My friend and I spent 2 weeks at the Blue Horizon hotel in Barbados in January 2008. It is a good basic hotel with fairly nice rooms, good service, and in an ideal location.
Rooms: We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment which had all you could need: a separate bedroom with queen bed and TV, living area with pull-out queen sofa bed and another TV, table with 4 chairs and the full kitchen with coffee maker, kettle, microwave, stove & fridge, and all plates, utensils etc). The room we had was 314 which is on the top floor (of three) with two terraces, one facing the hotel parking lot, the other facing the street and beach that was great for watching the Bajan life go by. Both had excellent views of the ocean across the street. The street is quite busy so there is a fair amount of noise from the traffic but it did not bother us.
Food: Our included Continental breakfast consisted of juice, coffee or tea, toast, jams and some local bread (banana or coconut). This was fine for us to start the day off. We did not eat any other meals at the hotel.
Service: The service at the hotel was good, both the front desk in helping us change rooms, and the daily maid service which was friendly and efficient.
Pool: There is a pool near the restaurant. We did not use it preferring the ocean.
Grounds/colours: The hotel is quite small but well kept. The only real complaint is we felt the colours of the buildings (bright greens, yellows, pinks, blues) make the hotel appear cheaper than it really is. We felt that more subtle colours would make it appear more upscale. This goes for the colours in the rooms also; they are cheerful but maybe a bit much (dark pink closet doors!).
Beach: The Blue Horizon is located across the street from what we believe is the best beach in Barbados: Accra beach (also called Rockley beach). We swam there just about everyday – wonderful! Beach towels are provided by the hotel.
Location: Perfect. Besides the beach, there are many restaurants you can walk to, all prices from local inexpensive to expensive. Hotel is right on the bus route to Bridgetown or Oistins in the other direction.
Restaurants: We tried several restaurants for dinner including Champers, Josephs, Tides (all had excellent food but expensive) and Wispers (good food but outrageously expensive and not worth it). They all had amazing atmosphere with fantastic views of the sea. Also did Oistins on Friday night which was great (eat at George’s, don’t be put off by the long line up, it is worth it). For lunch, Just Grillin very close to hotel is an excellent choice for local fish, especially the tuna.
Nightlife: Not much near the Blue Horizon. We had a rented car so we went to Holetown most nights. There are many bars and restaurants on First and Second Street. Very lively.
Summary: All in all, we feel the Blue Horizon is a good choice for a hotel in Barbados where you are in an ideal location and can save on the room and spend the saved money on other things such as eating out well.
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Horizon Christ Church
- Blue Horizon Barbados/Christ Church Parish