Ratings based on 145 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
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 travellerfrom 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 travellerfrom 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!
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom UK

Great family friendly hotel

Posted 14-Jan-2015
Pros: Location, beach views, friendly staff, water sports
Cons: The food choice at breakfast and lunch could be better, dinner in the evening is very good. The condition of the hotel generally needs a refurb.
Location: Great location in St James parish, less than 5 mins in a cab to Sandy Lane, Daphne's restaurant, shopping centres etc.
Good hotel, amazing setting, very friendly staff, very family friendly. There are just a few areas which need improvement - the hotel is a bit outdated and generally in need of a refurbishment, the food is good but slightly under-met our quality expectations considering the price we paid.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Manuelfrom München

Gelungener Urlaub

Posted 24-Dec-2014 on Hotels.com
Perfekt, Zimmer upgrade erhalten, Hotel kann man nur empfehlen, alle Wünsche werden sofort erfüllt, Strand perfekt, beste Strandliegen, Anbindung an die Stadt mit Bussen kein Problem, Hotelausflüge teilweise umsonst....
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Renéfrom Zürich

gutes Mittelklassehotel

Posted 22-Nov-2014 on Hotels.com
Unser erster Eindruck vom Hotel war Enttäuschung. Aufgrund des doch recht hohen Preisniveaus haben wir uns mehr erwartet. Der Eindruck hat sich leider auch in den restlichen Tagen nicht geändert. Ein gutes all-inklusive Mittelklasse-Hotel, welches unserer Meinung nach schon bessere Zeiten gesehen hat. Das Frühstücksbuffet trifft voll den Geschmack der englischen Gäste, welche die Mehrheit der Gäste hier im Hotel stellt. Speisenvariation gibt es zum Mittag, als auch zum Abend. Man kann zwischen zwei Restaurants wählen. Das Personal ist bemüht, allerdings hat die amerikanische Freundlichkeit ihre Spuren hinterlassen. Es wirkt alles recht aufgesetzt, Ausnahmen bestätigen die Regel. Der Strand, welcher direkt ans Hotel grenzt ist sehr schön, zum Traumstrand reicht es allerdings nicht.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom NJ

Beautiful hotel on the beach

Posted 20-Oct-2014
Pros: The all-inclusive included a variety of water sports too!
We had a wonderful stay at Crystal Cove. The ocean-view room with balcony was a dream. The not-too-big resort had 3 pools and was right on the beach! The staff was extremely attentive and provided excellent service. The food was wonderful throughout our stay. I would definitely book this hotel again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom UK

Lovely hotel, shame about the leaky roof!

Posted 21-Sep-2014
Pros: Great food, friendly staff, convenient beach.
Cons: The reaction to the leaky roof was the only really disappointing thing.
Location: Lovely location. Oistins area on a Friday night is pretty good for food, drinking and dancing, and the hotel provide transport!
Lovely hotel. Excellent food, friendly staff and gorgeous private beach. Sadly, our roof leaked when it rained, in 2 or 3 places. We reported this but we weren't moved and the problem wasn't fixed. The hotel was quite busy but it was treated as 'just one of those things'. A real shame, because the rest of our experience at this hotel was really good.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by AR

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 21-Aug-2014 on Hotels.com