St Raphael Resort

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol Cyprus (2022 Updated)

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Cyprus may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Cyprus, and civil unions which grant several of the rights and benefits of marriage have been legal since December 2015.

Traditionally, the socially conservative Greek Orthodox Church has had significant influence over public opinion and politics regarding LGBT rights. However, ever since Cyprus sought membership in the European Union, it had to change its human rights legislation, including its laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Attitudes towards members of the LGBT community are evolving and becoming increasingly more accepting and tolerant.

Limassol has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Sousami is the most famous gay place in Limassol, Cyprus.

Limassol is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus. It’s known for the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. On the seafront is the Prokymea (Molos) Sculpture Park, with sculptures by Cypriot, Greek and international artists. To the northeast is the Limassol Archaeological Museum, exhibiting artifacts from the Neolithic to the Roman periods.

Top attractions to visit in Limassol City

 

Best Day Trips in Limassol

See all Day Trips in Limassol on GetYourGuide Cyprus.

 

1. Londa Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol

Londa Hotel
Londa Hotel

 

Overlooking Akrotiri Bay, this upscale hotel is 7 km from the medieval Limassol Castle and 24 km from the ruins of Ancient Kourion.

Chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and Nespresso machines, plus minibars and balconies. Some rooms have sea views. Airy suites add separate living rooms; some have whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.

A breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s a posh restaurant, and a lounge with a terrace and sea views. A spa has a hot tub, a steam room and a sauna, plus a gym, an outdoor plunge pool and massage services (fee). Other amenities include an outdoor pool with a breezy bar offering seasonal live music.

Londa Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Limassol, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Close to some of Limassol’s most popular landmarks, such as the marina and the old town, Londa Hotel is a great destination for tourists and business travelers alike.

Londa Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including free WiFi, air conditioning (seasonal), Nespresso coffee machine,minibar, and and Molton Brown toiletries. The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features an outdoor pool and Spa offering various treatments. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Mediterranean restaurants, including Columbia Beach, Ta Piatakia, and Forsos Tavern, all of which are a short distance from Londa Hotel.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out the different archaeological sites. Enjoy your stay in Limassol!

Beautiful, gay friendly boutique hotel. This is our second visit in the Londa, we returned after last year as we loved it so much.

*Received a warm welcome at check in and an upgrade to a suite instead of our room.
*Excellent friendly service throughout out stay.
*This hotel is a rare find in Cyprus. It is a boutique hotel, that seems to aim at adult leisure and business travellers. And this is why it has a chilled, relaxed atmosphere.
*Amazing breakfast, great dinner.
*Spa is ok, massage was average.
*Gym is in need of refurbishment.

We are always sad to leave Londa and we are looking forward to return next year.

Attractively furnished yet cosy despite the minimalist style furnishings. Helpful staff who are very attentive.

We stayed in room 104 that had a sea view. The balcony overlooking the pool area adjoins the lounge and is an outstanding feature. The beach is wonderful and sea calmed by a breakwater. Everything was clean. Breakfast was comprehensive.

The location gives easy access to the city and highway. Parking is limited but the concierge took good care of our car.

Beautiful boutique hotel with fabulous swimming pool area. We were upgraded to a suite on our arrival. Lovely receptionist. Great breakfast special hotel with great location and easy access to beach and close to the town. Highly recommended.

The Londa is the best boutique hotel in Limassol. It is unique in terms of size, and quality of professional and personal service. The staff are warm, friendly. and helpful and address you by name. The breakfast is excellent. Great spot for coffee during the day and drinks in the evening.

It’s a really cool place.

Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol
Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol

How much does a room costs at Londa Hotel Limassol ?

Prices start 140$/night for Deluxe Room, Sea View.

Where to book online – Hotel Indigo Larnaca – Adults Only  – Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol Cyprus you can find the best hotels deals in Limassol during  Limassol Carnival Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Limassol on Expedia.com or  Hotels.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. St Raphael Resort 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol

St Raphael Resort
St Raphael Resort

Situated on one of the largest blue flag beaches in Limassol, this resort features an elegantly designed pool area with 2 outdoor pools, and air-conditioned guest rooms with balconies and views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Rooms at St Raphael Resort include parquet floors and modern furnishings. They come equipped with a minibar and LCD TV with satellite channels. Some rooms include a private veranda with sun loungers.

Each morning the hotel serves a buffet breakfast with fresh fruit on the Octagon Restaurant. Al fresco evening dining can be enjoyed at the Alakati Restaurant which serves fine Cypriot cuisine. The resort also boasts a nautically themed bar with a wooden deck that overlooks the sea.

Next to St. Raphael Marina and Panagias Beach, this polished resort is 3 km from the Amathus archaeological site.

Colorful, relaxed rooms with wood floors provide free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, along with minibars, safes, and tea and coffee making facilities. All have balconies with mountain, sea or marina views. Airy suites add living/dining rooms.

Parking and breakfast are free. There are 6 restaurants (including 1 in the marina and 1 serving Middle Eastern fare), plus a chic bar with a sea-view terrace.

St Raphael Resort, Cyprus’ leading all inclusive resort, offering it’s unique Ultra All Inclusive package, as well as other terms of stay, made to suit each individual requirement whether for a holiday, wedding, business trip or group event.

Location located on the South Coast of Cyprus on the outskirts of Limassol, on one of the largest blue flag accredited sandy beaches, the St. Raphael combines all the advantages of a carefully chosen, tranquil location: the calm sea at our doorstep and the colourful liveliness of Limassol just a few miles away. Accommodation offers 272 rooms and suites. 90% of our rooms have magnificent views over the Mediterranean Sea with a balcony.

Every room is equipped with air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes, colour plasma 26 inch tv, radio, direct dial telephone, internet access, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities and hairdryer. To add to the luxurious tone 6 Admiral Suites with a private Jacuzzi are also available. Restaurants, there are six excellent choices of restaurants to suit all moods and occasions, including our recently built Sea Shells Beach Tavern on St Raphael Beach and the Sailor’s Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant for exquisite fine dining experiences by the St Raphael Marina. Bars, three magnificent bars are available in the resort.

These include the Captain’s Bar and Terrace with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and Marina.

The location is probably the best in Limassol. Especially the private marina overlooking the hotel makes it perfect. I was excited with the rooms, how spacious they are and how clean and New is the bathroom. Great variety in the breakfast and friendly staff. They even offered to upgrade me to a marina sea view room as a frequent visitor in my next stay.

The food was really very tasty – they made theme nights every dinner. Breakfast was wonderful one of the best I have ever experienced in five star. They even had a chocolate fountain for children lot of fresh fruit, vegetables, There was nothing that I would miss. We were All inclusive End it was definitely worth the money.

The hotel Saint Raphael is a great option for your holiday, event or business trip to Cyprus’
It has arguably the best grounds and location in the Limassol seafront. A beautiful and calm blue flag beach ideal for families. Ample grounds with space for relaxing, functions, weddings, playing. And it is conveniently located for all amenities Limassol can offer.

There you can find everything you need to enjoy, relax and spend a few days of happiness.
The rooms are quiet and spacious and have been recently renovated providing a very high standard of accommodation. Many of the rooms have great views. The hotel is very clean.

The restaurants were fantastic, and everything you could wish for at the breakfast buffet (even free flowing real French champagne) was there catering very well for a variety of nationalities and tastes. Special mention goes to the sea food marina restaurant, a real Mediterranean jewel. They do have a vegan restaurant, fortunately I didn’t spot any attacks to the grills and meat restaurants. They might be catering to sensible vegan customers.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and efficient yet still had time to talk. A warm welcome on arrival and consistently helpful staff throughout the hotel with a ‘can do’ attitude which makes it such a pleasure to stay at this excellent resort hotel.

Before I forget: The Captain’s Bar and Terrace with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and Marina is one of the best places on earth to enjoy the sunset and the cocktails are to die for. A moment for the ages: Sipping a Jack Passion at the Captain’s Bar.

In sum, the hotel provides 5 star facilities, food and services at 4 star prices. Highly recommendable!

Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol Cyprus
Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol Cyprus

How much does a room costs at St Raphael Resort ?

Prices start 406$/night for Imperial Marina View Room. The Admiral Suite is  743$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Enjoy spectacular panoramic full frontal views of the marina and the beautiful landscaped gardens. The Imperial Marina View rooms are finished to high standards and are equipped with features ensuring a comfortable and luxury stay. They are equipped with a large double bed, as well as modern amenities including electric blinds, minibar, free Wi-Fi Internet access, satellite television, branded amenities and in-room safe.

Where to book online – St Raphael Resort – Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol Cyprus you can find the best hotels deals in Limassol during  Limassol Carnival Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Limassol on Booking.com or  Trip.com or  Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Harmony Bay Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Limassol

Harmony Bay Hotel
Harmony Bay Hotel

Just metres from the sea, Harmony Bay Hotel is located in Limassol City and features an outdoor pool and a sun terrace. It offers accommodation with a balcony.

Offering direct or side views of the Mediterranean Sea, each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and satellite. Featuring a bath or shower, each private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Harmony Bay Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage, a children’s playground and a vending machine. WiFi is provided free of charge.

Offering views of Akrotiri Bay, this laid-back, modern hotel is a few minutes’ walk from a path along the bay and 6 km from Limassol Castle.

Unfussy rooms with neutral palettes and streamlined decor feature flat-screen TVs and balconies; most offer views of the bay. Airy family rooms add sleeping alcoves. Room service is available.

A breakfast buffet is complimentary. There’s a relaxed Mediterranean restaurant with a terrace, as well as a lobby lounge.

Harmony Bay Hotel is situated in Germasogeia, at the heart of a unique natural landscape. Having been recently renovated, it promises an exciting vacation time for you. It features 138 rooms designed to offer a fulfilling stay experience to any type of guest, whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, with friends, or are on a family holiday. Whichever room you choose, you can enjoy direct or indirect sea views, while you will be just a breath away from the coast and one step closer to absolute relaxation.

The modern facilities of our hotel include an outdoor pool, gym, sauna, a bar and a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean sea, a view that you can enjoy uninterruptedly every hour of the day from your own balcony.

The location for me was perfect with a bus stop directly outside with regular buses into limassol (approx every 10 minutes with a single ticket €1.50). The hotel also has a private car park if you are hiring a car.

The hotel itself had a lovely modern airy feel. My room was perfect. It was at the back of the hotel on the top floor.

It had one double and a single bed, large wardrobe with a drawer and safe inside, dressing table with a further two drawers, and a stand for suitcase. The room also had a kettle and small fridge. Bathroom had a walk in shower and dispensers for hand soap and shower gel. Room itself was large and had a large balcony with table and chairs and the most amazing view.

It also had a small pull out drying rack on the wall.

Breakfast had a good variety – cereals, toast, rolls, fresh fruit, yoghurts, cheeses, cold meats – and a selection of hot items – bacon, sausages, eggs, etc.

Leading out from the main reception was an outdoor covered bar / restaurant area where they had a varied selection of meals available and the portions were not small !!!. This led out onto the pool area, where there were plenty of sun loungers, small tables and umbrellas.

At the back of the pool area about 20 feet, there was another area with loungers etc accessed by a few steps, and you could swim in the sea.

Across the road there was a small supermarket, but there are plenty small convenience stores and gift shops within a few minutes walk.

A selection of restaurants and bars are also easily reached by walking – ranging from local foods to McDonalds and pizza hut (both about 10 – 15 minute walk).

Overall I was very pleased with my stay and would recommend Harmony Bay Hotel.

There is a large free car park which is ideal if you have a hire car like we did and the hotel is in a great location with a supermarket across the street, bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk as well as a couple of beaches walking distance away.

Rooms : all rooms have a view to the sea. I was in a side sea view and I had a very nice sea view from the third floor. The room size is ok and always clean , bed is comfortable , sound isolated (at least during my stay). Flat Samsung TV with a few English channels. Huge balcony with table and chairs. Bathroom is ok with very strong shower hot jet..it was fantastic.

Breakfast : Not bad at all , croissants, cakes , fruits , honey , jam, yogurt, cold cuts, cheeses, two kind of hot eggs, baked beans. Overall , enough to start your day , I did not experience lunch or dinner so I can’t judge.

Housekeeping : Clever and not pushy , always leave the room clean and fresh.

Staff : awesome staff , they have very good knowledge about most of things , helpful and smiley.

Pool and pool area : good size and very clean , pool area is very nice with a lot of sunbed and sunshade , pool bar is perfect with nice beverage and snack.

Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol
Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol

How much does a room costs at Harmony Bay Hotel ?

Prices start 95$/night for Double Side Sea View. The Double Room with Sea View is  131$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Opening to a balcony with Mediterranean Sea views, this room offers a flat-screen, satellite TV.

Where to book online – Harmony Bay Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Limassol Cyprus you can find the best hotels deals in Limassol during  Limassol Carnival Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Limassol on Booking.com or  Trip.com or  Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.