Overview - We booked a last minutes holiday in Cyprus and booked through Olympic Holidays paying around £270. I read reviews on this hotel before booking but to be honest it was also the cheapest option. We chose 1 week Self Catering in a Maisonette. I'll break the holiday at Hylatio into sections to help those looking at this hotel get what they need.
Journey - Jet 2 flight was average with slightly better leg room than expected. Food, of course was extortionate so make sure you prepare food before the flight. The transfer from the airport was only 25 minutes to Pissouri and was quite pleasant.
Hotel Check In and Room - Informal check in where the friendly receptionist talks everyone through the basics and you are shown to your room by awaiting cleaning staff. Your're also advised of the catering options which I will talk through in a separate section. The maisonette was a great size and it was nice to have our own door and space. We had terrace on the back and also a balcony off the bedroom. Catering facilities were better than standard in my experience and whole room was incredibly clean (Just needs a replacement of cutlery, ours were a little rusty). My only gripe around the room is the view out the back was pretty dismal in comparison to the rest of the hotel grounds - View of a shabby overgrown tennis court and an overgrown green area with a rusty tractor to the left but luckily some hills and flowers to the right. Rooms were cleaned all but 1 day and towels also replaced. We went for a budget holiday so the fact that you had to pay for all extras (safe, fan, air con) didn't bother us. You get what you pay for!
Hotel grounds & Facilities - The grounds (all but the rusty tractor and tennis court) were fantastic. Flowers growing everywhere and the pool was lovely, although freezing. There were also a couple of pool tables which we used a few times, old but working.
OK so the All Inclusive options per person: 3 days - 92 Euros, 4 days - 108 Euros, 5 days - 130 Euros, 6 days 150 Euros. Children under 15 are half price. You can also upgrade just to b&b for 29 Euros each week. Half board is also available for breakfast and dinner at 105 Euros a week. We were tempted however as the self catering facilities were quite good and we do like cooking we decided not to bother. We did have a dinner in the restaurant from the standard menu and got a lot of envious gazes from the All Inclusives so not sure what that says about the buffet. We got a drink from the bar a few times and they are expensive but in line with the rest of the resort.
The on site shop was low on stock due to us being the last guests of the season however I have to give a big shout out to Jill that works in the shop for being amazingly helpful. She gave us a lift to the main supermarket at the top of Pissouri where we got enough goods for the whole week. She was a gem. (There is a bus up to the end of Sept and we didn't Opt for a car)
Car Hire was pretty cheap through Olympic holidays at 36 Euros each day for 3 - 6 days.
Resort - Pissouri Bay is very quite with just a few shops and restaurants. Its pretty isolated as without a car you can't really get out of the bay at all in Oct without the seasonal bus. However this is exactly what we wanted but doesn't suit all. The beach is just 5 minutes away and is actually very beautiful and relaxing. Not overcrowded at all. We tried a couple of restaurants - They are all priced about the same however Yialos had a great dinner offer of 15 Euros for a 3 course meal plus drink. The owner was very friendly and food great. Captains Bar is also great for fresh fish.
All in all this was a great relaxing holiday, I was worried about the weather in October however the days were hot and nights chilly which helps me sleep so I don't mind that at all. The only thing that stopped this being a 5 star for me was the derelict section of grounds with the tractor and rusty cutlery. But all in all a great bargain.
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- Also Known As:
- Hylatio Tourist Village Pissouri
- Hylatio Tourist Village Hotel Pissouri
- Hylatio Tourist Village Cyprus/Pissouri