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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Honeymooners: Receive a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–22 Dec '20 when staying in a Standard Room for 7 nights or more.

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–22 Dec '20 when staying in a Standard Room for 7 nights or more.

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan–22 Dec '21 when staying in a Standard Room for 7 nights or more.

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

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 '19 and 1 Apr-31 Oct '20.

5 nights between 6 Jan-31 Mar '19 and 1 Jan-31 Mar '20.

7 nights between 23 Dec '19-5 Jan '20. 

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages upto and including 12 years.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (405)
  • Very good (212)
  • Average (68)
  • Poor (23)
  • Terrible (15)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wow... wonderful stay

Nov 13, 2019 merlin1_11 Reading, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful and welcoming 10 nights, check in with Marion was fast and friendly with lots of info like where to park the car and local activities, rooms were large and very comfortable the shower was to die for, the hotel was clean and a very high standard. It is not for the traveller looking for loud entertainment, internet/Wi-Fi could do… Read more
We had a wonderful and welcoming 10 nights, check in with Marion was fast and friendly with lots of info like where to park the car and local activities, rooms were large and very comfortable the shower was to die for, the hotel was clean and a very high standard. It is not for the traveller looking for loud entertainment, internet/Wi-Fi could do with upgrading so its available in the rooms, Island inn is 5 minutes away from lovely beach, food and drink was exceptional and the waitresses were very friendly and accommodating, especially Marlene, Ann, Jeanette, Ricia, Earl and Lamar the barmen were also very good (special thanks to Jeanette who always remembered my hot sauce), nothing is to much trouble for the staff. Have to mention the cooks/chefs the food was brill. The Island Inn Hotel offers an unrivalled warmth of atmosphere. We would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely be back. I am sorry if I have left anyone out all staff were brilliant Thanks, you all at Island Inn for making our stay wonderful and a pleasure Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A quaint old hotel in Barbados

Nov 12, 2019 Tony S

Small welcoming hotel about 3miles from Bridgetown a definite personal touch the food is excellent, nothing is to much trouble for the staff. The rooms are well presented clean towels and bedding every day. It is situated about 500 yards from the beach. All the amenities of a large hotel but with the personal touch
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place

Nov 6, 2019 gloria b Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

We had amazing time at this little gem of a place. We were welcomed by a warm smile from Sharon. She was front desk personnel. Our check in was swift and friendly. For the days Sharon was on she was so helpful, professional as well as informative. Rooms we had looked tired but hey they were all clean and large - infact the whole areas were very… Read more
We had amazing time at this little gem of a place. We were welcomed by a warm smile from Sharon. She was front desk personnel. Our check in was swift and friendly. For the days Sharon was on she was so helpful, professional as well as informative. Rooms we had looked tired but hey they were all clean and large - infact the whole areas were very cleaned to a high standard. This place is under renovation we were told....it is not for the young who are looking for constant loud entertainment - that’s in Oistins and Lawrence Gap....Island Inn is more for mature like minded people looking for relaxation, good food, drinks, location and friendly guests. Only thing lacking is better internet service....none in bedrooms and the one in communal areas were VERY slow and none existent. We ended up spending a day at the Virgin club for that! Island inn is 5 minutes away from the sandy beach, 15 -20 minutes drive to Oistins, Lawrence gap Food and drinks were plenty and good for that - also we had plenty of jokes and laughter from the restaurant staff EVERY meal times....thank you Angela, Doris (who also doubled up as front desk personnel) Jeanette, Marlene, Ricia, Sheena and also to our wonderful chefs - Cherrianne and Julia food was very much on point 👌🏾 Looking for nice cocktails Hasani - H as he likes to be called, Lamar and Earl are your guys....keep the drinks and jokes coming guys. Everyday was fun day at Island Inn to be honest with even surprise resident guests. Keep your eyes peel for a monkey, birds and lizards. I am sorry if I have left anyone out - you are just as important.... so to the Island Inn team thank you and keep up the fantastic job. We will be back, i understand why your guests keep coming back!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Boutique break in the sun

Nov 5, 2019 AnnChap Edinburgh, United Kingdom

24 rooms in an enclosed quiet courtyard setting! We were three generations, ages ranging from 10 to 70 and all had a great time. Location - Pebble Beach (part of Carlisle Bay) 100 yards from hotel and with white sand, clear sea and most mornings visited by turtles. Great swimming and good snorkelling! George Washington House, Barbados museum and… Read more
24 rooms in an enclosed quiet courtyard setting! We were three generations, ages ranging from 10 to 70 and all had a great time. Location - Pebble Beach (part of Carlisle Bay) 100 yards from hotel and with white sand, clear sea and most mornings visited by turtles. Great swimming and good snorkelling! George Washington House, Barbados museum and racecourse within walking distance.we even walked the mile into Bridgetown (very hot but easy to catch a bus). Even the motor museum was within walking distance.Sunday morning was swimming time for racehorses in the sea (you do have to get up early but 90 horses in small groups take a while to bathe)! Rooms - good size, clean, functional, safe and tea and coffee facilities. Not forgetting air conditioning which was important in the heat. Food - all inclusive was great. In 2 weeks no repeat menus except barbecue night. Kids put food first when asked what they thought of their holiday! Lamb shanks, peppered steaks, marlin, tuna etc cooked to order. Only a few buffets (these were good too). If you asked and they had it - you could have it (even ice cream late at night) Entertainment - three nights per week, low key but very good, unexpected in such a small hotel. Staff - friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dirty and unclean

Oct 27, 2019 November1982

This place should be closed and given a total overall. around the pool absolutely disgusting, photos attached The only good thing about this place is the staff ! Food average Chairs in and around the dining area, bar and reception filthy! I would not recommend