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The House by Elegant Hotels

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Set on a pristine stretch of white sand on Barbados’ West Coast, The House is the beachside version of a hip downtown hotel. On a design front its combination of smooth lines of teak, curved lanterns and modern lighting set a mood that is suitably exotic. Yet it’s a beautifully intimate place with plenty of privacy for romantic dining. For food lovers The House itself may be one of the best hunting grounds on the island, because the most acclaimed addition to the Barbados restaurant scene is the adjacent Daphne’s. Located bang on the beach, this satellite of the famous London restaurant serves a metropolitan version of Italian dishes, with an emphasis on seafood and is regarded by many as better than the original. Let your Hotel Ambassador organise your arrival massage, a round of golf at nearby Sandy Lane, spa treatments in a beachside cabana or next door at the sister property, Tamarind or try your hand at the complimentary water sports. The service extends down to the beach and The Deck with complimentary afternoon tea and Daphne’s all-day dining menu.

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Hotel Platinum Hotel Luxury. And then some. Each hotel is carefully selected based on its unique character and quality of accommodation, cuisine & service.
  • Intimate, contemporary chic for adults only
  • Champagne breakfast daily
  • Fine dining
  • Ambassador service

Where is it?

Beachfront location at Paynes Bay in St James. Bridgetown is a 20-min drive. Transfer time from airport: 45 min.

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Room information

All 34 suites with custom-made wooden furniture, French doors, graciously appointed baths that feature exquisite rain showers and body jets.

Junior and 1-Bedroom Suites spread over 3 floors, each providing contemporary simplicity and comfort with your choice of ocean or tropical garden views with custom made wooden furniture, french doors and graciously appointed baths that feature exquisite rain showers and body jets. With either 1 king-size bed or 2 doubles all suites sleep max 2 adults, with air-conditioning, flatscreen satellite TV, iPod dock, aromatherapy candles, bathrobes and luxury linens.

Gardenview Junior Suites have a private balcony or patio with views of the gardens or pool area.

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Oceanview Junior Suites with comfortable living areas and a private balcony or patio with a beachfront view.

Garden View 1-Bedroom Suites have separate living area with TV and DVD player, roomy balconies and lovely views of the tropical gardens.

Oceanview 1-Bedroom Suites are spacious with roomy balconies, separate living area with TV and DVD player, 2 bathrooms and stunning Caribbean ocean views.

Suite Dreams Programme: All 1-Bedroom Suites now include:

• Increase jet-lag massage to 1 hour
• Nespresso™ machines in all 1-Bedroom Suites
• Meet & Greet at the airport
• Luxury VIP meet and greet transfer one way
• Upgraded bathroom amenities

Eats and drinks

Daphne's Restaurant situated next door to the hotel, offers all-day menus* and serves dinner and a light snack lunch menu (Italian/Bajan fusion; à la carte), and The Deck lounge bar providing complimentary afternoon tea and canapés served every evening.

Fun and games

Freshwater swimming pool, whirlpool, Spa services* (in room, poolside, or in beachside cabanas), fitness centre, tennis (at sister properties), free water sports offered next door at Tamarind: water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, boogie boarding and snorkelling; Nearby: scuba lesson*, parasailing*, boat cruises* and deep-sea fishing*. Free Internet access in some public areas. Library. Golf is available nearby at Sandy Lane or Royal Westmoreland courses*.

Handy stuff

Ambassador service.

Additional information

Dress Code: Smart casual after 6.30pm (no shorts, T-shirts or flip flops please).

Under 18s are not permitted.

*Denotes local charge.

Minimum stay

5 nights: 01-28 Feb '15/16

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

Accessibility

Good general access around the property: properties that offer good general access for those guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. There are 2 steps at restaurant and bar. 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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Honeymooners: Receive a bottle of Champagne and flower petals in room on arrival for completed stays between 08 Jan-18 Dec '15 min stay 5 nights.

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The House by Elegant Hotels

  • What to Expect:
    • 5.0 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Rooms
    • 5.0 Service
    • 4.5 Value
    • 4.5 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (282)
    • Very Good (38)
    • Average (9)
    • Poor (6)
    • Terrible (1)

We just returned from a 6 day stay at The House. It met every one of our needs and wants and then some. The House was the most relaxing place I've ever stayed. I would go back again in a...

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5 of 5 stars
Apr 23, 2015 - ac458 - Chicago, Illinois

We just returned from a 6 day stay at The House. It met every one of our needs and wants and then some. The House was the most relaxing place I've ever stayed. I would go back again in a... Read more heartbeat. The rooms were excellent and spacious, the beach was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Each and every ambassador was wonderful. They made you feel as if you were their only guest to take care of. Two of the ambassadors really were exceptional and went far above and beyond to accommodate us, Kerrie and Teddy. They were attentive, friendly, helpful and really made us feel as if they cared about us. I cannot express enough how wonderful our experience was at The House. Many water activities were included and they were just steps away from the hotel on the beach and the location was excellent as well. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 22, 2015 - Dart-7 - Nova Scotia

There can not be much to add to the reviews of others about The House. It is a great place to stay in Barbados. The atmosphere is very relaxed for adults only, the accommodations are extremely... Read more comfortable and well appointed, the breakfast buffet is good (although without the great range of items you would see at a larger 5 star hotel).The property is small and compact : the courtyard has lovely trees and plants and fish ponds but there are no extensive gardens. The beach (on which the hotel is directly placed) is excellent, although there are a few rocks and stones to contend with. The excellent restaurant Daphne's adjoins the hotel. The menu of the latter is available and can be served right at the hotel : this is a real convenience since you can "eat at Daphne's" without actually having a reservation to go there ! The location is excellent, just a few minutes by bus or taxi to Holetown (where there are some good shops and restaurants, and a well stocked supermarket which has a surprisingly good selection of wines), on the calmer west side of the island, and near some great restaurants (try Cariba just up the road for excellent food and a quaint atmosphere, for a fraction the price of The Cliff which is across the road). We stayed in a garden view suite (since we live by the sea at home we are not wedded to the idea that you have to be facing the sea on vacation) which was wonderful and included a generously sized dipping pool; the garden suites (of which there are only a few) are excellent value being much less expensive than sea view suites, but with all the same amenities and perks. Finally, we can only agree in stating that all the excellent qualities of The House are mirrored in the standard of service. The staff is outstanding : attentive, helpful, courteous and yet friendly, always ready to have a chat, and make you feel really welcome. The staff here is a tremendous asset and their attentions make for a wonderful place to experience the character of Barbados. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 21, 2015 - Roland B - Waltham, Massachusetts

Thank you to everyone at "The house" I have travelled all over the Caribbean and this is by far the most relaxing place I have ever stayed. It is the first island hotel I have been at that I would go... Read more back to tomorrow morning. The staff by far was tremendous- I do not remember everyones name but I do have to point out a few of The House members. 1. Teddy 2. Karrie 3. Andrew 4. Richard 5. Rawel (probably mis-spelled) Management was fantastic, anything that was requested was done without hesitation even on Island time. thank you again for everyone for your hospitality and kindness. We will be back soon. RGB Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 21, 2015 - H G - CT

The House was a very warm small adult only boutique hotel. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. When asking for directions to bus stop, staff actually walked us there. The room was very... Read more cozy. Having two bathrooms was a real plus. However, the service went downhill a little on Saturday and Sunday, no turn down service and did not clean up in late afternoon. Cold water was always available. Breakfast buffet was complete and very good . Afternoon tea was another added plus..did I mention ice cream served pool side each afternoon! Beach was lovely. Very relaxing vacation. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Apr 20, 2015 - Chris W - Norton Lindsey, United Kingdom

The House is a small, adults only boutique hotel and our stay overall was very good. The first thing to note is that the hotel does not have its own restaurant - but Daphne’s is right next door and... Read more it was a plus as the food on the night we visited was excellent. The hotel complex is small and as such, things feel a little cramped as the gardens in the rear are negligible though I have to say the front garden area is very attractive. The pool area is also a little disappointing but the beach front and the service provided to it (ice cream/ drinks etc) is excellent. The lounge area, where breakfast/ dinner etc ( the latter from Daphne’s) is served, is pleasant and the staff are very friendly and helpful The price, however, we felt was high for what was on offer and that is why we felt champagne was available free of charge at breakfast and a complimentary tea/ sandwiches etc was served in the afternoon. Some might say they would prefer a reduced rate to these! A thing to note is that we visited their sister hotel – The Colony Club – at the end of our holiday and have to say that of the two, the Colony Club would be a choice. However, if the ‘no children’ aspect is the key element for a visit, we would have no problem is recommending The House. Read less

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