Merit Lefkoşa Hotel & Casino holds the distinction of being the first five-star hotel of North Nicosia. It opened its doors on October 29, 2008 -notable as the anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic- and started welcoming its first guests in its service of the tourism of Northern Cyprus. Rising in the heart of Nicosia as an artful edifice synthesizing Ottoman and Byzantine architecture, Merit Lefkoşa Hotel offers a scenic view of all of North Nicaosia from the south and north sides of its 14th floor.
Located in North Nicosia city center, 25 km away from Ercan Airport. The facility, which has 1 king suite, 5 deluxe suites, 8 standard suites, 12 connection rooms, 88 standard rooms (2 handicapped rooms), has 116 rooms in total. It has a capacity of 262 beds. All rooms have central ventilation system, card key system, shower and bathroom, hair dryer, satellite broadcast, LCD television, telephone, safe box, minibar, fire alarm system, wireless internet. The Merit Lefkoşa is a stylish hotel offering a Sultan Restaurant, Ottoman Kebap Restaurant, Winter Garden, Patisserie, Lobby Bar, Casino 24 hour room service, business center, executive floor services, valet park, nurse, dry cleaning, laundry, SPA, traditional hammam, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, sauna, bio sauna, adventure shower, far east massages, Turkish bath, skin care, steam room, indoor parking and meeting rooms.