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Villa Riana Barbados
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable, Safe and Clean”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Villa Maria is a beautiful place. As one with extremely high standards, I must say, I was impressed with this villa. It is brand new and well maintained. My three kids and one wife loved it as well. My kids especially enjoyed the pool, and I took advantage of the bbq. Rick's a cool guy and will do his best to make sure that your stay is comfortable. I've been to Barbados three times and I would choose the Villa Maria over a 4* resort. When I return, the Villa Maria will be my first choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Rick L, Owner at Villa Riana Barbados, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thanks guys for a great review we are please
You enjoy your stay with us and hope to welcome
You and your family back again from all of us at
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Our 13th trip to Barbados
Stayed March 3-10 Villa is perfect Location quiet
Easy reach of all south coast facilities beaches and "the Gap"
Angie and Rick very Customer Oriented you are in safe hands
Look no further you will not be disapointed

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rick L, Owner at Villa Riana Barbados, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks guys thanks for the review and we hope you visit us again
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Villa Maria Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, BARBADOS.

A wonderful week spent in the tastefully decorated executive suite. Many thanks to your great staff. Jonathan,Sonia and Simone. They are who make Villa Maria a home away from home. Warm ,friendly and family originated.
Three cheers,hats of to your staff. Anyone looking for accommodations,then look no further.Villa Maria is the place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Rick L, Owner at Villa Riana Barbados, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks guys for your review and we hope you return to visit villa Maria Barbados soon
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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and i just returned from our first trip to Barbados. We were ecstatic . Best vacation yet. The villa was like new, very clean and tidy. We had the one bedroom on the lower level, just steps to the pool which was also very clean and well maintained. We were greeted by Jonathan and Sonya, they were very informative on things to do and anything we needed they were just a phone call away. The house keeper Samoan is a sweetheart if you needed towels, pillows, bedding, she is your girl. Now outside the Villa we traveled the east coast, west coast enjoying a lot of beautiful beaches and karaoke in Oistens, and Hole town, caves, overall great vacation and great villa. Thanks again Jonathan and Sonya . To Rick and Angie you have an excellent staff that work very hard to keep all your guests very happy. We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hi guys thanks for your review and we hope to see you soon
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Montreal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We just returned from our first trip to Barbados, the villa met our needs just perfectly. We have small children and it was very helpful that the hosts Angie and Rick had set up a playpen and highchair for us to use. The villa was spacious and clean. We did have an issue with hot water but in all fairness it occurred during the Easter weekend so we had to wait a few days to have it fixed.

The area is very quiet and residential. We felt very safe walking around. When in doubt we just hopped In a taxi ( one nght when at the grocery store the area was very quiet and we felt a little uneasy) We went to Oistins quite a few nights for dinner (pats and uncle George's were fabulous). The grocery store is about a ten-fifteen minute walk (along main road right beside Oistins). There is also a bank, gas station and a chefettes in that area. We also walked to Miami Beach (which was one of our favourite beaches) within 15-20 mins with the kids. Maxwell beach was very close, the water was beautiful but too rough to swim with the kids, so unfortunately we needed to go to beaches that were further away. We did see the monkeys next to the Bougainvillea! The kids loved it!

We took taxis when doing day trip to other areas (rockley, worthing, the gap, carlisle, etc). All were approx.10-15$ us each way (we were 8 people). the bus was very close but with babies in strollers, the taxis were much more convenient.

We enjoyed the pool and the BBQ very much. the wifi came in handy!

My only suggestions:
-for the hosts to put together a little information book- highlighting where the main beaches are on a map and how to get to them, any shortcuts, where the grocery store is, etc.. We figured it all out but did get lost a few times! This info would be helpful to first time visitors.
-to post the phone number of the villa somewhere. We never did know what the phone number was :) a few taxi drivers and excursion companies had asked for it to get in contact with us.

I would recommend to friends and family and would stay at villa Maria in the future.

Room Tip: Our only issue with the room was the back bedroom had curtains that were thin and there is a backlig...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Rick L, Owner at Villa Riana Barbados, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks so much guys for your review and we hope you visit us again soon
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed at Villa Maria in March with our two teens and it suited us perfectly. The owner, Rick, was is very personable and responsive to our needs. Any issues that came up were minor and were taken care of right away. It was wonderful to be in a quiet area and yet close to everything. The South part of the island has wonderful beaches and great restaurants. We took full advantage of the facilities, using the pool daily and the barbeque a few time during the week and appreciated having both. The common areas and the pool were kept very clean. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to friends traveling to Barbados, especially those with children.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rick L, Owner at Villa Riana Barbados, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks for your review guys we hope to see you again soon
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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013

From Brian, Joyce, Betty and Gordon - We stayed at Villa Maria for 10 days in February 2013. Villa Maria in our opinion is a 5 star + Hosts Rick Laine and his wife Angie are most accommodating. The villa is clean, bright, comfortable, spacious and tastefully decorated. There is a pool, barb-b-q and the Villa is a 3 minute walk to the beach.
The Perfect home away from Home. We would definitely recommend to others and would return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Rick L, Owner at Villa Riana Barbados, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thanks guys hope to see you on your return to Barbados at villa Maria Barbados
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Property: Villa Riana Barbados
Address: 3rd Avenue Fairholme Gardens, Maxwell, Barbados (Formerly Villa Maria Barbados)
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Maxwell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Maxwell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Riana Barbados 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Home Away from Home!Villa Riana Barbados Formally villa Maria Barbados - Discover Barbados at your own leisure here at your home away from home!Nestled on beautiful grounds surrounded by lush tropical plants & flowers, Villa Riana Barbados awaits your arrival.Boasting a total of 4 Villas each unit is fully furnished and provides all the comforts of home. Imagine enjoying your morning coffee sitting on your own private balcony!Every convenience desirable is only minutes away, either by walking or a short taxi ride.This tropical gem is ideal for weddings, family reunions, corporate rewards or your own personal get away from the every day! ... more   less 
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