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“Wonderful Time for R&R”

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Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Bridgetown
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Wonderful Time for R&R”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed here in December for one week prior to Christmas with my 2 children(13, 11) and my husband. This resort is a great place for R&R. It is smaller than the Hilton which allows you a more intimate setting to get to know the staff and access to the beach and Carlisle Bay. The beach is right outside your door and the kids had a great time body boarding in the waves. There is also a Stand Up Paddle board place next door that you can have lessons at or rent the boards on your own. Just north of the hotel is where the sea turtles are. We took an excursion through Cool Runnings (a must do!!!) and this is where we ended up.
The breakfast was good and provide an assortment of hot(bacon, sausage, eggs, fish) and cold (fruit, yogurt, pastries) items. The only issue I had is that they always seemed to be overwhelmed when a rush of people came down for breakfast which was usually 9am, which then made it a bit slower to get some food items.
There are a few restaurants around. A must is the Cuz Shack in the parking lot of the beach. It has the best and freshest fish sandwiches I have ever had. There is always a line up so if you see that you are in the right spot.
As far as other restaurants around there is the Hilton and there is the Sharwma place by the 2 gas stations (these have snacks there). We walked to 39 Steps which was about 15 minutes but otherwise I would take a taxi everywhere as the roads are a bit tight and dark at night.
The rooms are updated and clean. The beds are great.
Overall we had a wonderful relaxing time. The kids loved it there even though there wasn't a ton of amenities for them. They enjoyed their time in the water, snorkeling and paddle boarding.
The staff was wonderful and always trying to help out. Cudos to Regina for helping us book restaurants, Leanne who made us feel at home and to my gardener friend who came by on his day off to wish us well on our departure day. Thanks

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Gerry L, General Manager at Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Mcgrillrx,

Thank you for choosing the Radisson Aquatica for you most recent holiday. It's great that you were able to get some R&R while the kids enjoyed the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. The water here is very calm and great for snorkeling and paddle boarding as you mentioned.

I'm happy that you enjoyed our daily breakfast buffet by the sea and your mention of those staff members who made you feel at home is appreciated.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to your return.

Kind Regards

Gerry Lewis
General Manager
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

@ the Radisson, you don't really know what you get. When they are good, they are very good and warm. When things go bad, they fall apart. And when you want it solved, be prepared to WAIT ... and WAIT ... and WAIT. On recent visit, it took 3 hours for dining at the restaurant; took 1 hour to check out (CC issues); 1 hour to fix the internet; 4 days to get management to come by, etc.

But, when they are good, they are stellar. I do believe it can be explained by management not staffing properly. The GM is quite indifferent ... sadly.

Make sure you get a room facing the ocean. Difference is huge!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Gerry L, General Manager at Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear SM1980

Thank you for you most recent review of your visit to the Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados . We are of course disappointed that you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay with us.

Unfortunately the challenges identified in your review were not brought to my attention during your stay. I would have been more than happy, given the opportunity, to immediately resolve any issues which would have impacted your overall holiday negatively.

Please accept our apologies and we hope that you would consider staying with us again , in the near future.

With Kind Regards
Gerry Lewis
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you are looking for a hotel on the beach look no further than the Radisson Aquatica. The staff are extremely friendly and we had a wonderful experience from check in to check out. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The open air dining room provided a comfortable environment to enjoy your meals. The beach is beautiful, calm and located on the warm Caribbean sea-side. The location of the hotel is steps away from Brown Sugar, Cuz's Fish Shack and a short taxi ride to Bridgetown. "Yes I can" truly say that it is value for money staying at this hidden gem. We would like to say a big thank you to Gerry and his staff for all that they did for us during our stay over the Christmas holidays!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Short and sweet. After paying $2,750 BBD for the pleasure to stay in the Radisson I was then informed there was a charge for a "deposit". My issue was at no pint during booking or contact was informed of said deposit. So upon being told my card was being charged $1000 BBD by both the lady checking us in and the front of house manage,the receptionist returned with a bill of $1500. I agree a lot of hotels do follow these rules,but having worked and been part of management if a 4* Hotel in Dublin,to be told I wouldn't be staying at the hotel unless I paid this wasn't exactly the welcome we anticipated,especially as we booked the trip a week before arriving to celebrate our new engagement. The only way is up,I hope.
I guess not. At 3.40am on Sunday 19th a random couple gained access to our room and strolled in. Again,not what I expected.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

I've been staying here for 4 days. What a great hotel this is. All the staff are so welcoming and friendly. The hotel itself is in an amazing location and is set up so that every room gets a view. Also the restaurant is right in the beach a great way to start the day. Last night the manager held a welcome meet and greet and introduced all the staff to the hotel guests, provided rum punch and nibbles along with some great entertainment. Such a nice thing to do and made everyone feel so welcome. I'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Gerry L, General Manager at Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear IrishFiona,

Thank you for your very positive review of the Radisson Aquatica . We are all very happy to hear that you are enjoying your stay with us. We sincerely thank you for accepting our invitation to our Managers Cocktail Party, what a fun evening it was !!

We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Gerry Lewis
General Manager
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

My family and I spent nine amazing nights at this beautiful hotel during Christmas and New Year's and we enjoyed every moment of it. The Radisson is a beautiful property situated on a fabulous beach with turquoise water which is so calm and inviting. Our room was very comfortable, elegantly appointed and with a beautiful view of the beach. The housekeeping staff did a wonderful job every day in cleaning the room and always providing clean linens. The food in the restaurant is of a superior quality in preparation, taste and presentation compared to the other hotels where we have previously stayed in Barbados. Their buffet breakfast has everything you could desire and we honestly have to say it is the best that we have ever had at any hotel while in Barbados. Their omelettes are so tasty and Margaret is always so happy to prepare them for you. This property is very clean and well maintained. The staff are all very warm and welcoming and really made us feel extremely comfortable. The management is always present and available to assist as required. Overall our stay at the Radisson was a wonderful experience and we look forward to staying with you again later in the year. Thank you Radisson for your outstanding services.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Gerry L, General Manager at Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Greetings Sandra,

It was such a pleasure serving you and your wonderful family over the holidays. Everyone in the group was always so cheerful and happy. Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your overall experience at the Radisson Aquatica ,especially as it relates to your culinary experience.

Please stay in touch, and we look forward to welcoming you back later this year.


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Gerry Lewis
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

My family and I stayed at the Radisson over the holidays. We were there to celebrate the holidays but also to get married. Sophia (wedding co-ordinator) took care of all the wedding arrangements for us and made it such a very special day. Everything was perfect and a day we will never forget.
The hotel was everything we could have asked for and so much more. The staff are warm and friendly and they do everything they can to make your stay a wonderful experience. The hotel breakfast is honestly one of the best and has so many choices. We had lunch and dinner at the hotel and this too was fantastic. The hotel rooms are well appointed with fridge, T.V., coffee machine. The view from the rooms are breathtaking. I would recommend this hotel and look forward to my next visit to Barbados and Radisson will be my choice .

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Gerry L, General Manager at Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Mich1614,

Congratulations once again on your recent marriage, what a beautiful wedding it was, on the powdery white sand, with the crystal clear Caribbean sea as your back drop !

We are all so thrilled that you had a fabulous time during your stay . Sophia really enjoyed taking care of every single detail of the pre-wedding arrangements, thank you for acknowledging her.

We appreciate your great review and we wish you and your family a wonderful 2014.

Kind Regards

Gerry Lewis
General Manager
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Property: Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Address: Aquatica Gap, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Michael Parish > Bridgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Bridgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados 4*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the picuresque Carlisle Bay Beach in Barbados, this new Resort features 124 renovated rooms with upgraded amenities including 42" flat screen TV with expanded cable, laptop size safe, complimentary wifi. One restaurant and two oceanfront bars plus new oceanfront fitness center and pool. Ideal for singles, couples and families looking for a quiet escape. ... more   less 
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