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
  • Wheelchair access
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • 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 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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 and save up to 45% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Sep '19-31 Dec '20, black out dates and minimum stays apply.

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

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, 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 A great place

Sep 22, 2019 tat16 chester,

After reading the reviews i was a little hesitant but was worth the visit pros - the setting is amazing lovely beach and clear water - a little rocky when you first get in the water the rooms were outstanding- we 2nd floor swim up pool = air con was perfect - room spacious and beautiful pool was lovely and pool bar nice most staff were… Read more
After reading the reviews i was a little hesitant but was worth the visit pros - the setting is amazing lovely beach and clear water - a little rocky when you first get in the water the rooms were outstanding- we 2nd floor swim up pool = air con was perfect - room spacious and beautiful pool was lovely and pool bar nice most staff were attentive and always had a smile cons - the food was more expensive for what you got - i was at the Bouganvillia for the first 3 days so expected a better evening meal standard the staff were slighly slow at service - but always did have a smile i would return here as it was lovely the pros far out weighed the cons .. i have to shout out to Eboni - she is a 19 year old pool bar attendant - her smile was infectious - nothing was too much - she made you feel great everytime she spoke to you .. she is an asset to this resort and i wish there were more Eboni's great work ethic great smile and a lovely character .. to me she oozed the true meaning of service - thank you for all your help you ROCK ... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating nice but a few things need attention.

Sep 22, 2019 neilflowtech Fleet, United Kingdom

We spent the 2nd week of our holiday here and although the hotel is very nice there are things that need to looked at. The pool bar staff are very miserable. I would not say rude but a bit of a smile and banter would be good. Its the male staff I speak off. Makes you feel a bit like there doing you a favour getting you a drink. The sunloungers… Read more
We spent the 2nd week of our holiday here and although the hotel is very nice there are things that need to looked at. The pool bar staff are very miserable. I would not say rude but a bit of a smile and banter would be good. Its the male staff I speak off. Makes you feel a bit like there doing you a favour getting you a drink. The sunloungers are very comfortable and they lay towels out ready for you to put on the beds. You need these towels to cover the bird mess that is everywhere. Small tables next to beds never cleaned while we were there so again bird mess on them. They seem to suffer from a bird problem here which I have not had at any other hotel in barbados and ive been to a few. That leads me to breakfast time where the birds are allowed to help themselves to anything thats uncovered in the food hall. Why can the hotel not provide food covers for everything? this would not be hard. to me this is unacceptable and very unhygenic. The hot food is covered but not the fruit or cheeses etc. We were bed abd breakfast which i am glad as the food we did have was not good. The first lunch we had, mine was taken off the bill. Ok I had a pizza in the carribean but i fancied one..... It was a frozen pizza with excessive amount of cheese thrown on to try and make.it look home made. If you cant make a pizza take it off the menu. The food is very expensive and no where near to the standard it should be for the money. We did not have dinner here due to the lunch Standard so i cant comment on that. There are plenty of lovely food restaurants nearby. Our room was amazing we had a swim up room which was worth the extra money. best air con ive ever had and very clean. We had a lovely stay but i must say i was expecting more from this hotel. All these things could be easily put right by management and are obviously clear to see so they should not need telling. Birds on your food is not hard to see so why leave food uncovered. Drinks here are twice the price of bouganivillea where we stayed the first week. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful/ Friendly/Relaxed

Sep 21, 2019 CAL872 London, United Kingdom

An elegant and tranquil hotel with a beautiful pool area and stunning beach. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Great poolside bar and spacious gardens and loungers. Definitely going to visit again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Doesn’t justify the price tag

Sep 11, 2019 bekki3033 Fleet, United Kingdom

We had a swim up room which was lovely and found the pool area also great. Main criticisms would be the food. It was average at best and with a hefty unjust price tag. I’m not sure what could be done or why it was such a problem here when not at other hotels we’ve stayed at half a mile away but the birds at breakfast and lunch were intolerable… Read more
We had a swim up room which was lovely and found the pool area also great. Main criticisms would be the food. It was average at best and with a hefty unjust price tag. I’m not sure what could be done or why it was such a problem here when not at other hotels we’ve stayed at half a mile away but the birds at breakfast and lunch were intolerable and made dining very stressful as they would be on your plate if you left your seat for a second. Also you get pooped on and there was a lot of bird poop on the seats and tables. Price tag not quite justified, we have stayed at Mango Bay previously and would probably pick there over Colony Club for value and location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Hotel

Sep 3, 2019 Cynthia K

A lovely hotel with lovely staff and very beautiful setting, relaxing and delicious food Lots of nearby amazing restaurants, There are monkeys that visit the hotel; however, we did not see any. You have to get up early and be very lucky.