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King Richard Beach Hotel

25 of 28 hotels in Limassol

2 out of 5 from 7 reviews
3 stars
Amathos Ave. 63, Limassol 3724, Cyprus

7 Reviews

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  • Cleanliness
  • Entertainment
  • Food
  • Service
  • Location
Lynn Marshall
12 years 10 months ago
Hotel badly in need of refurbishing, good location, some good bars nearby, jonny's bar was the best in Limaso. The staff in the hotel moved from the bar to the restaurant etc when not playing pool.

The food was very good though, breakfast let it down, the breakfast need's more choice and the toaster badly needed replacing, which I have to say was done in our second week here. Rooms were ok, but towels were left on balcony to dry for a couple of days rather than changed.

Pool was cleaned daily but was freezing, pool area never swilled down but was swept twice in the two weeks we were there, staff on duty in the restaurant at night were brilliant, and the lady who worked there alone during breakfast did a great job, this hotel would be great if money spent doing it up.
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Travel operator: olympic

Bates
12 years 10 months ago
Hotel badly needs refurbishing, decor, furniture shabby, rooms cleaned daily, with fresh bed linen once a week, and towels every couple of day, which were an off white colour, restaurant staff very helpfull and friendly, pool barman was the best, front desk staff left little to be desired, and spent most of time sat in lounge or playing pool.

Entertainment if you can call it that, was dreadful, line dancing with Wyn, who needed instructions some of the time, and George whilst a nice man, should give up singing. The DJ on crutches was about the best who was there on Sunday evening's.

Other than that very poor.
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Travel operator: olympic

Dave Kam
13 years 4 months ago
We have just returned from the King Richard, in all fairness all this hotel needs is a cosmetic work and more staff. We stayed Half board, breakfasts were very poor, you had a choice of bread/toast, ham/cheese, yogurt, and a choice of beans and egg every morning with each day alternating between bacon and sausage, however the evening meals were very good, we never had the same thing on the menu for two weeks and a wide variety to choose from, 1 soup, always hot and very nice, usually some form of fish dish, 3-4 meat dishes, over the fortnight we had roast pork/beef/turkey/lamb, lamb/pork chops, beef/lamb/pork casseroles, many different Chicken dishes and there was always at least 1 local dish on every night, there was only 1 complaint with the evening meals, they were mostly catered for the "British" but then most of Cyprus is!!

The hotel looks nice from the outside, and the cleaners made sure that the first impression you got when you walked through the door was a good one, clean and tidy, unfortuntely however it mainly stopped there. most of the rooms needed some work doing on them in one form or another, our room when w got into it smelled musty, as though it hadn't been used for a while, this smell went however after a day or so, out patio door didn't have a lock, we asked for a lock to be put in and someone came along and drilled a hole and put a screw in as a tempory measure, this lasted for the duration of our holiday and will probably still be there, the coving and skirting board was falling off, all it needed was some glue, that was again done after we complained, but again it was done tempory, they need to employ a sort of handyman to do these jobs right, but we did get clean towels when we needed them, beds were changed every 4 days and the cleaners did keep the rooms clean, they even dusted a couple of times

The pool area was left for days at a time, the cleaners came around every morning to empty the bins and sweep up here and there, but they found it hard work to take the empty glasses/cups/bottles etc back and to tidy up the pool area. If you wanted a drink when the restaurant was open, you had to wait until someone was free to serve you, again this is down to just not enough staff, the staff that were there, worked very hard and were always trying to please the guests, appologising if people were kept waiting etc, but they could only do so much

In the brochure it says that the King Richard is a 30 min walk from the centre of Limassol, they got it a bit wrong, it is a 30 min BUS RIDE, from the centre, if you walked it, it was more like a 2 hour walk, we walked back one afternoon and it took us over 4 hours, but we did stop a couple of times for a drink and looked at the shops on the way back, and there were plenty of shops again mainly catering to the british holidaymaker, English breakfasts, english beers, cod and chips, strawberries and cream, apple pie and custard, very british!!

Overall, we found the hotel in need of some work, albeit just cosmetically, a distinct lack of staff, but in quite a good postion, nestled inbetween a few good 5 star hotels, and apart from the breakfasts we had no complaints about the food, we had our two boys with us, 13 & 9 and they eat plenty with no complaints at all.
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Travel operator: Olympic

Trainer
13 years 5 months ago
We had a sea view room, with a balcony door we could not open, the lights over the bed were hanging down with the bare wires exposed, and the television did not work. We reported these faults straight away, but no one came to fix these faults until the following afternoon. The television then worked, the lights were refastened to the wall but did not work, and the balcony door was wide open. It got very cold later, so we tried to close this door but could not, and only managed to do this with the help of a fellow guest, further complaints went unheeded.

The maid who cleaned our room seemed pleasant enough, but for the week we were there she only ever made the bed, the room was never cleaned. The rest of the staff were not very friendly and not in the least bit helpful, and the meals they served were very basic and disgusting.

I would never ever stay there again if they paid me to do so.
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Travel operator: holiday discount centre

Maureen Tosney
13 years 11 months ago
I have just returned from King Richard Beach hotel and had a holiday from hell.

The food was utter garbarge, served by staff who had black dirty fingernails and body odour.

The actual hotel was dilapitated known by those on the resort as "faulty towers." The lifts broke down constantly, one guest got trapped in there for 20 mins and no phone in lift either.

It was a awful, certainly not worth the money (we had to eat out every night)

We were also not informed that it was a hotel that seemed to cater for the elderly and disabled.

Stay clear of this one.
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Travel operator: olympus

Dee
14 years 1 month ago
This hotel has only began doing AI this year and I think it regrets it. There were no snacks avilable and the lunches were the same set menu everyday. AI customers were treated as second class compared to half board although neither could get served in this very understaffed hotel. The staff they had were helpful but every drink and meal you had you had to sign and give room number even though you wore a wrist band! Food was sparce and one morning there was no plates left, no bacon bread or glasses. There were lots of other nice hotlels on the resort but if you do go this hotel do not go AI.
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Travel operator: sunchoice/medhotels

Deb Tulip
14 years 4 months ago
Stayed in his hotel with my 8 mnth old son.

The place was spotless. Cleaners worked day and night. Food was basic but good, with lots of variety. Staff couldnt do more for you. The room had lovely views.

Fantastic holiday.
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