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Valana Hotel Apts
Ranked #43 of 57 Hotels in Limassol
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“Clean but go elsewhere”
Reviewed 4 November 2005

The Valana apartments were a bit of a mixed bag. We were in an annexe away from the main hotel, seemingly in a block unpopulated by any other guests. This did not bother me too much, but the building site across the road did.

Not really the Valanas fault that though. The apartments were very spacious, apart from the tiny bathroom. I couldn't fault the apartment in terms of facilities and cleanliness. The bed was uncomfortable, more pillows required.

The staff at the Valana were friendly and helpful. We went through Olympus, and they seemed well organised. We went on excursions to the Cyprus night, which was excellent, and Paphos, which was pretty good as well.

There is a pool at the Valana, with an attached bar. This was quite nice, but was marred by the loud music pumping out from some local radio station, and the locals who descended on the pool in the afternoon. I come on holiday to relax and not feel like I am being pushed out of a pool I have paid for by a bunch of non-paying guests.

Night time entertainment at the Valana is fleeting, and not quite right. The tiny bar is good enough, but the guests are an odd mix of old locals with young thai women, ex-pat locals and random guests. There is no sense of a "community" as you get in some hotels.

Regarding Limassol itself, it is a busy town, on a main road. It is not a picturesque Cypriot town. There are some nice bars and restaurants, but it is very reminiscent of a tacky Spanish resort. There is no beach.

It is also very expensive - Cypriot pound prices are equivalent to UK Pound prices out here, but the exchange rates it is more expensive than the UK.

I would recommend Cyprus, as the locals are very friendly and it is hot - But not the Valana or Limassol. Go to the East of the island or somewhere more tranquil instead.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 11 October 2005

My husband and I were dissappointed in the Hotel management's inability to control unruly guests. We were put in an annexe to the actual hotel. Despite numerous requests to behave more acceptably some guests (football fans) vommitted, made noise and messed themselves on their balcony from 4am. the racket continued until the morning. The management choose not to evict these guests and we had no choice but to seek alternative accomodation at our own expense. I will not return or use Argo/ Medlife holidays unless I receive an apology and recompense for my extra expenses.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 10 September 2005

Room was clean and fine for what was required.
Sheets could have been changed a bit more often, as was there for 2 weeks and they were on changed once.
Overall a fairly friendly hotel.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat you have to try 'The Thatch House' Restaurant and bar which is situated in front of one of the blocks of apartments of the hotel, and just behind the swiming pool. Food and service was excellent!
Have a good trip

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 15 August 2005

Accommodation was basic, clean and comfortable. Towels changed every other day and beds change once in the week. Only ate bar snacks in the hotel which were average. Excellent pool, but over run by locals daily which was very annoying. Easily accessible to the local town. Had a very enjoyable holiday would return to this hotel if we got a good deal. Paid over the odds on this holiday for the standard of accommodation.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 26 July 2005

We stayed for 2 weeks first impressions of the valana hotel were good, the apartment we stayed in was clean and spaceous. Its basic but thats all we expected (after all it is 2.5* so offcourse its basic). This is just what we needed something cheap and cheerful in easy reach of resturaunts, bars etc. However towards the end we spent less and less time at the hotel both day and night. During the day the pool was over run by locals, it seemed to be the only pool in limassol they could use free of charge. The paying customers were relegated to the sidelines with very few sunbeds and umbrellas, these became gold dust when the locals took over. As for night time entertainment the main attraction was mundane line dancing which was on 3 times one of the weeks we were there, the only attendants seem to be ex-pats not hotel guests (need to sort their priorities me thinks). Cyrpus night was cancelled one week as well as karaoke which both seemed more appealing and brought more young fresh faces in. The cleaners were a little too relaxed not emptying our toilet bin for 4 days once and turning up at irregular times!One evening the cleaner came by at 7pm when i was showering so she couldnt clean bathroom or replace towels. We didnt let this ruin our holiday and still had a good time in cyprus, by far the biggest complaint was the locals invading the pool which led to some guests changing hotel so beware best to go before late july - august when cypriot schools break up. Definately recommend fasouri water park 15min drive away!

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 14 June 2005

We stayed at this hotel in 2004, first impressions of Limassol and the hotel were disappointing though further into the holiday it became very enjoyable. The weather was scorching and we made many friends who were staying at the Valana, its a small and friendly hotel. Didnt find a great deal to do nearby and the beach was very disappointing we had to travel up the road for 2 miles to find a beach with sand on it behind one of the 5 star hotels!! Ate out in the same bar most evenings "Charade" where the staff are fantastic and made our 8 year old son Ryan very welcome indeed! Lucas is a star!! Went on a couple of trips one on a coach round the island to Aphrodites Rock which was lovely and to the waterpark which was the highlight of the hols for me and my son, we loved it!!
The only let down for this hotel for us was the fact that the locals were allowed to use the pool and at the weekend it became packed, they just seemed to take over the place.
We had breakfast in the poolside bar which was average as were the snacks served during the day.
Would go back to Cyprus again but not stay in Limassol found it very short of things to do for a family holiday.

  • Stayed June 2004
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2005

We have just returned from a one week stay at Valana Appartments. Before travelling we had trawled the web and found one write up suggesting it was a'hotch potch of four concrete buildings.' True they were made of concrete and the accommodation was fairly basic but clean. One complaint we had regarding the bedding was dealt with very quickly.Noise level was quite good as we were round the rear and we had a superb view of the mountains. Probably this would soon be disappearing with the new complexes being built. Next to our room were some quite expensive new detached villas.

Evening entertainment was two nights of 'line dancing' - an acquired taste I fear. There might have been a carioke and of course there was a traditional Greek/Cypriot night.

Perhaps there was not enough to do for the younger set as it was a little way inland from the main strip of bars and restaurants.

However we found the staff very courteous and helpful. We had travelled with Olympic for the first time and found their rep Sinead very knowledgeable.

We can recommend the local buses and for the fitter among you the walk back from the Old Port, joining the locals on their evening promenade.

Overall a very enjoyable experience.

We are travelling to Cyprus again in July and would have stayed here again but it was fully booked.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Property: Valana Hotel Apts
Address: Ampelakion 30 | Potamos Yermasoyeias, Limassol 4046, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Limassol District > Limassol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #43 of 57 Hotels in Limassol
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Valana Hotel Apts 2.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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Rodeway Inn Limassol

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