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Arkin Palm Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Famagusta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Just returned from 2 weeks staying at Arkin Palm Beach hotel. All the reviews are right- it's a lovely setting, beautiful beach and pool. Staff very attentive and the food was great -both at breakfast and in the evening. There was always so much choice we never got bored and enjoyed all our meals.Our seaview room had a very large balcony with a large double sunbed as well as the usual table and chairs.There is a limited choice of other local restaurants etc, but we had a car for 6 days and were able to explore North Cyprus so this didn't affect us. One of the highlights of our holiday was seeing turtles swimming in the sea just off the beach - both while we were swimming in the afternoon and while enjoying a drink on the terrace in the evening before dinner. They seemed oblivious to the humans also enjoying the warm waters! A word of caution for those who have late flights as we did. We were too late for dinner on our first day, but as the check out time is 12 o-clock we had to pay for dinner on out last evening as we waited for our 8.30pm pick up. It's £50 to extend the room until 4 pm - which was not long enough so we didn't bother, and the showers etc in the spa are great. Our only slight adverse comment was that although there is sign in the dining room stating there is a dress code in the evening this is not enforced. Either remove the sign or enforce it - my husband went and bought an extra shirt and pair of trousers to comply and needn't have bothered!

Room Tip: seaview rooms are worth the extra
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Angela M
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with us at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel.
Your comments regarding our location, rooms, selection of cuisine at breakfast and dinner, beach and rooms are very much appreciated by all of us here.

We are very fortunate to have turtles swimming around the reef in the sea and our guest’s enjoy this experience and we are pleased that you did too.

The dress code is an issue which we continuously try to enforce at dinner times.

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor, our guest’s feedback is always greatly appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Arkin Palm Beach Hotel.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Our 3rd consecutive visit...says it all really. We come for relaxation, although for those who are a little more energetic there is a great gym, indoor pool, sauna and steam room although on our visit the steam room was out of service for a few days
It was lovely to come back and see all the familiar faces, not only staff but guests as well, and we were remembered and treated like old friends.
No building work this year which was a blessed relief. When we checked in we had been allocated a room (which was lovely) but had a tiny balcony, we liked to sit here in the the evenings with a drink or 2!!! before getting ready for dinner, Guest relations manager Idris was as helpful as ever and got on the case and moved us to another room...perfect. Nothing was ever too much to ask of him, a real credit to the hotel.
The food in the main restaurant had improved on the last couple of years. If you like cocktails your main man is Ugur Gul in the lobby bar, his were definitely the best by far.

Room Tip: If you like sun in the early evening choose a garden view room. Sea view balconies are in full sun v...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Denise B
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Guest,

It was a pleasure, as always, to welcome you and your family once again to Arkin Palm Beach Hotel.

Thank you for taking the time share your positive review on Trip Advisor and your remarks regarding our hotel facilities, cuisine and personnel are greatly appreciated by everyone here.

We hope to see you again very soon at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I had to spend 24 hours in Famagusta and this seemed to be the best hotel in the area.
I was expecting a disaster given the region and also that they took my reservation without a credit card, ok it was in december. But i was surprised, only in a good way.
The hotel is nice, right on the beach, all the rooms have a full sea view. The rooms are good, a little impersonal but have all the amenities on e could require.
They have a decent gym and indoor pool with views straight into the ocean.
Food is ok.
Only problem when i went was the service, because no one spoke english but only turkish. It was a nightmare communicating with them and hard for me to get them to understand me. A part from this no complaints

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank dflawless1
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Firstly, thank you choosing to stay at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor.

Your comments regarding our rooms, beach, SPA facilities and views are greatly appreciated.
I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble communicating with our personnel, the majority of our staff have a good level of English and on-going training and English lessons are provided in order to continuously improve on our high level of service.

We hope to see you again in the future at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We are on a two week vacation in Cyprus and we just spent 2 nights at this hotel after having spent a week in Kyrenia at a friend's house. We were looking for a bit of luxury in a lively touristy area. The luxury part worked out very well as the hotel really lived up to it's expectations. We were especially impressed by the qualilty and cleanness of their private beach. We have travelled around the world from the caribean to Asia and we have never seen such a clean and well kept beach anywhere in the world. We stayed in a junior suite with beach view and we watched one of the employees rake the entire beach every evening so that all footprints were removed for the next day. Another employee would walk around all day with a dustbin bag picking up any rubbish some of the more unconsiderate guests would leave in the sand. A third one one would walk around all day proposing beverages from the bar. Very comfortable sun loungers with 2 little parasols.
The manger Idris went out of his way to make sure that we were comfortable and that all our requests were being adressed appropriately.
Just next to the hotel is the famous green line and you have a very clear view of the deserted buildings in the forbidden zone.
I was a little disappointed by the fact that their balconies are way too small. They are just about the width of a chair so once you sit you cannot move anymore.
We left the hotel earlier than expected simply becouse of the fact that we found Famagusta to be much too quiet. We tried going out to dinner in the old town twice and the place was totally deserted. We were expecxting a lively tourist resort but he city is anything but that.
Conclusion: great hotel for a few days break R&R and beach but do not expect any shopping or nightlife in the immediate vicinity.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Carla S
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review on Trip Advisor. I remember that you stayed with us upon a recommendation from a friend and as such we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Arkin Palm Beach hotel.

Your comments regarding our beach being one of the cleanest and best quality beaches you have seen in the world along with our attentive personnel is very much appreciated by all of the team here at Arkin Palm Beach hotel.

Famagusta and the surrounding areas have plenty of places to explore, both historically and with natural beauty. Famagusta is a more laid back and peaceful resort but there are shopping facilities, bars and restaurants just a short taxi ride away.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Arkin Palm Beach hotel and we hope to see you in the future for some R&R.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Not what people may be thinking - if you feel a bit chilly when sitting outside for a meal then you will be offered a shawl to cover your shoulders (women and men), what a novel and pleasant idea?
Just returned from our third annual visit to Palm Beach, which was just as good as in the past, if not better. Got the room we requested and the ever ready and helpful Idris is on hand if assistance is required. Food was excellent though we did feel that the choice at dinner, decreased slightly from our first week probably due to less guests. Even though there is a dress code notice particularly for dinner, quite often not adhered to and no one challenged the shorts and sandals coming in! Didn't like the music on the beach, particularly when different tunes were coming out from the pier and the beach bar at the same time. General background fine but let's keep the beach a tranquil and pleasant place to be. Looking forward to next year!

Room Tip: Yes it is worth paying for a seaview. Third floor good.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank PattilouSurrey_UK
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us once again at Arkin Palm Beach hotel.

Your positive review and comments regarding our personnel and cuisine are great greatly appreciated.

Feedback from our guests is vital for us in order to continuously improve our level of service. Your comment regarding the music is already something we are in the process of resolving as well as the dress code.

We also very much look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We recently stayed here, unfortunately just for two nights. Our room, a junior suite, was delightful, lovely view over the beach, very comfortable bed, very good furnishings and a super bathroom. All very spacious, light and airy. A/C if needed. Breakfast was an excellent buffet to be eaten inside or out. Waiter service attentive. Lunch was equally excellent with a good choice of light lunches both starters and mains. The beach was immaculately kept, sunbeds comfortable, towels provided, all that one could wish for. Pool area very comfortable and sophisticated. The staff extremely helpful particularly Idris with whom I had been speaking to over the telephone before our arrival. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and cannot wait to return.

Room Tip: Junior Suites level 3 all had balconies and looked out over the beach and sea.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank KentUKLinda
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you choosing to stay at Arkin Palm Beach hotel and for sharing your review on Trip Advisor.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us including our furnishings, comfortable beds, service quality, cleanliness of beach, pool area along with the quality and choice of our cuisine.

Your kind words mean a lot to all of us here and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Arkin Palm Beach hotel.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I live in North Cyprus and actually both work in 5 star hotels but often feel the need of short breaks and choose to stay in hotels at least twice a year. Arkın Palm Beach Hotel is by far the best we have been to yet! We only stayed for one night but enjoyed it very much. First impressions are clean, fresh and relaxed. Just what we were looking for. We were greeted by front office staff who were very helpful and allocated it us our room on first floor. Rooms are very modern and clean. Very well equipped with cosey towels, bathrobes and complimentary bottles of water. The only thing we found in the room was the beds were a bit too hard for our likings. Oh and we did hear the dog barking all night next door but we didn't mind it as we have dogs too. If we were staying longer definetly worth booking a sea view room as the views are beautiful. The whole atmosphere of the hotel is very friendly and warm. The beach was amazing, white sand and not so deep sea level. The waiters on the beach and also in the restaurant are all very helpful and very cheerful. Always attentive and smiling. We also loved the spa, especially the steam room. A good size spa with an indoor pool over looking the beach. Evening meal and breakfast were both very pleasant with a wide variety of foods. Enjoyed being able to eat outside overlooking the amazing beach. One of the other things I enjoyed the most was the free wifi which is easy to access and is pretty high speed. This was definetly exactly what we needed. We returned home today feeling rested, relaxed and pampered. Thank you!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ShanelOz
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ArkinP, Guest Relations Manager at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Dear Guest,

Firstly, thank you for choosing to stay with us at Arkin Palm Beach for your holidays and for sharing your positive review on Trip Advisor.

We are so pleased to hear that we are the best hotel you have stayed at for your mini breaks. Your comments regarding our cleanliness, relaxed, friendly and warm atmosphere, modern rooms, white sandy beach, variety of cuisine, spa and friendly personnel are appreciated by everyone here at Arkin Palm Beach hotel.

To hear that you returned home feeling “rested, relaxed and pampered” makes us very proud.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Additional Information about Arkin Palm Beach Hotel

Address: Nadir Yolu | Deve Limani, Famagusta, Cyprus
Region: Cyprus > Famagusta District > Famagusta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Famagusta
#2 Spa Hotel in Famagusta
#2 Casino Hotel in Famagusta
#3 Luxury Hotel in Famagusta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Famagusta
Price Range: £76 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Arkin Palm Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arkin Palm Beach Hotel is located in the ancient port city of Famagusta, North Cyprus. The Hotel offers "a Heaven on Earth Location" where the turquoise hues of the Mediterranean sea, the magnificence of its private golden beach, nature`s own beautiful greenery, and amazing sunsets all come together in a truly idyllic setting. ... more   less 
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