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We revisited this Hotel for Christmas and New Year.Perfectly located on what we consider to be some of the nicest beaches on the whole island, it once again lived up to all expectations.We were touched to see a bottle of rum punch on the table with a note welcoming us back.The Staff were all the same as two years ago and as usual we found them to be helpful and friendly at all times. We have read some negative feedback about the Staff on this site and we are surprised. I suppose you need to be friendly and polite yourselves to interact with these lovely people.We had a mixed view room which was perfect. The rooms are all airy and spacious and remind us of Hotels we have come across in Florida. The Balcony is just the right size with space to dry towels and swimwear. We don't mind the décor as the bed was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate.Some people may want more, but we believe this Hotel gives excellent value for money.A Maid cleaned the room every day and remade the bed even if the sheets weren't changed. The bathroom was cleaned with fresh towels every day and the floor was always cleaned and mopped.The outside areas are constantly swept and kept clean and tidy.The Pool, which we only used on windy days, when the surf was high was immaculate.We found the food and drink/happy hours to all be great value and the snacks offered were all freshly cooked.Sometimes we walked along the road to The Surfer's Café and we loved Oistons on Friday's especially the dancing.We would swim every day in the warm sea with turtles often popping up close to us. The sand was powder soft with no stones or sharp coral, as you will encounter further round the coastline.The local buses and transport systems we found to be great for adventuring out and we only used a taxi twice, once for New Year's Eve and returning to the Airport.Our friends flew out and joined us on Christmas Day and they too have only positive things to say about this gem of a Hotel in one of thee most unspoilt areas.Many thanks to Anne-Marie and all the waiting/Bar Staff and the lovely Security guys.We are already discussing our next visit with our friends who will be joining us for a third Holiday at The Butterfly Beach Hotel.
Absolutely love Butterfly Beach. 4th visit and not disappointed. It's a great casual hotel and I think in a great spot. Staff are so attentive - management who listen to any concerns, Jerome on bar, restaurant staff, Seline our housekeeper and security who often give advice on all things relating to the area. Very close to Oistins where you can enjoy the fresh fish each day or join in the Friday night fish fry. Breezers and Surfers bar close by - both great bars. Lawrence Gap about a 30minute walk or 5minutes on the Reggae buses offering more restaurants and bars. We'll definitely be back.
Stayed here for ten days over Xmas, our first time in Barbados. PROs:A neat 3 star hotel that tries very hard (and mostly succeeds) to offer a great service.Outstanding location with two wonderful beaches either side of the property, both accessible from the deck. 10 mins from the airport.Safe swimming in the sea and nice clean pool.Sufficient beds and umbrellas when we were there despite the efforts of some ignorant guests.The staff were mostly exceptionally friendly but those that weren’t were quite unpleasant and ought not to be put in customer facing positions like reception.Great bar staff.Room kept cleanExcellent Manager’s Rum cocktail evening on the pool deck with fizz and bakes too.Excellent Chinese restaurant across the way.Fridge in room.Free wifi .Hotel shop excellent with most everything you may need. CONSIf you end up in the block to the west (we were in in the middle on the ground floor), there are two dogs in the house next door that will ensure you are well awake by 6am – we moved on a down grade to a room without a kitchenette – perfectly silent. Our 1st room had a shutter across the window, no glass which partly explains the disturbance - It seems it’s a known problem so beware.Rarely any hot water in the morning but loads in the evening, so adapt your style!Towels not changed ever day.Rooms could do with some TLC – flaking paint, TV sets out of the 1970sWifi weak in most areas (our room, bar,) except reception – not good for guests but great for receptionists and their social media habits. The clientele (not the hotel’s fault as such but their core market it seems):3 star prices, 3 star guests – 6 am towels on beds, strange views of what is appropriate to wear, language, volume, quantity of drink etc etc..Lots of returnees (Brits) which could be a good sign but was a bit too cliquey for us (same bar stool, same table, same sunbed...)Welcome book in room asks you not to try and reserve your sun bed and that they will remove towels after an hour – they don’t so the people took advantage. They charge for use of the room safe – really???Summary: Would we come back? Yes, but with our eyes wide open and our expectations suitably set.
Take the time to read the reviews below. If it's what you want at the right price then fine but be aware it is NOT a luxury hotel and it is slightly isolated from activities, alternative dining, etc. It is clean, on the beach, has pool, a small restaurant and staff are great.But it is a bit tired, slightly isolated and anything other than an ocean view would disappoint.Being charged extra to use the safe was annoying.But as I said, the reviews are a good reflection so is it what you want then fine.
The hotel itself is situated in a beautiful area. The hotel is a little dated but it does appear to be the same with all of the buildings in the area so I'm guessing this is just the norm in Barbados. The beach is amazing and very clean. The hotel is very laid back and relaxed and you do sometimes have to wait for any kind of service at the bar etc. After reading all previous reviews on how friendly the staff are we were very disappointed to find that the staff weren't that friendly towards us at all and it often felt like you were putting them out by asking for anything. The most friendly member of staff is Deborah from the shop in the hotel, she always seemed happy to help with anything. On our 2nd day there was an awful jet ski accident which obviously dampened the mood at the hotel but it was noticed that even after the accident the jet skis were being used way to close to people paddling in the sea. The current exchange rate from the BP to BD means that everything in Barbados itself works out to be very expensive. All in all the hotel is very relaxed and comfortable and it's a great place to for relaxation. We also hired a car for a day which was great as we got to drive around the whole island. The room was self catering but all you got was 4 electric rings and a toaster. No oven. If you want to go somewhere to get away from the Christmas and New Year frenzy this is the ideal place as they didn't really make a lot of either of the celebrations. We usually go to Jamaica for Christmas and New year and in comparison we find Jamaica to be a much more welcoming place to be.
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- 93 rooms
- 1 restaurant
- 1 pool
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- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- In-room safe
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Maxwell Main Road Oistins, Maxwell Barbados
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