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Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just back from a lovely week at Crystal Cove. It's a long way to go just for a week but it was very relaxing once we were there and as we were being treated there really is nothing to complain about. Lovely staff, accommodation and food.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great all inclusive hotel.Fabulous grounds.Spacious comfortable rooms with excellent air conditioning.Walk in wardrobe.3 pools one with swim up bar.Lovely beach with plenty of sun beds for all residents.Free water taxi to adjacent elegant hotels(makes a nice excursion for drinks and lunch).Wide variety of water sports.Excellent food and always cheerful staff.

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Wyn52 Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review about your recent stay at Crystal Cove. We truly appreciate your kind words regarding our well-appointed rooms, excellent pools and beach, our convenient water taxi, wide variety of complimentary water sports and certainly our wonderful team who do their absolute best on a daily basis to...

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to come to for a holiday. We stayed for 10 nights and were fortunate to book an oceanview junior suite (a late cancellation) which was gorgeous. The grounds are immaculate and the facilities are good. Sunbeds have deep cushions and a 'pram hood' which can be used for personal shade. We ate out quite a...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear MrsCPP, Thank you for sharing this glowing review of your Crystal Cove holiday experience. We're delighted to know that you had such a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our immaculate grounds and facilities, wonderful food, excellent service as well as our great amenities such as the Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme. We're always seeking ways to improve the...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have returned back from a very hospitable time at the crystal cove, if your looking to relax and be pampered well you will not be disappointed here, we stayed for a week and found this was ideal time spent, we personally ate in the reflections mostly day and evening as this suited us best compared to the open air...

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Berkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

The set out and grounds of this hotel are delightful. The staff are very polite and friendly. The food is excellent. Breakfast has so many choices including full cooked breakfast, egg station, waffle maker, fruit, yogurts plus the usual croissants, cakes, toast, etc. Lunch is either a la carte or Drifters Restaurant do a buffet, plus wraps, hot dogs, burgers....

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear RosiBerkshire, A warm thank you for sharing such a thorough review of your stay at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels. At Crystal Cove we strive to provide our guests with an exceptional holiday experience and from your lovely comments it seems as though we hit the mark. Thank you for highlighting our vast complimentary inclusions such as our water...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location and beach ,excellent cheerful staff, good food and well presented. Plenty of sunlounges on the beach with integral shade, Drinks are brought to the beach regularly. We like eating in Reflection Restaurant where the food is very well presented. One tip - bring swim shoes if you like to go in the sea.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say about crystal cove that hasn't already been said,we've been back in the U.K. for a few hours and felt that I needed to post a review asap,the resort is beautiful,kept spotless by a team whom never seem to stop,every single member of staff treated us with politeness and professionalism,we were in room 201,classed as a garden...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Garycheesley, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review about your recent stay at Crystal Cove. We truly appreciate your kind words regarding our friendly team, who do their absolute best on a daily basis to provide the service our guests deserve. Our beautiful beachfront location and stunning natural surroundings provide "picture perfect" moments at...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an enjoyable 10 days in this hotel. The all-inclusive deal makes life easy. We preferred eating in the open-air Drifters restaurant (weather permitting) as it was much quieter than Reflections. The lay-out and grounds of the hotel are most attractive and compared favourably with most of the other hotels in the Elegant Hotels Group. But the site is...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we visited Barbados, we were there for 7 days and have travelled different places but crystal cove is the best place I've been so far. Already planning our next visit would recommend everyone to visit. Met so many tourists been visiting same hotel for years and now I know why as am itching to get back there

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear edithrussell1, Thank you for taking the time to share your glowing review of Crystal Cove. First impressions are lasting ones and we're so pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to Barbados and Crystal Cove, we hope it won't be your last. We're so thrilled that such an avid traveller has ranked us as the best hotel they've...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice all inclusive and friendly hotel. Food is high standard and great menu choice, changed every day. Some of the rooms (read bathrooms) are ready to be updated, but Sophia assures this is underway. Some fantastic staff - notably Shona and Deidre (that singing voice😘)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"An enchanting blend of vitality and Caribbean charm."A colorful and vibrant beachfront all-inclusive property with 88 rooms offering a seductive Caribbean charm that will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. Crystal Cove's warm, relaxed ambience and friendly service which includes all-inclusive accommodation as well as a Supervised Kids Club (for children aged 3-11) appeals to families and couples of all ages, many of whom return there year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Address: Appleby, Barbados (Formerly Crystal Cove)
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range: RM1,753 - RM4,667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Crystal Cove Saint James
Crystal Cove Barbados
Crystal Cove Hotel Barbados
Crystal Cove By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Saint James Parish
#4 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
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“We have been 3 times and always choose an Ocean View room”
 of 5 bubbles alw201749, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I was in a cheaper room but looked like a 5 star with good sea view”
 of 5 bubbles edithrussell1, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 115 ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles michaelmQ947BL, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles DevonBen, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Villas are 30 seconds from beach and have an upstairs! Perfect for families.”
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