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Reviewed 9 July 2018

In short, this hotel's huge potential is ruined by its poor service, treatment of guests and quality control (maintenance) in its rooms.

The good:

- It's by Rockley beach (which is full of seaweed at the moment).
- Looks beautiful from the outside.
- The pool bar nicely complements the hotel's pools.
- The location is decent. Bars nearby.
- Value for money is good.
- On-site restaurant entertainment (singer) is great.
- The housekeepers are kind and friendly.
- Rooms are air conditioned, which you'll really appreciate in this humidity.

The bad:

We arrived to find our hotel room did not have 2 beds as requested, but one large bed for the three of us. We had to go back down to the concierge and wait for them to send someone up to add a second bed to the room. The gentleman at the concierge was very unfriendly/unapproachable. This was generally the case with this hotel's staff. If you would like to attract more guests, here's a tip... treat your existing guests better.

We then realised the bathroom door does not shut without (loud) force, and won't open back up. I went back down to the concierge and reluctantly asked them to send someone up to fix the door.

If that's not bad enough, our bathroom had some major maintenance issues. Firstly a pipe burst on the second floor which cut out our water supply entirely. The cold tap just stopped working. This must have affected everyone. Our shower pressure was extremely weak, and that's when it worked. The toilet flush stopped working on two occasions. For a 4-star hotel this is shocking. We had to keep having a maintenance professional come up for a different issue every day.

It's worth noting that even after complaining about all these issues, the hotel staff did not apologise or compensate us in any way. They just agreed to send someone from Maintenance up. Yikes.

Sleep quality was pretty poor as you can hear the cars honking outside, guests talking as they walk down the corridors, and the wind blowing the room balcony shutters. If you're a light sleeper like me, prepare for sleep deprivation at some point.

Finally, ask for a room looking out onto the pool/beach rather than the island. The views are much better.

If you're visiting Barbados, here are useful some tips:

- Don't underestimate the airport queue on landing. We were in it for an hour and a half, even with all security booths fully staffed, and this being off-peak season. Chances are you will be waiting a while.
- Do rent a car. You'll need it to get around since public transport is poor. Take out excess insurance, otherwise you'll pay a huge amount of money if anything happens to the car, *regardless of fault*. Driving is a challenge in Barbados and someone can easily crash into you. It's not a lot of money and isn't worth the risk. You don't want to spend your holiday worrying about the car.
- Don't stay in Bridgetown. Drive up to the west coast (20 mins) and stay there. The beaches are much nicer (and cleaner). That area is generally safer too. Go to the beach in front of the Mango Bay hotel in Holetown. It's gorgeous. Generally south beaches are not clean now (from seaweed and tree debris).
- Watch out for people on the street offering you drugs. Don't worry though, it's not as bad as it sounds and they won't force themselves on you.
- Do *not* walk alone at night in Bridgetown, especially if you're female.
- Generally try to avoid places filled with locals. Go for those with a blend of locals and tourists.
- Visit the Oistins festival and eat good seafood.
- Do water sports! UFO (inflatable seat thingy dragged by a boat) was 40 BBD per person and was really, really great fun. 30 mins on a jet ski was 100 BBD per person. Don't let them scam you and do barter the prices down!
- Don't be fooled into thinking a cloudy day isn't going to burn you. I made that mistake. Just because you can't see the sun doesn't mean it's not cooking you. Check the weather forecast for something called the 'UV index'. When this is high, you will burn without even seeing the sun.
- Don't worry about the weather forecast. If it rains, chances are it's going to rain for 2-5 minutes and then it'll be sunny again.
- Stay west/south, i.e. there isn't much to do north and east of Barbados.
- Visit the St Lawrence Gap for some good nightlife and great restaurants.
- Avoid fast food places if you can. If you're staying at this hotel, eat at the hotel restaurant, or The Tiki Bar (try a dish called Buljol) or Buzo. Both are nearby.

Enjoy yourself and have a great time!

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with friends
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4  Thank pjharb
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Like so many experiences, much of it is what you make it. The grounds are very nice and the pool is a beautiful centerpiece. We had a jr suite king bed that was lovely and ac worked well. The desk staff was friendly. Across the street is a small plaza with some food choices and a small supermarket, and similiar places in walking distance. The beach is right behind the hotel pool so it's easy to reach. We didn't go in the water as there was an unusually high level of seaweed but nonetheless good for sunbathing. People will extend the same respect as given...so being pleasant and kind begets the same.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
2  Thank K M
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Suresh M, General Manager at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

Thak you for taking the time to review your stay here with us at Accra Beach Hotel and Spa.

Life is what you make it!! We love this positive energy.

We are happy to learn you enjoyed your experience here with us and we hope that we will be able to welcome back to Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in the near future.

Best Regards,

Suresh Monickoraja

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I stayed here during our visit for a family wedding, the staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, beautiful hotel, clean great location ..last but not least, you MUST try the rum punch while there, but be forewarned if you're not a thoroughbred with your alcohol, be very very easy, it is the real deal....very very strong..I highly recommend

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
3  Thank Sharon A
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Suresh M, General Manager at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Accra Beach Hotel and Spa and for taking the time to review your experience with future guests.

Great tip about the Rum Punch, it is a must try! Thanks to our bartender Frank.

We look forward to hopefully welcome you back to Accra in the near future.

Best Regards,

Suresh Monickoraja

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We landed at Grantley Adams International. Airport at 4.20 pm. It was sunny and breezy, 29deg C. We had to go down the staircase from the plane and walk into the airport building to Immigration. There was a queue, but the queue moved quickly as most of the counters we're open.

Going through immigration was super easy and it was nice that the immigration officials were friendly and welcoming. Our bags arrived quite soon and we were out in about 30 minutes.

We had booked a shuttle to the Accra Hotel, and the journeys was about 25 minutes, all along the sea road.

Checking in was easy and everyone has been very friendly and helpful.

The hotel is beautiful - literally on the beach. There are two swimming pools and about 3 bars. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The atmosphere is very relaxing and staff are very friendly and helpful. We had food at the hotel a few times - the food is tasty and catered to our needs, but we are vegetarian and we did not have too many options. The sweet potato fries were delicious though!

The cocktails were super - making use of happy hour (5.30 - 7.00 pm) is advisable. The spa (Chakra) is way too expensive and I didn't use it. I had a pedicure at a nearby beauty parlour for less than half the price.
The location of this resort is perfect - there are many food places and shops literally opposite the resort and Bridgetown is about 20 minutes away by taxi. Several "share" taxis go along the road and they honk and ask if you want to go to Bridgetown.

I absolutely loved the early morning walks along the beach. It is called " The Boardwalk" and it is beautifully maintained by local people who keep it clean and several people are out walking early morning. There is a really friendly vibe with everyone greeting each other and enjoying the early morning sunshine.
It was an absolutely beautiful and relaxing holiday - just as a holiday should be!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are really good.
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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2  Thank Vasu K
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Suresh M, General Manager at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Dear Valued Guests,

It was a pleasure to read your review on your experience here with us at Accra Beach Hotel and Spa. thank you for your kind words on the property and about our staff.

We hope that we can welcome you back to Accra so you can enjoy more delicious cocktails by the beach.

Warm Regards,

Suresh Monickoraja

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Nice Resort. Beautiful ocean front and great swim up bar and oceanside bar with live music etc right between pool area and ocean. Friendly staff comfortable rooms and clean resort. Wish we stayed longer!

Stayed: June 2018
2  Thank seanmmarshall86
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Suresh M, General Manager at Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Accra Beach Hotel and Spa. We enjoy learning about all of our guest's experience.

We hope to welcome you back to Accra in the near future.

Warm regards,


Suresh Monickoraja

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