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Island Inn is a quaint, 24-room All Inclusive property situated less than a mile from the centre of Historic Bridgetown and within the Garrison Area – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is footsteps away from the beach at the beautiful Carlisle Bay and Pebbles Beach and is conveniently close to shops and restaurants. Island Inn will amaze you with its disarming simplicity and old world charm. Take advantage of your free scuba diving demo in the pool before hitting the big blue, discovering an underwater world that’s just as beautiful as what lies above! The swimming pool makes a change from the beach and is a charming place to lounge beside, soaking up the sun or reading a good book. There’s also The Boardwalk Restaurant for eclectic dining, serving dishes regarded as very special by locals and guests alike. Evenings tend to be very low key although there is live music and folklore shows occasionally plus a weekly manager’s rum punch party to meet and mingle with fellow guests.
In the Garrison Historic area, just a two minute walk away from the beach at beautiful Carlisle Bay, less than a mile from Bridgetown. Local attractions include George Washington House, Brownes Beach and Barbados Parliament Buildings. Transfer time from airport: 30 min.
24 stylish rooms and suites on 1 level. All with air-conditioning, TV, telephone, alarm clock/radio, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms are located in the original historic building and have either garden or courtyard views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping up to 2 people or 1 adult and 1 child.
Superior Garden View Rooms are larger and located in either the original historic building or in the southern block of the hotel with views over the garden, sleeps max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Superior Pool View Rooms are located in the southern block of the hotel with easy access to the swimming pool, sleeps max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Junior Suites have a separate sitting area and patio with garden and or partial pool views and sleep max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
The Boardwalk Restaurant (local and International dishes), lounge bar.
Small swimming pool. Free scuba diving demo in pool (on request).
Live entertainment 3 nights per week. Weekly manager’s rum punch party.
Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. WiFi in lobby*.
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages upto and including 12 years.
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. All local brand drinks except for speciality wines/Champagne and bottled water. All entertainment and activities above unless stated otherwise.
7 nights for arrivals -1 Jan-30 Apr '13 and 23 Dec-30 Apr '14
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Others have described the setting. The room I had near the pool was great, high ceiling and roomy and great air conditioning. (The sink drains work by pushing down, spring loaded.) The food is... Read more good though not noteworthy. British breakfast. Some good items in the evening. Nice relaxed private courtyard setting. Nice staff. About a two minute walk to the public beach, between the Hilton and the Radison (? under new management). The staff members were super friendly ... starting with Carol at the reception desk and the bartenders such as Earl who picked a fruit from a tree and made a local drink for me to sample. Don't expect much from this hotel. It is small and limited. However, if you accept that, I think you will enjoy your stay. Read less
We were excited to visit the island. The hotel was in the middle of restraining floors so for the first part of our vacation we ate inside. Outside eating was much better. The food was only... Read more adequate.There was no help to take our suitcases to the room which was a shame. The room was OK but not enough outlets and the bathroom lighting was poor. Service was variable, very good to very slow as on our last night there were not enough staff to serve us all in a timely fashion. As we were leaving early the next morning they promised us a packed snack for breakfast. This did not appear. Our five days were restful but we would not return as there was very little to do in and around the surrounding area of St Michael. Read less
Better late than never, this review is from December 2012. Chose this hotel because it's small, all inclusive and the amazing reviews. Does it live up to praise, yes it does and more!.Management... Read more Better late than never, this review is from December 2012. Chose this hotel because it's small, all inclusive and the amazing reviews. Does it live up to praise, yes it does and more!....Management always there to listen and to ensure you have all you want and need, well done Thora. Reception service, absolutely top of the class, service with a capital S. Waiting staff, so friendly and thoughtful they want you to be happy and always have a lovely genuine greeting for you. The restaurant is really good, it's very well presented and it feels special. Fabulous breakfast my favourite, pancakes everyday mmmmm, lunch, tasty burgers and hotdogs toasted sandwiches, fries all really good. Dinner is so civilised at the Island Inn with candles and white tablecloths so much nicer than other places we have been which were more like glorified canteens!!! Lovely wine, red or white and your glasses filled without you having to ask. The bar, I remember looking at the cocktail list and asking the barman which ones were included in the all inclusive package, his answer, all of them!! Have stayed at some nice hotels and this was the first time every drink on the list was included, what a refreshing change.....tried working my way through the list but couldn't reach the end, lovely fruit smoothies, everything you could want really. The rooms, spacious, classy accessories and kept nice and clean, any problems, a word in someones ear and it's done! apart from the noisy monkeys..... Not a place for children, it's a place which attracts like minded people who enjoy relaxing and a chat if you want or not, it's up to you. Bar closes at 11pm so you more or less know you aren't going to be disturbed by 'other types' of holiday makers! Would we return, yes we would and we are in just under three weeks we will be there, sooooooooooo looking forward to it. So, if you like quiet, beautiful surroundings and good food this is the place for you. See you soon Shaun and Linda Read less
My wife and I have just spent thirteen nights at this hotel and have to say that we have a very mixed review. Firstly we had a wonderful relaxing holiday and we met some great people who were also... Read more staying in this hotel. Because the hotel is small and the public areas are compact you tend to get easily acquainted with the other guests, especially when the 24 room hotel is only half full. Food was OK, sometimes quite basic, especially starters which lacked in imagination and appeared as low budget. Drinks were OK, not many premium brands and the bar stock looked quite sparse. Nevertheless out of all the bar staff Jerry used his skills to create some excellent cocktails and in the process created and made up for the otherwise lacking entertainment. As for the Staff, we felt it was a bit of a 'mixed bag' several were fine, polite and cheerful. On the other hand several seemed moody and disinterested in their jobs, just going through the motions and should not be working in the hospitality industry. Good location, very nearby beach is excellent. The hotel has some 'rough edges'. We had no hot water for three days and despite telling reception on three occasions we ended up demanding to speak to the manager before something finally got sorted out. Then similarly, housekeeping staff left our bedroom door open on three occasions (found it open late afternoon when we returned to our room). It had obviously bee open (ajar) most of the day. Again we reported this twice and on the third occasion the manager apologised, we had lengthy discussions about hotel processes and procedures, and yet 'blow me down' the next day it was left open again. We had a crack in our bath the we know the previous occupants reported and yet nothing had been done. Towels were very often thread bare, holes in the shower tiles, etc. On saying all of this the beds were comfortable and clean and the cleaning of the rooms was very adequate. As you can see this is a very review. I would probably not stay at this hotel again but I would not put people off from staying here because if you look past the negatives, the hotel does engender a friendly atmosphere and good overall holiday experience. Read less