Barbados apartment hotels are typically smaller properties with the feel and support systems of a hotel and the independence and convenience of self-catering.
Rooms are self-contained, with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, ironing board etc, but guests still have access to all the property’s amenities, swimming pool, restaurant, security, Reception area, beach facilities, bar and activities personnel.
It’s the best of both worlds: use the hotel facilities when you wish – then retreat to your room and enjoy all your own creative comforts … cooking your favourite meals and dining under the stars on your patio, with whatever company and in the privacy of a self-catering apartment.
The majority of apartment hotels also come with air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable television and direct dial telephone, safe.
Several of the properties are part of an eight year-old group called the Intimate Hotels of Barbados, offering accommodation for visitors who wish to “get away from the everyday – including Royalty and the Hollywood elite.”
Barbados Apartment hotels in the Intimate group offer low prices and on-line booking for member properties. Summer rates can be as low as US$59 a night.
Many of the very good apartment hotels are located along the south and southeast coasts.
If you opt for a one-bedroom apartment, you get a lounge and dining area as well as a separate bedroom. Some apartment hotels even offer two bedroom and three bedroom units for larger groups and families.
Apartment hotels in Barbados often bask in the glow of the feedback from their visitors.
This year one couple, on their return home, wrote: “A truly memorable holiday in the most spectacular location. My sister and myself have been privileged to share a beautiful week together……watching the sun set from the bottom of the garden, is to find yourself in paradise……”
It’s these kind of comments Barbados apartment hotels have grown accustomed to over the years.
Author: Brett Callaghan