Pool hoist, wet rooms, adapted
airport transfers and equipment rental, is all possible here at C&A Hotel
Apartments located in Polis Cyprus.
Chris, one of the owners, is a family member of C&A
Hotel Apartments and is a
wheelchair user himself (and has
been for over 27 years), designed the complex for the wheelchair
user, their family or caregiver, as well as for the able bodied visitors.
This has enabled Chris to make this apartment complex a
'little oasis' for those hoping for a relaxed holiday in a family run
environment, which is completely accessible throughout.
Air-con and central heating are also available.
All 19 units which include
studios, one or two bedroom apartments as well as a three bedroom apartment have
access roll in shower rooms, and drop down rails
on either side of toilet. There is an outdoor pool which
has a pool hoist. The sun terrace around the
Airport transfers and excursions are available in our on-site
accessible vehicles. All our
vehicles are fitted with RICON tail lift and safety clamps. Take the beach walkway to
and use the SEATRAC (weather
permitting) for access into the sea. The Seatrac is normally in use during the
months of June, July and August
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Due to the close proximity
of our neighbours, and the small and intimate complex here at C&A, we
regrettably are unable to offer guests accommodation with learning
disabilities or other medical condition that may cause them to shriek,
scream, shout or have involuntary disruptive behaviour.
This decision has not been taken lightly by our family, but it is
unfortunately determined by those around us, and it saddens us that we
have to decline bookings from families who’s loved ones have such a
Unfortunately the hoist on the boat trip which enabled myself and
other wheelchair users to be lowered into the Mediterranean sea, has now
been removed and therefore the only accessibility into the water when
the boat stops in the blue lagoon will be via a step ladder on the side
of the boat. Sorry for this sad news, but this is totally out of my
A PLACE IN THE SUN FOR
THE DISABLED By Estelle du Toit
soft light of evening, the smell of meat
roasting, glasses being clinked around a
blue pool, while look-alike family members
chat the night away at big tables – isn’t
this the essence of a summer holiday? The
only thing that sets apart the guests at a
small resort complex in the heart of Polis
Chrysochous is… that most of them are
One of the owners, Chris Neophytou, himself
a wheelchair user, created a custom-built
space for people with disabilities to enjoy
themselves, either together with their
families or with carers, Nothing like this
existed on the island. His entrepreneurship
won a business award from the Cyprus
Confederation of Organisations of the
Disabled (KYSOA) last year.
The luxury 19-apartment resort, C & A
Apartments, is in the middle of a booming
seaside town on the west coast of Cyprus,
beautifully situated among huge orchards,
with unsurpassed views to the hilly Akamas
nature area on the one side of the bay, and
the foothills of the Troodos mountains and
its forest areas on the other side. Good
roads connect it to Paphos, the nearest
coastal city, a place rich in archaeological
The resort offers a full service, from
picking up guests in specially equipped
minibuses at the airport, to taking them
swimming, wine tasting, shopping and even
para-sailing in the Mediterranean. Places
visited on day trips are hand-picked to
ensure wheelchair accessibility. The
necessary equipment is in place to guarantee
each guest’s safety and comfort, as Chris’s
second company, Paraquip, rents out
everything a person with disability would
effort to extend his facilities to the
surrounding areas, Chris campaigned
successfully for special facilities in the
municipalities of Polis and adjoining Latchi
to make life easier for his guests. Paved
paths for wheelchairs were introduced to
make ‘strolling’ along the beachfront to the
picturesque harbour of Latchi possible. The
closest beach, a 10-minute drive away, boasts
a special ramp to enable wheelchairs to go
right into the water, and some restaurant
owners in Polis agreed to adjust their table
heights for the comfort of wheelchair
Chris first converted an existing apartment
block by widening doors, building ramps and
installing lifts, then he expanded it to a
new purpose built complex of specially
fitted studios and flats. All bathrooms in
the resort have level access roll-in showers
with wall-mounted shower seats and rails.
The flats front on to a wide, blue pool with
a bar and secluded outdoor dining area –
naturally, with accommodating touches such
as raised sun beds for wheelchair occupants
and a hoist for getting into the pool.
Although every flat is self-catering, most
people prefer Chris’s mother’s and sisters’
Cypriot cooking, beautifully presented and
freshly prepared from local Polis
vegetables, herbs and other country
products. Chris’s father makes a refreshing
lemonade from the thousands of citrus trees
in the area, and his mother’s cold rice
sets itself apart by its subtle touches of
The charm of the place lies in its country
feeling and down-to-earth friendliness,
which must be why repeat visits are
prevalent. Word of mouth remains one of the
best marketing tools, along with Chris’s
website and his contact with associations
for people with disabilities all over
Europe. ‘Happy snappies’ travel and are good
Aphrodite’s island, where people with
disabilities are given a chance to enjoy a
vacation in the sun. Hats off to a
niche-market entrepreneur with a big heart
and to his supportive family.
To secure your booking,
remaining 60% balance
must be paid 8 weeks prior to your arrival in Cyprus.
EXCELLENT SERVICE AT BOTH
PAPHOS AND LARNACA AIRPORTS
COMPLIMENTS TO: Ms Eleni Kaloyirou (CEO of Hermes Airports) and Ms Sophie
Christofidou (Terminal Manager Customer Care at Hermes Airports) and ALL THE
hope this email finds you well. My name is Nitsa Roussot and I would like to
take this opportunity to let you know about my personal experience of
travelling in a wheelchair.
Unfortunately, I have major problems with my feet and walking a few steps is
fine but I need the wheelchair to allow me independence to move around.
family and I have been running a hotel in Polis Chrysochous for the last 23
years and we cater for physically challenged guests (as well as able bodied
guests). For many years, our guests from various destinations have always had
the HIGHEST PRAISE for the wheelchair assistance they receive in Paphos and
Larnaca - they have even mentioned that these departments in other countries
could really learn a lot from their Cypriot counterparts. As I had never
personally been a wheelchair user to travel, I could never have judged until I
was in able to experiance all this first hand.
travelled from Larnaca Airport to Dubai and onwards to South Africa. I would not
like to mention the airline but I am sure you will figure it out. I received the
best, kindest and caring service in Larnaca - so you can imagine my absolute
horror and disgust when we landed in Dubai and we were ushered into a "room of
disabled travellers" that were closed off from all other areas of the airport.
The people who handled me and my carer were so unfriendly and they treated us
like we were a burden that they couldn't wait to get us off their hands!!
Africa was a bit better but I still had the excellent service in Cyprus to
compare to and THERE IS NO COMPARISON!!
would like to say a very big thank you to all of you, in particular Ms Sophie
Christofidou - she validates what true customer service is and all members of
your team are an absolute credit to you and your company.
should all be very proud of your service to people who are also members of
society and you all make the supreme effort to maitain this ethos.
again, I can only say Congratulations on a brilliant service and I know you will
always be the BEST in your field!!
you for taking the time to read this and I would really appreciate it if we
could have it printed in the Cyprus Mail or any other publications.
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