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

Hotel facilities

Bar

Fitness Centre

Internet Access

Wheelchair Friendly

Sailing

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Water Skiing

Wind Surfing

Beach Holiday

Breakfast

Honeymoon

Kids Eat Free

Wedding

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

4.5

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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

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WEATHER HERE

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.

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.

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 Suite Includes - Champagne, fruit bowl and canapes in room on arrival. 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: 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.

Children under 12 years are not permitted 01-28 Feb '15.

Please note: Rooms and restaurant are non-smoking.

Minimum stay

5 nights: 01-28 Feb '15, 7 nights: 19 Dec '14-06 Jan '15 and 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 based on 463 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 485 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 518 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 503 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 502 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (334)
    • Very Good (170)
    • Average (53)
    • Poor (20)
    • Terrible (6)

Stayed here for two weeks in August 2014 with my wife and two teenage children. Easy half hour drive from the airport, which is situated south of Bridgetown. The hotel is nestled in between the...

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4 of 5 stars
Aug 30, 2014 - RUSS1602 - Bournemouth, England

Stayed here for two weeks in August 2014 with my wife and two teenage children. Easy half hour drive from the airport, which is situated south of Bridgetown. The hotel is nestled in between the... Read more main road and seafront. We enjoyed a warm welcome from the hotel staff and were given a cold drink and flannel to help us recover from the heat. Unfortunately for us, there was a mix up with one of our rooms with the hotel and Caribtours who we booked through. We had to wait 2 hours for this to get sorted as we had booked an ocean view room, but were initially given one at the rear of the property. If you do book a room here, ask for poolside room or pay extra for a suite/ocean view room - these are the by far the best and will make your stay here great. There are rooms at the rear of the property that do not have a view. The main part of the hotel and it's restaurant are separate from the accommodation. Our rooms were very clean, spacious and refurbished. Bathrooms had both a shower and bath. If you are a light sleeper, recommend you bring earplugs as the frogs, birds and insects will keep you awake for part of the night. It took us two days to finally settle and get used to this. Air conditioning and a separate ceiling fan are standard and this helped us cool down. We left these on during the day and evening when we were out to help pre-cool our room before sleep. I recommend you bring good mosquito spray as we were bitten - not obviously around like some places we have visited - but they are there! Absolutely beautiful beach and outside bar area to relax. The sunsets were stunning and you can walk along the beach (either way), for a really nice stroll. Go right for a longer walk. There are a selection of sun beds on both the beach and by the three pool area. You will need to be up very early to get the sun beds you want. We saw people start as early as 6.00am - no kidding! It's like a military exercise when the hotel is busy so be prepared to set your alarm. It isn't a private beach (there aren't any on Barbados), so be prepared to be approached by vendors selling boat trips, massages, aloe and jewellery. Most are really nice but also surly. After a few days it became really annoying. Suggest you wear sunglasses and headphones all the time! There's a water sports beach hut with complementary banana, rings, waterskiing and paddle boarding. Lovely people here - however, you will need to pre-book a day in advance. There is also a jet ski service managed by Rodney which you will have to pay for. This was great as the water around hotel is usually calm and great for jet ski's. Would highly recommend this. You can also sail here too, but for an added charge. Off the beach you will find the pool area with a bar and seating in or out of the pool. There's also a TV in the bar if you want a drink and watch sport. Service here can be great and sometimes (especially around the daily happy hour) - a bit hit and miss. We tried everything to start a conversation with the bar staff - but it was really hard work. The only person who was really nice was Sandy - a fantastic person, smiling all the time and everyone I met thought she was brilliant. However, the choice of drinks on offer are good - plenty of cocktails, rum and loads of smoothies/milkshakes for children or health conscious drinkers. Breakfast are great - plenty to choose from so you will not be disappointed. Hot and cold buffet with a daily special and fresh omelette cooking. The hotel provided small newspapers and a daily update at the hotel. You can choose to book trips with the hotel by looking at this or find out if there are any local events - really nice touch. We chose a half board option, but dined out most of the time. The best meal at the hotel is on Tuesday's when they put on an International Buffet Night. However, it can be very quiet otherwise in the evenings, even though there is a live musical act playing. Food can be very average and the atmosphere can be dull. After a couple of nights we chose instead to pre-book nearby restaurants - The Cliff, Tides, Daphne's, Lone Star and The Palm. Great food. Recommend you book 2 weeks before you arrive to get sea view tables. Our favourite was The Cliff - stunning food, staff, service and location. Positives about the Hotel - some of the staff are really nice and friendly. We loved talking with Trevor, Monica and Jason. The staff at the entrance to the hotel were fantastic - helpful with finding taxi's and recommending places to visit and walk to. Gardens in the hotel grounds are amazing. Watch out for monkeys, crabs and frogs! The pool area is really clean. The gym is better than most and big enough for 6 people to work out. Some negative points. For those of you who have mobile devices be prepared for very intermittent Wi-fi. It is actually free but very annoying as it cuts out many, many times. Breakfasts can be annoying as birds literally dive-bomb you during your time here. They also invade unattended tables. Must be hard to control for the hotel. Beach and pool staff can be very noisy in the mornings. We were woken up four times during our stay - usually around 7.00am, with loud talking and banging of sun beds. When it rains the tiled area around the hotel can be very slippery. Other points to note: If you are a runner, go directly out of the property and across to the road opposite the drive. This will take you up to Sugar Hill for a great 10k (you will pass Cliff Richard's and Wayne Rooney's houses here too). We ventured out many times to Bridgetown to go shopping and took one of the frequent yellow buses from outside the hotel. Two dollars each and a real experience. If you're a cricket fan - recommend you go to the Kensington Oval just 1 mile out of Bridgetown, which also has a Cricket Museum opposite. If you're a shopper - Bridgetown is good for tax-fee (17% off) jewellery and branded watches. There's not much else apart from basic clothes and food. Very rundown in most areas. If you want brands, walk to to nearby Holetown (20 minutes). If you're in to fishing - the hotel can recommend a half day charter of a boat from Bridgetown. For 1,000 Bar Dollars (£300), they will collect and return you. Give you all the tackle, crew and 4 hours at sea. We caught Barracuda and Tuna during our trip. Our overall stay was good. The hotel tried their very best to make us feel comfortable and to make amends for our bad start. They work hard to maintain their standards. We enjoyed the beach and the beauty of the location and local people. Barbados is lovely. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Aug 29, 2014 - Neilmcewan3 -

We've just returned from a very enjoyable 2 week stay. The location is good with a great beach front and excellent watersport facilities. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful but... Read more sometimes you wish they were a bit more adept. The restaurant was a bit disapointing for this class of hotel and we were unsure whether the restaurant was quiet because guests preferred to eat out at the many excellent local restaureants or they ate out because the food wasn't that great. Credit where it's due though, on 'International Buffet Night', held once a week, the food was great. The rooms were excellently decorated and very well serviced. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - hedgehogcarer - south herts

This review is a year late as we were here in August 2013. We stayed in room 141 which was one of the best situated rooms. Just a few steps from the beach, the pool and the restaurants. Perfect. The... Read more staff are fantastic and friendly and the food when we were here was very good indeed. The lagoon style pool is lovely and the way it meanders means that a sun bed round the pool feels almost private. I can highly recommend the Elegant hotel chain, as this year we stayed at The Tamarind down the coast (the other side of Holetown) and were treated as repeat guests. Good move Elegant, as we will stay with you again ; ) (Sorry Colony Club but in our view The Tamarind had the slight edge on you ) Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 27, 2014 - Andrew D - London, United Kingdom

We stayed in June 2014 to celebrate my 60th birthday. The position of the hotel is superb and the beach exceptional. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Dinner in the restaurants is... Read more disappointing as not a great deal of atmosphere and most people seemed to eat out, which makes sense in Barbados with such excellent restaurants as The Cliff; Daphne's, Scarlet, The Lone Star and The Mews. A wonderful hotel though in a great location for Holetown. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 26, 2014 - Simon P - Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom

We spent two weeks at the Colony Club to mark our 40th Wedding Anniversary. It was our first trip to the Caribbean but it won't be our last. We chose Colony Club because it was recommended by a... Read more colleague whose close friend actually works at the Hotel. Our experience was absolutely fantastic and we shall be going back again soon. Nothing was too much trouble they even arranged for us to be served Dinner on the Beach for our Anniversary. Read less

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