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Coral Reef Club
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Holetown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Charming hotel. lots of repeat guests. we stayed in the plantation suite twice. snorkel all day and take advantage of the free water sports. atmosphere is very laid back and the service is excellent although the dress code is a bit outdated

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a fantastic boutique hotel that appeals not only to couples but to families as well.

The rooms are authentically opulent ( Cottages are definitely the best choice for room!!), successfully capturing the traditional Bajan style, and among them, the vast stretches of luscious garden positively add to the truly relaxing atmosphere. The staff are caring, thoughtful, and strive to address any issue that one might have.

My family and I enjoyed playing tennis at sunset after indulging in some afternoon tea!

The dining is exquisite and the hotel is luckily positioned, just minutes outside Holetown, where sensational restaurants, such as Nishi, await.

My family and I come to this hotel every year, and are always impressed!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Tranquil119
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was our first visit to the Coral Reef Club and sadly it was only for 3 nights but we are so pleased we made this choice. We opted for this hotel because of its 1st class reputation as one of the best in Barbados. Just 88 bedrooms suited us as we prefer smaller intimate hotels. Attention to detail is superb. The staff are efficient and friendly and make you feel extremely welcome. Our room was spacious and in a wonderful position overlooking the sea and the beautifully kept gardens. There is only one criticism and that relates to the organisation in the dining room which could be improved but the fine dining and the 5 star buffets means you will be more than happy to forgive them this blip.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Coleus Corner Suite overlooking the sea to the front and the gardens to the side...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Judith B
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

What more can you say - this place is amazing. The rooms are gorgeous, the location & service (particularly at the beach) amazing. Half board included, in the semi-open air restaurant with spectacular sea views. Much if the hotel interior flooring is actually made from coral. Water sports are also included. The people, as generally in Barbados, were gracious and smiling. I'd go back every year if the world wasn't so big!

Stayed: January 2014
2  Thank Don C
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a lovely atmosphere!! The staff are many and all smiles and efficiency.
The choice of cocktails is varied and not all are alcoholic but all are completely delicious!!
We will definitely come back for afternoon tea.

Room Tip: Don't sit at a table right by the sea edge - you'll get soaked by the odd high wave.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I recently visited the spa at this hotel and the experience was truly amazing. From the helpful doorman, to the friendly receptionist, to the warm welcome and fantastic ambience. Each changing room was equipped with it's own private shower. We were invited to chill out in the relaxation area with a welcome drink. We had a couples massage in the Pavilion, which was a secluded, private massage garden and the massages were so good, that we fell asleep. Afterwards we went back to the relaxation area with more complimentary drinks. Such beautiful setting, decor and peacefulness. It is certainly not the cheapest spa in Barbados, but it was certainly worth it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

As repeatedly noted this is a comfortable and well run hotel. The rooms are good , the gardens and pool wonderful though the beach has steadily been eroded over the years. Th Owning family runs a tight ship and guests appreciate their attentiveness. However their eyes miss nothing and one of the brothers has been known to twitch his lack of appreciation if he feels a guest is not quite what they want.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Coral Reef Club

Address: Porters | St. James, Holetown BB24017, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Holetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Holetown
Price Range: $466 - $1,613 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Coral Reef Club 4.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amidst twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm West Coast of Barbados, Coral Reef Club is the epitome of West Indian elegance. This family owned and run luxury resort renowned for its special ambiance and classic island style. A five star hotel, it is one of the finest in the Caribbean. Accommodations are traditionally designed with wooden balustrading, fretwork and shuttered windows. Fine dining and personal service are a high priority at this "Small Luxury Hotel of the World". ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coral Reef Club Hotel Saint James
Coral Reef Hotel
Coral Reef Saint James
Coral Reef Club Barbados/Holetown

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