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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Spent a very relaxing week celebrating my wife's 50th birthday. We couldn't have been looked after better. Had a beautiful Ocean View room and woken each morning tempted outside by the lapping of the waves against the golden sands. Seafood in the hotel was excellent especially after the customary Bajan Rum Punch. Loads of water sports including Scuba available although... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Lovely medium sized hotel and staff really excellent.a real Bajan feel. Probably not for you if you are a Hotel Snob but for high quality relaxed accommodation and excellent food you will find the Colony Club hard to beat. Special mention for Meschelle one of the waiting staff who was so lovely to our youngest boy. If we came back... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We spent a week at the Colony Club and had a great time. The room was overlooking the beach and was clean and adequate. The bed was very comfortable and huge, needed a walkie talkie to speak to my husband!!! The staff there could not do enough for you they were polite and helpful at all times. The grounds and... More 

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Had two weeks here recently having been before 18 years ago and found it much the same. Since our last visit we have travelled extensively and are therefore more critical than we were first time round. Staff were mixed in terms of friendliness and helpfulness. Food was average- certainly not 'fine- dining' and breakfast quality was not as good as... More 

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2 Thank Coc1948
Surrey England
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We did LOTS of research before we settled on the Colony Club. Our pockets aren't bottomless but we love Barbados and a week in the sunshine after an English winter was worth saving for. There may be more stylish hotels on the West Coast, and the Colony Club may not have the refinement of the privately owned Sandpiper or Coral... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

When we arrived at this hotel I was initially really unimpressed. I was really put off by the tiny swimming pool that was mostly shaded. I am not a great beach fan, preferring to jump in the pool rather than the sea. However, I have completely changed my mind, I loved the beach and the soft sugary sand, the waves... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

stayed here for eight nights and we were very impressed. We've stayed in many hotels in Barbados and chose this one this time because of the location (it's close to Holetown). The staff were all very friendly, the food is good and the rooms are lovely. We had an ocean view room (306) to start but it was right next... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We visited Colony Club Barbados 11 years ago and had a great holiday then. It was nice to see the place again and look at the things that had changed. The staff are still really friendly and helpful and we again enjoyed the whole experience. The sun bed situation can get a bit fraught with beds being 'reserved' from 7... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

A beautiful property with stunning gardens, pool and beach. We were amazed to meet other guests who return year after year. There are a variety of interesting daily activities and tours available, mostly free. That's the good bit. The downside was that we found the quality of food at breakfast and dinner poor. Our pillow top mattress was so uncomfortable.... More 

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EHGSocialMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Timbuktuorbust, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review your stay with us at Colony Club. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our variety of daily activities, as we consistently try to provide new and entertaining tours and excursions for our guests to have a wonderful overall experience while staying with us, including, but not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

So we decided to treat ourselves and spend a little more money on our holiday this year ... Cannot say it was really worth the money and more than a little disappointed. If you are not up at the crack of dawn forget getting a sunbed on the beach .. Infuriating that guests are allowed to leave books and personal... More 

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Dear Hilidat, Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments. We regret to hear about your disappointment in your stay with us at Colony Club. We do appreciate your review; and, will continuously use our guests’ feedback to improve our service and product offerings in order to enhance our overall guest experience. Our newly renovated Ocean View Room... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
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: €295 - €1,148 (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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Also Known As:
Colony Club Hotel Porters
Colony Hotel Saint James
Colony Club Barbados
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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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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