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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Oistins, Christ Church Parish, Barbados

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vonrose20...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“location brilliant”
Reviewed March 31, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The location was ideal, close to all amenities, their were good points with this property and bad points. The house itself i could not fault, it was clean, plenty of cooking utensils. It was a very light and airy property. The only problem i had with the property was that the water pressure on the kitchen sink was not good, and in the bathroom downstairs. The mattress on the double bed was very uncomfortable you could feel the springs other than that we were very happy with the property, if they sort the problems out it would be brilliant.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 1, 2015
Hello Yvonne happy to hear that you enjoyed SeaFern, sorry you found your bed uncomfortable however we have not had anyone complain before. In relation to water pressure we did have a chat with the neighbours after receiving your review and it would appear as though you were unfortunate to be there when the Barbados Water Authority was doing some work on the mains which affected everyone in the street.Thank you very much for the review
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Stephen C
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great accomodation for a do it yourself holiday”
Reviewed November 18, 2014 for a stay in January 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Sea Fern is spacious with four good bedrooms, the lounge, kitchen, diner is all open plan leading to a balcony at the front with great views.
Within easy reach of Oistins for the Fish Fry and major bus route through to St,Lawrence Gap, Rockley Beach and Bridgetown.
The owners were very friendly and prompt with all communications, payment very easy and no hassle. Would recommend this property for an enjoyable stay on the island.

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Liked best: Size and Views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nechia
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 for a stay in July 2011
1
person found this review helpful

So I was supposed to write this about two years ago but between life and having a child it never happened.... Being that I come to Barbados at least once a year this was the first time that I had ever stayed in a place that was not my families home. And I have to say I loved it... Between that airiness of the house to the fact that it was close enough that I can get in a van and be at my fams house in 10 mins it was perfect. Not to mention that all the business was handled with ease!! I recommend this place alllll the time to folks looking to rent a house in BIM... Thanks again for opening your beautiful home to me and my family!!!

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Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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SoFamilyg...
Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice location, but poorly maintained”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Pros:
- The view is splendid on the ocean.
- There are 2 confortable chairs to watch the sunset
- The house is a 10 min walk to a very nice beach and 20 min walk to Oistins fish market and Friday party time.
- The house is big, and there is lot of space for people

Cons:
- The house was dirty when we got in (our crawling baby was balck with dirt after a few minutes). We had to call for a general clean out, which did not please the manager
- There was no pressure and hot water in the kitchen tub. It’s very difficult to clean the dishes and we had the obligation to heat the water in the boiler for a good clean up.
- All the bed were of cheap factories and very inconfortable
- In the common washroom on first floor: the outlet of water bath was blocked, and the water had difficulty to get out has difficulties to get out. The shower was unsuable, we had to fix it by ourselvers
- All the house was very unsafe for young children. There are big openings in handrail (inside and outside of the balcony, no protection in window). The outside door had no screen, so the kids (baby) could got outside on coral rock (very sharpened)
- The wifi was very often not working. We had to restart the router almost every day.
- All fourniture was cheap, including all the kitchen accessories. There was even not enough for normal cooking. (bad spatula for eggs, no mixer, many plates but not enough glass, etc)
- There was a delay to get back the refund (5 weeks after departure)

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: General maintenance of the house
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2013
In all of the years that we have been letting, we haven't had a poor review..as you can see from the reviews listed already. Over this period we have had a number of returning clients whom have actually increased the period of their stay with each visit.

When this guest contacted us to make the booking we explained exactly what the issues were in relation to young children in the house, and the openings on the balcony and stairs. We informed them that the older child would be okay but they would need to look after the younger child based on the design of the house. We even asked them to consider these points before confirming their reservation.

In relation to the cleanliness of the house all of our guests before and after have never had any issues with this. However on receipt of this guest's complaint we immediately had the house cleaned although it was cleaned the day before. We value guest satisfaction and recognize that it is not our perception that is important, it is that of our guest.

In relation to returning the guest's deposit, standard procedure is refund after 3 weeks. However issues with their bank meant the deposit return was actually 5 weeks. In addition what they failed to mention was our generosity in waving charges for damage.

We believe that the other glowing reviews are more reflective of the quality of our accommodation and are greatly disappointed that this client thought that it did not live up to their expectation.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The breeziness of the property and the views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 17, 2013 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: having three batrooms
Liked least: humid living area
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 30, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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