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“Nice tourist hotel, clean rooms, & friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Bay Beach Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dhekelia Road | PO Box 40741, Pyla, Larnaka City 6306, Cyprus (Formerly Golden Tulip)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Pyla
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San Francisco, California
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122 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice tourist hotel, clean rooms, & friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I came here on a business trip and I used the facilities for my meeting, all worked very well the staff were helpful and friendly. I stayed on for a few days to relax and the beach was nice - the sea was warm and very shallow (therefore safe for kids - not that I had any). The food was OK - so other than breakfast (which was fine) we ate out most of the time either going into Larnaca EUR12 taxi - although there is a bus for EUR2. I would definitely come back here if I need to return.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and comments on Tripadvisor; it is always a pleasure to receive such kind words! We are delighted you had the opportunity to appreciate the nice weather and the short drive to the city Centre. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again in the near future, perhaps on a lighter schedule, so you may enjoy the Golden Leisure Club facilities to its fullest.
Please, do keep in touch with us by following our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
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58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is my 7th trip to the island, but my first stay at the Golden Bay Beach Hotel. I came here for business, and I don't regret the choice.

The hotel has a nice beach but the sand was black so we used the nice pool most of the time. The room was great specially the small jacuzzi tub in the balcony facing the bay and the mediterranean sea. The food quality was average with limited choices, but cypriot food is tasty as expected. The meeting facility was well arranged for but the AC in the meeting room was an issue.

The hotel is a good destination for honeymooners, however far away from the city.

I will come back to Cyprus for another visit, but not sure about the hotel because of the location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your stay with us this June; it is a pleasure to receive comments and constructive feedback, as we always do our best to provide nothing but excellence and a comfortable stay! Indeed our Suites featuring a private terrace and Jacuzzi portray an amazing view and are the most extensive choice for our guests. Please note that should a guest experience any discomfort or require any assistance, all staff members are always at one’s disposal.
In regards to the location of the Hotel, it is important to underline that it is considered convenient and ideal, as it is only a 20-minute drive from the Larnaca International Airport and just a 15-minute drive from the city Centre, easily accessed by taxi or city bus. Moreover, being a beach hotel, the Golden Bay offers a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea, portraying a strip of a private beach.
We hope to welcome you again during your next visit to Cyprus, allowing us to offer you the best leisure and relaxing escape!

Best regards,
Margarita Manoli
Guest Relations Officer
guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy
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Hod Hasharon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The hotel isn't in the best location, it is far from the center and the beach near the hotel was full of seaweed. Other beaches in the city area seem to be much nicer.
The pool is great.
The staff are very friendly.
Breakfast is amazing.
Not enough elevators, and it was very annoying that you can only access the floor your room is at (both through the elevators and the stairs) because we were a few couples split between different floors of the hotel.
The view from the rooms is wonderful.
It was strange that it was written that we weren't allowed to bring our own beverages to the room, and that the mini-bar is not to be used to store our own food.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Mr. Eran,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review in regards to your recent stay at the Golden Bay Hotel; It is always a pleasure to receive feedback from guests, allowing us to make all necessary amendments to ensure an even more comfortable and relaxing stay! We are delighted you have highlighted our service, as all staff members do their utmost to ensure a welcoming stay; rest assured that should a guest experience any inconvenience, we are always at one’s disposal.
Regarding the use of key-cards in the elevators, allowing access only to the floor a guest is accommodated to, this is mainly for safety and security reasons; should a guest, like yourself, wish to access another floor, it can be arranged at the Front Desk.
In regards to your remark on the mini bar in the rooms, it is important to note that as a 5-star hotel, we offer all essential and required amenities and facilities to all guests. We offer 24-hour room service and the mini bar is refilled daily; therefore, it is a policy of the Hotel, for health and safety reasons, that the mini bar contains no other products than the ones offered by the Hotel. Should a guest wish to store personal products requiring refrigerator, this may be arranged through the Front Desk.
We wish to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon, promising you an even more enjoyable stay!
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
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Pano Lefkara, Cyprus
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have visited the Hotel a number of times over the last 20 years and I would like make a comment that the service and services in the Hotel this time was as usual excelent.

The overall effort the hotel employees given is great.

The attention the hotel overall to detail from the general cleanness of the room, general areas from the beach to the hotel, the eating areas and service are great.

Areas of small attention to details, from the letter headings and hand beaton paper & envelopes, the specific welcoming personal message on arrival and birthday greetings.

I would not like to mention the general toilets, table and cutelery presentation of tables the overall general attention to detail thattcreate a 5 star hotel.

Although I live in Cyprus now it is easy to complain in a difficult period but from my business experience a tremendous effort has been exerted to improve all services from arrival at the reception and back office until departing.

We also had dinner which was great, from the waitress to the Chef 's presentation.

GC

Room Tip: All rooms u get a view of the sea
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Mr. Geoffrey,

A warm thank you for taking the time to post your feedback and lovely comments on Tripadvisor, regarding your recent stay at the Golden Bay Hotel.
On behalf of the Management, I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your loyalty through all these years. It was a pleasure to welcome you back and look forward to welcome you again in the near future! We are delighted your expectations have been met once again, as all staff members do their utmost to ensure our guests a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Please note, we are always open to new suggestions and ideas you may have; simply forward me an e-mail to guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy.
Please keep in touch by following us on our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Best regards,
Guest Relations Officer
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Athens, Greece
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I have observed that replies from the management are only given to favourable comments. Negatives are ignored. This cannot be a 5* hotel and looks tired whilst we saw cockroaches near the kitchen something we reported to the waiters as well as to the reception. Waiters commented that they come from the surrounding area "as well as from the hotel near by". Reception promised to convey our complaint to the manager but there was no response - our complaint was probably ignored.

Location is excellent right on a sandy beach and the city centre is only a ten minute drive away with lots of great restaurants, tavernas etc. Try the excellent cypriot full meze at around 15 -20 euros per person. A rental car is essential though there is regular bus service.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

After more than 25 years holidaying at the Golden Bay Beach Hotel, which
we consider as our 2nd home, we particularly appreciate the warm welcome,
the hotel itself and, last but not least, the efficiency and hospitality of the staff
members. The September club is not to be forgotten, just ''formidable''.
Shirley + Gilbert Menu

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear loyal friends Mr. Gilbert & Mrs. Shirley,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback on tripadvisor; it is always a pleasure to read such kind and beautiful words from dear guests! We are delighted and grateful you feel the Golden Bay as a second home; you have indeed become members of our immense Golden family throughout the years! It is always a pleasure to welcome you back and see you each year! We are definitely looking forward to welcome you back once again in September 2014 for an even more pleasant stay

Best regards,
Guest Relations Officer
guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy
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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spent three days here as I was working nearby. The hotel staff are outstanding, friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel was clean and the food was pretty good, although I agree with another reviewer that the orange juice could be better.
My colleagues and I stayed in for the Cyprus night and we enjoyed it very much, the spirited dancing being led by the handsome barman from the Pool Bar!
The pool was extensive and very quiet when we were there. There is an indoor pool too, but we didn't try this. The location of the hotel is great if you want to be right on the beach. The resort area nearby is very quiet, with just a few shops and bars, so good if you want a relaxing holiday.
One thing to watch is the rooms with the private terraces and jacuzzis on the first floor. My room was on the second floor overlooking these and I didn't sleep much the first night as a group of Russians were partying loudly in their hot tub all night. I couldn't speak Russian or I might have asked to join in, as it was I was a bit bleary-eyed for work the next day!
Very happy with this hotel and would come back for a holiday sometime.

Room Tip: My room was 204, great sea view, but you could look into the private terraces with the jacuzzis, so...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Golden Bay B, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Bay Beach Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review in regards to your recent stay at the Golden Bay Hotel; we appreciate your kind words and are delighted we offered you a relaxing and comfortable stay! Indeed the rooms featuring a private terrace and Jacuzzi are one of the main attractions of the Mini Suite room types. Please rest assured that should a guest experience any inconvenience or discomfort, all our staff members are always at ones’ disposal. . It would be a great pleasure to welcome you back again in the near future, perhaps on a lighter schedule so you can enjoy all the facilities the Golden Bay has to offer!
Please, do keep in touch with us by following our Facebook page, searching “goldenbaycyprus” and keep up to date with our daily activities.

Kind regards,
Guest Relations Officer
guestrelations@goldenbay.com.cy
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Address: Dhekelia Road | PO Box 40741, Pyla, Larnaka City 6306, Cyprus (Formerly Golden Tulip)
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Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Larnaka City > Pyla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Pyla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Bay Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Extensively renovated and refurbished every year since 1996, this beach hotel has 193 elegantly furnished rooms. The hotel is fully air-conditioned and has a lobby with 24-hour reception, currency exchange facility, cloakroom and lift access. Additionally it has bar and dining facilities, a gift and souvenir shop, hairdressing salon, 24-hour room service, baby-sitting service, doctor-on-call (fees apply), taxi service on the premises and a car hire service. Assistance is also provided to guests in organising excursions. Laundry and dry-cleaning services are also available (all subject to fees). There are also parking and conference facilities, as well as a business centre. Internet and WLAN access are also provided (subject to fees). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Larnaca Golden Tulip
Golden Tulip Larnaca

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