The setting really is the main attraction of this hotel. Perched on the hillside in a typical little village, the Episkopiana is a basic hotel that hides no surprises, and is a good base from which to explore the region's many natural and cultural highlights while keeping well away from the busy tourist resorts.
The hotel has the advantage of being located in Episkopi, a small village easily reached from the motorway and near to many centres of interest, such as Kourion amphitheatre, Kolossi castle, the Troodos mountains (37 mi), etc. It is also not far from the cities along the south coast, such as Limassol (7 mi), Larnaca (43 mi), Paphos (31 mi) and Nicosia (56 mi). Hiring a car is therefore an absolute must if you wish to explore the region.
The hotel has a small beauty centre (offering haircuts, manicures, etc.) and there is also a football pitch nearby.
From the outside, the Episkopiana is an undeniably attractive place, with small white buildings in the French Provençal style and plenty of greenery, all set in a village from a bygone age. However, first impressions don't stand up to closer scrutiny. This small hotel, designed to resemble a guest house, opened in 1997 and is characterised by its rather drab decor. The sofas don't seem to have been changed since the hotel first opened, the staff are (almost) non-existent, and even the flowers look sad rather than brightening the place up. Rust seems to have eaten away at the facilities in the hotel's second building (opposite the hotel entrance): the jacuzzi is out of order, the sauna is on its last legs, the gym is awful and the pool table is dusty; only the 80 ft indoor swimming pool is in a reasonable condition. On the other hand, the outdoor pool by the main building is not bad at all, with crystal clear water, a few deckchairs dotted around and an almost magical setting - you can finally lose yourself in the unobstructed views of the sea and mountains, with only birdsong piercing the silence...
The Episkopiana has 100 rooms, including 6 junior suites and an executive room. The standard rooms are basic, with rather worn furniture and a dull colour scheme. All have satellite television, a safe, a direct phone line and a bathroom.
Buffet meals are served in the hotel's only restaurant, a large, basic room in the main building.