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Spent the day at the beach and by the pool. Went snorkeling in the sea outside the hotel, the water is so blue and so clear. Saw loads of tropical fish and coral. In the evening we went to dinner at the resort restaurant, they were having a karaoke party.
lots of time spent on the beach, snorkeling, boogie boarding …
... for friends. We had a look around some of the shops, at least Alvan was leading the way and we didn’t get caught up in any women clothes stores and even better there is no Marks and Spencers here.
Wandering through the streets and then back across the harbour bridge we stopped to try some fresh coconut water, they sell the young coconuts whole and slice the top off with a machete, you then drink the water with a straw. I ...
... still dressed in my jeans, red backs, and wool socks. I was not wearing a weather appropriate outfit on account of having to walk around Toronto the night before. Flying in was beautiful since it was super clear out. There was his massive cruise ship docked on the island. It really make be realize how obnoxiously huge cruise ships are. The island looked dwarfed next to it.
Anyway, we were ...
... BD). The taxi driver, Alfred, gave us some tips on places to see: Harrison's Cave and the Flower Forest. The professors greeted us and we got our room keys. I'm in A3, which is on the second floor. The B's are on the first floor. That caused some confusion as I was expecting A=1. My room is tiny. Very tiny. There's a twin bed running the length of the room, and then maybe four feet beyond that is the wall. ...
... We arrived in Barbados this morning at 7:00am under a warm blue sunny sky. A new day, a new adventure. Today promises to be quite exciting since we will be swimming with sea turtles and tropical fishes. Lets hope they show up!
As we disembarked the ship around 8:00am , we met with our tour guide and followed him to another pier to board a really nice sleek, power boat for a high-speed ride to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Butterfly Beach Hotel Christ Church
Not bad for what you get
Im a firm believer in ''you pay for what you get''. This principle is very true with butterfly beach. It is not luxurious, it has very few amenities and some rooms are a bit dirty. However, it is right on a great beach, the pool is small but warm with plenty of sun-beds surrounding it, and the bar doesnt look much but serves fantastic food.
The staff in general are friendly (with the odd exeption) and the manager makes frequest apperances. If you are going to butterfly beach, dont be expecting 5* luxury, its not, its cheap and cheerful. Take it for what it is and its very fair for what you pay.
The worst hotel I've ever stayed in
Where to start. When we arrived, I had my doubts as soon as I noticed the pink paint peeling off the exterior. When we were in our room, we became aware the the water didn't work. No shower, no toilet no nothing. We had to move to another hotel and they still charged us as we were prepaid. I will now have to contest the charges. This place is the WORST!!!!!!!!!!!
Recently Returned from Barbados
We have recently returned from Barbados and only now am i recovering from the insect bites. Seems according to the very helpful very local Doctor I am allergic , just like some are to Penicillin. We arrived just after a tropical storm, so it was very hot,overcast and humid, especially in the airport, which is undergoing renovation. We were desperate to get to some air conditioning which we knew we could not manage without during October in Barbados, but unfortunately when we were shown our room the A.condioning was not working. We explained the fault immediately, but it being late Sunday afternoon when we arrived. nothing was done. By which time my son ,who has Downs Syndrome and was sharing our room was feeling very hot faint and sticky. I was bitten already by the local pesky mosquito's. Mrs Johnson , the hotel manager was very helpful on the Monday morning and tried her best to sought the problem out. This cannot be said for all the reception staff . Some were lovely, some didnt deserve their job The room was clean and the electric hob worked well, but we did miss not having a T.V. as nothing seemed to be going on in the Hotel day or night, except for the Thursday Managers Rum Punch Party when I saw maybe 20-30 other guests, otherwise it was like a ghost town It was good that the Hotel was on the local bus route, and maybe at a different time of year the Hotel is more lively in the evening;i.e. more than you sat at the bar, but though we have been to Barbados 4 times now, and love the Island I don't think I will be returning to Butterfly Beach Hotel.
We stayed in the Butterfly Beach resort for 3 weeks this summer 2003, it was one of those hotels when you pull up out the front you are thinking "please don't let this be our hotel". The hotel itself is very run down, the restaurant didn't look like much at all but the food was nice. The pool was a lot smaller than we had expected but it was very warm, the rooms were nice if were put in the block with air conditioning (some rooms only have a ceiling fan) except the rooms do not have an oven or TV. The only TV available in the whole complex is a tiny TV in the bar area, it has no sound and keeps flicking through the channels due to a fault. There was no watersports available on the beach, only the beach vendors trying to get you to go jet skiing with them. The beach vendors were a bit of the problem, they were always in the grounds of our hotel selling things and the security never seemed to ask them to leave. We also found that most of the hotel staff appeared very unfriendly and it was difficult to approach them. I have been to Barbados before and loved every minute of it but this year was definately a dissapointment. PS - watch out for the Vegetarian Cafe straight across the road..... It's actually a strip/lap-dancing club.
It was quite an interesting vacation for the first time in Barbados. I stayed at the Butterfly Beach Hotel in the town of Oistens Bay(sort of the end of a line of hotels) The beach area was very nice even though the hotel was rated 2-3 stars. I stayed in the best room in the hotel(penthouse) which was on the fourth floor with no elevator. Rooms were clean but furniture and bedding were old and needed to be replaced. I was very disappointed that in their best room in the hotel they did not have air conditioning in the common area( full kitchen and living room with no T.V.)Only in bedrooms. This made it very uncomfortable during dinner time as cooking would heat up the entire room. Of all the places you would need the air it would be there!!!! Most of the staff at the hotel were friendly some were not. The best part of the vacation was just getting out exporing the island and driving on the opposite side of the road then what you are used to. That was worth the trip!!!!! The Atlantic side is a natural wonder with it's rough surf and beautiful mountains. We stopped at the Edgewater Inn for lunch and the food was the best I had on the island and the veiw was enlightening. It is situated high up on a cliff over looking the ocean. How beautiful it was!!!!! But if you decide to swim on that side beware of the jellyfish! I also drove to Bridgetown and up the west coast which can get a little conjested with traffic at times. The beaches are calmer on the west coast better for swimming and snorkling. Went on a Small Cats catamaran for a snokling cruise which was very resonable and our guide Christian makes a great rum punch from scratch!! Oh! Make sure you don't miss the big fish fry on friday nights in Oistens it's well worth it. I would definitely return to Barbados again as the island has a natural beauty but I would choose another hotel perhaps on the west coast. Natural Explorer
Butterfly Beach Hotel
My sister & I just returned from Barbados, Aug. 28,2003. We were there for 10 days. We stayed at the Butterfly Beach. We had a 2 bedroom apartment, which was one of only two penthouses, atop of the hotel. Wondeful. We had a patio large enough to throw a 50 group party. The view was breathless. The penthouse was beautiful, Large kitchen, a6 seat dinette area, a large living room, cable tv, one bedroon (mine), had a king size bed, full bath, with shower & tub. My sisters room had two twin beds with a half bath and shower. The staff was friendly, very accomadating, the security is like Fort Knox(there was a small problem with outside guest) the food was good. Although it rained everyday, we had the best time. This is our third trip to Barbados. We find ourselves going every year. This was our first stay with the Butterfly Hotel. For the money, I swear you can't beat it. You will be amazingly surprised, and everything is on or near the beach & in walking distance (nightlife), you can walk, ride the bus, or take a taxi, either way, you'll enjoy yourself. I love Barbados, & the Butterfly Beach Hotel, I would stay at again. Have a wonderful time in paradise, we did/always do. Thanks, A. B. Covington/USA-Indiana
Good clean cheaper! fun
We stayed at the butterfly beach for 14 nights in jan 03 and the time really flew, i guess thats what happens when your having fun. the hotel is rather rustic but i has a happy go lucky vibe about it it location maxwell is not very far from the action and the public transport is plentiful and cheap $1.50 the staff are really friendly and warm and i would go again wether on a budget or not. the rooms are clean (no tvs) but what the hell get out and see the island.
Good smaller hotel
We were greeted by a very friendly staff.The service was good and the rooms were clean.
The restaurant and bar were just fine and the prices were right......
OK for the price we paid
We stayed for 1 week at Butterfly Beach Hotel. We had a standard room with ocean view. The room vas clean a comfortable they did change all towels in first 2 days but after that they didn't change face and hands towels at all until our request. The personal from reception desk was unfriendly (this is a common thing for all bussiness in Barbados, you feel unwelcomed there, they just need your money and that's all).
No welcome no smile when we arrived no word to us during our stay there they didn't salute us or even respont to our "good morning" or "good afternoon". At the departure they just charged the bill and said nothing as usual. It was desgusting but if you go in Barbados for beaches and don't care about their people you are OK. As a conclusion the hotel is OK for the price you pay (I think it is amont the cheapest on the island) and I recomend it for people trying to save some money but with low expectations from the people at the hotel.
Butterfly Beach - fluttered
It's strictly OK. The rooms are cleaned daily, by a very friendly maid in our case. The cleaning, however, doesn't involve removing the huge collection of dead insects from below the bathroom window!!!
Overall, the hotel looks as if it could do with a thorough overhaul. Some replacement furniture and a few coats of paint would be required to bring the the place close to European 2-star standard.
Hire a car. You'll need it to see what the island has to offer (and there's plenty of beautiful beaches, friendly people, cracking bars -Hercules Bar in Oistins caught our fancy- and generally great places to see).
The biggest advantage that Barbados offered, in our opinion, was a general lack of tacky touristy stuff: this is not Blackpool with great weather!!!
You'll love the people and Oistins on a Friday for the fish-fry would be hard to beat, anywhere in the world.