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The House by Elegant Hotels in Saint James, Barbados

Find yourself in a tranquil Caribbean paradise at The House by Elegant Hotels, an adult-only enclave on the isle of Barbados, specializing in understated elegance. Situated on the western coast of the island, a destination famous for its brilliant beaches, this intimate hotel is an ideal place to truly unwind and decompress. All-suite accommodations, with just 34 suites in total, means you have ample space in which to stretch out and relax, admiring views of the Caribbean from your patio, surrounded by chic interior design that perfectly complements the tropical landscape around you. Modern necessities, including complimentary wireless Internet access, flat-panel televisions with satellite entertainment, and personal in-room coffee & tea makers elevate your experience with the utmost of comforts, while cool marble baths and plush pillowy beds envelope you in luxury. Start your vacation off the right way with a complimentary jet lag revival massage, enjoy afternoon tea and evening canaps each day, soak your toes in the sand, and settle in to the magnificent delight that is The House.

The hotel's signature Service Ambassadors will tend to your every need. Think of each staff member as your personal assistant, receptionist, bellman, concierge, waiter, and friend - all in one. As a guest at The House, you enjoy access to the property's myriad facilities, as well as those of sister property Tamarind located just next door. Choose from an array of incredible spa treatments for an afternoon of pampering, enjoy complimentary water sports, or maintain your fitness routine at the resort's fitness center, which also offers a variety of classes freely available to all guests. Utilize the complimentary water taxi, try out a variety of theme nights and culinary delights, or indulge in an array of local activities such as fishing, snorkeling, and catamaran sailing. It is all here for the taking. On land, championship golf, horseback riding excursions, shopping trips to Lime Grove Shopping Centre, or bicycling around the island are just a few of the ways to spend your day. Return to The House for a romantic evening dinner at Daphne's, one of the island's finest dining destinations. Daphne's infuses modern Italian classics with island seafood, all in an elegant waterfront surrounding with an authentic Bajan hospitality. From the personalized service to the spectacular surroundings, find your slice of Caribbean heaven at The House by Elegant Hotels.

Location of The House by Elegant Hotels

The House by Elegant Hotels
Paynes Bay
Saint James, Barbados

Nearest Airport: BGI

Amenities for The House by Elegant Hotels

  • General Information
  • 33 Suites
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Adults Only
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Beach Butler
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • Theme Nights
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Butler Service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gardens
  • Personal Trainers
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Beach Amenities
  • Boat Shuttle Service
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Television
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Bottled Water
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Bike Tours
  • Boat Excursions
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Fitness Classes
  • Cultural Tours
  • Volleyball
  • Boating
  • Paddleboarding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Nature Hikes
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Marina
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for The House by Elegant Hotels

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The House works hard to make every guest feel welcomed and that they have a fabulous vacation. It starts at check in sitting comfortably on sofas and having a complimentary rum punch or glass of champagne. Our room was a one bedroom and separate seating area with 2 balconies overlooking the pool and beach. I loved sitting on the balcony in the late afternoon and watching the sunsets and listening to the waves. The staff are terrific all day long - attentive at breakfast where they serve outstanding made to order omelets, helping to set up your beach chair, serving you afternoon tea and handling any kind of drink order. They were engaging and fun to chat with and made us numerous dinner and golf reservations. The room itself was fine but not luxurious. It was a great place to stay and I would definitely return again due to the service, staff and location.

JLL1975 - Boston, Massachusetts

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic hotel from the minute Ricardo welcomed us with my first glass of champagne we were looked after so well. We spent the last 3 nights of our holiday in Barbados at this luxorious retreat. Our room was excellent. We were upgraded to an oveanview suite with 2 bathrooms, a walkin dressing room, bedroom, sitting room and 2 balconies. The hotel is adults only and quite small so you are made to feel at home. There are plenty of sunloungers. Champagne breakfasts have a great choice in a buffet. We had an issue with restaurant next door which Ricardo resolved instantly. The ambassadors can find you restaurants, taxis, just anything you could wish for. We will be back next year for longer.

carojs - Nottingham, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very enjoyable time away from the UK winter at ‘The House’ in the first half of December. All of these reviews are subjective ,reflecting the writer’s experiances and expectations. In our case although we enjoyed our stay at ‘The House’, it was not an exceptional, based on other experiances during our travels. We enjoyed :- Our room - suite on the top floor facing west over the sea, so that we were able to enjoy the fabulous sunsets from our balcony. If a little dated, the room was spacious, with a good seating area, altough the ensuite would benefit from a separate shower and bath, rather than the very short bath and shower combination. My wife found the lack of hair drier plug in the bathroom, mentioned in an earlier review, irritating. The staff who were extremely friendly and helpful. This includes the beach staff and taxi drivers, who although not employed directly by the hotel, are recommended by the coceirge. We were disappointed by:- The beach which had been destroyed by the hurricanes and was in the process of being rebuilt by nature, with a little help from imported sand. The result was a narrow strip of sand, with lots of small rocks and difficult access to the sea. Once in it was lovely, but getting in and out was a bit of a challenge. This was not helped by the presence of the ‘northern swell’ for four days which made for a rough sea and stopped sea swimming. The narrow beach also restricted the beach walks, which I had been looking forward to. The difficulty in getting lounger chairs, unless you were prepared for an early trip to the beach/ pool area. Although the hotel claimed to manage this problem, unless you got down by 7am you were unlikely to get a lounger as they were ‘reserved’ by fellow guests, through the depositing of towels, magazines, sunscreen etc. Although this is a worldwide problem the narrowness of the beach and small pool area made this particularly irritating at ‘the house’. I personally found the absence of a dedicated reception area uncomfortable. Whilst you could talk to any of the ‘ambassadors’, there was a lack of continuity to the response to queries, plus on a number of occasions the assistance telephone went unanswered, requiring you to leave a message, which was unsatisfactory. The welcome. We arrived at the hotel in the middle of a late afternoon monsoon downpour, after a delayed airport entry due to the rain and BA incompetence in leaving the immigration forms at Gatwick! We were tired and frustrated, and after being delayed at the hotel entry gates in our taxi for 10 minutes we just wanted to get to our room. Unfortunately the hotel were more interested in going through their welcome procedure, and getting our signatures, than understanding our needs. When we did get to our room the introduction followed a set procedure, rather than responding to our questions. All of this made for an uncomfortable start to our stay. Would we return to ‘The House’. Yes for the room, although we thought the hotel was expensive for what it is. We did visit the ‘Fairmont’ to see friends during our stay. The beach there was excellent and expansive, offering oportunities for walking, with lots of lounger chairs on the beach and around the large pool.The rooms have recently been upgraded and so are very modern. Although larger we will consider this alternative as well as ‘The House’, if we return to the Barbados west coast.

Spencer007 - Surrey,England

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start with saying from the Management through to the staff this has to be one of the friendliest hotels I have stayed in and this is without comprising from the superb service well done! Great position right on the beach, champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and canapés at happy hour what more could you want. We were treated to sunset cruise for being returning guests and it was excellent. I don’t believe there is a better hotel in Barbados which would not be achieved without the great staff especially Andrew, Alana, Kerry, Teddy,RIcardo, RIchard I could go on but the list would be too long ! We are looking forward to a visit in the future 😘😘


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked The House for 4 nights as it was our first visit to Barbados and we wanted to explore the island before joining a Sea Dream cruise. We were looking for somewhere laid back and not a “resort” style hotel. Being an adult only property was an additional draw. Pulling up in front of closed wooden doors was intriguing and once through them we found ourselves in a lush and charming “courtyard” and a quick and warm welcome. As it was quite late we were given a quick overview and shown to our room. Our room was spacious and very comfortable with nice touches such as the mixings for a rum punch, tea making facilities and small “gifts” at turndown each evening. We had a bit of a WiFi issue however sitting on the porch we could connect and enjoy the lovely views – especially sunset - at the same time. It was indeed as if one was staying in a private home with very attentive staff who could not have been friendlier and eager to help. Breakfast was good – a buffet with eggs cooked to order. Loved the afternoon tea served daily – a nice touch!!! The beach and pool area looked very nice but we didn’t use either as we rented a car and went touring – Mount Gay visitors centre, St Nicholas Abbey and the more the rugged east coast. We have to say a special thank you to Anique who helped us in many ways and made our visit to the island so easy and special. Several weeks prior to our visit we received an email suggesting we think about booking activities and restaurants with a comprehensive package on both. A gentle jog from the hotel a few weeks later and we got our act together. Anique took care of arranging airport transfers, car rental and restaurant reservations – specifically Fish Pot, Cin Cin by the Sea and The Tides. She answered our emails quickly and on arrival greeted us and checked in daily. A fantastic young lady. We enjoyed our time at The House and would stay there again in the future – great location, wonderful staff and a laid back, unstuffy vibe.

Andiamo6758 - Paget Parish, Bermuda

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