Grand Barbados Beach Resort Hotel, Bridgetown
Reviews - Grand Barbados Beach Resort Hotel
- Age Group: 60plus
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Grand Barbados Beach Resort Hotel
Very Good All Inclusive Resortfrom Oldcrow1
A nice place to relaxfrom babymagic
However be warned that there is nothing superior about a superior room, it is basic. The restuarant staff were pleasant especially Kelly-Anne,Lena,Jennifer and Erol the barman. Don't be put off by others comments about the staff, just chat to them, they appreciate it.
Breakfast is good and on Sundays there is Roast Beef and yorkshire pudding. The entertainment is live bands and steel pan music, also limbo & fire eating & Karaoke. On alternate nights there is music, easy listening, none of your loud rapp. There is also a weekly managers rum punch party, Not worth attending and the manager never even put in an appearance. The beach is small but adequate for the amount of guests, It is also extermely hot on the beach and you will burn! The sea is also quite rough. The pool is very small and on occasions does seem to be a bit cloudy in the shallow end. There is a shop on site but one of the girls is extremely unhelpful, the other very nice. Also the man who takes you out on the Hobie Cat is very unapproachable. will hardly say a word and never smiles. One thing that did annoy me was the constant seperate imprints of my credit card for towels and safe and electricity plugs etc, and I agree with the previous reviewer that guest services office is unprofessional and poor. On the whole we enjoyed our holiday but you have to remember this is a three star hotel and you get three star service. If you have children this is not the place as there is nothing for them to do at all. Would we stay there again? probably not...
Would go back !from A TripAdvisor Member
Shabby Hotel Food Not that Goodfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Perfect Beachside Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The locaion is fantastic right alongside the beach, has good watersport facilities including boogie board & free catamaran trip around the bay!
Accomadation was comfortable andfood to a reasonable standard. The on-site Sea Rocks resteaurant was sadly underused as the cuisine was superb - 2 free sittings per week !! Guests should be made more aware of its availability. All in all a wonderful holiday destination. We'd love to return !!
Excellent budget All-Inclusive combofrom A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I travelled to Barbados in the last week of Nov 2003 on a last minute deal where Allocation was on arrival. We were allocated accomodation at the Barbados Beach Club!!! I remember from this forum that it ranked at about 80 in the list of hotels on this forum. I actually hoped that we would be allocated the Silver Sands, but ho hum!
All that I can say is that you get what you pay for. If you are expecting five star treatment, excellent service, gourmet cuisine and a place where the staff are at your beck and call - I think that the Sandy Lane is for you. With the Barbados Beach Club, you get what you pay for, and I believe that even though the place is a bit rough around the edges, it offers a lot for your money. Looking at things that could be improved, the asthetics of the hotel pool / bar and restaurant areas could be greatly improved. The rooms are basic but functional. You've also got to visit the gym for a laugh too!
Taking a look at what you have got, the rooms are clean and secure.
Cable TV is a plus point, - I spent siesta times in the afternoon watching Chuck Norris on cable! You have some of the most beautiful beaches and views on the Island in the immediate vicinity. Mealtimes are absolutely fantastic with an excellent choice of local cuisine to stimulate the tastebuds (even at lunchtime where some hotels have the tendancy to skimp!). Note, if your idea of eating out abroad is to find the nearest local restaurant with the biggest posters covered in pictures with steak and chips, All Day English Breakfasts etc, this is not for you. In fact, Barbados is not for you. Stick to Benidorm! The restaurants seemed to be open for a long time too, so no need to rush for mealtimes! The nightlife, bars and restaurants of St Laurence Gap a short cab ride away (even though we remained rooted to the complex the week that we were there). And the bar - open from 10.30 in the morning till late at night served an array of cooling cocktails and beverages.
I doubt that we will come back to the Barbados Beach Club, but that is because we like to try new experiences on our holidays. But if you get a last minute deal for a few hundred quid at the Barbados Beach Club when it's p*ss*ng down at home and no-frills is your style, I'd definitely recomemnd it!
Clean Hotel...food sucks!from RIUOchoRiosBride
Breakfast: stick to the omelette. Do not get the pancakes because birds like to sit on the syrup container and feast. The orange juice is Tang.
And it's warm. They serve rice with breakfast (usually whatever was leftover from the dinner the night before) The banana bread is covered with a cloth but under the cloth you will find flies.
Lunch: we skipped it all together and went to town to eat. Try "Just Grillin' in front of Accra beach. Excellent.
Dinner: Dry chicken. Hard rice. Wilted lettuce. Stale bread. Soggy cabbage. Dry fish.
Alcohol: yes the alcohol is included with your package but they only serve a limited amount of drinks (ask for the list). If you go to any of the local clubs you pay one price and the drinks are free all night.
My advice: skip the poolside restaturant and find something to eat in town...try the seafood restaurant at the hotel for a change of pace.
disgusting hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
An Amazing tripfrom cherryd
The food was great (we both gained a few pounds). The hotel's island bus tour was alot of fun and is recommended.
This was our first trip to Barbados and we will definitely go back. We brought home alot of good memories and will be talking about it for a long time to come. We will be recommending this resort to friends and family.
going back for a third time this xmasfrom Joe_Coates
my daughter & partner are joining us from ausie, my son is joining the
party also from london.
i have read some of the poor reviews here. all i can say " i have travelled the world exsensively. and where can you spend £4000 for 3 weeks all incl. with nice & helpfull staff, excellent accommodation, & great food "AT XMAS & NEW YEAR. in barbados.??
yes there are better hotels, better resorts in barbados, but DOUBLE your money to stay there.
i would recommend you hire a car via the staff, they will get you a better deal than yourself and go off and enjoy this heaven on earth. be polite and you will find how realy nice the bajan`s are. ENJOY
Top Local Tips for Bridgetown
Can be quite expensive! I would advise travelling whenever possible by the public bus systems, as they only charge $1.50 BDS to get anywhere on the island, whereas the taxis tend to charge a flat rate - usually around the $30 BDS mark!
St Lawrence Gap Great location only few mins in my car for the lively and varied night life at St Lawrence Gap, Oistins equally very clost to the hotel. Very good surgry just at end of road..which I needed after jumping of jet sky(smile).
Taxi If you haven't arranged transport to your hotel, make sure you use official taxi's. A taxi from the airport to the BB Club should be around 30 Barbados dollar or US$15. If you negotiate, the driver may accept 10 GBP.
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- Address: Aquatic Gap - Bridgetown - Barbados
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