Everything shines at Cap St Georges, the glass, the chrome, the marble, the sun-for an average of 326 days each year at least. Though it only opened its doors to guests in June 2022, this family-friendly luxury hotel feels thoroughly bedded in, running as smoothly as if it had been perched for several decades on Cyprus’ tranquil Western shores.
It’s a five-star spot that never leaves you wondering why, with its close attention to detail, cohesive design elements and impeccable service. It doesn’t scream ‘relaxation’ so much as it whispers it wisely and assertively, placing a crisp cold drink in your waiting hand.
Let’s begin at the beginning. Unusually perhaps, the lobby at Cap St Georges is on the sixth floor, which means that the first thing you see upon entering the hotel is a sweeping view of the coast, the deep and regal blue of the Mediterranean below. Once you’ve taken in the lobby’s impressive seascape, your eye may naturally be drawn upwards towards the golden glints of one of the hotel’s several stunning lighting installations- a vast school of fish dangling from the high ceiling. A fairly winning first impression.
The lobby is spacious, and the rest of the hotel follows accordingly. With five restaurants, three bars, four pools, a salon, two tennis courts, a Kids club, an outdoor summer cinema, a spa, a hairdressing salon and a private 130m beach cove, it’s safe to label this place as sprawling. Top tip: memorise a few landmarks on the way to your room, preferably before you have your first cocktail or glass of champagne.
The hotel has a total of 202 rooms, including 39 suites, with plenty of options for groups or families. Almost all rooms are sea-facing, and there are one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites with or without private heated pools. The decor is sleek and minimalist while remaining cosy, with a host of indulgent touches. Enjoy a roll around on the king bed or a long soak in your free-standing tub.
All rooms come equipped with everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel- a mini fridge, acres of wardrobe space, a 55-inch smart TV, switchable glass in the circular bathroom window, a Nespresso machine, 24 hour in-room dining, USB plugs, piles of gleaming pillow-soft towels, a strong WiFi connection and a phone to reception in case you somehow think of something they’ve forgotten.
Villas at the property can be bought outright, and though currently all spoken for, the hotel has 8.2km of coastline to play with and plans to expand.
Food and drinks
Yeronisos in the main building offers a colourful daily breakfast buffet featuring plenty of locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce. Most of the other restaurants are set up in a village-square style justs a short walk downhill from the main hotel building.
Sapori (the Italian word for flavours) is upmarket yet cosy trattoria vibes, with dark wooden accents and a generous, indulgent menu. Bonsai offers both a great meal and a great show, with personal chefs at each Teppanyaki station, ready to dazzle with their knife skills. Mesoyios, nearest the water, has fabulous views of the the St. George coastline and is a perfect spot for a long lunch or a romantic dinner.
For a real treat there’s the dazzling Sky Seven restaurant up on the seventh floor of the main hotel, where Michelin-starred chefs are on rotation until the autumn. The hotel also has its own on-site gelateria down in the village square- which makes forming a three-a-day ice cream habit easier than ever.
For drinks there’s Chroma Lounge, with a sprawling terrace and 180-degree sea views. Kohili beach bar is located on a deck directly overlooking the water, and the Thalassa pool bar is perfect for cooling off with an iced coffee, a daytime tipple, or a pre-dinner cocktail as the sun sets. There’s also a nightclub on site in case you feel like really letting your hair down, though it’s perfectly obscured during the daytime, which means that what you do in The Club, stays in The Club.
The fitness centre can be accessed from 8AM and is well equipped with high-end equipment and on-hand personal trainers. Group classes include yoga and Pilates and can be pre-booked at the spa.
The Cleopatra Spa offers bespoke treatments with premium products. In this sprawling ground floor spa, you’ll find an indoor pool, hydrotherapy whirlpool and plunge pools, plus saunas, steam rooms, mud treatment chambers and serene lounge area.
The hotel is located just on the cusp of the Akamas National Park and is in short driving distance of Paphos’ old town- perfect for a stroll, a meal or a day out. There are also several archaeological sites nearby, plus historical draws like the Tombs of the Kings, the Villa of Theseus and the Paphos Mosaics.
There's also the option of horse riding by the sea with Georges Ranch, private yacht excursions or fishing trips plus other local activities like halloumi tasting, olive oil making and wine tours. Cheers!
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3, Maniki Street, Peyia 8570, Cyprus; Cap St Georges