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#1 of 5 Specialty lodging in Porters
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Glitter Bay Suites operated by Barbados Villa Services comprise of the following apartments 103, 107, 109, 113, 204, 206, 207, 210, 211, 302AS, 302TD, 303, 307, 308, 312, 313 on the west coast of Barbados. These apartments are all individually furnished, fully self contained, air conditioning throughout and all have internet TV and ADSL wireless connection. The units are spacious and well maintained and we provide hotel style maid service 6 days per week. Located on one of the best beaches on the west coast, 5 minutes away from Holetown. The facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, large fresh water swimming pool, fresh water wading pool, bar facility from 11 a.m. To sunset with cable TV, 24/7 security, fitness room with cable TV. Our apartments are all non-smoking. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Kids pool
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Andy_1501 wrote a review Dec 2022
Sunderland, United Kingdom8 contributions
Amazing location and accommodation, this would have got 5+ stars if it was not down to the poor staff running the place in particular “markeisha” who’s attitude is absolutely appalling with paying guests at this venue, We have never experienced so much rude and abrupt customer service from this person mainly in all our experience in travelling. Moving forward a massive shake up of staff and a lot of retraining in customer service would make this venue a top destination in one of the high end locations of Barbados. However not all staff are appalling, a special mention to “frank” who delivered amazing service throughout our trip which must not go unnoticed. We would never return again unless certain staff had a change in attitude and are reminded they are paid to deliver a service instead of trying to ruin your day treating you like a prisoner telling you what you can and can not do throughout your “holiday”.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid interactions with certain staff
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Response from Marilil Troulan, General Manager at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 21 Dec 2022
I am sorry you had a bad experience with one of the communal managers during your stay. The property has a communal management team that looks after the facilities. Barbados Villa Services is not affiliated with them. If you wish to email me directly I can direct the review to the management accordingly.
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Molly wrote a review Nov 2022
United Kingdom833 contributions439 helpful votes
We book with Marilil at Barbados Villa Services and the whole experience from initial booking is always excellent. BVS is not to be confused with Eden travel / Royal GB who also rent properties here. The standard of the apartment is high and the beach is magnificent. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel so welcome. We can highly recommend a stay here. We look forward to returning - hopefully next year!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marilil Troulan, General Manager at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 21 Dec 2022
Thank you so much. Barbados Villa Services strives to ensure that all our guests receive the very best service from start to finish. We look forward to having you return soon! Marilil Barbados Villa Services - Glitter Bay Suite
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Mark R wrote a review Feb 2022
Bridgend, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Having visited glitter bay several times before I feel compelled to compliment Marrilil and the team for giving us such a fabulous holiday in such difficult circumstances during the pandemic Their help and advice before and during the visit was invaluable and they made the whole pre travel and travel experience go seamlessly ! As usual i left glitter bay wanting more so I am already looking forward to the next visit in 2023 Best wishes Mark
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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rogerkemp09 wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
my wife and I had a 10 day stay in shells 312, the apartment was very spacious and very well equipped. We had a beautiful view of the pool and gardens, lovely in the evening on the balcony watching the sun go down . Location couldn't be any better, right on the beach and right outside on the main road is a bus stop taking you into Holes town 5mins away speightstown 10mins in the other direction. I would recommend shells 312 to anybody thinking of a holiday in Barbados.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from loveBarbadostoo, Owner at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 7 Aug 2019
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of your stay at Glitter Bay 312 Shells, one of our Glitter Bay Suites. We do hope to welcoming you back sometime soon. Sunny regards, Joe & Marilil Troulan Barbados Villa Services/Glitter Bay Suites
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DiW wrote a review May 2019
10 contributions7 helpful votes
We love Glitter Bay. Well located on the west coast with great facilities, beautiful beach and great staff. Loved the little changes this year, introducing a weekly BBQ and a recycling facility on site. There has been some extra investment this year to help maintain the excellent standards and it’s always lovely to return and see the same friendly team there. We always book through Barbados Villa Services. Marilil is extremely helpful and the villa management team are always on the end of the phone if you need them. The apartment is set up with a welcome pack of goods to save having to worry about shopping immediately on arrival and it all makes for a perfect holiday location.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rupert N wrote a review Mar 2019
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom39 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I were accompanied by our daughter Amy and Freddy our grandson. We had 206 and they had 103,the apartments were fully equipped with everything,home it certainly was. The whole setup pool,beach,bar,restaurant were professionally staffed by a very friendly helpful team. The balconies on our apartments are set facing southwest so a great view of the sea all day long and a breeze as the site is so well designed. Superb location with other amenities along the beach which are also excellent. We all loved the holiday, we will be back👍🇧🇧
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from loveBarbadostoo, Owner at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 24 Mar 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to send in your review of Glitter Bay Suites - this is very much appreciated! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back! Sunny regards, Joe & Marilil Troulan Glitter Bay Suites Barbados Villa Services
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Michelle C wrote a review Feb 2019
Brooklyn, New York123 contributions38 helpful votes
I stayed at Glitter Bay with my family on a recent holiday in Barbados. Look no further, this location/property is beautiful. See below for clarification around the confusion of the two entries on TripAdvisor. There is only one property which is called Glitter Bay. Regardless of who you book through, this property is great. Its a self catering Apartment/Condo style property with all the amenities you could wish for, for a perfect holiday. The property is ideal for Families. With the location right on an amazing stretch of beach with a pool, tennis courts, bar/restaurant for lunch, coffee, afternoon/sunset drinks. I loved the Beach chair/towel service which removed the need to rush down at 6am to get a spot. Chairs are allocated on arrival. The staff and security were very friendly and helpful. I felt very safe throughout our stay, with visible patrols around the clock. As it’s a self catering style property, the convenience of the Massy Supermarket 5mins down the road via car in Hometown makes it easy to set yourself up for Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout your stay if you wish. There are restaurants close by and walking to some of those via the beach in the day in very pleasant - Fairmont beach club, Juju’s, Lone Star. At night walking to these plus others - Seacat, is a little more challenging due to the lack of pavement along the road and the speed of the traffic. Without kids this is doable with care. With kids I wouldn’t advise. We didn’t have a car, used Taxi’s which cost around $10 per trip. I will definitely rebook this place. We had a lovely week. Clarification on Glitter Bay I feel the need to help clarify a question I had before booking this trip which many others I am sure will have too. On TripAdvisor there are two enteries - Royal Glitter Bay Villas and Glitter Bay Suites. On first review, this implies that there are two different locations/[properties. This is not the case. There is only one location called - Glitter Bay. From what I can gather from staying at Glitter Bay and speaking with some of the regular visitors, the two entries on TripAdvisor relate to two different agencies/companies managing different apartments/condos on the Glitter Bay property. I think the apartments/condo’s vary in standards (again gathering from what others around the pool/beach said) We actually booked through a private owner and we were very very happy with our apartment.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from loveBarbadostoo, Owner at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 18 Feb 2019
Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. It is indeed the same property however they are listed as The Glitter Bay Suites and Royal Glitter Bay Villas as we are two of the largest managing companies for this property and as such differentiate due to this reason and for review/pricing purposes. All the apartments are privately owned and the property is managed by a general manager employed by the Board of owners. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we have a large number of regular repeat guest that book with us every year. Glitter Bay Suites consist of 101, 103, 105/6, 109, 113, 204, 206, 211, 213, 302, 303, 307, 312, 313 (plus others that do not rent) Hope that you will be returning soon. Sunny regards, Marilil Troulan Glitter Bay Suites/Barbados Villa Services
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fayenewman35 wrote a review Feb 2019
Wickford, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
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We visited 312 'Shells' in July 2018 with our two children. From the moment we arrived, it felt like luxury. The apartment itself is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and the attention to detail is superb. The views from the spacious balcony are lovely, the grounds are tended too with such care - and if you're lucky you may spot a few of the monkeys - which the children loved. The pool and private beach are a stones throw away and having allocated sun beds on arrival means you're able to take things at your leisure. The white sandy beach is beautiful under your toes and the blue sea is clear and refreshing. The bar and restaurant are great, the food was very tasty and enjoyed by both children and adults in our group. With a drink in the hand it was very easy to slip straight into the pace of Barbados life! The bar tender even showed the children a small sea turtle they were rescuing. This really is a place to be cherished and one where we made unforgettable family memories. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: 312 Shells - recommend 100%
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SHEAMUSToronto wrote a review Oct 2018
Toronto, Canada139 contributions122 helpful votes
This is our 12th time to Glitter bay. Always a great time and a great beach. This is not an overly resort but there is always beach chairs for you. In off season there maybe a dozen or so ppl on the beac. just fine by me. Sometimes peace and quiet is just what you need. During peak season it is much busier. Great rooms , beautiful gardens and close to Holetown
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from loveBarbadostoo, Manager at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 27 Nov 2018
Thanks for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you return again. Sunny regards, Joe & Marilil Troulan Glitter Bay Suites/Barbados Villa Services
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samwarwickuk wrote a review Aug 2018
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked through owners direct and stayed at room 203. Two very spacious bedrooms, bathrooms and an open plan living / kitchen area. Amazing decor and overlooking the sea - very relaxed place with walking distance to Lone Star, Ju Jus or Top Deck, or a short trip to Holetown for the Tides or access to the restaurants at the Sandpiper etc. The beach is super clean and our kids saw turtles hatching... really awesome place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from loveBarbadostoo, Glitter Bay Suites/Barbados Villa Services at Glitter Bay Suites
Responded 30 Aug 2018
Thank you for posting your review on Glitter Bay Suites and wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. For clarity Glitter Bay Suites, managed by Barbados Villa Services, offers the following apartments at Glitter Bay: 101, 103, 105/106, 109, 113, 204, 206, 211, 213, 302, 303, 307, 312, 313 and one other which does not rent. We have to agree that Glitter Bay has one of the best beaches on the west coast and turtle nesting and hatching are amazing to watch - hope you also managed to go swimming with the turtles just along from Lonestar! Sunny regards, Joe & Marilil Troulan Glitter Bay Suites/Barbados Villa Services
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glitter Bay Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Glitter Bay Suites?
Nearby attractions include St. James Parish Church (1.1 km), Team Baywatch Watersports (1.1 km), and Alleynes Bay (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glitter Bay Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Glitter Bay Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Glitter Bay Suites?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Glitter Bay Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glitter Bay Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include SeaCat, Lone Star Restaurant, and Ju Ju's Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glitter Bay Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glitter Bay Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Glitter Bay Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Glitter Bay Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Andromeda Botanic Gardens (12.8 km), George Washington House (13.7 km), and Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (13.9 km).
Does Glitter Bay Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.