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Reviewed yesterday NEW

perfect relaxing setting for a great vacation with elegance and class without rigid formality. super friendly staff that is always asking to please and a magnificent beach not to mention a great wandering lagoon that makes for semi private dips in fresh water

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here twice in the past, but this year we just called in for Sunday lunch while on a cruise. The hotel has a wonderful air of refined class. The quality of food is excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. The bill was a shock until we realised it was Barbados dollars, not U.S.

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1Thank Robert K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our last night, stayed here about 7 years ago too and the standard is still very high. Even better than I remember in fact. The food was 5 star all the way, they had a live singer who was very good too. Really enjoyed our final night here so thank you to all that made it...

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Thank matthew w
Tring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a week before Christmas.Beach gorgeous,plenty of sun loungers although the front row would be reserved by guests very early in morning.Lovely friendly staff and great food in the hotel,although breakfast was a bit dull and much of the buffet lacking in freshness.So quiet in evening,a great nights sleep

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Thank Diana L
Tsilivi, Greece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for a friends wedding. It was recommended to us by another friend who had heard good things about the place although they had not personally stayed here. We were so very disappointed by so many things. It's just not up to standard. Some unwelcoming staff, made us feel like we were inconvenient to them. The...

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7Thank 46JanC46
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

group of 8 stayed here in august 2016 we had a fantastic time this hotel was recommended by Tropical Breeze holidays as catering for the needs of a mixed age group they were right ,something for everyone..beautiful gardens with a meandering pool allowing private swimming for the senior members of our group gorgeous beach from which you could sail canoe,...

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2Thank debbielaurie
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for 10 days total relaxation, warmth and rest, and the Colony Club provided a great location and facility. The room (242) was superb with large balcony overlooking the beach. Room servicing and facilities excellent.Stayed on room and breakfast option. Breakfast buffet very good.Lunch taken on the beach bar terrace provided reasonable choice for light snacks.Dinners were limited menus, of...

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2Thank MikeF9691
chesterfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is really excellent with beautiful pools. There are plenty of sun loungers. The beach is smaller than at the sister hotel the Tamarind but lovely too. The garden restuarant which serves lunch and dinner is excellent - really delicious barbecue nights too.The evening entertainment is very good. It is more expensive than the Tamarind and slightly more elegant...

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3Thank doctormchesterfield
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at The Colony for 2 weeks recently with my Husband and had a lovely time. I will try to break the individual elements down to make it easier! Hotel grounds – this is one of the best things about the hotel. They keep the hotel and gardens immaculate – so much work goes in to the gardens every...

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3Thank stocktonhfoodie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 5 days on the south coast then arrived at the Colony Club, we were pleased to be on the west coast as soon as we arrived we felt the difference. Hotel was very good , pool was lovely , but our sea facing room was quite small and dark and looking more over the restaurant than the beach....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"An exclusive retreat with elegance and colonial charm." Where old world charm meets new world standards of quality and comfort. The 96-room Colony Club is the Elegant Hotels Group's flagship property in Barbados with lush gardens, healthy dining options, complimentary watersports and fitness classes, organic garden, WiFi, bespoke tours and more. Ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking an exclusive retreat with impeccable service in a stunning location, Colony Club tempts guests back year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Address: Porters, St. James, Porters, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Price Range: $290 - $1,118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Colony Club by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Colony Club Hotel Porters
Colony Hotel Saint James
Colony Club Barbados
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London, UK

I am staying at the Colony Club in a week's time and am getting married whilst there. I have a few questions:

(i) I have heard terrible things about the shortage of sun loungers and the fact that what little few there are have towels placed on them before 6am and thus cannot be used. Is it possible to reserve sun loungers with the hotel or to ask the hotel for them during the day when we need them or do we have to do without? I know that some other guests have emailed the hotel about this in advance of their stay. Is it worth me doing this?

(ii) As our trip is will be both our wedding and our honeymoon we are staying in one of the 'Luxury Ocean View' rooms. Has anybody stayed in such a room? Are they nice? Are they noisy? Do they have a proper sea view or is it a side-on restaurant view like some people have suggested?

(iii) How isolated is the hotel? Is it possible to walk into Holetown either along the beach or along the road? I would prefer to walk than to have the hassle of arranging a taxi every time I wanted to leave the hotel. I also understand that buses pass by the hotel but that they are not very frequent, especially at night. Roughly how long would it take to walk into Holetown?

(iv) There have been quite a few very negative reviews of the restaurant at Colony Club recently. Is the food / service as bad as they seem to make out?

I am sure our stay at the Colony Club will be nice but as it is our wedding and honeymoon I would like it to be really special and I am becoming increasingly worried about things like the unavailability of sun loungers and sea views and so would appreciate it if someone could put my mind at rest.

over a year ago

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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“lagoon front in deluxe room offers semi private pool access”
 of 5 bubbles geraldb707, yesterday | Read review
“We had a top floor junior suite which was VERY quiet but the wifi was not so great at the top”
 of 5 bubbles 528dianal, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Pool or garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles 46JanC46, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“ground floor room with verandah overlooking the pool & tropical gardens”
 of 5 bubbles debbielaurie, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms with beach/sea view all appeared to be well positioned.”
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 of 5 bubbles MikeF9691, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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