We arrived at Hotel San Remo at about 11 o’clock in the morning, and the reception lady was quickly at our service and gave us our room an hour early. So it was a pleasant arrival.
We saw the rooms, and they were OK, at least what you can expect of a 2 star rated hotel (remember on Cyprus they can rated hotels from 0 to 5 stars) But toilets where clean, beds ok, and we got a room with sea view balcony although the sea is about 300/400 meters away you are able to spot it and the balcony is big.
And now that I mentioned the sea let’s talk about the “beach” take a notice of the picture attached which is from the hotels homepage.
The picture fools you to believe that there is a beach just within 2 minutes walk, but it is a coastline with a road, and only very few locals swim here. The sandy and real beaches are in Larnaca Centrum which is about 20/25 minutes walk from the hotel, and there is also the Mackenzie which is about 7-10 minutes away. So don’t let the picture fool you.
You can say that it is a long stroll from the center of the city, but it’s not that bad, and we walked the distance every evening. And because the hotel is placed there it is a quiet hotel with almost no traffic at night. The only noise is from the others guests with children and stuff like that :-D
Now back to the hotel:
Very nice staff which is helpful on the clock, they will order a taxi for you, help you with problems, show you the way to the Centrum and all the things you need.
Ok value for the money
No fridges in the rooms and the bar are a bit expensive.
The breakfast is very boring and has no variety at all, expect one day where was bacon and sausages, but only one day out of 14. And there is no air-conditioning or some kind of air thing I the breakfast area, so you’ll sweat while eating your breakfast and the food is not cooled and a buffet in 40/45 degrees can’t be healthy for you. And there is only toast bread and it is very dry, it could be nice with some king of real bread. There is three kinds of cereal, 2 kinds of marmalade, ham, eggs, olives and coffee and two kinds of juice, and after a couple of days it gets very boring. But I hues you’ll get what you pay for.
The room cleaning almost do not exist, they are not very careful in the cleaning and they only change the towels ones a week. And you’ll end up having black long hairs everywhere because of the cleaning lady dropping them around the rooms.
At last there is the pool and the pool area. The sun beds are not that good and are made of metal and it gets very warm when they are in the sun all day long.
And after swimming in the pool many times with my swimming glasses on there are many things in the pool like hair, sand and a lot of bacteria’s. But they just have to clean is more often.
After all this maybe you’ll be a bit scared, but I just wanted to tell you our opinion about this hotel. The staff was very kind and nice all the time, but the hotel has seen better days, but with a few installments like more often pool cleaning, UPGRADING the breakfast area and better cleaning you’ll have a pretty decent hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to San Remo Hotel One of the hotels in Larnaca that has excellent reviews. Situated not far from Larnaca airport the San Remo offers everthing you require from a hotel in Larnaca. Visit the San Remo and see for yourselves. Where friendly staff and a professional management team awaits you to ensure a truly exciting and satisfactory stay. There are few places in the world as enchanting as this Mediterranean island, where the climate is excellently warm and the people wonderfully hospitable.You 'll be tempted to explore the daily lives of the Cypriot people, whose long and often stormy history is certainly worth investigating through the island's museums, ancient stones and archeological sites and monuments. Out of town you'll be stunned by the innocence of residents from traditional villages and the beautiful monasteries many of which are situated in superb mountain areas with breathtaking views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Remo Larnaca
- Hotel San Remo