Most of the Larnaca hotels can be found either in the downtown area or along the long coast of Larnaka Bay on the northwest outskirts. For some, the beach hotels in Larnaca will be the most attractive, as they can be great places to relax and enjoy the sun. Staying at one of the central downtown hotels can also be attractive, as Larnaca boasts picturesque streets and an array of historical attractions that are within walking distance. Some of the Larnaca hotels offer half board and all inclusive rates, and they usually come in the form of beach hotels and resorts. For those who want to prepare the majority of their meals, a vacation rental with kitchen facilities is another option worth considering. The self-contained apartments figure among the most popular Larnaca accommodations for families, and most fall into mid-range prices.
Larnaca lodging is mostly in the mid-range, though visitors who are seeking added amenities will also have more luxurious hotels to select from. One of the most luxurious Larnaca hotels is the Golden Bay Beach Hotel (pictured), which can be found on the sunny shores of Larnaka Bay. Larnaca proper is just a few minutes away by car, and Cyprus's main airport is also a short drive away. The Golden Bay Beach Hotel caters to business travelers and leisure travelers, though business travelers might find it hard to concentrate with a beach outside their doors. When work must be done, the hotel offers ample conference and meeting facilities. When it's time to relax, the indoor and outdoor pools can come in handy, as do the Jacuzzi, steam baths, and sauna. There's even a kid's club. Other general facilities include four restaurants, three bars, and banquet space. As for the guest units, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Grand Suites and the Presidential Suite are the most exclusive. Even if you book a standard room, however, the amenities will be complete. Satellite TV, a balcony, air conditioning, heating, internet access, a mini bar, and complimentary bath products are just some of the standard amenities that can be found in each and every guest unit.
In addition to the five-star Golden Bay Beach Hotel, the upscale beach hotels in Larnaca also include four-star gems such as the Sandy Beach Hotel or the Sun Hall Hotel. The former can be found on the beach at Dhekelia, just ten minutes by car from downtown Larnaca. The main Larnaca bars and clubs are even closer for those who want to enjoy some nightlife. There are 195 rooms and suites at the Sandy Beach Hotel, and they are bright, cheery, and subtly elegant. Much like the décor, the in-room amenities aim to please, and they include satellite TV, a hair dryer, a safety deposit box, a direct dial telephone, a mini bar, and a private balcony. The more expensive rooms and suites boast some added amenities, such as flat-screen televisions and guest robes and slippers. Outside of the guest units, extensive facilities await those who are looking to fill some down time. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and there is also a guest internet kiosk for those without private computers. Other facilities that guests can take advantage of at the sleek Sandy Beach Hotel include five spectacular swimming pools, a sauna, a hot tub, a health and fitness center, and a beach with a water sports equipment pavilion. On the dining side of things, there is a main restaurant that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel also boasts three casual eateries, one of which is a seasonal tavern that specializes in Cypriot cuisine.
Much like the Sandy Beach Hotel, the Sun Hall Hotel offers four-star Larnaca accommodations that are among the most popular in the land. The 114 rooms and suites are attractive, and the location on Phinikoudes Beach could hardly be better. Unlike the bulk of the beach hotels in Larnaca, the Sun Hall Hotel is very close to the main downtown tourist center, so guests will be within steps of dining and shopping opportunities, not to mention the city's museums and main historical structures. The guest units at the Sun Hall Hotel are studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments that are quite elegant and well equipped. In addition to internet access, satellite TV, a direct dial telephone, a mini bar, a hair dryer, and a private balcony, these apartment units also feature convenient kitchenettes. Guests can also visit the casual cafeteria, the more exclusive main restaurant, or the chic cocktail bar. The facilities aren't as extensive at the Sun Hall Hotel as they are at the Sandy Beach or Golden Bay hotels, though they do include a small, outdoor pool, a playground, a games area, and conference facilities that can accommodate up to 300 people.
While the four- and five-star Larnaca hotels are attractive, travelers wishing to save some money on lodging will likely prefer the cheaper two or three-star establishments. There's also the discount HI Hostel for those who don't mind sacrificing virtually every known amenity in the name of savings. Most travelers will prefer a two- or three-star hotel to a hostel, in which case the easyHotel is worth keeping in mind. Larnaca accommodations hardly come any newer, at least when it comes to the hotels, which is part of the allure of the value-oriented easyHotel. The rooms aren't large or overflowing with amenities, though visitors can pay extra for things like flat-screen TVs and extra towels. Amenities that come at no extra fee, include a cozy duvet, cotton sheets, heating, air conditioning, and a private bathroom with a hot water shower. Whereas the general facilities are relatively scarce at the easyHotel Larnaca, the hotel is situated in the heart of the city and close to an array of restaurants, shops, and other attractions.