Entering through the fort style gates, into the lush centre gardens with waterfalls trickling around me, I was instantly in Caribbean holiday heaven. If the surroundings aren’t enough to make you relax, every guest is treated with a post flight neck and shoulder massage. From here you can treat yourself to some daybed time on the beach, or a delicious meal at the attached well-known Daphne’s restaurant .
The House is designed in a U shape with majority of the suites located on the beachfront side, with great views of the blue-green ocean, leading from the central garden to the beach is the dining, lounge and bar areas which have a chilled ambience. I loved the newly refurbished suites, which have a clean luxurious feel with the large feather topped beds, and the marble bathrooms.
If you are struggling to choose between a small intimate hotel and one with more facilities, book your holiday here, as you can also use the facilities such as restaurants, pools, activities of neighbouring sister hotel Tamarind along with the other Elegant hotels on Barbados, but don’t panic those guests cannot invade your holiday at The House as their facilities are exclusive to residents.
For more information about The House or alternative resorts, take a look at Joni's Barbados Trip Diary.
Children: The House is an adults-only hotel which is unsuitable for children.
Distance from the airport: Approximately 40 minutes.
Facilities: Swimming pool and personal beach ambassador service with cool towels, chilled water and fruit. Complimentary watersports including dinghy sailing, kayaks, snorkeling, boogie boards, stand up paddling and windsurfing. Access to a fitness centre with a range of Cybex cardio and weight equipment. The House offers a complimentary jet-lag massage, use of a library and Wi-Fi. The lounge bar offers canapés and light lunches. There is golf nearby. Guests have full use of Tamarind Hotel next door.
Tours & Excursions: Guided visits can be arranged through the Hotel's concierge or the concierge will organise a rental car for guests to create your own schedule which may include beaches, jungle hiking paths, historic plantations, rum distilleries, caves, churches and Diamonds International - the leading jeweler and diamond dealer.
Spa Treatments: Available in-room, in the luxury beach cabanas or visit the Tamarind Spa at the neighbouring Tamarind Hotel.
Internet Access: Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
Dining & Entertainment: Adjacent to The House, Daphne's serves Italian food (made famous by it's London counterpart) open for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Closed Mondays throughout November. All day dining featuring select menu favourites and cocktails from the acclaimed Daphne's between 12.30 and 10pm.
Meal Arrangements: Bed and Breakfast. Complimentary Champagne breakfast daily and complimentary afternoon tea and evening canapés are offered.
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not allowed in any guestroom and should be restricted to the allocated area.
Check In/Out: Guests are kindly asked to check in at 3pm and check out at 12 noon. Guests arriving before the check in time will be accommodated as rooms become available.
34 Junior and One Bedroom Suites in four suite categories – each with a spacious patio or balcony with breathtaking views. All suites are non-smoking and feature marble bathrooms with bathtub and shower including deluxe toiletries, an in-room safe and mini-bar, complimentary coffee and tea with Espresso and a kettle, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, hair dryer, an iron with an ironing board, a telephone, deluxe amenities and complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel.
Plus if you stay in a One Bedroom Suite you will enjoy a VIP ‘meet and greet’ service with fast track option through immigration.
Pool/Garden View One Bedroom Junior Suite: Spacious suite with separate bedroom, adjoining living room, two full bathrooms and featuring feather-topped king-size or twin beds with Egyptian cotton linen. There are large balcony or patio areas with a pool or garden view. The suite accommodates up to two adults.
Ocean View Junior Suite: With feather-topped king-size or twin beds with Egyptian cotton linen in the bedroom, and a living area opening on to a balcony or patio with stunning ocean views. Accommodates up to 2 adults.
Pool/Garden View One Bedroom Suite: Living room, a bedroom with feather-topped king-size or twin beds fitted with Egyptian cotton linen featuring two separate bath/shower rooms. Accommodates up to two adults.
Ocean View One Bedroom Suite: Wonderful sea views from this suite which has an open plan living area and spacious patio. It features a living room, a king-size bed in a separate bedroom, feather- topped king-size or twin beds with Egyptian cotton linen plus two separate bath/shower rooms. Accommodates up to 2 adults.