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“Glitter Bay Problems” 2 of 5 stars
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Glitter Bay
Porters, Porters, Barbados   |  
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“Glitter Bay Problems”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2003

Our family stayed at the Fairmont Glitter Bay prior to a Silversea cruise out of Barbados-part of a package arranged through Luxurylink.
The high points: -beach rather nice -nice pool -understanding and concerned general manager

Low points (only the most important listed)- -Employees seem to care not one iota about guests -no towels for 36 hours -poor, poor food -pool being epoxyed and repaired without any concern for guest comfort or safety -homely, hot rooms that need repair -a children's area right next to the employee dressing area with contract workers walking through without any form of identification. Only a matter of time until a tragedy occurs. -desk staff get kickbacks for arranging high taxi fares (told to me by two sepaqrate drivers. Cannot confirm). -awful area for conferences.

The trouble with this resort is that it is a timeshare, and somehow Fairmont has allowed its name to be slapped on this resort. The manager, an extremely understanding gentleman, stated that no money has gone into renovations because there are over twenty separate owners of this resort.

I would stay far away from this resort. The Fairmont next door is quite nice in fact.

Please feel free to e-mail me for any questions

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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Glitter Bay

Address: Porters, Porters, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Porters
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 64
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