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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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  • KawasakiKay : Guildford, United Kingdom
Give this place a chance!

I have recently returned from a holiday at Discovery Bay. I was anxious after reading some of the reviews but all I can say is that I had a fantastic holiday. Yes the hotel is a bit tired looking but to be honest I liked it as it was.We met some fantastic people. The hotel was by no means full but all the guests got to know each other which was really nice. I specifically booked this hotel because my partner hates noisy loud music nights and they only have entertainment about 3 times in the week which suited us. So please if you want a loud noisy hotel dont book this and then moan there was no entertainment! It's just a bit of background music such as a singer. If you want to jump about we were told there was a Karoke bar a couple of streets away, we didn't go! The staff are hard working and will get involved to make your holiday memorable. The reception staff are so helpful they will book restaurants arrange taxi's and organise your trips for you.The selection of food isn't enormous but it is more than plentiful. At breakfast there is toast, eggs (all types as they set up an omelette station and the lady will cook you any eggs you want!!!) There are cereals, yogurts and fruit, beans, bacon etc. Lunchtime salads and burgers and fish and other meat dishes or pasta dishes and evening meal again enough choice there was even a roast. I must admit I read a review regarding vegetarian meals saying people would struggle!. This person must have got their hotels muddled up because that wasn't the case at this hotel. I am vegetarian and every morning at breakfast the lady would discuss the evening menu with me and if there was nothing I could eat she gave me a list with a load of vegetarian dishes they would prepare for me. Yes this is one of the cheaper hotels and as they say "you get what you pay for". The location is great the beach is great and the snorkelling is fantastic! If you are on a bit of a budget you cant go wrong with this hotel but don't moan about it if you are used to 4 star and above.We are going back next year and this hotel will be our first choice.

  • davidcachia : Datchet, United Kingdom
Freindly hotel with a dedicated manager

I have stayed at the Discovery Bay many times, its location is excellent. My last visit was in November 2015. This hotel once had a cult following and has hosted some great holidays. The manager whom I hope is still around Brian Carter bends over backwards to make sure guests are looked after. I am sure I am biased but I have never met such an enthusiastic manager where nothing is too much trouble. This hotel may not be the most lush but the people and its management make it for me.

  • Deborah D : Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
A very good 3 star Hotel

We stayed in this hotel in September 2016 and were pleased to be up graded to a sea facing room at no extra cost when we had booked a rear garden room. Our room was big, spacious and clean and had the most lovely view of the beach and sea.The hotel itself was very clean, food was good and the staff were brilliant. They were always attentive even to the extent that if you put your fork down it was cleared away asap!!The pool and the pool area was spotless, always clean and very well maintained.All in all we had a lovely relaxing stay here, if you are looking for a good 3 star hotel this hotel is the hotel to come to!If you are looking

  • jobbie : Scotland
So so

We knew what type of hotel we were getting for the price we paid. Pay 3 star prices get a 3 star hotel...most of the time yes, but this was more of a 2 star hotel.You can't fault the beach. Lovely with a clear sea. Food, very poor. A menu goes up each day and it looks like a large choice of food will be on offer. Not so. Very limited choice and if you are a vegetarian, you will struggle unless you want to eat tomatoes every day/night.We ended up eating out a few nights at local places.If you are looking for night time entertainment in the hotel, forget it. A Tuesday night is the 'managers cocktail party'. Bit of a joke really as he only seems to be interested in talking to returning guests and seems to vanish every now and then. Maybe it's not for him?Bars/drink, another joke. Decent enough beer, but for atmosphere you would get a better laugh at a funeral. Most of the bar staff were fine apart from 'smiler' with the glasses and dreads. She normally worked at the 'poolside bar'. Please get a life. Civility costs nothing. Rooms, decent enough.All in all, I would go back to Barbados in a flash, but not to this hotel.

  • KeithW1492 : Paignton
Third visit. Silver wedding

Excellent location. Excellent friendly staff. Superb snorkelling off the beach. Sept quiet period and hotel open in Sept for first time in 3 years . Very few customers - as result the place felt empty and the food was not up to the standard we would have liked ( and experienced previously- 3rd visit).It was OK but poor variety (fish or chicken mainly with the fish(different types) cooked in the same way each day). Starters were unimpressive as were puddings. Little in the way of local specialities (eg Caribbean curry, flying fish etc). Very good value for money given all inclusive. Set a dress code (trousers for men in the restaurant but failed to implement it) - more like a cafe. We received an upgraded beachfront room ( as we were married at the hotel 25 years ago) which was fine although a bit dated- no problem. Staff were brilliant in adversity- providing a full service in the brunt of tropical storm Matthew.We would return again because of the excellent staff and location but really wish they could upgrade the hotel to a better standard for a west coast hotel - particularly the food ( although they may do this in higher season).

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

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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