• Garden View Suite

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Old world charm on the stunning west coast

A beautifully renovated former gentleman's club, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels features an abundance of old world charm and luxurious modern features. Situated on the edge of a stretch of white sandy beach, its tropical garden setting is complemented by lagoon-style pools and swaying palms which create an almost unmatched sense of relaxation and escape. Rooms are well-appointed with custom-made wooden furniture and stylish décor, and the dining opportunities are exquisite, with fresh herbs and seasonings picked from the hotel's own organic garden and fresh local produce brought in daily to create the most delicious plates. Complimentary watersports come as standard and you'll also be able to take advantage of fitness facilities and classes as well as a spa to help you become your best possible self. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Deluxe
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 926 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Sophisticated boutique-style resort
  • Exceptional dining opportunities
  • Complimentary watersports every day
  • Four swimming pools

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 96 rooms
  • We do not recommend this property for guests with walking difficulties due to the property being situated on a hill and no lifts.

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

  • Approx. 35 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Beachfront location on Barbados' Platinum West Coast
926 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 610
  • Very Good 218
  • Average 65
  • Poor 27
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 10, 2019

Mixed - could improve in a lot of areas

London, United Kingdom

Staying at this hotel in Dec 2019 - just as news came out that it’s being taken over by Marriott and let me tell you that should be seen as a welcome thing (as long as it does not change to all inclusive). We booked through Virgin Holidays on recommendation - but that said people who recommended hadn’t been here for a few years. Check in was fine - albeit we asked for a ground floor room as we have a small child that requires a pushchair but were given a first floor room which meant taking child and pushchair up/down two flights of stairs a couple of times a day whilst also 6 months pregnant but I understand the hotel is fully booked. Room was clean but dated - I’m talking cracked tiles and stained grout, paint peeling from sunken bathtub a bit. Needs a bit of attention but the housekeeping staff do a good job to make the best. Service - not the best compared to other places we have stayed, even in Barbados. Particularly when it comes to the food. Nothing opens on time - breakfast opened late every day, pool bar late every day, even the food at lunchtime you could be waiting an hour if not more after ordering. They’re not particularly apologetic about it either. A lot of people say they don’t expect the same standard in the Caribbean but why not given the price of this place. Sometimes trying to order room service would be a pain to even get someone to answer the phone. To be fair there are a handful of really friendly and attentive staff but more of the opposite. Beach ambassadors kinda aren’t a thing - you’re lucky to catch someone to order food or drink if you’re on the beach to be honest, and if you do you’ll be waiting a long time for whatever you’ve ordered and even longer for the bill. I think there are two of them who are friendly enough but clearly too busy to do a great job for everyone. Water is served on the beach which is a nice touch. Canapés are few and far between - some days you’ll be offered 3-4 different things throughout the day such as fruit, ice cream, cold towels etc. Other days nothing whatsoever! Very inconsistent. Food - average. Always lukewarm. One lunch we were served a portion of chips that we’d seen birds have a go at before they were bought over - yet they still bought them to us. We just left them. They have a place to order boiled or poached eggs at breakfast but can’t seem to get this right - perhaps they need an egg timer - as I ended up leaving them on multiple occasions after being served basically raw eggs! Birds are a real problem here as there are loads that poo everywhere and swarm over any food around. Particularly bad at breakfast. I’ve not known this type of bird problem in other Barbados hotels. Sun beds - always reserved! Beach beds are nicer than the pool but many are taken by 7.30am. Luckily we have a small child who wakes early so would be on the beach early but the staff don’t remove items like they say. It’s mainly the older generation that are the problem with this. Sun beds by the pool are covered in bird poo - you need the towels to cover that up. Comfortable but some are very low so difficult to get on and off. Also because of the gardens there are ants all around the pool - in some areas the floor is virtually moving! Beach is very clean and well kept. The guys rake up all the tree debris daily and there is a lot. Swim up pontoons a nice touch and water sports thrown in, which my husband enjoyed. Our kid enjoyed feeding the fish in reception and it was always easy to get a taxi - although I think you pay a premium for this based on the hotel as I don’t remember it being so pricey further south in the island. So yes all in all it’s a mixed bag here. We like the location and the surrounding restaurants - but the aesthetic and the service really does need some attention. We’d wait to see what Marriott does before deciding whether or not to return.
Dec 06, 2019

Don’t bother

Ennis, Ireland

Having had 4 electricity cuts , meaning no air conditioning we also discovered our rooms air con was broken. We were moved to room next door. All ok. Except to say that there is a swamp behind these room and we were eaten alive by mosquitoes. Hygiene at the eating areas was disgusting. No cleaning of tables that have been covered with bird crap or ants. Seriously don’t go here. I could say more. But I’ve had enough.
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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Facilities

Restaurant

Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme

Guests staying at Colony Club can enjoy full exchange dining with Tamarind by Elegant Hotels when on a half or full board basis. To dine between the two hotels, all you have to do is arrange with the front desk of Colony Club in order to make reservations at the other property. To dine at either Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels or Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels for lunch or dinner, you can purchase a voucher - guests on half or full board meal plans pay an additional USD$30 per adult and USD$15 per child.

Aerial View of pool area

Four Swimming Pools

Four pleasant lagoon-style swimming pools weave through the hotel grounds and offer a number of different spots on their water's edge for relaxing on sun loungers.

Paddle boards

Watersports

Complimentary watersports are available throughout your holiday and include seven different activities, including waterskiing, banana boat rides, tube rides, and Hobie Cat sailing. You'll also enjoy snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Restrictions: Watersports available 09:15 to 16:30 daily, closed between 13:00 and 14:00 for lunch. Non-swimmers may not participate. Guests may not book the day before an activity. Each guest may book one 15-minute slot per motorised activity, per day; one half an hour slot for sailing and stand-up paddle; and an hour of snorkelling and kayaking.

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Room Types

Pool Garden View Room

Charming tropical views of the pool or gardens complement the stylish interiors and helpful amenities of this comfortable rooms. You'll enjoy a king-sized or twin bed configuration, plus private balcony or patio, and a marble bathroom with bath and shower combination. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a yoga mat, minibar, and an iPod® docking station.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Luxury Poolside Room

Luxury Poolside Room

Just a short stroll from the meandering lagoon pools, this room is bright and contemporary with custom-made wood furniture, and comes with a balcony or patio with views of the pool as well as a spacious marble bathroom with bath and shower combo. You'll also be greeted to your room with complimentary Wi-Fi to keep you connected, and yoga mats to help you disconnect.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Ocean View Room

Stay in this stylish and modern room and you'll have views of the beautiful ocean right from your private balcony, French doors and custom-made wooden furniture to enhance your experience. It also features a marble bathroom, king-sized bed or twins,complimentary Wi-Fi, and yoga mats, as well as a minibar to pick from and flat screen TV with cable for your entertainment.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Junior Suite Pool Garden View

These Junior Suites feature views of the manicured gardens and pool and offer spacious interiors with king-sized bed (twin beds are available), a cozy seating area and sofa bed, and a luxurious marble bathroom with sunken tub. You'll enjoy a minibar, yoga mat, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod® docking station, as well as a private balcony or patio.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Luxury Ocean View Room

Luxury Ocean View Room

These stylish rooms are close to the shore and feature remarkable ocean views from a private balcony or patio. The interior has a contemporary feel and is appointed with a spacious marble bathroom, minibar, and king-sized bed. You'll be able to connect to complimentary Wi-Fi and enjoy a flat screen cable TV, and there is also a Nespresso machine and welcome amenities on arrival including a fruit bowl.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Garden View Suite

One Bedroom Suite Ocean View

These suites are appointed with stylish furnishings including shades of mahogany, marble and limestone, and come with exclusive amenities to make your holiday special. They have a private balcony or patio with sun loungers, as well as a bedroom with king-sized bed and a separate living area with sofa bed available. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine and yoga mats, and on arrival you can enjoy a tray of Champagne, fruit and canapés to greet you to your suite.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Food & Drink

Laguna Restaurant

Prepared using fresh herbs and seasonings grown in the hotel's very own organic garden, meals at Laguna Restaurant have a special emphasis on local sources and delicious flavour. You can enjoy food here throughout the day, with a continental breakfast each morning moving through to lunch, snack and dinner services with special healthier menu options too. Breakfast: 07:30 - 09:30 Lunch: 12:30 - 14:30 Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30 (Reservations recommended)

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

FOOD: Breakfast in a buffet style daily at Laguna Restaurant.

Half Board

FOOD: Breakfast in a buffet style every morning, as well as a choice of either lunch or dinner at Laguna Restaurant daily. Dining exchange available at select restaurants at the sister hotel Tamarind (reservations required)

Full Board

FOOD: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Laguna Restaurant daily. Dining exchange available to sister property Tamarind at selected restaurants.

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

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