About Sea Breeze Beach House by Ocean Hotels
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- free parking
- public wifi
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- room service
- dry cleaning
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- concierge desk
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- airport transportation
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- free breakfast
- private balcony
- hot tub
- kids activities
- poolside bar
- kids club
- private beach
- evening entertainment
- adult pool
13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We were greeted with a glass of home mad...
"We were greeted with a glass of home made rum punch and asked to take a seat and watch the sea while our room key and cases were taken to our room, amazing greeting after a long journey.
The atmosphere took a while to get used to, however from the very first day we were made to feel welcome. Great sea views, undisturbed beach, cleaned every day, free sun beds, rooms kept clean and fresh linen.
We went self catering so we could eat out and explore the island. However every one in the hotel said the food was great and had no complaints, it smelt good though."
- Travel date: Mon 13th of August 2007
This hotel did not warrant the four diam...
"This hotel did not warrant the four diamonds that Airtours awarded it.
The food was excellent but the room we were allocated could only be described as 2*. The air conditioning unit leaked and when you stood by the sink to make tea you were dripped on constantly.
The lamp standard was broken and the bulb section was at right angles to the bulb housing (only glad I didn't just push my hand up to turn it on without looking or I may have received an electric shock) half the lamps did not work.
The clock radio alarm was wired directly into the wall and the socket was falling off. We had to clean the headboard before using the bed as it was decidedly greasy. The sheets were so thin that you could see the ticking pattern of the mattress through them and our 'pillow' measured about 18" wide and was of sponge foam pieces (not very comfortable).
The bathroom was decidedly 'old' and grubby, the toilet overflowed one night and the maintenance man used a plunger to free it then proceeded to wipe up the raw sewage from the floor with the bathroom towel, admittedly he did give us a clean one afterwards', the floor was not cleaned so consequently we never used the bathroom without wearing our shoes.
Some of the staff were lovely, very friendly and couldn't do enough for us but some were extremely off hand and gave the impression that the last place they wanted to be was serving us our meal.
The hotel itself is very quiet and peaceful, right on the beach so you had a choice of where you soaked up the rays, and we met some very nice people holidaying there.
There is entertainment every evening which consists mostly of singing groups and was very enjoyable. The two trips we went on (catamaran trip and Harbour Lights )were brilliant and well worth the money.
We should have complained about our issues with the room, but having been to Barbados before (Mango Bay, St James, which I understand has now been re furbished) we were of the conclusion that this was pretty much the standard of Bajan hotels, everything appears to be well used and a bit primitive.
We did have a lovely holiday and basically only used the room for sleeping in so after we had our moan to ourselves (and took photos of the offending areas) we just got on with it.
Would we go back to Sea Breeze?- No I don't think so.
The flight was less than comfortable, the food was insufficient,( we paid Â£15 each for our food and to be honest a 4" croissant with a cup of water, a small orange juice and a cup of tea which was swallowed in two gulps, as for dinner, well it was a good job we ate chocolate and sweets throughout the flight, was a rip off), head phones didn't work, we were unable to see a TV screen.
Would we travel with Airtours again?- No"
- Travel date: Tue 17th of July 2007
This is an Excellent hotel. The Staff he...
"This is an Excellent hotel. The Staff here are very friendly and very helpful. The Food is fantastic. There is the mermaid restaurant which is a la carte and the beach pot for snacks. Lovely!
Location is good with easy access to St Laurance Gap, Oistins and Bridgetown. They are all a short taxi ride away.
There are two pools in the hotel and they are a good size although the photos on the website are a bit misleading. Make sure you go on the catamaran, its the best day out on the island."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of July 2006
"i stayed at the sea breeze in june for a two week all inclusive holiday, to be really honest the place is great, ok the water facilities and table tennis etc, do need up grading to some standard, i agree as i'm a active person on holiday and these were not up to standard, although pete the water sports guy was a bonus, he's grate bloke and you could talk for hours to him. as for the staff hey come on guys you be nice to them they'll be nice to you. i found them very helpfull and very professional. i think some people are just to far up their own----- and expect the hilton..
how are the birds a problem its part of barbados you gotta expect these things. talk to the people find out their culture, where they come from, perhaps you would realise then, that is place is fab and can make your holiday great get envolved."
- Travel date: Tue 9th of November 2004
A perfect chill out zone
"We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Sea Breeze at had a fantastic time. There were 10 of us in our party all adults exept two boys aged 8 and 11.
The staff at the sea breeze were brilliant, and I can only wonder at other reviews which say differently. They were friendly and extremely efficient. Dale on reception is particularly worth a mention, who had to put up with a lot from us (sorry Dale!)
The rooms were a little 'tired' but with a daily maid service were kept extremely clean and each morning, the whole outside area of the hotel was swept clean of leaves and flower petals.
The tap in one of our rooms was reported as leaking, and before we had returned from reception, the workman was already fixing it. The food was good with a change of menu every night, though the lunchtime menu remained the same each day. The breakfast menu was a buffet and the hot breakfast buffet changed slightly daily. The cold breakfast buffet generally stayed the same. As for the moans about the birds in the restruant Hey, this is Barbados, the only other alternative is to shut all windows and doors! Just sit back and enjoy the 'bird watching' while having breakfast!
I cant comment on the gym, as most of our 'get up and go' had 'got up and gone' and we just enjoyed chilling out. The TV reception wasn't the best, but I'm sure if we had reported it, it would have been fixed with the same speed as the tap. But anyway, with the view of the ocean outside the window, who wants to watch tv anyway! The two boys always found something to do, and were never bored. There are 2 pools and a fantastic beach and safe swimming, though some days the waves were larger than others, but this just added to the excitement. There was also a pool table, ping pong, garden chess, etc.
The all inclusive drinks were excellent, try the Carumba and the alcoholic banana cocktail. Superb. The only drink we had to pay for was $2.00 (approx 0.70p) for a Harvey Wallbanger which contains Galliano so is obviously not local.
Overall we had a brilliant time, and would certainly recommend this hotel. But if you are after discos, limbo dancing and parties, then this isnt for you. If on the other hand you just want to chill out, and enjoy the low key evening entertainment then this is just perfect. For lively nights the gap is a short bus ride away, and Oistins (Friday night fish fry)is within walking distance, though mind the traffic as there are no footpaths in places. Bridgetown is also within easy reach. We had a fantastic day at the races at Garrison Savannah, thanks to Pete at the watersports who got us our race cards a day early, so that we could pick the 'winners'. Another good trip is the swimming with the turtles, and we did this with 'cool runnings' who were excellent.
So thats about it really, close your eyes listen to the waves laping the beach and the sound of the whistling tree frogs, and thats what we drifted off to sleep with each night. Absolute heaven!!!!"
- Travel date: Sat 6th of November 2004
We loved it so much we got engaged there!
"We stayed at the Sea Breeze in September and being our first trip to the Carribean, were not entirely sure what to expect. Our 'superior' room was perhaps not quite as modern as we'd anticipated but was spotlessly clean and well maintained throughout our two week stay.
We were unfortunately caught up in Hurricane Ivan but the hotel staff were absolutely excellent when it came to keeping us informed as to what was happening, boarding up our room so we were as safe as possible and post-hurricane they had the hotel back to normal within a matter of hours.
We found the staff to be friendly and helpful and were baffled to see comments here from guests saying otherwise.
We were 'all-inclusive' and the food was excellent and well exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere of the restaurant changed every night and we never tired of eating there.
The hotel grounds are pretty and well maintained. You could always find yourself a peaceful spot away from it all if so desired. The pools aren't huge but always seemed clean and never too crowded.
All in all we'd recommened the Sea Breeze to anyone wanting a good value for money, peaceful and relaxing holiday. If you're after thrills, spills and partying into the night it might not be for you. We loved it so much we got engaged there!"
- Travel date: Thu 4th of November 2004
"My family and I were transferred from Escape at the Gap Resort to Sea Breeze in august 2004, after a bad experience at Escape.
We absolutely adored Sea Breeze, with the staff so friendly, and the management very attentive and interested in peoples opinions.
Sea Breeze is a very relaxed place to stay at, and represents the Barbadian way of life excellently.
If I could afford it, my family and I would definitely return to this resort again, without a shadow of a doubt."
- Travel date: Wed 27th of October 2004
"We moved to the Sea Breeze after spending 6 very long nights at another budget property with no a/c. We thought we had died and gone to heaven. Beautiful property right on the beach. We had an ocean view room which overlooked the pool and the view was incredible. It was a very clean property and we encounter excellent service. (they even arranged for us to be picked up at 5:15 am to be taken to the airport) However, we did not go all-inclusive, but the Breakfast Buffet was included with our room, which changed every morning and was quit good. My only complaint would be the birds, they fly freely through the restaurant and are not shy about stealing food. However the wait staff is on top of picking up plates to keep the birds from a free meal. We would definitely stay again!"
- Travel date: Wed 6th of October 2004
The best place in the world to Chill-Out
"I agree with the last reviewer. It was a lovely place to chill-out. Although we've been to the Maldives, Antigua, Italy etc and they were Fab, we think the resort was even better, very Ronseal (i.e. exactly what it said on the tin !!). Extra Special thanks to Waple Parris. What a Darling. She set up a complimentary dinner in the Gazebo for my Anniversary. Very special evening indeed.
We are booking to go back in April next year and this time we are taking the rest of our family too.
Anyone who Dis's the Hotel needs to be a bit more Chilled and RELAX !!!!
- Travel date: Wed 22nd of September 2004
A distictly average hotel....think twice before you book
"This is not a 4 * hotel I would put it at 1 * at best 2*.
We returned on the 6th of Sept having had a 2 week all inclusive stay.
The rooms are "tired" and in desperate need of updating and a deep clean. The air conditioning in our room leaked and had no remote to control the temperature output. The TV reception was poor and remote broken.
The beds are hard and pillows tiny.
The food is satisfactory if not repetative and predictable. The birds in the dining room are freely allowed to fly in peck at the food and fly off. My daughter had an ear infection caused according to the Dr by the pool not being cleaned properly. Another parent had warned us about this and to our knowledge she was the 5th person to get such an infection a visit to the Dr's will cost you Â£50 for the ear drops and consultation.
The evening entertainment is dull and no immagination has been put into the content. The Gym is dangerous the running stops and starts which when set at 8 mph is dangerous, the exercise bikes are old and tatty as is the step machine.........it is not as shown in the picture. The water sports equipment is tired and needs updating.
The staff are not the frienldliest I have come across one in particular in the dining room left a lot to be desired.
I would not return to this hotel, the only saving grace was the weather was kind."
- Travel date: Tue 21st of September 2004
"Just returned from 10 days at the sea breeze hotel. Thought i would give you my own thoughts on the family run business. Firstly big thanks to the staff as follows waple parris ( resataurant supervisor), Mark,anthony , hazel ann and anne marie (management team), and richard and elleston (bar men) and dale the reception. They made it really well worth the stay. Booked my honemoon there and unfortunately got caught in hurricane ivan. The staff where really caring and looked after us in a real professional manner. Thank you again to you all.
The hotel is a 3* . It is as it says in the brochure. Set on a beautiful beach white sands and crystal clear waters but can be rough at times. The hotel is spotless and the housemaids kept the rooms pristine. The hotel could have done with a touch up here and there. We felt like we were in a jungle which had quite a nice appeal to it. The food was great but in the evening it did not have that varied choice. We went all inclusive which is the best way to go as Barbados is very expensive.
The gym was not open and the watersports very sparse. If you want to go and chill this is the place to be but dont expect pure luxury just friendly atmosphere were nothin is too much for the staff."
- Travel date: Tue 14th of September 2004
Definately NOT a 4 STAR+ as stated in the brochures. More a 1*
"Overall a totally dreadful hotel with extremely appalling service. Women waitresses in particular were very rude (two in particular). Booked a superior room and were given a standard room with a view of a large palm tree.
Hotel states that evening entertainment is provided - not my idea of evening entertainment if you call one man playing the steel drum for three hours.
Absolutely no vegeterian options on the menu - and staff were quite reluctant to prepare food for vegetarians. The food they did prepare was extremely BLAND.
All inclusive drinks selection consisted of around 5 local cocktails, around 4 local spirits and Bank's Beer.
Rooms are awful if you are placed in the old block of the hotel - old sheets, tiles failing off in the bathroom, A/C leaks, bathroom door locks you in, double bed is actually two singles pushed together, 3 channels on the tv and crwaling with ants are too name just a few of the problems we encountered. Luckily they up-graded our accomadation.
Clearly this hotel is no where near the standard or quality as described in its literature or website."
- Travel date: Wed 8th of September 2004