Ratings based on 83 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Otherby A verified traveler from VA
Beautiful hotel right off the beachPosted Aug 1, 2015
Pros: The private jetted tub, it was kept exceptionally clean. It was so relaxing in the warm outside air. The elegant restaurant/bar overlooking the sea.
Cons: Maybe a slightly bigger a/c unit. We like to sleep cold. It could have been set to a certain temp. But we didn't ask so that's was probably our fault.
Location: The location is great for a more laid back stay. They have all the activities i.e. tours, jet ski, bicycles snorkel, scuba, catamaran etc.
My wife and I stayed here from 7/25/15 - 7/30/15 and was one of the best hotel experience we've ever had! It's a small place with about ten rooms. My room was great as I'm sure were the rest. We had all the amenities and a big jetted tub on the deck. Upstairs was an elegant restaurant/bar that offered inside and out dinning looking over the south east Caribbean sea, a beautiful view. Situated away from what we felt was the main strip it offered a more serene and relaxing atmosphere. Nonetheless, bigger beaches, restaurant's and bars were a short 10-15 min ride up the cost. We enjoyed an island tour that took us mainly around the perimeter, at times traveling inland for the main historic sights. The guide was very informative and was fun to ride with. . We also road the Atlantis submarine. Didn't do all we wanted, stayed at the beaches and eating most of the time. The weather was perfect with a consistent breeze every day which had a hot feeling in the sun and cooling in the shade. Was an overall very nice trip for us, relaxing and entertaining, we learned about the small island and people. Our stay was great in a good part by the exceptional hotel service, we cannot say enough about all of the staff. Everyone friendly and helpful for all our needs. Hats off to the general manager, which was very engaged, and staff which made sure everything was the way we wanted. We will be back and Little Arches will most definitely be our hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from UK
Perfect boutique hotelPosted Jun 17, 2015
Little Arches is hard to fault - a beautiful, Mediterranean style building situated directly across the road from the beach, housing a fantastic restaurant, only 9 rooms (we think), with excellent staff - ideal for a relaxing, adult only getaway. Some lovely welcoming touches - bottle of rum, wine and cheese platter, free bike hire, beach chairs taken to the beach for you, sushi night - overall, every time we left the hotel we felt like we were returning to our very own oasis. A 5 minute walk to Oistins (interesting experience), 10 min drive from airport (initially slightly surprised no one mentioned planes overhead in other reviews but quickly learned it was because they come so infrequently, and the sound seems to disappear instantly), 10 min drive to St Lawrence Gap (not high on our list of places to return to) and took us only 20 mins to drive to Paynes Bay (stunning - would be the only way the hotel could be better if it was located there!) - there are plenty of options to keep you entertained. Overall, we learned there is truth to the saying "island time" - and loved it. Would definitely go back and can't thank the staff enough for everything!
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Ireland
Little arches, little gem!Posted Apr 16, 2015
Pros: Small boutique style. Friendly helpful staff.
Location: Oistins Friday night fish fry (within walking distance) is a blast!
Lovely little boutique hotel. Staff are fantastic! Very helpful with restaurant recommendations. Very comfortable room - would recommend poolside rooms especially - rooms 5, 6 and 7! Housekeeping ladies do a great job - rooms are always immaculately presented. We had breakfast included - hot and cold options available.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Fort Worth, TX
Fantastic!Posted Feb 7, 2015
Pros: The staff is fantastic! All of them. It's tiny so you get lots of personal attention, if you want it.
Cons: Food service above.
Location: You can walk to Oistens. Besides the fish fry, there's a supermarket there. Attractions pick you up, so transportation is really not a problem.
I just can't say enough about our vacation at Little Arches! It's kind of like, "What can I do for you, now?". The beach is just a very short walk away, and a staff member brings your chairs and ice chest down for you. Our room with plunge pool was great. We didn't use that amenity as much as I thought we would, because it's maybe not as private as you would think. We're going back in November and we're getting a room with a hot tub instead. The hotel is conveniently located to walk to the fish fry at Oistens, which is open every day for lunch and supper, not just Fridays. Don't worry about being away from attractions, as most send a shuttle for you anyways. There is a supermarket across the street from the fish fry. The only thing I can think of that needs improvement is the breakfast, which is included if you stay 7 nights. They have a fair sized menu and continental breakfast every day, but somehow, it's not enough variety, just combinations of the same things. I'm not sure what the answer to this is, maybe a daily item? A breakfast casserole, breakfast croissants...Also, they haven't realized that Americans LOVE coffee (no Starbucks in Barbados:() and think 1 cup of coffee is adequate. Two at the most. It would be nice if guests could order from the full menu all day. You can order earlier in the day and they will deliver lunch items to your room while you are out.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from London
A little bit of paradise!Posted Jan 29, 2015
Pros: The restaurant is fantastic - we had 5 dinners there and it really is top class - all credit to Moo and the team.
Cons: A bit picky - but a better bar area would be great, as it clashes a bit with early diners at the moment
Location: It's an easy walk in Oistins and from there you can safely take a bus to Bridgetown or up the West Coast - all for BD$2 each way!
From the minute you arrive (welcome cocktails) until the minute you depart (farewell hugs + kisses), you are made to feel welcome. The hotel is opposite the sea - 90 seconds walk from a lovely beach. BUT, it has a pool and, if you're lucky enough to be staying in one of the two rooms each with a private plunge pool, then even a 90 second walk may be too much! The staff are all great - whether it be Sandra the manager (or any of the reception staff), the cleaners and pool/garden attendants or the restaurant staff (and particularly Antonio and Oskar). Treats such as a bottle of wine and plate of cheese on a day of your choice - and, of course, the welcome bottle of rum and rum cake - are very welcome. If you're staying on a (horse) race day, it's a fantastic day out - and, as with just about anything, something the hotel can organise for you. All in all, we had 9 days of luxury and would recommend the hotel (and location) to anyone! Thanks again to all the staff.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Boston
Everthing wonderfulPosted Jan 19, 2015
Lovely hotel, wonderful restaurant on site, and fantastic staff.
for Couplesby Sean from IRELAND
Great stayPosted Jan 16, 2015 on Hotels
We arrived in Little Arches for the second week of our honeymoon. This small hotel is staffed by the friendliest and most helpful people. Ours was a pool side room which was very comfortable. Most other rooms had a private tub/pool which is a nice touch.The beach is only a two minute walk away and upstairs is Cafe Luna, the only real restaurant in this area. Other towns may have more nightlife/restaurants.I would recommend this hotel without hesitation if you are after a quiet relaxing holiday.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
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for Couplesby A verified traveler from Charleston, SC
Absolutely fantastic!Posted Jan 8, 2015
Location: Loved the location! Easy and safe walking to Oistens and easy transportation with buses, taxi, or rental car.
Absolutely fantastic hotel, staff, and on-site restaurant! Our room was spotless and stayed that way, even the tile floor, which is quite a tribute to the housekeeping staff since the hotel is just across from a beach. Large, comfortable rooms - ours had a private deck whirlpool, which we loved and used daily. The pool deck was nice and comfortable. We will definitely stay in this part of Barbados and at Little Arches when we return!
for Couplesby David from Billings
Christmas Holiday VisitPosted Jan 1, 2015 on Hotels
Our week long stay was excellent. The associated restaurant, Luna, was upstairs and had an exceptional menu. The front desk service was accommodating. They arranged whatever excursions and transportation that we needed. Room no. 8 was very comfortable with a private deck and quiet garden view away from street noises. The private hot tub was a bonus feature. The nearby beach was lovely. The hotel moved beach chairs for our use the short distance to the water. The Barbados is a friendly and warm destination and we would return to the Little Arches.