Cyprus chicContemporary luxury in the Mediterranean Sea
Tradition, style and modern luxury
Destination: Limassol, Cyprus
Vacation: Chic luxury resort
Seeking: Mediterranean style
Highlight: Beautiful grounds and sea view
As soon as you step into the grand lobby at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol, you know you can justifiably wonder whether you’re entering the best hotel in Cyprus. And you might well be.
Everything we saw at Parklane from the moment we arrived was gleaming, pristine, chic. From the shining marble and high ceilings as you enter to the large glass windows of the extravagant but welcoming The Gallery lounge bar. The calm light blue waters of the swimming pools, the unique and wonderfully designed restaurants thoughtfully placed throughout the grounds, the golden sand beachfront, fringed with palm trees and scattered with white parasols and cream sun loungers; wherever we found ourselves within the resort our surroundings were flawless.
Parklane Resort & Spa’s collection of 222 rooms, 34 suites and 18 villas are designed by Harrods Interiors and decorated with art pieces by Atelier 27 Paris. There are three incredible swimming pools, six restaurants and bars and the award-winning Kalloni Spa.
Cyprus, Limassol, and its surrounding area is full of natural beauty, and Parklane Resort & Spa, is an exceptional hotel to stay at while you explore. For more luxurious hotels a little further west along the coast take a look at our guide to the best hotels in Paphos.
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“Ideally positioned along a 24 km southern coastal strip of Cyprus and within easy reach of Limassol city, Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol has been reimagined to offer a beach-side, lifestyle destination. The city of Limassol, housing two marinas and a historic old harbour, has gained a reputation for fine restaurants, cultural discoveries and lively nightlife.”
Discover what makes Parklane Resort & Spa such a remarkable place to stay in Cyprus. Get a glimpse of the property, beach, beautiful grounds, swimming pools, rooms, restaurants, and some of the exquisite food and drink served on site.
Best food & drink
1. The Gallery
Such is the elegant design and relaxed ambiance of The Gallery it felt impossible not to start with the lounge bar at Parklane Resort & Spa. A fine collection of exotic bottles in backlit display cases line the walls behind the bar. Floor to ceiling glass windows and chic furniture, tables and chairs lavishly spaced out across the marble floor inside, and a relaxing terrace outside with views of the lush gardens and the sea outside make deciding where to sit as hard as choosing your drink. We spent many evenings here but the first, and most special, was spent enjoying the warm evening air sipping Mount Gay Black Barrel rum on the rocks. The Gallery also has live piano music and a sushi bar.
Islands restaurant blends perfectly with the wonderfully considered and curated gardens, with beautiful water features (the restaurant stretches out across a tranquil pool of water on wooden decking) and intimate open-air alcoves for romantic and special event dining (enjoying an evening, any evening, along this stunning stretch of Cyprus coast definitely counts as a special event). We tried a variety of fish and seafood which Islands specialises in, along with most other offerings on the menu. The food, drink and the design all work together to make this a unique and pleasurable dining option.
Settled just back from the sand is Dafne restaurant, probably our favourite of all the places to eat and drink. Not only is the setting sublime, think traditional and chic Cypriot décor, white lounge chair cushions, and the familiar combination of open air and indoor seating seamlessly meandering from one area to another, but the food is outstanding. The octopus and calamari were some of the best we’ve had anywhere. We enjoyed plenty of great daytime and evening meals here.
The rooms at Parklane Resort & Spa are just as chic and elegant as the rest of the property. We stayed in a Lifestyle Suite, which was more like a luxury apartment than a hotel room. Our bedroom, main bathroom (we had a second along the corridor), and the bright open plan living space were all enormous, and stylish. As with the rest of the resort the rooms are contemporary, modern, touchscreen controls to toggle between different mood lighting in the bathroom for example, combined with traditional Cypriot style, with constant reminders that you’re on a stunning stretch of coastline with the Mediterranean Sea right outside.
The highlight of our room/ well-appointed apartment was, by far, the balcony offering up sweeping panoramic views across the hotel, the beach, and the shimmering blue sea. If we’d never left our accommodation and simply sat on that balcony for a week with room service, it would be hard to say it wasn’t a week well spent. You can see what we’re talking about in the pictures at the top and bottom of this page.
Limassol city is only a 25-minute drive away from Parklane Resort & Spa and it’s very much worth visiting. We’ve found some excellent shops and particularly restaurants there, plus it has a beautiful marina, a medieval castle and a delightful promenade that runs right along the shore.
While excursions to Limassol are great, you’ll probably never feel the need to venture further afield from the resort, it’s more an enticing option should you want to go adventuring. The lush gardens on site are perfect for an enjoyable stroll after an evening meal, and the Blue Flag beach itself at Parklane is a joy. Secluded, and never too busy during our stay, the beach was a tranquil oasis to feel the Cyprus heat, marvel at the waves and watch some truly spectacular sunsets. Parklane somehow manages to make you feel like you have the whole of Cyprus to yourself, a feeling we treasured and won’t forget.
A stand-out wellness destination, Kalloni SPA combines cutting-edge technology with an extensive menu of Cypriot-inspired treatments. Aiming to complete the whole wellness experience, Parklane is offering a state-of-the-art health club, that combines a custom-led service with the latest in Technogym® equipment.
The 3,000sqm Spa is dedicated to pampering the body and mind, restoring spiritual balance and harmony and revitalizing all senses with the most effective result driven treatments.
There are three indoor and two outdoor, Thalassotherapy pools – one of which replicates the salinity of the Dead Sea.
Select among exclusive signature treatments for the body and face, using plush ingredients, like caviar or Himalayan pink salts, aiming to detoxify, relax, energize and de-stress, in the hands of trained therapists.
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