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“Peaceful retreat”
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Zening Resorts
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Latchi
Reviewed 24 October 2013

All you could wish for, if you want peace, tranquillity and somewhere to gather your thoughts in a hectic world- then THIS is the place to go...............Vegetarian, no TV, no mobiles, no papers, no kids, no noise, no kidding! View to die for at mealtime, and yoga at 7.30 am to start the day. not everyone's cup of tea but it's what we paid for

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ZenTeam, Manager at Zening Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you for your stay with us at ZENING and taking the time to review us. Its wonderful you enjoyed your stay in Cyprus and had a good time at ZENING. You will find us working ever harder, always trying to provide best possible attention and service. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Thanks and kind regards,

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I have to write this review based on what we paid for this place, which was a great deal through an agent at less than 80 euros a night. At this price this place is a steal, a complete bargain. The hotel is beautiful, we found its 'unfinished' nature to be almost unnoticeable. It is beautifully appointed on the clifftop, with lovely views from the restaurant for breakfast. The pool is absolutely lovely, beautiful design and a joy to use. The room was simlarly well appointed, new, with a decor which is not fancy but in keeping with the relaxed feel of the place. The gardens are beuatifully kept and the army of staff attending to the place are unintrusive.

Impossible not to mention the philosophy. Initially sceptical of the whole 'zen' issue, we soon realised this is a deliberate attempt to promote genuine relaxation and is not an in your face style of enforced chill out. Rather you take zening as you find it, relax and enjoy a place that is quieter and healthier than average, but by no means oppressively so.

Breakfast - without red meat? Yes, and its beautiful - freshly made pancakes with honey, herb baked tomatoes with cheeses and salad, eggs in different ways, various breads, yogurt and fruit. The best coffee i have had in a long time. You won't leave the breakfast table disappointed.

Location is in latchi, high up above the road. Here is one of zenings few weaknesses, in that it is not completely isolated from all other humanity. However, lets call this an advantage in that it is close to all the other amenities and activities beyond the confines of the hotel itself.

Zening is difficult to describe in its entirety and hard to do justice to with words. It is not like anywhere else i have ever stayed. It was, genuinely, immensely enjoyable.

Service here is excellent throughout, the staff as chilled as the billing, but attentive and genuine. Only drawback (for me) was the fact that they all wear a blue shirt with the words ' here to serve' emblazoned across the shoulders. in keeping with the philosophy, id have that changed to ' here to help' next time out at the printers. Or not at all. Let the excellent service do the talking, guests know great service when they see it, they don't need to be reminded through advertising.

There are points to improve/tips:

Take a torch for nightime navigation round the hotel
If u dont like cats make sure and get a balcony room instead of a terrace (i love cats and they completely enhanced my stay)
If you are one of these people who measures the success of your holiday based on the square footage of your hotel room (in which case God love you you poor thing), then zening isnt for you - the rooms are lovely, but they are not massive - zen'ing isnt for you anyhow
As is the current trend in cyprus, hotel safes are not made to a size that will accommodate an ipad!

Zening, you are maxi relaxi, we will be back...

Room Tip: Don't love cats (whats wrong with you?) - Sleep upstairs. Love cats? Sleep downstairs.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank daisycastsspells
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ZenTeam, Manager at Zening Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Your review made me very proud of my team as a manager and it is good to know we all succeeded in giving you such a wonderful holiday.
We will do our beat to make your next holiday even more relaxing.
Thanks for the improvement suggestions. We will make sure to attend to them.
You have captured our concept of a quiet and totally laid back holiday so very perfectly.
We feel very lucky to have so discerning and sophisticated guests.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We booked 2 nights and extended 4 more nights nid oct. 2013.
We thi k thus id by far the best hotel we stayed j the east mediteranian sea.
Great room silence wlan and so friendly stuff
We will try to come back soon

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank toslson
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

although the place has not been completely finished, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, the chef, mr john had made us the perfect delicious and unforgettable meal.
the place is so peaceful, in a perfect location and it deserves to be given a chance for the future, it's a unique concept for cyprus which we are all yearning for. we heard that they are planning to serve street food at the weekends, which is a wonderful idea...
wishing them all the success for the future

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank theatricals
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ZenTeam, Manager at Zening Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Your appreciation means a lot to us. Chef John and his team are real very devoted and committed to making nutritious fresh meals for each and every guest.
We are sourcing locally, not using any preservatives or frozen foods so you may enjoy the tastes of abundant natural resources of this part of Cyprus. Our own organic garden will start yield in a few months and we will be able to practice "farm to fork in five minutes" ambition.
This week Chef John has started making marmalades and pickles. Do take some to try at home next time you visit us.
And thank you for the wonderful pictures you have posted and your best wishes.

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I wanted to de-stress alone and Zening is the perfect place to do it. The yoga and pilates were excellent, suitable for all levels and personalised where necessary. It was nice to go to as many or few classes as I wanted to. The spa is just glorious with a fabulous masseuse who sorted out my 'computer neck and back'. I woke every day to a stunning view of the sea, really tasty vegetarian food (with fresh fish daily), and a lot of lazing by the pool. It's 2 minutes from a lovely stroll along the beach, dip in the sea or a great selection of bars and restaurants in the village of Latchi. All the staff made me fell so comfortable with just the right amount of attention and care. I loved not hearing mobiles but was glad of the free wifi in my room and quickly got used to the glorious sound of silence. I will definitely return and would recommend Zening to anyone needing a relaxing break from their hectic lives.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view at the back of the resort then you look over the gardens and coastline.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank JennyR53
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ZenTeam, Manager at Zening Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience at Zening.
We are working very hared to make Zening a perfect "get away."
We wish you a very happy and relaxed hectic life and hope you will come visit us again when you need to recharge and reboot :)

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I chose this resort by chance because I just wanted to get away from tourist destinations and hotels to do a week of yoga. I ended up being so busy and had such wonderful time I feel like changed person. It was best holiday of my life. I dont think I will like any other hotel as much again. It is a true sanctuary for the soul. Everything this resort is doing is new and different. It is like living the lifestyle from a book by Eckhart Tolle or Paolo Coelho in reality. Everyone works with a lot of affection for guests. It does not look like people here are very commercial. No one pushes price list or menu in my face. For once I did not think I was like a walking ATM. Every treatment I received went 10-15 minutes longer. My consultation with Alexandra was extended 30 minutes. I have never received such personal care in my whole life !!! It is like Nadina, Dima, Sulla from restaurant and Tiibor from juice bar are my best friends. Alexandra is a wonderful doctor. I wish all hotels and all business was like this in our life where humanity is more important than money.

Room Tip: I had Karma Suite apartment on the second floor facing the Resort's biggest swimming pool and we...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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ZenTeam, Manager at Zening Resorts, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

We are so happy to have given you the space to live your own new-age lifestyle.
We believe in power of connecting with nature, switching off the devices and listening to our selves.
The philosophers and books you have mentioned are exactly the inspirations for us.We are trying to create an environment in which the new-age travellers can find a sanctuary and retreat.
Thank you so much for visiting Latchi.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Zening Polis is changing into a health spa. Activities were generally high quality - Pilates, Aquaerobics, Yoga, Meditation - but some were less well validated, e.g. Chinese medicine. As most of the guests were there for one or other health reason, this gets to be important.
Mostly vegetarian food, with some fish, was fine.
Service was excellent - staff of every nationality.
Value was excellent at the "soft launch" price, though we would think twice at full price.
The nearby Akamas peninsula is interesting wild Mediterranean brushland.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Zening Resorts

Address: Akamanthos Avenue, Latchi 8820, Cyprus (Formerly Elia Latchi Holiday Village)
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Latchi
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Latchi
Price Range: £65 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Zening Resorts 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zening Resorts is wellness resort with yoga, meditation,nutrition for a detox and relaxing holiday for the body, mind and soul. ZENING is an upscale eco-village resort with mobile & smoke free, quiet holidays in 143 newly renovated studios, suites and maisonettes. Two pool side bars provide fresh juices, smoothies and cocktails. Restaurant serves locally sourced, fresh mediterranean diet. Resort is located on a hill, over looking Chrysochous Bay and requires walks along narrow paths. Resort is abundant in nature, flora and fauna and cottages are village style. One pool area is reserved as adults only. Main and kids pool, art center and kids club are available. Guests may enjoy several levels of yoga, fitness, pilates classes in appropriate seasons. ... more   less 
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