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The Atlantis Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Bathsheba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed at the Atlantis for Xmas and New Year but the IMPORTANT thing to note is that we were actually staying elsewhere on the Island until we visited The Atlantis for lunch one day and fell head over heels!!
We felt so welcomed and our waitress Tenile arranged for us to look around. The Manageress, Diane, was delightful and the rooms with sea views were nothing short of "wow!"
And so despite having paid accommodation already, we chose to come and stay for Xmas & N Year.
The setting is stunning with access to the coastal villages & the scenery whether inland or on the coast is amazing.
All the staff ,and we mean ALL the staff, are super. Tenile and Mischa and Diane made us feel so,so special but really. they all did, we just can't remember everyones names.
It was nice to see the owners on site and we will definitely visit their other hotel at Little Good Harbour (think that's it) when we return.
As for the food - well, I wish I could have taken the chef home. EVERY meal was a delight, breakfast, lunch and dinner, Superb. The Xmas buffet was fantastic, and they offer a buffet on a Sunday & one day in the week, I think.
The hotel had unexpected history of the old railway, fascinating.
This is not a place for nightlife, but for romance, relaxation, excellent food and service & simple "happiness" - is a must
The pool area is lovely ( occasionally a little "wiff" from somewhere - my only negative)
DEAR OWNER: Be proud of your staff - I have worked in a customer facing environment for 34 years, trust me - they are really great. All of them. And keep that Chef - he is a star!!

Left with tears in our eyes and hope to return and in the meantime we wish you every success for 2013 and beyond! Ged and Hilary Bracken

Room Tip: sea view is amazing !!!!!! Suites are lovely
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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moondance2010, Owner at The Atlantis Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write this review.
I must say that I totally agree with all that you have mentioned - I have said before that the staff - mainly from the Bathsheba area - are very welcoming and do give off a good vibe most of the time.
Well done to all of them.
We also hope to see you again sometime - spread the word that we exist and that Barbados does have an east coast with a great small, romantic hotel that everyone should check into for a few days during their holiday.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

East coast Barbados. Waves. Wild. This hotel (we have visited 3x over 25 years) just was restored. OH WOW! The room. The people. The Bajan food. The rum (Mt. Gay please).
The east coast has it hands down over the west coast. The rugged beauty and most delightful people and maybe not so many visitors.

And surfers. Definitely worth watching with a Banks in hand.

Room Tip: Capernum. Faces the sea. 10 feet away!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

It's a great hotel with really big rooms, nice staff and great food. For sure is the best option if you are staying on the east side of the island. The only bad thing is that they don't have any SPA or massages like they announce.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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moondance2010, Owner at The Atlantis Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thanks for the review.

We do have a SPA at our sister hotel Little Good Harbour, which we promote in our rooms at The Atlantis. Perhaps the writer was confused or unaware that the Spa is located at our sister hotel.
We can arrange in room massages at The Atlantis with prior notice.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The East Coast of Barbados is totally different, with refreshing breezes and Atlantic breakers, invariably blue skies with the odd white clouds and a clear blue sea.
Everyone visiting Barbados should drive out to experience it for themselves.
And every trip should include a stop at the Atlantis. Beautifully restored, it has a great terrace for lunch (the Sunday Buffet is very popular but we do recommend the A La Carte on other days). Even better stay overnight, the sea-view rooms are really special, with shaker style fixtures and lovely wooden floors. The sound of the sea is really romantic - and the bed linen and pillows are gorgeous.
And all the staff are lovely too. It's privately owned and sister to the very popular Fish Pot, the restaurant at Little Good Harbour on the West Coast. Both are great.

Room Tip: Go for the sea side rooms in the main building and open your floor to ceiling French doors to enjoy...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Atlantis for 9 nights for our honeymoon in November. The Atlantis Hotel far exceeded our expectations! The room was amazing with an outstanding view - literally right on the ocean! The hotel was private, quiet, and romantic. For such a small and intimate hotel we had plenty of privacy. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us and made us feel like family! The hotel is on the East coast but easily accessible to any of the attractions on the island with a short drive. The food at the Atlantis is outstanding. Bathsheba is very charming. My only word of caution would be once you get there you never want to leave! We dream of coming back - the perfect honeymoon destination!

Room Tip: Three Boys ocean view room is a must!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen T
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed for 11 days in Barbados. The last 4 nights we spent at the Atlantis on the East coast. Everything from the nature and scenery down to the personal and kind attention of the staff was great.

We stayed two couples and I found very few things to wish for. We stayed in the Upper Capernum which has a small veranda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean crashing in. Seriously one of the most wonderful views you can hope to get.

This is not a 5-star property with 24 hr room service. Nor should it be. This is a very personal and great little property with a heritage story to tell.

We loved the staff and management. When you see the owner and his manager clear tables during a short downpour you know there is attention and care.

East coast in not great for swimming but we did small trips all the time and it is less than 30 minutes to Crane Beach. We had a car but the hotel will arrange for transports if need be.

Great restaurant with kind service.

I am not necessarily the greatest fan of Barbados but if I go back Atlantis is definitely on the must-go-again list.

I´d say it is absolutely great for couples and if you have a car bring the kids as well!

Special thanks to Diane (manager) who made our stay very memorable in deed.

Room Tip: Ocean facing makes sense. Views to die for.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JPF_GOT
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moondance2010, Owner at The Atlantis Hotel, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Happy New year to all that may read this review.

And thank you to the writer for the review.

I keep rehashing that if you treat people how you appreciate being treated, you will find that people are receptive. I personally think our staff at The Atlantis are genuinely a nice group of people who go out of their way to try a make our guests as happy as can be.

Well done.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

On our 6th trip to Barbados we had an amazing two night stay at the Atlantis. This is truly a unique and authentic Barbados experience. The hotel has been beautifully renovated. The views are spectacular. The food was fantastic. There are some fantastic sites to see whether taking a walk on the beach towards the Soup Bowl or a walk along the hiking trail beside the hotel. The guest rooms are large and very comfortable with spectacular views (don't know if you can sleep much closer to the Atlantic) The guest cottages looked very comfortable and would be fantastic for a family. The pool is relaxing and also provides great views. The staff is second to none, dotting on you from the minute you arrive. They make you feel right at home. I will make sure we return to the hotel on our annual trek to Barbados. This is truly an authentic experience, one you will not regret.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Atlantis Hotel
Address: Tent Bay | St. Joseph, Bathsheba BB21054, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Joseph Parish > Bathsheba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bathsheba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Atlantis Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Views to die for, located on the rugged east coast of Barbados - ideal for those who wish to get away from it all - a good book - good company - small and friendly. ... more   less 
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