So here it is, my first ever post. I’ve just got back from an amazing holiday in Cyprus so it makes sense to start there. We stayed in a resort called Sensatori Aphrodite Hills.
It’s an all inclusive resort so all food and drinks are already paid for in the holiday price. This meant I could eat and eat and eat and eat. My boyfriend is a fussy eater so you will be able to see which dinner his is when you see the photos of the plates. The resort offers a buffet style set up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was always a great fresh selection of salad, all different meat dishes and an amazing pudding options. The photos below show some of the selections.
I didn’t plan to blog any of this. From now on I will be taking better photos and taking notes when I go out for meals!
Most of the time I overloaded on feta and tzatziki dip. On a few days they offered grilled halloumi so I had to have that, we were in Cyprus after all. They had great selections of meat dishes, I tried to try a bit of everything. This meant I was going up to fill up my plate more than once but this meant I didn’t have much room for pudding most days.
Some of my favourite foods were:
Fresh green olives
Big creamy chunks of feta
Lamb skewers – not sure of the herbs they were cooked it, but had a great BBQ taste to them and were delicious
Grilled halloumi in pittas
Chicken gyros – I did add loads more tzatziki to mine though
I would 100% recommend this holiday, if only for the food side of things. We might be looking to go back here next year, depending on prices obviously.
A few extra points about the hotel is anyone is thinking about going here for their next holiday:
- Free wifi across the whole hotel, we had a wifi unit in our room so we could un-plug and plug back in when the Internet seemed to stop working, it was great. We managed to watch sky go and download films for the flight home.
- Use this link to book restaurants, you can do this sitting from your sun lounging without the hassle of waiting in line to book on the kiosks.
- Paphos airport was a nightmare going home, seemed too many passengers walking around without Andy direction help from staff. You queue a few times before you end up through to the gates, so give yourself enough time. Timing was perfect when we caught the transfer arranged by Thomson.
- You go along the coast before turning into the resort so try and sit on. The right hand side of the coach (when you get on you would want to sit on your left, when you are traveling from the airport to the resort) is great if you want to appreciate this.
- The square at the top of the hotel makes a lovely little stroll after lunch or dinner. There is a supermarket which is cheaper than the hotel shop with a bigger selection.
- We stayed in room 5113 and would request that room again next year if we go.
- Staff are lovely and want to do everything they can to please you.
- Head to the sunset bar which is above the main resturant to catch wonderful views of the sunseting over Paphos.
- The planes fly right over the hotel ready to land at Paphos airport and from the golf course, you get a great view and can just make out the runway and watch them land. If your in to that sort of thing, I quite enjoyed this!
- The cleaners come in the room quite a lot, once to clean, once to change the towels and then again to do a turn down service. If you don’t need anything just use the door sign showing that you are having a “Sensatori moment” and they don’t disturb you.
- We didn’t bother with the welcome meeting, we still got all the trip and other info under the door from the reps.
- There are mainly UK plug sockets so you don’t have to really bring adapters
- The hair dryer is in a drawer which is in the middle of the desk. It opens up to become a mirror. The hairdryer is okay, I have long thick wavy hair so it would have taken me hours to dry it all properly using it, but for a quick blow dry it was okay. I wouldn’t pack one next time, they are too heavy and take up space in my case which I would rather use on clothes! So it was good enough for it not to be an issue.