Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Berkshire, UK
An oasis on the west coastPosted Nov 17, 2010
We loved this hotel which consists of self catering villas in a beautiful garden with a nice pool. There is a restaurant which is fine although we only ate there once as there are so many good eateries in easy reach. The supermarket is a walk away so you could easily just cook at home. We thought the staff were very helpful and friendly. The only downside is the narrow beach with little room for sunbeds although this doesn't really matter when there are so many amazing beaches nearby eg at Heron Bay House - a 10 min walk. It would be ideal for parents with babies as you can wheel buggies into Holetown and all restaurants are child friendly. Also the hotel will arrange someone to cook for you if you want. We hired a car which meant we could look around the island but it would have been fine to stay put as there's enough to do in Holetown. Adjacent to the hotel is one of the historic churches of Barbados which is really beautiful and we could hear the wonderful singing during the services and choir practice!
by A verified traveler from Lebanon, NH
Best low-key, relaxing stay in BarbadosPosted Dec 10, 2009
We just returned from a Thanksgiving vacation in Barbados; and we are definitely thankful to have found Settlers Beach Villa Hotel. The villas were clean and had a surprising amount of privacy. We used the full kitchen to make breakfast and loved the patio area. The concierge staff was friendly and helpful - they booked our rental car and had it brought right to the hotel for us. The beach is quiet and beautiful. We did not go to the Spago restaurant on site, instead we ventured over to the local Holetown places. During the day they looked like dives but at night the shutters opened up to fantastic and delicious restaurants!
by A verified traveler from Cheshire
Give yourself a breakPosted Nov 12, 2009
This is the third time that we have visited Settlers Beach in Holetown. The location is perfect for us as we enjoy eating out at different places and Holetown is perfect for its proximity to good restaurants, has a good supermarket, small souveneer shops etc. The beach is small but not busy and you are able to walk to other areas of the beach which hire jet ski's etc and are more commercialised. The hotel service is good and nothing is too much trouble. The small restaurant at Settlers (Spago) serves good food although the service can be a touch lacking if they are in any way busy.
by A verified traveler from London
A little bit disppointingPosted May 15, 2008
We stayed on both the South and West coast. In my research the South coast appeared to have nicer beaches but I was told by friends that the West coast was more lively, hence the decision to break the trip into two parts. Settlers Beach Hotel was our West coast choice and it was unfortunately really disappointing for a number of reasons: 1) The hotel only had a very small strip of beach, which was no more then 20m by 5m. It wasn't particularly nice. 2) Although spacious and probably designed for a family of 4, I was really disappointed that there was no aircon in the living room and no access to TV. 3) Luckily there was aircon in the bedroom but unfortunately it was really weak and inadequate. The West coast is more developed and had a wider choice of expensive restaurants but unfortunately the beaches were disappointing - more light brown sand then white. The South coast was excellent with beautiful beaches (Crane Beach & Bottom Bay were the best) and there is lots to do (e.g. lots of bars and restaurants at St Lawrence Gap).
by A verified traveler from London
Excellent villas to relaxPosted Jun 26, 2007
We really enjoyed our stay in the villas. The area consists of several villas (containing very clean bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and very larege lounges) around a little swimming pool, 30 seconds from a near-private beach. It is an excellent place to go if you want to have a relaxed time, since it is away from the busy beaches and very peaceful. The service was excellent and staff were very helpful to get taxis, indicate nearby attractions etc... Definately going back soon!
by A verified traveler from kent
Great for ChillinPosted Jul 12, 2006
Nice on site bar and restaurant,good prices watersports on the beach, supermarket, shops just 2 mins walk. Best holiday for those not looking for a built up area.
by A verified traveler from Conn
Location Location LocationPosted Jun 1, 2005
Great location. Close to beach and Holetown.
by A verified traveler from Guilford, CT
Perfect for families and couples looking for relaxation!Posted Apr 27, 2005
We just got back from a week at Settler's Beach hotel. We are a family with 3 children and this hotel was perfect for us. We were looking for a peaceful hotel with a pool and calm beach. We found everything we were looking for. The staff was extremely helpful and the rooms very spacious. There are 22 private villas surrounding beautiful gardens, a central courtyard, and pool. Our 2 story villa had a dining room, kitchen, living room, 2 large bedrooms, 3!! bathrooms and balcony. The villas are very private, but this hotel would also be perfect for friends traveling together. We were not looking for one of those all inclusive large resort with lots of people. While walking up and down the beach we kept remarking how lucky we were that we picked Settler's beach. The other "resorts" were very crowded with rows and rows of chairs and people crowded on the beach and many had large rocks on their beaches. The beach at Settler's was lovely. Beautiful, calm water with soft sand and a coral reef perfect for snorkeling just off shore. Our kids were fascinated with all of the fish! The hotel is in a great, safe location close to shops and restaurants. With easy access to Bridgetown and Speightstown. We will definitely go back to Settler's Beach hotel!