We chose the hotel based on our needs as a family (3 young children), which included occupancy, 'on beach', and all-inclusive. Other than looking on this site, and youtube, we weren't sure what to expect of the hotel.
On arrival, we were delighted! It's a spacious hotel, set in impecable, lush and fragrant grounds, right on the beach.
Within the hotel, there is a huge central marbled atrium, off which there are comfortable 5* seating areas, a separate bar area (with an amazing view over the grounds and the sea/marina), and further restaurants.
As a family, we were extremely pleased by the events available for children (kids clubs in the daytime in a separate large indoor area, and a games room where cartoons are played in the evenings) - people without children can be assured that these are subtly hidden away so you're not overwhelmed by children all the time, and indeed there is a quiet lawn area overlooking the sea which is 'not for children').
We opted for 'half board' (breakfast and dinner) and the quality and range was truly excellent, (it's not really fair to call it a buffet - the quality was really very good and chef-served), and the rooms themselves were great (large, airy, marbled, cypriot art, etc).
The staff were always extremely attentive and friendly.
Bedroom was fine, very clean (mountain view for 2+3), although if the budget would have stretched it might have been nicer to wake up facing the sea.
Our only wish was to have stayed longer... We have already decided to return!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- St Raphael Hotel Limassol
- St Raphael Limassol
- St Raphael Cyprus