St Raphael Resort

502 Amathus Avenue, Limassol, 3594, Cyprus | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $178.00
 

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... security checks involved checking all the bags still on the plane in the overhead lockers belonged to passengers still on the plane, checking under seats and checking all the seat pockets.

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... INTERIOR: A contemporary clean-line style, open space and simplicity. A pleasant interior and distinguished comfort. Its transformation is fascinating.

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The Old Church of Angeloktisti at Kiti

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Another Stop at Kiti




Leaving behind the flamingos and the beautiful Hala Sultan Mosque we move on to the village of Kiti, 11 kms southwest of Larnaca.


We are visiting the 11th Century Church ...

The Secret Paradise Beach of Alaminos

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... coast.


Insouciant like children, they came up with a remarkable way of kissing but at the same time exercising and it was fun watching the two flexible figures by the coast turning back and forth creating circles on the ground.



Don’t blame me if I was tempted to take a few shots. I did it for you all, -my readership.


See for yourselves what I ...

Good beer in Cyprus

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... St Andrew's pedestrian street. Andy had chicken kabobs while I had the meatballs. They were good but very salty and nothing special. The 2 slices of beets that was included was a nice change of vegetable. The local beer, Keo, was very good and came in very large bottles - 630 ml - almost the size of 2 beer back home. They only cost 4 Euros.

For the afternoon, we napped and then played geyser again (and again John and Andy won one and ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews St Raphael Resort Limassol

    Absolutely magical!

    from

    Me and my family couldn't of asked for a better hotel to stay at. The hotel suite on the sixth floor (603) was amazing. The views were magnificent! The pool was clean, such a relaxing atmosphere. The staff were welcoming and one waiter in piticular was so kind to our family. We hope other people will stay at the St.Raphael resort it was the best holiday of a life time!

    Noisy Building Works

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    We stayed at this hotel for 1 week from 15th Sept 05

    Great Holiday

    from

    I have just spent a week at the St Raphael and very enjoyable and relaxing it was too. As mentioned in previous reports the atrium is very impressive and the hotel also has extensive grounds. It was also quiet with no beach parties and I doubt they would have been heard anyway as the beach was at least two hundred yards away. All of the staff I came into contact with were courteous and some very affable. I was staying on bed and breakfast and on the third day I upgraded to half board for Cy£10.00 a day. This saved trekking into Limassol by car or taxi. The food was very good and was based each night on a particular theme and you could eat as much as you liked. There was nothing wrong with the room and it was very comfortable and the cleaners did a good job. My only complaint here was that the sheets were changed every day. Not necessary and a waste of water and resources. The only thing I found wrong with breakfast was that they still dish out frankfurters instead of sausages. The Curium Palace Hotel does. The beach was good and was cleaned every day. The toilets by the pool were not broken and the pool area was very pleasant and relaxing. There were also several conferences and weddings going on during the course of the week but I would not say they were noisy the restaurant was just more crowded. The negative side of things are that it is expensive for drinks etc. There was also an extension to the hotel being built which is to be finished by April 2006. There was some noise from this but it was not that intrusive in my room on the 6th floor and it seemed to finish by 5pm. One afternoon on the way to the pool I noticed in the atrium that there was a lot of noise from the drilling coming from the construction site; however, I could not hear it in the pool area. I would say that this hotel is bordering on five stars with regards to its facilities and it is in need of refurbishment in some areas. Plans seem to be hand for this anyway as I saw staff taking measurements and notes around the pool and lobby areas. Overall this hotel is considerably better value than many corporate four star hotels in England which in spite of their high prices are often scruffy with worn out television controllers, creaky floor boards, scratched furniture, and stifling hot rooms where you cannot open the windows etc.

    Lacking care and attention

    from

    The hotel lobby is impressive and the staff were friendly. The rooms were adequate but needed refreshing. The bathroom looked tired and was not cleaned thoroughly, as there was a biuld up of soap scum in the corners. The rooms were not cleaneed properly daily but just acceptable, despite us being very tidy guests. The food was however excellent with a very good choice at breakfast. We had bar snacks in the evening rather than half board. very limited choice but very good value. Drinks were very expensive in particular soft drinks. Not all the restruants were open and the hotel catered for private functions which on occasions disturbed our sleep. There is considerable building work being carried out on the site adjacent to the hotel which was very noisy at times. Overall resonably clean around the pool but several areas in and around the gardens and in particular around the sailors rest restruant were infested with very large biting ants. Bar entertainment provided on one evening was very good. All in all I wouldnt be afraid of returning here but not by choice. The area around the hotel is very quiet with two tavernas which provided very good meals if necessary. good bus service to limmassol aprox 15- 20 min drive for 70 cents each way. NOt quite five star even if ignoring the building work.

    Noisy building work going on

    from

    I generally stay here a couple of times a year when visiting on business.

    On this trip the hotel had definitely gone downhill since my last visit in Summer 2004. No routine maintenance appeareed to have been done and there was an increaing impression of scruffiness about both the rooms and the public areas.

    The major problem was that an extension ito the hotel is being built immediately adjacent. Building work starts at around 7 a.m. every day and is very loud. We just found it impossible to sleep while it was going on.

    I would say keep away until this work has finished.

    I have always found that I can get a very good rate at this hotel through Regency Travel in Limassol using their internet site.

    Not a 5 star hotel...

    from

    We stayed there in August 2005 for a few days.

    A little tired

    from

    My wife and I stayed in the hotel in Feb 2005.

    The hotel decor is a little tired, the staff are helpful, the location is a little way out from the city centre.

    Cetainly not 5 star maybe a good 3 star

    Definately a 5 Star!!

    from

    We have stayed at the St Raphael many times and have always found everything in the hotel to be superb. The staff are extremely polite, helpful and nothing is too much.

    Drinks and food, while not the cheapest by Cyprus standards are reasonable for a 5 star hotel and an orange juice has never cost us more than 1.50!

    The grounds are superb and the beach is excellent. Sunbeds are included in the price if you are staying at the hotel, and the water sports facilites cover everything.

    I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Five Star my ****

    from

    As you enter the reception area it is very pleasing on the eye! However, once you enter your room you begin to notice that it is overall a bit rough around the edges.

    Not really 5 star

    from

    The location is not the best, the beach is used by many locals although they advertise it as private,the beach was never cleaned/raked,2 coffees was 5 cp thats nearly 7.00 uk pounds, there was a rave/beach party till 4.00am on the beach next door 200m away,when i complained at 1.30am the night manager laughed,he also burst into our room at 4.20 am then ran away? the sauna/steam room was broken,staff very pleasent,rooms clean and smart as was the hotel,food not bad but had much better in many 4 stars,oh and a fresh orange juice was 6 cp!! .stray cats everywhere including dining tables.

    TripAdvisor Reviews St Raphael Resort Limassol

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding