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 storage facility 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 three times a week 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.

Dress code: Boardwalk Restaurant (year-round): the evening dress code is smart casual. Gentlemen may wear smart dress shorts and short sleeved shirts (polo shirts are allowed). Please note that no sports replica shirts or club branded merchandise are allowed at dinner.  Smart jeans are allowed. No flip flops or trainers are allowed in the evening in the restaurant.

Cover-ups are required in the restaurant for breakfast and lunch and footwear is required in the restaurant at all times.

Please note: child ages upto and including 12 years.

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Jul 13, 2021 528raymondf Acton, United Kingdom

This is an awful hotel, staff are either lazy or rude and will not say good morning and seems to be a chore if you want anything. Aircon was not working and after 5 days of complaining they finally moved us as the "engineer" was always on his way to fix it..... Hotel needs a really good fix up as apart from ts location there's nothing good to say… Read more
This is an awful hotel, staff are either lazy or rude and will not say good morning and seems to be a chore if you want anything. Aircon was not working and after 5 days of complaining they finally moved us as the "engineer" was always on his way to fix it..... Hotel needs a really good fix up as apart from ts location there's nothing good to say about this resort. they also served local brands and we had to request that they served mount gay that is produced on the island instead of the vile cheap substitute. Stay at the sister hotel but avoid this one like the plague as everything is as basic as the worse travel lodge you have ever stayed in. Read less
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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