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York, UK
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

18 days later and we now left Barbados. Stayed at Colony Club first, then the Crane and Ocean Two; see my other (and only one not that great review). We had low expectations, but these were definitely exceeded by the Colony Club. The definite TA-5* rating is partially due to our complementary upgrade to the Ocean View room (thank you...

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5Thank KariiinaYork_UK
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We booked this the day before we arrived after a less than happy one night elsewhere on the island. We did so, partly intrepidation as the previous reviews were decidely mixed. Before visiting Barbados you need to understand 2 key things: 1. ALL accommodation is expensive at this level. 2. The period between January and March is peak season, thus...

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2Thank spireite65
london
Reviewed 6 January 2015

yes i would return to this hotel because the staff are lovely , its not a plush hotel at all .but does have charm , the food is great and the beach is wonderful , its a shame that my husband has to get up at 645 am to save our sun beds , thats my only negative

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3Thank upperclass1
new york city
Reviewed 4 January 2015

There are many reasons why we have returned to the Colony Club every year for the past 5 year: the wonderful, incredibly attentive staff; the meticulously maintained grounds; the excellent location on the "gold coast"; the comfortable and quiet nature of the place. But perhaps the most important reason was shown to us again this trip. We arrived and were...

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Santiago
Reviewed 26 December 2014

After much research on this site we decided on The Colony Club for our first ever visit to Barbados to celebrate a wedding Anniversary. The hotel on being told this presented us with a bottle of Sparkling wine, which we enjoyed on our terrace one evening. Overall we were very happy with our stay in this most attractive hotel set...

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4Thank Gamela
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2014

This was our first time in Barbados. Wow. We loved it. The Colony Club is fantastic. Quiet enough to feel special, enough going on not to be bored. Rooms are fab. Food is fab. Location is the best. We will be going back next year.!

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Woodbury, New York
Reviewed 24 December 2014

It was our first and not last trip to Barbados and we are glad that we stayed at the Colony Club. It is truly a nice laid back place. Not elegant or luxurious but very nice and pleasant. Our room was very good. I would say one of the better attributes was the pleasant and helpful staff. They really care....

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1Thank Michael W
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

We spent 8 nights at the CC at the end of November. We stayed last year and decided to go back with my wife's brother and his wife, who were visiting for the first time. We are so glad we returned. We love the staff, the fact that the lady manager is visible and so friendly, and we had a...

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1Thank 1BLEJ_1
London
Reviewed 23 December 2014

I have just got back from 10 days at the Colony Club, with my husband, son and his fiancee. It was my third time there and all was as expected. Great service, wonderful hotel, excellent surroundings and facilities. What is also special about the Colony Club is the kindness and charm of all the stuff. It is all very relaxed...

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1Thank Carla046
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We have stayed in great hotels all over the world but our stay at the Colony Club was outstanding! The luxury of Dubai may not be there but the hotel has such great carribbean charm that I would not choose to stay anywhere else in Barbados. I used to live there and have stayed at Sandy Lane but would rather...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"An exclusive retreat with elegance and colonial charm." Where old world charm meets new world standards of quality and comfort. The 96-room Colony Club is the Elegant Hotels Group's flagship property in Barbados with lush gardens, healthy dining options, complimentary watersports and fitness classes, organic garden, WiFi, bespoke tours and more. Ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking an exclusive retreat with impeccable service in a stunning location, Colony Club tempts guests back year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Address: Porters, St. James, Porters, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Price Range: €275 - €1,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Colony Club by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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London, UK

I am staying at the Colony Club in a week's time and am getting married whilst there. I have a few questions:

(i) I have heard terrible things about the shortage of sun loungers and the fact that what little few there are have towels placed on them before 6am and thus cannot be used. Is it possible to reserve sun loungers with the hotel or to ask the hotel for them during the day when we need them or do we have to do without? I know that some other guests have emailed the hotel about this in advance of their stay. Is it worth me doing this?

(ii) As our trip is will be both our wedding and our honeymoon we are staying in one of the 'Luxury Ocean View' rooms. Has anybody stayed in such a room? Are they nice? Are they noisy? Do they have a proper sea view or is it a side-on restaurant view like some people have suggested?

(iii) How isolated is the hotel? Is it possible to walk into Holetown either along the beach or along the road? I would prefer to walk than to have the hassle of arranging a taxi every time I wanted to leave the hotel. I also understand that buses pass by the hotel but that they are not very frequent, especially at night. Roughly how long would it take to walk into Holetown?

(iv) There have been quite a few very negative reviews of the restaurant at Colony Club recently. Is the food / service as bad as they seem to make out?

I am sure our stay at the Colony Club will be nice but as it is our wedding and honeymoon I would like it to be really special and I am becoming increasingly worried about things like the unavailability of sun loungers and sea views and so would appreciate it if someone could put my mind at rest.

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“We had a ground floor lagoon room, quiet and magical.”
 of 5 bubbles alfieg030961, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms should not be on ground floor. For peace and quiet: consider rooms with garden view or pool/lagoon view.”
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 of 5 bubbles toine9, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Garden/Pool view rooms are nice and private”
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 of 5 bubbles taliward, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Always try for a front sea view room on the upper floor as they are amazing but expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardm887, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The choice is either a garden room or a de-luxe near the ocean.”
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