The employees were the best. They always had a smile on their face and always available to my every need. If they did not want to help, I would never have known. I felt very comfortable, safe and eager to come back! The shuttle pick up from the hotel was perfefct. The atmosphere was perfect. It was worth the money for me and my two chidren. The room […] was perfect, I had no problems. if u need a fridge just order it before ur arrival so it can be available. There was no need to spend tons of money on more expensive hotels, We were gone all day with excursions and beach activities and mainly used hotel foe sleep and dinner. Would definitely go again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great get away and family hotel."
Very friendly staff and rooms were very comfortable. beautiful view and the beach is just magnificent. Very family oriented and accommodating. We arrived to a wonderful team of staff members (Mark the front desk manager and Nigel).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love the beach"
Enjoyed Barbados. The staff were excellent and friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great family getaway."
Our experience was great, the staff was great. I stayed at this hotel for over 20 years, when it was the Holiday Inn/Grand Barbados. I always love it there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Our Best Hotel in Barbados"
This hotel has the perfect location, its on the beach, at nights we leave our windows open and listen to the crasing of the waves on the shore. We've been to the Hilton, Oceans 2, Te Crane but this is where we'll stay from now on.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best resort beach"
The Radisson Aquatica is very conveniently located. If you enjoy walking (despite the heat), it is a 25 minute walk to Bridgetown and a 15 minute walk to the boardwalk near some great restaurants (Tapas). It is also about a 15-20 minute taxi ride to St. Lawrence Gap. In addition to a warm, welcoming, and helpful staff, the hotel itself is situated on […] the best beach in our opinion. Carlisle Bay is beautiful and the soft white sands is great. The hotel provides towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas for your convenience. This beach never gets too crowded (Saturday and Sundays included), the water is pretty calm, even on the roughest of days, and there's not a rock to be found. Great place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach and shopping"
The hotel was beautiful and clean. The hotel staff was wonderful and was prompt to assist when needed. They took time to make sure you had everything you needed and went the extra step to make sure your stay was the best. They provided service with a smile and were very professional, polite and courteous. I would highly recommend this hotel. The view […] from the room was beautiful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel on the beach, recently renovated"
well situated on the beach in Carlisle Bay about 20 minute walk to downtown, adjacent to Yacht Club on one side and cruising club/paddle board rentals on the other. Great lobby and entry with view of pool, beach, and airy restaurant. Much smaller and quainter than the Hilton Hotel down the street near Needlam Point. Recently renovated - rooms are clean, […] freshly painted, with comfortable beds and linens. Each room has a view of the water/beach and balcony and good AC. Small convenience store and workout rooms were nice amenties. Service is slow but friendly (barbados time). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, quite and sit by the beautiful beach"
I stayed there from May 1 to May 5 for a conference at another hotel. I was even invited for their official opening. I guess the hotel lives up to the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
QUIET, TRANQUIL HOTEL ON THE BAY. GREAT FOOD! AND VERY NICE STAFFGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel with nice service"
I travel for business, i stay in a lot of places, and this hotel did a very good job impresing me. The breakfast was great, the room was perfect, the staff was very polite. The free wifi worked very good and the breakfast wa very goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Enjoyed my stay, remodeled hotel, dinners were good compared to other places on the outside, beach is rough at time but on the best bay on the island! Kids had a blast in the pool to beach. Close to everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A week of true Paradise for adults and a child"
Staff was friendly, attentive and accommodating. Very clean lobby and hotel. Great location. Nights are quite and calm. I love the oceanfront access. The restaurant extends out over the beach and ocean. Beautiful views and sound of the ocean as there are no windows. You can sit in the sun or a shady area while eating. Expensive menu and very small portions. […] Be sure you take extra fruit or muffins after you eat. For that reason alone I wish there was a kitchen area in the room. We had to request a refrigerator. It was quickly in our room that afternoon. Taxis are a must to get to St.Lawrence Gap but you can walk to Bridgetown, even from the beach. Would definitely stay next trip! Be sure you check the colored flags on the beach near the lifeguards. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Completely renovated hotel right in the middle of Carlisle Bay with snorkeling and wrecks right off the beach. Easy walk to the Hilton and water sports rentals. There are a couple of restaurants within walking distance but many more on the Hastings Road just a short drive away. Flawless & fast internet throughout the hotel, large rooms & balconies (comfortable […] for our family of 4), great housekeeping & front desk staff, with dining & exercise rooms overlooking the beach. Would definitely stay again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Jewel in Barbados"
After reading reviews of several hotels on the south and west coasts, I settled on the Aquatica (formerly the Grand Barbados Beach Resort). Pay the little bit extra to have breakfast included in the room. This option is VERY WELL WORTH IT! In addition to the continental breakfast bar, which had a very large selection of items, we were also given the […] opportunity to order from the menu, which also had a very nice selection. The staff is lovely. I will return to the Aquatica the next time I visit Barbados. Don't forget to watch the race horses go for their morning swim right beside the hotel. Also, there is a place right beside the hotel where for $25 BDS you can have use of the kayaks and snorkeling equipment all day! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good value hotel in a quiet location. Quick and easy to get anywhere you need to go to.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great trip"
The people were extremely helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to make us feel at home.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Just as good as the Hilton down the beach"
The hotel still has a long pier with a pavillion at the end that looks like a disaster hit it, which it did. But the rest of the hotel has been upgraded, refurbished and now looks very good. Elevators are not air conditioned, and seem in need of an update, but other than that the rest of the hotel has been completely redone. It is now comparable (in […] the rooms) to the hilton just down the beach which charges twice as much or more. It is a great hotel, close to downtown, right on Carlyle Bay, and certainly competitive on price for what you get. Restaurant was pricey, but so is the hilton. I would stay here again, especially if I had an event at the hilton, but did not want to pay anywhere near as much. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap but clean hotel - good for a weekend only"
Recently bought by Radisson and rebranded. Refurbishment been made and hotel is no frills but clean. Elevators need some upkeep but location by the beach is great and staff are friendly. OK for a weekend if you're not after pampering and don't want to eat where you stay. Would not want to stay a week here though as options are limited in the hotel. […] Rooms were clean although AC was crazily loud. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is named Aquatica nowGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice & comfortable"
Much better than expectedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Renovation makes the hotel brand new"
Very good stay. I was there on business and the wifi was fast and available everywhere in hotel. The restaurant is built over the water. Awesome. The beach is beautiful and the pool (though small) is really nice. The renovations make the hotel new. I had a corner room with 2 balconies. Ask for this when you book.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel with a great view"
I stayed at the Radisson for a couple of days in august of 2014. The room was very clean and it had a great view of the beach. The food was OK but kind of expensive. There are restaurants not too far from the hotel that are much cheaper. Overall it was a great hotel and I would recommend it..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Good hotel in the captial and right on the beech"
The hotel is comfortble and and has a friendly and efficient staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel, lovely view & beautiful beach!"
We spent the first week of May at the hotel and had a lovely time. The room was spacious and the oceanfront views (2 balconies) beautiful. The room was clean, but things weren't replenished every day...the toiletries were not replenished unless we left a note specifically asking for more, however if we met a maid in the hall they were more than willing […] to give us what we needed...perhaps it's hotel policy? The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you get a waterfront view make sure to be up between 6am and 7am to watch the horses from the racetrack cooling off in the water...very cool. The beach is lovely and lots of chairs are put out every morning. The location is very central and you can walk to various locations ...easy to catch the local buses/vans. We would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel overall. Excellent hotel."
The only major problem I had with this hotel was the lack of security. People not belonging to the hotel would go into the swimming pool area with their families take over beds and cause havoc in the pool. The security staff were informed but did not deal with it correctly. I realise this is only a minor problem but why should I pay for the facilities […] and not be in a position to use them especially when I was after a quiet stay. This also happened on the beach with people taking over beach beds. I don't normally make comments about my holidays away, but............!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful hotel & beautiful beach"
In Barbados for 10 days, 5 days were spent at the Radisson..... loved the hotel and the beach was to die for!! Staff were friendly, food excellent and the room was clean. Low season so the hotel was not full which meant no lineups and always had a great spot in the shade on the beach. Many thanks to the morning chef Margaret who treated us like family […] and always took care of us, she even made my wife and I sandwiches for the trip back home (which were delicious)!! Thanks also goes to the rest of the staff for making our stay enjoyable and fun. The Radisson hotel is a short commute from Bridgetown; the daring can walk the 20 minutes along the beach to get there or take a short bus ride. All in all a great hotel, beach and a wonderful location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel room excellent.(Get one with double balcony you won't be disappointed) Food good but lacked variation and bar needs to be made more comfortable. Something needs to be done to encourage guests to use the dinning room it was empty most evenings. Lacking in atmosphere. Overall a pleasant experience in what I would grade as a very good 3 star hotel. […] With a little entertainment in the evenings and more comfortable furnishings in the bar it would be 4 star. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent choice for a holiday destination!"
The beach here is unbelievable! The water is so turquoise, warm and very calm. When you stand in the water and look down at your feet, all you see is beautiful white sand! The beach is not busy and there are always lounge chairs and clean beach towels available to use. If you go to the right of the hotel, the walk along the beach is a nice, comfortable […] distance. It was very clean along the beach and we felt quite safe walking right to the end of the beach. We had two delicious dinners at the hotel. The breakfast buffet was pricey. The only complaint I had was, the morning we went to the breakfast buffet, I asked one of the servers for a coffee, while I waited for the rest of my family to come down for breakfast and the lady said "No Ma'am" and walked away from me. So I just went back to the room and made myself one there. Other than that, the service was always excellent. The rest of the staff were always very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Good, functional hotel with an excellent beach"
We stayed in early March for a week and found the hotel to be as expected for a Radisson, a good standard but with few frills. Food and drinks prices were a little expensive, the pool was just for the kids, the gym was very good, and the beach was awesome.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel."
Had a lovely 3 night stay at the Radisson. Free fast WiFi and good location for Bridgetown.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed in hotel for nine nights in February 2014. We were really happy with the hotel. The hotel is in good condition with clean rooms. Just next to a good beach. We were not impressed with the food and ate mostly at the nearby Hilton. I also liked Cuzz the nearby fish shack. The Hilton is more luxurious but with windier beaches. Overall it's a good […] 4* star hotel Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Needed an overnight hotel, and picked the Radisson. Lovely location, nice beach and close to Bridgetown. Has not been a Radisson for long. For what is supposed to be a top end hotel, the fittings were cheap and flimsy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Satisfactory location, nice hotel"
Pleasant stay. Serious issues with the air conditioning which appeared old, cranky and exceptionally noisy. Staff did best to help. Otherwise nice hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"On the best part of the best beach on the island"
A simple hotel with less than usual amenities but nicely refurbished, fantastically professional staff and great location. Just try and make sure you get a sea view room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice updated rooms but dated infrastructure."
Being only a recent acquisition by the hotel group it was pleasing to note that the 1st priority was get the rooms up to current standard. Hopefully there is still work to be done to upgrade the rest of the hotel up to 21st century standards as the outside infrastructure shows its age.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Could do better, but still beautiful place to stay"
Air con, too too noisy.restaurannt food , very samey. Not enough menu changes. Location for Bridgetown was great. Busses great. Beach beautiful. Staff , very friendly and helpful. Not many nice places to eat, that were close to the hotel. A day at the races, very close( the Garrison) was fun. We preferred this hotel to the Hilton(which is massive) . […] Easy to walk to the Amryllis and the Sahara beach Hotels, for a change of scene. Not much shade at the hotel, they need more beach chairs and more mattresses for these. Otherwise, great place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My stay was very relaxing after a hard days work. It was particularly nice to come back from work and get in a a swim in the sea just before the sun went down.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"50 Shades of Blues comes to mind here..."
an amazing location served by a beautiful hotel. As always staff makes the difference. They were alwasy kind, and helpful over and above. We are already planning our next and abeyond trips here and hoping to stay even longer. ps: my wife told me not say too many good things to avoid many people flocking down here and ruining our experience...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel. Highly recommended near beach."
This hotel was recently taken over by Radisson and work is still in progress to hit the 5star. Everyone is welcoming and all staff work hard to ensure you have a pleasing and comfortable stay. A major drawback at present is the lack of fridges in all rooms so if you are due to travel soon and need a fridge for medicinal purposes contact the hotel in […] advance. We were assured that fridges have been ordered for all rooms. Staff work to ensure your stay is enjoyable whether or not you wish to tour the island or relax at the beach. October was a relatively quiet time so the beach was not crowded and we were always able to get a lounger etc. The hotel is located off main road but within short walking distance for accessing local transport which is quite cheap and run regularly to main areas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was our first visit to Barbados and the hotel staff welcomed us very warmly. We felt at home straight away as it was very clean and comfortable. I would like to thank all the staff for a great and service and I can only encourage you all to keep it up. Thank you so much for a great stay!!!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I cannot think of a single thing that is wrong with this hotel. maybe the lift is too slow that is about it. first class service. Will be going back that is for sureGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A brilliant hotel on a fabulous beach!"
We had a fantastic 2 week holiday at the Radisson Aquatica - I have never come across more helpful, friendly and polite staff and they really went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. I can't wait to visit Barbados and this hotel again! The setting of the hotel is on one of the islands best beaches for swimming with tropical fish and turtles […] close to the shore - paradise! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Stayed at the Raddison late July 2013"
The hotel is on one of the best beaches on the island and there are facilities close by for rental of all the usual toys... Sea kayaks ect, hotel is close to the capital also and there are entertainment facilities and night clubs a very short distance away. The staff was friendly and efficient and my room was clean and very well appointed with modern […] fixtures, granite counters, double sinks and flat panel tv. The hotel has a gym that is sufficiently well equipped for most and a small pool. Would say that the common areas, elevators ect are more basic and not as well appointed as my room was however all was kept clean and tidy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Barbados is a beautiful island and the beach on which the Radisson is on is fantastic (warm, crystal clear water with few rocks). The hotel has recently been updated so the rooms look nice but lack a mini refrigerator which we managed to receive after requesting from front desk. Regina at the front desk was very helpful and courteous. Breakfast has […] many selections available which is a nice addition. Not much to do at the hotel after 6pm but the Hilton is a short walk and we lucked out one evening with live music there. Overall if you are looking for some rest and relaxation you will get it here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Amazing hotel, very clean and in an excellent location. Great for couples & families.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Aquatica Beach resort"
Our Stay was quite enjoyable, and the staff was very courteous and friendly. the location was close to everything which made it more pleasant. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Better restaurant and room service please"
Restaurant hours is an issue during our 5-days trip in Barbados. Upon check-in at the hotel, we asked the front desk for advice about restaurants but no one told us those restaurants only opened from 6:00 pm. We tried the two within easy walking distance but no luck. Having no choice we walked further and found a little food stand in a virtually dead […] little plaza with 4 or 5 other food stands that were not opened. Fortunately those wraps we got are quite good. And this is how we got our first meal in Barbados. The next morning we thought we should try the breakfast of the restaurant in our own hotel which offered a good view of the beach and the ocean. I cried after I took the first bite of my steak. Thank god that the tour we joined later provided good lunch. Thereafter we just had to taxi in and out to pricy restaurants. Other foibles are that one day our room was not cleaned yet when we returned from the beach around 3pm, and the other day we found the room door was not fully closed and we could push in. Also, we were given a joined-room that we could hear all the conversation of the young men next door (and vice versa I believe). Aquatica have the potential and we do hope Radisson will start improving from their restaurant and room service (if any). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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