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The House by Elegant Hotels

Paynes Bay Barbados
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 01/02/2021.Read more
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 25 hotels in Saint James Parish
Travelers' Choice
The House experience begins when guests enter along an enchanting private driveway, with lily ponds and walls of blossoming bougainvillea, which capture the essence of tranquillity and the promise of pure indulgence ahead. Guests are treated to stunning views of its white sandy beach and the glistening Caribbean sea all while receiving spoiling 24/7 personal ambassador service. Included in each stay is daily champagne breakfast, 30 minute jet lag massage, afternoon tea and evening canapés along with daily bespoke activities, WiFi, water sports and the ultimate location to take in the most unforgettable sunsets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Adults only
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Nickpt2013 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Our flight was delayed so we did not arrive until dusk. There are no signs , just a gate that opened to reveal a wooden bridge across a large pond, lit by flaming torches. As you exit the taxi you are personally greeted with the phrase, Welcome Home. Because it was dusk there was recessed lighting in the floor that lead your eye down the few steps through the lounge and straight into the sunset. There is no reception, an Ambassador brings you a glass of champagne while you take in the views before taking you to your room, which was huge, 2 bathrooms, 2 walk in wardrobes, 2 balconies, large lounge area - and views across the Caribbean. Breakfast, with champagne, is superb, excellent choice, again with sea view. The Ambassadors are very friendly and attentive but without being obtrusive. The hotel exceeds at the little touches, sun cream available by the beach, cleaning your sunglasses, bringing round bottles of cold water, icecream (with rum) and fresh fruit, not forgetting the cream teas with scones, jam and Cornish clotted cream. Whatever you need the Ambassadors can arrange. Whist the hotel does not have a restaurant you can dine on the torch lit terrace and have dinner served from Daphne's next door, and if you are lucky, so can dine and watch the turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs . It is very tempting just to lay back and be pampered 24/7 but hire a car and see the rest of Barbados, little coves and long deserted beaches on the Atlantic side, but it was always good to get back to the House.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Curiosity772603 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
There are signs of this property getting a bit tired...we new this before we went. ...However, what a great time we had. So relaxed, and the ambassador principle will only work if they are all up for it...they certainly are. Brilliant location and ambassadors will organise return taxi to all the renowned restaurants...literally within minutes.. Would We return ?....absolutely.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: The third floor ocean view rooms where all you could ask for.
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lam7848 wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the top three hotels and we have stayed in many hotels all over the world. The staff are the best you can find. The amenities are terrific. We loved the breakfasts and the afternoon tea. The cold fruit, bottled water, cold cloths and ice cream sundaes brought to you at the beach are outrageously delicious. Rooms were comfortable and dinners were very good. We also had excellent dinners at Zaccios and Caribe.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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slogan2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
Longs, South Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have been at Sandy Lane in the past, but wanted to experience a new property. The House is quiet and intimate, and the Ambassador program is exceptional. Every staff member is trained to assist with dinner reservations, taxis, outings, and general questions about Barbados. There is no need for a concierge as the ambassadors can take care of all of your needs. The personal service is unmatched- while on the beautiful beach,staff members come by with bottles of water, fresh fruit,and ice cream, and periodically clean your glasses and brush sand from your lounge chair, all with a smile! Everyone is very friendly and they learn your name and your preferences quickly. We had the true Caribbean experience at The House, unlike Sandy Lane, which can feel a bit like staying at a museum with all of the marble and fountains( not to mention crowded). Afternoon tea is complementary and very enjoyable, as well as evening canapés. Daphnes Italian restaurant next door, provides all meals and is very good. We can't wait to return to The House!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: We chose a garden view suite with a plunge pool on the first floor and absolutely loved it.
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David D wrote a review Feb 2020
Harpenden, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our second visit to The House and it was even better than when we last visited in 2016. It ticks every box for us - great beachside location, fantastic staff, adults only, so blissfully quiet, and a lovely, friendly relaxed atmosphere. It’s a bit quirky and unconventional at times - and it could do with a bit of a refurb in some areas - but it would be a terrible shame if Marriott converted it into a ghastly, characterless all-inclusive place which are ten a penny in the Caribbean. What is so refreshing is that the team are such good fun and bring real Bajan personality to the hotel. The food from Daphnes is great too - and you’re also on the doorstep of half a dozen world class restaurants (another reason why all-inclusive would be crazy).
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from sandrapF199WR, General Manager at The House by Elegant Hotels
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Dear David D Thank you for returning to stay with us again and for taking the time to review your stay at The House. We appreciate your feedback and we are happy that we were able to make this holiday better than the last one. We are certainly pleased that you felt relaxed and that you enjoyed our great beachside location. All the associates appreciate your complementary remarks. Thank you for your patronage and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back home to The House soon. Sincerely, Sandra Parris General Manager | Elegant Hotels Group
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Frequently Asked Questions about The House by Elegant Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to The House by Elegant Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Paynes Bay Beach (0.3 miles), Holders Farmers Market (0.6 miles), and Barbados Polo Club (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The House by Elegant Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The House by Elegant Hotels?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The House by Elegant Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The House by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The House by Elegant Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scarlet, The Cliff, and Cariba Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The House by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The House by Elegant Hotels have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The House by Elegant Hotels offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The House by Elegant Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The House by Elegant Hotels?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parliament Buildings (4.7 miles) and Independence Square (4.8 miles).
Does The House by Elegant Hotels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.