Stayed at Villa Eleni for two weeks between 12th - 26th October 2011. We have 3 children 5 and under so I've written the review from the perspective of those staying here with young children.
We booked direct through the Andreas website. Everything went smoothly with the booking and the taxi (mini van) which Andreas had booked for us was waiting at the airport for us (60 euros.)
On arrival at the villa everything was as described. High chair and cot for the baby as well as a fridge full of basic necessities such as milk, bread, sandwich fillers and cereals. Certainly enough to keep you going until you can make it to the supermarket.
We didn't book a car but if you are staying here during the peak summer months I would say is a must, but the cooler October weather was very pleasant to walk around in. The villa was clean and tidy and the pool was a big hit with the children. The purpose built BBQ was ideal for those nights when we ate in and the main 'Philpoos' supermarket in Coral Bay had a fantastic butchery section which catered well for BBQ's.
The villas themselves are only a couple of hundred yards from the sea but if you want a sandy safe beach for the children then you'll need to use the Coral Bay beach approximately 5 -8 minutes walk away. If you walked there following the road it would take you longer but Andreas was very helpful in showing us the various short cuts on our first day. The beach is great with calm waters and is shallow for a considerable distance.
The Paneratti hotel is 200yds away and has a great pool (indoor and out) which you will be able to use. We found ourselves using this pool quite frequently as the kids loved it but also over a two stay provided something different. The drinks and meals in the hotel are reasonably priced with a beer costing about 40 cents more than you would pay in the main town. The food was good with bar snacks available throughout the day with the restaurant opening at 19:00pm each night. There's a small mini market attached to the hotel stocking the basics. It's expensive here as you would expect but is ideal for milk and newspapers etc.
Coral Bay town itself is a 20 minute walk from the villa or 25 minutes with kids in tow! If you haven't got a car then you can pick the bus up from Coral Bay beach which will take you direct to the town which will save you time and effort.
We relied entirely on the buses during our stay. They are absolutely fantastic and cheap. A daily 2 euro pass will allow you to hop on and off as many buses as you like. They pass through all the main areas run as frequently as every 10 minutes.
The only real place to do your bulk shopping is the main supermarket in Coral Bay named 'Philioos.' It stocks absolutely everything you will need and for those of you who will stay without a car it's worth knowing that the supermarket will run both you and your shopping back to the villa.
If you are travelling with children then I would suggest that you put a few DVD's in for them for those occassions you may want to keep them out of the sun for an hour or two.
During our two week stay we had no problems at all with the villa. Andreas was regularly floating about and available for queries or assistance. He was very helpful and genuinely wanted guests to enjoy their stay. I can't fault the place and I would definately consider returning again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Point Villas is a complex of six 3 bedroom luxury holiday Villas in Cyprus that occupy a superb location close to the golden sandy beaches of Coralia Beach and Coral bay. Sea Point Villas are a family owned and managed by the Georgiou family. Andreas Georgiou is on site dailiy maintaining the property so guests are guaranteed true Cypriot hospitality. These attractive Paphos Villas are all brand new and have been built and furnished to the highest standards. Both single story villas and double story villas are available. All the villas have been carefully designed with a contemoprary meditaranean style and decorated with natural stone to reflect the character of Cyprus.Sea Point Paphos Villas are ideal for family holidays. They offer a quiet, secluded environment for relaxation and enjoyment while still being close to Coral Bay Centre. Equally, they offer a perfect base and easy access from which to explore and experience all the local culture, history, traditions and customs of the wonderful people of Cyprus. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sea Point Villas Cyprus/Paphos