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Golden Bay Beach Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dhekelia Road | PO Box 40741, Larnaka 6306, Cyprus (Formerly Golden Tulip)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 41 hotels in Larnaka
Nicosia
1 review
“Excellent hotel!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

A very beautiful hotel at a great location and very friendly staff!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Gmeserlian, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments! We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Nicole Solomon
Guest Relations Officer
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Golden Bay hotel ticks all boxes, clean,modern decor,english tv channels. Breakfast was plentifull and tables cleared with speed. The pools and area were clean with lots of vacant sunbeds.We didnt eat lunch or dinner in the hotel,prefering to eat in the taverns lining the road outside and recommend the 'Isabella'.
The 'mini suite' was perfect with large sun terrace and shared spa bath catching the evening sun. Air conditioning worked well and we slept well even though the temp was above average 36'-38'c.Both saturdays saw Cypriot weddings and the hotel was decorated brilliantly for them. The staff worked tirelessly to prepare and look after the wedding party.

Our only disapointment was the beach sand (so we stayed round the pool) and not having a fridge for our own drinks.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gmeserlian, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time and effort to post your comments! We value all of our guests' feedback - both positive and negative - and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us.
Although the rooms do not have a fridge as you have mentioned, there is a mini bar in each room providing guests with a variety of drinks and snacks. Though the beaches in Larnaka do not have that golden/ white sand we all desire, there is plenty of space and sun beds available at Golden Bay and the water is kept clean.
Thank you again and we hope that you will be returning for another family holiday!

Kind regards,
Nicole Solomon
Guest Relations Officer
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have just returned home after spending 10 days and nights at this very hospitable Hotel.

If you forget about it's 5 star status you can really put an excellent mark here. Something is missing, very difficult to explain: you can see some small things, like holes (small) on the walls in bathroom, a bit dated shower, not too white "white" towels, sun beds and umbrellas, which should be replaced, in my opinion. Beach could be cleaned more properly.
Or, say, German Krombacher beer (very good by the way!) was the only drought in their "British"-like bar.
But value for money is good here.

We liked our room (209 - pool and sea view), which was clean and comfortable, though not big (for 5 star!) enough. We would recommend this type of rooms not only because of the great view, but because you do not have a direct sun here, all other rooms have it eather in the morning or in the second half of the day.

Food was very good (olives were missing - very strange for Cyprus!). We had half-board and were fully satisfied with breakfast buffet (do not forget to ask for fresh orange juice, if you like it - it is free and is not being offered by staff) and most evening meal. Room service is precise and offers very big portions of tasty food - we had our lunch in the room most days as it was too hot in restaurants.
We found prices of food and drinks in the Golden bay affordable and lower than in the same level hotels in Greece. But water worth buying outside hotel, which is not interfering.

Service is great - very friendy staff is always ready to help!

Sea here is the strongest point for families with small kids. After 50 meters it is still half a meter deep only and water is clean and very warm. My daughter's been speding hours in the sea every day!

A-ha, now I got what was slightly disappointing us: the Hotel has a dress code, but does not bother to stop those "gentlemen" in beach shorts entering evening restaurant.
So leave your evening dress home and enjoy the vacation!

We decided that we most probably come next year again, so we recommend Golden Bay Beach Hotel .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The personnel is very friendly.
Active listening from all managers and especially the reservation officer (Mrs. Erene).
Piano Bar has a very nice atmosphere to have a drink and relax.
Beach/Pool is very well managed and maintained...
Food in thalassa restaurant is below average. Good restaurants can be found outside the hotel and on a walking distance.

Room Tip: Rooms are well equiped with all needed items/tools...etc. However some noisy neighbours could make...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gmeserlian, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time and effort to post your comments regarding your stay here at Golden Bay. You have highlighted some positive aspects of the hotel, though it is a pity you didn't enjoy the haute cuisine the hotel offers. Each day, there is a variety of restaurants within the hotel to choose from, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is freshly prepared by our chefs. As you have mentioned, there are also some restaurants nearby, serving great local dishes.

We value all of our guests' feedback as it helps us take steps to make improvements where necessary. Thank you again and we hope of a future visit !

Kind regards,
Nicole Solomon
Guest Relations Officer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Just spent a week at The Golden Bay Hotel in Larnaca Cyprus, it was perfect!
Hotel very clean and staff excellent, nothing was too much trouble and they were so friendly and smiley!
Location was fantastic! Just couldn`t believe how near we were to the beach! Loved being able to reserve our sun beds for the week + getting clean beach towels every day.
The pool was gorgeous! as was the pool bar! I was in heaven drinking cocktails sitting on the bar stools in the pool!!
Food was great! different theme each evening with lots of choices.
We could not of enjoyed it more, everything was excellent!
Really hope we can go again (SOON!)
Thank you to all the staff!

Room Tip: Lovely views from 5th floor!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to post such positive feedback! We welcome all comments from our guests and our main aim is to make each customer feel welcomed and comfortable at our hotel. You really have highlighted the great vital aspects of Golden Bay and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Kind Regards
Nicole Solomon
Guest Relations Officer
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Perfectly for family rest. Everything is remarkable. All minuses are connected with that is the "five-stars" hotel unique in Larnaca...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Covilha, Portugal
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The first I notice is that the location of the hotel as shown in Google Maps is wrong.
The Hotel is really _on_ the beach, meaning that when you exit the hotel premises (the swiming pool area) towards the see, your feet are on the sand. The beach is nice, with dark compact sand. The water (in June) is very hot, and you can walk for a while into the sea before finding a nice swiming depth. The hotel is very nice, with helpful friendly staff. Rooms are as expected for a good 4 star hotel (the hotel is 5 star). Rooms have a balcony with two chairs with sea view. There is a Sauna and Turkish bath and Spa facilities, but you need to pay 8 € to use it (but honestly, I found it hard to leave the beach at mid-night, let alone feel the need to go to the sauna).
The pool is also nice, up to the standard of a 5 star hotel, They also have an indoor pool, that I didn't use. The food is good (and not expensive), but below standard for a 5 star hotel.
As to some more practical tips: the best way to arrive is to use a taxi from the Airport to the hotel. They have a fixed rate: 25€ during the day, 30€ during the night, which is a good price given the distance the hotel is.
There is a bus going to and from the near town of Larnaca every hour or so, the ticket costs 2€ (but I haven't used it).
Internet in the room costs 20€ for a week, but you cannot have a decent Skype talk, or youtube vide running, as, although the signal shows good connectivity, the connection is lost a lot of times - maybe it is not the hotel fault.
There are many tourists, and many families. This is an excellent place to hold a conference, as it has good conference rooms, good coffee breaks, or to a short relaxing vacations.

Room Tip: There are rooms that are on the top of the hotel and directly face the sea. But all the rooms have b...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Bay Beach Hotel

Address: Dhekelia Road | PO Box 40741, Larnaka 6306, Cyprus (Formerly Golden Tulip)
Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Larnaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Larnaka
#3 Luxury Hotel in Larnaka
#4 Family Hotel in Larnaka
#4 Business Hotel in Larnaka
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Larnaka
#7 Romantic Hotel in Larnaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Bay Beach Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Extensively renovated and refurbished every year since 1996, this beach hotel has 193 elegantly furnished rooms. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and has a lobby with 24-hour reception, currency exchange facility, cloakroom and lift access. Additionally it has bar and dining facilities, a gift and souvenir shop, hairdressing salon, 24-hour room service, baby-sitting service, doctor-on-call (fees apply), taxi service on the premises and a car hire service. Assistance is also provided to guests in organising excursions. Laundry and dry-cleaning services are also available (all subject to fees). There are also parking and conference facilities, as well as a business centre. Internet and WLAN access are also provided (subject to fees). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Larnaca Golden Tulip
Golden Tulip Larnaca

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