New Helvetia Hotel

New Helvetia Hotel

The New Helvetia Hotel has a 100-years family-owned history sited in the heart of Troodos mountains.
Our heritage hotel is situated on the upper slopes of the deep defile which carries the vigorous freshwater stream of the Kaledonia Waterfalls. This site provides guests with views of the densely wooded gorge and gives the hotel its sense of grandeur.
A day in New Helvetia Hotel
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Rooms

We offer different types of accommodation: standard rooms, two-story Maisonette Suites, doubles, triples, family rooms, interconnecting rooms, and corner rooms. All of them are equipped with wi-fi and a bathroom. Due to the fact that New Helvetia is a historic building we are not allowed to equip it with air-conditioning. However, the natural construction materials of the hotel keep the rooms cool in summer and warm during winter days. The hotel is centrally heated throughout.
Double or Twin Room
Good for 1-2 persons
  • 1 double bed or 2 single beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety deposit box
  • Free wi-fi
  • Heating
Triple Room
Good for 3 persons (2 adults + 1 child)
  • 3 single beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Free wi-fi
  • Heating
Family Room
Good for a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids)
  • 2 single beds + 1 bunk bed
  • Private bathroom
  • Free wi-fi
  • Heating
Maisonette Suite
Good for 2 pesons
  • 1 double bed
  • Private bathroom (bathtub)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Free wi-fi
  • Balcony
  • Heating
Maisonette Family Suite
Good for a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids)
  • 1 double bed + 1 sofa
  • Private bathroom (bathtub)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Free wi-fi
  • Balcony
  • Heating
Drink & Dine
We will be very pleased to welcome you to one of our dining areas!
Main Restaurant
The elegant Main Restaurant serves a lavish breakfast buffet with “Cyprus Breakfast” corner. You can also enjoy local and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Attentive personal service ensure your experience at the Main Restaurant is truly memorable.
Veranda Food & Wine
The a la carte restaurant serves mouth watering dishes by our chef and his team on its open-air terrace with spectacular views of the Forest of Platres. The panorama view invite you to a happy relaxing atmosphere. 
Pine Tree Bar
Slip onto an inviting sofa and savour a hot drink or a glass of our exquisite wine selection or even an after-dinner cocktail while enjoying the gentle rhythms of ambient music. A 250 years old pine tree growing through the roof is the centrepiece of the bar, which also features an ancient brick fireplace.
Social Lounge
For a light, casual meal, the Social Lounge offers a rich selection of freshly made sandwiches and homemade soups to recharge energy levels between various activities. From sunrise to sunset, sip refreshing cocktails, freshly brewed coffee, local herbal teas amidst lush gardens and the magnificent view.
The Veranda Food & Wine restaurant
We are glad to welcome our guests to the re-opened Veranda restaurant. We serve Cypriot traditional and European cuisine. You can join us for lunch or dinner ordering a la carte.

Our restaurant has a spacious terrace to enjoy a sunny day under the shades of pine trees and several tables inside for having a warm meal on a chilly day.

Please, make a reservation by tel.: +357 25421348
Pine Tree Bar
A 250-year-old pine tree growing through the roof is the centrepiece of the Pine Tree Bar, which also features an old brick fireplace. Chilling out by the bar or on a cosy sofa by the fire you will enjoy a glass of wine from the family's collection. 

The walls of the living room are covered with vintage photos and paintings. The bar itself has been renovated in 1984 when we had to construct a roof in a way that would preserve the pine tree. Now it is a nice place to feel the atmosphere and spirit of the hotel. Saturdays aways

Legacy

The first mountain hotel ever built in Cyprus, located in Troodos, “The Green Heart of the island”, the hotel is surrounded by the century-old Aleppo pines, waterfall streams, and picturesque hiking routes. Only 700m away from the Platres center with all its restaurants, cafes and sites.
The New Helvetia hotel has a three generations history of one family. Built at the beginning of the XX century, the building itself has been listed as a cultural heritage of Cyprus. Inspired by the Swiss chalet architectural style, the New Helvetia is a unique place for a relaxing getaway. The indoor décor associates with colonial days and this enhances the charm of the surroundings.
Everything is designed to promote a restful atmosphere, coupled with a feeling of comfort and well-being. Carpeted corridors and wood-covered rooms, wood paneling, and stairways generate a calm and soothing quietness where nothing harsh shatters the comfort of the guests. The rooms are cool during the hot summer and warm in the cold times of the year.

The walls are covered with original paintings and family portraits, the cabinets and two fireplaces on the ground floor make the public areas of the hotel so unique. As soon as a guest walks into the hotel, he feels the atmosphere of the heritage premises immediately.
The New Helvetia hotel has been a getaway destination beloved by the British Royalty, the Prince of Egypt, the Israeli's Prime-Minister family and the Cyprus President. Run by one of the most famous families on the island, the hotel combines Cypriot hospitality and legacy.

Within the year 2020, the New Helvetia has re-opened the Veranda restaurant situated on the ground floor of the hotel. The family recipes and the highest food quality is the perfect blend of an unforgettable mountain-based restaurant experience.

Milestones

1906
Construction of the first Helvetia Hotel
1921
Prince of England, George, visited the Grand hotel Helvetia
1929
Construction of Annex Helvetia (today's New Helvetia)
1930s
King Farouk of Egypt visit to Platres
1932
Parents of the first Israeli President, Chaim Weizmann, stayed in the hotel
1947
The New Helvetia hotel opened its doors as an independent hotel
1984
Renovations started at the New Helvetia hotel and we welcomed guests from all over the world
1992
Construction of 8 new Junior Suites
2010
The Junior Suites were reconstructed into twos-tory Maisonette Suites 
Nicolas Kypriotis founded the New Helvetia Hotel in Platres in 1929. His daughter Erasmia with her husband George Ioannides took it over in 1947. Today the hotel is run by the third generation, Mrs Lito Mattheou, and her two sons George and Nicos Mattheou who belongs to the fourth generation. The fifth-generation is getting ready to take over the Hotel.
The hotel's building has been listed as the EU cultural heritage and has been renovated due to the regulations of historical buildings. In September 2021 the hotel has been approved by the government of the Republic of Cyprus as a listed hotel. Our premises include 25 Elegant Rooms, 8 Maisonettes Suites, and 6 Self-Catering Studios, each with a beautiful view over the Pine Forest of Platres or towards the picturesque courtyards, offering a comfortable home to guests from all over the world.
The New Helvetia Hotel is situated in the very heart of Cyprus. The personal service available in the hotel satisfies the most distinguished clientele. An elegant restaurant the Veranda serves high-quality creations of local cuisine with a legendary reputation all over the world. The Pine Tree Bar, with a real pine tree in the middle of the room, is best known as a fashionable rendezvous for the society of Cyprus.

Hotel Facilities & Services

  • 25 panoramic view rooms
  • 8 Maisonettes suites
  • 6 self-catering studios
  • Library
  • Room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • TV lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Central heating
  • Lounges with fireplace
  • Sun terrace
  • Rent a car service
  • Mountain bikes rental
  • Postal service
  • Laundry service
  • Jogging paths
  • Cycling routes
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Nature trails
  • Special meal on request
  • Vegetarian meals upon request
  • Exquisite wine selection
  • Humidor with cigars
  • Doctor upon request
  • Florist services
  • Airport transfer on request
  • CCTV outside the hotel
  • Free parking

Room Facilities

  • All rooms and Maisonettes Suites have spectacular panoramic forest views
  • King Size bedded rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily maid service
  • Sofa beds in Maisonettes Suites
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and Hand towels
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • All rooms with wooden parquet floor
  • Furnished Balconies
  • Air-condition only in the self-catering studios
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free safe-deposit box
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Coffee and Tea making facilities (only in Maisonettes Suites and Studios)


Location

  • Located in Platres 1275 m. above sea level, on Troodos Mountains 1850 m. above sea level. Mount Olympus is 1951 m. above sea level.
  • To the next beach, Limassol, 35 Km
  • Larnaca International Airport, 107 Km
  • Paphos International Airport, 70 Km
  • Caledonia Waterfalls – Trail, 300 m
  • Trooditissa Monastery, 7 Km
  • Kykkos Monastery, 34 Km
  • Sparti Rope Adventure Park, 1,6 Km
  • Ski Slopes, 12 Km
  • Restaurants, 600 m
Activities & Things to Do in Platers, Troodos Mountains
Platres Cultural Center
Platres Athletic Center
Sparti rope adventure park
Troodos ski slopes
Nature hiking trails
Wine routes and tasting
Chocolate workshop
Troodos botanical garden
Byzantine churches
Kykkos Monastery and museum
Caledonia, Millomeris and Chantara waterfalls
Troodos GeoPark
Features
We want our customers to feel free and comfortable to stay in New Helvetia Hotel.
Lobby cafe-bar
The lobby bar is on the ground floor just near the receptionist.
Cafe-restaurant right in the hotel
Veranda restaurant opened daily from 13:00 till 23 p.m.
Free Wi-Fi all over the hotel
Free internet is available inside the hotel and on the summer terrace.
Free parking / Rent a car
In our hotel you can rent a car from our partnership company and get special discounts.