My Stay at the Atrium Zenon Hotel Apts -Larnaca
Trip Start May 27, 2012
85Trip End Jun 10, 2012
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Where I stayed
Atrium Zenon Hotel Apartments Larnaca
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Late afternoon after lunch and coffee my sister drops me at the Atrium Zenon Apts where I am to spend the next 3 nights. There are times when I prefer apartments than staying in hotels because they are more spacious and I can have a quick snack if I wish instead of eating out.
Below I give a detailed review of my stay which is already published on different sites.
Certainly One of the Best Hotel Apts -Professional Care for the Guest, Unbeatable!
On my recent trip to Cyprus I stayed at several hotels one of which was the Atrium Zenon where I stayed for 3 nights
Location: One of the reasons I decided to stay at this hotel was its amazing location. It is a city hotel so several of the local tourist attractions are within walking distance. It is located exactly at the back road of the Palm Tree promenade "Finikoudes" so closed to Europe Square, the amazing Harbour and Marina, the Medieval Castle and the Pierides Museum which is only a few steps away!
Staff: I was warmly greeted at the reception and within minutes I had the key to my apartment. I had the opportunity to meet nearly all the staff of the reception and honestly found them a bunch of multilingual professionals. I feel I need to refer to them in this review because they were all very friendly and this friendliness was not only towards me. This friendly mood was towards each and every guest staying here. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they would meet the needs of their guests with smile and professionalism. I feel I ought to not only thank them but I want to mention their names because they were exceptional guys making the difference. These guys were Eleni, Alexandra, Mike, Akis, George and Alexandros –Keep the good work up guys and thanks so much. I had the opportunity to talk with a few British guests who had also positive comments to say concerning their stay here and the service provided
Room: My one bedroom apartment was #306 on the 3rd floor and I loved it from the moment I entered. It was a corner apartment with several windows allowing much light to come in, spacious, comfortable, clean and functional. Due to the great service and hotel facilities many guests book here and stay for months. In fact I met a couple of them who consider it as their second home they told me.
The Manager of the Hotel Mr. Michaelides wants to keep the standards high -and this shows. He is a person who cares a lot and you will not find him behind his desk like most managers do. On the contrary he is out all around the place to put right the demands of every need on the premises.
Bathroom: The bathroom was large and had a bathtub and shower facilities. The towels did not seem that new but they were spotlessly clean -but spotlessly clean was also the whole apartment! Towels are not changed daily but this can be arranged if somebody needs some extras like having the lady cleaning the room every day, the changing of sheets, etc.
The extras: You see the Atrium Zenon is a hotel but at the same time functions as a hotel apartment as well
Room's Facilities: There is an open plan kitchenette with a small electric cooker and fridge. It is amazing that all kitchen accessories for self catering are provided with nothing missing from the cupboards.
There is a safe in the room but you have to have in mind that there is a small nominal fee for this. (I don’t carry valuables when travelling but I lock my suitcase before leaving the room so there is no need for me to pay for a safe).
If the guest books directly through the hotel there is no extra fee for the air conditioning or central heating, however if the booking is through an agent then you should consider a fee of 4.50 euros for each unit in the apartment as this is not always included. Do have this in mind to avoid possible misunderstandings.
Wi Fi access: Interenet costs 8 Euros for 24 hours
There is a Satellite TV and Radio, and spacious lounge area, and the hotel provides free parking space for its guests.
Swimming pool: There is a nice swimming pool at the open terrace and even this time of year the pool is still kept clean with fresh water making it an amazing spot to be. There are guests who are winter swimmers and love getting out there either to jump in the water or sit at the terrace when the sun is out for a winter sun tan. Honestly, I did not expect it to be that beautiful and before getting out there to check the spot I expected to find an abandoned spot. You see, the days I was there it was freezing cold in the whole of Cyprus, yet the place was so neat and beautiful, the water in the pool was crystal clear and the 4th floor terrace was honestly very inviting. Don’t expect the pool to be that huge though!
The hotel might not be that new but it is very popular not only with tourists coming from abroad but also with Cypriots who are visiting Larnaca.
Interior: The hotel’s interior -lounge, reception, restaurant and the central dining spot are elegantly furnished creating a relaxing ambience to satisfy the demanding guest.
Policy: The ladies at the reception were telling me that the hotel’s policy is to provide the best service so, great attention is given to keep guests returning back. In fact this is how I got to know this hotel, when some friends of mine recommended it to me and told me that they keep coming back for years!
Conference Rooms: The Atrium Banqueting lounge can accommodate up to 250 persons and it is nicely decorated with a hanging central chandelier that adds a lot to the style and ambience of the room.
The Rotary Club Meetings are for years held in this specific hotel and I had the opportunity to be present at one such meeting during my stay
Be aware: You might find one or two hotels in the neighbourhood with much lower price but have in mind that these hotels don’t seem to bother with quality guests and allow guests have a room for a few hours only….you know what I mean! Don’t be tricked thinking that you found a budget hotel and never make a booking before you read reviews!
Highlights and Historical Larnaca: Don’t miss visiting the 14th century “Angeloktisti Church” found at Kiti. The Hala Sultan Tekke –the fourth holiest in the Moslem world. The Larnaca Salt Lake (this season is full of flamingo and other migratory birds that stay here from November till the end of March. Visit the Old Aqueduct, Choirokoitia that dates back to 7000 B.C. The Stavrovouni Monastery about 15 miles from Larnaca, the traditional village of Lefkara, the Venetian Castle of Pyla, the old chapel of prophet Elias –Voroklini village, the Tower of Regena near the village of Pervolia
Museums: The Pierides private museum, the Municipal Art Gallery, the District Archaelogical museum, the Historic Archives museum, Kyriazis Medical museum, the Natural History museum, and the Ecclesiastical museum of St. Lazarus. So as you see there is so much to see and do in Larnaca.
Dining out: There are restaurants and café bars for every budget within walking distance from the hotel especially by the promenade area.
Don’t miss the “Archontiko tou Papadopoulou” at the village of Kornos. It is considered to be the #1 Cypriot Restaurant in the area of Larnaca with a pottery workshop, the most amazing “Coumandaria” cellar, and exceptional local food. It functions as a museum of local culture and certainly it is not to be missed!
Conclusion: I highly recommend tourists visiting Cyprus to spend time in Larnaca as there is so much to see and do here. Larnaca has something for everyone and it is my loving hometown.
In all, I consider the Atrium Zenon one of the best Hotel Apartments in Larnaca ideal not only for tourists and travellers but to businessmen as well. The stuff and management are doing a great job and the best of all is that they represent the authentic Cypriot hospitality, and I truly mean it!