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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Trying to pick a hotel to stay in Barbados? Stop looking, this is it. I have stayed in some nice hotels e.g. Carlton Cannes, Waldorf NYC etc but this really is the best place I have stayed at. We had a lovely luxury pool room that was clean and new with a large private open space leading directly to a...

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3Thank tboyloves
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The colony club made our trip to Barbados. It was excellent and we would go back time and time again. 5 of us travelled myself and partner, our 4 year old and my parents. The rooms were beautiful, large spacious, clean and niceley decorated. Had no complaints whatsoever. The food was out fo this world we went full board and...

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Leimen
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The hotel ist great, very clean, th rooms are big, the beds are very good. The Servicepersonnel is very nice and helpful. We have their a wonderful time. The meals are very good. The beach is a dream. The watersport ist fantastic. And the island ist beautiful.

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1Thank Christiane J
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Our first visit to the Caribbean, and hopefully not our last. We very much enjoyed our stay here at the Colony Club, made all the better by friendly helpful attentive and careing and considerate staff who genuinely appear to enjoy being so. The room we took at the rear of the complex was spacious clean and quiet with a nice...

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1Thank 12SLA
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Very happy with this hotel. Booked one of the more basic rooms situated back from the beach but actually thought this was better as room was very quiet without the busy beach/pool area. Excellent choice of food for breakfast but was not impressed by the only dinner taken which was overpriced for what it was. A number of small eateries...

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3Thank Steve G
Bournemouth, England
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Stayed here for two weeks in August 2014 with my wife and two teenage children. Easy half hour drive from the airport, which is situated south of Bridgetown. The hotel is nestled in between the main road and seafront. We enjoyed a warm welcome from the hotel staff and were given a cold drink and flannel to help us recover...

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11Thank RUSS1602
Reviewed 29 August 2014

We've just returned from a very enjoyable 2 week stay. The location is good with a great beach front and excellent watersport facilities. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful but sometimes you wish they were a bit more adept. The restaurant was a bit disapointing for this class of hotel and we were unsure whether the restaurant was quiet...

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1Thank Neilmcewan3
south herts
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This review is a year late as we were here in August 2013. We stayed in room 141 which was one of the best situated rooms. Just a few steps from the beach, the pool and the restaurants. Perfect. The staff are fantastic and friendly and the food when we were here was very good indeed. The lagoon style pool...

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3Thank Patricia N
Bexleyheath
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, great service, beautiful rooms and the staff were amazing, stayed in room 306 and had a great sea view. Food good and nothing is too much trouble. Great location and can't wait to come back next year...........................

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1Thank Daveyboy1973
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed in June 2014 to celebrate my 60th birthday. The position of the hotel is superb and the beach exceptional. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Dinner in the restaurants is disappointing as not a great deal of atmosphere and most people seemed to eat out, which makes sense in Barbados with such excellent restaurants as The Cliff;...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"An exclusive retreat with elegance and colonial charm." Where old world charm meets new world standards of quality and comfort. The 96-room Colony Club is the Elegant Hotels Group's flagship property in Barbados with lush gardens, healthy dining options, complimentary watersports and fitness classes, organic garden, WiFi, bespoke tours and more. Ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking an exclusive retreat with impeccable service in a stunning location, Colony Club tempts guests back year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Address: Porters, St. James, Porters, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Price Range: ₹ 21,168 - ₹ 84,876 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Colony Club by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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I am staying at the Colony Club in a week's time and am getting married whilst there. I have a few questions:

(i) I have heard terrible things about the shortage of sun loungers and the fact that what little few there are have towels placed on them before 6am and thus cannot be used. Is it possible to reserve sun loungers with the hotel or to ask the hotel for them during the day when we need them or do we have to do without? I know that some other guests have emailed the hotel about this in advance of their stay. Is it worth me doing this?

(ii) As our trip is will be both our wedding and our honeymoon we are staying in one of the 'Luxury Ocean View' rooms. Has anybody stayed in such a room? Are they nice? Are they noisy? Do they have a proper sea view or is it a side-on restaurant view like some people have suggested?

(iii) How isolated is the hotel? Is it possible to walk into Holetown either along the beach or along the road? I would prefer to walk than to have the hassle of arranging a taxi every time I wanted to leave the hotel. I also understand that buses pass by the hotel but that they are not very frequent, especially at night. Roughly how long would it take to walk into Holetown?

(iv) There have been quite a few very negative reviews of the restaurant at Colony Club recently. Is the food / service as bad as they seem to make out?

I am sure our stay at the Colony Club will be nice but as it is our wedding and honeymoon I would like it to be really special and I am becoming increasingly worried about things like the unavailability of sun loungers and sea views and so would appreciate it if someone could put my mind at rest.

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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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