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.

  • 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 Pity, has so much potential

Jul 16, 2019 RogerD1966 Belfast, United Kingdom

Billed as a 4/5 star resort, I would suggest low 4 star by European standards Positives. This resort has great beach access with waiters who will deliver drinks to your sun lounger. It also had access to free chilled fruit water which was a nice touch. Twice a day one of the guys came around with frozen grapes/ice cream/canapes etc. Breakfast was… Read more
Billed as a 4/5 star resort, I would suggest low 4 star by European standards Positives. This resort has great beach access with waiters who will deliver drinks to your sun lounger. It also had access to free chilled fruit water which was a nice touch. Twice a day one of the guys came around with frozen grapes/ice cream/canapes etc. Breakfast was good quality, not exceptional, but changed a bit so you got something new each day.Omelettes made to order is a nice touch. Negatives. Its expensive. The govt add $35 a day (about £15) per room. This added an £154 to our extras, plus every bill has a mandatory 10% service charge. 2 nice lunches & a couple of nightcaps and our bill was well over US$1100. Now on to my main problem....the staff. Some have obviously been to the US and couldn't do enough for you, but the locals who are just there to work can be downright rude. I don't want to slur the entire staff, there were some exceptions. Music around the pool would have been nice.Wimbledon & Cricket world cup were on and you either watched it in your room or went to a local bar a mile away, but the hotel wasn't showing it apart from 1 small tv behind the pool bar. Big sales opportunity lost. We waited over an hour for someone from in-room dining to call us back so assumed they were too busy to offer room service. Reported this reception who apologized. All the pools are small and only 5ft deep. In summary, the overall package is a bit amateurish, over priced and past its sell by date Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very beautiful hotel

Jul 14, 2019 NKgus Brighton, United Kingdom

An amazing property. Staff very lovely and professional. The front desk girls were very efficient and friendly at check in and gave us all the necessary information that we needed about the property. The property is so beautiful and well kept, you could literally just sit by the pool and listen the calming sounds from the water falls which runs… Read more
An amazing property. Staff very lovely and professional. The front desk girls were very efficient and friendly at check in and gave us all the necessary information that we needed about the property. The property is so beautiful and well kept, you could literally just sit by the pool and listen the calming sounds from the water falls which runs through one of the lazy pools. The duty manager Juanita was also very friendly and added to our stay being extra special. Thank you Juanita. The room was very beautiful and clean. The water sports guys were also very friendly. The only difficulty i would say we had was the dept of the pool. It’s a minimum 4ft all through so for kids can be a little difficult to handle. A kiddies pool would be ideal to have since it’s a kids friendly hotel Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Day trip from other Elegant hotel - don’t waste your money

Jul 7, 2019 Wibber_J Liverpool, United Kingdom

July 7th 2019. Lovely grounds and our visit to sample upgraded standard from Crystal Cove where we have stayed and enjoyed multiple holidays. Paid US200 in advance for enhanced buffet lunch on top out all inclusive payment. All drinks extra. Swim up bar service was good, food was adequate, nothing special. The service was dreadful, 20 mins wait… Read more
July 7th 2019. Lovely grounds and our visit to sample upgraded standard from Crystal Cove where we have stayed and enjoyed multiple holidays. Paid US200 in advance for enhanced buffet lunch on top out all inclusive payment. All drinks extra. Swim up bar service was good, food was adequate, nothing special. The service was dreadful, 20 mins wait for warm wine (which was obviously being chilled in a bucket during our wait), no top up of water unless prompted, same to clear away plates whilst we visited buffet to avoid the birds messing our table feeding off scraps. Overcharged our bill, refused to take off service charge. Won’t be going back for vacation if this is anything to go by. Staff couldn’t have cared any less if they tried. Poor show elegant hotels. Can’t wait for water taxi to take us back to CC! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Out of this world

Jul 5, 2019 Youngcouple481 Cork, Ireland

Stayed here for 7 nights and never wanted to leave. Stayed in oceanview room. It was a minute to the sea, had a large bedroom and bathroom and a lovely patio area. Rooms serviced twice daily and are immaculate. Air con is excellent. The food in the hotel is varied, fresh and delicious. Drinks are reasonable and a great selections of wines, gins,… Read more
Stayed here for 7 nights and never wanted to leave. Stayed in oceanview room. It was a minute to the sea, had a large bedroom and bathroom and a lovely patio area. Rooms serviced twice daily and are immaculate. Air con is excellent. The food in the hotel is varied, fresh and delicious. Drinks are reasonable and a great selections of wines, gins, cocktails etc. Happy hour from 4-6pm is excellent value. The management cocktail party is fun and great way to mingle with other guests. Staff are amazing, friendly helpful and hard working. Cant wait to return next year! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Experience at The Rum Vault

Jul 2, 2019 Krosfyahgal Bridgetown, Barbados

To me, life is about experiences! My visit to the Rum Vault at Colony Club was exactly that! An amazing experience!!The knowledge shared, the delicious food and the fantastic service provided by Shane and Corey! I was blown away!!! The historical journey of rum was absolutely fantastic and the food was absolutely amazing! Kudos to Colony Club for… Read more
To me, life is about experiences! My visit to the Rum Vault at Colony Club was exactly that! An amazing experience!!The knowledge shared, the delicious food and the fantastic service provided by Shane and Corey! I was blown away!!! The historical journey of rum was absolutely fantastic and the food was absolutely amazing! Kudos to Colony Club for this extraordinary experience in Barbados! Read less