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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 1617 Reviews
Fantastic!
Reviewed 10 hours ago

A group of 8 golfers, we have just returned from Aphrodite Hills. Although this is no longer a golf resort per say, it does have a great course in brilliant condition.
This hotel is now a Tui mainly family resort, but this did not put us off as there are adult pool and eating areas.
However, the staff are absolutely superb - always cheerful, courteous and helpful.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and will be back!

Beautiful location great staff
Reviewed 20 hours ago

We went with another couple that had been to Cyprus before but not this resort. On arrival there was staff to meet us, book us in and drinks which was very welcome. We used the buffet for breakfast and Mary was outstanding in her care of us every morning it was a real pleasure to meet her and have her looking after us. We used the adult pool for sunbathing and although you had to get there at 9.00 am or before to get the best beds there was always plenty of beds available, Naomi looked after us by the pool and she was awesome remembering our drinks from the first day and our routine and was a genuinely lovely person. We had meals at the Chinese which did a wonderful Pad Thai Ramen Noodles, the Mexican which was lovely and the Stone Grill which was a little disappointing as it was quite dark to cook on the stone and I thought some tongs for moving the raw meat would of helped on the plus side the table setting and entertainment was lovely. Most nights we spent at the piano bar where Harrison and Jon entertained us again brilliant musicians and a great sense of humour. Kameliya made sure each night we always had a drink and was great at recommending cocktails for us, she was an absolute star and her personality was brilliant I would definitely come back just for these people as they absolutely made our holiday so enjoyable and so much fun. The entertainment overall was very professional we saw a couple of the shows and the talent on display was immense definitely sets SENSATORI apart from other hotels I have stayed in.

A week not long enough
Reviewed 20 hours ago

Great Swim Up Rooms, with lovely neighbours. After a nearly 3 hr delayed flight, very pleased to arrive at the Resort. Heaven waking up to our own pool, & there we remained.
Alhough we did venture to the adult pool, but ours was nicer. We enjoyed chatting to the golfers as they went by on the 8th Tee. The view over the ravine to the 7th green - Spectacular. Even if I did get hit by a wayward ball on one occasion. boy! did that hurt.(scuse language)
We also enjoyed chatting to the dads walking their infants to sleep in their pushcairs. Some walking miles.
The restaurants & food were good, although not special. The Mexican El Sabor restaurant our favourite.
Staff very friendly, Special mention to Ienessa & Krystina at Breakfast in the Olive & Lime.
Bodnan for shuttling us home to our room from the Italian restaurant at The Village.
Worst thing- Restaurant booking system & APP- USELESS
But everything else= All good.

Will really miss our room & pool.

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Just got back yesterday after a week staying here. I was due to be booked into the new TUI Sensatori Resort Rhodes for the same week 10-17th June but after finding out the hotel wouldn't be open in time we ended up getting our holiday changed by tui and were booked here instead.

Room- We had booked a swim-up suite in the original hotel so were pleased that we managed to get a similar room in this resort. The room was absolutely beautiful, very clean and modern and looked out onto part of the golf course, It was not far from the splash pool part of the resort but we were never effected by any noise from excited kids.

Restaurants- We were lucky enough that we managed to book into all the included restaurants (Jasmine, Fig & Olive, El Sabor (lunchtime only) and we also went to The Stone Grill where you had to pay a 20€ supplement each) The food in each restaurant was delicious, full of flavour, fresh and I wouldn't have any complaints about it. We also went to the Gates of India in the Village Square (you had to pay for this but received a 20% off voucher when checking into the hotel) and again the food was amazing!

I don't like a buffet restaurant (Eleonas) as I would rather have an Al a Carte meal hence why we went to the others but the choice in the buffet restaurant was ample for breakfast and lunch with a good choice of dishes.
I would recommend the Stone Grill Restaurant- fun experience getting to cook your own steak at the table and lovely quality steaks.

Entertainment- Myself and my partner found the entertainment alright- there was 2 pretty good male singers on from 7PM which was nice as background music and usually a show on from 9:45pm which was enjoyable but it would maybe be nice to have some more fun things (we are a young couple and noticed there were quite a few younger couples 20's-30's) so maybe something such as cocktail making, wine tasting, karaoke, or more upbeat music somewhere in the evening or something?

Overall a lovely holiday, resort is beautiful with well kept grounds, very modern inside and a nice village square you can walk too.

Only a few Complaints-

Stone Grill Restaurant- Your steak is served to you raw obviously for you to cook on a hot stone but this can takes 3-5 minutes depending on how you like your steak, lamb etc. BUT your sauce, veg, potatoes etc come out already cooked for you at the same time so I found once my steak was cooked to my liking the rest of the accompaniments were cold (would have been better if they could bring this out after a few minutes so you can enjoy everything together)

Booking restaurants- We were lucky enough that I managed to wake up before 9am to book the restaurants using the app on my phone.. but we did struggle to get the times we would like and sometimes found us eating a bit later than normal or earlier and this was only by 9:05am so a lot of people were on the app at the same time. We also found the restaurants at the set times weren't even full? So unsure why some of the times on the app said no bookings available for this time when clearly there was seats in the restaurants available. Might be better if you could go to the restaurant you would like and book on the day? or be able pre book these before you travel.

Lastly- Some of the waitresses in the bar Eleanos (they were obviously having a joke) but found to be a tad annoying/persistent at times with ordering drinks. Once they got to know you and drinks you like from being in the bar previously they would ask for example - my parter drinks beer- if he would like a beer and if he said no they would say 'are you sure' or 'no beer tonight? aww' or come on have a beer instead of a soft drink kind of thing which was a little annoying as they should just take your first option and not try and force a drink on you, maybe something to work on.

Second visit this year and even better
Reviewed 22 hours ago

We arrived at 0030h and were greeted with an extremely warm welcome. Everyone was saying, oh you’re back already! We were pleased to find we had been upgraded to a one bedroom suite, which was fabulous with a wonderful sea view. We eat at the Fig and Olive, then the Stone terrace restaurant the Jasmine, and finally the Pithari Greek restaurant. We found them all to be excellent. The rest of the week was spent T the Eleonas buffet restaurant which was great! Also worth a mention is the snack bar which you can get burgers, hot dogs, kebabs or crepes should you not wish to leave your sunbed. I really loved spending the daytime at the adults pool as the executive lounge has canapés, drinks, nuts and entertainment should you wish to partake. The Tui staff really cannot do enough to make you happy! Special kudos for exceptional service goes to
Naomi at the Adults pool bar who brings you cocktails or soft drinks throughout the day. Imma on guest relations who cannot ever do enough for you and Georgina in the Carob lounge to name but a few. Youannis, the F&B Manager is a lovely gentleman who goes out of his way to make sure you are happy with the food on offer. We will be returning next year and can’t wait 5* xxx see you soon Aphrodite Hills Love Adrian and Vicki