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... go on... they put 95 people on those!! We didn't have a lot of time back at port before we had to board but I did manage to pick up a shot glass and magnet and we bought Rodd a few T-shirts. Showered and dressed for the night we headed up to the pool deck where we found Heather and Tim so we sat and had a few drinks with them and they told us they had gone to a beach and hired surfboards for the day, I think they had fun! after about an hour they headed off ...
... s even a new gluten free, vegetarian cafe. Yes, we are still in Barbados.
We pick the guys up and head to the supermarket for supplies.
Back at the hut (as we've started to refer to the villa for some strange reason) Ruth and Malcolm slave over a hot stove making a jerk sweet potato and black bean curry. (For the uninitiated jerk is a very spicy caribbean seasoning). It's absolutely fantastic. ...
We treated ourselves to a cooked breakfast at the hotel this morning, partly because we ran out of milk and I sure wasn't going to risk fetching some from the shops and wading back through the sea like the other day. The news on the ipod is not good, I connected it to the computer and after a while it recognised it, I had hope for a while but it won’t turn on. If anyone can fix it let me know.
... to Ruth, who was our guide for the 45 minute tour of Kensington Oval. We went into the ground where the cricket pitch was a lush green. The ground was very impressive, and it's a pity there wasn't a game on, because we just felt like sitting in the shade listening to the sound of leather on willow. We were taken all around the ground and into the press box. We were shown where the players sit and where the VIP visitors go ...
... our truck and six in the other. We had an excellent guide, Eric/k.)
Our first area of interest in Barbados was the Sandy Cove section – playground of the rich and famous. We passed Abramovich's massive house – an architectural nightmare of concrete and columns – as well as many upscale condos and hotels. Although beach access is provided a regular intervals – all beaches are public in Barbados – it was difficult to know that we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Horizon Christ Church
This place was terrible! The first room they put us in at US$206 a night overlooked an ugly, ugly garage. When asked to be moved we were moved closer to the pool in a room that sort of overlooked the pool but was again ugly as sin and smelled terribly. The only reason we stayed there was because our flight had been cancelled but had we had to stay another night in Barbados we would have stayed anywhere else, even at a higher price then in this place. Oh, the "free" continental breakfast consisted of Tang instant orange juice, coffee, and either cereal or plain white bread toast! What a treat! I cannot over emphasis how bad this place is. It was supposedly renovated in 2000 and it looks like they got a bargin on left over 1960's decorations.
Beautiful, Friendly and Romantic....
My girlfriend and i stayed at the Blue Horizon Hotel from the 26 December 2004 until the 2 January 2005. The hotel is clean and rather pretty, the staff are really friendly and the pool is beautiful. Rockley beach is stunning and just across the road, perfect for morning walks and swimming during the day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and the staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The menu is comprehensive and the food was excellent.
Catch a local taxi to bridgetown and walk towards the malibu visitor center to tour the distillery and party on the beach!
Barbados was amazing and i cant wait to go again, i would def stay at the Blue Horizon again.
Bit dubious prior to trip having read some of the previous reviews...stayed for a week in May 04, pleasantly surprised! Hotel room and grounds very clean and well kept, staff polite.... very close to Accra beach and The Gap.
Hotel was very quiet so don't expect too much in the way of onsite entertainment.
Only downside - couldn't get in to hotel grounds when returning late one sunday night and had to scale the fence!
Other than that no complaints - really nice place to base your stay in the lovely Barbados!
Not what I expected
Not what I expected at all. Cons: There was hair in the bathroom, food from the Modified American Plan( breakfast & dinner) was terrible and of very limited choice ( would have been better to order from the menu). The MAP is also not explained to you on arrival. No one informed me about the $35 BDS limit on dinner. I found out when I ordered something and the total exceeded $35 BDS. On one occassion I was unable to get breakfast because the waitress said that someone had locked the storeroom and no one could find the key! Mediocre service - bell boys unfriendly and gruff. The iron in the room overheated when I used it and also had a crack on the handle. The TV only had 4 cable channels although the hotel boasts that it has cable TV! The property is also not a beachfront property. However, photos on the Blue Horizon website may fool you into thinking that it is.
Pros: good fruit punch, comfortable bed, near to fastfood restaurants and mini-malls, wake up calls were on time. Provision of pool towels in your room.
Can't recommend this place.....
This was not what we expected at all. It was dirty...with hair in the bathroom. Stains on the wall. The beach was across the street and one of the pools was under construction. The bathroom in the restaurant would have the restaurant shut down if this were in the states. Very very disappointed with our accomodations.
Rockley beach area is the best
We stayed here Jan. 2002. It's a beautiful hotel, not a luxury hotel by any means, but a truly nice hotel that is priced accordingly. It's across the street from arguably the best beach in Barbados, Rockley Beach. We went around the whole country and were so glad we stayed at this location. It's quiet, fun and beautiful - stay away from super trendy Lawrence Gap. Not worth it... it's too touristy. Go to Oistins - for the best fish of your life. The Blue Horizon, with its elegant pastels and beautiful pool will make you glad you came.
Great value- reasonable price, security & cleanliness tops
Love this place, have stayed many times & it just gets better each year...voice mail on room phones, quiet, adjustable A/C, comfortable beds, TV, in-room safe, round-the-clock security, excellent comp. continental breakfast, proximity to Rockley Beach. Hotel staff are extremely competant, hospitable & helpful. I do not use the hotel pool, but it appears clean and well cared for, as does the attractive landscaping throughout. Beach walks at low tide can take you quite a distance! No hawkers, beach stalls offer great food, fish cakes, burgers & dogs, chicken & the best rum punch and Banks beer ....very friendly atmosphere. Many restaurants & shops close by.
Blue Horizon - November 2003
Stayed at the Blue Horizon for 4 days/3 nights.
Low key, quiet and the staff were great! Polite and very helpful. Room was nice - everything worked as it should and I had a great view of Rockley Beach across the street.
Restaurant was decent and the swimming pool/deck chair facilities were decent.
Loved the Blue Horizon Hotel. I traveled by myself and it was the perfect vacation. The staff is great and makes you feel at home. The hotel is clean, newly renovated. The food is excellent! Since I was on my own and did not feel comfortable to go out at night I had most of my dinners at the hotel restaurant. Reasonable and fantastic food. The complimentary breakfast is your typical continental breakfast, nothing to fancy, but for no charge! Rockley Beach is not a large Beach, so if you want to go for long strolls on the beach it is not the place to be.
During the week the beach was quite, on the weekends it gets a little busier since Rockley Beach is a public beach. The water is great and perfect for swimming. Staying at the Blue Horizon you are close to the Gap and the party live or can just take a bus to Bridgetown to go sight seeing. Also you have plenty of restaurants and grocery stores in walking distance. I fell in love with Barbados, the people the food!!!
Would go back anytime!
Oistin's Fish Fry
We were in Barbados in May, stayed at the Blue Horizon Hotel, of which we had absolutely no complaints-great view, great air conditioning, and, although breakfast service was a little slow-the tea service in our room made up for it, as did the juice and fruit already laid out in the restaurant. The surrrondings there at the restaurant were lovely, and the 'laid back' service gave us ample time to plan our day, and map things out, espeically after we had rented our 'moke'-another story entirely (but a good one-complete with 'road kill' mangoes-which beat the heck our of the $3.00 each for ones in the markets. One of the many highlights of our visit was the Oistin's Friday night Fish Fry-which we were alerted to by one of the locals on our second night there. It's incredibly good food-most of the fish was bar-b-qued, not fried, and it was there, that I had The Best Bajan Fish Cake of my stay. Don't miss 'Olnida's Fabulous Fish Cakes" or the hot sauce-definitly 'Zen in the art of Fishcakes' As the evening progresses, the Dj's tune up, playing a get-your- groove on mix of reggae, old-school rap, and WAY old school disco-ladies, don't worry if your man won't join you in the cutting the asphalt, the local men & boys are more than willing to show you a few new steps!! Later on, the steel drum bands get going-so if that's your interest, don't go until 9:30 or 10 pm. This is a local flavor you won't find anywhere-espeically not in those over-priced, yuppiefied, smoke filled joints in "The Gap." Oh yea, and to get there-don't be afraid of the "Zone Taxis"-they are crowded, and every time someone else gets on, another seat magically appears from underneath the others-the driver turns up the music, and off you go!! Knock on the roof for when you want to get off-or just tell one of the "co-pilots"-the people ARE THE FREINDLIEST!!!