Pissouri Bay is about 35km west of Limassol, making it just a smidge closer to Cyprus’s second city than to Paphos, 37km miles further west. The nearest airport, however, is Paphos, just under 17km west. The Columbia Beach complex dominates the bay, but there are also a number of independent bars, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
94 suites, ranging from generously sized (37 square metre) open-plan junior suites to executive suites (also open plan, but sleeping up to four people) and family suites with one or two separate bedrooms. Top-of-the-range suites have private plunge pools. Stone-tiled floors, exposed wooden beams, biscuit-toned textiles and wicker furniture complete the tropical theme.
The grounds are vast, with blue canvas umbrellas lining the pool and curving paths leading to the beach through pretty gardens redolent of jasmine and wild herbs. The lobby and reception areas gleam with marble. One of the most striking assets is the hotel’s own All Saints Chapel, used for weddings and decorated with vivid modern murals by English artist John Corbridge.
Eating and drinking
Very posh gourmet Dionysos Restaurant uses best local produce; outdoor Cypriot meze is servedat the Apollo Taverna; there's also a pool bar and beach bar. Eros Bar is an upscale, modern take on a traditional ouzeri.
80-metre lagoon pool, connecting with heated indoor pool; utterly sybaritic spa with Molton Brown and Daniele de Winter products and treatments; tennis and squash courts, gym, top-notch watersports on the beach and three championship golf courses within 15- 20 minutes' drive. Sailors Kids Club entertains 3-12 year olds.
Staff are slick without being servile
Who stays there
Families, couples and wedding groups.
There are some outstandingly good value rates in low season (mid November to mid-March). Rates include a lavish breakfast buffet.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Great location on an uncrowded beach
- Attractive mock-trad architecture
- Golf courses nearby
- Spillover from adjacent hotel negates exclusivity