Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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. The introduction of new menus incorporating fresh, local produce and the Organic Garden are both fantastic additions to the resort’s health and wellness approach.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wheelchair access
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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, bathroom amenities, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer. 

Pool/Garden View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

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

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

Ocean View Rooms with custom wood furniture and french doors with lovely ocean views, with 1 king-size bed, 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 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 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.(For stays in 2022, this room will sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child).

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.

Laguna Restaurant (open-air seating serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, incorporating seasonal produce and the freshest ingredients, open for all meals throughout the day and evening). Sunset Bar (swim-up and poolside bar serving tropical cocktails and light fare with a happy hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm). Sunset Deck Restaurant (outdoor dining serving International cuisine for lunch and dinner). Rum Vault (featuring 150 rums from around the globe, with a schedule of weekly events and rum pairings). Laguna Bar. Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at select sister properties (drink and meal supplements apply). All restaurants are non-smoking. 

Nightly entertainment (seasonal). Weekly themed dining nights. Daily resort activities. 

4 lagoon-style swimming pools. Whirlpool. Poolside cabanas. Spa* with a range of treatments. Complimentary non-motorised water sports including paddle boarding, snorkelling, kayaking. Complimentary wellness activities including yoga, zumba and pilates. Aqua aerobics. Organic Garden. Complimentary bespoke tours and excursions. 2 floodlit tennis courts and equipment. 24-hour 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. Laundry service*. Complimentary self-parking.

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. 

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

5 nights between 1-29 Feb.

7 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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

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.

Please note: One of the four pools is currently closed for renovation. The other hotel pools and beach will remain open for guests to enjoy during this time.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (719)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Hotel

Feb 21, 2024 Nigel L Harrogate, United Kingdom

Truly outstanding in every way (check out my previous reviews and I do not say that regularly). Location perfect with a great beach in front of the Caribbean Sea. Food excellent but the piece de resistance are the staff. Attentive, funny, interested and above all very professional. There have been some strange bad reviews about this hotel and… Read more
Truly outstanding in every way (check out my previous reviews and I do not say that regularly). Location perfect with a great beach in front of the Caribbean Sea. Food excellent but the piece de resistance are the staff. Attentive, funny, interested and above all very professional. There have been some strange bad reviews about this hotel and I can only imagine that competitors are trying to affect their ratings. Trust me, this is a great hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Excellent Hotel

Feb 21, 2024 I5063MMsuel Sutton, United Kingdom

We are on our fourth day here and, from the warm welcome on our arrival, we have found every member of staff to be friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. The breakfasts are perfect, with a lot of choice and the dinner we had here was superb, from a good and varied menu. Our room (a superior pool view) is of a very high standard, and we… Read more
We are on our fourth day here and, from the warm welcome on our arrival, we have found every member of staff to be friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. The breakfasts are perfect, with a lot of choice and the dinner we had here was superb, from a good and varied menu. Our room (a superior pool view) is of a very high standard, and we cannot fault it in any way. The level of cleanliness everywhere is outstanding and we would strongly recommend this hotel. I am writing my review early because, having see some negative reviews, I would not like anyone to miss out on what we are enjoying here at The Colony Club. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing time at Colony Club Barbados

Feb 13, 2024 karendK3877MY Toronto, Canada

Wonderful hotel with breakfast included. Great beach - access to long walks along the shoreline. Many restaurants in walking distance. We enjoyed the hotels dining room which has a special feature every night and most nights there was some entertainment. Happy hours between 4-6 daily great offerings.3 pools and lots of sun loungers did not… Read more
Wonderful hotel with breakfast included. Great beach - access to long walks along the shoreline. Many restaurants in walking distance. We enjoyed the hotels dining room which has a special feature every night and most nights there was some entertainment. Happy hours between 4-6 daily great offerings.3 pools and lots of sun loungers did not have an issue securing 2 together. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It’s kind of hard to review this hotel.

Feb 8, 2024 Excursion60860354530 Arlington, Virginia

It’s kind of hard to review this bite. Beautiful grounds, nice breakfast, glorious Caribbean decay vibe, great beachfront location near holetown, well meaning staff. What’s not to like? Mainly its price and service expectations that accompany the price. No excuse for loose shower fixtures, no cashier at front desk, no taxis for long delay, no… Read more
It’s kind of hard to review this bite. Beautiful grounds, nice breakfast, glorious Caribbean decay vibe, great beachfront location near holetown, well meaning staff. What’s not to like? Mainly its price and service expectations that accompany the price. No excuse for loose shower fixtures, no cashier at front desk, no taxis for long delay, no towels at beach, no breakfast staff at scheduled time etc - that is, if you want to charge $1,600 usd per night. Hotel closing soon for Reno. Enough said. Read less
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Feb 3, 2024 Frederica B

The hotel put a large charge on my credit card after my departure. I have contacted them for an itemised invoice and have yet to receive it. The food is inedible. The breakfast is the best bit. Be careful of the black birds flying overhead in the breakfast room. If you want a cappuccino it will cost an extra $20. There is no atmosphere in… Read more
The hotel put a large charge on my credit card after my departure. I have contacted them for an itemised invoice and have yet to receive it. The food is inedible. The breakfast is the best bit. Be careful of the black birds flying overhead in the breakfast room. If you want a cappuccino it will cost an extra $20. There is no atmosphere in the evening. Most people go out and you can understand why. Most the staff can’t be bothered. Read less