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... to ride( except for the goofy helmets but they are a necessity). The views were amazing!!!!
It is so interesting because the west coast faces the Caribbean Sea and the water is calm, and warm. The east coast faces the Atlantic and the water is strong and with powerful rip currents so powerful that swimming is virtually impossible there. We took so many great photos it will be hard to choose which ones to include.
The tour lasted about 2 hours then we headed back ...
When we took off it was still a little rainy and bumpy. In 40 minutes we were on the ground in Barbados.
Virtually all of the passengers got off. We waited for about 15 minutes and new passengers began filing on board. Quite frankly I was surprised at how many people did get on. Regardless, the plane was not ...
... Steve being the good Samaritan decided he would walk to the supermarket and get some. I took a seat in the bar overlooking the sea and had some juice, a catch up on Facebook and a read of my Kindle.
Well Steve came back and the sweat was literally running off his face. He told me how he had decided to walk back along the beach instead of the road which has at best narrow pavements but in ...
... Quite a few people were there already even though it was still only 7.00am; obviously quite a few others were still on UK time! We had our breakfast and went out on deck to see which other ships were in port. Next to us we could see another vessel sporting the P & O insignia; it turned out to be none other than the Arcadia, on which we have already done two cruises and are booked to go on her again next year. For a 83,000 ton ...
... So we waited at the bus stop for about 30 minutes. During that time, we hardly saw any vehicles so we were getting worried. I have to say that Barbadian mass transit is very unreliable! But luckily Barbados is the nicest place in the world - a wonderful man delivering fish stopped by and offered to give us a ride in his van! Tom had to sit in the back with the fish but it was all good. The driver drove us until he found ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pirate's Inn Christ Church
A recent stay???
UK 01 February 2005 - Your stay could not have been within the last 6 years and perhaps a property update would be helpful - Pirate's Inn won all local and an overseas award in 2004 for being the best in its category. Barbados has something for everyone, if you were disappointed in your choice and wanted a beach front property, that is understandable, to exaggerate possible imperfections is not.
Don't Stay Here
My first time in Barbados, we arrived at Pirates Inn, and thought we had stepped into the depths of hell. The sun loungers hadn't seen a wash since 1970, they were cacked in other peoples sweaty, dead skin. There were dead insects splattered on the walls in our 'apartment', stained coffee on the walls, the bedding hadn't been changed (the previous occupants had left some hair behind), the slidding patio doors didn't close, the tiling in the bathroom was cracked and the 'fans' were like being in the same room at a 747's engines. We bearly slept and checked out after one day, went up the west coast (much nicer) and checked into the Sandridge. I would just hate others to make the same mistake we did and not enjoy the wonderful Island of Barbados.
The Pirate's is not a 5* hotel. However, the rooms are clean, well furnished and the kitchenette has most of the amenities you would expect. We've stayed there twice as a family firstly in adjacent rooms and recently in a 2 bed studio. The staff are brilliant (thanks, Trevor!) and fall over themselves to help you. The pool is well maintained and is the correct size for the hotel. There are numerous shops, eateries and other facilities within easy walking distance and travel around the island is simple. And the beaches - you won't believe their beauty. We can highly recommend the Pirate's both for the hotel itself and it's location. We will definitely go back.
Wonderful place to spend a holiday...
Pirate's Inn is the most friendly, clean & relaxed apartment/hotel you could wish to stay at. The owner and all her staff could not be nicer. We have spent a few holidays at Pirate's and will continue to return there whenever we visit Barbados in the future. Many thanks and Good Luck to all of you. P-J
Very well kept hotel
The hotel is very clean and service was excellent. I was in Barbados for 4 nights but unfortunately, Pirate's Inn had availability for only 2 of the 4 nights. My 2 nights there were very pleasurable and I was sad to leave. My only complaint about my room was that there was no air conditioning system, although there were 4 fans in the room. The room rate was excellent at $55, and it is a 3 minute walk from Accra Beach, one of the best beaches in Barbados.
Excellent Value For Money
My mum and I stayed at The Pirate's Inn at the end of May this year for a 2 week holiday. Let me tell you, we were not disappointed. Don't let the outside of the building put you off, wait until you get inside then you will realise that you've made an excellent choice in staying here.
We stayed in a ground floor apartment, with patio area with direct views to the pool area. There are also balcony rooms. The room is very large with a massive US Kingsize bed and tons of storage space. The Bathroom is also large with a walk-in wardrobe, walk-in shower - always had hot water at all times of the day/night.
The Kitchen is a reasonable size, has a fridge freezer, toaster, cooker and oven, all cutlery, like what you have at home is provided along with plates, saucers, mugs, cups, jugs, saucepans, etc. Like from home to home.
The rooms are spotless - extremly clean. We had Room service everyday and our towels and bath mat changed every single day.
There is also a TV in the room with some American Channels via satellite.
There were 2 very large wall fans in the room and a standing fan which kept the room really cool. We also paid extra for Air Conditioning, but its not really essential as the fans do the job.
The food here is delicious and quite cheap if you compare it to prices at other venus.
The swimming pool is a decent size and there are plenty of loungers to laze on.
The nearest beach is about a 5-10 mins walk. The bank, petrol station, kentucky Fried Chicken and other small shops are just around the corner from the hotel. A minutes walk. The bus stops are also around the corner from the hotel. We used Kentucky as a Landmark to know when to get off the bus. On your walk to the beach, you will pass many shops, restaurants, an Italian Ice-cream parlour, pharmacy, etc.
If your planning to to go to Barbados for your holiday, I highly recommend that you stay here as I doubt you will get all this for your money anywhere else.
The rooms are clean, staff are very friendly and helpful and treat you with a personal touch, unlike the bigger hotels who only see you as a number. Its in a good location, you'll have much more money in your pocket, as you haven't spent it all on your acomodation, what more do you want. So what are you waiting for, book now, I guarantee you'll love it.
You get what you pay for
I am assuming this is the Pirates Inn in Hastings, Barbados, because looking at the other reviews I seemed to have stayed not just in an alternate Pirates Inn, but in an alternate universe!First thing to say is Barbados is totally wonderful and this place is really near the beach and all the amenities, but the room we stayed in was very, very basic and had what can only be described as a killer fan hanging over the bed. There was no real air conditioning and the food wasn't that great either. Having said that the staff were great (if a little crazy) and good food is not far away - I highly recommend the Monet.However it was really cheap, so I can't complain!
Will Return Often
We found our paradise at this small hotel. Spent one month and wished we could stay longer. Staff very friendly and helpful. Attractive and clean rooms. Hotel is on a quite street but close to everything. We will definitely be returning.
We' going back yipeeeeeee
If its your first time to the island, stay here.Its fabulous, 5 mins walk from the beach, 2 min walk to the local bars, shopping mall with banking for travellers chq's and resturants. Warm, relaxing, very safe, clean tidy etc
Cheap and easy
i stayed for 2 week's with my friend, and we had the best holiday of our live's,, the hotel is clean and tidy and the pool is very nice,, not to big and small enough to have to chat with the other holiday maker's. the rooms are quite large and the bathroom is well equiped with shower and loo and mirror. plenty of room for everything. the kitchen is quite well equiped to, kettle, cup's and everything else you will need,, the people at the hotel are freindly and very helpfull, the hotel is within easy reach of everything so there is nothing that you will miss on this holiday,, we had a ball and im sure that you will....