We stayed at the Ajax Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus, for the last two weeks of September, and to be honest, we’re going to book it again for our New Year break.
We arrived quite late (near midnight) on a Saturday, laden with three large suitcases, three pieces of hand luggage, a laptop and a toddler. The hotel was very easy to find - just off the Ayios Athanasios exit of the A6 (Limassol-Paphos) motorway. There's a tavern/restaurant directly opposite the hotel, which serves the local population as well as visitors staying at the hotel, so it's quite quiet - no rowdy hot-heads in sight. Also, immediately surrounding the hotel are a kiosk, bakery/patisserie, major supermarket (Alfamega), a bank (Bank of Cyprus), as well as a few other shops to browse.
The beach is a short walk away (about 5-7 minutes) and passes the supermarket and local shops. If you’ve hired or are going to hire a car, there’s a fantastic little beach called Afrodite Beach, just behind the Four Seasons hotel. There is parking, although limited, but it’s well worth the drive, as it’s not on the usual tourist beach trail.
Anyway, back to the hotel. You might see many mixed reviews regarding internet availability in rooms. Well, there IS internet access in the rooms (in room 325 definitely had access). The way it works is like this: from your room, you choose the router that has the best signal and connect. Or, if you’re in the bar downstairs, you can connect via the hotel’s lobby router. So there’s a choice of places to connect from.
The hotel is very clean and rooms are serviced daily – including weekends. Ours was a rather large double room with a proper double bed (as opposed to two singles pushed together), plus we had an additional single bed for our little one (2½ year old girl). There was ample wardrobe space for the three of us, including shelves and drawers, as well as a bedside table with drawer and desk with drawer. The room also contained a hairdryer (although we didn’t use it, but it did work), a flat-screen LCD TV with digital channels, including Euronews and BBC World, and en-suite bathroom. In fact, apart from the bathroom which, although spotlessly clean throughout, could do with a little updating (looked as though it’d been done a few years ago). Other than that, the bathroom is good, with complimentary toiletries replenished daily by Housekeeping.
We stayed here for two weeks during mid-season (mid-September) on a bed-and-breakfast basis, and found that this suited our needs best, given that we’re frequent visitors to Cyprus. Breakfast is served between 0700 to 1000, and offers a wide selection of hot and cold foods, and of course a few Cypriot delicacies, including halloumi, lounza (smoked pork loin), et al. Room service is available, and a selection of items constituting a continental breakfast can be ordered to your room for breakfast for a small room service charge of just 2 euros.
The hotel staff are lovely and do their utmost to accommodate their guests, particularly those with small children – which is fantastic, given that there were quite a few people there on business. Ideal location, great value for money, good food and excellent service. This hotel definitely made our holiday. Thank you, Ajax!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ajax Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Limassol within easy reach of the commercial center, the beach, and the town's famous tourist area. The Ajax is renowned for high standards of accommodation and personal service and lends its prestigious address to an international clientele for both business and pleasure. ROOMS AND SUITES Our guest rooms and suites have been furnished with care and attention to create an atmosphere of elegance comfort. All rooms have balcony, mini-bar, coffee making facilities, hair dryer, satellite television, radio, international direct dial telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, and valet and 18-hour room service. All rooms feature Free Wi-Fi internet access, working desk, and safe box. Our rooms are ideal for relaxing or working in comfort. Suites feature all the facilities of the executive rooms as well as a separate living room, king size bed, LCD TV and a larger bathroom. ... more less
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