Peach and Quiet Hotel

, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Peach and Quiet Hotel

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My favourite in the Caribbean

from Edinburghexile
I stayed at Peach & Quiet for a week last December and returned for Christmas Eve. I was on my own. It is just south of the airport but there is no aircraft noise - ideal for stopping over if you are going on to another island.

I've been visiting the Caribbean for 20 odd years and have stayed on 15 or so islands. This is the best hotel I have stayed at.

If you enjoy a laid back, comfortable, relatively quiet place with excellent service and great food - but with good access to beaches and night life when you need it - then this could be for you. The owners actively run the place and can provide all the extra bits of information that can be so helpful to new visitors to Barbados.

I managed to meet and chat to more people here than I usually manage - it has almost a house party atmosphere.

The public areas are beautifully designed in a Mediterranean whitewashed style with lots of curved walls. There is a nice, small pool overlooking the rocks and surrounded by lush grass. Two gazebos provide shade and there are constant sea breezes. A new bar area was being built when I was there. Otherwise there is an honour bar.

The room I had was large with a separate sitting area and small patio, shower, fan and safe. Nothing special but very acceptable and comfortable.

The dining area is open but covered with the winds being kept away by nearby walls. Very pleasant in the evening so that you can enjoy what are some of the best hotel meals I've had. Fixed price 3 course meals with 2 choices for each course. I still had a problem choosing and was never disappointed.

On Sunday night the chef has his night off so Margaret and Adrian arrange taxis into The Gap which has a good choice of restaurants. And then on Fridays most guests went into Oistins for their Friday night open air fish fry and party - great fun.

The bus stop is a 5 minute walk away - 10/12 seat minivans which normally take about 20 people! The loud music helps to make it a real Caribbean experience though. And they come along literally every 2/3 minutes during the day. You can take the bus all the way into the capital or jump off at any of the beautiful beaches along the way. I simply tried a different beach most days so the lack of a beach at the hotel was not a problem.

This really is a hotel that suited me perfectly. If you want resort style experience or a beach in front of your room try somewhere else. Otherwise it merits 5 stars - and the prices are very reasonable indeed.

The Best Hotel Deal in Barbados

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I just got back from a trip to Barbados where we stayed at Peach and Quiet hotel [-]. We had a wonderful two week stay at this intimate little seaside hotel, where we paid $124 (U.S.) per day (low-season rate) for a large bedroom w/a sitting room and private bath PLUS a rental car (all taxes included!!!). The hotel's architecture is lovely and reminded me of the houses on the Greek island of Santorini, and the room was clean and quiet. Owners Margaret and Adrian Loveridge are friendly, attentive hosts, and the layout of the hotel encourages guests to mingle and socialize but you can also choose to be off by yourselves in the many outdoor sitting areas.

Chris, the hotel's wonderful cook, puts out a lovely buffet breakfeast every morning and gourmet-quality meals every night for very reasonable prices (I don't remember how much breakfast cost, but a three-course meal at dinner costs $49 (Barbados) per person. (The exchange rate is generally $2 (Barbados) = $1 (U.S.). I've been working at Fine Cooking Magazine for 12 years so I know what good cooking is. I give Chris 94 points out of 100 for his good cooking.

It's very useful to have a car on Barbados to get to the calmest beaches (on the West side of the island, the Caribbean Sea-side). Peach and Quiet is located on the South coast (Atlantic Ocean-side) which has rougher waters. I found out about this hotel from Islands magazine; apparently, the hotel is a favorite with surfers, windsurfers and kiteboarders. We were quite entertained by the kiteboarders surfing near the hotel every day. What a neat sport!!

If you do decide to drive in Barbados, be forewarned: driving is on the left-hand side and the many roundabouts on the roads make things very confusing (the British love roundabouts, and Barbados was a British colony at one time). If you don't have a good sense of direction, travel with someone who does so you can get around. And even then, it's no picnic. The island is shamefully road-sign deficient and it's very easy to get lost, even with a decent map. We were lost for an entire day on the East coast, and I spoke with several hotel guests who had the same experience.

Our dream vacation at the Peach and Quiet

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I just returned from a dream vacation in Barbados. What made this vacation ideal is that we found the perfect hotel for simple relaxation, away from the more touristy Caribbean coast, in a very quiet neighborhood on the south coast. We were slightly apprehensive before getting to the Peach and Quiet for two reasons. First, the reviews seemed too good to be true, especially considering the price. We were relieved to find that P&Q was everything the reviews promised (see other reviews below) and more . . . for example, snorkeling in a natural rock pool with over 100 species of fish, just a few steps from our bedroom door (do wait for low tide though!) Second, I thought no air conditioning may be a little uncomfortable in the Barbados climate, but we slept like babies. The breeze from the ocean kept us very comfortable, and the lulling sound of the waves did not have to compete with a noisy AC or busy street traffic. (Just about every other hotel on the island is on the extremely busy street that follows the coast . . . very noisy, and dangerous to cross if your hotel happens to be across the street from the beach.)

If you are looking for a relaxing and picturesque vacation, away from the crowds, away from young children or teenagers, away from noisy motor-boats and jet-skis or crowded catamarans; if you prefer feeling like a guest rather than a client; if you love eating great meals under the stars; and if you prefer a cozy guest room to an impersonal room in a larger hotel, Peach and Quiet is the place to go. You can always get a taste of all these other things with a short, cheap, and very interesting ride on the local bus. You can see all the main sights on the island by renting a car for two days. But if you are like us, you’ll be glad to come home to the Peach and Quiet every night, and you’ll probably just want to stay put and relax for a least a few days.

Wonderfully Relaxing!!!

from SeaJohn
My wife and I recently visited Barbados and we feel that we couldn't have been luckier than to have had the chance to stay at Peach and Quiet! By chance, Margaret had a cancellation and was able to accommodate us, just 2 weeks before arrival.

There really isn't much else to add to the past reviews. It truly is quite a find and we loved every moment of our visit. We enjoyed the property so much that we kept canceling our day plans so we could just stay and hang out on the resort! As many guests have already commented, the accommodations are very simple, but very nice for those that don't need a Ritz kind of atmosphere. I would suggest one of the oceanfront rooms if you can get it. The rooms have basically nothing in them except books and a few pieces of furniture. We loved the simplicity of the entire property and couldn't believe that we were able to stay in such a wonderful place with such a unique feel and location to it. We really liked the fact that it was mostly a couples resort....this is not a place for families with children or teenagers as there would be nothing of interest for them to do and it is a very quiet atmosphere.

The food at the restaurant is fantastic and being outdoors under the stars for a gourmet meal is spectacular! It was very inexpensive compared to other establishments in the area. We ate at several nice places on the island, but nothing compared to the meals at P&Q. The wine selection is excellent and very reasonably priced. The breakfast is to die for! They also arrange for entertainment a few nights a week.

It is very convenient to get around from P&Q. We returned our rental car after we learned about the bus system from other guests. We actually had a fun time taking the "ZR" after we learned how it worked. It's a little crazy, but fun and a great way to get around.

Margaret and Adrian are 2 of the best hosts you could imagine, some of the nicest people we have ever met and we certainly do plan to return. Book everything through Margaret, she is so helpful and you can truly tell she loves what she is doing. I almost hate to say how wonderful of a place P&Q is because we want to be able to return and if word spreads much more we won't be able to get a room! Every guest we met and talked with felt the same way. Peach & Quiet is on a completely different level in almost every way. Highly recommend P&Q for those that want to get away from it all......heaven on earth.

labor of love

from luvtotravelalot
My husband and I traveled to Barbados on frequent flyer miles as a bonus trip and we did not want to spend a fortune on a hotel. We also prefer small, private, hotels to large resorts. For the money peach and quiet is very pleasant. We appreciated the fact that young children are not allowed and that the hotel seems to attract a more well-traveled easy going traveler. I enjoyed the fact that there was no tv, radio, clock, or telephone. My only suggestion is that the bathrooms could stand a bit of updating.The owners are very nice and you get the feeling that the hotel is a labor of love and not a money producer. In general Barbados is very over-priced including food, transportation, and hotels. The east coast beaches are lovely although to dangerous to swim and the west coast is very crowded with hotels, boats and wave runners. The people of Barbados are very nice, although watch for a scheme as you drive in the north. A male will flag down your car, tell you the "bridge is out" and then ask for money. This happened to several tourists including ourselves.


from littledoc1
Stayed here for a week in december 2005. We really wanted to avoid staying in some big high rise hotel with hundreds of rooms and this was the perfect antidote. If you want television, telephone etc then this is not for you but if you want to switch off and relax then this is the place. Its in a fantastic location on the atlantic side of the island where waves crash in all day and night. There is no beach here and the sea's too rough for swimming, but there's a lovely pool at the waters edge so it didn't matter to us. The grounds of the hotel are lovely and the whole atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Rooms are clean and simple. (Would recommend asking for an upstairs room). Having eaten out at various restaurants on the island, I have to stay the food we ate at peach and quiet was easily the best and the breakfasts are extra special.

Margaret and adrian are fabulous and bend over backwards to help you plan your stay and make it memorable. Inch marlow is away from the main tourist areas and we were pleased we hired a car - which margaret arranged at a discounted rate (however its easy to get a bus along the coast if you're without a car). We went to barbados to dive and margaret put us in touch with an excellent and professional dive school (The Dive Shop) who picked up and dropped off. Do not miss the fish fry at oistens.

Throughout our stay we had to keep pinching ourselves as we couldn't believe how lucky we'd been to stumble across such an amazing little place that was such great value for money. Would highly recommend it!

The Peach and Quiet is a charming, little hotel

from angten
The Peach and Quite is located on the Atlantic side of the Island away from the concentration of tourist hotels around the St. Lawrence Gap but close enough to public transportation to get around easily. Our room was large and commodious with an adequate shower. We paid extra for an ocean view which, in our opinion, was well worth the extra expense. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced and the wine was reasonable as well. Adrian, the owner, is very personable, knowledgable about the island and its history, and a cosmopolitan person. When he is not engaged with walking groups, he leads local walks for clients. The small staff is friendly and helpful. Margaret, his wife, manages the day to day operation of the hotel. She arranges for entertainment on some nights. Because she must perform many roles and works long days, it is sometimes hard for her to manage the many demands that guests naturally make on her time. If one is content to relax, watch the ocean and just let the time pass, this is a lovely place to spend a holiday.

We made a return visit and were not disappointed

from A TripAdvisor Member
There isn't much to add to earlier reviews.
We made a return visit three years after our first and the same high standards have been well maintained.
The attached photo by the office says it well...and many of you will also return.
There is a touch of quiet class in even the smallest detail in facilities and service.
What more can we say...we will return.

A Good Deal

from justkappa
We stayed one night at Peach and Quiet based on Trip Advisor’s reviews and the reasonable price prior to our cruise out of Barbados. We arrived on December 10, 2005 after a short taxi ride from the airport. Margret greeted us and explained the local beaches within walking distance to explore and the dining options available at the inn. She also mentioned the “honor bar” that was also available to guests. After settling for the evening, we decide not to eat at the inn, but go to St. Laurence Gap for dinner. Though Margret suggested that we split the cost of a taxi with another couple, we made the good decision to take a local “bus”. After getting turned around while looking for the bus stop not far from the inn, and then getting directions from friendly locals, we found the stop down a dirt path through a small field. The “buses” turned out to be mini-vans used by locals that would stop at anytime along the way while riders jumped on and off to make room for new passengers, an experience that we would rather have than a boring taxi ride. The meal at Brown Sugar was good, though a little overpriced. Once we returned to the Peach and Quiet we helped ourselves to a drink and enjoyed the crashing waves in the moonlight. Our room had an ocean view, and was simply decorated. Not fancy, but clean and very quiet. The next morning we slept in and missed the breakfast that was available at an additional cost, but did find time to lay by the pool and catch the first rays of sun in the Caribbean. We walked around the spacious grounds of the inn, and discovered the history of the inn from Margaret. Because checkout was at noon, and our ship was not leaving until late evening, Margaret allowed us to leave our suitcases in the office as we wet back into town to explore and have lunch. Upon our return, Margaret called a taxi to take us to our ship.

Overall we would recommend the Peach and Quiet. The staff, especially Margaret, was very friendly and the location was great. One more night would have been nice if our travel plans allowed, but staying more than a few days, might have been too much for us without many activities to do in the area. If you are staying on Barbados, we would recommend Peach and Quiet, because we have traveled extensively, and this was one of our favorite places to that we have stayed, and it is good value too.

Perfect Peace at Peach

from Star
Peach and Quiet is a haven for those seeking peaceful relaxation in simple, yet beautiful, surroundings. Rooms are spacious and simply furnished with generously-spaced balconies. Positioned by the ocean, the pool is immaculate and has comfortable loungers and seats. All the communal areas are imaginatively designed and complemented by personal touches in the decor, lighting, furnishings and provision of books which add to the serene atmosphere of the hotel.

No televisions or piped muzak to assault the senses, but plenty of opportunity for interesting conversation, reading or simply gazing at the ocean or stars.

The food is exceptional - simple and beautifully cooked and presented.

The low-rise hotel is superbly located on the rocky oceanfront between easily reached, uncrowded beaches, but it is the thoughtful, quiet efficiency of the owners and the friendliness of the staff which makes staying there so stressless. It takes a lot of hard work to create a little piece of paradise for others to enjoy.

We stayed here in December 2005 and it was easily one of the best hotel experiences we have had. P & Q will be our first choice of hotel if we return to Barbados. Perfect.

Top Local Tips for Bridgetown

Get a car and go out and about I can't recommend the use of a car highly enough. We got ours from Stoutes, they deliver and collect so it is so easy!! Driving around isn't difficult, the roads are generally quiet and although the roadworks on ABC were a bit annoying, if you avoid peak times the delays are manageable. Signage isn't good as everyone tells you, but as a clue all the bus stops say either To City or Out of City so you can get a general idea whether you are going to/from Bridgetown!! The In and Outs of Barbados map was alos one of the best we saw. I would say you will see so much more and get a much better feel of Barbados if you travel around and there is no better way than by car.

Reduce Stress Take the tan van taxis for .75 cents one way or blue public bus instead of renting a car and driving on the left side of the road on narrow unmarked streets.

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Other names for Peach and Quiet Hotel

  • peach and quiet hotel
  • peach and quiet christ church
  • Address: Inch Marlow - Bridgetown - Barbados
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