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Glitter Bay Suites
Barbados
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Staycation”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We stayed at Glitter Bay Suites apt 109 "sweeet fah Days" on a staycation local caribbean rate. The apartment was well equipped cable tv in the lounge and second bedroom. Its on the ground floor and a gate on the patio so you are 30 paces away from the pool. free high speed wifi they even had a laptop in the apartment to use. The guest room has 3 single beds idea for the kids with lots of room.The beach has to be one of the best in Barbados and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Just back from an amazing holiday in this fantastic penthouse apartment. We were met at the airport and driven to Glitter Bay where we were shown around our luxurious accommodation, there was a meal waiting for us and the fridge and cupboard was stocked up......what a start! Princess Suite is on two levels, the kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, large fridge freezer with ice maker and cold water on tap. The dining area is outside but covered so eating al fresco is great. The three bedrooms are amazing, each has it's own balcony which looks out over the swimming pool and beach and each has it's own on suite....the beds are so comfortable. The style of the apartment is fabulous and the owner has thought of everything to help make your holiday go well. Glitter Bay resort is lovely, the grounds are well maintained, the beach area has plenty of sun loungers and towels are provided. The staff are all very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. The bar area serves light lunches and the staff are happy to bring refreshments to you o the beach. The only down side is the bar doesn't stay open in the evenings but there are so many bars and fantastic restaurants nearby we were spoilt for choice. Glitter Bay is just outside Holetown and there is a shopping mall with well stocked supermarket, bank, petrol station etc. We hired a car and found driving in Barbados so easy, they drive on the same side as Britain and the locals are very curtious (a thankyou is shown by sounded the horn). We also tried the local buses, 2 Bajan Dollars will get you anywhere on the Island...but....they drive very fast so not for the feint hearted, great fun though. Also we took US Dollars (on advice) but next time we will only take Bajan Dollars, although everywhere will happily take US Dollars it's so much easier to have the local currency.
The two men in our party played golf on Royal Westmoreland, Sandy Bay and Ape's Hill and although expensive (roughly £150 a round) they loved every minute and it made their holiday it also gave us ladies some much needed shopping time..... The Reggae Festival was on whilst we were there and we attended Vintage Reggae at The Kensington Oval and on Sunday we went to Reggae on the Hill at Farley Hill.....all the locals were friendly and they certainly know how to party. Also a must visit is to Oisins on Friday evenings, we used the local bus so we could have a drink, there is music, lovely local food and the atmosphere is electric.....try the rum punch!
All in all our holiday couldn't have been better and the Princess Suite at Glitter Bay will be seeing us again soon.......can't wait.

Room Tip: Princess Suite is located on the second floor but a lift is provided, the apartment also has two lev...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We stayed in apartment 409 with our 7 month old baby. We wanted a self-catering holiday as we thought this would be more sensible and give us more freedom. We definitely werent disappointed and loved every minute of our stay, even though the baby got ill on the second day (i think a bug picked up on the aeroplane) then I caught the bug and was also sick for a few days. Marilil was so helpful, putting us in touch with her doctor and letting us extend the holiday last minute for an extra 2 days.
We had our apartment kept spick and span by the lovely Veronica, and Michelle - the sitter which Marilil arranged was always on hand for babysitting. Our little boy loved her and we felt totally safe leaving him alone whenever we wanted to go out.

We visited Coral Reef for a massage and lunch one day and I definitely prefer Glitter Bay! We will hopefully be back really soon.

Room Tip: Our room 409 had direct access outside, and was a short walk fro the pool.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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soluckytolivehere, Manager at Glitter Bay Suites, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of your stay at Glitter Bay - it was wonderful to meet you and your family and glad that we made your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Glitter Bay is indeed one of the nicest places to stay on the west coast and with the beautiful beach it makes a holiday here even more special. The ease of having an apartment and proximity to Holetown is also well received by families. The apartment you stayed in was Glitter Bay 109 Sweet Fuh Days which is a ground floor apartment with direct access from the patio to the pool/gardens and beach - it is only one of three that have this special feature.
Once again, many thanks and we certainly look forward to seeing you return next year.
Best regards,
Marilil Troulan
Barbados Villa Services/Glitter Bay Suites
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Two of our adult children accompanied my husband and me to Glitter Bay for a two week holiday the first two weeks of March. We all agreed this was our best holiday ever. The facilities and staff at Glitter Bay Suites were outstanding. The condos are low rise so the overall effect fro me was that I was staying in an English country garden. Everything seemed a few steps away from our condo. The pool is described as "free form" yet I was very successful with lap swimming as it is actually a good sized pool maybe 25 yards and attached yet separate behind some shrubs and a waterfall is a children's wading pool. The beach is a minute from the pool. This is a glorious beach! The loungers are clean and very comfortable. the staff was most attentive. Lovely sand, warm water which most of the time is calm and suitable for swimming ...real swimming along the shore. Children can actually paddle quite safely here. and the sand is soft; suitable for all the sitting and digging children love at the beach. Wish I'd known about this place years ago!
The condo is beautifully "appointed". We actually liked getting fresh fish and cooking here because the deck is a lovely dining venue. The decks at these suites are really out door living rooms. Ours had a table for six with beautifully upholstered chairs, and two sofas. I often came in from the beach to have tea on this deck . Had I not wanted a break, there is a bar on the beach that served drinks and light meals. I did see what appeared as full on afternoon tea delivered to one umbrella! There was not, mercifully, music pounding from the bar, and I appreciated the absence of noisy "shows" every evening. This is available at the Fairmont just steps next door, or a short bus or taxi into Holetown. I greatly appreciated the peace and quiet here.
You can walk along the beach great distances; the shoreline is beautiful with the older homes with their gardens,cement walls and statues adding to the very interesting and peaceful ambience created at Glitter Bay Suites.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

My husband and I stayed in a Glitter Bay apartment from 13 February to 27 February, 2012. We had a wonderful two weeks as Glitter Bay has everything, the apartments being located in beautifully maintained grounds and right on the beach. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility and the unobtrusive service from all staff; they were there if you needed them. Our apartment was a 'home from home' and we could have taken Winnie, our wonderful maid, home with us! Glitter Bay is ideally situated as you can escape to the beach, or be in Holetown within minutes. If you are looking for somewhere stylish, with warm, professional staff, we have no hesitation in recommending Glitter Bay. We cannot wait to contact Marilil Troulan because we know that she will arrange the best for you, which is maintained throughout your holiday.

Room Tip: All the apartments are of a high standard.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Barbados
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

great beach, close to restauraunts, shops, staff top draw.

Room Tip: apt 109 ground floor has a gate to the front so you can wall straight to the pool and beach.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Lancashire
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

5th visit to Barbados and 5th visit to Glitter Bay, why stay anywhere else when you have the best accommodation and beach on the island. The staff are outstanding the accommodation beautiful and the beach with its white sand and crystal blue water to die for.
A big Thank you to (TREC), TonyTroulan, Duncan, Julie and the rest of the team for making our stay once again, relaxing and very enjoyable.
I would highly recommend Room 304, a two storey suite with three bedrooms.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Glitter Bay Suites
Address: Porters | St James, Porters BB24017, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Porters
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glitter Bay Suites operated by Barbados Villa Services comprise of the following apartments 101, 103, 105/106, 109, 113, 204, 206, 211, 213, 302, 307, 310, 312, 313 on the west coast of Barbados. These apartments are all individually furnished, fully self contained, air conditioning throughout and all have internet TV and ADSL wireless connection. The units are spacious and well maintained and we provide hotel style maid service 6 days per week. One of the best beaches on the west coast, 5 minutes away from Holetown. The facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, large fresh water swimming pool, fresh water wading pool, children's playground, bar facility from 11 a.M. To sunset with cable TV, 24/7 security, fitness room with cable TV. ... more   less 
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