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Historical Traveler Reviews Electra Holiday Village Ayia Napa
Had a lovely time at the Electra, went with my husband and two children aged 8 and 5. The food was gorgeous and plenty to choose from. Only downfall with the food was there wasn't much choice for the kids. The reps were brilliant with the kids, my two spent half the week following them around. The pool area was clean and no problem getting a bed as long as you got by the pool before 10. The rooms were clean and we had lovely sea view, I would say though that the rooms were more 3 star than 4 and watch out for the ants, they were all over the kitchen area and even the bathroom, which was annoying. Apart from that we had a fab holiday and are looking to go back next year.
Best holiday ever brill night life
i just arrived home from electra this morning and i cried...i love coming home from holidays but i arrived at birmingham airport and just thought...i DONT want to be here. Rooms are lovely foods great. reps go all out to entertain kids throughout the day. The main delight of my holiday were the bar and kitchen staff. They were amazing and ever so friendly i loved the holiday and although i have just got back i am looking to book there for august this year!!! oh ye and the weather was fab!! Night life is exceelent aiya napa is beautiful lit with lights and the 400 bars are an advantage!!
cyprus was stunning with lovely warm weather and the beach side location of the electra is perfect however my husband and I both agreed we picked the wrong hotel for us. we thought the electra was 4 star but we would say more like 2 star. our room was full of ants and the bedroom wall was black with mold and the fridge was held together with rust. the pool area was ok but the sun beds were full of holes. the electra does seem good for children and you will have a good holiday here as long as your not used to luxury accommodation.
Agia Napa In Spring
My Wife and I (late 20s) signed up for an unnamed accomodation deal, so on landing in Cyprus my heart fell when we were told that we would be going to Agia Napa - I had heard all the horror stories. Waking up in the resort the next morning I was actually pleasantly surprised. Beaches absolutely beautiful, linked by carefully constructed pathways that enabled you to walk miles up and down the coast in either direction.
The Electra 'Holiday Village' led out onto seafront and a pleasant, if small beach, but with easy access to other beaches in both directions. The Electra itself seemed well cared for. Clean pool area, walkways between the apartments surrounded by well tended plants.
We stayed in a self catering apartment which, as another reviewer also commented, was not the best equipped. The apartment was, however, clean and spacious and we did not suffer any real noise problems, although this may be due in part to our request to be in a quiet location and the time of year in which we went (April).
Not being one for organised holidays we tended to find our own thing to do during the day (including the cheapest bike hire I have found - our third day of hire we were only charged £4 per bike) so did not come into much contact with the Reps, but have to say in my limited experience they did not seem to be as attentive or customer focused as I would have expected.
Enjoyed the beauty of the island in spring, lots of places to eat, plenty of beaches to admire and enjoy but would not choose to go back to either Agia Napa, or the Electra again.
we are a young couple (22) and for what you pay for the electra it is a lovely hotel. we went self catering and the room was adequate for cooking breakfast but not much more.
the hotel was clean and the maid service good
was easy to get sun beds every day and none of that 6am run down to the pool!
snack bar offered nice lunch
we were very dissapointed with the resturants around the hotel, on the strip leading to main resort, although close (about 10 min walk) all offered the same tasteless slop mostly. 1 or 2 nice places in main resort.
but hotel well worth going to....
Can't say I was thrilled
I'll keep this pretty basic.
Rooms were fairly clean if you didn't mind the occasional ants in the sink, the cleaners were friendly and even left us a flower! However the beds were hard and uncomfortable (could feel the springs inside).
I found the hotel staff to be polite though not particularly friendly and I wasn't impressed with the attitudes of a couple of the reps (daytime entertainment) who only seemed interested in the blokes there.
Had a few probs at the pool with people swearing - guess that comes with the territory in ayia napa, but this is meant to be a family resort and I dont want my daughter hearing so much F*** and B***** etc. Also two groups set up camp at opposite sides of the pool playing music, quite loud, one of which was hip hop the other dance which not only mingled horribly with each other but also with the music played by the resort at the games times. However the games were well orgainised (if not biased at times) and regular. Though the night entertainment seemed lacking and after a week, boring. Kids activities seemed great though as was the swimming instructor.
The main rep was very helpful and really knew her stuff, and arranged some excellent trips for us but one of them arrived back in the early hours and we were dropped off about 15 mins walk from the hotel which I wouldn't have minded if we hadn't already been up for nearly 24 hours but also my mother has walking difficulties and was extremely exhausted.
All in all it was less than I was expecting quality wise for the money but a reasonable holiday and great for the kids if you aren't the kind of person that minds them seeing boobs all over the place round the pool and hearing many profanities.
This is our 2nd time at the electra as a family,decided to go again as the kids loved it so much last time and it had everything they wanted.
rooms are clean and spacious kitchen has most items you would need if s/c but we stayed all inclusive.
Food in restaurant nice but not much choice for kids apart from pizza and chicken nuggets and chips,and you do find that it gets repetative when you go for 2 weeks,the menu this year was exactly the same as the year previous.
staff very friendly to us and cannot do enough to help,and it was nice that they recognised us from 2004! Pool very large and clean and plenty of sunbeds,lots of activities during the day such as water polo and volleyball and aqua aerobics we felt the entertainment was a bit duller this year than the last but mainly that was due to complaints from holidaymakers.But if they dont like the entertainment they could have gone out for a walk! The beach at the rear of Electra is very rocky and i would recommend you walk 5-10 mins to your right and you reach a lovely little beach called sandy bay,the next beach along is Nissi which is beautiful gently shelving waters.Electra is situated down what you would class a back alley,and is not very well lit at nights,but a 15-20 min walk will take you into the centre of Ayia Napa.If you love jewellery shopping esp silver like myself there are loads of jewellers that sell lovely unusual rings.i would go back in an instant but fiance wants to try somewhere new this year.I would say hire a car as petrol is cheap and you drive on the same side as uk and there is so much to explore,also electrical plugs are the same 3 pin type as in uk so no adaptors required :-)
the holiday overall was great.me n ma mate went s.categring for 2 weeks ina standard room which fitted 4 people, the rums are spacious but kitchen small! loadsa restaurants too choose from and there nt a bad price eitha nt far from the hotel if u decide 2 go s.catering.u are lyk 1 min away from the beachfront, theres 3 beaches to choose from where you wanna go!the weather was great cept sum dais it reached to 45 degrees too hot!20 mins walk to the nytlife also loads shops there lacoste, levis, timberland n ben sherman!the waterpark there is average.wud go agen definately.didnt realli stay in the hotel much as we was s.catering but the entertainers tried the hardest n the shows on the night!best of all [--] home wid a great TAN!!!!
I stayed self-catering at the Electra Holiday Village, with my friend, for 2 weeks in September 04. Overall, the complex is of a good quality, although we thought the rooms were a bit shabby, with stained bedsheets and hardly any crockery/cuttlery. The location isn't bad, and the beach to the front of the hotel is nice. However, as read in other reviews, it's difficult to swim/wade-out due to the rocks. It's about a 15 minute walk to Ayia Napa, with not much else close to the complex. We had a problem buying groceries because there aren't many supermarkets close-by, and those that are are extremely expensive. We hired a car and explored the island (and visited the water park nearby, which was excellent). Otherwise I think we would have been bored for a fortnight.
The main problem however was with the NOISE. Don't go to Electra if you're after a relaxing holiday! Our first appartment was directly over the bar, where music and shouting over the tannoy went on until gone 1am. We complained about this on the first night to both the hotel reception and our First Choice rep. The hotel staff were very unhelpful and we had to wait a WEEK before we were moved to a quieter room, right at the far end of the complex. And there's more music constantly throughout the day at the poolside... fine if you like that kind of thing! :D
This complex is in a great location beside a beach, and about 1 mile from the town centre. I chose the all inclusive option which was quite a good standerd. I also chose a superior room which had a sea view. It is quite a new place so everything is in good order.