SPOILED FOR CHOICE
From making my first step into the lobby at Olympic Lagoon Resort – Paphos, I immediately understood just how big and spacious the resort really was. Not even a year old the immense new hotel still feels and looks as fresh as it would have been on its opening day I’m sure and I just couldn’t wait to enjoy my first ever Premium all-inclusive experience.
One thing that stood out for me during my stay was just how warm and welcoming all the staff were throughout the resort. Always smiling and making you feel like a VIP it’s so nice to see that all the basics that are essential for a pleasant stay anywhere have been mastered here.
After an extremely smooth and fast check-in me and my partner were taken to our luxurious Deluxe Superior Room located within the resort’s adults-only wing. Continuing the trend of spaciousness within the hotel our room definitely ticked that box with everything you could wish for – from a large comfortable bed, flat screen HD TV, large bathroom (with a separate bathtub and rainforest shower) and luxury amenities, complimentary mini fridge, quality furnishings, fast and consistent free WiFi connection and much more.
However, the highlight for us had to be our very own private pool. Even though we had private entry access from our room to the large Blue Lagoon Pool (one of five located across the resort) it was our own quiet aqua sanctuary to relax and unwind as a couple in comfort.
Another nice touch has to be that we had two sunbeds always reserved for us at the nearby Serenity Oasis adults-only pool which also had the Serenity Pool Bar and swim-up bar. This was a place me and my partner definitely took advantage of as much as we could as we are expecting our first child soon and will then have to switch allegiance to the lively and entertaining Kids Pool, Mayan Temple Pool or Blue Lagoon Pool.
One thing that also stood out for me was how child-friendly (and stroller-friendly) it was to get around the resort with there being no tight spaces and plenty of ramps to get around (my first-time parent instinct kicking in!).
Enjoying some very tasty snacks by the pool taken from the Snackeria and food trolleys that go around, our next F&B experience was during lunch and dinner at the signature Royal Olympic restaurant with its huge buffet selection. With so much choice I wish I could have sampled everything but it’s just not possible! Everything was delicious and presented nicely during both meal times and my first-time parent eye also noticed the kids buffet section which is at a height allowing kids to ‘act like the adults’.
After dinner we were drawn to the live music happening at You & Me Bar which started off very lively with classic and modern hits and as the night got a little older the music matched the winding down and relaxing mood.
Heading to bed shortly after, we had an extremely comfortable night’s sleep and woke up really looking forward to breakfast at Royal Olympic which was just as pleasing as dinner and lunch before it.
Sadly for us the time to check-out had arrived soon after and we left feeling like we just had to return again soon as there was so much we didn’t sample like Captain’s Deck (a traditional Cypriot tavern), Rock ‘n’ Roll Diner (a 50s themed American-style restaurant), Garibaldi (Italian fine dining), Kiku Japanese Restaurant, X-Perience Arena (a live entertainment venue), and when our little one arrives the Little Monsters Kids Club and Teenz Club.
We’ll be definitely returning again, and next time as a family. We can’t wait!