I and my partner just returned from our holidays in Cyprus. We stayed in Golden Arches Hotel from 4 to 10th April and had a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our Easter break in Greek side of the island of Cyprus, Limassol.
We happily booked our holiday package on Lowcostholidays.com. Previously, we have already booked several our holidays via lowcost website (Mallorca, Spain in June 2011 etc.) and were never disappointed with service provided, with the chance to browse and find the best deal suitable for each budget and taste, moreover - always flexible dates available from different airports - that's what we always go for. This time we decided to fly from Luton to Cyprus Larnaca airport . Efficient, fabulous - as usual! :) I and my boyfriend we really loved Monarch airlines - never ever in our lives experienced such a soft taking off and landing, comfortable seats with lots of space in the front. I guess, it does make a difference when a flight last more than 3 hours... So, THANK YOU TO LOWCOSTHOLIDAYS for a good pick of the airline - we have started our trip with a pleasant feeling and finished it with even more pleasure of a nice and comfortable flight back home.
On arrival to Cyprus airport we found a good car rental stand - BUDGET. We got a nice Nissan for a good value - 160 euro for a week, they even made a half price discount on navigator as it is not as convenient to travel with maps there - lots of mountains and tiny streets, lots of different motorways where only a TOM TOM will find the shortcut with no traffic jams.
We stayed in the Golden Arches hotel. We had a half board there. Enjoyed breakfast although it became a bit repetitive with no much choice) and most of all we liked dinner as they served different salads, always pork & chicken available, chips, jacket potatoes, fruit mix in a bowl which we could use both as fruit and also as a juice because drinks were on extra charge (menu available).
Housekeeping - a special thank you for cleanliness in our room during our stay! Towels fresh every day, they even put us an extra shower towel because we took ours to the pool downstairs and it was wet afterwards, so they were really sensible and provided us with extra one. Never missed a detail, cozy and quick service.
We stayed on the 4th floor, but it was still noisy due to the car outside. The balcony door was always closed at nights but still lots of traffic noises sometimes disturbed our sleep... This was the only minus, which I can now remember.
We have visited several places, really loved Agia Napa (approx 40 min drive from Limassol), quite enjoyed Paphos (50 min drive), Petra tou Romiu beach where the legend says that Agfrodita was born from the waves of Mediterranean sea. Also discovered some other sandy and stony beaches. With confidence will say that if you go to Cyprus, definitely pay a visit to PETRA TOU ROMIU beach, it is stunning place with crystal clear water! ***Blue flag beach, by the way***. On the top of the mountain on the exit from this place, there is a nice fish restaurant where they serve tasty fish meze, we spent no more than 25-30 euros per couple for our lunch.
When in Limassol, there is a gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine restaurant close to the Golden Arches hotel called "Mediterranean" - they make so delicious big portions of fish meze, we could not find any better deal except this! :) visited this place 3 times during this week and ordered a fish platter for 21 euros for 2 persons!
We read on the Internet good comments about Governors beach - do not go there, just a waste of your time... Dark sandy beack, very dirty and messy territory, lots of grass and no place for sunbathing.
The best beaches we have visited were - Grecian Sands beach, Four Seasons beach in Limassol and Petrs tou Romiu beach - our favourite! :) Check it out on google.
Nice stay, we really enjoyed our trip and will definitely recommend this hotel as well as LOWCOSTHOLIDAYS.COM website to our friends and closed ones! Good value, quick and efficient service and no problems.
Pick a room on the top floors, so less noise to hear during the night.
Corner suites are sunny and...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.