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4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Appleby, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Essex UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from crystal cove, great food and drinks. It's a shame the downstairs restaurant doesn't have some sort of cover, if it rains you have to go to main restaurant which is not air conditioned and turns into a buffet night, this became a bit much and really don't like buffets. Beach and watersports great fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are an Olympic swimmer training for Rio then I suggest you don't stay at Crystal Cove if you don't think the pools might be quite big enough. However it is perfectly situated next to the Caribbean Sea. If you want a relaxing holiday in a well maintained hotel with fantastic food and staff who can't do enough for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our belated honeymoon and loved every minute if it. The hotel is perfect. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The food is excellent. We liked the option of a formal and casual restaurant. We particularly enjoyed cocktail of the day from the cave bar. The pools are attractively set amongst well tended flowers. The evening... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Cove, responded to this review

Dear Frizzante, Many thanks for your very kind review and congratulations on your belated honeymoon! We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday with us, and we are pleased to see that our staff has exceeded your expectations once again. We appreciate you spending such an important holiday with us and very much look forward to having you at... More

Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Crystal Cove recently what a lovely place to stay. As soon as you arrive you are looked after pampered you mite say. Rooms, Restaurants the who'll place is kept to a high standard. The staff are just great they can't do enough for you and are very friendly. As you can tell I cant praise this hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 23 of june till 7 of july for our wedding... Amazing hotel, staff very friendly so helpful. Huge Thank you to lisa who aranged our wedding it was just perfect! Beaches beautiful and clean staff worked very hard raking the beach every morning. Amazing food, Helpful staff, we had a power cut and all staff coped really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You always have certain expectations when you go away on holiday, especially in a region such as Barbados! Crystal Cove will exceed everything that you will ever expect from a Caribbean holiday! Cleaned rooms daily, multiple pools for kids and infants with a pool bar for adults! Fantastic dining facilities of both a dressy up and casual nature depending on... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Cove, responded to this review

Alex M., Thank you so very much for your glowing review of our property. We are extremely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Crystal Cove We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and that our staff was able to exceed your expectations. We strive to provide consistent attentive and helpful service to our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was in need of a complete re-furbishment, you could not call them swimming pools they were more like ponds, only 20 beds by the pool and if you were not up at 6 you would not get one, only one restaurant to use if it rained, cave bar far too small, was it value for money- no. would I... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Cove, responded to this review

To whom this may concern, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, and we regret to hear about your disappointment in your stay with us at Crystal Cove. We are sorry that we did not meet your personal preferences, and we wish you had expressed your disappointment while you were at the resort. We could have better... More

London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I travelled with our grandson (age5),we had a wonderful stay at the crystal cove, our holiday was made most special by the amazing staff who did everything in their power to make sure that the enjoyment of our holiday went beyond our wildest expectations. All staff without exception showed great kindness and provided excellent service which all... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed 2 weeks at this fabulous hotel for our daughters wedding which was organised brilliantly by Lisa who had thought of every little detail. The whole event went off without any problems. Wedding reception on the terrace was excellent, with the table decorated beautifully. All our rooms were spotless and well maintained on a daily basis. The 3... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very quiet, laid back resort. You will not find the late night drunkfest that is usually associated with all-inclusives. The pools were beautiful and clean, which is very important to me. The rooms were huge and always cool and clean. The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and friendly. The beach was great with... More

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Address: Appleby, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Cove 4*
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Also Known As:
Crystal Cove Saint James
Crystal Cove Barbados/Saint James Parish
Crystal Cove Hotel Barbados

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Saint James Parish #6 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish #7 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
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"An enchanting blend of vitality and Caribbean charm."A colorful and vibrant beachfront all-inclusive property with 88 rooms offering a seductive Caribbean charm that will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Crystal Cove's warm, relaxed ambience and friendly service which includes all-inclusive accommodation as well as a Supervised Kids Club (for children aged 3-11) appeals to families and couples of all ages, many of whom return there year after year. ... more   less 
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