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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having been to Barbados before and staying in Oceans 2 my expectations were very high of The House! On arrival we thought yeh nice. Nice hotel, nice rooms etc. but there was no WOW feeling. It was looking a bit tired (such as tiles missing, general feel) The staff - all lovely but I must admit they seemed to pick...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed November 4, 2014

We spent 10 days for our honeymoon at The House in October and couldn't say anything MORE positive about our experience. From the time we were picked up at the airport for a private transfer, to being greeted by the friendly staff with a drink upon arrival at the House, we had already felt a great sense of warmth, relaxation...

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Dear Brito, Congratulations on your wedding and we are so happy you decided to celebrate your Honeymoon with us at The House. Thank you for your wonderful and kind words about our amazing staff. They do truly go above and beyond to make our guests' stay pleasurable. Glad to hear you enjoyed the complimentary Champagne breakfasts, water sports and water...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are a few mixed reviews of The House on TA, but you can only comment on how your own experience was - and we really enjoyed our stay. Our airport arrival included a private transfer, we were whisked straight through to our car and bypassed all the queues - great after a long flight. It's a 30 minute drive...

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Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

From the time you arrive to the time that you leave you will feel like you own your own house by the sea. The house is small enough that every guest feels like the ambassadors are there very own. You need a car for travel, tell an ambassador and it happens. You want reservations at a restaurant it's done. Anything...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have been to the house five times in all & every year we go we always say we will be back & we always do as there is no hotel like this one the staff especially Agnus & Chris nothing is to much trouble.The rooms & pool area need some up dateing but everything else makes up for that.We...

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1Thank carg0
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our second stay at this wonderful hotel. It's laid back, elegant, informality truly makes you feel instantly relaxed and at home! There is no necessity for a reception, the exceptional staff are on hand to attend to your every need, and they do! The location is perfect, sea view rooms a must! Champagne breakfasts, afternoon teas, evening canopes...midday...

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2Thank Anna L
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have just spent 2 relaxing weeks at the House. It was like returning home as nearly all of the staff were the same that we had met when we stayed in December of last year.This was great as most of then even remembered us!! As we knew the format, layout and what was available we immediately relaxed and felt...

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nyc
Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a wonderful experience for a quick long weekend away from new york. The hotel is great value for the price point. In fact, i am not sure there is better value in Barbados. It is not 5 star, but nor are your paying 5 star prices. Upon arrival enjoyed a delicious rum punch while relaxing on couch in...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Just returned from The House and I have to say I'm very split on this hotel some excellent bits some average and some you would just not expect of a Hotel with such a good reputation; Good bits; location is fantastic right on the beach, rooms were very nice front suite overlooking the bar and beach area. Rooms always kept...

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8Thank Tony T
Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

The House is a very special place with very special staff, we stayed for a week which wasn't really long enough but we will go back. We had a garden view suite but our friends had a sea view room which we would recommend booking if possible. The breakfast with unlimited champagne is lovely, afternoon tea is a nice touch...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Through the hotel's wooden doors guests are treated to a stunning and unobstructed view of its white sandy beach and the ocean ahead. The open plan lobby is designed to capture the relaxed and inviting charm of the island - one that is sophisticated, yet informal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The House by Elegant Hotels

Address: Paynes Bay, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range: $409 - $1,217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
The House Hotel Saint James
The House Saint James
The House Barbados
Saint James The House
House Barbados
The House By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
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“We stayed on the third floor, corner suite, very private ( #360) not ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Monihm, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 368 has a lovely large balcony”
 of 5 bubbles cdmknows, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“306 gardensuite, quite nice, because of the small terrace”
 of 5 bubbles KMK, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Get an ocean front room on the second or third floor.”
 of 5 bubbles X9595WErandyb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ocean view mini-suites are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles jgrahamd, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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