Island Inn Hotel
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It is small and perfectly formed, just 24 rooms which means the staff get to know you very quickly. Without exception they are very warm, very friendly, nothing is too much trouble. 2 minutes to the beach, if you get up early you can see racehorses being exercised in the sea, just wonderful. The rooms have the best air conditioning ever, wonderful to escape the heat. Food is high quality, they are happy to do eggs to order for breakfast, save you a favourite dessert, just so accommodating. We are loving our time here, come and explore you won't be disappointed. They have a sister hotel, Mango Bay, which you can visit for the day, just tell reception the night before.
Stayed for 10 days in June 2017. The hotel was partially flooded when we arrived due to a seasonal storm and some inadequate drainage, which caused a short delay in getting to our rooms while someone brushed the standing water away. After settling in, we explored the area and found the hotel well situated to the beaches, both easily reachable by a short 2-5 min walk. The rooms were reasonably well appointed with good functional air conditioning, which was really welcome on the hotter days.The meals at the hotel were all very good with a good variety in the menu each day, the packed lunch alternative was basic but adequate for those days we chose to tour the island. Good points: a quiet relaxed atmosphere, well situated for superb beaches, easy access to Bridgetown, Oiistins and st Lawrence gap by local bus, good area for early morning walks at the Garrison Savannah, small but adequate pool and little used Gym, useful that you can also take a trip to the sister hotel in St James and use their facilities for the day ( Take care if you go by bus, some of those drivers are crazy!)Things that could be better: Annoying there's no internet availability in the rooms, only available in and around the reception area, the brick courtyard with open water drains looks lovely and rustic but was a magnet for bugs and mosquitoes (beware in the rainy season you will get bitten to death from the knee down), the offer of beach chairs and sun parasols available for hire from reception proved to be baseless ( a bit annoying that the broken parasol was only found after walking down to the beach and when returning for replacement was told that it was last hired out 8 months before so had been broken and not checked since!)Overall we had a lovely relaxed holiday at the Island in, the staff were friendly and always pleasant, Brownes beach (5 mins walk ducking under the pier at the Marriott) is idyllic with no problem any time of the day to find your little piece of paradise.
Came for the cricket and horse racing so this was a perfect location and only 50 yards from the beach. A very clever conversion of the old Garrison rum store into a lovely small hotel. Menu was a bit repetitive but at such a good price for all inclusive we didn't mind eating out a couple of times - particularly the Oistins fish fry on a Friday night. Also get up early and see the racehorses being exercised in the sea - don't miss Leftie's on the beach for a breakfast bap of flying fish, cheese egg and bajan sauce. Truly brilliant
I stayed at this hotel in the month of November. The rooms were lovely and the air conditioning was very effective. The staff were great as was the food. My main issues were poor WiFi reception in the individual rooms. You had to go to reception to get a decent signal. The weather was oppressively hot but there were very few parasols for use in the common areas in the central areas. I have therefore dropped a star for this. The location of the hotel is superb and is a 15-20 min walk into Bridgetown if you can bear the heat. In conclusion I recommend this hotel subject to the caveats stated above.
The Island Inn is absolutely faultless in what it stands for. The staff afre great and it is a quiet restfull place. Food is well presented and served impeccably. So congratulations to the Island Inn. But why only a 3 star. Well in a way it is not the Island Inns fault. We have many years experience of all inclusive where one can graze across many dishes picking those you like and refraining from thos that you dont. his is not possible at eth Island Inn. It is very small which limits your choice and you therefore have to confirm your presence for both lunch and dinner and there are limited choices.But the ambience is great , if a little quiet after 8 pm. What Island Inn do they do well but if you have experienced larger hotels , all inclusive you might end up a tad dissappointed. On a detail note for Island Inn we had to make tea in our room with coffee mate , milk might have been more appropriate . Frogs were a bit noisy after dark too.That said we enjoyed our stay at the Island Inn but as a previous contributor it was a bit like the curates egg!
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- Items of a personal nature
- Afternoon tea
- All drinks except wine by the bottle, champagne and bottled water
- Entertainment 3 nights weekly
- Government tax
- 24 Rooms
- Tour desk
- King Bed (Twin beds avail on request)
- air conditioning
- telephone (intl direct dial)
- alarm clock
- in-room safe
- iron & ironing board
- coffee maker
- beach/pool towels
- Located in the original historic building of the hotel with the old exposed brick set in a rich soft stone mortar
- Standard rooms are smaller than the other room categories
- Maximum occupancy 2 adults or 1 adult 1 child
Resort Location Map
Island Inn HotelBridgetown,Barbados
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Aquatic Gap, Garrison Historic Area St Michael, Bridgetown Barbados
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