We stayed at the Aliathon for the first two weeks of May 2014, this was our third year here, and we had the most wonderful holiday once again. Please be assured that this is the best hotel ever!! We have been to many places, especially before my daughter was born, and none of them even compare to here. We always said we would never visit a place more than once, and here we are back from our third holiday and already booked to go next May as well.
Once experiencing the Aliathon, you will want to go back, and Cyprus too is enchanting and welcomes one with open arms.
As usual, the Aliathon's staff were absolutely fantastic this year. Thank you so much to you all. Georgie is fantastic and is always there to help and have a chat with, along with Stelios they create the best experience for their guests. Nothing is ever a problem or issue, and if you do have any issues while on holiday here, please, please, please !! just ask the staff to help and give them a chance to try and resolve the problem and not just moan about it afterwards on trip advisor.
Thanks to Pinap-'PAUL' at the light house bar, the greatist bar man ever. He is always happy and ready for a laugh and really understands the Bristish sense of humour. He really made my families holiday experience even better, especially my husband's, as he always made us smile.
All the staff are brilliant, from reception to house keeping. The rooms are kept immaculately clean and all staff obviously take great pride in their work and have the best work ethic and genuinely want to provide their guests' with the best customer service ever.
The grounds and pools are beautiful and of course all the kids (including big kids) love the splash pool.
The food is lovely, do not worry. I am taking my mum next year who is the fussiest eater ever and doesn't even understand what spice is, and I am absolutely sure she will not have a problem finding lots to eat, and I know if she did, the staff would not hesitate to help. There is so much variation. The buffet restaurant is filled with choice morning, lunch and dinner. The greek restaurant was lovely, lamb shank absolutely stunning, and service brilliant. The Mexican was fine and a change. Do not listen to negative reviews regarding food as they are just not accurate, and if the food is ever cold, just tell the staff and they will rectify any problems. We also ate at the Italian restaurant this year, the hotel has now started giving money off vouchers for this, which is a great addition, and all I can say is wow, wonderful food, ambiance and company, well worth a try if you want a really lovely evening meal.
Even though the whole complex is beautiful, I personally prefer the fishing village, but do not worry if staying in the Agean side as that looks just as beautiful, just not as busy. So if you want a quieter time that side is probably better.
The first choice reps, well this year you were all amazing, thank you. You were all so motivated and genuinely wanted all your guests to have the best time. My daughter didn't take part in the kids clubs, she's three and still stays with mummy and daddy, but if she did want to go, I wouldn't have had any worries or concerns. The reps were constantly doing activities for all ages, young and old, and were always happy and provided a great atmosphere.
The entertainment at night, I personally think is great. People moan about it, but it's fine, kids love 'I 5 live' and the Widgets, my daughter was in her element every night. The sound was a little loud at times, but didn't bother me, and I could hear what was being said. I know the management are addressing the sound issues, and are getting sound specialists in to see if any improvements can be made. That's the beauty of this hotel as the management really do listen to their guests concerns and opinions and always try and resolve any problems. However, I didn't have any concerns with sound or quality of entertainment, all was fine. The evening venue was new for us this year as it was refurbished last year and it's fantastic.
For all those parents groaning about the arcade area being by the evening entertainment and in sight of kids, stop being tight and put your hands in your pockets and just buy some tokens. My daughter had so much fun on these machines and yes they cost a Euro each, but you're on holiday, everything else is all inclusive, so I don't see why it's such a hassle to have this arcade where it is.
This year we went to Paphos water park, which literally is just a five minute walk from the hotel. It's so worth a visit and the familiy slide is great and different. It was great for all ages, we were worried my daughter would be a little young, but she had plenty to keep her occupied there. They also took some lovely professional photos during the day, so take a little extra cash for that. The food and drink was quite expensive there, but no more so than any other place like this!
All I would add is, if you are in any doubt about booking, don't.....just do it and you won't regret it. If you've been on holiday here and didn't enjoy it, you either didn't give the hotel chance by telling them about your issues and letting them try and rectify them, or you're just a moaner who wouldn't be satisfied staying anywhere. This place really is stunning and we hold a special place in our heart for the Aliathon.
See you next year Aliathon, with mum and dad, all of us are so excited and wish it was sooner. Look forward to seeing you, Stelios, Georgie and all. From the Whitehouse family with lots and lots of love.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus is an oasis of beauty and tranquillity oriented towards families and couples interested in high quality holidays. The Aliathon Holiday Village comprises of two themed villages, the Aegean and the Fishing Village, set in an estate of 14 hectares, as well as the Aliathon Plaza collection of restaurants and bars. We are very proud of taking care of our guests in an exceptional way and we are the winners of the Gold Choice Award by TUI/First Choice UK for the best Holiday Village in the world in our category. The Aliathon Holiday Village is ideally situated in the resort of Kato Paphos, Cyprus, just 15 minutes from the Paphos International Airport and only 150 meters from the beach. The picturesque fishing harbour and the historical fort of Paphos are within a short stroll from the Aliathon Holiday Village. During your stay at the Aliathon you will be hosted in one of the 287 elegant apartments consisting of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom independent apartments designed using traditional Greek island architecture offering a total capacity of about 1000 guests. The rooms include amenities such as air conditioning, fully-equipped kitchens, private terraces and balconies, Wi-Fi internet connection and secure parking. The rooms are set among gardens planted with orange, lemon, olive and palm trees, as well as roses, bougainvilleas, lilies and other Cyprus plantings. The Aliathon Holiday Village distinguishes itself in terms of the quality of its recreational and leisure facilities. Guests can swim in four outdoor pools, including the largest pool in Cyprus sized at 3,000 m2, and a mini waterpark (splash pool) featuring a variety of water slides which is always a great hit with the younger visitors. They also have available kids club, creche and Teenagers Club with different activities and animations. The athletic facilities at the Aliathon include two Bowling Green courts, floodlit tennis court, mini-football court, archery range, on site scuba diving, table tennis and game rooms. A unique feature of the hotel is the High Rope Park, the only one in Cyprus--where guests can try their hand at rope climbing and acrobatics, under trained supervision. The Faros Spa offers intense relaxation with a fully-equipped fitness centre that includes a steam bath, sauna, hair salon, three spa treatment rooms and an indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi (whirlpool). The Aliathon Holiday Village provides a full range of dining options. The Holiday Village include two restaurants-a main Pantheon Buffet Restaurant and The Karnayio Snack Bar - as well as four pool bars offering a variety of snacks, drinks and cocktails. Three night bars are also available. The Aliathon Plaza located at the front of the Holiday Village and operates four of the best restaurants in Paphos, including the Aegeon Greek Restaurant, the Mezedogonia Cypriot Taverna, the Poco Loco Mexican Cantina and the "Mare e Monti" Italian Restaurant. It also offers two pubs and two bar-clubs where the Aliathon Holiday Village guests and local residents are welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aliathon Holiday Village Hotel Paphos
- Aliathon Village Paphos
- Holiday Village Aliathon