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London, UK
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I checked in last night for my first visit to The House after a previous stay a couple of years ago at its sister property The Colony Club. My first impressions this morning after a pleasant tasty breakfast were that the property is quite decent and located on a very nice beach. After taking up a place by the pool...

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Kent
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive you know you have arrived in style, met at the flame surrounded walkway by Ambassadors who whisk your luggage away and it magically arrives in your room. Check in is a large glass of rum punch a signature and your checked in! Waking up to sunrises with a cup of tea on the terrace before...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at The House by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Lennox42, Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your recent holiday experience at The House by Elegant Hotels. At The House we strive to provide our guests with an unmatched holiday experience and we are thrilled to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for highlighting our wonderful beachfront location and...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were told by our travel agent that we would enjoy 'The House' and we were only disappointed about one aspect of our stay, about which more later. Our room was more an apartment than a hotel room, with a plunge pool, outside dining area, separate lounge, and bedroom with king sized bed and comfortable shower room. Linen was changed...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Simply terrific hotel. This was our 8th or 9th visit. Now planning the next one for next year! Many returning guests. Great service - very friendly but not too familiar. Good location - quiet and pleasant. What is not to like?.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited the house for the second time within the year, the first time was just my husband and myself, which was so amazing, we couldn't wait to return. on our second visit in january we took our 24 year old daughter with us, as we knew she would love it, and she really did, everyone greeted us as old...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at The House by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear thefoxgoesfree, Thank you for considering The House by Elegant Hotels as your home away from home and for sharing your lovely review. We certainly are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed every aspect of The House experience, from the hands on personalized service to the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that makes The House feel like a...

Henlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small adult only hotel that is perfect for relaxation with attentive friendly staff who make your stay very special where nothing is too much trouble. It met and surpassed our expectations. We had a spacious ocean facing one bedroom suite. A walk along the beach before breakfast was often the perfect start to the day. Our breakfast...

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The House was a great choice. The elegance and relaxation started the moment we arrived on property. The setup is quite unique in that there is no front desk. It goes with the theme of the house to make you feel at home. It took a little getting used to but it works. You just ask any of the Ambassadors...

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at The House by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear jhunter120, Thank you for choosing The House for such a special holiday. You have certainly highlighted some of the wonderful aspects of our intimate hotel - the relaxed, home-away-from-home atmosphere, beautifully well-appointed rooms, fabulous beachfront location and our wonderful dining. Not to mention the complimentary luxuries such as jet lag massage, indulgent champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and other treats...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of what I will say is echoed by the numerous other reviews. This was our third visit to The House and we have already booked our fourth! Whilst some of the reviews are right that the hotel is now in need of some refurbishment, this as always is compensated by the fabulous location and the even more fabulous staff....

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Barbados and had high expectations of The House. Although the welcome was very warm we were left slightly underwhelmed with The House itself. It is very tired and in need of a significant decorative facelift. Having said that the staff and setting more than made up for any deficiencies in the hotel itself. We...

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ATL USA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific boutique style hotel right on the beach on the west coast. Very friendly, attentive staff, clean rooms, lovely beach and a relaxed atmosphere. Very much a British hot spot (as is most of the island) and in close proximity to some first class restaurants and shopping. Highly recommended for some quality down time in the sun. We would...

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The House experience begins when guests enter along an enchanting private driveway, with lily ponds and walls of blossoming bougainvillea, which capture the essence of tranquillity and the promise of pure indulgence ahead. Through the hotel's wooden doors guests are treated to a stunning and unobstructed view of its white sandy beach and the ocean ahead. The open plan lobby is designed to capture the relaxed and inviting charm of the island - one that is sophisticated, yet informal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The House by Elegant Hotels

Address: Paynes Bay, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range: £329 - £1,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
The House Hotel Saint James
The House Saint James
The House Barbados
Saint James The House
House Barbados
The House By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
#1 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
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