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The House by Elegant Hotels

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All room rates cover perks like butler service, jet lag massages and water sports equipment rentals
Restaurant's service is hit or miss
Upon arriving at The House, you'll be greeted with a complimentary jet lag healing massage, afternoon tea and evening canapes. And the pampering at this adults-only Paynes Bay, Barbados, resort doesn't stop there: Rooms and suites offer feather-topped beds, complimentary Wi-Fi access, espresso machines, 24-hour butler service and private patios or balconies. When you're craving some fun in the sun, unwind by the oceanfront pool or at the resort's beach. The House offers complimentary water sports equipment, including paddleboards, snorkel gear, kayaks and Hobie Cat sailboats. Plus, you'll enjoy free water taxi transportation to beaches flanked by other Elegant Hotels. This means guests at The House can also indulge in spa treatments at the Tamarind by Elegant Hotels or eat at other Elegant property restaurants. However, most guests recommend dining at The House for the complimentary Champagne breakfast and Italian dishes at Daphne's, although a few caution that service at the restaurant can be slow at times.
Paynes Bay
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 34 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional



In the heart of the island’s west coast – the "Platinum Coast" – The House is an intimate, upscale boutique resort for adults only. It's the smallest of seven Elegant Hotels properties on Barbados and boasts the most romantic atmosphere.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure


Each guest is welcomed to the House with an in-room massage. There's no front desk; instead, your personal 'ambassador,' a butler-concierge, takes care of everything.


The most upscale of all the Elegant Hotel properties and one of the most exclusive resorts on the island, The House is the definition of luxury. Located on the ritzy west coast, the adult-only property doesn’t even have a sign out front on the road.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 787 have reviewed the The House by Elegant Hotels, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 787 reviews 5.0 (based on 787 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The House by Elegant Hotels' accommodations are loaded with amenities, including espresso machines, flat-screen TVs, private patios or balconies and feather-topped beds. Plus, all guests have access to a personal butler, who can assist with unpacking luggage, booking restaurant reservations, arranging airport transfers and planning off-site excursions (some requests may incur a fee). Rooms are contemporary in design – outfitted with white leather furniture and chrome lighting – with traditional Caribbean design elements, including tile floors, colorful accent pieces and wicker balcony furniture.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Room views are of the ocean; suites feature pool and garden or ocean vistas
  • Some suites have private plunge pools
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in Paynes Bay on the western coast of Barbados, The House is all about pampering. Although this adults-only resort has many amenities on-site, it sits within walking distance of several restaurants and bars. Plus, all guests receive complimentary water taxi transportation to other regional Elegant Hotels properties and their amenities.
  • Roughly 15 miles northwest of Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Free airport arrival service and transfers for Ocean View One Bedroom Suite guests
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The House offers a complimentary Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapes to all guests. The House's signature restaurant, Daphne's, serves Italian-inspired cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. The Zagat-rated restaurant, an extension of its London counterpart and the sister restaurant of Le Caprice in New York, is only open for dinner and pre-dinner drinks.
  • Afternoon tea service takes place on resort's deck from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Exterior entrance for Daphne's

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesItalian

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort's small, circular pool sits next to a whirlpool, both of which overlook the beach. A few chaise lounges and umbrellas are available on the pool deck, and at the beach, travelers will find additional lounge chairs and umbrellas, as well as cabanas. The property's personal butlers can provide complimentary beach and pool amenities to guests, including bottled water, fruit and frozen treats.
  • Additional pools at other Elegant Hotels properties
  • Private plunge pools in select suites
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at The House features a spa menu with various treatments, including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, manicures and pedicures. Specialty services like men's facials and couples massages are available as well. All guests receive a complimentary 30- or 60-minute jet lag massage, which can be enjoyed in one of two spa treatment rooms or in the poolside massage pavilion.
  • Spa open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Spa uses Elemental Herbology products in all treatments
  • Length of complimentary jet lag massage depends on room category booked

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The House by Elegant Hotels is an adults-only resort.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The resort houses a 24-hour fitness facility that is equipped with standard cardio and weight- training equipment. Those who want more fitness options can look to sister resort Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, which has personal trainers and fitness classes. Back at The House, visitors can enjoy complimentary daily activities like yoga in the garden. The property also offers free water sports equipment, such as paddleboards and kayaks.
    • Butlers can assist with arranging off-site excursions (charges apply)
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The House doesn't offer any meeting rooms, but it does house a business center with computers, printers and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The House is best for those looking to have small, intimate weddings, as the property only books a limited number of weddings each year. The House offers comprehensive wedding packages that include every wedding and reception detail, from obtaining the marriage license to arranging for photos through their partnership with Colorbox photography. Daphne's chef can provide upscale catering for a private dinner for two or a reception for up to 10 guests.
      • Honeymoon registry

      Maximum wedding guest capacity10

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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