Sunswept Beach Hotel
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... About 40 minutes later he and I have croissants, others ate about 20 minutes before us.
We're almost ready to go and Lesley Anne turns up. She's just been caught in the rain and is drenched through poor soul. Lisa also arrives to hand over cleaning products and have a quick chat with her about the next tenants - an all female group and young. Never been to Barbados. They both sound a little ...
... There's no way they are going to be hungry on the trip home or possibly ever again.
Omara does suggest that we have apple pie and ice cream for lunch before they go as we didnt have it last night. There doesn't seem to be much agreement with that idea.
Clearly Barbados knows they they are leaving because it is raining very heavily and they just manage to squeeze in a little bit more sunbathing whenever ...
... but it didn't look too spritely. Malcolm was a brave soldier and relocate it to another home. Phil looked it up on the Internet and found that it was a frangipani caterpillar which would turn into a grey moth. Whatever it was called we didn't really want to share the patio with it so it had to be evicted.
After breakfast Ruth, Malcolm, Henry and I walk into Holetown. Keisha passes us on the way, giving us a big smile and ...
... it's bikinis and sun hats, and the same for the girls too.
We decide to walk down to bus stop we all need some exercise after our evening or excessive eating - yet again. As always it's a slow stroll down the road and a bus is there within a couple of minutes.
We see the new gardener as we leave and don't have time to chat I'm afraid.
As we get off the bus at Mullins the sun is really hitting the bricks. ...
... Mickey a little bit, but he is as phlegmatic as ever.
After breakfast we're ready to start the day.
Ruth and Malcolm prepare their loungers by the pool and its another day of sun worship for them.
Mum's nose is already buried in her book, which she has almost finished. I've lost track of how many she's read now.
Omara and Phil are chasing the shade as it is a supremely hot day. They end up sitting inside.
You guessed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sunswept Beach Hotel Holetown
Nice little find
Nothing fancy. Budget hotel with Budget prices. Nice beach right outside hotel. Good food at Cocomos next store.
Just got back from Sunswept Beach, nice hotel, excellent location, the accomodation is basic but its clean and the staff are very friendly, nothing is too much trouble. If we were very fussy we could find things to complain about but for the price we paid we didnt expect 5 star luxury. While we were there the pool was closed for refurbishment, so they let us go to their sister hotel, Mango Bay, to use their pool, we were allowed unlimited free drinks and a lovely 3 course lunch every day for free, it was great. The pool at Sunswept is now finished and it looks lovely. The beach has been washed away a little bit, due to the Hurricane, but there is enough sand to sunbathe a bit further along the beach, if you dont want to use the pool. We thought that it was quite expensive to eat out at night, also, we bought some food from the supermarket and we found the prices to be quite high, we went self catering at Sunswept, but in future we will go all inclusive, it will probably be cheaper ! Would recommend Sunswept for the location alone, p.s. Mango Bay was also very nice.
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the Sunswept Hotel which I highly recommend. It is a simple hotel with only 23 rooms, which is just what we like. Its location is truly unbeatable as it is located in the most exclusive resort on the island. In addition, a large supermarket is across the road in a very chic shopping mall, and a bank and pharmacy are next door to the hotel.
Just come back from a week long stay (June 2004) at Sunswept. Excellent value for money - fantastic views from the balcony and a great location. Holetown has so many lovely restaurants that I would recommend self-catering over all-inclusive, or you'd miss out on the joys of The Mews, Tides, Olives, etc. Good kitchenette facility in the very spacious room. Would recommend getting a room on one of the top floors as the ground floor rooms by the pool have minimal privacy.
We stayed at Sunswept Beach for three weeks in October/November 2003. We had a room with a lovely high (wood panel) ceiling which made it feel a bit like a beach hut. This was much better than some of the rooms we saw with lower ceilings making them appear much darker and claustrophobic. The accomodation was ok, the bathroom a bit basic but wonderful view from the balcony.
Relaxing in Paradise
The accomodation was great. Staff very helpful. Always people smiling and asking if they could do anything for you. Position of hotel is superb. What more could you ask than to be overlooking the Caribbean Sea drinking a glass of wine watching the sunset. Highly recommended !
Great resort and wonderful staff
Had a wonderful hoilday in March 2004-resort was very nice and easy access to shops and restaurants-staff was wonderful and made the stay very enjoyable-rooms were always clean and cheerful - view was wonderful - would return and stay at the Sunswept.
Not too good
I did not actually stay at Sunswept Beach, but I looked at the rooms when I was staying in Barbados. I am writing this review as I had considered staying here, and could find very few reviews on the hotel, so I thought this might help. The rooms at Sunswept were very drab, the balconies had no privacy, as the dividing walls were very low, the pool was very small, with a few drab sunbeds. The beach area was very very public, as opposed to many of the hotel beaches, which seem more private. As far as I could see, the hotel did not provide sunbeds or beach towels. I chose to stay at Casuarina Beach Club over Sunswept Beach (they were both the same price), and I think the Casuarina was much better value for money, with way nicer rooms, more facilities, nicer beaches etc.
We had a two week holiday here in April 2003. It's right on the beach (a good clean sandy spot) and over the road from shops and a mall. The staff were very friendly and the rooms well equipped and comfortable.
For the money it's hard to beat.
Good low budget hotel
We had an excellent good value holiday here having bought package on the web for about the same price as a holiday in Spain or Portugal.Self catering rooms were OK but a little bit shabby.Very convenient large supermarket across the road.Plenty of buses stop just outside door.Pool is quite small but the hotel is on the beach.