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17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

brilliant time

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Reviewed 16th June 2009

"this was our 7th time at butterfly, you could'nt wish to stay anywhere more chilled,the staff are really friendly and helpfull anyone who says different must be difficult to please we have never seen any crime there at all!!! the rooms are tastefull always kept clean by the wonderfull housekeeping girls we always meet people who have been back to butterfly year after year and have made some really good friends its like going home using the local busses is a must you can get all over the island for very little,charleys bar across the road is a great place to eat,good food at good prices swimming with the turtles is a brill day out, at night harbour lights is good value for momey in fact whatever trip you go on is value but it's your holiday and what you make of it we can't wait to go back "

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  • Travel date: 15th June 2009

Butterfly Beach - Gotta Luv It !

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Reviewed 27th January 2009

"We spent Christmas and New Year at the Butterfly Beach Hotel. For the money we couldn't fault it and the food was definitely worthy of more than the 3*'S the hotel currently holds. Parts of the hotel are due for a re-vamp this Summer i.e. tiling around the jacuzzi's, some new lighting, so check before you go, but we don't think it's going to be major noisy stuff. The seaview rooms are particularly lovely, as they are quieter, the only thing we had to adjust to was the singing of the tree frogs! The two beaches either side of the hotel are lovely, however, remember that they are public beaches and don't come under the security umberella of the Butterfly. Transport is fun, blue Bajan corporation buses or mini-buses,white with a maroon stripe that will beep at you as you walk along (no bus stops for those fellas!) But don't be shy jump on a yellow reggae bus, windows wide open, music blaring, only $1.50 to St Lawrence Gap (20 bucks in a cab!) Enjoy yourself, the Butterfly Beach is very welcoming (go visit the gift shop, the lady who runs it is a real giggler!) Many of the guests we met were repeat visitors, that says it all really. "

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  • Travel date: 27th January 2009

I was booked a "Superior Studio Island v...

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Reviewed 9th August 2008

"I was booked a "Superior Studio Island view" and instead got the side view of a building and had to stick my head and lean over the balcony to get a view of the sea which just added to my enjoyment!!!!. I've visited Barbados on many ocassions and have enjoyed every holiday apart from this one so I know I am in a position to make the above comments on this accomodation. We previously stayed at Silver Sands Christchurch (it is a bit of of the beaten track, definately recommend hire of transport) and this hotel was first class, all staff were helpful and friendly the on site restaurant was expensive but if you go into Bridgetown the eating establishments were welcoming and food was lovely. South Beach hotel is also lovely. "

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  • Travel date: 9th August 2008

I booked our holiday via the net and unf...

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Reviewed 9th August 2008

"I booked our holiday via the net and unfortunately on 1st day of arrival at hotel the room was not aired sufficiently, neither the air conditioning or fan was turned on which in my opinion would have eleviated this problem, the electric cooker had tin foil wrapped around the hob, the kitchen sink tap was in need of repair, I had to plug in the fridge myself, the pictures used to advertise the hotel did not live up to expectations again in need of a fresh uplift, there was the oldest safe I've ever seen in use in your room at a charge which I had to report to reception several times because it did not work, only a couple of staff members were friendly and helpful the rest I found were miserable. Overall we did not enjoy our stay at this establishment also considering how much was paid for this holiday was dissapointing, we enjoyed several activities ie Ocean Park great for all the family, Cool Runnings day trip snorkelling and swimming with the sea turtles etc (a definate must) for the family and jet skiing."

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  • Travel date: 9th August 2008

What an amazing Island! think Carribean ...

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Reviewed 29th June 2008

"What an amazing Island! think Carribean and Barbados is what your imagining. Absolutely stunning scenery everywhere. The Butterfly Beach was a lovely place to stay. The staff were very friendly and never intrusive. Food excellent and St Lawrence Gap has everything you could want for a great night out, Great restaurants, lively bars and the friendliest taxi drivers i've ever met (if your lucky you might get 'CookieMonster' who was a font of knowledge and just a great laugh all round!!) You do get approached by the locals on the beach sometimes but a simple no thankyou and they leave you alone, usually after saying "have a nice day". All in all both Lisa and I loved it and are planning to return possibly this November to the Butterfly Beach hotel."

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  • Travel date: 29th June 2008

What was the other reviewer, coming out ...

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Reviewed 28th May 2008

"What was the other reviewer, coming out of a coma? There is only one road past the hotel, not even a dirt track? Get the No 11 to Bridgetown (About £2.00) Enjoy the sights & if anyone approaches you tell them to go away (they will respect your request) Above all, remember, this is basically a third world country (I've been here loads of times) They Don't like the name 3rd world but what the fu*K (THIS IS NOT ENGLAND) & you have to make allowances for the indiginous population. Fer 'Chrissakes its an 'oliday'"

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  • Travel date: 28th May 2008

Fabulous holiday at Butterfly Beach - a week was just not long enough

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Reviewed 6th December 2012

"This was our first time in the Caribbean and the Butterfly Beach Hotel did not disappoint us at all. The staff were so friendly and the rooms were immaculately clean. Nothing was too much trouble and they took time out to help with any queries and directions which we needed. The location of Butterfly is brilliant for getting around and Oistins is a short walk away - the fish fry on Friday night is not to be missed. We hired a Moke to get around the island which was fantastic. We are going to return next year to Butterfly and stay for two weeks as one week was just not long enough."

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  • Travel date: 29th June 2006

well recomended

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Reviewed 14th December 2012

"dissaapointed on arrival, we reqested ocean view however we got an island view which was a tree ,so strongly recomend and pay extra for ocean view.hotel staff and mamagment were elite,food in snack bar was also good and v f m.not much entertainment thou and if you have children they would be bored.rooms are v clean but facilities for catering v limited no grill or oven.we hired a car next door to hotel good price about £20 per day and the shop across the road helpfull for advice about the place.we viisted a few hotels nearby and we were so pleased we chose butterfly beach.would return."

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  • Travel date: 17th June 2006

A great holiday

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Reviewed 3rd December 2012

"We were very impressed with the Butterfly Beach Hotel. From the moment of our arrival, when we were greeted with a long cool drink, to our reluctant departure, everyone in the hotel did their very best to help us. At all times they were attentive and very friendly. The room was spacious and clean (we paid for a room with an ocean view- well worth it) and the decoration was good with a new air conditioning unit which worked very well. Outside the terraces, pool and 3 open air jacuzzis were regularly cleaned to an extremely high standard. We quickly discovered the small convenience store opposite the hotel- only a small range of items but Julie and Alan were extremely friendly and helped advise us of things to do on the island. Our first trip was to Oistins using the local bus service (anywhere for a flat fare of 1.5 Barbados dollars (around £0.30): you need the right money). The fish market sells some of the best really fresh fish you have ever tasted including flying fish, "dolphin" (no, not the real dolphin), king fish, red snapper etc. During our holiday we bought a variety of fresh fish and cooked it in our room with recipes suggested by the locals. However at night they cook fish for you at the fish market and Friday nights are a big event with music etc. As a result we only used the restaurant in the hotel once during our stay. Getting to Bridgetown, the capital, was easy using the buses although the morning rush hours before 09:00 and after 17:00 are best avoided as the roads become very congested.For part of the week we hired a car and went inland and to the East coast. Well worth it with some amazing scenery. There was really so much to see and do. However we really enjoyed the "Roots and Rhythm" cabaret and meal although it was not cheap. We will certainly return to Barbados and to the Butterfly Beach. The flights by Virgin were excellent and uncrowded."

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  • Travel date: 30th May 2006

Ideal Place To Explore Barbados

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Reviewed 10th December 2012

"We have just returned from an 8 day holiday at the Butterfly Beach Hotel in Barbados with British Airways & BA Holidays I spent a lot of hours trying to decide between the Silver Sands Hotel and the Butterfly beach hotel and we were thankful that we chose the Butterfly Beach The hotel is only 10 minutes drive from the airport and is located on the main road and the restaurant / sun deck are right on the waters edge. Given that it is self catering I was apprehensive about the quality of the rooms and we managed to upgrade our initial room to an ocean view which was worth the extra £100 for the trip. The rooms a very functional and cleaned daily with fresh towels provided and the beds made. They had a ceiling fan and a good air conditioning unit which was great for the really hot days/ nights we experienced. Overall the rooms were excellent and surpassed my initial fears before booking but they are basic self catering with a fridge, a four ring hob, toaster, kettle and a few pans and cutlery - good for doing the basics. It did have a TV and phone which were an added bonus I was not expecting. The starfish restaurant has a nice selection of food and is reasonably priced and the staff were very good. We only ate at the hotel a couple of times but could not fault the food or service. The location is great for exploring the island and I would recommend hiring a car as it is very easy to get around the island and explore the other beaches and attractions. The beach itself at the hotel was not great for snorkelling due to the waves and the wind but it was great for trying out windsurfing at the Mistral club right next door. If you want to have clear water to see the marine life then you are better driving to some of the public beaches further up the west coast. We did take a trip to the Silver Sands hotel and found that it was quite a way from the main centre and the sea was exceptionally rough for swimming but ideal for surfing and windsurfing. In comparison the Butterfly Beach is 5 minutes drive to St Lawrence Gap and 20 minutes to Bridge town and within walking distance of a super market and Oistens town centre. Overall I would have no problem recommending the Butterfly Beach Hotel and given the low cost I think it was excellent value for money, very clean, central and near some great beaches. There is good security at the hotel and on the island and we never felt unsafe or nervous. A great experience and some great memories!! Compliments to the managers and staff at the hotel and to BA who always seem to do a great job!"

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  • Travel date: 1st May 2006

!!!FANTASTIC!! We had the time of our lives!

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Reviewed 10th December 2012

"Me and my boyfriend first started fantasising about going to barbados and how great it would be, then we started looking at the prises and this was definately the best. So we thought why not lets do it. When we got there we were greated by the nice staff and given our keys to our room. The room was lovely but as soon as we saw the view from the top floor and it was amazing it was unreal we couldnt believe we was there. We took a few trips including St Lawrence Gap were you can eat, dance and go on the georgeous beach during the day, we also went on a submarine, on a luxury catamaran cruise which was surprisingly cheap with food on board and then snorkling with the turtles. And finally a bajan roots and rythms show. !!!!!Overall the holiday was out of this world!!!!!! Any question dont hesitate to contact me [email protected]"

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  • Travel date: 19th April 2006

10 days not enough!

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Reviewed 3rd December 2012

"We stayed at the Butterfly in March and had a fantastic time. Do not expect a 5* resort as this is basically a self catering hotel. We had a sea view room 314 in the new block that came equipped with a huge bed, bath, shower and kitchenette and brand new satellite TV. As stated in previous reviews the cleanliness of the accomodation is superb. The hotel has a swimming pool (kept very clean) jacuzzi's (good for sipping a pina colada or rum punch or two at happy hour 5-6) and a good standard bar/restaurant (the happy starfish.) If you don't fancy venturing out some evenings you can either socialise around the bar on bbq night or join in when they have a kareoke night. (we gave this a miss as the standard of vocal abilities among some guests was not too pleasing on the ears. We rented a car (a must) from a company that was arranged through reception. It turned out to be a very good deal (about $80 barbados. £22 a day. Best part was driving through the sandy lane residential complex and feeding the green monkeys that habitat the area. You can also find many secluded beaches to laze away the days. Go to Bathsheba and have lunch at the roundhouse on the east coast. If you don't rent a car you can flag down a white minibus (ZR) that will toot you as you walk a long for $1.50 anywhere. Might have to cram in with the locals and listen to the latest Barbados No1's but this is all part of the experience. If you haven't been to the island before you will be surprised at how friendly the locals are. This is probably due to the stress free laid back nature of the island. Get over to the west coast for the calm sea, treat yourself to dinner at the Little Arches Hotel {about 5 min journey from Butterfly) and don't miss the Oistins Friday night fish Fry.And make sure you take a catamaran cruise and snorkel with the turtles. Going back in Dec to stay on the west coast But if this is your first visit start off at the butterfly and get an ocean view room and you won't go far wrong. For the night life get over to St lawrence Gap about 10 min away. Loved It"

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  • Travel date: 18th April 2006
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