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Blue Horizon Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at Blue Horizon for three weeks in January 2018. The twin bedroom was fine; the staff were very friendly and the manager's weekly party was excellent but the breakfast (included in the price) was the worst ever! Same choice of apple or banana; banana or coconut cake; horrible coffee; the cheapest boring cereals; birds walking over the tables (which were not cleaned after each use) and the staff there were on permanent "go slow". There was no service in the pool area. Rockley Beach itself is wonderful. I think the best along that coast. Best cheap food at Just Grillin, Happy hour in St. Lawrence Gap - get there on local bus for US$1 Recommendation - upgrade to a room with cooking facilities to make your own breakfast etc. I would have done this but they only have one large bed in each - I needed two beds. If you want a bit of luxury with better food, lifts and on the beach go the Accra Hotel twice as expensive but I would take a shorter holiday for a better hotel.

We have been staying here for years now after the past renovations. The manager has a good handle on things and keeping things up to date. Nice clean rooms. However the fate of the Hotels future and livelyhood of all the workers here lies in the hands of the Govt. as it plans to sell it off. This hotel is an asset to the area as is and to the workers there. Will have to wait for its fate some time in 2018.

Not one single complaint about Blue Horizon. The view was very good, opposite one of the Best Beaches-Rockley Beach. Our room, very spacious, very clean, spacious and all we neded. The pool area -really lovely, comfortable lounge chairs with towels available and umbrellas and side tables. Gazebo to sit under, if you need a break from the Sun, a bar right there. The Staff: Well, there are not enough words to describe them. Ryan met us in the Lobby and took our suitcases to our room - Thank you Ryan. The front desk clerks , each and everyone bery polite, welcoming, so very helpful, always ready to help. Thank you Dale, Erica, Angela, and others. The cleaning staff, Roxanne, and others. Thank you. Dane Taylor - operations Manager: Not enough words. Exceptional at his job. A Gentleman. So,polite, and,will do all in his power to,help you. Thank you Dane. Everyone on the Staff went beyond expectations. The Customer Appreciation Party every Thursday evening, with a live band, great talent - Barry Chandler- Always a great time, you all know we miss those parties, So happened my 70th Birthday fell on one of those Thursdays and the BluemHorizpn Staff made me feel so special. Thanks so much, At Night the pool area is lit up like a little .fairyland, we loved it. Blue Horizon is centrally situated and close to so so much. Rockley Beach (Accra) right across the road. Quayside Mall for shopping 5 mins walk. Lots of eating places 2-5 mins walk. We had not one single problem or concern at Blue Horizon, no problems with water, always hot water in the shower, no,problems with WIFI. In Fact not one single complaint.r I will stay here again and again. In fact regret not ataying at Blue Horizon before. Thanks Everyone -You sll made,us feel like Family -You are all missed. I know I have missed a few names, my apologies. Hugs to each of you. Margaret. We will be back.

The Blue Horizon is not a 5 star but its a very clean quaint hotel with all the amenities and close to everything. The best beach in Barbados is directly across the street from the hotel parking lot. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were very clean, beds very comfortable.

My wife and I ended up here 1 night when we flew in to meet our cruise ship after our flight to San Juan was canceled by JetBlue. The room we got was very nice. The shower was truly Huge. It was a bit noisy though as we had a spot near the corner by the front street. Immediately across from us was a BBQ restaurant that stayed open late. We were only there for about 9 hours total but would be willing to go back. It's right by the beach and includes free breakfast. The breakfast wasn't anything great, in fact, it was worse than a typical Comfort Inn here in the States, but it was better than having to buy breakfast somewhere else. Check in was a bit rough, but that was the travel insurance I think. They did not have an elevator. Our room was on the 2nd floor and that meant lugging our bags upstairs.

This hotel was a real mixed bag for me. I booked this hotel based on location and price. I booked the regular room. They gave us a room right at the back of the property, on top of the restaurant and backing onto a service area with a dumpster full of garbage...not so nice. The room itself was very basic, although it appeared to be somewhat renovated. A king bed, a desk, a small fridge, a TV and efficient A/C but no ceiling fan, no coffee maker and no safe. The room rate included a 'continental breakfast'. We tried it one morning and just left. The wait staff was rude, the coffee undrinkable, the OJ was 'Tang', the 'assorted fruits' were a couple of bananas and apples and the so called 'pastries' included a few pieces of stale banana bread. And for this luxe spread I had to sign off on before we left. I guess the management is worried that some people might eat breakfast twice..haha. Luckily at the Quayside Mall right next door, there is a nice little Italian coffee house where the coffee is drinkable. The other hotel staff were all very pleasant and accommodating. The hotel itself is very clean and public spaces very neat and tidy. The pool is smallish in size, but during our stay it was empty. The bathroom near the pool area was kept locked most of the time (?) Rockley beach is right across the street, and there are several vendors who rent beach chairs and umbrellas. We paid 30BDS a day for two chairs and an umbrella. There are also some food vendors where you can buy some decent local fare such as fish cakes and flying fish and rum punch, and also the standard hot dogs and fries. There are several restaurants in the area as well as a food court, all within walking distance. I am not sure if I would return to this hotel. If so, I would definitely book a better class of room, depending on price, b/c at that rate, you can pick a much better hotel, such as the Accra across the street.

The reservationist was a delight when I made my booking over the phone. 10/10 Location is very good- close proximity to both cheap eats and fine dining (walking distance, convenience store also very close by, ATMS very close & though not quite beach front the beach is less than a minute away. 9/10 When I arrived the initial reception I received from the front desk staff with lukewarm to say the best but they were professional and did their jobs. 5/10 Bellman was very friendly and helpful. 10/10 Housekeeping left a bit to be desired; strands of hair on towels, dust on the over head lamp and the tiled floor was also a bit dusty. 4/10 Wi-fi Signal came and went 7/10 A/C worked nicely. 10/10 Maintenance, had to call the morning because there was no hot water (let it run for a few minutes before calling.), the guy arrived almost immediately after I called fiddled with the tap and said that he would be back in 5 minutes- he never returned. 1/10 Check out- the friendly bellman from check in was present and asked how my stay was etc, the front desk staff took a call during my check out (did not bother to say excuse me) & stayed on it for the duration of the check out. 0/10 Pool looked clean but we didn't use it or the bar so I can't speak on that. We stayed on the top floor- room 427 I think...I personally like it to be dark when I sleep and this was unattainable as there is a portion of glass/window high above the door that can not be covered so the moonlight and then sunlight came through. At intervals during the night there was a loud mechanical sound but turned the tv on and we were able to drown that out. Definitely won't be staying again, there are several hotels in the area that are a much better value.

Staying here while in Barbados for business, I once again enjoyed the superb location of the Blue Horizon hotel. Just across from my favorite beach, Accra/Rockley, I knew that I was but a short walk away from different places where I easily could get dinner, whether elegant such as Champers or more casual such as one of the several in Quayside Center or the Tiki Bar across the street on the beach. But the hotel itself is more than adequate for someone who has to work in Barbados, too. I had the best room yet in my several stays at Blue Horizon, one on the top floor with a high vaulted ceiling and skylight besides a balcony that overlooked the pool area and interior courtyard. The spacious room with a hot water pot, a medium-sized refrigerator, and a desk area perfect for nightly work on my computer with the free wi-fi. But work was a pleasure when I could wake up to sit at the table on the patio with my morning coffee and plan my day while awaiting the colors of the sky when the sun rose. I could then go right across the street for a morning jog along the Allamanda Beach Boardwalk. Had I the time on this trip, I could also have easily swum or snorkeled right off Accra Beach as I have before. After returning from the jog and cleaning up for the ride to work, I enjoyed the breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant area, where the servers were excellent—attentive and friendly, remembering my preferred hot morning beverage after the first day. A couple of evenings when I returned to the hotel, I took advantage of the restaurant area to enjoy a tasty adult beverage as well. Although several construction workers who worked at night also were staying at the hotel besides a couple of us who were working on an academic review team at the University along with couples on holiday, I never was disturbed by noise from other guests of the hotel—I could easily sleep as I needed to for the full days of working at UWI but also enjoy the friendly Caribbean banter with other guests that I know as part of the warmth of Barbados. For those who wonder about public transportation, the bus stops right in front of the hotel basically so one can go readily to anywhere desired, and taxis are across the street as well. A stay at the Blue Horizon is always relaxing—even for those of us in Barbados for work. You don’t stay here for pampering as you might get at a top tier hotel, nor do you stay here and feel as if staff and safety are nonexistent: you stay here for a safe, clean hotel with solid room amenities (including soft towels) and friendly staff with well maintained grounds. It’s Barbados—you’ll be spending most of your time outside your room and enjoying its natural and historical sites or socializing with friends if you’re visiting on holiday anyway.

I am a local and I usually stay in villa homes for birthdays and for little get aways but this time around I decided to try a hotel, from the time I made the booking until I checked out the service was very good. Even though I stayed for just 2 nights I was very satisfied I surly will be making another booking in the near future.

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

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Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Blue Horizon Hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like 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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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.


Property features

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

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 222 reviews