We were at the Elysium for the last week of September with our young family - a four year old and a 12 week old. Major plusses for families:
kids club - our little girl enjoyed going for about an hour a day, painting, making things, running around a very pleasant room with a couple of other children. Great when its too hot to go outside. I think they'd be bored if they had to go for much more than an hour though.
children's pool - there's a lovely little pool perfect for those who can't quite swim yet. Our little girl could stand up in it and pootle around without armbands on. Beds around it and umbrellas and the hangout for parents with very young chidren and babies - perfect spot to get chatting to other mums and no-one minds if there's the odd melt down. Nice and quiet for those first baby swims too, and both ends of the pool are shaded. Good pool snacks served. Milkshakes and sandwiches went down very well.
slide and splash pool - there's a good water slide which lands in a separate splash pool. An absolute hit with our little girl.
The beach is really child friendly with wonderful cabanas where you can relax in total shade. Bags these early at busy times, and check yours has four walls and a ceiling if you want total shade!
In the evenings there are brilliant buffet meals but no separate section for the children so unless they are good at trying some wonderful new foods they will be a bit stuck. Our little girl enjoyed bread, cheese and olives, smoked salmon one night, calamari one night and when we were a bit stuck a member of staff approached us and offered to make a spag bol especially, which was generous and brilliant. Puddings always a hit. The breakfast buffets are fantastic for everyone.
The only downside for children is that there is absolutely no evening entertainment for them. I would have loved to go to a mini disco or magic show before dinner and have a drink while watching the children enjoy themselves. The only magic show that week was in the main bar at half past nine. Not a winner for small children who have been exhausting themselves in the pool all day.
The staff are all wonderful with the children, they just seem to genuinely really like them, a wonderful Cypriot character trait. Enjoy your holiday - we will definately be going back.
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- Also Known As:
- Elysium Resort Paphos
- Elysium Hotel Paphos
- Elysium Paphos
- Elysium Cyprus
- Elysium Hotel Cyprus