49 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Our Best Holiday
"We have just spent our Ruby Aniversary at Latchi Holiday Village. This was one of best holidays ever. We can't fault it.We saw some negative reviews of the place just after we booked the holiday which worried us but I can assure anybody that we found nothing wrong and will definitely go back.
The place was great and the staff very friendly. Our sincere thanks to Xenanon the bar manager, "Big John" the Chef and to the Animation Team who set a social scene where everone was fiendly. Brilliant.
- Travel date: Sun 25th of September 2011
Get what you pay for.
"Our group was between the ages of 20-50.
Rooms were very spacious and clean and cleaners came once a day and tidied up washed up cleaned bathtoom made beds and left new towels. Food was of a wide variety, better to get in early tho as if starts to go down really quick. Desert wasnt up to much, but there was plenty of stuff to eat. Entertainment wasnt brilliant but the people doing it were really friendly and chatty. It was mainly mini disco for kiddies, bingo bongo (which was hillarious!) and then either quiz's, kareoke and fire shows. But to be fair the hosts always kept you laughing. The area was absalutely brilliant. The beach was pebbly but we knew that before we booked. So couldnt argue. Lovely bars and restaurants on harbour. Locals were really friendly and you were never hassled.
This holiday village wouldn't be suitable for people with walking difficulties but i would definately recomend visiting latchi.
Tarantulas were bad at first my partner had to keep moving them. We had sevral in our room. When we decided to go to reception, an English man called Mike came and took the spider, and checked the full appartment. He then sprayed around the room and we didnt have another.
Some of the restaurant seemed rude and arrogant, I think it may have been the language barrier. But then there was a few who brilliant.
Weather was between 29-34
Id recommend this to anyone!"
- Travel date: Thu 23rd of June 2011
Great family holiday
"My wife and I took our two grandsons aged 8 and 5 to Elia Lachi Village in August.
The Elia was brilliant.
The accommodation was spacious, clean and set in quiet surroundings. We had great views from our balcony.
The food was of a high standard and there was plenty of variety. Being non meat-eaters we found head chef John, helpful and obliging in ensuring we always had a fish or veg option.
Restaurant staff were all friendly, polite and helpful, in particular Michelle and Colin.
Dawn the rep was available daily and was also extremely helpful. Her welcome meeting was informative and nicely presented.
The Animation Team (Mario, Danny and Nadya) was the best we have encountered. The grandsons loved Nadya and the guys made the daily activities a focus of fun and enjoyment.
The pool and surrounds were immaculately kept and the pool-bar staff were friendly and helpful.
All in all a great holiday for us all and one we will remember for a long time.
Thanks to all at Elia Lachi Village."
- Travel date: Thu 10th of September 2009
"We went to this holiday village in june, the site is very good, swimming pools very clean, plenty of sunbeds and Parasaols, entertainment team good, food was excellent at lunchtime and dinner, breakfast was a bit basic, the rooms was basic, towels changed once, towels supplied for poolside, available at reception, You only ever go to reception when you HAVE to, it is down a steep hill and then tou have to walk back up again NOT for anyone with walking problems, the beach is 400mms away, down the hill across a main road and not good when you get there. plenty of rocks and shingle,afew shops along the road and plenty of fish cafes, but then you have to walk back up the hill again,the bar was good snacks and drinks available from 10 in the morning till 11 at night all sorts of cocktails and beers available,if it was,nt for the hill it would get a 10 from us"
- Travel date: Mon 6th of July 2009
Dont go if you're expecting a beach holiday....
"Our week in Cyprus was fantastic. The pool is abbsolutely amazing and the all inclusive was such good value for money. The drink were very generous, and the food was mostly extremely varied. Although I would suggest you getting there earlier rather than later as the food does run out quite quickly and I can imagine in the peak season it will probably run out even earlier. The animation team were fantastic and very friendly. The rooms themselves were quite gruby, and the whole place could do with a little tlc. When we arrived they had left us a bottle of wine and in the fridge was some bread, cheese, ham, cucumber and tomato. This was greatly appreciated by myself, husband and little boy as it was nearly 2am and we were starving! The weather was a little too hot for us to be honest - 43 most days and 35 in the shade. We got burnt a little even with really high protection. Goodness knows what the weather would be like in July and August!!
The one main let down for us was the fact that the beach was a shingle beach with absolutely no ameneties at all. We were gutted as we had hoped to spend at least a couple of days at the beach rather than the whole week at the pool. There was also lots of building work going on right outside the hotel - the view from the restaurant was one of diggers and trucks transporting bolders to extend the port. It was very noisy and made the sea very dirty. It was very very disapointing for our little boy who was hoping to swim in the sea and build some sandcastles.... In all the reports it says part shingle part sandy beach but do not believe this. It is not a child friendly beach at all. There is also absolutely nothing at all in the surrounding area so if you want to explore you will definately need a car. The village is very small and almost like a ghost town.
All in all we had a fantastic time in Cyprus but we got a little bored of the swimming pool every day and would have much preferred to have had the choice of a beach to go to. "
- Travel date: Sun 21st of June 2009
"having read reviews from 2007 and 2008 i thought they had the wrong hotel this is a four star hotel and you get treated like royality nothing to much trouble food excellent they have a fish evening but if you didnt like anything the chef would make you something else we are returning if you have children the clubs great and there entertainment ever evening"
- Travel date: Sat 20th of June 2009
Elia latchi village!
"When arriving to the resort after an hour drive from the airport, the village was nothing less than a dissapointment. When driving through latchi i actually said to myself as we drove past, please dont turn in here, but we did.
The reception staff were hardly welcoming but maybe that was just because there wasnt a smile on any of our 7 faces! After walking up a very steep hill to our apartment we got into our rooms, which smelt a little on the outside but were nicely layed out and were clean. Some days we didnt know the cleaner had even been as there was no difference apart from the bed being made!
The pool was lovely and one good thing i can say about the village was that there was quite a proportion of british there which made a great seventh night before we left, althought it still didnt stop me from wanting to leave as i couldn't wait to get home and eat some food apart from chips, fish fingers and chicken nuggets (if they were chicken!).
The picture in the brochure showed a sandy beach across the road from the village. Well, not quite. After a road, a row of boulders and then the sea was hard to make out. So we were fairly pinned to the village. We did however, manage to have a lovely boat trip which was quite cheap which took us around the coast and we also swam in the sea.
After visiting Royal Wings hotel this year, a 5 star hotel which cost the same for a week in All Inclusive, i have now realised the entertainment at elia latchi village was VERY poor! A tiny stage with very limited funds but the entertainment team were friendly.
Overall a dissapointing holiday which looked alot better in the brochure. I wouldnt not recommend this to anyone unless it has a vast improvement!
- Travel date: Mon 19th of January 2009
Cyprus holiday two years ago
"While we lived in Cyprus, we often stayed at Latchi holiday resort for week-ends. We always had an enjoyable time, though we always said a week-end was long enough. On returning to England, we booked in for a full week in 2007. It was very enjoyable, though I would prefer a more luxurious place myself. Five star hotels are not always child friendly, as we have experienced in the past( even in Cyprus) and the children had a fabulous time. It's very child friendly with a great pool and kid's club. The restaurant is very relaxed also and the children are free to help themselves.
Two years later we have just booked to go again and I will take my own matress protector this time (for my bed!). My young daughter wet the bed and we discovered lots of other stains on the matress on changing the sheets. It was disgusting and I didn't sleep well for the rest of the week!
The food was a bit repetitive but not too bad. Lots of pasta and chips and ice-cream for the children! "
- Travel date: Fri 9th of January 2009
Great BUT BEWARE
"This resort was fantastic for our needs, the pools were great and the animation team really worked hard. There was a massive down point for us though which I think everybody should be aware of. The hotel rents out part of the complex to local childrens holiday clubs|(NOT PART OF THE HOTEL RUN KIDS CLUB) and twice a day 20 or so children of varying ages descend into the pool area for their games etc, these were volleyball, swimming lessons and keep fit (complete with the meter long foam woggles/floats). Other paying guests had to leave the swimming pool as there was not enough space for everyone. Imagine 20 or so children waving these woggles around or playing volleyball or having swimming lessons whilst you and your family are playing or swimming!! Also the instructors of these clubs asked us to move which is a total insult. They also sectioned off the top part of the dining area by the pool overlooking the spectacular view for these children, which again is not acceptable when you are a full paying guest. The animation teams football games with the guests had to be cancelled on several occasions because the childrens holiday club were using the football pitch. When we complained to the manager he assured us he would sort it out but unfortunately despite a few mare complaints he never did. We loved the holiday, the pools, the friendly reception staff. We did not love NOT being able to use the facilities at all times and also the unfriendly bar staff at the poolside!! Please be aware that this will affect your holiday especially if you have very small children as we had no choice but to remove our kids from the pool each time these holiday clubs used it."
- Travel date: Thu 4th of December 2008
Myself, my husband and two children (6 &...
"Myself, my husband and two children (6 & 3) have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Elia Latchi Village. Friendly staff on reception, Les the porter was great and he was always happy to help (or give you a lift up the hill!!). On arrival at our apartment we were greeted with a little bottle of wine which was lovely. The apartment was spacious and really clean and the maids came in every day to clean and make beds etc. Lovely sea views from our apartment. John the Romanian chef was really friendly and we loved his cooking. It was great to sit outside eating a beautiful dinner and watching the sun go down. All inclusive was definitely the way to go. Eat as much as you like and there was a good selection of free drinks, wine, beer and some cocktails. The entertainment team were great!! We are all still dancing round the house to La Boomba!!! Phillipo, Alex, Paulo, Marzia were great with the kids and entertaining throughout the day as well.
The site itself was lovely, great pools and no problem getting a sunbed. The only problem with the holiday was that one week wasn't long enough. Musn't forget to mention the weather, beautiful sunshine all week in the thirties. "
- Travel date: Wed 25th of June 2008
Myself, my husband and our 12 year old g...
"Myself, my husband and our 12 year old grandson have just returned from Elia Latch Village where we had a wonderful two weeks. It was the first time we had gone 'All Inclusive' and it certainly will not be the last! For breakfast, lunch and evening meal there was plenty of choices for everyone's taste. We enjoyed everything we tried! Inbetween meal times you could order snacks, which were a meal in themselves! Not having to pay for drinks/ice creams etc was a novelty to us, and we certainly felt it was all excellent value.
The staff, from arriving at reception, catering staff, maids, animation team, were wonderful and did their best to provide an excellent service. Our room was spotlessly clean, sheets and towels changed every 2-3 day. The landscaped complex itself is beautiful.
It was the first holiday we have had where we were happy to stay on the complex - there was enough going on for everyone, ranging from sports throughout the day, to aqua gym, a 'quiet pool' for those who wanted a bit more relaxation, and entertainment laid on during the evening for for both children and adults. All in all - something for everyone!
Latchi itself is a fairly quiet little resort with some lovely fish restaurants (steak available!) in the harbour, from where you can take advantage of all kinds of water sports. Unfortunately, the beach leaves a lot to be desired if you like a beach holiday - it is sand/shingle and has to be left in a natural state for the turtles to lay their eggs. However, this did not detract from our holiday in anyway. It was a pleasure to stay on the complex."
- Travel date: Sat 21st of June 2008
Fantastic! After reading reviews from...
"Fantastic! After reading reviews from last year was really concerned but these were unfounded. Had a really spacious 2 bedroom apartment which was clean and no danger of falling over each other. Food was good although as with every all inclusive resort can be repetitive but no where near as bad as we have experienced before. pools were great. sat in same spot each day and there was no fight for a sunbed even if you did not go up until 9.30 or after. even if we went out for the morning and did not get to the pool area until after lunch there was always 4 sunbeds together for us all. plenty of umbrellas, an absolute must if you have kids that need shade. kids absolutely loved the pool and water slide and the animation team really made you feel welcome (once they know your name expect to get roped in for everything!!). kids club was okay but a lot of the activities did not seem to happen but this was no fault of animation team. expect to know all of the moves of the "boom ba" by the end of your holiday!! would love to go back again next year and would definitely recommend this resort. don't be put off by some reviews about the hill - it isn't that bad and reception will always take you up in a golf style buggy if you really need assistance. overall excellent holiday."
- Travel date: Thu 12th of June 2008