The Electra Holiday Village, especially popular with young people in July and August, has always been a First Choice favourite. With a brilliant entertainment programme and beachfront setting, it’s a big hit with bucket and spade-wielding families. But that’s only the half of it. From May to October, you’ll find a waterpark that’s full of slides and chutes. If you’ve travelled with the little ones, they’ll have a blast in the kids’ area. And you’ll all enjoy the wave pool and the lazy river that’s full of interactive thingy-me-bobs to get to grips with. As for an adrenalin fix, get yourself ready for speed and body slides, as well as a mini Sidewinder.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. Snacks between meals. Ice-cream 10.00-22.00.
Unlimited local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Our SplashWorld hotels offer up a break from the norm, in that each one grants you free entry to a first-rate waterpark. Better yet, you can ride the slides as often as you like. Some parks are within the grounds, others are an easy drive away. And while each one is different, the kind of rides you can expect include slides, Lazy Rivers and Wave Pools.
The waterpark here is just across the road and open from May-October. And just so you know, kids need to be 120cm plus to use the slides, and 140cm for the Sidewinder slide. 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.
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.
With a separate section just for kids.
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1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4, plus an additional bedroom. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. Safety deposit boxes available for an extra charge.
1-bedroom apartment with limited sea view
1-bedroom apartments sleep up to 4, plus an additional bedroom. Air-conditioning is available from June to September. Safety deposit boxes available for an extra charge.
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Completely miss sold by Thomson
We recently holidayed at the Electra Village on the first week of the Easter Holidays as my partner is a primary school teacher. We weren't expecting anything amazing as it was relatively cheap for Cyprus at this time of year but we were still sorely disappointed. We find it amazing that Thomson, on behalf of the Electra Village, could justify charging more for this hotel during the Easter Holidays, as to be quite honest it certainly didn't give you any more for your money. Accommodation: The room was extremely basic, yet still missing basic essentials such as a bolt on the inside of the door, a 7 day a week maid service and a plug for the bath tub. It even lacked in cleanliness for example during the week of our stay, our sopping wet and dirty towels (simply from being a floor towel) were only changed twice. When we left them out to be changed the maids simple hung them back despite being black from the floor. In addition we found pubic hair on the first night under the covers and a dried blood stain on the bedding. Food and Drink: Really simple, menu wasn't very varied and nothing seemed to fit together. My partner is a vegetarian and pretty much lived on rice or pasta for a week. Breakfast was hit or miss… despite the menu not changing it was luck of the draw whether the eggs were cooked properly or extremely dry and overcooked. The bar was not fully stocked, but this could be due to being slightly out of season. Poolside: The pool was freezing cold but you could always get a sun bed. They carried out maintenance during our stay, which I thought was a bit odd, especially as this meant the pool was not full so got very dirty very quickly. Entertainment: There was none. We were lucky as we are a young couple who could go into town or play cards to amuse ourselves, but we really felt for families with young children. There were a lot of old people and if they were around the staff would always serve them over you. We once waited half an hour just to get a drink with our dinner- which we had to actually go and order from the bar. Overall: In season it might be a different story, but do not stay before then, especially as our rep told us every year from November to April/May the old people from Norway like to stay there. Happy holiday huntingMore
J0hn02014, Southampton, United Kingdom
Family Resort, are you sure?
I just came back from a 7 days stay at the Electra Village and the best I can say is that I'm terribly disappointed about this stay (to say the least). My wife and myself have chosen in February this year to offer a good family holiday under the sun of Cyprus during the first week of the Easter half term break in the UK (from the 6th to the13th of April 2014) to our two children (10 and 4 y/o) and when we've booked via First Choice we've selected the Electra based on the fact that it was supposed to be a fantastic destination for the kids to have fun...but once arrived there, big disapointment. the village waterpark described as one of the main attraction on the brochure and the brokers website, which was so highly expected by the kids was closed! I'll let you imagine the deception of the kids. Adding to this what about the kids club? Inexistent, quite hard to keep to kids occupied during a week when there is nothing to do for them. To describe the swimming pool, it doesn't look to attract a lot of people as it looks really empty during the entire week. I've also found quite weird that some repairs requiring the pool to be emptied have taken place in the kids section during this week when this should have been done prior to the start of the season. And either for the kids or the adults, the entertainment were also inexistent during this week. Apart the music played by a group of around 60 German seniors, customers of the resort than by the animation team. To conclude, if I want to come back to Cyprus with the rest of my family, I will clearly avoid this resort as it doesn't keep (far from that) all the promises made on the brochure for the price paid during the high season.More
Jaydee30061974, Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Electra Village - nearly put me off Cyprus for life.
I wanted to book the Tasia Maris, but ended up here. After day one I was ready to go home. Absolutely hated the place. The food was not good. Cold and lacked in taste/quality. The rooms were filthy, and I mean filthy. I have stayed in many average hotels and have had an amazing time, this hotel ruined my holiday. I can take bad reviews with a pinch of salt and like to go and make up my own mind, however, I was nervous about this hotel right from the start, and rightly so. Most of our party were ill at some point of this holiday, there were around 20 us. I always take those spa kind of slippers on holiday with me for when getting out of the shower etc, after day 3, the soles on them were black, from just walking around the room. The bath was so dirty I put a towel to stand on to shower as did not want to stand in the bath. Ate around 3 times in this hotel and that was including breakfast. Disgusting. If the rooms were clean and food quality, taste and temperature better it would have been a great hotel. The water park is great and you can get drinks from the bar at the water park (just across the quiet road from hotel) which is handy. Its just nothing is clean here :( It could be an amazing place. But it isn't. I have stayed in the Anitgoni hotel in Protaras, 3* and had an amazing time there. Rooms were basic, but clean and food was great.More
Excellent for large families!
I went to Electra in the peak time in summer (last two weeks of August 2013). The transfer from the airport was relatively quick and this is especially good if you hate coach journeys or have small children. We were dealt with relatively quickly upon arrival by reception staff and were allocated a room immediately. We stayed on the ground floor in block 32. This room was ideal for our family. There was a gap in the hedge meaning there was easy access to the waterpark across the road, the balcony also meant we were able to see the kids coming down the slides which is always a good sign. I found that the noise was minimal, especially at night. The room was spotless and the beds were comfortable. The cleaning service was regular and reliable and the cleaners did a good job. People complaining about towels not being changed regularly enough. The towels are changed every other day by the maids, but only if they are left in the bathtub. This is clearly stated in all of the instructions/posters/hotel policies - so dont read the reviews where people are complaining about towels because they were too ignorant to read any of the information. The food was average. The evening meal is more suited to adults, so children (especially if theyre fussy) are left with not much to chose from. The children's buffet as extremely limited to fish fingers, chips and pasta every night. The lunch time meals in the pool bar are cooked to order, which means they are fresh and always tasty. I highly recommend eating here at lunch times if you have children as burgers, hot dogs, pasta, pizzas and various other meals are served here. The pool bar stuff are extremely grumpy sometimes though - we tipped our waitress 10 euros at the end of our first week and saw an immediate change in her attitude (if you dont mind parting with a small amount of cash). The entertainment team were absolutely outstanding. I do not have one complaint. They work extremely well with kids, which regularly resulted in children crying upon departure as they dont want to leave the team. The evening entertainment is usually amusing - especially the tribute acts as they are locals and are usually quite poor, but if you are light hearted they are usually extremely amusing as they do try their best. Evening entertainment usually involves audience participation and the regular games are held e.g. Men vs. Women etc. - a piece of advice when playing bingo in the evenings: don't shout out bingo if you haven't actually won, as jumping in the pool fully clothed is usually the consequence. My dad shouted it out and I got the blame and had to face the consequences! There werent many older teens around when we went so my eldest was left with little to do in our first week - but water volleyball was a hit throughout the hotel and many guests at the hotel would participate in a competition ran daily (sometimes even twice a day) organised by some of the other guests. This was good as you get to know some of the other families around the hotel - if you like that sort of thing. The hotel complex is rather small, but is perfect for large families however. We started as a party of 3 in the first week, but then the rest of my family joined us for our second week and we were a party of 12 in the second week. Late meal times are recommended though, as it is easier to get a table together. But this wasnt a problem as the kids normally sat together and us adults sat on our own. The small complex also allows you to let the kids have a bit of independence, especially if theyre older. But beware of the road that separates the hotel complex and the water park as cars sometimes pass down there and people tend to be less aware of vehicles on holiday. There is a shop round the corner selling crisps and sweets and alcohol and stuff which is reasonably priced and good if the kids want some sweets or something. There is a pizza hut literally 100m away if you fancy a meal out with the kids. There is also a brilliant mexican restaurant across the road which I highly recommend. The drinks were brilliant (especially the frozen margaritas) and the food was delicious. The 'strip' is not a long walk away, and is pleasant in the evenings and during the day. There is a fairground in the evenings in the centre of the strip which is a good night out. Overall, the holiday experience was very good and i would definitely go back again!More
G S, London, United Kingdom
Good entertainment, below average service
Went to the Electra in October 2013, and the first thing I noticed was that it took us an hour to get checked in and to get our room keys. They only had the one receptionist for the entire week we were there, therefore making our waiting time pretty long whenever we needed something from the reception. Our room was great when we first got to it: clean, fresh, air conditioned, and welcoming. However, on the second night the air conditioning broke. My poor boyfriend had to go down to the reception and ask for help, as it was so hot in that room without it. We didn't receive any immediate help, however the receptionist promised we would get an electrician first thing in the morning. We did not see an electrician till the afternoon, by this time the room was boiling. Additionally, the cleaning service was dire. The cleaners didn't bother giving us new towels until the third day, and that was only after we complained to reception. We then had to go and complain AGAIN to the reception about the cleaners, as they had left our door open. Just to make this clear: the cleaners had left our door open, so anyone could have walked in and stolen our laptop, money, jewellery, and other valuable items. When we complained, we received an apology from the receptionist but nothing more. Little compensation for the risk our belongings were put at. The food was average, the best night being the tex mex night with really nice tasting mexican food. However, the kids menu was the same every night: chips, over smoked hot dogs, pasta, and pizza. Breakfast was nice, with large amounts of not just Greek food, but British as well (which went down a treat as I love bacon). The last of our complaints is the bar staff, that they were inconsistent. The first two nights, we were served without question, however after that the staff refused to serve us without ID- which confused and annoyed us as the reception took all of our passports upon arrival. However, on the brighter side, the entertainment was pretty good. Karaoke, a parrot show, a magic show, kids disco, and dance competitions. Although they ran fairly late into the night, they were enjoyable. The best part of this holiday was the excursions, even though they did cost, they ranged from informative to fun, and excellent for the family. Overall I give Electra Villages 3 out 5.More
Ellie A, Oxford, United Kingdom
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