Palm Beach Hotel - Famagusta, North Cyprus

Palm Beach Hotel Famagusta North Cyprus
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Palm Beach Hotel just a few minutes walk from the old town of Famagusta in North Cyprus. With views over the sparkling waters of Famagusta Bay, the 5 star Hotel Palm Beach in Northern Cyprus has a fitness centre, Turkish bath and sun-soaked terrace fore relaxing days and romantic nights. Best of all the Palm Beach Hotel is literally right on the beach, so you can enjoy sea and city in the same holiday.

Palm Beach Hotel Reviews (19 Reviews)

  Submitted by John P from Newcastle, UK on Apr 24, 2014

Excellent staff - very friendly and well-trained. Breakfast and dinner were open buffets but there was plenty of choice and excellent quality food. Every guest seemed to comment on the excellent food and service in the dinning room. Toms are a little on the small side but well furnished and clean. The pool was closed due to maintenance while we were there and it seemed to take forever to complete, but the pool area is lovely. The beach has soft sand and shallow clean sea waters. It also ends up... more

  Submitted by Mrs JaneHills from West Yorkshire on Mar 21, 2014

The Hotel is quite new and as such is modern, clean and the rooms are well-equipped, plenty of power-points and mirrors for ladies. The food was lovely with plenty of choice available. The down-side to the room was that there was no air-con or cooling system so at night it was necessary to leave the balcony window open for cooler air, and so outside noise also to filter into the room.There is a Casino as part of the Hotel complex and sadly my room was above the entrance. From 3 -3.30am it was really... more

  Submitted by Ms S from Essex on Oct 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palm Beach and it exceeded our expectations. The hotel is modern, bright and well thought out with all amenities required. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location on a perfect beach with crystal clear water was superb. The food selection for half board guests was very good had plenty of variety. I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this hotel.... more

  Submitted by Mr Johns from Shropshire on Sep 22, 2013

My family and I are keen on holidays abroad and try to go at least once a year. We've been to most places in Europe but never to North Cyprus. We stayed at the Palm Beach Hotel, through a recommendation from Mandy at Go North Cyprus. The closest town to the hotel was a lovely, old fashioned town called Famagusta. I cannot explain what a brilliant holiday we had! It was the best ever in so many ways.Firstly, the area was spot on. North Cyprus is stunning and has such a diverse landscape from a crystal... more

  Submitted by Ms Potter from Cornwall on May 9, 2013

I took my two children to North Cyprus during the Easter holidays for a treat as they've both been working hard at school and my eldest has her GCSEs coming up. I can't do holidays by halves so asked Gary at Go North Cyprus to recommend somewhere that was luxurious and plentiful in terms of things to do. He suggested the Palm Beach hotel and I'm so glad he did! It was just superb.The whole hotel has been decorated to a high standard, with that feel of a luxury hotel. We had a Junior Suite and... more

  Submitted by Irv Majeed from UK on Mar 28, 2013

We stayed in North Cyprus for our break this year and had an enjoyable stay at the Palm Beach Hotel. No complaints about the quality of the hotel, the service or the food provided during our half board stay.The staff were amazingly helpful and in particular Idriss (Guest Relations Manager) who ensured our holiday was an enjoyable experience.I would advise taking one of the sea view rooms with a stunning vista over Salamis Bay. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.... more

  Submitted by Alper from U.K on Mar 22, 2013

All in all my wife a and I had an enjoyable 9 days at the Palm Beach. Standard of cleanliness ,attitude of staff,food ,all first class.Just a few quibbles, the bed was really hard,not a problem for me but my wife has a hip problem so not good for her, the management laid down an extra duvet on the bed so improved matters. The sheets were a bit rough on skin,and the towelling dressing gowns very heavy and also a bit course.Tea making facilities in the room would have been appreciated.There was a... more

  Submitted by Johnny from Beirut on Feb 28, 2013

The room was a bit small although supposed to be a double room. The sea view is provided from the small balcony only: no window just the wall and balcony door...What I didn't like the most is the water; it is too "oily" The location is far from the City Canter; It is a long walk. You have to take a taxiOn the other hand, the service and the cleaning was good; the food was not bad; ...And not to forget that the bathroom was spacious... more

  Submitted by Lilly-Ann from Yorkshire on Feb 18, 2013

I've just returned from a surprise break away that my partner arranged for me after a particularly bad few months with family issues and illness. He's been to the hotel before on three occasions with business trips to Northern Cyprus and thought highly of it, so he booked us into the Palm Beach Hotel for a romantic break. Even though he knew where he wanted to stay, he did still opt to use the services of a booking agent we've been with in the past, as they've really taken the stress out of the... more

  Submitted by Wilson Family from Bristol on Dec 7, 2012

We made our first, tentative visit to the new Palm Beach Hotel last month. Having been keen and loyal patrons of the first Palm Beach, we were genuinely concerned that the hotel we'd come to love so much would be changed beyond recognition. So anxious were we in fact, that at one point we were just a phonecall away from cancelling our reservation and trying to find a new haunt for our times in Cyprus- luckily we over came that small fit of mania and eventually arrived safe and sound.Some of our... more

  Submitted by Wendy Woods from Cirencester on Dec 2, 2012

Along with many others, we were extremely pleased to find out that the Palm Beach was reopening after enjoying a brilliant stay at the former incarnation. Upon receiving the good news we immediately set about planning a return visit which took the form of a ten-day holiday earlier this year.The renovation has definitely been worthwhile and (we were happy to discover) was finished properly with no loose ends or wandering tradesman affecting our stay in the slightest. The new restaurant offers both... more

  Submitted by Mary and Don Janners from Liverpool on Nov 16, 2012

We got to the newly reopened Arkin Palm Beach Hotel in the middle of a mild october. The place is not easily overlooked, given the not-so-subtle blue and white colour scheme, although like some others have mentioned we did find getting to the entrance a bit of a chore. For reference, you need to go through the bus station to find it, and it is smaller than you might expect.Our room was ready for us on arrival, and clearly some effort had been made to lend it a luxury-feel, even though it was one... more

  Submitted by Glen Harrison from West Midlands on Oct 31, 2012

The new Palm Beach seems, much moreso in my opinion than the original, to deserve its 5-star status. There is definitely a bespoke feel to the place now which I felt was completely missing upon my last visit. It's really pleasant to feel that you've chosen a hotel that offers a service or a venue which is somehow unique, and I definitely got that impression. Other reviewers have mentioned how nice the new restaurant is, but I don't really feel they've done it justice. The food there is quite remarkable... more

  Submitted by William Green from South East on Oct 24, 2012

Firstly a big thank you to our booking agent Sue from Gonorthcyprus.com. Got home last week from a trip to the Arkin Palm Beach Hotel. We never went to the hotel before its reopening, but if it was anything like it is now I can definitely see why it has such a stellar reputation. We will make another booking as soon as humanly possible as I'd really like to take some of the extended family along to see the place.The refurbishment has been carried out very professionally. If we hadn't known any different... more

  Submitted by Warren Gainer from Leeds on Oct 21, 2012

Along with many others, we were extremely pleased to find out that the Palm Beach was reopening after enjoying a brilliant stay at the former incarnation. Upon receiving the good news we immediately set about planning a return visit which took the form of a ten-day holiday earlier this year.The renovation has definitely been worthwhile and (we were happy to discover) was finished properly with no loose ends or wandering tradesman affecting our stay in the slightest. The new restaurant offers both... more

  Submitted by Mandy from London on Oct 17, 2012

On arrival at the newly refurbished Palm Beach you certainly feel like you are on holiday. With the stunning decor and pieces of furniture thoughout the hotel you feel very comfortable & welcoming. Our room was seaview with stunning view's of the Crystal clear sea and sand that is immaculate kept clean throughout the day. Even though Palm Beach is located next to Maras, forbiden zone the coast line gives you a sense of history , this was truly a insight of the bygone days when the area was like... more

  Submitted by jed and kayla from bolton on Aug 10, 2008

We chose the Palm Beach Hotel because it was next to the deserted border ghost district of Varosha, a place that has fascinated me for years. Before 1974, this was THE place to stay in Cyprus, but now its deserted and a military only zone. The Palm Beach lies just outside the area, so its got both a fab beach and easy access to old Famagusta too. You can walk up to the wire fence and look into the deserted streets. Don't let the soldiers see you take photos, though - better to get a zoom lens and... more

  Submitted by A&S F from Worcestershire on Jul 2, 2008

We booked the Palm Beach for a short break during a longer stay with family in south Cyprus, so we combine a visit to Famagusta and a beach break together. Our room faced the sea and was tired but functional. (We had been warned not to expect too much by other reviews!) The beach was big, lots of room for everyone, and never a battle to get a sunlounger and sunshade. We appreciated the service of clean towels from the beach ht, so you didn't bring sand back into your room. Unlike a lot of North... more

  Submitted by Sian from Gwent on Apr 27, 2008

If you want European five star luxury, don't expect it at the so-called five star Palm Beach at Famagusta. This hotel must be living on past glories to have that rating. My room was clean and an OK size, but the balcony overlooking the sea was small. There was no much drawer space for storing clothes, and the air conditioning underpowered. There were free toiletries and free use of a wall safe, but precious little else in the way of five-star extras, apart from the usual overpriced mini bar. Everything... more

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