The Club Barbados Resort & Spa
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Great location and really good food and drinks in this all inclusive hotel. Great choices and eating off the al a carte menus in the evening makes it feel like you're going out. We use The Club as a base and go off around the island surfing and exploring but love coming back each afternoon. Staff are all really friendly and you immediately feel very chilled and at home here. Good selection of free water sports for guests and the snorkelling 100m out to the front (marked by white buoys) is brilliant with loads of sea life and a sunken wreck. We love it and will keep coming back if it carries on being run and managed like this. Ocean loft rooms at the front are worth paying for if you want clear unobscured views of the Caribbean sea.
A much anticipated return to The Club but, oh dear, were we in for a disappointment. The change is unbelievable, the drop in standards totally unjustifiable---we could hardly believe we were in the same place. (Read my earlier review of the club from last time we were here) Many of the older staff, in the restaurant for example, are still SO good at what they do and are still as polite and helpful as they ever were, but many of the younger ones appear badly trained and, to be honest, don't seem to even want to be there preferring to chat amongst themselves rather than attend to the needs of the guests. I watched one couple ask repeatedly for water at lunch, and eventually they just helped themselves. Also, very sadly missed was the live piano music during dinner. This has now been replaced by raucous piped music which is enough to put one off one's meal entirely!! I must mention our two Saga reps, Marcy(an absolute gem, as always) and Roy, her ''partner in crime'' He is a joy, happy, cheerful, knowledgeable, polite, (whatever you're paying him, Saga, he's worth at least double--a great asset to your company) To get back to the holiday itself, there were SO many small niggles which, added together, ruined what should have been a glorious holiday on this beautiful island and The Club REALLY needs to get it's act together or face complete disaster. We spoke to many, many couples who, like us, were guests of long standing and heard the same complaints as we made, from them. So sad to see this lovely place go downhill and REALLY hope that someone, somewhere, does something about it before it's too late. We certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone, as it stands and can say, without doubt, we shall NOT be back. From Dorothy Walker and Peter Avill
We have just returned from 2 weeks at the club Barbados resort, we were celebrating our friends birthdays. We had a friendly arrival with a lovely rum punch, an easy checkin. Richard then helped us to our room 161 with our bags, he told us enroute a lot about the resort. After unpacking we headed to the sunset restaurant for our evening meal, it was a lovely BBQ this night. The food has been amazing throughout our stay, a wonderful breakfast serving fruit cereals, yogurts, priidge, eggs omelettes pancakes, toast waffles bacon sausage beans tomatoes, lunch was always delicious too with soup, a wrap station, burgers hot dogs, fresh grilled fish salads, selection of meats cheeses, hot meals like sweet & sour lamb, chicken rice & peas and always deserts and wine flowing. Our evening meals were great, you could book yourself into the main sunset restaurant or the typical Began restaurant called Enid's. The food at booth was great, and always alacarte. The staff are all wonderful so friendly, the girls in reception are great, our Rep was Yvette, she was great too, the lady's on the front desk at he restaurant were so friendly, sapphire was on of their names and Carmella I think, our waiters and waitresses were all very efficient and friendly, we clelbtraged 2 birthdays whilst there and had lovely beach front tables all nicely set with birthday confetti etc and they always came over to sing to us all. Amir was a very good tour guide, we went on the island tour and the history tour and rum tasting. We went on the reggae bus to OIsitnns fish restaurants, it was a great evening. The Catamaran tour was great and you could swim with the turtles and the food and drink on there was very good too and a great atmosphere. We had good entertainment at the resort, we wished it could of gone on until midnight though as it seemed an early finish, we did head over to the piano a bar a few times which was good, the one thing I would say as the air on doenst. Red tobe on so hi this time of year, we were freezing in there. Collis and sylvester and ingrid were great behind the bars, they mad us all some fabulous drinks. Devour housekeeper Eva was very good too. Our roo, was cleaned daily with fresh towels and linen most days. We had a ground floor room with a terrace overlooking the pools, we had a double room bathroom and a sitting area. As the resort is quite small we got to know so many people it was so friendly. The beach and beds were nice and you could walk along a short way if you wanted to avoid the rocks. The free water sports were good too. I would love to return to this resort again as we all had such a great holiday. Well done to Andrew and all the team there is too many to mention you are all doing a grand job. Sandra & Steve
From the minute we arrived in reception and were greeted by smiling staff offering a rum punch to the second we left, the service, politeness of ALL the staff was second to non.The hotel is small by comparison to some hotels (150+) rooms, which only added to our holiday. The rooms were spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds and nice fluffy towels( which were change daily if you so wished).Plenty of sun beds around the pool, on the lawned area or facing the beach altough there are signs saying no reserving of beds the prime spots were taken before 8.30am. Iced water was available in a dispenser by the pool and on the beach front, nice touch. Access to the sea is down a few steps, so you can't have a sun bed on the beach, unless you like getting wet when the tide comes in. But sun beds are place over the sea wall on a "beach" area next to which is a bar.The food was varied and plentyful with something for every taste / diet. The maitre de who seated you at each meal time soon learnt which table / area of the dining you you prefered and if possible accommodated you there. Buffet style breakfast, lunch and 2 dinners at the other dinners it was waitress a la carte service. All the waitresses were attentive and friendly (especially Natasha) topping up your glass and clearing plates etc.We had a problem with our shower but the problem was swiftly dealt with by the duty manager who moved us to a new room .Free water sport for anyone interested or you can walk for miles along the beach to walk off all the calories you consume with the food and free drinks !!!We had a trip out via taxi to Hunte's gardens, well worth a visit if you are into gardening. We got a taxi from out side the shopping centre( cheaper than booking from the hotel 60 BD each way).
We've just had a fabulous holiday with friends at this hotel. Everything about this hotel is great. The grounds are very spacious, well kept and full of all the exotic trees and plants you expect in the Caribbean. We had an oceanfront room on first floor. The view was fabulous, looking straight out across the sea. It was a very good size, very comfortable bed and 2 large doors that opened out to a juliet type balcony. It was so nice to lay in bed and hear the waves!Food quality and choice was excellent. The Sunset restaurant (main one) was for breakfast and lunch (buffet style) and dinner - Mondays buffet style, Saturdays barbeque and the other days waitress a la carte. Enids is the Bajan style restaurant - again excellent food quality and choice. Bookings for dinner in either restaurant are made at breakfast and can be made up to one day in advance. We never had a problem of booking either restaurant.All the staff were very friendly and worked hard to ensure the stay was good. Its difficult to name particular people as all were excellent - Heather at the egg station, Patricia, Yvette - tour advisor, ladies on reception (sorry cant remember names), beach and Sunset bar staff, Amir - tour guide, to name few. It was also very nice that on a few occasions in the evening a chef came out to speak to people in the restaurant, asking if they enjoyed the food, were we having a good holiday and for any comments. Also Andrew, the General Manager was always around, mixing and talking to the guests. There were always plenty of sunbeds and chairs wherever you wanted although perhaps a few more umbrellas along the ones at the front over looking the water and at the side of the beach bar would be good. Evening entertainment was good and varied - singers, groups, DJ and excellent steel band. It always finished at 11.00pm which is good - no loud music going on late into the night to keep you awake!Yes, a wonderful, relaxing and very enjoyable holiday. Can't wait to return!!
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 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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