The House by Elegant
Hotels Barbados

Dang!  Where is this place?

Carefully, I retraced my steps.  Even then, I was unable to find the entrance to The House by Elegant Hotels Barbados, one of the Barbados luxury hotels and an adults-only residence.

One look and I was hooked.  This was not what I had expected.  The hotel was different, but in a cool kinda way.  

My imagination took off like a rocket.  

Wait for it, Althea..  any minute now and you will hear the whirring sound of a black unmarked helicopter.  You will see 007 flawlessly scale the front wall, black athletic suit intact, shoes unscuffed, martini waiting on the sideboard – or is it Mount Gay Rum?. 

Check! 

THE HOUSE BY ELEGANT HOTELS

Location: Paynes Bay, Barbados West Coast, Highway 1 
Travel Time to  Bridgetown (Center): 15 minutes 
Travel Time to Airport: 35
Beachfront:  Yes
No of Rooms:  35
Self-Catering:  No
Nearby Beaches: Heron Bay, Paynes Bay Beach, Holetown Beach, Gibbes Beach (or Gibbes Bay)


Location - The House by Elegant Hotels Barbados

This Barbados luxury hotel is located on Highway 1 on the island’s West Coast.  The area is known as Paynes Bay and is surrounded by top-notch hotels, several great restaurants, local shops, and top notch golf courses.  

The House faces one of Barbados’ top beaches, Paynes Bay Beach, known for its powdery white sand and calm water.  This beach is one of the best Barbados beaches on the West Coast and one of the best Barbados beaches for swimming and snorkeling. 

As a child, I remember going to Paynes Bay Beach with my family.  The House didn’t exist back then.  With so many access points (Tamarind being one of them), there was always a huge debate over which one to use.  The women in the group always wanted to be closer to the shops and the men - well, they wanted to be near the food.  

There was always the scent of the salty ocean water in the air and the sound of the calming waves as they washed up onto the shore.  The scantily clad beach boys with their beach blond hair had already caught their fish and were heading back home in their wet clothes and bare feet to roast the day’s meal.

The best way to find the residence is to locate Daphne’s, a well-known and easy-to-spot Italian restaurant on just adjacent to Holders Hill.  The House sits on the left and Tamarind, the sister hotel, sits on the right.  

So here’s the deal.

For adults-only travelers, The House is perfect.  For families traveling with kids, Tamarind is an excellent choice and offers top notch accommodation and service.  Both hotels share some of the same amenities like the resident restaurant Daphne’s and local water sports.


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The House by Elegant Hotels - Driveway
The House by Elegant Hotels - Beach Area
The House by Elegant Hotels - View of the Beach From Room Balcony
The House by Elegant Hotels - Glass Bottom Boats for Tours
The House by Elegant Hotels - Whirlpool
The House by Elegant Hotels - Beachside Deck
The House by Elegant Hotels - Outdoor Massage
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - View of Garden Area from Upper Floors
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - How Suite it is!
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Comfy Bed for a Restful Night's Sleep
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Alternate View of Suite
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Flat Screen TV and Media Console
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Bathroom with Double Vanity
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Room Balcony
The Beach by Elegant Hotels -Gym
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Computer Work Stations
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Closet with Bathrobes and Safe
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Closet with Iron/Ironing Board and Storage
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Coffee Station
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Shower with Waterfall Showerhead
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Alternate View of Lobby Area
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - Lobby Area
The Beach by Elegant Hotels - View of Beach from Upper Floors

Description

Barbados luxury hotels come in all shapes and sizes, and The House is certainly the “who’s who” of adults-only accommodations in Barbados.  But saying it’s an adults-only hotel sounds too generic.

The House is one of the most romantic hotels I have ever seen and the perfect getaway for romantic Caribbean vacations.  The complimentary champagne breakfasts seal the romance deal.

When you arrive (assuming you’re not using a rental car), you’ll be driven through a private gate and onto a planked wooden walkway, which by the way is not a walkway at all, but a drive-way just wide enough for a cab.  It is so uber private.

You will be greeted by a staff member or “Ambassador” who will do everything from checking you in to providing you with light aperatifs - hence the name, The House. 

 

The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful and is only softly interrupted by the water taxi discharging its passengers.  The banana boat provides free shuttle service to/from the five Elegant Hotels properties.

When you arrive (assuming you’re not using a rental car), you’ll be driven through a private gate and onto a planked wooden walkway, which by the way is not a walkway at all, but a drive-way just wide enough for a cab.  It is so uber-private.

You will be greeted by a staff member or “Ambassador” who will do everything from checking you in to providing you with light aperatifs - hence the name, The House.  

The atmosphere is quiet and peaceful and is only softly interrupted by the water taxi discharging its passengers.  The banana boat provides free shuttle service to/from the five Elegant Hotels properties.

The House by Elegant Hotels Barbados - A Romantic Choice

The rooms are immaculately maintained and tastefully decorated.  Color scheme is bright and cheery with lots of light filtering in.  Coffee station and wine storage are available for your convenience.  Read on for more info.

Room Categories

  • Junior Suite – Pool/Garden View
  • Ocean view Junior Suite
  • Pool/Garden View One Bedroom
  • Ocean View one Bedroom Suite

Room Amenities at The House Barbados

  • In room safe
  • Rainfall shower head and double vanities (select rooms only) in bathrooms 
  • Comfy bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Internet 
  • Mini fridge
  • Wine storage
  • Coffee station with coffee maker

Hotel Amenities at The House Barbados

  • Beachfront property
  • 2 freshwater pools
  • Whirlpool
  • Complimentary jet lag massage on arrival
  • 24 hour ambassador service
  • Beach ambassador service –fruit, sorbets, ice cream, scented cold towels delivered while relaxing on the beach
  • Fitness center with treadmill, free weights, stationary bikes
  • Business center with computer stations
  • Free water sports including banana boat rides, snorkeling, water skiing, tube rides, hobie cats, and kayaking, boogie boarding, paddle boarding
  • Complimentary water taxi to other Elegant Hotels properties
  • On-site yoga classes
  • Private tours
  • Free self-parking
  • Wedding and honeymoon packages available

 The House ignites romantic Caribbean vacations in Barbados...

  • Cool towels on arrivals
  • Complimentary champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea, evening canapes
  • Open air massages 
  • Beach cabanas
  • Spa treatments (fee based)
  • Ambassador beach service offering fruit, sorbets
  • Romantic private beachside dining (where you can watch the stunning Caribbean sunset)

The House by Elegant Hotels Barbados is one of the best adults-only hotels on the island.  Bring your significant other over to this Barbados luxury hotel for a vacation you will never forget.  Highly recommended.

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