Discovery Bay by rex resorts

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Situated on St James Beach, Discovery Bay consists of charming plantation-style houses set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Located on the fashionable West coast of the island, Discovery Bay provides an authentic experience that's affordable and has one of the best locations in Barbados.
Location: 2 minutes from Holetown; 45 Minutes from Grantley Adams Airport

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  • 405nadia : London, United Kingdom
7 days

The food was great and the staff were very welcoming. The beach is a stone's throw away. The rooms could do with a little updating but it is definitely value for money. Wifi is pretty decent too. Its a short walk to local amenities if you do not do All Inclusive. You can borrow snorkels and kayaks etc.

  • trini-karri : trinidad
It's not the best Rex Resort .

i visited the beautiful island of Barbados from August 10 to August 14, 2017 with my husband and children 2 yr and 4 yr old. Our flight with Liat was not bad just a little delay due to weather conditions. Our drive from the GAIA to Holetown took 51 minutes. Upon arrival at the hotel the clerk at the front desk was not welcoming. We got our room keys and was taken to our room. We were not offered our complimentary drink which is the norm at other Rex Resort we stayed at also the hotel had complimentary bags which they gave to certain guests (the guest who did not hold a Caribbean passport). Dinner at this hotel was A-La-Carte on some nights and buffet on others.Dinner on the first night A-La-Carte took 1 hour to reach our table, after we had to as the waitress twice what was going on. the A-La-Carte did not take children into consideration. The buffet dinner was not impressive.Lunch was served from 12:30 to 2:30pm, yet when u reach the dining area the staff was not ready to serve the guest. It makes you wonder if their isn't a supervisor over looking the staff at this resort.Breakfast was the same thing everyday eggs, sausage, bake beans, bread, pancake and cereal. There was one particular person who stood out in the dining area, a girl who wears here hair in a bun, she normally seats the guest. The reason she stood out to me because she fed herself before the guests. There should be an area for the staff to have their meals not infront the guests or after the lunch, dinner and breakfast time is over.This hotel is located on the beach the view is amzaing if you have a seaview room. i would not recommend the Gardenview room.You will see a lot of tout / hustlers liming close to this resort, Discovery Bay is in the middle of two resorts, but the hustlers settle themselves at this resort. These hustlers give the resort and unsecure feeling.The pool was o.k. Needs to be cleaned daily, there is a very old guy who just sweeps around the pool. The room was comfortable and spacious, Charmaine the person who cleaned the room was very friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about her country. This hotel is not the cheapest on the island and it being one of Rex Resort hotels i expected better service, friendly staff and enjoyable meals. I was dissapointed by the appearance of this hotel. Comparing this resort to Turtle Beach Tobago and Grenadian in Grenada this resort needs alot on improvement and the staff need some training in hospitality.Barbados is a beautiful island with alot of activities for everyone to enjoy.

  • virginies518 : Paris, France
Stay from July,25 to August,12

All my family enjoyed the ambiance, the comfort and the quality of this hotel. The staff was forthcoming and very helpful. The food was very good. The beach is wonderful. There was value for money. We will come back next year.

  • grandbruin : Miami
Stay away!!!!!

We went to Barbados for a quick break recently & had the misfortune of choosing Discovery Bay........I had stayed there twice before in 1983 & 1983 it was a well kept & maintained 4* 2003 it had been taken over by Rex resorts.....for the worst, as many services & amenities had been dispensed with along with many of the staff......the assistant manager in 1983 was now the manager but suffered under the new regime & subsequently left due to unfulfilled promises & uncorrected problems....not surprised really as the same problems exist today......refurbishment still has not been attempted but is to commence in 2018.......I wouldn't wait with bated breath as it was 15 years since we were last told that!!!!!!!!!!On the plus side........the beach is small but quaint.......the gardens are still nice but again unchanged.........nothing else to recommend it for except for its proximity to Holetown where there are multiple options for dining & entertainment.rex resorts need to rebuild rather than refurbish the property as it is totally unrecognisable from its heyday in 1980's........I know many will say I'm harking back to a bygone age but even Sandy Lane for better or worse was completely rebuilt & has emerged as a world class resort....not that I expect Discovery Bay to be "world class" but basic amenities & services are needed for to compete in today's market place unless you want to know to worse than ancient Butlins.......just a thought, so bewarned this is very "basic" accommodations & where do the on site management hide as we never saw any in the 3 days we spent there before we moved to hotels.

  • L_Robbo25 : Bedford, United Kingdom
Old Charm on the West Coast

This is our second visit to Discovery Bay and it was enjoyed as much as our first visit. Yes the bedrooms are a little tired,but they are very spacious, but how much time do you want to spend in your room, when you have a lovely pool and a beautiful sandy beach?The room we had this time was garden facing it was nice to sit on the balcony and watch the rain (it was rainy season after all), there was a fridge, safe and air conditioning, as it was ground floor room a net curtain would have been nice.The Wifi has been improved and there is access in the pool area, restaurant and front of the hotel, we were able to access the pool area wifi from our balcony.Once again the staff were brilliant, nothing too much trouble, helping us book a hire car, give directions and advise on things to do. The food, especially the local dishes were delicious. If other guest did not feed the birds or mongoose and put the lids back on dishes they would not be so pesky, the staff do their best to discourage them. The location of Discovery Bay is wonderful, the snorkeling, seeing turtles and stingrays as well as a number of brightly coloured fish right on your door step. You can borrow snorkels, SUP and kayaks from the beech front, and if you want to participate in the motorised sports they will help you book that. The best assets Discovery Bay has is its staff, location and charm.

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Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts
St. James Beach, Holetown Barbados

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