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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Paynes Bay, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for the first stop of our honeymoon in July. The staff were fantastic, the grounds are pretty and intimate and the general atmosphere is spot on. Having Daphne's next door for room service is pretty nice although the menu is small. I would advise to anyone to go here.

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear Phil C., We wish you all the best and are so pleased that you chose us to start your honeymoon trip. All of us at The House appreciate your comments and thanks. We are very lucky to be housed so close to Daphne’s, and we will certainly take your comment about the menu into consideration as we continue to... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in Barbados and The House did not disappoint! The staff is very friendly and happy to help with anything you need. The room we had had a gorgeous view and was very comfortable. The champagne breakfast had all the basics including an egg station. The pool area is small but we never had a problem... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear Amanda K., Thank you very much for your compliments in your review of your recent stay with us at The House. We’re very pleased to hear that your holiday was wonderful, and we appreciate all of your comments. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Sincerely, Alexa G. – Social Media/Guest Relations... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent our second week of of our honeymoon here and we were extremely impressed. The hotel is immaculate and every single member of staff works incredibly hard to answer any guest queries or book taxis. Lovely front room type seating area with sofas for afternoon tea. Such a relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic and varied breakfast with more than just the usual... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear SGLondon1984, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us at The House. We truly appreciate your compliments. It is wonderful to hear that you so enjoyed your stay, especially the delicious meals it sounds like you were served. Additionally, we have to agree that there is no better way to watch the sunset... More

Cambridge, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel suited us perfectly. It's small ( about 30 rooms) and right on the beach, which is wonderful. There's no competition for sun beds - we could come down to the beach at any time of the day and easily find a sun bed. The hotel's standard of service is very high. The rooms (ocean view suite) was excellent,... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear topblue99, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at The House. It’s lovely to hear that your holiday as exactly as peaceful and relaxing as you had hoped. Thank you for highlighting some of the best features of our adults-only property, including the location and the contemporary feel. We look forward to seeing you back... More

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The House for our 3rd wedding anniversary. When we arrived we were greeted by the lovely staff. We were given a welcome cocktail and checked in. We had booked an ocean view suite which is recommended. The views are beautiful. Throughout our stay all the staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear billybonkers, Thank you for kind review of your recent stay at The House. We are so pleased that your expectations were exceeded. Our staff takes great care to ensure that each guest is taken care of fully, and I am happy to hear that it was so with you. It’s also lovely to hear that everything with your room... More

New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the House on the 2nd leg of our honeymoon. Rocky start, we reserved an ocean view room they overbooked and put us in a garden view suite. This was very upsetting but the staff there was very helpful and nice. They were able to move us to an ocean front room the next day. It is a... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear nyc1acc, We are very pleased to hear that your honeymoon was a delight, despite a minor setback. I am happy to hear that you were immediately attended to as well. It’s lovely that you were able to experience some of our English customs, such as the afternoon tea! And we must agree, the drinks at sunset are not to... More

Cypress, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from a great "girls weekend away" at The Hotel on Paynes Bay. There were four of us, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay at the hotel. The hotel is definitely adults only and only two are allowed to a room. My daughter and I shared a one bedroom oceanview on the third floor. Our unit... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear Sandra R., We thank you for your lovely review of your girls’ weekend and are so pleased you spent it with us at The House. Thank you for highlighting many of our favorite aspects of our hotel, including our delicious eggs benedicts, always an excellent choice for breakfast. Additionally, I will pass on your specific thanks to Vannitta, Christopher,... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Elegantly calm, comfortable rooms, charming and attentive staff, beautiful location, great access to watersports, and restaurants. Some nice touches - tasting evenings, drinks receptions, BBQs and Movie Night on the made for some lovely evenings, but spotting flying fish skipping over the water at breakfast was a highlight! If you are looking to relax, in a place that quickly feels... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear VixAmsterdam, We are incredibly glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The House. It seems as though you were able to experience almost all of what we have to offer, including our delicious theme nights and delightful watersports. We were happy to have you. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely,... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We had our honeymoon here and it was magical; the staff couldn't be friendlier, the hotel is fantastic and the ice cream on the beach each day is inspired! Thank you The House for a fantastic stay, we will definitely be back.

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear Mikesamonster, Thank you for spending your honeymoon with us at The House. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay so very much. We do look forward to your return. Sincerely, Alexa G. – Social Media/Guest Relations Manager More

Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The House is a fantastic place, all the previous reviews are so accurate, there is not one thing we could fault. We have been fortunate to stay in five star hotels all around the world and never has one come up to the standard of The House. From the moment you arrive and are handed a rum punch to the... More

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House, responded to this review

Dear Simran A., Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay with us at The House. It is with great pleasure that we hear of your special honeymoon. I will ensure that Teddy, Andrew, Kerrie, Chris and Anthony are all aware of your thanks as well. We look forward to having you back with us in the near... More

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Address: Paynes Bay, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
The House Hotel Saint James
The House Saint James
The House Barbados/Saint James Parish
Saint James The House
House Barbados

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