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“A pleasant and comfortable stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Orchids Beach Hotel
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A pleasant and comfortable stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

My stay at the Blue Orchids Reach Hotel was pleasant and hassle free. Staff were welcoming and responsive. Hotel was quite clean, the room also very fresh and clean. I stayed on the 3rd floor and there was a working elevator (a little bit 'jumpy' when it stopped, but it worked). Service at the restaurant was good, and taxi service was available without a problem. I spent one night only and though it is on a main street, I rested well. Would recommend this hotel to other visitors.

Room Tip: No major recommendation; mine was on the 3rd floor and I was happy :)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cellyandy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

Travelled to Barbados April/May 2012 with my parents and extended family.
We stayed at the Blue Orchids in Christ Church.
Wasn't quite sure what to expect this time around, as it's been 13 years since travelling to Barbados, but had a great time!!
Reggie was amazing. Never let us down, and always had a bright smile and a giggle to share.
The hotel was very quiet, with only a few guests, so I think we were the rowdy bunch ;)
The rooms were always clean and taken care of on a daily basis.
The location is great! Close walk to the grocery store, restaurants, bus stops, 15 minutes to the Gap, unless you've been into the rum, then it can take a bit longer ;)

The ONLY complaint I would have is the restaurant in the hotel. Which I was warned about prior to going there from another guest. However, it's not a deal breaker.
They are just short on what they have on the menu, but there are ALOT of options outside of the hotels if the restaurant is closed.
Our family chose to walk to the restaurants down the street.

Liverpool the security guard was always out and about walking around the grounds; hard working guy and again very friendly.

Planning a trip and bringing some friends for 2013. I also know my parents and uncle and aunt will be returning in 2013 as well.

You can't beat the location, the staff, or the island.

Room Tip: Choose the third or fourth floor for the Ocean views
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank allywhoop
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

My wife and I and two daughters stayed at this hotel in two studio apartments from 29th July to 12th August 2012.
it is just along from St Lawrence gap and sits on the best coastline on the island in my view.
This was our 3rd trip to the island so we are beginning to get to know it well
the rooms were just as described with a small kitchen and cooker which is ideal as we eat out a lot in the evening but tend to breakfast in the room. the cooker was a little dated but did the job.
all of the on site amenities are as described on their website and you can choose to lie around the pool or on the beach
the restaurant on site was a disaster and even after speaking to the restaurant manager and then the hotel manager no improvement was made. the problem is entirely down to the manager of the restaurant who appears to have a complete disconnect from the hotel. so if you are looking for a hotel with an on site restaurant this is not for you
however that are 5-10 good restaurants within 5 minutes walk of the hotel including champers which is one of the top 10 restaurants on the island which is 2 minutes walk from the front door.
cleaners and staff are all helpful especially Reggie

The water sports guy spent too much time chasing girls and not enough time looking after guests but that did not spoil time on the beach and jet skis etc can be gotten via Reggie.

I would use them again but would check if the restaurant was still being managed by the same guy.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TonyMclean
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Old Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed at the hotel 28th July -7th August during our stay for Cropover.
Got to start by saying the staff our really nice. Julia had held our tickets for us for events and was very friendly. Also Kay the cleaner was really lovely . I would say if you make the effort it goes a million miles to making your holiday more special.
Rooms (ours a one bed apartment) are very clean and adequately decorated and ours had a small kitchenette. Storage space in bedroom a little tight but near enough to get by. One thing really needed in here would be some bedside tables. Also air con is right over the bed so you may wake up in the night chilly. No fan so air con is the only option. Also if like us you are sharing with a third person they will be sleeping on a bed in the lounge so bear in mind there is no air con or fan in here. This is the main downpoint I think as it was quite uncomfortable given heat was coming from the fridge freezer. If the hotel could provide a fan this would be a real plus point and we would consider sharing again here.
Bathroom adequate and clean and shower very good.
View to sea lovely and small pool large enough for small number and the beds were never all in use by the pool which had a nice outlook. Walk across the way and you have a lovely little beach too to lie on with beds provided.
I think the hotel is in a great location and is convienant for Gap 25 minute walk. Berts, Champers and Carib beach bar all close by and a couple of supermarkets to stock up for the fridge with essentials.

If you want an authentic night out go to Monsta Bar and Grill /De-Monsta-Grill- on a Wednesday evening . It is a mere five minutes in a cab from the hotel. A real Bajan lime (Bajan word for chilling) with local Soca music played by a local DJ great local food and the best drinks. It is like a bar in a small cul de sac with lots of seating outside. Elvis your host is a fantastic guy and will make you like us feel very welcome.
Everyone was so friendly and were pleased to see we had made the effort to come along
Make sure to try the saltfish balls!!!

So all in all a good value (room only) hotel in a nice location. If you want luxury and loads of facilities this is not for you. If you want clean adequate facilities , friendly enviroment, a local Bajan feel and a feel of having a place to share with a few others than this could be the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Allan P
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Marietta, Georgia
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184 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stayed at Blue Orchids because we needed a place near the airport as Barbados was only a stopping off point to go on to the Grenadines. This area of Barbados is not my favorite. I prefer to stay up on the west coast closer to Holetown. That said the hotel was fairly nice. The room came equipped with a kitchenette. It was a little on the small size and I didn't like that they air conditioning was tied to the room key, but I understand that electricity is quite expensive on the island and this is one way to combat that issue. The restaurant on the premises was extremely poor in food and service, but Champers is right up the road and it is excellent. My only other grievance is that a portion of the rooms are accessed only by several flights of stairs which when you're dealing with luggage is a pain.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the bustling street out front and try to get one that an elevator, albeit t...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Glenda R
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Colorado
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134 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is a very nice property, and a good value for the money. Kitchens in the suites are well equipped, the beach is nice, as is the pool. The restaurant is a bit iffy--if the weather is not nice, the staff will not be there to open for breakfast--at least during stated hours. Still, a nice place to stay, and a good value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Tedster1
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

The hotel is very clean; the staff (including the taxi drivers) is very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. My hats off to the manager Mrs. C. The location is perfect for those who love the beachfront, there are great local restaurants close by. This hotel is located next to a small hotel that share the same beachfront however, the staff at that hotel (Coral) is not as accomodated. The resturant staff - fabulous.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank A C
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Property: Blue Orchids Beach Hotel
Address: Highway 7 | #18 Worthing, BB15130, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Christ Church Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Orchids Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Hotel Blue Orchids Beach
Blue Orchids Beach Christ Church
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