Hotel Allamanda Beach Hotel 2 star
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The Allamanda Beach Hotel is a small two star property conveniently located on Barbados's south coast. Despite its fabulous beachfront position, the hotel's accommodation looks tired and dated and much of it is in need of a makeover. With very few leisure facilities on site, the hotel is probably not suited to families with young children to entertain. However, if all you require is a beach a few steps from your hotel room, you might not find reason to complain.

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    Location 8.31 /10

    The property is a five minute drive to St Lawrence Gap (the nightlife hub), a 10 minute drive to the island's capital Bridgetown and a 20 minute drive to the Grantley Adams International Airport. The popular Rockley Beach is a short stroll from the hotel.

    Accommodation 6.20 /10

    There are only 48 rooms at the Allamanda, spread across four floors. There is no elevator on site which means those with mobility difficulties will find it hard to access the upper floors. Room categories range from studios to one bedroom suites. While the rooms benefit from lots of natural light and at least partial ocean views, the furnishings are old-fashioned and the amenities dated and in need of replacement. A major makeover would breathe new life into these rooms that already have great potential.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Allamanda is getting on a bit and it shows; in fact, it has been operating as a hotel since the early 70's and was last renovated in 2005. It consists of a four-storey cream building with white balconies that surrounds a medium-sized outdoor pool. The public areas are very simply decorated and convey a casual Caribbean ambiance. There is a small beauty salon and games arcade but apart from that, no other facilities on site.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    Dining and drinking facilities are very casual at Allamanda. There are two bars on site (lobby and by the beach) and one restaurant, The Brasserie, that serves a simple menu of international cuisine with Bajan accents. Guests may eat on the lobby patio, which overlooks the pool, or alfresco style, on the beachfront deck. On Sundays there is a special roast beef lunch plus live band from 5:00pm at the beach bar. Hotel guests may also dine at the nearby Amaryllis Beach Resort and charge those meals to their Allamanda accounts.

    Beach 8.95 /10

    Guests may use the beach directly outside of the hotel but for a beach with slightly more atmosphere; walk a few minutes to the left until Rockley Beach, a very popular south coast bathing spot. There are plenty of activities, plus lifeguard surveillance and a real feel for Barbados beach life. The beach directly in front of Allamanda is pleasant too and features wave breakers, as well as being a nesting place for turtles. Water sports can be done at Allamanda's sister hotel the Amaryllis.

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    To know

    The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to its sister hotel the Amaryllis Beach Resort. It offers three departures in the morning and one departure in the evening. Guests may use all facilities at the other hotel, and may also charge meals eaten there to their Allamanda account.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      beach volley, water-polo

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms

    advantage

    • Beachfront location
    • Beachfront location
    • Guests may use facilities at the sister hotel the Amaryllis Beach Hotel
    • Guests may use facilities at the sister hotel the Amaryllis Beach Hotel

    disadvantages

    • Accommodation is in need of some TLC
    • Accommodation is in need of some TLC
    • Some rooms face a noisy, main road
    • Some rooms face a noisy, main road

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    • Overall Score nc/10