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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

Just lovely!
sedgwickdixon

We arrived at the hotel last Sunday, having been before we requested a specific room. They were unable to give us that room but to be honest our room, 1329 is better! We have a view over the pool and to the sea and the sun stays on the balcony until late.

I notice there are lots of comments about difficulty booking the a la carte restaurants. The hotel have clearly taken notice as there is now a desk in reception you can visit between 10-12. Anna is lovely, very helpful and will do her best to accommodate you.

There is lots of choice in the buffet and a children’s buffet section too which my daughter loves! The salads are delicious but today I just fancied some plain rocket, the chef noticed me searching and asked if he could help. He quickly disappeared then reappeared with a plate of fresh rocket (Cypriot rocket tastes much nicer than English rocket!)
The sushi in the Jasmine is delicious, but on a previous visit to the hotel we were treated to a chef making fresh sushi at lunchtime. We haven’t seen this yet and hope we do before we leave (please!)

The staff at the hotel are fantastic, Mary in the buffet, the pool bar staff, especially Dragos who never stops moving! Maria from guest relations making sure we are enjoying our stay, Brogdan & his team in the Jasmine and Anna who is doing everything she can & more to really make our holiday special.

We have just a few days left before we move on, we will be sad to leave the hotel with fabulous food, pools, surroundings and special friends we have made.

Absolutely superb....until you have an issue.
nialls_angel

This was our third trip to Aphrodite Hills, so we knew what we were coming to and loved it so much previously.
Not much has changed at all which we were really pleased about and it was excellent to see the familiar and friendly staff. The only adaptation is the removal of the snack and drinks table in reception and snacks in the rooms. Probably not a bad thing !
On this occasion we booked a family swim up, having read the reviews about last summer’s sunbed free for all. We’d only been in October before. The hotel has since adopted ribbon wristbands to prevent others coming to use the pool.
The 9am towel sweep didn’t happen which was frustrating for some - but there were usually free beds.
Our room was terrific , we were thrilled to also have enough sun beds around the swim up - different to other Sensatori hotels ! The mini bar Is replenished every day and you get a turndown service.

The food is great, lots of variety and the main restaurant good enough that you’re not desperate for a booking. It’s not canteen like and there is plenty of outdoor seating. There are vegan, healthy and gluten free options too.
We booked via the app and got reservations in all of the restaurants easily. Contrary to others, Jasmine is our least favourite with Fig and Olive offering a brilliant choice.

My 9 year old and I had a mother and daughter mini facial which we both loved. The Spa is out of this world and I’d also recommend the Indian Head Massage.

Behind the spa is a cute cat hotel, sleeping quarters to the cats and kittens that wander the estate.

Sadly Playhouse Live seems to have gone and the other shows were too young for our 9 year old.
We didn’t go to the shows, preferring to sit in the Carob bar. The drinks menu has plentiful , good quality cocktails as well as almost everything you can think of. It has live music every night or you can sit outside and watch the exquisite sunsets.

Unfortunately, we had an awful issue on late check our rooms. Caused by TUI , exacerbated by the hotel. What was so frustrating is that the hotel duty manager refused to speak to us, preferring to communicate via the receptionist’s notebooks. For the second year in a row, TUI reos had no clout when dealing with a big problem.

A little bit of loveliness
KC752014

We have just returned from an 11 night family holiday in a swim up room. Overall the holiday was great! Check in was really quick and reception were very quick and helpful to sort out an issue with the private transfer the day before we left. Hotel is clean and room was cleaned daily with towels replaced on a regular basis. Mini bar was restocked daily with beer and soft drinks.
Good choice of food - especially at breakfast and the restaurants are very good and had no issues with booking them via the app or with guest relations. Fig and Olive was disappointing though and just felt it was the same as the main buffet restaurant just with waiter service (which was slow). We loved Jasmine and the food was lovely and the Mexican was really good - would like to see a few more kids choices on the Mexican menu (for fussy eaters who want more than a burger or something less “spicy”). The Italian in the village square was very good and was great to have it as part of the AI for the time we were there.
Staff were very friendly and super helpful - massive shout out to Mary in the main restaurant and Rick who helped us at check in and was always ready to put a smile on our faces. Staff work hard but at times service was slow in the restaurant (much quicker service if you sit outside) and in the Carob lounge (cocktails were lovely there). Glad we had a swim up room as getting sun loungers round the main pool was a nightmare - be prepared for an early start to secure some beds! Hotel states you cannot reserve sun beds until 9am but people just put their towels down and sit with them from 7am onwards to ensure beds are reserved. Much easier to get sun beds at the splash park (which the kids loved!!)
Entertainment was very good and the team work very hard - the Gary Barlow tribute was a huge hit.
Overall a really good experience and a lovely holiday!