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Jess & Tiffs Holiday
Barbados Beach club was fantastic. I enjoyed staying there as the staff were extemely friendly and very helpfull.. althou trying to find the Captin on the beach was hard. Reception were very helpful and i think they found us quite entertaining when we came crawing in at 5am after being down the boatyard.
We very much enjoyed the food as there was something for everyone and things that we had never had before. Bar staff were lovely cant remeber there names but i know we always had a laugh with them.
We loved our bedroom it was huge, nice sized televisison and good air conditioning. Our room was always kept clean by the cleaners and they even cleaned up our sick( sorry!)
I give Barbados Beach Club 10/10 We are hoping to go back next year
Sun, Sea, Sand and relaxation.
Having stayed at the Barbados Beach Club four years in a row, I feel I am can give an accurate review of the hotel.The Barbados Beach Club is a very clean hotel and all rooms are cleaned and bed sheets changed daily. The staff are very friendly and helpful and I would honestly say, that I would do nothing but recommend this hotel.It may not be the most luxurious hotel on the island but extremley good value for money.
You have a choice of resaurants and the food is excellent with a large variety, from Flying Fish to a fresh salad. All food and resurants are clean and well prepared.There's always loads to do including Treasure Hunting, Limbo competions and water sports which are all free.The hotel provides free shuttle buses to and from Bridgetown for your duty free shopping.I have always had a wonderful relaxing time in the sun at BBC and suggest you try out this hotel and I'm sure you'll love it too.
thoroughly enjoyable stay
Life in Barbados is relaxed and this is reflected in their hotels so if you want top class service take out a second mortgage and stay at the Sandy Lane, other than that you just have to accept that things move at a slower pace on the island, that said our stay at the Barbados Beach Club was excellent value for money, the rooms were basic but in good order, the food was very good and the two alternative onsite restaurants were excellent. The staff were friendly and always helpful when required, the pool was clean and there were always sufficient sunbeds to go round, the beach was a little on the small side but we never experienced any problems finding a space to lay out and soak up the sun. So all in all i would recommend this hotel to families and couples alike as we had a very enjoyable stay
Loved the BBC
Stayed at the Barbados Beach Club in May 2004 and had a wonderful time. Weather baking hot but cooled by sea breeze,(did have some torrential rain, but only for very short periods, Hotel can't control that though).
Food excellent and very varied. Not a vegetarian myself but plenty of meat free dishes.
Staff very attentive throughout.
Rooms very large, clean and serviced everyday.
Location on beach front,out of this world. Hotel supplied water sports available daily. Jet skis available at extra cost from next beach along, (150 yards), or flag one down as they go by.
I could go on forever in praise of the place but just suffice it to say, this was a PERFECT holiday which has spoiled me for other locations.
Had a great time
We stayed at the Barbados Beach Club for 10 days in October. It was wonderful and I can't understand while there are so many bad reviews here. This is a 3 star hotel, not a luxury resort...but I thought it was great. The staff was extremely friendly the entire time. We arrived late and they made sure we had something to eat and were always attentive. The food was surprisingly good. Breakfast got old after a few days, but the lunch and dinner buffet were never the same two days in a row. My husband and I particularly liked the Italian restaurant, but the seafood one was good as well. The bartenders were all very friendly and the drinks were good. They even made us special drinks when we asked. But, we were leaving nice tips every trip so I think they liked us. :) If we travel to Barbados again, we may stay at a hotel closer to the West coast because there seemed to be more to do that way, but I would certainly think about BBC if we were to stay in the same area of the island.
Nice for the price
We spent the week of Feb. 7 to Feb. 14 at the Barbados Beach Club. This wasn't our first trip to Barbados, let alone the Caribbean. The highlight of this resort was it's proximity to the water. We booked the Super Deluxe room (Ocean Front) and the view from our fourth floor balcony was nothing short of breathtaking. When the literature states that the resort is on the beach, it really is, not 400 yards back from it.
In our opinion, this is NOT a resort for little children or toddlers.
The proximity to the water along with the layout of the terrace and particularly it's pool will require parents to be constantly vigilant.
As early as our second day an inattentive parent had his six year old fall into the deep end of the pool. If not for the heroic action of an alert fellow guest, a tragedy would have ensued. After this event we found ourselves ill at ease around the terrace area due to our constant monitoring of the other guests children.
In general this resort if fairly typical of Caribbean resorts it's age.
We did not spend a grandiose amount to stay here and our expectations were in proportion to that. We arrived rather late in the evening, yet the hotel made sure that there was some dinner available for us.
Check-in was extremely smooth and fast. Overall, the hotel staff were friendly, courteous and attentive. At times their efficiency could become bothersome. Especially during one dinner when every time I put my fork down to chat with my spouse, a waitress would appear out of nowhere and attempt to clear our table.
Meals are severed in the terrace buffet restaurant. Unlike some resorts we have stayed at, variety of choice in the buffet was quite limited.
To be kind, the overall quality and flavour of the food served there was mediocre at best. The exception to this is Tuesday dinner when they have a steak BBQ. There are two other restaurants on the property, Sea Rocks and Venitos. Sea Rocks features seafood, steak and chicken, some dishes with an added surcharge. Venitos features Italian cuisine but for some reason did not appear to be open the week we were there. Our personal experience with these types of alternate or optional restaurants in an all inclusive resort is that their food quality rarely if ever exceeds that of the general resort's buffet. We did dine at the Sea Rocks our last evening and were very pleasantly surprised to find it's food quality to be stellar. Without question, food quality, flavour and presentation were equivalent to the finest restaurants that we've dined at. We each had a red snapper entree that was in our opinion the best we have ever had. Had we discovered this difference earlier in our stay we would have frequented this restaurant more often.
Our room was fairly well appointed and acceptably clean. If you intend to watch any television while you are there, then prepare to be disappointed. The so called satellite TV has barely a half dozen channels. The bathroom was functional but rather poorly illuminated.
One small fluorescent tube over the sink was barely sufficient to conduct your morning ablutions. In the tub with the shower curtain fully closed you'd find yourself in need of a waterproof flashlight or lantern. The balcony door's rollers have definitely seen better days. A two handed effort was needed to open and close the aperture. While the balcony faced south and the sea, a west facing set of triple sliding doors were totally non functional and extremely poorly sealed. this last fact resulted in considerable outside air seeping into the room and taxing the air conditioning. One nice touch that is not mentioned in any literature about the resort, is that our room came with a small half height refrigerator. One final warning for smokers. Smoking is not permitted in the lobby, restaurants or rooms. You will have to indulge your habit on the terrace or you balcony. Also, signs through the resort's interior inform you that food and beverages should not be brought into the internal areas or you rooms.
While this review may seem to be rife with criticisms, in all honesty we enjoyed our stay. For us the sound of the waves crashing against the terrace's seawall was particularly relaxing. A few other guests however were annoyed by the constant sound of the sea. For the money, Barbados Beach Club was quite acceptable. For the finicky and demanding, spend more and stay some place else.
wouldn't recommend it
It is a shame that such a great location is wasted on such an overrated place. The hotel was clean and the staff polite. Unfortunately my wife and I were left with feeling that we never got value for money. We have stayed at other resorts that cost less and had ten times the service.
This place was, without doubt, the worst all-inclusive resort we have been to.....by far! The house wines were auwful and the two restaurants "Sea Rocks" & "Venito's" were utterly rubbish. The best food is served in the main buffet restaurant. If you can get this place a rock bottom price or only expect a two star hotel then you may be happy here.
Otherwise keep looking for another all-inclusive venue. Remember to have extra funds available to pay for simple things that you get free at other places, like renting a lock and key for your room safe!
Wishing we had a few more days
We stayed for three nights and it was thoroughly satisifying. The food was excellent although we were a bit disappointed that we did not get a reservation at the Sea Rocks restaurant. Courteous and helpful staff but not bartenders, then there was Wayne at the front desk, he made sure that we were well taken care of and always with a smile. The rooms were clean and housekeeping was excellent. Our room had an ocean view and every morning out on the patio birds would come. The beach was a bit on the choppy side, hmmm..... other than that it's paradise. We will be there next year for sure, one week this time.
we stayed at BBC may 7th- 21st 2004. We found it to be most unfreindly, the staff were not allowed to talk to the guests.It was dirty around the pool area.The food was not bad and Searocks was excellent. At night when you are all dressed up you have to sit and drink out of a plastic glass. The sea is very rough and dangerous especially for children there is an under current which will sweep you off your feet. The old house next to the hotel on the beach is used for a drop in centre for drug dealers who try to sell you drugs whilst you are on the beach,which we felt very intimidated with. It is dark by 6.30pm and you cannot leave the complex. This holiday was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary the money would have been better spent in Cyprus we were very unhappy about this holiday, it is the first time in 25yrs that we have complained about a holiday....
My Trip To Barbados!!
"What Did I think?"
Well, i came back with a gorgeous tan!! Again we stayed in an All Inclusive Hotel Resort. It was "The Barbados Beach Club Hotel" we stayed at. From what i can remember, there were regular night entertainment such as karaokes, the staff were extremely friendly. I made good friends with one of the resturant staff, she was lovely, they all seem to caring in the carribean. They say that The Sandals Resort is the place to stay when you are in the carribean, especially if you are visiting Barbados, however, they do not allow children, and is mostly full of couples.