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Colony Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Porters, Barbados   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Porters
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We recently spent a week (November 2012) at the Colony Club for our honeymoon. I have to say the place was amazing. So easy and so relaxed. We loved it. Great location. Sunset right on your doorstep every night! Our room (103) was ten yards adjacent to the beach / bar / restaurant / pools but still felt nice and private. Nice spacious clean room, the bed was massive, the air-con was quiet but very effective. A nice big veranda with tables and chairs.

The staff were all great and couldn't be more helpful, even allowing us to use the room late into the afternoon on our departure day, without any extra charge - (no one is booked into your room tonight, so just use it until you have to leave, no problem). A lot of little extras that make all the difference. Wifi was good. Happy hour around the bar at the pool was always a nice relaxed and social part of the day if you wanted it to be! Although November was out of season, the place still had a nice vibe about it. The guests were all middle aged / mature / families - which made for a relaxing time for us. Would highly recommend it. We will be going back.

Room Tip: 103 where we stayed was good. Ground level. A nice spacious veranda.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Every time we visit Barbados we think it will be the last as there are so many other islands that we also like but I think our travels stop here. The staff were all fantastic, the morning and afternoon sorbets and thirst quenchers by the pool and on the beach were a wonderful touch and the ingenious meandering river of pools were an inspiration. Being in the food business nothing goes unnoticed and the breakfasts and dinner were not to be beaten anywhere on the island. Our holiday was so good that not even the beach moving equipment which we realise was a necessity could put us off. We genuinely did not want to leave. Thank you all at the Colony Club you were all truly appreciated.

Room Tip: A poolside or garden room rather than an ocean view would be my choice but they are all good
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the Colony Club and came back feeling relaxed and refreshed. Our room was excellent, we had a ground floor sea view room which was almost on the beach. Food was very good, the staff were lovely and extremely friendly. Would highly recommend as a a perfect place to visit. This was our third trip to the island, although our first to Colony, we will return!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My family (room232) and I (room 230) had a terrific first trip to the Colony Club.

Location on the beach and near to Holetown is excellent .
Staff at reception ...Karene is amazing with her daily help on the internet and at the printer....and in the room.... all chambermaids are efficient and leave your room perfect despite any mess you leave.
The hotel is run by a most efficient and very attractive young lady Gail Talma (assisted by an elegant courteous young man Jason ) who despite her youth has years of educated experience in the hotel industry and certainly Elegant Hotels and the Colony Club are lucky to have here in charge.Despite all her responsibilities I spotted her removing some untidy beach towels from the pool area early one morning as I sat with my New York family stuffing myself with another fabulous breakfast.WILL I RETURN.......ASAP.....thank you all at the colony club.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Fantastic location almost on beach, less than 5 minute walk from hotel room and you were standing on beach, decking restaurant was almost on beach and you could hear waves as you dined. great food and facilities and the most friendly and helpful staff. Could have benefited from having some more sun umbrellas. plenty of local restaurant accessible by taxi which the hotel will arrange, the hotel has an excellent folder in reception with information including menus and photos of many of the local restaurants. nearest town Holetown is about 5 minutes by taxi and about 20 minutes walk, there is also a local bus service from the end of hotel driveway.

Room Tip: we had see view room which was great but some people might prefer room at back facing pool which ap...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

When we left the Colony Club in November of 2010 we had just survived a Hurricane and 3 days without power and water....but we survived thanks to the wonderful staff at the Colony.
Fast forward to October of this year and we're back at the Colony.
The same faces greeted us upon our arrival, those same faces that had been so supportive a few years prior. We were pleasantly surprised to see that a number of renovations had gone on during our absence, the pools looked fresh and inviting, the Sunset Deck looked amazing too.
We stayed in our "regular" beach front 1 Bedroom (+Den) and it was just as we remembered.
The Colony Club has a wonderful feel about it, the gardens are extremely well kept and the pools are located throughout the property. The Food is very good and there are a number of themed nights that are both entertaining and diverse in nature.
The Beach has returned and is a great place to sit and enjoy a good book.
The water is fantastic and there is always a water sport available right next door.
The Sunset's you'll see from the Colony Club are stunning.
My family and I are looking forward to returning as soon as possible.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very well appointed. The Garden Suites are the best bargin.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We just flew back from a short break in Barbados at the Colony Club and it did exactly what it said on the tin....beautiful, relaxing, friendly, romantic and the weather was perfect every single day. I couldn't recommend this hotel more and have heard from other friends who have been to Barbados that it is one of the top 3 on the island so we took recommendations from those who have been many times before. Only small complaint (and nothing to do with the hotel) was that at the time, the beach next door was going through a coral preservation project which included moving alot of large rocks with a huge JCB all day. Probably only a short term affair and will have probably ended come high season.

Room Tip: The far left of the complex is likely to be more peaceful than the right as it is situated next to t...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Colony Club

Also Known As:
Colony Club Hotel
Colony Club Hotel Porters
Colony Hotel Saint James
Colony Club Barbados
Colony Club Barbados/Saint James Parish
Address: Porters, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Porters
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colony Club 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"An exclusive retreat with elegance and colonial charm." A magnificently restored former gentlemen's club, where old world charm meets new world standards of quality and comfort, the 96-room Colony Club is the Elegant Hotels Group's flagship property in Barbados. Ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking an exclusive retreat with impeccable service in a stunning location, Colony Club tempts guests back year after year. ... more   less 
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