$782 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 31, 2015 Check-out: Feb 1, 2015

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

5 stars
Porters, St James,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
8 reviews
Excellent Stay

We loved our time at the Colony Club on the West Coast of Barbados. The beach was beautiful and the... See full review

  • Jersey12398
  • Feb 19, 2014
Hotel was great. Staff was great as well.

We stayed in a pool-side room for five nights during the off season. Hotel was staffed well and... See full review

  • tunaandy
  • Jun 12, 2013
Serene Barbados resort retains the social cachet of a colonial-era club
The Colony Club by Elegant Hotels earned a AAA 4 diamond award for attentive, personalized service, refined spaces, elegant Barbadian decor and hard-to-beat gardens. Once a private colonial-era club, the resort offers top-notch dining, poolside activities and heavenly beaches. Poolside rooms offer private pool access to a meandering pool with the feel of a tropical lagoon. Bridgetown is a short ride from the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. Guest also visit the resort's west coast sister properties via water taxi (weather permitting).
Highlights
  • Guest library with board games and computer with complimentary Internet access
  • Four lagoon-style freshwater pools meander through seven acres of gardens
  • Some rooms feature private access to the tropical lagoon pool
  • Beach and pool concierge service
  • Beach Ambassador Service offers a variety of amenities and services
  • Full breakfast daily
Rooms
Timeless sophistication is key at the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. Expect up-to-date details like custom-made wooden furniture, French doors, sunburst mirrors and clean lines along with modern conveniences like flat-panel TV, mini refrigerator, Wi-Fi access, air conditioning, clock radio, tea/coffee maker,  iron/ironing board, safe deposit box and iPod docking station. The resort offers six room categories that range from ocean view to one-bedroom suites. All 96 accommodations are non-smoking and include a private balcony or patio with scenic pool or ocean view, stocked mini bar, and spacious marble bathroom with bathrobe, bathtub, shower and hairdryer. Nightly turn down with service and 24-hour room service (limited menu from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) are available.
Features
Complimentary water sports at the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels include snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing and stand-up paddling. The on-site beach and pool Ambassador service offers cold towels and refreshments all day. A fitness center, two floodlit tennis courts and beauty salon offering spa services are also available. Manager's cocktail party happens every week. A wedding coordinator and hotel shops are also available for added convenience. Additional services include complimentary water taxi to other West Coast Elegant hotels and tours around the garden and rum shop. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.
Dining
The Laguna Restaurant is the showpiece of the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels dining experience, with vaulted ceilings, white wood beams, decorative archways and tropical plants. Daily buffet breakfast is offered at this chic restaurant. Several theme dinners are held each week, with the individual themes varying by season.
 
The Sunset Bar and Deck provides an outdoor dining experience and features a swim-up bar. Theme nights at this venue include Lobster and Jazz, Bajan Fish Grill and Seaside Grill. In addition to numerous lobster selections at Lobster and Jazz, guests choose from pan-seared red snapper, Caribbean curry chicken and several other dinner entrees.

The Planters Bar offers canapes and aperitif in a relaxed setting.
Transportation
  • Grantley Adams International Airport (12.8 mi/20.7 km)
Attractions
  • Folkestone Marine Park (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Machinery Museum (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Harrison's Cave (4.6 mi/7.3 km)
  • Flower Forest (4.9 mi/7.9 km)
  • Turners Hall Woods (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • Bridgetown (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Andromeda Gardens (8.3 mi/13.3 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas(fees apply)
  • Conference room facilities and indoor and outdoor event spaces for up to 125 guests
Policies and fees
  • February is an adults-only month. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted at the property during this time. Normal supplement charges will be applied to teens 13 years or older.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels Rooms

Junior Suite Pool/Gardenview
Views of lush tropical gardens and gently flowing lagoon style pools abound from these over sized guestrooms. Jr. suites feature a king size bed (or 2 twin beds) with a sitting area (with a sofa bed) and a spacious marble bathroom featuring a decadent sunken tub. The dcor is sophisticated and charming - a perfect blend to enhance the experience while staying at Colony Club. This room category accommodates up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Private balcony or patio Spacious marble bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Guest library with board games and internet access Flat Screen TV Hair dryer In-room safe, iron and board Air-conditioning Tea and coffee making facilities
Luxury Poolside
Conveniently situated steps from the meandering lagoon pools, these rooms are lovely in design, spacious and are unique in that they provide private access from each balcony or patio to the lagoon pool. Enveloped in lush and tropical surroundings, these rooms are ideal for a serene holiday experience. This category accommodates up to 2 adults and one infant. The bedding configuration is a choice of a king bed or 2 twin beds. Private balcony or patio Spacious marble bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Guest library with board games and internet access Flat Screen TV Hair dryer In-room safe, iron and board Air-conditioning Tea and coffee making facilities
Luxury Oceanview
Spectacular ocean views - these guestrooms are located just steps away from Barbados' fantastic shoreline. Both spacious and tasteful, the decor is sophisticated and charming - a perfect blend to enhance the experience while staying at Colony Club. This category accommodates up to 2 adults with one king bed. Private balcony or patio Spacious marble bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Guest library with board games and internet access Flat Screen TV Hair dryer In-room safe, iron and board Air-conditioning Tea and coffee making facilities Amenities include: fruit bowl upon arrival.
1 Bedroom Suite Ocean View
Limestone, mahogany and marble appointments. Bedroom offers (1) King sized four poster bed while living area features pull out sofa. Accommodates up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. Amenities include: Champagne, fruite bowl and canapes in room upon arrival and a Fruit bowl and petit fours on turndown service.
Pool/Gardenview
Lush and tropical are the views captured from these guestrooms. The dcor is both sophisticated and charming - a perfect blend to enhance the experience at Colony Club. This category accommodates up to 2 adults and one infant. The bedding configuration is one king bed or 2 twin beds. Private balcony or patio Spacious marble bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Guest library with board games and internet access Flat Screen TV Hair dryer In-room safe, iron and board Air-conditioning Tea and coffee making facilities
Oceanview
Spectacular are the ocean views from these guestrooms where serenity begins at first light in the comfort of your balcony and is awe-inspiring at sunset. The decor is both sophisticated and charming - a perfect blend to enhance the experience at Colony Club. This category accommodates up to 2 adults and one infant. The bedding configuration is one king bed or 2 twin beds. Private balcony or patio Spacious marble bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Guest library with board games and internet access Flat Screen TV Hair dryer In-room safe, iron and board Air-conditioning Tea and coffee making facilities

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

The Laguna Restaurant
Newly refurbished where all meals are carefully created by the Executive Chef, and wherever possible, incorporates seasonal produce in the dishes to ensure the restaurant uses the freshest ingredients with the fullest flavor, complemented by herbs and seasoning from its own organic gardens.
The Sunset Bar & Deck
This swim-up and poolside bar serves tropical cocktails and light fare. Enjoy all-day outdoor dining at our signature restaurant, which specializes in seafood and continental cuisine. Weekly theme nights provide fun for the whole family; visit the seaside grill and international buffet on Tuesdays, the Bajan fish grill on Wednesdays and enjoy Lobster and Jazz on Thursdays.
The Planters Bar
An intimate cocktail lounge that opens each evening for pre-dinner drinks and complimentary canape. It is open daily from 6:30pm - 10:00pm (on a seasonal basis).
In-Room Dining
Room service is available daily for breakfast 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. All day dining from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM and Night Owl dining from 10:30 PM to 7:00 AM.

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 (8)

Ratings and reviews for Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jersey12398
Business
Jersey12398
Feb 19, 2014

Excellent Stay

We loved our time at the Colony Club on the West Coast of Barbados. The beach was beautiful and the staff was friendly but not overly so. We will definately return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The One Love Bar on 1st street in Holetown. 4 Banks for 10$.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
well versed in travel
Business
New York City
Jul 19, 2013

Let Down

Staff was unfriendly. Photos are photoshopped. Not the vacation we were expecting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tunaandy
Business
philadelphia
Jun 12, 2013

Hotel was great. Staff was great as well.

We stayed in a pool-side room for five nights during the off season. Hotel was staffed well and service was still on point. Our friends stayed in an ocean view room. Both rooms were excellent in there own way. Rooms were spacious, clean and updated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Barbados Inclusive Vouchers was actually a really nice incentive if they are offered with your trip. We were able to shop and dine and actually got good use out of them. Plan your Friday night to see Oystins. It is a food and cultural experience.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sallyjane
Business
Gloucester, UK
Feb 16, 2013

Excellent hotel and staff

Check in was a very relaxed event, with a rum punch. We had a up-graded pool room, which was in a excellent location within the beautiful tropical gardens. Access to the beach straight from hotel grounds. The only thing we didn't like were hotel guests saving sun loungers on the beach and around the pool with towels, then, not using them for most of the day! Swimming in the Caribbean Sea was a safe and enjoyable experience, the hotel had an area roped off from the complimentary water sports area. Green Headed Monkeys, visit the hotel gardens in the late afternoon and play around in the trees situated at the rear of our room. All staff at the hotel were warm, friendly and genuinley interested in making your holiday experience a memorable one. We booked a trip on a boat to snorkell with turtles, it was one of the best things we did, Jason who skippered the boat was informative and made us feel special. We ate out most evenings in Holetown. we also found a chattel called Groots close to the hotel that did a very good Roti (West Indian dish of meat or fish and potato in a wrap). We took a trip around the island on the local buses for the equivilent of £3.00 pp. Bathsheba, on the East coast is well worth a visit, as it so different to the West. Barbados is a beautiful island with friendly people and we would return again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

We found using public transport, both fun, exciting and in-expensive. They run a very regular service on the West coast. The Blue buses are run by the Government. Yellow ones are privately run and locally know as the Reggae bus, as they play non stop Reggae. They both cost 2 BD per person per journey.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JamesM
Business
New York, NY, USA
Aug 14, 2011

Nice place

Very nice hotel, service was friendly. Advanced warning - in the off season (May-October), there is no concierge on duty, so the front desk folks try to help you with reservations, etc. They are not very good at it! But otherwise, very nice for families and couples.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The buses are crowded, but cheap and convenient.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The McMooks
Business
Long Island,New York
Feb 11, 2011

Barbadian Gem

Romantic getaway at the southernmost caribbean island, Colony Club Hotel in Barbados sits on a pristine west coast beach perfect for relaxing and baking in the sun; the most delicious ocean breezes and bajan food;dreamy sunsets;spacious suites with spa amenities(robes,slippers and full line of quality bath products). A shining gem among the string of Elegant Hotels of Barbados!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Lexy Piano Bar in Holetown features JEN PORTER, musician, for all nite singing and dancing; and the sushi is the best in St. James also!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Real Housewife of Brooklyn
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 27, 2010

Colony Club

Friendly staff. Clean premises, however not particularly modern compared with the sister hotel Tamarind. Food was terrible. Loved having the additional sun bed on patio.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
CT
Nov 22, 2010

Great stay

Loved the hotel, location on inland & staff. Beautiful setting, great beach with complimentary water sports & a swimming dock. Lovely sunset deck with great food & drinks. Comfortable rooms & beds, clean with TV & ipod dock. Business center has 2 computer terminals with spotty free internet access, but workable. Easy to rent a car & tour the island, but bring a good map!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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