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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Holetown, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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PollyH567...
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not as good as we hoped.”
Reviewed July 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

On first inspection, all looked lovely, on closer inspection we were a little disappointed. All the glass ware in the kitchen had lipstick on and cutlery also a little suspect. Didn't use anything from the kitchen cupboards without washing it first. General cleanliness apart from that was fine. Kitchen bar stools very uncomfortable and one of them just sunk to the bottom when you tried to sit on it. TV was fantastic if you only had something to sit on! White PVC sofa bed was so uncomfortable and in the humidity you just stuck to it. Not big enough for 4 to sit on anyway, assuming you wanted to. A great pity there is no air con in the lounge as unbearably hot and humid in there. Ceiling fans really didn't help much. Ended up going to bed early to get some relief from the air con in the bedrooms . Beds and bathrooms were fine. Balcony and patio area very well furnished. Swimming pool and sun bed area very clean and presentable. Not suitable for anyone with any infirmity due to very small and tight spiral staircase to the first floor (not mentioned in the advertisement)
Apartment is in a good area for walking to the beach and restaurants.
If the lounge area was more comfortable and had air con, I would recommend it. Until such issues are addressed I'm afraid I couldn't.

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Liked best: location and pool
Liked least: lack of air con and unsuitable seating in the lounge
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2015
Hi Mick, Sorry you were disappointed, but thank you for the positives in this review, however the negatives could have been resolved on the first day if you had contacted me on arrival as mentioned in your pre -trip information pack.
I am covering the sofa with material shortly but in the interim a throw can be used when not sitting in the cooler area outside on the terrace .
The advert states there is air con in the bedrooms and fans in the lounge area so this is clear before booking.
The stairs are not classified as spiral as there is only one turn.
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dstom2015
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The location of this apartment is perfect, with it being just a few hundred yards from the beach and from everything else that Holetown offers (restaurants, supermarket, bars, and the Limegrove shops). Everything that you can think of needing is provided in the apartment, each apartment is secluded, and the pool is an added bonus.

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Neil W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Chilling out in Holetown”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The 2 bed apartment was situated on the ground and first floor in a small block of units surrounding an attractive swimming pool. It had an outside downstairs area attached to the lounge where you can eat and sit in the shade. It also had an upstairs balcony with further seating. The stairs are steep but the apartment has everything you need and is plenty big enough for 4 people albeit there were only 2 of us.

The apartment is in an excellent location just 10 mins walk to many restaurants, the beach and Lime Grove.We didn't need a car as we used the bus or a taxi to get around.

We would thoroughly recommend staying here for those who enjoy chilling out in a great location and getting to meet the locals who were the friendliest bunch of people you could find.

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Andrew s
2 reviews
“What a great place”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Great apartment with everything you need, even beach chairs! Apartment fully kitted out for self catering but why with so many good restaurants on the 'door step'. Location is idea to walk into Holetown and its great beaches, and the reggie bus stops at the end of the road, a must have experience! Go visit Hunte's garden (by car or taxi) Antony Hunte will offer you a glass of Rum, enjoy his company and stories and his garden is amazing.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2015
Pleased you enjoyed your time in Barbados. What a character Anthony Hunte Is!! and beautiful gardens. Hope you see you back again
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Marie M
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in Holetown”
Reviewed January 31, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Stayed here in December, apartment was nicely decorated and very close to 1st and 2nd street. Pool was lovely and clean and the other owners were staying whilst we were there and were full of information about the area and where to go (thanks Linda and Margaret!). The apartment was safe although of an evening the round you had to walk down was very dark but I've been to Barbados many times so know it is such a safe island. The check in and check out was done without any problems although be careful to not leave the fans on in the rooms because these use lots of electricity and u will b charged if you go over your allowance!

This was my first time on the west coast and there wasnt really much going on. Priva was shut down and the bars on 1st and 2nd street were always quiet. My personal preference for Bajan atmosphere is the south coast and the gap where I also prefer the beaches however the sea on the west coast is amazingly warm and calm!

If you like the west coast these apartments are perfect as close to a bus stop and the lime grove shopping centre. They are clean and have all the facilities you will need for a self catering holiday.

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Management Response
Feb 1, 2015
So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ixora Marie, and look forward to your return.
In response to the electric costs, the allowance is above the average as you found out once the fans were turned off whilst not in the apartment. The charge was put in place after certain apartments incurred large electric bills from guests leaving air-con units on 24/7 etc.
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Bill F
Ottawa, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect for our visit”
Reviewed January 9, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Its very clean and up to date, upscale property on the edge between historic Holetown and forest . You'll hear frogs at night and might spot a monkey or two in the trees (unless you're in the bedroom with the A/C on.) During the day the rear patio is in shade so its cool, but its steps from the nice pool and the sunny lounge chairs. Its still close to beaches, shopping, nightlife, there's lots to do and a great info package in the rental for first visitors. Life is a bit slower in Barbados; the locals seem really happy, drivers extremely courteous, there is a safe and relaxed vibe. Rental arrangement, transaction, keys, housekeeping etc. all went exactly perfect with no surprises.

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Management Response
Jan 10, 2015
so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Stella F
1 review
Reviewed April 14, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2017
Thank you for the delightful review, I have translated for our English clients, hope you can return for a longer period next time!:

From the pick-up at the airport to the departure, good synchronization with the people (taxi, hostess of the apartment) everything was perfect. The apartment is very functional: - a few minutes walk from the beach, restaurants, taxis, shops, bus stop for capital or to continue to the north of the island .... and Other shops and banks ... - the interior is very neat, everything and everything for comfort, beautiful decoration, not to be too hot (ceiling fans in all rooms even on the terrace!) ... Likes to return as well as go out. - no opposite, quiet corner Really, congratulations to the owners who by this shows a deep respect of their customers. Stella and jean-michel (4 nights)
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