Island Inn Hotel
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We spent 10 nights here, have visited Barbados several times before in fact it where we met four years ago. We were married in Uk and went back to Barbados for honeymoon . Everything was superb, the food was far better than any where else we stayed and the staff nothing was too much trouble. Everything was spotlessly clean all in all definitely worth the money. Very peaceful and quiet and being a small hotel was more intimate than our previous hotels. Would definitely recommend .
We had an enjoyable week here but with a few adjustments this hotel could be fantastic. The staff work very hard to keep this small hotel running well. The gardens are pretty and well kept and the rooms cleaned every day. The rooms around the pool are really nice and roomy. The food is wonderful, not always a buffet but always well presented and very tasty. The drinks from the bar are also top notch, excellent top quality (Gordon's gin). The Pina Colada were great. However, it does have it's issues, which if addressed could take this hotel to another level. It needs a lick of paint here and there. The only internet access is available in the reception area/lobby but there is no air cooling system here. Air con or at least electric fans should be used to keep the area cooler. Also a water cooler should be installed so cool water is available when the bar is closed. This area is rife with mosquito, almost everyone had bites on their legs.Also, more umbrellas are required around the pool, there are not enough for the sunbeds and the sun is baking hot. The patio area also needs more seating and umbrellas. There are only 6 seats around the bar and although this hotel is small, there are not enough seats outside. The hotel has it own cat which is lovely, the little birds around the hotel also provide entertainment around the dining area, which is open.The beach is 2 minutes away and is lovely but the sunbeds and umbrellas cost a hefty $50 Barbados dollars. All in all, we enjoyed our stay here.
I may be biased, but this was our 4th visit to this hotel and we love it, the staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. There is no wifi in the rooms only in the reception, bar and lounge, but because ithe hotel is part of a UNESCO Heritage Site they can't do anything about that. If you want small, friendly and quiet this is the place to stay. It is not really suitable for young children or teens. The food is varied and not a buffet for every meal . Pebbles Beach is just 2 minutes wal from the hotel and in my opinion better than the much hyped Carlise Beach next door and is known as the 'locals' beach, so it is busy on a Sunday, but the atmosphere is great. We said we would never go back anywhere again when we started travelling but this hotel just keeps luring us back. What else can I say?
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two weeks in August. I had read some negative comments about Island Inn on here, and was not expecting it to be as wonderful as it was. What I would say is, if you are looking for a busy, party style hotel, this is not for you. It is a truly laid back, quiet hotel. Although all inclusive, there were no loud, intoxicated guests at the bar. Please don't get me wrong when I say this. I do understand some people enjoy this type of holiday, and I for one have been one of those loud, intoxicated people at bars whilst on holiday, but I am just pointing out to those who may plan to visit, that it is just a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.We had a standard room with a double bed. It was spacious and very clean. The bed was absolutely huge and so comfy. There is a small swimming pool with adequate chairs and loungers. It is a small hotel so staff got to know you very quickly and catered very well to individual needs. They were very professional and nothing was too much trouble for them. Really lovely staff. The restaurant was amazing, especially in the evening when it was all lit up with fairy lights. Lunch and dinner was beautifully presented and delicious. Breakfast was buffet style and repetitive, but there was enough choice, and again well cooked and tasty. There is wifi in the reception lounge and restaurant areas, but not in rooms. There is a courtyard with cobbled stones and ornamental pools which was a lovely area to sit and relax in. The hotel is very well situated. You can walk to centre of the Capital, Bridgetown, in approx 20 mins, or get a ZR van or transport bus. The ZR's are an experience in themselves. They run regularly and they squash in as many people as they can for just $2 Barbados dollars. Be prepared to hold on for dear life as they drive quite quickly. If that is not for you, then get the ordinary bus which costs the same. St Laurence Gap, which has bars, clubs and restaurants is in the opposite direction to Bridgetown, takes approx 10-15 mins drive on the ZR's or buses. Again, just $2. Pebbles beach is a stones throw from the hotel. It is absolutely beautiful. Two loungers and a parasol to rent could cost up to a hefty $40 Barbados dollars. I have stayed in Barbados numerous times at different hotels, but Island Inn was our first visit. We absolutely loved it. It met our needs and the staff were amazing. Thank you all. We'll definitely be back.
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.
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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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