For comfort, excellent location, fabulous beach, and plenty of entertainment within easy reach, choose the Barbados Beach Club for your sunshine holiday. Set in a lovely beachside location on the scenic south coast, and near to bustling St Lawrence Gap, a traditional Bajan welcome awaits you right here. Barbados is known the world over for its colourful hospitality and laid back beach vibe - and you can experience it all at the Barbados Beach Club.
You'll be able to start relaxing ad enjoying yourself as soon as you arrive at the Barbados Beach Club. This is a holiday designed to get you into a chilled out Caribbean way of life from the outset. Imagine yourself strolling along the beachfront enjoying the cool breeze, or lounging in the sunshine beside the pool with a cool drink in hand. Or perhaps you'd like to be exploring the shops and bars in the bustling resort of St Lawrence Gap? For more energetic days, try a round of tennis or head out on a kayak and see the coastline from a different perspective. You can do all of this at the popular Barbados Beach Club.
After a delicious meal and a pleasant evening either in the Barbados Beach Club or one of the delightful venues nearby, you can retire the comfort of your accommodation. Superior air conditioned garden view rooms have two double beds and offer a balcony or terrace with views of the tropical gardens. Amenities include cable TV, telephone, mini-fridge and hairdryer.
The hotel is enviably located on the beach on the scenic south coast and is known for its Bajan hospitality. The attractive pool area is ideal to relax during the day, whilst the many shops and entertainment venues of St Lawrence Gap are within easy reach.
It blows my mind that Barbados Beach Club has a 3 star rating. If there were a negative score, I’d give it less than a star. I had the misfortune of staying there for 5 nights and my experience was by far the worst experience of any hotel I've stayed at...
I’d go as far as to say it made me not want to return to the island at all. Not that my travel history matters, but apart from having worked in hospitality in the past and as a frequent flyer, I’ve stayed in everything from Air BNBs to 5 star luxury resorts in Amsterdam & Punta Cana among others. This in turn makes me no stranger to basic standards at each level.
I really didn’t have much expectations based on the fact that it was a 3 star resort but for almost 200 USD per night, at the very least I expected basic customer service, a clean room and decent meals as this is advertised as an all-inclusive property. Perhaps my ignorance is to blame as I didn’t realize Barbados was so expensive having been there only once before to apply for a US visa. To be fair, a select few of the staff tried to make my stay a little more tolerable. But the vast majority clearly didn’t care, management being at the top of that list. It's clear that the nonchalant attitude is the culture from the top down, so I don’t anticipate it well get better anytime soon. Noteworthy for their stellar service amidst the chaos are Enrico (front desk agent), Raquel (waitress) & Sandra (hostess) from the resort. Also Michael the taxi I used while on island.
Now, you would think that with the tourism industry being one of the most negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, properties would want to keep their guests happy so they would want to return and refer. Clearly Barbados Beach Club doesn’t fall in that category.
My first impression before arriving at this property was "attitude". I emailed the property to hold my reservation and I felt like I had to chase the reservations agent throughout that process. Firstly, to confirm if they did taxi transfers (I had to ask several times before that part of my email was acknowledged and a response was provided). Secondly, once I finally got the information, I had to be the one to come back and ask if my transfer was confirmed on the day of my departure to Barbados.
I get to the hotel and the front desk agent who greeted me upon arrival, while pleasant, had to juggle numerous guests at a time. Considering existing occupancy and expected arrivals that evening, he should've had help at front desk! I recall there was a guest who was visibly upset that she hadn’t had hot water for days and at one point had to switch rooms to shower. I remember thinking she was quite rude in her delivery but by the end of my stay there I was twice as frustrated as she’d been.
Pictures of the room, much like the reviews online are misleading. This property is SUPER dated and could use a major face lift beyond a paint job. The room was cleanish. It honestly looked like a place where you didn’t want to touch anything for fear of catching something. The wifi connection was atrocious. In 2020, working wifi is a basic amenity even at the worst of hotels. When I called front desk to report the issue, they were clearly already aware yet for the 5 nights I stayed there I didn't have consistent connection once. I couldn’t get a connection anywhere on the property except my room and even that faltered. Advertising this as an amenity is dishonest. The food was just okay. Very hit and miss. To be honest, I can't say anything about this place blew me away other than the beach.
By night 2 of my planned 5 night stay I began to have an allergic reaction all over my body. I've never had one in my life but my first thoughts were... the shower gel, the detergent being used to wash the bedding/ towels or the water (chlorine allergy). I began a process of elimination. First, I stopped using the shower gel and switched to an all-natural aloe soap sold at the resort's gift shop. After showering before dinner on night 3, my skin was itching incessantly for about a half hour after. I've never experienced such exasperation in my life. When it finally became tolerable, I told the front desk agent on my way down to dinner who said it may be the chlorine but offered no help thereafter and didn’t follow up. Day 4, I decide not to risk the water again. I was petrified of reliving the ordeal of the previous night. So I used purified bottled water to clean myself instead. Same all natural soap. The allergy was obviously still present as I hadn't sought treatment yet but the intense itching I'd experienced the night before didn’t happen. On my way down to breakfast I asked to speak to someone in authority to try to get a resolution for the remainder of my stay. A supervisor was called, Mrs. Yearwood. I explained the situation and was content to have purified water provided for the remainder of my stay... as uncomfortable as that would've been. She said she would refer my situation to her direct manager. I received a follow up call to inform me that as per the GM’s directive, I would have to purchase my own purified water with which to shower for the remainder of my stay (2 nights) since "there was nothing wrong with the water and it was safe to drink". I threatened to write a bad review and take legal action and Mrs. Yearwood's response was "Ok". A request to be credited in some way for the inconvenience was also declined.
That day, I had scheduled a tour to and from Bridgetown so I purchased something from the pharmacy for my allergy and purified water as the resort refused to accommodate me in any way. I returned to the resort after the time lunch was served and headed to the BBQ station to get a burger since that was all that was available between lunch and dinner. When I saw no one at the grill I asked the hostess if burgers were being served. She said not yet and I noticed it was just a few minutes to the hour so I stood and waited. The hostess called Sonja, the young lady that was working the grill several times. The young lady exited the back, clearly in a mood, and strutted past me several times as she set up. So I waited some more. When one of her co-workers pointed out that I'd been waiting awhile she started to cuss at him and then turned to me saying she had a lot to do and I didn't even tell her what I wanted. She proceeded to scream at me if I wanted cheese on my burger. I was at a loss for words that this was the service I was receiving. I gave her a few choice words because I found her completely out of line. So in short, at the Barbados Beach Club, it's the guest's job to accommodate the staff not the other way around? Wow. That was the last straw for me. I didn’t even eat, I just went up to my room and called front desk asking if my final night could be refunded so I could go elsewhere. This request was likewise denied by the GM, who by the way never apologized for his staff’s behaviour or for the complete agony I endured with a full blown allergy I sustained AFTER checking into his resort. They could all see my skin and didn't care less. DON'T STAY HERE. YOU'LL REGRET IT.
Ignore bad reviews.just needs a lick of paint. Literally during our stay the outside of the building was being repainted & other improvements underway. Apart from occasional slow service at the pool bar at busy times the staff were friendly & the location is amazing.Would return.👍
Just returned after spending 2 wonderful weeks here and we had the best time. The hotel is being painted at the minute and they are making lots of improvements. The whole hotel is kept so clean and gardens well kept...
Rooms are a good size, clean bedding and towels every day and a hot powerful shower. Safe and a fridge with a bottle of fizz in the room. There is a iron and ironing board and a hair dryer but I was glad I took my own as it wasn't the best. A/C worked really well. Small pool with plenty of sunbeds. Beach is so beautiful never had a problem getting a bed and a umbrella if you need one. Sea can be rough but it's lovely and warm. Lovely walk along the beach. St Lawrence gap is only about a 15 minute walk and Ostins is about 20 minutes walk and that's a must on a Friday night. Food at the hotel is delicious and although not loads of choice like you get at some bigger hotels we always found something we liked and the staff all work so hard . The Al a cart restaurant is out of this world you have to book up and can go every Monday, Thursday and Saturday so get booked up at the start of your holiday, the food is amazing and the staff are all lovely and attentive special thanks to Sanjean and Natalie. There is only one bar but service was good and never waited to long special thanks to all the staff especially Morrison. One complaint about the bar my favourite cocktail is a mojito and they never had any mint, I was told to ask the manager to get some at his cocktail hour which I did but still never got my cocktail but there were plenty of others to choose from. Most evenings they had some entertainment which were really good. We had the best time at this hotel and will definitely go back. Remember it's a 3 star hotel and a good price and you wont be disappointed. See you soon BBC xx
Firstly and to be honest in my personal opinion I can not comprehend the really bad reviews on here!!! They definitely weren’t staying at the same hotel as my friend and I !!
This was our first visit to Barbados and a last minute booking after having our cruise around Malaysia cancelled. I always check Trip Advisor before booking a holiday so putting an honest review of places you have visited is most important - as above I don’t feel some have been entirely honest and genuine in their experiences at this hotel ! After reading the reviews we were slightly put off, however we also did read a couple of great reviews so decided to go ahead and book!!
Not disappointed, NOT disappointed at all!! We checked in on Friday 28th feb and we were allocated room 412 on the 4th floor with a fabulous view of the pool and beach (as you can see from the pics) The room was spacious with two extremely comfortable double beds and lots of wardrobe and drawer space too. I have stayed in Riu hotels and these beds and pillows at the BBC are definitely the most comfortable I have ever slept in on a holiday ! It was also great to see 2 full length mirrors in the room which you don’t get very often and to me I find that important. The room had been cleaned to the very highest of standards. There was also a fridge in the room equipped with two bottles of water when we checked in. The bathroom was suffice with quite a powerful shower.
My friend and I stayed for 11 nights and not once did we have a problem with food, there was always lots of chicken, fish, salad, burgers hot dogs etc we found something every day...
Omelettes cooked for you plus boiled and poached eggs too. The food was not horrible at all as quoted by some in fact it was far from horrible so I don’t understand the gripes of some people and what they expect from a 3 star all inclusive hotel in Barbados! Please ignore these reviews as it doesn’t reflect a true light, even the fussiest of eaters will have a good choice. They also do a lovely roast on a Sunday the Beef was beautiful! Snacks are available from between 3 and 5pm just outside the restaurant. The staff in the restaurant were lovely and I think once you start calling them by their first name you build up more of a rapport with them. It was my friends birthday whilst staying here and Sandra organised a cake and all the staff sang happy birthday in the restaurant which was lovely. The view for your meals is breathtaking (which you can see on the pic )over looking a beautiful white sandy beach and turquoise sea, what more could you ask for?
The drinks are mostly branded and plentiful choice of cocktails you need to ask to see the cocktail list as there is many a choice (pina coladas fully recommended) . Morrison and Nicholas are great always chatting and asking how you are. Admittedly and in my personal opinion there are a couple that look like the world owes them a favour but again if you start chatting to them they do open up and become more friendly.
Renatte on reception (apologies if I have the spelling wrong) was fantastic she booked the Tiami catamaran lunch cruise for us , which I would fully recommend as it was that good we decided to do it again the following Monday. Unfortunately there was no space however Renatte worked her magic and sent people to look for us on the beach as she had managed to get us on the Tiami again. Not many receptionists would do this , she really was fantastic and an asset to the BBC! So a special thanks goes out to her.
Entertainment is nightly excluding fridays and there was something always going on. Singers, bands, steel drums and karaoke on a Thursday which was great. On a Friday they do the walk up to Oistins which is definitely worth a visit!
The beach is great pure white sand and many sunbeds and you get a towel card from reception too for your beach towels which you can change as many times as you wish. The sea is the Atlantic on this side of the coast and can at times be a little rough.
The hotel at the moment is going through a little maintenance and they are painting the outside which will look lovely when completed.
The hotel is located in a perfect location to easily get to other parts of the island by bus.
We met so many lovely people here and had such an amazing time and in a way I’m glad our cruise was cancelled as we got to experience such a great hotel on this amazing island with fantastic culture.
I would recommend this to all, just ignore the negative reviews and try it for yourself! Not one guest I spoke to during our time there was having a bad experience of this hotel Infact completely the opposite. We will be revisiting all being well in early March 2021, hopefully along with the amazing people we met there!
Thanks to all at the hotel for an absolutely incredible holiday!!!
We have just come home after a week at the Barbados Beach Club. What a little gem! Please don’t listen to negative reviews, we have stayed in 4* hotels in Barbados on many occasions and this hotel is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Our room was clean (whole hotel is spotless), the bed was huge and comfortable, shower was always piping hot and powerful...
Food was plentiful and delicious and all staff were courteous. We will definitely be back soon 😎