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The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was my first staycation at The Club Barbados Resort and Spa, everyone was so helpful and charming. Best staycation I have ever had. The rooms were so clean and neat, the view from the balcony was just beautiful. Everything was quite private, I would definitely recommend this hotel to every and anyone and I am definitely going back.

Stayed at Le Club over Christmas with my two children in their twenties. One bedroom suite which was basic and dated. Doors on wardrobes were not clean, pop up waste in sink was broken. The wall hairdryer went on fire and it took them an hour to bring a really tatty replacement. Some staff in the restaurant were grumpy and unhelpful. Beach area was very poor and the steps down to the sea were slippy. Food was ok and they did make an effort on Christmas Day. Wifi should be free in rooms but even in the public areas it was not always very good. We would not return.

Flew out on 27th December 2017 for a very late booked 10day holiday to start the New Year off in sunshine. Was very limited in choice of resort as booking not made until mid December. Virgin flight & private transfer all good to The Club resort on a fully inclusive package. Our two room accommodation was very clean & functional,with balcony overlooking 2 pools, televisions provided in both rooms, fridge & kettle, large bathroom with small supply of soaps etc & clean towels. Resort is small but a lovely setting overlooking sea although no direct beach in front unless the tide is extremely low. Beautiful beach bays can be reached by navigating small rock paths to the right hand side of the resort. You can in fact walk the bays to reach Hole Town and further. Snorkels & life jacket can be obtained from resort but only for 1 hour and boat rides need to be booked. Two places to eat within resort which must be booked the previous day for evening meal. Breakfast & lunch do not have to be booked but you still must check in to be seated. Food is not ‘fine dining’ but good honest filling fare. The New Years Eve buffet and table settings were extremely nice and the evening was great fun. There is no food room service provided on site which is an adults only resort. General evening entertainment varied from very good music & singers to some ‘still in practice’. Bar closed at 11pm when a late night piano bar opens. There is a bus stop right outside the resort where you can catch the brilliant ‘reggae bus’ or blue ticket buses to take you right along coast beaches/towns for just 2$ a trip. ALL of the Barbadian resort staff worked extremely hard, made us feel welcome and were a pleasure to meet. A pleasant resort reasonably priced.

This was my second staycation at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa and both experiences were nothing less than amazing, very friendly and welcoming staff, food was amazing. I am a chef and I am very picky they met my high expectations. The views are breath taking very clean, relaxing and comfortable hotel perfect for get aways I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere really nice clean and comfortable to stay. I look forward to many more staycations at this hotel I rate them 5 stars home away from home.

We travelled with Thomas Cook from Manchester and spent 15 nights at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa over Christmas and New Year. This was our fifth stay in Barbados and our third at this hotel so we knew what to expect. The Club is an all-inclusive hotel situated in a prime location on the so called platinum coast and sits alongside some of the most expensive real estate in the world. Given our limited budget, our stay at the Club enabled us to enjoy some of the beauty, culture and glitz of this much celebrated piece of paradise and we truly appreciate this. During our stay, we were invited to a cocktail party for returning guests where it was heartening to see just how many repeat clients there were, each like us, with loyalty built on positive experiences. Upon arrival, our processing through reception was swift with a warm welcome from Ingrid who went out of her way to accommodate us in our room of choice: a couple of phone calls later and we found ourselves in an ocean view loft that we had previously stayed in. Some reviewers complain that the rooms are a little basic; that may be the case and the dark wood furnishings are rather old fashioned but they are spacious, clean, functional and comfortable. There is a fridge, a kettle, a safe, hair dryer and TV showing mainly American channels. The bathrooms are clean but are now in need of an update. So much is said about the lack of beach frontage but there is a wide sandy terrace with steps down to the sea (albeit slightly precarious at high tide) or, alternatively, there are beautiful beaches just a few minutes walk either side of the property. Positives: The staff – a credit to the hotel, are always helpful and friendly. Some may seem a little brusque occasionally, as is the Bajan laid back way, but we appreciated their hard work and often enjoyed a little banter with them. The new manager, Rodcliffe, has a lot on his plate but still found time to get around and meet the guests. The bar staff were great and although they may appear at first not to notice you, usually everyone got served in turn and after a few days remembered us by name. The food – Excellent once again, right up to expectations with five a la carte evenings each week, offering a good choice and the opportunity to sit out under the stars. We were not so keen on the barbeque and buffet nights; nothing wrong with the food, we just prefer to relax and be waited on. There is a choice of house wines included or the option to splash out a little and purchase a bottle. We visited Enid’s three times during our stay and loved the atmosphere, a more personal service and delicious food (try the crab cakes). Location – Hard to beat, directly overlooking the beautiful Caribbean sea and around a 10 – 15 minute stroll into Holetown with its trendy bars, designer shops and a large new supermarket. The nearby chattel village shops are a delight and there are several other souvenir shops and convenience stores closer to the hotel. Christmas & New Year - This is where they really excelled, with a sumptuous Christmas dinner and at New Year, a grand buffet on the scale of the last supper; quite befitting for the final night of the year. Sunbeds – No problems whatsoever, even during the busiest periods there was never a shortage. We often didn’t emerge from breakfast until after 10.30 and were still able to nestle down in our favourite spot. Not so positive: Since our first visit five years ago, the hotel has claimed to be undergoing a programme of improvements and remedial work which it most certainly needed. Unfortunately, we were unable to see any sweeping improvements – it’s as if they’ve been “papering over the cracks” or patching up, instead of ploughing in some serious investment which by now, really is needed. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the place, it’s like a worn carpet, fraying at the edges but it could be so much nicer. For example, they decided to paint the ladies toilets while we were there (the busiest time of the year), an operation which was disruptive and lengthy, taking several days. Meanwhile, the wobbly tables around the beach bar are in an utterly appalling condition with peeling sticky back plastic surfaces – quite insalubrious to be honest. One group of guests used their own table cloth each day to mask the unsightly mess beneath. Seasonal rough seas and coastal erosion made it almost impossible to walk south to Sandy Lane beach without being smashed against the rocks, however we were told that this was only the case at this time of year. Walking north along the beach was never a problem and it soon became a well trodden route to the rum shacks on Holetown beach. The Negative: Very little, with the exception of – you’ve guessed it, the Wi-Fi. We’re well into the 21st century now and the provision of free Wi-Fi is regarded by many as being as important as hot water on tap, so why on earth is the in-room service a chargeable extra? Yes, it is free to use in some of the public areas but the management could so easily address a strong line of complaints at little cost. The Club seems to get its fair share of both good and bad reviews: it is a quirky place with a Caribbean character of its own in a fantastic location. In summary, much has already been said of this place in hundreds of reviews but for us our true feelings came to light when my wife started to cry as we turned to leave our beautiful room. Hopefully we’ll be back to this lovely place again soon.

We visited Club Barbados at the end of September. Weather was fantastic with the exception of one really wet day, out of season so we were happy with that. 28-32c everyday so no complaints from us. The staff were all very friendly and the hotel was clean. The food was great. Dinner was different every evening and not your typical buffet dinner every evening. Drinks - as I'm pregnant I only got to try the non alcoholic cocktails (fruity and fabulous) but my other half managed 'just' a few rum based drinks and loved them. The "beach" is what has cost this hotel a star for us. It's very mis sold by Virgin and not what you hope for, however if you take a 5 minute walk out of the hotel there is a beautiful small beach with a few loungers for hire. We went there most days and had the beach to ourselves most of the time. Hotel water sports- FREE and great definitely a plus if you like them. Turtle trip with shipwreck - it's a must do!! We went on our own on a private trip just us but I'm sure the group trip is great as well. Thanks for a lovely stay Club Barbados. We would definitely return :)

I came here for 8 nights with my kids age 22 and 24 for Xmas. We had a one bedroom suite overlooking the pools, it had a nice size balcony with a fan. If you are looking for 4 or 5 star this is not the place. If you are looking for a quiet place to chill and relax...perhaps it is. I found the whole place rather...quirky. it is an OLDER crowd, I am 56 and I am talking older. My kids found enough young people to party with at the Piano Bar. Nighttime entertainment is barely tolerable. The bartenders were great. The waitstaff at the restaurants were grouchy. There was no kayaking or paddle boarding which was advertised..due to the ramp being out of commission??? My kids could have carried either into the water. Never saw anyone working on the ramp. They did however offer water skiing which my son did every day. We had a fun relaxing time. Would I go back? No I would go elsewhere. For what you pay it needs some updating. We all thought the food was excellent. Mixed thoughts.

Was very disappointed - Arrival was chaos - check in is after 3pm- we arrived from the ship about 3.45- no one in re epitome had a clue what was going on- Loads of rooms not ready or allocated - No beach- a dandy coveted area leading to a stone wall - which if you sunbath next to it- you get a soaking from the waves hitting the rocks when the tide is in. Accommodation was ok- kept reasonably clean for week we were there. My biggest gripe is the dress code. Have really gone OTT for evening and other meals. Breakfast and lunch time - Yes you cover up swimwear- but men cannot wear sleeveless t shirt. Evening meal- it is waiter service at table with a set menu- ( not a la carte) that is in Enid restaurant. This is sunset restaurant- MEN: No shorts (except tailored on most occasions) then long trousers. No sandles , trainers or rubber sole shoes, flip flops- No slogan tee shirts, vests only smart shirts with a cap sleeve WOMEN - NO shorts, cut downs, mini skirts , only smart casual clothes? No slogan tee shirts) no trainers, open sandles, smart shoes only. None of this was told to us before we booked- and coming straight off a ship where anything can be worn casual in the evening- ended up wearing 1 skirt and 2 tops for a whole week!! It was funny to see people being turned away at dinner for not having the right attire. The WiFi is NOT free- only in reception area and in the restaurant area. Then the connection is rubbish. You have to pay a stupid amount for WiFi in you room or area outside of the free range. Didn’t go a lot on entertainment. Food- the main restaurant had a daily evening set menu- really would have liked a buffet - so can choose what I wanted to eat. They DO NOT cater for food intolerances. I have wheat intolerance- I was told” to go to the supermarket and buy my own bread” which I had to end up doing and taking it with me to breakfast and evening meal, ( not what I call all inclusive) Yes the beach- To the left of the complex- you can see a beach - but is almost impossible to get to unless the tide is out-, you have to walk along a narrow broken wall- then part of the rocks back onto s wall then to the beach - not good idea especially if you have carry stuff. To the right- there is a beach about 8 mins walk- again along a very narrow rocky footpath - Do really stuck on the complex round a pool or on the makeshift bit of sand . Bar was good- great selection of cocktails and drinks. Souvenir shop was very sparse - It’s about 10 min walk into town - some nice little shops on route have a good selection, Yes - there is a massive supermarket 5 min walk away- get all your provisions there especially water ( which is not free in bottles) They have a couple of coolers out in the day to regular - but you need to supply the bottles. Best think - adult only. Although some adults there acted like kids!! All hood fun In hindsight- I wish we had stayed on the ship for 2nd week !

Both the wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the club, chilled out on the terrace, sipping on a dacharie. The food was great, staff very helpful, especially loved the bajan a large carte at Enids The staff couldn't do enough for us, the spa was amazing, my masseuse Erica has managed to sort my back out, I can't praise her enough! Couple this with great beaches nearby with fantastic marine and wildlife, made this the most memorable trip to the Caribbean yet

Previous reviews have concentrated on the key points for the modern traveller. One minor correction is on the WiFi. Though it is available in the rooms as a paid for service the reception in some rooms is pretty much non-existent so well worth checking your reception first. Apart form that the key call out is time of year. The Club seems to get a LOT of repeat business and particularly at Christmas and New Year you will find large groups of people who tend to take over the marquees that are set up. So don't be surprised to run into them booking everything well in advance and people getting very large drink orders at the, fairly small, bars. Slows things down which can be wearing. There is also a media mogul who throws a mean New Year's Eve party. The party isn't much of a problem, you'll be up anyway, but the scaffold erection and sounds checks for a few days before can be annoying. None of this should detract from the good elements, food is great, very relaxing place. If you want lifts, superfast WiFi, great beaches you're the wrong part of Barbados! There is also a nice beach 5 minutes away that connects to Boardwalk that goes for miles. Only problem is getting to it as that part of the island has definite tides and some definitely rocky rocks. I've also rated this as mid-range in price. Given that the Sandals 'Exclusive' or whatever it is called is roughly a thousand pounds a day and you have Sandy Lane etc. this is mid-range for Barbados :-)

Vauxhall Holetown St. James

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Sunset Crest, The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive is adjacent to Sunset Crest Shopping Centre and within a 10-minute stroll of Sandy Lane Beach. This 4-star resort has 157 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Chattel Village and Holetown Monument are a short walk away.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM. This resort is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive's 157 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Ceiling fans, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa Adults Only - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Superior Room, Oceanfront

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Garden View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1849 reviews