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Island Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bridgetown
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“Don't need a sentence. 1 word. PERFECT”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed at island inn in may this year for my 21st and what ended up being our engagement. And it beat all expectations by a mile. We stayed in the suite which was amazing. The food was great. The staff were great. Especially earl the barman. A real gem. Loved it so much we are returning next year. Sam & stef

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My trip to the beautiful island of Barbados was enhanced considerable by the serenity and simplistic beauty of the Island Inn Hotel... My wife and I were here for our anniversary for 5 days and we couldn't be more pleased...The staff was very friendly (shout out to Carol, our receptionist)... The room (Poolside Superior Room #19) was cosy and beautiful... The scheduled meals were fantastic... We also took up the offer to have lunch at the sister hotel, Mangobay... The picturesque beach is just a minute or two walking distance from the hotel, depending on your eagerness to reach there...

Our most enjoyable experience was the Manager's Cocktail Party on Wednesday evening that went well into wee hours of the morning with music, dancing and stimulating conversations with the manager (I forgot her name right now) and other guests... Special mention must be made to fellow guests, Pete & Sue and Eva & Floss (hope I got the spelling right), who made our stay a laugh-a-ton... Hope to meet you guys again in the near future... Congrats to the married couples spending their honeymoons there with us...

A highly recommended place for your vacation to Barbados...

Room Tip: Poolside Superior Room is a must... Make appointment to visit the Mangobay hotel for lunch at no add...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

My first time in Barbados and it was fantastic,hotel nice and relaxed,friendly staff,lovely meals.Went for two weeks on my honeymoon and enjoyed every minute of it.Beach a one minute walk from the hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms around pool best
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We have recently spent a fortnight at The Island inn Hotel and had a super relaxing holiday!

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel really welcome..... all the staff here are very courteous and efficient & the General Manager is on hand & often seen chatting to guests......she holds a weekly cocktail party and makes sure she talks to everyone during this time.

The restaurant serves delicious food and menu is very varied, serving local fish etc.....none of the dishes were repeated over the two weeks we were there.....dinner is usually table service, apart from the barbecue on Wednesdays, which is a nice touch for an all inclusive hotel.

We were staying in a Superior Poolside room which was a good size & furnished to a high standard, also the bathroom was enormous..... Strangely the wardrobe space is also in the bathroom! Plenty of hot water & good shower.

Our only niggles were the fraying bath towels & bedsheets that were thin & not large enough for the size of bed......we have found that this is a common occurrence in the Caribbean unless staying at top notch places!

In our opinion this is the best area of the island for the most perfect beaches.....Pebbles Beach is only 2 mins walk away & even more perfect Carlisle Bay is 10 mins walk......we were literally the only people on our stretch of beach one of the days.....there are every few parasols for rent, so do try to take one yourselves.

We had a wonderful couple of weeks, and would definitely return to The Island inn......fantastic value for money!

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed in island inn for 2 weeks loved it , been to barbados 4 times and its so relaxing people are so lovely , ok it's a 3 star but should be a 4 half star , staff are so nice will put there selfs out to make your stay the best , some off the reveiws about food on the site are so wrong it's so nice to be waited on loved it and was very full lol !!! could not eat desert lol was stuffed , please do not take notice off some people on this site you can't go wrong with this little gem will return , but do try and book pool side room number 16 it's the best you will love it .

  • Stayed June 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

stayed at the island inn in june for one week but have mixed feelings about this hotel and surroundings.Hotel is in my opinion in a vey poor location with not much going on around the immediate vicinity of the hotel..Beach as mentioned in previous reviews is a 2 minute walk away in a run down area,First impression of the hotel is very nice and quaint,but after been there for a while you start to notice in more depth,hotel not that clean in certain areas as i had to move a bedside cabinet and found a lot of dust behind which makes me think its only cleansed what can be seen, surroundings inside hotel include a lot of gardens and plant life so make sure you pack your bug sprays there were a lot of people walking around with bites.hotel food is nice and well presented with waitress service most of the time wit the occasional buffet,staff are very friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to help,around pool area is small with only a limited amount of sunbeds which does on occasions cause problems with some guests not been able to obtain one,I would recommend a poolside superior room which are spacious and in best location but ,anyone wanting a relaxing holiday this is the place,

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at the Island Inn the first week in June and can honestly say I have nothing negative to report whatsoever, the hotel is lovely, very tranquil and in a great location, staff were friendly and accomodating and always had a smile on their faces. I noticed there had been some rather poor reviews regarding the food but we couldn't fault it, nice choice everyday and excellent service too.

The rooms are very nice, huge bed and very comfortable, they were kept very clean so what more can you ask! I would recommend a poolside superior room as this gives you a lovely view of the pool and a lovely outlook when sitting on your patio. It is true that there is not a lot of shade by the pool but this is not easy for the hotel to achieve as there is not a huge space surrounding the pool, it is still possible to find some shade though.

If you are looking for a quite relaxing holiday and just want to chill for a week or two then this is definately the place, we loved it.

Room Tip: Poolside Superior Room
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Island Inn Hotel
Address: Aquatic Gap, Garrison Historic Area | St Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Michael Parish > Bridgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Bridgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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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