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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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff are fabulous. Really pleasant and friendly, and it really makes a difference. The food was good, plenty of fresh fish each day such as Blue Marlin. The pool is good, the hotel's on a large spacious plot and never felt too busy. The beach likewise, and the west coast is good as it gets. The rooms are a... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Discovery Bay by Rex 30 mins drive from the airport, this hotel is right on the beach. Quite old, it is 2 floors high except the beach front rooms which are 3. The beach front rooms are right on the beach ! The bottom floor guests could just stop over the balcony onto the sand.. We had a very warm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like everybody we did our homework when choosing where to stay in Barbados. Last year we stayed in the South around Maxwell Beach, and then decided next time we'll try the West Coast. When reading comments about the hotel, being a hotelier myself, I got the feeling that the Discovery Bay was worth a punt, as the tariff seemed to... More 

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Whitstable
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our fourth visit to Discovery Bay over a long time scale - 1978, 1993, 2008 and 2015. During those years we've seen it dive from being a very classy hotel to being very run down but now, little by little, it's on the way back up. This is certainly due to the efforts of Brian Carter who is... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 6 nights in October, the hotel had just reopened after a refurbishment of the pool, beach bar and hotel bar. We were welcomed with a Rum Punch and that pretty much set the standard for the week. We had a rear facing garden room which when we sat on the terrace we could see the sea, but... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights before our cruise. We would say it was not a bad stay, but not fantastic. I read about the entertainment (music) nightly, but they only have it a few nights per week. One of the two nights we were there they did have entertainment during dinner. The singer was good, but we were looking... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Discovery Bay for eight nights in early March and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel is not ultra modern or 5 star but it has a great old school charm ...which we like!. The rooms are fairly spacious and very clean - ours looked out onto the lovely gardens The setting is really good being by a lovely... More 

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

Discovery Bay by rex resorts is a Colonial style hotel with spacious grounds; the rooms are larger that the average hotel rooms, the gardens are well manicured which the majority of rooms look onto. The beach is one of the largest on the West coast offering walks to the North or South. The central location in Holetown, which is within... More 

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I stayed here for 10 nights. Some of the previous reviews were a little off putting. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Yes, the hotel is relatively old. But the setting, the staff, the grounds, even the food (& the drink) are good value for money. We chose a garden room (number 58) which was ground floor... More 

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

I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the setting, staff, grounds, food and drink to represent value for money, because that is exactly what we are aiming for. All of the Garden View rooms are centrally located looking onto the pool deck and very close the Beach Bar and some even have a partial ocean view.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to put a finer point on this caption, this hotel is on one of the nicest beaches in Barbados and extremely good value compared to other local properties. Our welcome wasn't the warmest of greetings by the first staff (what welcome cocktail?) who chatted on her cell phone as she walked us to our room. The room was comfortable... More 

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

The beach was refurbished a year and a half ago which has made a significant difference. It is now one of the largest beaches on the West coast of Barbados. Our policy, especially in these down times is to price our accommodation as sensibly as possible. I apologize for you welcome not being the warmest, this is certainly not our... More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 10th visit at this resort and it gets better every year. My grandparents have been to this resort 55 times and I hope to catch that. It's a great family resort and couples resort. It's quiet and peaceful with the option of activites to do near by. The food was great. The staff and management were always... More 

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

We look forward every year to welcome yourself and your Grand parents back for a relaxing holiday. Who are now considered Grand parents to the entire Discovery Bay team. Discovery Bay hotel suits all catagories of guests with is casual, friendly atmosphere. The location is very central in Hole Town within walking distance to Banks, shops, and many bars and... More 

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