During our stay at the Ajax Hotel we were more than pleased with the Hotels facilities and rooms. The staff were always pleasant and the bar staff in particular were always on hand to help. Unfortunately, we never met the infamous 'mini bar' lady but I’m sure this must have been a one off :) The cleaning staff were exceptionally good at their jobs and we always had fresh towels and clean bed sheets. On our first day, we noticed that we were missing a mini bar fridge. Within minutes, the maintenance man was at our room to install a fully stocked fridge.
I used the gym on a regular basis, which was fully air conditioned. The instructors were helpful and the equipment was of a high standard. After working out, it was great to use the hotels indoor and outdoor pools, which were both clean and attractive. We used the outdoor pool on a regular basis and mostly in the morning before heading out. On most days there was a kids club who used the pool before 10am. 10am being the time when hotel guests are actually permitted to use the pool. After 10am they would use a designated area, away from the loungers and the pool. They were barely noticeable! The problem with regards to local children using the pool, must have been sorted by the time we were there, as we never saw any unless they were guests.
With regards to the location, I would have to agree the majority of the comments below when they say, it is a bit of a walk to the restraints and shops. During the day, we would walk to the beach there and back as this was literally a 10 minute walk. The heat was a factor, but as we were both fit and healthy it was not too much of a hindrance. I would recommend a taxi for elderly couples as there is a slight hill on the way back. The restaurants are a little further along the main strip but we again walked their on a night and sometimes got a taxi back (depending on how many drinks we consumed!)There is also a bus which is 2Euros for a day rider. All the food in the local restaurants are lovely. We would recommend trying the Mezes as they give you a chance to sample all that Cypriote food has to offer. On our last night we actually went to a Lebanese restaurant and it was the best food we had all holiday. It is just off the main strip and I’m pretty sure it’s the only Lebanese restaurant in Limassol. Well worth a try. As for the hotel food, the bar food is lovely. I would recommend this for a snack or lunch as it is not as cheap as the local food.
I personally would not recommend renting a car. The tours that are available such as catamaran tours and jeep safaris show you around the island and pick you up outside the hotel, all for a very reasonable price. I also consider myself to be a confident driver; however driving in Cyprus takes skill! They drive without a care in the world, and while we were there we saw two crashes. I have never heard a car horn used so much.
Overall we had an amazing time at the Ajax and we would definitely stay their again. If you are after a relaxing holiday that is near enough the night life and shopping when needed, then this is the place for you. The hotel is much better than previous hotels we have stayed in, and the 4 star rating actually is a 4 star rating.
- 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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