Barbados Beach Club
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... then back to the sun again. We hopped into the warm sea and splashed around for a while, swimming to shore and back to the boat. We returned to the spot we left from just as the clouds rolled in.
We spent some time in our pool, even though it started raining lightly then hit the showers.I snuck in a nap on the chaise lounge out side. We were all pretty exhausted by our day at sea so we decided to eat in, watch a movie and get some sleep. ...
... they arrive.
(As I write the rum punch and mango daquaris are kicking in so it's hard to remember yesterday - it seems a long time ago).
Oh yes. I recall we arrive back with our shopping and Ruth and Malcolm are already here by the pool. Looking around the villa Mal says "its like commg home." Out sentiments exactly.
That evening we get ready to go out for a meal. Neither Ruth or I can face any more drink so we're on the water ...
... be sure of getting a sun bed in an ideal spot.
We changed into our swimming things, got our sun tan lotion, towels and books and got a decent sun lounger next to the pool. After about an hour's sunbathing we took to the cool waters of the pool and enjoyed a leisurely swim.
We allowed ourselves to dry off (which didn't take long in the tropical heat) then went back to our cabin to change and sit out on the balcony for ...
... music blaring everywhere, it is hot and sunny and it is wonderful to be here.
However the facilities we were hoping and needing are a bit sparse. We can't find a laundromat, there is no place we can fill up with water, the fuel dock seems to be unmanned most of the time. Internet and wifi are very erratic and everything is a lot more expensive than we had anticipated.
... we got a nice scenic taxi ride our designation, the Bay Street Esplanade. It was basically a parking lot with a big gazebo where people can access the beach. We got our stuff and took the taxi back to the resort to get back to our beach time. Later that night it was another blah buffet dinner at the Chelonia. We turned in early because we have an early start for the race ...
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Hated it !!
Having stayed on the West Coast the previous year I was interested to see what this resort would be like when I stayed here in April 2002.
The staff were rude and sullen, especially the main restaurant staff and no-one went out of their way to help. The rooms were basic, nothing to write home about and whilst requesting a pool view we were given a view of the back and beyond. The food in the other restaurants was varied and very nice but this is the only nice thing I can say really.
We paid full brochure price for this holiday, which was a mistake and has dimmed my memories of this gorgeous island - I would never stay on this part of the Island again.
On arival and during are short stay the staff were unfriendly,
unhelpfull and uninterested. The hotel looked shaby and ineed of some
work. The fence around the shore line was in such a bad state that a
singe had been erected to worn you not to lean on it or you might fall
into the sea. At the bar the drinks, so called cocktails were pre-mixed
in large plastic containers. The two girls behind the bar may well have
been domb as they did not speek. The evening meal was a buffet afair
with a small selection of barbecued meat cold baked potatoes and baked
beans. Yes I was amaised I had just traveled over 4000 miles to eat
baked beans that I can buy in my local supermarket for a mear 9p. We
came down from our room the nexed morning at 6am to find the gate at
the beach locked, it wasn't untill 7am that the gate was finally
opened. The bar was where the world champion tato compition was being
held. The hotel had a dress code but it was not adeared to, the same
teeshirts and shorts worn in the resrurant as worn during the day so no
shower. In the morning we saw the Virgin rep and cryed "get us out of
hear" and were transfered to Kings Beach were we had a greate time.
This was the fourth time we had been to Barbados and had never had any
problems before but we had always stayed on the West Coast.
A great value with terrific staff
Our family (two adults, four children) had a great time. The staff was very helpful, particulaly Kay in Guest Relations and Damien, who was great at organizing activities. The pool and beach were fine. We did not do the all inclusive package, but given the high price of resturaunts in Barbados, I probably would the next time. I would recommend this facility.
My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Barbados Beach Club late April 2003 - it was better than what I had thought it would be. Food must have been okay as I put on weight during our one week stay. Pool was clean and adequate; swimming off the beach was good unless you were a poor swimmer. Enjoyed most of the entertainment except for the last night of our stay. Next time we go back we'll make sure we're not facing poolside - nothing worse than a bunch drunks trying to sing to Kareoke at 11:30 p.m.The staff? All were good, right from the start, particularly the front end people. Always helpful with solutions to any problems you thought you might have. I'd recommend this place to any of our friends. And, yes, we'll be returning.
Can't Wait to come back to this beautiful place!!!
Just got back from 2 fantastic weeks at the Beach Club with my boyfriend - fiance now as we are engaged!!! This hotel is lovely. The staff are so helpful and the location is fantastic. If you want nearby action, its all there. If you want to just chill out the hotel offers everything. The Cliff is a must!!! (Up the west coast) for a special dining experience. The people so friendly, beaches beautiful, loved the island and am still smiling now! Will not be my last visit there!!!
My wife and myself went down to get married, we had an amazing time and brought home many memories. The staff are great, the food is great and the locals are great. Nice scenery and gorgous beaches. I have nothing negative to say as the both of us had smiles the entire time, our first time on Barbados won't be our last and the Beach Club is where we will stay again.
My girlfriend I with our two sons stayed here for a fortnight in May 2002.
Overall our holiday was first class.
The hotel is excellent, absolutely perfect if you have children because it is relatively safe for them provided they are within the hotel complex.
We arrive at the hotel and within 15 minutes we were in our room freshening up ready for a drink downstairs.
The food at the hotel, although basic at the normal reastaurant, is both tasty and properley cooked. The two other restaurants, Italian and sea food, are excellent. The staff at the hotel are always charming and polite.
The hotel is also very, very clean, they take a pride in it.
As for what's on offer in Barbados itself, I would recomend the catamarran trip snorkelling. The views of the sea turtles were amazing.
All in al a first class holiday my best ever.
My husband and I just got back from a 7 night cruise and 7 night stay holiday in Barbados. The Barbados Beach Club was our allocated on arrival hotel for the second week.
The hotel is right on the beach with wonderful views, but being on the south coast the sea is always on the rough side.
When we arrived (around noon) the rooms were not ready. As we had just come off the cruise ship there were around 200 of us to check in at the same time. We were given a welcome rum punch and our "all inclusive" wrist band, so we could use the bar and buffet while our room was made ready.
Part way through the afternoon, some other guests told us that they had been to the reception and enquired about their room and it was ready and they had already moved in. When I went to see if ours was ready I was told no, not yet. I went back several times and eventually heard one of the other staff say "Oh, give them 202"
So up we went with the porter to 202. It is right beside the lift and has a view over someone's roof, and horror of horrors - single beds. After single bunks on the cruise ship, we were so looking forward to a double bed - our friends had been given a room with 2 double beds!
As the holiday was to celebrate our wedding anniversary I rang reception to ask if we could move to a double and was told that the tour operator had booked the twin room for us. When I mentioned my friends (who had booked the same holiday) the receptionist changed her mind and told me it was the "luck of draw" which room you got. Needless to say I was less than happy with this attitude.
Nevertheless, apart from the room, we were quite happy with the hotel. It's an average 3 star, nothing special with very little in the way of facilities or entertainment - but what entertainment they had was good, especially the singers, fire-eater and limbo dancer.
As well as the buffet restaurant there are two A La Cartes, Sea Rocks Seafood (twice a week) and Venetos Italian (once a week). As we do not eat seafood we asked if we could go to the Italian twice, but the answer was no. The guest services staff was next to useless. You even had to put your wet towels away in a cupboard and get your own clean ones down off the shelves!
Bar and restaurant staff were pleasant and courteous, but the chambermaids couldn't have cared less. Sometimes our room was not made up till between 4 and 5pm and on our wedding anniversary when we went to our room at 5.15pm to get ready for a night out it wasn't done and in fact didn't get done that day.
Outside the hotel there's plenty to do and it is very safe to walk down to the restaurants and back again at night.
We went to the New Century Chinese and found it was very good.
We also took the Island Safari Tour which is in open top Land Rovers and was well worth the money.
The holiday we had booked was a late deal and was a very good price. We feel we had our moneys' worth on the cruise alone, so looked at the second week as a freebee. If we had been paying brochure price for the Barbados Beach Club, we would have been very dissatisfied.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay but if you're looking for super luxury - this isn't it. It is very clean however and the food is alright. I found the people to be sort of rude at times and for those who like to go to be before 12:00am, forget it because they have music, bands, etc...by the pool until then EVERY NIGHT. I got frustrated by this point. You absolutely can't keep food in your room either because even though the room is immaculate - ants seem to come from no where. They are super aggressive. But I think thats part of being on the island. Over all it was a nice place.
My wife and I have just spent 2 weeks at this resort This was oue 4th return visit to the Barbados Beach club. So,that alone speaks for itself,the food was excellent.The searocks Restaurant is absolutley first class.
The owner Felix is a most charming man,always ready to cater for your liking.The staff are so kind and friendly,and I call Kay from guest services A Princess.so kind, so helpful.All in all a great hotel in a fatastic location.
See you all there in the New Year.
Brian & Marilyn Payne