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4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Paynes Bay, Barbados   |  
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“The House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Best hotel for a holiday for two elderly adults. No children under 18; superb grub at Daphne's adjoining the hotel or Scarletts across the road and the Cliff 5 minutes walk away. Staff are outstanding and most responsive to any requests. Breakfast ranged from full English with eggs cooked to order to fresh tropical fruit, croissants, toast & marmalade.
Beach adjoining dining area offers swimming and watersports plus idyllic walks - especially at low tide. Superb relaxing facilities and spa jetlag recovery treatment..

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member

Warm greetings and many thanks for sharing this lovely review online.

We are extremely delighted that you enjoyed our adults haven, our superb location and all its offerings.

The team is ecstatic about your kind comments and look forward very much to welcoming you back very soon for another fantastic House experience!

Warmest Regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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colton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just back from 2 very relaxed weeks having been looked after like we were with friends.The sea view rooms are the best position but avoid room 168! The House is a small adults only hotel that provides a friendly approach to guests.The beach is excellent & the beach service is the best we have ever experienced with either fruit, ice cream, cool sprays, cold cloths & water all complimentary on the hour throughout the day.Breakfast was a good choice buffet with a selection of both hot & cold food.The afternoon tea of sandwiches & cakes (also complimentary) is a nice British touch.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear rplColton

A warm thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review on your recent experience at The House.

We are extremely pleased you can describe this experience as one of the best. It is truly wonderful to know that you enjoyed all the services we provide coupled with our beautiful and well appointed Ocean View Suite.

On behalf of the entire team at The House, we look forward to your return visit very soon.

Warm regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My daughter and I spent a week at The House in February. It was such a wonderful experience. We were both looking to just relax and unwind and The House was the perfect spot to do that. Our ocean view suite was beautiful and spacious. The Breakfast every day was wonderful,some of the croissants that I have eaten outside of France! The attentive service beach and pool side was fabulous; cooling lowers, fresh fruit and ice cream, even coming around to clean my sunglasses!
I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Jwaring2013

Warm greetings and thank you for sharing your recent experience at The House.

We continuously strive to provide our guests with an amazing experience and we are thrilled to know we were able to provide this for you and your daughter.

We thank you for your kind comments about our luxurious and spacious Suites and all the little touches we provide.

Looking forward to your return very soon.

Warm regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The most amazing hotel we have ever stayed in. It's a must! The staff, the food, the room, the beach, the sun beds, all are superb. We will try to go back to this hotel ever year from now on. If you stay here, try The Cliff restaurant too.

Room Tip: All rooms are amazing, junior suite ocean view is incredible.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear HCJL

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are delighted you had an incredible experience at The House and feel very honored that we will have the pleasure to host you on a regular basis.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Warm regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited Barbados nine years ago and promised ourselves that the next time we would stay at The House. It was definitely worth the wait and we will be going back next year. It feels like you are staying with friends who are looking after you with such a personal touch and a genuine desire to make your holiday the best ever - and they more than succeed. We have been lucky to stay in some wonderful hotels in many different countries but the House just stands heads and shoulders above anywhere we have stayed before. It offers total relaxation in a stunning location with the most amazing staff and is one of the most romantic places I have ever stayed. All the staff go above and beyond to make your stay special but in particular I would like to give a special mention to Andrew, Teddy, Alana, Agnes and Christopher and of course the wonderful General Manager Joanna. Thanks for making our holiday so memorable.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Linda H

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review on what you described as an absolutely perfect experience at The House.

We are flattered by your wonderful comments and honored that you chose The House. We genuinely strive to deliver a home away from home experience for all our guests and by the sound of it, we have succeeded.

Many thanks on behalf of all the team members mentioned and we look forward to seeing you very soon.

Warm regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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Jurmala, Latvia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are not scared away by the price, then probably its a good place for you.
Very quite place! We liked it as it was small and causy.
Located directly on the fantastic beach.
Rooms are large, clean and well equipped - as you might expect for such price.
Connected with Daphnes restaurant, which is also recommended to visit.
One day will come back! Definetely!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear ZigmundP

Many thanks for taking the time to write this kind review of The House.

We thank you for highlighting our idyllic and serene beach front location and setting, our spacious, luxurious and well equipped suites.

We sincerely hope to see you very soon at The House!

Warm regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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Edinburgh Scotland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We have just returned from The House and just had to write a review to say what an absolutely fantastic place it is and how lovely the staff are. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel so special. We loved every minute. The staff look after you so well and the hotel is so different from anywhere we have stayed before. It is not surprising they are number one on tripadvisor and have so many repeat guests who go back every year. The location, the hospitality and the staff are exceptional. My partner especially enjoyed cooking with Marco from Daphne's at the Friday cookery demonstrations and despite eating some fantastic food across the island we had the best food in Daphne's. . The House is the best place ever.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JoannaRoterberg, General Manager at The House, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Dear Toggee

Warm greetings and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review about The House.

We truly appreciate your wonderful comments regarding all aspects of The House and our team of Ambassadors.

We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed dining at Daphne's as well as our weekly cooking demonstration with our Chef Marco Festini, certainly both are fine opportunities to enjoy some of his culinary innovations.

We sincerely look forward to your return visit to The House.

Warm regards

Joanna Roterberg
General Manager
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Additional Information about The House

Address: Paynes Bay, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The House experience begins when guests enter along an enchanting private driveway, with lily ponds and walls of blossoming bougainvillea, which capture the essence of tranquillity and the promise of pure indulgence ahead. Through the hotel's wooden doors guests are treated to a stunning and unobstructed view of its white sandy beach and the ocean ahead. The open plan lobby is designed to capture the relaxed and inviting charm of the island - one that is sophisticated, yet informal. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The House Hotel Saint James
The House Saint James
The House Barbados/Saint James Parish
Saint James The House
House Barbados

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