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419 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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afrantz5 Lisbon, Ohio
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lisbon, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of 3 including an 8 year old stayed in C-20. The unit was nice, it is on the first floor in the back corner which allowed for privacy. The unit has a screened in porch which is mostly shaded due to the foliage. We enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings enjoying the surroundings without getting attacked by bugs.... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Second time staying here and third time is already booked. Affortable stay in paradise. Close to beach and lighthouse. Shopping isnt far either. Staff is friendly condos clean. My bed was comfortable and I have tempurpedic at home so bed comfort is very important. Unit c 12

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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed for one night in a semi-detached cottage across the road from the resort and were enchanted by the beauty of the location. Check-in was friendly and efficient and we were made to feel at home despite not staying in the resort itself. The furniture and fit-out of the cottage were delightful thirties style with a veranda and gardens... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Been coming to the island since 1985 & after I discovered The Colony Resort, I only stay here. This is my 11 stay! Staff is wonderful! Penny & Manny so nice & friendly. Clean! Comfy! Great location ! Price can't be beat! Avoid the Bubble Room in Captiva. Try the Island Cow for lunch & the Sanbel Cafe serves a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was told by a local friend who recommended this older place that is was very friendly and also by another friend that they use to stay there years ago. I parked in the parking lot which was empty and very quiet. I went into the office to ask for directions to the beach. I wanted to see how far... More

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ColonyResort, General Manager at Colony Resort, responded to this review

We are pleased that you have friends that have enjoyed past stays at Colony Resort. We are located in a very desirable near beach location where parking and beach access is limited to local residents and registered guests of Colony Resort. Colony is a privately owned property and does not provide parking, use of the grounds or facilities to the... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My stay at Colony Resort was March 26-30, 2014 in unit C16. PROS: Penny and Manny were absolutely wonderful! Very pleasant and accommodating. They let us check in early and out late, answered all of my many questions about the island and area attractions, made sure we were comfortable and knew everything we needed to to have a great stay.... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at Colony Resorts (Unit C-53) for one night this past weekend. The room was nicely decorated and very clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Short walk to the beach which was sparsely populated, many nice shells to pick up. The gulf water was a bit chilly so we checked out the pool, nice and warm. This property... More

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Edina, Minnesota
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We (two couples) recently stayed at the Colony Resort (unit C47) for 2 days while waiting to get into the condo we had rented for the rest of our stay on Sanibel. The king size bed in the bedroom and the remodeled bathroom were fine, but the futon beds in the living room were terribly uncomfortable. We didn't expect these... More

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Acton, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The outside of the Colony Resort didn't instill confidence, but we found the unit we rented in January was very well appointed, extremely clean and comfortable and a great deal for the money. Each unit is separately owned but managed by the resort. This means your results may vary from ours, but Unit C9 was great. The staff is only... More

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a wonderful time here: we had a nice and clean appartment with a sleeping room, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. And a lovely balcony. The staff is very nice, you can rent bikes and there is a washing machine + dryer. So, they have everything to make your stay nice at this fantastic island!

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Address: 419 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
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Just a short Stroll from the pristine beaches of Sanibel, famous for sea shelling, Colony Resort is located on the "Quiet side of the Island" minutes from the Historic Lighthouse, fishing pier and in biking distance to World Ding Darling Wildlife Refugee. Located on 26 miles of bicycle paths among tropical vegetation Colony Resort offers 1 bedroom/ 1 bath condominium and cottage accomadations. All units have fully equipped kitchens, screened lanai's or balconies, free Wi-Fi and long distance phone calls. Heated fresh water pool for year round use. Rates vary throughout the year and specials are offered seasonably. ... more   less 
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