Cobblers Cove4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We’ve just got back from 10 wonderful days at Cobblers Cove. This was our 4th holiday at this exceptional hotel, each year we have been welcomed and looked after by the same staff, they all make each guest feel so welcome, nothing is too much trouble. It’s this wonderful friendly approach that instantly relaxes you from the moment you arrive. The hotel is set in the midst of a beautiful garden, the bushes and trees are alive with birds, plus you will always see a Mongoose scampering around. This is not a large hotel, you will never feel anywhere is crowded, the views of the garden or out to sea are beautiful, the food is excellent and varied. There is a weekly Manager’s cocktail party where your glass will be constantly filled and there are great canapés. There is often authentic live music that is never raucous. One of our highlights is being able to stroll along the golden sand and take a long swim in the warm water before breakfast, there is often no one else in the sea early in the morning, indeed you often have the bay to yourself throughout the day, so different to some other hotels where we have stayed. This is a quiet hotel to enjoy the sun, relaxation and to be thoroughly pampered. For our first holiday at Cobblers Cove, we stayed in a Garden suite, the next we ungraded to an Ocean View suite and for the last two years we have enjoyed the luxury of the Camelot Suite. Whichever room you stay in, it will be superbly decorated and extremely comfortable. We are so looking forward to returning to Cobblers Cove, Nick & Wendy Saunders P.S. We loved Will’s response to the Oldham’s review.
This was our second consecutive year at Cobblers Cove and it did not disappoint. We had a ground floor Ocean View room which was very spacious and very nicely furnished with all necessary amenities. From our arrival at reception until our departure the staff were excellent; friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. The dining room overlooked the ocean and the food was very, very good both at breakfast and at dinner. We ate out on only two evenings. Afternoon tea was served between 4pm and 5.30pm and this was also most enjoyable. There are a variety of things to do depending on your interest,-- sunbathing on the deck, swimming, boating and other water sports, tennis. The hotel staff will organise visits to some of the islands wonderful gardens and other tourist attractions. There are 2 lovely sandy beaches one to each side of the hotel. When leaving we had to vacate our room by 12noon but were not being collected to go to the airport until 4.45pm. The hotel let us have the use of one of the garden rooms from before checkout time until our pickup time, this was excellent and much appreciated. There was some musical entertainment on several evenings which, for us stopped a little early, but that was not a particular problem. We had a very relaxing holiday and I would recommend this hotel and do hope to return.
This is a fabulous hotel where you are looked after by the most helpful, friendly and charming staff. From the welcome at Reception to the indomitable Richard who shows you around and for whom nothing is too much trouble to the General Manager, Will, who personally makes sure he welcomes you and ensures you are comfortable, everyone could not be nicer. The rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable and kept clean and tidy very efficiently. Whether it's swimming with turtles, a trip down the coast in the hotel boat, swimming in the sea or just relaxing, Cobblers Cove has it all.
We are regular 20 year returners to this amazing hospitable hotel. It has changed and improved a great deal recently. The staff are charming and welcoming as well as very helpful. The food is good with exceptional breakfasts and the beverages very well prepared and served.
This was our third annual consecutive stay at this delightful hotel in Barbados. This year we were very impressed at the level of service we received throughout our stay. It was friendly and professional and the whole team made you feel welcome and pampered. Investment continues and now all the suites have been refurbished to the highest international standards. The Camelot Restaurant continued to present interesting menus with delicious dishes: the seafood is the best! Congratulations to Will Oakley and all the team at Cobblers Cove.
We’ve been to Cobblers 11 Times and have known the hotel for all those years. The staff excellent! But now stressed and strained by the oppressive manner in which the hotel is “managed”. We’ve known the hotel at its greatest....but that was maybe 6 years and longer ago. Having just spent the past ten days there again, this review pains me but the truth is the truth. Despite booking last January the hotel has cancelled our booking which meant we had to re think dates and arrangements. Not cool! When we have been there for over ten years around the same time every year..... having just lost a close family member the hotel’s “you have not paid in full the 50% deposit” excuse to just cancelling our booking all together , is ridiculous! To think we’ve spent in excess of $250k over the years there on just the hotel....need I say more about how ridiculous that was?! We stayed in the ocean front room. Although the sea and view hasn’t changed and delights each moment, the room at 7.20 pm wasn’t ready for us to occupy! The floors were dirty, the room was bare! Once arrived at the reception the manager didn’t make an appearance to welcome us back as customary to Cobblers.... a wet, cold towel and be on your way! Hence 3* is the appropriate or even generous rating! Long waits for the breakfast, extremely limited choice of food and no buffet as advertised in the hotel website and even on the menu! Not to mention the no more champagne breakfasts, caviar nights, lush breakfast buffet that Cobblers always had! Video cameras everywhere watching even in areas where guests are in bathing suits etc! No note to 8nform guests of such! Dinners a disaster! Like most guests we’ve had to opt for dinning out. Firstly the hotel managers are more interested in discounting and offering dining room capacity to ourptaiders not the guests. Couldn’t even book the table to 7 or 7.30 as dining room was “full”despite the hotel being half occupied. Even at 8.45 was still waiting for anyone to come offer us a menu and see us to the table! Although whilst dinners such as hotel guests were waiting to be seated at 8.45 the restaurant manager was eager and prompt at seating his friends (from outside the hotel) and even served them himself. Left this matter with the general manager but he never bothered to come back to us with his comments despite saying he would! We do understand now he was busy himself entertaining his parents who arrived from the UK! Must be great to have a paid job to entertain your own! Not to mention there was no atmosphere at all.... most guests joked calling the place a ‘nursing home’ and Cogders Cove! The new management in the past few years has cancelled all good entertainment for the evenings and decided a dead and heavy atmosphere would benefit the guests..... why? To top it all up with the end of our stay there! Been shouted to by Renee at reception, for asking to have a room to stay until we had to make our way to the airport. Usually the hotel made arrangements as they’re aware of the flight details etc. And not to mention the room on arrival hasn’t been ready even at 7.20 pm! And then the transfer back to the airport which.....wasn’t arranged! We were eventually shoved into a van....cramped and unsafe.... as no other taxi was called or arranged. Had once travelled into such a van back in the 90s on a backpack trip through India. Mind you it wasn’t arranged by a 5* hotel and costed nothing! So all the advertising of Cobblers stands back to five or more years ago when it was indeed a luxury hotel.... Not anymore I’m afraid! So with this said it Goodbye from us! Never again! Sad to leave the staff behind. They’re still marvellous! But we will find a great hotel and make sure we pop in to see the enchanting, ever polite, smiling and friendly staff!
Just back from a wonderful holiday at cobblers cove, first class service on arrival from Will and his staff, the hotel is truly beautiful colonial suites, 42 in total, great staff, no queues for dinner or breakfast, the restaurant is one of the best on the island,order taken for your breakfast which is served to your table and the hotel has complimentry full size newspapers. Beautiful sunbeds with pink and white striped towels on the decking, and umbrellas on wheels which was fantastic for when the sun changed direction. The staff would move the brolly to suit your position. Very pampered by the staff, and you only had to ask something once and it was done quickly. Which is unusal for the caribbean. Some may not like the fact that there are no tv's in the rooms but i loved it. Wonderful skincare in the rooms alongside mosquito spray, and beverages. Will look forward to going back next year. Found the food at cobblers cove very good liked it better than the usual top restaurants and service very good much better than the rest of the top restaurants.
I went with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary and so, from my perspective, there were surprises that the team helped me with. Upon arrival there was champagne on ice, for dinner I was advised to book the gazebo and then there were the watersports that were just right. The room we stayed in was beautiful and the level of detail that went into the decor and design was well beyond what hotels normally do. I'm no stranger to excellent hotels around the world and I don't even write reviews on tripadvisor very often but I can't miss that chance this time. The minibar isn't a no-go zone. It isn't even remotely scary. Everything in it is complimentary... And when you consume, they will replace it - again, complimentary. The beers, the bottled water, the rum-caramel chocolate; complimentary. The towels were thick and large, the bathroom was so well laid out, we had an antechamber that had a large balcony and the bed was just right. Dinner was indeed in the gazebo which meant that we had our own isolated little space. It was a small pagoda with a round table that could seat 6 people and it was very well disconnected from the rest of the restaurant. We had privacy and a waiter who managed to balance being there when we needed him against leaving us space to be cheesy and romantic. The food is excellent and they obviously are very passionate about bringing the gems of food and drink of Barbados to us. Soursop souffle? True story. Breakfast is excellent and actually the crux of it is on the menu to be ordered. Try the mauby yogurt if you can - it's very obviously homemade and mad on the palate. Lying around the pool area or near the beach, the sunbeds had the thickest mattresses I have ever seen. Sunbeds don't have mattresses like these... Just. Perfect. Then the waiters serving fruits throughout the day and bringing drinks to everyone... Just because why not. Yoga in the morning facing the sea was a lot better than I expected and was very intimate. The water skiing was hilarious and the boat guys were great. We could basically do anything we wanted - it was all included in the room. We were younger than most (we're 35 and 30 years old) but that meant we had some brilliant conversations and met some truly interesting people. The staff/team knew so many of the guests by name and we realised slowly that we came to a place that has been a regular spot for these people... We were the newbies. And if I can say one last thing about the team, they have been so well trained. It's obvious that they are head and shoulders above most in Barbados and the conscious efforts they make for you is exceptional. What can I say? Just go.
This was our first time to Barbados- we stayed in two hotels, Cobbler's Cove and Little Arches (please see my review for that hotel). Honestly, Cobbler's Cove was an incredible disappointment and I was upset that this was my first introduction to Barbados. It is difficult to articulate, but if you are not white or part of whatever 'club' you receive a very different treatment to the other guests. Some of the staff were incredibly rude to us- for example on our first night we went to the bar to get a drink and at least 6 waiters saw us and just ignored us, we left after twenty minutes of waiting with no drink. Please look at the other 1 and 2 star reviews as the same message is perpetuated. If you can afford the hotel, you can afford the hotel and all visitors should be treated the same. The hotel is like stepping back into 1950s Colonial Britain and that's the treatment you will receive. I am sure if you are white the hotel is absolutely lovely. Good points: The property & room was beautiful. The food at the restaurant was nice although men have to wear long pants so make sure you pack them. There is a nice beach nearby but I think this may disappear at some points of the year. The beach was one of the nicest I have ever seen and the sea was very calm. The manager was friendly and made an effort to say hello to everyone at breakfast. The breakfast was delicious. Other points: The hotel is on the West Coast which rains a lot- we noticed the difference in the weather when we moved down to Oistins. Speightown is very quiet and there isn't much going on nearby. When we were there were lots of children.The people in the chalet next to us had their children running around and screaming at half 6 in the morning which was less than ideal. The children also took over the swimming pool so we never got a chance to get in. This may only bother us as we prefer adult only hotels.
This is a well established hotel on the west coast of Barbados. The staff are really friendly and it’s right on the beach with a restaurant and pool that are right next to the sand. Garden rooms don’t have sea view but the ground floor ones have a great terrace/ lawn to relax on and the upper ones have terraces. The sea views are fantastic but they are often near the restaurant or sun loungers/pool so many aren’t as private. The restaurant is also really good and you could easily eat in for all meals for a whole week or more and not be bored and enjoy every meal. Will be back.
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Little Battaleys, Cobblers Cove is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Speightstown Mural and Arlington House Museum. This 40-room, 4.5-star resort has free breakfast along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also a short walk from Mullins Beach and St. Peter Parish Church.
Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite fine-dining restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free daily manager's reception.
The 40 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.
Guests of Cobblers Cove enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and a library.
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93% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 523 reviews