The Club Barbados Resort & Spa
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After a long, hot journey we were welcomed at the reception with ice-cold rum punch. Although there were quite a number of familys waiting to book-in we were all dealt with quickly and efficiently with some members of staff processing familys at the rear of the queue, all in a friendly manner. This was typical of all the staff during our week stay at this hotel.Although there is just a small strip of sand in front of the hotel there are lovely beaches just 100m either side, there are NO private beaches in Barbados. To sit of an evening over looking the Carribbean Sea with a cocktail, the warm, fragrant air and the sea lapping the waters edge was just blissful. All accomodation was no more than 3 floors high,our room, No.362, was large enough for us, with a balc ony overlooking the pools, large shower room, large wardrobe and a free safe.There are a number of inter-connecting pools of various depths with exercise sessions and games through-out the day and a jacuzzi.The food is served buffet style and a-la-carte some evenings. There is also a small resaurant specialising in Caribbean food which requires booking in advance.All the food was excellent with caribbean specialties and every other to cater for American and British guests. I highly recommend the grilled fish.Entertainmaint was provided by local musicians and singers in the evening.A must trip is on a Friday evening to Oistins, a fishing town on the south coast. With a carnival atmosphere and Caribbean music and dancing. There are many restaurants grouped together near to the beach with succulent fish of all shapes and sizes, crab and lobster all marinated and grilled to their own particular recipe. The hotel provides transport to this venue.I would highly recommend this hotel to couples.
Had a brilliant time here because we made the most of it after not being able to change hotels. They have a few wonderful people working here - Collis, Seleta, Vinny & Sylvester were super helpful, friendly & remembered your name & what you were drinking and knew how to make people feel special. Heather in the grill & 2 waitresses in the restaurant were also good, but the rest were basically table clearers unable to smile & invisible so we had to wait until we finished our meal for more water/drink refill most occasions. The regimented system in place to book a table and sign in to eat was irritating when trying to have a relaxing holiday & the multitude of supervisors running it seemed to only be concerned with filling their paperwork out. I can't see what value they add to guests as they are disinterested, kept queues of people waiting while they finished their conversations & didn't respond to any comments we made.The food was edible that is the most complimentary I can be, but bland, unadventurous, lacked variety & not what I would expect on a Caribbean island. It is probably best suited to people who like to eat plain old American/British food when on holiday. The evening meals were especially poor & we sent food back or didn't bother finishing it after a few mouthfuls on most nights - only once was this ever queried. Most all inclusive hotels offer late night snacks or options from room service & complimentary in room drinks (even if just water) - we were very disappointed that everything in room was charged for and no flexibility for people on long haul flights/time zone challenges with food.The quality of room & beach/pool loungers is on tired side & we never managed to get the beds separated despite emailing prior arrival, asking at check in and calling to request it.Housekeeping was also poor, towels were generally not changed or if they were then items were missing & we had to call to get replacement (this was always responded to quickly though).We met many guests who felt the same as us & even those that had been going here for many years agreed that it was not what it once was - maybe that's why a new manager was brought in. Hope they can turn it around as location is brilliant and snorkelling & watersports made our holiday.
I always think the staff, the food and the cleanliness of a hotel is of the upmost importance and The Club did not disappoint on any level. From the moment we checked in our every need was catered for. The staff are lovely, attentive and make it there mission to remember you. Even the maintenance people were engaging. Andrew the General Manager was very visual and interacted with the guests. We had an ocean view loft room which was amazing. If you struggle with stairs this is not really the room for you but the views of the ocean were amazing and it was so quiet. The food was excellent both in the Sunset restaurant and in Enid's. The room was cleaned really well each day and they are well furnished and comfortable. They do like you to dress for dinner, not over the top but make an effort, you are afterall in an amazing resort and next door to Sandy Lane. My only comment would be that the sunbeds need updating, they have mattresses and are adequate for a day of sunbathing by the pool or overlooking the ocean. 10/10 for an amazing bajan experience.
First off, I never write reviews but thought I would jot a few notes for anyone looking at this resort. The location is good but there really is no beach to speak of which we knew before going. The food is predictable, meaning you get the same stuff everyday. No variety and very little to choose from. The salad options everyday was lettuce, tomato and cucumber. You get sick of the food really fast. If you are not adventurous or a plain eater then the food will be fine. It's very quite which is why we picked it. We really needed 5 nights and days of relaxation. Unfortunately the beds are likely over 10 years plus old. You can feel every spring. We woke up after our first night tired and sore. We thought we would give it another night to see how it would go but we still didn't get any sleep. We went to the front desk to see if we could change rooms but they had nothing until the next day. Instead they brought a mattress top which after lying on it for 10 mins you could feel all the springs again. We asked other guests about their beds and received the same responses. It's ridiculous to have to sleep like that all week. We leave later today and will be glad to sleep on a bed from this century. Unfortunately our goal of coming here to unwind and get some much needed rest was not accomplished. Very disappointed. I would not come back to this resort for a few reasons but the bed situation alone is at the top of the list. If you are a hotel and claiming to be a higher end, get the mattresses to prove that. You should be providing at least a good nights sleep. I give this resort a 3 star with a strong recommendation to sleep on your mattresses for a few nights to see what your guests experience.
Having just returned after a 7 night stay from this brilliant all-inclusive property.Upon arrival we were given a rum punch while the receptionist dealt with our check-in.and dealt which was quick and easy then we were taken to our room. It was a one bedroom suite with pool/garden view on the 1st floor, very spacious and large balcony with table and chairs., Our room had a shower only and separate.wc. You would need to ask when booking if you require a tub. A welcome bottle of fiz was awaiting us from the management. Staff all very friendly, From what I could gather the hotel have a very high proportion of repeat guests.Our first meal was dinner and they had reserved a time in advance for us.You book you evening meal one - two days in advance, this way you get the times you wanted. Main restaurant is Sunset close to beach, they also have a typical local Barbadian food, Enids, but need to book early. Breakfast and lunch is buffet. Food is excellent with lots of choice. This is an Adults only property so no children allowed under 16 years of age.So very peaceful and relaxing. Beauty was no problem with Sunbeds !!But when we left on Sunday which was Mothers Day, the hotel had quite a few arrivals over the weekend. Hotel can also booked excursions. A Free spa treatmentwas included. Would definitely return in the future. .
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- 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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