Lofou Agrovino

Tsindouri Street, 4716 Lofou, Limassol, Cyprus

Co-managed Lofou Taverna

By Marc Dubin, your Limassol expert

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#6 of 10
expert-rated hotels in Limassol
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.8
4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Foodies, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation

Best for Escapists - Expert review of Lofou Agrovino

One of the top five agrotourism projects in Cyprus

I first came here in 1998, for a rather debauched but excellent group dinner in the taverna run by Kostas Violaris. A few years later I learned that Kostas had branched out into accommodation, and went to rate it, with high expectations. I was not disappointed.

Location: 

Well signposted near the centre of Lofou, the best preserved of a score of stone-built villages in the Limassol hills wine country.

Bedrooms: 

The 9 studios, a few of which could accommodate a family with a small child, have been meticulously renovated from existing houses or built from scratch using entirely traditional methods, with plenty of wood trim and stone pointing on display, as well as flagstone flooring. Everything for an extended stay has been thought of; there are fireplaces or woodstoves for winter stays, clothes-washers, and full kitchens with even a dishwasher in some cases. Bathrooms are fully contemporary with stall showers and designer sinks. All studios have either courtyards (sometimes shared) or a balcony looking over the village rooftops.

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Public areas: 

None at the accommodation proper, but read on.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is served in the co-managed café/wine bar down the lane, which often also hosts special musical events by night. Count on fresh juices: orange in winter/spring, pomegranate in autumn. The affiliated, arcaded Lofou Taverna (closed Mon except by arrangement) is famous for its sumptious meze (17 euros a head), which includes less usual dishes like raviolis, pourgouri, spinach-egg and stifadho, accompanied by Tsiakkas label wine from Kostas' home village of Pelendhri – and, when he's in the mood, live-guitar serenades from Kostas and friends.

Leisure facilities: 

None

Service: 

Excellent from personable Kostas, though special arrangements must be made for Monday arrival when the café-reception is usually closed.

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Who stays there: 

Mainly couples in the 20-to-50-something age bracket.

Price advice: 

These vary little from high-season rates of 85–97 euros B&B depending on unit size.

Pros: 
Sensitive, imaginative restorations
High-quality fittings
Cons: 
Lofou can be hot and airless at midsummer
No pool

More information on Lofou Agrovino:

Type:
Self Catering
Address:
Tsindouri Street, 4716 Lofou, Limassol, Cyprus
Amenities:
Restaurant

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