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7 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Holetown, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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Sandra S
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great villa, fabulous location, looks better than pictures, getting to see monkeys ..wow!”
Reviewed 4 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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It was a pleasure staying at this villa, a short walk to the beach and town in a great location! My family had a blast and villa is so spacious that you can find a place to chill-out if you want, privacy was great.. The housekeeper and property manager were great and really kept you informed on what is happening in the area and made sure all our needs were met. Would definitely go here again...

The Stoute Family (Toronto, Canada)

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2017
What a lovely review Stoute family - thank you - we would be delighted to welcome you back to Bruadair again one day very soon.
Mark and Shauna
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Clairen10...
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wish we were still there!”
Reviewed 16 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Just back from a fabulous stay at Bruadair. We were a party of 8 (4 couples) and the 3 storey villa was more than big enough for us all. All of the bedrooms are extremely spacious and a big plus is that they all have en-suite facilities. We have stayed in villas lots of times before in Barbados and elsewhere, and the bedrooms are usually of varying sizes and standards, and someone always draws the short straw, but this is definitely not the case here. There are also lots of places to sit and relax, including 2 pools and 3 outside seating and dining areas. We spent most of our time in the mornings and at night on the lower level, which has a kitchen, a large outside seating and dining area big enough for 8 as well as a bar and of course one of the pools. All of the furniture is of an excellent quality and comfortable throughout.
The location is great, in a very tropical location, yet minutes down the hill in to Holetown, where you will find many shops, bars and restaurants and a fabulous beach. We have stayed in various locations on Barbados but we prefer the West Coast resorts, and the location of Bruadair gives you easy access to the main beach road where you can catch a bus to anywhere on the island, so no need to hire a car.
All of our dealings with Shauna, the owner, Veronica the House Manager and Chloe, the Housekeeper were spot on, nothing was ever too much trouble.

If you haven't been to Barbados before, here are a few of our favourite things to do:
Santi Beach bar and the beach in front....best sun beds on the island
Zacchios in Holetown for lunch, dinner or sundowners
Surfside Bar on the beach in Holetown for half gallon rum punch
Cricket at the Kensington Oval
Lonestar Restaurant for lunch or breakfast on The Boardwalk
Ragamuffins in Holetown on a Sunday night (be sure to book if you want to eat)
Mullins Beach Bar on a Sunday afternoon/night
Catamaran Cruise (we used Shasa but there are loads to choose from)
Bombas in Mullins (authentic restaurant on the beach)
And no trip to Barbados would be complete without a journey on the yellow buses. 2BDS per journey

As you can probably tell, we cannot wait to return :)

Date of stay: March 2017
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Mar 2017
Hi Claire,
Thank you for your fantastic review on Tripadvisor - we are just back ourselves from Bruadair and although we were carrying out improvements to the villa we managed to enjoy some sunshine, lovely meals and of course one or two rum punches!!!

We do hope that you will return to Bruadair again one day.
Mark and Shauna :)
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Gill W
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Villa Bruadair – Idyllic Holiday Location”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Eight of us stayed at Villa Bruadair for 9 nights, returning Monday 20 February. To say we had an idyllic holiday is very much an understatement.

The villa offers a unique location. Surrounded by lush vegetation and palm trees (and even the odd monkey here and there), it is still within easy walking distance of all the amenities Holetown has to offer. Holetown is located in the parish of Saint James on the sheltered west coast of the island.

The villa is well equipped and Veronica, the housekeeper, will assist with anything you need to arrange, even prior to arrival, just email to ask questions. Mark or Shauna (who own the villa) will come back with answers. Chloe, who came in daily to clean, also has a wealth of knowledge on places to go and visit whilst you are there. Both Veronica and Chloe made out stay very welcoming. The villa has two pools and plenty of areas to relax, whether you want to chase the sun, or chase the shade!

The island is easy to get around, even if you do not hire a car. The local ‘yellow’ buses run every couple of minutes, and at the local price of 2 Barbadian dollars for any length of trip, offers a unique (and loud) way to travel.

The local community are extremely courteous and polite. There are not many places I have been to where cars stop to allow you to cross the road, even if not on a designated crossing (although, you do have to be very careful when walking on roads without pavements)

There is a wealth of information on the island and local amenities in the villa, even if you have not investigated before you arrive.

I would recommend taking a supply of tea and coffee if you have enough space (and baggage allowance), as prices in the local supermarket are quite high as so many items need to be imported.

Sunsets are to die for and there are too many great beach locations with terraces to watch the sun go down to list!

This was our first time visiting Barbados. It certainly hope it is not our last.

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
What a fantastic Review Gill - we are delighted that you had such a great holiday and enjoyed both the villa and the beautiful Island of Barbados so much :) You certainly made the most of your time there and experienced most of the Bajan way of life!!
Please do not hesitate to contact us again in the future if you want to repeat your adventure!!!

All the best,
Mark and Shauna
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taraivory...
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic spacious villa”
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in November 2016

We hired this villa for a family reunion , can I firstly say the photos do not do this justice. We found this villa was so comfortable, with very professional and friendly staff that are only too happy to cater to your every need. The villa has 2 clean swimming pools with sun loungers, The bedrooms are all large,spacious,clean and are decorated to a high standard.

What a charming and truly lovely place to spend your holiday in Barbados we will definitely be back again.

Date of stay: November 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Feb 2017
Thank you Tara for your lovely comments we hope to welcome you back to Bruadair again soon
Mark and Shauna
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MartinHal...
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“A delightful, spacious villa in a quiet yet convenient location on the Platinum Coast.”
Reviewed 1 February 2017 for a stay in December 2016

I rented this lovely property in early December 2016, with a group of friends and relatives, to celebrate my 70th birthday and we had a fantastic time.
The villa itself is a few years old, however it is in an excellent location, within easy walking distance of Holetown with its access to the beach, bars, restaurants shops, and buses, and yet tucked away on a quiet and safe development.
The accommodation is excellent with spacious light bedrooms, generous lounges and kitchen areas and good laundry facilities.
The flora and fauna were as one might expect on a tropical island and humming birds, fireflies and even monkeys could be seen in the grounds.
My transactions with the owners were honest, straightforward and generous and I would have no hesitation in dealing with them again. Both the local House Manager and the maid were also extremely friendly and helpful and contributed to the success of this holiday.

Date of stay: December 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Feb 2017
Thank you so much Martin for this lovely review - we hope one day to welcome you back to Bruadair - Mark and Shauna
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