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... called Islamorada. We took the boat with us and stayed with our friend Pat who lives right on the water! Perfect place! Pat runs a paddle board business - so we had some fun on the boards. We also did some great snorkelling on the reef - saw some amazing fish!
It was a great way to finish our English speaking part of the trip. For now it is onto Latin America where we will spend the next 6 months traveling through most of the 20 countries, let's hope our Spanish improves. ...
Usually when I have something important coming up I procrastinate...and this time was no different. I started packing the night before I left (surprise, surprise) and with that came so many feelings. People have been asking me if I was scared about my trip since I bought my ticket, and my answer has always been the same..."Nope!" But last night when I ...
... finished the drive-through tour, we parked the car and went inside to look at all the cool things on the inside. We went to the gift shop and bought a shirt for me and a rubber alligator for my little brother. Hopefully he doesn't decide to swing it around because it is pretty heavy and I would imagine it would hurt if it hit you. We started walking around and we came across a duck sitting on a wooden railing next to a feeding station. I didn't have any quarters ...
... and he told me he had worked as an electrician for 25 years after leaving the navy and as he was about to retire he had the idea of setting up this business for corporate events. He has since made his fortune and travels all over the world with it. Businessmen love a good cigar apparently! Someone asked if they could have one rolled on the thighs of a virgin (a common saying apparently). He assured us his thighs ...
... by one Mr. Harrison, Mrs. Harrison, Mom and I took turns reeling in the beautiful sea creatures. Soon after my mom's catch, we all snacked on some sandwiches, just in time for the rolling seas to begin to swell. After about 15 minutes, my mom was white as a ghost. She forced down a Dramamine, although it was too little-too late, and retired to the cabin (against my better judgment) where she was rocked (and launched into the air) amid the 7' ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colony Hotel Palm Beach
Rude staff galore
The rudest staff in hospitality.
Given its superb location and a consistently attentive, courteous staff, The Colony has been my customary accomodation on The Island for any number of years. The recent redecoration of the hotel's interior has created an ambiance reminiscent of the finest of the Indies' great houses, elegant yet comfortable. The pool is an inviting place to shift to a lower gear in the road race that is, these days, life for many of us. If you are of a certain age and well-travelled, and you had the good fortune to frequent the late Mr. Aschaffenberg's legendary Pontchartrain Hotel at New Orleans in its day as that city's finest inn, and, perhaps, you came upon Mary Pickford having a neat old-fashioned whisky cocktail in The Bayou Bar or the Aga Khan and Rita Hayworth dining in the Caribbean Room, you will find The Colony and its patrons to your liking. In a word, "first-class" in every aspect of its operation.
A Perfect Weekend
I have been to Palm Beach many times before but this was my first visit to the Colony. While the rooms were on the small side, the service and the hotel were wonderful. The staff was great and attentive. The location is perfect and the staff will answer any needs you might have. The reason why I had the most wonderful weekend in Palm Beach was because of the Colony and the service I received. I will be back next May.
Love the Colony
I have stayed at the Colony many times over the last few years. The Ritz is lovely...but it is too far away (15-20 miutes). The Breakers is full of conventioneers and a cab ride to Worth Ave. The Colony is the perfect location..1 block from Worth Ave and one block from the ocean.
Of the 3 "in-town" hotels (Brazilian, Chesterfield, Colony)...the Colony has the best pool if you care about that. I think the staff is friendly and nice and very accomodating.The rooms have had a facelift...and while not huge are generally comfortable.
We went to the Colony because we had arrived in Palm Beach only to find that the hotel that we had booked was involved in a serious renovation that made the stay unpleasurable. We looked in the yellow pages after the Breakers was found to be sold out. The Colony was in a great location and we decided to check in based on a $350 per night charge.
Loyal but disapointed guest
I had been coming to Palm Beach and staying at the Colony Hotel with my family for years and always had wonderful service from wonderful people. Unfortunately, when I held my wedding and reception there (mind you 100 people were traveling from as far as Ohio and California to be there) I was told a month before the date that the original hotel bar would be under construction and would be closed during my wedding. I was then informed that the pool area would obviously not look as nice - this was were the ceremony was planned. Needless to say, I was very upset that I wasn't told this. The GM was extremely rude and told me I was overreacting and to basically deal with it. This is a hotel that my family and I have fond memories of. Times have changed.
Impressed but service is a problem
My husband and I held our wedding reception there recently.
During the last week we were inevitably frantic and one afternoon I could not find our hotel contact to ask for something, so I approached another woman who worked in the same office. She not only talked back to me when I asked her for help (I was stressed out), she had the nerve to threaten me that she wouldn't help me one bit if I persisted with "attitude."
Consider the fact that we were spending thousands, not just thinking of staying for the weekend like most guests reading this review.
By the way, the GM was not at all compassionate when I told him how I felt. Instead he dismissed me as if the problem was solved on its own!
So, think twice!
I loved the excellent service and treatment that we got at the Colony hotel. we stayed in one of the Villa's (Jasmin) and I loved it. We had our own private pool. My bestfriend and I sat in the hammock at night.
Worth ave. was right there.. It was wonderful. The beach is in walkin distance
Mr. Roger EveringhamGeneral ManagerThe Colony HotelDear Mr.
Our favorite place top dine in Palm Beach
Although we have never stayed at the Colony, my wife and I always make a point to have a supurb dinner and enjoy a wonderful romantic evening in the resturant/lounge/bar whenever we vacation in West Palm Beach.
The live music, on Fridays & Saturdays, is varied & very danceable.
Jackets are required for men and ladies dress in evening atire all lending to a lovely semi formal atmosphere. Servers are friendly and service is excellent. The hotel is beautifully maintained in its original stately and elegant Palm Beach style. The Resturant /Lounge/bar overlooks the pool which also provides a poolside dining area. Prices are reasonable to moderately high but the service and quality of the evening are worth every penny.