We booked this holiday due to price, available from our local airport Exeter (we live in Cornwall) normally we have to travel to Bristol. Thomson/First Choice which we have always had a better holiday experience than other holiday operators. All inclusive as we didn't want to worry about where to get food/drinks an cost with a 2 yr old. Finally trip advisor reviews.
Flight was 4 1/2 hours which was long enough with a small child. Never enough leg room. Duty free was better in Exeter than Paphos. No films/entertainment on flight. Greeted by a team of reps on arrival and shown to our bus transfer only 20-30 mins which was great.
Hotel staff where waiting for us when we arrived. Check in smooth. helped us with bags onto a golf cart and taken to our room (fishing village deluxe 1 bed apartment) 11 pm at night. Sandwiches in fridge with coffee a nice little touch.
Room was clean and tidy. Camp bed was the 3rd bed. We moved this into the bedroom. Our daughter was more than happy with this. Flat screen tele and DVD player. Not great choice of British channels but we were on holiday and didn't care. Shower over bath, big balcony with sun beds chairs and table. Is what we expected. Would of been nice for a couple of extra touches. i.e. Rug, pictures. Guide in your room explaining opening times of restaurants, pools, map etc.
Food was plentiful from the main restaurant. Always something for everyone and changed each night. Snack bar at pool was the same but we generally got changed and went to the main one as it broke up the day. The special al a carte tickets we tried to book on the first morning Greek no problem but Mexican was fully booked. We had a dine around voucher €25 euro off Italian. Which we booked both were nice Italian well worth it.
All staff we spoke to asked questions served us were fantastic. Couldn't ask for more including first choice reps. Loads of them (good thing).
We didn't use kids club but the ones we did see go looked like they had fun
The pools were clean. The kids splash pool is where we spent most of our time. Paul the bar man there was great. Worked really hard. This pool wasn't very well respected by some parents and children who pushed their way through knocked over smaller children. We were with ours all of the time. Ended up managing them as well. Worth a lifeguard there.
Think the complex could be improved by building a bigger splash park for older children as couldn't see much for them to do ages 8-15. Worth considering I your children are this age. Also paying for safe was disappointing €3 a day. Late flight meant we either paid €50 for late check out 6pm or vacate our room at 12. We used the luggage room would of been nice for lockable cubicles so we knew our things were safe. All small things.
We would recommend this complex to anyone. Even the quieter side was good for a break and for more lone time.
Hope you find our review helpful.
- 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