I booked a studio at Cleverdale pretty much last minute. Chose this place mainly due to location, cost and other positive reviews. Most of the details were sorted with Stephanie using Skype and she was fantastic and really helpful.
When I arrived my flight was late but Jan was there waiting for me to show me how everything worked and provide me with any other information about the island that I might need. I was also lucky enough to meet Doreen who cleans the rooms and is one of lifes gems.
The studio had everything I needed and the location was fantastic - 1 min from the sea, 5 mins from The Gap, 10 mins from the supermarket, (all by foot). The balcony was a real bonus overlooking the sea as it does. The main part of the balcony was for the use of those in the main house but we got on and spent time together chatting and sharing hospitality.
The Gap is quiet during the day but livens up at night although you need to accept the hustlers up and down the strip. I just told them I wasn't interested, chatted and made friends. Show respect and you will get it back.
At the far end of The Gap near the football pitch is where the locals tend to go and I spent most time hanging out there with great local people. Food and drinks are cheaper there. $10 Bajan for 4 beers so you can buy the entire bar a drink and not break the bank and the people you meet will do the same in return. I found all of the locals really friendly and spending time with them was a priviledge.
I love Barbados and think Cleverdale is a great affordable place to stay. I will definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barbados beach guest-house Cleverdale, studio apartments, rooms or 3-5 bedroom vacation home as a holiday rental located in Barbados favorite area of Saint Lawrence Gap - Worthing, Christ Church, South-coast. Sea - beach view from the veranda of this Barbados guest-house and apartments. There are different cheap budget accommodations available at this beach guesthouse. You can rent guest-house rooms with own bath, shared bath and shared facilities of the guesthouse. The suites are self-catering studio apartments. You can also rent the house as a 3-5 bedroom house for a bigger group. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bath rooms, living-dining room and kitchen. If you book a room you share the house facilities with the guests of the other rooms. The studio apartments are semi attached and are independent from the main 3 bedroom guesthouse. Free wireless and safe box. This favorite location of Saint Lawrence Gap is a preferable area for visitors. There are many hotels, restaurants, beach bars, bar, discos, mini marts, shops, banks and the night life of Barbados just in 5 minutes walking distance. Our accommodations are still far enough away from the night life area to avoid disturbance of the busy St. Lawrence Gap.This German managed wooden/stone beach home cottage is built traditional in the past colonial style and well renovated every year. The guesthouse is furnished and decorated the Caribbean way. The guest-house is set out with 3 bedrooms in the main house with two separate studio apartments (which have their own kitchenettes and bathrooms) adjoining the main house.Therefore this vacation home can either be let as a 3 bedroom beach home or a 5 bedroom vacation beach-house (which would include the two self-catering studio apartments) as the bedroom door in the studio apartments can be opened from the main house on request but also have a separate entrance from outside.You can rent guesthouse rooms with shared kitchen and living-dining room.The main 3 bedroom vacation home has a living/dining room, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), complete kitchen and a spacious beach view veranda. This holiday beach home budget guesthouse cottage is surrounded by a small tropical garden.The main beach house has a living- dining room, ceiling or standing fans, SAT TV, Stereo-system, telephone and free Wireless..Bedrooms furnished with single beds which can be zipped together as king size beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Guesthouse Cleverdale Hotel Christ Church
- Beach Guesthouse Cleverdale Barbados/Christ Church Parish