Blue Horizon Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We booked three double rooms for only one night after 9 nights at another hotel. The first thing was that I noticed that there was 10% Service charge, I asked the receptionist what it covered, she told me free tea and coffee and cleaning of the room etc. I then asked to speak to the manager who eventually phoned me. she said the service charge was for cleaning the room, when I said that I did not want my room cleaned and did not want to pay the 10% service charge and surely i should pay at the end of my stay once I had received the service. She then changed her story and stated that the 10% Service charge ($36 per night) was fixed by the Unions "so we have no choice in it". My Barbadian friend informed me that this was a blatant lie. She was rude and totally dismissive of my complaints. I told her that AC did not work in one of the rooms, the lights were flickering in the second room, all she said was that should not have happened I will investigate. When we got to rooms after four flights of stairs as there was no lift in our wing of the hotel we found Wi fi was so slow that it took 20 minutes to send 25kb e mail. Our friends had the same Wi fi issue and were told it is the local infrastructure, yet across the road at Accra hotel there was no such problem. In the room there was a kettle and two cups, no tea or coffee or sugar at all. I asked receptionist she said that all these were available next to water station, which they failed to inform us. When I checked for tea bags, at 5:00 pm, there were TWO tea, no coffee *see photo). I asked about her supplying more tea / coffee, she said it will be done soon, at 11:00 pm there were only two tea bags! A service that was meant not to be used. The Television signal was so poor in room 424, that it reminded of the old TVs from the seventies, 30 inch screen too. I sat on the bed to read and when I rested my back against the head rest (the wall) the bed started to roll away from the wall and the pillows fell behind the bed. I plugged in my lap top into the sockets and found both sockets did not have proper cover plate, which is dangerous. Finally in the morning the toilet stopped flushing! POOR POOR POOR
There's a big variation according the reviews and I have to confirm that it is real and the experience is no good. I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks and it's clear that the problem it is not with the structure, but with the personnel that works there. They are not interested in you or your needs at all. Any service is good (treats you as a guest) from the front desk or restaurants. Along the 2 weeks I had contact with several employees, and all of them treat you as they should. The rooms (at least which I've stayed) are good. You have to ask to clean it properly and don't change de sheets as any other place. Really is not OK, at all I'll never come back again
My friend and I stayed at the Blue Horizon Hotel which is a little gem of a smaller hotel right across the street from the gorgeous beach and turquoise colored ocean. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a smaller, quieter place to stay. The grounds are beautiful and the pool area is pristine. It's also very close to some excellent dining experiences, all within walking distance. The staff is courteous, friendly and went out of their way to help us with tours and suggestions of things to do in the area. They were all great.
Only a Continental breakfast, but the staff are all Christians, full of smiles and charming. The pool was clean, the gardens well maintained, our room was well equipped with a kitchen, iron and ironing board. A local daily newspaper was provided. and the sea was just across the road with a foot shower to wash off sand outside.. Actually the waves were a bit rough there but there is an alternative calm beach a mile towards Bridgetown.We would happily come back.
We stayed at this place in room 205. I am a regular tripadvisor reviewer and try to find something positive to write. The only bright spot in this stay is that it was only for one night. There checkin was prolonged. I had a mobile and paper confirmation from the site on which I reserved the room on. The price was confirmed @ $160 but the receptionist wanted to charge me $180. When I objected and showed her the price on the confirmation, she want to the back office and came back and said she would honor the confirmed price. The room was on the second floor which had an external corridor. The room was the last one. All the others had electronic key card entry but ours had a flimsy keyed door knob. The CDC lists this area as a Zika infested zone so we kept the place closed up. The biggest problem was THE AIR CONDITIONER DID NOT WORK. We were given a fan which moved the hot air around. The slider had no screen so could not be opened. There was no gasket around the door so daylight showed around it. Ana army of mosquitoes could march in. We sprayed ourselves with insect repellant and fortunately were not bitten. There was no safe as advertised. There was a coffee pot but no coffee, tea, lightener or sweetner. The best part of the stay was when we we checked out. If you have no other choice, my advice is to see the room before you check in.
This hotel is a total dump. The cost is $180 US per night for a budget room with awful sheets, rough towels, and staff that would be better suited to working at a penitentiary. The only reason why we stayed here is because it was a last minute trip and there were no rooms available at any of the other hotels in the area. This is for a reason. 1. Rooms are cleaned (if you're lucky) at 4-5 pm 2. If there are any problems, desk staff yell at you and treat you like garbage. 3. The same staff will talk about you in front of your face and make rude hand gestures when you are trying to sort out your problems with the "manager" 4. Dogs will bark all night, keeping you up with the traffic and the blindingly bright klieg lights in the parking lot. 5. The breakfast is disgusting and inedible. Pigeons will be defecating on the covers for food and nothing will be fresh 6. No one will listen to your concerns. I'm from Vancouver, one of the most expensive cities in the world, and I basically feel robbed having stayed here. My friends visited me and had to stay at the Patricia Hotel near the notorious Main and Hastings open air drug market because it was all they could afford. The room was 1/3 of the price, cleaner, and with better staff. Consider yourself warned. I would use more accurate language to describe this place but I won't so this gets posted!
We stayed a few nights here and this hotels pricing is very fair. It's good value for money. We luckily and kindly got an upgrade so that was nice. We also went to the Managers Party ( Dane ) which was very good indeed with great music and food. All the staff were friendly and helpful and we will definitely be going again.
We stayed for five days and requested an early check in never got a response but called the morning of check in only to be told no, waited till actual check in time at 3pm and still had to wait for the room to be ready. We had breakfast inclusive only to realize continental meant cereal, tea, toast, apples and bananas which wasn't specified to us so in order to get 'actual' breakfast eggs, sausage etc we had to pay extra which we did. Awkward moment of using the pool and it felt like all the staff came out to look at us maybe it was all in my head it just felt weird, pool also closes at 6pm which is really kinda early. One weird thing while my bf was showering the shower cut off, he was stuck soapy for a bit then he shut if off waited and it came back on. Besides the weird moment the staff at the restaurant were very friendly, on the last day we got the water problem again and had to call the front desk. Apparently when the pool is being filled it affects the water pressure all in all it was a nice stay just little things need to be fixed.
Our small family just returned from a great stay at Rockley Beach. The one-bedroom suites are much improved from our first stay about 5 years ago with a needed facelift that includes some new furniture, lovely decor and great quality appliances and cookware in the kitchen. Smoothies everyday made with the fruit from the vendor across the road in the Kitchen-Aid blender and cocktails of course. They have also upped their game with a better continental breakfast (included ) and a terrific Manager's reception on Thursday nights with great food, open -bar and wonderful live music. The Blue Horizon of the past was a great deal for a slightly quirky government hotel in a fantastic location and it is now a cost comparable hotel for the area.However you get a spacious apartment like room with a balcony ,helpful staff in a relaxed environment , and you are steps away from Rockley beach and many delicious restaurants. You can also grocery shop nearby and make your own snacks and meals- always good for between water sports. No crowds, no excessive noise, no hassles - just easy. That is worth the increase in rates to market value.
Situated at Rockley beach. Quiet unpretentious hotel. Stayed in a standard room, fairly basic but fine.Clean, plenty of space and comfy beds. The bathroom was basic but clean. The shower lacked power and unfortunately the water was often cool. Never sat by the pool as the beach is very close but this area was always kept spotless with adequate sun beds both in shade and sun. No children's pool. Breakfast was cereal, cake, toast and juice and in true Caribbean style not rushed. No real bar area but there are plenty of bars around and if planned correctly happy hour can continue from3.30 through until 10pm. The hotel is in a good location, staff are pleasant but if you are wanting 5 star luxury maybe this is not the hotel for you. However if you are wanting adequate, clean accommodation and you spend most of your time on the beach or visiting other places this would fit the bill fine.
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Parish of Christ Church, Blue Horizon Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Brownes Beach and Barbados Parliament Buildings. This 67-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Rockley Beach and Worthing Beach are a short walk away.
Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
Blue Horizon Hotel's 67 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.
At Blue Horizon Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a gift shop, and a porter/bellhop.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
51% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 209 reviews