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... s rays it would be far too easy to overdo it and burn.
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Coral Mist Beach Hotel Worthing
We just returned from a week at Coral Mist. Having never stayed on this part of the south coast before, we were completely unprepared for the tremendous noise of the waves breaking right in front of the hotel. If you are a light sleeper, take the strongest earplugs you can find, you'll need them because the noise is magnified at night.
The hotel was average to good, kept clean but there were one or two minor irritations. Although the staff in general were friendly, we didn't find management staff too helpful. The weekly manager's cocktail party was more like a wake. Having brought our laptop along, we found that the wireless networking in the hotel didn't work. We also just found out that we did not receive a couple of telephone messages that had been left with the hotel. Our room was usually not cleaned until late in the afternoon. We would not return to this property, there is better accomodation along the south coast.
Coral Mist is no Mystery
Spent a week in Barbados at the Coral Mist March 2-9 2005. I had phoned them a few times to varify that the hotel was oceanfront, elevator was available, rooms would be clean. I was completely satisfied. All rooms have a complete kitchen. Maid service is thorough. Beach is quiet. An easy walk to the gap 10 minutes. Two supermarkets moments away. Nicola and Lisa at the desk were always available for suggestions on activites and directions. Traveled to the west coast and all along the gap, and couldn't find a hotel that could compete with the Coral Mist. Indian Restaurant across the street was great, Mojo's for a cocktail was stumbling distance, Loster Alive is a must.
Great Hotel, Can't wait to go back
Stayed at the Coral Mist over Christmas and New Year for 18 nights. Had a ground floor one bedroom apartment. Lovely, clean brand new rooms, everything you needed, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, Iron etc. Maid service was excellent, really friendly reception staff. Only 3 steps to the beach, another 5 steps into the ocean. 10min walk to the gap or 2min drive. Recommend hiring a car, go to Oistins, go to the Cliff, East coast is stunning, you won't want to come back. Have been to Barbados 4 times now, this place is by far the best place we have stayed at. Highly reccomended.
Lovely Coral Mist
Just returned from 2 weeks at the Coral Mist resort and have to say we were impressed, we stayed in a studio which has a fuly equipped kitchentte/AC/bathroom/balcony overlooking the sea - nice big powerful shower and gorgeous views of the beach and the aquamarine sea.
As other reviewers have said, there is plenty of choice for eating/drinking and 3 local supermarkets/convenience stores for groceries.
The rooms are kept spotless by the maids who provide a daily service, reception staff are all helpful, courteous and polite.
The Aquamist restaurant at The Hotel provides a nice lunch, didn't eat there for dinner though.
Our recommnedations for eating are :-
Champers - for chilled atmos and great food
Carib Beach Bar - good food/service at reasonable price (just walk down the beach 10mins) - Sunday nights disco excellent
Cafe Bleu - nice coffee/muffins and great sandwhiches for lunch (5 mins away)
Cafe Sol (The Gap) for Mexican
Sugar Reef restaurant - good food/slow service (even for Barbados)
Pizza and chinese both good opposite The Accra Hotel
Oistins on Friday nights is great for Barbecued fish and music/dancing
Can also highly recommend hiring a car to see the other side of the island, Bajan Roots and Rythms show (excellent) and a day out on a Catamaran swimming with turtles and snorkelling with the beautiful fish and the wrecks.
Weather was excellent apart from the odd quick shower
This hotel partners with Blue Orchids but both are similar with small pools each, free use of boards and kayaks and directly face on to a lovely clean beach and beautiful sea.
The only negative I have is that the hotel backs on to a busy road, which can be heard from the room, keep your french doors open though and the sound of the sea will calm you to sleep..........
A great place in a good location, close enough to the Gap to walk, a bus ride takes you into Bridgetown.
Everything we were looking for in a great holiday
Self Catering hotel / apartments with everything you could possibly need (well apart from oven gloves!...but who is perfect?!). Our one bedroomed apartment had a large bedroom with ensuite bathroom, spacious living area with dining table, desk, tv with adjoining open plan kitchen and direct access to the balcony that looked directly out onto the ocean. Rooms were cleaned daily and there was tons of storage space. The views from the balcony were amazing and all apartments are roughly 10 metres from the beach! There is a small pool, however we didn't use this as the sea was crystal clear and very warm. The hotel provides sun loungers, kayaks and boogie boards for guests at no extra charge, a real bonus as you have to pay for this further down the beach.
The hotel staff (especially reception - Nicole) were warm and friendly. They were courtious and really did as much as they could to make our trip hassle free. They even assigned us our own taxi driver 'Ron' from Accura Beach Taxi Service who was excellent and ferried us to various restaurants in the evening.
The hotel is situated 3 mins drive from St Lawrence Gap (20min walk down the beach) and cost approx £2.50 in a cab fare. You could easily walk to Big B's supermarket (5 mins away) to get any groceries you need...this was cheaper than the one opposite the shell garage...you just need to do a left at the shell garage and Big B's is approx 250 metres on the left hand side.
We sampled a lot of the restaurants...wont list them all but here were our favourites
1. Restaurant at Southsea (St L Gap)- Service was better than The Cliff and the food was wonderful too.
2. The Cliff (St James) - World Famous...lived up to its reputation
3. Ocean's (St L Gap)- Lobster was one of the best I have ever had!
Weather was excellent give or take a few brief showers that came and went in a matter of minutes and were a welcome relief from the heat!
I would and will return to the Coral Mist Beach Hotel AGAIN and want to reccommend it to everyone!
Great hotel, excellent service
We just visited Barbados for the first time and did a fair amount of deliberating and research as to where to stay. Having read great reviews about Coral Mist we decided to go with it. We were not disappointed! The 2 bedroom apartment we booked was more than up to our expectations - good space with breathtaking views of the ocean. The reception staff extremely helpful and accommodating, the maids very thorough and friendly, the restaurant was small but served excellent food, great cocktails and were always very friendly and pleased to see us. The beach is by far the best that we came across and whilst we were there it was not too busy. We will certainly be returning in the future and can't recommend it enough.
Best Accomodation on the best beach in Barbados
My family have vacationed the past 7 years in Barbados, always the during the second half of March. I believe the Coral Mist Beach Hotel has one of the best loactions on the Island, with a soft sandy beach used by very few people and the ability to walk about one mile along the beach to the Gap.
The hotel is as close to the beach as you can be. Our room was on the ground floor and from our patio door to the small beach wall is only 8 paces!
We were able to eat all our meals ouside enjoying the sight and sound of the ocean. The hotel provides the use of charcoal bbq's, which makes cooking in the evening a real pleasure.
The rooms are wonderful, new and kept meticulously clean by the very friendly maids. The maid service is equal to any first class hotel.
There are numerous reasonable eating places nearby and one of the largest supermarkets on the island only 5 mins walk, where you can buy almost everthing you would find in a Canadian/US store.
We started going to Worthing beach 7 years ago when my 2 boys were 7 and 10. They love the water, which has some small wave action at that side of the beach, enabling good boogie boarding. At 14 and 17, they are looking forward to going back in March 2005.
400 yards to the east, the water is perfectly calm and protected by a small sand bar and ideal for more tranquil bathing!
We have visited almost every beach in Barbados, looking for the ideal location, and we found it at the Coral Mist Beach Hotel. The room rates are very reasonable and the service as good as anywhere in Barbados - friendly and relaxed.
If you are looking for sun, sand, warm ocean breezes and peace and quite, this is the palce for you. The busy night life is only a 15 min walk and the best in Barbados. For us the west coast hotels are overpriced and the beaches are shingle - not soft sand and full of seadoos and speed boats.
In a few years I fear this place will shoot up in price, as it is so good.
I have travelled all my life to more than 100 countries and it takes a very special place to match this!
Excellent value for money
We spend two weeks at the Coral Mist Hotel and were absolutely delighted with the place. I had read the first review on this site and felt a bit nervous that only one person had written a review, hence my addtion.
We booked a one bedroom studio that overlooked the gorgeous beach. The property itself is right on the ocean front (any closer and it would be in the Ocean itself).
The rooms were basic but every conceivable nessecity was present in an immaculate form. Our stay there was during the last two weeks of September, which is not a busy period for Barbados. This in turn meant that on every occasion we had the pool to ourselves and the beach was almost always empty. The pool is small but amazingly clean with nice warm water to dip into when you can tear yourslef away from the turquoise coloured sea.
We found that Barbados is relatively expensive for food and therefore we took all advantage of the kitchenette facilities, which were excellent.
The best thing was that it was so conveniently located with 2 major supermarkets, an internet cafe, laundermat and a bus stop within walking distance.
If your are seeking a nice friendly, peaceful and pretty place to stay in Barbados and are on a modest budget, then this is the place to be!
Coral Mist Lovely Apartment Hotel
I have been to Barbados and 5 occasions and as the previous reviewer stated (thanks for the recommendation), this is one of the best apartment hotels I have stayed in, as stated it has been recently refurbished, which obviously helps. Let's hope they keep the standard up.
My Family and I stayed at the Coral Mist Beach Hotel between 2nd to 10th September 2004. We had a 2 bed 2 bath apartment (155 UD$ per night), which was more than adequate for 3 Adults and 2 children. The view was directly onto the beach and sea (picture postcard) view, almost perfect. We unfortunately got caught up with Hurricane Ivan, but luckily it became a storm warning. The hotel manager was excellent keeping all guests updated with the current situation with regard to the Hurricane, the next day the temperatures were back to normal, quite surreal! The beach was lovely sometimes we were the only ones there, the hotel pool was good. Watch out for Friday nights Karoke, which I am sure is great fun if you are there, but is really loud, if your room is near the area where they do the Karoke, I had to laugh at some of the songs, that were killed in terms of the participants singing.
This is basically a quiet family hotel (during our stay anyhow!), so if you are looking for lots of activity and night life in the evenings, this is not the place for you. Most evenings we went out to local restaurants and lovely local bar opposite chateau blanc guest house, which served a mean rum punch and Bajan Fishcakes. We ate a couple of evenings in the hotel, but did not find it particularly good, that is why we went elsewhere. Other members of our group who stayed in a studio apartment, had a Bajan Breakfast most days which they seemed to enjoy (15 BD $).
Make sure you enjoy an early morning stroll along the beach, kicking your feet in the surf, lovely!! I have two young children and I felt completely safe as they walked along the beach running away from the waves!
The staff we met we very helpful and willing to help with any problems questions that arose.
One point to note if you pay in US$ traveller cheques, you will not get the bank rate against your dollar, you will get the hotel rate which is about 3 cents below this, which my husband was not very happy about!
I enjoyed my holiday and would return again, it served its purpose and I returned to UK the refreshed and relaxed.
I recently spent five glorious days at Coral Mist Beach Hotel in Barbados in February 2004. As a frequent visitor to the island I had just about had my share of disappointing accommodations. Coral Mist was everything that I expected in an apartment hotel and more. The property is brand new having just opened in 2004 and is right on the beach. I reserved a One Bedroom Deluxe Unit which was practically the size of a two bedroom apartment. It comprised of a full size kitchen, living/dining room with patio, king size bedroom with satellite televison, private telephone, patio and a sun deck - More clean and well decorated space than I could ever expect and at a great price under $200 in high season. The outdoors of this property is equally pleasing - A quiet and uncrowded pool area, beautiful landscaping, a long stretch of Worthing Beach at your door and an array of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and other beaches in the immediate area. Public transportation is very accessible - just right outside. You must catch the beautiful sunset from your patio while sipping a cold Bajan rum punch and while walking the beach at night (you must do this) look up to see the stars - truly Paradise. I have found the only place that I would want to stay in Barbados and the staff was very accommodating before and during my stay. Congratulations to the management for a job very well done.