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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.
Beachfront location at Paynes Bay in St James. Bridgetown is a 20-min drive. Transfer time from airport: 45 min.
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
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.
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*.
Dress Code: Smart casual after 6.30pm (no shorts, T-shirts or flip flops please).
Under 18s are not permitted.
*Denotes local charge.
5 nights expect for 01 Feb '14-28 Feb '14 and 2015 and 7 nights 01 Jan '14-06 Jan '14 and 2015.
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My vocabulary does not contain enough superlatives to describe the experience of being a guest at The House, we have just returned from our 6th visit in 6 years and every time the experience gets... Read more better. Joanna manages with a quiet efficiency, ably assisted by all of the back room staff. The ambassadors are just that and nothing is too much trouble, service generally in the Caribbean can be relaxed but Andrew, Agnes and Rowel lead their team and show that relaxed can also be effective. Marco's cookery demonstrations on Friday lunchtimes are not to be missed, informative but relaxed and enough food provided (along with wine) to save the cost of lunch. Well done to you all, we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Paul, Carol, James and Naomi. Read less
Staff and rooms excellent not stuffy and Daphne's next door headed up by Marco. Is without doubt the best restaurant in barbados as the food does not follow the same same as the others position on... Read more the beach second to none great to watch the sunsets you cannot stay in a better place on this beautiful island Read less
What a wonderful hotel! It is more like a home than a hotel. From the minute we arrived we were welcomed and the ambassadors could not be more charming and courteous. They knew everyone by name and... Read more nothing was too much trouble. Joanne was ever present and should be extremely proud of her team at The House. We have stayed in many hotels around the world but this one was exceptional. It really did feel like an extension of home. We will certainly be back. THANKYOU all. Read less
We went to the house a few years ago (pre-child) and had an amazing time. The service at the hotel was amazing, and the staff were always there, but at the same time, never in your face - so just... Read more perfect. We would happily return for a 'child-less' 2 night stay next time we went to Barbados, if we could save up some money, as it was really relaxing and romantic. Read less
We recently stayed for the first time at this fabulous hotel, this was our fifth visit to the beautiful island of Barbados. Our Virgin flight was delayed nearly 4hours so we arrived late to 'The... Read more House', we were greeted with a rum punch and for my husband a much needed cold beer! Our garden view suite on the ground floor was very comfortable and spacious with every amenity, the air conditioning unit was very good set at just the right temperature. What makes this hotel very special without a doubt is the "team" all of them from the ambassadors to the hotel maintenance/house keeping staff... excellent at what they do. They work hard at making you feel you are home from home and they become, very quickly like your family. Just to mention a few by name.....Anthony, a very courteous young man whose professionalism at his job was outstanding, he attended our every need and booked all our dinner reservations at some of the best restaurants on the island, ( the Cliff, Tides, Lone star) and even managed to get us beach front dining at very short notice.....Kerri looked after us on the beach making sure we always had water, and those little extras...cold towels, ice creams, fruit and even rum punch!...Andrew (cheeky) he kept us very amused with his banter ...Richard, Christopher, Teddy, Shaun all lovely people.....would I stay at the house again?... in a heartbeat! Read less