Having recently returned from staying at this hotel I some what disagree with the comments for the following reasons
the breakfast was the first hurdle to this supposedly 4 star hotel
crispy streaky bacon, eggs , beans sometimes sausage and sometimes tinned mushrooms every morning sometimes thick stodgy pancakes ,queue at the clapped out toaster then queue at the slab of butter wait for the 1 knife to be free before taking a portion off and make sure you cover your tea /coffee or juice or any food on your table is covered for if you leave to get food the birds are dive bombing all the time
Main meals were poorly cooked apart from the bbq on Friday when there must have been a different chef
duck a l'orange which was overcooked I don't think this dish had even stood by an orange
fish looked good but spoilt by thick garlic butter spread on it making it inedible
again fish looked thick and white but again inedible due to tomato ketchup spiced up and covering the dish
lamb casserole hard to find the meat but plenty of bones
fish and chips served were cold and were replaced came back with fresh chips but with the same cold battered fish
Fresh vegetables were almost non existence what were served on the odd occasion and were no thicker than peelings .
the choice was mainly chips or rice or potatoes.
the bar was well stocked but with about 8 stools around the bar and about 4 small tables and two chairs around them arms length from the bar it was impossible to have a conversation with anyone else ,this was why I think most guest stayed seated at the dining table after their meal unless you wanted to sit outside the restaurant on plastic chairs at plastic tables where understandably there were those that wished to smoke there is no lounge for those that want to just sit and talk with friends.
the staff were all very friendly ,the hotel is tired ,the a.c was so noisy this is not to be left on during the night
and finally the beach, this is in fact a small corner of sand on the side accessible down some steps allowing for about 20/30 sunbeds in three rows.do not take a bed on the front of the hotel for when the tide comes in it is that narrow you have to move to the side or the grounds or get washed away.
Management ask that towels are not put on the beds to reserve them but this is completely ignored some early birds put them out between 6.30 am and 7am
I am sorry to say that after visiting Barbados for the last 12 years this will be last time and this hotel is defiantly the second to worse we have ever stopped in and most certainly not 4 star. three at the most.and finally the virgin rep is a complete waste of space.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mango Bay Barbados is ideal for those seeking the convenience of an ALL-INCLUSIVE beach vacation combined with the personal and friendly service of a small resort. It enjoys a sought-after beachfront setting in St. James, on the famous west coast of Barbados.There are restaurants, bars, boutiques and cinema just steps away from Mango Bay in lively Holetown, including the brand new, upscale, LIMEGROVE LIFESTYLE CENTRE across the road from the resort. Mango Bay is approximately a 45 minute drive from the airport, and a 25-minute drive south of the hotel takes you to the capital Bridgetown. Mango Bay definitely gives you added value for an all inclusive hotel- included is a complimentary two-hour catamaran cruise to see the turtles, waterskiing & a glass bottom boat ride. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mango Bay Hotel Holetown
- Mango Bay Barbados
- Mango Bay Saint James
- Barbados Bay Mango
- Mango Bay Hotel Barbados
- Mango Bay All Inclusive Barbados/Holetown