undisturbed conversation. Drinks, signature cocktails, cakes and pastries with freshly brewed coffee are served throughout the day,
but nothing can compare with the temptations of traditional English High Tea with scones and muffins, yours to enjoy every afternoon.
The irresistible free-form outdoor pool is the focal point of the hotel’s gardens and has been imaginatively designed on many levels around a hydro-massage rotunda pool in the centre. For the more energetic, two floodlit tennis courts and scuba diving courses for all levels are on offer, as well as a high-tech gym, aerobics and Pilates studios - all with private instructors. If relaxation and pampering are what you have in mind, the Opium Health Spa with ESPA treatments will deliver all you could ever hope for. Those who appreciate culture will enjoy the live performances staged at the Orpheus amphitheatre. In between, enjoy a game of chess while children explore the indoor kids’ club and amusement centre, or splash around in the shaded children’s outdoor pool, with a waterslide and adjacent playground.
Angel Kids Club
Supervised children’s club (3-12 years) operating during the Christmas, New Year and Easter periods as well as from April to October (10:00-13:00hrs & 14:00- 17:00hrs). Baby sitting facility available on request (24-hour notice). High chairs provided in all restaurants. Outdoor children’s shaded pool. Children’s menus are available in Lemonia and Mediterraneo Restaurants.
Child Care Items
The hotel provides baby and child care items and services that can be pre-ordered, which include but are not limited to the following:
Car seats for transfers, High chairs, Buggies, Sterilizers, Bottle warmers, Baby bathtubs, Special dietary needs
A souvenir shop, a boutique, a jewellery shop, a hairdressing salon, ESPA rituals shop and a PADI diving centre.
A whole series of guest services ensures that your stay at the Elysium is as comfortable as possible.
24-hour room service, Laundry and valet, Foreign exchange, Gift shop, boutique and a jeweller, Car rental, taxi and limousines, Golf bookings, Local excursions and cruises, Luggage weighing service, Bicycle rental, Wireless Internet access (with hotel’s compliments)
Multi-level pools with hydro-massage, rotunda and gargoyles, Sunken Royal Pool, Two floodlit tennis courts, Amusement centre, Multimedia room, The Orpheus amphitheatre with views of the sea and sunset, for live performances and floor chess, A chapel for weddings, Library, The Opium Health Spa, Hair & beauty salon, High-tech gym, Aerobics studio and Pilates with private instructors, Sauna, Steam room, Indoor pool (heated in winter), Projection screen for live events and shows on HD screen 177”
The Basilica Ballroom is a spacious pillar-free function hall with a private entrance. It can be subdivided into three smaller rooms and is ideally suited for banquets as well as smaller meetings and receptions for 15 to 400 guests. Byzantine elements are incorporated in the hall’s exceptional design, which resembles an arcaded basilica with an old Byzantine tapestry motive woven into the carpet. All modern audiovisual equipment including a simultaneous interpretation system and LCD projectors can be provided upon request. For smaller functions, the Templar Halls 1 and 2, the Messina Hall as well as the Eleonor Boardroom serve as the perfect venues. Whatever the purpose and size of your function, the meticulous planning of every conceivable detail will ensure a successful and memorable event.
Our Dine Around scheme gives guests the opportunity to pre-purchase their dinner in three gourmet restaurants: ‘’Ristorante Bacco”, ‘’O’ Shin Restaurant” and “Mediterraneo Restaurant” (open in summer only). A variety of three cuisines all offered at one price. Charges will be made locally at the hotel.
Half Board / Full Board supplement: Half Board/Full Board supplement is only valid either in the Epicurean Restaurant or the Lemonia Piazza for Lunch or Buffet Dinner (Theme night).
Up to one child not yet 2 years old sharing room with two adults stays free of charge on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
Cancellations, No Shows and Early Departures:
All cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival are subject to three nights cancellation charges on Bed and Breakfast Basis. No Shows and unexpected/early departures are subject to 100% cancellation charges on all booked but unused nights.
• Details of a valid credit card or a 10% down-payment are required at the time of booking to confirm a reservation.
• Personal cheques are not accepted.
Complimentary added values for all room types:
Welcome drink upon arrival, Welcome fruit basket in room upon arrival, Bottle of mineral water in room upon arrival, Free coffee making facilities, Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Free use of tennis courts (during the day), Free use of gym, sauna and steam bath, Wedding couples & honeymooners receive a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and a free upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability and in Deluxe Bedroom categories only), Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and petit fours for birthday and wedding anniversaries
Complimentary added values for guestsin the Royal Studios, Royal Garden Villas and Suites:
Private check-in and concierge service (summer only), Unlimited use of Wi-Fi, Luxurious Molton Brown toiletries, Espresso coffee making machine in room, Daily newspaper, Fresh fruit in room upon arrival, I-pod docking station in room
Check-in time is 14h00 and check-out time is 12h00, Late check-out (at a minimal charge), All accommodation types and indoor public areas are non-smoking, Electricity supply: 220/240 volts (3 pin socket), Baby Sitting facility (available upon request), Time zone is +2 hours GMT, All major credit cards are accepted. A foreign exchange service is available within the hotel, A Wedding Chapel is available on site for weddings of all denominations. (Wedding packages available upon request), A wide selection of ESPA products, treatments and packages to revitalise the mind and body are available within the Hotel’s 1000m2 Opium Health Spa, Four 18-hole Golf courses are available within a range of 20-25km from the hotel. Golf rounds can be arranged by the hotel, Paphos International Airport (PFO) is 15km away from the hotel (20 mins. drive), Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is 140km away from the hotel (1hr 30 mins. drive)