Ocean Spray Beach Apartments3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Very charming surfer hotel with nice "garden beach", some rooms have beautiful sea views (but make special request to the hotel as you might not get them via booking). If you re looking for 5 star confort, look the other way but if you like authentic cute hôtels this is the place !
This place is very out of the way. Even with a rental car, it is not so easy to get to or find. I did not have any cell service in Barbados and the rental car company did not have any extra navigation systems I could hire. There are signs to the place, but they are hard to see in the dark. The wi-fi did not work (well, it was slow and patchy). The hot water seemed to come in bursts so I was always fiddling with the knob and the volume was low. The owner was nice and helpful on Saturday a.m., but Friday eve experience was not ideal after flying on a red eye, but no food or drink available except the mini-mart a few blocks up the road. In hindsight, I should have stayed somewhere near other restaurants/bars/shops even though I had a rental car. Road signs are not present in Barbados so it was difficult to navigate as a solo person with a hard copy map.
I made a booking for this property recently via Expedia.com as there was a Pay Later option. During the final step Expedia indicated $0.00 will be taken and payment will be due on arrival at property. I confirmed my booking and received a confirmation email indicating payment is due on arrival. Now help me to understand why a deposit was taken on this booking? I contacted the property directly and spoke to a Nekeisha who seemed only interested in telling me about the hotel policy and not at all concerned in addressing the issue at hand. At that point and told her I would simply speak to Expedia regarding the matter. I spoke to an Expedia representative who indicated the booking was made as Pay Later and he was finding it hard to understand why deposit was taken and immediately tried to get in contact with this property. After being on hold a few moments he returned and stated only the security officer was available and he was asked to call back in an hour. As advised I received a call back from Expedia representative who stated he spoke with someone from the property and they told him about the hotel policy. I'm sorry for not recording his name but I just want to say this agent was very professional and tried his best to have issue resolved. At this point and thanked the Expedia representative for his time and proceeded to call back the property. I spoke with a Sade who gave me the same hotel policy speech. I requested to speak with manager who she indicated was not on property. I advised her that I'm canceling my reservation and would like my card refunded to which she replied it would take 28-30 days. I made this booking on April 9, 2017 so you can understand my frustration given the erroneous information surrounding this reservation why this timeframe is unacceptable. I advised Receptionist that I expect a phone call from the Manager before EOB today April 10, 2017. Failure to receive call will result in legal action as this unauthorized payment was taken less than 24 hours after booking was made.
A tiny, very off the beaten path boutique hotel and restaurant. We stopped here in the middle of a five mile hike along a pristine, Long Beach. We had a wonderful breakfast while we chatted with the owner and the guests. This hotel, is close to the airport and also right on the beach. The coffee was fresh brewed espresso unlike many establishments in Barbados that serve only instant. The owner enjoys growing things and creating combinations of his fresh fruits and vegetables to serve his guests. I was amazed at howl easily we slipped into a warm and friendly conversational relationship with the owner and his guests. This is definitely worth a stay or a meal. They advertise a barbecue on Thursday and Saturday evenings.
As others have mentioned, Ocean Spray needs a little TLC. It's nothing serious--chipped plaster, fading paint--but one notices. However, you get what you pay for. For a very reasonable rate, you get a tidy room, nice shower, kitchenette and a spacious balcony. From that perch, you have a stunning view of the ocean at the islands southern tip. Wind is steady (great for kite surfers) and waves are constant (the roar soothes at night). From here you can walk the coast in both directions to great beaches. To the left, the beach is about a mile long with few people. The restaurant serves good breakfast.
Ocean Spray Beach Apartments is definitely THE best place to spend your holiday in Barbados. We were supposed to stay there just few nights but we ended up staying there our whole 12 days holiday. All the staff were extremely friendly, the location perfect for yoga, surfing and peaceful holiday. Our room was clean and cozy and had amazing view over the Ocean. If you are going to stay in Ocean Spray Apartment I highly recommend to take a forest tour with the hotel owner. His sustainable agriculture project is very interesting and forest is very beautiful. Ocean Spray Apartment is the place for you if you value nature, silence (just the waves), beauty and soulful, friendly people. Thank you so much <3
We had the most wonderful room with a balcony facing the south coast of Barbados. I was as stunned every morning opening the balcony doors. Just like in the pictures above! Just a short walk along the beach was a perfect swimming and beginners surfing beach, with two resident sea turtles swimming calmly around every day. We had only reserved three nights before our trip, and thought that we will find something else when we get there. But the spot was soo perfect so we didn't want to go anywhere. Yes, there are more classical tropical paradise hotels along the west cost, but they are either outrageously expensive (thousands a night) or very crowded. The beaches around Bridgetown are just as packed with tourists as one can imagine, this was much more quiet and secluded. Perfect for morning jog along the beach. Nearby Silver Sand beach which is a premium spot for kite surfing. The hotel in itself was not luxury standard, but quite nice and perfectly clean. A small kitchenette in the room was really an added luxury as the nearby Oistins fish market offers an absolutely wonderful selection of *really* fresh fish (tuna, lobster, mahi-mahi, you name it, all caught an hour or two earlier). The hotel offers dinner only on select nights, but breakfast and lunch every day unless you want to make it yourself. A really big plus was the very friendly personnel, reception, housekeeping, janitors, you name it. The owner/manager Mahmood also was a wonderful aquaintance. Really knowledgeable about Barbados history, culture and politics, it was really entertaining listening to him. He also has bought land for sustainable farming, trying to do his part to get the Barbados economy less import-dependent and more diverse. He took us to his farm where we saw all kinds of fruits, coconut, palms, ginger etc. being farmed. Really interesting addition for northerners like us. Some of the food served at the hotel was from the farm. For one day we rented a car and drove around the island. After seeing many other regions I am so happy that we happened to book our room at this place. I could not imagine a better price value in the Caribbean.
When we arrived in the middle of the night (5 AM or so), the owner got up, escorted us to the room, and made sure we were well supplied with water. The room was the only one without air conditioning (but it did have fans) so he upgraded us the next day. The new room was comfortable, views were great, very simple furniture. No housekeeping service. Breakfast restaurant served wholesome food with a beautiful ocean view. We were there to kitesurf and the kitesurfing beach was a 15 minute walk away -- quite wavy and cross-shore breeze.
Arrived at njght. Really dissapointed with reception and room. Hoped it would be better in the morning. Only when we opened the doors, view.was great.Room 18. Bottled gas for cooker. Needed matches to light stove, no matches No electric kettle No microwave No iron , had to ask for one , no ironing board Cracked tiles around sink. Not for eating in. On site restaurant basic Sun loungers broken, maybe 2 decent ones there All staff nice helpfull Needs hauling into the 21st century Will not be going back. ,
We arrived 1/2 hour prior to check in time-we were picked up in a very timely and efficient manner by taxi arranged by hotel. Reception informed us there would be a delay on getting our room clean, no problem, they held our bags and we set out to explore the property. Like I said, STUNNING views, we were able to get beers from their restaurant (not always open) and chilled. By 4 pm we had been traveling for close to 12 hours so I went into the office to wait. While there, 2 separate parties left the hotel due to their room conditions, I was VERY worried, I had already paid in full and these people were being told no refunds. After they were dealt with, I approached the desk again and told them we were tired and needed our room and I was getting frustrated. Room was ready by 5 and they comped us breakfast for the next day, which was very good. Room was exactly as described, we had room 8 a 2 bedroom, this is a self catering property and that is exactly what we got. Part of the beauty is the constant breeze which translates to window/door shaking at night but I did not want ac on. Lighting is poor,tv small but you are in Barbados and should be enjoying it. I would stay again and would recommend to people who would appreciate it for what it is. Majority of staff very friendly, reception could have been friendlier. They advertised yoga on there activity sheet and I went down to sign up and was told it was now by appointment only, on Tuesday night I watched at least 3 people head in for yoga! I couldn't believe it, I would have been there but was told it wasn't happening, maybe it was a private/appointment thing, I don't know. Overall, I probably would have given a 3 rating due to little things, but that view cannot be ignored, so they get a 4.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Rooftop terrace
- Spa services
Located in Christ Church within a short walk of Silver Sands Beach, Ocean Spray Beach Apartments is within a mile (2 km) of Chancery Lane Swamp. This 25-room, 3-star aparthotel has a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also close to South Point Lighthouse and Miami Beach.
For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
The 25 individually decorated apartments feature kitchenettes and patios. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Tempur-Pedic beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Coffee makers, safes, and desks are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Guests of Ocean Spray Beach Apartments enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden, a picnic area, and wedding services.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 216 reviews