The hotel doesn't look so appealing in the outside, especially as there are more luxurious (but also much more expensive) hotels opposite the street. It is located about 10 km away from the city center. There is a very frequent bus from/to the city (bus 30) and the bus stops are about 2 min walk from the hotel, however it stops rather early at night so a night out will require taxi. If you are coming from another city (and you probably will as there is no airport in Limassol) the bus stops at Le Meridien Hotel, 2 km away, which means you will have to take bus 30 for 3-4 stops. It is a lot more cenvenient to get off there rather than downtown which is more than half an hour away.
The beach is across the highway but you will also have to walk by the big hotels which are right in front of the beach. The surrounding area has a few mini markets and souvenir shops and all the restaurants around are very expensive. Food in the hotel was quite mediocre.
Staff at the reception was polite, however he had to leave the key everytime we left the hotel, which was not very practical as sometimes we had to wait quite a bit to get it back. There was free wifi in the lounge (where there were some pretty cool rocking chairs) but not in the upper floors. The rooms were clean and quite spacy. I didn't try the swimming pool, it looked nice but it was right in front of the dining room.
Within walking distance (or one bus stop away) there is the archeological site of ancient Amathus, definetely worth a visit. Be appropriately prepared in case it is too sunny and hot.
Getting to the city center can be tiring, especially at rush hour it can take up to 1 hour to get there. However, it is definetely worth taking a walk by the sea and also visiting the medieval castle.
If you can't afford to stay in a more expensive hotel, Golden Arches is a reasonable choice without great expectations.
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Arches Limassol
- Hotel Golden Arches
- Cyprus Golden Arches