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The House by Elegant Hotels

5.0 V rating

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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.

Room Upgrade

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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“ Luxury. And then some. Whether it's for a special occasion or just "because", our Platinum hotels will give you the holiday experience of a lifetime.

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.

Offers may not be combinable.

Free Weddings: Conditions apply.

Booking Bonus: Save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for completed stays between 07-31 Jan '16, 01 Mar '16-06 Jan '17, book by 01 Dec '15 (min stays apply).

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Honeymooners: Receive a bottle of Champagne and flower petals in room on arrival for completed stays between 07 Jan-18 Dec '16 (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 (265)
    • Very Good (36)
    • Average (8)
    • Poor (5)
    • Terrible (1)

First of all, I have to give a big thank you to Diana who added that extra sparkle to our very laid back 6 nights here. Her smoothies are just the best - ask her for recipe recommendations! Mind...

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4 of 5 stars
Mar 27, 2015 - Andrew T - Malmesbury, United Kingdom

First of all, I have to give a big thank you to Diana who added that extra sparkle to our very laid back 6 nights here. Her smoothies are just the best - ask her for recipe recommendations! Mind... Read more you, all the staff were very helpful and friendly and make The House experience a memorable one. Of course, the beautiful golden sand beach (which is public like all of Barbados by the way) and the high spec poolside furnishings help. Staff were constantly bringing you cold bottles of water and this was a great touch. There is also a Factor 30 suncream dispenser by the beach (and aftersun) so don't worry about packing all of the suncream you might need. The House is adults only and when we visited in March there were plenty of spare sun loungers so I'm guessing the venue wasn't full. The guests are all respectful of everyone else's space and privacy - no pushy wannabe friends types. On the downside I would say that some elements need more attention. We had a suite with sea view on the top floor. It had a bedroom, lounge, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies. The bed was comfortable but the furnishings were all a bit 1970's basic and utilitarian rather than attractive. Not that you'll spend much time in the room but for the price I'd expect a level higher. The afternoon tea and evening canapes were a great idea in principle but in execution they were an english parody. Corned beef sandwiches and sweaty cheese rolls are not my idea of a Caribbean snack in 80 degrees heat. The 5 course set seafood meal we ate on the first night there was prepared by the Soux Chef from Daphnes next door but it was by far the worst meal we ate on the island - very bland. I would avoid eating here in the evening when there are so many great restaurants within 10 minutes of the resort. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 27, 2015 - Mon36 - Kettering, United Kingdom

This was our 3rd visit to The House. Many people seem to return. As soon as you arrive the staff are most welcoming & friendly and do remember you from previous visits. Most staff have been there... Read more for many years! Agnes is amazing. She seems to do everything so don't know what her job description is! We've stayed in an ocean facing room before but this time we were in a garden view which we have stayed in before. Not as nice as the ocean facing and quite dark but apart from that was very nice with all the amenities you need. One small point the his & hers vanity units are in the bedroom with a separate shower and toilet. Unfortunately there's only 1 light switch which works the vanity area and the toilet and shower. So if you get up in the night to use the toilet the light is on in the bedroom which tends to wake your partner! Just needs a separate switch for the toilet and shower room. The champagne breakfast is very good along with all the food which is served all day long. A very varied menu. The service on the beach is excellent and the daily extras such as fruit, ice cream, smoothies etc which they bring you are lovely. The whole atmosphere of The House is like being in a private house and all the guests and staff are chatty and friendly. We met some great people inc guests and staff. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and we will definitely be hoping to return! Highly recommend! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 25, 2015 - Linda H - Poole, United Kingdom

This hotel is on the west coast and has a beautiful soft sandy beach. When it comes to service this hotel is simply sublime. I cannot praise the team highly enough as anything you wanted was always... Read more possible. If you wanted to you could sit by the pool or beach, not move all day yet have water, ice cream, cool towels, arrange lunch, arrange dinner reservations or day trips from your sunbed. Kerrie and Anthony were absolutely brilliant in making our holiday possibly the most relaxed holiday we have ever had, thank you guys. The hotel has free wi-fi which worked well enough and usually better than other hotels. This is a kids free hotel which was one of the reasons we chose this hotel. The hotel has a bus stop close by so trips to Holetown and Bridgetown are easy if you want to experience the local transport, which can be interesting! The hotel is on the same site as Daphne's restaurant and food is available throughout the day even though the hotel does not have it's own restaurant. Daphne's is a great restaurant and the food is great. We will defintely return to The House when we next visit Barbados, it was just the best. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 25, 2015 - MattRubens - London

Just returned from a fantastic week at The House. Staff (ambassadors) were fantastic at every level - they could not have been more friendly and more helpful. Location is great - set directly on the... Read more beach and a walk away / short taxi from all the good restaurants. Rooms are pretty simple and typically bajan in style - i would not say they are particularly luxurious - but are totally fine. request a room with a sea or garden view rather than one of the rooms that back onto the busy road. the resort may be a little tired and in certain areas could do with a refurb - decking area, gym etc. but on the whole, i would definitely recommend this hotel - it really is superb. water skiing and many other water sports (excl jet skis) are free for hotel guests. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 24, 2015 - JAH1020 - Chester, United Kingdom

We have just returned from our second trip to Barbados and "The House", and what a wonderful relaxing time we had yet again. We had a garden view room this time. It was lovely to be able to walk out... Read more straight from the room every morning and sit on the patio area and take our coffee overlooking the beautiful garden with the ocean in the background - it was heavenly.. Everything about this hotel if excellent, the location right on the beach, the rooms, food and of course the wonderful staff who really do play an important part of the holiday, nothing is ever too much trouble for them and you always get a service with a smile - a rare thing these days. If there is one slight negative thing to comment on is the seating in the lounge area, I personally found the seating a little too low and as I suffer with a back condition could not really use the lounge area which was a shame, a few of the chairs such as those on the deck area would have been great, but nonetheless our time at the house was wonderful. We will certainly be going back to the house in years to come. A big thank you to all again. Read less

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