Five Star Limassol Royal Apollonia is within the Louis Hotels Collection and embraces everything I enjoy about hospitality experience. I keep coming back for years, and it is one of my favourite hotels in Limassol. It is the type of hotel every guest loves to stay in. Besides its excellent location, the hotel combines exceptional accommodation, topnotch service and its restaurants, exquisite tastes. Limassol, the city of exciting experiences as many locals like to call it, mixes excellent beaches with a sophisticated Mediterranean metropolis.
Aphrodite Lounge and Bar
An elegant hotel that features 204 completely refurbished bedrooms, including 13 suites. Please take advantage of their special offers, check directly their official website online the Loyalty Scheme Points and find out the great suggestions for this year! Five Star Limassol Royal Apollonia hotel puts its guests in just the right place to discover both, plus style and comfort. The hotel is only a 5 km drive for downtown with a bus stop right across the street.
The taxi driver dropped me off by the entrance where the head porter helps with the luggage and escorts me to the reception desk. There was no upgrading this time, as the hotel was full, but I was welcomed warmly by the reception team who offered me tiny chocolates and a drink which I decided to have it after check-in at the lobby where I had my first business meeting that day. Check-in was quick and efficient, and as a repeater, it did not take more than five minutes. The smiley faces of the reception team indicated satisfaction. I came across familiar faces from previous stays and once again felt the unique Cypriot hospitality at its full. I must have spent more than an hour by the lobby, enjoying my drink over a friendly chat before taking the lift to the suite, to find my luggage.
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Style and Character
The hotel’s relaxing vibe extends throughout! The central communal areas with a contemporary clean-line style, offer distinguished comfort, and a pleasant ambience. The lobby, on the other hand, is spacious, airy and nicely decorated and in the evenings there was always live music. The outdoor seating area towards the main pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is all very high end in feel. Through the years that I keep coming back, I can assure that they know well how to treat their clients as part of the family!
The Seaview Suite 516 26 M²
This kind of suite was half in size of the one I had a year back, however, the idea that was at least overlooking the garden and the Mediterranean coast was a huge relief. I stepped in, and the first thing I did was to rush to the balcony before checking anything else. Was the angle proper for photos? It was, and this was enough to get me excited. I could not wait to take the first sunrise the next morning!
Fresh and elegant the interior featured top-notch amenities. The floor to wall double-glazed door provided ample of light, a multi-functional dressing table with big drawers, a closet with lots of hangers, a flat TV which I hardly used, a minibar and a safe. The king-size bed was huge and comfortable, the mattress felt like a cloud and the pillows fluffy to the extent of perfection, similar to those I have at home, not to mention the silky soft sheets. Having the bed all to myself these three nights here, after a long day of enjoying the sunshine and the sea, I would climb into the bed and drift off into a blissful sleep. There was no better feeling than crashing into this bed and relax after a very energetic day.
I loved that the suite was on the 5th floor, and there was scarcely any noise disruption. In the morning, I could hear the lapping of the waves on the coast. Be sure to check the Instagram stories and listen to the morning sounds and splashing of waves, the alluring colours of the sunrise! I cannot fault anything – housekeeping and turndown were tremendous and prompt every night.
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The View from the Suite
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Who would resist one such private breakfast view? Fabulous as always with exceptional service, fantastic cuisine, breathtaking views! I cannot fault it in any way. As I am working on the report about the @theroyalapollonia memories, come to mind from the recent stay. In reality, its everything I could want or need when on holidays, all wrapped up in one pretty, little package. Well kept, the whole hotel concept works a treat, and the beach setting is just perfect. What I like about the Royal Apollonia is that they know well how to treat their clients as part of the ‘family’. Seriously recommended! Talking about a dreamy getaway! Book the Deluxe Sea View Suite & plunge into your deluxe stay. #pickoftheday #skyline #ig_global_life #capture #instaworld #travelgram #breakfast #horizon #instagood #view #sunsetlovers #truereflection #travelling #tranquillity #amazingplaces #instamacro #colours #europe_perfection #living_europe #discover_europe_ #ig_europa #europe_vacations #europestyle_ #super_europe #love_europe #total_europe #nature_greece #visit_greece #loves_greece_ #hello_worldpics
It was that iconic gorgeous ‘summertime-view’ of the Sea, every visitor in Cyprus dreams of arriving to, and waking up to.’
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By the left-hand corner, a nicely set presentation waiting for me, along with a personal welcoming note from the management. Besides the fresh flowers, the platter of seasonal fruit was accompanied by a bottle of red wine. Both highly appreciated!
The third night before checking-out, there was another pleasant surprise -a tiny jar of honey. A lovely farewell gesture to guests.
Average in size, the bathroom provided a bathtub with shower. The pressure was just the right as well as the temperature of hot water. The ladies would change the towels daily, so there were always fresh again in the evening, crisp and bright, upon request with the turndown service.
On the counter, a full set of the Liberty brand toiletries are an excellent choice for that extra touch of pampering. The vanity sink was modern, the stand spacious and provided plenty of space underneath. Amenities like robes and slippers were supplied of course!
The Restaurants of the Five Star Limassol Royal Apollonia
I was on HB and had the time to dine in all three restaurants wherein the capacity of a Food Critic, I had the pleasure to try several dishes from their different cuisines.
Dionysos Restaurant – Local and International Cuisine
This restaurant is set on a beautiful relaxing ambience. It happens to be the main one of the Royal Apollonia which spreads out at a sizeable sunshiny terrace that enjoys breathtaking sea views. Guests can savour from an extensive breakfast buffet covering everything your heart desires for your morning meal with a choice of cold cuts and cheeses, freshly made eggs, cooked in front of the guests and so much more.
Dining at Dionysos Restaurant
I ate here once and the diverse buffet in the evening showcased a wide array of local and international cuisine. The Cooks use fresh quality products and achieve exquisite tastes and happy guests. I tried to nibble from a number of their fabulous salads, plates of elegant pasta mains, meat dishes and delectable desserts. Be sure to indulge in the local cuisine. I bet you will love it!
I noticed a considerable difference compared to last year’s team; more professionalism! Several new faces were added; from the hostess, the waiters and the head waiter, on this recent visit, I noticed friendly smiles, politeness in the way, the team executed their duty.
The Akakiko Japanese Restaurant
Due to some heavy rain, we decided to sit indoors that night with no problem at all as the interior is inviting and quite atmospheric. Check the exclusive review of the Akakiko Limassol!
Meze By Elliniko Restaurant
Specializing in Traditional Greek cuisine, this is the signature restaurant of the Five Star Limassol Royal Apollonia. The menu is based on innovative recipes. If you like Greek food, you would undoubtedly enjoy this cuisine. It definitely deserves giving it a try. Check out separately, the Meze by Elliniko tasting experience.
I made the most of the beautiful October weather of Cyprus. The water was lovely and the sandy beach pristine, especially in the early hours that I used to go there for my morning exercising. I would be back there, of course for hours daily, sunbathing and swimming.
The Pools of the Five Star Limassol Royal Apollonia
The infinity pool is, without a doubt, the most photographed hotel spot. The grounds are stunning, and they work around the clock keeping it subtle.
The Limassol Royal Apollonia Spa
The Limassol Royal Apollonia Spa offers a plethora of Hydrotherapy Bath treatments, body exfoliations, Dead Sea body treatments, and several more. You can enjoy the healing power of the Dead Sea in a room full of negative ions, minerals and much more. I do not recommend leaving the hotel without dropping by, even out of curiosity. Don’t miss checking the exclusive post on the Limassol Royal Apollonia Spa, personal experience.
The recent stay towards the end of October at the Royal Apollonia exceeded once again my expectations, and I sincerely recommend it. Fabulous as always, continues to be an excellent pick and value for money. Well kept, the whole hotel concept works a treat, not to mention the merely perfect beach setting! Service was top-notch, and I cannot fault it in any way. I seriously recommend it.
Disclaimer: I was a guest at the Five Star Limassol Royal Apollonia during this stay, but the opinions expressed in this article are, as always my own.