Beach View offered good service in an excellent location at price to value ratio that we don't think can be bested in Barbados. The apartments are large and well appointed and the pool area is large and enjoyable. The beach the property views is one of the few undeveloped ones on the west side of the island and while you have to cross a road to get to it, that is no impediment to its enjoyment.
While enjoying all the comforts of a major hotel except room service dining, Beach View offers daily maid service with limited linen change, free parking and excellent security as well as a quiet environment. Some of the best restaurants on the island are within a short walking distance. The staff is well trained and happy to help with problems large and small. Kitchens are large and have all major appliances, Wireless internet had some hookup problems in the bedroom but an ether net cable resolved that matter. There is one TV set in the living room and none in the bedroom and there is an ipod dock as well. Units have washers and dryers which is very helpful.
Air conditioning has been mentioned in other reviews as an issue and it was one we were concerned about. The units are zoned by room and turn on when one enters and stay on for the most part until you leave. It promotes economy but we found it less than satisfactory and would suggest the owners and staff rethink the benefit of saving electricity versus resolving this matter.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Beach View Saint James
- Beach View Hotel Saint James
- Beach View Barbados/Saint James Parish