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Postby Jerry » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:59 am

I hope it does not end up like Margate. I went there last week, the traditional fun fair, Dreamland, is now a car park, the historic listed Scenic Railway is in ruins (arson for insurance?) and almost half of the amusement arcades and restaurants are closed and boarded up and the beach, on a nice sunny day in August, was about 10% occupied. It was all very sad, I remember it in the 50s and 60s when you had to join queues of traffic to get into the town.
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Postby danky » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:59 am

We walked along the sea front from the big municple beach with the funfair and bumper cars to the harbour and sunbeds were freely available in all hotels, something I have never seen before this time of year.
Our hotel apartments were only one quarter full. To be honest 4 days is enough time in Paphos for anyone. We still love Cyprus and are very lucky to have Greek Cypriot friends who thought we were mad to stay in Paphos but we have good memories of the place as it was many years ago.
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Postby fraggle » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:05 pm

I agree that certain items are getting expensive here but I'm starting to detest the word 'Ripoff'. Places always have and always will charge different amounts for the same things. If you want to find the cheapest then walk or drive to find it, it's your choice.
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Postby gemini » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:54 pm

From what I hear from friends, it's not 'Rip off' which is a terrible expression, it's to do with the Euro and the pound. My friends who normally go to Cyprus every year are looking elsewhere for that reason only.
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Postby Z4 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:16 pm

kafenes wrote:
roseandchan wrote:the last person i met who had a holiday there, went back to the uk saying for what his cyprus holiday cost him, he could have gone to barbados.
maybe thats why the tourists are not coming, cyprus has just out priced its self?


And is Barbados better then Cyprus?


She didn't say that it was better, or worst. Barbados has always been rated as luxury or exclusive, something which Cyprus can not offer in my eyes. There maybe one or two nice resorts but not many. The main tourist hub in Cyprus is completely ruined now.

I would prefer to visit Barbados if I could afford it.
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Postby Z4 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:20 pm

danky wrote:We walked along the sea front from the big municple beach with the funfair and bumper cars to the harbour and sunbeds were freely available in all hotels, something I have never seen before this time of year.
Our hotel apartments were only one quarter full. To be honest 4 days is enough time in Paphos for anyone. We still love Cyprus and are very lucky to have Greek Cypriot friends who thought we were mad to stay in Paphos but we have good memories of the place as it was many years ago.


Ditto danky.

I love Cyprus too and never visit Paphos when I visit. We may pop to a supermarket when we are there but that's about it.

I hate to say this but the damage is done I think (I hope not though) and consumers are now shopping around and visiting other places.
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Postby cyprusgeoff » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:23 pm

We went down to the Tomb of the Kings Road tonight (Wednesday) and it was packed and I spoke to a couple of friends and they both said it was Cypriots on holiday making it look very busy not tourists from abroad.

I can't say if that was correct or not but busy it certainly was.
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Postby Raymanoff » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:30 pm

This is not our problem Brits kept their pound on... stop moaning of Cyprus being expensive...yes i agree some services such as taxis are expensive but overall Cyprus is a great destination with a lot of quality tourist services to offer.
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Postby yialousa1971 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:15 am

Z4 wrote:
kafenes wrote:
roseandchan wrote:the last person i met who had a holiday there, went back to the uk saying for what his cyprus holiday cost him, he could have gone to barbados.
maybe thats why the tourists are not coming, cyprus has just out priced its self?


And is Barbados better then Cyprus?


She didn't say that it was better, or worst. Barbados has always been rated as luxury or exclusive, something which Cyprus can not offer in my eyes. There maybe one or two nice resorts but not many. The main tourist hub in Cyprus is completely ruined now.

I would prefer to visit Barbados if I could afford it.


Then go to Barbados!
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Postby kurupetos » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:24 am

miltiades wrote:No Brits , NO TOURISTS !


...No idiots! :lol:
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