Island Inn

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Island Inn is a quaint, 24-room, All Inclusive property situated less than a mile from the centre of Historic Bridgetown and within the Garrison Area — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is footsteps away from the beach at the beautiful Carlisle Bay and Pebbles Beach and is conveniently close to shops and restaurants. Island Inn will amaze you with its disarming simplicity and old world charm, it was originally built as the rum store for the British regiment in Barbados in 1804! Take advantage of your free scuba diving demo in the pool before hitting the big blue, discovering an underwater world that’s just as beautiful as what lies above! The swimming pool makes a change from the beach and is a charming place to lounge beside, soaking up the sun or reading a good book. There’s also The Boardwalk Restaurant for eclectic dining, serving dishes regarded as very special by locals and guests alike. Evenings tend to be very low key although there is live music and folklore shows occasionally plus a weekly manager’s rum punch party to meet and mingle with fellow guests.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the Garrison Historic area, just a 2-minute walk away from the beach at beautiful Carlisle Bay, less than a mile from Bridgetown. Local attractions include George Washington House, Brownes Beach and Barbados Parliament Buildings. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

24 stylish rooms and suites on 1 level. All with air-conditioning, TV, telephone, alarm clock/radio, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and iron and board. Standard Rooms are located in the original historic building and have either garden or courtyard views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 people or 1 adult and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. All local brand drinks except for speciality wines/Champagne and bottled water. All entertainment and activities above unless stated otherwise.

Superior Garden View Rooms are larger and located in either the original historic building or in the southern block of the hotel with views over the garden, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Pool Side Rooms are located in the southern block of the hotel with easy access to the swimming pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suites have a separate sitting area and patio with garden and/or partial pool views. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The Boardwalk Restaurant (local and International dishes), lounge bar.

Live entertainment 3 nights per week. Weekly manager’s rum punch party.

Small swimming pool. Mini-gym/fitness centre. Free scuba-diving demo in pool (on request).

Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access in the reception and bar.

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (payable locally, subject to change).

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

1 night between 1 Apr-22 Dec. 

5 nights between 6 Jan-31 Mar. 

7 nights between 23 Dec-5 Jan. 

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages upto and including 12 years.

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Apr 18, 2020 SteveH115 Norwich, United Kingdom

Quirky, Quaint and Colonial is how I would describe this lovely hotel. Only 24 rooms all on one level. We arrived the day before my birthday and what a wonderful birthday it was to. Everything about this was excellent. There were a lot of couples there that were returning and some many times, which tells you something in its self. All the staff… Read more
Quirky, Quaint and Colonial is how I would describe this lovely hotel. Only 24 rooms all on one level. We arrived the day before my birthday and what a wonderful birthday it was to. Everything about this was excellent. There were a lot of couples there that were returning and some many times, which tells you something in its self. All the staff were fantastic, always cheerful and happy. Only two minutes out the door to Pebbles beach which is fabulous in its self. My daughter and son in law came one of the weeks we were there and they had a great time. Yes the clientele is on the older side generally but it is so friendly that all ages can enjoy being here. I would add one exception and that it’s not a hotel that is good for a young family holiday. It is an all inclusive hotel but meals were served at the table. We would all meet at the bar for cocktails before dinner and had wonderful conversation and met some absolutely amazing people and characters. To go on to much would make everything boring for you but I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I have had if not the best. Very much thanks to the Management and Staff of the Island Inn Hotel. I am writing this sadly as we are locked in here in the UK like a lot of the world. But hope that everyone out there are safe and well. We plan to be back in 2021 subject to health. Stay safe everyone. Here some photos to keep you smiling and. Until next time Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Superb small friendly resort hotel

Mar 30, 2020 MartynJ917 Stratford Upon Avon

This resort hotel only has 24 rooms so you get to meet most of the guests around the bar ! Decor is beautiful, food excellent not at all like most all inclusive resort food, service excellent , staff will do anything for you. Literally 2 minutes walk to Carlisle Bay's beautiful beach. Rooms have everything you need. Hopefully it will re-open after… Read more
This resort hotel only has 24 rooms so you get to meet most of the guests around the bar ! Decor is beautiful, food excellent not at all like most all inclusive resort food, service excellent , staff will do anything for you. Literally 2 minutes walk to Carlisle Bay's beautiful beach. Rooms have everything you need. Hopefully it will re-open after the virus has receded. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 Km5506 Sandhurst, United Kingdom

Our 5th visit and as lovely as ever. Lots of returning couples. Don’t expect lots of entertainment but great for a quiet holiday with easy access to a beautiful beach and easy walk into Bridgetown and busses . Will be back probably for 3 weeks next time.
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Mar 16, 2020 carewcastle Solihull, United Kingdom

We have stayed three times now so far and this recent one was just a amazing. A small, friendly hotel with bungalows around a garden, the courtyard or the pool, It is ideal if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday on Barbados. Being All Inclusive,you can just sit and relax whilst the barman pours your favourite drink. All the staff are very friendly… Read more
We have stayed three times now so far and this recent one was just a amazing. A small, friendly hotel with bungalows around a garden, the courtyard or the pool, It is ideal if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday on Barbados. Being All Inclusive,you can just sit and relax whilst the barman pours your favourite drink. All the staff are very friendly (we were even remembered as previous guests).Food is excellent with lots of choice. If you like walking you can just go to the beach, a stone's throw away and walk to Bridgetown. The only decision you have to make during the day is, relax by the pool or go to the beach; Heaven!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice, quiet week

Mar 4, 2020 JLL1957 Montreal, Canada

We were there for Valentine's day and stayed a week. This small hotel is perfect if you want to spend a quiet and relaxing vacation. When we were there the guests were almost exclusively British and mostly above 50 years old. We were told that there is a lot of repeat guests all year around. The staff is exceptionally pleasant and friendly. The… Read more
We were there for Valentine's day and stayed a week. This small hotel is perfect if you want to spend a quiet and relaxing vacation. When we were there the guests were almost exclusively British and mostly above 50 years old. We were told that there is a lot of repeat guests all year around. The staff is exceptionally pleasant and friendly. The hotel being so small, they get to know you quickly. The hotel itself is generally in good condition and adequately maintained. Our room (#4) had a garden view. It was in OK condition but a bit small and dated in our opinion. Next time we will select a better room. The food is excellent. Most of the time you select your meal from the menu at lunch and dinner. A few times it was buffet style. Breakfast is always a buffet. There is also a couple of theme nights. They had a few shows in the evening and we enjoyed them. From the hotel you can walk to the beach (public beach). It is only a 2 minutes walk. You can snorkel right from the beach and you get to see plenty of different fish as well as turtles. No need to pay for an excursion. They rent chairs and umbrellas on the beach (20 USD a day) or you can put your towel directly on the beach. There are trees so you can be in the shade if you prefer. One thing we found awesome is that they bring the race horses at the beach to bathe and swim in the ocean on a daily basis. On Sunday there was about twelve horses in the water at the same time. You can also walk into Bridgetown. We did a lot of that. There are all sorts of things to see or do nearby such a horse racing track, historical museum visit, an extremely lively an interesting commercial street, etc. There are monkeys around the hotel even though it is right into town. We found this quite fun. Wifi works in the lobby but not in the rooms. It was our first time staying at such a small hotel but we really loved it. We seriously consider going back. Read less