The Club Barbados Resort & Spa
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We arrived at the Club on 5th June it all looked ok until early next morning about 5 am onwards the noise from the main road about 100 yards from the room was terrible, we complained and requested a room change but was met with problems from management but they did sort things out and moved us to another room across the opposite side and it turns out it was close to the area where all the hotel working area is again from about 05:30 every morning staff coming into work and parking their cars, pushing trolleys up and down access road shouting to each other then one morning I could hear what I thought was road works digging up the access road outside our room I got dressed and went outside I asked a member of staff whats the noise was he told me they were breaking ice inside the building ?, we had numerous other problems and the management tried to go out of their way to put thing right until we went to the restaurant for dinner at 7pm as we had made the booking at that time for every night only to be told we are not booked till 7:30pm someone has changed the time so my wife said your joking I am starving to which the hotel staff member said I am starving to which the staff member said Madam you are not not starving you are hungry the children in Africa are starving in a very abrupt manner she then showed us to a table which did not suit us so she said its that or none at the moment and you will not get the table we want at 7:30pm either, we reported it to the general manager when I said I would be contacting Tripadvisor next day they upgraded us to a second floor room overlooking the beach all well at last until a day or so later some people checking out at 03:30 were bringing their suit cases down the wooden stairs with the case's bang bang bang on every step and not just one case, another evening my wife was getting ready for dinner and as she went to slide the wardrobe glass door open the door came off the slider she thought it was going fall on her, we will not be returning to this hotel ever again, In would like to thank management for their efforts to sort out all the problems
Excellent food, drinks, service, people, cleanliness of resort... just no big beach without a bit of a walk but that was not an issue for me.. loved this resort and the island!! Can't wait to go back! Not for kids under 16 though!
My husband and I had a week's break at the Club Barbados, visiting for the first but certainly not for the last time. We could not fault anything. The location, our room, the food, the drinks...everything was superb. Surprisingly so, having read some of the reviews before we left home. We shall be back!
This is a great place for a chilled weeks stay. We were at the end of the season so it wasn't at all crowded, the staff were all very friendly, the food was well presented and cooked and there was always plenty of choice (I am vegetarian and had no issues despite my inital concern about the lack of protein sources and just getting vegetables and rice all week - there was plenty of variety including a superb local blue cheese) Special mention to Gillian who was very professional when we arrived and resolved the mess Booking.com had made of the booking calmly and without a fuss and the seafront table and fizz at dinner on the first evening were very much appreciated. Richard was also very helpful with all our luggage. We had a blast with the staff who all seemed to enjoy working there. The seafront room was excellent and the maintenance team has to be the most efficient I have ever experienced. Two issues were resolved while we were out of the room in less than an hour both times - including fixing/replacing a broken tap - well impressive! I also woke up with a debilitating bout of Chronic Labrynthitis the morning we were due to fly home and a spare room was found for me after we checked out and I was looked after very well apparently although I really don't have much recollection of what was going on - so a very big thank you to everyone who helped me out that day including a couple of lovely guests sitting in the foyer. Swimming at the front of the hotel was easier than it looked so don't be daunted by the waves, it's quite safe (except on the occasional stormy day when they have to fly the red flag). Other beaches are within an easy stroll so the lack of beach wasn't an issue for us although it might be if you like to stroll straight out onto a beach from a hotel. We do like to try different hotels and islands but would happliy return here for a week as part of a two centre holiday.
Where do I start? First of all the staff was very friendly. Always speaking and trying to make you as comfortable as possible. This was our first time visiting an all-inclusive property. The food was o.k. The breakfast omelets were the best. Lunch buffet was plentiful. Dinner was a buffet when we first arrived then switched to a menu for the remaining days we were there. I really preferred ordering from the menu. The restaurant upstairs didn't seem any better than the more casual one. With that said...a lot of food for the money. You never will be hungry! I will tell you I witnessed someone licking one of the buffet spoons and then placing it back down for others to use. I thought I was seeing things! The drinks were plentiful. But really not a lot of top shelf liquor. And if you wanted one you must request it. The frozen cocktails were always good but you can only drink so many of those. We upgraded our room to an ocean view which was nice. No negatives with the room at all. The wifi is a bit archaic. To be able to use it you have to be in one of the common areas. We did find that we could go walk out the back of our room and get it. We found that annoying. For those of you who like to take long walks on the beach forget it. Even though we knew we couldn't put our toes in the water behind our room we thought we could walk just a bit down the way to do that. We never found that. We are avid walkers and did not find Barbados very walking friendly. So we gave up and just ate and drank...lol! We did a couple of tours with Amir who is the tour guy for the resort. Our first tour was a tour around the Island. What delightful tour it was! We were the only ones on the tour and it was a lot of fun. Great sights on the other side and Amir was most informative about the Island. One of the highlights of our trip. Would highly recommend this tour. Then the next day we went on the Cave tour with Amir. It was a rainy day so it could have been better weather wise. The cave is a sight to see. Beautiful and then we visited Orchid World. Beautiful flowers and gardens. Made for a nice morning on a rainy day. We did the cooking class the resort offers and had a nice time doing that. Chef Ruby was very nice and fun! I must warn those who are over 6'2 or so to watch your head as walking around on the property. My husband came home with bruises and gashes on the top of his head from bolts that hang down from the ceilings everywhere. Even though he knew they were there at times sometime you just forget...and no he wasn't drinking at those times. I saw him fall to the ground from the hard hit he took from the low hanging ceilings with bolts. They really need to put up some padding or something to help with that or maybe a warning of some sort. The entertainment at night was nice. Have to say everyone seemed to be very talented. We went to the Piano Bar a couple of times and had a really nice time. Found it to be the late night crowd still looking to have some fun. All in all..we had an o.k. time but we will not be back to The Club or Barbados. Just not what we were looking for in a "beach vacation." Been to Aruba three other times and always had a much better experience. We were just looking to try something different.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- Room service
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am-2am)
- Sunfish Sailing
- Pedal Boat
- Banana Boat Rides
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Tennis with instruction
- Golf green fees and mandatory golf carts
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Cardiovascular workout, Step aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Manager's cocktail party
- 161 rooms in seven 3-storey buildings.
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 161 Rooms
- Buffet and a la carte restaurants (Reservations required, dress code)
- 2 bars
- Evening entertainment
- 3 outdoor pools, free form
- 1 lit tennis court on-site
- Shopping on-site (Souvenir gift shop)
- Fitness facilities (fee)
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- WiFi in lobby
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Ceiling fan
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full Bathroom
- Coffee/tea maker
- Max occupancy 2
Oceanview Deluxe Room has same as above & Balcony or Patio with ocean view.
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The Club Barbados Resort & SpaBridgetown,Barbados
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