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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia Cyprus (2023 Updated)

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Cyprus may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Cyprus, and civil unions which grant several of the rights and benefits of marriage have been legal since December 2015.

Traditionally, the socially conservative Greek Orthodox Church has had significant influence over public opinion and politics regarding LGBT rights. However, ever since Cyprus sought membership in the European Union, it had to change its human rights legislation, including its laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Attitudes towards members of the LGBT community are evolving and becoming increasingly more accepting and tolerant.

Nicosia has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Bastione Bar is the most famous gay bar in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Nicosia, also known as Lefkosia, is the divided capital city of Cyprus. South of the border, on the Greek side, the Cyprus Museum has archaeological finds from the Neolithic to Byzantine periods, including the Aphrodite of Soloi statue. Nearby, the old city’s 16th-century Venetian walls include the Famagusta, Kyrenia and Paphos gates. Inside the walls, a marble mausoleum sits next to 19th-century Faneromeni Church.

 Top attractions to visit in Nicosia

Best Day Trips in Nicosia

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1. Hypnos by bed N’ mix 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia

Hypnos by bed N' mix
Hypnos by bed N’ mix

Hypnos by bed N’ mix is situated in Nicosia, 500 m from Embassy of Italy – Nicosia. The property is set 600 m from Russian Federation Embassy – Nicosia. The accommodation features free WiFi.

Offering a work desk and floor-to-ceiling window, the air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony and feature a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a flat-screen TV. The bed is equipped with a Coco-Mat sleep system.

A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel.

With 2 blocks of eateries, this streamlined hotel off the B18 road is 2 km from local archeological artifacts at the Cyprus Museum, and 8 km from shopping and dining at the 16th-century Büyük Han. It’s 27 km from mainland ferry service at the Girne terminal.

The warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Internet-connected phones. They also come with balconies, mini fridges and safes. Upgraded rooms add elements such as sitting and dining areas.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in an airy rooftop dining room.

Hypnos In Greek mythology, Hypnos (/ˈhɪpnɒs/; Greek: Υπνος, “sleep”) is the personification of sleep! ” Our Hypnos is a place of peace and comfort that always welcomes you with open arms. The sensation of peace in a cozy room makes you feel like home!

There is a very nice atmosphere in the hotel. The reception stuff is friendly and helpful.

The rooms a big enough modern and very clean and the bed is very comfortable. The breakfast card is small but you can find all you like. The toast with the eggs and haloumi are very delicious and to recommend.

This is a lovely, well looked after hotel with a modern interior. It is slightly out of the way from other things, but nothing hiring a car or being prepared to pay for a taxi wouldn’t change, and its only a short walk to some shops for snacks, drinks and food if needed. Staff were amazing, and helpful if we had any questions during our stay.

The room was refreshed daily, not only with toiletries but also a litre bottle of water which was great as meant we didn’t have to buy as much water as normal when we’re abroad so saved us money and trips to the shops. The hotel was peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast came with lots of continental choice, although it was the same on offer everyday there was enough there not to have to have the same everyday, they even had a waffle maker and made omelettes and poached eggs to your request.

Large bed, turned out to be two singles pushed together but you wouldn’t know, extremely comfortable. Air conditioning available in the room, good sized wardrobe, desk, two chairs, cupboards, fridge, proper hairdryer not one of those tiny ones or ones that are like a hand dryer, iron and board and a safe everything you could possibly need during your stay.

I stayed for 10 days mostly with my boyfriend but a couple of times he had to work so I stayed alone which was no issue in this hotel. It also had a good sized balcony with seating area. Couldn’t fault the hotel, I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone else travelling to Nicosia.

Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia
Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia

How much does a room costs at Hypnos by bed N’ mix ?

Prices start 133$/night for Standard Double Room with Balcony. The Superior Deluxe Double Room is  171$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering a work desk and floor-to-ceiling window, this air-conditioned room opens to a balcony and features a private bathroom fitted with a shower and a flat-screen TV. The room is equipped with a Coco-Mat sleep system.

Where to book online – Hypnos by bed N’ mix  – Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia you can find the best hotels deals in Nicosia during  Cyprus Rocks which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nicosia on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hotel Hilton Nicosia  5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia

Hilton Nicosia
Hilton Nicosia

Conveniently located in the center of Nicosia City, Hilton Nicosia provides the kind of service, comfort and amenities the Hilton brand guarantees worldwide. Free private parking is possible on site and free WiFi is available throughout.

Offering a private balcony with pool or city views, all stylishly, contemporary and elegantly decorated rooms and suites come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, Hilton Serenity beds, cozy armchair with ottoman and blackout curtains. They also have a luxurious bathroom with double vanities and a walk-in shower.

An array of dining options is available on site. Olympia Restaurant serves local and international cuisine in a-la-carte style, the Akakiko Restaurant offers easy Japanese dining, while To Elliniko offers traditional Greek gourmet dining straight from Thessaloniki. Amalfi Bar and Sorrento Pool Bar are also available for drinks.

Hotel details

This bright, upscale hotel is 3 km from the Cyprus Museum, 6 km from Famagusta Gate and 7 km from the city centre.

Modern rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks; some have balconies. Suites add separate living and dining areas. Upgraded rooms include access to a club lounge offering free breakfast and beverages. Room service is available.

Parking is free. There are 3 stylish restaurants, including a Japanese option, as well as 3 bars and indoor/outdoor pools. Other amenities include a tennis court, a fitness centre and a spa.

Hilton Nicosia is ideally situated in the heart of Nicosia, in one of the most prestigious residential areas, which provides an easy access to everything the city has to offer. This stunning hotel in Nicosia is the pinnacle of style, combining impeccable facilities with world class hospitality and service that the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is known for. Guests here may enjoy bright and airy rooms, designed with convenience in mind, providing a place to unwind or start a new day.

All rooms and suites are brilliantly appointed with high quality furnishings and contemporary amenities subtly blending comfort with elegance. Some of the rooms have a private balcony while most of them have fantastic pool or garden views.

This hotel sets an excellent example for the Hilton brand. It’s noticeable that the property has recently been upgraded and to a high standard, this includes the impressive lobby through to the well designed bathrooms and bedrooms which have comfortable beds.

The facilities provided are what you would expect from a luxury hotel, the restaurant choice is superb having eaten at both the Japanese and Greek options, the hotel also serves an excellent breakfast buffet. The beautiful pool area is well maintained and provides ample space to enjoy and relax. The gym is by far the best of any hotel I have visited, They also have a designated free parking area for registered guests.

The breakfast is extensive with all dietary needs and preferences well catered for with a wide fresh fruit selection. The little extras were always noticeable such as the quince and chutneys with the cheese selections and a variety of specialty breads and pastries including olive bread and halloumi pies available.

This is now the only Hilton in Cyprus as the other has been taken over. I was upgraded to a king executive plus room which was spacious and modern. The executive lounge literally opened the night if my stay- a little way to go with what is offered but it was the first night after all. The new lounge itself is modern. Nd stylish. Breakfast was excellent. I recommend this hotel for both business and leisure.

he hotel is located a little outside of the city centre and about a forty minute drive from the Larnaca airport, LCA, and about an hour and a half from Paphos airport. The hotel has been a little dated but has undergone a major refurbishment and transformation from a 4 star to a 5 star hotel. There is plenty of parking around the hotel and it is easy to get to.

The lobby is spacious and well planned, and you have a business centre and restaurants and bar at lobby level. There is both Greek and an Asian cuisines available at the hotel. The bar also have an executive lounge section with food and drinks on demand which is excellent. During the summer there is a outside pool and a pool bar and restaurant, and off season the is a indoor pool and a jacuzzi in the Spa as well as a sauna and a steam room.

The Spa has a full range of treatments and a beauty salon. The gym is large and extensive with machines and equipment for most variations. The rooms are big and well planned as are the bathrooms, and some rooms have nice balconies which turns into a nice sundeck.

Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia
Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia

How much does a room costs at Hilton Nicosia ?

Prices start 271$/night for King Guest Room. The Executive King Room is  358$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room features a king-sized bed, deluxe amenities, complimentary internet access and 49″ HDTV, black-out curtains facility, a spacious bathroom, a walk-in closet and a separate living room. All rooms feature a balcony with outstanding city or pool views.

Guests may take advantage of exclusive access to the Executive Lounge’s complimentary breakfast, snacks and beverages. Other benefits include access to the Sana Hiltonia Health and Fitness Spa with complimentary use of the indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, hamam, sauna and gym. Special touches include fluffy bathrobes and slippers, mineral water, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Where to book online – Hilton Nicosia  – Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia you can find the best hotels deals in Nicosia during  Cyprus Rocks which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nicosia on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. MAP Boutique Hotel 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Nicosia

MAP Boutique Hotel
MAP Boutique Hotel

Located in Nicosia and with The Byzantine Museum reachable within 700 metres, MAP Boutique Hotel provides express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a fitness centre. Featuring a terrace, this property is set a short distance from Liberty Monument, Ministry of Finance – Nicosia and Cyprus Museum. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and ticket service for guests.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the hotel, every room comes with a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Guests at MAP Boutique Hotel can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast.

Your room overlooks Nicosia’s medieval Venetian bastions. A 10-minute walk in the opposite direction places you in the heart of the business district and the city’s best restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Explore the whole city on foot and then come back to MAP to enjoy the view. Spending a night away from home shouldn’t be part of your trip. It should be the highlight of your trip. Lighting. Bed. Artwork. View. Everything should be just right.

This is our design philosophy. Wonderful on Instagram, better experienced live. But room choice is never easy—especially when any room you choose is a complete design experience overlooking the 16th-century Venetian walls of Old Nicosia with lighting by Marset, furniture by Viccarbe, mattresses by Coco-Mat and body care by Elemis.

Excellent location, smart( easy -high tech )hotel.Very pleasant and friendly staff.

You should definitely have dinner at Scale restaurant and surely have a massage on their spa!

Map Hotel, is a smart hotel, they have their own app so you can download it and put your ac from before, turn on the lights, close the curtains etc.

The staff is so GREAT! The gym is the best i ve seen in hotels in Cyprus! It is located in the heart of the city!

The rooms are so beautiful and nicely designed, they are like a doll’s house!

Last but not least, the breakfast is absolutely great! You can order from the menu your fresh scrabble eggs or your fresh cooked omelette!

Clever, great minimal design. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Obliging staff. Excellent professional facilities. Great location close to city centre Parking nearby. Maybe the best place we stayed in Nicosia. Highly recommended.

A brand new Hotel that integrates the latest technology with a very welcoming and knowledgeable staff is all you need as a traveler. Situated 5 minutes from the old town whilst having a parking close-by is a great combination for both a busy day or a city break. I would definitely go back.

Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia
Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia

How much does a room costs at MAP Boutique Hotel ?

Prices start 206$/night for Essential room (Superior room). The MAP Suite (Suite)
 is  282$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

-A private bathroom and an additional wc -App-controlled air conditioning, heating and lighting -Flat-screen TV with satellite channels -Floor-to-ceiling windows -Extra Living Room -Nespresso coffee machine

Where to book online – MAP Boutique Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Nicosia you can find the best hotels deals in Nicosia during  Cyprus Rocks which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nicosia on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.