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“Spot on ! ..... would happily stay agian :- )”
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Sky Hotel
Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Nicosia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Spot on ! ..... would happily stay agian :- )”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

This hotel is in Lonely Planet Cyprus edition and we had not intended to stay over in Nicosia. Our visit was to do the touristy bits of the city and then return to our holiday apartment back in Peyia Village. My husband Terry and I felt so excited and spontaneous that we just popped in and discovered they had availability, we saw the room first and it was large with two double beds, a sofa, chairs and plenty of storage space for a longer stay, it was an easy decision.
We slept well; staff were exceptionally helpful and cheery.
Breakfast was basic but okay.
Locality is spot on and the vibe from the city is not imposing on those wishing to rest and sleep, while being in the heart of the city.
We travelled on intercity bus service from Paphos for 5 Euro and the station was less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
The Green line is also about 10 min's walk along Ledra Street (2 min’s), where North Cyprus is occupied by the Turkish; don't forget to go to the observatory top of Debenhams, Ledra Street..... So worth it paying 2 euros per person on a clear day.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

It is what it is I suppose. A 'budget' hotel in the centre of Nicosia. Just for comparison, for the same price I stayed at a middle-level hotel in Paphos (Pafos).
Location is the best point about this hotel. 10 minutes walk from the bus station. Minimarket nearby.
The second good point was the internet.
The lady who was at the receptionist desk during the day was quite friendly.
As far as the room goes... lighting was a bit poor, the AC in my room did not work, tiles were old, the bathroom gave out a strange smell after i flushed the toilet.
Unfortunately, there are not many options for cheap accommodation in (the centre) of Nicosia.
If you have to stay in Nicosia, you can either pay 30 euro more per night for a better hotel in the centre of the town or stay somewhere outside the walled city.
If you don't have to stay in Nicosia, I'd recommend you stay in Larnaca and make a day trip to Nicosia. The walled city of Nicosia (both north and south) can be seen in 1-2 days depending on how much time you take to take photo's, walk and sit in a cafe.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Sky Hotel is a remarkable bargain for the budget traveler. It's modest in its comfortable. The location could not be better. It's right in the center of the pedestrian tourist area. The bus station, the major historic sites and the border to North Nicosia are all within walking distance. It's the perfect choice if you are looking for a good budget hotel, especially if you are traveling without a car. My single room had air conditioning, free wifi, a TV, a mini fridge and a small but adequate bathroom with shower. These extras made it even more of a bargain. I found a supermarket nearby and could eat in my room. The breakfast is extra but has lots of choices. Three nights cost me 129 euro. I was looking for a budget hotel that had the amenities I wanted and was in the right location and Sky Hotel was perfect. The staff was helpful and friendly. I could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Miami Beach, Florida
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138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2011

Location is good, in the old town. But warning about driving and parking your own car--it sucks so if you have a car maybe it's better to stay in the new town in a hotel with a parking lot if you can! The public parking in the old town has time limits and we did see the police writing tickets so it's worth thinking about.

Can't compare Sky to other hotels bc this was my first time in Nicosia. There are very few hotels in the city. So few that I don't even recall seeing more than one or two others. Unfortunately this might just be one of the best bets.

Our double room had a sizable balcony, working WiFi connection, and small but good LCD TV. The TVs are, as another reviewer noted, for porn use. Hardcore day and night. A casual surf through the channels and you can't avoid being face to face with a stranger's genitalia. Not sexy at all.

Overall the hotel is dumpy dark and dingy. At €60/night without breakfast not exactly a bargain. Service and vibe weird. They do not seem to be in the business of tourism. They have no maps. On the surface they are decently friendly but if you have any question they just shrug shoulders, like "I dunno," without even making an effort to help. For instance, we asked where to park our car and they say "I dunno? I parking lot?" Ask again, "Which one is good for overnight?" Answer: Shrug shoulders.

To end on a positive note, crossing the border into the Turkish occupied zone is a wonderful experience and should not be missed--the architecture is wonderful and it is interesting to see how life goes on as normal in spite of the conflict. Also, there is a great bar/resto around the corner from the hotel called Plato's. Nicosia is a neat place to visit.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2010

If you are looking for the quality of a Hilton or Hyatt, don't stay here. However, if you are looking for top value in an excellent location, you will be pleased.
The rooms are small, but clean and serviceable. The location is about 100 metres east of Ledra Street in the centre of the old city.
The included breakfast is not 5 star but had enough to eat if you are not too fussy. If they included some fruit and yogurt they would keep nearly everybody happy.
I am not a backpacker or budget traveler and have stayed in luxury hotels around the world, but I would have no hesitation returning to the Sky Hotel. Functional, clean and an excellent location.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Manchester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2009

Re innovated with new beds, carpets, LCD screens in bedrooms and an excellent Libanese restaurant at the ground floor.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2009

Clean rooms, needed to ask for heating, the manager would not budge on the high price for a room for the night (60euro in the off season with no breakfast). This is because the Sky Hotel is in a part of town where people rent rooms by the hour, if you know what I mean. One of the TV channels was 24hour porn, confirming our suspicions.
Pleasant enough if you find no alternatives.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sky Hotel
Address: 7 Solonos Street | Old town center, Nicosia, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Nicosia District > Nicosia
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Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Nicosia
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sky Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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