Colony Hotel - Kyrenia, North Cyprus

Colony Hotel Kyrenia North Cyprus
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Colony Hotel is an elegant 5 star hotel in the heart of historic Kyrenia, North Cyprus. Just a few minutes walk from Kyrenia's famous harbour, the Colony Hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday on North Cyprus. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, Wellness Centre with steam room and sauna, four restaurants, cinema nights and a casino, and with just 94 rooms and suites, there's always space to relax at the Colony Hotel.

Colony Hotel Reviews (98 Reviews)

  Submitted by Dave from West Midlands on Apr 15, 2019

We found the Colony Hotel through gonorthcyprus and stayed for a week. The location was just what we were looking for, very central with the sea and mountains in the background. My wife and I had a clean and comfortable room that we found very relaxing, although be aware that people can smoke in the hotel, so if you don't smoke it might not be ideal. Breakfast was good and varied and the meals at the pool restaurant were good too. We didn't eat at the hotel in the evening so can't comment on teatime.... more

  Submitted by Paul and Sam from Norfolk on Dec 26, 2018

We stayed at the Colony Hotel for a week in the run-up to Christmas to escape the stress back home, it was just what we needed. You're made to feel welcome from the start, even the doormen are polite. We had a comfortable room with a fantastic bathroom, everything was finished to a high standard. The main restaurant was great, varied buffet and plenty of choice at breakfast. Everywhere kept very clean and tidy. A lot of the guests smoke, especially in the casino, so bear this in mind if you're a... more

  Submitted by Izzy from Kent on Sep 7, 2018

After a smooth booking process with GoNorthCyprus we arrived at the Colony Hotel and were made to feel very welcome by the staff. My husband and I had a lovely room with a balcony, tea and coffee facilities, a couple of free bottles of water each day and a very nice bathroom with powerful shower. The rooftop pool is wonderful and the restaurant offers a great choice of food, all well cooked and served by polite and pleasant waiters. Nice hotel bars with decent drinks and prices too. Plenty to see... more

  Submitted by Bethany from Whitehaven on Jun 7, 2018

My husband and I recently booked a week away at the Colony after finding a deal on the GoNorthCyprus website. The hotel looked great, tidy and upmarket, so we booked a break. We were impressed when we arrived by the hospitality of the staff and also by the standard of the hotel in general, everything is very clean and well kept. Staff were professional and always attentive. Our room was spacious and nicely decorated and we enjoyed the rooftop pool, both sunbathing by it and cooling off in the water.... more

  Submitted by Sara from Peterborough on Feb 9, 2018

We wanted to stay somewhere upmarket for a relaxing break and GoNorthCyprus found us the wonderful Colony Hotel. In a good spot close to the town, the Colony is a classic looking building with pleasant decor. We had a spacious room, nicely decorated and very comfortable. The hotel staff are polite and friendly, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We didn't use the casino but we did venture to the top of the building where there is an amazing pool and superb views. The hotel is well located for... more

  Submitted by Neil from Littlehampton on Sep 20, 2017

We recently booked a break at the Colony Hotel with gonorthcyprus and were very pleased with the price we paid, which included transfers. Gary in bookings was very friendly and helpful, we plan to use the company for future bookings in the area.The hotel we found pleasantly imposing on arrival and the staff all very polite and efficient. Our room was spacious and comfortable although we would have preferred a better view from the window. Saying that, we did not visit to sit in the hotel room all... more

  Submitted by Simon from Loughborough on Apr 10, 2017

We recently stayed at the Colony Hotel with GoNorthCyprus for a short out of season break. The hotel is beautiful, very tastefully decorated and our suite was very luxurious with a wonderful spa bath. The hotel itself is clean and the staff are really friendly, the only thing I will say is that the room got quite hot, even in March! Good old town location, you can walk to the harbour. It is noisy in the daytime if you're in the hotel with the window open but that is to be expected as the hotel is... more

  Submitted by Mr and Mrs Harper from Larnaca on Jan 26, 2017

We live in Larnaca but wanted a change of scenery and recommended by a friend to try the North so we contacted Go North Cyprus and spoke to Gary , who suggested the Colony. The drive took a little over an hour , the room was very comfortable , the service from Hotel staff very good and not over the top, literally 3 minutes walk from the Hotel we found ourselves in the old harbour, very relaxed place to sit in the sun enjoying afternoon Coffee.Will certainly be booking again .... more

  Submitted by David and Carol Westman from Grimsby on Nov 11, 2016

Having previously dealt with Go North Cyprus , we had no hesitation in booking the Colony , normally we are beach lovers but this time needed a Hotel in Central Kyrenia , but still like to be pampered.It's an Ideal location a few minutes walk from the harbour and the many , many restaurants, Our favourite being, Efendi's a sort of gastro pub, Thank god the hotel has it's own gym !!.Though in the centre of town the rooms are nice and quiet, the beds very comfortable indeed.One surprise was the roof... more

  Submitted by David Barlow from Bromley, Kent on Aug 21, 2016

Friends recommended the Hotel and Go North Cyprus, very friendly and knowledgeable service, It was all smooth running , Turkish Airlines flights were very comfortable,Private transfer by a new Mercedes, The staff at the Hotel could not do enough for you ,the room was very comfortable, loved the rooftop pool and Cocktail Bar, Plentiful restaurants within walking distance from the Hotel, Would we go again ? , Yes Have just rebooked for Christmas. ... more

  Submitted by Mary Nunn from Bournemouth on Oct 24, 2015

A lovely hotel, Central locationn, so quiet we overslept until 9.45 one morning. Good selection of food for meal times, staff always helpful and happy. Great happy hour 4-7' drinks reasonable price anyway.Had a massage each which was really good and exceptional value.Only thing I could fault gp the hotel on was coffee mate with tea bags and coffee which curdled the drinks, small milk cartons would have been better. We had a great relaxing stay. thank you.will definitely visit again.... more

  Submitted by David from London, UK on Oct 21, 2015

We took an on-the-spur-of-the-moment decision to visit North Cyprus (I'd previously been in Cyprus 50 years ago!) and returned to a busier and larger but not vastly different Kyrenia. After considerable research and thought we opted to stay at the Colony Hotel and are delighted that we did. It is ideally situated - near enough the centre of things but not overwhelmed by crowds.We found the staff exceedingly helpful, polite and kind (I'm a little unsteady on my legs these days) and the food was... more

  Submitted by Derek Lavill from Uk on Oct 13, 2015

Third time with both Colony Hotel and Go Northern Cyprus and have so little to say. By looking at the normal reviews (trip advisor ) only show one thing.... All plus reviews, it is so easy to agree with these. From the collection at Erchan (air conned taxi) to the delivery to the superb Colony Hotel , being recognised by receptionists as a previous visitor , the up graded rooms and bathroom facilities and an extra bonus of excellent evening meals being included added to our holiday free of charge... more

  Submitted by Neshe Ahmet from Uk on Sep 3, 2015

Mum and I spent 2 weeks at the colony hotel in kyrenia, the hotel is very prestigious, staff are friendly, very very helpful very pleasant, thank you north cyprus holidays for making our holiday a lovely one, all the restaurants and bars were really nice. Reception staff were very nice too, the whole ambience of the hotel made us feel special, we will definitely stay there again.the location of the hotel is superb, it's in the town so you can travel on foot to all the love cal amenities.... more

  Submitted by Eilish from London on Aug 28, 2015

We were delighted to discover that dinner was included in our stay. We arrived after dinner on Saturday 8th August. The hotel arranged for Room Service to bring us a selection of amazing food. Just what we needed after a long days travel. Reception staff were outstanding and the breakfast staff were really very nice and friendly. Massage with Gu so good I had a second massage before we left. On the morning of departure we had complimentary coffee and croissants at 3.30am. Would absolutely love... more

  Submitted by Christine wilson from Scotland on Aug 10, 2015

We booked this hotel through go north Cyprus and would not hesitate to recommend them. They organised transfers from larnaca as we were arriving from Glasgow, and everything went smoothly. When we arrived at the hotel it was after 6 pm and the receptionist was apologetic as the room was not ready a technical problem she stated. She requested we have a drink on the house while we waited 15mins for an alternative room to be ready.The receptionist then took us up personally and said we had been upgraded... more

  Submitted by Pam from Liverpool on Jul 28, 2015

Great location, this was are second time at the Colony and we will definitely be going back next year, love this hotel, rooms have been refurbished since last year which are really nice. This year there were tea and coffee facilities in the room which i was delighted with as i like a cuppa first thing. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. We had four complimentary evening meals this time which was really nice. Cann't wait to go back.... more

  Submitted by Sue from uk on Jun 30, 2015

Great service throughout our stay. Beautiful room with fabulous views across the town and out to sea. The lovely views were unexpected because of the hotels location in the centre of town. The Colony has a roof top pool and cocktail bar which is stunning after dark. Meals are served in the roof top resturant on warm evenings and the buffet has a mix of Turkish and European dishes, an a la carte menu is also available although we found the choices at the buffet too tempting to resist.... more

  Submitted by Paul H from Wigan Uk on Jun 26, 2015

Our second stay at The Colony and didn't disapoint. The management have clearly listened to previous guests comments, with the bathroom upgraded wih a large walk in shower and tea and coffee facilities now included in the room, which have also had a makeover. Not sure about the carpets in the rooms now though, very pale and didn't seem to be hoovered every day - preferred the previous tiles.All staff were very accomodating and members of management were often patrolling the various areas of the... more

  Submitted by Richard from Halesowen on Oct 30, 2014

This is my third time trip with Go North Cyprus Holidays and guess what????I'm looking for the forth holiday. We have split our time in Nrth Cyprus between the fabulous Colony Hotel in Kyrenia and the impressive Palm Beach in Famagusta. I do not know what to say as a review of these hotels....Superb comes to mind the Colony based in the centre of Kyrenia is just a sort walk from the shops,bars, and the habour but the Palm Beach is out of Famagusta on its own beach 10-15 mins walk to the old town... more

  Submitted by Mike and Barbara Hill from Dursley Glos on Oct 11, 2014

This was our second visit ,the service was fantastic all staff go the extra mile to be of help.If we had to make one adverse comment ,rooms are being refurbished on the second floor and during our stay work was in progress ! It was quite noisy at times if you returned to your room during the day.the Colony has a relationship with the Camelot Beach Club for guests ,we discoverd Ambiance which was a little closer and we thoroughly enjoyed.Without doubt we will return to The Colony and the great team... more

  Submitted by Viv Moore from pissouri on Jul 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at the Colony Hotel.From the furnishing and decor in our suite, to the rooftop pool and friendly, helpful staff, everything was perfect for a relaxed, luxurious few days. The choice at breakfast-time was quite bewildering, but staff were always ready to help.We enjoyed spending time in the beautifully I furnished indoor courtyard, reading and watching the world go by.It is a hotel we will return to again.... more

  Submitted by Peter C from Manchester on Jul 1, 2014

I've just enjoyed a wonderful city break staying at the Colony Hotel in the heart of Kyrenia Town. It is fantastically located, near shops, cafes and the beautiful harbour side. I booked for my wife and me through and spoke to a really helpful travel agent called Mandy. She asked me for our requirements and then listed hotels which would match those. We chose the Colony Hotel and were so glad we did!One of the best features of the hotel was its really efficient air conditioning.... more

  Submitted by J Feeney from Bedford on Feb 26, 2014

An old school friend and myself had planned to go away for our 50th birthdays. We didn't want anywhere overly busy or hot for the winter season but wanted to be in the perfect location so we could enjoy our stay without having to travel. Neither of us had been to North Cyprus before so we spoke to an agent (Gary) from Go North Cyprus. He was really helpful in suggesting the Colony Hotel to us and we're so glad he did. We had the perfect break at the Colony and are already contemplating going back... more

  Submitted by M Phillips from Dorset on Nov 7, 2013

Very comfortable hotel in good location. Large room well furnished, air conditioning rather noisy and bathroom perhaps in need of updating. Staff are lovely, very helpful and friendly. Very pleasant pool area on roof but not suitable for young children. The rooftop restaurant was closed in the evening when we were there due to cooler weather but the buffet in the main restaurant was very good with plenty of choice. Our package included dinner but we would prefer bed and breakfast as there are... more

  Submitted by Sam C from Suffolk on Nov 4, 2013

I booked a last minute stay with two other friends to Kyrenia, through Go North Cyprus Holidays. The Colony Hotel was recommended to us because we wanted to stay in the centre of Kyrenia. The hotel was in the perfect location, close to all amenities. It meant that when we went out at night, we never had a long walk or taxi journey to contend with and we were keen to get out and about in the day because it wasn't a hassle to get to where we wanted.The hotel rooms were very clean and reasonably comfortable.... more

  Submitted by John from UK on Oct 31, 2013

We enjoyed our week in the Colony. From start to finish the hotel staff never failed to impress. The breakfasts were always great with a huge variety of types of food available. We found the dinner menu's a little less impressive and given the large variety of eating places in the Kyrenia area we thought the Colony wasn't quite up to the mark and didn't provide particularly good value for money. We would suggest you stay on a bed and breakfast basis so that you have more flexibility. Our room was... more

  Submitted by Chris from UK on Oct 1, 2013

I stayed at the Colony with friends in July and enjoyed it so much took more friends there at the end of September. We all thought it was a great hotel, everything from the size of the rooms with lovey comfortable beds to the pool on the roof were absolutely great. Everyone had nothing but praise for the hotel and the staff, we were made very welcome on both occasions and all the staff were very helpful. The breakfast was amazing - so much choice! We will certainly be returning and I will also... more

  Submitted by Ninin 4 from Yorkshire on Sep 24, 2013

This was our second visit - previous visit June 2012. The rooms are a great size,bathrooms well lit and shower is good. Beds are really big and comfy. ( only gripe was disturbance one early morning 1:00-2:00 am from clearing up after a private function) our room was at the back of the hotel which overlooks the mountains and is usually very quiet. Breakfast was fabulous - everything you could want and generally the waiting staff were excellent. Sun loungers are a bit of an issue - people reserving... more

  Submitted by D Santer from Cumbria on Sep 23, 2013

This was my family's first visit to North Cyprus. Everyone had recommended staying in or near Kyrenia so we spoke to Sue from Go North Cyprus and she gave us some options. My partner and I took our 17 year old daughter and considering this is probably the last family holiday she will come on with us before spreading her wings, we wanted something quite luxurious. Sue said that the Colony was in the ideal location and was a super 5 star hotel. She was absolutely spot on about both. We had such a... more

  Submitted by Maureen, Warwickshire from Kenilworth on Sep 17, 2013

The Colony Hotel is an excellent hotel, great location, superb food, great swimming pool. One small fault, as other reviewers have said, 'hot' foods could have done with being a bit warmer. Restaurant staff were always extremely helpful and great at having a joke with you. Reception staff; the odd few were a bit surly but the majority were very helpful.The only down side I would say of the hotel was the price of a cornetto/magnum. 14TL for one is a ridiculous price even for a hotel.... more

  Submitted by J Saunders from Dorset on Aug 18, 2013

A few friends have recently been to North Cyprus and have come back raving about it so my girlfriend and I decided to book. We spoke to Sue from Go North Cyprus and said that we'd like to stay somewhere which was vibrant and busy as we're both into eating out and drinking until late.Sue recommended the Colony Hotel because it was in the centre of Kyrenia. It was absolutely perfect for what we wanted! We were a walk away from the shops, bars and restaurants and the lovely local harbour. The whole... more

  Submitted by Benny from Abu Dhabi, UAE on Aug 15, 2013

Location was very good for us, very central. Swimming pool on the roof was very nice and had enough sun beds for the 5 days we stayed (good breeze and view too). Room comfortable with a good range of TV channels and films on demand. Mini-bar okay but breakfast was below our expected standard (lacking consistency and at times the food was cold). Would probably stay again, mainly because of the swimming pool and very attentive staff.Note: had a 60 min spa treatment but was average and the lady could... more

  Submitted by Marshall White from Lympstone on Jun 9, 2013

I've visited Kyrenia quite a few times now, and I've been a resident at many of the hotels that the region has to offer. The Colony Hotel was a recommendation from gonorthcyprus booking company (many thanks to Sue, the agent I used) whilst admittedly unlikely to compete with the more extravagant and larger 4-5* hotels in the area in terms of facilities, it is still an absolute gem. It's definitely the best among the smaller accommodations I've used - anywhere. The room I was given was spacious,... more

  Submitted by Donald from Milton Keynes on May 20, 2013

We had originally planned to go to South Nicosia but at the last moment decided to go to North Cyprus. We found this excellent hotel on the GoNorthCyprus website. We stayed at the Colony for a week. We liked everything about the hotel - the staff, the room, the food. The hotel was quiet and relaxing. It is within walking distance of most of the sights - the harbour, the castle. Very close to the dolmus and bus stops for Nicosia, Lepta, Famagusta. It was ideal base for what we wanted to do.We would... more

  Submitted by stuart from manchester uk on Mar 19, 2013

Enjoyed our stay in Northern Cyprus.Hotel clean and accommodation good although certain areas smelt of cigarettes.Breakfast is good but suggest eating and drinking out as plenty of choice as Hotel expensive.Staff friendly.Plenty to go and see;would recommend St Hilarion castle but not by taxi which is expensive as driver waits for you.I would hire a car although there are minibuses that ply certain routes from near the Hotel.They are very reasonable.Go North Cyprus company was good;Taxi arrived... more

  Submitted by Michelle and Ian Martin from Wilmslow Cheshire on Nov 19, 2012

From our greeting at reception to the standard of the room, to the service from the staff, it really couldn't have been better!All areas of the hotel were clean and well cared for, the decor was perfect and clean towels always laid out on the rooftop pool. The vast selection of food at breakfast was amazing and always so fresh.The only thing I;d change would be to have them provide tea/coffee making facilities in the room.Wish we'd stayed here on previous visits.... more

  Submitted by GILL from Lands End, England. on Nov 13, 2012

The Colony Hotel in Kyrenia was a first class choice, recommended by the staff at Go North Cyprus. The hotel was 5 star plus, food was excellent, the decor was superb, very clean, rooms excellent. Staff were all very friendly and made us very welcome throughout our week stay. Five minute walk from the harbour, not a problem loved walking down the little streets with all the shops. Car hire was easy but please be aware that you cannot travel across the boarder with a hire car, not a problem... more

  Submitted by Stuart from Stockport on Nov 6, 2012

We stayed at the Colony in October 2012 the Hotel was fantastic very clean & definitley a 5 star accommodation, the roof top pool was lovely with views all around the area, the breakfast was second to none there was nothing else that you could possibly need at breakfast than what they had on offer. The hotel staff were very professional & nothing was too much trouble, the rooms were very spaces ours did not have a balcony so would ask for one in the future but didn't spoil our stay, I would reccommed... more

  Submitted by John from Turkey on Nov 2, 2012

A very comfortable hotel in an ideal location. Very comfortable and well appointed room, with a large terrace. Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast caters for all tastes, waiters on hand with tea and coffee, but on occasion it was difficult to catch a waiter for refils. Outdoor roof pool with fantastic views, adjoins a roof bar and restaurant. Get to the pool early otherwise you will be faced with sunbathing towels!Very helpful staff on hand 24/7. We had an early return flight and was given a... more

  Submitted by kaye from Paphos on Oct 10, 2012

We stayed in the colony hotel and the hotel and staff were great. We booked for half board. Breakfasts were great, anything that you wanted was there or they cooked it fresh for you.However I would not book for the evening buffet again. There was plenty of choice but the food was not very warm. The choice of carvers was not very good one night it was a small chicken, which was carved for you and the next night it was some kind of meat roll, which did not look too good. Never tried either of... more

  Submitted by Karen from United Kingdom on Oct 8, 2012

A really super hotel where the staff made a real effort to make our stay enjoyable. Clearly, if people expected beaches to be near they should have done their research first. Ideally located for the centre of Girne and harbour area. Transport to other parts of the island was very reasonably priced and could be found just outside the hotel. We would have liked a balcony, but as we didn't spend much time in our room this wasn't a problem. We stayed B&B. The breakfasts were unmissable with a wide... more

  Submitted by Lynne and Michael from Wombourne South Staffordshire England on Oct 2, 2012

Loved this hotel, welcoming , comfortable and staff could not have been more helpful.Location in central Kyrenia was excellent for our needs.Wonderful breakfast loved the honeycomb, you need a bigger toaster!Service on rooftop pool was amazing I felt like a VIP.I have no hesitation in recommending The Colony and will certainly be visiting again.We had excellent service with who intriduced us to the Colony... more

  Submitted by Louise Nimmo from Auchtermuchty, Scotland on Sep 29, 2012

As it was our first holiday in North Cyprus, by experiencing a week at the Colony confirmed that we would return next year. From entering the foyer to checking out was the most relaxing and enjoyable experience, the staff were very attentive and nothing was an problem. From the housekeeping staff to the top management, everyone was friendly and accomodating. The buffet breakfast made a pleasurable start to the day with a full range of all types of cold and cooked items and the option of some foods... more

  Submitted by Chris & Pauline from Sutton Coldfield on Oct 1, 2012

Stayed for 1week, found one really major problem, we had to go home. Staff at hotel were very helpful, pool area on roof was busy but not crowded. There was a pleasent breeze most days.Breakfast gave up a massive choice, best buffet breakfast, but also catered for requests.Try out the spa, gym and a massage very relaxing.The resort had plenty of places to eat, a visit to The House restaurant adjacent to the Colony hotel is a must. Take a walk around the rooms in the house.We eat out every evening... more

  Submitted by Maureen Campbell from Buckinghamshire, UK on Sep 14, 2012

My every need was met including printing my boarding pass ahead of onward BA flight to London. Staff were friendly and attentive at all times without being intrusive. The food, especially breakfast, was unmatched anywhere in my opinion, for variety, freshness and appeal. The pool area also needs special mention. Staff were attentive to my needs with ready smiles at all times.The closeness to the harbour (few minutes) was an attraction and availability for car parking incuding care of the car... more

  Submitted by Alex from Harrogate on Aug 28, 2012

Very nice hotel in a very goodnLocation for Girne harbour. Food, facilities and staff all excellent. Only negative was a smokers room so faint smell of tobacco and not best view in the world but great value for money. Pool nice and not busy, would stay again and recommend to any one. Good size hotel. Stay bed and breakfast the food was nice in the morning and a variety of different choices most days .... more

  Submitted by Kevin, Kent from Ashford, Kent on Aug 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed for one week, the hotel rooms were clean and comfortable. Hotel staff at poolside were friendly and efficient. Rooftop restaurant staff were exellent and went that extra yard to ensure we enjoyed our dining experience. Reception provided us with excellent table bookings at local restaurants and booking for the beach bus was no problem.If we had to comment on other things, on Friday and Saturday night of our stay the rooftop was closed for private bookings, on Monday there was... more

  Submitted by Derek Lavill from Halesowen on Aug 9, 2012

We cannot thank enough both The Colony Hotel and "Go North Cyprus" for the brilliant week spent at the Colony Hotel. I wish I could send a damming report on both, BUT HOW CAN YOU MOAN ABOUT A PERFECT BREAK. The collection from the aeroport in a air-conned taxi (not having to wait for the "Travel Bus")should have given us a clue as to what we were to expect. Upon arrival at the Colony we were greeted by a doorman who ushered us through the hotel booking in and straight up to room. (and what a room).... more

  Submitted by Andrzej from Poland on Aug 6, 2012

The location unacceptable. vis a vis petrol station, street with high traffic. View from the hotel rooms eitther on the abandoned construction or on the roof. On wekend terrible noise from the restaurant until 2 am. The beach located about 10 km from the hotel and in the hotel no written information how to find the beach. During stay all the time the porch was unaccessible because of construction works. The hotel regulations prohibit bringing own drinking water to the rooms. And it happens during... more

  Submitted by Tony & June from Winchester, England on Jul 11, 2012

From the moment we arrived to the sad moment we left we were treated to a true 5 star experience.We had booked the hotel for our wedding anniversary and it didnt disappoint.The room was of a high standard, comfortable, well appointed and very tastefully decorated. The staff were some of the most efficient and friendly I have had the pleasure to meet. The service was second to none and we cannot give high enough praise.The food in the restaurant was in the form of a buffet both at breakfast and dinner... more

  Submitted by Darren from Bedfordshire, England on Jul 2, 2012

The hotel was in excellent condition and the rooms were spacious with all the required amenities. Located in an ideal position. The the staff were all helpful, friendly and spoke good english and the cocktails were better than those you could get around the harbour. Breakfast had an excellent range and the food from the roof restaurant was excellent (I dont know what the evening meal was like as I stayed B&B and ate out every night).Probably not a good hotel for young children, especially as the... more

  Submitted by Bob from Hartlepool UK on Jul 2, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Colony in June 2012 and found it to be an excellent choice.The location was ideal for us and the hotel was first class throughout.Our room, on the 3rd floor, was spacious and nicely furnished with everything to suit our needs.The roof top Pool area and Restaurant were excellent with lovely views and the service for drinks and food was pleasant and attentive.The staff in reception and breakfast restaurant were also pleasant and helpful and dealt with all our needs.Finally,... more

  Submitted by Jarrod and Stacey from Leeds on Mar 8, 2012

My daughter recently got engaged and their wedding is planned for the Summer, so as a family we thought it would be nice to have one last holiday together before the madness of the wedding arrangements take over!! A friend of ours has travelled to Northern Cyprus countless times over the years and suggested we use a company called Go North Cyprus holidays to book as they're the experts on the best places to stay. After visiting the website we gave them a call and they offered us a series of hotels... more

  Submitted by Mr B. Smalls from Cornwall on Jan 17, 2012

I flew to North Cyprus to visit an old friend over the festive period and found a company to book through. They suggested about 5 different hotels that were within easy travelling distance of the area my friend lives in so I chose one at random and that happened to be the Colony Hotel, Kyrenia. I arrived at an ungodly hour due to a delay with the airport transfer but the staff were prepared and booked me in quickly. One small issue did occur when the room I was booked into... more

  Submitted by G.McGarry from Ireland on Oct 10, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Colony Hotel for 6 nights during September 2011. We were very happy with the standard of the hotel in terms of location, decor, comfort, staff, food - everything to be honest. We had read the reviews before hand which were a mix of comments. Our room was on the second floor which was a great size and was fully equipped with everything you would need for business or pleasure. We had a great sized balcony overlooking the front of the hotel with table and 2 chairs,... more

  Submitted by P.K Bonn from Guernsey on Aug 15, 2011

My wife and I stayed here at the Colony Hotel in northern cyprus for several days a few weeks ago. For the most part, we have good things to say about this hotel, with only a few minor annoyances. I will say that I was particularly impressed with the ease with which I managed to get our reservations booked and confirmed. Also upon arrival, we were met at the car and our luggage taken in for us, which was really nice, as most places don't do that. Also the check-in process was speedy and in a... more

  Submitted by Dave from Sutton Coldfield UK on Jul 11, 2011

The Colony is a first class hotel, ideally situated at the heart of Kyrenia.Rooms were very good with ample amenities and well cleaned. Breakfast was very good, unless you can't do without your bacon which comes as an extra, but the overall choice leaves little room for paying any extra.The roof top pool area was big enough whilst we were there in June but whether or not the hotel was full at this time I do not know so it could become crowded if the pool and sun lounger is your daily routine.The... more

  Submitted by Lynne from County Durham NE England on Jun 10, 2011

We spent a week at the Colony Hotel and loved it! We have travelled many times to Northern Cyprus but this was our first stay at the Colony and we will be back!The staff were amazing, very friendly and could not do enough for us.Bedrooms were spacious and very clean with twice a day towel service , if required.The roof top swimming pool was wonderful with stunning views over the sea and Kyrenia Castle.Definately worth a visit!... more

  Submitted by r coleman from cheltenham on May 31, 2011

What a wonderful place, almost new, casino attached but not obviously.Very close to town centre, walking distance to marina, Beautifull rooftop pool, spa and gym. Excellent large rooms and bathrooms, great service and very clean.Definetly recommend this place, very 5 star.... more

  Submitted by James and Sally H (plus baby) from Weston Supermare on Apr 13, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Colony Hotel with our baby daughter recently and found it to be very nice and extremely relaxing. We live in South Cyprus and have spent quite a bit of time in North Cyprus, actually. Booking the hotel was easy and quick. All it took was an email and I received a prompt reply confirming our reservation. Upon arrival, we were greeted outside, next to our car in fact, and ushered inside. Our bags were brought in by the staff. They got us checked in quickly and even... more

  Submitted by L.S. from Portugal on Mar 9, 2011

The Colony Hotel grew on us over the two days we spent there. We were alarmed to find it was on a main street, and reminded the receptionist that we had asked for a quiet room - we were then given a room at the back on the 2nd floor, only to find that there were all the signs of a large party about to take place in the function room just below us. Luckily it either didn't take place or finished very early as there were no signs of revellers in the hotel later. However, because the Hotel is right... more

  Submitted by David W from UK on Jan 23, 2011

We have stayed at the Colony regularly during the past 10 years and it continues to offer excellent food and service, not usually found in the North of Cyprus. Staff go "the extra mile" to make your stay memorable. Rooms are suptious, very comfortable and an ideal retreat from the heat. The roof top swimming pool and bar is a delight where you can watch the hussle and bussle of Kyrenia. If its something a little bit special you want then the Colony is for you.... more

  Submitted by Glen Harrison from Brighton on Dec 18, 2010

We have visited North Cyprus on various occasions over the past decade, and experienced all manner of hotels from the very good to the very bad. We have just returned from a visit to The Colony Hotel and are very pleased to say that this hotel falls firmly into the first category. It is extremely clean and well maintained, impeccably furnished and the rooms are very large in comparison with most of the competitor hotels we've visited.Customer service in the hotel is clearly paramount. The staff... more

  Submitted by Sandra Burns from UK on Nov 17, 2010

I stayed here for a week and a half in october and to be honest my family and I had a fantastic time, which was surprising as im not normally one for going away for our holidays. The Colony hotel had a lovely big pool and was located in a really good spot for venturing out into the town. All in all I thought north cyprus was a great place for a summer holiday but obviously we were visiting in October so im not so sure we got the very most out of it. The Colony Hotel had nice rooms too, you could... more

  Submitted by Chris from England on Sep 25, 2010

My Wife and I spent a week in the Colony and ejoyed every minute. Televisions could do with an upgrade, no Sky available. No tea making facilities in the room. Other than that no problems. The Mistral Bar and swimming pool on the roof, fantastic. The Gym down below was very clean with all the standard equipment, steam room, sauna. We had a great week. Fantastic views from the Mistral Bar, Five finger peaks in the moutains. Food excellent. If you wanted English breakfast you paid extra.... more

  Submitted by Ann from Abu Dhabi on Sep 4, 2010

We had a lovely week in The Colony. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were clean, although not large. Nice buffet breakfast, just need to teach the chef how to make poached eggs!! The rooftop swimming pool was great, the pool and surrounding area wer kept immaculate. The only downside was the price of the drinks, and the rooms did not include bottled water, which was very expensive if ordered from room service.... more

  Submitted by S. Pellary from Brighton on Aug 30, 2010

My husband and I booked the Colony Hotel for what we hoped would be a luxurious get away. Our first impressions of the hotel were that it was beautifully decorated, clean and expensive looking. All of these impressions proved to be correct, including the 'expensive' part. We had paid a lot to stay at the hotel, but didn't quite expect everything to be really expensive. The drinks were astoundingly high in price! That said, the hotel was good quality and quite a treat.The hotel was in a great location... more

  Submitted by The Boulds from Cyprus on Aug 23, 2010

We stayed here for a weekend and although the room and public areas were 5* we felt that the breakfast was not. The Conaro beach club which you can visit free of charge and get transport to is well worth a visit. We had lunch at the pool bar which was very tasty. We had gone B&B so that we good try out the restaurants in the harbour area which were well worth a visit. We have also stayed in the Rocks hotel in Kyrenia which is a much better place to stay and the buffet meals are outstanding.... more

  Submitted by P Crisp from England on Jun 26, 2010

The reception staff were unaware of the content of the service documnets in the rooms.The reception staff were not fluent in English and had difficulty understanding my problems.I was disappointed that there were no facilities for arranging tours of the area.The third bed in our room was a temporary camp bed.The staff were unable to locate a non slip mat for the shower for two daysThe staff were unable to provide details of local church servicesI was disappointed to find that the advertised shuttle... more

  Submitted by W. Brown from Abu Dhabi on May 29, 2010

In general the overall standard was not what we expected for the price. Some of the staff were pleasant in their manner, but some were surly and the standard of English was limited.Male receptionist very abrupt in his manner.Roof top pool and bar very nice.there is evidence of poor maintainence and cleanliness The breakfast bar nowhere near 5 stars. no linen serviettes, limited choice of food, and having to pay extra for bacon.Beverage prices over the top.No tea or coffee in rooms. Definately not... more

  Submitted by Paul Marks from Tunbridge on Apr 12, 2010

Hi all, my wife booked a short trip as a surprise for my birthday last month and we booked into The Colony hotel which seemed to come highly recommended on several websites. She booked over the telephone with Go North Cyprus company and we had a smooth flight and a pretty enjoyable transfer from the airport too.Our bedroom was really nice. Very comfortable and proabably cleaner than most other hotels we've visited in Europe but for the high price we paid, we had expected no less really. While at... more

  Submitted by Hilary from London on Apr 8, 2010

I stayed on a half board basis -the buffet breakfast was lavish but at the evening meal I was a little put out to be told that that I had been given the wrong menu and had a far more limited choice on the half board menu.The service IS 5-star and the hotel is a very short walk from the town and Kyrenia Harbour.Although I did not have my children with me, it was obvious that the attitude is very child friendly - there is valet parking - the staff were friendly - the room was good and clean. I would... more

  Submitted by Sue from Argaka, Cyprus on Mar 26, 2010

Very good hotel, extremely clean and very central. Roof pool area and bar very attractive. Rooms very spacious and well equipped, staff very professional. Slight downside was that the breakfast was not up to the standard of a 5 Star Hotel. Choice was very limited, croissants were not very fresh and cold. You could get additional items (eg bacon) but this had to be paid for separately. Overall, very good value for money.... more

  Submitted by Janet S Bowel from London on Jan 31, 2010

Most hotels like to market themselves as comfort personified, with lovely attentive and friendly staff. Ive travelled the world over the years and I can honestly say only very few hotels actually live up to their marketing websites and pamphlets. Thats exactly why I was so incredibly pleased when we arrived at the Colony Hotel. No sooner had we walked in, the staff were going out of their way to make us comfortable after our journey travelling. We were shown to our room which was very clean, tidy... more

  Submitted by JL Marks from Northern Ireland on Nov 18, 2009

The Colony hotel is a beautiful place to visit and stay but you must remember that it is a town centre hotel in the middle of a busy place with an excess of high rolling gamblers and impressing the local glitterati. If this sounds like your kind of thing then you'll really enjoy your time here. When we first arrived we were more than impressed at the hotel itself. It was immaculately presented, with a very relaxing but professional atmosphere. They certainly knew what they were looking to achieve... more

  Submitted by tribalelder from Turkey on Oct 28, 2009

Wonderful ambience and very attentive staff at all levels. We live in Turkey and speaking a little Turkish may have helped in this respect. Rooms were fine and well appointed albeit with perhaps a little too much furniture making it seem a bit crowded. Our room on the second floor looked toward the sea at the rear and was extremely quiet with no noise from the busy road in front of the hotel.The roof top pool was lovely but I guess could be a little overcrowded in the height of the season but in... more

  Submitted by Mr.& Mrs Connor from England on Oct 22, 2009

We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Colony Hotel.Excellent choice,right in the centre of town.Beautifull roof-top pool with bar and eating facilities. Hotel definitely 5 star. Pool loungers wide and very comfortable, with umbrellas and towels supplied. Breakfast was very good with very attentive staff. Most things available. Only down side was that if you wanted bacon on your breakfast,there was an extra charge which you would not have expected in a five star hotel.Eggs etc. were all included... more

  Submitted by Joanne from Cyprus (Southern) on Oct 8, 2009

We stayed in the Colony Hotel for 2 nights. The rooms were fab 2 TV's, 2 Mini-bars, internet access the facilities were faultless, the staff were very polite and friendly and the food was fantastic. The pool area was very relaxing and the roof bar had great views. Maid service twice a day but respected your privacy is you put the 'do not disturb' sign on the door.I would gladly return back to the Colony Hotel for my next relaxing weekend away.Thankyou... more

  Submitted by Fred and Maura of Rickmansworth from Rickmansworth,Herts on Sep 25, 2009

My wife and i have recently returned from a weeks stay at the colonly and thoughly enjoyed ourselves.The room we had was a good size and very clean as you would expect from a hotel with this star rating,the general apperance is very high quality without being to overindulgent.The breakfast was very good and had an ample spread to sort all tastes,the only down side is that for the amount of people the hotel caters for there are not really enough sun lounges around the pool on the roof,you need to... more

  Submitted by EDDIE from AUSTRIA on Sep 24, 2009

We stayed in the colony for 4 days. First the positive things: Excellent located in the city of Kyrenia, large rooms with first-class furniture and outstanding breakfast. But unfortunately there were some issues which avoid to feel us comfortable: Horrible prices at the Mini bar (€ 10,-- for 0,25 liter vitamin drink), striclty forbiddance to take any mineral water to our room (if you try the hotel staff stops you and withdraw water) and some of the waiters are arrogant (if you are not a VIP).... more

  Submitted by Roger Dobbing from England on Aug 27, 2009

Stayed at Colony Hotel. Very good except for the prices in their bar which was always empty because of the high prices. Why pay 12 TL for a beer when down the road it was 3. The hotel never advertised any events they were having ( ie Live band, Cinema night ) Other than I would go back. very clean Very good staff and great location. GoNorthCyprus was spot on with the transport arrangements which worked like clockwork. I have already recommend you and will definately use you again.... more

  Submitted by Matthew Palmer from Dudley, West Midlands on Aug 1, 2009

The Colony Hotel is right in the centre of Kyrenia, really easy to simply walk out the door and explore. Lobby areas, lounges and bars very smart, glitzy feel, a touch of glamour. Once inside, traffic noise disappears, you feel like you're on a cruise ship! Our sea facing room was spacious, nice and light, and spotlessly clean. Bed was large and comfortable. Quiet too at all times. Food was excellent at all meals we had, breakfast especially tasty, and local town centre and harbour restaurants are... more

  Submitted by Sumia from Lyon-France on Jul 26, 2009

Je suis invitée à donner une appréciation après avoir séjourné au Colony Hôtel en juin dernieret je suis ravie de servir je l'espère les intérêts de cet établissement. Cet hôtel 5 étoiles ne dispose pas d'une des plus remarquable vue contrairement à d'autres établissements de même rang. C'est un désagrément que l'on oubli très vite compte tenu de la qualité de service de cet hôtel et de son charme atypique. A l'approche j'ai été immédiatement séduite par l'architecture, le lobby est grandiose tout... more

  Submitted by Susan and Steven from Brussels on Jul 19, 2009

with few exceptions this hotel offered all the amenities you come to expect of a five-star. The location is great, only a few minutes walk to the Harbour. The hotel lobby is grand and luxurious-looking with mostly helpful staff waiting to attend to you. It is especially nice to come into the cool marbled interiors after a long day trekking about under the hot sun. The rooms are pleasantly decorated, room service works.The highlights for us were the wonderful Turkish breakfasts in the morning,... more

  Submitted by stephen from england on Jun 23, 2009

Stayed h/b excelent food on roof terace,rooms great, staff superb. Enjoyed the beach bar its close so the journey by bus is not a problem. kyrenia is ok but needs a tidy up the harbour area is lovely to sit at and watch the world go by with a beer.For a quieter bar turn right out of hotel walk about 1/2 mile to a lovely garden bar/restaurant thursday is a good night.only problem smoking throughout hotel even in restaurant and bars.could do with some music live in the barWILL go back to this hotel... more

  Submitted by Francesca from Brussels on May 29, 2009

After escaping from the Oscar "resort" we were very happy to arrive in a real hotel environment. This hotel is obviously very popular and with good reason-great pool, restaurant, staff, rooms, nothing too much trouble, definitely go back! The Colony Hotel has amenities and staff to make your holiday perfect, don't waste your time with the four star properties, having visited two of them they would be lucky to have 2 stars anywhere else.... more

  Submitted by Patrick Quinn from North Wales on May 22, 2009

June and I stay in hotels of various sorts all over the world. Its not unusual to find that the bigger and more expensive they are, the harder they fall. Not so this gem. Although there was nothing amazingly special about the room or the food; both were fine, thats all, the 'make you want to go back factor' was the way the staff all worked for us to make the four day stay such a joy. In so doing, they work for and with each other, almost like it was one family. This makes you feel like a special... more

  Submitted by J&E H from Berlin/London on May 3, 2009

We had difficulty choosing a hotel for our New Year break in Kyrenia, but eventually we decided on the Colony, and we're glad we did. My husband and I travel a lot for business, so we like to check in and chill out with a minimum of fuss. The Colony rooms are furnished in international business style, which for me is home from home, but does ensure you get a comfortable bed, decent bathroom and tv (if your Turkish is good!). We upgraded to a Residence Suite, which gave us more elbow room and a nice... more

  Submitted by Michael Banister from Israel on Apr 20, 2009

The Colony Hotel is nice, yes, nice I think is the word to describe it. It is not 5 star elegance that one finds in the opulent and enormous hotels that are built today all around the world. It has more of the feel of the hotels of 1960's Europe - which is not to say that it is such a bad thing!However, two things let the hotel down badly. First was the food, which was decidely average. The second was the hotel's unwillingness to provide areas in the hotel for non-smokers.The restaurant's idea to... more

  Submitted by Nick from Selby on Feb 18, 2009

Loved the Colony Hotel. Met some great people here, five star rooms, breathtaking lobby straight from the Arabian nights and the hotel is right in the heart of Kyrenia. It was all we wanted. We ate out every night somewhere different as there were so many great bars and outdoor restaurants around the marina and old castle, and walked back quite safely in the early hours.My girlfriend loved our room and wants to return for our honeymoon – sometime. It had a balcony over the street and we opened the... more

  Submitted by Marion from Ashburton on Nov 19, 2008

We spent two weeks at this hotel, and cannot find fault with the place at all. It is next to a Casino, which is not a problem, and right in the centre of Kyrenia – just step outside the door and you are right in the heart of this charming old city. We came here to explore the whole area and found many wonderful places and some incredible ruins. The Abbey at Bellapais was one of our favourite places to walk to. The isolated beaches were great for walking on and there was always a pleasant breeze.... more

  Submitted by Mark and Linda from Salisbury on Nov 16, 2008

The Colony is probably the best hotel in central Kyrenia, and we were a bit worried that we'd be expected to dress for dinner or such. In fact, the staff are courteous and the mood relaxed, and when we went in october it was quiet too. (Not half term week).The breakfast buffet was good, and I enjoyed a fresh omlette every morning - set me up for walking and shopping in Kyrenia. It was a nice touch that one day a girl came to every table to check we were enjoying our stay. We stayed B&B, so we ate... more

  Submitted by Ian from Newcastle on Sep 19, 2008

I was recommended the Colony Hotel by friends who had stayed before and had a wonderful time. We were not disappointed by the hotel, or by North Cyprus which is really beautiful. The sun shone every day, the scenery is very pretty (shame about the litter) and the sea is an amazing blue and very clear. The holiday for me was all about diving so the warm clear water was perfect with great visibility. We visited caves and saw turtles, octopus and loads of corals. On one trip we went to the site of... more

  Submitted by Mrs P Coulston from Hazlemere on Aug 4, 2008

The Colony is a very popular hotel in Kyrenia (Girne), and we had enjoyed staying here last year. This year I brought my son and his two boys for a family holiday that didn't just revolve around a beach. The service at the Colony is impeccable, the rooms lovely, the restaurant excellent, and the location in Kyrenia means everything is just outside your door. My grandsons had great fun exploring the harbour area, especially the castle, and eating large lunches followed by even larger ice creams despite... more

  Submitted by Val from Preston on Jul 15, 2008

We visited Kyrenia with our two young children, aged 6 and 4 and stayed at the Colony Hotel. The first thing I have to say is the staff absolutely loved the children and could not have made us more welcome. The room was really nice and well furnished. We went up to the rooftop pool and it had the most gorgeous views of the town and harbour. There was also a really nice bar which did snacks for us and the girls which were delicious, and they always remembered what we had to drink – very professional.However... more

  Submitted by Dave & Alisha from Battersea on Jul 7, 2008

If you arrived at this 5 star hotel anywhere else in Europe in shirts and flip-flops, they'd throw you out. The Colony is a top notch hotel with great service, and at prices you'd pay for a grotty 3 star in central London. Amazing!OK, beyond the price, the Colony feels like a top hotel. It's the real deal; well-schooled staff happy to help carry your bags and open doors, suitably palatial decor beyond the grand entrance, spacious rooms, the lot. The hotel was restored from an old building, and clearly... more

  Submitted by Debbie from Bristol on May 19, 2008

This was my first visit to Kyrenia and I really did not know what to expect. Everything was better than I hoped for. The hotel was a luxury hotel – spacious rooms, big comfortable beds and spotless bathrooms. The staff give true 5-star service. They see your needs and do their job without being asked, such as bringing us more pool towels, and they are always smiling and friendly.My first impression of the hotel was alarm as we were on a busy street, right next door to a casino. I had come to Kyrenia... more

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