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Traditional Village Houses
3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   30, Kikis Efthimioy, Skarinou 7731, Cyprus   |  
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Charming house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had only one day in old traditional houses, but it was very impressive feeling of agrotourism.
It is "different world", that the beach: few people, peace, village. The staff (Maria) is very friendly. Thanks!

  • Stayed April 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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LITOHOUSE, Owner at Traditional Village Houses, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Dianne,

We are really happy when our guests are happy from their experience with us. It is a reward for us to see that our efforts have paid off to give our guests a taste of a real flavour of the real country. Thank you for your nice words and your time.

Regards,

Demetris Michael.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you come to cyprus and want to taste a real flavour of the real country, forget about the beech resorts and rabbit hutched apartments, go for the Traditional Village Houses in Skiranou. Centrally located with perfect access to any areas of the country you want to see including beeches, mountains and northern Cyprus only 40 minutes up the road.
The apartments are authentic, comfortable well maintained and clean. All our family of five were sad to leave its pools, the scent of orange blossom, the lovely sunshine and cosy courtyard way of living.
Thank you to Maria and helpful and un intrusive staff. A week wasn't long enough and we hope to be back again!
The Leutner family, Canterbury England

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Imagine a house in the countryside, the luxury of silence, a small swimming pool just in front of your doorstep and silence all around: welcome to Skarinou!

Cyprus is very well known for its beautiful coasts and beach resorts, but there’s so much more to see and do on the island. And more kinds of accommodation than just beachfront hotels.

Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves beach hotels, but who loves to feel like a number in the masses? Well I don’t and I am sure most of you will agree with me.

Cyprus can get really crowded on summer so staying at Skarinou Village made me feel lucky.

I must admit that getting there wasn’t easy at first, as I insisted on taking the coastal road instead of the highway, so I got lost a couple of times. But this was entirely my fault! The following night I took the highway from Larnaka and I was in my room in less than half an hour.


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The accommodation at Skarinou Village comes in traditional stone houses, made with local and recycled materials.

The stones are fixed with no cement, but only with local soil mixed with water. The walls are 50 cm thick and were originally built by two workers simultaneously from the two sides, with a unique system of interlocked stones at the center.

The roofs are made with local wood and hay.

A particular attention is given to saving energy – the apartments come with a/c and all, but it’s up to you if you want to use it or not. For example, the owners and staff don’t use it at the office. Also bear in mind that being on the hills the place is not humid and there is always some refreshing wind! You can just leave the window open and you’ll be fine.

The structure is addressed to non mass tourism, and it’s intended to be a place where a visitor can find authenticity and the true heart of Cyprus.

The Skarinou Village was opened in 1997, and now offers about 10 apartments for rates as low as €65 per night per apartment in self catering basis. Breakfast and half board are available on request.

Last but not least, the highway is just a few minutes away so the location is very convenient to move around the island. The highway is toll free and with very clear indications.

I would suggest everyone to stay at an agritourism (farm stay) in Cyprus – it is well worth the extra 20 minutes drive after a day at the beach… would you agree?

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a wonderful stay in this really inviting little settlement. Old traditional houses, quiet area and the feeling of being part of the local culture and residents were very impressive. Every evening a different tavern, every day a different beach and having breakfast whenever we wanted to, holidays at their best! The pool is kept quite refreshing, that was very helpful by 35° C air temperature. If you look for a place to stay without any disco or excitement around - Skarinou might be the right place for you in Cyprus!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LITOHOUSE, Owner at Traditional Village Houses, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Dear H W,

Thank you for your time to review our traditional village houses. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have the pleasure of your company soon.

Regards,

Demetris Michael.
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Larnaka, Cyprus
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

An excellent way to relax and enjoy the serenity of the place whether with friends or family!
The facilities were more than what we needed as it was a couples vacation. We really enjoyed spending time at the swimming pool and then wandering around the area visiting the nearby taverns and restaurants. It was the perfect break from the tension of everyday life! I really hope i have the time to visit again soon..!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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LITOHOUSE, Owner at Traditional Village Houses, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear mr Stefanos E,

Thank you for spending your time to review our apartments. It's always nice to hear back from our valued guests. I would also like to let you know that we are continuously improving our apartments so if you liked it you can visit us again any time!

Kind regards,

Demetris Michael.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Having a large family, choosing 'Traditional Village Houses' in Skarinou was the absolute example of a delightful holiday. What the children really loved was the big swimming pool, as they were spending a lot of time playing and enjoying themselves, while my husband and I were sitting outside our veranda. Our apartment was quite comfortable, and spacious with an attractive traditional concept of the old time. In fact, our self-catered apartment was fully equipped with kitchen supplies, making it easy for myself to prepare meals. My family and I have visited the apartments three years ago, but the only disadvantage was that there was no any shop near close the area to do some shopping for the house. Nevertheless, I certainly recommend the place to anyone who wants to spend an unforgettable holiday.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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, Owner at Traditional Village Houses, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Dear Mikaella,

It's always nice to get some comments from our valued guests! Thank you for your valuable time to review our apartments. Furthermore I would like to inform you as your visit was 3 years ago that things have changed around the village. For example when you commented that there was no shop in the area, now there is a big supermarket only 3 a minute drive from our houses, where you can get all your supplies! We will be very happy to see you again with your family!

Regards,

Demetris Michael.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Although our stay was four summers ago now, I remember it was a pleasant stay as with all the six Agrotourism rentals we've had. The main room of our unit was traditional and basic with limited cooking facilities. The separate upstairs bedroom was plain but clean and a sitting out veranda too unprotected to spend much time on in August. I think there is an assumption that you'll eat out every night but this is only possible with deep pockets. The courtyard, location and pool are the best parts, and it was quick to Maroni beach which was deserted rather than Governor's which was heaving. Orfanides supermarket in Skarinou hadn't been built yet but there was - and perhaps still is - a small shop nearby. The elderly lady was asleep during my visit and I had to wake her to pay. But is was mid afternoon.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Traditional Village Houses, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Ben,

Firstly I would like to thank you for your time to review our apartments. I want to inform you that now we have installed shades to all verandas as we noticed as well the discomfort of sitting outside in the hot summer months! We also keep improving our apartments year by year from suggestions and comments from our guests. This year Orphanides was built this year a big supermarket just 3 minutes drive from traditional village houses where you can get your supplies and is open everyday of the week. Again thank you for your time, we really appreciate feedback.

Hope to see you again,

Demetris Michael.
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Address: 30, Kikis Efthimioy, Skarinou 7731, Cyprus
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Location: Cyprus > Larnaka District > Skarinou
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Skarinou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Traditional Village Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, these rustic, self-catering houses in Skarinou offer an outdoor pool and shaded terraces with mountain view. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. All rooms feature a balcony, air conditioning and a kitchenette. They are also in an excellent location from which you can explore the island of Cyprus, and there is excellent mountain hiking nearby. Larnaca International Airport is 30 km away. ... more   less 
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