My husband and I have just returned from what was meant to be the holiday of a lifetime, our first time in Barbados and over £12,000 for 10 days we were expecting something special.
The first thing we noticed immediately was nearly all the guests were at least 80+ complete with wheelchairs, Zimmer frames and walking sticks! We were the youngest by a long way.
We had Room 1 which was billed as being a deluxe ocean view room on the ground floor. This was very dated and in need of modernisation. Yes we had an ocean view but by 7am our view was obscured by sun loungers on the decking immediately snapped up by the aged guests giving no privacy to our room during daylight hours.
The air con consisted of a large ugly unit on the bedroom wall which fed the bedroom only, there was no air con to the bathroom or dressing area making getting ready to go out in the evening very uncomfortable. The ceiling fan to the living area was sufficient.
We did however find all the staff to be exceptionally friendly, the concierge was limited and did not give the impression that they were being used to arrange transport / restaurant reservation for guests on a regular basis.
The restaurant was exceptional with a daily changing menu and superb staff, the food was some of the best we experienced during our whole stay.
The beach was very narrow and not wide enough for sunbeds, the hotel was advertised as having beds on the beach along with a drink/snack service..... This was not the case nor around the pool.
Whilst away I was celebrating a milestone birthday which the hotel were made aware of, this was not acknowledged in any way..... A complete contrast to my husbands birthday in the Maldives in which we were both made to feel like royalty.
The management were aware of our dissatisfaction and offered us the opportunity to look at another room, we pointed out this would not get away from the fact that we were staying in an old people's home..... The manager advised us their clientele is generally the older generations who return year after year..... This explained one guests naming of 'hobblers cove'
We did want to find alternative accommodation but we were advised their 7 night cancellation policy would apply which was clearly unacceptable.
A very disappointing stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This luxury boutique resort combines Caribbean style and beauty with gracious English country living. Set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking coastal views, the beachside hotel has 40 suites, each individually decorated and open to the ocean and tropical garden surroundings. As a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group, Cobblers Cove prides itself on its impeccable service and elegant Caribbean charm. The hotel's restaurant, The Camelot, serves island-inspired gourmet dishes made with the finest local produce. Lead by Executive Chef Michael Harrison, who has previously trained under Michel Roux Jr. At Le Gavroche in London, The Camelot was recently awarded the highly-coveted BHTA Restaurant of the Year award. Popular with couples and families alike, the resort offers a whole repertoire of activities and facilities. Thrill-seeking children and adults can enjoy complimentary watersports each day, including water skiing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. For golfers, Cobblers Cove has a privilege system in place at the Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club. For those seeking serenity and relaxation, the Sea Moon Spa offers an extensive treatment list from skincare specialists REN and Sothys, providing the perfect setting for a touch of holiday pampering. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cobblers Cove Hotel Barbados
- Cobblers Cove Barbados/Saint Peter Parish