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We stayed at the all inclusive for our honeymoon and could have been any happier. The hotel's food, amenities and location were all great to the point that we look forward to staying there again. You can pay more but that does not mean that you will get more. Also, the staff and the facility managed well. As travelers we are always looking for places that allow us unwind and be tourist and we do not quibble over small things.
The front desk/office staff friendly & polite, however the staff workers - the woman to be specific, were just the opposite. My husband and I travel quite a bit, and I've never met more impolite, hostile, rude staff workers. The standard room was very small to the point of uncomfortable but clean. The beachfront is unaccessible to guest to use for swimming, must walk down some ways for beach access. The restaurant food was average sort of bland, surely nothing to rave about. We were unable to secure reservations at the 2 other restaurants on location and at the sister hotel Almond Beach Village for dinner. The one restaurant ALWAYS available is mostly buffet style meals. Not at all what I expected. Beware the All-Inclusive has many exceptions and they push activities and tours on the guest which are pricey.
Great place to relax for peace and quiet. No kids. The staff was very friendly and acommodating
We visited this past week.Hotel was at 50% capacity.The service was great.Room was a suite ,pool side .No troubl se getting reservations at sister hotel ,Almond bay village. Best ever Italian food and attentive service.Enids restaurant prepares island food,the best soups we ever tasted. The 100 yard beach is the only downside,full of rocks and coral.Walk 500 yards to a lovely beach on clear,calm water. Wait staff put on a fashion show in bathing suits,they were great.All adults only guests mostly from UK and Canada.Very friendly.Book a private island tour on your own $105.00 US for 3 hours.
Just returned from a wonderful week at the Almond Beach Club. The accomodations were great, the ocean was a stone throw from our balcony, and the bar was just around the corner from the room. The margarittas were fantastic. We love the water and the snorkling was excellent with a reef and two ship wrecks within an easy swim from the Club. The service was fair, but some of the workers took the time to learn our names and shared our experiences on a daily basis. The kitchen staff went out of there way to provide us with picnic lunches for our excursions. Meet alot of interesting people and made a lot of new friends. We were meet at the airport by an employee of the tour guide service. She had arranged transportation to the Almond and later meet with us to book our outings for the week. Everyone was on time and the trips were a lot of fun. I did feel like we were stiffed a couple of times by the locals. On one trip we stopped for lunch at a local roadside dinner and the prices were not clearly posted. The cost was to much for what we ate. There were no bargans when shopping for items to bring home. The locals were very kind and helpful when traveling around the island. We never felt anxious or uneasy when shopping. It was a wonderful week and I will return.
The sunny island, supper staff, best food and supper service, enjoy !!!
The view, food and friendliness of staff Bed comfortable but quality of the room poor. Furniture tired. We were able to open patio doors but there was no proper balcony which we had paid for. The bathroom needed a complete refurbishment. The best part was the location with wonderful sea views.
My husband and I stayed at this resort recently and loved the staff and especially how they did the registration when we arrived. They gave us a drink and basically took us to our room...we have never experienced that before. The room we were in, wow. It was a suite and the living room had only three walls so one of the walls was open but the bedroom was air conditioned. This was the most romantic room we have ever stayed in. At night, we would sit and relax with a drink in our room but it was like we were sitting outside, with complete privacy. The Spa was amazing. We luv to work out and they had great equipment and a gym set up that not a lot of people were using. I did get a massage as well which was very relaxing. We also did the turtle swim which I highly recommend. Everything was included so this worked really well for us. We can't wait to go back and try one of the other Almond Hotels!
My friend and I booked this trip for a relaxing, uneventful, quiet vacation after some rough times at work and in life. We picked it because it's all inclusive and adult only. Needless to say, we had a fabulous time! From sleeping oceanside in the middle of the day then waking up for afternoon tea, to taking the Rum and Island tour, boat rides and snorkeling trips for relatively little or no money since all water sports were included in the price of the room. The hotel staff was fanastic by making sure to give us good tips on things to do around the island and always engaged in meaningful, genuine conversation. Our room was way more than we expected since it had a living room and a separate bedroom and a whirlpool tub with a shower. We definitely want to go again to experience some of the island's festivals in the future but it will not be soon enough.
Great amenities and location Staff could be friendlier
The location was perfect as a over night stay after our cruise.the front desk was on top of things, right down to making sure we had a taxi at 5:00AM to take us to he airport. Nothinh
The hotel is located on one of the best beaches in Barbados and there is beach-side food and drink service for guests. We loved hanging out at the swim-up bar in the afternoons and the bartenders are very attentive and knowledgeable. The front desk staff was very helpful with coordinating taxis and tours. The hotel itself is a little run down/outdated. The lounge chairs by the pool are mildewed, the paint at the swim-up bar is chipped/peeling, and the tiles throughout are a bit dated. Also my friend Cari used the spa one day for a facial and said it was good/fair, but she had an entire second day of massage, manicure and pedicure that was cancelled on her without notice. She had asked to just re-schedule the massage for another time/day and instead all of the services were cancelled. When she tried to re-book them, she was told there was no one there to do the services. Not sure if the spa techs are just on call or what? The spa seems to be disorganized and poorly run. Also $70 US for 2 people to eat at the buffet seemed high for the quality.
The hotel was quite aged. The room the put me in seemed very old. The ac was not working properly and it had a view of the dirt lot next door. When I checked my reservation I realized I'd actually paid for a room with a balcony and this did not have one so I called down to the front desk, they did not seem happy about this call but when someone came back they said they had a room for me. So they put me in a smaller room on the first floor, facing the street, but it did have a working ac and a balcony. Just not what I was expecting for the rate I paid! Everything seemed old, worn down and dingy.
We truly enjoyed the Accra Hotel. The location is great! We were steps away from the boardwalk. There are stores and restaurants in the immediate area. Transportation was 100 steps away. This hotel is very convenient. The housekeeping staff was very efficient. The grounds were well kept. It was truly a good experience. The beach was perfect We didn't care that much for the food and it was a little pricey.
The accommodations were like new. The kitchen had everything we needed. The view is great. The Beach View has two wonderful pools and a beautiful beach is just across the road. The Beach View is a little far from the airport (the hotel arranged for one of their preferred cab drivers to meet our late evening flight), but otherwise well located. It is on a main busy street and local buses ($1 US) are frequent and provide a memorable ride to Holetown or Bridgetown. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. There are several very good restaurants within walking distance and others a short bus ride away. The staff happily made reservations (recommended) for us. I can't say enough good things about this place, and we are eager to get back to recapture that Barbados feeling.
The room was huge (since it was an apartment) and well furnished. Full kitchen was great for quick breakfasts, which we ate out on on patio. Laundry was very welcome, so we could rinse and dry our bathing suits and beach towels (supplied by the hotel) every evening. Staff was very friendly and helpful, booking us excursions, dinners and a rental car. Highly recommend the Beachview.
The Beach View wasn't exactly what we were expecting, but in the end, we were extremely pleased with the whole experience. Our major complaint, and something we had not read about in any of the reviews we read, is that the hotel is right on a busy road. When we went to Reception the next morning to complain about the noise, the hotel staff went out of their way to accomodate us. Natalie and Carrie in the office were so friendly and helpful in booking a car for us, making dinner reservations, etc. The breakfast staff was also extremely fun and friendly. The suites are huge and really nice with great patios. The proximity to the shopping and restaurants in Holetown is perfect. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at the Beach View. We will definitely be back.
Friendly service. Clean rooms. Management upgraded our room but was reluctant to assist us in finding reservation for New Year's eve outside of the hotel which held its own event. With a little effort we secured a reservation at Champers on our own. Friendly staff but not always the most competent. Clean rooms but the windows are missing mosquito screens which are absolutely necessary. Internet extremely slow and the signal rarely reached the room. In summary, 5 star prices for 3.5 star quality.
One receptionist, Katrina, was quite above average. Fast and friendly. For a three hours longer stay in the room on the day of departure I had to pay 75 US dollars. The hotel was not fully booked though!!!
Really friendly staff, good amenities and nice location
Very relaxing, every night they have some events to entertain. Staff are all lovely and kind but not too disturbing. Also it is very clear it cares about environment which is the best thing I see in such a resort island. Bed cover (top duvet and pillow) are not washed ages and smell bad. Hope they can clean it more often.
beautiful grounds, great beach, wonderful room the bed was terrible, way too hard. We were ready to bring our family reunion there until we slept on the the bed.
They have two resturatants. The Waters Edge is the best restaurant on the island. There other restaurant is possible the worst. You have to request a room that you like. they will try to put you in room that has no view. so just simply request better room and they will review vacancies and put you in wonderful room.This is not a complaint but just heads up.
relaxing all rooms close to the beach n staff very helpful need another restaurant that is high end
Climate, resort, friednliness:) Balcony and balcony doors were not clean.
We just returned from a trip to Barbados and thoroughly enjoyed the Bougainvillea Beach Resort. This was our second year visiting the resort and we found the room, service and staff to be excellent. The resort is ideally located near St. Lawrence Gap and has beautiful grounds and views of the ocean.
The beach was perfect - and the staff were very friendly.
The hotel is beachfront, nicely laid out, comfy, clean. It does not protect the guests from taxi overcharging - the only country I've been to (and I've been to many) where taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is cheaper than from the hotel to the airport!! Taxi overall is expensive, and there are no cheaper alternatives for families. Ocean waves were all the time too choppy to swim. Hotel could use renovation.
Pleasant staff, quick and efficient service, nice beach. The restuarant had very ordinary offerings re food...water's edge is deff not as advertised...food very ordinary and appears to be made in advance but the staff very pleasant and good service.
I liked how friendly staff was! I arrived 3 hours later than I was supposed to, 2 in the morning and I was still greeted with a warm welcome! Housekeeping was efficient each day. The bathroom is nice and spacious and the beds were warm and soft. The living room had a comfy couch and and kitchenette. It felt like a home away from home. Would definitely recommend! I wish that we would have been able to use more than two devices on the internet connection. I could only connect my phone and my boyfriend's phone... wasn't able to add my laptop.
The Sugar Cane Club sits on a hill overlooking a grove of royal poinciana trees and the Atlantic Ocean. The beach and Speightstown are too far too walk, but there is a free shuttle every two hours during the day. The hour-glass shaped pool is long enough for lap swimming, and a kiddie pool keeps little children who want to splash out of the way of adults who want to swim The ''rooms'' are actually small apartments. They are newly and tastefully refinished. The kitchen is well laid out and has a full-size refrrigerator and both a range and a microwave. I thought the restaurant was overpriced, so we cooked all but 2 of our meals. The Sugar Cane Club's shuttle picked us and our groceries up at the super market in Speightstown. The weekly manager's cocktail party is a great time to get to know the owner/manager and one's fellow guests. Natalia, the daytime desk clerk, is patient, helpful, and knowledgeable. Fitness room is the best I have ever seen: everything works!
Excellent hotel for a quiet, relaxing stay. Good for reading and pool and a base for exploring the north end of the island. It is a long way from anything but not really remote. They have a shuttle service to the mile away beach and small town.
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Barbados. We arrived on Monday June 2, 2008 and fell in love with the Island and with our hotel the Sugar Cane Club. We were able to stay in a one bedroom with small kitchen and living room for the price of most hotel rooms. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was pleasant and the weather was great. We did not rent a car I was concerned with driving on the left side and the narrow roads in Barbados. Next time I will rent a car. The staff was very helpful. They drove us to town several times. We were able to buy groceries and one day we rode the public bus to Bathsheba. If you go to Barbados make sure you see the beach at Bathsheba it is awesome. The bus ride was $1.50 bds (75 cents US dollars). My wife didn't want to come home. The pool area and grounds are beautiful. Flowering trees and plants everywhere. The sunsets are spectacular. The hotel is not on the beach but you can see the ocean from the restaurant. My wife enjoyed the spa onsite. It was a good vacation.
Stayed for business, but would go back again on a personal trip as well. Great property, great staff, tucked up in the hills of NWest Barbados. Views of the ocean from your balcony. Rooms are very spacious and a really good value. Serene. Little kitchenettes are perfect for breakfast and lunch. Staff is very friendly, our stay here was more like visiting friends. Very casual, very comfortable. Property is in the midst of completeing a nature walk through the grounds that will be fantastic. But in the meantime, they have a complete gym and racquetball court. And a cute little art gallery if you want to buy some local paintings. Recommend renting a car as property is close to the highway so it is easy to get around the island without having to get stuck in W.Coast/Bridgetown traffic.Easy drive to great local restaurants.
I was so suprised and thrilled that we selectresd this hotel. It is a wonderful place and even has a Spa, the staff are exceptional, food excellent and unexpected for an all inlcusive. The room was tasteful, very comfy bed and the view of the blue water a treat....can't wait to go back. if you are unsure....pick Waves, you will not be dissappointed.