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south herts
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This review is a year late as we were here in August 2013. We stayed in room 141 which was one of the best situated rooms. Just a few steps from the beach, the pool and the restaurants. Perfect. The staff are fantastic and friendly and the food when we were here was very good indeed. The lagoon style pool...

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3Thank Patricia N
Bexleyheath
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Great hotel, great service, beautiful rooms and the staff were amazing, stayed in room 306 and had a great sea view. Food good and nothing is too much trouble. Great location and can't wait to come back next year...........................

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1Thank Daveyboy1973
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed in June 2014 to celebrate my 60th birthday. The position of the hotel is superb and the beach exceptional. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Dinner in the restaurants is disappointing as not a great deal of atmosphere and most people seemed to eat out, which makes sense in Barbados with such excellent restaurants as The Cliff;...

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1Thank Andrew D
Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We spent two weeks at the Colony Club to mark our 40th Wedding Anniversary. It was our first trip to the Caribbean but it won't be our last. We chose Colony Club because it was recommended by a colleague whose close friend actually works at the Hotel. Our experience was absolutely fantastic and we shall be going back again soon....

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Leigh on Sea Essex
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The fact that this was our seventh holiday at Colony in as many years should tell you that Colony is a great place to holiday in Barbados. We have never been disappointed with any aspect of our holiday.The hotel is located in a quiet part of the west coast of Barbados in a sheltered bay, with beautiful clear water where...

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2Thank Susie1808
Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We spent two weeks at Colony club to celebrate both mine and my daughters birthday in August. The hotel itself is lovely, very elegant and understated. The staff are polite and friendly and always ready to help. I have to mention the water sport boys who work so hard, were continuously friendly and very patient. They really are a tremendous...

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4Thank Emma M
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We had 2 ground floor 'swim up' rooms by the small pools, in the garden and they were great and kept immaculately clean by the staff (despite the best endeavours of our teenage daughters to trash one every day!) Front desk staff were very helpful and booked numerous restaurants for us, bar staff were attentive, beach waiters seemed to differ...

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4Thank D6AN
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed here 3 times now and just love it. Superb location, lovely staff who remember us, great facilities. We had a pool villa this time which was wonderful, like having your own private pool and with a lovely terrace area. Understated luxury at its best.

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1Thank Amanda7164
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We chose this hotel mostly due to its excellent reviews and were not disappointed. The location is fantastic - directly off it's own private beach, with one of the pools a few steps from the sand. We didn't have any problems getting a sunbed on the beach at any time of the day. There were plenty of clean towels available...

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4Thank karen w
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Our second stay at The Colony Club, and after 2 year interval it met our very high expectations. The Hotel remained beautifully elegant, with a wonderfully warm reception and great staff service across all aspects including the restaurant, beach staff, housekeeping and watersports. We were delighted to see familiar faces from our previous visit 2 years ago - and also...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $413 - $1,569 (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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Colony Hotel Saint James
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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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“Make sure you get a swim up room”
 of 5 bubbles Corkloraine, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pick pool side rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SIPADAN, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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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  • Garden/Pool view junior suite
 of 5 bubbles taliward, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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