Island Inn Hotel
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After a week on the west coast at a large resort, we knew the Island Inn would be quite different but we were in fact very pleasantly surprised. This was very important as we were spending Christmas day and a 60th birthday there! With only 24 rooms, the facilities were inevitably restricted, and it is not right on the beach, but in every other respect it was excellent. The rooms were pleasant and well equipped. The food was excellent; very freshly cooked and varied. The bar was well stocked and the staff were very friendly and helpful. There was some form of entertainment nearly every night, but it was generally quite low-key and did not prevent us chatting and having a good time around the bar. Pebble Beach (absolutely no pebbles whatsoever!) really is just two minutes walk away and is small but perfectly formed. Larger beaches are also in easy walking distance, as is Bridgetown, if you don't mind a decent stroll. 'Reggae Buses' are a great way to travel up and down the road between Bridgetown and the hotel or in the other direction, Oistins is a must. Island Inn probably does not have enough going on for families but it's great for couples of all ages!
This is a very small friendly hotel.It has 24 rooms of which I recommend the garden view rooms.The only thing that stopped the hotel from gaining full marks is the the fact that the bathrooms are a bit dated and could do with a refit,but don't let that stop you from booking this hotel. The staff are exemplary and are a credit to the hotel.The food is fantastic and great value for all inclusive, the lamb shank was heavenly. And beers and spirits free from noon till eleven no restrictions. It is a clean hotel with a small swimming pool, which is freezing lol,The outside walkways are a bit uneven and liable to flooding in rainy periods. The whistling frogs are noisy but you soon get used to them.The new years Eve party was absolutely fantastic. I recommend you go to this hotel just for new year you will not be disappointed. Located a short walk to pebbles beach one of nicer beaches in Barbados and a short walk to the race course also near the bus stop for the fantastic experience of the local transport . Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the island Inn, brilliant staff great food great location .
I visited this hotel again this time with my boyfriend this time and I must say it was twice as nice. It is a small hotel but a perfect spot for couples as it is very quiet and relaxing, he did enjoy it as well. On arriving I was greeted by Receptionist Sharon who remembered me and she was very warm and welcoming as usual. We arrived after breakfast was served but she informed us that we could have called they would have facilitated us but it was ok because we got something right next door. We were early but our room was prepared for us after a short wait. We mostly stayed in as our visit was mostly for rest and relaxation. Housekeeping did a great job in keeping our room clean and well kept as per usual. The rooms had functional basic amenities, air conditioning, hot and cold shower cable tv etc. All meals were delicious as usual and the drinks were on point. There was live entertainment at dinner time which was entertaining as they performed different genres of local and international music. We went to Pebbles Beach and Brownes beach which were both short walking distances away. Both beaches were lovely. There is a pool at the back which also has chairs for relaxing. We went to Bridgetown to do a little shopping. It was quite easy to get around as there are always taxis and mini buses available. Overall my second stay here was great and do not mind making a third.
Only stayed for 1 night but generally had a good experience. The hotel is super friendly and feels very much like a small family run hotelOnly 1 bar and 1 restaurant but given the size of the hotel this isn’t a surpriseWe only had 2 issues worth mentioning 1. We were in room 10 next to reception and bar so relatively noisy. It also adjoined the hotel toilets!2. Despite surviving almost 2 weeks without being bitten we did get quite badly bitten on our night at this hotel
We stayed here for two weeks in room 3, which is in the main building. All the essentials provided, safe, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, beach towels, toiletries, tea/coffee kettle. For storage there is a good sized wardrobe, drawers and a couple of cupboards. The air con works extremely well and is silent. The rooms were cleaned to a very good standard throughout our stay, and the level of cleanliness was very good throughout the hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful in the main. Food is of a good standard. With the exception of a couple of days a week when there is a buffet the food is waitress service. Throughout our two week stay there was no repetition and choices were always a choice of two starters, usually one a soup of which all were very tasty. For main courses there's were usually four choices. One vegetarian, one fish and then two meat. There were then usually a couple of dessert choices and ice cream was available at every meal. At breakfast it was buffet service, and always included the usual cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts, bacon, sausage,eggs (scrambled on the buffet or order if you prefer them cooked a different way), baked beans, etc. During the late afternoon there were also sandwiches and cakes served. If you wished to have a packed lunch you order it the previous day and fill in a form indicating what you want. This is then supplied on the day in a cool bag with ice. As the title suggests the hotel is quiet, there is entertainment 3 times a week in the form of a singer(s), other than that very little happens around the hotel. The beach is just across the road where you can hire sunbeds and parasols at 20bds. The pool and pool area is small and could do with a little tlc, we did not really sit around the pool as it wasn't that inviting as it seemed to be cluttered due to the small area and the fact that it is so close to the pool rooms. The hotel is ideally located for getting round. It is close enough to Bridgetown being a 15 minute stroll either along the beach or on the road. There are plenty of buses to get about. If, like me you like to get your laundry done whilst away, then there is a laundry on the opposite side of the main road by the hotel. You just take a bagful and it is charged by weight. It is approx 4bds per 1lb and is generally ready for collection the following day. There were some works going on in the courtyard dining area whilst we were there and therefore seating for meals was limited in that area and the indoor area that was used during this time wasn't the most pleasant area to sit and some days even though there were spare tables in the outdoor area the waitresses seemed reluctant to allow you to sit there directing you to the indoor area, so it did become a little bit of a battle of wills to sit outside in the main dining area. Hopefully this was just a temporary measure until the maintenance works were completed. On the whole this was a good hotel which could just do with a little bit of attention in certain areas.
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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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