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  • Intimate, contemporary chic for adults only
  • Champagne breakfast daily
  • Fine dining
  • Ambassador service

Hotel facilities

Bar

Fishing

Sailing

Scuba

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Wind Surfing

Beach Holiday

Breakfast

Golf

Honeymoon

Wedding

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

5.0

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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.

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 have recently been refurbished 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, recently refurbished 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. 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 Feb '15-28 Feb '15 

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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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 (224)
    • Very Good (26)
    • Average (3)
    • Poor (2)
    • Terrible (1)

This was our first trip to Barbados and the house, and we cant wait to get back. ALL of the staff made an incredible effort to make our honeymoon as special as possible and it wouldnt have been the...

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5 of 5 stars
Nov 20, 2014 - gary t

This was our first trip to Barbados and the house, and we cant wait to get back. ALL of the staff made an incredible effort to make our honeymoon as special as possible and it wouldnt have been the... Read more same without them. The house is a great location right on the beach and the level of service was above anything else I have previously experienced. Everything from the food, entertainment and the cocktails was perfect and we cant wait to go back and see Teddy, Chris, Wade, Richard, Agnes, Alana, Diana, Jefferson, Antony, Kerrie and all the other lovely staff. Thanks again for making our honeymoon so special. see you soon! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Nov 19, 2014 - ianwats0n - Sunderland

2nd attempt - 1st attempt removed - not sure why as truthful factual account - thus illustrating the dark side of tripadvisorbut apparently it is ok for another poster to email me, bully me... Read more 2nd attempt - 1st attempt removed - not sure why as truthful factual account - thus illustrating the dark side of tripadvisor...but apparently it is ok for another poster to email me, bully me, threaten me and suggest that I had been paid for a good review - bet he doesn't even understand what risible means..... Anyway, our 3rd visit to The House - hotel & staff as fab as ever - probably should be called "The Home" as it feels like a home from home. Cannot recommend it too much. Please enjoy this review everyone at The House - bet they pull this one too...... Ian Watson Read less

5 of 5 stars
Nov 17, 2014 - Jerry G - London, United Kingdom

Yet again the whole team at The House excelled themselves and ensured that my wife and I, who both enjoy vastly different things from such a holiday, had a magnificent 9 days in the lap of luxury... Read more , child-free tranquillity and not least, gastronomic paradise thanks to Daphne's restaurant next door. Nothing is too much trouble for the front of house boys and girls who attend to every detail promptly, smilingly and efficiently without any sign of a fuss. The same polite proficiency is achieved equally by those unseen staff-members whose diligence and application ensure a slick operation back-stairs which is sometimes all too easy to forget. At The House one certainly gets what one pays for; so many little extras are provided and that sense of being made to feel genuinely welcome perfectly obvious. Copious bottles of chilled water, little portions of fruit and a cold flannel mid-morning, ice-creams on the beach or by the pool mid-afternoon, afternoon tea, need I say more. Churlish reviews so needlessly and dishonestly posted recently stand out so glaringly in the range of reviews received by this magnificent establishment and serve only to show the depths to which the odd unscrupulous guest will sometime stoop in order to satisfy some sort of perceived grievance. If one wishes to criticise any establishment, I find that only some sort of corroboration truly demonstrates the validity of such negativity and reviews which fail genuinely so to do, should not really be permitted wall-space. Suffice it to say that this, our 5th visit to the House, has already led to our having booked again for next year. Can't wait to get back "home". Read less

5 of 5 stars
Nov 16, 2014 - Sw1sdom - Windsor, United Kingdom

We have just returned from the House where we had a fantastic stay with family and friends to celebrate a significant birthday. It was our second visit the first was outstanding and for us the house... Read more goes on getting better and better. The team there are amazing and go the extra mile well done Agnes Diana Chris and all of you. How anyone could criticise the house experience is beyond the 10 of us who just had a whale of a time. We will be back and sooner rather than later Read less

5 of 5 stars
Nov 14, 2014 - GillyH60 - Manchester, United Kingdom

We have just returned from the House having travelled as a small group of couples to celebrate my 50th Birthday. I could not have chosen a better hotel or location as it surpassed my greatest... Read more expectations. On arrival we were greeted by the friendly team with a welcome drink and you are immediately made to feel at home in this intimate boutique hotel. There is no reception desk and all the staff known as ambassadors are available 24/7 to help with any request you may have however difficult. The wonderful Agnes could not have done more for us even sourcing a spirit on the Island that we loved to drink and had it delivered to the bar within 45 minutes. My dream was a beach party with a bbq and dancing . Joanna the manageress made sure my birthday was unforgettable. The event was stunning, Food amazing by the wonderful Marco from Daphnes ,fabulous band and the perfect sunset. All the team in this hotel go over and beyond to make sure that you have a fabulous stay . From housekeeping to beach staff nothing is too much trouble and they are always smiling . This is a very relaxing property extremely friendly and informal . We absolutely loved The House and cannot wait to return. Read less

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