Tropical Sunset Beach Apartment Hotel
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Montanara Colledimezzo
Nice little find
Nothing fancy. Budget hotel with Budget prices. Nice beach right outside hotel. Good food at Cocomos next store.
Great Holiday at Sunswept
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.
Unbeatable combo for value, beach and location
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.
Whilst the decor is simple, each room has a large balcony (we ate breakfast there each morning) overlooking the Caribbean. Each room is fully airconditioned and all are scrupulously clean.
As other reviews state, the pool is very small but as the most beautiful beach is also on your doorstep, you wont mind this. The beach is clean, the sea is warm and crystal clear. We took the bus (every 3 minutes and only 75 cent) to Mullins beach, ten minutes away as our beach was popular with cruisers whenever they were in town. The hotel's beach side restaurant and bar is also excellent with a very popular happy hour between 4.30 and 6.30 which allows you watch the sunset over the Caribbean.
Staff are very friendly and the camaraderie that inevitably sets in in such a small hotel is wonderful with lots of friends made and sharing of newspapers and beach reads.
Highly recommended of the simple, friendly and clean variety, not luxurious. But location makes it unbeatable.
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.
Good value holiday
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.
The swimming pool was far, far too small, and though its right on the beach so that's handy for swimming too, this isn't much good if you are not a confident swimmer. The garden was also too small for the number of guests and felt crowded and uncomfortable at times.
Cocomo's restaurant next door was excellent - good food at reasonable prices.
Would I return to Sunswept Beach? Probably not, though the prices were excellent, and the staff were helpful and friendly.
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.
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Travel Blogs from Holetown
... around for most of the day then headed to Holetown. We stopped at the west side mall and hit a little bar. We made reservations at The Tides, a restaurant on the ocean. It was nice, they put a balloon at our table, we had great meals, and awesome desert....carrot sorbet. ...
... dense sprawl around the capital, but finally we reach the touristy town of Holetown. Here there's a long, shady park with traditional Barbadian wood houses turned into colorful boutiques catering to tourists... A bit artificial, but...nice... Across the main road is a monument dedicated to the first landing of the British in 1605. That arrival, for better or for worse, was the first step in making Barbados what it is ...
... the steam mill, distillery and syrup plant.
From there we headed to the North Cape in St. James Parrish. The vistas of the ocean and huge boulders are incredible. Pictures speak for themselves. After refreshing ourselves with some Banks (beer), we headed to Bathsheba on the Atlantic side of the island. Another Banks at Dina's Bar and we headed back it Holetown. Relaxing with a glass of wine before heading to "Just Grilling" for ...
... to make another trip to Wine World to get us through. Off to the beach shortly and then out to the bar district for some Friday night fun. Can't get any better. Hate to say this, but I am sweating, it is so hot here. I hear it is bitterly cold in Ontario. I may have to find a way to stay on with Terry and ...
... a look around..........Perfect internet and we talked really well for quite a while. What I couldn't get her to see what the crab that kept coming out of his hole on the beach every so often to have a look around. While talking of animals/creatures, we have a little sparrow like bird who met us on the balcony of our room yesterday when we arrived and has carried on visiting us. He even came in for a visit today, cheeky monkey. I have ...