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Shades Holiday Apartments

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Laynes Road | Paynes Bay, BB29004, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great apartment. Jackie is very helpful & everything worked properly! It says it's a 3*, but it really deserves a 4* rating. St James is also the best part of Barbados, very civilised compared to the South coast! Shades is half the price of staying in one of the luxury hotels by the beach & only 3 minute walk from... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Shades as a family of four during Crop over Festival in August 2014, partly on the strength of excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed, fantastic location in private comfortable surroundings. Apartments are well maintained and spotlessly cleaned and yes Jacqui really is as good as everyone says. We will be back, that's a Promise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is simple, we went once, we have been back half a dozen times... The McColins, (under the watchful eye of Wilf and through the powerhouse that is Errol, of whom, if ever anyone was ever born to do their job, is this marvellous man,) provide the ultimate holiday experience, like staying with your favourite, doting, family members without any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Shades Barbados. Good location with quick access to Paynes Bay beach, a lovely beach with calm waters, white sand and water sports. We chose Shades to get an alternative experience rather than being closed off in a hotel. Most of the reviews give Shades 5 stars and they truly deserve them. The accommodation is excellent... More 

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We are a family of 4 (3 adults and a 2 yr old) and stayed here for a week at the end of Jan 2014. We stayed in the Penthouse, 2 bed , 2 bath apt upstairs. It was spacious and we enjoyed most meals on the patio outside. It was quite lovely I am in total agreement with the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in Shades for a few nights, its such a lovely charming place with beautifully laid out gardens!! Our apartment had a clean modern style but a homely feel with plenty of space and super comfy beds. Peaceful and calm the team is super friendly Jaqui is a doll and Errol and Uncle really give the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We have just come back from a fantastic 10 days at Shades, and can't recommend the apartments too highly. They are in a lovely garden setting and are very peaceful. Our apartment was spotlessly clean. We rarely sat in the lounge as the balcony had table and chairs and we ate and relaxed out there, overlooking the pool. The manager,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Spent 9 nights with my family of 7 including my Mum (82) and it was the perfect location. Jacqui made everything happen like clockwork from taxi bookings car hire and restaurant reservations. Walking the 5 minutes to the beach was great as you met all the locals who were very please to stop and talk If you have always gone... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We spent 3 nights staycation in Apt #1. 2 bedroom ground floor. pool view, surrounded by lush tropical garden. The bed was so comfortable that I would say "if you didn't have a good night sleep, I will guarantee your money back." :) me and the boys enjoyed our stay so much. I have plans on returning in summer. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Apt 6 for 2 weeks. The setting is like being in a tropical paradise and the apartment was large and spacious and offered everything you needed. The pool area is beautiful and the beach is a short walk. We took our snorkeling gear and were looking at tropical fish just A few yards off-shore.... More 

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Address: Laynes Road | Paynes Bay, BB29004, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shades Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Shades Holiday Apartments Hotel Saint James
Shades Holiday Apartments Barbados/Saint James Parish

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