Blue Orchids Beach Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Orchids Beach Hotel Christ Church
Great beach at Blue Orchids
We stayed at the Blue Orchids for 13 nights from 1st December 2005. We stayed in a one bedroom deluxe room in the front block.
The staff were very attentive and efficient. The gardens were kept immaculate. The hotel is well positioned on a beautiful beach and within walking distance of St Lawrence Gap (albeit along a busy road which lacks a path in places). That said, you can hop on a ZR minibus outside the hotel and travel to the Gap for BD$1.50. However, some of the rooms at the back of the hotel do experience road noise.
The hotel is also about a 10 minute walk from the nearest supermarket and about 15 minutes from an even larger one which offers everything you could ask for.
The hotel provides free boogie boards and kayaks which were great fun. At the time we were there the sea was quite rough and was great for boogie boarding.
There is a nice restaurant at the hotel which did fantastic salads at lunch. We did not eat there for dinner as it seemed a little pricey for our budget.
The room itself was nicely decorated and offered all the facilities we needed. It was cleaned on a daily basis and towels were also changed daily. We cooked in our room most nights as we liked it so much. Our only complaints were that there was an interconnecting door from our bedroom to next-door's lounge and we were awoken by noise coming through that door. There were also slats in the bedroom which did not seal completely and the sea sounded quite loud through it. This was lovely during the day but a bit noisy at night.
My husband and I stayed here for just 3 days on our honeymoon after being moved by Virgin Holidays from a dreadful hotel nearby called South Beach Resort (to be avoided!). The hotel is beautiful, wonderful location on the beach, friendly staff, clean and spotless. We have been to Barbados a few times and this hotel is the best by far. Highly recommended
Just arrived back from blue orchids in barbados. This hotel is the cleanest and friendliest 3 star hotel i have stayed in. It is in a great location the maids make up the room and change towels etc every day. We travelled with first choice and found them to be yet again first class. The trip on the submarine was well worth it as was the roots and rythm party night. This was our second trip to Barbados and the island i now very expensive for almost everything especially eating. I would definitely go back to this hotel.
Loved the blue orchids
We have just spent 2 weeks at the Blue Orchids and had a great time.It was our 10th visit to Barbados and would thoroughly recommend the Blue Orchids for anyone looking for 3 star accomodation.The rooms have lovely sea views, we had a studio which was perfect for the two of us. It was clean and comfortable with good fridge freezer, toaster and coffee maker all in good condition. There is also a television in the room. There is a beautiful sandy beach next to the hotel and the sea was lovely to swim in although it could get a bit choppy at times due to the weather being inclement. The hotel is in a great position for shopping and restaurants and is a 5 minute ride to St.Lawrence Gap. The staff at Blue Orchids were lovely and friendly. We would definitely go back.
Tony and June from England
Great little hotel with beautiful beach
We stayed here oct 20th for 11 nights and loved it and would return again. Great location, you can walk to the gap or other lovely eateries such as Mosaic, Sugar reef too. Beach is lovely with hardly anyone on it. We only got asked to buy something by one seller on the beach and got no hassle. Rooms where kept clean and equipped with all you need. Supermarkets were just round corner for everything you need. Great holiday.
Breathtaking beach at Blue orchid!
My husband and I have just returned from two fab weeks at the Blue Orchid. We had previously been to Barbados and stopped at Almond Beach Village about 3 years ago and although we loved Barbados were not keen to return to that hotel. We therefore decide to try self-catering as we wanted a lower priced holiday and chose coral mist from all the good reviews on this site. We actually got put in Blue Orchid, Virgin use both hotels and don't guarantee which you will be in, this wasn't a problem as we were in a loveley studio in block c which is closest to the beach of all the buildings and had spectacular ocean views. What everyone else says is so true the beach is so quiet, nobody bothers you, often I was the only one in the sea, which is so clear and a beautiful turquoise colour, I also agree with what many people say about it being the, or one of the best beaches in Barbados after seeing many of them. The studio is a good size with 2 queen beds which can be put together to make a king, dining table, patio with table and chairs, bath and toilet, sink and vanity area with a fitted wardrobe and a kitchen area. The kitchen was clean and well equipped with a big fridge/freezer. The studio was nice,don't get me wrong its not 5 star but then you aren't paying for that and believe me the ocean view every day certainly makes up for that. Maid service was great we had a nice Bajan lady who came in every day and gave us fresh towels and cleaned. You get beach towels too. We ate in and out, St Lawrence gap is close $15 Bajan each way (about£5) we had great meals at a mexican and McBrides, the Chinese virtually across the road was great too. I was pleasantly surprised by cost of meals about $80 -$90 bajan with main course drinks and sometimes dessert which is around £30, I though about the same or cheaper than home so was great. We bought food beer etc from the local supermarket which is a right turn out of the hotel, turn left at Esso garage and 1 minute on left called big B. Its apparently cheaper than the supermarket accross from the garage. My husband then often popped from our sunlounger to our room to exchange his empty carib beer for a fresh one! About 50p a bottle rather than £2.50 at hotel bar. We rented a jeep for a week from Stoutes, they were fab, highly recommend, we had hard top with ac and were very glad. We had driven around before and loved it again this side. Make sure you do East Coast, Cherry Tree Hill view is spectaucular, beaches are deserted too around Bathsheba which is also spectacular in scenery. We also went to Harrisons Cave which was well wortha visit. Went to Sandy Lane and Crane beach both nice. Also went on Tiami Cat and swam with Turtles, just loveley! All in all fab holiday and will definateley return to Blue Orchid, just sad it went so quickly! always a sign of a good holiday! enjoy!
LOVED THE BLUE ORCHID
The Blue Orchid Hotel is located in Worthing on the South West Coast approx 1kms from St Lawrence Gap. It is a self catering hotel with a restraunt on site. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with plenty of storage and a fully equipped kitchen. Although the hotel is located on a busy noisy road the rooms all face the beach and you do not hear the noise in the bedrooms. The two bedroom suites also has room for a crib/cot. Air conditioning is in the bedrooms only. The hotel pool is quite small but you can use the pool at the sister hotel next door, they both have plenty of inflatables and plenty of poolside seating.
The beach by the hotel is very nice and you are able to walk quite a long way. For swimming its better to go around the corner to the next beach which has a nice cove where the children can enter the water safely.
The staff and all the people we met in Barbados are all very pleasant and helpful, they go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable.
Blue Orchids, Christ Church
We just returned from a wonderful family vacation in Barbados, staying for six nights at the Blue Orchids on Worthing Beach. With my husband and I, and our four children aged 17 to 24, we had one of our best vacations.
This beach resort is spotless and in top notch condition from the bathrooms to the lovely landscaping. We had three bedrooms which were of ample size, two full bathrooms and an open kitchen, dining and living area. Also a lovely covered front porch with super comfy lounge chairs was well used and added so much more living space.
The staff were friendly and helpfull. The Blue Orchids is directly next to and owned by the same people as Coral Mist...which looks equally lovely. Boogie boards and kayaks are available, two pools and a beach bar/restaurant. The restaurant would be my only complaint...food was VERY boring and way overpriced, however there are lots of places to eat within walking distance, or a short bus or taxi ride.
The beach....very nice...and very quiet. We were there the end of April and first week of May, so the off season but from what I've read it's always nice and quiet. We practically had the whole beach and pool areas to ourselves for most of the week.
Grocery stores are close by so we were able to cook our own breakfasts and have snacks...and Banks beer.
For what we paid, which was about $200 U.S....I have no complaints...this place is good value and I would return in a minute.
Perfect place to be!!
This hotel situated on the beach is rated a 3.5 star but clearly is the best 3.5 star hotel in Barbados that we've seen and stayed at! It is a newly renovated hotel... From the airport, our rate was $13.00 usd. We stayed early November, 2004 for 1 week. The welcome we had from Sharon and Vahula when we arrived made us feel right at home. The hotel room we booked at a reasonable price, was a studio apartment that was very clean, well layed out and perfect. It came with a/c (very quiet!!), television, kitchenette, private balcony, full bath. The location itself is situated on a main road but you can not hear the light traffic because your room has french doors opening up onto a patio, facing the ocean and the sound of the ocean drowns any other noises, if any. The hotel is attached to Coral Mist Hotel and you could use their kayaks, snorkels, boogey boards, etc. Each of the hotels have their own swimming pool and patio/ lounge chairs... There is a small restaurant situated beachfront as well. The beach itself is wonderful, clean and isn't crowded at all. The waves aren't too aggresive which is the nice part about staying in the southern part of the island. The bus ride to Bridgetown is approx. 10 minutes (with the stops included) A walk to St. Lawrence Gap is about 15 min. and to the west of the hotel, there is quite a bit of shopping and a few restaurants about 2 minutes away. There is also Big B's supermarket and Trimarket as well close by. This is where we will be coming back!
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Every morning we get up and throw all the doors open because its really hot (just in case I hadn't mentioned that before).
I hear a shout from Malcolm who has just opened one of the patio doors to the pool. He suggests that anybody of a nervous disposition might want to avoid coming outside for the time being.
I just had to look and there it was - the killer worm. It was massive and just ...
We chose to take it easy today to rest up for the Harbour Lights Party tonight. Glenn and I walked to Rockley and went to the Bank and liquor store. Tomorrow is Election Day and no booze will be available until 6:00pm! Best to be prepared! We spent the afternoon on ...
Thursday 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. Alvan took the day off work today and met up with ...
... steady, otherwise, they would blow back and water would leak in.
No matter. By the time we got to Bridgetown, the rain had stopped. More than that, it was actually very sunny. We were transferred to a new guide, Kenneth, who escorted us to a small boat. The sixteen of us were taken across the bay, where we moored near a shipwreck. The wreck dates from 1918 or so … at the end of World War I, the crew of a French supply decided they did not want to ...
... and I did, as ever, manage to position ourselves near the table of free drinks, from which we replenished our glasses more than once before dinner. ;-)
In the Bay Tree restaurant later on, we found we only had Don, the 85-year old solo traveller, for company - there was no sign of Peter and Kate, so maybe they'd gone to one of the other restaurants or decided to give dinner a miss.
The show in the theatre tonight ...