We have just returned from a ten day trip to the Eleni Holiday Village which was booked only a few weeks previously as a last (reasonably cheap) holiday of the year and did not expect too much from the place having read a number of reviews.
Whilst I can understand some of the negative comments regarding looking tired (fridge handle missing in our room, flaking paint here and there, cracked glass in the foyer doors, and a few broken umbrella's etc), overall the place was spotless and the rooms spacious, clean and comfortable without being of a high standard. (the place does not claim to be anything more than a three star, and I would say this is about right). I would imagine that most of the signs of neglect are down to it being almost the end of the season with no doubt maintenance to to take place in the off season.
This review is starting to sound a little negative and that would not be fair really because the hotel is a pleasant little place, well run, and a very good location for those who wish to go out sightseeing, with a bus stop just outside and a taxi office just up the road.
The staff are very friendly, efficient and work hard to meet every need and request.
The comments regarding the food are pretty much spot on, in the main restaurant was at best average and at times mediocre with limited choices every visit. The better option was the pool bar where food was prepared freshly to order and whilst a limited menu, was our preferred option after a few days.
Due the size of the place all entertainment takes place in the bar area, so you have little choice but to sit through the mini disco and bingo every night before the entertainment starts but the staff do their best to make this short and not too boring.
All in all I can see why people come back to this place (one couple there visit several times a year!) as it is pleasant, almost cosy, and does what it claims to do.
The majority of the guests seem to be Russian and sadly some of their drunken boorish behaviour could occasionally create an awkward atmosphere, and they all seemed to have left what manners they had back in Mother Russia, with staff at times having to contend with being bellowed at incessantly at times.
All in all, a pleasant stay but would not go back.
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- Also Known As:
- Eleni Holiday Village Paphos