Well, what can I say about this place.
Stayed with my wife, and 2 children Olivia 20 month, Abi 4. Mother in law. And the brother in laws family. Also with 2 young children.
We had 2 rooms in the Fishing village part of the hotel.
The only negative I can think off, is 2 accidents that happened in the pools. Resulting in each pool being closed for a few hours. How much does a swimming nappy cost. So not the hotels fault what so ever.
Anyway. This was my 2nd time, and my wife's 3rd time in visiting the hotel.
And the brother in laws family 1st time.
Arrived at the hotel just after midnight. Check in, took moments with most things sorted out on the bus from the airport.
Was greeted in the room, by a few sandwiches, a bowel of fruit, some drink. Which was all needed after the trip getting there. Also as it was our 2nd visit, a bottle of wine.
Room as ever was very clean, with large sunny balcony which we requested. Right next door to the brother in laws room, which was very handy.
Double bed, and cot in the bedroom, and a travel bed, and bed sofa in the lounge.
Small kitchen area as well, with oven/microwave.
The pools, which are the main features of the hotel. 2 in the older part of the hotel, ideal for a quieter time, away from all the entertainment in the fishing village. And 2 in the fishing village, plus a kids splash pool. The pools in the fishing village, consist of 1 very large lagoon style pool, which is in fact 2 pools. This goes from an adults section, right through to a beach area, ideal for the kids. This can get quite loud, as this is the main hub of the outdoor entertainment, but ideal for the kids. Amazing splash pool, with pirates boat, slides, fountains etc.
The first choice entertainment team, were fantastic. Easily rembering the kiddies names. Various different activities. Including water walking, in an inflatable ball. Raft building, and loads of other water based activites for the kids. As well as football academy. And other activities including archery and other various fun stuff.
We used the on site crèche for our youngest. 3 seasons, just to get her out of the hot midday sun, and it did get very hot. The crèche was amazingly run. Again with plenty to do. With Olivia, not wanting to leave at the end of the season.
Restaurants again, were very nice. With the main restaurant being the place for buffet style breakfast, lunch and evening meal. Always with a very nice choice of food. Themed nights every night. There was always a very healthy selection, of British food as well. Always something to fill our plates. The food really is amazing.
A few people mention, the sound quality of the evening entertainment. This really isn't as bad as some people make out.
Its an open sided entertainment room, open to the outside. Acoustics was never going to be great, but really its fine. The kids loved Hi Five Live, and the widgets workshop. Even if there were a few bored fathers looking on.
On a down side, my wife had to visit the local doctors. The taxi was sorted out by the hotel, and we were met by the manager, to check if things were ok as we arrived back at the hotel.
The other thing I must mention.
Last year we travelled with my Mum, who has MS. And although she enjoyed the holiday. She pointed out the lack of hand rails on steps, and ramps around the place. (The place is ideal for wheelchairs, but not people who find walking difficult). This was pointed out to the manager, who guaranteed her, these problems would be fixed, ready for the new season.
Fair play, he was good for his word. There are handrails where needed.
Well with out a shadow of a doubt, we be returning to this hotel, a few more times.
Thanks again for a great weeks holiday
- 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