I've been going to the Columbia for nearly 20 years and the only reason I haven't reviewed it before now is because I was trying to keep it to myself!
I have visited this hotel all the way through from its humble, primitive beginnings to the luxurious resort it is today and its charm has never faltered.
Many of the original staff remain; food is always varied with great choice; service is attentive, but not intrusive; the grounds are beautiful; housekeeping is excellent; entertainment is super, especially on Cyprus night and there is so much to do and see on this beatiful island.
German owned and Cypriot managed (like a well-oiled machine), this is a champion of a holiday destination, where one is treated like an old friend.
Over the years, I have taken my children, grandchildren, family and friends and they have all been allured by its charm.
This is a hotel that prides itself on being the very best that it can be; it delivers exactly what it professes, which, as we have all experienced on occasions, is rare these days.
I continue to meet 'old Columbians' year after year; for me, it's like going home; it will always hold a special place in my heart.