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Achilleos City Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mitsi street, Larnaka 6022, Cyprus (Formerly Achilleos Hotel Apt)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 41 hotels in Larnaka
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations. What a Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I saw this place listed on most booking sites as 2 star. What nonsense considering some of the "4 star" dives I have witnessed in Europe! For £50 per night I was blown away. This place is extremely modern and immaculately clean. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The location is as good as can be in the city of Larnaca; beach, restaurants, bars and clubs literally surround this hotel. All, yes, ALL the facilities offered were perfect, something I rarely find even from expensive hotels.

Wifi was fast (always a pleasant relief), Air conditioning was powerful and effective, gym was pretty well equipped, safe easily fit 15" laptops and other valuables, iron, hairdryer and TV all good. Speaker in the bathroom always a touch so you can hear the news as you shower. It makes a big difference to me when all the small things are just right! Minibar left a little to be desired, but for a basic hotel with no room service or all day dining, I was amazed at the standard in this place.

Breakfast was not mind-blowing but was more than adequate, and extra enjoyable on the roof terrace. There is no pool, but considering the price, and proximity to the beach, this didn't bother me at all.

For a short stay, business trip, or a budget sun-soaked break, this hotel would be tough to beat in this area.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

What pleasant words to read!
Your review helps us a lot in showing what Achilleos City Hotel can offer. Thank you for taking 5 minutes of your time to write your experience at the hotel.

Best regards
Achilleas Achilleos
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • 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 10, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights they changed our room to a room with a balcony with no bother and the staff were all very pleasant professional and helpful
The hotel is spotlessly clean and the breakfast in the roof top room amazing and plenty of it
There were complimentary bowls of fruit in the reception/lounge area and all in all the hotel could not be much better really We just found the location a bit off putting
We did not really like Larnaca but that is not the hotels fault if you like that area I would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am sorry to hear that you did not like Larnaca, however Achilleos Team was more than happy to have you as a guest. We always try to do everything possible in our hands to make our guests happy and I am glad that we could do that for you also.
Thank you for your great review and we hope that you will pay us a visit again!

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Achilleas Achilleos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Not too big, very modern, close to the sea. Good breakfast. Tea, coffee in rooms and fruits and drinkable water in reception free. Free wi fi. comfortable bed. Noisy a/c and broken minibar. Great stay, service helpful. We will come.back again

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review and we hope to welcome you back to Achilleos City Hotel any time soon!
As for the air condition and minibar problem I assure you that it was a temporary problem and appropriate action has been taken.

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Achilleas Achilleos
General Manager
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Hi

We are due to visit this hotel next week. Can anyone tell me if there are any public leisure pools to use nearby? I know the beach is nearby but just wanted to know if there is the option.

We are really looking forward to our stay.

Thank you

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your interest in Achilleos City Hotel!
Unfortunately the only public swimming pool is 15 minutes drive!

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Achilleas Achilleos
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed at the hotel for two nights in May 2013 and really enjoyed by stay. I chose the "Grand Superior" room which gave me a sitting room, bedroom and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi / hot tub.
The hotel doesn't have a pool but since you're literally a stone-throw away from the beach I don’t value a pool that highly. The rooms are all modern and although I don't know the actual build date, it must have been fitted and finished within the last 12 months. Furniture is modern and comfortable and the bed was really comfortable. I'm really hard to please when it comes to hotel beds but this one I'll give 8 out of 10. The rooms are individually air-conditioned but you should be aware that there are widow sensors so when your windows are open, the aircon won’t run.
Breakfast was included in the price and is served on the top floor with nice views over the sea and city - you can choose to sit indoor or on the terrace. The breakfast itself is simple but sufficient. Staff is friendly and helpful and they were always willing to give me pointers on what’s-what in town. The location of the hotel is one street from the main beach strip and right in the middle of town. You're surrounded by restaurants, bars and night clubs so you're spoiled for choice.
I'd recommend this hotel to people I know and will use it again when I come back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you for choosing Achilleos City Hotel and thank you for your rich and beautiful comment!
Looking forward to welcoming you at our hotel next time you visit!

Kindest regards
Achilleas Achilleos
General Manager
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is brilliant. It's literally 100m from the Beach 'strip' which has a wealth of Bars and Restauraunts, or a thirty-second walk if you use McDonalds rear entrance which is never a problem.

The staff from the maids to the breakfast staff & receptionists are all very pleasant. The hotel receptionists told us we could request laptop computers and games consoles to use in our room, we didn't, but still something I thought was good.

The room itself was of ample size, spotlessly clean and very modern. I've read other reviews on here complaining about noise on the 1st floor - what noise?! The bed was very comfortable, and the shower was great.

Breakfast was from 7:30-10:00 and is offered on the 4th floor, in a room with a panoramic view of the beach, it's a great touch, especially when the weather in Cyprus is usually beautiful. There was plenty to offer for breakfast, something for everyone.

All-in-all I haven't a bad word to say about this hotel, from the hotel itself and the location - Perfect. I'm already thinking about when I'm going to return.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure having you here in the first place and we are hoping that your return at the hotel will be very soon.

Thank you for your great review and we hope to hear from you again!

Kindest regards
Achilleas Achilleos
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Manama, Bahrain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. If you need a hotel and want only to pay for the facilities that you use, then the Achilleous City Hotel may be the answer. The hotel has been recently upgraded and looks new, bright and contemporary inside. So why is this described as an 'Inside out' hotel ?, The answer is that the facilities include a modern, high tech comfortable bedroom with en suite shower room and a very good breakfast room on the fourth floor. A small seating area on the ground floor by reception - and that's it. When you go outside, turn right and you are in the centre of town for shops and tavernas; turn left and walk 100 metres and you are on the sea front, beach and bars. The bonus being that the hotel is located in a narrow one-way street behind the sea front hotels, therefore hardly any noise can be heard.

So, to sum up, if you plan to use a hotel to have a good nights sleep in a good quality room, take breakfast in the morning and then spend you cash on the holiday itself (outside), then this hotel ticks all of the boxes.

Room Tip: The views are not great from the rooms as you simply see the rooftops of properties or shop fronts...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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achilleas a, General Manager at Achilleos City Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is a pleasure to read that your experience at Achilleos City Hotel was pleasant.
The Achilleos team thanks you for your positive comments and we are hopping to see you again as soon as possible.

Kindest regards
Achilleas Achilleos
General Manager
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Additional Information about Achilleos City Hotel

Address: Mitsi street, Larnaka 6022, Cyprus (Formerly Achilleos Hotel Apt)
Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Larnaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 hotels in Larnaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Achilleos City Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Achilleos City Hotel is located in the centre of Larnaca city, just 50 metres away from Phinikoudes Beach. It offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and a fully equipped fitness centre. The air-conditioned rooms at Achilleos Hotel are decorated in earthy tones and feature elegant furnishings. They are fitted with a TV, minibar and coffee maker. Some rooms also include a spa bath. Guests can take their breakfast in the rooftop terrace of the hotel enjoying panoramic sea and city views. Many restaurants and seaside cafes can also be found near the property. A fully equipped business centre and a conference room are also available. Larnaca International Airport is just a 10-minute drive away from the Achilleos City Hotel. The city of Nicosia is at 45 km. Private on-site parking is available free of charge. ... more   less 
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