Cyprus bed and breakfasts add extra substance to the country's lodging scene, and if you like nature or rustic charm, you might look no farther. The typical Cyprus B&B is a guest house that can usually be found in a relaxing, natural setting. You won't be in the heart of town when you stay at a bed and breakfast in Cyprus, and that's just what some travelers appreciate most. As long as you have a rental car, getting to the closest city or town will be relatively easy. The bulk of the Cyprus bed and breakfasts offer clean and comfortable rooms that are fairly priced. They also tend to offer some enticing facilities for guests to enjoy.
The bed and breakfast experience in Cyprus is essentially akin to agrotourism. What this means is that the bed and breakfasts are family-run establishments that can come in the form of either a farm or a quaint village house. Such is the case with the Vasilias Nikoklis Inn (pictured). This charming inn can be found in the hills above Paphos, and the views are spectacular. In addition to admiring the Mediterranean Sea, guests at the Vasilias Nikoklis Inn can also look west towards the rising mountains of the Troodos Range. This bed and breakfast in Paphos boasts an amazing setting, with olive and lemon groves to boot, and the village close by offers some good restaurants and coffee shops.
As is true of most Cyprus bed and breakfasts, the Vasilias Nikoklis Inn is a traditional home that was renovated to serve the needs of travelers. The rooms are comfortable, and some have balconies that allow guests to savor the fresh air. There are eight total rooms, and they feature air conditioning, heating, and hair dryers. The best amenities are found outside the rooms, and they include a bar, a rustic tavern, a terrace, and an outdoor swimming pool. Over at the Metamorphosis Bed and Breakfast in Paphos, the rooms boast televisions and DVD players if you prefer having such in-room amenities at your disposal. The same is true over at the amazing Amarakos Inn.
The Paphos area is an ideal place to start if you're looking for a good Cyprus B&B to call home for awhile. Other areas worth considering include the south coast region near the cities of Limassol and Larnaca. Many tourists also head farther east, and they either have aspirations of enjoying the nightlife at Agia Napa or the family-friendly environs of nearby Protaras. Much like Paphos, these destinations offer proximity to some good beaches, and the mountains aren't far off either. Cyprus is relatively small, so if you rent a car, you can enjoy any number of fun side trips when you're not relaxing at your bed and breakfast.
Near Limassol, Anthony's Garden House offers a taste of what is known as the "real Cyprus". That's the aim of the agrotourism industry, after all. As is true at many a Cyprus B&B, the rooms at Anthony's are relatively simple. The allure lies in the peaceful gardens that surround the inn, not to mention the excellent location. Limassol is just minutes away, as are enticing beaches and historical sites such as Kourion.
Close to Larnaca is another fine Cyprus B&B that travelers can opt to stay at if they want to enjoy a slice of the real Cyprus. The Stratos House is a renovated traditional house that is made of stone, as is true of many Cyprus bed and breakfasts, and it can be found in the small village of Kalavassos. There are only three guest units at the Stratos House, so booking in advance is especially important. These units tend to go fast, as they are quite desirable. More akin to apartments than hotel rooms, the guest units boasts kitchen facilities that can come in handy when venturing off to a restaurant doesn't seem appealing. Each of the apartment-style units at the Stratos House can accommodate up to four people, and the décor is about as divine as it gets. Wrought iron beds, elegant stone floors, rustic brick walls, and rich furnishings are just some of the things that add to the savory décor.
These are some of the most impressive Cyprus bed and breakfasts, and there are more to choose from if you are planning on enjoying the agrotourism experience. Other fantastic Cyprus B&Bs include the Tokhni Tavern and the Linos Inn, both of which offer a rustic and charming appeal that is hard to match. Whether you book a bed in breakfast in Paphos or choose one of the many others that can be found across the island, you can expect to enjoy good service and a lot of peace and quiet. A Nicosia bed and breakfast can be especially inviting if you're looking for a good place to relax when you're not out and about. There aren't a bunch of Nicosia B&Bs, though the Averof Hotel offers a lodging experience that is quite akin to the B&B experience. The rates are low at the Averof, and the relatively rustic charm encourages guests to relax, as does the location in a quite, residential neighborhood.