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All reviews a la carte restaurant three star limbo dancers st lawrence gap the gap steel band two double beds buffet style entertainment every night great holiday west indies bit dated plenty of sunbeds star resort restaurant staff friday night laid back
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We stayed here March 2018 - Arrived late afternoon, taken to 2 rooms - our room was very dark and had fire escape stairs outside the window and a large tree. Went down to reception and asked if we could be moved. The receptionist was very helpful and told us if we could wit until the morning when accommodation staff were on we could relocate. In the morning the receptionist sowed us 2 alternative rooms on the ground floor - we picked one with a small patio - 2 windows and a great outlook. Very happy with this room. The rooms are a bit tired, but it is a 3 star hotel and of a good standard in Barbados the 2nd room was better than the first room on 2nd floor which was a very tired and dusty.

Need a Kettle in the room, this is an essential item in all hotel froms now, as would be good to be able to make a cuppa in the morning without having to get up and go across to the restaurant area.

Room wasnt made up until around 4pm each day, couple of times towels or bath mat wasnt left adn had to ring to ge these delivered. But was delivered fairly promptly.

Reception staff and ladies behind reception that book al a carte restaurant/trips are all really good, helpful and friendly.

The bar is adequete, but the glasses (plastic beakers) are horrible & need to change this
The bar staff were good, a bit slow at times,some better than others all really friendly and polite. Music at bar not great this could be improved.

The restaurant is small, but the food quality for a 3 star hotel is good. the breakfast is cooked, (sausage/bacon/eggs/hash browns/ and other bits) with one of he ladies cooking a mean omlette - other cooks a bit slow!!! and didnt cook omlette as good as one of the ladies....with cerels and fruit to chose from. Tea, coffee is also outside the restaurant so can help yourself through the day and at night.

Lunch is best meal with salads, burgers, or other cooked meat (ham) as well as other meats/salads - (burgers very good) - no aircon i n restaurant staff all looked very hot, imagine must get unberable later on in the year.

Evening meal was adequte, with Sunday roast on the first night (unexpected) and quite nice - meats were good but could have done with more spice & Bagen food rather than english food (Im half Bagen) all food was cooked well, even though there wasnt always that much choice.

The a la carte (isnt really a la carte) and not worth the extra cost. But they open this restaurant a few days a week and you are served. which is nice. menu not that vast and portions are small but adequete.

Plenty of sunbeds, but out of season - beach is small but nice a few beds - beach man will put up an umbrella if you ask. very quite, don't really get bothered.

Entertainment - there was something on every night apart from Friday (as Oistins is on) but not everyone wants to go there so something would have been good for those left at the hotel The DJ always looked a bit sad when he was on. The steel band was very
good.

Downside - water was not working properly when we was there upper floors went many days without water or cold water - we had a few days when the pressure was low and water was cold - and one day when we had no water at all. This wasnt really sorted out for the whole week. and really should have been addressed straight away. As a coach load of cruise passangers had to stay overnight when there flight was cancelled and most of them had no water!!!!! not a great advertisement for the hotel....felt sorry for the staff for all the annnoyed peope staying in the rooms.

Gym (or small room) - very limited a few weights but the paint comes off in your hand when get hot, 2 rowing machines and a lat pull down machine - so very limited dont expect anything too grand

All in all a good 3 Star hotel with acess to a beach (small) near to a small bar and opposite a snooker hall/bar - walking distance of St lawrence Gap or a 5 min taxi ride (around $20) which is a bit expensive for 5 mins. Well placed to get to most places and has some nice beaches around it - Miami beach, plus a few others. Take a trip into St lawrence Gap and visit some of the bars and restaurants (pricey) or eat from the street vendors good value and tasty - Sharkeys is good for a bit of a dance and good bar.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank snapmarketing
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We’ve never been to Barbados, so this was a major deal for us, a little bit of luxury for 10 days.
We booked our holiday online, so we flew with British Airways and travelled by taxi to the hotel which for a 25 minute journey cost us 40 Barbados dollars.
Taxis are a plenty in Barbados so you’ll always be able to get around, and they are fairly priced.

The hotel on first impressions was nice, if a little dated and could do with a little loving care to bring it up to scratch but it was clean and presentable.
We arrived at around 4.30pm local time and was met with a friendly receptionist who checked us in and attached our wrist bands as the hotel was all inclusive. My husband (as a surprise) had upgraded us to the penthouse, and we were taken to our room by Richard who again was very nice and pleasant.
The views were amazing, the room was huge but very very basic. Normal sized, nothing special bathroom that if lucky you got hot, pressurised water out of the shower, nice sized wardrobe that included a safe, ironing board and iron. Bed was a double but was nice and comfy, we had to ask for more pillows which were provided quickly enough. The other area housed a small wooded dining table and 2 chairs, a small sofa and a kitchenette area with fridge, but no kettle, mugs to make tea/coffee. Small balcony area with table and 2 chairs. (So overall the penthouse wasn’t worth the moneyed the upgrade)
The hotel bar opened at around 11am and all drinks regardless of it being water to a beer to a cocktail was served in a very small blue plastic cup which wasn’t very appealing at all.
Food at the hotel was good, breakfast was from 7.30am and had a nice selection of cooked food, but cereal and fruit wasn’t high on there list. Again lunch was from 12.30 and there was a small selection of salad cooked meat/fish. We only ate at the hotel twice in the evening,but was pretty much the same. The hotel is 10 minutes away by taxi from an area called St Lawrence Gap where there is a large selection of bars and restaurants to suit all costs and taste buds which is where we went the rest of the nights and was fabulous.
All in all the hotel was nice, the staff all lovely and helpful and very pleasant and friendly, and couldn’t do enough for you, which really is the same for all of the Bajan people. For our first time in Barbados it was lovely.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank mrsplom
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We have just returned from another great stay. The new management team are working hard to update the hotel whilst keeping the true Caribbean ambience.

Yes there was a problem with a disruption with the water supply because of a breakdown in the mains supply during our first week, but we were only without water for about 3 HOURS, not the 3 days that other reviewers have said, but maybe different parts of the hotel were affected, because the restaurant and kitchens did have hot water.

There is a varied selection of tasty food on offer in the buffet and a la carte restaurants.

Most of the staff are friendly and helpful, but there are unfortunately one or two who let the hard working team down.

There was indeed a sudden influx of disgruntled cruise passengers who were accommodated at short notice on one particular day, and the restaurant may have been exceptionally busy that evening because of that, but the staff did their best in difficult circumstances. In the 2 weeks we stayed at the hotel we didn't hear anyone complain, everyone seemed to be enjoying their stay.

We certainly intend to return again next year.

Room tip: High rooms would have the best views
Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
5  Thank SheilaD2505
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Just arrived back from a week stay at Barbados Beach Club in Barbados. The rating for the hotel in the travel brochure we booked from was three star and this hotel just about scrapes in to that category.

The positives first. We stayed in a fourth floor room which had a good sea view towards Oistin. The room was very clean, serviced every day with clean towels. Our room maid always did a very good job. The room was very tired in appearance and badly needed a makeover. However, the room was equipped with everything we needed,

The 'All inclusive' package was exactly what it was described to be - all inclusive. Pool Bar open from 10am to midnight with a great choice of spirits. Free sunbed towels all week and room safe were included, The all inclusive package was good value for money.

Apart from a small number of members of staff, the majority were very friendly and helpful and wanted us to have a good holiday. Unfortunately, the very few members of staff who clearly had an attitude problem let everyone else down, In particular, the guy at the beach hut where you asked for sunbeds and parasols made every request appear to be a major effort and was so surly and non-communicative.

The food was not exceptional but what was served gave us a reasonable example of some bajan dishes. There was a reasonable choice of dishes at each lunchtime and evening. The breakfast choice was basically the same every morning but it was adequate. We did not go hungry.

There were plenty of sunbeds around the pool, in the garden and at the beach.

The hotel location is great even though it is towards the south of the Island, fronting on to the Atlantic. Oistins is only a short distance and is worth visiting on a Friday evening for the Fish Fry night. Bridgetown is only twenty to twenty five minutes by bus. We used the local reggae buses and they were certainly an experience not to be missed! Bridgetown is an excellent place to visit, full of life and character,

We did the 80 mile Island Tour with Williams Tours and had a really good day. Our driver and guide, Dwayne, was excellent. The tour was good value for money.

Now the negatives. We arrived on Thursday evening. At lunchtime on Friday there was neither hot nor cold water in our room. It was reported to reception and we were told they were working on it. We were unable to wash, shower or flush the toilet for the rest of that day and night. The following morning we had water in the room, but there was no hot water. Despite reporting that, we went a further two days without hot water to shower under. There was clearly a major issue with the water at the hotel. Hot & cold running water in the guest rooms is a basic requirement for a hotel and on this the hotel fell far short.

The overall appearance of the hotel is very tired and it needs a makeover.

Despite the negatives, we had a fantastic holiday in Barbados and hope to return next year.

Room tip: Fourth floor rooms tend to have a good sea view.
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank pharrison29
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Lovely reception on arrival. Was informed I had been upgraded to a de-luxe room, only problem was that there was no water pressure even after 3 visits from maintenance. Changed room following morning no problem. Room was spacious with balcony overlooking the sea, lovely to sit there in the morning and watch the sunrise. Large fridge in room. Breakfasts were lovely, really enjoyed the porridge which is labelled oatmeal. Plenty of choices with eggs or omelettes made to order. Had no complaints about lunch or dinner, usually a meat course, fish course or salads. Lovely eating your meal hearing the waves hitting the shore. Sandra did a great job with the restaurant staff running a tight ship. Morrison and Akeem were experts in the bar. Never bothered with cocktails, the rum punch is quite potent. The hotel is approx a 20 minute walk from Oistins. It’s manic there on Fish Friday but very quiet other nights. The Gap is about 20 minutes away the other way along the beach. Personally found it overrated and overpriced and nothing special. Bridgetown is about 35 minutes away by bus but the best experience is going there on a reggae bus. Whether you go by public or reggae bus they are all the same price - 2BD. Right opposite the hotel is Max’s convenience store which is a small shop with a food takeaway service popular with the locals and other hotel residents. If like me you love your football, this is where you can watch all the English matches along with the locals who do get a bit carried away watching it. Makes for a great atmosphere. You can get 4 bottles of Banks beer for 10BD here, ideal when the match is on. Would give a special mention to Deonna in reception, always had a smile and a word for you when you passed. Wi-fi is a bit of hit and miss unfortunately. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and intend returning next year

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
2  Thank brumil
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