Our holiday started the moment we landed as soon as we arrived we were whisked away to a beautiful air conditioned Mercedes and handed cold towels and water. The children’s faces lit up and we were greeted with a chorus of “ooh this is posh” and “fancy”. We only happen to ask the driver about Aphrodite’s Birthplace and he was soon driving us past it with an informed commentary. We like a short transfer and Travelbeam were spot on with their recommendation as we were soon at the hotel.
We felt our cares drift away as we checked in met by a charming receptionist and plenty of smiling staff.The main element of the resort and all the staff was a genuine sense of pride in what they do and in their lovely resort. It really sets the hotel apart that the team there are so warm, efficient and welcoming. Service is fantastically good with the waiters very attentive with nothing too much trouble.
We had an amazing suite which ticked all the boxes. What a breathtaking setting! The view over the lovely pool down to the sea with the mountains either side was stunning.
The children rushed straight down the pool and within half an hour had made lots of friends with other children. The pool is a central feature of the hotel and is surrounded by towering palm trees making it feel like an oasis.The kids had waterskiing lessons which they loved and by the end of the week my daughter was flying around the bay without any trouble whatsoever. They got the water sports bug and did all the inflateables with was great fun.
Loved the food particularly the chargrilled fish and Cypriot delicacies (there’ a fresh fish counter with catches of the day and a lobster tank to choose from). Dinner was a very relaxed affair with lots of atmosphere at the Apollo Taverna with the sounds of the ocean lapping in the background and superb views. The fresh fish and Cypriot starters to share were definitely a highlight. We had a lovely meal in the gourmet restaurant which allows you to dress up for the evening and enjoy the perfect service and fine dining.
Spa was very serene with a nautical theme. I managed to escape for a few hours for a massage and some me-time with an expert therapist who very knowledgeable and friendly. This amazing place represents the perfect spot for rest and relaxation to go to for a guaranteed chill-out and when I need to recharge again I would love to return. The team there are completely charming with a real pride in what they do and want nothing more than you to return so they can welcome you again. The key aspect for me though is the opportunity for the children to meet friends in a very easy environment and they still talk about it now. All in all it was a lovely holiday that the family won’t forget.
Fay Ripley, actress and recipe author, July 2014, UK
Stunning resort with friendly service. This resort is first class. Perfect get away from it all location. We had a stunning sea view suite and will most definitely return. Staff are very friendly and the breakfasts are wonderful, although I now think I need to shed a few pounds as they offer everything you could imagine including waffles & fresh cooked pancakes! The pool is beautiful and the spa facilities are v good, well worth a visit. I have to say this is the most beautiful resort I have stayed in.....perfect
Janette Stringer, May 2014, UK
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a very big thank you for our stay at the Columbia Beach Resort last week.We had such a fantastic family holiday.It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with my family and it was made especially great staying at the Resort. It is clear the hotel is run professionally, but the relaxed air of familiarity and friendliness between staff and guests made it a real pleasure. This is what sets great resorts apart. I’d particularly like to say a mention about Crete from the kids club and Koula from the restaurant. Both these ladies looked after us and our children in a genuinely kind manner. Thank you again, we’ll most certainly be back and I look forward to meeting you properly next time!
Richard Lively, April 2014, UK
"Thank you so much for giving us the most fantastic wedding and so many special memories. Your staff were amazing, thank you."
David & Claire White, 02.04.2013, UK.
"Within the last few years we have enjoyed hotels in Australia, Chile, Argentina, Egypt, Oman and now Cyprus. My research shopwed me that we would find the Columbia Beach Resort the sort of the place that would suit us best. I was right and our visit was made as perfect as we could have wanted. Tranquil, fine food, excellent service and wise counsel when we needed to leave the confines of the hotel’s grounds. It is, in truth, rare that we say that we must return to a place.
Normally we are adventurous and choose new countries and new places to visit. When we left the Columbia Beach Resort we both vowed that we would return."
Timothy Burrill May 2013, Film Producer, UK
"We loved every moment of it. We got married in the All Saints Chapel and its was organized perfectly. Thanks so much to everyone, you have made our stay so special and shall return soon. A very big thank you to Evros and Niki for all their expertise in organizing our wedding."
Mr. Mrs Waldie 22.04.2012, UK
"Marvelous place where we had a wonderful time. Service was perfect with very welcoming people. We’ll be happy to come back to you……."
Patricia Deguild 28.08.2012, France.
"We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your assistance and help with arrangements at Columbia Hotel. Our guests enjoyed all the Wedding events and the facilities and this is the sign of success of this special event.
Evro, we very much appreciate prompt and personal services provided by your goodself and your staff. It has been wonderful knowing you and we hope to be able to keep in touch."
Anil and Shobha Deshpande, 25.07.2007, UK
We would just both like to say a big thank you for all your help arranging our Wedding on 10th July, we had a amazing time and it was just perfect.
Can you also thank your staff at the Columbia Hotel and the Housemaid for the beautiful flowers, you all made our day so special.
Please let us know when you are visiting England – venue at Earls Court as we would both love to meet with you again."
All the very best
Mr & Mrs Sleath, 20.07.2013, UK
"We had another super Holiday - thank you! It is always lovely to see so many friends again - Florin (who always makes a fuss of our daughter Lucy - thank you!), Ana Maria, George, Yannis, Hero, the pool towel man and I'm so sorry I have forgotten his name! etc. Even Katie in the Kids Club remembered Lucy from our 2012 holidays. I didn't worry at all when Lucy popped over to the Kids Club in the afternoons - in fact I am guilty of take a little nap in the warm sunshine!
Granny Kate had been poorly (she is losing her sight) and hadn't expected to return so she was really thrilled to be welcomed back by the team.
We loved staying in the Resort too (our first time) and enjoyed catching up with the team at the Hotel Pool and Bar over lunch and in the evenings - it was perfect!
We thank you too for allowing us to invite Kate's local RAF friends over to join us too by the pool and for dinner at The Apollo, especially during your busy August period.
My only regret was the one week wasn't enough and I didn't have time for treatments in the Spa and that my husband couldn't join us too. He will be back with us next year :)
We look forward to seeing you all in 2014."
Andrew, Sally & Lucy Cullen, 08.09.2013, UK