Electra Village

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This fully loaded hotel has a big pool and an impressive entertainment line-up. It's a minute's walk away from a big waterpark, plus you can stroll to the beach in 5 minutes.

The Electra Village has a close-to-the-beach setting, a massive pool and puts an impressive waterpark in arm's reach, so it’s a big hit with the family crowd.

Studios and apartments here are nice and roomy, plus you get a balcony or terrace and air-con as standard. Superior rooms pack in a whirlpool bath, too.

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    A Class
  • 22Buildings
  • 3Floors
  • 128Rooms
  • 1Lift

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet meals. Snacks between meals. Ice-cream 10.00-22.00.

Drink

Unlimited local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 10.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Waterpark

You get free access to the waterpark which is just across the road from the hotel. There's an impressive list of slides to get excited about - the Kamikaze and Freefall are both speed slides with big drops for those that enjoy a bit of a rush. And there's the Aquatube bodyslide with its twists and turns in the dark. The multi-lane number gives you speedy-fun races, too.

And just so you know, you need to be 120cm plus to use the bigger slides, and 140cm for the Sidewinder. Little ones aged 3-8 years are catered for at the Children's Play Area, and all the family can enjoy the Lazy River and Wave Pool. The waterpark is open May to October.

Hotel-run kids' club

Kids aged 4-12 will really get to show their creative side here, with drawing, dancing, singing and stories all on the programme. They'll also enjoy some downtime with a movie, and be able to take part in creative play.

Outdoor pool

With a separate section just for kids.

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studio with limited sea view

Studio with limited sea view sleeps up to 4. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. Safety deposit boxes available for an extra charge. The extra bed will be a sofa-bed or camp-bed.

studio

Studio sleeps up to 4. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. Safety deposit boxes available for an extra charge. Extra bed will be a sofa-bed or camp-bed.

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Still a great place, after many visits

This is the fourth time we've been here, 2003 and 2005, and more recently 2012 and 2014. Yes, the rooms are dated but if you only sleep in the room then it's no issue. Yes, the whole complex could do with a lick of paint but is this the only hotel in the world that has this problem. The food is fantastic, the entertainment team work hard throughout and the evening activities are varied enough to add a bit of excitement once the sun has gone down. The restaurant can get extremely busy at breakfast and at evening meal time, you often find yourself squeezing in and out trying not to bump fellow residents. The chefs are forever topping up food holders and you also find yourself having to dodge and queue whilst this is happening. They could really do with the making the eating area much bigger (it only became all inclusive a couple of years ago and the eating area can't cope with the extra volume). I like to do a bit of exercise on holiday so if you plan on using the gym then forget it. They have one treadmill, one exercise bike and one cross trainer. All are broken. Don't advertise you have a gym when you haven't got one that works, grrr. My major criticism is the toilets are quite hard to flush, if you've got young kids they won't have the strength (or determination) to keep flushing so expect some surprises when you visit the loo. The toilets in the public areas offer many a present on arrival. On the whole, I would recommend the Electra to everyone. It's a great place, convenient to the shops and restaurants if you fancy venturing out of the hotel. the waterpark provides a great distraction if you don't want to just sit around the pool, the beach is on your doorstep as are watersports. The busy/small eating areas and the lack of fitness equipment is the only reason it's a 4, otherwise I'd be more than happy to allocate full marks. One final point, the free wifi in reception will drive you insane - just get a data package from your mobile carrier before you set off. Alternatively, leave your ipad at home.More

Mick S, Altrincham, England, United Kingdom

We will be back..............and no sunbed rush :)

Like a lot of people I read the reviews before I went to this hotel and I was apprehensive. However from the moment we checked in through to leaving 2 weeks later we had a great time apart from a couple of things that I will touch on in a bit. We arrived at the hotel about 6pm after being up for approx 14 hours and we were met with a lovely refreshing welcome drink before checking in. Once we had our room key we made our way to our studio for the next 2 weeks first impressions were a little disappointing as it looked nothing like the brochure picture, it was very dated and the cleanliness was not up to standard. Once we were unpacked we had a little explore of the complex and it is a lot bigger than meets the eye. If you arrive at a decent time on the Sunday do not be put off by the entertainment which is karaoke as the rest of the acts / shows are not too bad. The main gripe of the hotel and like others said is the food my nickname from my partner and her child is dustbin as I do eat everything but I did struggle especially on the first night it was Chinese night even the kids corner there was nothing for my partner's 7 year old to eat and chocolate ice cream is not a good diet. Throughout the 2 week holiday we ate out 4 times but if we had more spending money we would have ventured out more as the choice was not great and no veg apart from sweetcorn every other night. The water park is fantastic however the pictures in the brochure and on the First Choice website make out it is on site however it is across the road not a busy road though. The height for all the rides apart from the sidewinder are 1.2m and the sidewinder is 1.4m. My partners little girl who is just under 1.4m was allowed on the sidewinder though which kept her happy. She unfortuantely had a couple of accidents in the water park however the attention we recieved from the lifeguards was second to none they made her feel better almost immediately and the first aid treatment was superb. Once we had settled in to the hotel we were made to feel very welcome by all the staff and they really did everything to help you. Our room was only cleaned 5 times in the 2 weeks and we had to ask for fresh towels more than once. Yes there were ants in the bathroom but it is a hot country and it happens. I am up early most mornings and took myself off to the pool with my book and a cuppa and I was amazed that there were no sunbeds reserved even at 1pm you could get a bed with relative ease however the odd morning I was down there early if people had reserved beds the staff came round and removed the towels which I don't have a problem with. The entertainment staff work VERY hard you will see a lot of comments on here about Anis however Laszslo and Fanny work just as hard if not harder that being said the fire show YOU MUST see Anis is brilliant doing that. All in all the holiday I would rank 8/10 yes the hotel needs updating and needs a deep clean and yes the food is not great but there is plenty to do and everyday was above 45'c which always helps.More

Martin P, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Excellent family holiday

Stayed with my wife and three kids aged 9, 4 and 1. Had the best time! Hotel great, food fantastic and staff work hard. No complaints whatsoever! The entertainment team work very hard and do a great job especially the kids club which we used. Water park is very handy and the kids loved it. Great resort with lots to see and do. Would definitely return.More

Horton1234,

Great 3 star hotel ***

We have just come back from Electra village. I re-read the reviews the night before we left and thought we'd made a mistake. Yes, the rooms are dated, but ours was tidied everyday and cleaned & new towels every other day. Our room was right next to the snack/entertainment area, I can imagine a noise problem if small children but we had a 9&5 yr old so not a problem for us. The room balcony looked out to the palm trees and behind them the sea ...... Took my breathe away every morning. The food we were happy with, lots of choice. The water park is across the road (30 seconds walk tops). Not massive massive but both children loved it, especially the lazy river. One negative thing I will say about it is that it is slippy, watch out. Kids club, mine never went in, more for younger ones, but didn't hear complaints. The entertainment is 2 guys and 1 girl (she does the kids club). Anis (the main entertainer) could not work harder if he tried. He wants you to enjoy your holiday and runs round like a loon to make that happen. This hotel is no way a 5 star hotel, so I don't get the snooty comments, it is 3 star. More

Kazmataz2,

5th Time - Just got back

Following another 2 weeks of near perfect sunshine, I can again write a review of our trip to Electra. We're a family with 3 children aged 12, 3 and 1. We've been going fairly regularly over the last 7 years so it's easy to write up a few things that have changed since our last visit 2 years ago. I'll try and keep it grouped on what we find important on a holiday for ease of reading. --Location-- Electra is in my mind perfectly located just outside the main resort of Ayia Napa, the brochure usually lists it as Nissi Beach but it's simply not accurate. That said both are a very easy walk (beach or road) or you can take a taxi/hire an iGo/Buggy/Quad. A taxi will be approx €8 euros to either. The beach walk is brilliant but be careful that you're covered in sun cream as the real heat is hidden by the sea breeze. So what's in the local area....? The resort is on the beach, literally. Walk out the back and you will be on Pernera Beach. This is where one of the many watersports places is setup offering jet skiing, paragliding and all that, we've done most and its probably one of the cheaper ones you will find in Ayia Napa. The beach itself however isn't the best, I say this because you're spoilt, in no way is it bad but head across the path and you're at Sandy Bay which is beautiful, again with its own watersports and a few restaurants.... another walk around the path and you're at Nissi Beach - we've been a few times here and it's a mix of family and fun, any review I write can't do it justice. Turn the other way out of the hotel on the beach road and you'll be heading towards Ayia Napa which takes you past the fair and into the harbour where most of the boat trips start from including the Black Pearl..... from the harbour turn up and you'll find yourself at the Monastery and the world famous Square. So that's the beach path, you can also get to both on Nissi Avenue which is end to end with restaurants, bars and shops. We've eaten at a few but the memorable ones from this visit are Jungle Mania, Passaggios and Robinsons (new restaurant/bar with its own pool/jacuzzi). Previously Hokkaido is a definite treat. --Resort-- Nearly all of the accommodation is in two up blocks, configured in a one bedroom or studio setup. Most blocks centre around the main pool but some come with sea views, some with sea and pool views. The waterpark is across the road..... Now I say road but its a dead end road so anything on it will be coming to the Electra or the small hotel across the way. This is a tiny road and is very safe for kids to move between. The resort has an indoor, air conditioned restaurant with its own bar along with an outdoor bar (with cover) which serves snacks and drinks. For the smaller kids there is a small park and for the older kids a games area, Then there's a kids club but I'll come to that separately. WiFi is free but don't expect a permanent connection, this drops in and out worse than dial up. --Waterpark-- This is great, its only about 3 years old so its clean and modern. The park is quite small but contains enough to meet most expectations. Those looking for more can go to the bigger park about 5 minutes drive up the road. There's a half pipe, 4 slides, a smaller kids area with a pirate ship and various water features along with a small lazy river and wave pool. The site also has it's own bar area which offers most of the all inclusive drinks. --Inside the Rooms-- Slightly disappointed on this area, for many years feedback has suggested a modernisation is needed and whilst the walls have been painted white and a new small LCD TV supplied, the 'what really matters' from the rooms doesn't appear to have been addressed properly. We had multiple issues with the air conditioning units which whilst were fixed each time we reported it, could probably be avoided altogether if overhauled. A leaking air con with tiled floors and two toddlers was a nightmare. We also had issues with the cleaning, it didn't happen every two days like it has for us before and twice the towels were taken and not replaced, again not so much of an issue as reception simply gave us more. The bathrooms do really need some work and some general cleanliness issues need resolving as they just aren't deep cleaned between changeovers. Lots of people will say the rooms are dated but I guarantee if you're in the rooms for more than sleeping or getting ready to go back out then this probably isn't the resort for you but I do agree with others that for the price paid things could and should be better. We always take a pack of wipes which more than makes us happy to stay for a couple of weeks. --Food-- I just don't get the negativity from some reviews, in 5 times I don't think it can just be luck. Breakfast contains everything from cereals and breads, to meats and cheeses, through to a full English with multiple egg offerings and now there's also an omelette bar which is cooked to order. The coffee is genuine Douwe Egberts and the fruit juices great. Lunch is either in the restaurant and which will be meats, veg, potatoes - lots of choices or in the snack area after 3pm which contains everything from pittas, sandwiches and burgers etc. Dinner - well there's so much choice that again I think this is what people are negative about. Each night usually has a theme but this last time we have seen local dishes barbecued outside during the day through to whole baked salmon and ouzo King Prawns, there's always lots of salads and approximately 10 different main choices. That omelette bar from breakfast then turns into a 'special choice for the evening'. There is a kids corner which has chips/pasta/pizza but we always found something for all to eat which was balanced. There aren't any on-site restaurants from which to order a la carte but I've never thought its been required. There's always tons of desert choices including fresh fruit. --Drinks-- 4 draught local beers from the main restaurant bar - Keo, Carlsberg, Leon and something else which I can't remember, the pool bar has Keo and Carlsberg. In both there are local spirits for adults which are made into lots of cocktails. To be honest though, these are awful because the local variation of spirits is not nice. When you're out you can instantly taste the difference, most people though were happy with the normal spirit/mixer combination. For kids - everything from pots of ice creams and fresh milkshakes to kids cocktails. Never heard of any kids moaning about lack of choice for them. --Entertainment-- Okay, where to start.... this is getting better and better each time we have been going. Anis works all day EVERY DAY (including his day off) to try and please everyone. His team of Fonny and Lazslo make up a great team this year. The kids club runs twice a day except Wednesdays and our middle one has loved it this year so much, they do treasure hunts, face painting, activities in the park and pool and so much more. Each night the kids are on the stage for a mini disco. So on from this the adult stuff starts with pool quizes, darts, pool, volleyball, waterpolo...then in the evening its interactive bingo (which you just have to be here for) followed by an outside entertainer or something the local team put on. Blues Brothers this year were great as were the breakdancers (for the women) and the magician. Entertainment shows from the onsite team are much more fun though, Anis - loved the comedy sketch - thanks for putting that back in, the difference from two years ago is amazing, you work so hard and its made our holiday. For the stuff that goes on and which is delivered by Anis and his team team - we will be back next year for sure. --Other Staff-- We've never had an issue, nor have I seen what others have reported as negative. The reception staff have always been very helpful and everyone smiles and says hello. The restaurant staff make a massive fuss of the kids which they love and the pool bar staff are just something else, Kyriakos and the others get involved as part of the entertainment and its great to see everyone getting on so well seemingly for the enjoyment of guests when in most places like this they just turn up, do the minimum for their job and go again. --Pools-- The main pool is definitely cleaned more than it was but it seems to be at the cost of the volleyball pool which is filthy. The waterpark area is very modern so not really a lot to say about that. The only negative in my review is the lifeguard situation. He is definitely great fun with the kids but he's always either in the pool taking part in the activities or throwing kids around instead of watching over it. This I hope is never at someones cost one day. The manager did get him out on one day but accidents take seconds and this genuinely scares me as a parent. --Things to do, general advice and what to bring-- Get yourself on the Nemo boat trip and the Aphrodite trip up to Famagusta, the watersports are also great fun but expect to pay €40 ish for 15 minutes on a Jet Ski. We hired a car from Markos car hire literally on the main road up from Electra, it was clean, reasonably priced (it comes with full no excess insurance which is brilliant) and in general a great car - this lets you get out to Larnaca and Protaras, Protaras has a beautiful beach called Fig Tree Bay. Sun cream, sun cream, sun cream. Don't under-estimate the heat, Cyprus in High Season is red hot, we've seen and been in temperatures up to 46 degrees, that said Electra has lots of places to get out of the heat if you want to. On the way out wear shorts and pack something in your hand luggage to keep you warm on the flight - when those doors open in Cyprus you'll know why. Take a 2 pence piece...!! The luggage trolleys in Larnaca airport say they're €2 but this works just as well. Be prepared to queue and take water for the journey home through Larnaca airport. --Summary-- The location is perfect, the distance from the main resort of Ayia Napa is far enough away but close enough if you want to be a part of it. The rooms still require a more serious update but they are definitely fine for a 2 week all inclusive holiday. Pack a couple of home comforts and this won't be an issue. The food is great, the pools are great, the entertainment is simply brilliant. This place makes you feel like family and you'll be very sad on the day you go home. We've been a few times and I haven't always written a great review, this place works hard to make sure you'll have a great holiday and from what we've seen this year you'll definitely have just that.More

KevinPhilips, Fareham, United Kingdom

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