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The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

5-star5 stars
Paynes Bay, Paynes Bay, St. James, Barbados

Adults-only beachfront resort with spa, near Paynes Bay Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 1 2020 to May 17 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • The staff were amazing friendly and fun but still professional Location was fabulous…Feb 8, 2020
  • A wonderful hotel experience made special by the location and the staff. Nothing is too…Oct 10, 2019

The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

from £351
  • Junior Suite, Garden View
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

What’s around The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Sandy Lane Beach - 14-minute walk
  • Paynes Bay Beach - 2-minute walk
  • Paradise Beach - 43-minute walk
  • Barbados Polo Club - 13-minute walk
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course - 20-minute walk
  • Sunset Crest Shopping Centre - 25-minute walk
  • Chattel Village - 33-minute walk

Getting around

  • Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.) 23-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 34 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.

The spa is open selected days.

Dining

Daphne's – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Awards and affiliations

The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only is listed in the 2016 Condé Nast Traveller Top 100 List.

The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only’s small print

Also known as

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Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 17.50 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per vehicle (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

  • Does The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only currently open?
    This property is closed from 1 March 2020 to 17 May 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    Yes, Daphne's offers Italian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Cliff (6-min walk), Cariba (8-min walk) and Sea Cat (2.3 mi).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 160 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • What is there to do at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only and nearby?
    Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, sailing and waterskiing. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only also has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre, as well as spa services.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 40 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely place to stay in Barbados for couples
We had a wonderful stay at the House and will definitely be back soon. The House truly delivers on exceptional service all round with all the staff ambassadors doing their very best to cater to all our needs. Paris the general manager is great and makes sure all her guests needs are are catered for. The champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés are great and all included too which is a nice touch. We loved the fact it is an adults only hotel and also it’s more personal touch/boutique nature given it only has 34 or so rooms. The hotel is right on the beach too with stunning views. Overall a truly lovely experience!
Michael, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stay at the House
Great holiday made better by fantastic customer service at the House , the best you can get in my opinion. Beautiful setting surrounded by great restaurants , only setback if any they are all quite pricey ! But all in all a fab holiday.
Adrian, gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Not just a house, it’s a home!
Lovely location, welcoming and attentive staff. Impressed by the number of repeat guests we met, we would also now certainly return. Champagne (real) breakfasts and free water sports are lovely touches in what can be an expensive country to visit. Only recommendation for improvement would be that the bathrooms could benefit from a refresh.
Erica, gb6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff. Go out their way to help. Great location. Good sized rooms.
gb7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The hotel is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Barbados independently with a high quality hotel to return to. Our room was large, well appointed, and had beautiful views out to sea. Breakfast was great, the beach was perfect for swimming, and there was a bus stop right outside to visit Bridgetown and Speightstown if you wanted to experience the local buses. The staff were fantastic and very helpful in organising car hire and booking restaurants (of which there are several within walking distance). If you're looking for an alternative to all-inclusive resorts, but still want the luxury of a nice hotel then I highly recommend.
gb10 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay at a lovely small hotel
Lovely stay at this small hotel. Great service. Room (ocean facing) was very spacious and nicely furnished. Very nice bathroom. Great view over the sea. Noise from the bar in front was irritating but only on a few occasions. The beach was very nice and good swimming. Nice little extras offered such as the afternoon tea and the odd small snacks and sunglass shining on the beach. Daphne's the hotels semi-attached restaurant was a little disappointing. Much better good restaurants on the island - or even across the road at Scarlett's.
John, gb11 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel with great service especially when on the beach. Quite a lot included in the price too.
Sean, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good location
restful and enjoyable hotel. Would not recommend daphnes restaurant though. No longer a good place to eat
gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel and staff
Great hotel, classy, sophisticated hotel with amazing staff. From the welcome drinks, complimentary massage, champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and canapés, cold towels and fresh fruit to the sunloungers, sunglasses cleaned, wow wow wow. The location is good also with local restaurants and bus service.
John, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel on the beach...
An oasis of peace, as it is adults only. Our room (one of only about 40) was superb, second floor with a veranda overlooking the pool, beach and sea, perfect for watching the sunset. So many nice complimentary touches - from cold towels and sunglasses cleaning in the morning to afternoon tea and evening canapés. Staff are amazing too, nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended for a quiet, relaxing break
Neil, gb5 night trip

The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only