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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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.

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 except for 19 Dec and 06 Jan '13 when it is 7.

Accessibility

Good general access around the property.

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The House by Elegant Hotels

  • What to Expect:
    • 5 based on 133 reviews Location
    • 4.5 based on 132 reviews Rooms
    • 5 based on 133 reviews Service
    • 4.5 based on 133 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 133 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (131)
    • Very Good (14)
    • Average (3)
    • Poor (0)
    • Terrible (0)

Best hotel for a holiday for two elderly adults. No children under 18; superb grub at Daphne's adjoining the hotel or Scarletts across the road and the Cliff 5 minutes walk away. Staff are...

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5 of 5 stars
Apr 14, 2014 - A TripAdvisor Member -

Best hotel for a holiday for two elderly adults. No children under 18; superb grub at Daphne's adjoining the hotel or Scarletts across the road and the Cliff 5 minutes walk away. Staff are... Read more outstanding and most responsive to any requests. Breakfast ranged from full English with eggs cooked to order to fresh tropical fruit, croissants, toast & marmalade. Beach adjoining dining area offers swimming and watersports plus idyllic walks - especially at low tide. Superb relaxing facilities and spa jetlag recovery treatment.. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 5, 2014 - rplColton - colton

Just back from 2 very relaxed weeks having been looked after like we were with friends.The sea view rooms are the best position but avoid room 168! The House is a small adults only hotel that... Read more provides a friendly approach to guests.The beach is excellent & the beach service is the best we have ever experienced with either fruit, ice cream, cool sprays, cold cloths & water all complimentary on the hour throughout the day.Breakfast was a good choice buffet with a selection of both hot & cold food.The afternoon tea of sandwiches & cakes (also complimentary) is a nice British touch. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 3, 2014 - Jwaring2013 - Toronto, Canada

My daughter and I spent a week at The House in February. It was such a wonderful experience. We were both looking to just relax and unwind and The House was the perfect spot to do that. Our ocean... Read more view suite was beautiful and spacious. The Breakfast every day was wonderful,some of the croissants that I have eaten outside of France! The attentive service beach and pool side was fabulous; cooling lowers, fresh fruit and ice cream, even coming around to clean my sunglasses! I can't wait to return! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 31, 2014 - HCJL - Bristol, United Kingdom

The most amazing hotel we have ever stayed in. It's a must! The staff, the food, the room, the beach, the sun beds, all are superb. We will try to go back to this hotel ever year from now on. If you... Read more stay here, try The Cliff restaurant too. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 30, 2014 - Linda H - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We visited Barbados nine years ago and promised ourselves that the next time we would stay at The House. It was definitely worth the wait and we will be going back next year. It feels like you are... Read more staying with friends who are looking after you with such a personal touch and a genuine desire to make your holiday the best ever - and they more than succeed. We have been lucky to stay in some wonderful hotels in many different countries but the House just stands heads and shoulders above anywhere we have stayed before. It offers total relaxation in a stunning location with the most amazing staff and is one of the most romantic places I have ever stayed. All the staff go above and beyond to make your stay special but in particular I would like to give a special mention to Andrew, Teddy, Alana, Agnes and Christopher and of course the wonderful General Manager Joanna. Thanks for making our holiday so memorable. Read less

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