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Essex
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had my eye on this hotel for a while and finally got to visit for a week. Loved it immediately. Hotel - unique, Staff - sincere and not intrusive, Food - a bit expensive but very good, Room - beautiful and extra welcome drinks too because we had to wait a few minutes for our room to be ready when... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an Ocean View Suite which was probably the best we have ever stayed in anywhere. The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom suite was luxurious. The terrace was huge and beautiful views. Food was excellent but expensive as it is everywhere in Barbados. Happy hour introduced us to the Caribbean Martini which was to die for. Breakfast... More 

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worcester.england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for the happy hour cocktails and the sunset .we came here about 17 years ago a great hotel great food and lovely spot the cocktails and good value Well worth a call just for the cocktails why we were here the. Crabs came out of the trees

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Barnstaple
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colony club Barbados is brilliant! The staff are so friendly and helpful. Room was spacious and well lit, clean, tidy and smart. Facilities were good with fantastic food from the restaurant...which had an indoor and deck area to eat! Room service was the same food so great and quite quick, but sometimes the order was wrong, nothing major though. Only... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, a great hotel. The staff are all stars; polite, friendly with nothing too much trouble - they genuinely want to make your stay as pleasant as possible ! Rooms are very nice. Clean (of course) but well appointed, with quality furnishings, nice art, full facilities & all (as far as we could tell) had great outlooks/ direct access to... More 

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Thank Peter S
EHGSocialMedia, Guest Relations at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Peter S, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review about your recent stay at Colony Club. We truly appreciate your kind words regarding our ambassadors, who do their absolute best on a daily basis to provide the service our guests deserve. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday with us, and we hope to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated out of holetown so do experience the reggae buses for 2 dollars. Hotel has a daily programme, often plenty to do when the rain showers arrive. Mosquitoes are full on and so are the flies on the beach. Hotel housekeeping needs reminding to replenish extra towels. Solved problem of late check out professionally all in all a relaxing destination.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travel a lot! I have stayed in many hotels around the world but found the Colony club an absolute delight. I would go as far as to say it's a destination hotel. We were 18 handed celebrating my sister's special birthday. On arrival offered the rum punch, what a lovely touch. The rooms are delightful and well appointed especially... More 

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EHGSocialMedia, Guest Relations at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Jankles, Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay at Colony Club. We are pleased to see that you had a wonderful time with your family celebrating your sister's special birthday! We hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, Grecia Seminario Guest Relations More 

London, United Kingdom
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98 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are at the heart of any business and they are here too. A particularly memorable touch was our room maid,closing and tucking in a hotel bookmark in the paperback which I had ( sinfully) left, open, upside down.Thoughtful or what ! Generally, the rooms are left immaculate. As others have said, the water activities staff are great.As the... More 

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EHGSocialMedia, Public Relations Manager at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Nicholas, We thank you very much for taking the time to review your holiday with us at Colony Club. Glad you like the little touches our housekeeping team provides to our guests! We truly look forward to you visiting us again and taking advantage of our activity programs and water sports - will pass along the kind words to our... More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for 5 nights in late May after a week at Crystal Cove. Although a lovely property and we had a very nicely furnished, clean pool view room (entry level) just felt there was little or no atmosphere. Food was very nice and quite large portions but service on our first couple of days was awful - no nice welcome... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location but suffers from too many guests on too small a footprint of land and beach. For example guests will have reserved all the sun loungers on the beach by 6.30am. Staff are very willing but need some good management to ensure speed and accuracy. The bar in the main dining area needs a complete overhaul and update.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"An exclusive retreat with elegance and colonial charm." Where old world charm meets new world standards of quality and comfort. The 96-room Colony Club is the Elegant Hotels Group's flagship property in Barbados with lush gardens, healthy dining options, complimentary watersports and fitness classes, organic garden, WiFi, bespoke tours and more. Ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking an exclusive retreat with impeccable service in a stunning location, Colony Club tempts guests back year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Address: Porters, St. James, Porters, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Price Range: $423 - $1,628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Colony Club by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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Colony Hotel Saint James
Colony Club Barbados
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I am staying at the Colony Club in a week's time and am getting married whilst there. I have a few questions:

(i) I have heard terrible things about the shortage of sun loungers and the fact that what little few there are have towels placed on them before 6am and thus cannot be used. Is it possible to reserve sun loungers with the hotel or to ask the hotel for them during the day when we need them or do we have to do without? I know that some other guests have emailed the hotel about this in advance of their stay. Is it worth me doing this?

(ii) As our trip is will be both our wedding and our honeymoon we are staying in one of the 'Luxury Ocean View' rooms. Has anybody stayed in such a room? Are they nice? Are they noisy? Do they have a proper sea view or is it a side-on restaurant view like some people have suggested?

(iii) How isolated is the hotel? Is it possible to walk into Holetown either along the beach or along the road? I would prefer to walk than to have the hassle of arranging a taxi every time I wanted to leave the hotel. I also understand that buses pass by the hotel but that they are not very frequent, especially at night. Roughly how long would it take to walk into Holetown?

(iv) There have been quite a few very negative reviews of the restaurant at Colony Club recently. Is the food / service as bad as they seem to make out?

I am sure our stay at the Colony Club will be nice but as it is our wedding and honeymoon I would like it to be really special and I am becoming increasingly worried about things like the unavailability of sun loungers and sea views and so would appreciate it if someone could put my mind at rest.

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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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