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Reviews of Shades 3 stars

Laynes Road, Paynes Bay, BB 29004 Saint James, Barbados

#5 of 43 hotels in Saint James

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Review score

Based on 29 apartment reviews

9.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    9.7

  • Location

    9.3

  • Facilities

    9.5

  • Staff

    9.8

  • Value for money

    9.1

  • Free WiFi

    8.8

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  • Reviewed: 19 June 2018

    10
    Excellent place to stay.
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Apartment with Pool View
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The rooms were exceptionally clean. The kitchen was stocked with all the tools and equipment necessary for cooking and eating. Jacqui was very friendly and helpful. We were able to get food delivered free from the grocery and all our taxi and air shuttle pickups were right on time. Shades feels like a cozy, secret escape; the drive in gives no indication of this. The pool is clean, there are washing and drying facilities and a small gym. It feels like you are in the countryside, but it is only a two minute walk to a main street and the beach. Very pleased and impressed by the place and the service.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2018

    9.2
    Jacqui was the perfect host!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Jacqui was the perfect host! She looked after us, gave great advice on places to go, arranged a taxi for us and let us check out later than expected. Thank you for everything Jacqui! Xx

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2018

    9.2
    Fantastic, loved it!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Our host, Jacqui, was incredibly sweet and helpful. She made our stay so much better by helping with bookings, arranging activities etc. Also, rooms are much bigger than expected and the location truly is amazing.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 January 2018

    9.6
    A quiet, relaxing and comfortable place to enjoy all that Barbados has to offer.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Penthouse Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Jacqui was very welcoming and extremely helpful. The apartment, set in a beautiful well maintained garden with a lovely pool, was larger than expected, very comfortable and quiet and just a 5 minute walk from the beach. It was perfect!

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    10
    Superb hosts and accommodation in an excellent location
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing loved it all

    The hosts Jacqui and Errol are welcoming and friendly and make you feel at home straightaway. The apartment is spacious and private and has everything you need

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2017

    10
    Wonderful stay at Shades. Will make it our place of choice to stay in Barbados.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The serenity of the environment and the lovely garden which made the place very cool and nice. The hostess Jackie was very warm and welcoming which made us feel comfortable from the start.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2017

    10
    Amazing property in a fantastic location. Shades is so much more than a self-catering apartment.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We cannot fault Shades. Jacqui and her team did everything possible to ensure that we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay (from arranging airport transfers; organising online food shopping for our arrival; booking hair appointments; providing restaurant recommendations/directions; arranging car hire and more). The apartment and surrounding area was spotless (cleaned daily)and modern with everything that we required. We were made to feel so welcome that we did not want to leave!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2017

    9.6
    Great Holiday
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 14 nights

    The apt was very spacious and cool. The bed was really comfortable. Jackie was always very helpful and organised a meal for everyone which we thoroughly enjoyed.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 March 2017

    9.6
    Relaxing accomodation
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 6 nights

    A very quiet lodging set in a beautiful garden, the landlady was very helpful and hospitable. The Sandy Lane beach is within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 March 2017

    10
    Beautiful oasis in Paynes Bay
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights

    If you are self catering take with you snacks tea coffee etc with you as a large bag of crisps costs about £8 in the local garage!!

    Jacqui the manager is amazing, so helpful in every way, the location is spot on, only minutes from beautiful Paynes bay & local buses to take you up & down the coast, lovely clean pool & beach towels provided which can be changed daily if you like! Also we were able to have a free check out at 6pm on our last day which was fantastic!

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2019

    9.6
    A wonderful base for a relaxing holiday
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The walk back, up the hill from the beach, when temperature 30 c or thereabouts

    Jacqui Lee is a most welcoming and helped cheerfully with many queries

    Stayed in January 2019

  • Reviewed: 23 December 2018

    9.6
    Great location, handy for beach. Beautiful gardens, very relaxing.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 12 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Maybe option of air con in lounge .

    Beautiful gardens, quiet and intimate Excellent host,

    Stayed in December 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 December 2018

    10
    Superb!
    • Group
    • Apartment - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent!

    Stayed in December 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2018

    10
    Everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Penthouse Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2018

    7.5
    Good value for money.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The hostess was helpful, friendly, fabulous!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2018

    10
    Very relaxing stay!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Apartment - Ground Floor
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Jacqui the host is lovely!! Thank You!

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 November 2017

    8.3
    love
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Apartment with Pool View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The barking dogs at the back!!

    Nice property set in lovely gardens

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2017

    10
    Everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Penthouse Apartment
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing

    Everything. larger than expected dident want to leave. cable.free wifi . pool was great.gardens we well looked after

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2017

    9.2
    Friendly comfortable place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • One-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No where to buy milk etc without a bus ride so buy provisions and breakfast on the way.

    Jackie was very helpful and friendly

    Stayed in March 2017

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2015

    10
    Tucked away on a quiet street but only 200 metres from the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Tucked away on a quiet street but only 200 metres from the wonderful Payne's Bay. Beautiful apartment with everything you need for a self catering stay. Spotlessly clean and comfortable I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants the flexibility of self catering. Lovely pool area which is surrounded by well maintained gardens with use of a well stocked gym (if you can get off the sunbed). in terms of location the beach is as mentioned very close and there are options to eat in Paynes Bay, about 2 miles north is Holetown where you can find a number of restaurants and a large supermarket and shopping precinct.

  • Reviewed: 30 December 2015

    5.8
    Jacqui the manager is really friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Jacqui the manager is really friendly.

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2015

    10
    Location and facilities excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Location and facilities excellent. Great value for money. All staff very helpful.

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