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... recommended by a umber of people and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. We finished off the night by viewing our photos from the day on the TV. The villa has an Apple TV. I did not even know what that was until we came here. It basically turns the big screen tv into the screen for your apple device so you can share pictures, videos, watch movies etc together. It's actually pretty cool. Tomorrow we are off to swim with the sea turtles on a catamaran cruise!
... After a while I noticed that there was water under a little bit of the screen, so we have wrapped it in tissue to dry out after looking up some advice on the internet. Watch this space.........
We lazed a little at the pool, but I just could not get comfy. So we went back up to the room for a laze on the bed.
Not venturing far today, we went down for an evening meal in the hotel. Was a ...
... do it again. It was amazing. We also rode jet skis and swam in the ocean. I became so amazed by the pink sand, that I remember sitting in the sand with my legs crossed (like a kid) just playing with the powdery, pink sand. I was totally in awe.
Once our beach day was done in Barbados, we took a cab back to the port and boarded the ship. Barbados is great for a beach day.
... wanted dropping off.
Off we went, with other people getting off until there was just us and another couple left. The driver told the other couple that their fare would be US$25.00 as they were getting out before us. That was indeed true - they were dropped off at the hotel across the road from the Sea Breeze. Five US bucks more for us to go across the road!
The Sea Breeze looked very much as it had in 2007 and in 2003 ...
... case the receptionist called the room with the booking and it turned out that they did book the taxi but it sounded like they were still asleep! I guess they're not running the race today. We took their taxi.
It was still dark outside. It was about 70 degrees with no breeze. Not really humid like Jamaica last year but not ideal. We arrived at the start line which was at the Bay Street Esplanade. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rostrevor Christ Church
Good accomodations for the price, but........
I just returned from my one-week vacation in Barbados..stayed at the Rostrevor after reading all the glowing reviews from this website..
And I will say they're just about right on target...
I got an excellent package deal with my travel agent which worked out to about $75 a night at Rostrevor...In the new wing,,with a/c...kitchenette, beautiful bathroom ,,not to mention your own private balcony that looks out over pool & beach..
Now...about there "Beach"..I'm using that word generously,,it's more like a small sliver of beach sand with rocks around it..
You'll do better to take a quick walk down the street to the "Divi SouthWinds" resort..which has a fabulous big beach,,,I hung out there for the most part..
I agree with the other reviewer about the noise...This hotel is right across the street from the "Ship Inn:"...which is Party Central on the weekends (should have brought my ear plugs)
Also...be prepared to shell out $25 for the ability to make any long distance calls from your room,,,I was told this $25 was a "deposit"...but when I checked out I was told I owed $110 Barbados dollars in phone calls!! I let them charge it to my master card,,,but never got the deposit back...
Of course my international calling card which I use everywhere without any problems was completely useless in Barbados...they do things in there own way down there...
I was'nt too thrilled with Barbados anyway,,,and if I ever DO return I would definitely shell out the extra money to stay at the more upscale hotels on the west coast...You get what you pay for,,right?
The Best Place I ever stayed.
I went over and over on the internet looking at Hotels in Barbados. The one I chose was The
Rosstrevor Hotel in St Lawrence Gap. First time to Barbados and I was spot on with chosing the Rosstrevor. Perfect location Newly re-done. I had a beautiful view of the ocean and beach from my balcony on the 4th floor. Seperate kitchen with micro wave , gas stove, fridge etc. Pots pans, utensils and crockery setting for two. Out the back door and lined up fro a mile in each direction Pubs, clubs and resturants. I paid $492 for a week all inclusive. Don't see any point in going anywhere else.
Absolutely horrendous! When reservations were made I was told that they were only booking the
newly renovated air-conditioned wing. On arrival, we were given a room w/o air-conditioning. After complaining to the office, we were told it would cost an additional US $37 per night for a room w/ air. When asking for the manager, it was continually stated that she was unavailable. Room service was terrible as we had to argue for fresh towels daily! Room had hundreds of tiny red ants everywhere. Now the noise factor. Front facing rooms (we had one) have wooden window slats that can't be closed. If there are people milling about in front of your room, you'll definatley know!
Everytime you left your room, one was required to turn in the room key to the front office, what a hassle. There are delapidated safety boxes in the room, but your charged extra for that too if you need to use them.
Horrible experience! Please don't make the mistake we did. Book somwhere else. Try the West Coast hotels for more class and courtesy!
The best secret of Barbados !!
Rostrevor is the best kept secret in Barbados !! We just came back from our third trip there in the past 10 years. We stay in the older apartments because of the charm and character they have. Although the newer wing is beautiful. The ocean is right there and the Almond tree bar is terrific. There are people of all ages there , that have been returning for 20 -30 years. It is like going home. We feel really comfortable there. Staff is super ! Being right in the "Gap" is the best place to be, central for dining and entertainment. We checked out some of the other more expensive resorts/hotels, and they really don't have the charm that Rostrevor has !! The best flying fish sandwich on the island !! We look forward to returning there again and again !!
Value for money
I stayed at the Rostrevor in May 2003. Unlike the other reviews here, I stayed in the old building which overlooks the pool with the ocean to the right. When I 1st saw the room I was a little disappointed as it looked slightly run down - but it was clean. However, you get what you pay for and everything else about the hotel more than compensated for this. The staff are friendly, it is in a lively area and it is very private. There is a supermarket within walking distance and a convenience store a few steps away. The old block does have a kitchenette, but does not have a tv or air-conditioning, but does have a ceiling fan. I found the breeze from the ocean enough to keep you cool at night. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and will go back again.
Same time, same place, same apartment, next year
We are 8 weeks away from our third visit in 4 years....the place is small enough to have a great personal touch but big enough for all the privacy you want. Many of the people who are there when we are, are returning for the 20th / 30th year on the run so that should tell any readers about how good the place is. The rooms are clean and the view of the Caribbean is worth the 9 hour flight alone. Barbados is a diamond and Rostrevor is it's sparkle !...........don't tell anybody though!
Barbados' Best Kept Secret
I've been staying at the Rostrevor for over 10 years now. I like it so much, I'm somewhat hesitant to share it. You won't find better value or a nicer staff or better accomodation for the price anywhere on Barbados. Each year has seen added improvements, and the new wing is as good as anything on the Gap. The Gap itself offers restaurants and entertainment, while the Rostrevor offers rest and relaxation, the pool, the beach, and a practically guaranteed great stay. Now don't tell anyone else!
Lovely sojurn in the Gap
I recently spent a weekend in Barbados at this property. It was perfect for my requirements.The rooms are recently refurbished and superbly appointed with comfortable furnishings. There is a fully equipped kitchenette and the bathroom contains all new fittings. Seamless solid surface counters and sinks are featured in both the bathroom and kitchenette.Wide French doors with brushed stainless steel hardware frames a magnificent vista of the ocean which is impossibly aquamarine. Each room has its own private balcony overlooking the ocean.The property is secure and the private beach, though small, provides ample space for a quick dip or a soak in the waves. The pool ranges in depth from 6' to 3' and is more than adequate.The restaurants are quite simple but one will not go hungry as the delights of St Lawrence Gap are but a few footsteps away from the hotel in either direction. Fine dining is available at the world renown Pices. Josef's is right around the corner as is Cafe del Sol (Mexican) and even a pub (that featured a Latin night while we were there). Across the street is the Ship which has only been drunk dry once in its history (by the crew of the HMS Ark Royal).There is a small police post a few yards down the road and that emphasizes the feeling of security that one feels in Barbados. A night stroll is "no problem" and the members of the local constabulary are as polite as they are unobtrusive.There is even a convenience store a few steps away so that you can stock the 'fridge' with a few snacks.Lets not forget the staff, everyone was friendly and helpful and did their best to ensure that our stay was a pleasant one. I heartily recommend Rostrevor Apartments to you if you are contemplating a stay in Barbados.
Very Pleasantly Surprised
Didn't have much info to go on, just found the place on the net, and was one of few places with rooms at the last minute...and was only $130 US per night. So I was leery about what to expect. When I saw the room I was ecstatic. It was immensely better than I expected. We were in the new building, didn't see the two old ones. It's not a huge resort. Looked like it was just built, everything was very clean, brand new, nice tile floors, AC and ceiling fan (didn't need AC, it was perfect weather) full kitchenette, and frech doors that open right out onto a private balcony, the garden, and then the beach/ocean. The pool is a bit run down, and there's a small poolside bar that serves food and a great pina colada. But it's right on a nice private beach, and you can easily go to the public one a few block away, if that's what you're into. You'd have to, if you want to rent a jet ski, etc. Definitely ask about Taimi catamaran cruises at the front desk...it was a blast. Plenty of nightlife and restaurants close. There's a party to be had somewhere every night of the week it seems, if you look for it. I can't imagine much better bargain from what I saw doing my research. Highly recommended.
Best deal I found in Barbados
Christmas, 2002 was spent in Barbados. "The Gap" was particularly quiet and for a few days we felt like we had our own private resort. The restaurant and bar in the Rostrevor were hit and miss for even being open because it was so slow but the hotel itself was great. A great air-conditioned ultra-clean unit steps from the sea with a full kitchette at a great rate. Lots of good restaurants and bars around so it didn't matter if the Rostrevor's was open or not. I'd highly recomend it to anyone.