4.5
Very Good 1953 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Tiered greens, a gorge and the challenging bunkers of the 18-hole championship golf course
  • Award-winning Mesogios restaurant’s à la carte charcoal dishes infused with Cypriot herbs
  • Retreat Spa’s signature Thermae Experience
  • Magnificent horses in the riding club eager for a country hack
  • A nursery, Pirates Village and Grotto Fun Club, for kids from babies to teens

What To Know

  • Travel by road to central Paphos takes about 25 minutes
  • The resort doesn’t have its own beach, but small, picturesque Avdimou Beach is nearby
  • Children’s amenities mean the resort is popular with families; couples looking for peace may be put off
  • The Village Square has shops and eateries, although not all are open in winter
  • The hotel has both smoking and nonsmoking rooms
  • Free WiFi in the bar and lobby only
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Overview

The Review

Along a private bougainvillea-lined drive off the coast road between Paphos and Limassol, the Aphrodite Hills Resort has one of the quietest locations in Cyprus. The views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding countryside are breathtaking — I felt the stresses of the day ease away as I walked around the property.

This is an extravagant 290-room hotel where the comfort of guests and their ability to enjoy their leisure time is clearly paramount.The honey-colored stone architecture of the hotel’s façade nods to a Greco-Roman influence that is echoed inside — albeit with added plush furnishings. The guestrooms, which are equipped with satellite TVs and classic bathrooms, are decorated in Mediterranean shades, like terra-cotta, and most look out over the resort’s golf course. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/2327/prop-51304-1327007534-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The 18-hole Cabell Robinson–designed golf course surrounds the sprawling hotel.”}

Mesogios, an elegant dining room where the linens are crisp and the chefs’ skills have won accolades, is one of 14 restaurants. Not all are inside the hotel, though. A two-minute walk away is the resort’s Village Square, where you can dine on most cuisines, from Cypriot souvlaki to Spanish tapas. There are also shops — in case you need a new pair of Gucci sunglasses — as well as a bank and Internet café. Everything is self-contained here.

A tennis academy, kids clubs and the resort’s Retreat Spa are nearby, the latter nestled between gardens and with a treatment menu to drool over. The hotel is surrounded by the greens of one of the finest 18-hole championship courses on the island. Designed by Cabell Robinson, it dominates the landscape with tiered greens, sandy bunkers and a dramatic 140-yard gorge near the seventh hole. And if all this activity leaves you in need of a spell beside the sea, head for the resort’s ultra-chic Zias Beach Club at Avdimou Beach, a sandy and rocky stretch complete with comfy sofas, muslin drapes and lounge chairs.

How to Get There

Aphrodite Hills Resort
1 Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia
Paphos, 08509 Cyprus

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1953 Reviews
Great holiday
Reviewed 8 hours ago

We’ve just had a wonderful week at Aphrodite Hills and were particularly impressed with the Health and Fitness team - Craig and Sam - who expertly supervised the daily football and tennis and also zorbing and archery that our kids loved. Maria in guest services looked after us brilliantly, we especially enjoyed eating at Jasmine and the Taverna in the village square and overall we had a fabulous time.

Simply Superb!
Reviewed 8 hours ago

Thank you for such wonderful memories
Overall the experience at the TUI Sensatori Aphrodite Hills Hotel was great! We stay there for a week and we also had our wedding cocktail and dinner at the secret garden. The room was clean and very comfortable with new furniture and amazing sea views. They are serving unique and very tasty cocktails at the Sunset Bar and overall the pool areas are very clean and well organized and comfortable. Their breakfast has a huge variety of food items and a relaxing environment. Overall The attention to detail was outstanding, they were fantastic and all our wishes were granted. All Staff was extremely helpful, friendly at all times and always willing to assist. During our wedding dinner the food Quality and the service was outstanding. Thank you for everything.

An amazing family holiday.
Reviewed 12 hours ago

Having been to the Ibiza Sensatori, we knew it was a Sensatori from the moment we arrived. Arrived about 9:30pm and all the staff had smiles on their faces, we were greeted by one of the guest relations team, by the way, all of the guest relations team were so kind and chatty, and very helpful when you needed it. We were given hot towels on arrival and fresh drinks. Service was quick and they took us to our room which was immaculate. Went for dinner in the late night-buffet as main dinner closes at 9:30pm. We were limited to snacky things, salads, soups and cakes, but all were tasty. Breakfast is very nice. The lady who takes you to your table, Joanne, was so kind and very good. The food is very nice and ranges from hot breakfast to waffles & pancakes, fruit, pastries and breads, fresh juice and honey that is still inside the wax so it is very sweet and rich. The pool area is very good. Staff come around the pool often and pass round bottles of water and take drinks orders which is just a little thing that makes all the difference. The gym pool and activity pool are heated but the others aren't. We did go in the main pool once and we did get used to it but it was quite cold. I can't imagine this being a problem in the summer though. Lunch: You could choose from the snack bar by the pool, the Mexican or the buffet. The snack bar makes nice pizzas, donners and chips and amazing crepes with flavours like nutella, lemon & sugar and strawberry syrup! Service here though was often slow from people obsessing about how much nutella was put in their crepe, from what I was given, it was a perfect amount of nutella for the size of the crepe! The Mexican has a salad bar and it is by the pool so even on hot days, it feels refreshing there. Great food too! The buffet is also very nice with a wide variety of food. Dinner was very good. Lots of restaurants to choose from. Booking opens 2 days in advance for dinner here and we soon found out how competitive it was, so get the Atlantica Hotels app on your phone and be ready to book at 9am sharp! Before dinner, go to the sunset bar, great drinks all round there. Myrtos works at the bars in the resort and she is also very kind and chatty when she brings round the drinks. Restaurants we ate in for dinner were the Jasmine (Asian) restaurant, the El Sabor (Mexican) restaurant, the Fig & Olive (Mediterranean) restaurant and the Eleonas (Buffet) restaurant. They are all amazing with big menus and all the food we had was great. The one which stood out the most for us though was the Jasmine restaurant. The food was just so tasty and the atmosphere was very good. The waiters were also so nice. We also did archery lots of days and all the instructors are very good and helpful. Yoga was also very nice on the wellbeing platform (overlooking the sea). Once a week they do candle-lit yoga there but sadly it was cancelled as it was too windy that day, but that's not the hotels fault. Such a wide range of activities there you could spend months in this hotel without getting bored! Rick often drove the bags around the hotel on a buggy and was around reception a lot of the time and he was also very nice.

Overall, a great Sensatori hotel and will definitely be coming back again!

4* but the golf is fabulous
Reviewed 21 hours ago

We were delighted with chef kyriakos, each morning he prepared dairy free pancakes for our little boy which really made him feel very special, he even brought the pancakes to our table a few times. The pools were very cold, however the weather was unusually cold for the time of year. On the whole the staff were very pleasant. Do make sure you put the make over sign on the door if you want one. Our room was noisy due to being near the show lounge, I would avoided being near it with very young children. The rooms were big and clean.

Sadly the Isolated location, the inability to book restaurant reservations for larger parties and being shushed at for being in the only heated pool while a wedding was conducted above us in a hut means we are very unlikely to return anytime soon.

The golf course is fantastic, very worthy of a 5* but do book online as it much cheaper.

Could be better!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Positives
Service in the piano bar was excellent although staff were rude if you approached the bar.
The resident musician was excellent. We enjoyed listening to him every night.
The activity pool was heated and easy to get a sun lounger.
Many staff were really friendly especially Kyriakos (hope that’s right)

Negatives
Food in the buffet restaurant isn’t 5 star. It’s like a canteen and getting drinks is a nightmare. On 4 occasions we had finished our meal before getting one drink.
The Manager of Jasmine restaurant is so rude. The atmosphere in there is awful. We asked a member of staff to take a photo but they had to ask him first!!! He started shouting at another member of staff when we were there. Someone turned up for their table 15 minutes early and he told them to go away. Not the right man for the job.
The entertainment staff are lovely and great singers but the shows are too short and many are poor quality. What on earth was that Mama Mia one? Watching a film whilst they danced in front!!! We are used to Holidays Villages where shows are longer and high quality.
Restaurant bookings are stressful. They are released at 9 and full by 9:02.