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Poseidonia Beach Hotel
Ranked #17 of 57 Hotels in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

The hotel is quite dated and the rooms are very old fashioned. Ours looked like it needed a very good clean. The walls were scratched and the paint was peeling. There was a terrible smell when we first walked in. We later discovered this was due to the blankets being damp when they were put into the rooms. The sheets were clean but did have holes in and the blankets were not changed. The pillows were also badly stained - don't look at these if you want a good night's sleep! The skirting board in the corridor was hanging off the wall and was left there for 2 days with the nails sticking up. I would be very concerned if I had a child walking down this corridor. Both of the lamps in our room were damaged and there was a thick layer of dust on the telephone and headboard.

The food was probably the worst I have ever experienced. There is very limited choice and everything is cheaply made. The meat is mostly just fat and gristle and lots of the food isn't replaced when it runs out. The desserts are not chilled adequately and the ice cream was left out to melt. Get there as soon as the restaurant opens if you want to eat!
Expect to be surrounded by cats whilst you eat breakfast!

The staff were not very friendly. Only one of the waiters even acknowledged us when we were there and they were rude when we told them we had found a piece of glass by the pool. The evening entertainment is held by the pool in a very small area and isn't worth staying in for.

The hotel has a beautiful view of the beach and it is easy to access. However, if you want to visit other restaurants, bars and shops it is in the middle of nowhere! The centre of Limassol is a 30-40 minute walk away.

Room Tip: If you really have to stay here, choose a sea view room.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LJF84
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Before we booked to go here we read the reviews and thought nothing of them but omg how true they are. The location of the hotel is the only good thing going for it, it takes less than 5 mins to walk onto the beach but inside the hotel is SHOCKING to call this a 4 star??? The rooms are...well i would rather sleep in my shed! In the pictures the rooms have a hairdryer in them, dont use the hairdryers eew they are yellow and sticky disgusting, we asked for a room with a double bed and we got a room with 2 single beds so we moved the beds and moved the bedside table were one leg fell off lol it was held on with a speaker lol the food aint no 4 star we went to mcdonalds and pizza hut a couple of times and went all inclusive! I was pretty disappointed with the staffs attitude very unhelpful oh and then we discovered half of them werent from cyprus. I wouldnt go back to this hotel if it was the only one left in cyprus so for anyone thinking of going here yeah go but take a tent instead youll have a better sleep in that.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank clairek795
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

Just got back from our stay of 7 days at this hotel where we stayed half board. On arrival our plane was delayed which was dissappointing as we were looking forward to eating a meal once we'd arrived and wasn't sure what time the restaurant closed, we arrived just after 10pm and I asked the receptionist if we still had time for a meal. He told me it was just about to close but then said we could go and eat which we found very helpful after a 4 hour flight and they gave us our drinks on the house (a very warm welcome!).

When we first went to our rooms we saw 2 single beds bearing in mind there were 2 adults and 1 child and I went straight down to the reception and they provided us with an extra bed for my son.

After reading the reviews I was worried about the food but I'm guessing the people who wrote those reviews are not very adventurous and like their meat and 2 veg as we LOVED the food. They themed the evening meal every night to something around the world so one night was Italian, one was greek, one was french etc... and there were always fresh salads and chips for those kids who do not like to try new things.
My son ate everything and was very happy :-)

The hotel is in a great location if you just want to escape to somewhere hot with a pool and a nice beach on your doorstep, we found it great as we just wanted to chill but if you're looking for somewhere more lively I'd consider somewhere like Paphos where there are lots more bars and tourists. Limmassol has bars and shops but it isnt the best for partying with a family!

The hotels entertainment at night was OKAY, not amazing but bareable and there are plenty of other families there so the children are entertained with face painting and mini discos. Hannah who is the animation lady was brilliant, very enthusiastic, the kids loved her and it was nice to see her smiley face around the hotel!

The rooms were comfertable and air con worked which is always a good thing in august, the staff were always friendly and helpful and for this type of holiday we would go back there again especially if you can get a cheap deal! We payed £404 each for flights and hotel half board and transfers which is very good in August, we booked through olympic holidays who were spot on and once you're there you have the option to upgrade to full board for an extra 17 euros a day per person which would be good if you weren't considering going far. However we didnt and hired a car and went travelling the island for 2 days!!!!!!

I hope this review answers all of your questions, if you're a couple of any age or a family and just want to escape to the sunshine then i'd totally give this hotel the thumbs up and I hope to be going back there again!

Oh and the maids cleaned and changed bed sheets and towels every day which was lovely!

Room Tip: Pool views are always nicer but we were more than happy with an inland view :-)
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled 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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4 Thank PixieO1982
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

in the last 3 years this hotel has gone downhill it used to be a 4 star but i would struggle now to give it 2 stars the quality of the food has gone down and for an all inclusive the alcohol was really bad the 23per cent volume of the local brew was so low you could not taste the alcohol 3 years ago you could tell you had a drink this year you would have had to drink two bottles of whisky to even realise you had had one the omly decent drink was the Keo lager .. we had to go to the local shops to buy spirits so we could have a proper drink .. and the olympic team if you read this i am still waiting for the reply on my formal written complaint only been three weeks now never again to this hotel will we go

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank denty1954
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

We have just returned from a weeks holiday in this hotel it was very enjoyable.
The staff were very welcoming when we arrived at 7am. The room was very clean and the maid came in everyday to clean and changed the towels daily.
The food was good and was a different theme every night and on sunday it was a roast dinner. The staff were polite and friendly and didn't impose themselves on you, but if you had a banter with them they would join in to have some fun with you. We had a room overlooking the main road which could be noisy but the double glazing reduced it a lot so we didn't have any trouble sleeping. We would definiely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled 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
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5 Thank niecy2163
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Rehovot, Israel
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews here, but all in all It wasnt too bad. The room was clean, the staff very friendly, food was OK , not wonderful and not much choice but edible,. My one complaint was having to pay for use of safe or fridge in room. I have never come across this in any other hotel. All in all, considering the price I paid it certainly dosnt deserve its 4 stars, 3 stars would be more realistic.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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3 Thank Karen55rehovot
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Hugo, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2011

We tried adding a third person to our room weeks before our trip and were met with delay tactics by mgmt. Expedia, who we booked with.tried four different times to call, fax, and email to add this person to our reservation unsuccessfully. We finally gave up and said we would handle the matter once we arrived. However, when we arrived, the mgr claimed she never received any calls, faxes, or emails and charged us DOUBLE what was quoted from our Expedia reservations. She was very rude and unreasonable and would not honor Expedia's contracted price. I have many international travel friends and I will tell them all about our rude treatment. I will never return to this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Sandy13938
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Additional Information about Poseidonia Beach Hotel

Property: Poseidonia Beach Hotel
Address: Amathus Area | Agios Tychonas, Limassol 3502, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Limassol District > Limassol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Limassol
#14 Spa Hotel in Limassol
#14 Family Hotel in Limassol
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Limassol
#15 Luxury Hotel in Limassol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Poseidonia Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Poseidonia Beach Hotel is now under new management as it is now being run by its Owners. It is an upscale hotel located in a prime location in Limassol Bay, between the areas of Yermasoyia and Amathus. The hotel is set amidst stunning landscaped gardens which offer an idyllic retreat for a relaxing getaway in Cyprus and offers its guests have the choice of having Bed & Breakfast, Half Board or All Inclusive. Most importantly, the Poseidonia Beach Hotel tells the story of the legacy of Poseidon - the God of the Sea - it is imbedded in every room, hallway and restaurant. The new Management of the hotel cares about its guests stories' as much as its own and aims to create an experience in which both stories are combined and transformed into lasting memories.. ... more   less 
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