The once majestic Berengaria Hotel in Prodromos is to be auctioned by the Bank of Cyprus in a new twist for a hotel that once played host to titled guests before being abandoned and falling into ruin.
Bank of Cyprus has set a reserve price of €2.360.000 for the 80 year old hotel. The auction will be held in Limassol on September 11. On sale will be the 80 room hotel and 26,520 square metres of land.
Named after Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard the Lionheart, the hotel was built in 1930 by the Kokkalos family.
Dubbed a crown jewel of Cyprus mountain tourism, it was at its most popular in the mid twentieth century but closed in 1984 as sun and sea tourism took a heavy toll on mountain resorts.
Since then it has remained empty, generating its share of myths as various attempts to revive it floundered.