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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

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Located on the platinum coast the Colony Club is known for its relaxed atmosphere, timeless sophistication and appeals to those who enjoy excellent food in a charming setting with its tall palm trees and beautifully tended gardens. The recent renovation of the Ocean View, Luxury Ocean View, Luxury Poolside Rooms and the Laguna Restaurant is now complete and with the introduction of new menus and healthy eating options, incorporating fresh local produce, these are are a fantastic addition to the resorts health and wellness approach and will enhance the stay of previous guests and new guests alike. Colony Club by Elegant Hotels offers free motorised water sports for fun on the water, with a beach ambassador service, a meandering pool that winds through the middle of the resort with private corners for some alone time, spa with range of treatments, seasonal kids programme, tennis and themed dining to make the most of your stay.

At a glance

  • Range of meal plans available
  • Great beachfront location
  • Candlelit restaurant
  • 4 lagoon-style pools

Where is it?

On an excellent beach on the West Coast. 20 min to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 40 min.

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Room information

96 rooms on up to 3 floors in 5 buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, Internet access*, mini-fridge (unstocked), safety deposit box and hairdryer. Pool Garden View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Room Upgrade

Luxury Poolside Rooms - newly refurbished with private access from the balcony or patio to the lagoon pool, just steps away, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults.

Ocean View Rooms - newly refurbished with custom wood furniture and french doors with lovely ocean views, one king-size bed or two twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults.

Luxury Ocean View Rooms - newly refurbished are located steps away from the beach, include fruit bowl in room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults. Luxury Ocean View Rooms include fruit bowl in room on arrival.

Junior Suites Pool/Garden View - have sitting area with sofa bed, marble bathroom with sunken bath, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Garden View Junior Suite with roll-in shower - limited space next to the toilet.

1-Bedroom Oceanview Suites - with living area and pull-out sofa and 4-poster bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 1-Bedroom Suites include Champagne, fruit bowl and canapes in room on arrival and fruit bowl and petit fours on turn down service.

Eats and drinks

Laguna Restaurant, newly refurbished, open-air seating with all meals carefully created by the Executive Chef, and where possible incorporating seasonal produce, the freshest ingredients, complimented by herbs from its own organic gardens. Menus are tailored to incorporate local cuisine, with fresh produce from the farmers market and feature healthy dining options for all meals throughout the day and evening. Sunset Bar with happy hour 5.00pm-6.00pm. This swim-up and poolside bar serves tropical cocktails and light fare. Enjoy all day outdoor dining at the signature restaurant, which specialises in seafood and continental cuisine. Weekly theme nights provide fun for the whole family; visit the seaside grill and International buffet on Tuesdays, the Bajan fish grill on Wednesdays and enjoy Lobster and Jazz on Thursdays. Exchange dining programme with 6 restaurants at select sister hotels (daily water taxi to sister hotels on West Coast, subject to availability), meal and drink supplements apply. Restaurant is non-smoking.

Fun and games

4 lagoon-style swimming pools, complimentary water sports including water-skiing, sailing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, aqua-aerobics, free floodlit tennis and equipment. Fitness centre. Colony Club's seasonal Kids' Korner is available for ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained).

Entertainment

Nightly entertainment (seasonal).

Handy stuff

Room service (small service charge). Daily water taxi to sister hotels on West Coast (subject to availability). Boutique jewellery store. WiFi internet access is available throughout the resort and in rooms.

Additional information

Half-board and full-board options are taken in the Laguna restaurant only.

Dress code: In the restaurant it's elegantly casual after 6.00pm.

*Denotes local charge.

Child ages are up to and including 2-12 years.

Please note: Children under 12 years are not permitted 01-28 Feb '15 and 01-29 Feb ’16.

Please Note: Half-board and full-board options are taken in the Laguna restaurant only.

If you pre-purchased meal plans over Christmas and New Year the gala meals are not included in your board basis but you will receive a dinner credit of US$90 per adult and US$45 per child and a surcharge will apply, payable locally

Please note: Rooms and restaurant are non-smoking.

Minimum stay

5 nights: 01-28 Feb '15 and 01-28 Feb '16. 

7 nights: 19 Dec '15-06 Jan '16.

Accessibility

Partially Accessible: properties that offer wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities. Please note: These rooms are subject to availability and may only be available in specific room categories with varying bedding arrangements. Please request this at the time of booking. There is 1 restaurant up 15 steps. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 4.5 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (391)
    • Very Good (185)
    • Average (56)
    • Poor (21)
    • Terrible (6)

A gorgeous hotel right on the beach. Small enough to allow very attentive service by the nicest hotel staff in the world. Great facilities and lots of extra touches such as free ice cold scented...

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5 of 5 stars
Mar 2, 2015 - graham w - Dublin, Ireland

A gorgeous hotel right on the beach. Small enough to allow very attentive service by the nicest hotel staff in the world. Great facilities and lots of extra touches such as free ice cold scented... Read more towels, iced water , ice-cream and nibbles brought to your sun bed daily Free watersports such as kayaking , sailing on the beach In house restaurants serve excellent food. Superb rum punches during happy hour. Perfect quiet position in Holetown within easy walk of the town We will definitely return as will many of the other guests we spoke to. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 27, 2015 - Mark T - Camberley, United Kingdom

This was our second vacation staying at this hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The rooms are of a high standard with free wifi 50in flat screen tvs and all mod cons expected from a good hotel. Ours... Read more had a sea view and steps off our balcony down to the pool. The breakfast offer a wide variety of foods to suit all tastes and can't be faulted. The beach and sea are superb and there is regular bar service on the beach. The food in the evenings is good but with so many top restaurants within a 15 min drive we ate out most nights. The hotel can be a little quiet after 10pm but we were either out or we had drinks by the beach with our friends. I have booked this hotel again this year so that probably says it all. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 27, 2015 - Geoff W - Bedford, United Kingdom

We have been to Colony Club for a number of years now, so clearly have always enjoyed it! But it has continued to find ways of improving - if you want a relaxed atmosphere but high quality hotel... Read more , then this, in our view, can't be beaten in Barbados. It has a beach front on a lovely small bay; it has the best hotel gardens on the island, kept beautiful by constant work; the free form swimming pools complement the gardens perfectly; the rooms have been updated over the past three years; the kitchens now produce food of a consistently high standard (the international buffet night has, among other things, sushi that the Japanese would be impressed by.) But all this would be undermined if the staff were not first class. They are! In fact, to a person, they are wonderful. There isn't the formality that you might expect in a top, city-centre hotel in London or New York - but that is part of the Bajan charm. And it doesn't stop the service being excellent, even if friendly and informal. For some years now the manager has been Gayle Talma. She has led the general raising of standards on all fronts ( from "generally acceptable" to "first class in all respects"). From the moment we're dropped off at the entrance, the welcome gets us into the holiday mood. We relax at once (helped by the first rum punch!). Dinner varies between the hotel's own (very good) restaurant; and the excellent dining options on the West Coast - from The Cliff for stunning setting and genuine fine dining; to SeaCat (just a couple of minutes walk from Colony Club) for excellent fish and chips! Colony Club has upped its game - for a relaxed high quality holiday in the Caribbean it would take some beating. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Feb 25, 2015 - gundogjh - Leeds, United Kingdom

Having read reviews on TripAdvisor prior to staying here we were convinced we would struggle to get a sun bed, in fact I emailed the hotel first with our concerns. However, whilst there are... Read more definitely "bed blockers" who have no thought for anyone else, we found we were able to get a bed either on the beach or by the pool each morning. I would also say that they are some of the most comfortable loungers we have ever experienced. As for the hotel itself we were very impressed. Our room which had an ocean view, was good and room service was twice daily with a turndown service. The location is simply stunning on a beautiful stretch of beach which is great for long walks passing by some very impressive villas. As everyone else mentions the staff are friendly and extremely accommodating and the hotel features themed evenings with entertainment. We would certainly return. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Feb 23, 2015 - SVF2680 - London, United Kingdom

This was our third stay at this hotel. Rooms are on the whole lovely- personally prefer the garden rooms away from the beach and pool. Staff are delightful on all levels. Everything is clean and well... Read more kept and the hotel is pretty and quite Boutique in style. Location is excellent right in the middle of St James' close to good restaurants and the town of holetown which is fun. Food in the hotel was average this year- breakfast was good but evening meal very expensive and lacking quality. Restaurant very lacking atmosphere. unfortunately the hotel this year seemed to be more like an old people's home than a swish hotel which may account for the lack of atmosphere- whole place is asleep by 10 pm and although I am far from young I found it a little depressing as not much in the way of jolly chat. Real problems with sun bed bagging which seems to take place at 6 am often by the older fraternity who then only use the beds for a couple of hours! The staff are working hard to address this. I have a great affection for the hotel but not sure I will return as would like a more buzzy atmosphere. Anyone intending to visit Barbados in peak season which is now should book restaurants a minimum of a month before departure as the popular ones are fully booked by the time you arrive. These are the ones I would recommend: Tides, The cliff, Lone star, the fish pot, Mullins for a beach side lunch. All are expensive and very well known . Also book a day trip on R & R ' catamaran- lovely couple who will provide lunch with wine, swimming with turtles and a great family day out. Read less

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