The Club Barbados Resort & Spa
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- All Inclusive Features
Overall we had a very good first experience at the club Barbados. It was our first time on the island so it was nice to know that you had a location with safe food, security, and activities available. That said, once we ventured out we realize that Barbados is one of the most developed and safe islands that we have been to in the Caribbean so we somewhat regret being more tied to an all inclusive resort but it wasn't a bad way to be introduced to Barbados either. We still ventured out several days and nights and had a wonderful time, but I'm not certain I would have opted for an all inclusive vacation had I understood what the island was like before we arrived. None of that is a problem with Club Barbados, it's why I say to understand what type of trip you're looking for before you book. The Club had some good water sport options available on site including a short fishing trip, unguided snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards, and if you timed low tide correctly you could take great long walks down some beautiful public beaches. The sun lounging areas fill up quickly so if that's your thing you should be an early riser, my wife is not, especially not on vacation. We were in a renovated room which was very nice. It had a view of the gardens and pool area with a view from the open air lounge area of the Caribbean Sea. We were very pleased with the rooms. Meal times are scheduled so be prepared to operate on a routine. This worked perfectly well for us but if your ideal vacation involves meals whenever you want it available then this probably is not a good option for you. The only thing that prevents me from rating the Club higher than average is the staff and it was not all of them. We met some wonderful, warm and incredibly friendly staff at the club who made our stay much more enjoyable. My wife and I discussed between us to make sure we both had the same experience. We found a larger portion of the male staff to be very outgoing and friendly while a larger number of the female staff you sometimes felt like you were inconveniencing them by asking a question or approaching about a normal job function like checking in. This wasn't all male staff and all female staff, just higher probability for some reason and we could not identify why. We weren't certain if some of the women were working in capacities that were less pleasant than the men which placed them in a bad mood or their pay wasn't up to snuff but it was a noticeable difference that we didn't see elsewhere on the island.
We arrived early so had to wait 2hours for ourvroom, no big deal! The rooms are quite good, as is the location, problems are, food is very dissapointing, talapia fisdh every note, from Vietnam, why when fresh fish is landed every day in Barbados? Meals like the buffet arevquite bad , sweet potatoes with marshmallows?, talapia in breadcrumbs, again, banana flamboue, in a flowerty sauce, no rum or brown sugar with a dash of cream, much better! Breakfast buffet is a distater, bacon piled up like a pile of left overseas, sausages that are disgusting, they do need to up the food at this hotel, and it needs a bit on upscaling, but on a positive note, the staff dontry to work a table reservation and service as best they can, but ask any questions about wine and they have no knowledge what so ever! Just hand you the wine list! And smile, tables on the beach have a shortage of chairs, so you move on, sun beds are reserved call day with towels, bar staff on the beach front are nothing short of rude! And the bar needs a complete clean up and upgrade,Rooms are good, and as I say location is breast, pity the other things let it down
I have stayed at the hotel end of December 2016 for 4 nights at superior garden view room for 400 GBP per night all inclusive. I have been provided with the ocean view though, which was a pleasant surprise. Bottle of prosecco was also ready waiting for us.Hotel is best for families with relatively young children. Rooms are basic, but really dated. The whole area is in need of refurbishment. It is made out of a complex of buildings with few pools at the centre. Room service comes daily BUT they change towels only ones in a few days.Food is average, basic choices, not much creativity to the menu. Everything is fresh though!Service is very average with a very slow registration process for your meals daily. You have to be taken to the table each time which also can take longer at times. Not many of a happy or smiley staff around. It is, however, not bad and sufficient for the level of service.Bar is pretty good, best cocktails are with rum. All Pina Coladas are made out of a powder but rum cocktails are shaken there and then as well as margaritas. Banks (local beer) is on tap only. Overall, good selection. They do not have their private beach and only an area infront of the hotel mainly under the trees. There is a designated swimming area. It is also a bit rocky. Overall, good resort if you are to have realistic expectations. Prices drop after Xmas and new years naturally. Expect to be pre-authorised on arrived. They have taken 400 GBP from us which I thought was a bit excessive.
My sister-in-law and I take three long haul holidays each year and can honestly say The Club is definitely one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Our room was beach front but we would have loved anyone of the rooms at the resort. When we arrived I had requested twin beds but unfortunately it was a king size one, in a matter of minutes the staff arrived and set up twin beds for us, we also had a small problem with the air-conditioning controller but again in minutes the staff arrived with a replacement. The food was spectacular whether buffet or waitress service and the trouble they all went to at Christmas was truly amazing. All of the staff constantly had a smile on their faces and nothing was too much trouble for them.. The only thing that could have improved things would have been easy access to the beach but this didn't spoil our enjoyment because within a few yards either side was access to wonderful flat ones with easy access to the sea. Another thing we thought wonderful was the signs round the pools and beach area asking guests not to use mobile phones but consider other guests. It is one of the few places round the world were I would travel to on my own and feel perfectly safe, A bonus for us was the fact that it is adults only, we have had holidays ruined by children racing round with parents completely oblivious to the inconvenience they are causing. I cannot wait to return.
I spent Christmas and New Year at the Club Barbados with my family and honestly cannot recommend it enough. It was the perfect place for us to stay and we all had an incredible time.The best thing about this resort is the staff. From the moment you get there and are immediately greeted by rum cocktails, to the moment you leave, they are dedicated to making your stay the best it can be. They always go the extra mile. Everyone is SO friendly and they make you feel like dear friends, not just guests. Hugs from staff are not uncommon! The food was pretty spectacular and all delicious. There were buffet breakfasts and lunches with a massive range of options, which we thoroughly enjoyed, and dinners were mostly a la carte with multiple courses. Generally you can either stick with what you know (international dishes) or try some traditional Bajan options. I'm a veggie/vegan and was happy with what was available, though if you're a strict vegan it would be difficult.The resort has a large and lovely poolside area, as well as a sandy seafront area. It doesn't have its own proper beach but that didn't bother us at all - there is plenty of space to sunbathe and you can get down to the sea to swim if you want. The sea sports are particularly great, with lots included such as kayaking, waterskiing etc. I'd recommend paying a bit extra to do the turtle trip - great fun! If you're a keen sailor you may be a little disappointed as the catamaran trips are escort only, and the only single hull sailboat was out of action while we were there. The resort itself is beautiful and definitely a tropical paradise. The general atmosphere is relaxed, and the rooms are airy and clean. One thing I would say is that if you're looking for a massively top notch fancy-smanschy luxurious resort this probably wouldn't quite meet your expectations. But if you want an utterly fab holiday in a fantastic resort with amazing staff, this is perfect.
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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Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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