Having rightfully earned its reputation as the perfect destination for city breaks, Limassol warmly welcomes visitors with an array of impressive beachfront hotels.

Text: Nassos Papageorgiou 

The cosmopolitan ambience of Cyprus’ second-largest city is felt everywhere, from its streets and squares to its stunning coastline and sun-soaked beaches. This vibrant culture is evident in the city’s sophisticated restaurants and rich history: a diverse tapestry of civilizations. And, of course, there are five-star hotels that epitomise Cypriot hospitality. These establishments seamlessly blend quiet luxury and total relaxation, placing a strong emphasis on attention to detail. Accommodation transforms into a personalised experience that caters to every taste and preference.

Among the esteemed hotels symbolising Cypriot hospitality, the Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of the coastal front is just a short stroll from the city’s vibrant life. It stands out for its perpetual renewal, providing guests with exceptional experiences. The grandeur of this establishment embraces you with its lavish lobby, extending into its sophisticated rooms and suites equipped with all modern conveniences. Notably, the hotel’s restaurants are culinary havens cherished by locals and visitors. Seasons Oriental, one of Cyprus’ premier Chinese restaurants, offers an array of authentic Cantonese cuisine. A recent addition to the culinary scene is Sera, a restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred Greek-Italian chef Ettore Botrini offering a journey through fine Italian cuisine. As an extra tip, don’t miss Chocolate Week in November and a week in June dedicated to ice cream organised by pastry chefs from Colors Café.

Close by stands the Amathus Beach Hotel, a vibrant Limassol landmark. As one of the city’s oldest hotels and a member of Leading Hotels of the World, it is a shining example of Cypriot Modernism. Completed in the early 1970s, its striking architecture was groundbreaking. Fully renovated, the hotel seamlessly blends hospitality and gastronomy, enhancing every guest’s experience. At the Grill Room’s terrace, overlooking the sea and palm trees, indulge in exquisite corn fed Black Angus beef with a velvety bearnaise sauce and crispy onion rings with a hint of smoked paprika. The updated wine list showcases exceptional Cypriot vintages sold by the bottle or the glass. Additionally, don’t miss the Spa & Wellness Centre providing a holistic, relaxing experience.

A short distance away, the award-winning Amara offers unrivalled Mediterranean views and tasteful, minimal aesthetics – the epitome of five-star hospitality. The cosmopolitan vibe of Limassol and its diverse culinary scene enhance the overall experience from dusk to dawn. Since opening a few years ago, the hotel has redefined luxury, boasting 207 rooms, each offering breathtaking sea views. Within its premises, iconic restaurants like Matsuhisa Limassol present top-notch Japanese cuisine by famous chef Nobu, including renowned dishes like black cod with miso and new-style sashimi. Locatelly, a Michelin-starred restaurant from London, serves flavourful Italian dishes such as handmade tagliatelle with ragout and pecorino on its magnificent terrace. The hotel’s Spa provides rejuvenating wellness and beauty treatments such as the Cyprus Ancient Ritual, featuring organic olive oil, carob seeds and warm citrus fruits.

In the same area, you’ll discover Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. Following a complete transformation, it exudes the radiant Cypriot light, encapsulating the city’s vibrant energy, rich history, emotion and spirit. Here, children play in the 3,000 sq.m. Park Kidz while parents savour flavourful fare in one of the 222 rooms, 34 suites and 18 villas. The award-winning Kalloni Spa ensures total relaxation, while the Blue Flag beach offers a serene retreat. Limassol’s ultimate hotspot, Nammos Limassol, is nestled within the hotel, offering its signature wooden daybeds and striped umbrellas on the beach. Don’t miss their acclaimed seafood risotto with its delectable bisque.

Located in the vibrant heart of Limassol’s downtown, just a short walk from the picturesque Agiou Andreou pedestrian street and a stone’s throw from the Limassol Marina, NYX Hotel exudes urban sophistication with its sleek, modern design. The hotel’s interior features elements like planted walls, marble tables, comfy sofas and chairs, all contributing to a welcoming atmosphere. One of its standout features is the impressive graffiti in the lobby area. The 189 rooms emphasise design, top-notch service and understated luxury, while the Asian restaurant Mizu-Mazu offers panoramic city views. Its youthful vibe and prime location allow complete immersion in Limassol’s energy.

Not to be missed is the much-anticipated arrival of City of Dreams Mediterranean. Europe’s first integrated resort has quickly become a go-to destination for visitors and locals, offering a unique atmosphere. Hotel guests can indulge in Cyprus’ largest resort pool complex and Adventure Park. The 8,000 sq.m. indoor and outdoor spaces of the resort are suitable for large-scale events. Furthermore, Renu Spa & Fitness offers rejuvenating treatments inspired by the award-winning Morpheus Spa at City of Dreams Macau, recognised as Spa of the Year by Forbes Travel Guide 2020. The eight restaurants creatively blend flavours, highlighting exquisite ingredients against the unparalleled backdrop of the Limassol skyline, promising an unforgettable culinary adventure. Among the resort’s 500 accommodations, the suites boast captivating views of Akrotiri.

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