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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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 

England
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We got back from Discovery Bay 6am this morning. After reading some of the reviews we were a bit apprehensive. We should't have worried, the Hotel is excellent as are all the staff. The food was fresh, plenty of choice and plenty of it! We are booking for next March, thank you Brian and your wonderful staff for a truely... More 

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

I am very pleased that you thought the hotel was excellent. We do our best to ensure that we meet and/or surpass our guests’ expectations. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff who goes about their duties with friendly, quiet efficiency. We offer buffet style meals for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our menus are based as much as... More 

Alva, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

we have just left this hotel and feel strongly about sharing our experience. I have read loads of reviews before I booked this trip and have to agree with all the positives. From the arrival, greeted by friendly smiling receptionists who offer you a complimentary refreshment before you even check in. To then be told, head off to your room,... 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. Our team is very focused on customer satisfaction and that starts from the time our guests walk through the front door. All of our arriving guests are greeted with an island Rum Punch or Tropical fruit punch to start the vacation off on the right foot. Luggage is... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had a wonderful holiday and stayed in Room 203 which had the most amazing sea view from the first floor. The hotel was perfect for us and the staff where excellent including the cleaners and Malcholm on the beach. We would especially like to say a big thank you for fantasic service from Nyasha our host and also Samatha... 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 had a wonderful holiday at Discovery Bay by rex resorts. Our beach front rooms are “a stones throw” to the beach and calm, serine Caribbean Sea. We have received a tremendous amount of praise for our staff who will go out of there way to ensure that you are well looked after. I will... More 

London
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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a lovely week in this cosy, plantation-style hotel, that manages to be near the town centre of Holetown and also on the beach. Good for people with mobility problems, as almost everything is stepfree. The staff are very friendly, the food was great and the wide beds comfortable. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Not much... More 

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

I am so pleased that you had a lovely week at Discovery Bay by rex resorts. We definitely are a Plantation style hotel right by the heart of Holetown. Excellent for persons with mobility problems; there is wheel chair access to every part of the hotel. A ramp is placed by the room entrance and the bathroom is fitted with... More 

edinburgh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

what an amazing find was Discovery Bay by Rex. Having stayed in Barbados many many times, this hotel was smack bang in Holetown easy walk to everywhere and great walks along the beach in all directions. we had an ocean view room so we could hear the sea lapping on the beach all through the night. the staff were very... More 

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

I am very pleased that you found Discovery Bay Hotel to be an amazing find. We are right next to the heart of Holetown, within walking distance to the Limegrove Life time Centre, banks, shops, and lots of local bars and restaurants. Our beach is one of the largest on the West Coast where you can walk for miles either... More 

Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is a quietist hotel although it is close to Hometown and more activities. A very friendly place and quite popular as several people have revisited year on year.It is not a brash hotel. If you want a disco every night this is not for you. There is entertainment and some dancing al fresco. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and... More 

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

We are very close to Holetown which has banks, supermarket, shops and lots of local bars & restaurants. Discovery Bay hotel has a very laid back friendly atmosphere with a tremendous repeat following. Entertainment is three evenings a week, which allows our guests to experience the many local bars, and restaurants within walking distance. I am very pleased that you... More 

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