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Essex
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a week at the Colony Club celebrating a friends 50th birthday. The manager Sue and her team were always on hand to provide quality service. The water sports lads were very professional and provided sailing, fishing and water skiing trips with a smile. The rooms overlooking the beach/ pool were elegant and yet modern. The hotel was...

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

Dear 251NKJ, Thank you for sharing your review of Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. It was a pleasure to have you with us for such a special occasion and we're pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your week in paradise . Thank you for highlighting our wonderful service, excellent dining and fantastic location. We're proud to offer our guests...

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just returned from the Colony Club having spent an enjoyable and relaxing 9 days there. As a resort it is beautiful and I would recommend it as somewhere to go say for friends of my age group (over 50 ish). We were here in February and they have a no child policy which may well...

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from our third visit. There are many different types of rooms availability but once again we had a poolside room with direct access from our patio into one of the little waterways that meander along. The various rooms all surround the pool and their beautiful gardens. Just a short walk away from the beach. The beach is fairly...

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

Dear Graham P, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. At Colony Club we continuously strive to provide our guests with an exceptional and memorable holiday experience which exceeds their expectations, and it is such a pleasure to know that we were able to provide you with this wonderful experience...

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for some relaxation and had a very enjoyable stay. The rooms are set round lovely gardens and there are three pools where you can get some peace and quiet if you wish, as well as the more popular beach sun beds. All the staff are very friendly and helpful. Menu choice was very good too, with speciality nights...

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

Dear Sue32157, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review about your recent stay at Colony Club. 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. It's always great to know that you enjoyed our theme nights and entertainment....

Banstead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a third consecutive visit in January to the Colony Club, and as usual it didn't disappoint. For the second year we had a standard room with a pool/garden view, which is lovely, but our only criticism is that there was a connecting door in which you are able to hear every word/movement that the occupants next door are...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the food was good and most of the staff were extremely friendly and professional, we did not find that the atmosphere and surroundings of this place corresponded to what we had read. Perhaps, our expectations were too high based on what we had read. We are very busy with work and had to plan our holiday 6 months ahead...

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Dear toine9, Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your recent holiday at Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. We are saddened to read of your disappointment with your stay. At Colony Club we always strive to provide an exceptional holiday experience to all of our guests and we sincerely apologize if this visit did not meet...

Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is very laid back, peaceful and is all about understated luxury. There are lots of lovely touches such as the sun lotion by the beach, the beach attendants who bring you lots of tasty treats throughout the day and a lovely cool drink on arrival. We stayed in a junior suite with a pool view and upon arrival...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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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: $411 - $1,630 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We had a ground floor lagoon room, quiet and magical.”
 of 5 bubbles alfieg030961, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms should not be on ground floor. For peace and quiet: consider rooms with garden view or pool/lagoon view.”
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 of 5 bubbles toine9, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Garden/Pool view rooms are nice and private”
  • Large step down bath/shower
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  • Garden/Pool view junior suite
 of 5 bubbles taliward, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Always try for a front sea view room on the upper floor as they are amazing but expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardm887, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The choice is either a garden room or a de-luxe near the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles M7295BIjohns, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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