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Beach View
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Northampton, MA
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“A Trip Advisor Best”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Beach View, on the west coast of Barbados and the the top rated hotel on Barbados as I write, is lovely. But it is not the best hotel on Barbados, not even close. It is a Trip Advisor Best—a TABBY—which is not the same thing.
The eastern coast of Barbados is beautiful, with cliffs, more or less secluded beaches and a few charming hotels. But the beaches, although suitable for surfing, are rough and are not well suited for swimming, snorkeling or other water sports. The beaches in the south are not as beautiful and still windy. The hotels on the southern coast, and the coast more generally, greatly lack in charm. By far the nicest beaches on the island, warm and calm waters, lots of sand, good facilities are on the west cost. The coast, from Bridgetown north through Holestown and beyond, is lined with about a dozen high end resorts directly on the beaches. Some look a little shabby. Some do not. But they are universally expensive: So far as I could figure out, there would not have been a room directly on the beach on the west coast for less than $800 a night.
Beach View is not directly on the beach. It’s across the road from a small beach that is itself adjacent to the beaches where the more expensive resorts are located. But Beach View is also less than half the cost of the hotels directly on the beach. Although I would be astonished if anyone really thought it the best hotel on Barbados, regardless of cost, it may well be the best bargain on Barbados.
The virtues of the beach Haven: large suites (all with living rooms and kitchens, some with multiple bedrooms, making it well suited for families or groups of friends); good management; excellent standards of cleanliness; good views from the second story apartments and even better views from the third story; a nice pool; a terrific location, right across the road from a beach (with, by the way, excellent snorkeling in the coral just to the left of the beach, accessible without having to swim more than a few feet, let alone getting on a boat), near some terrific restaurants (the roti joint, just north for casual lunch or dinner, Cariba just south for an excellent upscale meal in a casual setting).
The downside: It isn’t directly on the beach and the beach across the road (itself exposed to the road) is not as nice as the beaches just north and south. There is also significant noise from the road, not awful but noticeable when sitting outside or by the pool. The facilities are also limited—a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch but not dinner, no exercise room.

Would I stay at Beach View again? Sure, unless I won the lottery (a big pot) in which case I would shell out $800 to $1900 a night for Sandy Lane or Treasure Beach or the House. More likely, I would not go back to Barbados at all. I would look for an island (Culebra would be one choice) with better beaches, less development, and lower prices.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a week in Feb, although the weather was against us as it rained hard most days, we really enjoyed our holiday and will definitely return to Barbados and Beach View. The view from our 3rd floor apartment was fantastic although we were in Paw Paw building which was on the road and on our next stay we would try one of the apartments that overlook the pool so that we had a bigger open balcony. The apartments were beautiful. The pool more than adequate, All the staff were super friendly, nothing is too much trouble for any of them, i've never felt so 'at home' on holiday.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We had a three bedroom apartment on the third floor but as there were only two of us the second and third bedrooms and the famiy bathroom were locked off, nontheless it was a superb apartment with a large kitchen and living room (fit for six) and great balconies. Well furnished with a very comfortable bed and superb seaviews.
The only downside was the main west coast road, which unfortunately runs between the complex and the gorgeous sea just a few metres beyond.

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Reviewed 23 March 2012 via mobile

This was my first holiday in Barbados and I enjoyed staying here at Beach View. I will definitely be coming back to Barabdos and staying here again. The apartment was clean with a great view of the beach. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. My friend and I were invited to a BBQ put on by the Beach View staff and the food was excellent. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

I've reviewed Beach View before, and I'm updating my review. My boyfriend and I have flown from Chicago to Barbados for the past three years, and we've stayed at Beach View every time. Their apartments are clean, spacious, comfortable and modern. The entire staff is incredibly friendly, respectful and accomodating. The views of the Caribbean and surrounding beaches are breathtaking. Holetown is just a few minutes away and there are fantastic restaurants in the area for food and drink, including a supermarket in case you just want to cook your own meal in the spacious kitchens.
I can not imagine many other places that are as satisfying as our stays at Beach View. I'm looking forward to 2013, in hopes of staying at the Beach View as a winter escape again.

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Property: Beach View
Address: Paynes Bay, BB24009, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price range (per night): $215 - $571
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Beach View 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beach View is a family run self-catering hotel, located on Barbados's beautiful West Coast. All suites feature full kitchens and open plan living and dining areas offering fantastic ocean or garden views. A large communal pool area with separate adult and children's pools, bistro style cafe, rooftop bar, in room grocery stocking, airport transfers and a range of other convenient services combine to provide all the ingredients for a totally hassle free holiday. Winner of Traveler's Choice award for 'Best Service' 4 years running! ... more   less 
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Beach View Saint James
Beach View Hotel Saint James
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