I've had the good fortune to travel fairly extensively, but until now have never been compelled to write a review.
For context, we travelled as a family group of 12 (8 adults with 2 grandparents and 6 adults 25-35 along with 4 kids under 5). Our group seemed fairly typical of the demographic here, which mainly seems to consist of families and some couples, many of whom were returning to Cobblers. We visited for 2 weeks in total from December 23rd to Jan 4th (leaving today).
I'm not going to spend too much time commenting on the setting. Suffice it to say that it is postcard perfect.
What makes Cobblers really stand out are the team of people working at the hotel and the effect that their attitude and the intimate setting has on the overall atmosphere.
Cobblers is a place where everyone working at the hotel knows your name, smiles and says hello, wishes you a great day, and is prepared to go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. And I would point out that this is at every level, from Alistair the GM and his mgmt team of Scarlette, Patrick, Philip and Michael the Exec Chef to the team on the ground. For families visiting, we found the babysitting services excellent, and used Lisa every night that we were here. You often see the true colours of a place when there is a problem, and we had everything from a sick baby at midnight on Christmas Eve for whom the entire staff on duty mobilised and brought in a doctor (Dr. Gregory Critchlow is excellent as well) to room changes which were managed flawlessly.
It was our first time visiting, but somehow you feel as if you've been coming forever and it makes you want to come back again (and we have already booked for next year).
This friendly environment extends to the guests. Everyone talks around the pool, shares their toys, offer tips, has drinks at the bar etc...
We met several people whom we hope to stay in touch with.
Overall, I think that Cobblers is a great place if you want a beautiful, relaxing, intimate setting with very friendly people. It is very kid friendly at this time of year, so couples should take that into consideration, and the night life at the hotel is relaxed so those looking for buzz onsite should also take that into consideration (though Holetown is just down the road).
A big thank you to the team, and see you next year.
- Also Known As:
- Cobblers Cove Hotel Barbados
- Cobblers Cove Barbados
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Intimate and comfortable, Cobblers Cove offers just 40 suites, all tastefully decorated to make you feel instantly at home and pampered at the same time. Arranged around splendid exotic gardens, each suite has an air-conditioned bedroom, marble featured bathroom and a roomy breeze cooled living room. The décor and design of the suites are reminiscent of a Colonial Plantation where shuttered windows shade the rooms and cool terracotta tiles ascent the handmade rattans and unique prints. All suites have a stocked wet bar with English teas and fine ground coffee. The living room opens out on to a private terrace with comfortable furniture and lovely views of the tropical gardens or the gin clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.Our principle suites, the Camelot and the Colleton are perched in the East and West turret of the pink wash great house directly over-looking the sea. The grand suites are the ultimate in privacy and luxurious detail - private pools and sun deck, generous cocktail bar and the finest amenities – these suites are unrivaled throughout the Caribbean.The accommodation at Cobblers Cove is matched only by the superb service and attention to detail. Cool cocktails and delectable treats offered by unobtrusive staff whose only desire it to offer the most outstanding holiday in Barbados. At Cobblers Cove you are invited to lounge on the sun deck, meander through our gardens or dive into the deep blue sea.The pool side cocktail bar serve refreshing drinks – some familiar some with an exotic twist. Sumptuous award winning cuisine served in an awesome beach front setting, caviar and seafood or elegant dishes served from the very special Chef’s Table seem to complete the pampered feeling that is a Holiday at Cobblers CoveAn authentic experience, in a world of standardized luxury, Cobblers Cove stands out for our unique style and character. Our service is renowned and speaks for itself with many of our guests returning year after year. A Boutique Hotel in Barbados that is the Caribbean at its most captivating ... more less
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