Palm Beach Hotel - Famagusta, North Cyprus

Palm Beach Hotel Famagusta North Cyprus
  • Value
  • Rooms
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Cleanliness

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 (41 Reviews)

  Submitted by Sam from Sheffield on Feb 22, 2019

We found the Palm Beach Hotel on the gonorthcyprus website and booked for a week. Our room was a decent size, pleasant and very comfortable, with a nice, modern bathroom and very good wifi. The location is great if you want to explore the ghost town of Famagusta, which is about 15 minutes away on foot, and there's also direct access to a beach nearby too. The restaurant is great and the staff friendly and attentive, we had the buffet breakfast every day and found it to be superb. We also used the... more

  Submitted by Sally from Newport on Nov 1, 2018

My husband and I booked a short break away at Palm Beach Hotel through Gary at gonorthcyprus and we've returned feeling completely pampered. When we arrived we were made to feel very welcome, the staff take an interest in their guests and were helpful and attentive during our entire stay. We had a lovely room with a terrace, very clean and well maintained with a superb sea view. Breakfast was varied and very nice every day and the waiter, like the rest of the staff, was attentive and friendly. Beautiful... more

  Submitted by Faith from Guernsey on Jul 9, 2018

I visited Palm Beach Hotel with my husband back when it was the Arkin and we were keen to see how the place has changed since it was renovated, so we booked a week away with gonorthcyprus. It's been updated and is generally more appealing throughout. We had a good-sized room, very clean with a comfortable bed. The decor is nice and neutral. Food is excellent, especially the lunchtime bar meals - the buffet is always plentiful and everything is well cooked. Staff are welcoming and friendly, although... more

  Submitted by Michael from Wigan on Jun 6, 2018

My wife and I booked a break at Palm Beach Hotel through gonorthcyprus, who we've used before and trust to always find us a good deal. They didn't disappoint, Gary got us a good price for a week away at this great hotel, which is very well kept and represented by the staff. We had a great room, nice size, well-appointed and quiet. There's a beach outside, which is kept very clean - as is the pool. The staff are superb, attentive and pleasant at all times. The breakfast buffet is very good and we... more

  Submitted by Susanna from Slough on Feb 6, 2018

My family and I visited Palm Beach recently through gonorthcyprus, we got a good deal and were pleased with the price. When we arrived we were made welcome by the reception staff and this level of hospitality continued throughout our stay - most of the hotel employees are very courteous and friendly. There's a nice relaxed atmosphere and the rooms are spacious and very clean. We had wonderful views from our room and loved being by the beach, which we did use even though it was out of season. The... more

  Submitted by Jane and Neil from Cumbria on Sep 15, 2017

We booked a break at Palm Beach with gonorthcyprus and were very pleased with our stay. It's not a big glitzy hotel, more basic than that, but the staff are very helpful and friendly, which gives it a nice atmosphere. It's also great to be by the beach, although some of the buildings nearby aren't too well maintained. There are two beautifully clean pools to enjoy and there's always plenty of excellent dishes on offer at the buffet, so our children enjoyed both! Great variety of food too from all... more

  Submitted by Martha and Simon Westermann from London on Jun 27, 2017

We visited Famagusta to attend a wedding and having done a little research and not getting anywhere called a few agents , one stood out, Gary at Go North Cyprus , He was the only one that told us that whilst the Salamis (where the wedding was held), was a nice hotel it was a little isolated and that his personal choice would be the Palm beach and he was right, very comfortable surroundings without the mass tourism feel and only a short walk into Famagusta town .Views from the balcony were lovely... more

  Submitted by Ned from Shrewsbury on Apr 5, 2017

We've just got back from our trip to Palm Beach Hotel, just me and my wife, and what a lovely time we had. Booked through gonorthcyprus for the second time, last year we stayed in Kyrenia so wanted somewhere new to explore. It's a great hotel, clean, airy and bright, the room we had was a little on the small side but comfortable and it would have been nice to have a few more English channels on the TV but other than that, we were very happy with the room. We requested a sea view and it was wonderful... more

  Submitted by Michael from Huddersfield on Oct 6, 2016

We were really happy with our recent stay at Palm Beach Hotel, which we booked through Not only did it have a great location, but it had all the food and entertainment we could want from a five star resort. For instance, there are numerous restaurants and bars, including a beach bar, which we headed to pretty much every day for a refreshing sundowner. We definitely recommend the Terrace Bar for its entertainment and we even tried out the hotel's casino one night, which was a memorable... more

  Submitted by John, Liz, Rachael and Laura from Kent on Apr 22, 2016

Lovely hotel; it feels like quality from the moment you drive through the barrier. Everything first class but not snooty, the staff are friendly and helpful - especially the waiters. Beautiful pool (but too cold to use in April) and lovely adjacent beach. Comfortable and well appointed rooms, very quiet at that time of year but that was nice for us and they still provided a good range of food at the buffets.... more

  Submitted by Raewyn from London on Apr 25, 2016

As a single traveller I felt completely safe and so relaxed. The location is fascinating being so close to the Old Town and the no man's land. Beach is picture perfect for photography. Staff were friendly and helpful. Getting about is easy and the hotel has bicycles to hire for 10TRY per hour. The front desk will arrange a car within minutes. On the last evening being out of season the restaurant provided a la carte which was of a very high standard of quality and presentation. Wines are... more

  Submitted by Neil from UK on Apr 8, 2016

Palm Beach has beautiful rooms, very attentive staff and good food. Breakfast and dinner are buffet meals when you can choose to eat as much as you like from a wide variety of dishes. There is excellent lamb, lots of salad dishes and elaborate desserts. It is a good place to hire a car because the roads are quiet and a visit to nearby Salamis is a must. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Northern Cyprus and we are grateful to the Palm Beach for helping to make it such an enjoyable time.... more

  Submitted by Neil from UK on Mar 16, 2016

Palm Beach has beautiful rooms, very attentive staff and good food. Breakfast and dinner are buffet meals when you can choose to eat as much as you like from a wide variety of dishes. There is excellent lamb, lots of salad dishes and elaborate desserts. It is a good place to hire a car because the roads are quiet and a visit to nearby Salamis is a must. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Northern Cyprus and we are grateful to the Palm Beach for helping to make it such an enjoyable time.... more

  Submitted by Donald from Cheshire on Mar 11, 2016

We were looking for a great value beach break in Cyprus and decided to book a stay at the Palm Beach Hotel through Go North Cyprus as they gave us the best price on our package. We booked for seven days but wish we'd stayed longer, the hotel was superb and the staff were so attentive, we were treated like royalty. It's so refreshing to find a five-star hotel that actually provides a five-star service! We spent most of our time on the beach as the weather in Cyprus is pleasant at this time of year... more

  Submitted by T. Walker from Cheshire, England on Jun 5, 2015

A nice clean hotel, right on a beautiful sandy beach. The food was self-service buffet and was of a very high standard with good variety. The waiters were friendly and efficient, serving tea, coffee, water and drinks and clearing the tables between courses. The reception staff were also very helpful.The only criticism was that the room was rather small, although adequate and with a great view over the Med., and the bed which was the hardest I have ever slept on. Despite this, it was an great... more

  Submitted by Julia from Sheffield on Apr 2, 2015

We were on our knees when we arrived at the Palm Beach Hotel, after a winter of over-work and Yorkshire bitter cold. The week we spent at the Palm Beach Hotel was the most peaceful and pampered times of my life. We ate the most excellent, healthy food,were served by the most attentive of staff, who were ever patient, professional and personable. We swam, steamed and relaxed in the beautiful and intimate spa every day. The sea view from the bedroom was stunning and we slept soundly every night,... more

  Submitted by Mike Carr from Sheffield, England on Mar 18, 2015

We stayed for a week in early March. Not all of the hotel facilities were in operation as the outside pool wasn't in use (there is an indoor pool which was operational but we didn't use either this or the fitness suite) and none of the loungers or beach umbrellas were put out on the beach. This was not a problem for us as were weren't after that sort of holiday - you would need to go a bit later in the year if this is what you want. However it is quite possible that loungers/umbrellas would have... more

  Submitted by Ritchie from Luton, Beds England on Nov 7, 2014

We stayed at Palm Beach hotel, from 25 th October for one week. We found the staff at the hotel very helpful and catered to all our requirements. The hotel was in a wonderful position, right on the beach. We found the forbidden zone (right next to the hotel) quite fascinating. we had a sea view room which was brilliant. Everything was spotlessly clean, the maid called most nights to make sure everything was ok. The food could not be bettered. If we go again, we would go slightly earlier in the... more

  Submitted by Duncan from Scotland on Oct 25, 2014

We stayed at ArkinPalm on11th October for a week. Enjoyed restful holiday. Group played in dining room in evening which was lovely. Would be nice to have been able to have a little dance some night. Food nice, would have been even nicer had they had joints being freshly carved in front of you or dishes being cooked there and then. Desserts were beautiful, over all very good.Yes bedroom small and no long mirror which for ladies is a must! Upgrading to larger room would have been more... more

  Submitted by Ian Morgan from Gillingham, Kent on Aug 26, 2014

On arrival we were very well looked after. We arrived far too early for check in but our luggage was put away safely and were given towels to use around the pool and the beach. They phoned me when the room was availableWe upgraded to a Junior Suite overlooking the sea with a large double sunbed on the balcony which was fabulous. However, we spent most of the day on the beach and when we got back to the room the sun was behind the hotel. Also, the large balcony was very overlooked from the rooms... more

  Submitted by Yvonne from Tsada, Cyprus on Jul 27, 2014

Palm Beach Hotel is right next to the Forbidden Zone (check out the history) and its sad to see these ruins but it does mean that the hotel is very quiet. Service is excellent and our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean for our whole stay. The bed was a little on the hard side but comfortable nonetheless. Wifi worked well and the air con was excellent. We went for a relaxing time and didn't do much sightseeing so can't comment on availability of day trips etc. The food was amazing, we... more

  Submitted by Mr.M.Stone from Worcester,United Kingdom on May 8, 2014

My wife and I booked a 1 week stay in this hotel from the 23rd of April to the 30th.It was possibly the closest to paradise we have ever been!The hotel is so modern and extremely clean.We chose to have a sea view room which I can highly recommend.The food was of Buffett style selection for both breakfast and evening meals.There was such a variety to choose from.My wife was wowed by the selection of desserts at our evening meal.All of the staff were very polite,and nothing was to much trouble.Although... more

  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 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

North Cyprus Hotel Deals

Malpas Hotel
Malpas Hotel From £26 per person

5 Star Hotel in Kyrenia
FREE Half Board Upgrade.

Acapulco Beach Club Hotel
Acapulco Beach Club Hotel From £21 per person

5 Star Hotel in Kyrenia
Half Board. Best Sandy Beach.

Mercure Hotel
Mercure Hotel From £32 per person

The Best 5 Star Hotel in Kyrenia
Part of Mercure Hotels chain.


You will be redirected to the sponsored travel agent's website to get hotel rates.