How to Escape the Cyprus Summer Crowds

If you are not a fan of the crowds when you are travelling, you have to avoid the tourist hotspots first. If you find yourself in Cyprus during the summer, you might have some trouble figuring out how you can stay away from the spots that everyone is frequenting. The island will welcome many visitors during the summer. This is also when university students will be on break. It might be a little difficult to escape the crowds. However, here are some spots off the track that we can recommend for those who want a quiet holiday away from the masses:

 

Nicosia

People will be abandoning the city for a summer getaway to the beach or the mountains, so Nicosia is actually a great place to stay! The second week of August is almost completely empty since most establishments will be closed for the holidays. Some people haven’t caught on to this trick of staying inland, and a few shops will stay open so you will have something to do. Make sure you double check their hours, as they will change for the holidays.

 

Pelendri Village

Escaping to remote villages will get you away from the crowds and also give you a little peek into Cyprus’ rural life. This village is known for its traditional Cypriot lifestyle and chiller atmosphere with cooler evenings. If you are hoping to village-hop, avoid Troodos, Kakopetria, and Platres because they are popular tourist destinations. Pelendri is a tiny, quiet village with very few residents and lots to see. Their great traditional stone houses and traditional wines are very accommodating. There are also plenty of nature trails or taverns to venture into. Eat some delicious Cypriot meze with organic, farm-grown ingredients from right there in that village.

 

Avdimou Beach

The coastline is going to be busy, and we all know it. Paphos town, Protaras, Ayia Napa, Larnaca, and Limassol will be way too crowded for us who are looking for solitude.  However, this does not mean that it’s impossible to find a beach on the island at all. There’s a village called Avdimou that sits at the halfway point between Limassol and Paphos that offers blue waters and beautiful rocky cliffs to admire. Avdimou beach is less well-known but is a great summer if you are looking for a quiet beach. It also boasts that laid-back Cypriot village life by a coastline that stretches out over a kilometer long and has some restaurants and taverns to explore and indulge in local produce.

 

Pissouri

Close by to our previous destination is the beautiful coastal city of Pissouri. It can get a little busy over summer. However, it is not overwhelming like other beaches on the island. This fun location has beautiful bodies of water with fun water sports and nudist beaches. There are luxurious hotels, quaint little traditional accommodations, and anything that might fit your lifestyle or tastes. You can’t miss out on their great grapes and wine.

 

Pomos

You would want to drive north from Polis Chrysochou just along the coast until you reach the secluded Pomos if you want beautiful scenery, untouched beaches, and unspoiled landscapes. Just the journey there will bring you coastal beauty and breathtaking sights. Many will flock to Pomos, but the beaches will remain relatively empty for your enjoyment.  You will have the choice between Kanalli beach, Tpoulorotsos beach, and Paradise beach. If you are looking for a quirky vibe, Paradise beach has a great little beach bar called Paradise Place that offers reggae and jazz festivals every year in August. You might also want to check out the harbor for its fresh fish taverns and the Museum of Natural History. There are many activities for different lifestyles and tastes, so you will remain entertained!

 

Kato Pyrgos

If you are looking for a truly remote place in Cyprus, the pebbly Kato Pyrgos is the place to be. This coastline is a little complicated to get to, so you would want to go through Pomos or Paphos. The winding road to get there is what puts off some crowds from visiting. This is why you would want to go if you are looking for somewhere away from crowds.

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Wine Bars in Nicosia That You Should Visit

One of the things that Cypriots do best is drink wine. After all, they believe it to be a remedy of sorrow and something that brings happiness. Cyprus is a paradise for wine lovers. The country is home to several villages that mainly produce wine. Every year, a massive wine festival is held in Limassol, the country’s wine capital. Despite all this, Nicosia is another city that has a range of interesting wine bars. Here are some of the wine bars that you should pay a visit to the next time you are in Nicosia:

 

Vino Cultura Wine Bar

This is a great place for both wine experts and newbies to go to. Not only do they offer you wine tasting opportunities, they will also educate you about wines that you may not have heard of before. You will be provided with a selection of almost thirty wines by the glass that are stored in the temperature-controlled cellars. Do not be afraid to ask the servers for advice should you be new to the wine industry.  All of the waiters here are well-trained and able to walk you through the menu. To maximize your experience, order some tapas that are specially prepared to be paired with the wine. Vino Cultura also holds wine seminars periodically. If you wish to attend, keep an eye out for an announcement on their social media pages.

 

Barrique Wine and Deli

If you want to taste wine in an environment that isn’t too stuffy and pretentious, Barrique Wine and Deli is the place for you. During the day, it operates as a typical deli. When the night comes, it turns into a wine bar with a list of affordable wine ranging from 3 to 7 euros per glass. They offer a wine and cheese platter, but you can also order a full meal to eat if you’re more than peckish.

 

Il Bacaro

When you look into Il Bacaro from the outside, you would never think that this corner bistro would sell wines. However, don’t forget – this is Nicosia we’re talking about. Wines are sold everywhere, including at this small bistro. The venue is decorated with low lighting to create a warm, romantic atmosphere. Il Bacaro is a perfect place for friends and family to get together and enjoy a few drinks. It is situated in a residential area and is immensely popular among the locals. This wine bar also offers authentic Italian food to complete your casual night out.

 

The Winery Wine Bar and Cellar

Although the place is small, don’t let the size fool you because the prices on their menu are not considered cheap. You will be given a long wine list full of options freshly produced just behind the bar. The equipment and winemaking process are on display, and you will get an entirely new experience of wine tasting. There is also an extensive collection of local and foreign wines for you to choose from. Their house wine is available by the glass. If you fall in love with it, it will soon be available by the bottle later this year. Like any other restaurant, the winery offers a variety of tapas, assorted platters, and main dishes. What makes this place stand out from other wine bars is not its food, however, but the astonishing architect inside the winery. While you are waiting for your food and wine, you will find yourself in a unique atmosphere where you can enjoy stone walls, glass doors, and perfect lighting around the bar.

 

Silver Star Wine Bar

If you want to experience a natural, low-intervention wine with no additives, Silver Star can provide you just that. Although they only have wines on the menu, you can order cheese and charcuterie platters from Kantina, the deli next door, to pair with your glass. Keep in mind that the venue has mostly outdoor seating so be sure that you dress appropriately according to the weather.

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The Best Places to Have Breakfast and Brunch in Nicosia

Cyprus is known to be one of the food capitals of the world, as it’s situated in one of the most resource-rich locations in all of Europe. The combination of fertile soil, frequent rainfall, and a sea teeming with fish and other creatures make Cyprus the perfect location for foodies everywhere. Of all the locations in Cyprus, Nicosia is definitely the best place to go on a food hunt, as this historic city is home to many local shops that have been open for decades.

If you’re looking to start every morning of your trip on the right note, you need a good breakfast to keep you fueled throughout the day. With that said, here are the best breakfast and brunch spots in Nicosia:

 

The Market Company

The Market Company is a small cafe and bar located near the centre of Nicosia. It’s a favourite joint among both locals and tourists, so we recommend that you book a table ahead of time to make sure that you don’t have to wait around for a seat. The place is decorated with a vintage style that’s perfect for hanging out with your family and friends before getting started on a day full of adventure. Their halloumi wraps are to die for, so we suggest that you try the dish out!

 

Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir

As you may be able to guess from the name, this restaurant serves French-inspired Cypriot dishes. The decor in the restaurant takes heavy inspiration from classic French diners, so you will feel as if you’re walking into a cafe in Paris during the 1950s. You can get a classic French breakfast here – buttered croissants, quiche, croquette, and even escargot snails! You can also get a traditional continental breakfast consisting of things like coffee, eggs, bacon, and sausages. No matter what type of French cuisine you’re looking for, this place has it all!

 

Kosta’s Corner

If you’re looking for a shop that specialises in brunch and lunch, Kosta’s Corner is your best bet. This place serves some of the best teas in the city, as they have a massive selection of tea and other hot beverages. The cafe also serves some traditional European dishes such as pasta, frittatas, and Greek salad. If you’re looking for a taste of continental European food, Kosta’s Corner will have it prepared for you just the way you like it!

 

State

If you’re looking for an American dining experience, State is the restaurant where you can experience that and more. The high ceiling, tall seats, and counter in the middle of the place will make you feel like you’re in a diner in the US. Additionally, the light music in the background will provide the perfect mood for the wonderful meal you can expect here. The brunch options are heavy on the salads, tea, and sandwiches, so if that’s what you’re interested in, State is the best place for it.

 

The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse is a modern restaurant that adds a twist to the traditional Cypriot menu. They use fresh fish and seafood caught on the day to make every dish, serving everything from burgers, salads, and grilled dishes, to steaks! The restaurant has an outdoor area where you can sit outside to enjoy the sun and the breeze on a day with nice weather. The Powerhouse is a great place for you to enjoy a good meal with your family to fill you up before the first activities of the day.

 

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Notable Street Art Pieces in Nicosia That You Should See

Cyprus is a country that appreciates art and culture, so it’s no surprise that there is an abundance of history museums and art galleries throughout the region. Of all the cities in Cyprus, Nicosia is by far the oldest and the most storied, making it the prime location for tourists who love taking a plunge into the past. It has been through numerous changes in the government regime and gone through significant political turmoil, but despite all of that, the art scene in the city is still alive and well. In this article, we’ll take you around this historic city so that you can see the combination of old and new art. With that said, let’s get to it.

The Depiction of the Beautiful Dilemma of Nicosia

 

Artist: Paparazzi

As you take a stroll down Stasinou Street towards the Old Town, you will see a number of large art pieces clamouring to capture your attention. The white buildings in the surrounding area provide a perfect backdrop for these art pieces to shine through. The artist “Paparazzi” has left many unique pieces around the city, but the ones in the Old Town are definitely the most notable. They encapsulate the nature of life in the Old Town area, as the duality between chaos and order is something that you will find everywhere in Nicosia. The vibrant, yet slow lifestyle, the hectic but beautiful cityscape, and the loud but welcoming nature of the Cypriots can be seen in these pieces. Chances are that you will fall even more in love with this city as soon as you step foot into this area of town.

 

The Faces of Downtown Nicosia

Artist: Unknown

There are many street art pieces in the downtown area of Nicosia. Some of them tell a complex story about the struggles of the people, some describe the life in the city, and others are just as light-hearted and jolly pieces without any deeper meaning. If you’re looking to see the best of these pieces, the alley between Aishilou and Trikoipi Streets is the best place to be.

 

The Social Symbolism Piece

Artist: SYD

Over the past few years, the street art scene in Nicosia has become so prominent that the Cypriots have decided to make an open-air gallery for young artists to show off their skills. One of the most well-known and talented artists in the street art world of Nicosia is SYD, who has quite a number of artworks displayed in the Old Town area. One of the most memorable pieces is “Break Down the Wall,” which can be found at Vasiliou Voulgaroktonou Street, right of the Green Line. If you want to see the illustration of the social struggles of people of Nicosia, this is the best depiction of it.

 

The Lady of Nex Hotel

Artist: Astraki

Another famous piece in the open-air gallery of Nicosia is the piece found in the building between the Trikoupi and Areos Streets. Astraki is one of the few female artists in Nicosia, but it’s fair to say that she has made quite a name for herself. The blue and white depiction of a female form is definitely the one that you can definitely appreciate, whether or not you’re an avid follower of the fine arts.

 

The One Near Craftsworker Area

Artist: Twenty Three

If you’re looking to see a piece of street art that will help you understand the story behind the city of Nicosia, look no further than the one by the artist Twenty Three in the Craftworkers area. It’s located near the local bar in a small alleyway, connected to Ermou Street. When you’re strolling pass this tiny road, you may come into contact with many of the friendly local craftsmen who you can talk to and learn more about their life in the city.

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5 Must-Visit Local Festivals in Cyprus During the Summer

If you have been thinking about visiting Cyprus, then you should really consider going there during the summer. Why? Aside from the warm weather and flowers in bloom, it’s also the festival season that you don’t want to miss out on! Although there are festivals throughout the year, the most exciting ones take place in the summer. Here are some local festivals that you can experience in Cyprus:

The Kataklysmos Festival / The Flood Festival (May)

Kataklysmos means flood as a reference to the story of Noah’s flood in the Bible. There are many water-based activities that you can enjoy at the festival, including water fights! Lanarca Kataklysmos Festival takes place in seaside towns during the long weekend at the start of summer. Although this festival is the most popular festivals among locals, tourists can also immerse themselves in the local culture by attending as well. They can experience the Cypriot tradition through local dances, folklore music, and authentic Cypriot craftwork.


Traditional Arts & Food Festival Korakou (June)

The Traditional Arts & Food Festival takes place in the village of Korakou. This festival holds all the Cypriot best crafts and food. Here, you can learn more about different forms of traditional goods as well as making them yourself! In addition to tasting delicious local snacks, you can watch demonstrations of dough kneading and the process of making Cyprus’s famous halloumi cheese. You will also get to see and taste the products that are made from halloumi such as pies, pastries, pasta dishes, among others.


The Lavender Festival (June)

The Lavender Festival held in Cyherbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth in the village of Avgorou is something that you cannot miss if you happen to visit Cyprus in the summer! There are various activities in the festival including lavender craft and lavender essential oil workshops, meditation walks in the lavender labyrinth, a lavender cooking demonstration, as well as a photo shoot in the lavender gardens. Whether you’re visiting with your significant other or your family, there will surely be something for everyone to enjoy!

 

The Potato Festival (July)

Another festival taking place in Avgorou is the Potato Festival. As the village of Avgorou is famous for its potato production, it’s no wonder that there is a festival dedicated to potato here! Here, you will get to know some Cypriot ways in cooking potatoes, as well as tasting some of the recipes. The best thing is that all the potatoes used are locally grown, which means that the quality of the goods is as authentic as you will get. You can also try some local dishes here, including souvla and kleftiko at a cheap price as well. As a bonus, you may receive some gifts that are creatively made from potatoes to bring home with you!


The Pasteli Festival (September)

The Pasteli Festival may not be held in the summer, but it deserves to be mentioned on this list nonetheless! Held in the village of Anogyra in Limassol, you will get to try the sticky carob and sesame seeds bar known as pasteli at this festival. Pasteli is only made in cooler months, particularly during September and May, as the heat will make the sweet lose its shape. You can discover how pasteli is made while also exploring other local sweets such as koulourouthkia. While you’re there, you can also make a visit to Carob Mill Museum to learn more about carob – one of the essential ingredients of pasteli.

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A Month-By-Month Guide to Visiting Cyprus – What to Know

Whether it’s during the warmth of spring or the chill of winter, it’s always a good idea to take a vacation to a certain stunning island located in the Mediterranean Sea: Cyprus.

Planning to go on a trip to the Mediterranean? If so, Cyprus should be on your radar. Here is a month-by-month guide from January to April to help you plan your trip the right way:

January

It can get rather chilly during the month of January, but fortunately, the temperature usually doesn’t drop any lower than ten degrees during the day. The first week of January is considered a good time to visit since there are festive events you can enjoy. During that time of the year, eating together is a number one activity people do with their family and friends. A word of caution: Expect the tourist destinations to be incredibly crowded. After all, it’s a time when most people have a few days off from work.

If you happen to visit during New Year’s Eve, make sure that you don’t miss the celebrations. December 31 is one of the craziest nights of the year. Many clubs and restaurants stay open to ensure that there are champagne bottles to pop and fireworks to set off so that you can enjoy the magic of the season. Why bother going out to the downtown to celebrate this big night? If you are lucky, you will be invited by locals to celebrate at their homes!

They will share with you a traditional Greek cake called ‘vasilopitta’, which is flavored with rich orange brandy and garnished with almonds. After the New Year celebrations, there are plenty of activities for you to enjoy. In addition, six days before New Year, you can join the Epiphany festival at seasides and quays across the island. Don’t miss your chance!

February

The average temperature during this month is anywhere from 6 to 8 degrees. Seeing as it is still incredibly cold, the island is usually less packed than it is during the warmer months. However, it’s a chance to experience the real beauty that only few can see. Plus, you will find that flight and hotel deals are nicer to your wallet as well.

In order to enjoy this season, make your trip to Troodos Ski Resort on Mount Olympus. The resort offers you exciting activities that will make your day. Apart from that, you can enjoy a jog along the coast. The salty seawater will still be warm. So take your time under the sun, grab a surfboard, and soak your feet in the water!

March

March in Cyprus is paradise on earth. Flowers bloom and transform the empty land into a colorful scene. At this time, in honor of the Greek Orthodox Easter, people hold a ten-day event full of parades and fancy-dress parties. Visit Limassol if you can, because this place will allow you to experience local tradition and entertainment. It’s worth visiting for sure!

This month is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities in this beautiful country. So go out in warmer days to enjoy walks along the coast, quad bike riding, and the annual Limassol Marathon. In addition, Mark the Cyprus Walking Festival on your calendar. Relax if you have no day off because this two-month annual festival starts in March and continues through May. Book your flight whenever you feel like it!

April

During April, the weather really starts to warm up. Fortunately, it’s still a comfortable temperature. One of the best things about it is that you can go sunbathing without having to worry about getting burnt. The comfortable temperature allows you to explore a lot of activities.

Deep sea diving, in particular, is one of those activities that you can’t miss while you’re in Cyprus. There are amazing diving spots that offer you a magnificent underwater experience. From Green Bay to Zenobia, you will be stunned by the beautiful seafloor, sunken ships, and deep sea creatures. If you’re not a great diver, Cyprus will never disappoint.

There are a lot of water parks opening in April. Why not consider spending a day enjoying water activities at a popular Paphos Water Park or stopping by the annual Cyprus Film Days International Festival in Nicosia? You’re sure to have a wonderful time!

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6 Things You Can Do in Nicosia, Cyprus

Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus. Known for its remarkable landmarks that tell the story of its history, Nicosia is a place of culture. If you’re planning a trip to Nicosia, read on to find out about all of the must-do things that you can’t miss in this fascinating city!

1. Try Café Hopping

One of the greatest charms of Cyprus is its café culture. You will find delectable pastries, traditional cakes, and hot drinks in various coffee shops throughout the city. If you happen to be in the area, we highly recommend trying out a local-favorite café called “Apomero” around an alley near Ermou for some sweets!

2. Explore the Green Line

Nicosia is the only capital in the world that is split in two. The island is divided by the Green Line or Dead Zone along Old Nicosia. There are many checkpoints that you will encounter, but the main one is located on Ledra Street, which is also an entry point where you can cross to the other side. The place is a great way for you to explore the political history on the island.

3. Check Out the OHI Farmer’s Market

The OHI Farmer’s Market is another must-visit place in Nicosia. There, you will find a variety of local products including fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Even though you’re not into cooking or fresh produce, the experience of visiting the local market is rewarding enough. You will get to see the sellers shouting to attract customers and even try some samples of various local products. Note that the market is only on Wednesday and Saturday from 6 am to 4 pm, and the best time to go is early in the morning as the market is the most active then.

4. Visit Museums and Galleries

When you visit Nicosia, there is no way that you could miss all the great museums and galleries on the island. If you want to learn more about Cyprus’ history, check out the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia in the center of the Old Town. The exhibits will provide detailed information that is available in English, Turkish, and Geek. The best part is that admission is free! Cyprus Museum is another museum that is worth visiting. It is the biggest and oldest archaeological in Cyprus, featuring a wide collection of ancient Cypriot artifacts. Another cultural spot that you should visit in Nicosia is the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC). There, you will find exhibitions from artists all over the world. Don’t worry about not being able to visit if you’re traveling on a budget – admission is free!

5. Go to Pedestrian Streets

The most famous street that you need to visit in Nicosia is the Ledra Steet. You will find several shops, cafés, bars, and restaurants here on this street. Another street that is just across from the Ledra Street is Onasagorou Street, which is another popular shopping street filled with restaurants and bars. If you’re looking for some shopping, Laiki Geitonia is the place to go. The area is filled with all sorts of shops, and you are sure to find some souvenirs to bring back home. You will also get to interact with local shop owners who you can ask for recommendations or any questions that you might have about the city!

6. Try a Cypriot Dish

If you’re visiting a foreign city and you don’t try their local cuisine, what’s the point? When you’re in Nicosia, visit a few mayiria, which are local, authentic eateries serving up homemade food in the traditional way. Some restaurants that you should try are Shiantris and Mathaios that are both located in the Old Town. A traditional dish that is a must-try is a pitta of mixed souvlaki, which consists of meat and vegetables grilled on a skewer.

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Defining Luxury Travel in 2019 – Our Guide

Nowadays, there are so many restaurants, hotels, and services advertising themselves as “luxury.” However, how do you know if they are really as luxurious as they claim to be? What is the standard for luxury anyway? The truth is that it all comes down to one’s own definition of luxury. The same is with luxury travel – opinions can vary a great deal among different travellers. This article will delve deeper into the matter.

What Is Luxury Travel to You?

When it comes to luxury travel, there are no guidelines for what exactly is required for a place to be considered as such. How one traveller defines luxury is not going to be the same for others. For some, luxury is when a private butler is available to serve three gourmet meals. For others, luxury is simply a room with a veranda facing the ocean or just an isolated place without any noise disruptions.

Most people make the mistake of associating luxury with expensiveness. However, the truth is that you don’t have to spend all your hard-earned savings just to have a luxury experience. The key is to find the kind of place that will offer you luxury possibilities without costing you a fortune. This doesn’t mean that you should go for something cheap. In fact, you should never settle for anything that offers you a poor experience.

Defining Luxury Travel Today

 Today, luxury travel is all about getting the full experience that you will get from the local people and places that are most authentic. That being said, high-quality accommodation and dining will still be taken into account when defining luxury travel, but they are not the only determining factors. Modern luxury travellers now place importance on immersing themselves in the local culture rather than focusing purely on the quality of their accommodation. The bottom line here is that the overall experience that travellers will get from the destination is more significant than the luxury of dining or staying in a five-star hotel alone.

People define luxury differently. Most travellers nowadays are more concerned with the entire experience of their trip rather than comfort factors. By getting immersed in your destination and participating in local activities, you will experience things that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to in your home country. For example, there are a variety of activities that you can try out during your trip that you can’t do anywhere else. This means that the fact that you get to experience those things are luxury in itself. After all, the point of travelling to a new destination is to gain new perspectives and experience new things.

Takeaway

At the end of the day, it depends on what you want to take away from your travel. If you want to experience everything that your destination has to offer, you can book a tour that is filled with activities you’re interested in. However, if your definition of luxury travel is spending your days in a luxury hotel, then Hypnos Boutique is a great choice! We’re based in the city centre of Nicosia and is rated as one of the best luxury boutique hotels in the area. Book your stay today!

What Sets Boutique Hotels Apart From Traditional Hotels

Everyone prefers different things when it comes to choosing a place of accommodation on a vacation. Perhaps all you need is a simple bed and a bathroom for a one-night stay. On other special occasions, you might prefer the full experience of staying in a five-star hotel filled with incredible amenities such as a complimentary welcome drink, a private balcony, and 24/7 room service.

However, if there’s ever a time when you want to experience something completely different or want to explore new things aside from the comfort of a hotel room, you might want to consider staying at a boutique hotel for a change. Read on to learn more about these unique hotels!

Unique Experience

If you’ve never stayed at a boutique hotel before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. This unique accommodation option will give you the “wow!”  factor that you can never get from a generic chain hotel. Although boutique hotels are smaller than regular chain hotels, the saying “quality over quantity” has never been truer in this case. The quirky and distinctive design features are what set it apart from traditional hotels.

Some boutique hotels even have a different theme for every room, which means that you have the freedom to choose the one that suits your taste and style the best. Moreover, boutique hotels are scattered everywhere, from big cities to the countryside. Wherever your destination is, you will most likely find at least a few boutique hotels in your designated area.

Exquisite Services

In addition to their beautiful rooms, the services of boutique hotels are impeccable. In fact, boutique hotels are recognized for their devoted and thoughtful staff. You will be warmly greeted by the doorman upon your arrival, making you feel welcome and at home. They will call you by your name, ask if there’s anything they can help you with, and provide you with whatever you need.

Great Attention to Detail

Some boutique hotels even go to greater lengths to find out about their guests beforehand, either through social media or other resources. This way, they will know who you are the moment you step into the hotel. Better yet, you may even find your favorite drink or food awaiting you in your room! Moreover, don’t forget to let the hotel staff know if it’s your special day. Whether it’s your birthday or you and your partner’s anniversary, the hotel staff will make sure that they give you the special treatment. Who knows? They may give you a room upgrade or a free bottle of wine and desserts to make your stay experience even more memorable!

In Conclusion

As you can see, boutique hotels are very different from chain hotels, and they might not be for everyone. In the end, it all comes down to what kind of experience you want to gain from your trip. Boutique hotels are starting to pop up everywhere, and you shouldn’t have much difficulty finding one in your destination. If you want to explore something new, a boutique hotel can be the perfect option for you!

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The Differences Between Boutique Hotels and Chain Hotels

Boutique hotels are now becoming more popular than ever, especially among adventurous tourists. In fact, its popularity rivals even that of chain hotels. People are starting to choose boutique hotels over chain hotels for many reasons. Some want the chance to try something different while others just want to cut some costs as boutique hotels are known to be cheaper than chain hotels.
Either way, a boutique hotel can be a great alternative to a regular hotel. This article will list down the differences between the two types of hotels so you can decide for yourself which one you prefer.

Number of Rooms

As boutique hotels tend to be smaller than chain hotels, they will most likely have fewer rooms. If you like to have your privacy in a place where people won’t bother you as much, you may prefer a boutique hotel over a large and crowded hotel. That being said, do note that the small number of rooms means that it may be more difficult for you to look for an available room during your trip.

Style of Rooms

When it comes to the design, clear differences between chain hotels and boutique hotels can be seen. Chain hotels usually keep the same style across the rooms while boutique hotels may offer themed design for each of their rooms. For boutique hotels, you have the freedom to choose the room that suits your style the most. If you want to stay in a simplistic and minimalistic room, however, a chain hotel may be your best option. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to experience a different kind of accommodation, then you may want a room at a boutique hotel of your choosing.

The Location

It is quite obvious that chain hotels are easy to find as they are everywhere on the map. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for boutique hotels. While there are some boutique hotels out there that are located right at the center of their respective tourist spots, many others are still hiding in secret alleys, which makes it quite hard to spot without any prior research.

The Use of Furniture

Some, but not all, boutique hotels hold some pieces of furniture that may have existed even before you were born. This can be seen as vintage to some people but rustic to others, depending on personal preference. As for chain hotels, their furniture is usually brand new with simple, minimal designs. In the end, it all comes down to what you prefer.

So, Which One Should You Choose?

Everyone is different, and we all have our own ideas of taste and style. What you prefer may not necessarily be something that another would want. Thus, it all depends on whether you would want to stay at a boutique hotel or at a chain hotel of the place of your destination. The most important thing that you must do before you book your accommodation is to do some research for more information. Even after you’ve made your decision of what type of hotel you want to stay at, you still want to choose among the hotels to find the one that you know you will enjoy.

Are you looking to stay at a boutique hotel? Then Hypnos Boutique is a great choice! We’re based in the city centre of Nicosia and is rated as one of the best luxury boutique hotels in the area. Book your stay today!

 

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