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“Lots of character and friendly owners” 5 of 5 stars
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Stratos ArtDeco House
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   1st April Street No 16, Kalavasos 7733, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Kalavasos B&B and Inns
Dubai
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“Lots of character and friendly owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was the best place we stayed while touring Cyprus. The village is small and picturesque, and so is the Stratos House itself which blends in with the rest of the village. It is an old stone building which is filled with ambience and character. We also talked with the owner, Giorgio, who is very friendly and provided any information we needed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MANIlimassol, Owner at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your feedback for our House!

It was a great pleasure to accommodate you and we really like to thank you also for your comments about the Traditional character our House has, as for Kalavassos area importance and beauty!

We are looking forward to welcome you another time in the near future.

Giorgio and Elena

Owners of Stratos House
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stratos House is one of those rare gems you always hope you will find when you go on holiday but so rarely do. It exudes charm from every corner — a tastefully restored traditional Cypriot house, furnished with traditional furniture (the bed we slept in was a family heirloom). It offers all the modern comforts you might require (free wifi, air conditioning, satellite TV, CD player), yet at the same time provides a taste of the "real Cyprus". But what truly sets this place apart is the hosts — Giorgos and Elena welcome you not as guests but as part of their extended family. We lost count of the freshly cooked treats they lavished on us. Nothing was too much trouble, and for their hospitality alone they deserve every success — the fact that Stratos House is itself a delightful place to stay makes this an unbeatable prospect. Don't come here if you want "modern tourist" Cyprus — you'll want the tacky bars and brash hotels of Agia Napa or Limassol for that, but if you want to know what Cyprus is really about, and want an unforgattable experience that has you planning your next visit on the plane home, then look no further.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MANIlimassol, Owner at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guests,

thank you for your feedback!

We would like to thank you for all these wonderful comments you made for our House!
Thank you for all your remarks about our hospitality and the treatments we offered you!

A big thank to you for all your comments!!

We are looking forward to welcome you soon!!

Best regards,

Giorgio and Elena
Owners of Stratos House
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I totally agree with the review read in the financial mirror by Matthew Stowell: Here is a summary, with some additional notes from myself.

As soon as I walked through the ancient wooden doors of Stratos house, you feel that you've entered a parallel universe, but one that is a least 100 years in the past and of a more genteel era and culture. My room, or suite, was very spacious and the owners give so much care about the design and layout of the rooms. Awaiting me was a complimentary bottle of wine, a bowl of mostly local fruit, and a large bottle of water. The bed was very good, high off the floor to help with cooling and also newish TV, sound system and DVD player were available. The bathroom had a sort of high-tech shower equipment usually found only in 4 or 5 star hotels. There is also two nice terraces and Giorgos and Elena care very well about you. They help you where needed and offer additional food if needed.

In the house there is no swimmingpool, but with your key and a five minute walk you get to the local pool. Nice place, I went twice and had the pool complete for myself. Free wifi is also available, as I am writing this review while sitting on their terrace.

When I come back to Cyprus, this will definitely be one of my highlights to sleep.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MANIlimassol, Owner at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you also for all the details you describe about our House and the facilities offers.

Thank you also for the details about our swimming pool and the free wifi.

We are looking forward to welcome you soon!!

Best regards,

Giorgio and Elena

Owners of Stratos House
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Absolutely no complaints about our stay here. Our ground floor apartment was spacious and charming, with traditional and antique furnishing and ornaments. It really felt like staying in someone's home rather than a holiday apartment. There was a kitchen, a large room with distinct bedroom and sitting room areas and a bathroom with a good, always-hot shower. For outside space we had the choice of the courtyard outside our room, where there are tables, chairs and more old-fashioned objects, or a sunny terrace on the first floor. We used both.

When we visited the central square of Kalavasos was being dug up (sounds like this is a semi-permanent state of affairs!) and we had some difficulty finding Stratos House. Despite this, we liked Kalavasos, and found everyone we met to be friendly and helpful. The owners of the house - Georgios, Elena and Panagiota - were very welcoming hosts, and a couple of times shared some of their (delicious) cooking with us. At the Tenta taverna we ate home-cooked meals most nights - don't ask for a menu there, just find out what's cooking, and drink the house wine. If you want a menu, the Bridge Taverna is also good, particularly for meze.

There are plenty of day and half day trips you can do from Kalavasos if you have a car, but I probably wouldn't recommend coming here if you're relying on public transport. Although there is a small shop in the village, there are bigger and better shops at the top of the road to Zygi from the motorway junction - including a nice bakery and very good fruit and veg. Sunday lunch (which has to be fish!) in Zygi is a good time to mix with local families, but arrive early if you don't want to queue for a table.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Giorgio K, Ιδιοκτήτης at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking some of your time to write something about our House.

It is very kind of you to write such a detailing review about our House facilities and also about the Tavernas and shops in the area nearby.

It was a big pleasure to accommodate you in our House!

We are looking forward to welcome you soon again!!

Giorgio and Elena,
Owners of Stratos House
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We were very pleased with our suite. The room was very large with a spacious bathroom.
The bath was over sized and we both commented on how nice it was to shower with the extra room. Very quick check in. Our room over looked the parking garage but it really did not bother us.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MANIlimassol, Owner at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your nice review!

We will be happy to accommodate you again soon in the near future.

Looking forward to welcome you again!!

Best regards,

Giorgio and Elena,
Owners of Stratos House
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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

A beautiful village house! The rooms are spacious and surround a beautiful courtyard area. The owners are very helpful; a small bottle of wine and some traditional crackers were waiting for us when we arrived. The village is charming and the restaurants have great food. Note however that parking is difficult and that it is better to find parking in one of the village's official lots and then walk to the house as the roads are extremely narrow.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Giorgio K, Owner at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your nice review about our House and the owners!!

Thank you also for your remarks about the restaurants of the villages and the authentic food they offer.

Regarding your remarks about the parking in Kalavasos village,we would like to inform you that now only 100 metres from the House there is a free parking area just next to the football ground.

Looking forward to welcome you sometime in the near future!!

Best regards,

Giorgio and Elena,
Owners of Stratos House
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2011

If you are looking for local charm and a great welcome, as well as some comfort, this is the place for you. We have traveled the world for over 40 years and this is now on our top 10 places to stay. Simply delightful.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Giorgio K, Ιδιοκτήτης at Stratos ArtDeco House, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your nice review and the nice words you wrote about our House.

It is very kind of you to write such a nice thing that our House is rated for you on the Top 10 hotels you have been so far!!

We hope to have the pleasure again to accommodate you in our House!

Best regards,

Elena,
Owner of Stratos House
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Additional Information about Stratos ArtDeco House

Address: 1st April Street No 16, Kalavasos 7733, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Kalavasos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kalavasos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Stratos ArtDeco House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stratos ArtDeco House is centrally situated in the picturesque village of Kalavasos near the main square.The family run house is located only 5km from the famous fishing village of Zygi and Governor's beach.Its position is ideal to explore all the main cities of Cyprus(Limassol 20km-Larnaca 28km-Lefcosia 45km).The 350 year's old stone built House consists of 4 uniquely styled suites,combining vintage and modern elements.There is a free wi-fi and satelite flat tv's for all rooms.Guest's can relax at our stone built jacuzzi in the romantic Courtyard with the atmosphere of another epoque under the arches and the sun loungers by having a coffee from their Nespresso machine or enjoy a drink by the 2 vine-covered verandas.Services includes massage treatments in the suite by a professionalist after appointment and a wine selection from the Top small wineries in Cyprus.The famous musician and singer Michalis is ready to fascinate you with his music in the courtyard under the stars.Guests can rent mountain bikes in order to explore the Natural paths and go for fishing trip by boat from Zygi.Horse riding is also available at Drapia farm.Cosmetics are from Korres while bedrooms feature Guy laroche and Zara Home linens.Stratos family welcomes their guests with a carafe of local wine,home made sweets,a bottle of water and during their stay can taste many other home made specialities of the Cyprus cuisine.Homemade Breakfast is offered each day in a picnic basket with a great variety of local specialities. Guests can also prepare their own food in the fully equiped kitchen of each suite. Coffee shops and restaurants are only 100 metres from the House. Parking place,free of charge is provided by the football ground(100 meters) away. ... more   less 
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