Cobblers Cove Barbados

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

An aura of understated class pervades this charming hotel hideaway, with many of its guests returning every year for an authentic Barbados experience. The attractive, colonial-style building with its iconic, coral-coloured Great House, vibrant tropical gardens and lovely rattan furnishings, overlooks a white-sand beach on Barbados's west coast. Pleasantly secluded, you are still only a short drive from some lovely restaurants and bars — that's if you can drag yourself away from the gourmet wonders of award-winning Camelot Restaurant which offers mouth-watering cuisine, weekly barbeques and a special seafood menu including a selection of freshly-caught local fish. There's a generous array of sports, which include tennis and complimentary daily lessons in water-skiing, sailing and windsurfing for each guest. The spacious suites are beautifully furnished and are packed with amenities. Each has its own balcony or terrace, dressing area and large bathroom filled with REN soaps and toiletries.

Amenities

  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Where is it

Situated on a beautiful tranquil beach on the west coast of Barbados. Transfer time from airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

40 suites. All suites with private terrace or balcony, air-conditioning (bedroom only), ceiling fans, telephone, WiFi access, separate living room area with sofa, breakfast area with tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, bath robes, bathroom amenities, and hairdryer. Upper Circle Suites have tropical garden views, either 1 king-size bed or 2 single bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. 


Royal Circle Suites are set in the tropical gardens with a partial ocean view and are just moments away from the beach, sleeping maximum 3 adults.Ocean Front Suites have panoramic ocean views and are just steps from the beach, sleeping maximum 3 adults. 2-Bedroom Suites have garden views and are close to The Great House, with either 2 king-size beds or 4 single beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults. Camelot at The Great House is a large ocean view suite, 1380 sq ft, situated in the historic plantation house and benefits from a private, rooftop sun terrace and lounge deck, large marble bathroom, 1 king-size four-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Colleton at The Great House is a large ocean view suite, 1780 sq ft, situated atop the historic plantation house and benefits from a private, rooftop sun terrace with plunge pool, large marble bathroom, 1 king-size four-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

The Camelot Restaurant (holds prestigious Barbados Hotel and Tourism Authority’s restaurant of the year award for fine dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) and cocktail bar. Afternoon tea served daily. Private dining* on the beach or in an ocean-view pavilion, as well as picnics, can be arranged. Room service menu available*.

Tuesday night cocktail party & BBQ*. Sunday seafront BBQ with live entertainment*. 

Swimming pool. Off-shore pontoon. Sea Moon Spa & Salon* (massages and body treatments). Spa services* available in-room and hairdressers can be booked upon request. Air-conditioned gym with cardio equipment and free weights. Yoga*, dance* and pilates* sessions (reservations required). Floodlit tennis court. Golf* at nearby courses can be arranged. Complimentary daily boat trip. Water sports include snorkelling kayaking. Windsurfing, water-skiing and Sunfish sailing (all with free daily lesson). Scuba diving* and fishing* and motorised water sports* can be arranged with local companies. Cricket lessons* (prior booking essential).

Gift shop. TV lounge. Complimentary WiFi available in all rooms and public areas.

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar​ (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night. 

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: children aged 12 and under are not permitted at this hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Amazing Stay! We'll Be Back!!

Apr 8, 2024 Adele H

We spent 7 glorious nights at Cobblers Cove and can't wait to return. From the attentive staff, the lush, beautiful gardens and the charming rooms right by the ocean, my husband and I have never felt so relaxed and looked after. The free afternoon tea and watersports didn't hurt either, along with the Manager's cocktail party, where Joanna and… Read more
We spent 7 glorious nights at Cobblers Cove and can't wait to return. From the attentive staff, the lush, beautiful gardens and the charming rooms right by the ocean, my husband and I have never felt so relaxed and looked after. The free afternoon tea and watersports didn't hurt either, along with the Manager's cocktail party, where Joanna and her team ensured that we had an enjoyable evening. We did venture into Holetown, which is about a 15 minute taxi ride away and found that it is good for shopping at the local mall and had a few small shops in the area, which sold souvenirs to bring home with us. We will definitely be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A haven of calm - perfect place for a holiday

Apr 7, 2024 Olivia C

This was the second time I stayed at Cobblers Cove and it was more magic than ever. Our bedroom was charming and right next to the beach, and I loved sitting on our little balcony secluded by beautiful vegetation watching the sun set. The food was fresh and delicious and the cocktails were second to none. The staff were brilliant - they really… Read more
This was the second time I stayed at Cobblers Cove and it was more magic than ever. Our bedroom was charming and right next to the beach, and I loved sitting on our little balcony secluded by beautiful vegetation watching the sun set. The food was fresh and delicious and the cocktails were second to none. The staff were brilliant - they really went above and beyond to make sure my friend and I felt individually cared for with all attention to detail. They took me and my friend out every day in Cobblers' beautiful pink boat to learn to waterski. They even organised salsa classes for us, and a picnic on the South Coast! The gardens are fantastic and the gardener is incredibly knowledgeable and can tell you all about all the local plants. Thank you to all the staff and I hope to be back very very soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another wonderful visit

Apr 5, 2024 edcartwri

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful few days at Cobblers Cove last month. Every time I visit (last there in 2021), the owners appear to have undertaken more renovations. This time, I noticed a new shop and changes to the roof of the dining area which make it much lighter and airier. And I enjoyed smoked flying fish at breakfast, which I don't recall… Read more
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful few days at Cobblers Cove last month. Every time I visit (last there in 2021), the owners appear to have undertaken more renovations. This time, I noticed a new shop and changes to the roof of the dining area which make it much lighter and airier. And I enjoyed smoked flying fish at breakfast, which I don't recall seeing on the menu previously. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Motel Quality not a 5 Star or Luxury The Good, The Bad and the Rottening Ugly

Apr 1, 2024 PaulGreenberguk Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom

We visited a few times, but we will not be back to this hotel. My husband and I agreed we would of have experienced better service from a local pub at home we thought we would have the usual quality for the nickels we spent but it was as if we visited a very expensive motel. After paying £ 1,630.00 nightly bed and breakfast some mornings we… Read more
We visited a few times, but we will not be back to this hotel. My husband and I agreed we would of have experienced better service from a local pub at home we thought we would have the usual quality for the nickels we spent but it was as if we visited a very expensive motel. After paying £ 1,630.00 nightly bed and breakfast some mornings we didn't have breakfast which was included along with teatime. On the first morning they were no eggs or bacon available for us, we then asked for fresh orange juice after a while waiting, we were told they was no oranges to have the fresh orange juice. The next morning, we went for breakfast there was no butter or jam for our toast. We asked several times during our stay to speak to the General Manager, but she seems to be absent or decomposing to her rottening stage. The restaurant service is terribly poor we skipped the remaining days for breakfast as a simple meal turned out to be a nightmare. May we compare meals and cocktails from our previous stay. We paid a hefty penny only to receive cheap and inferior products. We have visited 5-star luxury properties and we never experienced anything such alike. Service has always been seamless, in our previous stays service here was 5 star quality but this visit we got motel pub service. The Management of this hotel needs to go back to training school as it is quite unbelievable for such a small hotel how has it deteriorated to this stage of being so mismanaged. We were always told Joanna was in a meeting the length on time she takes to deal with guest issues is appalling. None of the issues we reported were ever resolved, we think Joanna is an absolute rotten hotel manager. We asked for wine at the bar as well there was no Minuty on the said night we called for Margaritas and they were not available, this hotel is no longer a high end or seem to actually have a keen interest in their guest. To Virgil and Pearson you work very very hard but with a bustling bar you surly need assistance. This place no longer deserves your star service they do not see it necessary to supply the means for your jobs to be done. We booked dinner with the lady at the reception with short hair and they were not booked Sephleyne. We arranged taxi trips with Greta and when we came to reception they were not book and had to be booked leaving us late for dinner. Previously we had interactions on our visits prior, but the service has not improved from these two, we felt as we were imposing and bothering with our request as they were never completed. We were escorted to our room by a very bright and bubbly young lady who knows her service and is an attentive keen listener, Kerrisa. On our departure we didn't get to thank you, but you patiently arrange all our request without once looking agitated like some of your other colleagues. I hope one day you are elevated from your post at reception with your star talent. Kennedy and his team do a superb work in the gardens. The rooms are kept clean even though they are in dyer need of modernizing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible place stay away

Mar 29, 2024 Barbora B

I was looking forward to stay in this hotel, since it looked beautiful and elegant from the photos and had some great reviews as well. When we arrived my excitement was quickly changed in a disappointment. Our taxi driver that picked us up was a lovely local young lady, that worked with the hotel and she kind of warn us about the hotel prior… Read more
I was looking forward to stay in this hotel, since it looked beautiful and elegant from the photos and had some great reviews as well. When we arrived my excitement was quickly changed in a disappointment. Our taxi driver that picked us up was a lovely local young lady, that worked with the hotel and she kind of warn us about the hotel prior dropping us off. We were greeted by very unfriendly customer service at the front desk and went to have lunch to wait till our room was ready. The food was actually pretty tasty and fresh, unfortunately the restaurant stuff was one of the most unfriendly and arrogant kind of employees I ever met in a high end establishment. They were acting as if they were doing us a favor by serving us, did not smile and looked very unhappy and uneasy. I’m pretty sure that it’s the management that is probably not training and treating their employees properly and it reflects on their attitude. The whole ambiance of this place was like staying in some old british country club, or nursing home not a tropical island destination Nobody informed us about any activities, spa services, water sports or anything. There was no music playing anywhere and it just felt so dull and boring. Grounds are rather small and it feels crowded, there is not much to see or do. One small pool for many people, I haven’t even used it. The room was nice, kind of outdated, but comfortable, beds and linen was good quality. Nice gardens, decent beach. Snorkeling was not spectacular either, death coral, some fish. Dinner was okay, not a big selection, but tasty. There was a dress code for men and woman, so please don’t forget to bring your trousers and tie to sit by the beach in a tropical heat to have your dinner served by team of sad people on a pink suit with a bow. The only nice thing about this hotel was the historic look and semi nice decor. Will never come back or recommend this hotel to anyone. It’s definitely overpriced, unprofessionally managed establishment. There are many more places to choose from in the area. Read less