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Halcyon Palm
Reviewed 31 January 2013

My wife and I have stayed many times at the Halcyon Palm over the past few years. The property is attractive and well kept. The pool, although rather small is adequate and very well maintained. The units are reasonably spacious, furnishings are aging and kitchen equipment leaves a little to be desired. The staff are very helpful and will search for a can opener or ice cube tray that will do the job, just ask. The location in Holetown is perfect, easy walk to everything including the beach. The price is right here if you are looking for average accommodation rather than luxury.

Room Tip: Unit #1 rocks! No one upstairs, veranda does not look into any other units.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jennifer H, Manager at Halcyon Palm, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2013

Thank you so much for your review. Look forward to seeing you soon again. We are not a five star hotel but aim to please with friendly courteous service and high standards We do appreciate loyal customers like yourself and extend a warm thank you for your support.

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Reviewed 27 January 2013

I am not sure which cohort of the tourism market this place is aiming for but it certainly is not the one I belong to. This is not a property for a business trip, period. The night I arrived was late at night but they had this information. Upon arrival, the hotel was dark and nobody around. I mean, nobody was there. The reseption was locked, the guard had disappeared and basically I did not have a place to sleep. I had to tell mi taki driver to take me to another property to spend the night (the Discovery Bay, which is waaay overpriced, incidentally). Since my company had arranged my week at the Palms Resort, I had to return the following day. The following days it was just a set of shocking events: the telephone did not work, the 5 days of wifi internet cost USD40 (!!), the cooks cannot have breakfast ready on time for 5 people at the same time, the rooms stink (old and like Korean kemchi!), there is only 1 remote control for the air conditioners of all the rooms, if you need it, you have to request it at the reception and bring it back, the tv has only 3 working channels, if you want a restaurant to eat (outside the hotel) you need to walk some 15 minutes or call a taxi and pay USD10 each way; they clean the room every other day and NEVER pick up the garbish. These are only a few examples. I was very disappointed and in the future will look for a better place myself.

Room Tip: Just do not stay here, really.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Barbados,Caribbean sea,nice beautiful blue clean sea,white sand,amazing turtle..friendly funny people,green ,palms..unforgettable Barbados rum,flyfish,..Great fish market...dangerous surfer,extremely windsurfing in atlantic ocean..many beautiful different beaches

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Vikicute
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

This was our 5th visit to Sunset Crest and the 4th to The Palms and I still think they are a good base. Its 7 years now since Halcyon Palms had a refurbish and it is starting to show. The furnishings are grubby rather than dirty and the fixtures all seem to have little bits of wear a tear but these little apartments still have a sunny feel to them and I think they are great value for money. The apartments are brushed out and have the bins emptied most days, towels are changes every other day and bedding change twice a week. Whilst I was there I had a look at Travellers Palm the other apartments which make up The Palms resort, they are just at the end of a complete refurbishment and look spectacular - my only concern is how much they will cost in future! I would have no hesitation in going back to The Palms however if you want 5* then find somewhere else and pay 5* prices

Room Tip: Ask for apartments 1 2 3 or 4 as these are single storey apartments
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Well if your looking for cheap accomadation in Holetown then this is the place.
It is very very basic but if you want somewhere to put your head then thats about it.
Even though it wasn't dirty it never felt clean.
You wouldn't want to cook anything there but if your eating out then that's not a problem as you are spoilt for choice only five miutes or so walk away.
Few other things that were not right.
Wardrobe doors broken
Sink plug broken in bathroom
Large crack in draining board
Badly stained sink in kitchen
Hair dryer was off the wall and didnt work.
We stayed in the Halcyon as the palm resort is being re-furbished lets hope they move on to these next.
Good points were it was fairly quite
The pool was clean
And the location was excellent.

Room Tip: Try the refurbished rooms at the palm resort
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Myself, wife and daughter stayed here in Oct 10. We were meant to be staying at another hotel close by but we arrived just after a storm had passed through and caused some damage across the island, so had to be moved to the Sunset Crest.
Although this wasn't the hotel we had picked we were told we would be here for a few days until out own hotel was back up and running. However, we found the place to be a decent enough place and ended up staying for the whole holiday rather than move.
The place is pretty basic as are the rooms but we found it to be a good base, clean and tidy, especially considering the position well up the west coast. The staff we also found very friendly and helpful.
The main road for buses and the beach are a short walk as is restaurants, bars and shopping at Sunset Crest.
For the price this is a decent self catering option especially when you consider the very expensive hotels along this stretch of coast but for a good central base and more affordable prices, this is ideal.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank MARK100Herts
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Firstly your holiday will be governed by which complex you will be allocated. The halcyon is the second of the two. Our stay in the halcyon was very pleasant with an upper room with balcony over looking very nicely tended gardens. The basis rating for the complex is given due to a very small pool area and a few scattered sun chairs that were to say the least inadequate broken and covered in mildew. A larger pool is available at the Travellers Palms although the same pattern of furniture applies sadly.
. The location of both complexes are great for local shops transport and beaches although the nearest beach is very murky due to dredging. Paynes beach stunning is a fifteen minute walk past a famous rich golfing hotel (Sandy Lane). The apartment had a lovely volted wooden ceiling. A clean and functional apartment with a good shower although a little updating needed. Plenty of cupboard space. Tip. Bring a pair of ear plugs frogs are very noisy at night.

Room Tip: For more privacy the upper rooms to the front of the Halcyon are away from the pool and offer a love...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Halcyon Palm

Address: Sunset Crest, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Sunset Crest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Sunset Crest
Price Range: £52 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Halcyon Palm 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Halcyon Palms is an intimate collection of 25 One Bedroom units located in the heart of the West Coast. We offer an affordable option for those wanting to experience the famous platinum coast at an affordable rate.Sister hotel to Travellers Palm we can accomodate families, groups or private getaway for couples. Short stroll away from Travellers Palm. Beautiful poolside view from all rooms. An excellent locstion for that deserved restful unforgettable holiday at this charming intimate resort. ... more   less 
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Halcyon Palm Barbados/Sunset Crest

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