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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Porters, Saint James Parish, Barbados

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Louise187...
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A home away from home in beautiful Barbados”
Reviewed February 10, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We’ve just returned home from a wonderful stay at number 8 Porters Court and miss it already! The villa is beautiful, spacious and tastefully decorated and the owners had thought of everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We really can’t recommend it enough.

This was our first visit to Barbados and right from enquiring about the booking the owners were on hand to give us the best advice and tips regarding our stay. Lisa (the owner) arranged for a taxi to pick us up from the airport and Sandra (the property manager) gave us a warm welcome when we arrived. The location of the villa is great – a 5 minute walk to the beach (gorgeous Alleyne Bay), a couple of beach bars for sundowners and the yummy Lonestar restaurant. It’s also close to the main road where you can jump on a bus to another part of the island. Holetown (the nearest town) is around 5 minutes away on the bus, and has lots of lovely restaurants and bars. We often caught the ‘reggae’ bus in the evening and a taxi back.

The villa is in a gated block of 8 others and feels really secure with entry systems on all of the gates and a burglar alarm in the villa. It’s very quiet and peaceful – many of our pool days were spent around a deserted pool and we didn’t hear noise from any of the other villa occupants or the road.

Inside, the villa is spacious, airy and light with a well equipped kitchen, dining table and extremely comfy sofa’s to lounge on. The bedrooms are large, and the master suite has a huge superking sized bed. Air conditioning units and fans mean it’s also really cool, despite the hot weather. The veranda area is also lovely, with a large dining table, chairs and a hammock - perfect for breakfast or an early evening G&T.

A fantastic villa – we’d be back in a shot.

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Your age range 25-34
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Karen R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful villa, great location”
Reviewed February 8, 2016 for a stay in November 2015

8 Porters Court is a beautiful villa in an amazing location - just a short walk from The Lone Star and the beach with 2 friendly local bars - a perfect combination of sophistication and local charm. The villa is very comfortable with large sofas and beds - although we didn't spend so much time inside as there is a very spacious, secluded wrap around veranda which is ideal for eating, sitting or lounging. The complex is beautifully maintained, very quiet and has a lovely pool. Idyllic is every sense!

Travelling group: Friends
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Jayne D
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Complete Bliss”
Reviewed January 22, 2016 for a stay in November 2015

Having had a wet and miserable Summer and Autumn in GB, three of us headed out to Barbados for some R & R. I could not believe my eyes when the taxi turned into the small gated enclave of Porters Court. It is a scene worthy of Dallas or Dynasty (those who remember it) lush green vegetation and wonderful tropical flowers. The Court, itself, is very well kept, tidy and clean. No 8 is a real gem, beautifully arranged with a spacious living area, which we did not really use as the weather was so warm. A veranda which was comfortable and seated the 3 of us with acres of space, we could have held a dinner party there was so much room. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed and the kitchen was well supplied with the necessary utensils. In short it was a dream. Would I go back? just try stopping me!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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Dave L
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Villa Ideally Placed”
Reviewed March 30, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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The villa is in a good quiet location with a communal pool area five minute walk away from a beautiful sandy beach and also the main road for access to buses and a great restaurant, Lone Star.
Lisa, the villa owner, arranged for a shopping delivery on our arrival for a few food and drink basics and also sorted out the taxi from the airport with a friendly local guy called Max. We used Max’s taxi service a number of times and would recommend him.
Holetown is a short bus ride away to the south and has a number of good restaurants and up market shops but includes a supermarket. Speightown to the north is good for fresh fish and a smaller supermarket. Buses are frequent and, in particular, the yellow buses are a definite experience. Hail them like a taxi and they will drop you anywhere you request for one price $2. They tend to play reggae music at full belt and drive very fast but it’s a great way to get around this compact island.
The villa itself has two, good-sized bedrooms/bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen, a pleasant patio area with dining table, chairs and a hammock. All of the rooms have AC and there is a TV with satellite and an Apple TV unit. Apple TV was particularly useful for airplay from our Apple devices. The Wi-Fi network was stable and fast enough.
We had a very enjoyable time and we would recommend this property as its close enough to restaurants when you need them and quite and peaceful when you don’t.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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fred_ease...
London
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great villa close to the beach”
Reviewed February 15, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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8 Porters Court is part of a small development of villas located opposite the Royal Fairmont Pavillion in St James Parish.

The villa is very nicely located, a 5 minute walk away from Alleyne Bay, which is a beautiful sandy beach with a great beach bar (Ju Ju's) and home to many turtles which you are guaranteed to see every day turning up to for the various boats that visit the bay to view the turtles. Holetown is about a 30 minute walk along the beach for local ameneties. Lastly the excellent Lone Star restaurant is only 5 mins away (next to the entrance to the beach).

The villa itself is recently refurbed and has 2 good sized bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. There is a lovely patio area with dining table, chairs, hammock and BBQ. All of the rooms have AC/fans and there is a TV with satellite, apple TV and an Xbox etc for entertainment.

The owner (Lisa) was very helpful, arranging for a shopping drop before we arrived for food, drink etc and also sorted out the airport transfer with a friendly local guy called Max.

5/5 rating, highly recommended

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Laura S
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great villa for a beach & pool family holiday, close enough to everywhere.”
Reviewed January 26, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

This villa is lovely. Massive comfy bed in master bedroom, proper big towels (and lots and lots of them), air-con units that have a room chilled in minutes, and soft sofas to sink into. When you hire a holiday villa and find that the furniture and fittings are second-rate, you put up with it and think 'well it's just a rental villa', but it makes a huge difference when you come to a place like this and can see that the owners want to make everthing perfect. For example, there was an ice-crushing blender to mix proper punches with, things we'd never put on a list of 'must-haves', but which were great to find.
The entrance to the Porters Court grounds is opposite the Fairmont hotel which is on the beach itself, so everything is very close by if you want it. Location is great - we could pop up and down between beach and house, so often came back for lunch to get out of the midday sun. There were turtles in the bay and the sunsets were amazing. The new restaurant - Santi - hadnt opened, but JuJus (beach bar with good food) was great. And of course Holetown is close by for shops and bars if you want them.
We would have had a great holiday anyway, but staying in this villa made it a special one.

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Liked best: Quality of furniture and fittings
Liked least: The sound of the crickets at night
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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G A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent Villa in superb quiet location.”
Reviewed January 16, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My family stayed at this beautiful villa in early January for two weeks and had a great time.The villa is in a quiet location along with another seven villas in a complex with a communal pool area.Five minutes easy walking will take you to the beach and some nice bars(we used Santi's beach bar) and restaurants.It is also easy to get into Holetown from the villa by catching the bus from the main road.The villa is lovely and well maintained and has recently been refurbished.There is everything you could need here and we had a brilliant time and would recommend this property,nice and peaceful but close enough to the nightlife and restaurants if that is what you want.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet in a lovely villa and so near the beach.
Liked least: The cost of taxis!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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