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:  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.

  • 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.

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 per bedroom, per night applies (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 and 1 Mar-21 Dec '20.

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: 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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (626)
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May 11, 2020 dxklmWDIO

i had a excellent time here nice staff good pools good food amazing sweets and rooms amazing waiter i want to give a shout out to trevor eboni and shecwin the cleaners were flexible wich really helped us
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Apr 26, 2020 Lavinia02 London

Colony Club Comments A charming hotel which preserves a certain intimacy notwithstanding the number of rooms The beach frontage is compact (you’re seated cheek by jowl) but the sand and sea are almost picture postcard perfect (although the beach can shelve quite steeply when the tide is going out). But it’s not without its faults Room We’d… Read more
Colony Club Comments A charming hotel which preserves a certain intimacy notwithstanding the number of rooms The beach frontage is compact (you’re seated cheek by jowl) but the sand and sea are almost picture postcard perfect (although the beach can shelve quite steeply when the tide is going out). But it’s not without its faults Room We’d booked an “Oceanview Room” - but be aware the rooms don’t have a direct view of the sea (and those at the end if the block are in the corner of the courtyard) The room itself was pleasant with reasonable lighting, hanging space, hangers and iron and board. There’s a coffee machine and a kettle (but only 1 plug serving both resulting in having to scrabble behind the tv unit to switch them over). Only 1 large and 1 expresso sized cup for the room! And hardly any coffee pods or tea bags! Plugs generally were in short supply - we found only 1 spare for our rechargers etc Bathroom was well lit with twin sinks and a large mirror. Shower is positioned over bath - an overhead shower only and no hand held shower. Products are screwed to the wall! No cotton wool or cotton buds etc are supplied Hairdryer (thankfully not screwed to the wall!) was reasonably powerful but not very hot Sunloungers outside on the patio - but very little privacy Breakfast Adequate but not great. The staff seemed somewhat disorganised with tables not being reset quickly etc and on some days there was a small queue. Coffee served in a jug - just about ok! Lunch and Dinner - we didn’t eat in so can’t comment Sunset Bar - very slow service! We had an issue with the minibar when we were charged items we hadn’t used. Although we pointed it out immediately, they were still included on our final bill. As were included the drinks we were invited to have at the bar whilst our new room was being made up! Overall - we enjoyed our stay. The things that went well made it great - but it was somewhat marred by things that didn’t go so well and were more of a battle to resolve than they should have been But would we return? Yes - and we’ve already booked again for next year! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Agree with other reviews please please don't change!!

Apr 10, 2020 wezza9 Ombersley, United Kingdom

We are due to holiday here this year again but wanted to write this review now. We have been visiting this hotel for quite a few years and are devestated by the news mariott will be turning this into an all inclusive after there recent acquisition of the hotel chain. This is a fantastic hotel with caring staff and high quality food why change… Read more
We are due to holiday here this year again but wanted to write this review now. We have been visiting this hotel for quite a few years and are devestated by the news mariott will be turning this into an all inclusive after there recent acquisition of the hotel chain. This is a fantastic hotel with caring staff and high quality food why change it!? We would not visit again after this year if the proposed changes take effect next year 😭 it's been our best place to holiday.... Anyone from mariott viewing this please reconsider!! Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 mcL5586WZ Holetown, Barbados

Our first time at the colony club has been outstanding. The service has been second to none. The location is great, a short walk into holetown along the beautiful beach. The gardens are a real surprise and unexpected bonus, impeccably maintained and strolling around there are green monkeys to be spotted feeding in the treetops. All in all highly… Read more
Our first time at the colony club has been outstanding. The service has been second to none. The location is great, a short walk into holetown along the beautiful beach. The gardens are a real surprise and unexpected bonus, impeccably maintained and strolling around there are green monkeys to be spotted feeding in the treetops. All in all highly recommended, and a big thank you to all the staff ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating fantastic, service, meals, super clean. oceanside and many pools

Mar 9, 2020 quilter2333 Ellington, Connecticut

From the moment we checked in with seating and complimentary drinks to the moment we checked out, everything was done to accommodate your wishes. A lovely Koi Pond in the reception area. First night tapas dinner at the rum vault, with seating for 8 plus excellent prepared food and drinks, plus an excellent presentation of rum distillery and many… Read more
From the moment we checked in with seating and complimentary drinks to the moment we checked out, everything was done to accommodate your wishes. A lovely Koi Pond in the reception area. First night tapas dinner at the rum vault, with seating for 8 plus excellent prepared food and drinks, plus an excellent presentation of rum distillery and many different drinks, We had a garden view room, with plenty of tropical foliage and mango tree to tease us with not yet ripe fruit. Very laid back, If your are looking for a hot nightspot this is not for you, but if you want ocean, swimming, snorkeling with turtles, relaxation plus super service. This is the way to go. Side trips like deep sea fishing, trips to the caves, and many more can all be arranged from hotel. Read less