The current period of uncertainty and restriction on movement in Cyprus is set to continue until 13th April, according to the latest government announcement. With an economy that depends on tourism for eighty per cent of its income and employment, everyone wants to know when the crisis will end and life on sunny Cyprus return to normal.
Currently, temperatures in Limassol are around 19 – 21C and the traditional summer season should be starting as Easter approaches. As May comes around, the mercury starts to hit an average of 27-29C every day. Cerulean skies and fiery-gold beaches beckon. Will we see an easing of restrictions by then? Everyone hopes so! It’s a question that even 6th century Greek philosophers would not have been able to answer.
What people are saying about Londa hotel
Every traveller to Cyprus will have their own reasons for preferring one hotel over another. A referral from family, friends or work colleagues. With travel plans postponed until later in the season at the very earliest, it’s always insightful, and worthwhile, to perhaps take a more closer look at what people are saying about Londa hotel…
Online reviews tend to be one of the first pages to be searched through to try and get behind the shiny, professional image. Trust in online feedback can be an issue, of course, but a huge number of positive comments over an extended period of time may provide all the reassurance you need.
A multi-award winning 5-star luxury hotel like Londa, established over nearly four decades, will also feature strongly in professional online reviews and comparison sites.
The Telegraph rates Londa the winner in hotel head to head
In one head to head with another lifestyle hotel on the Limassol coastline, UK broadsheet, the Telegraph, voted Londa the winner with a 8/10 star rating for being “a tempting hotel option” where “boutique style meets resort scale: trendy furnishings such as blond wood tables and chairs crafted in a quirky, Flintstone-like design grace the foyer lounge.” The reviewer also describes the, “Nice touch” of Molton Brown toiletries in the modern bathrooms (the suites have two), espresso coffee machines and free Wi-Fi”.
Respected Fodor’s Modern Guides (founded in 1949), describes Londa as “Limassol’s hippest hotel” where a “chic pool area is a prime place for people-watching and cooling off with a drink at the Terrace Bar”. It’s an observation shared by Oyster, the hotel review site which carries out ‘in-person’ visits.
Its review says that Londa is “a hip enclave of breezy linen and seaside romance within walking distance of dining and nightlife”, going on to say that “a towering white sculptural installation, like the leading edge of a glacier, covers an entire wall in the lobby makes a striking impression”, adding, “Well-heeled couples and business travellers are the main guests” to be found in “a cocktail lounge that’s all white linens and natural wood, with a central fire brazier and a baby grand piano beside windows overlooking the outdoor terrace”.
Painting a seductive scene indeed! Hotel guests and visitors also often remark on the intriguing mix of contemporary designer chic and traditional craft materials.
Unique lifestyle experience focused upon holistic wellbeing and personalised relaxation
No two bedrooms are alike! Across 7 floors, each of the 68 high-ceilinged rooms, are uniquely furnished as an unique space in its features and detail. Bold contemporary colour and pastel chic dance with traditional craft elegance in a striking aesthetic mix.
First time guests discover the sensual umber glow of polished Mediterranean olive wood dressed with delicate Lefkaritiko lace – all hand-made in the villages of the Troodos Mountains – and adorned with glinting silver filigree, a metal first worked by Greek craftsmen more than two and half thousand years ago. The intriguing textures and warm tones are set off with a final touch of crisp white linen and sensuous leather to subtly lit effect.
Many people understand a boutique hotel to be a unique lifestyle experience focused upon holistic wellbeing and personalised relaxation. Londa, for example, not only includes a health and beauty spa – providing world-renowned Elemis and Thalgo treatments – but also a gym and sauna, and yoga / meditation sessions, often conducted on the beach. Men and women from all walks of life regularly visit LondaSpa to re-energise and renew, from Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna to plunge pool and jet shower.
Authentic events drawn from local culture and customs
Immersive, authentic events drawn from local culture and customs are a key staple of lifestyle hotel, aimed at their culturally curious guests, on vacation or business. Londa constantly strives to offer events and experiences to its wide range of international visitors.
Throughout the year, a series of Sunday evening Jazz nights featuring international musical collaborations, has proven to be a popular draw on the Limassol music scene. A perfect accompaniment to an evening meal in Londa’s Italian-themed Caprice Restaurant, where 5-star cuisine is prepared daily from the finest selection of authentic fresh, local produce. Caprice also holds specialist wine tasting evenings from selected traditional family-owned vineyards cultivated high up in the Troodos Mountains.