The House by Elegant Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Set on a pristine stretch of white sand on Barbados’ West Coast, The House is an all-inclusive, adults only, beachside version of a hip downtown hotel. On a design front, the 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. Let your Hotel Ambassador organise your complimentary jet-lag massage, a round of golf at nearby Royal West Moreland Course, spa treatments in a beachside cabana, or try your hand at the complimentary motorised and non-motorised 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

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

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 rooms and suites with custom-made wooden furniture, French doors, graciously appointed baths that feature exquisite rain showers and body jets. All suites have 1 king-size bed with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, flat-screen satellite TV, iPod dock, aromatherapy candles, bathrobes, hairdryer and luxury linens. Garden View Junior Suites have a private patio with views of the gardens or pool area.

All-Inclusive:  includes champagne breakfast, lunch, all day dining options, afternoon tea and dinner daily, along with all premium beverages, cocktails and premium select wine by the glass. Guests will have a choice between theme nights, à la carte meals and dining experiences at the Positano Restaurant, and the adjacent Tamarind and Treasure Beach Hotels. As part of the All Inclusive plan, you can participate in the “Taste of Elegance" dine around programme at select Elegant Hotels sister properties (meal and drink supplements apply at Colony Club only) providing access to over 15 restaurants and bars. 24-hour room service* (supplementary delivery charge applies). 24-hour ambassador service. Complimentary 30-minute Jet Lag massage upon arrival. Complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports, and all daily activities unless otherwise specified. 

Please note: Complimentary champagne will be provided during breakfast only, outside of breakfast hours, champagne will be available for purchase from the bar menu. Select wines and sparkling wine by the glass are available throughout the day as part of the all-inclusive offering.

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

Luxury 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.

Daytime water taxi service (subject to availability and weather conditions) to select sister properties on the West Coast. Complimentary self-parking. Shuttle to Oistens Fish Fry every Friday evening.

All-Day Dining is available on The Deck and includes champagne breakfast, lunch, a ‘Grab and Go Station', afternoon tea, a la carte themed nights in the evening such as ‘Coastal Mediterranean’ and ‘Barefoot Sunsets’ and evening canapés daily. Positano (Italian restaurant, open for dinner). 1703 Mount Gay Rum Bar (open for lunch and dinner). Lobby Lounge. There is a Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme* at Elegant Hotels sister properties (meal and drink supplements apply at Colony Club only). 24-hour room service* (supplementary delivery charge applies).

Freshwater swimming pool and whirlpool. On-site brand new boutique spa* offering a variety of treatments, massages and facials. Fitness centre. Tennis (at sister properties). Complimentary water sports offered next door at Tamarind including water-skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, tube riding, and snorkelling. Nearby, there are scuba lessons*, parasailing*, boat cruises* and deep-sea fishing*. Daily activities schedule. Weekly yoga and pilates classes. Complimentary meditation, digital detox and farm to fork market tour. Golf is available nearby at Royal Westmoreland Golf Course*.

24-hour ambassador service, which 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 Royal Westmoreland Golf Course* (10am-11am)
  • 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*

Please note: a room levy of $17.50 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. Garden View Junior Suites are located on the ground floor. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights between 1–29 Feb and 21 Dec-2 Jan.

* 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: 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 very quant hotel on the ocean in barbados, beautiful people and excellent staff.

May 17, 2022 harveyl479 Wasaga Beach, Canada

This hotel has very clean rooms, and Mellissa our maid was very fantastic.She did an excellent job cleaning our room but never interupting us. the turndown service was quite a surprise! and the food was great with a spectacular restaurant next door and included in our package, Positano's.
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Apr 21, 2022 Z1544CNannm

From the moment we arrived it was paradise so easy to check in with a nice cool drink, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who truly make this experience extra special, they are too many to mention but are all truly amazing at what they do, a special big thanks to Richard, Andrew (thank you for streaming the Liverpool game for us on the… Read more
From the moment we arrived it was paradise so easy to check in with a nice cool drink, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, who truly make this experience extra special, they are too many to mention but are all truly amazing at what they do, a special big thanks to Richard, Andrew (thank you for streaming the Liverpool game for us on the first morning made my husbands day), Agnus for the cappuccinos , Wade for dancing, Ricco, Ronaldo, Teddy, for remembering our favorite drinks, always there with a smile and very knowledgeable about the local bars and restaurants and where truly amazing at booking the other Elegant Hotel restaurants we could choose from, The location is second to none the beach is stunning and the watersports so easy to arrange, again nothing too much trouble for the watersports staff, Our room had an amazing sea view watching the stunning sunset from our balcony was a highlight of the day. Lastly I would like to thank Jason the manager, he made our stay very special in lots of ways one being remembering our wedding anniversary, even though I had only mentioned this in passing. Thank you so much. See you next year guys' we can't wait. Read less
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Apr 18, 2022 V4998HUangelas

Wow, This place is a small piece of Paradise. What an amazing Boutique Hotel. The Setting is stunning, the food outstanding and the service second to none. The Manager Jason oversees everything and takes immense pride in the Hotel and making sure that all the guests are 100% happy all of the time. It has a great vibe to the place the staff are fun… Read more
Wow, This place is a small piece of Paradise. What an amazing Boutique Hotel. The Setting is stunning, the food outstanding and the service second to none. The Manager Jason oversees everything and takes immense pride in the Hotel and making sure that all the guests are 100% happy all of the time. It has a great vibe to the place the staff are fun and professional. I made some great forever friends whilst on my visit and would love to go back there very soon. Great location and facilities, anything you want to participate in, Boat rides Jet skis, Diving. everything can be arranged. Totally recommend The House Hotel. Read less
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Apr 3, 2022 EvertonNJB123

Just on way home from The House and mores the pity. First impressions are a little mixed to be fair, there isn’t any grandeur, it is truly a boutique hotel. Lasting impressions however are very positive, the place just “works” and this is made possible by exceptional staff who host you in a way that makes you feel that you stay with them and not… Read more
Just on way home from The House and mores the pity. First impressions are a little mixed to be fair, there isn’t any grandeur, it is truly a boutique hotel. Lasting impressions however are very positive, the place just “works” and this is made possible by exceptional staff who host you in a way that makes you feel that you stay with them and not “just” at the hotel Read less
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Apr 1, 2022 Amanda-McG London, United Kingdom

We stayed here for three nights and cannot compliment this place enough.The staff are wonderful impeccable service and it’s informality make it so unique and you’re made to feel like one of the family.Great ocean facing suite,excellent food and drinks choice & great location .Adults only but also you have the choice of moving/dining around the… Read more
We stayed here for three nights and cannot compliment this place enough.The staff are wonderful impeccable service and it’s informality make it so unique and you’re made to feel like one of the family.Great ocean facing suite,excellent food and drinks choice & great location .Adults only but also you have the choice of moving/dining around the sister properties.We will for sure return we cannot fault this place whatsoever.If we could give 7 stars we would. Read less