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“Quiet hotel by the beach” 3 of 5 bubbles
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St Raphael Resort
Ranked #12 of 57 Hotels in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Quiet hotel by the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

I like the extra set of sliding doors in the room which prob made things quieter. Big bathroom, large balcony. Very spacious room. Overall impression was clean. Captain's bar in the lobby was cute and cosy. There is a happy hour early evening it's worthwhile to double check what time that is. The gym downstairs was adequate. There is an indoor pool as well which I didn't try but it looked ok despite being on the small side. Staff fairly friendly. The wifi in the lobby is quite fast, got that free for my package not sure if it is free for everyone. You have access to the beach/coast direct from the hotel. Cross the road from the hotel, not difficult, there are shops and sandwich shops close by. Embers which a lot of my friends go with generally favourable reports. Plus-Sea restaurant about 1 km to the right of the hotel, as you face the hotel, was atmospheric and food was classy and reasonable.

Don't like: the exterior of the hotel is not exactly inspiring but it does get better after you enter. The fabric cushions which hangs in front of the headboard looked a bit dicey. A heart stopping - but not poisonous looking insect on the wall unsettled me for a moment, I let it live because it disappeared quickly.

Summary nice hotel for a family holiday with kids. (Saw a couple of families with happy kids - sweet)

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank parsifal777
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you very much for your review, although we were disappointed to see that despite an overall complimentary review, the overall mark you gave us was still only 3 out of 5? From your comments, we can see that you stayed in one of our Executive Rooms and we are pleased that you liked it. We hope that your business trip to Cyprus was successful. We do offer free WiFi in the lobby to all our guests and also offer free business WiFi connections to all guests who book direct with us. We do hope to welcome you back to our resort soon and send you our warmest regards from Cyprus,
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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66 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great position close to sea and the long board walk on the beach edge. Beautifully well kept gardens. Friendly staff. Good food and plenty of it, whether in hotel or room service. Sit on the captains terrace and have iced coffee whilst watching the marina and magnificent ocean views. Comfy beds, clean rooms, good hot water supply. Cleaned and restocked everyday with lots of towels and bathrobes. Excellent pool although closed on my trip....bit cold anyway for swimming! Just a short walk and you can catch a bus into town the no 30. Great old place with cafes and bars. Definitely coming back soon.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eggybreadUk
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear ‘EggyBreadUK’,
Thank you very much for your review and we do hope to welcome you back soon. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and made the most of visiting Limassol town too. Our warmest regards from sunny Cyprus,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We booked a mid-March all-inclusive package with British Airways and had a wonderful time at the St Raphael. We had the hotel almost to ourselves (the Russian Olympic rifle team was also in the hotel but they were polite and quiet), the weather was fair (13-17 C) but the indoor pool, friendly, food, and especially Serge in the Kid's Club were awesome. We took the direct and easy bus service into Limassol and saw the Castle, the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit and the kids played at the playground on the strand in town. My wife needs a gluten-free diet and the staff was very accommodating. The all-inclusive package included the kid's club, all meals (excellent selections and a Cypriot night too!), most drinks (soft drinks and rail alcohol). We will definitely go again for the off-peak 1 week school term breaks. We can't enough good things about Serge in the Kid's Club - the children ran each morning to the club.

Room Tip: The executive wing has the kid's beds across from the bathroom *and* the door closes between the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you so much for sharing you good experience and we are so happy that we could be of service to you and that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We always aim to provide the best service and excellent value for money, which I believe is especially apparent in the off-peak-season months where we have extremely attractive prices and yet still very high standards of service and amenities. We are so happy that our staff could help you and that your children enjoyed the kids club. We look forward to welcoming you back at the next half term opportunity and send you our warmest regards in the meantime.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

My partner and I have recently returned from a week at this hotel, staying in the newer executive wing with a marina view on an all inclusive basis.

Everything about the hotel was excellent and I could not fault it in any way.

Every member of staff was helpful and polite and could not do enough. Special mention should go to Cristo and Nico in the Captains Bar and also the restaurant manager (did not get his name). All the waiters / waitresses in the restaurant at dinner and also at breakfast were very good and attentive too.

As it was low season the various other restaurants were not open so dinner was taken in The Palladian Restaurant and was on a buffet basis. There was a good variety for every course on every night and the quality was truly superb. The standard was definitely up to five star.

The beach and pool areas were very well kept and everywhere was spotlessly clean.

All in all a place to return to.

With regard to location, just be aware that it is a little bit outside of town and therefore a car is advisable, at least for some of your stay.

Room Tip: The marina view rooms in the newer wing were excellent. Lovely big balcony and good views. It was...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pilotgirl
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear ‘Pilotgirl’, Thank you so much for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Executive Wing. We do hope to welcome you back very soon and send you our best regards,
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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent our xmas day and boxing day at St.Raphael hotel with our family. Nice hotel overall, but the rooms require a renovation including the lobby area too. Xmas dinner was superb! a great variety buffet, excellently cooked and presented. Festive environment and the desert buffet was fantastic! Breakfast fantastic too. Staff very kind and helpful. It could have held more events though as it was Christmas time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Giorgos P
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear ‘Giorgos P’, thank you very much for your review and also for letting us be of service to you. We do hope to welcome you again throughout the year and also next Christmas/New Year’s time. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food and festive environment. We do our best to provide a full festivities programme which is advertised on our website – if you have any other suggestions of what we can provide, please do email me to let us know. You may also be pleased to know that we have just renovated our Captain’s Bar and have also changed the carpeted area of the lobby to solid wood parquet. The full renovation of the lobby furniture will be completed at the end of this year. For more information on such updates and changes, please do sign up to our monthly newsletter on our website. We look forward to being of service to you in the near future. Kind regards,
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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167 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

St Raphael provides exactly what a luxurious and comfortable stay means. The renovated hotel inspires you the classical atmosphere, you feel that these people know what they're doing. The room we took had a beautiful sea and sunset view and the welcome wine and fruits were a delight. Breakfast is huge, you will find anything your appetite demands. We were able to drive around, but often bus routes allow for any time visits to the city centre.
The Spa was splendid as well. Exquisite service and excellent swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam baths and sauna. Would not have asked for more. Next time, I will give a try to their massage services as well!

Room Tip: Ask for a view to the sea if you like the view, but if you're staying during summertime, do ask...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marialena D
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear MariaLenaD, Many thanks for your review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and our services. We look forward to welcome you again soon where our new Serenity Spa will be happy to be of service to you. Kind regards and thanks again,
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

We stayed at the St Raphael Hotel for a week starting 4 March 2013. Before booking this holiday we read the reviews and believe me we were not disappointed. It is ideally situated just outside Limassol, about a 20 minute bus ride, set in excellent well kept grounds with the beach just beyond. Our accommodation was very good, a decent size bedroom with plenty of closet space and a very well set up bathroom. The staff kept the room spotless and were unobtrusive going about their duties. We booked on a half-board basis and frankly the food was as good as I have ever encounted on any similar holiday, with five or six options every evening, something to please everyone. All the staff were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble, and I would like to make special mention of Nicos at his front door desk, Kristina at reception, and Sasha the Bar and Restuarant Manager who was always available and clearly took the welfare of his guests as his top priority. This is clearly a successful operation, and it is so because the management have appointed superior staff who simply know how to work hard at getting it right for their clients.
A great holiday, thanks for a wonderful experience which we shall long remember.

Dave & Lesley Archibald

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David A
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straphaelresort, Director of Sales at St Raphael Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Dave and Lesley Archibald, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay as we pride ourselves in our staff and service levels. We do hope to welcome you back soon and wish you all the very best,
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Property: St Raphael Resort
Address: Leoforos Amathountos 502 | P.O.Box 51064, Pyrgos, Limassol 4520, Cyprus
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Location: Cyprus > Limassol District > Limassol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Limassol
#10 Spa Hotel in Limassol
#10 Business Hotel in Limassol
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Limassol
#12 Luxury Hotel in Limassol
#14 Romantic Hotel in Limassol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — St Raphael Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Raphael Resort, Cyprus' leading all inclusive resort, offering it's unique Ultra All Inclusive package, as well as other terms of stay, made to suit each individual requirement whether for a holiday, wedding, business trip or group event.LocationLocated on the South Coast of Cyprus on the outskirts of Limassol, on one of the largest blue flag accredited sandy beaches, the St. Raphael combines all the advantages of a carefully chosen, tranquil location: the calm sea at our doorstep and the colourful liveliness of Limassol just a few miles away.Accommodation272 rooms and suites. 90% of our rooms have magnificient views over the Mediterranean Sea with a balcony. Every room is equipped with air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes, colour plasma 26 inch tv, radio, direct dial telephone, internet access, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities and hairdryer. To add to the luxurious tone 6 Admiral Suites with a private Jacuzzi are also available.RestaurantsThere are six excellent choices of restaurants to suit all moods and occasions, including our recently built Sea Shells Beach Tavern on St Raphael Beach and the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant for exquisite fine dining experiences by the St Raphael Marina.BarsThree magnificent bars are available in the resort. These include the Captain's Bar and Terrace with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and Marina. ... more   less 
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