Aphrodite Intercontinental Hotel

, Paphos, Cyprus
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Aphrodite Intercontinental Hotel

, Paphos
5 star

Rooms: 290

1, Aphrodite Ave., 8500 Kouklia f P.O.Box 64118 - Paphos - 5808072 - Cyprus Hotel Website | 26829000
411 Traveller

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A wonderful stay at the Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills

from natB
My fiancé and I had a really wonderful stay at the Aphrodite Hills. The hotel is run extremely efficiently and even the standard rooms were lovely. If you have children, it looked like they were really well taken care of by the staff.

The pool is split into two levels. The lower level is shallow and mainly for kids and if you are adults trying to keep away from children, then the upper pool is quiet and calm!

We did find the cost of the restaurants in the hotel quite high but then it is a luxury hotel. We therefore went to the village square most evenings. It has a wonderful traditional Cypriot atmosphere and there is a taverna, pizzeria, relaxed bar, coffee shop and creperie. I would highly recommend going on a Friday evening when they have live music.

We found the resort to be very well designed. My fiancé really enjoyed the golf course (it has incredible views) and the spa was up there with the very best. Quick tip - when we arrived, the spa had just started doing Spa Specials. This is where they pick a treatment and reduce the cost by about 15-20 CYP just for that day. If you head to reception just after 10am, they will have a board advertising the special next to the desk. As the treatments are quite expensive, this is a great way to save money.

All the Cypriots we met were lovely and the Intercontinental staff (from all over the world - 22 countries represented I believe) were extremely courteous.

One last thing, head up to the Sunset bar in the hotel around 7pm to watch the incredible sunsets over Paphos!

self catering

from daisbuys
We have recently come back from a 7 night stay in Aphrodite Hills Resort, Self Catering in a 1 Bedroom Apartment in the Orpheus Village of the complex.

We booked through ExcelHolidays who organised the accommodation booking, flights and taxi transfers. Flying into Paphos Airport it was just a 10 minute taxi journey to the Resort. Although this does mean the complex is on the flight path, we experienced very few planes flying over and when they did, they landed within the hour of each other, mainly late evening.

Our Apartment was out of this world - luxury! which we hadn't expected for a self catering holiday!

In the Orpheus Village there are 21 Apartments with a communal pool, but during our stay we had the pool to ourselves everyday which was lush. So quiet and relaxing! Out of the 21 apartments only 3 apartments were being occupied.

Hiring a car is highly recommended and can be done in the Europacar Hire place in the village square of the complex.

The grocery shop had a good selection of food and alcohol. There is also a Chemist and a Gift Shop.

We spent every evening in the Restaurants in the Village Square which were very nice, although we did experience one evening (the World Cup Final ) we went to the Anois Bar and service was very very slow, but this is the only bad experience we had when eating out in the Resort throughout our stay.

In summary, we had a fabulous relaxing holiday and we will definitely be returning here for another holiday!

A few helpful pointers for Self Caterers in Apartments:

Arriving in the evening/night your keys are with the Security on the main entrance gate. You then need to ensure you taxi takes you up to the apartment (Orpheus Village is at the top of the resort, a good 15 minutes walk up hill).

Strongly advise either taking some food with you to tied you over or pre-order a welcome basket with the Reservations Manager at Aphrodite Hills (email through their website) as the grocery shop in the village is a good walk away!

Consider hiring a car for most of your stay, unless you like a lot of walking!

Travellers Cheques - You cannot cash these in the Resort unless you are a resident in the Hotel. A 20 minute drive into Paphos takes you to many Exchange places where you can easily cash these but it is a hindrance. Debit/Credit cards are widely accepted in the complex and there is also an ATM.

Lastly if you are looking to eat in the Aphrodite Hotel, there is a dress code for men, Shirts, Trousers and no open toe shoes.

A wonderful break

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have just returned from a 7 night stay at the wonderful aphrodite hotel. The hotel is complete luxury. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a glass of champagne and then after checking into our room, some wine and fruit was delivered compliments of the hotel. An excellent touch.

The hotel is lovely and relaxing. The pool area is excellent too - Lovely gardens and plenty of sun beds even in July.They come round in the midday sun with some cold towels and melon to cool you down. We stayed on a B&B option which was also good. The buffet style breakfast had everything you would want.

The village square is also very good - A variety of restaurants of which we ate at all of them. The Pitari was particularly good. We also dined and the 'Leander' - Al la carte at its best.

If you are looking to unwind, relax and stay in the most beatiful setting then this is the hotel for you. The staff are excellent. Will definatelty return.

Georgous!

from jenglas1984
My fiance and I went to stay at the Aprhodite Hills Resort in May. The hotel was fairly quiet which suited us and the weather was lovely. The hotel itself is georgous, the staff are attentive, friendly and know when not to bother you! The meals at the hotel were lovely (although - a little pricey) and the pool was great! The only downsides to this hotel are:

1) Don't go if your skint - the hotel is luxury and the prices reflect this.
2) I'd hire a car if you plan to go anywhere - it is out in the sticks a bit!
3) There isn't a sandy beach nearby - but it is Cyprus (there is a lack of sand)

Our room was great. We had a superiour suite and it was brilliant - large balcony, free bottle of wine on arrival, fresh fruit, and water each day.

We had no problems with the hotel at all. It was a fantastic holiday and we will be back.

Far from Perfect

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having stayed 13 nights at the hotel recently, I would not recommend this hotel for anything other than long weekends. Here are some reasons why:

1.The property is very isolated - a taxi to Paphos will take 25 mins each way and cost 40 pounds sterling return- not a good way to start a dinner !

2. Most of the staff are new and inexperienced, so service is patchy and way below the standards you should expect of an Intercontinental. In particular, the concierge desk never seemed on top of things.

3. All aspects of the resort, from food to spa to golf, are about 30% overpriced.

4. The sunbeds have no couches, the pool isn't heated, and there is no toilet near the pool, meaning a tiresome walk for old and young alike.

One day, this could be a top class resort, but not yet.

Unpretenious 5 star resort with first class sporting opportunities

from amandatoon
We stayed at a 3 bed villa on the resort in May with a four year old child. The internet has lots of villas on the resort and this is certainly a cheaper and more private option.

The rResort is amazing and definately the only one of its kind in Cyprus at the moment. If you want 5 star luxury with lots of sporting opportunities (tennis academy, pools, spa, 18 hole golf (buggy only policy), riding centre (june 06), beach club (june 06), then this is a great place and it is so quiet and as yet undiscovered.

We visted the hotel restuarants (by the pool) and the main a-la-carte restuarant which were both excellent with great service. My only negative comment about the hotel is that it seems to be very crammed in around the pool in the centre and you feel you want more of a sense of space.

The Village Square is a fantastic idea with great food options at much better prices than the hotel - pub, cypriat taverna, coffee shop, pizza/pasta restuarant and ice cream palour. You also have a lovely shaded childrens area and mini golf so they can play whilst you enjoy the freedom. The village shop is here too for any items you need although it is pricey.

The resort is vast as it is home to residents and time sharers too but it feels very quiet. The setting is wonderful and landscaping has been a no one priority and not an afterthought. Service is great and it has a very unpretenious feel with everyone being very friendly.

My only negative comment on the resort is that currently the resort is under the flight path for Paphos airport and this does generate noise, we too experienced noise from birds at dawn, but like all things you get adjusted to it. The beaches in this part of Cyprus tend to be stoney so beware of this, although the new beach club has a sandy beach.

Go to Latchi Watersports and hire a speedboat to explore the coast around the national park - it is wonderful and they are extremely professional.

Perfect service and surroundings, prices exhorbitant

from SusanneCH
If you have the possibility to take a flight directly to Paphos, do so. We landed in Larnaca from where it is a 1.5 t 2 h drive to the resort. Not a problem, just not 'practical'

The definite upsides which are worth a compliment:
- While the room was not very spacious, it was practical, clean and a nice design.
- Service is excellent, personnel always friendly and helpful.
- Landscape and architecture are fantastic.
- Pool is large and clean. Comfortable lounge chairs - The spa treatments are heaven on earth. Do not book them all on one day, spread them over your stay so that you can stay at the 'Retreat' for free during these days.
- Spectacular golf course with views that are breathtaking

Some disappointments and what we would advise
- do not stay on a Saturday or Sunday, the resort turns into a zoo. Local people enjoy the family weekend. Forget the 5 star quality of the breakfast and dinner buffet and the pool is FULL and LOUD. All the relaxation of the past 5 days is gone in one...
- plan to spend ALOT of money. The prices for ice cream, water, drinks - basically anything that is not included - are outrageous.
- the selection of restaurants was poor. During two nights we only had one to pick from. The other you have to pay additional.
- Pool atmosphere. Far too many lounge chairs packed around pool so that it does not look as 'elegant' as it could. And the pool service is lousy. Nobody enjoys cocktails because they are simply too expensive. Unfortunately, the atmosphere is affected by this.)
- the 'village' which boasted shops and galleries was a ghost town. Diamond store was robbed so that I could not even do window shopping. Any kind of shopping you have to do in Paphos.

Great resort, shame about the birds!!!!

from Ben2099
This is a wonderfull resort, the hotel staff where very helpful and the service was second to none. We booked a supierior room with its own pool. The room was excellent, the feature shower in the massive bathroom was fantastic and the private pool was wonderfull.

But would I go back...no!

1) We stayed there one week and every morning at 3.52am till 5.30am we were woken by a bird sqarwking outside our door. It got to a stage where I was throwing stones at trees in order for it to stop...nightmare...funny at first but by day three very irritating!

2) My wife and I both play golf and eventhough the golf course was top notch, buggies are compulsory and they must stay on the cart paths at all times. Which means much more walking (in the heat) and less enjoyment.

One other thing, the resterants at the village seem all to have the same kitchen. Twice we ate at the pub, and even though the food was good, the service was so slow, even if the pub was quite. Avoid the pasta/pizza place...soggy pizzas and grim pasta.

Oh lastly, If you want your own pool avoid room 5118, as it is constant range of golf balls from the 9th tee, we saw many fly into the pool there while the guests were sunbathing.

We were in 5113 which was great apart from the bird!!!

An amazing week of relaxing bliss

from Tompolly
We have just returned from a week's holiday at this hotel and cannot recommend it highly enough. We stayed in a Club room and the Club facilities were excellent. The staff gave 5 star service throughout; substantial and first class breakfasts, snacks and drinks were provided in the Club lounge. We often stay in Intercontinental hotels as we like the club facilities, but thought that this one was outstanding. The resort is delightful, with a beautiful swimming pool. Immaculate landscaped grounds were full of exotic scrubs and lavender bushes - wonderful perfumes surrounded you as you wandered along the paths. We sampled The Retreat (Spa) and would throughly recommend it. It is a mixture of Roman and Eastern influences. Again, staff do all they can to make the treatments and visits memorable. Surprisingly the hotel did not seem particularly busy, but that may be because not many people know about it yet as it has only been opened a short while. We hired a car and visited many of the interesting sites, including a visit to Nicosia and a trip across the border to the North.

The hotel seems suited for couples and for families. Although it is not situated on the beach, there is free transport down and they are in the process of finalising the facilities available on the beach. I cannot comment on these as we were too comfortable around the pool, spa and Club area, including all our trips out to visit the beach. We did go down to Aphrodite's rock to watch all the women swimming around it - there is an interesting legend about this!

It would take too long to describe the resort and all its facilities, so it is worthwhile visiting websites for the hotel and the spa. We arrived overworked and overstressed and 24 hours later were so relaxed we couldn't remember what day it was. We will definitely return.

Beautiful Resort

from Gracie99uk
We've just returned from a four night stay at the Aphrodite Hills Intercontinental. On arrival we were greeted warmly and whisked to the Club Lounge by golf buggy for a seamless check-in. We received an upgrade to a Club Suite and when we asked staff were happy to accommodate our request for a Suite with private pool or jacuzzi. We managed to get a room with a jacuzzi and it was absolutely gorgeous - if you can try and get a room with a private pool - the ultimate luxury! The cleanliness of the hotel was faultless. We had no issues with house keeping or room service (we ordered room service twice and on both occasions the food was good). The hotel has a number of restaurants and we ate in two of them - again no complaints. We also ventured up to the village square for two meals and whilst the Italian Restaurant was good we didn't rate the Pub. The fitness facilities at the hotel are top notch. We enjoyed the indoor/outdoor pool (it is heated) before trying the unheated vast outdoor pool. The outdoor pool is gorgeous. We don't play golf and I didn't get to the spa (maybe next time).
The hotel is quite isolated and if we return we will definitely hire a car so we can explore more of the local area. On this occasion we were happy to chill out by the pool and have four days of total relaxation. I'm sure we will be back!

Top Local Tips for Paphos

From the airport If you have not got transport from Paphos/Larnanca airport laid on, I would hire a car directly from the airport. The roads are fantastic to dive on, very safe and drive on the same side as us!! The cost of car hire is very cheap, compared to the cost of taxi's.

Pathos Lousy beaches in Pathos. Taxi to town 15 minutes away are expensive. Worth visiting though.

Taxis Hire a car if you need to get around to see paphos as the shuttle bus only goes down twice a week.

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  • intercontinental aphrodite hills hotel
  • aphrodite hills resort
  • aphrodite hills paphos
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  • Address: 1, Aphrodite Ave., 8500 Kouklia f P.O.Box 64118 - Paphos - 5808072 - Cyprus
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