It obviously depends on your perspective, but for me this hotel was disappointing. It looks like it still needs a good refurb. A tired, sandy pink exterior with two 3 storey 'office blocks' for the rooms. Yes the rooms are clean and functional with a fabulous view over the beach, but I had no feeling of personality. Of being in the Caribbean. It is all function rather than style. It doesn't feel like it celebrates it's Bajan location with its decor being brown inside the rooms and food being bland rather than the nicley spiced local offerings. We only ate in once in the evenings. Not just becuase the prices are so much higher than out and about on the island. The staff are pleasant enough (some great, some indifferent) but there was no real feeling of a personal relationship with any of them. The closest I got was to Shawn - a local guy who runs a great little speedboat at the end of the beach which we enjoyed a few times.
We did have a great holiday but I would not recommend this hotel if you want somewhere special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the sought-after Platinum Coast, on a 1/2 mile long beach and 11 acres of lush tropical gardens, you'll fill your sun-kissed days and starlit nights with unforgettable moments. All 72 rooms and suites offer magnificent, unobstructed views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Several included services will make your stay even more memorable, including daily afternoon tea, WiFi, fitness room, tennis courts, a freshwater pool, non-motorized water sports, swim with the turtles, a weekly manager's cocktail and garden tours. Indulge your senses with innovative Caribbean-inspired menus at 2 beachfront restaurants. In-room dining available 24-7. ... more less
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