Sea Breeze Beach Hotel
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Location: Beachfront, 15 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport, 15 minutes to Bridgetown and 5 minutes to Oistins.
Overall excellent. Good location, very comfy large rooms, staff helpful & friendly, food & drinks of excellent standard. Stunning beach, very comfy chairs. Make sure you take advantage of the free water sports.
Very nice hotel staff excellent. Food in also excellent and the views of the Ocean are brilliant . The beds are huge. You can get the bus at the top of the road into Bridgetown. Good water sports all none motorised are free.
Hotel and staff were very attentive, friendly and helpful. Pool Bar service varied depending on the pool/beach you were at, excellent at the Adult pool/side beach but poor at the kids pool and main beach. Beaches not huge but were excellent.Azul restaurant food was excellent but the menu didn't change in the two weeks, not as bad as it sounds as you only get 2 visits per week but should really vary on alternate weeks. Other restaurant was good in the evenings but lunch was not that varied.Entertainment was generally good but quite samey. Not enough tables around the entertainment to get a seat if you eat later there is space so they can easily improve this.Rooms a little tired especially the bathrooms but not enough that it should put you off. Bed comfy and Aircon worked well.
We stayed at Sea Breeze for 11 nights starting 1st January 2017.The location is superb, with access to two beaches. The largest of the beaches has plenty of sun-loungers and is not that easily accessible to the public, so you don't get constantly hounded by people trying to sell you trips, jewellery and other items/substances. There are a couple who try and sell trips and jewellery but they are quite respectful and not persistent.The beach hut supplies beach towels for which you get one voucher per person and have to return the towels to get your vouchers back and avoid a $198 room charge. There is a hotel policy of only allowing towels to be left on sunbeds for an hour before they are removed. unfortunately this isn't enforced and when the hotel got busier but still less than 50% full, there was a problem with bed bagging around the adult only sun deck. I feel that the hotel either needs to enforce this policy or remove it. We didn't experience the same problem around the other pool that is by the Fish Pot bar that services excellent lunches like grilled fish, chicken, steak as well as wraps and sandwiches. we tended to use this as we really didn't want a full 3 course meal in the Mermaid at lunchtime.Special thanks go to Tyrone and Lisa who looked after guests around the pools. they both had the knack of being able to predict exactly when we were in need of refreshment and appeared with drinks in hand! Also a scoop of ice cream mid afternoon was a lovely touch and far better than filling up with afternoon tea that was served in the Mermaid.Breakfast was a buffet in the Mermaid. the usual standard fare plus a chef to make personalised omelettes and other egg dishes. A good selection.Lunch in the mermaid was buffet style. A decent main course selection. Starter quite limited. Desserts far too good to miss - a credit to the pastry chef who produced superb puddings!We were lucky to have a la carte dinner offered in the Mermaid in the first week when the hotel was very very quiet. the al la carte food was excellent in terms of quality, quantity and presentation. Then it changed to buffets which were quite disappointing, other than the desserts again. On the day when there was an influx of guests, but the hotel still not more than 50% full we were told, there was a big problem. all of the food was cold, the staff were overwhelmed as it appeared that the hotel hadn't staffed up for a big increase in holiday makers. Staff in Mermaid are generally efficient but sometimes a bit curt and impersonal. Whilst we were there the staff were told that the hotel is closing 1st May for refurbishment with it due to reopen before the season starts again in December 2017. Many were quite vocal with guests about how they felt about not know what is happening to them and the lack of information. Azul which is the formal a la carte restaurant is open daily except Sunday and Monday. you get a visit per week. there are choices that have a premium like lobster and steak, but there is enough to choose from on the menu if you don't want to have to pay a surcharge. Staff in this restaurant are excellent and a real cut above those in Mermaid.There aren't any programmed activities although there is a daily shuttle to Bridgetown that you pay for and there is windsurfing, boat trips and snorkelling equipment on offer. we were very happy with this but if you are expecting a big range of programmed activities you might want to look elsewhere.There is a small shop on site where you can buy emergency toiletries, towels, t-shirts and gifts, but you are probably best heading to Oistins or St Lawrence Gap where you'll have a better range available and better prices. Both are an easy walk, and the latter has you walk past the new Sandals development which is massive and a horrible blot on the landscape. But I suppose it is bringing employment to the island!We stayed in a superior beach front room which was lovely, no complaints at all. Plenty wardrobe and drawer space. a big walk-in shower and extremely comfortable bed. Truly ocean front as well, the sound of the sea very calming!Many of the staff are very good, especially those around the pool and in the bars, so it would be a shame if they didn't return after the closure. Existing rooms are being refurbished and a new block of 40 or so rooms is being built within the existing site. We obviously haven't seen the detailed plans but there is a slight concern that there isn't enough sun deck to accommodate what might be up to another 100 guests! the plan also seems ambitious so although we would like to return again in December 2017/January 2018 we have a slight concern as to what would happen to us if the work isn't complete. we certainly wouldn't want to pay to stay on a building site however little work is outstanding.We were invited by the management to a cocktail party on our second Monday. Hardly any guests attended and the manager either wasn't in attendance to greet his guests or kept a low profile. the Assistant General Manager was there but didn't mingle - we made a point of introducing ourselves to her and had a good chat about the planned changes and gave her positive feedback on our stay. There is a feeling that with the hotel being so quiet that the management could have been more proactive in seeking out their guests.The Spa was disappointing. It wasn't open daily and getting an appointment was difficult - the manager has to contact therapists to ask if they will come in as there isn't sufficient demand to have people on site. although this is commercially sound, we feel there's a huge lost opportunity for walk-ins if the hotel were to publicise the Spa more by having a placard and treatment leaflets more prominently displayed and in every room. Evening entertainment was generally of a high quality, especially the steel band and Virgo a trio of female singers who are fantastic. Not many people frequented the bar area after 22:30 when we ere there so there isn't a huge opportunity to mingle with other guests if you are a late nighter! Having said that Oscar the barman di stay till nearly 1am one night for us and another guest, even though we had to wake him from his slumbers on one of the couches when we wanted a top-up! He did produce excellent cocktails for us. But all in all we had a lovely holiday. Sea Breeze as it is currently configured is an excellent small and intimate hotel in which to relax and chill out. Bridgetown, St Lawrence Gap and Oistins are within easy reach. The latter two on foot. Bridgetown is a $40 15 minute or so ride.
Yet again we have had a fabulous holiday in the Sea Breeze, great food, great service and great weather..... oh and much improved wifi this year which please the teenagers. We would love to return next New Year but can't take the chance on leaving the booking until the hotel re opens after the renovation work.
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- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks
- Non-motorized water sports
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Fitness facilities
- Beach chairs and towels
- 78 rooms in three 3-storey buildings
- 3 restaurants
- 4 bars
- Evening entertainment
- 2 outdoor pools
- Whirlpools (fee)
- Gift shop
- Fitness facilities
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- 1 King bed and space for extra childs rollaway bed
- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Satellite TV
- Mini Fridge
- Tea and Coffee Making Facility
- Safety deposit box
- Max. 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
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Sea Breeze Beach HotelBridgetown,Barbados
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Maxwell Coast Road, Oistins Barbados
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