Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, the Colony Club is known for its relaxed atmosphere, timeless sophistication and appeals to those who enjoy excellent food in a charming setting, with its tall palm trees and beautifully tended gardens. The recent renovation of all hotel rooms and the introduction of new menus incorporating fresh, local produce are a fantastic addition to the resort's health and wellness approach and will enhance the stay of previous guests and new guests alike. Colony Club by Elegant Hotels offers complimentary motorised water sports for fun on the water, with a beach ambassador service, a meandering pool that winds through the middle of the resort with private corners for some alone time, spa with range of treatments, Organic Garden, seasonal kids programme, tennis and themed dining to make the most of your stay.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On an excellent beach on the west coast. 20-minutes from Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

96 rooms on up to 3 floors in 5 buildings with no lifts. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, satellite TV, mini-fridge (unstocked), Espresso coffee machine, safe and hairdryer. Pool Garden View Rooms are newly refurbished and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board/Full Board options: dinner or lunch and dinner. Meals are taken in the Laguna Restaurant only.

Luxury Poolside Rooms are newly refurbished with private access from the balcony or patio to the lagoon pool, just steps away, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Swim-Up Poolside Room with direct lagoon pool access, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View Rooms are newly refurbished with custom wood furniture and french doors with lovely ocean views, 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite Pool/Garden View Rooms have a sitting area with sofa bed and marble bathroom with sunken bath, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Wheelchair accessible Garden View Junior Suite with roll-in shower — limited space next to the toilet.

Luxury Ocean View Rooms are newly refurbished and located steps away from the beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Luxury Ocean View Rooms include fruit bowl in-room on arrival.

1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites with a living area, pull-out sofa bed and 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 1-Bedroom Suites include Champagne, fruit bowl and canapes in the room upon arrival and fruit bowl and petit fours on turn-down service.

  • Kids Stay Free: 1st child (2-12 years) stays free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 5–31 Jan '18 and 1 Mar–4 Jan '19 or all kids stay free when sharing a room with two adults for completed stays between 1 Jun–22 Oct '18. Offers based on Breakfast Included board basis, meal supplements will apply.  

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Dec '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan '20-2 Jan '21, minimum stays apply.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Kids Stay Free:  All children, (0-12 years), stay free when sharing a room with one or two adults for completed stays between 5—31 Jan '20 & 1 Mar '20—4 Jan '21. Offers based on Breakfast Included board basis (meal supplements will apply).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 7 Jun '19 and save up to 45% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Jun- 22 Oct '19 (minimum stay applies).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply.

Laguna Restaurant, open-air seating with all meals carefully created by the Executive Chef, and where possible incorporating seasonal produce, the freshest ingredients, complimented by herbs from its own organic gardens. Menus are tailored to incorporate local cuisine, with fresh produce from the farmers market and feature healthy dining options for all meals throughout the day and evening. Sunset Bar & Deck — a swim-up and poolside bar serving tropical cocktails and light fare with a happy hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Enjoy all-day outdoor dining at the signature restaurant, which specialises in seafood and continental cuisine. Weekly theme nights provide fun for the whole family, visit the Seaside Grill and International Buffet on Tuesdays, Steak Night on Wednesdays and enjoy Lobster and Jazz on a Thursday, all featuring live entertainment. Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at select sister properties (drink and meal supplements apply). All restaurants are non-smoking. New Rum Vault*, first of its kind in Barbados and home to over 150 rums. Guests can enjoy rum pairings, mixology classes as well as private dining experiences*.

Nightly entertainment (seasonal).

4 lagoon-style swimming pools, complimentary motorised and non-motorised water sports including water-skiing, sailing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and aqua aerobics. Complimentary wellness activities including yoga, zumba and pilates. Organic Garden. Complimentary bespoke tours and excursions. 2 floodlit tennis courts and equipment. Fitness centre. Colony Club's seasonal Kids' Korner (during key school holidays) is available for ages 3-12 (children must be potty trained).

Room service*. Daytime water taxi to select sister hotels on west coast (subject to availability and weather conditions). Boutique jewellery store. Complimentary WiFi Internet access is available throughout the resort and in rooms.

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $17.50 per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

1 night between 5 Jan-31 Jan, 1 Mar-31 Oct '19 and 1 Mar-21 Dec '20.

5 nights between 1-28 Feb.

7 nights between 22 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: in the restaurant, it is elegantly casual after 6:00pm.

Please note: children under 12 years are not permitted to stay at the property between 1–28 Feb.

Please note: if you pre-purchased meal plans over Christmas and New Year, the gala meals are not included in your board basis but you will receive a dinner credit of US$90 per adult and US$45 per child and a surcharge will apply, payable locally.

Please note: rooms and restaurants are non-smoking.

Please note: the Dine Around Programme is only available at select properties and may be subject to an additional cost dependant on the board basis booked. A complimentary water taxi to select west coast Elegant properties is available during daytime only and subject to availability and weather conditions.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 65th visit to our favourite hotel

May 22, 2019 bradnsandy england

Firstly nothing is ever 100% perfect in the Caribbean and if you can accept this and relax and settle for 99% you will have a wonderful stay at this charming hotel. We've just returned from another fabulous stay and couldn't have been made more welcome by Management and staff too numerous to mention. A system is in place to make sure that that… Read more
Firstly nothing is ever 100% perfect in the Caribbean and if you can accept this and relax and settle for 99% you will have a wonderful stay at this charming hotel. We've just returned from another fabulous stay and couldn't have been made more welcome by Management and staff too numerous to mention. A system is in place to make sure that that the reservation of sun loungers isn't abused and appears to be working. The hotel is in a fabulous location with lovely accommodation great food and service. We can't wait to return. Read less
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May 20, 2019 bazzad2014 Camberley, United Kingdom

We can highly recommend the luxury swim up rooms, the excellent food we sampled at breakfast and dinner, happy hour for cocktails on the sunset deck bar, and the mostly free watersports on the stunning Caribbean beach. The hotel itself is spacious and airy with a lovely restaurant and a sunset deck for evening themed dining. Daily chef's specials… Read more
We can highly recommend the luxury swim up rooms, the excellent food we sampled at breakfast and dinner, happy hour for cocktails on the sunset deck bar, and the mostly free watersports on the stunning Caribbean beach. The hotel itself is spacious and airy with a lovely restaurant and a sunset deck for evening themed dining. Daily chef's specials together with a varied menu offers something for everyone. All the staff we encountered were helpful and very friendly. Read less
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May 19, 2019 BDtravells

If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about rum then the Rum Vault at Colony Club hotel is the place to go. The truly knowledgeable ambassadors will keep you laughing and learning sip by sip. Trust me. Try it for yourself.
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May 19, 2019 RobMartelli Boston, Massachusetts

Literally just arrived back hom from spending an amazing week at this resort! The staff were amazing, friendly, and so accomidating to our every need! The breakfast buffet that is included in the stay was unreal! I cannot say enough about this resort! Made me feel like I was family! Cant wait to return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Hotel....just a few niggles!

May 15, 2019 Bap70 Northants

My wife & I spent 7 nights in the Colony Club earlier this month & overall had a fantastic holiday, but we felt had it not been for a few small issues, the stay could have been perfect. This was our first trip to Barbados so we weren't quite sure what to expect, but we were immediately made to feel v.welcome from the moment we got in our taxi at… Read more
My wife & I spent 7 nights in the Colony Club earlier this month & overall had a fantastic holiday, but we felt had it not been for a few small issues, the stay could have been perfect. This was our first trip to Barbados so we weren't quite sure what to expect, but we were immediately made to feel v.welcome from the moment we got in our taxi at the airport & were given a very friendly & informative ride to the hotel by one of the "local" taxis. On arrival we were given a nice welcome rum punch & cold towels & check in was fairly efficient. We were then shown to our room. As has been mentioned by other reviewers, the room whilst perfectly comfortable looked a bit tired with a few chipped tiles here & there, this is true of the rest of the hotel, but not having stayed on the island before I'm not sure if this is the usual standard, but slightly below what we'd expect for a 4/5 star elsewhere in the world. The grounds & gardens of the hotel however are a dream, and we saw garden staff tending to these all day everyday. They are also full of local wildlife, we saw green monkeys, a mongoose, lizards & more although the local birds are quite brazen & will pinch any food or help themselves to your drink given half a chance! We were handed a notice on check in informing us that there is a "no reserving of sun lounger" policy. This is NOT the case!..On our first morning (having got up ridiculously early due to time difference) we made our way to breakfast at 0700 & noticed most of the loungers by the pool had hats/books laid out to "reserve" them...I can only assume people got up & the crack of dawn to do this despite the "policy" & signs around the pool stating not to do this! This is even worse on the beach, in fact we gave up even trying to get a spot on the beach as several large groups seemed to be able to "reserve" the same prime spots every day.That said the waterspouts team are excellent & we also hired a jetski ($US60) which was fab. We stayed on a bed breakfast basis, & breakfast was v.good & varied most days. We also sampled the all day/evening menu at the Sunset Deck which was excellent & reasonably priced, but were frustrated to find that this was only available twice during our 7 night stay. On the other nights there were speciality steak/seafood grill & Lobster & jazz evenings which were way overpriced for what was included (ie no drinks). We were told we could eat from the all day menu if we had it as room service, but this also carried an additional charge. Instead we opted to take the short walk into Holetown and take our pick from the numerous eateries there. Overall, we really enjoyed Barbados, the people are so friendly & welcoming. Would we come again? Definitely, but may consider another hotel which is a shame as if Colony Club sorted these issues we would be back in a shot! Read less