104 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
lovely staff, good healthy food, but very tired and often smelly surroundings !!!
"we did not book this holiday village and once our accommodation was finanally sleepable we settled down to a very enjoyable holiday. a group of 6 nurses who booked 1st girly hols all together 1-11-2011.
on arrival at 22 30 hrs we were met with the only complaint abuot the food. sandwhiches which were packed in hard plactice ? sealed boxes. very stale and uneatable !!! this on top of very dark dank and tired accommomdation filled us with such horror that if we could have gone straight back home we would have done.
on going to braekfast with fear , dread and hunger next morning, what a lovely surprise. food brill and attenssion to taste and pressenation was never in question all the time we were there.
although very tired, shabby and sometimes smelly (mustty rooms, and occassional sewridge)the beds were clean and fresh towels each day.
Jorge, the manager was extremely helpful and Mira our (irrate but only on our 1st night ) recepitionist was full of fun and gave good advise on were to vist when we had our hire car for 3 days. bus service good at end of road as is a little out of anywhere.
a very heart felt thank you to all at Eleni village for helping us get the most out of a bad situation !!!
pafian parks lost and our gain. "
- Travel date: Thu 5th of July 2012
"just got back from eleni village in paphos entertainment could be better and the food in the restaurant was very poor so me and my 3 friends lived out the snack bar all week which is very good staff all ok and helpful room was fine all clean i would stay again but the food in restaurant needs inproving
- Travel date: Thu 21st of June 2012
Great value for money
"Just got back 27.3.12. Went with friends on an all girl chilling holiday and we were treated like queens by all the staff. So polite and attentive and even took the time to make conversation with us. The food was good quality, just would have liked to see a better salad bar. The time of year we went, the hotel was full of Germans who unfortunately were very rude to us, pushed and shoved at the food and were generally horrid. Thankfully this didn't ruin our Elenis experience and we were informed that from April on it's mainly English & Spanish that go. Would definitely go back, especially with my husband and 2 children- masses for them to do."
- Travel date: Tue 27th of March 2012
one to stay away from
"we have just returned 9.10.2001. from elini paphos. we have been cyprus 10 times before , but this place is 1 to stay away from. i.e. location . middle of nowhere, if you go out at night take a torch. 10mins unlit walk to anything. pools a joke, 1 side in shade all day. other side is only wide enough for 1 sunbed side by side . full length of pool. and all taken up by 7a.m. by the people that like to sit there all day long . forget the beach, just rocks, food is good only if you like everything cooked and swimming in grease and oil. and same crap every day. entertainment ? what ? worst ive ever seen. it makes the x factor rejects, look like pros. only good thing about this place is the airplane home. would advise anyone thinking of going to this area, to book the crown horizon hotel in coral bay, far better. "
- Travel date: Sun 9th of October 2011
could have been better
"Room was clean but found a cockroach on our first night. Shower was brocken and we had a water shortage on our second day. Lifguard was absent of his place for a long time and when we needed extra umbrellas and sunbeds we had to wait for a long time until he was found. He didn't speak english nor greek and didn't know how to use the equipment . Staff does not speak greek ,not helpfull for us locals. Need more work to bring the hotel up to standard."
- Travel date: Mon 13th of June 2011
" if you want to be sadley dissappionted go to this hotel no beach just rocks cold food what entertainment there was, was done by the d.j we didnt know our flight times home until the day before we came home dinning room bleak staff scared stiff of older staff members we came home two weeks ago thsnk god I never want to see scramble egg again every thing covered in cheese never again "
- Travel date: Sun 1st of May 2011
Very nise memories
"In 2004 My partner or son son and my-sel spent two weeks in the Eleni Holiday Village. Did not plan on going to Cyprus. But my partner's nephew was getting married in Saint Georgies church, which is a five minute walk away. Beautifull church, lovely place for a weeding. We had gone quite a lot of holidays and i can honestly say Eleni Holiday Village was one of the best holiday villages i have ever been to. Clean, staff very professional. Although the cleaning lady would come in when we were having breakfast and totaly ignore us. No conversation or attempt at one. Being Irish we found this very strange. I christened her MRS frindley. Said hello once and she bearly answered me back. We hired a car went up the mountains 15 minute drive away and looked down on the hustle and bustle of Paphos. Went to Nicosea. Went to Kernia in Northern Cyprus. Oh Kernia paradise. But sadly my Partner died in June of 2006. Oh yes found memories"
- Travel date: Wed 27th of April 2011
Pleasant accommodation between Paphos and Coral Bay
"Accommodation was in a good location between Paphos and Coral Bay. In the description of the accommodation I thought the hotel would be on the beach, there is however no beach there. The only 'beach' that is near (5 min walk awaay) is in a harbour and was not good at all. The best beach is at Coral Bay which is a 10 minute bus ride away, with buses running every 15 minutes. We stayed here on a room only basis, so can't really comment on the food. The entertainment is stuck in the 1980's, straight out of Butlins, so it's not for everyone. Reception were not always very helpful and there is no cash point in the hotel or near the hotel, which caused problems one day. The pool was great, but very overcrowded with families, so we tended to go to the beach. I would recommend this as a cheap base for a nice holiday, but wouldn't recommend the all inclusive option, as there isn't enough in the hotel to keep you occupied all day."
- Travel date: Tue 28th of September 2010
"I Loved Eleni Holiday Village, The Staff was Great and very welcoming And Best of all the Night time Entertainment was Amazing it was very fun and made us want to stay down all night long.
One of the things that was poor was the area of the hotel it was quite isolated.
I will Definitely be going Back there in the future. "
- Travel date: Tue 10th of August 2010
"We had our honeymoon here and it was brilliant. The staff and entertainment day and night were great.
The accomodation was great and we met loads of great people who we still keep in touch with. We went self catering but we did use the hotel restaurant a few times and the food was brilliant. The town centre is a nice place to visit.
We went on December 2006 .
I have had to put 2008 for the date but it was 2006 we went"
- Travel date: Mon 17th of May 2010
"We had the best time in paphos and the eleni woz gr8 it is very clean,nice size rooms,staff really friendly and the bar had really good entertainment in the evenings. The day time entertainment woz good as well there is always something on to keep you busy ie water polo,darts and pool competitons,table tennis and french balls. we loved being so near to the beautiful beach and loved our walks along the beach front there woz also water sports. Cant fault this holiday at all so we would def be going back. "
- Travel date: Sun 15th of February 2009
Well worth the holiday
Just bk fa the Eleni village. The staff were top A+++. Harris cheers fa the wee tickle @ 12 midnite and 2 the lovely nite lady, Maria,Siomon,Anglea and the lovely lady @ Hectors bar for a wonderful holiday.
The place it's self was clean,food was gr8t different main meal everynite,lots 2 eat,pool was big but it was not busy(that was nice). Rite bside the sea as well.
Beds and bathroom done everyday. Entertainment was good fa the kids(Mine r 15yrs,13yrs and 9yrs. With bingo. Not on a Sunday. 4 or 5 mile 2 walk in2 town,we did it 4 2 days the kids were not happy(got them fit fa beating). U can get a taxi in2 town fa 10euros if u walk 2 the bus stop.
If u can go on George's fun bus (he's of his nut).Laugh when u get on the bus until u get of it. Held a snake and turtle,jumped in2 freezing cold water, Art made out of old dishes, church and last a bbq @ the beach with a sing-a-long what a day that was but watch out fa the wild animals and the green grass.
Went 2 the water park (its a must). All an all it was a fab holiday an great staff. Cheer to all
The Grant Family"
- Travel date: Wed 29th of October 2008