Still feeling the after-effects of one week of bliss in the Amathus Hotel. After a change of ownership and management, the hotel has been revamped. Its services got a new, fresh look. For a returning guest like me, these changes can be evidently seen and are very welcome.
The hotel's strongest asset is its staff. Like always, I cannot praise the staff enough for their hard work. From the time of booking until the time of having your luggage loaded into your car to leave, Amathus staff are amazing. With scorching temperatures of over 40 degrees centigrade, outdoor staff do their best to make guests feel comfortable, catering to every need. Here, the guest is King.
Being a Cypriot myself, I was pleased to find that more local staff are now employed. A couple of years ago it was difficult to order in Greek, as there weren't so many Cypriots employed. But this time was different and it seems that the management have managed to strike the right balance.
As always, bedrooms are comfortable, spotlessly clean, with plush linen. For those spending a few days and not on business trips, a sea-view room is a must. From here you get beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea both at sunrise and sunset from your own balcony. Although it is not really a problem, I do miss the Bulgari bathroom amenities, as I find that the quality of the new amenities is not of the same standard.
The quality of the breakfast is a lot better, with a more attractive presentation and even a yoghurt parlour. There is more attention to welcoming guests at the breakfast area, thus making things easier and not so chaotic, like we had experienced a couple of years ago. Service at breakfast was impeccable. Lunctime buffet is also very rich with plenty of choices.
Generally speaking the quality of food and beverage has improved even further. The Amathus has always been popular for fine cuisine, but this time there was more attention to detail and the service even friendlier and warmer. The Limanaki fish tavern is now a revamped restaurant that includes a small lounge area. Its location is so stunning anyone visiting has to have the experience of dining here. Prices are a bit on the high side, but hey, we are talking about very fresh fish and the Amathus service, plus the location is second to none.
The hotel very kindly prepared a cake for my birthday which I found in our room. What a beautiful surprise! Much appreciate this personal touch - but these are the kinds of kind and generous gestures one can find at this establishment.
The spa offers amazing treatments with highly professional services and qualified staff from all corners of the world. A treatment here is a must for anybody who wants to get pampered.
Although it is not a fault of the hotel, the nearby open-air night club that operates until the morning hours (05.00 a.m. on weeknights!) can be a bit of a nuisance, especially is somebody wishes to sleep with the balcony doors open. It is striking that in a residential area a licence to operate a night club with very high volume music can be given so easily. The management of the hotel needs to seriously think about this issue, if Limassol doesn't want to become a clubbers' paradise like Ayia Napa.
All in all, a wonderful experience at the Amathus hotel – definitely to be repeated soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol, a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World", you will enjoy deluxe accommodation, top-class range of fitness, sport and leisure facilities, fabulous restaurants with superlative cuisine, sumptuous and perfectly appointed surroundings including 4000 sq.m. of immaculate sunbathing lawn gardens and, on top of everything, efficient and uncompromising personal service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amathus Beach Limassol
- Limassol Amathus Beach Hotel