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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
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“Wish we didn't have to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at mango bay for 14 nights and from the moment we arrived we felt more than welcome. You are greeted by the receptionists with a rum or fruit punch and are given a tour of the hotel before being shown to your room. We stayed in a standard room which was nice and clean. Some nights you could hear the music and noise from the bars over the road - as it does state on the website but this didn't bother us - If you prefer a quiet room then go for a deluxe room with pool/sea view. The restaurant was very good with a wide choice of food available - most nights were a la carte however a couple of days a week there would be a buffet. Wednesday and Friday nights are casual night where you can wear jeans, shorts etc. Friday nights are also BBQ night again with a great select of food to suit everyone's needs. If there is nothing that takes your fancy on the menu, then the staff will try their best to make you anything else that you would like! This was the same with drinks too - bar staff will make you any cocktail you like. Each evening there is live singers which made a great atmosphere. Opposite the hotel you will find lots of designer shops such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, diamonds international and more! Further down the road there are more shops and a supermarket. Included in the all inclusive package there are water sports such as water skiing, kayaking, hobie crafts, peadlos, glass bottom boat and catamaran trip where you can swim with turtles. The beach and pool area are nice with lots of sun beds available - there was always enough for everyone and if you can't find anywhere to sit/sunbathe (this didn't happen!) then the water sports staff will find you somewhere. Work is being done to improve the beach area so it will be even better.
Overall had an amazing time, lovely friendly staff. Didn't want to leave - Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The beauty of this hotel was its size, being smaller there was a much warmer atmosphere than I have experienced before. The food was amazing, true quality. We visited for a joint celebration of my husbands 50th and out silver wedding anniversary.Our standard rooms were indeed noisy on the Sunday night but not for the rest of the week and the outlook from the front door of our room was not pretty however the pool and beach area were lovely and the included boat trips fabulous. The only thing we struggled with was getting 4 sunbeds together and this was mostly because people still reserved sunbeds even when they were not using them. Although the management issued notices regarding this no steps were taken to remove the offending towels and i think this was mainly as it involved people who were repeat visitors and they did not want to upset them.
Evening entertainment was good except for the saturday night when I know they were auditioning a new dance troupe. The weather was against them, however they were truly awful and as a dancing teacher I do have an idea of what I am talking about. Anyway the manageress asked us for feedback which is why I have mentioned it. Don't hesitate to visit this magical place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed with friends at the Mango Bay Hotel in March 2013 after a weeks cruise it is a excellent choice of hotel congratulations to the management team they know the recipe for fantastic service and made a great effort to convey this. The staff at every level are 1st class and can not do enough to help you. The Bar staffs cocktails are the best ever. The Waiting staff are very attentive and gave great service. The food is 1st class plenty of choice for everybody at all meals well done the Chefs they work very hard. The cleaning ladies keep the rooms and hotel immaculate. The reception staff very knowledgeable and helpful (Hermione we loved you ) The pool area is beautiful and clean and no trouble getting sunbeds pool man always happy to help you find somewhere
Unfortunately the sea was very rough whilst we were there and we could not use the hotels catamaran but Sheereen was marvellous and organized a trip into Bridgetown for us to snorkel over a wreck the seas were a lot calmer there and it was all free of charge, however on our last day the seas calmed down and we were able to go out on the hotels catamaran and swim with the Turtles it was awesome
Don't hesitate to book this hotel its one of the best we have ever stayed in Sheereen you have got it right well done

Room Tip: superior rooms are quieter away from road noise sea view rooms are very nice
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 8 nights and checked in at 11pm. We stayed in a 1 bed apartment which has 2 rooms with a king size bed in one and twin beds in the other. There was loud music from the bar up the road which went on until half past midnight on three nights out of the 8 that we stayed. We did request a room change after the first night but were told we would have to pay an extra USD 50 per night and it would only be available on night 3 of our stay so we didn't bother. The staff at the hotel are a real asset - they are helpful and friendly. The food is of a good standard and a mixture of buffet and table service. The bar is great and there is entertainment most nights, however this is mostly people singing covers from the 80s - we would have loved some Calypso. The hotel looks a little tired in places and there are improvements that could be made. We would definitely go back to Barbados but would try a different hotel next time.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Milton Keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This hotel is mainly waiter service, which makes a change. The food is good quality but not many pastries for breakfast. BUT, the area on the terrace near the bar could do with little tidy up by staff and some areas, including our patio could do with a clean. It actually made our feet black! Not much beach here, but the main pool was a good size. Gardens not very bid to walk round

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed at the Mango Bay for 1 week of our 3 weeks Honeymoon. We were greeted by some very friendly reception staff & offered cocktails & a cold towel before been shown to our room. Our room was spacious and clean with plenty of room. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning was great for keeping the room cool - 35oC outside! The bathroom was small & we were glad we brought our own bathroom products as the products supplied were in open pottery jugs that were refilled. The balcony looked out onto the hotel driveway & to the front door was onto a street (with bars & restaurants).

This was our first time to stay anywhere all inclusive but we needn't have worried about the food. Overall the food was very good. The portions were small but that was ok when lunch and dinner were 3 courses each and breakfast was a buffet. The theme or type of food changed every lunch & evening and we always found something we liked. We tried some local Caribbean food and fish. which were all very nice. Their ice-cream was delicious.

Every evening there was entertainment - we preferred the entertainment with a Caribbean flavour. The majority of guests were retired couples so the entertainment seemed to be aimed towards them.

The pool and loungers by the sea were perfect to spend the hot sunny days. We always found sun-loungers without any issues and every evening we sat in a circular sun lounger for two and watched the sun set over the sea. The staff circled the complex mid afternoon providing the most beautiful peach sorbet & taking drink orders - I would highly recommend their Fruit Punch (smoothie) or Rum Punch (which packs a punch).

We booked two free trips through the hotel - snorkelling over a small reef and swimming with turtles. Swimming with turtles was a highlight.

Reading above you may wonder why I rated this only average - & it is based on the location of our room. The room door was out to an open corridor/ walkway that then looked out onto a street with bars & restaurants. It was loud most evenings/nights, but on our last night we literally didn't sleep a wink - the music from one of the local pubs was so loud it felt like were in the pub & it went on till after 4.30am when we were leaving to get our flight. We had spent the week in Mango Bay relaxing and catching up on sleep after our wedding but ended up leaving Barbados looking & feeling tired. Those rooms need to be sound proofed. Also we think we were only offered certain tables in the restaurant based on the fact that were had booked standard rooms.

Room Tip: Our noisy room was room 405
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I checked into the proprerty one Friday after 3.00pm just in time for afternoon tea, the staff were friendly and everyone treated you as if you were family. The hotel is located in a side street and within 2 minutes you can be in the hive of activity. You are near a bank,the police station and some churches. Less than 5 minutes you can cross the street and you are into the upscale Limegrove centre. The rooms sre good mine was a beachfront one,from my room I could enjoy the Friday and Saturday night shows without leaving. The food was good, breakfast needs a bit more variety but there is enough to sustain you, the bar staff was excellent and drinks were plenty. I had a good time in the sea but did not go out in the boat for the trip. My stay was an enjoyable one and highly recommend this hotel to visitors and locals as well.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms allow to share in the activity and can be therapy for you.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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*
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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