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Frangiorgio Hotel Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Gregoriou Afxentiou Avenue, Larnaka 6023, Cyprus   |  
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Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Larnaka
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“Great value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This apartment is a good choice if you want to stay close to the beach but don't want to pay a lot for it. We booked a one bedroom apartment for 2 people but firstly there was a problem with the card used for booking, which was happily accepted by the manager, and he took only our word that we will come, to let the booking remain. Then when another friend joined in, the manager was kind enough to add the extra bed for an extra 10 EUR per night. So service wise we were satisfied even before reaching.
The information desk at Larnaca airport knew of this place, and guided us how to reach here. There is a 24x7 mini store next to the reception so anything you may need is available anytime, and all you need is to go to the ground floor! At the reception, we were happy to know that we got a 2 bedroom apartment for our stay! The checkin process was fast and simple. The apartment contains a kitchen along with a refrigerator and an electric kettle, but no microwave. The apartment also has a big LCD TV with decent offering of channels to watch, and free WiFi. There are ACs fitted everywhere, but they are available for an extra charge. The rooms are quite good and spacious with each room having a separate balcony, and the entire apartment was clean. The bathroom was hyegenic as well. There are free towels provided in each room and in bathroom. Also there is daily cleaning of the apartment.

Note that the apartment is not located next to the beach, but around 300-400m away, so it is on a main street. This was actually the only problem we faced, as all night and till 6AM there were vehicles zipping around on this street. Due to the presence of the apartment right next to the street and another tall building on the other side, the street echoed a lot with vehicle noises at night. Closing the sliding door did reduce the noise, but the room became humid pretty soon because of it. Anyway, I guess we adjusted to this noise and the never felt this problem for the rest of our stay. But maybe if you have a problem with noises during sleep then you can ask for an apartment which does not face the main street.
The reception speaks good english and was helpful with providing us information about the city and also with bus timings to visit nearby towns of Limassol and Ayia Napa. Overall we didn't have even one complaint to make during our entire stay and I was very satisfied with my choice! If I am going back to Larnaca I will surely book it again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The place is clean enough and the staff is okay, though the owner seems to be the only one who's really motivated. The location is great and close to the beach, along with the drop off point for the inter-city buses. Though make sure you ask for a non-smoking room, as the one I originally went to, reeked like smoke. Also it's next to a fairly busy street where local idiots ride their motorcycles up and down while gunning the engine.
Like I said there's nothing "wrong" with this place and I'd stay here again, it's just not that great.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed in this accommodation for a five day period in
February, 2013. I booked a one bedroom apartment. We were put into a studio on the street the first night upon our arrival. After commenting to the manager the next morning we were relocated into a one bedroom apartment. I don't know what the deal was with the night clerk, but if you booked something other than what you get, complain.

Convenient to the main bus stop for destinations around the island.

None of the rooms seemed to "have a view" other than a blank wall on the back side of the hotel and a "street view" on the front side.

We probably won't stay here again on any future visits to Larnaca.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

excellant apartment
daily maid cleaning
clean throughout

free wifi
24 shop dwn stairs
5 mins from the beach
children friendly
airconditioning and heater in every room, definitely value for money
will definitely use again
the staff spoke english
excellent living room
cant fault a think about this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Stayed in one bedroom apartment. The service at reception desk was efficient, quick and friendly. The room was really clean and comfortable. WiFi was free of charge and good quality in the room. Downstairs there is a kiosk, opened 24/7. 5 min walk to Finikoudes. All in all, my favorite place to stay in Larnaca.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have been in this hotel many times,always taking 2 bedroom apartment which was really comfortably large,big master bedroom,huge living room,large bathroom with bath tub,balconies in every room with sitting,climatisation in every room,very large fridge with large freezer,very friendly staff,speaking good english and they have 24 hours grocery store with everything necessary for breakfast or late snack,around hotel are many coffee shops,restaurants just step out from hotel,shops and hungarian pastry shop with delicious chimney walnut cakes and langosh,it is 5 minutes to Finikudes beach,only what is disturbing are bikers who make rally under hotel windows every night and closing windows is not helping

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This might be my 4th or 5th time of staying at the Frangiorgio Hotel Apartments. I happened to be in the round area of Larnaca those days and thought to drop by for a night stop here as well. Being a family-run business you will immediately feel the Cypriot hospitality.

Reception: I find the people behind the reception desk warm, polite and very friendly. The owner comes and goes but you will surely see him popping in at different times of the day. The day I was there Evi Maria was in charge of the reception but when somebody else was behind the desk she was supervising the kiosk. I found her polite and attentive.

Kiosk: The hotel’s mini market remains open throughout the day and night. What a relief to find everything you need to buy just a floor below where you stay! I always drop by before going up to the apartment to buy some milk and water, some crackers or a magazine. The collection of products sold here is rich and besides groceries you can buy magazines, newspapers or telephone cards. It is of great help to the guests and surely it is highly appreciated.

Room: My apartment was on the first floor this time and it was # 109. Luckily it was at the back of the hotel overlooking a huge white wall but it was much quieter than having a room overlooking the street. You see, there are times when some stupid guys want to show off and speed out in the street making much noise. This is a problem that all city hotels face though. The apartments have a good size, with kitchen and all necessary facilities for long term rental the year round.

The apartment I had this time was spacious with a huge fridge in the kitchen. There were one or two things missing from the cupboards I can admit and I let the management know about it so that they would be replaced.
It is advisable to let the management know if something is missing or if there is something wrong because otherwise this can spoil your holidays. The management will see to the matter immediately.
The flat as always was spotlessly clean and comfortable. I did not mind it at all that I had to spend the whole day indoors, as it was freezing cold outside. I checked emails in the lobby and watched TV in the comfortable sitting room of my apartment that day.

Bedroom: The bedroom had two singles. The one I slept on was quite comfortable. Of course I did not take clothes out of the luggage this time since I was moving somewhere else the following day, but the wardrobes are huge for somebody who wishes to stay long. In reality there are tourists who stay here to avoid the heavy winters in their countries and return home again in spring. I have met one such couple at the lobby who were telling me that they consider their stay here as their second home.

The satellite TV set in the apartment is a bit peculiar to use and as always I asked for some help, but as soon as the lady showed me what to do in minutes I remembered and it was indeed quite simple to use. I was informed that this complicated system will soon be replaced with a new simpler one shortly. At this point you have to use two remote controls to switch on a channel.

Lobby/ Internet: The lobby is not that big but it is neat, clean and nicely decorated. I believe it has recently been renovated and looks brighter now. Internet access is free out here so it is the only place you will come across other guests mostly those with laptops. You might spot one or two by the bar as well. Of course if somebody wants to have internet up in the room then he has to pay a small fee. The pieces of furniture in the lounge are comfortable and there is plenty of space to place your things on the central table and work from out there.

One or two negatives concerning this specific spot is that there are times when somebody might smoke a cigarette out here and the room smells badly. Smoking should be prohibited.
The second negative is that the lobby is not that warm in winter because guests pass through the main entrance all the time and sometimes they forget the door wide open when they leave the premises letting the cold come in. Luckily winter does not last long!
It was one of the coldest days Larnaca had for years when I were there so I remained at the premises till late afternoon. I spent much time at the lobby working and Evi Maria was kind enough to offer me a cup of tea with honey when I told her that I had a sore throat.

Continental Breakfast is upon request and you will be charged some extras if you wish to have one. It is served at the mezzanine but I don’t think people who stay here are interested to have their breakfasts there. You can have a superb breakfast just the way you like it in your apartment. I have never been out there either and I always prepare my breakfast myself.

Bathroom: Although small, it was as always spotlessly clean. There was soap for the hands and shower gel for the body. Mind you there was no plastic cap though so if you come here have one with you. Towels were bright white and had a pleasant scent. Everything was so bright and clean in the bathroom and the new facilities indeed make the difference.

Ambience: I would say it has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. They care for their guests and the management will do everything possible for you to have relaxing holidays.
The hotel is not that new but renovations have been made some years back. There is a free parking lot for those who come here by car but you might have to pay some extras if you want the air conditioning in summer. Have this cleared before booking to avoid possible misunderstandings because it is true that summers are really hot and you really need the air condition to be on.

Location: Situated in the heart of Larnaca you have all the main attractions at your feet. There are lots of museums in the area, and it is only a 3 minute walk to get to the main seafront with the shallow waters, ideal for children. The beautiful marina with the yachts will give you the chance to get a boat and have a tour around the coast or you can do some scuba diving if you wish.

Public Transport: Local buses can be considered the most cost effective way of exploring all aspects of the region including local villages and tourist locations in town. This is an ideal way to discover small residential villages, scenic locations, talk with the locals maybe stop off for a traditional coffee in one of the village cafes (kafenio). Believe me it does not get much more authentic than that….this is what I do when I get to Cyprus…mixing up with locals in villages.

Climate: The coldest months of the year are January and February. You see, Cyprus’ intense Mediterranean climate consists of hot dry summers commencing in mid-May running through to mid-September with milder temperatures throughout Spring and Autumn. The island offers clear skies and sunshine for most of the year.

Free Half-Day Excursions: A bonus for guests staying in Larnaca’s hotels & Apartments from November till March. This journey will take you through authentic village life giving the guest the chance to visit Lefkara and Tochni, take part in traditional cooking sessions, have a stroll in the stone-paved narrow alleys and feel the Cypriot authentic hospitality. Surely not to be missed!

Tip: As soon as you get to Larnaca, get to the Tourist Information office and get the latest leaflets, do some studying and plan your holidays accordingly.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this specific hotel apartment for all the above reasons I have given.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 9 Gregoriou Afxentiou Avenue, Larnaka 6023, Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Larnaka
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Larnaka
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Hotel Class:3 star — Frangiorgio Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frangiorgio Hotel Apartments is a friendly, modern hotel in the heart of Larnaca, 1-minute walk from the town's main beach and shopping areas. It has 24 luxury furnished apartments with fully equipped kitchens, individually controlled air-conditioning systems, heating, satellite colour TVs, double glazed windows, private balconies and telephones. Other facilities include: daily cleaning of rooms, laundry service, bar, fax service, internet facilities, 24 hour reception and a new in house 24 hour mini market. ... more   less 
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