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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

As with so many others we booked this holiday because of the reviews. We stayed in Appt 1 which was great because there were two rooms but only the two of us so the spare room was good storage for suitcases etc. It might be a bit cramped if there were four adults as there is only one bathroom /... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Our family of three was happy to stay in Apt #3 for the week February 16-23rd. We chose the upper floor so as to have a view of our oasis of trees, flowers & pool and to benefit from the daily breezes. There's plenty of space on the balcony for breakfast and dining on "Connie's" Thursday, Friday and Saturday night... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is such a fantastic place. Owners Jacqui and Errol say they aim to make this a 'home from home' for their guests and they definitely succeed. Our apartment was spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. We had everything we needed: laundry room, pool, Wi-Fi etc. And it's only a couple of minutes walk from the beach. Very highly recommended.

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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*
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