Ratings based on 151 Verified Reviews

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4.3 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
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4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Quaint Resort

Posted 19-Jul-2015
Smaller resort and pools than most all inclusive, but great friendly service and the food was awesome.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NYC

Nice secluded resort

Posted 11-Jul-2015
From the day we arrived till the day we left we had an wonderful experience. The resort was beautiful. The beaches were pristine, the service excellent. The food was good but there could have been more choices. The location was excellent especially if you want to get away from it all. As I said it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Oklahoma City, OK

Beautiful grounds with amazing view & great beach

Posted 24-Jun-2015
Pros: The view and the beach. Absolutely incredible.
Cons: The breakfast and lunches.
Location: The watersports were great and offered by the hotel. The tubing, banana ride, snorkeling, and skiing were great. You can rent wave runners, as well.
Our honeymoon was fabulous. The rooms are a bit tired, but the grounds are immaculately gorgeous and the view is breathtaking. The bed was not exactly comfortable and the bathroom/showers were very outdated, but the staff were great. The dinners were great, the breakfast and lunch buffets not so much. The bar staff were awesome, however.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New York, NY

Posted 23-Jun-2015
Pros: Staff was extremely pleasant, made everything so easy to do. Beautiful views right on the beach, nice pools, restaurants. Love that its all inclusive
Cons: Had only one issue, one night it rained terribly and there was a leak in our ceiling but was resolved quickly the next day
Location: Lots of water activities, being on the west side of the island the water is very calm and perfect for that. Short cab rides into town and other sites.
Wonderful staff, very accommodating and helpful. Great location. Nice that there are other sister hotels that you can go to by water taxi to use their facilities as well. Lots of activities, great atmosphere and very comfortable rooms.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Good resort for all-inclusuve

Posted 03-Jun-2015
The Crystal Cove is a good resort for an all-inclusive holiday. Compared to the Turtle Bay resort its much smaller and consequently has more of a bourtique feel about it. We were upgraded on arrival which was a lovely gesture and made the stay even more enjoyable. We had a suite which can be compared to a small maisonette flat - downstairs; small bar area, seating, sofa-bed, cable TV, balcony, shower / WC - Upstairs; shower, 2 basins huge bed and plently of storage space. I wouldn't describe the finish as impeccable and the patio doors needed updating, but these are very minor things. The food was rotated well and after 1 week they were not churning out the same old stuff. So a good variety and the food was nice. Choice of 2 restaurants and advise the beach bar for lunch. The main restaurant is too formal. The pool is fine, although not huge. Nice bar in the pool. The beach is lovely, although look our for rocks and a moody under current. They serve you beers, rum punch or whatever through the day whist on the beach. Great water sports Lovely people Plenty to do and the hotel provide a daily itinerary of various activities. You've gotta relax in barbados and go with the flow, if you take it all too seriously then no where will be good enough, except the Sandy Lane hotel, which to get into you'll need a small fortune. All in all a good place.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Great all inclusive on the west coast

Posted 24-May-2015
Great sea views from lots of communal areas and we had a lovely 2 story beachfront room. All inclusive, choice of 2 restaurants, some buffet meals but mostly a-la-carte with plenty of choice. Free water activities including kayaking, banana boat, rings, paddle boards and also a free water taxi to other Elegant hotels if you want a change of scene.. You can also get jet skis and waterskiing at cost as well as turtle swims in the calm water. Staff great and nice touches like marking celebrations.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from UK

A very well run, comfortable beach hotel.

Posted 20-Mar-2015
Beautiful situation with all the facilities one would expect from such hotel. Staff are well disciplined, very friendly and happy to help. Food was excellent and it was nice to see sensible size portions. Lovely gardens and a beach that was groomed every morning. The hotel occupancy was over 90% but did not feel crowded.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from NC

“Lovely spot in Paradise”

Posted 03-Mar-2015
Pros: The staff were all friendly and exceptionally willing to help with anything.
Cons: If ingredients aren't available in the kitchen to make something on the menu, don't offer it.
Location: Lots of water sports available right from the beach: Hobie cats, kayaks, snorkeling, banana boat rides, jet skis, windsurfing...
Although we've been to many of the Caribbean islands, we had never been to Barbados. In early February we spontaneously decided we needed some time at the beach--a warm one--so decided now was the chance to see Barbados. We arrived on a 10 PM flight on a Saturday night (no need to pre-book hotel transfers as our taxi was only $35. US to the hotel) and when we arrived at Crystal Cove we were greeted like old friends, offered a rum punch, and given an upgraded room! The ocean view suite was fabulous! We did have difficulty getting the bedroom air conditioner set to our satisfaction, but once we advised the front desk maintenance was right there to assist. We had two other issues with the room, and both times maintenance was there immediately and the problem solved. We like to read at night and the room had excellent lighting. The bed was very comfortable. The room had lots of closet and chest of drawer space along with an adequate supply of hangers. One caveat: the room safes may not be large enough to accommodate a laptop, but are sufficiently large to handle a tablet. Three computers are available for guest use in their business center. The location and facilities are marvelous. The pools were never crowded and I actually was able to swim laps one afternoon in one of them. It was a marvelously relaxing vacation. We would certainly recommend Crystal Cove and would love to be able to come back some day!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Anish from London

Extremely good hotel

Posted 02-Mar-2015 on Hotels
Our 2nd visit to the hotel and was even better than last time. Really great staff and service. Great location and facilities. Excellent food
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from London

good location,great staff,shame about the food.

Posted 11-Feb-2015
Pros: The staff.
Cons: The food
Location: Location is fine,beach ok although it can get rough with the waves .Good restaurant nearby,Cariba.
Crsytal cove is an all inclusive hotel.The location is good,the gardens and beach are well maintained and the beach drinks and lollies a nice and welcome idea.The suites are well cleaned but beginning to look a little tired particularly the bathrooms.The staff are wonderful.Friendly and helpful.Well equipped gym. Sadly the food is disappointing and we chose to eat out twice despite being full board.The Caribbean dishes were often buffet style and difficult to keep hot and over complicated.English dishes were reminiscent of 1950s school dinners.