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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

lovely location and just 10-15 mins walk to Holetown (or get the local bus takes 2 mins). Rooms nicely done with kettle and coffee machine (although the latter never worked properly...). serviced twice a day with fresh towels. We had a sea view room which is nice but equally the garden view rooms would not have been bad. A few...

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3Thank Nicola M
London, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was our first visit to the Colony Club though we've previously stayed at Tamarind and other resorts in Barbados. Having paid considerably extra to stay at CC as a "discerning traveller" (their marketing) I have to admit we were a little disappointed by the resort overall, though there was still much to enjoy. We booked a luxury oceanview room...

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5Thank Tobie
Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017

If you want service within a smile, & great food you can't do better than Colony Club. Our room was within steps to the beach. It was better than we had imagined. But we would have been happy with a pool side room. There are plenty of complimentary activity, both water sport, or within the hotel grounds. I had a...

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3Thank Pat S
EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Pat S, Many thanks for sharing this lovely review! It was such a pleasure to host you and we're pleased to know that you enjoyed a wonderful stay. Thank you for highlighting the exemplary service provided by our team, the excellent food and our wide range of complimentary activities and water sports. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Toronto
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Was there recently and have to say the hotel and property is very nice. However, the service by the surfside patio was short of terrible. For what they charge, the training for staff should be better. Service is slow and staff looked disinterested. Water sport staff was also not friendly as a couple of us went on a water ski...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear SIPADAN, Thank you for sharing your review of Colony Club. We're pleased to know that you thought our hotel was quite nice.W Providing exceptional service is of the utmost importance to us and we sincerely apologize for the service experience you have described as this is certainly not our usual standard. Your comments will be addressed to ensure that...

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Colony Club in previous years & enjoyed it then so we looked forward to our themed dinner. The Steak & the Rack of Lamb were both exceptionally cooked and tasted quite exceptional -- melted in the mouth! Colony Club does not disappoint in its service, atmosphere & staff who were always cheerful & knowledgeable. To top...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We are not residents but for several years we have been coming to the surf side buffet.This year as usual the food was excellent,but the service was dreadful. There were 6 of us including 2 newcomers. The clearing of plates was so bad we had to pile them up on an adjoining table, some of our guests had wine and...

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3Thank 215rogers
EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear 215rogers, We are disheartened to read your review about your dining experience at our Seaside Grill & International Buffet, a favourite theme night for Colony Club guests and visitors alike. As a valued repeat client who has enjoyed numerous other wonderful dining experiences with us, we sincerely apologize for the service experience you described as this is certainly not...

London
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This hotel can't be faulted for location being situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. We booked a standard room which was well appointed (4 star, not 5 I'd say and with a slightly dated bathroom) With a full board meal package it was good value and, given the high cost of hotel dining in the Caribbean...

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9Thank Chotitraveller
Essex
Reviewed 23 February 2017

In todays world finding a place that is special, relaxing and wonderful all round is almost impossible. But this great place delivers all of those things easily. Wonderful attentive staff and 'the' place to forget about the world and just relax. Go experience and enjoy....and forget about everything else.....

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3Thank alfieg030961
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It's not cheap to stay here and it is our third time. Disappointed with the room, 127 and 128 , would not get my votes. View of the edge of the garden and the back end of the rooms. No real garden or pool view. Given last time we visited here we had a free upgrade because we were returners...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Stellachristine, Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your recent return visit to Colony Club. We are disheartened to know that you found this visit fell short of the other wonderful holiday experiences you have enjoyed with us. At Colony Club we always strive to provide an exceptional holiday experience to all of our guests...

Lancaster, PA
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We moved here from Oceans Two (O2) on the South Coast because we wanted to stay a week on the calmer side of the island. We LOVED O2 so Colony Club took a little while for us to settle in. We did immediately fall in love with the wonderful King bed.....really comfortable. The Club is also located on a wonderful...

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Babysitting
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: RM1,342 - RM4,563 (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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“Certainly would recommned Ocean View room We had Room 302 Perfect !”
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