Colony Club

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Restored from a former private Colonial Club, Colony Club is an elegant retreat situated on the finest stretch of Barbados' stunning West Coast.
Location: On Paynes Bay in St James; 40 minutes from Barbados Airport; 20 minutes from Bridgetown.

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  • 9cats : Essex

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 we arrived. Seems like good customer service to me.It is true what everyone says about the beach and pool chairs but the hotel was full and some emergency tree surgery blocked off about a quarter of the beach for couple of days. Every morning about 6am the beach chair dash begins. By 7.30 most had been reserved. By 9.00 there was no chance yet only ten or so out of the 80 odd on the beach were occupied by bodies. The rest were being enjoyed by books, shoes, snorkelling equipment and a large inflatable shark (see photos). The beach/pool attendants do their best but are fighting a losing battle against the selfish, but stress not - have a polite word & they will find you a perch asap.This was our first visit but many guests were regulars and very friendly. The Tuesday evening cocktail party is a great way to get to know people and after a few free rum punches the annoying person who left their stuff on their unused beach chair all day is suddenly your best friend. Genius idea by the CC!I really enjoyed using the free water taxi up and down the coast to other hotels in the chain. (Take your hotel ID) Its a nice thing to do instead of getting irate about the beach chairs and at Crystal Cove & Tamarind we had no difficulty in finding a shady spot as they have rather blunt notices about their reserving policy.There were lots of thoughtful little things we really liked about the CC. Bottled water placed in your room at turn down and even bottles of water given to us on departure. They take extra care to make sure you keep hydrated. Tap water was served and plentiful at all meal times. We also enjoyed the snackettes delivered by the beach ambassadors at intervals during the day, and the self serve coffee and tea on the terrace in the mornings. That would have been a great thing to have all day because the coffee pots for served coffee were way too small - a pot for 3 was about two and a half cups. All OK when its included in the meal but more annoying when you have paid B$24 for 2 coffees and it barely fills the cup. I would expect at least 2 cups per person at that price. Breakfast is lovely. Everything you would expect without being over indulgent. At breakfast they offer a printed summary of the days events including dining options - take note of the prices quoted for buffet night - the Tuesday buffet had mysteriously gone up by $5 per person when the bill arrived. But it was sorted out when I provided the evidence. When I go back to Barbados I will most certainly stay at The Colony Club again. Its not one of those hotels where you could be anywhere in the world and there is no other place quite like it. I couldn't ask for better. ( well - maybe more coffee!)

  • Sally B : Norwich, United Kingdom
Back after 23 Years

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 was very good but unfortunately despite the good food the place was absolutely dead at night. We had a great evening on the sunset deck with a beautiful moonlit sea as a back drop to our meal and we were the only people there. On average we would think that the restaurant was only a quarter full at night. This is something that Management must address. In all our time there we did not see the General Manager once about the place which we found strange as we went to Blue Waters in Antigua and the entire Management team were regularly chatted to guests at different times of the day.The Beach and Water Sports staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful. It was great having canap├ęs, ice cream. Tea was confusing as it was only available once in our ten day stay.We enjoyed Barbados but it has become built up and very expensive. There has been significant erosion of beaches which is a great shame.A very good hotel but the island has changed.

  • richandangie : worcester.england
Sunset cocktails

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 valueWell worth a call just for the cocktails why we were here the. Crabs came out of the trees

  • christianturner97 : Barnstaple

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 real negative was the pools closed at 6, sometimes I like to swim at night, especially with how pretty they looked!Overall I would definitely recommend!!! :-D

  • Peter S : Bexley, United Kingdom
Garden delight

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 the pools &/or beach. Go for a ground floor room if poss.Beach front (all beaches are public here) was a bit small, so sun beds pretty packed in on the beach - much more comfortable along the winding pools. Breakfasts superb, but dinner a bit expensive for what they served - better off going into Holetown where there are plenty of good eating places & bars.

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  • 96 rooms & suites
  • 2 a la carte restaurants ( Bajan and Continental cuisine )
  • 2 bars
  • 4 lagoon style freshwater swimming pools
  • Fitness Centre 
  • Water sports
  • Gift Shops
  • Beauty Salon offering spa services
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Guest Library with computers, internet station and board games
  • Internet WIFI (wireless) access in some public areas of the Hotel
  • 2 floodlit tennis courts
  • Seasonal Kids Club
  • Meeting Facilities
Pool/Gardenview room includes:
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Flat screen TV with Cable
  • iPod docking stations
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge (unstocked)
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Patio or balcony
  • Maximum occupancy of 3 (except in February where max occupancy is 2 adults)
Ocean View room: Maximum occupancy of 2
Bonus - Breakfast included daily.

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Colony Club
Porters, St. James, Porters Barbados

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