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The House by Elegant Hotels
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I took my wife back to the house for our second visit over late May and early June. It was just the same as our first trip - truly magnificent.

The staff are all wonderful. Special mentions for Kerrie, Christopher and wade though. The secret of the house is that all of the staff can do all of the tasks and if you need something they deliver without having to ask another member of the crew come and help. Immediate and perfect.

The rooms are immaculate. The setting is just paradise. I can't wait to take my wife back for our third trip. If I could I would go twice a year. It is that good.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Paddingtonwolf
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear Paddingtonwolf,

Thank you very much for sharing this great review of The House.

It was our pleasure to welcome you back and we are truly delighted to know that you had a lovely stay with us again.

Thank you for highlighting our staff, especially noting Kerrie, Christopher and Wade. We look forward very much to your return!

Sincerely,

Alexa G. – Social Media/Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Staying at The House is like having your own residence in Barbados, with everybody only too willing and helpful to make your stay here a perfect experience. The staff are incredible and too many to name, but have all been wonderful. No request is ever too much trouble. A special mention must go to Agnes, Petra and Kerrie.

We would definitely recommend the half-board package, as this enables you to eat in Daphne's restaurant next door and having Marco Festini, the head chef cook for you is fabulous. Marco came over to The House yesterday evening and cooked in front of the guests on the outdoor terrace, a. 7-course Taster menu, which was just as excellent as The Cliff restaurant. It was a great experience to watch a master at work!

We have been very lucky to travel to some of the very best hotels and The House is certainly the Caribbean equivalent and we can't wait to come back.

Stayed: July 2014
3  Thank MattBrittain
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations Manager at The House by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Dear MattBrittain,

Thank you very much for sharing this great review of The House.

It was our pleasure to welcome you and we are truly delighted to know that you had a lovely stay with us.

Thank you for highlighting our staff, especially noting Agnes, Petra and Kerrie. We look forward very much to your return!

Sincerely,

Alexa G. – Social Media/Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I made a return visit to The House with a friend. I have been all over the world to the best beaches and resorts, and I have to say The House is my favorite place to be. The staff is just wonderful, and they make the stay so enjoyable. Jenn at the bar is so cheerful, and so is Diane. Chris is wonderful tending the bar at night, which means all night in this case because the bar is always open. Kerrie Turton is the face of welcoming happiness in the lobby and on the beach. He takes special care of each guest. He is good and genuine, and so interesting to talk to with his varied interest in both technology and gardening. Chris Foster is cheerful and helpful at all times as well. It's hard to mention all of the helpful staff at The House because every person there works to make the stay feel like home. The resort is beautiful, the food is wonderful, the beach is perfect, I really can't say enough good about the experience. I can't wait to go back next year. We've met friends at The House who return every year, and we're trying to arrange to return at the same time. I can't recommend The House highly enough.

Room Tip: Any ocean front room.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank KarKettler
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We have been to Curacao, Dominica Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, & Key West. The House is beautiful, relaxing with incredible service. The staff anticipates your needs. They are eager to help plan your activities for the week by making reservations to restaurants & scheduling excursions. Kerrie was so amazing in making these plans for us. Agnes, Andrew, Christopher, Teddy, Kevin, Alana, and Wade were all fabulous!!!! This is the most incredible vacation ever!!!We will definitely return to The House!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank Lindajeandurdendean
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This place is INCREDIBLE!!! We have traveled many places...from Riviera Maya to Jamaica to Dominican Republic to Key West, etc....The House is absolutely unbelievable ... The service is by far the best we have ever experienced!!! Kerrie has been amazing - booking incredible restaurants, fantastic tours, fabulous beach service, etc...anticipating our every need!!! Andrew, Teddy, Agnes, Christopher, Alana, Kevin, Wade....they are all FANTASTIC!!!!!
Our room is gorgeous-the beach is gorgeous-the food and drinks are SUPERB!!!
I have never felt compelled to write a review before now....that is just how much I am enamored with this place and the people who work here! The general mgr, Joanna, is visible and genuinely concerned about guests and their satisfaction!
I WILL MOST DEFINITELY RETURN TO THE HOUSE!!!! I will also recommend it to my family and friends!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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4  Thank Rubyfannymooney
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

The House is amazing! The Staff make this the most fantastic place to stay! We can't wait to return! There is only one place to stay on Barbados for us now and it's The House!! Need I say more! Unfortunately we go home tomorrow but we will be booking to come back soon!!

Stayed: July 2014
1  Thank El J
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The House is a truly fabulous place, great breakfasts and afternoon tea, super service and lovely treats during the day! You can eat breakfast right on the beach and stay there all day if you choose to! It was a magical spot to watch the sunset too.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank GBBerks
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Additional Information about The House by Elegant Hotels

Address: Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
#1 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range: £373 - £1,371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House by Elegant Hotels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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 
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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
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