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Visited this hotel for a week 17-24 November. Like other reviewers have commented before, this is a really pleasant, informal and chilled out hotel. Not 5 star, but you aren't paying 5 star prices. The rooms are charmingly simple in Caribbean style and very clean. The housekeeping staff do a wonderful job. The air-con works a treat which is welcome and our room also had a ceiling fan. The food and drink was well priced (for a hotel). I would mention that everyone raves about how friendly the staff are. I would agree to a certain point – reception, security and housekeeping. However, I found quite a lot of the wait staff in the restaurant were not friendly and to be honest were rather sullen – not what I was expecting.Facilities immediately around the hotel are limited, although the Roti Man next door is wonderful for a lunchtime meal (I am missing the roti already). Plus there is a Chinese restaurant, bar and limited convenience store immediately across from the hotel. By car Oistins is 5 minutes away and St Lawrence Gap is 10 minutes. Use the Reggae buses – they are brilliant fun and only $2 a trip. Beaches are fantastic, especially Rockley and Miami (Enterprise) both of which are easily accessible via the Reggae buses. My only major gripe with the hotel is that, despite displaying a sign in reception regarding sunbeds and asking people not to reserve them, they DO NOT enforce this policy. People (I'm afraid to say it was the Brits!) were putting down towels as early as 5am and all sunbeds with an umbrella were "reserved" by 7am. Sometimes people were not returning to their sunbeds until late morning/lunchtime. This is NOT acceptable. I do not go on holiday to have to set my alarm at 6am to ensure I can secure a sunbed with an umbrella. Unfortunately it was a case of "if you can't beat them, join them" but it really spoilt my holiday. Please sort this out and enforce your own rules!
We found the hotel good value for money, rooms clean with a small kitchen. Great if you are on a budget as easy to self cater. Our kitchen had a toaster, fridge, stove top and pots and pans. Everything we needed. Location is good. 10mins walk to supermarket, right on beachfront. Buses leave right outside to the airport, so you can save some money and take the 2 dollar ride to the airport rather than a taxi. Staff very helpful and friendly, especially the front desk. Pool good with plenty of sun loungers. Three jacuzzis too! Restaurant on site was good, and we had an enjoyable dinner here. But found prices in the restaurant a bit high, but their are other restaurant options a short walk away. Would recommend.
I have stayed here many times over the years and decided to book because the island is celebrating their 50 years of independence,once again l am not disappointed the hotel is even better than l remember they still have many of the same staff and many even remember my name and are so friendly,the manager Amanda is fantastic a true gem always with a smile on her face as is Annmarie ,the hotel is set right on the beach so really easy access you walk out of the hotel and a zr will take you into Bridgetown just for two dollar .the food in the hotel is good with theme nights and entertainment most evenings,they are also in the process of revamping the room l would recommend butterfly beach to any one and l hope to return my self.
I have stayed at the hotel twice and found it to be a great location. The beaches are beautiful with clear blue water. The restaurant is good but found it expensive. We visited Alis next door which serves ROTI of your choice. They are extremely cheap as are the beers.The hotel is a short walk into Oistons which is a must visit on Friday night. Also try bar one across the road Ian the owner makes you very welcome.The buggy buses stop outside for those who are not faint hearted.
Just arrived back from a 10 night holiday here, after a nearly 12 month wait for a tropical island holiday. Disappointed is all I can say, though the hotel is ideally placed on a white sand crystal blue sea, the hotel could do with an upgrade. Firstly, the room was ok, the wardrobe was scruffy, and smelly, so lived out of my suitcase for the 10 days, though we did have chest of draws for other items. The rooms could do with a lick of paint and the bathroom could certainly do with brightening up and get it up to what I think would be a 3* standard.Food, breakfast was very disappointing, booked room only but up graded by travel company to b&b but on arrival only told we were continental, which was in fact a poor attempt at continental, supplies slow to be replenished. In the hotel booklet it stated only 1 style of breakfast - which included cooked, no mention of continental. I did speak to reception but told that we were booked, so not happy.Food and drinks were generally over priced, only ate in hotel once at lunch which admittedly was reasonable, but evening meals were expensive. The bar and chinese across the road had the monopoly for eating out if you don't want to travel, as the hotel was based between Oistins and the Gap, which meant you will need to catch bus especially at night.The pool was great , plus being on beach was the highlight. My complaint with this was you had to be up early to get a sunbed, at times there were not enough beds, and certainly not enough sun umbrellas which is highly needed with the sun, people were placing towels on the sunbeds and not occupying them for hours, which I feel unfair. Plus the sunbeds on the whirl pool side needs totally replacing as they are so worn, your backside is nearly touching the ground.Overall, I loved the Barbados relaxed way of life, but the staff could at least smile now and again.I would visit Barbados again, but would certainly look for another hotel which more centrally located and more to do and entertainment at the hotel.
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- 93 rooms
- 1 restaurant
- 1 pool
- Gift shop
- Coin operated laundromat
- Outdoor whirlpool(s)
- Barber/hair stylist
- Currency exchange
- WiFi in lobby
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Max occupancy options 2
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Maxwell Main Road Oistins, Maxwell Barbados
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