Hilltop Gardens Hotel Apartments
59 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
get what you pay for
"I sayed at hill top cardens December 12th to 19th December and again 28th December until 17 January with my partner. This complex is first class in the middle of being remodeled, but no disturbance to guests. We paid one star price and got 2 to 3 star accomodation.
We had a remodelled room 3star
Reception friendly and always helpful
Bar area and lounge area excellent and beautiful log fire roaring in the colder nights of winter.
Cleaners friendly and come in 6 days a week towels changed regularly and bed change often.
Did we get value for money? Well we picked the lowest priced accommodation, and was we pleasantly suprised, exceptional value for money.
Mind you with people going back year in year out says it all.
All negative comments are off people who expect everything for nothing.
Location a little out of the way but excellent bus service (even get to airport on local buses 3 euros each but you had brought weekly or monthly ticket all in price.
Plenty of bars restruarants and shops in area including Lidl's.
Hope you enjoy this complex when you visit
- Travel date: Sat 30th of March 2013
winter Long Stay 2012-2013
"We stayed again at this hotel after a 3 break, We had 3weeks there in December and 17 nights in January with a short break in the middle at an all inclusive hotel for Christmas week. This is the first time We have tried it without a car and after over 20 years of visiting Cyprus only just found out how good the public transport is. to start with we had a daily ticket 3 euros each. then a weekly ticket 15 euros each then a monthly one 30 euros each.
With The Bus Stops only a short walk from the Hotel we made good use of them. Now back to the Hilltop Gardens the yet again recently refurbished rooms, A full cooker and fridge is to found in the well equipped kitchen area, a spacious living room open plan to kitchen and dinning area.
the large bedroom either twin or double beds, large wardrobes everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
Llidls, Supermarket a 10 minute walk away as well as bars etc. you will find a 24 hour shop just 5mins walk away as well as the hotel shop selling all the basics. this is all adds to a great holiday.
Just Down the road you will find Rumbletums Restaurant for excellent breakfast treat which includes their homemade sausages and beautiful sunday lunches 3min walk away for a break from cooking, also a very good greek restaurant Melania the same distance away.
You will also find Indian, Chinese and English Bars and Restaurants within easy walking distance.
I forgot to mention the Launderette next door to Rumbletums.
This an Excellent Venue for the price they charge but bear in mind you are not in a 5 star resort, but you are not paying for it either.
With Hotel owners on site most of the time and friendly staff all making for a good break."
- Travel date: Thu 28th of March 2013
"The place is OK - quiet and relatively clean. The business which operates the apartment is wild and greedy. No shampoo, no shower gel, have to ask to change soap and towels. Staff failed to inform us about hotel rules and next fined us during check-out for overstaying. I challenged the fee so they just decided to keep the deposit we paid for TV remote control.
The whole story is the best example of wild 'customer is always guilty' way to run the business. Having so many similar options around - never again, stay away of this place.
- Travel date: Sun 4th of November 2012
holiday july 20121
"Arrived at the hilltop gardens and it looked nice, we where given the keys and pointed in the direction of our apt. It looked as if it was from the 1970s dull and very unappealing, the toilet didnt flush properly the seat was marked and should be replaced, the tiles where cracked and dirty and there where large holes where the pipes came in the shower only sprayed out at the sides and needs to be replaced. the cleaners idea of cleaning was to brush round things and that was about it towels and sheets changed only once in ten days. The pictures of the rooms on the brochure didnt reflect what we got and I will never go back to this property and would not advise anyone else to go either."
- Travel date: Fri 20th of July 2012
the tweddell family
"we had a lovely time at the hilltop gardens, the staff were lovely and friendly all of them, the accommodation was basic but after all we only slept there. The pool table needs updating and i think everything else we loved will come again thanks to all. We hired a car from akis & maria car hire they were great. We thought the meals were expensive at the pool bar and happy hour could of been on all drinks not just cocktails. We loved Cyprus and would go again my two boys thought it was great."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of October 2011
"very very dissatisfied. came to rest but all we could hear was the cleaning ladies very early pulling the furniture up and down shouting one to the other. This was happening all the week i was staying there. we even had to pay for the tv and ac remote to be provided."
- Travel date: Thu 18th of August 2011
Great Holiday at the Hilltop Apartments
"After reading the reviews about Hilltop Apartments just before we went on holiday Sept 2010 i was dreading going so what a relief to find half the people who had given bad reviews must have been on something.The apartments were cleaned and beds made 5 days a week towels and sheets were changed regulary. All the staff were friendly especially the bar staff Stella and Yvonne(Effan).The pool was not dirty just petals from the trees dropping in (not a problem)My Dad accidentally set the smoke alarm off with his toast making and the staff rang in seconds to make sure we were okay.I have given 9 out of 10 because there were a couple of silly repairs that needed seeing to. If i go back to Cyprus Hilltop would be my first choice. If hiring a car Akis & Maria car hire Tel no.357 26938043 good value for money.
- Travel date: Sun 19th of September 2010
Ok as a base, but do not expect anything fancy!
"We stayed at the Hilltop gardens for 11 nights during July and August 2010. We booked this hotel as we were looking for a base to stay while visiting friends who live nearby. When we arrived we were pleased to find a clean apartment next to a quiet pool. The decor was fresh from the 60's which made us laugh.
We quickly began exploring Paphos which is an amazing place to stay. From the apartments is it a short walk to the bus stop where you can catch a bus which will take you to the harbour, the market (old town), the water park and coral bay (the best beach around). It only cost 1 euro no matter where you are going in peak season. There are amazing restaurants around which must be tried many of which can be found along the main road which the apartments are just behind.
Back to the apartments themselves. As time went on we became less impressed with the apartments. We found we had another guest staying with us which would come to play each evening (Colin the cockroach) as well as hundreds of other bugs which seem to be everywhere! From the ants nest in the bath overflow hole to the mosquito's the apartment was positively crawling!
The maids would come to clean the apartment every few days, however when we say clean the times when we are in they ran a mop over the floor and changed the bins and that was it! They did change the sheets once during our stay and made the beds a couple of times. If you do stay here TAKE YOUR OWN towels! The reason I say this is because one they are rarely changed, two they are like cheese graters and three they were tiny!
As we were out late most nights we were not impressed being woken at 8am most mornings, the worst morning we were woken by the chainsaw cutting down the tree outside our room!
We didnt really use the kitchen facilities as there are so many lovely restaurants it wasnât worth cooking, however we did notice there were no matches had we wanted to use the gas hob.
The pool bar was the best thing about the apartments the lady who works in the day and the man who works in the evening were very pleasant and the food was pretty good.
As for other staff well we avoided them as found them to be rather rude.
Overall we would not go back and would not recommend it; there are so many other apartment blocks out there with better locations itâs just not worth it.
- Travel date: Mon 16th of August 2010
"hilltop gardens is very clean, has everything you need,very friendly and helpfull staff,has a very clean pool area and kids pool, great place to stay. Its very low cost just over Â£200 for 2 adults and 2 children for two weeks via travelsupermarket.com. Just had the best holiday ever."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of May 2010
Best Holiday Ever!
"I went to Hilltop Gardens last year, and had the most fantastic time. Things didnt get off to a fantastic start, when we pulled up, it looked pathetic compared to the big fancy hotels we'd just dropped people off at.. Later on that evening we had problems with the air conditioning in our room and had to call someone out because nobody could sleep. It was ridiculously hot. These two men were more than happy to come fix it and it was heaven.
From then on, the holiday was perfect. The staff at this place are absolutely amazing. Especially the bar staff. They all work so hard and still manage to keep smiles on thier faces (and put a smile on yours) :) The Hotel itself was clean, the pool was perfect, and the people were fantastic, the reason i couldnt give a ten, was simply because of the dated furniture in the rooms and the access to our room, i was staying with my mum, dad and nan and they could only offer us a top floor room, with no lifts, this was not easy but we all managed.
My mum and i had a day at the water park, which i can highly recommend! it was wonderful. Coral Bay beach is a short taxi drive away and although this might not suit some people it suited me perfectly because i hate the beach :) however the beach was clean, tidy and had toilets, showers and bar/resteraunt.
I loved this holiday and begged to come back this year but my parents arent the people who keep going to the same places, hopefully in the future we/i will return.
Definately recommend to you. "
- Travel date: Wed 15th of April 2009
Good base for exploring with a car
"My boyfriend and I stayed here and found it to be a good base for us as we wanted to hire a car and explore Cyprus. When we weren't out we were sunbathing by the pool, which was pleasant and at 25 years old we were the youngest there by quite a bit which we viewed as a good thing as it was nice and peaceful (no kids)! Most of the bars and restaurants were a 5-10 minute walk from Hilltop gardens but the good beach (coral bay)and the lively harbour were a bus ride away."
- Travel date: Sat 28th of February 2009
Hill Top appartments Cyprus
"This is probably the worst place my wife and I have stayed. Although we didnât pay much, I thought they had a cheek charging at all. The facilities were really poor both in our room and in the hotel. The room although superficially clean was in fact filthy, the beds and mattresses were in a dire state and had that lovely faint smell of stale urine. The dÃ©cor and furniture came from the 60âs and even our dinning table had a nice carving from someone who had been on holiday from some time before. The kettle when used smoked and the dodgy gas cooker looked a little to dodgy for my liking. As mentioned in other posts the exterior of the apartments were in poor repair and hand rails were hanging off the walls. The pool area was a sight to be seen, obviously there was no filtration system as the water was near stagnant and the paving around was subsiding. There is no television service and no TVâs in the rooms.
In all a bad experience, and one which has made us decide not to go back to Cyprus.
One plus point is that the staff are on hand and are very friendly and helpful.
- Travel date: Sun 15th of February 2009