My husband and I spent a week at the Island Inn in June and we had booked the hotel due to the wonderful reviews we had seen on Trip Advisor. However, I was very disappointed with the place - it is quaint and has character but our room was very dark and smelt damp and the bathroom was shabby and tiny and didn't even have a shelf on which to put your toiletries. The shower area (no bath) was tiny and the shower didn't spray but just spluttered out. But, the maid service was good and the room was kept clean but it badly needed a new coat of paint.
We did look at other peoples rooms around the pool area and they did seem to be better than ours and had better facilities in the bathroom.
Overall the hotel just looked tired and uncared for.
The pool area was very small and had weeds growing through the stones, if you could find a sunbed, the area where the sunbeds were was very tiny and you were right outside soemone's veranda and they had to almost walk over you when leaving their rooms. The matresses for the sunbeds were tatty and coming apart at the seams.
The food was average, some of the serving staff were very pleasant but some could be quite stroppy, Earl the daytime barman was wonderful and seemed to be doing all kinds of jobs as well as running the bar.
If you like a small place where you can socialise with other guests in the evenings, and everyone knows what you've done five minues after you've done it, then this might be the place for you. The evenings were the best part of the holiday for us and we met some very nice people from our home county of Leicestershire.
Finally someone had written in their review that there were no mosquitoes but this is not the case - while we were there many people suffered badly with mosquito bites and at least 2 of them had to visit the doctor due to them getting infected.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with West Indies, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, HotelsforEveryone, Hotwire, HotelQuickly, TripOnline SA and getaroom.com so you can book your Island Inn Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Bridgetown
- Island Inn Barbados
- Island Inn Hotel Barbados/Bridgetown