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“Great place in barbados to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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The Club, Barbados Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Saint James Beach | West Coast, Barbados, Barbados (Formerly Almond Beach Club & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in Saint James Parish
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place in barbados to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stayed here after a Thomson cruise in April 2013.Have visited Barbados many times and stayed at varies hotels ,this is the best up to now!Good hotel layout,food excellent ,service very good.
This hotel is being brought up to a good standard by the present owners who only took over approx 6 months ago after the hotel was in decline ,caused by previous owners.It is a credit to the new management.! Please keep pleanty of service staff as it does make all the difference.

Holiday was spoilt slightly by THOMSON as on the last day at short notice we were made to leave!!our flight was a late one and THOMSON had not organised for guests to stay on the resort.
SHAME on you THOMSON.Plenty of upset customers, watch out for this in the future club barbados as it can reflect on the hotel.Overall a great hotel keep up the improvements.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms not very private,try and get a room looking over the sea!and possibly a balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Read a lot of bad reviews on this property, most from last yr. So many in fact I tried changing my booking at the last minute. Glad i didn't we really had a great time, enjoyed the beach front, though a little rocky the water was fantastic, free boat rides was a bonus. My only criticism would be the bathroom could have had a face lift, we were in room 364 and I do not think it was one of the renovated rooms. The rest of the room, balcony, location, bed etc. were very good.
Food was excellent, Superior to Sandals for half the money. Restaurant Hostess's and staff were excellent especially the pretty Dining room hostess that has been there 17 yrs. Spa, I would rate 3 stars, but Debbie who does deep massage was excellent. Gym, needs some money spent on it, but other than me was not used very much. Pool was clean.
Would definitely return. Steve

Room Tip: Ask for a renovated room, they appear to have new balcony doors?
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks at your resort.Everything was perfect even the showers when it was getting a bit hot to sunbathe.Ammeneties very good. Food was excellent> The Egg Lady is a diamond as is Sophia but it is unfair to name just the two as all the staff from the gardeners,pool man,cleaners,waitresses and waiter,and bar staff were all tremendous and very friendly. A very welcome chill-out holiday. Thank-you all.

Room Tip: Higher floors give good views of gardens/pools
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I have recently stayed at The Club with my husband and we were delighted with the cleanliness of the resort, the friendliness of the staff and complete 'Barbados' experience.

Having been to Barbados before, I was hoping that this stay would be as great as the last and I must say that we were not disappointed and being next to Sandy Lane was great! It was in a great location, near to lots of good restaurants including L'Acajou (Sandy Lane) and The Cliff.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone who enjoys a laid-back, well-catered for holiday on an island that is truly magical.

We can't wait to return soon!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have recently returned from a 10 night stay at The Club and we had a delightful stay. It was my husbands first Caribbean holiday and I am pleased that he loved it as much as I did.

The management and staff at The Club were very attentive, the food excellent, location fantastic (right next to Sandy Lane) and the whole resort was kept exceptionally clean. Lucille & Elvis kept us continually topped up with any cocktail that we decided to try and 'Licence to Grill' made sure my husband had enough hotdogs and pancakes to sink a battleship.

All in all, a wonderful stay with a view to returning. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone who would like a slice of paradise!

Allison & Mike King
Room 333

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Spent a very happy week at the club during April 2013. We enjoyed every moment of it and would definitely go back. The staff really made the trip for us - attentive, polite, happy and hard working. We really enjoyed the elements of Caribbean charm that the hotel has maintained, and hopefully this won't be lost as the hotel continues its upgrade efforts. Our room was comfortable, cool and clean. Water temperature was a little variable but this didn't cause us an issue. Food was excellent in both restaurants, as was service in all the bars too, and variety of inclusive food/drinks was impressive. The beachfront is rocky, however there are pristine sandy beaches 3 mins walk along the shore. A great stay all round and we'd love to return!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Having just returned from a holiday of a lifetime with my mum,I have to say how much we both enjoyed our time at The Club Barbados. The food was excellent both breakfast and lunch being buffet style with wonderfull Heather on the hotplate to fullfill your order of eggs any style,omellets,pancakes or french toast. and again at lunchtime for freshly cooked burgers, sausages or local fish. With other options of main previously prepared.Dinner was sit down waiter style with a different menu every night with 4or 5 different options for starter main and dessert and a soup coarse of 2 options. My aim before going to the club was to try the Cliff restaurant, myself and my mum are real foodies but were more than impressed with the hotels quality of food and location.We sat every night overlooking the beach and the last night we had candlelit dinner for 2 on the beach, nothing was to much trouble for the staff, they were all very friendly and helpful, especially thankyou to Tracey Ann a waitress who found my mum a bucket to take up to the room to soak her swollen feet. Not forgetting Sofia,Carmel and Paulette for making our meal times so enjoyable. And a big thankyou to Cole the activities organiser who I went on several beach walks with. That was nice for me as mum can't walk that far and its not something I would have done alone. He was very knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. The Hotel was in a great location on the west coast a little rocky immediately of the hotel but this made for great snorkeling with a ship wreck being in reach and the turtles 2 mins away. We were also lucky enough to see 3 whales leaping and spouting directly of the coast out side the hotel all day.
The room was freshly painted. Beds made daily towels changed daily. large walk in shower large Balcony with outside fan. If I had to crticise any thing it would be the chest of Drawers was awkward to open and close and the floor in the room wasnt swept.Everything else was excellent I would definately recommend and would love to return. The 3 pools were cleaned daily only 3-4 people were in at any time plenty of empty beds around pools and on beach.
Great live entertainment in the evenings with a beach BBQ on a friday and welcome cocktail night and steel band on a monday. Lots of great memories. I Pre booked hotel transfers with RESORTHOPPA by taxi they were very punctual,polite,and helpful with Mums heavy case, we had used all our change up in the hotel so he carried her case to the checkin for her as we had no coins for a trolley.
Jane & Yvonne ( Ruislip & Wales)

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Saint James Beach | West Coast, Barbados, Barbados (Formerly Almond Beach Club & Spa)
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Saint James Parish
#9 Spa Hotel in Saint James Parish
#11 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Club, Barbados Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Club, Barbados! The Club is the only Adults Only All-Inclusive resort in Barbados (all guests must be 16 years of age or older). The Club is located at St. James Beach, on the highly sought after West Coast of Barbados. We offer a terrific variety of guest rooms and suites, a luxurious Spa & Salon, two restaurants, bars, freshwater swimming pools, fitness centre, and much more. Enjoy amazing ocean views, evening entertainment, and a cheerful, friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a cocktail with your fellow guests and explore the best of Barbados. Perfect for couples, honeymoons, friends, girlfriend getaways, spa retreats, and anyone seeking the fun, sun, and relaxation Barbados is famous for. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Almond Beach Club And Spa
Almond Beach Club Hotel Saint James
Almond Beach Hotel
Almond Beach Resort All Inclusive
The Club, Barbados Resort And Spa Saint James Parish

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