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“Best deal for your money!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Maxwell Main Road, Barbados   |  
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“Best deal for your money!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

The place is CLEAN and QUIET! What more can you ask for? Not too far from the beach and oistins and st.lawrence gap-walking distance! The owners are friendly and they make you feel welcomed! I loved my stay there and trust me the next time I visit Barbados I will be going back to Emville!

Room Tip: The medium double room is just fine for a couple!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I have stayed twice now at the clean/tidy 'Emville' Guesthouse and my title says it all for travellers on a budget.
The location is perfect for several of the prettiest/quietest beaches on the island and if you like walking it is within distance of St Lawrence Gap and Oistins' fish bar and if not; buses stop right outside within minutes of each other and can take you to almost anywhere.
Greg and Isolde are perfect hosts in the way they will go that extra extra mile to make your holiday the best and most memorable in every way.
Dogs are noisy but no noisier than the tree frogs which are everywhere on the island. Take foam ear-plugs ...problem solved! I will be returning again without doubt.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Emville is simply the best value in the Caribbean. It's not a five-star hotel, but if you are budget-conscious, you will truly have a home away from home. I have stayed there twice and enjoyed both times immensely. You can walk to the beach and to the Oistins Fish Fry, or catch a bus to anywhere else on the island; it is not necessary to rent a car so long as you are up for adventure. The only taxi we took was from the airport, and Isolde was kind enough to arrange that before our arrival. Not only that, you have access to a kitchen so that you can save money by cooking your own breakfasts or dinners. Isolde and Gregory are very friendly and helpful. You can't go wrong by booking a room or the apartment at Emville.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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samjausstyle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

I stayed with Isolde and Gregory for 9 days in the upstairs room. From the moment I had made my initial enquiry through to the day I left I was thoroughly taken care of.
Isolde was like my own personal concierge, organizing car rental, suggesting places to eat, drink and check out. Her and Gregory were able to suggest places of interest from both a tourist and a local perspective which made my trip even more exciting than just jumping in the car with a map. On top of their hospitality, the house was in a fantastic location close to the south shore surf spots, Oistins and its fish fry as well as the nightlife of the gap. The house was immaculate and the additional free high speed internet was very useful.
I look forward to getting back to Barbados not only for the people, the sun and the surf but also to be back at guest house Emville. It really was a highlight of my trip down island.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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venezia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

hi everybody.i visit for 3 month seven caribbean islands,and i stay 1 month in barbados,at emville guesthouse.simply the best guesthouse i've find in my trip!!!isolde is a special owner,and gregory is a great man.
the guesthouse is clean,tidy,with the bus stop 20 meter over the fence.
i repeat:the best guesthouse i find in my long,long trip.
see ya

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2009

Myself and my family (10, including my partner, children, grandchildren) stayed at Emville, occupying both the guesthouse and the apartment. We found Isolde and Gregory to be very friendly, helpful and informative regarding local bars, restaurants and beaches. Located near to Oistins, St Lawrence Gap and also not too far from supermarkets and banks. Buses and ZRs ran frequently passed the property, although we did hire an 8 seater for a week to go further along the West Coast and to venture round a bit more. Would definitely return to Emville, although Barbados is quite expensive at the moment and the exchange rate is not so good, so not sure when that would be.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

The 2nd year I am staying at Gregory/ Isolade's Guest House for a duration of 2 weeks , I have got to say that it really is home from home.
The house is spacious and very centrally located to Oistins, Bridgetown, St Lawrence Gap and lots of local beaches.
The only negative is that I always get eaten by the Mosquito's and their dogs and neighbours dogs bark at the slightest little thing!!!

  • Liked — Value for money and location
  • Disliked — Noise from dogs
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Emville Guesthouse

Address: Maxwell Main Road, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Christ Church Parish
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Emville Guesthouse Barbados/Christ Church Parish

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