Amathus Beach Hotel

, Limassol, Cyprus
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Amathus Beach Hotel

, Limassol
5 star

Rooms: 239

Amathous Ave. P.O.Box 50513 - Limassol - 3606 - Cyprus | 25832000
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10/10
Excellent
Submitted by: George Stam in 27/03/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
We recently satyed at the amathus Beach Hotel in Limassol and had a truely fantastic stay. the hotel, gardens and grounds, facilities and above all service and standards were exceptional.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Amathus Beach Hotel

Disappointing stay at the Amathus

from cabaser
The outcome of my week long stay at the Amathus is one of disappointment. The food was nowhere near 5 star and at busy times the breakfast table went uncleared. The toilet in my bedroom smelt constantly of sewage from the drains and I had to keep all drain covers to the bath, sink and bidet closed when they were not being used. Drilling and banging by tradesmen at 11am in the morning caused by renovation and maintenance with no warning given to guests. The Spa treatments were at best satisfactory and at worst poor. Half of the gym equipment was old and dated. I ended up eating most of the time at the Four Seasons Hotel instead. My advice, don't believe the hype and if your budget can afford it stay at the Four Seasons.

Memories of a wonderful time

from Jaytraveller
Twelve months on and after seeing my review listing, I noted that I had let the Amathus get by me, why I don't know. I was worried after I booked about the resort Limassol. However the area of Amathus is away down from the main town or strip as they call it, and as my husband has hinted that we may go again, I thought I would comment.
The hotel stands by the sea with the front entrance facing the busy dual carriageway, opposite are bars, places to eat etc, on entering it is calm and the reception staff were lovely.
The room was perfect, with balcony looking out to the gardens and sea. The maid kept it spotless. I would add however that I would not like a room that was not facing the sea, while it adds to the cost of the holiday, the busy road makes the sea veiw rooms the best option. Breakfast could get hectic, but was varied and plentiful, we ate in several times, the standard of food was excellent.
The pool area could get busy, but you always found a place, even late in the morning, you only had to turn your head to catch a waiter to bring a drink, plus there was a small strectch of beach to swim from.
The receptionist had commented on our arrival that it was coming up to my birthday, little did I know that this would lead to several birthday cakes, one to the room and what at dinner.
The hotel may be pricey, but they know how to do it right.

Beautiful Grounds - Hotel needs refurbishing

from maxiboy
We spent 5 days in the Amathus in October as part of a two resort holiday. We have stayed twice at the Four Seasons (next door) and due to favourable Trip Advisor reviews, decided to give the Amathus a try. We booked a junior suite and although the room was spacious, it was a bit drab and in need of refurbishment. The bathroom was very small compared with the other 5 star hotels we have stayed in Cyprus, and again, needed refurbishing. The balcony was also very small. The air conditioning was noisy and didn’t work, so we had to be moved.

It seems that the hotel is stuck in a time warp. It is dated and old fashioned from the moment you arrive. The owners need to look at the other 5 star hotels around and then undergo a major refurbishment. The breakfast buffet area is like a canteen with lined up tables inside and out, far too close to each other and the outside eating area is very unimaginative. It’s all a bit of a concrete block. This sounds unfair, but go and look at what Four Seasons have done with their outside buffet area. We only ate once in the hotel. It was ok but almost empty. We ended up at 4 Seasons which have superb restaurants. The fish tavern, Liminaki, was good though and probably best place to eat and had a lovely atmosphere.

One niggle was that the mini bar could not be used to store you own water or drinks in - this wasn’t allowed. Having paid so much for the room, why hold the guest to ransom over drinking water at about £3 per small bottle. Again, look at the other hotels – Aphrodite Hills Hotel will empty your mini bar to allow own use, Columbia Beach replenish water bottles free of charge. The spa was disappointing with noisy treatment rooms as it was part of the gym. Don’t bother with any treatments. (go to the 4 Seasons)

The staff were generally very good and many of them have worked there for many years and it shows. They all know what to do and the restaurant service could not be faulted.

Once you step out into the gardens though, it is a different story altogether. Wonderful huge expanses of lawns leading up to the sea with ample sun beds with cushioned covers. The attendants were friendly and helpful. The grounds here are a real winner and have to be the best in the area. There was space for everyone, despite the sun bed huggers, who reserve with their towels in the early hours. The outdoor pools are very large, but not that exciting, so we stuck to the warm sea and the easy access steps at the end of the breakwater.

Don’t go for the Watersports directly in front of the hotel, they are very unfriendly! Further along the beach is West Watersports and it is worth renting a boat for half an hour and speeding along the coast towards Limassol. Great views and very exhilarating!

We know that many people have been going back year after year to the Amathus, but they have obviously been missing out by not trying the other hotels in Cyprus.

So would we return? Ideally we would like the 4 Seasons hotel with the grounds of the Amathus. So we’ll look again once the Amathus have refurbished. In the meantime, it’s back to 4 Seasons next visit.

Cyprus - a second time!

from Topkoppite
For our 2005 holiday we stayed at the Amathus Beach Hotel in Paphos and decided to stay in the Group’s hotel in Limassol for 2006 in order to see a different part of Cyprus.

The Limassol Hotel is smaller and older than that in Paphos. It is sandwiched between the sea and the coastal ‘strip’ which is a bit of a racetrack for the local speed merchants. We had a seaview room with balcony – well worth the supplement. Land side rooms are dark and I suspect can be noisy.

The size of the hotel shows itself in the size of the Breakfast Room which limits the size of the Breakfast Buffet. Popular seating areas are always full! While we were there the hotel seemed full but not overcrowded. The Buffet itself was adequate and we always found what we needed – champagne at breakfast is a nice treat!

Overall the hotel facilities are similar to those in Paphos though the décor can appear dated in places. The staff (from all nations!) to guest ratio seems high and staff are generally helpful and pleasant – the chambermaid service is generous (2 changes of towels a day if needed) but service on the beach lawn is not as generous as in Paphos. A fresh Beach Towel is free every day (or more). There are three Pools (one indoor) and one is reserved for adults – a good innovation. Staff try to organise activities (a bit unsuccessfully) and there were not many takers for the Water Sports. There is entertainment twice a week for those dining in the hotel ‘themed’ nights – which were expensive (55 cypriot pounds for 2). The hotel has 3 restaurants – Limanaki (a fish restaurant) is situated almost on the beach, which is a lovely setting.

The Beach Garden is generous and well supplied with loungers and umberellas – the swimming beach is dark sand but gently shelving and shallow.

We estimated 1 in 3 guests were Russian or Balkan in origin – this can be intimidating for the inexperienced traveller – one guest had 2 bodyguards who followed him everywhere!!!! – and there was much use of mobiles throughout the hotel (and on the Beach) which can be disturbing if you are looking for peace and quiet. The Hotel has large conference facilities and on one night had a large Cypriot Wedding which restricted movement around the hotel but was worth seeing!

The hotel is at ‘the end’ of the ‘strip’ and separated from the next developed area to the east by a walk of about 2 miles (though the bus continues in this direction) so everything is focused towards Limassol. Limassol is less ‘touristy’ than Paphos but the coastal strip (9 kms) into Limassol is lined with supermarkets, bars, restaurants, car hire and souvenir shops. There are also a number of ‘gentlemens clubs’. Buses from outside the hotel into Limassol are every 15 minutes all day and every 30 minutes at night. They cost 0.8 cypriot pounds each – good value.

There is a street of souvenir/’knock out’/tourist shops in Limassol near the Old Port (we bought leather and lace items), a street of familiar name stores not far away and on Archbishop Makarios Avenue (20 minutes walk away) there are about 40 international stores including Marks and Spencers and Debenhams.

Restaurants local to the hotel are generally good quality – expect to pay 25 cypriot pounds for 2 courses for 2 people, 35 pounds for 3 courses. We found the food wholesome but well cooked and the menu had adequate but not generous choice – puddings are limited!!!! Our local favourite was ‘Long Johns’ – just opposite the hotel but we give an honourable mention to ‘Palmyra’ – competition is evident, within a half mile of the hotel, 2 restaurants are closed.

Old, but good

from Courage2000
I've just returned from Cyprus - Amathus Beach Limassol

Amathus is a nice hotel, but is old and this can be seen at the reception desk.

The beach and pool are great. The hotel food is good, but I've seen better in Greece and Turkey.

I apreciate the free WIFI facility and laptop rental (an old HP with dead battery - 4.5 CY/30 min) in the lobby. I don't understand why I dont see this in every 5* hotel :(

We had problems with our bathroom (smell) and the AC unit had problems (leaks).
The room was good (space, beds and Hotel TV)

The inland view is not nice.
There is a circulated road + a small parking. (i'll put some pictures)

If you are in honey moon ask to change your room from inland view to sea view - no cost... if you ask ;)
The romantic dinner is a bad joke...

The main problem at this hotel and Cyprus generally are the prices !!!

The prices are 2x greather than Greece and EU and 3x greater than in my country.

ex:
- cola and orange juice are cheper than pure water ! (~ 2.7 CY ~ 5-6 EURO).
- a simple croisant costs 2.5 CY ~ 5 euro ! (supermarket)
- a small Sandwich costs 1.5 CY ~ 3 euro ! (supermarket)
- 0.5l can of Cola 0.6 CY ~ 1.2 Euro (supermarket)
- a small icecream on the beach costs 4.5 CY ~ 9 EURO !
etc.
I've spend more than 600 euro on food and ... just food !

- they try to steal you when you rent a car (double prices compared to Greece).
Take the car for 2 days because you will pay the fuel (tank full) and you cannot burn the full tank in one day. Also, take full auto insurance (another 10 CY), because the standard insurance is crap and cypriots are BAD drivers (plus they are driving on the "wrong side of the street" - wheel on the right !)
- if you buy some trips (I recommend Donkey ride) go 100m up the road to the Tourism Agency and you will find them 20% cheaper. Also the waterpark is nice, but far from great...

MANY ppl where buying water from the supermarket (the other side of the street) and.. the hotel management was not happy, so you cannot go to the beach with inhouse drinks... (they have a beach bar)

I liked the Cyprus sun and water, but I will never go to Cyprus soon.
I prefer Greece (Rhodos Palladium Hotel).

High quality hotel, seriously relaxing

from KevandJan
Have just returned from a two week stay. We were also looking at the Four Seasons, but Expedia were offering a pay for 6, stay for 7 night deal in August so we booked a sea view room here. We were not disappointed, the Four Seasons is a livelier hotel, but for a relaxing break with loads of space for sunbathing, the Amathus has the edge.
As has been said in other reviews on this site, the staff are incredibly helpful and freindly and can't do enough for you. Standards of service and the quality of restaurants are second to none (the Limanki fish tavern on the waters edge is particularly good). We would often return to our room at lunchtime to get out of the midday sun, then return later in the evening to find that the "turndown" service had actually tidied the room again and provided fresh towels.
Whilst I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel, we were not so enthused by Limassol as a resort. There are far better beaches elswhere on Cyprus. The location of the Amathus is fine, but the "tourist area" seems a collection of burger bars, karaoke pubs and seedy topless joints.

Over-rated

from T22gywoo
Just returned from a week's stay at the Amathus Beach. We'd read many positive reviews before booking, but were generally disappointed with the whole Amathus experience. The hotel is located in a fairly unsalubrious part of the island, 9km from Limassol with a busy road at the back, and extensive gardens/pool and a small beach to the front. On a positive, the hotel is immaculately clean, bedrooms and bathrooms are well presented, and the international staff very polite. However, the hotel lacks an atmosphere and nobody seems to smile; it's all just a little austere which is fine if you're on business but not when you're on holiday. The entertainment is largely subdued, with a pianist in the bar before dinner, and dancing demonstrations/live music during dinner. Food ok but nothing special. The main gripe about the hotel is that everything is very expensive, cornetto ice cream £3, glass of lemonade £3, glass of champagne £13 ! Also, we asked the concierge to book us a tour, which involved a 10 minute local phonecall, for which we were charged a £25 fee! We've stayed in many 5 star hotels all over the world and this is the first time that this has happened. Generally we came away feeling a little cheated in that we'd paid 5/6 star prices for a 4 star hotel. Cyprus itself isn't very nice, but it does enable you to take a day trip to Egypt (by air) to see the pyramids (£250 each but well worth it.) Wouldn't visit Cyprus or hotel again: no better than Algarve or Spanish Costas

Has everything!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just wanted to take this opportunity, while still being at the Amathus in Limassol and having everything fresh in our minds, to share our lovely experience. After reading some previous comments that this hotel is not suited for families we strongly dissagre! We are a young family and we feel this hotel has a great atmoshpere, excellent services in all aspects and a very nice childrens club with all different kinds of activities that our kids thouroughly enjoy. It is situated as close to the beach as you can come and no roads to cross. It has easy access to town and beautiful gardens. We will definately return and recommend this hotel to any age group!

Wonderful location and facilities

from Cyprusregular
The Amathus Beach is an up-market and well-run property with superb facilities and location. There are three lovely pools, one of which is as good an indoor pool as you are likely to find, extensive lawns and a very nice private beach area. The hotel stands on a pathway which extends a good distance in each direction and makes for pleasant traffic-free strolling. On the road side of the hotel (no longer a main road now that there is a parallel motorway inland) there is a stretch of tourist shops, bars and restaurants. It is not a lively place. Most visitors are middle-aged or senior and the atmosphere is pleasant and unthreatening. The Amathus is handy for Limassol (certainly worth a visit) with buses passing the door.

Marriage made in heaven

from cazuk11
I had my wedding reception at the Amathus and stayed in one of their suites with the pools. The room was a great size and the pool made the experience fabulous.

We thought we were really looked after as it was our wedding, but everyone we spoke to in our wedding party have the same personal treatment. There was fruit and wine, even champagne on some days. The staff knew us all by name.

Our wedding reception was made so special, although it didn't come cheap so I should think so.

The whole week was brilliant. There is a seperate pool for adults only. The beach is about 25 steps from the hotel room and it's clean. There are great restaurants in the hotel and the bar has a lovely atmosphere.

I had the best weeks holiday ever, and would recommend this hotel and island to anyone of any age.

Top Local Tips for Limassol

Avoid Avis I was given a Rent-a -Wreck Opel Corsa from Avis which cost me CYP 250. Radio and air con didn't work properly and the driver side door inside handle was faulty. My advice is avoid Avis, consider booking through Hertz or Petsas. They had better cars.

Nice Italian restaurant There is a really good Italian restaurant in Limassol over the road from the Amathus Beach which I ate in one night (I think its name was Pesto something!). Unusually for such a touristy area, it is so good that the locals frequent it as well.

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  • Address: Amathous Ave. P.O.Box 50513 - Limassol - 3606 - Cyprus
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