We, two couples, spent a week at the Hilton Cyprus just before Christmas 2012. We decided on Cyprus and Nicosia to get some warmth and sun, good food, and see interesting historic places. We decided on the Hilton because of it had reasonable winter prices and seemed a good "home base" for visiting Nicosia and the rest of the island.
Some of this worked out very well.
We stayed in Executive Rooms looking toward the pool and used the Executive Lounge daily. The rooms were nicely furnished and provided all the amenities expected from a upper level Hilton. The hotel grounds are well maintained and attractive. The outside pool, though open, wasn't used during our week since it was cool and rainy all week. The Hilton has wonderful and helpful staff. Maria, at the front desk, deserves a special mention for us because of her unceasingly friendly and helpful acts along with with problem solving skills.
We assumed there would be real tour buses available for us tourists to see the numerous sights around the island since we didn't want to drive. Unfortunately, at least during the winter months, that's not the case. We did use a service of a tour guide one day for an informative trip to Paphos and Limassol. Though the guide was good, the four of us were crammed into a Nissan for 8 hours. We decided to avoid that experience again. So, we spent some of each of the other six days in Nicosia. We took a taxi in daily and wandered around. Unfortunately, there's not a week's worth of things to see, eat and/or do in Nicosia on rainy December days.
The Hilton helped us through the problem. During our fairly frequent down times, we used their available services. We had massages, swam in the indoor pool, got hair styling and wandered through the small local shops. The interior seating in the lobby area provided a comfortable place for sitting and talking. Except for the one evening a large Russian crowd quickly drank all the booze and emptied the appetizers, the quiet Executive Lounge served as our "living room" with drinks and appetizers freely available before we went down to dinner.
My complaint with high end Hilton hotels (world-wide) is their consistent high charges for internet services, 15 Euro daily. Many European hotels are getting more computer friendly and charging little or nothing, but Hilton hasn't budged. Breakfast was included in our room price and it was very nice. There were plenty of options, though they couldn't make a decent hollandaise for eggs benedict, the plain scrambled eggs on the breakfast bar, were superb. An English breakfast was available at the bar along with a variety of breakfast items. I ate a lunch buffet one day but learned that, unlike the dinner buffet, you're charged much more if you get something from the cold and warm side of the buffet. There's a separate charge for dessert and it's per person. We ate the dinner buffet one night, but found ordering off the menu was a better experience. Dinner and breakfast service, like the other areas of the hotel was superb. There wasn't a server who wasn't friendly and efficient.
You can not beat the experience of the Hilton Cyprus in the Nicosia area. It was spotless and service was grand. We appreciated them immensely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Cyprus is the only 5 star hotel in Nicosia and counts over 45 years of experience. Location: Just 45km/30 minutes from Larnaca International Airport and only 15 minutes walking distance from the city centre, shopping and entertainment areas; conveniently located next to the business district. Accommodation & Room Types: There are 294 rooms available out of which 19 are suites and 76 Executive rooms. Hilton Guest Rooms: All Hilton guest rooms are non – smoking and feature a working desk, direct-dial telephone line, Internet and wireless connection, TV and Pay-TV, hairdryer, mini bar, electronic lock system, individually controlled air-conditioning, smoke detectors, sprinklers, private balcony,safe deposit boxes, bathrobe and slippers, magnifying mirror and tea & coffee making facilities. Executive Rooms: All Executive rooms, which are 20% larger than the Hilton guest rooms, are fully equipped and decorated to the highest standard, enabling you to unwind in comfort after a hard day, or to continue working effectively from your room. Guests staying in the Executive Wing can enjoy complimentary access to the Executive Lounge. The Executive Lounge allows you to lounge in an elegant environment where breakfast, hot drinks and cold refreshments, cocktails and canapés are served free of charge throughout the day. International newspapers and magazines and a comfortable satellite TV corner make the Lounge a real “home away from home”.Accessible rooms are also available. Services & Features: Guest facilities and services also include a Business Centre, shopping gallery with a hairdresser & barbershop, bookshop, bank, taxi and car rental services and free car park facilities. Free WiFi is available in all public spaces of the hotel.The hotel also offers various meeting rooms and facilities that can accommodate either a small meeting or a conference for up to 720 delegates. The Hiltonia Health Club features a fitness centre with outdoor and indoor swimming pool, 4 tennis courts, a squash court, and Spa area with steam bath, Jacuzzi, Sauna and beauty centre, which allows you to pamper yourself with a massage and spa treatments. Dining & Entertainment: The Fontana restaurant is available for all-day dining. Enjoy our Hilton Breakfast, in the morning, and for lunch or dinner choose from a wide variety of traditional or international buffet or the a la carte menu. If you are seeking a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, the Paddock Bar invites you, after a hard day’s work, to enjoy cocktails and drinks by ordering your favourites. The Lobby Lounge of the hotel allows you to lounge in a relaxing atmosphere and invites you to enjoy aromatic coffees and delicious dessert or even a light snack including Hilton Classic meals. Traditional afternoon tea is served daily on weekdays. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and tempting snacks at the seasonal Pergola Grill & Bar, situated next to the outdoor swimming pool. At night time Pergola transforms into a magnificent restaurant offering a tempting a la carte menu with a wide selection of grilled dishes, delicious steaks and the finest wines and spirits! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Cyprus Hotel Nicosia
- Hilton Hotel Cyprus
- Hilton Hotel Nicosia
- Hilton Nicosia
- Nicosia Hilton