Accra Beach Hotel & Resort, Bridgetown
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Quite a Nice Hotelfrom Citylaw
We arrived from our ship at 10:00 A.M. and were allowed into our room in 15 minutes; which gave us almost an entire extra day. This was greatly appreciated as we had luggage from the 14 day cruise with us. Our room overlooked the pool and faced directly out to the Caribbean. The beach is immediately beyond the pool area, and although a public beach by law; it is supplied by the hotel with umbellas and lounge chairs. The facilities show some wear and tear, and we had problems getting beach towels. There is a small strip shopping center across the street with an ATM as pointed out by our very helpful bell captain. The staff was generally quite pleasant. The beach is very nice, and even had some wave action for body surfing. We did not try the restaurant, although we noticed a package price for 7 breakfasts and three dinners which seemed reasonable given the high food prices in Barbados. The hotel is a few miles from Bridgetown, and is served by an erratic and crowded bus service. By all means visit the Graeme Hall Botanic Garden one mile south. It is very new, well designed by its Canadian benefactor, and an overall delight. We relied on this website to choose this hotel and were pleased with the result. Two days cost US$552.00; pretty reasonable for Barbados.
Accra - pool closed/construction noise all day!from Edith1955
Terrible Experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
My girlfriend and I checked in after being evacuated from Grenada after Hurricane Ivan. Her apartment there was destroyed and we were traveling with her small chihuahua (which travels in the in a soft bag in the airplane cabin under the seat in front of us on most commercial flights). When we arrived we explained our situation and though their policy was not to accept pets they would make an exception. We later went out to dinner and upon our return found that they had removed the dog from our room (this dog is not a barker at all) and tied a frayed rope around its neck. They then told us (at around 10:30 after a long day tryiung to get out of Grenada) that we had to leave. The night manager objected to the dog under any circumstances. Not only that, but they were charging me US$50 for the time we spent there. They didn't offer to help us find a hotel or assistance of any kind, perhaps calling a taxi, no, just that we had to leave. Already drained from a long day/week we left and went to the Fairmont Glitter Bay (much nicer and about US$50 more per night.
I just returned to New York to find that they are charging me US$136 dollars which I intend to dispute, but just the thought of it makes me sick.
Anyway, the hotel for the money was really pretty weak. Three channels on the television (including the tourist channel...was hoping to see cnn or bbc news but none of that). The water would not drain from the tub. It was very resort-like (i.e. large and impersonal). There was a terrible band playing in the evening (we thought at first it was karaoke but found out subsequently that it was not.) Didn't get to see the beach, but the surrounding area was not great shakes. Trying to look at it objectively, I think there are some better hotel deals around.
Obviously from my subjective point of view, I'd like to see a hurricane destroy this hotel.
Great stay at Accra Beachfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Accra Beach Wonderful Holidayfrom jamaicajoyce
We took our 18 year old daugher with us; celebrating her high school graduation. We wanted to stay in an area that was bustling with activity, but still provided an upscale feel. The Accra Beach fit the bill.
Our room faced the ocean, with a jacuzzi on our balcony. The hotel provided us with special liquors and/or chocolates each night. A nice touch. Room was very accommodating and very clean.
The beach--Accra Beach--is very nice; busy--but not too busy. Our daughter had her hair braided at the kiosks at the beach. You can shop for souviners right there too.
Lots of different restaurants nearby--St. Lawrence Gap just a short bus, walk or Bajan cab ride away; so too was Bridgetown. Right across the street, a small shopping area with pizza, coffee, a grill, chinese and fast food. Chefette's, is like a McDonalds with very good food--and great ice cream.
Restaurents we enjoyed--Bellini's, Mews, Josef's, Champers, Oistins Fish Fry on Friday. Lots of choices and all very nice.
Explore the island. We rented a car, got lost, but went to Crane Beach (beautiful), Bathesba, and drove all around the island.
We snorkled on Carlisle Bay--very good with lots of fish and shipwrecks.
The Bajan people are very warm, friendly and helpful. The small bus rides were a riot!
I highly recommend Barbados and the Accra Beach Hotel.
very goodfrom EMMAJANE23
Fantastic Hotel, Great Staff, Fab location, Great Valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Best Holiday Ever!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The location is great. There is a small plaza across the street which has several restaurants, gifts shops and a convenience store - perfect for picking up a snack or two or that forgotten toothbrush, whatever. There is a good sized pharmacy two doors down, a fast food restaurant about 1/2 a block away and a public transportation stop(which is very good and reasonable) next to the cab stand by the hotel.
The water is perfectly potable, so no need to drag bottled water along - one less expense.
We had an ocean view room in the older part of the building. It needed a bit of updating but, hey, we are in the tropics - don't expect perfection. The view was fab from our balcony overlooking the pool and the beach. The hair dryer worked, the air conditioning worked and if you have a problem, the maintence man will be there pretty quickly. I was impressed ! I would suggest paying a bit more for ocean view, island view rooms get all the traffic noise.
We found the staff very helpful and friendly. The pool was great, beach towels are provided. The swim up bar is nice and Fig Tree Snack Bar serves a great club sandwich. Although Accra Beach is public, the hotel provides deck chairs and umbrellas for guests - otherwise you have to rent from vendors on the beach. The ocean current is pretty strong and you hear the waves roaring at night, not a gentle lapping as you might expect. There were life guards on the weekends. It's a small beach and pretty clean when you consider it is public . We were not bothered by vendors at all - I found that particularly pleasant - nothing worse than being harassed as you try to relax on the beach.
This hotels caters to those who are handicapped. I know they have at least one handicaped accessible room and the staff go out of their way to make life easier and more enjoyable for those with difficulties. A young man from England who is confined to a wheelchair told me is was his best vacation ever thanks to the wonderful attention he and his family received at the Accra Beach.
The only negative and caveat is this - don't lose your room key ! It will cost you B$100 (US$50) to replace. Always leave it with the front desk when you go out. My husband put the key in his swimming trunks pocket and -guess what - he lost it in the ocean. Keyless entry would be nice - I think the hotel finds this a great little money maker.
I would certainly go back to the Accra Beach and Barbados - had a really wonderful time.
Wonderful Accrafrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Bridgetown
some beautiful restaurants on the beach if you turn left out the hotel. also at St Lawrence gap.. not cheap but memorable for outside dining and good to brilliant food.
take dollars Take US dollars and don't book the trips (take a taxi tour)
Tiami cat Enjoy a great day out on the Cat' Great value and very friendly run business.
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- Address: Rockley - Bridgetown - Barbados
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