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elle484


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Message Posted:
03/07/2007 23:08

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My family and a good friend have booked to stay at the Venus beach hotel & residences(www.venusbeach.cc) in salamis, near famagusta on July 25th this year-so not long to go!

We booked swiftly, overlooking the apparant lack of bars,pubs and clubs in Famagusta compared to Kyrenia.

It's not essential as the hotel looks lovely but i'm afraid two 17/18 year olds may get rather bored at night after 10 days!

I'd be grateful if you could give me any information

Thanks.



pilgrim



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04/07/2007 23:02

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Hi Elle,

I' ve visited with my partner several times, beutiful location, beach, pool, bar terrace etc. but I'm afraid you are correct very quiet at night at the hotel. However there are plenty of bars and good reasonable restaurants in Famagusta.

Try Monks Inn and Genko in Old walled City both excellent (live music some nights in Monks Inn)

Also PLaza, Anit, Bitter Lemons, Cappuccino, Carasel,Rusty Pelican all excellent Bar/Restaurants plus numerous bars along main through route in Famagusta full of students every night.

Salamis Beach Resort 5* nearby has plenty of attractions and welcomes non-residents, watersports, pool, table tennis etc may help.

regards

p



elle484


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06/07/2007 17:55

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Pilgrim, thanks so much for your swift reply.

Unfortunately, the company we booked with movied our flights back 2 days and we heard numerous bad reports of the Venus Beach. Luckily, it seems, we have changed hotel to the Vuni Palace in Kyrenia.... Plenty more restaurants and bars by the harbour i'm sure!

We will definatley visit Famagusta still and will make an effort to try some of the restaurants you mentioned.

Thanks again,

Elle



pilgrim



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06/07/2007 23:22

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Thanks Elle,

Old walled City certainly worth visiting, Genko Lunch or evening, special

Nr Kyrenia at Alsansak lunchtimes '5 mile' excellent, centre Kyrenia 'Nazimes' reccommened and buffets at 'Rocks'and 'Colony" both excellent great value.

Hope you have a great time.

p



newlad



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25/03/2008 22:19

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Hi all,

Anyone stayed at the palm beach hotel near famagusta.

Regards,

Paul



Jarra



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25/03/2008 23:07

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Years since I had a night out in Famagusta, though friend of mine was always inviting us to dance the night away in a place called the Lions, or something similar.

Your obviously not far from the border so there is always Ayia Napa, its funny when I go to the North it always feels like home and when I cross to the South I feel like I'm on holiday.

only problem is you can not take a North Cyprus Hire car intot he South, so might need Taxi or friend to drive you there.

Main thing is have a smashing time.



Jarra



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25/03/2008 23:10

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Read the initial thread then realised you have now relocated from your original destination, I still hope you have a smashing holiday.



pilgrim



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26/03/2008 00:36

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Hi paul, been to palm beach many times, good hotel, pool and restaurant , private beach. overlooks varosha daunting.

try Monks Inn in old city close by one evening, very good

regards

p



simbas



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hi jarra , we pass lions regularly , often wondered about the place , i thought it was some kind of elaborate sort of casino , always mean't to explore but it always looks closed bar for one or two cars parked there , although i suppose it could be open , but just incredibly empty ! any body been there ??

regards simbas



newlad



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26/03/2008 20:43

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Hi Paul,

Is palm beach within walking distance to famagusta.Cant decide wether to stay there or stay near kyrennia info on both would be appreciated,

Paul.



pilgrim



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Hi Paul, Palm Beach 20/25mins walking to centre of old city,( boutiques good designer copies, coffee bars and restaurants)Famagusta main street, shopping restaurants 30mins. Palm Beach has its own great beach. Famagusta, good for Salamis, Bogaz, Karpaz, but not as lively as Kyrenia, but beutiful beaches.You would need a hire car(can arrange good deal if want, all my freinds any family use chap who gives me discount price)

Depends whether you like english bars (only a few in famagusta area)

Kyrenia pretty, especially at night,good hotels near the harbour,(Dome and Rocks) Pia Bella close by, no beach, but more restaurants and shops. your choice. regards p



newlad



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Thanks paul,much appreciated,hard choice to make.Maybe do famagusta in june and kyrennia in september,

Regards,

Paul.

p.s. how much for a car for a week.



pilgrim



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26/03/2008 22:33

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Paul, emailed you info.

regards

p



phylray



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26/03/2008 23:24

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Hi

When I was living in Salamis/working Famagusta I used to go to Palm Beach

a lot with an American friend. We went into the hamam & swam in the pool

which at that time was inside a plastic bubble. The beach there used to be

THE place for the rich & famous filmstars. The Marash/Varoush is adjacent

& not allowed tho. my friend did get in! That was in 8 years ago.

We also swam at Salamis & catamaraned, then to Moon over the Water bar.

Lovely days



cuddles


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11/08/2008 10:15

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Hi Paul



I think everyone is talking about the Lions Gardens. It looks very elaborate on the outside with huge lion statues. It is rather disappointing inside though, and much smaller than we thought. We went on a special night when they had a singer from Turkey. Everyone seemed to know who he was except us (my partner is a Turkish Cypriot), and the girls were getting quite excited at his entrance on stage. We just stood there bemused at first, but had an o.k. night. Expensive night out, not sure if we'd go again. Went back to Salamis Hotel and watched 24 (Keiffer Sutherland) on Satellite.



MUSIN M


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11/08/2008 19:39

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hi paul

i always stay two weeks at palm beach and two weeks at acupulco ,and i do prefer

palm beach,i have a lad staying with us in london who is one of the managers

at palm beach ,it has just changed ownership and is about too shut down for eighteen months for refurbishment ,so i would not recommend it right now.



musin



davidjames


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25/08/2008 06:28

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The Palm Beach is closing down for the season for refurbishment, so it is not available in 2009, there is no affect on people staying in 2008, as i have freinds who are staying there in october too.



DJ



cuddles


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17/01/2009 01:49

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Hiya



We were going to stay at the Palm Beach but decided to stay at Salamis. We got a great deal and stay there every year. Not much for kids there so it is nice and quiet most of the time.



cuddles


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Hiya



We went to the Lions Gardens and it was a bit of a let down. It was a special night and a Turkish singer was the main attraction that particular evening. We paid 20 to get in and although everyone was friendly and the music was o.k we were a little bored and left early. We were surprised that it wasn't as plush inside as we thought it would be. I think they usually have wedding parties there sometimes. Not much seems to go on there. It's a shame that it's not used very much.



gates


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Message Posted:
17/01/2009 09:35

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palm beaqch is closed . if your boys go to farmergussa tell them to go to the north oposite cua universaty and at night it is full of students and very livly



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