Merit Hotel Lefkosa

Nicosia, North Cyprus

Very Good, 8.8 based on 61 reviews
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Hotel in 2 km from centre Nicosia

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Very Good, 8.8 based on 61 reviews

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"Excellent for a short business break"

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Points of Interest Nearby

  • The Great Inn (Büyük Han) - 11 minute drive
  • Ledra Street Crossing Point - 12 minute drive
  • Selimiye Mosque - 12 minute drive
  • Kyrenia Harbour & Castle - 23 minute drive
  • St. Hilarion Castle - 23 minute drive
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About Merit Hotel Lefkosa


One of the first and finest five star hotels in Nicosia, the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel offers top class accommodation within walking distance of the old walled city. Enjoy superb views across the city from the 14th floor restaurant.

Striking Five Star Hotel With Panoramic Views Across Nicosia

With its signature blend of Ottoman and Byzantine architecture, the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel stands tall above the houses in the central Kumsal district of North Nicosia (Lefkosa in Turkish). 

The Merit Lefkoşa Hotel is an ideal base for a city break or longer stay in the last divided capital city in Europe , with easy access to all the city sights. Book one of the upper floor bedrooms for amazing views across the city, to the mountains in the north and into south Cyprus.

Get an instant quote for city breaks at the Merit Lefkosa Hotel  - just fill in your details on the right! Or call our expert team on 0800 612 6600 - we're open seven days a week.

Business Hotel Perfect For Holidays

The Merit Lefkoşa Hotel is primarily a business-orientated hotel, so as a tourist, you can enjoy the uncrowded facilities and amenities during the day. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the main restaurant with panoramic views and plan your day at leisure. Stroll the city streets, then return for a relaxing drink in the Sultan Garden, or some serious pampering in the hotel's impressive spa. 

In the evening, the hotel is humming with people enjoying dinner, relaxing with colleagues and friends, or trying their luck in the glittering hotel casino, the largest in North Cyprus.

Secluded Swimming Pools

The outside swimming pool at the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel is delightful, set into natural wooden decking and surrounded by arches and planting, for a private and relaxing swim in the city. With a separate spa pool and plenty of sun loungers and seating, and comfy giant cushions on the deck, you can happily spend all day here, sustained by drinks and snacks from the bar. 

Superb Spa And Fitness Centre

The spa at the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel really is five star, with dry and wet saunas, a biosauna, steam room, adventure shower, two traditional Turkish baths (hamman), heated stone beds, and the amazing snow fountain, the ultimate 'cool' spa feature! 

Soothe away tired 'city legs' with a relaxing Thai, Bali or hot stone massage in a private room, complete with hot tub, or refresh your body and mind with specialist Aquamondie skin and body treatments. The fitness room has city views through full height glass windows and state of the art gym equipment including treadmills, bikes and weights, to keep you in trim. There are evening yoga classes twice a week.

Relaxing Rooms With City And Mountain Views

Choose a room with a view at the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel, and you'll see for miles across the city from your private balcony.

Each room at the Merit Lefkoşa Hotel is well appointed as you'd expect for a five star hotel in this capital city, with central air conditioning, complimentary tea and coffee, minibar, satellite TV, and in-room safe. The en-suite bathrooms feel very luxurious, with classic blue tiles, granite countertops and opulent gold plated taps.

Choose the perfect pillow for you from the pillow menu, keep in touch with your social media via free wifi internet, and leave your laundry to be done while you explore the city. There’s no bulky key to carry about either as the hotel had a keycard system. With the entire 5th floor consisting of non-smoking room, plus fully accessible rooms, adjoining rooms for families, and luxurious suites available, you can choose the room that exactly meets your needs.

City Dining With Views To Savour

The Merit Lefkoşa Hotel restaurants make dining a pleasure, thanks to a combination of willing staff and varied food choices. Enjoy an open buffet breakfast with tasty hot dishes and favourite cereals. Go a la carte for lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the Sultan restaurant in a pretty enclosed walled garden with lush planting and playful fountains. Take afternoon tea in the Merit café, then enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the lobby bar. For a classic taste of Turkey, head for the Panoramic Ottoman Kebab House, serving classic grilled kebabs with a selection of tasty meze and an amazing view over the twinkling lights of the city. If you prefer to try local restaurants, there are dozens within walking distance of the hotel front door.

Rapid Transfers from Ercan Airport

Transfers from Ercan International Airport to North Nicosia take just 20 minutes. So, with a flight to North Cyprus, you could go from plane steps to poolside in well under 60 minutes, giving you more time to enjoy this fascinating city. 


Merit Hotel Lefkosa Amenities

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour food and beverage outlet
  • Air conditioning
  • Halal food available
  • Room service - limited hours
  • Extra bed possible (on request)
  • Baby cot possible (on request)

Business Features

  • Conference Rooms

Leisure and Sports

  • Gymnasium
  • Live entertainment
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

Room Amenities

  • Rooms with Balcony
  • In Room Air Conditioning


Merit Hotel Lefkosa on North Cyprus Map

  • The Great Inn (Büyük Han) - 11 min drive
  • Ledra Street Crossing Point - 12 min drive
  • Selimiye Mosque - 12 min drive
  • Kyrenia Harbour & Castle - 23 min drive
  • St. Hilarion Castle - 23 min drive
  • Ancient Shipwreck Museum - 28 min drive
  • Korineum Golf Course - 47 min drive


Merit Hotel Lefkosa Reviews

Very Good, 8.8 based on 61 reviews from Go North Cyprus customers

"Excellent for a short business break"

I stayed at the Merit Lefkoa recently on a business trip, booked through It was my first visit and I was impressed by the pictures and the reviews online so decided to book. When I arrived I found the hotel to be very clean and well kept, the exterior is bright and appealing and the staff were friendly. My room was comfortable and well appointed, no complaints there. Excellent varied...

breakfast and lots of facilities to keep you busy during your time indoors, I used the gym, pool and Hamam. Nice garden area to the rear of the property too. A great stay overall and I will be happy to return.

Nigel from Canterbury

"Top class luxury hotel"

My wife and I just returned from a week away at Merit Hotel Lefkosa and what a time we had. It's a beautiful hotel, so luxurious - we found it on the gonorthcyprus website and we're really taken with its appearance so booked straightaway. The staff were very friendly and courteous and we had a spacious room that was well maintained. We received a welcome drink before checking in and were generally made to feel...

valued for the whole stay. Beautiful decor throughout the hotel and the casino was great, food prepared to a very high standard, plentiful and varied. Central location so easy to get around and explore. There were no faults during our stay at all, we would highly recommend the Merit Lefkosa for a relaxed luxury break.

Steven from Tunbridge Wells

"Stylish and luxurious"

We were looking for somewhere nice to stay in Nicosia and liked how the Merit Lefkosa seemed to combine stylish luxury with some character, so we booked a break with our agent We were made to feel right at home by the staff, who are polite and friendly, and given a well-appointed bedroom that was clean and had all the expected modcons. Absolutely fantastic breakfast, what an array of food and...

delicious too. The casino was a lot of fun and had a high-class ambience. The only complaint I can muster is that the Wi-Fi is pretty slow, but then you don't go on holiday to be plugged in all the time, so we just sucked it up. The hotel is in a great spot not far from the shops and restaurants, you can walk it but there's a bus stop nearby too if you don't fancy the walk. A great trip!

Kevin from Crewe

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