Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos 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.

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

Paphos is a city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Inhabited since Neolithic times, it has several sites relating to the cult of goddess Aphrodite, whose mythical birthplace was at Old Paphos (Kouklia). New Paphos is the modern city that incorporates the harbor, and the ancient ruins of tombs, fortresses, theaters and villas at Paphos Archaeological Park.

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1. The Ivi Mare – Designed for Adults 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos

The Ivi Mare - Designed for Adults
The Ivi Mare – Designed for Adults

The beachfront The Ivi Mare – Designed for Adults offers free WiFi and rooms with air conditioning in Paphos City, and is located a 30-minute walk from Medieval Castle of Paphos. The property is non-smoking and some units are fitted with an outdoor hot tub.

At the hotel, all rooms and suites are equipped with a balcony and a private bathroom with a bath or shower, while several rooms include direct sea views. At The Ivi Mare – Designed for Adults each unit is equipped with a minibar, safety deposit box, wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. A Nespresso coffee machine, a kettle, bathrobes and slippers are provided.

Guests can enjoy different menus, such as the premium all-inclusive or the half board. Guests can also choose to dine at the hotel’s themed a la carte restaurants, Greek Restaurant “Meze bv Elliniko” and Asian Fusion Restaurant “Akakiko Easy Japanese Dining”. A bar and a pool bar offer beverages and refreshments throughout the day.

The Ivi Mare is a new luxury 5 star hotel, designed for adults, with modern contemporary design, that opened in May 2019. It is a beachfront hotel, 12km from Paphos airport and half an hour stroll from the Medieval Castle of Paphos. The Ivi Mare offers superior rooms and suites with outdoor jacuzzi. All superior rooms/suites are equipped with a balcony, private bathroom with bath/shower, while many rooms include front sea views.

Each room is equipped with a mini bar, safe free of charge, tea & coffee making facilities, Nespresso machine, bathrobes and slippers. The Ivi Mare operates on Bed & Breakfast, Half-Board and Premium All-Inclusive. Clients can also dine at the hotel’s two themed a la carte restaurants, Greek Restaurant ‘Meze by Elliniko’ and Asian Fusion Restaurant ‘Akakiko’. It also includes an indoor bar and a pool bar.

The hotel is immaculate- the outside swimming pool is 65 metres, with abundance of sun beds, we thoroughly enjoyed for the mind, body and soul the chilled refreshing Spa pool for cooling down and escaping the sun, and the sauna and steam room, and Beauty Therapists.

We didn’t utilise the gym, although the hotel had only recently opened with new equipment delivered during our stay.
The spacious rooms are well laid out, super comfy beds, wonderful shower, contemporarily decorated with an amazing sea view, which we paid extra for as an upgrade at the time of booking.
Short taxi ride from the airport (or bus ride).

Location is 1.5 miles from the centre of Paphos, which has a lovely Coastline pathway to Paphos and the Harbour approx 30-40 mins walk, the bus stop stops right outside the front of the hotel– for 1.5 euros one way (if you don’t fancy walking home you use catch the bus back), or 5 euros for 24 hours travel.
We enjoyed the Japanese and Greek Restaurants at the Louis Ivi Mare sling with the themed buffet restaurant food, and choices, half board plus included one beverage with your evening meal – wine, beer or soft drink.

The staff exceeded our expectations, very friendly and attentive and the Hotel Manager Christos and Thanasis ensured their team make this hotel a perfect holiday.

The entertainment is subtle which is what we enjoy and reasons for choosing the Hotel, Suite48 is a nearby trendy bar/restaurant a 10-15 minute walk away for an evening drink.

Nearby beaches and water park within walking distance or catch the bus to Paphos and then take a second bus to Coral Bay. We found Sandy beach – a lovely small quiet beach with great waves.

Firstly, the hotel is brand new and very close to the airport. The staff are all amazing, so friendly and helpful with queries and requests. The hotel is very clean and beautifully designed. Certainly would suggest booking ‘sea view’ as this is a great view of the pool and sea from the balcony whereas the other side is just a view of the road🤣. I wish that we had the budget to spend on a room with balcony hot tub but we decided to spend the cash on food instead.

The main feature of this wonderful hotel is clearly the enormous pool. For some reason it seemed to be constantly empty, i don’t recall there being more than 7 or 8 people in it at any one time. For me, this was perfect. Also, there was no hassle choosing a sunlounger by the pool to relax on, no matter what time of the day. The Jacuzzi part of the pool is also fantastic, and so relaxing. I definitely am coming back to Ivi Mare just for this feature.

We had the breakfast only package. Breakfast was perfect with everything that you would expect from a 5* hotel. For dinner we would take the (30 minute) stroll along the waterfront to the harbour where there are many restaurants to choose from. We did eat at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant (there are 3 to choose from) on one night there and found the food to be nearly perfect. The only downside is that the size of the sushi was too big😆

Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos
Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos

How much does a room costs at The Ivi Mare – Designed for Adults ?

Prices start 223$/night for Superior Room. The Deluxe Room with Sea View is  322$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, private entrance and air-conditioning.

Where to book online – The Ivi Mare – Designed for Adults  – Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos you can find the best hotels deals in Paphos during  Cyprus Rocks which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Paphos on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Casa Mespilea 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos

Casa Mespilea
Casa Mespilea

Featuring a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, Casa Mespilea is located in Paphos City, 1.7 km from Lighthouse Beach and 500 m from 28 Octovriou Square. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property is close to popular attractions like Attikon Theatre, Chani tou Ibrahim and Metropolis of Paphos.

At the guest house, all rooms have a wardrobe. At Casa Mespilea each room has a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the accommodation.

Popular points of interest near Casa Mespilea include Markideio Theatre, Tombs of the Kings and Kennedy Square.

This small yet perfectly-formed hotel has everything a traveller might want: welcoming owners and friendly staff, cosy and beautifully designed rooms – many with views of the Mediterranean – a gorgeous courtyard with mature orange trees, and fantastically varied food. Nowhere could be better sited or suited to discover Paphos and western Cyprus. In every way a hotel experience I shall never forget.

The property was built in 1898 in Paphos Old Town and the restaurant is situated in the courtyard, which provides a lovely setting. There is a good selection of starters, main courses and desserts and the portion size is very generous. All of the courses that we had were delicious and ranged from salads, kebabs and octopus. There is music on a Friday night. We thought that the staff and service were first class and the prices very reasonable for such a lovely setting.

A really beautiful, cosy, clean, newly renovated small place with mediterranean vibes. Really friendly owners and staff. You can relax and have a nice time just sitting in your beautiful home garden or on the cosy rooftop. In the evenings a restaurant with flavorus meals is opened (Mamma’s Bistro)  the outdoor lights are beautifully lit up and nice smooth music is playing. A really relaxing and beautiful quiet place to enjoy. Next to the many restaurants and the old town. A 30 min walk to the Lighthouse beach.

Great atmosphere with good food and nice music in the evening. Breakfast was fantastic and the bed is comfortable. The owners are very friendly and polite! The bus station is very very close to the accommodation.

Paphos old centre has been recently renovated. This hidden place with the lovely serene garden is a place not to be missed. Mrs Yioula – the owner’s wife cooks all meals. Amazing gourmet dishes; we had pork steaks with cheese and truffle; and queils and quince with crushed capers of Syros island.

The place also offers limited rooms which face the inner yard.

Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos
Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos

How much does a room costs at Casa Mespilea ?

Prices start 90$/night for Superior Room. The Deluxe Studio is  108$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, private entrance and air-conditioning.

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


3. Almyra 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Paphos Cyprus


Set in tropical gardens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Almyra Hotel is just a 5-minute walk away from Paphos Harbour. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, 4 freshwater pools and a spa.

Almyra’s air-conditioned rooms are spacious and come with either floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies or terraces overlooking the garden or the Mediterranean Sea. The rooms have satellite TV, a minibar and safe.

The hotel’s spa offers holistic treatments and massage, together with a sauna and gym.

The Almyra serves certified full buffet breakfast each morning. The hotel has 4 restaurants offering international cuisine and local Cypriot dishes.

Fronting a Mediterranean Sea boardwalk, this luxe hotel is 2 km from Paphos Castle.

Stylish rooms with marble bathrooms offer minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgraded rooms add designer furnishings, and terraces or balconies; some feature sea views. Suites have sitting areas; upgraded 1- to 2-bedroom suites include separate living rooms and espresso machines. There’s 24-hour room service.

Breakfast is free. There are 7 upscale restaurants, including an innovative Japanese eatery. Additional perks include a chic lounge and a poolside bar, as well as a high-end boutique, a spa, a gym, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Stylish and relaxing, fashionable yet unpretentious, Almyra is a chic cutting-edge luxury 5 star family seafront hotel that makes contemporary luxury accessible to all. Almyra sits in eight acres of landscaped gardens on the Mediterranean shoreline of Paphos, Cyprus.

Meaning ‘taste of the sea’, Almyra’s highlights include the Almyraspa – a sun-lit utopia of organic and marine-based therapies complemented by inspiring ocean vistas – and the waterfront Kyma (‘Wave’) Suites, showcasing harbour views from candle-lit rooftop terraces.

Almyra Hotel is in the best location in Paphos, walking distance to the picturesque harbour, restaurants, bars and shops and on the scenic Coastal path. It is an oasis of tranquility. The Almyra supports not only relaxation but organizes its own group run/jog which takes place every Thursday morning along the Coastal path finishing with water and fruit overlooking the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea.

It’s either your place for full relaxation – the hotel has everything from multiple pools, spa, gym, tennis, adult lounging area, multiple on-site restaurants (including all day pool-side snacks), or a great launching point to the many archaeological wonders or nearby beaches that Paphos and surrounding areas have to offer.

The Almyra Hotel is luxury sited at a spectacular waterfront location. The hotel encourages sport and I am fortunate enough to have joined their running group. The post run hospitality is excellent and the professional staff seem truly happy to see you.

The hotel is right by the sea. The service is excellent, staff are friendly and polite. The food at the Notios restaurant was amazing, Asian fusion with options for kids such as burgers. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The WiFi system is very high speed, free everywhere in all parts of the hotel. The design is minimalistic and relaxing. Definitely worth every penny.

Located on the seafront, just a ten-minute walk from Paphos Harbour [although there is really no need to leave the hotel], this modern, chic hotel has everything that you need for a perfect holiday.

The sea-view rooms are spacious and well-appointed with wonderful views, The hotel is spotlessly clean throughout and the restaurants are really first class, The swimming pools and grounds are well-maintained, but the highlight is the staff.

The Almyra team are really superb and seem genuinely pleased to see their guests returning after their absence due to coronavirus. They are friendly and efficient and make you feel very special.

Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos
Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos

How much does a room costs at Almyra Hotel Paphos ?

Prices start 290$/night for Double Room with Inland View. The Premium Sea View Room (Adults Only) is  465$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Located on the 1st and 2nd floors near the Almyra spa, these rooms have balconies overlooking Paphos harbour and the hotel’s gardens. The rooms are furnished with custom-designed oak furniture, king size beds (twin beds available on request) and walk-in shower with sea-views.
Please note that Aethon Rooms are for adults only (maximum occupancy 2 adults) and offer free Wi-Fi.

Where to book online – Almyra Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Paphos you can find the best hotels deals in Paphos during  Cyprus Rocks which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Paphos 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.