My wife and I stayed here for two weeks in September. Glorious weather!
Following its impressive renovation, this is is now surely one of the best hotels on Cyprus well worthy of its five stars. It's also (relatively) reasonably priced.
Location right on the beach is superb. You really do need a sea view room to get the most out of it,but, thanks to the friendly bell hop Georgio ( a real asset), we did have a peek into a road facing room and were pleasantly surprised by the effective sound proofing and the larger size of the room. Obviously this is a cheaper option to the sea view and one we may now take up in the future.
I was assured that the effective air conditioning will provide cold and hot air in the winter months when most hotels only pump out hot - regardless of the outside temperature.
The breakfast buffet, as previously noted, was very good indeed but we did notice that the choice of food and quantity did sometimes rapidly fall off as the "cut off " time (10:30 weekdays, 11:30 weekends) approached. Understandable, I suppose, but congealed, tepid fried eggs are not really acceptable.
We were on b&b so can't comment on the evening buffet. We took advantage of the good selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance or a short bus ride away.
The pool was inviting and clean.. A little gem was the the smaller (and colder) indoor pool which was usually empty and perfect for a spot of serious swimming. Gym was decently equipped and never busy - even if the air conditioning was somewhat erratic! The pool attendants all did an excellent job.
Bars were friendly and the range of drinks extensive
What really made the stay was the attitude of all the staff . Without exception, all were helpful friendly and professional. It seems a bit mean to single out just three (as well as the aforementioned Georgio) but here goes.
In the bar area in the evening, Lenka and Slovac were just terrific and we used to really look forward to seeing them and having a chat. (as well as taking their advice on what tipple to have next).
Thanks also to Nora, one of the waitresses who always had a big smile and was only too happy to help in any way.
One minor niggle. It would have been good if the "rules" of the pool, clearly displayed, regarding the non use of mobile phones could have enforced. We had to endure a loud voiced poser who strutted around chatting about (possibly fictitious) business deals. When I reported this to the front desk, I was told "It's the time of year!"
The internet situation commented on by other reviews is ridiculous for a five star hotel. but the (extremely approachable) manager did assure us that that it is in the process of being rectified.. Meanwhile the free hour for the price of a drink suited us very well indeed but is obviously most frustrating to a business traveller.
Overall then, a wonderful, totally relaxing fortnight. Highly recommended..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award-winning hotel in Limassol on the beach! Whether you're traveling for business, leisure or both, check in to the renovated Crowne Plaza Limassol. Walk into the modern lobby of our stylish Limassol hotel to be greeted by a friendly smile and panoramic Mediterranean views. With our unparalleled beach and city centre location, you'll have easy access to the main business and historic districts of town, as well as being right on the water. Wake up feeling fresh after a good night's sleep in one of our renovated rooms or suites and get off to a great start with a hearty breakfast at the Haven restaurant and terrace with its unique proximity to the sea. If you are looking for a great restaurant in Limassol, try award winning Italian cuisine at La Brezza. Alternatively, relax at the Lounge Bar with casual dining and live music or by the pool with a refreshing cocktail in hand experiencing the very best Limassol hotels have to offer. Take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors by visiting our sandy beach and overflow outdoor pool. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam and massage rooms, as well as 24 hour gym and tennis facilities for the more athletic. Being the only international hotel brand near the city centre with 1500 square metres of indoor and outdoor event space, our Limassol beach hotel can cater to all your meeting needs. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you at the Crowne Plaza Limassol hotel soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Limassol Hotel Limassol
- Holiday Inn Limassol
- Limassol Holiday Inn