After a three-year break we decided to return to Cyprus for a late summer stress-free holiday. Not for the first time we chose the Golden Bay Hotel in Larnaca as our preferred place of stay. You have the best of both worlds – quality standard/amenities and service but with almost feeling of a family run, customer focused small hotel. From the moment of arrival you are greeted with a very traditional friendly Cypriot smile and helpfulness. Front desk eases you painlessly into your holiday and the relaxation begins. And the staff you meet from then on just cant do enough for you. It has a wide range of activities and facilities one would normally expect from a hotel of this standard, each of which will not fail to satisfy. The layout and variability of the pools will cater for all, even very safe shallow pools for little ones.
There is outside entertainment most nights in a splendid courtyard setting. In my opinion this needs supplementing with more choice (you might tire of the ‘sameness’ if you were staying 14 days or more); in our case, our 7day break was fine and the brandy sours were the added enjoyment!
There seems to be a wide choice of organised trips from the hotel for those wishing to explore the island; if you haven’t done so I strongly recommend you do. We go to crash (well you do if you’ve been to Cyprus over 30 times as we have, both for business and pleasure).
The weather can be especially hot July and August, we’ve been and it can become unbearable if you do wish to look around; both young and old will find it especially tiring. September, like April/May are, in my opinion superb. You walk out of the breakfast restaurant, through well-tended gardens straight onto the beach; that’s hard to beat!
What about prices? We’ve noticed in recent years, especially since the adoption of the Euro, prices have crept up, but it would seem competition from other destinations has added some market realism at last. We found the Golden Bay more than reasonable and very competitive with the local bars and restaurants in the area.
From honeymooners, to the stressed out looking for the ideal break, to the family with young children I cannot see you being disappointed with the Golden Bay.
- 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