Pools are where this hotel triumphs – it’s even got its own waterpark.
It’s all about the pools at this place. On top of a huge, H-shaped one, there’s a new pool with 6 slides, added during a refurb in 2012. Rooms had a makeover at the same time and have a fresh feel. And there's modern dining, too.
When it comes to eating and drinking, highlights include an al fresco Chinese and a Viennese café. As for location, the hotel is in a quiet spot by a small beach. Paphos harbour is less than 10 minutes by bus.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board. Snacks. Afternoon tea, coffee and cakes. Local ice-cream.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer‚ wine, spirits and soft drinks, until 24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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There's a trio of slides to try out, and the multi-lane one is great for a race. The waterpark is only open in the summer, from 1st May to 31st October. Just so you know, you will need to be aged 8 and 1.2m tall to ride the slides.
Thomson Kids' Club April to October
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions three days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least two of them on duty at all times.
Esperides international and Cypriot buffet restaurant
Esperides offers buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Cypriot and international cuisine. Kids are well catered for too with their own buffet offering and highchairs. Themed nights are held here each evening rotating between gourmet, a carvery, Italian, Cypriot, seafood, international and Phaethon dishes. Dietary requirements can happily be catered for on request. There is an evening dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers and long sleeve shirts or short sleeve t-shirts.
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Double room sleeps up to 3 with a double bed and extra bed. With air-conditioning in high season and a newly fitted LED satellite TV showing BBC World, and Sky News. Please note there is no cot space when the room is fully occupied.
double room with sea view
Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with a double bed and extra bed. With air-conditioning in high season and a newly fitted LED satellite TV showing BBC World, and Sky News. Please note there is no cot space when the room is fully occupied.
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My second home
We couldn't get booked in this year but decided Togo upto see family who were there. When we got there we were greeted by many staff members who remembered our names greater U.S. With smiles and love. We paid to go in for the day and chose to upgrade to all inclusive the food again was fantastic the staff were all running round busy as always and with smiles on their faces. The animation and lifeguards again brilliant We will be getting married here next year this hotel is NOT A 4 star it is a 6 star plus. Aferesto my friends and until next year yamas ððMore
Sian C, Skegness
We arrived in a total of 10 people - 3 families. The hotel is located 7 minutes by public bus from the harbour. The hotel is very nice and the workers work very hard to please all the guests. The rooms are ok but need to be renewed, especially the bathrooms. The pools and slides are very fun and are very clean . The hotel was fully booked but it did not feel like that at all. The is a large variety of food and it is very very good almost around the clock. We will return. Thanks for a great vacation!More
Tomer V, Tel Aviv, Israel
Just finished our holiday at the Phaethon Hotel. Everything was perfect as always. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. The pool area and waterpark are clean and there are lifeguards on duty all day. The animation team did an excellent job keeping everyone entertained throughout the day with games, activities, sports and shows. We have been going to the Phaethon for 7 years in a row. Thanks to everyone for making our stay a memorable one.More
diti1975, Limassol, Cyprus
my and my partner have been to this hotel twice and had a great time.We cant fault the staff who work very hard. food is great plenty of choice cocktails are very nice.The Entertainment is very good and always a good laugh.More
Perfect, relaxing family break (Easter stay)
We arrived for an Easter stay at the start of April 2015. Am writing this review now as we have decided to visit here again next Easter as we don't believe we can better this hotel. Working full time as teachers with three children, we needed somewhere that would cater for all our needs and this one, happily, fits the bill. My youngest two loved the Santelino kids club, run by the hotel, and far superior in our view to the Thomsons one. The one time they did go to the Thomsons one they were left to play while the young reps sat on the floor on their phones! The animation team who run the hotel kids club were friendly, attentive and great fun. The children were safe and happy and hated having to leave. The animation work hard during the day and although bingo and a night-club atmosphere in the evenings are not usually our thing, it's easy to get caught up in the fun of it all. I'm sure I'm guilty of forcing my five-year-old to dance just so he could win me some bingo sheets! The shame! The shows were fabulous and very entertaining, if a little late-10pm-for the younger ones to enjoy. The alcoholic drinks were lovely and I couldn't tell the difference between these and the branded drinks. The cocktails could do with being more attractive and having a touch of the 'del-boy' but they tasted divine nonetheless. The coffee from the bar area is superb. And the food!! Well we all came home with much thicker waistlines. The food is fabulous, tasty and plentiful. Lots of fresh ingredients, wonderfully presented and with a world-cuisine feel. Something for everyone here. Because it was Easter, the hotel didn't have the slides open or the bar near the pool which I hope they will revisit as this is a crazy decision when the hotel is still busy. Weather was perfect-like a good British summer at Easter and the hotel got busier as the week wore on. My eldest at 10 had his first taste of freedom here as he made friends with several other boys and we therefore hardly saw him. The resort is well-patrolled however and we always knew he was safe, playing football or eating ice cream at the bar. A very well-run and family-friendly hotel where we all felt completely relaxed and comfortable throughout our stay. Ms Paraskevas, one of the managers, asked us when leaving if we would consider leaving a review and I'm sorry it's taken so long.It's only when looking at our options for our next holiday that we realised that this one will take some beating. So we're coming again next Easter, and cannot wait!!More
Lorraine B, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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