Located in the heart of the popular west coast of Barbados in Sunset Crest, Halcyon Palm offers 25 self catering, one bedroom apartments. Apartments are well appointed and include fully equipped kitchenettes, living areas (fan cooled) and bedroom with twin beds (fan cooled and AC at an additional charge. The property features a pool with loungers and guests check in and out at sister proeprty Travellers Palm located a few minutes away. Guests have access to a private oceanfront pool at the nearby Beach House. Beaches, shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance. * please note the pool will be closed from November 8th - 27th 2017 to undergo maintenance.
Distance to city centre 11.5km
Distance to beach 1km
Distance to airport 25.5km
Address: 0018092464326750, Sunset Crest, St James, Barbados
West Coast, Barbados, Barbados
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On arrival, I had to wait for over an hour to simply be checked in to my room. However, as a courtesy, the staff transported me to the hotel which is five minutes away from the receptionist's office.
Pros:The apartment's bedroom and bathroom were clean and tidy. However, the addition of blankets would be a nice touch. The room contained a telephone which was a bonus. The pool area was very welcoming and clean. The surrounding neighborhood is safe and in somewhat close proximity to a small coffee shop and food truck.
The cons: dish washing liquid and sponge should be supplied in the kitchen area. Wifi was provided at an additional cost and can only be used on a limited number of devices simultaneously.
I was 'forced' to stay here after my husband fell ill and needed a couple of nights to recuperate before flying home. We were in Room 4 which is right by the pool and reception so had no problems booking in etc. However, these are self catering apartments, not a hotel so there is nothing in the rooms to eat or drink (and we arrived late one evening) and the bar/restaurant never opened. The kitchen is very old fashioned with just one huge saucepan. One ring didn't work on the cooker. There is no washing up liquid or scourers or cloths to clean the saucepan or dishes.
Reception did sell some basics like soup and instant coffee sachets which saved my life that night. Also the water for the shower was cool not hot on the first day (but improved after I complained.) I note other people have said that there were no blankets - this was true! Is that normal of Barbados? I did get one after I asked though. They do supply towels now.
This is sounding very bleak but there were huge plus points. I loved the pool - it was simple but clean and refreshing. The beautiful beach was a fifteen minute walk away. There is a supermarket ( it's pricey) but that was a fair 35 - 30 minute slog with heavy goods so a car is recommended. I sat outside my apartment there and admired the humming birds and other blackbird type birds squabbling; stunning. The noise of the frogs at night was magical.
Also, because we hadn't been able to fly back on our scheduled flight, we needed to book new ones and the reception staff were brilliant with this. We'd never have managed it without them. They were outstanding throughout our stay and extremely helpful.
So, is it the best place? Probably not. Be prepared to ask for what you need. And take some snacks and a kitchen sponge to clean things. Then sit back and breathe in the Barbados air...
Do not book this venue! It's a disgrace,no clean towels,dirty linen,pool,sunbeds,and everything falling apart. This place does not represent Barbados,its a novel. The reception is a ten minute walk away with management who have no interest in the venue. Disgusting slum. Stay clear!