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“We always return here!” 4 of 5 stars
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Columbia Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pissouri Bay | Limassol, Pissouri 3779 , Cyprus   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Pissouri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“We always return here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

On the 19th November the hotel seemed quiet and was clearly out of season. We sat on the terrace in the sunshine, overlooking the pool, the view through the palm trees of the deep blue sea was stunning. A friendly Cypriot waitress arrived almost immediately, she was welcoming and helpful.

We chose a simple salad lunch with sparkling water, but from previous visits we know that the food here is good. Our three year old companion was on great form and the waitress rewarded him with a delicious complimentary pudding. It looked like a panna cotta with raspberry coulis, and it was delicious as we all sneaked a spoonful each! Full marks for the excellent good natured service, and a view that takes your breath away.

Spare a moment to take a drive into the charming, unspoilt, old Pissouri village.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

My daughter and I spent a night of pure luxury here in November. Our suite was huge and perfectly appointed (just took a while to find the hairdryer) complete with jacuzzi bath. It was big enough to get lost in! and the balcony overlooked the pool and sea....amazing views. The breakfast was the best I have ever seen, just sorry I couldn't eat any more. All the staff were friendly and efficient and the cats just add to the atmosphere. I understand the hotel runs a cat care project so they are all very well fed, neutered and vaccinated and are friendly without being too pushy...we love cats so that added to the experience. The spa was lovely with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Like I said, pure luxury.
We had dinner in the Hotel nextdoor because there was a crooner singing there and the food and the music were A!.
The only small draw back was that the pool was freezing but I ventured anyway and it wasn't half as bad once you were in.

Room Tip: I am sure they are all first class but the pool and sea view was super.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CBH-RManagement, Manager at Columbia Beach Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you for your great review of the Columbia Beach Resort- we sincerely hope to see you back with us again soon!
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Northants
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This was our first visit to this hotel and we were impressed with every aspect from the moment we arrived, particularly as for some reason unbeknown to us we were upgraded to a suite. I am not sure what RossR expects at this time of year but there were plenty of sunbeds on the beach and round the pool where there WAS service. Surely it's not too much of a fag to drag yourself from the beach to the pool bar occasionally! The fact that the pool bar was open surprised us because on occasions we were the only ones using it for food.
In our opinion the food was of very good standard although probably a bit repetitive. However how one can classify rack of lamb, fillet and ribs of beef, wonderful joints of veal and pork as low quality I don't understand. One evening the excellent pasta carbonara had almost come to an end and the chef must have seen the disappointment on my face as he rushed off to prepare a further portion just for me!
Overall the waiters were a pleasant bunch but there just one or two who didn't smile and shouldn't have been in the job. I'm sure they know who they are!
It was also a good option to be able to eat in the excellent waiter service restaurants in the Resort for which an allowance of 10 euros per person was made which whilst not a lot meant you could dine in these top class restaurants for no more than you would pay outside, The Limonaki was the only restaurant that came near to the standards of those in the resort.
One had to be impressed with the cleanliness, both inside and outside and the bedrooms were beautifully serviced.
Great location, great hotel. Will definitely be back at this time of year. Infinitely preferable to staying in Paphos or Blackpool without the lights as someone called it.

Room Tip: Would always ask for pool facing room as they get more sun at this time of year.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CBH-RManagement, Manager at Columbia Beach Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Many thanks for your glowing review!
We look forward to seeing you again next November!
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is my 3rd visit and unfortunately the worst, the location is fantastic but the whole place was in shutdown mode. The beach bar was closed, no service on the beach at all, the evening entertainment was no longer provided and some of the staff seemed tired and looking forward to a break..... so I will not be coming again this late in the season. The room as always was good and well cleaned, the housekeeping staff are excellent but as mentioned in previous reviews the evening food was low quality so after two nights we decided to eat outside instead. There are many very good restauarants to choose from all within walking distance.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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CBH-RManagement, General Manager at Columbia Beach Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you for staying with us again.
Unfortunately, due to bad weather conditions we had to close the beach bar a little earlier than usual. We do have two other bars in the Hotel, one outdoor and an indoor bar that remain open. We suggest that you book for the end of October, possibly the last two weeks, and this way the weather for the beach is guaranteed.
We look forward to welcoming you next year.
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

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.
Heavenly!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our Hotel and many thanks for adding photos too!
We look forward to welcoming you back!
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St Albans, England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This hotel came in a British Airways package. The standard rooms are very comfortable and clean. There is musical entertainment in the evenings by the pool. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The views are spectacular. Breakfast was ok and a good variety. We had a half board package with 'free' evening buffet. This was plentiful and adequate though not of a terribly high standard.The stay could be improved greatly with coffee making facilities in every room. Drinks are expensive. We stayed during October and needed the very efficient air conditioning.
The hotel is situated in a quiet location with NO night life anywhere in Pissouri. If you want the clubs go to Pafos. Guests were mainly older and very few children were around during our stay though I understand Columbia is to be avoided during German half terms (it is a German owned hotel) when it is impossible to get near the swimming pool. We never had trouble finding a sun bed though we were amused to see towels on some beds at 8am.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denbigh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Excellent hotel with high levels of cleanliness. The bathroom was spotless, the staff friendly and helpful. The room comfortable and clean. We had a couple of hiccups with room service but it was totally compensated for by the genuinely friendly and helpful atmposphere. The waoiter couldn't apologise enough and went out of his way to ensure that we were comfortable and satisfied.

The rooms had everything you'd expect from a hotel at this grade and a few nice touches too. The pool was good, the views stunning the welcome just as you'd expect. Efficient porters, excellent breakfast and all round top marks.

The only criticism I had was loud live music on the night we arrived but it was reasonable amnd stopped at 10:30, I just hate music in hotels.

We were boked into another hotel for the rest of our stay but were so disgusted by the standard there that we returened to Columbia beach.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms are great if you have pushchairs or mobility limitations. Views are better fr...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your kind comments! We hope to see you again soon!
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Address: Pissouri Bay | Limassol, Pissouri 3779 , Cyprus
Location: Cyprus > Limassol District > Pissouri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Pissouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Columbia Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Why You’ll Remember Our Beach Hotel in Cyprus Forever... Explore our incredible beach hotel in Cyprus and discover your very own piece of paradise in the Mediterranean sunshine.Located in Pissouri Bay, the Columbia Beach Hotel has a beautiful backdrop for you to admire each and every day of your relaxing stay in Cyprus. Surrounded by stunning white cliffs, vineyards and orchards with an unspoilt beach stretching out in front of you, a holiday at the Beach Hotel Pissouri will be full of magical memories you’ll always remember. Beach Hotel FacilitiesWhether you just want to relax on the beach or take part in some of the exciting activities our Pissouri Bay Beach Hotel in Cyprus has to offer, you will be well looked after here.• 4 of the best golf courses in Cyprus within easy reach by taxi• Beauty and spa treatments• Water sports galore• Beautiful bay suites with unbelievable sea views• Conference & meeting facilities for those in Cyprus on businessBeach Hotel Rooms & SuitesWhen you book your holiday at our Beach Hotel in Cyprus you’ll not only be staying at a location where the sun shines 340 days a year, but you’ll also enjoy excellent accommodation.Below is just a selection of the top class facilities that come as standard in every room and suite at the COLUMBIA Beach Hotel.• Individually adjusted air conditioning• Flat screen satellite TV• Mini bar• Wireless internet access ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Columbia Beac Hotel Pissouri
Columbia Beachotel Pissouri
Columbia Beachotel Hotel Pissouri
Columbia Beach Hotel Cyprus/Pissouri

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