Location is Key
Cleopatra hotel is a 4-star hotel situated in the most central location in the city centre and 6 minutes walk from the old part of the city. We are within walking distance of the main business, nightlife venues, cafes and shopping centres, government offices and at the same time, we are within equal proximity of museums, ancient churches, medieval buildings and galleries. Stay with us in our superb accommodations and enjoy great service in a relaxing environment.
Being at the center of the town you do not need a vehicle to move around, but if you have one we provide free underground or open area parking.
A hotel at the heart of everything
If you have a car please follow the directions below:
- After leaving the airport follow the signs for Nicosia. The journey will take approximately 45 minutes from Larnaca Airport and approximately 70 minutes from Paphos Airport.
- Upon entering Nicosia continue in a straight direction until you reach the set of traffic lights that Debenhams is situated on.
- At the traffic lights turn left
- At the second set of lights (Starbucks café is situated on the corner) turn right.
- Then take the first turning on the right , right on the traffic lights. You will see the hotel on your left hand side.
Alternatively taxis are available outside the Airport on a 24 hour basis. The cost is:
- From Larnaca Airport to Nicosia approximately EU €50.00 (day)/ EU €55.00 (night)
- From Paphos Airport to Nicosia approximately EU €110.00 (day)/ EU €120.00 (night)
Companies nearby (*within walking distance)
- Federal Bank
- Deloitte and Touché*
- Cyprus Airways*
- Societe Generale*
- Arab bank*
- J&P Paraskevaides*
- Arab Bank
- Amer Nielsen
- Electricity Authority
- US Embassy
- British High Commission
- Greek Embassy*
- Lebanese Embassy
- Swiss Embassy*
- Embassy of Cuba
- Embassy of Finland
- Embassy of Sweden*
- Reuter Ltd
August: 21° C (70° dF) min.-40° C (98° F) max.
February: 6° C (43° F) min- 16° C (61° F) max.
For more information call 90901488
- 1/1 New Year’s Day
- 6/1 Epiphany Day
- Green Monday
- 25/3 Greek National Day
- 1/4 Greek Cypriot National Day
- Good Friday (Greek Orthodox)
- Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday
- Easter Tuesday
- 1/5 Labour Day
- 15/8 Assumption
- 1/10 Cyprus Independence Day
- 28/10 Greek National Day
- 25/12 Christmas Day
- 26/12 Boxing Day
The currency used is Euro
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Information for Drivers
The speed limit is 30km/h in town, 60km/h out of town, and 100 km/h on motorways.
Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid international license, or their National driving license provided it is valid for the class of vehicle they wish to drive. Driving in Cyprus is on the left-hand side of the road.
Here is some information for a business traveler who does business in Cyprus (please note that these are indicative and not definite)
- Shake hands, smile , and maintain direct eye contact when you meet someone
- Wait to be invited before using someone’s first name
- Cypriots prefer face to face meetings rather than doing business by telephone or in writing
- It is imperative to show deference and respect to those in positions of authority
- Appointments are necessary and should be made in advance
- Meetings may be interrupted frequently so be patient
- Meetings often veer off the agenda
- Personal relations are the foundation of a successful business relationship
- Who you know can be more important than what you know
- Cypriots are skilled negotiators. Opening bids should leave a great deal of room for negotiation and concessions on both sides
- Business dress is similar to most European conventions
- If invited to a Cypriot’s house bring a consumable gift such as wine or pastries
- Dress casually but well when invited to someone’s house
- Table manners are continental- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating
- Do not begin eating until the hostess starts
- Expect to be offered second and even third helpings
To Do and See
We are in the centre of the main shopping area. Stasikratous street, which is next to the Hotel, houses most of the upmarket International fashion brands. Makarios Avenue, Departmen stores, Ledra street by Laiki Yeitonia all are within 1 minute walking distance from the Hotel. The Hotel’s nearby area has recently been upgraded with the newest restaurants, bars and cafes in the city.
Near the Famagusta Gate and built in 1463 by the greek origin Lusignan Queen Eleni Paleologina. Following the signs near the church you will find the Chrysaliniotissa Crafts Centre. Numerous taverns and bars are also to be found near this area.
Archiepiskopos Kyprianos Square
The square where monuments and buildings of historical and religious interest abound.
Laiki Yitonia (Folk Neighborhood)
Restored pedestrian area within the walled city, east of Eleftheria Square. Charming winding alleys with traditional houses and shops, restaurants, galleries, all lovingly restored as typical examples of Cypriot urban architecture of a bygone, more graceful age.
Points of Interest (attractions-all within walking distance)
- Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
- Cyprus Archeological Museum
- The museum of Liberation Struggle
- The Byzantine Art Museum
- The Old City Shopping Area
- Nicosia Municipal Art Museum
- Famagusta Gate-Municipal Culture
- House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios
- The Leventis Museum
- Cyprus Jewelers Museum
- Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum
The national language is Greek but most Cypriots are also fluent in English.
Plug and Voltage Info
Voltage – 240V
Plugs in use in this country are rectangular Blades. The hotel can provide adaptors.