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Shades Holiday Apartments
Reviewed 12 April 2012

If you are tired of the 'all inclusive' bubble Shades is for you. The accomodation is excellent and the location perfect. The walk to the beach in the morning was a pleasure with all the neighbours saying hello. Without doubt the experience is made by Jacqui's enthusiasm and willingness to help ensure that the guests get what they want from their stay at Shades, I can understand why guests return year after year and I certainly will be back. If anybody can find better food than that served by 'Connies' at the roadside on thursday, friday and saturday evenings please post it in your review. If you dont try it you will have missed out. Finally when you meet Jerry and Marvellous on the beach to sort out your sun beds brolly 66 is mine !

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

From organising our pick up from the Airport to advising us on where the best places to eat, visit and shop you would be hard-pressed to find two better hosts anywhere. On arrival, when Errol offered us a nice cool banks lager, we knew we had found the right place for our 10 day stay!
Our first floor apartment looking directly over the gardens and pool was well presented and very nicely decorated and furnished. It was airy and spacious. The verandah was a great place to sit - regardless of the time of day. The pool is lovely - a nice size with good seating around it.
Shades is in a great location - close to the beach but if you want to be more adventurous its a minute walk from the busstop which can take you to Bridgetown, Speights or Holetown.
Last word has to go Jacqui and Errol - tireless in answering questions, making recommendations (if you wanted them) - and giving their guests a first class experience. Moreover we broke something in our apartment - to our horror - and could not have been met with a more understanding response.
We will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Carol F
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

From the extremely convenient location to the exquisite gardens and beautifully laid out apartments Shades delivered all we had expected after having read so many glowing reviews.
We could not have been more comfortable or felt more at home. Many thanks to Jacquie and Errol for their gracious hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Giancarlo09
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Location wise, you don't get much better. We met many people at the beach who travelled every day to get to the beach we were at. Paynes Bay can be very expensive, but shades is set back, just slightly (5 minute slow walk) from the beach so you get good value for money. The apartments are spacious and tastefully decorated.

We can honestly say that we received the best customer service that we have ever received on any holiday. Jacqui was beyond helpful. We loved our chats with Hilbert, Errol's dad. The warm hospitality we received at Shades really made our holiday.

Perfect holiday and perfect hosts... Thank you Shades...

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank MA_Reid31
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

This is a truly lovely place to spend your time in Barbados! Our flight was delayed and we didn't arrive until after midnight, yet Jacqui was calm, welcoming and not bothered by the late hour. The location is ideal - close to the beach, close to the grocery store, and right off a main road but still in a quiet and relaxing neighborhood. Shades is great value! The apartments are spacious yet cozy. The pool is clean and in good working order and one night we even used the grill and made BBQ (not even possible at a hotel). Jacqui took care of the arrangements for our rental car so it was there, on property, when we arrived and we drove it the airport upon departure. She is a great resource and so pleasant and helpful! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jules5656
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Following a recent two week stay at Shades we have promptly booked to return again in October 2012.

The location of Shades apartments was fantastic - beautiful Paynes Beach, bus stop to / from Bridgeton and Holeton a two min stroll down the road. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend friends to stay there. The apartments are spotless and extremely well run by Jacqui Lee who was extremely helpful and looked after us well.

Roll on October .....

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Celine M
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

A wonderful appartment with a nice pool. Exactly what you need if you want to avoid the big hotels. The design is such that you can sit on your patio without anyone overlooking you, and it is fitted out with modern equipment.
On arrival Jacqui met us and after unpacking drove us to the supermarket - what a good service!
The bus service is great for only a couple of dollars and because of this we didn't need to get any taxis.
We will definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to be similar, so not sure if there is a better one.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank rob1london
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Address: Laynes Road | Paynes Bay, BB29004, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Saint James Parish
Price Range: £113 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shades Holiday Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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