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Great Staff, Rooms need updating
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Mediterranean Beach Hotel.
The hotel is set in beautiful grounds leading down to the beach with a long promenade along the sea front to other hotels/bars/restaurants. There are many sunbeds available and a choice of positions...pool/upper gardens/beach.
The staff are very friendly and seem to genuinely enjoy their work and would always spend time with a chat with you wanted and were always willing to help.
The public areas of the hotel are spacious, spotlessly clean and modern.
The rooms and bathrooms need updating and enlarging if they are to keep up the standards in line with other hotels in the area.
The buffet meals were acceptable but a bit samey. Breakfast was extensive but dissappointigly with warm boiled bacon!
The hotel is in a good place to walk to some local restaurants.
The best we visited were Kissos Taverna with lovely staff and great seafood /salads/meats for lunch and dinner.
The Japanese restaurant further up the road towards Limassol is also exceptional with the food cooked in front of you by a Japanese chef...... fabulous experience.
We visited one bar/coffee house called Colours...part of the 4 Seasons hotel but outside on the main road. A good place for a cocktail/icecream and to people watch.
All in all a great holiday in Cyprus once again.
We initially booked 7 nights in another hotel, but checked out after 3. (see my review of King Richard).
We stayed at the Mediterranean Beach Hotel for 4 nights in Aug 2006. We loved it! The staff were friendly, especially our maid who told us about her village. The food was great - and plenty of it. The pool was clean and plenty of sunbeds for all. Our room had a balcony with a sea view and was exceptional. It was clean throughout, the furnishings were of high quality and the t.v. and air conditioning worked. The mini-bar was well stocked and not expensive. The bed was very comfortable and the mattress clean. The bathroom was very clean and towels were white and fluffy. I used the laundry service, which came back clean and pressed, & was inexpensive. We also used room service and was surprised at the amount of food - pricewise, it compares favourably with a local taverna. Buffet breakfast al fresco is plentiful - eggs, bacon, sausages, toms, hash browns, yum-yums, and a pot of tea and/or coffee. We dined at the hotel a couple of times (extra as we were B&B) and the staff bent over backwards to be of help. The Greek themed buffet was vast and you could eat as much as you liked - the chef was very helpful in pointing out the delicacies on offer. Truly amazing meals by the poolside of an evening. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel. The reception area was sparkling and cosy chairs clean & comfortable. There are also a couple of shops situated in the hotel.
We are going back with some members of our family next year for a relaxing tim, and I cannot wait.
Hotel good that was it
The hotel was nice what ever you do make sure you get the beech room as the noise at the back is unbelievable. The rooms we had in the hotel were nice and coffee making facilities included, lots of British tv channels to choose from when baby sitting the kids.
The internet service never worked until the day we left after two weeks. Outside the hotel is lots of really crap souvenir shops. Definite restaurants to visit are the Italian 5 minutes walk and the Japanese at 5-10 minutes walk, you will need to do this as the food in the Hotel is poor to very poor. Even though there is a kids club there is a severe lack of activities for children in the evening. Overall I would never ever go back to Cyprus again but if you must the Hotel is nice and clean.
We late booked this holiday through a travel agent for the penultimate week in August. Our standard inland facing room was clean and comfortable and although some reviewers have commented on the noise from the road, this didn't bother us at all as the glazed balcony doors kept out a large percentage of the noise at night. The air conditioning was excellent and much needed as it was very hot. The TV transmitted four or five English TV channels should you want to watch them and the room had a safety deposit box free of charge.
We booked on a B and B basis which allowed us to explore the local restaurants and tarvernas (many and varied) or eat in the hotel which was slightly more expensive but plentiful. Each night offered a different style of cuisine. Room service was prompt and good value. Breakfast was a relaxing experience with a huge choice of foods - something for everyone - and the restaurant staff were friendly and accommodating. The outdoor pool was warm and clean with a lifeguard present. The hotel sits on the coastline and has reserved part of the beach for hotel guests where loungers are free and accessible. Blue flag beach. Watersports are available close by and the hotel organises some activities such as archery and volleyball.
Getting around in Limmasol is easy. A bus leaves from outside the hotel every 20 minutes and takes the sea front route into the town centre, which is too far to walk or there are taxis everywhere. We hired a car for four days and visited some nearby landmarks. I would recommend a trip to the Troodos mountains but make sure you get a car which can handle the climb as ours struggled a bit up the slopes. The amphitheatre and city remains at Kourion are also worth a visit - the views are amazing - as is Aphrodite's rock and beach.
The small souvenir and supermarket shops near the hotel were sufficient for our needs but Limmasol has a large modern shopping centre ten minutes drive away from the hotel.
We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and the staff work really hard to ensure you enjoy your holiday.
A really nice Hotel
My wife and I stayed here during mid October,we had a sea view room.The room was clean, the beds were comfortable,air conditioning quiet and efficent.We booked on a bed/breakfast basis but had several evening meals in the restaurant. The food was excellent,a huge choice, tasty and well presented. The Hotel has large, well kept grounds with several hunred loungers, many tables and chairs and several out-door eating areas.It has a good gymnasium and both in-door and out-door swimming pools.
The hotel is very popular with Russians,as is the whole area of Limassol, they were, in the main rude and pushy,and a lot of guests and staff were fed up with their attitude, however this did not spoil a great holiday.
The hotel backs straight onto the beach which is sandy, the sea is clean and excellent for swimming. Surprisingly there were very few Cypriots working there, most of the waiters were Polish or Croats or European students on Gap years, however they were hard-working and friendly. Although the hotel is 4*, it will be undergoing improvements in 2007 to bring it up to 5* standard.
We have stayed at many hotels throughout the world and this one is better than many 5* hotels. We are certainly going back there again as we had such a good time.
This was the secound time we stayed at the Mediterranean, first was in 2000 and this time was October 06, our first experience was amazing, it was the best holiday we have ether had, the service was great the food was perfect well everything that is why we classed it as our best holiday. How times change !!!! It was poor this time and a big regret we have ruined our memory of our great holiday.
The food was so poor we returned our vouchers and eat out every night, the breakfast was so cold we could not tell the difference in tempeture between the yoghurt and the beans. they have a set up where you collect your hot food then go outside in a queue then wait till your hot food you have collected warms up in the morning because that is about as much heat it has seen in its life, you then get you your choice of fried eggs or fried eggs(i had fried eggs). Sorry the other eggs are cold scrambled( great for children to use later in the day as boncy balls or pea shooter pellets(they would hurt though). I did try the boiled 1 day though, do not do it. either the chicken layes grey eggs or the chef puts them on 8 hours earlier.
But no you think to your self there can not be more, but O yes, what goes with that perfect breakfast......Warm toast, so now you have got your breakfast and eggs to die for or kill with you go and get your toast in the queue, you put it in the self rolling toaster and wait for it............it arrives great!! but it is white?? lets try again another minute later it comes out......
The shortest we did was in 5 mins from start to finish and with all the walking you have worked up a healthy appitite.
Cold coffee, raw danishes what lasts longer than chewing gum.
We did this for a while then found the answer ......pringles from the shop. that was the best meal we had, in the end we was doing a 3 course pringle dinner.......
The staff would moan at us about the food they got.. they said they get the same as us. that says something for the chef.
The waiters come over all friendly and treat you to a drink. Ah thats nice I will tip him when I leave, I tip then I go to reception on my final day and find all those drinks on my bill.........
Never again, shame it has really gone down hill
Visited th Med.Beach for the first time in Sept and really enjoyed our stay.It was our 26th visit to the island we usually stay in Paphos but we thought we would try Limassol for a change as we already tried Protaras.Pernara and Larnaca,the last time in Limassol was 2001.
The only down side were the Russian "Guests" rude,bad mannered,dour,no respect for the staff or anyone else do not believe in standing in line,also very demanding we just don,t know their problem,they seem to be taking over the island.
We were on the top floor facing the main road we found it ok,read some reviews saying it was noisy but we found it fine.
Would visit the Med.again,very handy for the beach and plenty shops etc.near by
Another great holiday at the Med Beach
This was our fourth stay at the Med Beach and on our last visit in 2003 we thought that the decor etc was starting to look a little tired. We had a recently refurbished pool and sea view room, as during our stay some workmen added some pictures to the room. We negotiated a good deal with the hotel directly and booked separate flights.
The room had all five UK terrestrial TV channels which kept our daughter entertained when we were getting ready to go out in the evening. Stayed B&B as there are plenty of places to eat which are good nearby such as Mammas, Il Sapore (Italian).We visited Japanese restaurant which was entertaining but food was a bit bland. By far the best meal we had was at Ta Kokkalakia (South African restaurant) on Saint Andrew Street in the Old Town/Port area which is a taxi ride away but well worth it.
Hotel has a lovely pool and garden area and fronts onto a beach. Fasouri waterpark was excellent fun but will now be shut for the Winter.
Fantastic experience in hotel ,led to a great holiday.
After reading some adverse comments ,i had some doubts over whether i had made a good choice to go stay in the Med Beach. I neednt have worried ,we had a fantastic holiday and a lot of it was down to the hotel facilities,location ,it exceeded our expectations.
Reviews had indicated that if you stay on the road side of the hotel you wouldnt get a sleep. not true. We were on the road side but found that when you shut your door at night the air con comes on and we heard nothing to keep us awake,including the karaoke across the road from the great little brit bar Franx. If you want to moan and not sleep,then leave your doors open ,you ll be sure to hear the karaoke (which cuts off at 12 by the way) and you can sweat your brains out with no air con!
Reception staff WERE helpfull and so were bar staff cheery,but i think you need to take part and join in. Most cypriots have good english and welcome a bit of banter,service is ALWAYS good if you do this.
Cleanliness is 5 star,cant be doubted all around from reception(mighy impressive) to pool,and especially rooms.
Mix in hotel is about 60% european(mainly russians) 40 % brits. Bars and restuaraunts in hotel are very impressive , if not busy,thats becuase they are more expensive(but still enjoyable). Their is millions of great value outside the hotel door on the bar and resturaunt front. Best bars Trippers for lunch,Franx for nights. Best resturaunts ,Venezia £6.99 for 3 course for value and class and Gypsy Star for portions and surroundings. Sunbeds are plentifull and theres not a need to do the brit thing and throw the towels down at 7am!
Cheap supermarkets all around you and youll get 0.85 cyp in exchange for your sterling, you could cash your money when you get hear ,its better value than back home and the super markets open from 7am-10pm.
Hotel has a good broad mix from young to couples to families and older people,while the russians are dour and basically unapproachable,there actually quite amusing by their blandness and are still developing the ability to integrate(i think!).
Do the troodos tour through your rep,its £20 well spent and you ll feel youve seen a real part of the heart of cyprus.
All in all i would say go to the Mediteranean Beach , there is nothing bad to report unless you want to pick holes in things all holiday rather than concentrating on enjoying it, because the staff and facilities are quite something and youll come away wanting to tell people to pick here as there destination.
3rd visit - wasn't disappointed!
My husband and I chose Cyprus to get married in back in July 2001 and stayed at this wonderful hotel with family and friends. Since then we returned back in 2004, where I found it had lost some of its original charm, but on this latest holiday celebrating our 6th wedding Anniversary we were delighted to have found that it was back to it's original glory, and I am glad to say the revamp which took place late 2005 is very impressive, although I am not too sure about the colours used on the dividing walls to each balcony!!
The reception area is very light and airy, and we both found the reception staff to be very helpful and extremely friendly. One tip though, if you have a late flight pickup time, make sure that you inform the reception staff at the beginning of your holiday so that you can keep your room on as late as possible, otherwise you will have to vacate your room at 12:00pm. Many people were having to leave their cases with the porter, and use the Health Spa to shower and change as there were no rooms vacant due to being fully booked.
Accomodation - we had room 151, situated on the ground floor, with sliding doors which open up into the gardens. Absolutely gorgeous room, lovely wooden flooring and contempory decor. The maids/cleaners did an excellent job with clean bedding and fresh towels each day.
Bars and restaurants - we went B&B. Breakfast was buffet style, catering for the many nationalities which stay, you can take your pick from the traditional english, to croissants,waffles & omelettes, or if you are feeling adventurous, salami, and other cold meats.
The bars in the hotel are a bit pricey, although if you attend the Blue Bar between 6:00pm & 7:00pm all cocktails are half price. As soon as 7:00pm comes along head accross the road to Booms, or Chasers - their cocktails are very cheap and cheerful!
We chose not to eat in the hotel during the evening, only because we wanted to try the restaurants outside. Danea's, Venezia, and the Italian El Pesto were very good value for money -A lot of the restaurants offer set menus (3 courses for £6.95), but be warned the portions sizes are huge!
Overall, the people were very friendly, However, as with previous reviews the island does seem to be very popular with the Russians. It can be a bit frustrating at times especially when you hold the door open for them and they just barge pass you Also annoying when they feel they don't have to queue in the restaurant at breakfast. But hey! who cares you're on holiday ,the sun is shining and each country has it's fair share of rude people!!
Be sure to hire a car to see the sights. Troodos Mountains is a must, as is Aphrodite's Rock, Paphos etc. If you don't want to stretch to hiring a car - the buses are very cheap, I think it cost about 80c, and they run every 15 mins or so. There is a bus stop outside the hotel. you will also hear the frequent beep of a car horn, these are taxi's after fares, make sure that you negotiate a price before you get in.
Overall, we had an excellent holiday, can't wait to return!!
Some information please
I'm planning a trip with wife and 3 kids (2, 10 and 11) end of oct/1st week nov. We're planning to stay at Mediterranean beach hotel in Limassol. Our flight arrives at 2:30 am at Larnaca - horrible time when u have kids. I'm a bit concerned about the place because of the kids, etc. I had some questions:
1. Can I hire a car at the airport?
2. Would it be difficult to find my way to the hotel at that time of the morning if I drive myself?
3. If I take a taxi how much would it cost me?
4. Is mediterranean beach a good hotel?
5. Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive car hiring company?
6. Can anyone recommend a good tour company?
Re: Some information please
sorry, just jumping in for the info (hope u don't mind)- as we're landing around the same day/time (are u flying in from vienna btw?) and more or less need the same answers
Re: Some information please
You're most welcome to jump in. We're flying in from Bahrain.
Re: Some information please
www.resorthoppa.com - taxi's coachs mini buses and so on.
Re: Some information please
I'm not sure about car rental, but you surely can take a taxi at the Larnaka airport(never traveled by night though). The airport isn't big and you can easily find a taxi station, you'll see it in on your right when going out of the building. Prices are reasonable and the trip won't be long as Cyprus itself is small.
More information later this evening.
P.S. In any case, if you're not going to travel a lot during your stay, i'd recommend you to take a taxi and not to drive yourself in the middle of the night, 'cause there's a possibility to lose your way
Re: Some information please
1. Can I hire a car at the airport? Try "24 hour car hire larnaca airport" in Google - it works!!!
2. Would it be difficult to find my way to the hotel at that time of the morning if I drive myself? Probably
3. If I take a taxi how much would it cost me? Bad time, but possibly reduces the hassle.
4. Is mediterranean beach a good hotel? Don't know it!
5. Can anyone recommend a good, inexpensive car hiring company? Sunvil may assist
6. Can anyone recommend a good tour company? Sunvil http://cyprus-holidays.sunvil.co.uk/