Take a dip in one of the four lagoon-style freshwater swimming pools, or try your hand at a variety of complimentary watersports, including snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, windsurfing, and paddleboarding. Colonial Club also offers fishing and diving excursions. Improve your game at the two nearby 18-hole golf courses. Pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment or hair-styling service at the resort's on-site salon (fee). Indulge in massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more! Feel relaxed and rejuvenated at this luxury resort.
The Colony Club features two restaurants for all your dining needs. At The Laguna Restaurant, dine on seafood and continental fare in this covered and open-air restaurant, which features tropical garden views that extend to the lagoon pool, the ocean, and beyond. The Sunset Bar & Deck serves tropical cocktails and light fare. Enjoy all-day outdoor dining at this restaurant, which specializes in seafood and continental cuisine. Weekly theme nights provide fun for the whole family. For refreshing drinks, try The Planters, the intimate cocktail lounge.
General Policies & Fine Print
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating925 reviews
Mixed - could improve in a lot of areas
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.
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.
Maybe Not Quite So Elegant These Days
This was our 4th trip to the Colony Club and it was just over 4 years since we were last there. Once again, we opted for a Luxury Ocean View Room with king-sized bed, bathroom with shower over bath and twin sinks. The hotel looks and feels a little tired and is beginning to need an upgrade in both the rooms and the public areas. Even some of the staff who have been there for years seemed to have lost a bit of sparkle. At the weekly managers cocktail party, much of the conversation centred on Marriott's acquisition of Elegant Hotels and the fear that the Colony Club would become all-inclusive. Many guests love the location of the hotel and enjoy eating at the excellent restaurants nearby. The early morning scramble for beach beds is tedious but has always been a feature of the hotel. That said, the beach staff are attentive, courteous and customer focussed. While we would really like to return to the Colony Club, assuming it gets a refurb, our decision to go back will depend Marriott's strategy for the hotel going forward. If it becomes exclusively all-inclusive we would certainly not return.
Joanna Roterberg (General Manager), in particular, and her fabulous staff, know how to make holiday dreams come true. With excellent service and a wonderful setting it’s not difficult to understand why we come back year after year. Thank you Joanna - you are a class act and a great asset to Elegant Hotels. From room 203 (happy wife, happy life!)
Currently staying at colony club
I originally reviewed as we had a bit of a bumpy start at colony club however after being here for almost a week we have really grown to love the hotel and the employees are very caring and really make your holiday experience. Our baby son is also loving interacting with the staff and guests at the hotel as it is a friendly place. We are looking forward to enjoying the last week of our holiday here & celebrating my birthday in addition. Thanks to all at colony club.
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