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

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Fishing

Sailing

Scuba

Swimming Pool

Tennis

Wind Surfing

Beach Holiday

Breakfast

Golf

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5

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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 based on 181 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 178 reviews Rooms
    • 5 based on 194 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 181 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 177 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (196)
    • Very Good (18)
    • Average (3)
    • Poor (2)
    • Terrible (0)

We went here for the first stop of our honeymoon in July. The staff were fantastic, the grounds are pretty and intimate and the general atmosphere is spot on. Having Daphne's next door for room...

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5 of 5 stars
Sep 17, 2014 - Phil C - London, United Kingdom

We went here for the first stop of our honeymoon in July. The staff were fantastic, the grounds are pretty and intimate and the general atmosphere is spot on. Having Daphne's next door for room... Read more service is pretty nice although the menu is small. I would advise to anyone to go here. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 8, 2014 - Amanda K -

This was my first time in Barbados and The House did not disappoint! The staff is very friendly and happy to help with anything you need. The room we had had a gorgeous view and was very... Read more comfortable. The champagne breakfast had all the basics including an egg station. The pool area is small but we never had a problem getting chairs at the beach or pool. The beach is beautiful and water sports are included which is nice. I would recommend water shoes as the ocean is a bit rocky. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 26, 2014 - SGLondon1984 - London, United Kingdom

Spent our second week of of our honeymoon here and we were extremely impressed. The hotel is immaculate and every single member of staff works incredibly hard to answer any guest queries or book... Read more taxis. Lovely front room type seating area with sofas for afternoon tea. Such a relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic and varied breakfast with more than just the usual options. Really enjoyed having the dumplings and plantain for breakfast. The massages and facials in the spa were also absolutely fantastic. We absolutely adored watching the sun go down each evening and being able to swim in the beautiful clear sea each day. Barbados is a stunning island that leaves a very lasting impression. Truly hope to be lucky enough to return one day. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 24, 2014 - topblue99 - Cambridge, UK

This hotel suited us perfectly. It's small ( about 30 rooms) and right on the beach, which is wonderful. There's no competition for sun beds - we could come down to the beach at any time of the day... Read more and easily find a sun bed. The hotel's standard of service is very high. The rooms (ocean view suite) was excellent, being well appointed and comfortably air conditioned. There's a small pool but with the sea right there (calm, right temperature) I can't imagine why anybody would want with the pool. Apart from the generous range of (free) water sports, are no real "things to do" at the hotel, nor arranged entertainment, which again meant it was peaceful and what we wanted. It's adult only and seems to attract a good type of visitor (quiet, respectful etc). I would normally include a few negatives with my hotel reviews, but it is really hard in this case. Possibly the only thing I would say if that the (free) wi-fi was generally slow, although that might just be because everybody was using it at the same point of day. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 24, 2014 - billybonkers - Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

We visited The House for our 3rd wedding anniversary. When we arrived we were greeted by the lovely staff. We were given a welcome cocktail and checked in. We had booked an ocean view suite which... Read more is recommended. The views are beautiful. Throughout our stay all the staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were excellent with a glass of champagne. Cold drinks and ice cream were served to you on your sunbed every day and afternoon tea was lovely. Would highly recommend this hotel and we can't wait to return. Read less

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