Any 5 star hotel is ultimately defined not by the gold taps but by the attitude of the management and staff - and on this test the St Raphael deserves its 5 star rating. Everyone seems to care about the quality and service levels and it shows.
The infrastructure could do with a little work particularly around the main pool area - luckily we used the alternative pool area outside the exec wing which was great.
The mix of package travellers and independent/direct bookings gives a really mixed tone around the place and there is little sense of exclusivity if that matters to you.
The all-inculsive deal offers great value but i think that it could do with one more alternative eating place in the evening - 10 days even with a quality, and varied buffet was a little too much with only one, on-site alternative....
All of that said - we'd return and i suppose that this is the ultimate test of how we rated it....
- Also Known As:
- St Raphael Hotel Limassol
- St Raphael Hotel
- St Raphael Limassol
- St Raphael Cyprus
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St Raphael Resort, Cyprus' leading all inclusive resort, offering it's unique Ultra All Inclusive package, as well as other terms of stay, made to suit each individual requirement whether for a holiday, wedding, business trip or group event.LocationLocated on the South Coast of Cyprus on the outskirts of Limassol, on one of the largest blue flag accredited sandy beaches, the St. Raphael combines all the advantages of a carefully chosen, tranquil location: the calm sea at our doorstep and the colourful liveliness of Limassol just a few miles away.Accommodation272 rooms and suites. 90% of our rooms have magnificient views over the Mediterranean Sea with a balcony. Every room is equipped with air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes, colour plasma 26 inch tv, radio, direct dial telephone, internet access, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities and hairdryer. To add to the luxurious tone 6 Admiral Suites with a private Jacuzzi are also available.RestaurantsThere are six excellent choices of restaurants to suit all moods and occasions, including our recently built Sea Shells Beach Tavern on St Raphael Beach and the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant for exquisite fine dining experiences by the St Raphael Marina.BarsThree magnificent bars are available in the resort. These include the Captain's Bar and Terrace with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and Marina. ... more less
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