Ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel and great experience

Posted Aug 1, 2015
Had a wonderful experience. The friendliest staff and exceptional service. The receptionist, Jackquline (Jacky) was amazing in providing services interms of tours and spa appointments as well as directions. Definitely will be visiting again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

The view is unbeatable!

Posted Jul 27, 2015
Pros: We upgraded to an ocean view room thanks to a very helpful Ms. Gaskin. The room was very comfortable and the ocean view was totally worth it!!
Cons: Some staff were extremely pleasant while others seemed to have an attitude. I'm not sure if that is the norm but a smile goes a long way!
Location: We took the local buses around the island. They were easy to navigate and were frequent enough so that we never had to wait more than a few minutes.
This was our first all-inclusive hotel vacation. We weren't sure what to expect and ended up having a wonderful time. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere and is a great place to decompress. Pros: amazing beach, activities/equipment prepped and ready to go (kayaking, snorkeling, etc), comfortable room with ocean view (!!), yummy drinks. The hotel isn't overly fancy and I enjoyed the simplicity of everything ranging from the food to the gym. Cons: Some of the staff were not too friendly. The activities schedule posted was slightly off but we just asked the staff for updates. There were solicitors who would come on the beach and try to sell boat/jet ski rides. They were a little aggressive in my opinion. *We didn't have internet available in our room but it wasn't a huge deal breaker. We went down to lounge areas every once in a while to order drinks and use the wifi. I would definitely come back again :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 25, 2015
Hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely recommend the hotel to others.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel

Posted Jul 24, 2015
My experience was very fantastic and wonderful. Infact I plan to go back as soon as possible.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

Much Needed Getaway

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: Staff, Beach, Views
Cons: A better selection on the fish choice as it was the Marlin fish almost everyday. Also floors can be hoovered / swept better.
Location: Location is St James , not too far to the best restaurants The Cliff, Lone Star, Daphines etc which was perfect also Lime Grove down the road.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Ray (watersport staff) who immediately took our bags down the stairs to reception where we were welcomed by a friendly lovely lady Jacqueline, who checked us in efficiently and got us a welcome rum cocktail while we indulged in the beautiful sea scenery (crystal blue waters, birds chirping, sounds of the sea). We were escorted to the room by Winfred?? and the room didn't disappoint (216) very spacious and well air conditioned. There were so many pros at the resort the staff just make the place esp Shellyn (breakfast chef) every request was never an effort, also Fay at reception. There's always something to do i.e watersports which is all included in the deal & the spa Swedish massage was amazing and also included within the deal which was just perfect. The only con which has nothing to do with the hotel is the pestering Jet Skii Guys as they do not leave you alone when you are trying to relax on the beach. Just an fyi for the night time, ask housekeeping to spray the room so as there are no mosquitos to disturb your sleep, happened only once 1st night but all was resolved. Overall hotel is perfect and I will definitely return.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Belfast

Waves Hotel, Barbados. Genuine Review

Posted Jul 17, 2015
My fiance and I stayed here for 2 weeks. Food was very basic except on Sundays when locals arrived and an effort was made. Staff were generally grumpy and had a couldn't be bothered attitude. Mosquitoes are terrible so bring a good repellant. Rooms were a decent size but look out for damp towels being hung up rather than being replaced with fresh ones. Watch out for being ripped off by everyone!! Oistins is a take-on....Get the local bus to where ever u want to go. Its only $2 each. Holetown more expensive to eat in. Bridgetown mad as is the Reggae bus. V dangerous also! A lot of poverty on the island which is surprising given the tourism in the area and the expense when u are there. Wudnt recommend Waves or Barbados to anyone. Little to see or do on this small extremely expensive island. Obvious government corruption!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 16, 2015
We had a great time during our stay,nice and relaxing.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feed back. We are thrilled you had a wonderful stay with us at Waves and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful island at some time in the future
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York, NY

More of nicer hotel than resort-Small but Personal

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Pros: Staff was nice and accommodating.
Location: You have to take a cab to go anywhere.
Originally we somehow booked the European side where there were no American outlets. But they upgraded us to the American side and were super nice. My family had a lot of dietary restrictions so the staff and kitchen were SUPER accommodating and helpful, making us our own meals every day. You can use their water activities which is awesome and the beach is small but nice. This hotel is small but nice. Better for couples rather than family. If you want night life though you do have to go out of the hotel and take a cab.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feed back. We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay and we were able to accommodate your dietary needs. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience and thank you again for sharing your views.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from miami

nice close to beach

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Pros: the free trips activities
the garden view hotel needs upgrade with electrical outlet ,my bathroom did not flush well and lots of mosquitoes in the room
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to provide some feed back of your stay. We are sorry to learn you had a challenge with your bathroom. I am confident we were able to fix for you and it did not detract from your enjoyment of your stay with us. Barbados is a tropical climate and as such, at certain times of the day, and especially as dusk draws in it is good to keep doors to the bedroom closed so as to keep out any un-wanted visitors. Thank you for sharing your comments and feed back, it is very helpful to receive as we use all guest comments and reviews to constantly look at ways we can ensure and enhance guest overall satisfaction and experience while staying wtih us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the beautiful Island of Barbados in the not too distant future
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York

We enjoyed our stay.

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Pros: The food and people were great.
Cons: Better scrub down of the showers. Also a clock radio in the rooms wouldn't hurt.
Location: I liked that the Hotel was located where you can just step outside and get a bus or van to make the 20 -30 minute drive into the town area.
We did enjoy our stay at the hotel. Even the kids mentioned to me that they liked it and had fun. The room was big and clean. The bed was very comfortable. The workers were very friendly. A couple of the restaurant workers were very serious but they were all friendly. The food was great. I had two picky eaters with me (my 11 yr old and 14 yr old) and every night they made special dinners at my kid's request. The only minor thing was the shower (BTY it wasn't your usual shower but I did like the style) it looked like a couple spots were missed when scrubbing it down so a little mildew showed. Like I said this was just a little bit so it could have been accidentally missed. The hotel had many events they planned for you, some were even free. Overall it was a nice hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 18, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
ThankYou for taking the time to share your comments and feed back. Guest reviews are very important to us as we use this information to constantly look at ways we can enhance and improve on guest overall experience while staying with us. It is especially nice to hear the kids had a great time too. Again thank you and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Waves and the beautiful Island of Barbados