In the few places in Cyprus where we found street signs, they were written either too small to be seen from an car or facing the wrong way. Finding our way to the hotel was more a matter of luck than skill, as attested to by other guests. The hotel is an interesting looking corner building with no street parking except at night, and only when you can find a space. The parking lot down the road about 1000 meters, behind a bus station, costs 5 Euros for the day (9-5). It is a tad far to load/unload the car.
The very open, expansive lobby has cushioned benches, and photos, paintings, and sayings lining the walls. The night manager on our arrival was very helpful and gave us a choice of rooms and locations. He upgraded our room to a larger and more comfortable one without increasing our rate. All the managers answered questions, gave directions and suggestions for meals, stores, etc. The hotel has a computer room with Internet access and printers for guest use, a reading room with very few books or magazines. They have a bar and restaurant, where they serve 3 meals a day.
Our large room had an entry way leading into the main room. Furnished with a firmly-cushioned couch, a narrow desk with flat screen TV above, 2 night stands, 2 twin beds attached at feet with firm mattresses, separate duvets with attached sheets, medium-size firm pillows, and bottom sheets that didn't fit, a small knee-high table, closet with 2 bottom drawers and hanging area with hangers, 2 shelves and a cupboard above with a fridge/minibar below. Adequate lighting was provided by 3 adjustable wall lights that from the night stands and the desk, a large lighted wall at the head of the bed, a light in the entry way, and the windows over the couch, which opened both vertically and horizontally, looking into a small courtyard below without any direct sun. There were 2 pairs of thick drapes that kept the morning light out. All electricity, except the fridge, was controlled by the room's entry key card. The spacious bathroom had a large (6 x 4 foot) walk-in shower with glass on one side and marble tile on the other, a shelf for one normal-sized shampoo bottle, and a hand-held head that could be set on the wall; temperature and water pressure were good. The square sink had counter space on one side and a narrow glass shelf over the toilet. The bathroom light switch was outside the door, and there was no fan. There was a mirror over the sink and an adjustable mirror on the side.
The buffet breakfast is “included” in the room price, altho on the bill, it is listed as 7.5 Euros. There was a huge selection, no limit on serving size or number, that would cover most people's idea of breakfast: beans, cooked tomatoes, eggs, bacon, toast, sweets, fruits of all kinds, cereals, crepes, yoghurt, juices, and different coffee/tea offerings.
Originally, we had booked a much smaller room that was not nearly as nice as what we got for 91euros. This is rather expensive, and having experienced the driving and parking issues in the city, we would probably stay outside the city at less expensive accommodations the next time. Overall tho, this hotel is very nice, has a terrific buffet breakfast and is within walking distance to the pedestrian zones and historical sites. It is an expensive hotel, however, so keep that in mind when budgeting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Something has changed within the walls of Nicosia City!The Classic hotel has now a brand new face! After a full renovation, the well known Nicosia hotel has now re-opened its doors and it is ready to satisfy even the most exquisite desires.Its modern exterior blends cordially with its historic surrounding environment, offering a new note of interest in the inner walls area of the capital.Its ideal location, just a few minutes distance from the archaeological museum, embassies, public services, the famous Ledra street and the City Hall, has made the Classic hotel very popular amongst the visitors of Nicosia.Our 57 hotel rooms have been specially transformed and are fully equipped to offer our guests a new, true comfort and pleasant experience.The newly renovated Classic hotel is now ready to welcome all guests and visitors for endless moments of pleasure.For a short tour, more information and reservations, please do not hesitate to contact us where our dedicated staff are ready to assist you at any moment.We appreciate your preference to our hotel and we assure you that we sincerely want to provide you with the quality service you deserve and expect from THE CLASSIC HOTEL.The Hotel Manager ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Classic Hotel Nicosia
- Nicosia Classic Hotel