Overview

Island Inn Hotel is a small all-inclusive hotel presenting a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Though not a beachfront property, it’s close to the scenic Aquatic Gap and Carlisle Bay. Originally constructed in the early 19th century as a rum storage facility, this boutique hotel still boasts old world charm and offers an authentic Bajan experience.

Situated in the Historic Garrison area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the hotel is close to many popular Barbados attractions. It is less than two miles from Bridgetown, while plenty of bars and restaurants can be found in the surrounding vicinity. Walk just over 130 metres to the Aquatic Gap or slightly further (around 600 metres) to Pebbles Beach – where you can often see horses bathing in the ocean. Grantley Adams International Airport is just under 10 miles away.

Rooms are all on the ground floor, spread across the low-rise buildings. They are decorated with modern retro furnishings, cream checkerboard floor tiles and contemporary, en suite bathrooms. Although spacious, some rooms do lack natural light, but they include unique cylindrical lamps to brighten them up. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a safe, LCD cable TV and tea and coffeemaking facilities. It’s worth choosing a Superior Poolside Room for walk out access to the central pool, or a Junior Suite if you’re seeking additional space.  

Accommodation details

Address:

The Garrison
Aquatic Gap, St Michael
South Coast
Barbados

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00

Location:

0.9 mi / 1.5 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Standard Garden View Room

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Television

Standard Courtyard Room

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Television

Superior Garden View Room

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Air conditioning, Television

Superior Poolside Room

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Air conditioning, Television

Junior Suite

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s)  Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Separate Shower, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Television

General facilities

  • 1 Pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Hair dryer
  • On-Site parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Baby sitting
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Ironing board
  • Currency exchange
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • 1 Restaurant

Other facilities

Set within pleasant grounds, the hotel enjoys a peaceful and low-key ambience. There’s a pool which is located at the rear of the property, surrounded by attractive flora and fauna and lounge chairs. Although quite small, it connects to a cascading water fountain which lights up during the evenings. Beach towels are present in all rooms, so you can easily head down to the nearest beach to relax too.

You can also unwind in the attractive main courtyard, or in the lounge which is close by. Open 24-hours, the lounge is the place to watch televised sports, savour afternoon drinks or play board games. Wi-Fi is only available here, in the lobby, or the bar area.

In the day, borrow a book from the small library or work out at the on-site fitness centre. You’ll be occupied in the evenings with the dinner entertainment, which is provided three nights per week.     

Dining information

Savour breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Boardwalk Restaurant, renowned locally for its sumptuous fare. Serving a mix of local and international dishes, the restaurant offers a continental buffet breakfast followed by a la carte lunch and dinner. Relish traditional afternoon tea – consisting of sandwiches, cakes and an assortment of teas – and enjoy buffet dinners twice weekly. If you would like a picnic basket prepared for lunch, this can be requested, so long as you give 24-hour’s notice. 

Additional information

The daytime dress code is resort casual, specifying that cover-ups are worn during breakfast and lunch. Footwear is always required in the restaurant. In the evenings, the dress code changes to smart casual. This means that gentleman may wear smart dress shorts or smart jeans, and short sleeved shirts, including polo shirts, at dinner. No flip flops, trainers, sports replica shirts or club branded merchandise should be worn in the restaurant in the evening.

In response to COVID-19 there will be thermal temperature screening procedures in place and you will be required to wear a face mask in all public areas. If you wish to snorkel during your stay, you are advised to bring your own snorkelling equipment with you.

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