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Akteon Holiday Village
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   on the sea front of Chloraka Village, Paphos 8106, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #47 of 97 Hotels in Paphos
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Nice but not 4 star”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just returned from a week's stay at the Akteon, and although had a nice break was slightly disappointed considering the generally good reviews. For the price you are paying (worked out about £35 per night per person all inclusive) you can't really complain, but I have been to other 4 star hotels that were of a much higher standard and I am keeping this in mind when writing my review.

Location: Possibly the biggest disappointment with the hotel. Driving from the airport we realised we were going quite a way out of Paphos to a pretty underdeveloped area. To get to the beach or to Paphos town or harbour was about a 10/15 minute bus ride and from the main road (about 10 minutes walk). The harbour was a nice place for a meal out or a drink but quite expensive. Coral bay and Corallia beach were nice and sandy but quite a distance. The hotel itself is a drive down a road off of the main road with a building site on one side and a littered field on the other. Nevertheless, the hotel itself is positioned right on the seafront with a lovely view from at mealtimes and from the pool and bar-sunsets were beautiful. If you like to be central and don't want to be paying for buses (3euro per person return/5 euro day pass) or taxis (10 euros to beach) then definitely choose somewhere more central.

Room: Our one bedroom apartment was basic had all we needed. Beds were firm but comfortable but sofa beds were very thin. The apartments also have a small kitchenette with a fridge, sink, stove and oven (but no kettle) which came in handy. The bathroom was very small but the shower was great
It seems the whole hotel has an ant problem-hardly the hotel's fault but gets very annoying! Air conditioning was perfect. The accommodation was in need of a revamp with fittings coming off the wall and was pretty outdated but comfortable. There was plenty of storage and a TV with 2 English channels.

Facilities: Pool was great-warm water and spacious. Music by pool/bar was very very noisy (I think there were a few complaints as nearer the end of the stay it was turned down a little). One small comment is that people tended to leave cups around the pool and sunbeds rather than putting them in the bin and they were not cleared. Plenty of sunbeds but umbrellas were limited in the morning and unless you are prepared to get up early to 'reserve' you had to make do without until later on in the day. The indoor pool was nice if you wanted a bit of peace, and a sauna (chargeable) and gym were available. WiFi was 5 euros for 90 mins or the hotel computer was a little more expensive.

Entertainment: Water polo, aqua fit, bingo plus an evening show (which repeats on the same day each week). We only saw the fire show which was good, but entertainment during the day was very repetitive and noisy if you wanted to relax.

Staff: Reception staff friendly and helpful but some didn't speak much English. Waiting staff friendly and efficient at bringing drinks. Entertainment staff friendly and seemed good with the children.

Drinks: Fantastic selection of soft and alcoholic drinks. 3/4 draught beers included, plenty of spirits and great cocktails. Coffee terrible-from an instant machine despite having a proper fresh coffee maker.
Bar staff were friendly and efficient and served you quickly. Juice was real (no added sugar like you would usually find in an all inclusive hotel) but had been watered down. Outside cups were plastic for safety reasons but the indoor bar was open in the evenings and if you wanted to get away from the entertainment you could have a drink or cocktail in a glass.

Food: Great salad selection but hot food left a lot to be desired. Little hot food selection for vegetarians apart from pasta or one vegetable dish, and meat tended to be overcooked and very repetitive. Lack of fish/seafood apart from the odd fish dish or 'seafood salad'. Lunch tended to be leftovers from previous night-great that they were reusing food that would otherwise be thrown away, but they came up with some strange dishes! Themed nights were a nice idea but the selection was often the same meat in a different sauce and the dishes on the menu presented outside were not always there. Puddings were also very repetitive with a lack of fresh fruit. Breakfast consisted of cheap bacon and sausages, overcooked eggs, baked beans, cold meats and cheeses, salad, cereal selection, yogurt. There was tinned fruit and orange or grapefruit slices.
It was clear that they were trying to do it all on a tight budget (hardly surprising considering the price we paid) but I have experienced better all inclusive food both in quality and selection and feel this really let down the hotel.

Overall, the hotel was pretty cheap so you can't complain too much, but the location really let it down. A day at the beach got very expensive at 3 euro per person, about 12 euro for 4 sunbeds and umbrellas plus lunch and drinks at the beach, and I can imagine that with young children the walk to the bus stop and the busy bus journey would be a bit too much. If you want a beach holiday don't come here, if you want to stay at the resort and don't mind noise then it would be perfect. We did have a nice holiday but a few things could have been improved.

Room Tip: Pool view rooms are nice but are noisy during the day and evenings. 'Garden view' rooms look...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Returned yesterday from the Akteon, we had a fantastic time, the food was fab, we loved the snack area, staff really friendly, the entertainment team were lovely, especially Shenise, the rooms were lovely and clean, the maids came in most days. There was plenty going on in the day if you wanted, my husband and son joined in most of the activities, overall we have no complaints about this holiday and would love to return there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lemesos, Cyprus
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I have been to this hotel 4 to 5 years ago and had an excellent stay, however, returning this June made me regret my decision to book a holiday with Akteon.
The rooms are outdated, dark and smell. The bathroom was clean but I can't say the same for the rest of the room.
Electrical equipment in the room is also quite outdated.
If you need the room to be dark to sleep you will have trouble as there are no blackout curtains and you might get a room opposite a spotlight.
The breakfast was a let down as the quality/variety has been lowered over the years.
The stay here was a big let-down...
To sum it up, for the same money you can book at a much better place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Me and my three friends stayed at your hotell 23/6-30/6 and We really enjoyed our trip. We find the staff very helpfull and Nice to evereyone. The Only bad thing was the beds, because It's hardness. We want to give a big credit to the Entertainment team, especially to the two men Andrei and annes.
/ Swedish girls

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed recently for a weeks holiday. Fabulous holiday - pool was lovely, food was really nice & Management and staff were really helpful and polite. The animation team were brilliant and put on their own show one night with the help of some of the guests and did songs from Sister Act. They rehearsed for 1 hour and then performed later that night - absolutely great. There's only 3 members of the team and each one had so much time for the guests and always stopped to chat. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed here for a week in June (16th-23rd). The first part of the holiday was really peaceful and relaxing - Very quiet, just what we wanted. However, the weekend we were coming home the hotel became really busy and very noisy! The pool area was packed, the music was turned up and we had disturbances from the apartment above, who made loads of noise during the early hours. We were later informed this was due to it being a local bank holiday weekend. The entertainment team are good, they leave you alone if you don't want to join in.
The rooms are spacious, however rooms are dark and could do with a refurb.
The hotel is near St Georges church, we walked the coastal route to the harbour and it took us an hour and a half. You can get a taxi, which costs 10 euro each way. There is a bus service on the main road,but we did not use this.
The food in the hotel restaurant is adequate, a bit repetitive, but you won't starve. The pool snack bar is really good. The all inclusive drinks are really good too.
A decent holiday for what we paid!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orpington, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have visited a lot of luxurious places around the world but I have had one of the best holidays to date whilst staying at the Akteon. The resort commands amazing sea views, large swimming pool and a fantastic team of people working relentlessly to satisfy their hotel guests. The ladies working in the hotel's Spa were friendly and provided fantastic treatments that were competitively priced. The restaurant managers greeted us each day and made us feel very welcome. Finally but most importantly, the entertainment team employed by the hotel are excellent and the main reason why I have rated the hotel so highly. Everyday the team would get the guests involved (without being pushy) in activities and helped introduce us to friends that we have subsequently made during our stay. Andrei always had a smile on his face and a friendly attitude when running and organising the day/night's activities. I don't have children but it was evident that both Channyse and Andrei got really involved with the youngsters and seemed to enjoy the Kids Club and Disco equally as much as the children did themselves! The team are a credit to the Akteon (particularly Andrei) and hopefully this is acknowledged. I will definitely be staying at the Akteon again when I next visit Paphos.

Room Tip: We stayed in Block36(12). I would definitely recommend this room to prospective guests, as it is nea...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: on the sea front of Chloraka Village, Paphos 8106, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Paphos District > Paphos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Paphos
#27 Luxury Hotel in Paphos
#33 Family Hotel in Paphos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Akteon Holiday Village 4*
Number of rooms: 232
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