Island Inn Hotel
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Peacful, friendly, honest and outgoing. My wife and I decided to take my parents on their first ever, all inclusive trip. My parents are 67 and 72 years old reapectively with different ailments. They had never stayed at a hotel before or ever took a vacation anywhere in the world. With these constraints, my wife and I meticulously combed through the options to make their first experience a truly memorable one. Island inn was PERFECT!!!! Just as pictured online, no stairs or lengthy distances, perfectly self contained, extremely helpful and patient staff. Beatiful pool, delicious food all day, Hasani and the other bartenders keep the best drinks flowing. Carol at the check in desk is an absolute delight. Best of all it is nestled close to Brown Sugar, a gorgeous beach with sparkling blue water, watersports and more, a plaza for food/ammenities, 2 gas stations and public transportation. Just 10 mins from boatyard, 15 mins from St Lawrence and about 20 mins from the airport. IMPECCABLE!!!
My husband and I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Island Inn. The staff are friendly and make you feel really welcome. The hotel is small and quaint and is a stones throw from Pebbles Beach. The food is really good and the menu is different every day. I would recommend this hotel if you are wanting a quiet holiday with good food where you want to relax and unwind.We met some lovely people in particular Gill and Ian, Neil and Trudi, Julie and Steve, Gill and Mike and Joyce and Graham.The only thing I will say about the hotel is that my husband and I got really badly bitten by mosquitoes and majority of these happened in the room and dining area. They need to treat rooms and communal areas on a daily basis to stop this from happening. We also got caught in a storm and were trapped in our room as there were no umbrellas provided in the rooms for instances like this so we were not able to get to dinner one of the nights as the rain was torrential and would have soaked us to the skin. Other than this the holiday was good, thanks to Gill R for arranging a whistle stop tour of the island with Darcy tours.Allison & Paul
We stayed for a few nights in September 2016.Check in was painless, the receptionist was excellent, explaining the facilities, meal times etc and we were shown to our room which was a "garden room" at the the bar end of the hotel. First impressions of the room were good, very clean with plenty of soft towels available, shower worked well, nice toiletries etc.There was however an odd smell in the bedroom which we could not identify the source of. It was a bit like cat urine to be honest but was definitely not present in the bathroom so very odd. We went round sniffing everything to try and find out what it might be but could not find anything. Maybe from a stale mop or something but it persisted throughout our stay, we just got used to it after a while.The bed linen was lovely and clean, the bed was a touch on the firm side but fine for us. There was a safe with a key to store valuables.We found the air conditioning had a mind of its own, it had a wall mounted digital control set to 20 degrees, the room however was too hot and so we turned it to a lower temperature but it didn't make much difference. It had a habit of turning itself off in the night and so we would turn it on again the following morning.The housekeeping staff always reset the temperature to 20 degrees after cleaning the room so we would then lower it again. Battle of wills! There was a large fan provided in the room which we used some of the time but we found it too noisy to leave on at night. Having read some of the reviews before we came we brought a mosquito net but did not need it as we did not have mosquitoes in our room....probably because they were all in the lounge!As our room was at the bar/kitchen end of the hotel we found the noise from the staff coming on duty in the early morning quite loud, also the phone in the reception area woke us up frequently.The garden rooms had an outside porch area which would have been lovely to sit in, unfortunately the guests in the adjacent room to ours chain smoked constantly the whole time they were outside their room so we only made use of this area a couple of times as it was too unpleasant for us non smokers.The wifi only works in the reception lounge/bar area and does not extend to the rooms which is a shame. It works well in the lounge but see below.....The lounge area has comfy chairs, a book case of paperbacks and a computer for guests to use, it is a nice space but quite dark and could be brightened up I feel. The main problem with it however is the mosquitoes which lurk there, they are terrors, we covered ourselves in Deet to deter them but if we missed a spot of skin, a mosquito would find it and bite so we were on edge all the time we were in there using the wifi.We found the hotel food excellent and the staff were mostly cheery and friendly. If you needed something they would try and help you.The bar staff were also excellent, as the hotel is small you soon make friends with the other guests and its enjoyable to chat at the circular bar about your day.We asked other visitors how they had been enjoying their stay, most were positive but they were not in rooms near the bar so maybe getting a better sleep.The pool area is ok except there is only one spot where there is any shade, so if you dont like the sun you are practically sitting in someone's porch. Once again though the mosquitoes are a problem and we got bitten lying in the one shady spot that we bagged each day. The pool itself is fine for a dip.There is a small gym with some free weights, benches, running machine, cross trainer etc, perfectly adequate for some holiday exercise.....however despite being fitted with a very expensive looking air conditioner, the staff were unable to find the remote control to operate it so I suffered an unasked for sauna in there, trying to work out in the 30 plus degree heat! I saw nobody else use the gym, far too hot to exercise without working cooling so a nice facility going to waste.The hotel is minutes, more like seconds from the beach and buses run into Bridgetown from a nearby road so the hotel is is ideally located in this part of Barbados. I think the hotel could make more of it's historical location, maybe some nice signage explaining what the buildings were to give context to where you are staying.We like choosing small boutique hotels over the big chains whenever we can but if I were staying in this area again I would likely choose the Radisson which is opposite the Island Inn. The Island Inn has friendly staff, the food and service are excellent but I do not think we will be returning here due to the negative points which for us outweighed the positives. We were maybe unlucky having a room at the noisier end of the hotel, if I did stay here again I would ask for a room at the pool end of the hotel.
This is our second stay at the Island Inn and we were not disappointed. It is a small and very peaceful place. The food is great, the staff even greater and the beach just a 2 minute walk. Thoroughly enjoyed our 19 days and will definitely visit again 👍
We were lucky enough to have picked the Island Inn for our wedding. The staff could not do enough for us, taking us to get our license and sorting out the flowers and cake etc. A fortnight we will never forget. Would recommend a visit, we will return for one of our anniversaries
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- 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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