The hotel is a good standard and we had a junior suite overlooking the beach. the staff were generally attentive and the beach and pool had plenty of sunbeds which were well maintained. it is situated next to the ghost town which is a bit spooky especially at night.
There was problems with this hotel.
There were 6 wedding parties held at the Hotel during of our stay. These weddings were all set up round the pool and you were not allowed to use the pool after 4:00 when the staff would kick you off your sun bed. These weddings would go on till gone 1am and you would be kept awake due to very very loud music... Even with doors closed you could hear the music.
The service of the hotel staff dropped off when these wedding were on as most of the staff were diverted to serve at the weddings. The bar staff didn’t even know how to make cocktails.
On Sunday afternoon at 4:00, they decided that they would start to play clubbing music on the beach. This music was so load it made conversation difficult. Many of the guests complained and eventually the music volume was turned down however not until a manager laughed when my wife complained.
It also came to light that the hotel would allow people from outside the hotel use the beach which they charged we think about 10 TL. We didn’t know who the people were and they were quite often noisy and intimidating. We also felt that security was compromised by allowing these people to come onto the beach.
A real negative of the hotel was it allowed smoking everywhere. We had to be move tables one evening in the restaurant when the smoking became intolerable.
The food in the restaurant was basically the same every night and they never had the chefs cooking fresh food.
this hotel would be wonderful but they need to sort out disturbance of the wedding parties.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arkin Palm Beach Hotel Cyprus/Famagusta