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Beach View
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2011

We had an amazing experience at this hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the apartments are big and spacious with beautiful views into the carribean sea. It has big balconies with chairs and table, where you can enjoy a tea or a beer gazing into the sea and watching the sunset. There are also quite a few good restaurants around this location (a bit expensive may be), so one can try out a few different ones. The only slight downside might be that the hotel is not on the beach, the beach is across the road, and if you want to get to the proper beach, its about a 5 min walk to the Paynes Bay beach. The pool is absolutely amazing, and you get a good view to the pool from the apartment balconies. They usually have a barbeque for the guests on Monday nights, which is also a good opportunity to meet the other residents. Overall, we would say we would definitely go back to this place if we are visiting barbados again!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2011

From the welcoming arrival to our goodbyes, our time at Beach View Appartments was so wonderful. Excellent appartment with all mod cons. great as we did some self catering. The gardens and pool area were lovely and we thought the location great as very handy for the local buses and just over the road was the gorgeous beach. The service from management and staff second to none and being invited to Robin's home for drinks was the icing on the cake. Intend to return in the near future

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lantana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2011

What a fabulous vacation. My husband and I booked six nights at the Beach View for our 10th anniversary. We had the best time. For once, our vacation did not include running from activity to activity. We got to relax on the enormous and beautiful patio of our 2nd floor room, swam in the lovely pool, and ventured across the street to swim in the sea (I'm not one who likes the salt water, but it was very nice).

The only negative was the noise from the highway -- can't be helped and after the first night we got used to it. The positives were too numerous to list, but included the extremely friendly, courteous and helpful staff (thanks to Natalie, Carrie, Robin, Jason, Darren, JoAnn, Atticus and Garrett -- hopefully I didn't forget anyone!). The food at The Hut was delicious, if they had served dinner we probably wouldn't have left the property at all. The room was incredible: very spacious and comfortable, with everything we could have wanted. It was kept impeccably clean, and we did enjoy cooking dinner for ourselves one night. The patio was enormous, we spent every morning enjoying our coffee and watching the crowded cruise ships arrive.

Although the bus was available right outside the hotel, we enjoyed the walk along the beach to Holetown where we found good shopping and great food. We did take the bus to Bridgetown, which was about a 15 minute exciting and noisy ride, but a great experience.

Would we stay at the Beach View again? In a heartbeat! Not only do they provide a BBQ (watch out for Atticus' rum punch!), but the managers offer an amazing cocktail party at their home -- way beyond the norm. Both are great opportunities to meet other guests from around the world. We're already planning our next trip: hoping to spend several more days at the Beach View and alternate between sightseeing and relaxing -- both fabulous ways to enjoy your time on Barbados.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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hillsdale, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2011

We stayed the first week of April and had a wonderful vacation. Robin and his staff were very attentive and friendly. The hotel overlooked a sandy beach and had a great pool just outside our suite. We had a three bedroom suite with a large kitchen, dining and living area - all newly renovated and very comfortable. Our bedroom was quiet and cool - we slept vey well every night. The rooms and grounds are very clean and well maintained. Everyone had a smile and cheerful conversation for us. It was like staying with good freinds. I recommend this hotel to anyone, especially families. We will be back!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2011

We stayed there for one week in March 2011. Everything was great. The apartments are very well maintained with all the appliances that you could ask for. The location is excellent. It's not directly on the beach, but it's only crossing one road and you are in one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. The staff is great and helped us with everything we needed especially when it was hard to find the mini moke we desperatly wanted. The cafe by the pool serves great jerk chicken toasted sandwiches and rum punches. We will definitely recommend Beach View and Barbados to everyone.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2011

I thought that Beach View was great - clean and comfortable. It was very quiet when we stayed, not a lot of people around. The condo was wonderful. It was clean and well equipped. Only 2 problems I found...we were close to the road and therefore a lot of noise especially if we were sitting on the balcony. The other problem is the fact that it is not directly on the beach. A real problem for beach lovers like myself.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2011

My wife and I came here on our honeymoon and we had some high hopes for the island and the hotel. Right before our trip I had reviewed the comments, including the last couple that had not-so-desireable issues. So I'll start with my take on those concerns.
I had no issues with bugs of any sort in the room, not sure why ants would go all the way up to the third floor unless there was food there. The only potential problem with intruders for me would be if I had left the large vents open allowing birds to come in.
The location for us was ideal not a negative. We drove all over the island and thought that we lucked out with that. Its away from Bridgetown so you don't deal with the cruise ship intrusion and busy shopping but very close to Holetown. You would need to either have a rental car or take the bus for BBD$2 (US$1) per person. So US$2 got us to most places, shuttles for the excurions took us to their places, and a two day car rental got us all over the island. If you rent a car, let them know where you go because they may have coupons, it saved us most of our rental price.
Yes there was road noise, mostly due to yellow buses honking to see if people needed rides but I imagine most hotels will be either on or near the road so you couldn't get away from them. However, I had no problem sleeping and I am not a heavy sleeper, they stop running routes later on at night anyways.
As far as not getting good service/towels, all I would've had to do was ask management or the receptionist and they would have had it taken care of in no time.
Things that stood out to me. The service here was outstanding and they took care of everything, they set up activities and shuttles for us, and responded to questions promptly. They had a hut there that sold food which was great, made for good mornings. The pool was clean and great. The beach there was peaceful and very nice to relax at, of course there were public beaches all over. The hotel manager invited everyone to his place for cocktails and snacks and that was very nice, way above expectations. The entire staff was incredible! We will be going back on our anniversary.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Beach View
Address: Paynes Bay, BB24009, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach View 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach View is a family run self-catering hotel, located on Barbados's beautiful West Coast. All suites feature full kitchens and open plan living and dining areas offering fantastic ocean or garden views. A large communal pool area with separate adult and children's pools, bistro style cafe, rooftop bar, in room grocery stocking, airport transfers and a range of other convenient services combine to provide all the ingredients for a totally hassle free holiday. Winner of Traveler's Choice award for 'Best Service' 4 years running! ... more   less 
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