Nicosia Accommodation: A Healthy Bite To Eat in Every Direction from the Hotel!

Staying at Nicosia accommodation while attending a conference, seminar or expo in the capital? Finding somewhere to grab a decent bite to eat on the go is definitely not a problem! It’s not just during the tourist season that a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés are open.

If you’re staying at the boutique lifestyle hotel, Hypnos by bed N’ mix, for example, the busy business executive and academic will find a variety of eateries a minutes walk in every direction from the hotel.

On your way to one of the many nearby embassies, government buildings, corporate offices or university lecture halls? Even if there’s no time to sit at a table you’re sure to be tempted to pause and buy a local, homemade baked delicacy at the counter of the nearby bakeries of Chrysanthi, Zorbas or Noufaro.

Cuisine to satisfy most tastes

When it’s time for lunch or evening meal, there’s good quality restaurants nearby to Hypnos by bed N’ mix, offering cuisine to satisfy most tastes, including the recently opened Ivory with a brunch-style menu, the 5 star Rous Restaurant, Habibi (Mediterranean, Arabic, Lebanese) and the popular Achilleon (Greek) taverna, to name just a few.

There’s no doubt that some visitors love to explore a menu filled with authentic, local Mediterranean flavour. Traditional Cypriot dishes include souvlakia (grilled meat kebabs), shaftalia (grilled sausage), afella (pork marinated in coriander) with kolokasi (root vegetables). Every meal is sure to be accompanied by the traditional fried halloumi cheese, olives, pitta bread, etc.

Local healthy eating places

The Mediterranean diet and healthy eating is well known of course. Recently, studies have found that following a Mediterranean-type diet can help prevent chronic disease, such as stroke or heart attack. Traditionally eaten in Cyprus, Greece, Crete, southern France, and parts of Italy, the food prepared is sourced from fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, olive oil, grilled or steamed chicken and seafood. Salad vegetables are eaten at every meal, and are often prepared and dressed with lemon and olive oil.

These days, a number of local healthy eating places have sprung up to reflect the growing interest and demand, including near to the hotel, Express Yourself Healthy, the Aperitivo Jetset Lounge, and Olives and Burgers Healthy Café, a contemporary diner which also offers vegan as well as vegetarian options.

Atmospheric mix of cafes and craft shops

While most business trips run to a tight schedule, there may be time for the culturally curious to enjoy a bite to eat at Büyük Han or Great Inn, a 16th Century Ottoman inn/trading complex with an atmospheric mix of cafes and craft shops. Located around 35 mins north from the hotel, Büyük Han is the largest caravanserai (roadside inn) on Cyprus built by the Ottomans in 1572, and restored during the 1990s, with a central courtyard, oratory, and four two-storey wings.

 

Nearby to places to eat that satisfy every taste!
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Coco Mat Sleep System at Hypnos Hotel by bed N’mix may actually Save Your Life!

Life in the Cyprus capital quickly returns to normal after the festive break! The first of the new year’s business meetings, conferences and exhibitions once more sees the business executive striding back through the reception doors of Nicosia city centre hotels.

Many are often on a tight schedule, their diaries filled with back to back client meetings and events, which may only finish late in the early hours. Booking a room at Hypnos Hotel by bed N’mix where every bed is made with the unique Coco-Mat “sleep system” could actually save their life…

Negative effect on the next day’s performance

Missing out on a decent night’s sleep is often shrugged off as “no problem” with any show of low energy and flagging focus a sign of weakness. But casually saying you’ll simply catch up on any lost sleep the next night may not be the easy answer it’s often assumed to be. Recent research indicates that even losing just one night of sleep leads to an immediate increase in a build up of brain protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

We are all aware that interfering with the natural sleep pattern can have a temporary negative effect on the next day’s physical and mental performance. But how many people are aware that losing valuable sleep time is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity – by up to 50 per cent in adults. Sleep deprivation is linked to poor appetite regulation, leading to constant food craving and consuming more calories.

Protein waste build-up prevents communication

However, new studies show that sleep loss also leads to a build up of a protein waste product in the fluid between brain cells. Clumps of plaque are formed, which prevent communication between neurons, known as Alzheimer’s disease. PET scans found that sleep deprivation caused an increase in protein waste by up to 5 per cent in brain regions particularly prone to damage during the early stages of Alzheimer’s.

Getting a good night’s sleep does more than simply restore the mind and body for the rigours of the next day – it’s literally a life saver. That’s why the choice of bed, mattress and pillow can make all the difference in protecting your future health.

Each mattress differently filled

The Coco-Mat “sleep system” at Hypnos bed N’mix comprises a base mattress topped with three separate mattresses of different thicknesses, and each differently filled with horsehair from Mongolia, dried seaweed from Greece (to reduce humidity), and a thin goose-down top mattress from China doubling as a duvet. Coils of ‘natural’ rubber attached to a base of wooden slats replace the metal springs of a traditional mattress, which prevent exposure to magnetic fields that can also sometimes disturb sleep.

A natural and powerful sleep-inducing experience, the Coco-Mat “sleep system” at Hypnos bed N’mix not only ensures restorative energy levels for every hotel guest but could also help to protect from the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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Best Hotels in Nicosia Always Welcoming Guests, Even in January!

The high tourist season may be several months away but the best hotels in Nicosia are always busy welcoming guests, whatever the time of year. Not least in January! Nearly 82,000 visitors now arrive in Cyprus at the start of the year (CYSTAT), often enjoying mild Mediterranean weather of 11-15C, and sunny blue skies.

As the island capital, Nicosia is a lively visitor mix of late holidaymakers and cultural travellers, as well as business men and women attending the first of many conferences and trade exhibitions. One example is Cyprus Fintech Expo (16th Jan), a one-day event presenting latest financial technology software, and attracting leading industry experts in Fintech, Forex, ICT, banking, insurance, investments, pensions, asset management and ecommerce.

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Attractive rates offered by Nicosia accommodation

But it’s not only CEOs and business execs who are most likely to stay at luxury hotels in Nicosia. At this time of the year, visitors will be sure to take advantage of some of the attractive rates offered by Nicosia accommodation providers during the off-peak season when there is less competition for rooms.

Many holidaymakers are only able to take a winter break in January or February if they have worked through Christmas and New Year. It can be a much more relaxing time, with restaurants and bars considerably less crowded, which means no queueing for a table, better views and service.

Hundreds of hiking trails, traditional mountain villages

More energetic travellers might want to explore the many hundreds of hiking trails, traditional mountain villages and ancient archaeological sites, museums and churches across the island. You can even go skiing in the Troodos Mountains, around a 90 minute drive from Nicosia. The skiing season normally only runs from January to February when the slopes are covered in snow.

Nicosia itself is always a fascinating adventure for every kind of visitor, whether on vacation or business. It’s often referred to as the “last divided capital city of the world”, due to the Green Line which divides the Turkish north from the Republic of Cyprus in the south.

However, visitors can still cross from one side to the other easily via a major shopping thoroughfare, known as Ledra Street, the sixth “border” crossing. Formerly built upon an United Nations buffer zone barricade, which was removed in April 2008, Ledra Street is named after the ancient city-kingdom established in 1,050 BC, and located in the centre of the island where the capital city stands today.

 

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