Accommodation In Nicosia
The charm of Old Town
Nicosia is famed for being the world’s last divided city, with the Green Line separating the North from the South. In the south’s Old Town, there are hints of the Orient at every turn where palm trees and mosques line the labyrinth of streets. Charming laneways conceal an abundance of buzzing cafes, restaurants and taverns, and views from rooftops extend over the Venetian sandstone fortress walls.
Base yourself here to get a sense of the past in one of the area’s many guesthouses. With comfortable rooms and all the expected amenities, there are many affordable mid-range options, from quaint and rustic family-run establishments to well-known names like the Holiday Inn.
Spoilt for choice in the commercial hub
Beyond the boundaries of the old city is a jungle of soaring high-rises and historic attractions, as well as exclusive restaurants and high-energy nightclubs. Nicosia’s commercial district is an exciting area where you can get lost among archaeological treasures at the Cyprus Museum and the shopping along Leoforos Arhiepiskopou Makariou III.
Hotels mostly cater for business clientele, but the average visitor is sure to appreciate the modern facilities on offer. Cleopatra Hotel enjoys a peaceful location in the city, along with a pool, while the Hilton Cyprus is perhaps the city’s most revered property and is popular with travelling diplomats and those seeking 5-star luxuries.
Not your average hotel
If you’re one of those travellers who not only thrives on the destination itself, but your home away from home, then Nicosia has some great hotels that offer something a little different.
The Classic Hotel is a stylish pick with smoky glass panel windows, bespoke furnishings and a design theme that flows throughout, and Altius Boutique Hotel is a funky residence with a sun terrace and bar just steps from Prodromou Park. Those after a dose of yesteryear will love the country manor style of Averof Hotel-Nicosia.