Cyprus is full of surprises and hidden spots. One of these is Casale Panayiotis, a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Kalopanayiotis Village. It’s a place to relax and enjoy the village life. It combines a mixture of a luxury spa, elegant hotel rooms that remind you of Cypriot Village houses – modern and old.
Nestled in the Marathasa Valley, on the slopes of Troodos Mountains, Casale Panayiotis is a complex of traditional houses which combine modern luxuries with traditional style. It features a spa center and elegant rooms overlooking the courtyard or the mountains.
All rooms and suites used to be village homes which have been restored, retaining their original Cypriot character and touches. All rooms are heated and air-conditioned, provide a TV, safe, minibar and kettle, whilst some other rooms have a sink and a mini cooker. Free toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer stock the bathroom. A few rooms have a fireplace (there is a 10 Euros extra charge for a basket of wood).
We stayed at one of the 5 Studios, Agia Marina no.5 which is located in the Old neighborhood, near the Agia Marina church (the room was named after the church). Our room had a fireplace which made it extra cozy and warm during the winter nights that we stayed there.
The food we had whilst staying in the village was delicious. Casale owns a few restaurants including Byzantino Restaurant, Byzantino Cafe, Loutraki, Pantheo and Kava. In order to reach most of these places and other eateries around the village, you need to walk, despite at which room you are staying at.
We had food in Byzantino Restaurant which serves local dishes. We also visited Loutraki Grill restaurant set in a contemporary environment with amazing village views. But note that Loutraki has a very limited selection of dishes.
I won’t forget the exceptional breakfast. A variety of traditional Cypriot selections, including halloumi, lountza closing with some of the best traditional Cypriot sweets, pourekkia, daktila etc.
We did not have the chance to enjoy the Spa Services due to the fact that it was overbooked so I cannot say anything about this but I will give you an advice: BOOK IN ADVANCE! We were told that we have to book 1 week in advance in order to find a space. You may have a look at their Spa Menu which includes a detailed description of each service, duration, and price. Make sure you book before you go if you really want to enjoy those services.
Location: Markou Drakou 80, Kalopanayiotis, Nicosia 2862
Phone: +357 22 952444