The House by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Set on a pristine stretch of white sand on Barbados’ West Coast, The House is the beachside version of a hip downtown hotel. On a design front its combination of smooth lines of teak, crisp white love seats and ambient torchlights set a mood that is suitably exotic. Yet it’s a beautifully intimate place with plenty of privacy for romantic dining. For food lovers, The House itself may be one of the best hunting grounds on the island, because the most acclaimed addition to the Barbados restaurant scene is the adjacent Daphne’s. Located bang on the beach, this satellite of the famous London restaurant serves a metropolitan version of Italian dishes, with an emphasis on seafood and is regarded by many as better than the original. Let your Hotel Ambassador organise your complimentary jet-lag massage, a round of golf at nearby Apes Hill Golf Course, spa treatments in a beachside cabana, or try your hand at the complimentary water sports. The service extends down to the beach and The Deck, with complimentary afternoon tea and evening canapés. Why not take advantage of the new Romance Concierge programme, where a dedicated Romance Ambassador is on hand to customise a surprise romantic event you vision if you are celebrating a birthday, proposal, honeymoon, or, just because.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Beachfront location at Paynes Bay in St James. Bridgetown is a 20-minute drive. Transfer time from airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

All 34 suites with custom-made wooden furniture, French doors, graciously appointed baths that feature exquisite rain showers and body jets. All suites have either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and all sleep maximum 2 adults, with air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod dock, aromatherapy candles, bathrobes and luxury linens. Garden View Junior Suites have a private balcony or patio with views of the gardens or pool area.

Half Board option: available at a supplement.

Ocean View Rooms offer beautiful views from a balcony, as well as a comfortable living area. 

Garden View 1-Bedroom Suites have separate living area with TV and DVD player, spacious balconies and lovely views of the tropical gardens, some suites have a plunge pool (plunge pools can't be guaranteed).

Ocean View Junior Suites with comfortable living areas and a private balcony or patio with a beachfront view.

Ocean View 1-Bedroom Suites are spacious with spacious balconies, separate living area with TV and DVD player, 2 bathrooms and stunning Caribbean ocean views.

Please note: all Ocean View Junior Suites and Ocean View 1-Bedroom Suites include an extended jet lag massage, 1 hour, per person per stay.

  • Honeymooners: Receive a bottle of Champagne and flower petals in room on arrival for completed stays between 5 Jan–31 Oct '19 (min stay 5 nights).

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Dec '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan '20-2 Jan '21. Minimum stay applies. 

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

  • Complimentary massage: book an Ocean View Junior Suite or Ocean View 1-Bedroom Suite and recieve a complimentary 1 hour massage per person per stay. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 7 Jun '19 and save up to 55% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Jun –31 Oct '19, when staying a minimum of 3 nights.

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

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply.

Daphne's Restaurant situated next door to the hotel, offers all-day menus* and serves dinner and a light snack lunch menu (Italian/Bajan fusion; à la carte), and The Deck lounge bar provides complimentary Champagne breakfast and afternoon tea along with canapés served every evening. Beach dining (available on request). Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at select sister properties (meal and drink supplements apply). 24-hour room service.

Freshwater swimming pool and whirlpool. On site brand new boutique spa* offering a variety of treatments, massages and facials. Fitness centre and tennis (at sister properties). Complimentary water sports offered next door at Tamarind including water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, boogie boarding and snorkelling. Nearby, there are scuba lessons*, parasailing*, boat cruises* and deep-sea fishing*. Complimentary WiFi access in each room and throughout the property. Library. Weekly interactive cooking demo with Daphne's Executive Chef. Weekly yoga and pilates classes. Golf is available nearby at Ape's Hill or Royal Westmoreland courses*.

Daytime water taxi service (subject to availability and weather conditions) to select sister properties on the West Coast.

Ambassador service includes:

  • Champagne breakfast daily
  • 24-hour Service Ambassador to cater to guests every need
  • Complimentary jet-lag massage
  • Afternoon tea and evening canapés
  • Complimentary water sports snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and complimentary motorised water sports
  • Beach and pool Ambassador service providing scented cold towels, refreshments and sorbets throughout the day
  • Preferred tee times at Apes Hill Golf Course*
  • Personalised, boutique-style service and attention to detail
  • Complimentary WiFi in-rooms and throughout properties
  • Complimentary fitness centre and classes
  • Complimentary pillow menu offering alternative pillow choices
  • Enhanced turndown service including a selection of infused teas and light bedtime bites menu*

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $17.50 per room, per day (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 5–31 Jan and 1 Mar–18 Dec.

5 nights between 1–28 Feb.

7 nights between 22 Dec–2 Jan '19.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: smart casual after 6:30pm (no shorts, T-shirts or flip-flops please).

Please note: this is an adults-only hotel, guest under 18 years old are not permitted.

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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May 20, 2019 J4461WVbill London, United Kingdom

Our second time at The House. And just as good as before. An adult only Hotel with only 34 rooms. Right on the beach, lovely rooms all looking out to the Caribbean Sea. But what really makes The House is the personal service. Every single member of the House Team can do anything - organise your taxi - organise a restaurant booking - or getting a… Read more
Our second time at The House. And just as good as before. An adult only Hotel with only 34 rooms. Right on the beach, lovely rooms all looking out to the Caribbean Sea. But what really makes The House is the personal service. Every single member of the House Team can do anything - organise your taxi - organise a restaurant booking - or getting a hire car, but beyond that being super professional and at the same time being incredibly friendly and lovely. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun Hotel - perfect for couples.

May 12, 2019 Judes111 Woodbridge, United Kingdom

This was our second visit to The House - fun, little hotel with lovely staff. We had a great room, with 2 bathrooms and a sitting room, & two balconies. Champagne breakfast (and it was real champagne), cold towels, fruit, ice creams, and glasses cleaned whilst sitting on the beach or round the pool, afternoon tea - all included. Excellent… Read more
This was our second visit to The House - fun, little hotel with lovely staff. We had a great room, with 2 bathrooms and a sitting room, & two balconies. Champagne breakfast (and it was real champagne), cold towels, fruit, ice creams, and glasses cleaned whilst sitting on the beach or round the pool, afternoon tea - all included. Excellent breakfasts, and snack lunches, also dinner served on the terrace. Some of the best rum punches I have ever had! The bar is open 24 hours a day! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable Atmosphere and Staff

May 10, 2019 Frank Z Parkland

Visited the other hotels associated with this group via water taxi, which was a nice afternoon outing. Also spent an evening at Sandy Lane. We were pleased with our choice. Water sports were great fun and surprising under utilized by most guests - water skied, learned to sail, snorkeled, all no extra charge. Staff made each guest feel special.
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May 10, 2019 MrsSMGG London, United Kingdom

We were attracted to The House for its luxury feel, small number of rooms and the fact it was adult only. It didn’t disappointment. It was amazing, wonderful service - attentive but not overwhelming or intrusive. Beautiful pool and right on the beach. Breakfast and afternoon tea lovely and we had the luxury of our own plunge pool! Plus Panda the… Read more
We were attracted to The House for its luxury feel, small number of rooms and the fact it was adult only. It didn’t disappointment. It was amazing, wonderful service - attentive but not overwhelming or intrusive. Beautiful pool and right on the beach. Breakfast and afternoon tea lovely and we had the luxury of our own plunge pool! Plus Panda the cat - loved it all! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Perfect Holiday

May 10, 2019 CBL74 Brentwood, United Kingdom

Just back from a fabulous 8 days at The House. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed and looked after. The staff are all a credit to the hotel, nothing is ever too much trouble. This was our first visit but it certainly won’t be our last.