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Refreshers Bridge and Bowls in Paphos, Cyprus

23 February 2022

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With its complimentary bowling programme, excellent cuisine and friendly service, the superior Athena Royal Beach Hotel is a firm favourite with First for Bridge guests. 
  • Refreshers Bridge directed by James Tullett and hosted by Jane Tullett
  • Stay at the 4* superior Athena Royal Beach Hotel on a half board basis
  • Complimentary Bowling programme 
  • Complimentary dance lessons twice a week
  • Hotel positioned directly overlooking its own sandy beach
  • A lovely flat coastal walk takes you into Paphos harbour

Refreshers Bridge

Refreshers Bridge is aimed at social bridge players, those who wish to improve their bidding and play, or those who simply want a friendly holiday with a smaller size group. We do not award EBU master points with these holidays, so the more hardened duplicate bridge players do not attend, therefore leading to a more social and easy-going atmosphere.

Refreshers Bridge and Bowls in Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos has been a firm favourite with British holiday makers for many years. In March the weather is usually pleasant and making it an ideal escape from the cold UK climate. If you find time to tear yourself away from the bridge and bowling and everything else the Athena Royal Beach has to offer you will find a great choice of excursions available ‐ to the Troodos Mountains, Limassol, the villages of Latchi and Polis, Kyrenia in Turkish Cyprus, and the divided capital Nicosia. Hiring a car is also a great way to see the island and car hire is inexpensive and, in Cyprus, they drive on the left!

The Athena Royal Beach is widely commended by First for Bridge guests for its excellent cuisine and service. This wonderful hotel is First for Bridge guest's favourite hotel within this hotel group. Our guests love this adult only four star superior hotel because with just 208 bedrooms it is smaller and more intimate than its neighbouring hotel - and of course we have the wonderful Royal or Artemis Hall dedicated to our group for our bridge sessions and seminars.

Included to enhance your holiday:

Visit one of the best known monasteries in Cyprus, St Neophytos. Founded in the 12th Century, the monastery is now a museum and boasts some lovely views over Paphos from the grounds. We will then travel to Latsi Harbour; the perfect place for a stroll amongst the yachts and to sample the local fish from the many tavernas.

We will also visit the legendary Aphrodite’s birthplace, one of the most famous beauty spots on the south coast of the island. It is an interesting geological formation of huge rocks, where according to myth the beautiful Goddess of Love, Aphrodite emerged naked from the water. We shall also have time to visit Limassol and the new marina where you will have time to wander at leisure.  

Your Accommodation

Athena Royal Beach Hotel, Paphos

Overlooking its own sandy beach and set in its own grounds with direct access to the beach, the adult only Athena Royal Beach Hotel is more intimate that the neighbouring hotels and is a firm favourite with our guests.  
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

With five restaurants, the hotel serves a variety of cuisine and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options.

There is a very good choice of hot and cold freshly prepared international dishes from the buffet breakfast and dinner tables at the Oasis Restaurant and Pygmalion Restaurant. Desserts are delicious and include a good selection of gateaux, cheeses and ice-creams. Alternatively, you might like to book at table for dinner at the Aphrodite a-la-carte where you will be able to enjoy a four course table d’hôte menu restaurant (additional charge may apply). During the day, the snacks, light lunches and salads are available at the Olive Tree restaurant located besides the pool with views of the sea. During the day the Akakia Pool Bar serves a selection of beverages and in the evening, the Dionysos Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink or enjoy a night cap with live entertainment.

Facilities at this luxurious hotel include one indoor and three outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, a tennis court, health spa, table tennis, boccia, shuffleboard, both indoor and outdoor short mat bowls, and an outdoor flat bowls green. Guests have complimentary beach towels, sunbeds and umbrellas both around the pool and on the beach.

The hotel’s position is perfect, offering a flat coastal walk to Paphos Harbour, or the option of using the frequent bus service directly outside the hotel. There is also a wide choice of shops, bars, cafes and tourist facilities very close to the hotel making it ideally situated.

Room Facilities & Amenities

Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and either a furnished balcony or terrace with wonderful views of the sea or the hotels extensive gardens. All rooms are equipped with the following

  • Private facilities with hair dryer and toiletries 
  • Bathrobes and slippers 
  • Air conditioning with climate control 
  • TV 
  • Direct dial telephone 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Tea / Coffee facilities 
  • Mini-fridge 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
Room Types

Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday. Please check our 'dates and prices' tab above to check available rooms for your holiday.

Standard Room
These comfortable rooms have balconies and have views over the hotel's colourful gardens, or a sea view can be requested for an additional supplement. Available as a twin share or for sole use. 


Superior Room
Superior rooms are furnished with modern amenities featuring Simmons® Luxury Beds, a lavish bathroom and private balcony while high ceilings and large windows create a light-filled environment. These rooms have views over the hotel's colourful gardens, or a sea view can be requested for an additional supplement. All superior rooms are available as a twin share or for sole use. (Please call to request this room)