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batterboy58



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Although we did not mind paying the 20ytl admission for the beach, we were disappointed to find there were no facilities available. Water Sports, Beach Games etc,



Also we found the prices at the restaurant and mini market to be extortion at the very least.



Beware, we will not go there again



jamie012002


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i agree. just got back from trnc went there, and we too will not go back !!! go to the artemis at bafra, they charged us nothing and used their facilties all day. first class



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Batterboy... why the question mark? You've answered your question.. yes it is shameful that 20 YTL is charged for admission to what turns out to be not much more than you'd get at any beach here....



They only have one chance to make a first impression and still they don't get it!



batterboy58



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Just another place to add to our "Once bitten twice shy list in NC"



andysue


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try staying for a week in feb then you will know what RIP OFF means!



CJtill


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Use to go there a few years ago when the costs were about 5 ytl and was ok for the money, but now not worth it. Even the casino is not in the same league as the Colony.



Pipie


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crikey !!! just booked for Christmas !!!!



dozza67


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I would unbook a bit qucik. They have a dreadful reputation for overcharging.



ronaldo


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06/11/2008 21:09

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Hi Pipie

Acapulco is expensive! But it is a beautiful place Friendly safe atmosphere friendly staff, top class accomodation. I have stayed there three times and enjoyed every minute. P.s if you like a wee dram or a good drink go into the Casino as all the drinks are free and also snacks and if you smoke cigarettes as well . Im sure you will have a wonderfull time. Happy Hols!

Best regards Ronaldo



andysue


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it was 8ytl for a pint of efes and the same for a glass of coke ! and that was last feb before the crunch . . ooch!



norths4me


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Went there a couple of time 2 weeks ago with the family. We all really enjoyed it great pool a few water slides and lovely clean beach. It costs app 7 - 10 depending on the exchange rate.



The food at the self service restaurant is quite good they do a really nice home made pizza. The drinks are are ridiculous price though.



We all enjoyed it although I have said this before that North Cyprus resorts shoots itself in the foot with the entrance charges. We went twice but if it was less to get in we would have gone more creating more at the gate and more in the restaurant. It stuns me that they cannot see this.



Notsoboredhw


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We have been to Acapulco several times with our children and they have had a great day. Spent the mornings by the water slides, lunch in the restaurant by the pool and afternoon by the beach and then home tea time. We always say if the kids have a fantastic day out then we do too. I do agree the entrance fee is a little bit overpriced but nevertheless we will still probably pay it next year so we can see the enjoyment in our children's faces.



karakum5c



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Acapulco used to go there a lot, not any more complete rip off artists. They must be losing a lot of money from people like me, then again they will probably put the prices up again and then wonder why there making even less money.



andysue


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our expierence was made worse because we were daft enough to stay in the middle of febuary. all outside amenities were shut for the winter, so having a few at the bar was all you could do really, or to rephrase it "loose a load o lira" at the bar! also there isnt one single english speaking tv channel in the room. i think this is a ploy to make you stay out of your room, i had to watch snooker on eurosport in german. the rooms are very nice but i think the acapulco self certifys its self "5 star" you would never find a 5star hotel with the pathways falling appart at the seams like they are leading to the pool and in front of the gymm.



Pipie


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We have stayed a few times a while back , and prices were not to bad then !!!!!



Hilltop



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We stayed there a few years ago. They were confiscating duty free drinks people had bought on the way over.

They had a strict "nothing bought in from outside" rule, which was enforced by searching peoples rooms. Not even a kettle was allowed.



Groucho



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We stayed there once and I bought a bottle of wine with my meal... my wife did not drink any so I asked them to keep it for the next day as I didn't want to consume the whole bottle over one meal... they refused, I was amazed as this is quite a commonly permitted event in most reasonable hotels...



So I took the bottle to our room... The next day I reappeared with the bottle to finish it at dinner and they accused me of bringing in wine from outside!



I argued my case and the bottle stayed but was made to feel like a criminal....



That evening we won a bottle of wine in the hotel's own raffle... some really cheap stuff... anyway we sat there with the bottle of the table trying to decide what to do with it... you don't drink Aphrodite but you can polish brass buttons with it... when a barman/waiter came over and accused us of smuggling-in the bottle which was against the rules of Stalag Acapulco! Unbelievable....



slimboyfat


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The only good thing I can say about the Acapulco is that it's clean even the beach, but it's getting a bit worn and needs a good refurbishment. I have a friend staying there at the moment and was there yesterday. He won't be staying again!

Two years ago a group of Germans staying there refused to pay the inflated bar bills when they went to check out and although the police were called they got away with it.

They are concentrating now on conventions for thw winter season and it seems as though he's not to bothered about tourists, that's if there are any around.

Stalag Acapulco is a good name for it.



finchy


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I must say that the food is fantastic however, they get the money back by rip off drinks. As already said Efes 8YTL and Red Yakut was around 48YTL a bottle. Won't go again or recommend to anyone for this reason.



Pipie


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Heard they were refurbishing next year .



markvpiazza


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We stayed there a few years ago - the worst place I have ever visited in the TRNC



Go somewhere else is my advice



Mark



stewy


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Please please. Its a nice place. If you want a day on a nice beach here in TRC, you have to pay. To be honest it's not that expensive.



breezyboy


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If you book it through Green Island hols it is cheap.

I went 3 years ago and it was value for money although the rooms in the old part are a bit grim.

Created great interest in the breakfast room one morning when a fruit worm which had been hiding in the basket popped his head out of my bread roll.



markvpiazza


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There was a huge food poisoning outbreak there a few years ago.



When we stayed the buffet was not in a hygenic state



Mark



batterboy58



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Stewy



Are you a millionaire



dobbo



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I stayed at the Acapulco this summer with my family. Every thing great food, room, beach, pool. There was a lot of Turkish familys staying there while we were there entertainment and singing in Turkish. I have to agree that the cost of the drinks is expensive, but we all enjoyed ourselves in fact the kids want to go back.



Hector


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Yep, sounds like a great advert for TRNC tourism. How many 'guests' have gone home singing it's praises I wonder? Obviously with dropping visitor numbers perhaps the owners should do the usual NC cunning plan and raise prices whilst dropping standards.



lovingcyprus


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Stewy



Alagadi beach is only a short distance away and it is free and in my opinion better



mags111



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Went to Acapulco 1pm today for a swim on the beach. They wanted to charge us 20 ytl at the entrance!!! It is getting dark at 4ish!!! So we only had a couple of hours. We wont be going again. We went to Lara beach instead. Had a great swim and were the only ones on the beach. Great to swim early November!!!



fire starter


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this just sounds like most of the hotels here.

i can't imagine that any of the management have ever studied tourism.

it all about grab as much money as you can today and sod tomorrow.

i think thats the trnc's tourism policy.

they don't realise that if drinks and snack were more reasonablly priced, then people would spend more with them.

they wonder why the tourists are not coming?

it starts with the stupid air fare charges.

its time they learnt to compeat, before its to late.

first step could be some education in tourism, so they are qualified to do the job.



joandjelly


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Breezyboy re msg 23, surprised you weren't accused of smuggling the worm in from outside!



MUSIN M


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it sounds like most of you guys are ready to come back home ,

all the hotels here in the uk are 5 star the streets are all clean ,the beaches are fantastic the people are friendly ,sunshine all the time ,the cost of living is half the cost of cyprus oh and theres no crime.

come on guys reality check.



Turbo


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They are feeling the tourist drop on the south side, many complaints about the attitude and prices and dirty beaches, they took no notice, pass the buck, not my job, whatever excuse they had. This year they certainly felt the drop in tourism.



These people forget that the most effective advertising is word of mouth. I havent heard too many happy mouths lately.

Its not just the airfare , the island is losing its charm very very quickly.

A good hotel would not charge for beach in Nov.



A good example is the America's, (North or South) no charge for the beach or loungers, as long as you get your refreshments from them. (they are not outrageously priced either. every one ends up happy and they all go back the next day and guess what, profits are made and people dont leave feeling ripped off and everyones happy) .

I should be head of tourism, is there a job available?

Greed, it will get them all.



girne 29


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tour guide in Turkey ,in regards to tourist police,said that initially it was hard to get over to traders etc that it was in there long term interests not to ripoff and get in the faces of tourists. Now she said the benifits to the tourist industry are accepted by most .Proof of the pudding compare, how well Turkish Tourism has done.



Lots of hard work ,but pays off.



sweep


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try going to the beach club owned by the hotel malpas and then you will know what it is like to be ripped off i dont know how these places are going to survive with these crazy prices for drinks people will not return once bitten.



i think it is not only the large hotel chains charging to much i stopped off at a small cafe to take out two cokes and was charged 8ytl, and i am not talking two pints of coke only two bog standard cans the first inpression i took home with me of trnc is watch ur wallet as most people are out to rip u off.



friend off mine was stopped by the police for no seat belt whilst driving in the busy town as car after car went by with locals driving cars full of kids bouncing around everywere no seat belts hanging out of the windows etc, etc think you get the picture. when the officer was asked why does he just look by his answer was you can afford the fine.



stewy


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There are not many nice places here by the sea, The Acapulco is one of the best. If you are skint go somewhere cheaper. I am booked in for Xmas and new year.



lovingcyprus


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stewy



Not many nice places by the sea, I guess you are not talking about North Cyprus then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Or am I just imagining things



Pipie


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Stewy , hope to see you there , we have also booked !!!!!!



breezyboy


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Re message about the Malpas beach. We went the day it opened as we were staying there for 3 nights as Olguns cocked up our furniture delivery. The money they have spent making this into the best beach in TRNC is obvious to anyone. Do people think that you can spend that sort of money and not expect to get some of it back. I thought the price they were charging non residents was reasonable. There are many free beaches for you to use if you dont want to pay, one of the best mentioned above being Alagadi.

Escape, Acapulco and Malpas are all spotless with full facilities. Alagadi is nice but full of rubbish. Decide what you want, pay or dont pay it is your choice.



peggy


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Hi pipie and stewy

We are going to the acapulco (again) over christmas and the new year.

Maybe see you there, every one complaining about the acapulco should try

jasmin court we were there in march never again.



PIPIE


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Hi Peggy .

look forward to meeting up !!!!!!!!!



Toon Army


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Hi Pipie

We are over at our apt at TBV 28th Dec -7th Jan

Maybe we will see you at the King's Bar for a drink

Take care

Christine



PIPIE


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Hi Christine .

Yeah that would be great to meet up , we are staying at the Accapulco hotel for Christmas then at the apartment take care .



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