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Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   St. James Beach, Holetown, Barbados
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Holetown
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Niki R Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a party of six and have just returned from a ten night stay in this fabulous hotel. Prior to arriving at the hotel we had sent an email to request three rooms close together on the upper floor and to explain that the holiday was an early celebration for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. After a warm welcome and... 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 were happy with you rooms. Shelly from reservations did a little juggling to fulfill request and is normally spot on. Some of the Garden View rooms do have the bonus of not only being close to the pool and beach bar but also have an ocean view. Our location is one of the best... More

Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering at present this hotel is a 3 star we were initially surprised and happy. We paid for a sea view which was well worth the money & amazing views. The food was to a good standard although after a while is a little repetitive but as we enjoyed also going out for dinner we didn't find this a problem.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Discovery Bay by rex resorts is extremely fortunate to have rooms as close to the beach as possible which offers fabulous views and sunsets. Thank you for your compliment on the food, we use the freshest local ingredients for quality and variety. The pool deck was refurbished last year with... More

wiltshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all a great stay, as said before staff amazing. food plentiful, the rice and jerk chicken fantastic. Some people moaned, ?? but it was lovely Caribbean food.(go you Spain if you want chips) The staff are amazing and work so hard, Great designer shopping mall 2 minutes away, Great beaches, lovely bars locally. All in all relaxed, wonderful... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am thrilled that you had a great stay. Another compliment on our amazing staff that I am so proud of. Thank you very much; I will make sure that I relay it to them. They do work hard but enjoy maintaining high, friendly standards. Jerk Chicken and rice is... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous value for money hotel. Go not expecting a 4/5* hotel & you won't be disappointed. The staff were all very friendly & helpful. Mr Carter makes himself known to everyone & is obviously working very hard to ensure all visitors have an enjoyable stay. Thank you Brian. Rooms were basic as expected & very clean! IMO... More

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

I am very glad that you though that we offer value for money, that is one of our main objectives. I will pass on you kind compliments to the staff who always strive to give helpful and friendly service. The hotel is one of the more mature on the island buy we try to keep" her" in the best condition... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all I have to say I was here on a work trip to boost our knowledge of Barbados and what each part of the island has to offer. I Stayed in Discovery bay for the first two nights of our trip , and have to say having visited many hotels over the years with in my work capacity,... More

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

It was a great honour to have Discovery Bay by rex resorts included in your work trip. We were very pleased that you could experience first hand what the hotel offers to its guests. Thank you for your kind comments about the warm welcome, we try and make everyone feel special. And also exceed their expectations, so that they have... More

North Queensferry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at Discovery Bay to celebrate my birthday. Ok, so the rooms are due a bit of an uplift, who spends all that long in the room?? Aparently the hotel is getting a bit of an overhaul in October. The food was lovely, the drinks were good (maybe a couple of the male bar staff need... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and I am glad that we could be a part of your birthday celebration. The bathrooms are being fitted with new tiles during closure this year to give them a fresh look. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the food and drinks and had a wonderful relaxing... More

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Rex Discovery Bay for 2 weeks at the end of June and had a lovely relaxing holiday. OK, the rooms are a bit run down and in need of a refurb but who spends a lot of time in their room anyway - as long as it was clean (and it was) and the AC worked,... More

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

I was a pleasure having you stay at Discovery Bay by rex resort in June. Your comments about the rooms are noted. This year we will be tiling the bathroom to give them an uplift. We have experienced some very quiet days in June which resulted in Table d’hôte menus being offered instead of buffet style meals. I am very... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the. Discovery bay hotel for 10 days at the end of June. I have to say you get what you pay for. We were on an all inclusive package, but went out for meals nearly every day, as we found the food to be quite bland and boring. The difference between room only and only was only... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. I am very disappointed that you found the food to be bland and boring. We use fresh local produce to add a Caribbean flair to our dishes. However I will review the menus with the kitchen team. The pool area was upgraded last year. The entire deck was... More

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for a week at the end of June and found it poor in some areas and excellent in others. The room we were first allocated has a bathroom with mildew on the walls, a worn bath and generally grotty fittings. When we told the GM the next morning he gave us a complimentary upgrade to... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am extremely disappointed that the Garden View room that you were in for your first night did not meet your expectations. During closure this year the short comings in this bath room will be rectified. All of the other bathrooms have been examined and will also have any deficiencies... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in October 2013. Had a lovely room - big, clean and spacious. Unfortunately, the beach was being renovated at the time we were here, but the hotel set up a spot for us further down, which was accessed by going out to the main road and down a side lane. They even set up a beach bar... More

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

Thankfully the beach refurbishment has been completed resulting in a lovely large beach. During our opening in October 2013 we did experience teething problems with our food service for which I apologize. However that time has long passed and we have been receiving excellent reports on our food and service. It was our pleasure to add a little surprise to... More

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Address: St. James Beach, Holetown, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Holetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Discovery Bay By Rex Hotel Saint James
Discovery Bay Barbados
Discovery Bay Hotel Barbados
Discovery Bay By Rex Resorts Barbados/Holetown

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A unique hotel situated on St James Beach, the Discovery Bay consists of charming plantation-style houses set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Located on the fashionable West coast, days at this resort are centred around the beach and the pool, the upscale Limegrove shopping mall and nightlife on Holetown's first street a short walk away. The resort is all-inclusive and family friendly, popular with couples also. ... more   less 
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