Posted Jan 31, 2015
I chose it because it was close to the airport. It's not worth it. Everywhere in Barbados is close enough to the airport that this should not factor in your decision making.
The room itself was large, with two double beds, which was a little excessive. They were clean and reasonably comfortable. The wifi worked. That's all the good I can think of.
The behavior of the staff was perfunctory: "Here's your key. Here's your room. Bye."
Soundproofing was poor, with poorly fitting, single-glazed windows that mean you can hear everyone in the hotel, as well as the cars bombing up and down the main road that was right outside my door.
There are no restaurants, bars or beaches anywhere nearby, except for the hotel bar/restaurant, which is closed on Tuesdays (though I only discovered this when I tried to get some food). I went without dinner.
I requested an "airport transfer" in the morning which didn't show up until I complained about it being late because no one had recorded my request. The transfer car turned out to be a broken down old jalopy with no seat-belts.
The air-con didn't work. The minibar was empty and turned off. The room safe didn't lock. The shower leaked all over the floor.
There were no mosquito nets (thankfully January means very few mosquitos).
Lastly, the hotel is seriously ugly. Eugh.