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4.8 out of 5

"On vacation my husband I like to relax, eat well and do nothing. We did just that in Barbados staying at The House. The rooms are nice and the online ... " More

By LJMHarris, from Charleston, SC on Wed 12 Jun 2013

Hotel Description

5-star beachfront resort near Sandy Lane Beach

On the beach

You'll find Paynes Bay Beach and Sandy Lane Beach within a 15-minute walk of this Paynes Bay resort. Paradise Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Award-winning

A full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant are all featured at this luxury resort. Relax with free beach cabanas, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, patios

The 34 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities include patios, DVD players, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Junior Suite, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

5 out of 5

AWESOME VACAY

On vacation my husband I like to relax, eat well and do nothing. We did just that in Barbados staying at The House. The rooms are nice and the online descriptions and pictures are actually the reality when you arrive. We loved the personal attention received through ambassadors vs. traditional hotel setups. The included breakfast is quite tasty featuring classic continental fare but also local dishes and an egg station where omelets or egg benedict are prepared. We loved the daily tea time (being from America this is not a typical activity) and the assorted treats that accompanied it. The staff are awesome. Very professional, accommodating and friendly! During our stay were invited to the Managers Cocktail Party and it was nicely done. the hors d'oeuvres were excellent. Be careful with the rum punch! ;) Its a small (34 rooms) adult-only hotel, which we prefer, so it was very quiet but guests were friendly. We appreciated not having an A/I plan so that we could sample the local restaurants. It can be pricey but its worth it the cost. The only cons: 1.beaches in Barbados are public access so you would get a few pesky/persistent local vendors trying to sell a tour or jewelry or jet-ski ride. 2. the complimentary jet lag massage was at best 5 on a 1-10 scale but hey its complimentary. we tipped anyway and 3.the vacation had to come to an end. WE WOULD DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN and PLAN ON IT!

Posted by , from Charleston, SC on Jun 12, 2013

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5 out of 5

I was able to really relax here.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
We arrived late due to missed connections, but they were ready for us and very accommodating. The room and amenities were as described and the staff was wonderful. I wish I could have stayed longer.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel is fantastic - Service, Service, Service!!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: ac system, rooms need updating
My wife and I decided to spend a few days leading up to New Years at "The House" and had a wonderful time. As we entered this intimate, adults only, tranquil property your first see a wide lobby/lounge area all-white chairs and music throughtout the lobby (reminds me a bit of the entrance to the Delano hotel, Miami). We were immediately greeted by an Ambassador who is responsible for managing all your needs during your stay. Our Ambassador, Joanna, took exceptional care of us and even arranged deliver of a local dish I requested which was served on the beach. She definetely went above and beyond here. At 4pm, tea is served; just imagine listening to Zero 7 or Thievery Corporation having afternoon tea while soothing waves slither onto the beach. Oh, the beach is absolutely stunning; sand is wonderful and the "The House" beach side service is equally exceptional. One recommendation - AC blows directly over the bed...they need to move it to another spot. Also, the rooms are a bit dated but should be updated later this year...just in time for our next December trip.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on Jan 10, 2012

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4 out of 5

Not too shabby

I'm used to quality like that at the Pere Marquette in Peoria, IL, and while this was good, it wasn't up to par with the Pere. I would stay here again though.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2007

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About the The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

Location Paynes Bay, Paynes Bay, St. James

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 1 2020 to May 17 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or kick back in the shade with complimentary cabanas and umbrellas. At The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities like surfing/boogie boarding and snorkeling. Free breakfast is available daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This luxury resort also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only was completed in October 2017. This 5-star Paynes Bay resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 34 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Grantley Adams Intl. Airport (BGI) (24.5 km / 15.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only offers 34 accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Private patio
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

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 select days.

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

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

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

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.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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 sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out 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.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 160 per vehicle (roundtrip)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • House Elegant Hotels Adults
  • House Elegant Hotels Adults Hotel
  • House Elegant Hotels Adults Hotel Paynes Bay
  • House Elegant Hotels Adults Paynes Bay
  • House Elegant Hotels Adults Resort Paynes Bay
  • House Elegant Hotels Adults Resort
  • The House by Elegant Hotels Adults Only
  • House egant s Adults Paynes
  • The House By Elegant Hotels
  • The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only Resort
  • The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only Paynes Bay
  • The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only Resort Paynes Bay

You should know

  • The House by Elegant Hotels - Adults Only offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.