I guess I have the privilege to be the first to review this little gem of a place.
This was our first vacation to North Cyprus and we managed to have a holiday within a holiday. We originally came to Kyrenia, where we stayed with some close friends. The missus and I love to drive round and sight-see, and the locals kept saying we must check out Karpaz before we return to England. Our friends encouraged us to spend a couple of nights at Balci Plaza, a place they have previously stayed at, and this was a decision we will not regret.
Now this is no 5-star holiday resort by any means but it is, in my opinion, the perfect escape. A small, family run sea side hotel with great food and great views. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff, especially from the owner Hasan, a great character whose passion for his little oasis is instantly evident. I must not forget to mention his darling mother, who we will never forget. Almost reaching 90 and still full of life and a smile that can fill a room. We can certainly see where Hasan gets his charisma from.
So if you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, i thoroughly recommend Balci Plaza. There's not many places where you can enjoy lying on the beach, with the sun shining on your back in the month of November (check our pic!!). Also, if you love to sight-see like us, it is only 30 mins away from the famous Golden Sands, a must-see if you are ever in Karpaz.
Richard and Becky
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 12 bungalows set in large grounds by the sea and mountains with a lot of bird life. Ideal for a relaxing holiday. We have a private beach with an honesty bar. Multilingual staff; home cooking with mostly fresh local ingredients including our own vegetables, eggs and freshly caught fish and local meats including range of steaks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balci Plaza Cyprus/Famagusta