$521 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 29, 2014 Check-out: Nov 1, 2014

The House by Elegant Hotels

5 stars
Paynes Bay, St. James,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
11 reviews
Wonderful Anniversary Trip

This was our first trip to Barbados. The hotel delivered on all aspects of what a small, boutique... See full review

  • No hurricanes
  • Sep 29, 2014
Wonderfully relaxed comfort

What a refreshing change from the corporate luxury hotel. At first the seeming lack of polish made... See full review

  • Brit66
  • Jul 13, 2014
Adults-only resort offers simple elegance on Barbados’ Platinum Coast
The House by Elegant Hotels is an intimate, adults-only boutique hotel combining minimalist sensibility with Caribbean warmth to create a wow-inducing experience for even the most seasoned travelers. Expect privacy and serenity for a completely restorative getaway. Guests find 5-star luxury paired with informal charm in junior and one-bedroom suites. Complimentary champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés are served daily. The House by Elegant Hotels is located on the Platinum Coast, where calm waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Highlights
  • Adults-only resort
  • Complimentary jet lag massage
  • Air-conditioned fitness room
  • On-site dining at Daphne's restaurant
Rooms

Each of the stylish suites is outfitted with wooden furniture, Egyptian cotton linens and marble bathrooms. All suites are non-smoking and equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, iPod docking station, mini-refrigerator and coffee-/tea-making facilities. Junior and one-bedroom suites open to fragrant tropical gardens or the Caribbean Sea.

Features
The pampering begins as soon as guests arrive. The staff of the House by Elegant Hotels know that a vacation is relaxing, but getting there can be stressful -- so a complimentary jet lag massage is offered.
 
Complimentary water sports at the House by Elegant Hotels include snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and water-skiing. Recreation amenities like fitness center, swimming pool and library with board games are also available.
Dining
Start each Bajan morning with a complimentary champagne breakfast at The Deck. Dining at The House by Elegant Hotels is provided by Daphne's restaurant from 12:30 to 10:00 p.m. (fees apply). At Daphne's, tables overlook pristine beaches and azure waters for an unforgettable meal. Homemade pastas and risotto are paired with elegant entrees such as oven-roasted duck breast or sea bass in salt crust. Daphne's caters theme nights at the House by Elegant Hotels. Themes include Tuscan Night and Fisherman's Night.
Transportation
  • Grantley Adams International Airport (11.5 mi/18.6 km)
Attractions
  • Folkestone Marine Park (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Machinery Museum (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Harrison's Cave (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Bridgetown (5 mi/8 km)
  • Flower Forest (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
Business
  • Library with free Wi-Fi Internet access

Hotel Map

13.1613 -59.6376
Area served
St. James, Barbados
Nearby airports
Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is approx. 35 minutes away
Area description
The House is located on Barbados' world renowned Platinum (west) Coast on a pristine stretch of white sand beach. It is an Adult only resort. Bridgetown, Barbados cosmopolitan capital is just a 20 minute drive

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The House by Elegant Hotels Rooms

Ocean view Junior Suite
Modern simplicity surrounded by fragrant tropical gardens. Accommodations include irresistible feather-topped King size/twin beds, pillow and duvet ensemble coupled with plush Egyptian cotton linens.
Garden view 1 Bedroom Suite
Modern simplicity framed by true scenic beach views. Accommodations include irresistible feather-topped King size/twin beds, pillow and duvet ensemble coupled with plush Egyptian cotton linens.
Ocean view 1 Bedroom Suite
Spacious suites provide understated comfort, generous openness and sophistication - each with a separate bedroom, adjoining living room, two full bathrooms and roomy balconies. Irresistible feather-topped King size/twin beds, pillow and duvet ensemble coupled with plush Egyptian cotton linens provide the ultimate relaxation experience. One bedroom suites also feature Flat Screen TV with DVD players or combination Flat Screen TV/DVD players, and two separate Bath/shower bathrooms.
Garden View Junior Suite
Fragrant tropical garden view. Bedding consists of feather-topped king or twin sized bed with a pillow and duvet ensemble. Room accommodates 2 adults. Bathroom features bathtub and shower.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • 3Ws Oval: 1.8 mi

Dining

The Deck
Serves champagne breakfast daily from 7:30am to 10:30am and evening cocktails.
Beach Dining
is available upon request.
Special Arrangements
All Day and Moonlight menus are available to enhance your culinary experience.
Daphne's
Nestled between The House and Tamarind at the water's edge, Zagat-rated Daphne's, an integral part of Elegant Hotels Group, combines the fine Italian menu made famous by its London counterpart with a wondrous location.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for The House by Elegant Hotels

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
No hurricanes
Business
Fair Haven, NJ
Sep 29, 2014

Wonderful Anniversary Trip

This was our first trip to Barbados. The hotel delivered on all aspects of what a small, boutique hotel should provide. The location is excellent.The area restaurants were all fabulous. We hope to return very soon.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There were so many great restaurants in the area. We had a difficult time narrowing our choices during our 4 night stay.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vince chalk
Business
torquay uk
Jul 23, 2014

great holiday

every thing was excellent, we will be going back for sure,highly recomended for adults only

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brit66
Business
NYC
Jul 13, 2014

Wonderfully relaxed comfort

What a refreshing change from the corporate luxury hotel. At first the seeming lack of polish made me question my choice, until I realised that the relaxed, friendly, informal atmosphere is exactly what makes this place special. Totally unpretentious but still luxurious - with welcome touches such as cool towels brought poolside, or complimentary beachside ice cream.The staff were friendly, the rooms great, the beach delightful. Special mention to Joanna, the manager, who could not have been more gracious and professional. Even though the place is couple heavy (lots of honeymooners) there was a wonderful welcome to us as 2 gay friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

it is possible to snorkle out a short way from the beach to swim with the turtles.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ken College Dad
Business
New Jersey
Jul 7, 2014

Perfect Summer Getwaway

Spent July 4th weekend at THe House. Everything about the place was great, starting with the staff who were warm, welcoming and accomodating! Rooms on the 2nd and third floor had great view of the sea. Beach is lovely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hammys
Business
Bardstown, KY
Jul 26, 2013

Honeymoon at "The House, by Elegant Hotels"

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was top rate, the staff, location, food, views, etc... Will definetely be making a return trip in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Allow the hotel staff to recommend restaurants, their revs were outstanding and we had great meals every time .

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Review of The House by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jesse and Gina
Business
Manhattan, NY
May 28, 2013

Excellent

Hotel was great. Full breakfast, tea time, and happy hour were just some of the all inclusive perks. Free Wifi in room and the location is wonderful. Walking distance to a few restaurants. Short cab ride from others. Very nice people!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Ask the hotel manager for Ernest if you plan to take taxis around town. He is amazing. We had Ernest for our entire trip. He is wonderful!! Professional, knows where to go, and reliable. The best.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Docgirl
Business
Durham, North Carolina
Jun 20, 2011

Beautiful, but super overpriced.

The hotel has a beautiful lounge area, and great umbrellas/chairs on the beach which gives the impression of a super nice hotel. However, sitting on the beach you get significant pressure from the people who run the complimentary beach services to do the pay sports such as jet skiing. The biggest problem is there are two different guys vying and battling for your money. Also there are people who come by and try to sell you jewelry and paintings. And the rooms are not as nice as we expected for the price and number of stars. If you are not on the meal plan (we weren't) the food is very expensive. Every meal is at least 25-50 US dollars and there are no cheaper food options at the hotel. On the plus side the complimentary champagne buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapes are really good and you can skip a meal here or there. We did not rent a car because we were not comfortable driving on the left side of the road. When we got there the drivers were rather aggressive and the roads narrow so we were glad we did not rent a car. However, there are very few places you can get from the hotel that's walking distance. There's a gas station where you can buy snacks, And 1 or 2 hotels you can walk to. We felt a little trapped. Recommend doing some sort of tour/private tour/jet ski tour to snorkel with sea turtles and over the sunken barge (our favorite part). We also enjoyed Harrison's Cave (although not as nice as Carlsbad Caves) and an Island Safari tour. The best part of the hotel is for no extra charge you can have a romantic dinner planned on the beach, you just need to reserve one of the two tables they set out on the beach. Also all the ambassadors and people working at the hotel are very nice, our favorite ambassador was Andrew, he really made you feel at home and would try really hard to book the tour/dinner reservation with no notice for the same day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The food at the neighboring hotel Tamarind is half the price.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Val & Kat
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 10, 2011

Fantastic Stay!

Staff - first class service, friendly, attentive, not oppresive Beach - fantastic Facilities - great Food - excellent Complimentary extras - hit the spot This place was wonderful from start to finish. Booked it for a 10 year anniversary. We relaxed, were pampered by the staff, ate, drank and were merry. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute and would return in a heart beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Daddy Chinn
Business
Barstow, California
Oct 1, 2010

Good time!

The hotel was nice and my wife and i were very pleased with our hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Morgans
Business
Long Beach, CA
Jun 21, 2010

What a relaxing vacation.

We loved the hotel. The atmosphere was great and the staff were exceptional. Very friendly and always there to meet your needs. The grounds were very nice and well maintained. Although the pool was small it was not used much with the beautiful beach right in front of us. Our room was very clean and comfortable. My only small complaint was that the drinks were a bit overpriced. I never mind paying a little more for a good drink but they were a bit stingy on the alcohol for what you paid. They bartenders however were great and we had some fun times at the bar with them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several great restaurants within walking distance. We recommend The Cliff it is about a 5 minute walk and is outstanding.

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