Travelled with our daughter and stayed in a spacious room with two double beds, room 12. Very relaxed hotel with the friendliest staff you will ever meet. Rum punch on arrival, food is excellent with lots of variety. Any drink you like expertly mixed at the bar. Linen changed daily, rooms very clean but bathrooms need updating ,we didn't find this a problem but they are a bit tired. Look out for the green monkeys in the mango trees in the hotel grounds. It does rain in Barbados but don't worry the sun always returns. Beach is 2 minutes away and the most beautiful sand I have ever seen. Snorkelling with turtles is a must and can be booked at the cabin by the Grand Barbados Hotel on the beach. We hired a car (mini moke) seatbelts all worked and it was a lot of fun. Traffic is heavy on the roads though and you can get stuck in jams, check your map carefully before you set off, there aren't many road signs. There is a lot of building work going on everywhere but thankfully not near the Island Inn. Best beach we found was Mullins on West coast, walk down the beach to your left and view some really nice properties along the way. The Island Inn chef will pack you a picnic to take out for the day, our favourite was the flying fish sandwiches washed down with fruity ginger beer. We also travelled up the East coast to Crane beach but it is very windy here on the Atlantic coast, good for body boarding/surfing. Also if you go by car it is a treacherous climb across rocks to reach the beach (yes I do mean treacherous, don't think of taking small children this way). Sunbury House, a former plantation is a great trip and the George Washington Museum is also excellent with a moving exhibit about the history of slavery. Bridgetown is OK but probably wouldn't go back. Save some money to spend at the airport as the shops in the departure lounge are really good. Will definitely be returning to the Island Inn for 5 star treatment at 3 star prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island Inn is a quaint, 24 room, all inclusive property with meeting and function facilities. Situated less than a mile from the centre of Historic Bridgetown and within the Garrison Area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is footsteps away from the beach at the beautiful Carlisle Bay and Pebbles Beach and is conveniently close to shops and restaurants. Island Inn will amaze you with its disarming simplicity and old world charm. Whether you’re here alone, with the family, or with a group, travelling on vacation or on business, the Island Inn Hotel offers an unrivaled warmth of atmosphere, with contemporary trappings and a true Bajan experience. Originally constructed in 1804 as a Rum Storage facility for the British Regiment, Island Inn Hotel is now part of the historic Garrison area of Barbados. The building was designated a national treasure of Barbados. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Bridgetown
- Island Inn Barbados
- Island Inn Hotel Barbados/Bridgetown