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“Little Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Mango Bay All Inclusive
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   2nd Street | Holetown, Holetown, Barbados   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Holetown
Englan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at mango bay over Xmas and new year having been to Barbados many times we found a little gem in this hotel; great location, good food and nice staff. New years eve party was fantastic they really pushed the boat out from the banquet to the fireworks. We can understand peoples complaints about the noise but be careful of which room you book you need to avoid the rooms at the front of the hotel to avoid street noise .Don't book them all leave one for us!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We have just returned from our usual holiday at Christmas in wonderful Barbados where we have stayed in various hotels over the years.. We have dined at Mango Bay before and have attended the New Years Gala dinner as a non-resident. We have even stayed in the Condos privately but this was the first time we have stayed as a full and complete guest. All I can say is it was fantastic. Shareen and her team make you so welcome and will do anything for you. It is an all inclusive with a touch of class and a very personal touch. It is in the most wonderful location right on the beach and the service is impeccable with fabulous food. The majority of the time it is waiter service which makes such a difference, It is small and intimate with great residents (a lot of them being repeat guests) and thats what makes it so wonderful,especially over the Christmas period . New Years Eve was just amazing and everyone worked so hard to make it a memorable evening. There was quite a few of us in our party and everyone enjoyed it.Room is already reserved for next year. 48 weeks to go what more can I say! Jeanette & Thomas Leigh

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed at the Mango Bay for two weeks prior to Christmas and even though the weather was not too good (part of the beach washed away by the creek after torrential rain) we could not fault the hotel.
Great position , brilliant friendly staff, good food and couldn't fault the rooms. (upgraded after three days as they needed to carry out some work on our room).
Worth hiring a car for a few days , Harrisons cave,Crane beach , Oistens & Bridgetown are a must.
Bars & shops in Holetown are on the doorstep.
To avoid the noise from the local bars book a superior or deluxe room.

Room Tip: Book a superior or deluxe room, they are quieter
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Staid here for Xmas and new year and had a ball don't want to bore you with all the comments others have left because there all basically the same.If you don't drink do not get a room in the apartment block to the left of reception rooms 405 to 395 your next to Lexys bar with a live singer and it goes on till the last person leaves the pub,you would really think they were playing in your room it's that noisy.On a Sunday the bar on street one does karaoke and puts the big massive speakers on the street if you don't go to the party it's a waste of time going to bed you won't sleep.The hotel is good but I was going to book for next Xmas and new year and was shocked to see the prices have jumped £2000 it's a nice hotel but it ain't as good as the price reflects.I think there trying to run before they can walk and are going to find a lot of empty rooms next year.All the staff are very courteous and helpfull.If you need to change money at reception make sure you have dollars and not Sterling they give you double the Barbados dollar for US dollars but Sterling they only give you 2.40 BDS for a pound so if your changing £100 you get 240 BDS and if you change 157 dollars you get 314 BDS a big drop .All in all I would go back because its in a great location.

Room Tip: A room that overlooks the pool
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed at Mango Bay over christmas and new year and had a wonderful time, the majority of the staff are really happy and helpful, the few issues we had were dealt with really quickly, food & drinks great, downside - the beach beds and the guest that reserve them at 1st light, so if you dont get up at dawn to get a bed on the beach you can forget having one for the rest of the day. Overall a lovely hotel, which was really clean, good fod and lovely staff with great cocktails

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Well I have visited a lot of hotels and I just loved it here, right near the lovley limegrove shopping with a nice bar, then 1st & 2nd street with bars, restaurants. The food in mango bay was excellent and as for the NYE buffet well that was amazing. My husband is so fussy and he loved it. The manager and all the staff are the biggest asset to this hotel I felt right at home on the 2nd day. I am going back as it was in a excellent location and sooooo welcoming.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Just returned from a 10 night stay over new years 2012/2013. Its very hard to write a constructive review that wont upset regular guests but in the same vein will enlighten future visitors to the hotel.

I suppose the best poicy is honesty, so here we go!

On arrivlal we were welcomed at the hotel and shown to our large basic room (418), conveniently located on the ground floor by the goods vehicle/staff entrance. Next to our room was a closed down hair salon that belongs to the Hotel. The room was clean and bright, however slightly oddly the housekeeper had left a de-humidifier in there... we thought nothing of this and it was removed later that day.

The double bed was located directly underneath the air conditioning unit, which meant that you were could enjoy the rumble of the machine all night coupled with the benefits of being freezing cold and blown about by the breeze. Alternatively you could switch it off and sweat. After three nights we requested that the bed be moved, which was done, but alas it didnt cure the issue. Other than the air con there was no air circulation and it soon became apparent why the dehumidifier was in the room previously. All of our clothes started to become damp and the room gained a damp smell about it. By day five i had a chest infection and spent 2 hours at the doctors on a ventiliation machine to help my breathing. My wife even found that some tea bags we had left in the room had started to soak up the damp ... so god only knows what was in my lungs.

The food was very average and to be honest, given how ill i had became i really didint feel like eating too much anyhow. We did eat in the room one night ... the plates were left outside for over 12 hours. The drinks from the bar were weak to say the least and we were tipped off to ask for 'gordons' rather than 'a gin'. Either way nothing tasted like it does back in the UK.

By day 7 we had spent over $2000 on eating out and my health was not improving so we decided to move out of the hotel completely and attempted to salvage the holiday by staying at Sandy Lane for the balance. In a different league of course .... but we shouldnt have had to do this to just get a decent nights sleep, our clothes dry and my health better.

Getting Sun beds - be there 6.45- 7am for the beach or go without, pool side limited and not overly inviting area due to shade and close proximity of rooms. Gym small and very limited selection of equipment.

Mango Bay was a very friendly hotel and there were lots of lovely guests we met ... but i'm afraid this is the only positive i can add.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2nd Street | Holetown, Holetown, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Holetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Holetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mango Bay All Inclusive 4*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango Bay Barbados is ideal for those seeking the convenience of an ALL-INCLUSIVE beach vacation combined with the personal and friendly service of a small resort. It enjoys a sought-after beachfront setting in St. James, on the famous west coast of Barbados.There are restaurants, bars, boutiques and cinema just steps away from Mango Bay in lively Holetown, including the brand new, upscale, LIMEGROVE LIFESTYLE CENTRE across the road from the resort. Mango Bay is approximately a 45 minute drive from the airport, and a 25-minute drive south of the hotel takes you to the capital Bridgetown. Mango Bay definitely gives you added value for an all inclusive hotel- included is a complimentary two-hour catamaran cruise to see the turtles, waterskiing & a glass bottom boat ride. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mango Bay Hotel Holetown
Mango Bay Barbados
Mango Bay Saint James
Barbados Bay Mango
Mango Bay Hotel Barbados
Mango Bay All Inclusive Barbados/Holetown

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