40 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
very poor hotel
"The room had a funny smell,the reception staff was welcoming,and the cleaning staff was very polite.but has for the bar staff they were very rude.the rooms were very small for three people.We were all inclusive well i would say it is semi inclusive,because you have to pay for tea and coffee in your room and pay for your frigid as well it is 3 euros per day for each one.If you wanted burger and chips and things that kids like you had to pay for.The food was the same most nights and the same at dinner time as well.If you are going to this hotel with children and expecting entertainment in the day time then you well be disappointed,because there is not any at all.and that goes for night time as well.The pool area is ok,but could do with a good clean has there is scum all round the pool,we was there for 14nights and i only seen clean it once,and that was only a quick clean.I only seen the jet2 rep once in the two weeks we was there,we went down to see the rep but she never came.All in all very very disappointed with this hotel and will not be returning,but would return to Paphos."
- Travel date: 27th August 2016
"Just back from a half board week at the Aloe Hotel. Didn't have time to try out the indoor pool, gym, spa or salon. However, enjoyed the outdoor pools and pool bar (when it was open). Room was clean and we had a great view although our beds were a bit hard and it was too early in the season for the air con to be working. Fridge, minibar, tea/coffee and safe were charged extra but we took our own kettle, tea and coffee and bought chilled drinks from the shop next door so didn't need to hire anything. Food was good (especially the salads) with plenty of choice. "Cyprus night" was fun with lots of guests joining in with the dancing. Unfortunately on the nights when the dining room was hired to outside parties we were in the breakfast room and the food wasn't easy to get to or hot. All in all a good week, 10 minute walk to the harbour or 5 minutes in the opposite direction for more bars and restaurants. Bus service easy to use - 1 euro per journey or 3 euros for a day's travelling around before 11pm. "
- Travel date: 7th May 2012
old peoples home
"This hotel is resonably clean.The staff are helpful and friendly.Breakfast poor,bacon either under cooked or over,omelett like egg custard.Evening meal was better. Sometimes the meals were served in the smaller resturant. this resulted in queeing as if for school dinners They even charge 2.5 euros a day to use the minibar.I felt I was watching the program waiting for god,as it was like being in an old peoples home.Talk about the blue rinse brigade.Children were not welcome.I travelled with my very well behaved grandson,[this is not me looking through rose tinted glasses as every one who meets him will tell you this]who was told "we do not do that in this hotel".There is a small childrens play area.After room being cleaned one day cleaners left door wide open.The swimming pools are good.However on the day of our return one of the swimming pools had scum on it We were told there was a full entertainment programm.Karookee one night,Jim Reeves and the like songs.Cypriot dancing cancelled because the hotel too busy.Entertainment geared for the old at heart. "
- Travel date: 22nd April 2010
"We live on island and went here just for a two night stay-thank goodness! The up sides are that the hotel looks very clean and well presented from the outside, this is also true of the reception area and the outdoor pools are lovely. However, that is where the good points stop. The indoor pool was 2* with a dirty plaster on the side that sat there for the duration of our stay. Our room was poorly cleaned, with make-up on the walls and the bedding we were given needed throwing away, our child wore two layers of pyjamas as i refused to put the blanket near him. Two pillows for two adults and 1 child are not adequate! We could not believe that a 4* hotel did not provide tea and coffee making facilities in the room. With a so called 4* hotel you expect certain things, such as a way to safely store baby milk and the fact that we had to hide our childs milk and yoghurt incase the maid came and saw it in the fridge made things difficult. (charge of 2.50euro per day for fridge)There was a large selection at breakfast however we found it strange that you had to get hot drinks yourself. The evening meal was terrible, serving 'themed food' which was interesting to say the least, food was poorly cooked and was the cheapest possible. This is definately not a family hotel. Although some staff were friendly towards us, 90% of the guests were 'shocked' that a child under 2 should be in a hotel! The average age of the guests was approximately 65 and even though our child was well behaved and was either asleep or going to sleep, we did not feel welcome at evening meals. There was nothing for us to do in the hotel, no daily activities, the childrens play area was unusable and what wasn't broken was filthy. Would definately not recommed this to anyone."
- Travel date: 18th March 2010
Aloe Hotel Paphos
"We had no complaints about this hotel. The rooms were very good (beds a trifle hard), dining room (buffet) very good. Three storeys, two lifts. Town centre about ten minutes walking away, or good bus service. Would recommend hiring a car (Â£200 for nine days). Weather can be variable in February but ours was quite good."
- Travel date: 6th March 2010
"We were looking forward after a year of hard work to be able to have a lovely relaxing holiday. The only relaxing bit was the swimming pool which was great, as for the rest then forget it, the manners of the waiters at breakfast and dinner left a lot to be desired, one waiter at breakfast started to slam about on our table because we dared ask for it to be cleaned and have fresh cutlery, the same waiter served our table at dinner and almost knocked a glass of wine over my mother by grabbing it over her head, just because we told him that the glass of wine was dry and we had asked for sweet.The rooms were basic, mould round the bath, no tea making facilities, rooms were checked unexpectidly by housekeeper to make sure we didnt have anything in there we shouldnt have had, you would be charged if you put your own water in the fridge, corridors dark and depressing. We had no privacy on the balcony, everyone above, below and next door could see you. Our room was on a busy road and we were woke up at 7am by the refuse collectors banging about and the sound of the demolition of a building at the end of the road, this was going on everyday. At weekends we were banned from the dining room because the hotel hired out for local weddings and we had to use the breakfast area. We will not recommend this hotel to anyone, we were not the only guests to complain, there were quite a few people who were not satisfied after the first few days."
- Travel date: 31st October 2009
Aloe Hotel - a good choice
"LOCATION: well situated for most amenities both in town and all around the hotel. Just outside main centre so restaurant and bar prices lower and with a good selection to choose from. Short, level walk to shops and harbour etc. Don't waste money booking sea view - new build beginning to block the views. PUBLIC AREAS: Reception and lounge areas clean and very spacious, several places to sit in comfort and in private. 2 Internet PCs (payable) and a small and expensive shop. Bar on small side but comfortable. Restaurants large and fairly spacious, breakfasts can be taken on outside patio if desired, lunch / dinner meals are taken in main restaurant which is not large enough for one sitting but not a problem. Pools and extensive grounds excellent but outside bar on pricy side. PPRIVATE AREAS - bedroom: reasonable size sleeping and bathroom areas. contains desk and seating, hairdryer, tv and for extra charge fridge and safe.Plastic patio furniture on balcony. Only gripes are bed not as comfortable as would like and lighting a little weak. STAFF: Very hard working, friendly and helpful. Can't really fault the ones we met. Bedroom cleaned daily to a good standard, waiters very efficient FOOD: Breakfasts had an excellent buffet choice, cereals, continental, fruit, sausage, bacon etc. Something for everyone, and food replenished regularly. Buffet Dinner worth paying for within package (expensive if pay when get there) - lots of choice and good quality. Different theme each night but 'safe' (meat and veg and roast potatoes) choices always available. ENTERTAINMENT: Don't set your expectations very high and you won't be disappointed. Amateurish and cheesy but OK if keep tongue in cheek. Better entertainment just outside of the hotel - try Evis pub just next door - Blues Brothers and Elvis nights hilarious. OTHER: Watch out for scratch card bandits in harbour - just a scam don't engage them at all. Beaches each one is different - have to travel for best ones Coral Bay ok (try one behibnd Corallia Bay hotel, or Vardas Restaurant). Lara beach great if want peace and quiet but really need 4x4 to get there comfortably. Suggest Pissuri beach is one of best in area. If want glass bottom boat Dinos seems best organised and most informative. Very trustworthy - refunded our money no question when sea too choppy. Loads of car rental places - everywhere you walk. We used paphorentals - see their website. Very helpful and reasonable prices, good vehicles. "
- Travel date: 24th November 2008
My wife and I stayed at the Aloe from 24...
"My wife and I stayed at the Aloe from 24th Sept to 1st October. It is rates as a 4 star by Thomas Cook. We found the ground floor public areas to be 4 star but the bedroom was 3 star at best. The corridors and bedrooms were poorly lit. The beds are hard and the pillows are like bricks. Both breakfgast and Dinner was buffet style. However the quality was good and the 'themed' nights presented a variety of food each evening. The staff were friendly and helpful. Apart from the problems outlined above we found the stay at the Aloe to be very pleasant."
- Travel date: 2nd October 2008
We have been taking our annual hol at th...
"We have been taking our annual hol at the Aloe for the last 9 or 10 years absolutely no probs with the service or the food. Admitted the bar entertainment is cheesy Band B is the best option Always replace your Mini Bar contents before morning inspection with the same brand otherwise you will get caught out. And its expensive. Hide contraband (your own booze) in the wardrobe. Great place overall,if it was on the other side of the road it would be a 5 star !!"
- Travel date: 9th August 2008
The Aloe Hotel was a clean and friendly ...
"The Aloe Hotel was a clean and friendly hotel. The two rooms which our family stayed in were clean and to a normal standard. The hotels breakfast had a wide choice from a cooked English breakfast to fresh fruit and continental breakfast. There was always plenty of tables for all the guest no matter what time we went down for breakfast. The pool area is kept clean and tidy apart from some of the parasols were hard to put up. Towels for the sunbeds are provided by the hotel which can be collected after 9. However this doesnt stop many people reserving sunbeds, even though it states you shouldn't. This didnt prove to be a problem as there was always pleanty of sunbed when we came down after 9. The resort of Paphos is very comercialised with the McDonald, Debenhams, Peacocks, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, KFC etc. Which didnt prove popular with my family. The resort doesnt have many beaches and most of them have been purchased by a hotel. However a full variety of water sports are available. The nightlife in Pahos caters for everyone, as there is a busy bar street fot the young ones which has promotions on cocktails (which are fully of paint stripping spirits), Karoke and fun bars for the familys and chilled out bars near the habour for the older generation. However the drinks prices are on average what you would pay in the Uk (Local beer Â£2.20-Â£2.60 a pint, Imported bottled beer Â£3-Â£5, cocktails Â£3-Â£5 and imported spirits Â£4+ and higher prices in the restaurants). However during the day some of the restaurants near the habour put the local large beers on special for about Â£1.20 a pint. But the down side to this offer is if you purchase any other drinks such as water or soft drinks for the children you are charged alot more than you would expect. The are a variety of restaurants in paphos ranging from local Greek food, to mexican, chinese, indian, Italian and Fish. However the prices in most of the restaurants are very expensive with things such as a plain pizza costing 9 euro which is about Â£7. However near the Aloe hotel there is a Bar that serves food called White Harts which is reasonable and the portions of food are good. If you like a drink and snack during the day dont purchase food from round the pool area as the prices is very expensive. However there is a little bar over the back of the Hotel which serves greats snacks such as sandwiches, burger, pizzas etc. for reasonable prices. The same goes for buying water round the pool area a large bottle cost about Â£2 where as if you go to the supper markets it cost alot less. The hotel charges for you to use the fridge in your room at Â£1.50 a day. The way our family combated this idea was to put the drinks in over night and take them out when we went for breakfast and keep them in a cooling bag all day. This then helped to keep them chilled. There is a mini bar in the room but i wouldnt recomend to use it as the prices are high rate for small bottle of spirit. While on our holiday we went to visit the North of the island as we have some family living there. This is by far the better part of the island. The views are more picturess and the people are more friendly. Also the value for money is far better. The only hassel is crossing the boarders from the south to the north. The north is the Turkish part of the island and in my opinion they have the best part of the island. It has clean sandy beaches, querky little old towns with old fashioned bars and restaurants. Well worth a visit. "
- Travel date: 30th July 2008
Hotel no way near a 4 star hotel - best...
"Hotel no way near a 4 star hotel - best 2 star. Room smelt foisty (watch out room 185) air con poor - beds hard. Breakfast is poor and not worth the extra money. Get up early - you will queue for a table after 9am. Reserve your sunbed early - Pool bar staff reminded us of a typical Fawlty Towers - me no understand english. Corkage in room high if you use there room fridge. Tea for 2 the best restauranrtby far - over looks the harbour - fantastic !! If you get on a last minute deal not bad value - if you pay full brochure price - not worth it ... Not much for the kids to do - except swim !!"
- Travel date: 29th July 2008
me and my girlfreind spent a week at thi...
"me and my girlfreind spent a week at this hotel at the start of july 2008, altouggh all the bad reviews a came across on this hotel i personaly beleive its a very nice hotel and the only downside was that the rooms could do with a refurb, the food was lovely and selection was great with a different selection every evening! the pool and bar area was ideal although the bar was pretty expensive, as a summer holiday to just chill and relax, we couldnt knock it"
- Travel date: 25th July 2008
Top traveller tips for Aloe Hotel
"Great for off season "
"the local bus tour round harbour"
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