We stayed in the hotel with my wife for nine nights. It is located in tourist area not in the city of Limassol. The hotel was populated by guests mostly from Great Britain, Russia and Poland.
The room we lived had in land view, was not bad but definitely lacked renovation. Other reviews point at this as well. Room equipment was working with some exceptions. On-screen volume control on TV did not work properly, it was challenging to adjust volume sharply. Air conditioner was unacceptably noisy. That’s why we had to switch it off for nights. Also it took time to guess that in order to start the air conditioner windows must be completely closed. If you need outlet adapter, it can be obtained at reception. Hair shampoo and shower gel provide by the hotel were pretty decent, I adored them.
For reason unclear for me hotel policy prevents giving more than one key to guests in spite we stayed with my wife. I’d say it was quite inconvenient.
TV in the room had ten channels. The most useful for me was Deutsche Welle with news around the clock and a local channel broadcasting popular music in Greek. You can find other local channels with movies in English with Greek subtitles.
Almost all rooms in the hotel have connecting doors. The problem is the the connecting doors to neighboring rooms let all noise go through them. All your neighbors speak aloud can be heard especially in the night. I was shocked that entrance door does not have internal locks, only standard electronic lock operated with plastic card key. In my view this is very unsafe, any staff member easily can open this door. A chambermaid once entered when I was in the room. Fortunately she announced her visit by knocking the door and introducing herself as “room service”.
Despite see view is valued more than inland view, I found that the latter one is better for me. It has less sunshine in the morning and noon. A view to landscape is more interesting and diversified. Also loud evening entertainment often happens on see view side of the hotel. However there are feedbacks on the site about street racers disturb calmness of the surround in the evening. That’s true. Looks like this is localism to drive fast and loud on cars and motor bikes after sun is set. In this case rooms with in land view are more affected.
Some new building is being raised on the opposite side of the street. Construction workers start at 7 o’clock in the morning but that did not disturb me much.
Safe boxes and fridges exist in rooms but are not free and guests have to pay €2 daily to use each of them. Not sure if Wi-Fi is available in rooms as many people were seen in lobby with computers. The biggest inconvenience was absence of kettle in the room as I’m a tea addict, literally cannot live without a cup of good tea. Hotel bar won’t provide you with worthy tea, paying €3 for small teapot of unknown quality is not an option.
We paid for half board but neither soft drinks nor alcohol were included to dinner, even tea was not included. So we had to pay extra several times. Fortunately Chinese restaurant with good tea is located not far from the hotel. In spite other reviews say that food was not good I cannot agree on that. I always was able to find everything I wanted and needed. So was my wife.
Several convenience stores are not far from the hotel. Bus stops for bus #30 are located very close to the hotel, I’d say less than one minute of walking. On this bus you can easily reach old town and other popular locations: restaurants, cafes, various shops, ancient places.
In case you decided to rent a car, this is a good location as well. Petrol station is one the opposite side of the street. Motorway connecting cities is visible in about 1 kilometer or less and can be reached easily from the crossing on the left from the hotel.
Hotel beach was very close, maybe 30 meters or so. In August water in the sea was extremely enjoyable. But sand visually surprised me: it was neither gold nor white, instead it was grey, had a color of cement. This does not mean the sand was bad, to the contrary it was warn and soft for feet. Nevertheless the color of sand disappointed my wife.
The hotel also has a good swimming pool. There is also a tiny pool for kids. I witnessed several classes for aqua aerobics in the swimming pool. Hotel animation also included tennis and darts during day time, folk dances and songs, dance classes were in the evening. Feeding cats after breakfast in the morning was another informal entertainment. Actually there are many of them around the hotel, I counted ten.
Fitness center exists in the basement, but is rather small, 7x5 meters, and equipped with multifunctional but very outdated devices. Some of them cannot be adjusted.
If you ask me if I choose this hotel next time, I’d say “Maybe, but definitely won’t pay for half board and consider other hotels”.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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