Four of us stayed at Eleni for the last 2 weeks in May and had a lovely time. Our age group was between 28-58. We were a little worried when we arrived but that soon went. Our check in-out both were quick and smooth. The hotel has a new manager and was there if you needed him for anything, really nice man. The staff are by far the best I have seen in a long time travelling. The restaurant manager 'Stavros' was brilliant and made sure you had everything needed, as the restaurant staff were excellent too. Also the bar staff Chris, Theo, Ana and Antonia were fantastic, they really made our holiday special. All of them were smiling all day too. The drinks were great too my fav cocktail was called a 'san francisco', they also served calsburg and keo beer but we liked keo the best.
The food in the restaurant was ok, you could always find something too eat but they didn't have a huge selection. It would be good to have some different ham's and cheeses to go with the salad bar, I did miss real feta as there was only a soft cream cheese. You could also order from a snack menu which had sandwiches, burgers, salads and more when the restaurant was shut during the day.The pool was lovely, not too cold but great when you in and I always managed to find a sun bed but most were 'saved'. The pool bar was also great, Adam the barman was so sweet, he made great frappe's with ice cream & within the all-inc, they also had ice cream too which was great.
We had a ground floor apartment (1704) which had a kitchen and lounge which was handy but as we were all-inc we didn't use it much. They plug sockets were English which was great. The beds were a little hard but still ok to sleep in. Take a hair dryer with you as not one there. Our maid came 6 days per week and cleaned/made the beds. We had clean towels every other day. The only issue we had with our room was ants, we did report it and the maid did her best to remove them but after a few days they appeared again. I think on our last day someone sprayed the nest so hopefully they wont be back for a while. I didn't hear of this problem from anyone else, may of just been our room! If you did need anything reception were very helpful.
We did not get involved with the daily entertainment but the evening was ok, it probably helped with the alcohol we drank in the evening but they had bingo nightly and then a mini kids disco (it did annoy my dad a little after 2 wks) but it only lasted 20mins, after that there was something different each night. The Elton John act was brilliant. Also Mo the DJ/Entertainer was great with the fire/nails show and also a big thank you for playing our wedding song and good songs to dance too.
Just down from the pool bar there was a beauty place which was not included but the prices weren't too bad. I had a great back massage. They also did nails and facials but didn't not try them. Then if you follow the path to the right behind takes you down to the sea, there is not a proper beach but you can go in the water. I would just be careful especially when the sea is rough, I did not see a lifeguard. But there are signs telling you where to avoid. The are watersports which you can pay for. I went on a jet ski which was amazing but you could also go parasailing and more but it was only open when the sea was not too rough.
We had no children so we don't what the 'kids club' was like but i think they could improve there, it did look like the parents were looking after them than anything else, but there were things for them to do.
The hotel is about 200ish yards from the main road, to the left to the entrance up the road a little there is a great restaurant called saint georgios which served the best hamburgers ever, a great change to beef. There are also a gift ship and two mini supermarkets, the one around the corner was best and had lots of choice. If you wanted to go out I definitely recommend the bus, it costs 1 euro for a single trip each way, or you can pay 3 euros for a daily ticket and we found you can use it on other buses too, which worked out cheaper and can be used until 11pm. To get a bus from the hotel you can walk either left or right out of the hotel and take the small road up to the main one. On the main road to the left takes you down to coral by and right goes to Paphos harbour (the depot), here you can get buses to different places. There is also a market in Paphos town, we got a taxi from the hotel to the market which cost 10 euros, then after caught the bus to the harbour. Paphos town is lovely, there are plenty of shops, restaurants etc..and its also great at night time. We did go out for a few meals and the food was lovely each time. Paphos is a lovely town too with plenty to do for all ages.
Overall we had a really good holiday and one we will remember for a long time. Made friends with some nice people too. For a 3*+ hotel we thought it was really good value for money and the staff were keen to hear your thoughts. I am sure the hotel will get even better with their new manager too. We would go back to this hotel, although next time I would see if I could get a sea view room above the ground.
Thank you to everyone at Eleni Holiday Village for a great holiday Xx
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