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“Nice Hotel but not what I was expecting” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #11 of 41 Hotels in Larnaka
Beirut, Lebanon
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel but not what I was expecting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My family and I have been to the Golden Bay Hotel from 5/7/2013 to 8/7/2013. The hotel is a bit far from the center,you can't find a lot of things next to you,but the hotel has a wonderful relaxing clean beach and a big pool. The rooms are renovated but there cleanless should be ameliorated.The bathroom and the shower are a bit old so when you take a shower all the floor will be wet.
The breakfast was more than excellent, a big variety of international food and good taste.
Lunch was not very tasty so next time I go to Cyprus I prefere eating in a restaurant!
The only thing that I didn't like was the reservation of the beach chairs and umbrellas.the satff are very friendly and helpful! I will certainly go again to this hotel in my next trip to Cyprus!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Rizkallah,

Thank you for taking the time to note your feedback regarding your recent stay with us this July; It is always a pleasure to receive comments from our guests as we are always open to new suggestions to improve and offer the best experience and a relaxing stay!
Indeed, the hotel is approximately a 15-minute drive from the hotel, with transportation easily accessed and at reasonable rates (fare for the public bus €1.00 per route, bus stop outside hotel entrance and €12 for a private taxi drive). During Summer months, the routes are more frequent with the last bus leaving the Hotel at 23:55.
We offer the reservation of the sunbeds and umbrellas as a ‘plus’ factor for all our guests, especially during the busy summer months, when the hotel is fully booked; in this way, each guest can hold on to a specific sunbed throughout their stay, so as to avoid confusion and any inconvenience.
We are delighted you have plans to return and visit us once again! It would be a sincere pleasure to welcome you and your family back.
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I recently staid here for a 4-day weekend with a friend. The front desk staff were extremely nice and helpful. Though we had to wait until day of departure to confirm, we were able to get a late check out at no extra cost (our flight departed at 21:50). The room was of of a good size and comfortable though I found the beds to be rather hard. My friend, who loves a firm mattress, thought they were fine so different strokes for different folks I guess. The pool/beach area had a system where you could "claim" an umbrella for the duration of your stay, which is in theory nice, but it requires that everyone pay attention and not take an umbrella that has been tagged as occupied. That happened to us on our last day when we went down a little late but found towels and such on the seats we had claimed, but we didn't want to make a stink and just found a vacant umbrella. There is a bus stop near the entrance to the hotel which is very convenient for going into town.

We were a bit disappointed by the dining options. At night there was a buffet restaurant, the pool bar for snacks, and a Cypriot restaurant. The more formal dining room was closed and we had wanted to treat ourselves one evening but were too tired to go out after a long day of sight seeing.

As mentioned by other reviewers, they charge for internet which is annoying, but seems to be common practice in the surrounding hotels so no use getting upset.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your kind words and feedback regarding your recent stay at the Golden Bay Hotel. We appreciate and value all comments, as all staff members aim to offer their utmost to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable stay! Should a guest experience any inconvenience or concerns, our staff are always attentive and at one’s disposal.
Regarding the reservation of sunbeds system and the occurrence of another guest taking yours on your day of departure, it is important to note that as a policy and procedure, pool attendants remove the red labels used for the reservation, on the departure date noted. As check-out time is at 12:00, it seems they had removed them by the time you arrived at the pool area. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
On the topic of the restaurants noted, apart from the A La carte menu always offered, the Hotel proposes different theme nights every evening, ranging from Far East nights with Fire show & Belly dance, Italian Buffet accompanied by live music, Cyprus & Greek nights with folkloric dance show; Having astonishing views from our outdoor dining areas, we offer these surroundings most evenings. Our wooden deck still portrays an elegant feeling during an evening meal with a breathtaking view of the pool area and endless coastal strip.
As regards the Wi-Fi, there is a charge of €6,00 for a 24h connection with a coverage of all public areas, including the pool area and seaside. However, the Hotel also offers the option of free internet access, with the use of our Internet room, located at the lobby area. This is available 24h for all guests.
We hope you had the opportunity to participate in our variety of animation and activities programmes during your 4-day stay and enjoyed the Golden Leisure Club facilities and treatments;
We do hope of a future visit; it would be a great pleasure to welcome you back again!
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
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nicosia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Fantastic hotel,run by professionals and member of the international hotel chain Golden Tulip.
Warm welcome at check-in, clean room,fantastic food, very good service and above all excellent location.

The receptionist at the check-in was very polite and very helpful.
The cleaning lady always at your disposal.
The waiters at the restaurant polite and always ready to respond to your wishes.
The barman drinks suggestions always tip-top.
The food fresh,well cooked and tasty.
The location of the hotel A- one.

Room Tip: choose a direct seaview room.The view is fantastic.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Golden Bay. We appreciate and value all comments, as each one gives us the opportunity to take steps to improve where necessary and offer nothing but excellence. Indeed, the hotel’s location is adored by everyone loving the seaside, as it portrays the magnificent sea views and gold sands at one’s doorstep! We appreciate your kind words for our staff members! It is always a pleasure to make our guests feel comfortable and looked after; We hope you had the opportunity to relax, enjoy our daily activities and use the facilities of the Golden Leisure Club. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.
We do hope of a future visit, allowing us to offer you a relaxing and worry-free stay.

Kind regards,

Guest Relations Officer
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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is very nice located, 15min away from the centre of Larnaka, by the beach. The hotel it self is good, but what I really liked was the location (30 steps away from the beach), the warm and calm water of the sea and the friendly staff. Everyone from the reception to the restaurant, to Matheo's pool bar is very kind and friendly. It's very good for families with children with the nice pool and the beach so close to the hotel. The rooms aren't amazing but still nice. Every night there's a different theme and buffet in the restaurant, good prices and food. If you're looking for relax and nice holidays at the beach in Cyprus this is a very good option!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear Francisca,

Thank you for taking the time to post your own comments regarding your recent stay at the Golden Bay! We are delighted we met your expectations and offered you a relaxing and enjoyable stay! Undoubtedly, the location of the Hotel is the highlight of every sea-lover, as it portrays the glorious sea view and gold sand at one’s doorstep! Indeed the hotel is ideal for family vacations, especially during the summer season, when we have our various animation and activities programmes, both for adults and children, with the brand new Water-slide being our recent addition to our Golden Adventure Club!
It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back again soon! Please do keep in touch by following our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,

Guest Relations Officer
guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy
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Burj Hammud, Mont-Liban, Lebanon
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

great sea view from the room i stayed in, the room was very clean but the toilet was a bit old, i stayed July 2012, breakfast was amazing !!! check-in and out were very easy and flexible, they had a nice live band playing romantic music, there are mini markets facing the hotel and a lovely restaurant right across the street, (lysia)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

the staff is the best !! all the other is not good . the food bad, loction bad, the hotel charge the internet 6 ero , water 3.5 ero. larnaca boring . go to agia napa!!! taxi to larnaca 15 ero , bus 1.5 ero.





  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your own comments regarding your recent stay at the Golden Bay! We appreciate and value all reviews, both positive and negative, as each one gives us the opportunity to take steps forward to improve where necessary and offer nothing but excellence.
Please rest assured that should a guest experience any inconvenience or concerns, our staff are always at one’s disposal, to attend to every need.
I understand you did not enjoy the buffet theme nights; of course A La Carte menu is always an option as well, offering a variety of dishes for all tastes! I would appreciate if you could e-mail me and note what it is you did not enjoy, thus assisting us to take it into advisement and make necessary amendments, as we have not had any complaints; We are always open to any suggestions a guest may have.
Regarding the Wi-Fi charge you have mentioned, there is a charge of €6 for 24h with a satisfying coverage of all areas, including the beach seaside and pool. However, the Hotel also offers the option of free internet access, with the use of our Internet room, located at the lobby. This is available 24h for all guests.
We do hope of a future visit, allowing us to offer you a relaxing and worry-free stay.
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy
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Athens, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We spended one week at the Golden Bay Hotel and we loved it. The pool - bar was fantastic, the beach very near to the hotel, the personel very very kind, the room very clean and the bath lovely big and clean. We must not forget the delicious spices at the restaurant and at the Greek Taverna with very delicious greek specialities and original greek musik. Lovely....

Room Tip: Nice view at the rooms looking to the pool and to strand.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Andreadakis,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent stay at the Golden Bay. We appreciate and value all comments, as each one gives us the opportunity to take steps to improve where necessary and offer nothing but excellence. Indeed, the hotel’s location is adored by those loving the seaside, as it portrays the magnificent sea views and gold sands at one’s doorstep! We hope you had the opportunity to relax, enjoy our daily activities and use the facilities of the Golden Leisure Club. It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back again soon!
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.
We do hope of a future visit, allowing us to offer you a relaxing and worry-free stay.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
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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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Larnaka
#4 Luxury Hotel in Larnaka
#5 Business Hotel in Larnaka
#6 Romantic Hotel in Larnaka
#6 Family Hotel in Larnaka
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Larnaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Bay Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 193
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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