Ratings based on 98 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.8 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful view!!

Posted May 24, 2015
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at waves! The view was exactly what we were expecting and what was shown in the pictures. The drinks were amazing! I recommend the piña Coladas. The food for the most part was delicious! Lunch and breakfast were more buffet style and relaxed. Dinner was a choice between 2 of the 3 restaurants, which were sit down places and they do serve you, but you also don't get the choice in what you eat. We only went to Oliver's twist which consisted of them picking different meals and giving you little proportions of each one. We didn't get to try the other restaurant because they have a strict dress code. You are asked to wear nice pants and a polo shirt. My husband didn't bring pants since it was quite warm out. We were asked to leave upon walking into the restaurant and told we could order room service instead. The room service was not good at all and the lady who asked us to leave made us feel unwelcome. Other than this one experience with this one lady everyone who worked there was super nice and helpful! I would recommend this hotel because the view was just beautiful and the activities they offered were great. My husband and I spent most of our time snorkeling and kayaking. The only thing to consider is the food situation, which I wish I would have known before booking my stay. Overall we had an amazing honeymoon!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Atlanta, GA

Beautiful Ocean Views

Posted May 23, 2015
Pros: The water is very gorgeous, the rooms are really nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The dinner food options are great.
Cons: The hotel should stop the locals from always try to sell things and trips to hotel guests on the beach so the guests can relax without being bothered.
We spent 7 days at Waves and we had a good experience. The staff were very friendly, helpful and always went out of their way to do anything we needed. We never encountered any staff members who were not friendly or helpful, every person was very nice. The ocean views are gorgeous and the ocean front room is a must. The dinner food options are the best, breakfast & lunch options could be improved by providing more of a variety everyday, but the dinner options are great. Our biggest and only complaint is that every day all through out the day while we were on the hotel beach we and everyone there was approached by locals trying to sell items, boat trips, jet ski rides, etc... and it became annoying and made our experience not relaxing. There were around 5 or more people every day that would come to the hotel beach all throughout the day trying to get everyone to buy something from them or book a trip which became a nuisance because many of the people did not like to take no for an answer and it was not relaxing to have to deal with that every day.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom dallas

Pleasant smaller resort

Posted May 13, 2015
Pros: The small size, cleanliness and pleasant staff.
Cons: The food variety for breakfast and lunch, perhaps the addition of a pizza or burger restaurant.
Location: There is nothing immediately near by but Harrison's caves and other sites in southern Barbados are a short cab ride away.
This all inclusive hotel is smaller than many in which I have stayed. It is split with some rooms on the beach side of a road and others across the road circling its larger of two pools. The beach like many in Barbados has a somewhat rocky surface but there are many sandy spots. The highlight of the resort is the staff who are most helpful. There are an assortment of water activities, some off site activities that can be enjoyed for an additional charge such as scuba and a sunset cruise. The three restaurants are all pleasant though the main restaurant's food can be somewhat pedestrian and breakfasts and lunches not very interesting. The staff makes all of the shortcomings bearable.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 15, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Dear Vince Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and comments re your recent visit to Barbados & Waves. We greatly value all comments and feed back as we pride our selves in delivering both outstanding accommodations and service excellence. Ongoing guest feed back helps us to ensure we listen to our guests and can then always exceed guest expectations. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the beautiful island of Barbados and Waves beach resort in the not to distant future
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom NY

Nice beach

Posted Apr 17, 2015
Pros: We just like the beach it was nice, little rocky but nice.
Cons: The staff presence and their checking could be made easier. By the time we finished checking my son fell a sleep on the lobby couch.
Location: location is ok, you can take the bus to hit the other beaches which i would recommend, cheap and easy to use. Tax is too costly
The only thing that i really liked was the beach. The reception staff was rude. The waiters also. They always gave a sarcastic look. The only staff that was truly pleasant and very helpful was housekeeping. In general you get the feeling that they always want you to tip them so they try to go out of their way to show that they are doing you a favour.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 11, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Dear Tina Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Waves Barbados. The beach at Waves is amazing isn't it! I agree it is everything you imagine the turquoise blue waters and white powder sand of the Caribbean to be. We are of course disappointed, that you felt some of the service levels did not meet your expectation. Please know that we take all comments and feed back seriously and use this information to continue to improve on our goal of delivering exception levels of service and accommodations to all of our guests. We pride ourselves in always exceeding guest expectations so we are hopeful we shall have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Waves Barbados in the not to distant future
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Salt Lake City

Nice hotel, great location , amazing staff

Posted Apr 11, 2015
Had an amazing time, sad to leave... Would definitely stay again !! Love Barbados & Waves Hotel
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Dear Heidi Than you so much for your positive review, we are thrilled you had an amazing time and loved Barbados & Waves. We most definitely look forward to welcoming you back to Waves at some time in the future Best Regards
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom 27 grant st yonkers ny 10704

Waves hotel very nice would visit again very relax

Posted Apr 2, 2015
Excellent all services very good the amenities were fabolous and restaurants were lovely .
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 6, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Dear Teresa Thank You so much for your wonderful review, we are thrilled you had a great time while staying with us at Waves. Hope you have the chance to come back and visit Barbados and that we can once again serve you. Thank You
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Definition of peaceful

Posted Mar 31, 2015
Let's start with the hotel. It is exactly what you see in the pictures. Don't be fooled by the reviews of people whining about the room. You're in Barbados on the beach! If you want a five star room why are you going to a beach? The room is just fine. The food is good, really good. Trust me I like to eat and should know. The staff is great! If you need anything just ask Ms. Jacquie she is awesome. Sam the man, what more can I say but thank you for the tour. The beach is small, but in a great way. Ask yourself do you really want to share it with a 100 other people? No you want your own slice of Heaven and that is what you get! So to wrap it up the hotel good, the staff is great, and the water perfect. All in all you can't get any better.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 6, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Dear Rod Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and thank you for the positive feedback. It is a little slice of heaven isn't it? All comments and reviews are extremely important to us as we use this information to constantly look at ways we can enhance our most valued guests overall experience while staying with us. Again, thank you and we hope we will have the opportunity to be of service to you once again in the not to distant future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Brooklyn, NY

Great find!!!

Posted Mar 28, 2015
Hotel very clean and comfortable. Only few steps to the beach. If you want peace and just to relax this is the place to be. Staff were friendly especially Tanya and the front desk staff named Jacqueline and Katrina both were very accomodating.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 30, 2015 by The Team at Waves, Hotel Management
Dear Vic Thank you so much for your positive Review. It is always nice to receive of course but especially good to get your comment as to why you enjoyed your stay. We hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to Waves and serve you once again in the not to distant future
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New England

Decent & not terribly expensive resort

Posted Mar 11, 2015
Pros: On beach, food could be quite good & certainly plentiful, rooms at least adequate. Most staff were pleasant & helpful.
Cons: More3 initial data on policies & schedule available (we had none in room, & had to ask @ everything). Some food & entertainment improvement needed.
Location: Location good - on own beach, attracti9ons & etc readily available by all means of local transport.
Generally enjoyed the stay - food was ok to better, depending on which restaurant used (of 3), buffets were typically pretty good or better (more fresh fruit would be nice). Staff ranged from extremely pleasant & helpful to nearly surly (minimum, thankfully). Room certainly pleasant & more than adequate, but could use some updating (or at least availability of electrical adapters for outlets.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 21, 2015 by Waves Beach Resort Team, Hotel Management
Thank You so much for your review and for your feedback, it is extremely important to us. We value all guest comments and suggestions and use the feed back provided to further enhance and improve on our guest overall experience. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay with us and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Waves Beach Resort int he not too distant future
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Guelph, ON, Canada

Wonderful location

Posted Feb 28, 2015
Beautiful location right on the beach. Food was delicious and plentiful. Short bus trip to Bridgetown.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Waves Beach Resort Team, Hotel Management
Thank You Ron & Carol for your positive Review, it is great to hear you had a wonderful stay with us while visiting Barbados. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again should your travels bring you back to the beautiful island of Barbados.