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

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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 182 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 178 reviews Rooms
    • 5 based on 196 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 183 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 177 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (198)
    • Very Good (19)
    • Average (3)
    • Poor (2)
    • Terrible (0)

We had a perfect time at The House. Beautiful setting, friendly staff with wonderful service. Champagne brunch was delicious every morning, and the views were picture perfect. Would absolutely return...

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5 of 5 stars
Sep 26, 2014 - rb_caldwell - philadelphia, pa

We had a perfect time at The House. Beautiful setting, friendly staff with wonderful service. Champagne brunch was delicious every morning, and the views were picture perfect. Would absolutely return... Read more and recommend to friends and family. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 22, 2014 - Squidge331 - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Just got home following one of the best holidays I have had. The reason we chose the house was due to the ratings and reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. If you are looking for a... Read more smaller hotel with personal service, lovely rooms, perfect beach location and some really nice touches this is it. The staff are attentive and friendly always happy to help. Relaxing on the beach was made even more special with bottled water, iced towels and ice cream being brought out to you. If you go into hole town take the bus which stops outside the hotel regularly and a fraction of the cost of a taxi, fun and safe, only 10 mins. Can't wait to go back! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 22, 2014 - langdalelad - Oxford UK

Spent a week here in September. Quiet season in barbados but The House was quite busy. Had the fast track service in the airport included with our room and it was worth it to get past the... Read more immigration queue alone. Quick transfer to the hotel and a friendly welcome with a drink. We were upgraded to an ocean view one bedroom suite as part of our package. The room was great - large bedroom and large sitting room with two bathrooms. Two balconies but no real sea view as trees have grown and tis room is above the main area of the House - not a problem for us as we were only in the room in daylight before breakfast. Breakfast was good and the ability to eat inside the open lounge area reduced the competetion from birds. Comfy sofas everywhere and a good bar. Staff were generally friendly and attentive but this could be variable - one one day people seemed fed up and service was very slow - some of the more experienced staff worked very hard to deal with all of the guests. Dinners are a bit limited - in the House it is a reduced menu from Daphne's next door - you can eat there and the selection is wider. We also ate the tamarind which was fine. I received a phone call just before we left and was offered / encouraged to take a half board plan. We won't do this again as we did not feel it gave value for money and there are many good restaurants close. The beach is lovely. Good snorkelling off the beach (take beach shoes as the coral is tough on feet). We took a couple of trips to feed tutles and snorkel with Rod (the man unda da hat) and were very impressed with his care and commitment to clients and turtles. Overall a good place and we hope to be able to go back. Read less

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

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