Friday, 9 August 2013

Stay in Nicosia... with your dog

I've been doing some on-line research on pet-friendly hotels in Nicosia. From a list of nearly 40 hotels, the following state that they accept pets, some with possible 'extra charges', some with size restrictions...


I would recommend that anyone looking to stay in a hotel in Nicosia with their dog contact the hotel and tell them the size and breed of dog in advance.

Hotels and studio apartments are listed here in order of price (budget to top end) and it seems that there are dog-friendly hotels to suit every budget.

Just to emphasise - I haven't stayed at these hotels myself, reviews based on those found on Booking.com








Asty Hotel 
This is a 2 star hotel with great reviews. It is located pretty close to the walled city of Nicosia (centre). Prices start from 30 Euros

Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Booking.com general information:
http://www.booking.com/hotel/cy/asty-nicosia.en-gb.html?aid=303948;label=nicosia-DCZc3%2ALMf5T5kJqS_vXNjQS14123964141%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap140%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1

Asty Hotel website:
http://astyhotel.com/astypages/index.html

I contacted the Asty Hotel and asked whether a Sage-sized dog (lab, 30 kilos) would be allowed. I received a swift response, telling me that all pets are welcome, with a polite and reasonable caution to keep them quiet during the night. They also mentioned that dogs are not permitted in the communal breakfast area - again, I find this very sensible.


Lykavitos Hotel
At the time of writing, this central Nicosia hotel was offering a deal - 49 Euro for studios (normally 56 Euros)

Booking.com:

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

http://www.booking.com/hotel/cy/lykavitos-apartments.en-gb.html?aid=303948;label=nicosia-bF%2AUpH0iD2NQdnH4ZYFPuQS14123964141%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap140%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-08-25;checkout=2013-08-26;srfid=ddc5886243010455b2ee3f5fbe1fcaa75715ad4eX23#policies

I didn't find a website for the Lykavitos Hotel (nor contact details), so I couldn't check if their pet-friendly policy applies to dogs of all sizes/breeds, or what the extra charges might be



Lordos Hotel
Lordos Hotel seems a good bet for the lower budget hotels. It is central, prices start from 60 Euros for 1 bedroom apartment, and it has fairly good reviews.
Booking.com:

Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges. 

http://www.booking.com/hotel/cy/lordos-apartments.en-gb.html?aid=303948;label=nicosia-bF%2AUpH0iD2NQdnH4ZYFPuQS14123964141%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap140%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;srfid=4717f8e4a07a7408fe8d138b3e3c770a15c04b42X17#policies

Website:   http://lordoshotelapartments.com

They responded to my email with a nice, friendly answer:
We are a pet friendly hotel and we accept all sizes of dogs.


Hotel Averof
Another reasonable hotel with good reviews. Hotel Averof is centrally located. Prices from 60 Euros for a double room

Booking.com:
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

http://www.booking.com/hotel/cy/averof-ayios-andreas.en-gb.html?aid=303948;label=nicosia-bF%2AUpH0iD2NQdnH4ZYFPuQS14123964141%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap140%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-08-25;checkout=2013-08-26;srfid=ddc5886243010455b2ee3f5fbe1fcaa75715ad4eX20#policies

Website:  http://www.averof.com.cy


The Kapitani Residence
Prices here start from 69 Euros for a one bedroom apartment. These apartments have received good reviews, but are a little far from the centre of Nicosia (2.5km)

Booking.com:
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

http://www.booking.com/hotel/cy/nicosia-shortlets.en-gb.html?aid=303948;label=nicosia-bF%2AUpH0iD2NQdnH4ZYFPuQS14123964141%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap140%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;checkin=2013-08-25;checkout=2013-08-26;srfid=ddc5886243010455b2ee3f5fbe1fcaa75715ad4eX22#policies

I didn't find a website for the Kapitani Residence apartments, or contact details, so I couldn't check if their pet-friendly policy applies to dogs of all sizes/breeds, or what the extra charges might be



Hotel Hilton Park
This 4 star hotel is a little out of the centre of town. At the time of writing, prices start from 148 Euros
Booking.com states that :

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable. 

http://www.booking.com/hotel/cy/hilton-park-nicosia.en-gb.html?aid=303948;label=nicosia-bF%2AUpH0iD2NQdnH4ZYFPuQS14123964141%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap140%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=86efe64d0f36a79ef93e1618b4546322;dcid=1;srfid=4717f8e4a07a7408fe8d138b3e3c770a15c04b42X8

On the Hilton Park website, however, it specifies that service animals are permitted, and SMALL pets. I did not find an email contact to find out how small is 'small'. Nor to ask when or why charges would be applicable...
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/cyprus/hilton-park-nicosia-NICLEHI/index.html

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