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The Royal Apollonia

TripAdvisor Review
Cyprus, Europe
Limassol

If you're tempted by Limassol's wonderful beaches, its many tourist amenities, or even its vineyards, then The Royal Apollonia (formally the Apollonia Beach Hotel) has got to be high on your list of places to stay. In 2013 this majestic five-star facility underwent a full renovation and additions to the hotels already impressive selection of facilities include the creation of new à la carte restaurant and a fabulous island-shaped outdoor pool. Choose this property for your Cyprus holiday and you'll be right at the heart of Limassol, in among the hustle and bustle. With countless restaurants, cafes, bars and shops, it's a thriving holiday home – but still within sight of the tranquil Troodos mountains and a whole other side of Cyprus.

Choose The Royal Apollonia for a luxurious five-star experience:

Take a moment to savour the setting: The Royal Apollonia, with mountains to the north and, below you, the glittering Mediterranean and a perfect sandy beach. Sounds idyllic doesn't it? Then factor in all the benefits of the Limassol location, plus all the amenities of a five-star hotel, part of the Louis Hotel Premium Collection, and you know you're in for a wonderful holiday.

With so many things to do, the time is going to fly by. Take a short stroll into town and soak up the vibe; there's always something new to see in Limassol, perhaps somewhere to eat and while away the hours…

Take a trip up into the mountains and enjoy the stunning views – you'll get a whole new perspective on Cyprus from up there. Or spend a day making the most of what The Royal Apollonia has to offer. The delightful indoor and outdoor pools are just the start, the gym centre features sauna and steam room; the games room is well-stocked, and there is tennis to enjoy too.

Dining at The Royal Apollonia is another treat– with Japanese, Greek and brassiere menus on offer, you'll have plenty to give your taste buds the holiday they deserve too.

As for your room, sitting out on your balcony, you'll look out over the Troodos mountains. And your in-room facilities, including air-conditioning/heating (Nov-Apr), satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, bathrobes & slippers, 24-hour room service, Fruits & Bottle of water on arrival & individual safe boxes and Wi-Fi will make it a very comfortable stay. Seaview and a selection of other room upgrades are available at a supplement.

All of this – and great weather all year round – make Limassol and The Royal Apollonia perfect destination, whenever you need a holiday that's full of sun and full of possibilities.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool (heated Nov-Mar)
  • Restaurants/Japanese restaurant
  • Pool Bar and cocktail bar
  • Lounge
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Gym Centre
  • Steam Room
  • Dead Sea climate control room
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Superior Inland View
26m2
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Deluxe Suite Seaview
62m2
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Deluxe Spa Seaview Room with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi
26m2
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Junior Suite Land View
36m2
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Executive Seaview Room
56m2
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Honeymoon Suite Seaview
47m2
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Single Seaview Room
26m2 WiFi
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Single Inland Room
26m2 WiFi
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Superior Seaview Room
26m2
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The Local Area

The 5-star Royal Apollonia, part of the Louis Hotel Premium collection, overlooks the beach in the heart of Limassol's tourist area, within walking distance from shops, restaurants & bars. It offers convenience, comfort & service with good amenities. In 2012 the hotel was a fully renovated.

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Okay, but definitely not a 5-star hotel

Review by EmilDebskiMarbella, Spain

Stayed here from the 8th to the 15th of July 2020 (during the covid-19 pandemic) and must say I have very mixed feelings about this place.

Quick overview:

The good:

  • Seafront location
  • Nice pool-areas for both children and adults
  • General service-level of waiters and receptionists is fine (late checkout allowed, free taxi to/from airport and sea view room upgrade - but okay whole hotel was pretty much empty due to covid-19)
  • Rooms are clean and tidy

The bad:

  • First impression when stepping into the hotel was quite disappointing (having stayed mainly at 5-star hotels around the globe for the last 5-6 years, I know the feeling of entering something high-quality)
  • Lobby is big but has nothing luxurious or high-level over it - especially the reception is probably the smallest and most "non 5-star" i have ever seen in a "5-star hotel"
  • Serious misinformation in regards of available facilities (breakfast buffet was closed – despite their “covid-19 info” section of their webpage says otherwise - the buffet was one of the main reasons for choosing this hotel – simply for convenience as we were on vacation with our 18 months old daughter for the first time as a family, and wanting a good variety of food for both adults and children, and cycle through different things every day, without having to leave the hotel)
  • When informing them about the above-mentioned matter, I was met with understanding from the reception, but also told this must be an error – I don’t see how it could be an error, when it’s clearly stated under a recently created “covid-19 info” section of the homepage. I completely understand covid-19 has changed things, but then at least be clear about it, instead of misguiding people.
  • Rooms are very basic and not on a 5-star level for sure
  • Mediocre food in both restaurants (Greek and Japanese)
  • Same for drinks and coffee served from their bar
  • In general the whole hotel doesn't have a 5 star feel to it (homeless cats running around in terraces, neighbor buildings and outside street tired/run down, cheap souvenir shops placed inside hotel perimeter - bought a snorkeling mask which turned out to be used - despite this the shop clerk refused to give me my money back, only allowing to swap for other cheap plastic garbage).

Other things which added to our disappointment:

The night we arrived (late check-in at around 03:00) we experienced a lot of noise and music coming from the room next door...

Arriving after 2 hours’ drive + 4 hours flight + 1-hour drive again (with a small child) to be met with this, was quite distressing - but it can happen, I understand. The problem is that we called the reception which sent a guard/employee to inform the people to turn it down - but nothing happened. We had to walk in there ourselves, with a tired/crying kid on the arm, in order for them to stop partying. So already from the beginning I had a bad feeling about this place, which unfortunately stayed with us throughout the majority of the stay.

Another thing is the way the general manager attended to us in regards of our complain about the closed breakfast buffet. He apologized about the situation, again referring to covid-19 as the cause (like I stated before, completely understandable, but then tell people before hand in stead of stating the buffet will still be open), offering us a complimentary meal in the Japanese restaurant. We accepted this, and had it been done the right way, I would have considered giving a 4-star review, but again we felt they tried to lure us into something we didn’t agree on. We were told we could eat for free, ordering from the a la carte menu on that particular night. After putting down our order (which went fine, no issues at all), the waiter came back some 5 minutes later, informing us that we were not allowed to pick for us selves, but had to go with a pre-arranged menu, consisting of what seemed to be the cheapest and most uninspiring dishes from the menu card (miso soup, plain maki rolls with avocado, cucumber, California, some fried chicken dish with rice and some sort of dessert I don’t remember). Having eaten at the same restaurant some days before, we knew that especially the basic maki rolls were nothing special, and we weren’t in the mood for some Chinese wok style fried chicken with rice – which I told the waiter. And all of a sudden, we were allowed to have what we initially ordered from the menu. This whole thing kind of ruined the whole experience, which could have made a good out of the bad, we had already experienced up until now.

Luckily we got a deal on this stay – had we paid the full price I saw on Booking.com, I would have felt completely ripped off.

So all in all, an okay hotel – but by no means a 5-star resort.

Would I go again, or recommend to others? Yes and no – if you are okay with 3-star quality on rooms, food and some aspects of the service, go – if you expect a 5-star resort experience, with superb food, the very best service all around and luxury rooms of highest quality, forget about it.

3 stars (being generous) from here.

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False promises

My husband has been chasing a refund since March and we have had lots of false promises of a refund from the hotel. Now the hotel will not respond to any of our emails and each time we call and ask if they speak English we get the phone put down on us. Very unprofessional and extremely stressful.

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March 2020 stay

Review by ElleBaconBraintree, United Kingdom

Recently visited this gorgeous hotel. Stayed for 10 days - wish it could’ve been longer. This hotel is truly special....

gorgeous views & rooms. Food was gorgeous shame the pool was so cold but that’s because it’s March what do you expect! they have a fab indoor pool and an AMAZING spa you have to go to!! Had 2 massages they were lush! I would say for sure the staff are some of the nicest I’ve ever experienced- normally hotel staff can be friendly but quite cold? Not these guys.. SO friendly so sweet always having a laugh they are truly a credit to this hotel!! If you go to Limassol there is simply no better hotel. Thankyou to everyone at the royal appolonia for making our stay so special xx

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Holiday

Review by alan hManchester, United Kingdom

I always chose the Royal Apollonia in Cyprus as all the staff are all friendly and go that extra mile with all the customers, this was my 6 trip to the horel and i had the same room which is good, and as always all the staff made me feel welcome from when i arrived and up until i left, it was good to see all the bar staff again and new members of the team and also not forgetting the best restaurant staff. I can not say how much of a pleasure it is coming back to the hotel each year and seeing all the fantastic management who i have become friends with

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Short sunshine break

Review by Enjoylife63Aberdeen, United Kingdom

We recently stayed for 4 nights in an ocean view room with balcony. As per previous reviews the hotel itself is beautiful, the location around it not so much.

The staff are very friendly and on arrival the glasses of fizz and chocolates are a nice touch...

The breakfast choice is fantastic and the setting wonderful, inside/outside available. We always chose outside.

We had hired a car on arrival at Larnaca airport (Sixt) and it’s an easy drive to the hotel (40 minutes) we had sat nav which was very helpful especially when we had a cloudy day and drove around the island.

We were on a bed and breakfast rate through BA holidays. Lots of people were all inclusive thru various tour operators.

Our first dinner experience was in the Japanese style restaurant. Sadly my food was cold and looked nothing like the dish I’d ordered, I had to ask for it to be heated up. At the time we didn’t get an apology from the restaurant. I think the staff were more embarrassed, it was surprising as we were the only two in the restaurant and after reading the reviews I was really looking forward to it. (I spoke to hotel management the next day and they apologised and were investigating, although we were on our way home by the time they responded ) It might have been a nice touch to give us a free drink or bill reduction whilst we were there. Anyway, for the rest of the trip we went to the buffet style restaurant which was great, lots of choice and the staff are always helpful/smiling. Overall we really enjoyed our short stay here and would recommend the hotel.

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