Livadhiotis City Hotel
Nikolaou Roussou 50, 6021 Larnaca, Cyprus
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, First-time travellers, Singles, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping
Expert review of Livadhiotis City Hotel
A formerly humdrum town-centre hotel, whose façade still gives little away, this was renovated in stages from 2007 to 2010 and now merits its two stars – only the lack of a pool deprives it of a third. There are 52 rooms, all of the same standard, and a ground-floor bar/restaurant.
Near the centre of Larnaca’s old quarter on a semi-pedestrianised street, with views to Agios Lazaros church from the restaurant terrace, and just a few steps from other attractions such as the old fort, Pierides Museum or Finikoudes beach.
All rooms have veneer floors, dark wood trim and bright, earth-tone soft furnishings matching the wall paintings by a local artist. Subtle lighting complements flat-screen TVs; mini-fridges, coffee/tea-making facilities, irons and ironing boards are provided, though bathrooms and their small tubs are barely functional, with limited shelf space. Inside-facing rooms are apt to be quieter, though external corner ones have oblique sea views.
To the right of the entrance, the breakfast salon basks in neutral hues; the Café Blu restaurant is more arresting with its miniature disco-balls and comfortable black-and-white-print chairs in the round-the-clock bar area, which can play loud music on occasion as it bids for a youthful walk-in clientele. Internet facilities (WiFi signal and loaner laptops) are available in the lobby only.
Breakfast is fairly basic and buffet style, with summer seating in the secluded inner patio. Café Blu’s menu emphasizes western snack food: salads, burgers, pizzas.
Two stars means two stars, so none of these.
Correct and helpful without being obsequious.
A mix of business and leisure travellers, from many countries.
Rack rates of about 75 euro double vary little across the year or week; web discounts are apparently limited.
More information on Livadhiotis City Hotel:
- Nikolaou Roussou 50, 6021 Larnaca, Cyprus
- High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service