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Eleni Holiday Village
Ranked #64 of 88 Hotels in Paphos
Devon, United Kingdom
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“not great value for money”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

we chose this hotel because it was reasonably priced. Cyprus does tend to be expensive and it was a way of getting there without paying too much. so on that basis we were pleased with our holiday, however it wouldn't come anywhere near to a similar priced holiday in say, turkey or spain.
The room was very spacious and immaculately clean, we had our own kitchen but were all inclusive so didn't use that. we had a balcony overlooking the pool, two single beds and a sofa, chair and table, plenty of storage for clothes etc.
the pool and poolside were kept well maintained and the gardens were well kept.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, in particular Stavros in the restaurant. He always greeted you with a smile and was very attentive as were his staff. The food was repetitive, sometimes lunch and dinner seemed the same choice. However, there was always a choice of chicken, fish, beef and generally a third meat. With the hotel being small there is no way that they could provide the huge choice and individual cooking that large hotels provide. The food in general was very tasty and we were pleased with it.
The hotel is in an area of Paphos that obviously isn't yet geared up to many tourists, however the local bus ran frequently into the harbour area and is 1.50 euros each.
We had a lovely holiday here and found everything satisfactory, but if you are looking for large and luxurious then you may be disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fife, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stayed 2 weeks all inclusive in September, rooms are dated and in need of redecorating and general upgrade. Food was very repetitive, what was left over from breakfast was recycled into something else for lunch and dinner. Food at pool bar was cooked to order though. Dinning room also in need of decorating, or at least the job that was started to finished. Had a real problem with ants in the apartment which despite spraying wasn't resolved. I have lived in Cyprus and never had this problem. Staff are hard working and constantly on the go. Holiday was OK overall despite the rude Russian contingent who thought that they should receive preferential treatment and pushed their way about. Will go back to Cyprus but not to Elleni.

  • Stayed September 2013
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newport
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Stayed 2 weeks in sept.found hotel food was poor and repetative.Felt like what you had for dinner you also had for tea ,just in a different guise.We ate at pool bar mostly.Much much better.Pool was lovely(highlight of hols).Loads of beds.Nearly all the staff were superb especially pool bar staff,Maria,Adam,Anna and others.The Big pain of the holiday was too many pig headed russians.Wouldnt go back again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed there in October, large room bit dated, but which over looked the sea and great sunsets!
The staff where friendly and worked hard, however the Receptionist (all) needs more training on how to deal with customers!
The food was a strange mixture of things that just don't go together, and sometimes just not kept warm enough, breakfast was a bit better.I found the children running around screaming while it was annoying, it was also dangerous felt that perhaps the Manager could have said something to their parents. The Pool Bar did the best food freshly cooked with nice salads.
Entertainment was not great, but the drinks were free so we made the most of having a good time (pack of playing cards goes a long way)
Some comments about people taking food out of the restaurant, we did see people taking fruit but I think it would have been thrown out otherwise!
We have been to Cyprus many times the people are lovely, we hire a car and take off (drive same side of the road as us)
Holiday is what you make it would I stay there again.... er NO!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Yorkshire
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stayed All Inclusive 13th to 23rd October. The hotel was clean and the rooms comfortable although very basic the whole stay was very boring, as no atmosphere as probably only 50 guests in all during the whole of our stay and the majority were Eastern European.
My husband and I have never been to Cyprus before and fancied a change to the canaries and so Cyprus was recommended. The weather was nice enough, even though we had a day of cloud, several days of strong winds and even an earthquake. I can't fault the place for the weather it was far better than being in the UK at this time of the year. That was the only good thing about the holiday.
Food very basic and was the same every day so we never over indulged as it wasn't that great but when you stay all inclusive you begrudge having to eat out 0 which we had to do on 2 occasions as the food was inedible. Stavros the manager went the extra mile to accommodate us and offered to get the chef to make us something, but we declined the offer (we needed a change of scenery too).
The hotel was like a ghost town as it was the end of the season and you could walk around the hotel without seeing anyone which didn't make a good atmosphere at all.
The poor entertainment team tried their best but with only a hand full of guests they were fighting a loosing battle.
This hotel is also in the middle of nowhere with no bars, shops etc within in a comfortable walking distance so you are stuck at the hotel, unless you get a bus to the harbour. Which at 1.50 euro's is not bad, but when you are all inclusive again you end up spending more as you have to buy drinks etc.
I guess the hotel is better during the busier months, but I doubt the food would be any better, also you can't change the location.
So my advice is unless you plan to laze around the pool all day, stay in your room on a night - Don't Stay here!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We travelled to Eleni village mid October. We booked here as it was the cheapest all inclusive deal we could get. We had done our research and read the mixed reviews.
We wanted a weeks relaxation and that is what we got.

The room was spacious. It was cleaned daily which meant we also got fresh towels and bedding every day.
The pool area actually looked a lot better than the photos did it justice in the brochure.

Many people on here have complained about the food. There was certainly plenty of it but if we had gone for 2 weeks I think we might have eaten out a lot more. There was a lot of variety so unless you are a fussy eater you should always fine something to eat. The chef was by the buffet every night which I thought was good in case you needed to ask what was in the dishes. The snack bar food was very good, food was served fast and hot.

One thing that really made the Eleni village stand out was the staff. They were fantastic! They were all very friendly and worked very hard. Stavros was a superstar and ran the restaurant brillantly. Interacting with all the guests and keeping the restaurant running smoothly. The restaurant staff were very efficient.
We were very impressed with Tatiana she was efficient and professional and we hope management can see her potential. Adam who worked on the snack bar was great fun too.

As it was near to the end of season there were only a few children at the resort but on an evening parents were happy to let them scream at each other. One night it gots so bad that Theo the bar man could see the effect it was having on the other guests and used his initiative and got the children colouring. Considering there were only a few guests it would have been great if the entertainment team could have provided an activity. They had enough time on their hands.

The evening entertainment was average. The local dancers and the burlesque dancer were the best.

To conclude if you want a hotel that isn't perfect but is good value for money then book the Eleni.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Aberdeenshire
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We had not been on a package holiday for years and had never been on an all inclusive so we were quite apprehensive about this holiday especially with the mixed reviews. However when we first arrived everything seemed ok. Our apartment was a good size. It was cleaned every day (toilet could have been cleaned better) and the towels and bedding were changed regularly (no mattress covers on beds). The food on the first 2 days was quite good, especially the Cypriot buffet, however as others have said getting the same food every day is not what we wanted. The bread as always stale with hard crusts. I did ask Stavros about what we could expect for the Italian buffet and when I suggested Spaghetti Bolognese he said it would be on the menu and he said if there was anything else we wanted we could suggest it. Perhaps it might be a good idea to suggest things to him everyday! Unfortunately there were still the other items on the menu. The entertainment could have been better. The weather was great and we loved watching the sun go down every night. The drinks were ok too. We were on the Love Cyprus trip which was very interesting and the guide was most informative. We would like to go back to Cyprus but would not return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eleni Holiday Village
Address: Ayiou Georgiou 5 | Chloraka, Paphos 8106, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Paphos
#32 Family Hotel in Paphos
#33 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Eleni Holiday Village 4*
Number of rooms: 141
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