My partner and I got home from the Eleni Village on 24.10.11, we had a fantastic time. Of course as with everything, there is bad with good, so to start we shall get them out the way.
The showers in the rooms need upgrading, they change temperature all the time, the televisions need more than one English speaking channel, BBC World News loses it's appeal after the 2nd day!! Yes the rooms could do with modernisation, but they are clean and an excellent base.
When we arrived early hours on the Monday, we were dealt with quickly and professionally by Vas, he was lovely, helpful and gave us sandwiches, even though it was late.
Everything else at the hotel was great, the rooms were very clean the whole week we were there. The beds were comfy and we had a nice balcony with seats on, that we used in the evenings before going out.
The food was fabulous, there was a lot of it and a huge variety, it was fresh, and very varied every day, I personally don't eat meat if I can help it, and I can assure you I did not go hungry, there was always plenty to choose from, my partner loved the food, great selection of meat and fresh fish everyday. The food was hot when meant to be and cold when meant to be. The service in the main restaurant finishes at 9:30, but they continued to bring more food out at 9:20! The staff in the restaurant were lovely, always polite and willing to help, even thought they were always busy, the chef made an appearance every night and appreciated comments and was always willing to talk. The restaurant manager was an approachable chap, friendly and very helpful and again you could ask for anything and you knew they would try their hardest to do it for you. The restaurant was clean and the staff were efficient and cleared up very quickly, they were always busy.
The bar staff in the main bar, were all polite, helpful and the bar area was clean at all times, the staff smiled all the time and were quick to serve even when there were a few at the bar, and always seemed to know who was next and who wasn't! There was a great selection on offer for the all-inclusive, and the cocktails were lovely and no skimping on the measures either. The tables in the bar areas were clean and there was always someone clearing your glasses away and changing ashtrays for people.
The pool bar was lovely also, again lovely helpful staff, the food down here is served when the restaurant is closed during the day, it is lovely food and hot and quick.
The pool itself was gorgeous, plenty of beds and umberellas, the beds were comfy too. The pool could have been warmed a touch, as it was very cold. But again very clean and the poolside area was spotless.
The entertainment crew were excellent at their job, considering the limitation they had! But the fire show and their comedy bit are worth seeing. They were always around asking did we want to join in, in games during the day, but never pressurised us. The kids loved them.
You can catch the bus the 615 into Paphos Harbour, it takes approx 20 mins with all the stops, this is the main shopping place. If you don't like being around lots of people in one go then don't go on the buses! They seat 38 and stand 60, and they do cram them in, also at peak times if you catch the bus back to the hotel be aware that no-one queues they all just get on. Buy a 2 euro all day pass and it works out a lot cheaper. The market wasn't that great, but worth a look if you like that sort of thing.
It's worth paying to keep your room if you have a late flight like we did till 6pm. It cost us 30 euro's and was nice to relax getting ready. Then it seemed a shorter time to wait till the transfer came for us.
The views from the hotel are stunning, it looks out to the sea and the surrounding area. The only thing in my partners opinion that would have made it better was a beach, but we didn't see one around the hotel or surrounding ones. A nice purpose made inlet for people to swim in and snorkel as it's sea-water was available a short walk from the Eleni Village.
All in all we had a fab time here and would have no problem recomending it to anyone. It caters for all.
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- Also Known As:
- Eleni Holiday Village Paphos
- Eleni Holiday Village Cyprus/Paphos