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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This was my 5th visit and we agreed the best yet. I have been with both family and mums and daughters trips and this hotel has been fantastic for both. Pros: - The beach/sunset deck/pool area is absolutely idyllic. Great that you can sit on the deck or the pool and actually be by the sea. (Note most or all...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our first time in Barbados after a couple of busy days in New York and, despite our late arrival, we were greeted with a cheerful receptionist who treated us to a complimentary rum punch. Our room was exactly what we wanted- Spacious with a balcony overlooking the intimate beach. Flower petals, champagne, fruit and treats were also available. The breakfast...

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Colony Club ticks all the boxes. Nice staff, particularly Carol, Shernell, Trevor and Henderson, who all deserve a special mention. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel are very good, and the location lends itself to a a short walk to Holetown if you prefer to try something different. The guys at the water sport cabin do a great job...

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Hampshire
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This was our first trip to Barbados and after much research into all the hotels we decided upon the Colony Club. If you are looking for a tranquil getaway from it all holiday then the Colony Club is the place to go! It harks back to the colonial days of old and is simply the friendliest place you will ever...

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1Thank Jilly100Hampshire
London
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

Second stay at Colony and sixth trip to Barbados so I feel I know the island quite well. The hotel has beautiful and peaceful gardens and a stunning beach location. Unpretentious and quietly elegant the hotel owes a lot to its attentive and long serving staff. They give all guests genuine and professional service. Good value compared to other high...

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1Thank Jahyde1
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I just got back from Colony Club 3 days ago. I have to say I was a little disappointed. I will share the many Pros and Cons with you so you can make a good decision. When we first arrived the entrance is nothing grand and the outdated koi pool is not a great welcome, I would suggest removing it....

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5Thank DeniseNYC49
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Colony club for 5 nights in a luxury pool side room. The rooms were spotless, the whole resort is beautifully kept and designed, the food was amazing and the staff were extremely accommodating. We chosen the colony club as part of our honeymoon package and we are absolutely delighted with the hotel choice. We will be...

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1Thank Jas S
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We joined our family in July last at a private villa of a friend with a cook, housekeeper and private beach on the Platinum coast but much preferred the Colony Club when we switched. Not because we don't like our family who had left, or the villa which was huge, but because the hotel was so comfortable, so classy, and...

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2Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We have recently returned from a fabulous holiday in Barbados, staying at Colony Club. What a wonderful hotel. The moment you arrive you notice how laid back and relaxed the place is. The grounds and beach are stunning and the staff were so friendly and polite. We stayed in a luxury pool side room on the ground floor and effectively...

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This was our first trip to Barbados and now we know why people return again and again. After extensive research we had chosen the Colony Club due to its location and consistent good reviews and we were not disappointed. In advance of our trip we emailed the hotel and asked costs for round trip transfers from the airport, this was...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $346 - $1,504 (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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  • 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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“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
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles M7295BIjohns, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“lagoon front in deluxe room offers semi private pool access”
 of 5 bubbles geraldb707, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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