It was always one of the coolest corners of Barbados, a hotel that was equal parts boutique hotel and private club.
For years, The House has been one of the most sought-after stays on the island, a small, effortlessly cool beach resort tucked in the heart of the West Coast.
And now it’s something else: an all-inclusive.
The 34-room, adults-only hotel is part of the Elegant Hotels portfolio, which is now part of All-Inclusive by Marriott, the broad new all-inclusive offering by the most famous name in hospitality. (In Barbados, that includes five other hotels: Tamarind, Treasure Beach, Crystal Cove, Turtle Beach and The Waves.)
And what that means is that it’s not just one of the best adults-only hotels in Caribbean — it’s part of the pantheon of the best all-inclusives in the whole region.
What hasn’t changed is the essence of The House: the plush suites (some of which come with their own private plunge pools); the torch-lit twilight cocktails; the lovely boutique spa; the afternoon tea.
That’s along with a lovely stretch of Platinum Coast beach, easy access to nearby golf courses; and even a complimentary water taxi to other nearby Marriott all-inclusive properties.
And then there’s the party piece, The House’s renowned champagne breakfast, a daily, bubbly ritual that turns ordinary mornings into celebrations.
Because while it’s all-inclusive in every respect, it doesn’t feel like an all-inclusive; it’s taken a hip, boutique hospitality experience and married it with Marriott’s class-leading take on the all-inclusive experience, one that emphasizes just that — experience.
It’s all included, it’s all part of The House, with the breezy convenience more and more travelers are seeking right now.
And that’s a very cool thing.
For more, visit The House.