Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels in Holetown (St. James), you’ll be minutes from Folkestone Marine Park and St. James Parish Church. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Holetown Beach and Lime Grove Shopping Centre.
Make yourself at home in one of the 96 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We have just returned from a lovely 2 weeks at the Colony Club. Jason and the team gave us such a lovely welcome and staff remembered us and greeted us by name when we met them. The hotel isn’t 5 star, but the rooms are large and comfortable and the grounds and beach our favourite on the island. This was our 5th visit to the island and this stretch of the coast is paradise. Our children thoroughly enjoyed the water sports daily, on the Ringoes, even though our daughter screamed with excitement each time! Jason and the guys that operate the water sports are so friendly and patient. The children’s activities were great; glass bottom boat trip, film night on the beach, cupcake wars, biscuit making, mermaid swimming and the Halloween party which so much effort was made for. The children met up with friends made on previous visits and the girls loved sitting with Sherri on the beach making bracelets with her. We hired a car for a few days and headed north to Animal Flower Caves, Little Bay and down to Bathsheba. The lovely Latinyah on reception organised this so easily for us, and driving was a breeze (make sure you have data to access google maps!) We stayed bed and breakfast as we like to explore local restaurants, but ate one evening in the hotel and the food seemed far improved since our last visit. We are waiting to see what happens with the hotel following the Marriott news, but hope it will be refurbished while keeping its staff and atmosphere. Hopefully we will be back next year, thank you Colony Club.
Pretty disappointed with the direct booking service, which was slow and the price was bumped up part way through the process. Also wouldn't sell us a dinner, bed and breakfast package for half of our 16 day stay, so hotel actually lost out significantly as a result. Despite raising those "complaints" we never actually received a meaningful response. Good sized hotel - about 90 rooms I think. Junior Suite with terrace was excellent apart from over bath shower. Food and drink in restaurant was average and expensive for what it was. Hotel is missing a trick there given the external competition is so expensive. That said the Seaside Buffet and Grill night was excellent. Also the Rum Vault has to be tried - great food and cocktails and great hosts. As others have said, once you get there, superb location on the beach, good quality beach furniture and excellent beach service. The usual guys trying too flog tat which is a downside on the public beaches in this area. Hotel is in need of a thorough upgrade - tired chic. Watersports, water-ski in particular, were underserved with people booking times for the following day ahead of official opening. We have to raise with management and extra capacity was sourced. Service was as you would expect - very friendly but a bit disorganised and operating on "island time".
We stayed 10 nights in a Junior Suite, the room was of a very good size and a decent sized balcony, my only negative was the bath/shower, it was sunken into the floor and very difficult to get in and out of - someone older would have struggled.
The hotel itself is a really nice size, not too big at all but enough there to cover your needs. Certain areas do require modernisation but to be honest the oldness of this hotel is part of its charm, I heard that the Marriott group whom have now taken it over intend to carry out works over the next year to bring it up to standard.
The beach was delightful, our 7 year old loved jumping in and out and swimming all day long, it was very calm and clear with 2 floating decks you could swim out too. Sunbeds were very comfortable although if you were not down on there by 7am forget getting a bed, they were all reserved - even though on check in the hotel noted to not reserve beds otherwise they would remove your items, I never saw this happen once, in fact the beach attendant was hardly around at all and one of the grumpiest people I have ever come across.
Service as a whole was very good from the receptionist staff, the kids club staff, bar attendants on the beach, there were just a few areas that need attention, mainly the lunch/dinner staff, perhaps more training as in my opinion the service was not up to standard for a top end hotel.
The restaurants were pretty average and expensive.
Overall, this is a lovely little hotel with great charm and some real characters working there, I would certainly visit again but not if Marriott Hotels make it all inclusive (which is the rumour).