The best hotels in Cyprus
The beautiful island nation enjoys warm Mediterranean summers and mild winters, making it the perfect year-round destination for Brits – and here are some of the best hotels in Cyprus to visit.
BEST HOTELS IN CYPRUS
While the best hotels in Greece and the Greek islands have their own appeal, holidays in Cyprus are for everyone and can mean more affordable prices than the popular islands of Greece.
For such a small island, Cyprus has a monumental history that spans tens of thousands of years. It is one of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean, with museums and cultural sites to match. The island sits between Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, and cultures that have left their mark include the Greeks, Venetians, Ottomans, and British.
Many tourists come for the sun and there is no shortage of luxury hotels, such as Amara, which has an impressive dining offering including outposts from Nobu Matsuhisa and Giorgio Locatelli.
Or head to a vineyard in the north of the island and enjoy the exit from the Gillham Vineyard Hotel. And visitors can get a taste of local life in a mountain village on the island with a stay at Casale Panayiotis.
Families will love Almyra, which has plenty to keep the kids happy, including a kids’ club — there’s also a great spa just for adults.
Whether you want to lay back on a sun lounger or explore the wine routes, ports and museums, you’ll love our selection of the best hotels in Cyprus.
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Casale Panayiotis, Kalopanayiotis
Far from the resorts along the coast, Casale Panayiotis is a traditional hotel in a mountain village called Kalopanayiotis. The rooms and suites are distributed in traditional houses of the village, with their original character preserved.
Visitors will be able to see a more local side to the island, especially when it comes to food and drink – much of the produce comes from the hotel’s own orchards or from nearby vendors. Spend your days exploring the trails or taking in the healing waters of the spa, which makes the most of the village’s sulfur springs.
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Steps from the shore, this adult-only, all-suite hotel has two freshwater pools, as well as its own beach. Active guests can also take advantage of its tennis courts and gym. Each suite has a balcony and some have their own pool on the terrace.
The quiet location is conveniently close to the airport and you will also be close to Paphos nightlife and shopping. The spa includes a hair salon. If you need fabulous transportation, the staff can help arrange helicopter, private jet, and yacht charters.
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On the secluded southern shore of Pissouri Bay, this palm-tree resort features classic Cypriot architecture, multiple bars and restaurants, and a spa with an indoor-outdoor pool. The pool bar has stools submerged in the water so you can stay cool while sipping your drinks.
At the Cap Aspro restaurant, you can order seafood platters to enjoy while admiring the bay; and at Bacchus, the menu is a mix of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, to be enjoyed in an elegant, high-ceilinged setting or on a table by the water.
This Limassol hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Cyprus. The star of the show is the food: the resort has restaurants by Nobu Matsuhisa and Giorgio Locatelli. Each room showcases the skyline, and there are multiple-bedroom options with terraces and private plunge pools.
Other views of the Mediterranean await you from the restaurant terraces or through the huge useful windows. At the spa, guests can sign up for treatments or a spa circuit tour, and there’s a salon on-site to help transform beach hair in time for dinner.
On a hilltop in Paphos, Anassa has its own hidden coastline, a great spa and daycare that will keep kids and parents happy. Here you can dine in a romantic alcove or on the Basiliko’s sunken terrace, and enjoy sea views, fine dining and live classical music at Helios.
There is also a traditional tavern in the park, which serves mezes directly to your poolside lounge chair. And at the Thalassa Spa, the marble columns will have you feeling like Greek gods and goddesses before your treatments have even begun.
Athena Beach Hotel, Paphos
A sister property and just along the beach to the Asimina Suites Hotel, the Athena Beach Hotel has an expansive spa with two couples treatment rooms, a gym, thalassotherapy rituals and two saunas, plus bowling greens for coastal games of leisurely sport every month of the year, thanks to the island’s mild winters.
Families will appreciate the expansive grounds that lead directly to the shore, the kids’ club, and the on-site water park. There are five restaurants to choose from every night and there is also a beach bar for snacks and light meals.
Gillham Vineyard Hotel, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus
Set on a hill covered in pine trees and vineyards in the north of the island, this hotel is aimed at wine lovers – guests can sign up for vineyard tours and tastings, before dinners of Cypriot cuisine with a amorous view overlooking the revered grapes. There’s a peaceful pool in the grounds and another inside the spa, which unsurprisingly specializes in wine therapy.
The rooms also pay homage to wine with their names – the Rosé Suites have a terrace facing the vineyard and it should come as no surprise to learn that the Sparkling Suite is the Presidential offering, with a hot tub on the terrace and a another in the bathroom.
An old favorite of the Cypriot hotel scene, Annabelle has been welcoming guests for decades and was rejuvenated by a multimillion-euro facelift a few years ago. Places where guests can hide include the top-floor sea-facing spa, pool bars, and acres of tropical gardens.
You will also be within walking distance of the old town of Paphos, with its seafood taverns and famous mosaics. Or stay in the waterfront sanctuary for cocktails at Ouranos, candlelit meals at Asteras and Italian plates to share at Mediterraneo.
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Coral Beach – on a 300 meter stretch of sandy shoreline near the UNESCO-protected Akamas Peninsula and close to the center of Paphos – has its own harbour. Traditional decor touches include crisp white walls, rattan ceilings, and wooden floors.
The resort’s restaurants include a fish tavern by the port, a pool bar serving Italian dishes, Asian and French restaurants, and an international option with a pasta and pizza station. The spa uses Elemis, Babor and Guinot products, or you can relax on one of the four 18-hole golf courses easily accessible from the hotel.
Almyra, on the Paphos promenade, is a family-friendly hotel with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, from windsurfing to waterskiing, and no less than five swimming pools. The spa, meanwhile, is strictly adults-only — grown-ups will love the rooftop fitness classes, sun terraces, and sea-view treatment rooms (even the gym’s treadmills overlook the ocean). ‘water).
Concierge-organized days include tours of wineries, olive oil producers, and hikes to the very spot where Aphrodite met Adonis.
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