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“Wonderful vacational place” 5 of 5 stars
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“Wonderful vacational place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spent 35 marvelous days in Art Studio Apartments #5 in Holetown. It is a very quiet place (at least in low season, we spent 30 days alone in the complex), at a few feet from Discovery Bay a quiet and incredible clear water bay with clean and white sandy beaches. The complex is at around 300 feet from a big and nice supermarket. Bus stop is in the front of the complex and the area is plenty of restaurants.
It is a very recommendable place.
One cons: all the area look very safe but the apartments are on a public access to the beach, so more security would be needed.

Room Tip: Rooms in other apartments (like #16) look fesher and with better views. I do not look at them inside...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Just returned after 4 weeks holiday. This was our second visit and it was wonderful to meet up with a lot of people, both owners and guests, who we had met there last time. You feel like you are a part of a small community as owners and guests alike are so friendly and it is lovely to all meet up to watch the sunset and chat, whilst enjoying a rum punch.We again stayed in Apartment #7, which is perfect for us as it is on first floor, and in all the time we were there, if we were not eating out, we had all our meals on the balcony (sharing them with the very friendly sparrows who visited us each day). Although the actual apartment is quite basic, it has everything you need and is kept cool by fans. Audrey, the housekeeper has now retired but Meshelle, her replacement, was just as efficient and kept our apartment spotless. Thanks to Harry and Helena too for their hardwork and friendliness.

We were pleased to be here when the cottage on the edge of the sea, which was badly damaged by high seas on our last visit, was demolished. We now had a sea view from our apartment (no doubt something will replace it).

We also found new eating places nearby which were excellent and good value: Sea Cat, Just Grilling, Carizma - Tapas & live music /Tues & Thurs evenings, OPA in Lime Grove and the veg bajan food from Papa Earl (opp side of Rd at entrance to Art Studios 7 days a week from approx 12 till he has sold it all) A takeaway to die for.

Thanks Sarah and Simon. Hope to return again.

Room Tip: All the apartments are excellent. I looked at quite a few when I was there. Some of them have been...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

My partner and I stayed in the Art Studios for two weeks before Christmas. It is a small group of appartments situated a short walk from the sea through pretty tropical gardens. Each of the appartments is privately owned and the small complex is beautifully looked after by Harry, Audrey and Helena. They have been there years and as well as looking after the appartments they also offer advice to help you get the best out of your stay.


As well as being close to the sea, Holetown itself is only a few metres away with its many restaurants and shops and brilliant transport. There are two sets of buses that run all day and well into the night, the regge buses which are yellow and the blue government run buses. The regge buses are fun and not to be missed - slightly heart stopping on a first journey but one soons gets used to it!

We really enjoyed Holetown as a good base for travelling round the island, which we did. We felt quite safe both during the day and evening. Self catering is easy too as there are a couple of good supermarkets close by and a fish market only a short bus ride away.

The weather is wonderful, not too hot during the day and the evenings only a few degress cooler. Very few clothes needed!! The only thing I would say is that the beach close to the Art Studios is being worn away at quite a pace and to get to the beach one does have to do a slight negotiation over rocks - the Caribbean can be quite lively at times too so this is slightly tricky. The beach is still lovely but don't expect endless miles of white sand.

We loved Barbados and will be going back next year - a wonderful place to go to avoid pre Christmas madness!

Room Tip: All appartments are good.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

I stayed at the Art Studios in Holetown for 16 days in June.
They were just the ticket for my son and I. The studios are kept spotlessley clean with wonderful friendly staff. Thanks to Audrey & Harry.
Although the studios are fairly basic we had every thing we needed and for the price I paid was a real bargain. There was no air-con but this didn't really bother us. Nice comfy beds and a large shower, the bonus was being on the first floor where we had a large balcony with table and chairs and a nice breeze. The gardens are beautiful with lots of different flowers, palm trees and monkeys wandering around.
Just a short stroll down a lane to St. James beach and within easy walking distance to the centre of Holetown for bars, restaurants etc.
As it was low season the whole place was very quiet which added to the enjoyment.
Art Studios was a great find and I will be back for sure!

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Address: Holetown, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Holetown
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Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Holetown
Also Known As:
Art Studio Apartments Hotel Holetown
Art Studio Apartments Barbados/Holetown

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