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“Prejudice Against Black People Observed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Horizon

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Blue Horizon
Trinidad
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19 reviews
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“Prejudice Against Black People Observed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Pros:This hotel is situated along the South Coast of Barbados, its in a good location as this entire stretch consist of hotels. The Rockley Beach is just across the road however there is a lot os stone in the water,local vendors can be seen in the adjacent park plying their trade. There is a Fastfood Outlet, Chefette next door. St Lawrence Gap which is famous for its nightlife and restaurants is approximately five (5) minutes drive. Restaurants,pharmacies,supermarkets etc are all minutes away. All in all the hotel is in a good location.

Cons: the hotel staff seem to have a problem with black people as during check in and for the duration of our stay we were totally ignored in the lobby and in thr restaurant....perhaps because we're from Trinidad and it is often said that Bajans dont like Trinis. The service we got was mediocre,similiar treatment was not given to other hotel guest especially the white folks. The rooms are basic, no free Wifi and the complimentary breakfast is of no great standard. The complimentary drink upon check-in was a watered down glass of rum punch. Food at the restaurant is basic,however there are many good restaurants nearby. Rooms roadside can be very noisy.

Andy
Trinidad.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

We recently stayed at the Blue Horizon in Barbados. This hotel is directly across the street from Rockley Beach, a must see if you are visiting the country. It was walking distance to lots of food choices, shops, etc.

I have read some negative reviews about the hotel, and I am personally quite surprised. This hotel is not a large lush resort, but rather a city hotel. If you are expecting a "sandals" this is not a sandals. However, you are not paying "sandals" prices. I would say the many of the reviews I have read are from picky people with extremely unreasonable standards.

The reception stay was pleasant and helpful. The housekeepers cleaned our rooms excellently and I didn't have a problem with noise. Unless you have a problem with the sound of the ocean.

I would stay here again, and will recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2011

we were put here by BA because our plane couldnt take off. Most of the other passengers simply took one look at their room and walked out. We braved it and really it was a poor choice. The room smelt, the only choice of food at 9pm was one item off the menu...Dolphin....no chicken, no salad we couldnt believe it. We eventually negotiated some chips, but really the restaurant staff couldnt have been more unfriendly / useless if they had tried. The front desk and porters were ok and did their best. The hotel is really really tired, perhaps 20/30 years ago it was probably shiny new and ok....now it feels like an old Blackpool guest house. Worn, rusty and paint peeling and shabby and smelly. Dont ruin your holiday, find somewhere that is actually trying to attract new customers.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2011

No hot water $us10 for a scrambled egg no chain lock on the door-- our 2 year old escaped from the room w/ no effort. Fast food restaurant right next door w/ drive through window open till 3 am. Could hear every order... On a busy road- busses and taxis readily available. People are super nice and a very nice beach right accross the street. Not going back.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Barbados
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2011

Not a good option if you are expecting a clean ad confortable place to stay, if yu arrive by night people at the counter will treat you like if they where doing you a favor; my room was located in the 3rd floor and they have no elevator; once i got my room the bathtub was SO dirty I thanked god i travelled with my flip flops!; besides that a casual river like sound that came fromm the pipe that never stopped dripping... I would recomend to think of another option before going to that place.

btw I came for business meetings, so I can;t imagine someone that comes to "enjoy their stay"

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2011

My friend and I just spent two weeks at the Blue Horizon hotel in Barbados in Feb – Mar 2011. We have stayed in this hotel a few times before and we find it great for us.

It is a good basic hotel with quite nice rooms, very good service, and in an ideal location. The hotel is across a fairly busy road from what we think is the best beach in Barbados, Accra beach (also called Rockley beach). It is close to many good restaurants that you can walk to such as Just Grillin, Bert’s, Shakers & Champers. We had rented a car so we also went to Nishi, La Bouche, Fish Pot and Atlantis. We had great meals at all of these restaurants. Excellent rotis can be had for takeout at the Roti Hut across from the KFC also within walking distance. There is not much nightlife near the Blue Horizon. We walked to Mojo’s bar which is quite nice.

All in all we feel the Blue Horizon is a good choice of a hotel for us in Barbados. We have already booked for next year.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2011

Spent a few nights here while getting some work done at home. The room is very basic but I was happy there was a fridge and microwave. There was also a small stove but I didn't do any cooking. I never ate at the restaurant because there are so many very nice restaurants close by (walking distance or a bus ride away if you don't have a car).

The room was kinda clean with the exception of hair in the bathroom which was definitely NOT mine (ewww).

Also the curtain over the window by the bed was too short so a blinding light was coming thru all day and especially when the sun was going down. That annoyed me the most a about the room.

Because the hotel is on a busy street too (highway 7) it got pretty noisy at times as traffic is pretty heavy most of the day.

I would not recommend this hotel for a young couple either. It's like a little geriatric centre so hanging by the poolside was not an option. Accra beach across the street is very nice though.

So if you are on a budget or you just want somewhere comfortable to sleep while you use your funds to have fun this is the place for you. If you are looking for luxury and young hip people to meet up with and have fun, this place is not for you.

  • Stayed February 2011
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Additional Information about Blue Horizon

Property: Blue Horizon
Address: Rockley Beach 1, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 49 Hotels in Christ Church Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Horizon 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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