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Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts

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St. James Beach, Holetown, Barbados
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for our Silver Wedding Anniversary a couple of years ago and after booking we saw some of the reviews that others had put on this site. I’m so glad I didn’t take any notice of some of the negative ones, as we had a fabulous time. Yes the resort was a little tired but what it lacked... More 

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Toronto
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was quiet when we were there with very few other guests. The meals (lunch and dinner specifically) lacked much selection or variety; over the course of several days we basically the same mix of food. With the exception of 2 or 3 welcoming and friendly people most of the staff seemed indifferent to our presence. The hotel ran... More 

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Middlewich
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in Barbados numerous times - this hotel is simply one of the best. It has a fantastic situation on the beach, our room was spacious, clean and right on the beach-front. We slept at night listening to the waves lapping on the shore. The staff were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble. Everybody said Hello, even the... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had our travel plans changed at the last minute we booked into this hotel having stayed at other Rex Hotels in the Carribean in the past. When we arrived we were provided with two rooms above the reception area which had splendid views of the gardens, pool area and sea with an exceptionally large balcony. The rooms were clean... More 

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Mere, Wiltshire, Uk
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Hotel satisfactory in good position on beach. Staff mostly good apart from one cold and incommunicative bar lady. Food certainly OK but could be better. The hotel was fairly quiet whilst we there - a month ago,, which made a pleasant change from the general hustle and bustle. Wifi available in general areas and some, but not all, rooms. Although... More 

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Brian C, General Manager at Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts, responded to this review

Discovery Bay Hotel is very centrally located in the middle of the St.James which is Holetown. I apologize for the cold bar lady, which is certainly not our standard; and I will organize to have refresher training done. Our meals are normally buffets and to provide some variety there is always grilled fish and burgers available; we are renowned for... More 

Scotland, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This hotel is in a perfect idyllic surroundings and has great potential, a complete makeover/overhaul is required on a tired looking building and dismal rooms. Brian the manager is on site and available and does deal with issues raised. The staff are absolutely fantastic, especially the bar staff; Sam "The Cocktail Queen", Damien; that smile he could be related to... More 

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Brian C, General Manager at Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts, responded to this review

First, let me apologize for not responding earlier but I have just come back from a short break to recharge the batteries. Discovery Bay hotel is very fortunate to be centrally located in Holetown, within walking distance to Banks, supermarket, shops and lots of bars and restaurants. Thank you for your kind compliments about our team, they certainly are fantastic... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I travel to several islands for work & pleasure. I had the misfortune to book into this "hotel" on the recommendation & reviews on this site..... Well either we stayed at different hotels or the reviewers are blind, deaf & lacking in basic analytic skills. Nothing works, the beach is small, the creek smells as the water when it overflows,... More 

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Brian C, General Manager at Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts, responded to this review

It is always disappointing when our guests are dissatisfied with their stay. The beach was refurbished two years ago by the Government and is considered one of the largest on the West Coast. The government also installed a “fluidizer” to pump fresh water into the creek to dilute the stagnant water. I am also disappointed that you were dissatisfied with... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Further to Mr carters reply to my wifes Posting on here dissapointing Stay and as she is unable to reply on here ..i. Will , we did speak to You Mr Carter also the Manager on Duty and the issue with the food was logged also you admitted there was an issue . When you say Four Salads ..that is... More 

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Brian C, General Manager at Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts, responded to this review

Running out of any item on the buffet is very concerning to us, thankfully it does not happen very often and there will usually be a replacement. I again apologize for this occurring during you stay at the hotel. It is very regretful that your wife slipped on the pool steps while entering the pool; The hotel did all in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed here last November ,when the island had some extremely bad weather ,the hotel staff and guests alike came together when it was flooded out ,and did a massive clean up , even with this we thoroughly enjoyed our stay ,Brian the manager and his staff showed professionalism throughout ,our room 46 was lovely and hoping for the same this... More 

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Brian C, General Manager at Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts, responded to this review

Let me take this opportunity to thank you and all of my other guests that pitched in to help brush out the water from the flooded lobby. All of my team were also brilliant and managed to have lunch served by 12.45pm in a clean and dry restaurant. I am sure that we can reserve room #46 for you; please... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I stayed here with my friends and family for a fortnight. The hotel is quiet with lovely surroundings. Our hotel room was pretty basic but extremely clean and the maids did a great job at maintaining it. The pool is nice, quite shallow and small but perfect for a dip and for kids to play in. For an all inclusive... More 

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Brian C, General Manager at Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts, responded to this review

Our hotel is very colonial, located in the heart of Holetown, within walking distance to shops, banks, post office and many local bars and restaurants. I will pass on your comments to our housekeeping team regarding the cleanliness of the room We have made our pool 4’ deep for the reasons that you mentioned, easy for a dip and excellent... More 

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