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Casale Panayiotis is nestled into the spa village of Kalopanayiotis, overlooks St John Lampadistis monastery and is only an hour and a half from Larnaca Airport, in the Troodos Mountains. With its old village style and rustic charm the hotel is a tranquil escape perfect for couples and families alike.
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Each of the 28 guestrooms were previously village homes and have now been restored to offer charming and comfortable accommodation. By maintaining the original features and keeping with traditional style décor the hotel mixes character with modern day luxury. All of the rooms are individually designed, and guests can choose from cosy studios, spacious One Bedroom Suites, some with fireplaces and private balconies, while families can settle into a Two Bedroom Suite.
Dining options at Casale Panayiotis include the Byzantino Restaurant, which serves Cypriot dishes in a romantic candlelit atmosphere, whilse the Epikentro serves a traditional breakfast each morning with locally sourced produce. The Kava Wine Bar provides the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine and a platter to share whilst the Patheon, situated in the upper village, cooks up delicious homemade burgers and salads from midday daily.
Once you've wined and dined overlooking the medieval monastery the hotel has an array of other facilities to entertain and relax in. The Myrianthiousa Spa has a range of treatments on offer from body massages to midnight spa journeys and even offers a mini treatment list for children. For those wanting to curl up with a good book the library is the perfect spot or take a plunge in the village pool merely a stone's throw away.
There's a wide array of activities to keep guests busy. Walking and hiking around the village and surrounding Troodos Mountains is a must and the hotel can provide maps for the local nature trails. For the more adventurous quad bikes can be hired to hit the open forest tracks and perhaps enjoy a picnic en route. For the history and culture buffs a tour around the medieval monastery and its adjacent museum shouldn't be missed.
Why we love it
Situated in the beautiful Troodos Mountains, Casale Panayiotis works perfectly combined with some of Cyprus' wonderful beach hotels.