Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
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... relaxing time and the Island is as beautiful as we remembered it
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... 4 days of flights/waits/flights) so we were heading back to the
good ol' US of A again to buy a car and adopt a dog. Yup, that's right, we are adopting a dog. We've done a fair bit of research on breeds, and we've decided on a Doberman. Turns out these big fierce guard dogs are in fact, gentle, intelligent, obedient, affectionate protectors of people and property (more on this in a later post).
... It was great --- about 25 turned up and we spent the afternoon reminiscing and catching up. Uncle John was there as well as my Aunt Winnie who was married to one of the other brothers. The rest were all cousins --- one of which had brought a photo album which contained pictures of many of us when we were younger. The lunch was fabulous --- we had local specialties of ...
... We saw around 50 large tortoises milling around, 10 deer, 10 peacocks and hens (and chicks!) and some monkeys. They had an enclosure where there were 20 tegu lizards (about 3 feet long), and a couple dozen snakes in aquariums (including a 20ft boa constrictor in a beautiful display case. he was daunting!) I'm sure that this would probably be a great place to come back to if you knew people, or were able to party (no kids), but it's not on my list of places to hurry back ...
... the tree that we realized it was likely in someones backyard, with people out reading books in lounge chairs. They didn't seem to mind, so I am guessing they were renting for the time being. We moved onward to the next public beach, traversing through the beach in other peoples back yards to get there. After we took another taxi (same cost) back to the port to begin our excursion.
Again, our new excursion had a ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Accra Beach Hotel & Spa Christ Church
Watch out for the cab drivers!!
I booked a trip with my boyfriend for 4 days and 3 nites at this hotel.
When we arrived the airport was under construction and we had to walk through a maze to get into customs. As we passed through, a local offered us a cab ride for $40 barbados dollars ($20 US) all his did was talk about death the whole way to the hotel! Come to find out it was only $13 US dollars for the fare. The hotel offered my boyfriend and I a complimentary Rum Punch which was very good but very strong. The hotel was ok, I was a bit disappointed from what I saw on the web-site when I got there. The room was very small and and there was mold and mildew in the shower. The last day I was there I found a lizard/gecko in the bathroom on the floor. It was cute but not in the bathroom. My boyfriend and I were approached 4-5 times a day to buy drugs on the beach infront of our hotel, and across the street in the shopping plaza. It made me feel very uncomfortable. I was afraid to walk on the beach at nite. The locals are very nice and very friendly, however a little too friendly. I would not go back to this hotel, the area where its located seems very un-safe. The hotel next door burnt down and the locals are still renting out the beach chairs for $5 dollars a day on the beach! I wouldn't pay $5 dollars for it at a yard sale! The staff at the hotel were very nice and helpful, a bit slow but very nice. I wouldn't go back to this area if you paid me. However, I would visit the north westerly side if I ever get the chance again.
Can't Wait To Go Back!
My husband and I went on our honeymoon in February 2004 and we had a fabulous time in Barbados. The staff at Accra Beach were friendly, courteous and made our stay memorable. The most incredible beach I have been too and the only way to describe the sand is that it was like "flour". Great restaurants in the area there was lots to do and see. I can't wait to go back! (Especially for the Rum punch!)
We stayed at the Accra Beach Hotel in February this year for one week and spent the 2nd week cruising the islands. We had a fabulous time at the Hotel, the facilities were excellent and the staff were second to none, couldn't do enough for you. The beach was beautiful as was the weather and everything was immaculate. We liked it so much that we have booked again for next year!
A great experience at the Accra Beach
I've stayed at the Accra Beach on business on a number of occasions and have found it very comfortable and the employees courteous and obliging. I enjoyed it so much that I took my wife and two children there in February this year (2004) - they loved it and were made to feel very special. The employees always remember my name, even though there may be a year between visits. The Manager, Jon Martineau, is a great guy and runs a tight ship. Remember, this is the caribbean and things don't happen in a hurry so be prepared to chill out and enjoy.
We just came back from holidays in February, 2004, stayed at the Accra Beach & Hotel Resort. Our stay was outstanding, the Hotel Staff were amazing. They went out of their way to accomodate us in every way. My husband went deep sea fishing, and had caught five big fish, brought one back to the hotel, and the Chef was delighted to cook it for us and served it at the barbeque. The front staff informed us on busing and we were able to take the bus up and down the coast, taking in all the scenery. I highly recommend staying here and would definately do so again.
For mrs celia roach
i am not here to write a report but could you please help i am trying to reach a mrs.Celia Roach., she works at your reception desk. If you can can you please forward her my e-mail address. thanking you kindly.
Stayed here for 4 nights in November 03. Great location set on the beach - found the staff extremely helpful and friendly - rooms excellent - particularly the newly refurbished block. Superb pool and walk right onto the beach. Hotel very handy for Bridgtown and nearby restaurants but the food at the hotel was also very good.Rate it a 4 star. This hotel did have coffee and tea making facilities in the room, but many Caribbean hotels do not - a tip is to take a small kettle and brew your own.Star rating in hotels is always difficult - depends upon the country - recently stayed in a 4star in France which would be a 2star elsewhere.
It is not what is advertised
First, the hotel is advertised as recently renovated. When we arrived, we found out that recent means 6 years ago and this is 2002. We requested a quiet room. If you stay on the street side it may be quieter than the ocean side. We were kept up by two parties at poolside until midnight and 2 am. The staff was not very helpful in addressing our complaint. In fact, when they tried to offer some token of apology by giving us free breakfast, they could not even do that right. We found that the meals had been charged to our room and they would only take one off. They hotel ran out of towels and chairs. What seemed like a very fine hotel turned out not to be. As experienced travelers, these problems occur, but at least we expect some attention from management to address our concerns. Therefore, just do not expect the luxury resort that the Web site seems to project and be prepared for less than satisfactory attention to problems as they occur.
Accra was great!
My husband and I stayed at this fine hotel for our honeymoon. Our room was a gorgeous ocean-view and was supplied with a gift basket and champagne for us to celebrate with. The room was clean and we enjoyed MTV and HBO on the satellite. We had breakfast each morning at the restaurant by the pool and it wasn't too bad. There were varieties of fresh fruit, cereal, toast, beans and plantain (a personal fave). The food was sometimes cold. The pool was our favourite place to relax. It was huge with a gorgeous waterfall and pool bar. They make the greatest rum punches with nutmeg here. At lunch we often ordered from the bar menu and the food was pretty exotic. Flying fish is a real specialty. The beach is beautiful and there is a place right beside the hotel where you can rent chairs or jet-skis. Christ Church is one of the best locations in Barbados as it is so close to everything. You can walk to The Gap for some shopping and amazing restaurants. Bridgetown is a definite must to visit. We were very impressed with our stay and would go back any time to the Accra.
A lovely hotel
We have stayed at the ACCRA beach twice and would go back again if------and that is a big if. The hotel is lovely the rooms very large and the hotel is right on the beach. The big if--- is the ACCRA are letting the place for Club Membership this means that any local can pay around £300 per year to use all facilities. You have locals with their picnic baskets and loads of children especially at weekends jumping in and out of the pool. They also rent out rooms for conferences and outside weddings etc. and guests are not allowed in certain areas. This is such a shame because we loved our first stay and this all happened the second stay. The gardens are often filled with large tents for outside parties. We found that this is not a holiday hotel more like a business hotel. Never mind we have found somewhere else to stay now.Such a shame to spoil a lovely hotel.