From five-star resorts to traditionally styled boutique hotels, Cyprus has a wide variety of accommodation options. That’s not surprising, though, when you consider that it’s popular with holidaymakers drawn by its irresistible promise of year-round sunshine.
To really get the most out of this island, it is definitely recommended to rent a car. You can even drive from the westernmost point to the easternmost point in about 3.5 hours – ideal if you’re someone who likes to thoroughly explore the countries they visit. And believe us when we say that every corner of Cyprus is worth a visit.
Wherever you go – whether that’s the bustling coast of Limassol, the vibrant nightlife of Paphos, or the quieter yet stunningly scenic views from the Troodos Mountains – you’re not far from pristine beaches, beautiful scenery and Mediterranean cuisine and culture. So while the location of your hotel doesn’t matter that much, it’s still important to find accommodation that suits your taste, style and budget.
The best hotels in Cyprus for 2023 are:
Location: On the mountains in the village of Ilgaz/Fteriha, 15 minutes from Kyrenia
Did you know that Cyprus has the oldest manufactured wine in the world? Although the Mediterranean island is not the first place that comes to mind when we say wine, it can be a great place for wine tasting. Gillham Vineyard Hotel offers 31 luxury suites overlooking the vineyards and mountains of Kyrenia. This adults only hotel has many facilities including a wine spa, outdoor pool, fitness club and the Gillham Chef Restaurant. It is also possible to get vinotherapy, book a tour of a vineyard and do a wine tasting.
If you’re looking for an affordable and family-friendly resort, this place is a great option and value for money. In addition to full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and half board (breakfast and dinner) it has many facilities such as a private beach, restaurant, bar, spa, fitness center, three swimming pools, aqua park, swimming pool and a playground.
Nicosia is the last European divided capital in the world, but by staying in the charming old town you get to cross the green line from north to south or vice versa. My recommendation would be to stay in a boutique hotel to experience Cypriot hospitality, traditional architecture and a local breakfast which is often included. Boutique hotels in Nicosia are renovated traditional houses and in most cases have only six or seven rooms. Djumba Hotel and Valide Hanim Konak are both great boutique hotels that are also known for quality food.
The best for an authentic experience away from the tourist crowd: Revakli Ev Guest House
Located on the northern tip of Cyprus, Karpaz is known for its pristine beaches, friendly donkeys that roam freely in the village and the famous Apostolos Andreas Monastery. When visiting this authentic village, why not stay somewhere as authentic? Revakli Ev is a family business and guests often praise their homemade food and warm hospitality.
Location: Neo Chorio
Anassa’s 166 rooms and facilities combine island living with the ultimate luxury retreat. Located near the Baths of Aphrodite on the quieter west coast of Cyprus, this acclaimed hotel offers a tranquil atmosphere and luxurious experience. “The ultimate getaway from the Mediterranean” has an award-winning spa, treatment rooms, four restaurants inspired by Mediterranean culture, an indoor pool, sauna, steam rooms, saltwater exercise pools and a gym.
Best for a mix of traditional and contemporary: S Paul Hotel
Can’t choose between the city and the coast? And don’t you want to compromise on style and comfort? S Paul Hotel may be the best choice. This hotel is located in the center of the old town of Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus, very close to the beaches of Limassol. The two-storey building has 22 minimalist-style rooms and pays tribute to Sir Paul Pavlides, who was knighted in 1955. It also has a bar and two restaurants.
Location: Kalopanayiotis village
Fancy a romantic getaway in a picturesque mountain village? Imagine waking up to views of the Troodos Mountains, taking nature walks, enjoying the hotel’s spa and treatment rooms and sipping a glass of red wine with your Mediterranean dinner. Casale Panayiotis has 41 rooms and suites where all this (and more) is possible.
Best for access to the island’s most famous beach: NissiBlu Beach Resort
Location: Ayia Napa
Ayia Napa welcomes tourists from all over the world thanks to its beaches, nature and nightlife, while Nissi Beach is probably the most famous beach on the island. Just a few minutes away you will find NissiBlu Beach Resort, a luxurious five-star hotel with facilities such as a swimming pool, spa, restaurants and bars. They also have breakfast included and full board and half board options.
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