My wife and I recently returned from a 2 week stay at this hotel. I can honestly say that the staff working here from the management downwards are second to none of any of the hotels we have stayed in thoughout the world. As Thomsons customers we were invited to the management BBQ (twice) where we met the senior management and were made to feel special. I want to make particular mention of one or two of the staff. Firstly, thanks to Andrea, the English guest relations lady. She was always cheerful, helpful, considerate and made us feel very welcome. She would be a big loss to this hotel if they allowed her to leave at the end of the season. Nickie, the Thomsons rep, was brilliant especially when we had one or two issues when we went on a side trip to Israel. She sorted everything out promptly and efficiently without any complaint or argument. We wish her every good fortune when she moves to her new job in Italy. The head barman, Christos, was a perfect gentleman and, together with his bar staff, Andreas, Tasos, Alex and others too many to mention were the perfect hosts and Andreas made the most perfect cocktails. We were sorry to leave as they were so friendly. We had a great room opting for a superior sea-view room which was quiet and had a magnificent view over the sea and the ships waiting for entry into Limassol port. The adults only pool was great, very quiet, no kids and no blaring music. Any children entering this pool (usually other nationalities) were promptly and politely asked to leave and go to the separate activity pool. We never had an issue obtaining sunbeds despite having principles and never leaving towels out at 0600hrs as some people did. The food in the restaurant was varied and excellent and we never felt the need to eat elsewhere. As Thomsons guests we were allowed to eat in the a la Carte 'Red Room' restaurant but eat from the usual buffet. A beautifully decorated, quiet restaurant.
The only gripes we had were not with the hotel, we could not fault it (apart from a party of drunken Russians visiting for a business conference for 4 days being very impolite, arrogant, especially with the staff, and being particularly insulting and obnoxious to the English guests). This area of Limassol is not really a holiday resort, it is a business district and stretches for 23km from the old town in the west (well worth a visit with it's narrow streets and many bars, restaurants and shops around the old castle where Richard the Lionheart married his sweetheart, Berengaria, after rescuing her from being kidnapped on his return from the Crusades) to the newer part of the town in the east. It is easy to get around with frequent buses up and down the main road for only 1.50 euros per trip. Best advice I would give is to splash out on a hire car for a few days and get around the island. We hired one for 3 days and got to Paphos, Ayia Napa, Nicosea (including the Turkish side although you cannot take the hire car through as that invalidates your insurance) and, our favourite part of Cyprus, the Troodos mountains. We made a point of going off the beaten track and avoided the tourist traps of Omodos and found some serene villages where someone always spoke English and their welcomes were always fantastic. A hotel we would visit again, something we rarely do unless a holiday is particularly special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Miramare Beach Hotel is beatifully located right on the beach, overlooking the blue water of the Mediterranean Sea and in the centre of the tourist area of Yermasoyeia, Limassol. Just 3km away from the old town of Limassol and the castle. The perfect venue to combine business with pleasure. It is a contemporary hotel that wispers class. Beatifully decorated with warm intimate atmosphere. Excellent service and exquisite cuisine. ... more less
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- Atlantica Miramare Beach Limassol