This modern apartment complex is located 1 km from Crane Beach. Set in tranquil surroundings, they offer furnished balconies, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace.
The Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel’s bright apartments feature pastel décor. Each has a lounge area with satellite TV with DVD player, safe and sofas and a modern kitchen with microwave, fridge and toaster. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
The bar and restaurant are located near the pool and gardens, and guests can eat indoors or al fresco. A varied breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is offered and a shopping centre with restaurants is just 10 minutes’ drive away.
Tropical Winds offers bike and car rental and is 30 minutes’ drive from Bridge Town and 10 minutes’ drive from the Bushy Park Racing Circuit.
Free private parking is offered and an airport shuttle is offered for a fee. Grantley Adams International Airport is just 7 km from Tropical Winds.
What they offer
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
Services and conveniences
Available in all rooms
In-room safe box
Free bottled water
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Matthias from Switzerland
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
No frills, deserted location”
Cheap room rates at the expense of customer service
The Tropical Winds apartment is located about one hour drive from downtown Barbados. Expect to pay USD 30-35 for a taxi one way.
The hotel provides basic, clean rooms and a pool which is about 4m x 6m. Unfortunately the place is in such a deserted location that not a single restaurant nor bar can be found within 15 minutes walking distance. This wouldn't be a problem except management sometimes simply decides to "not serve lunch in the restaurant" due to the low number of guests. Frankly, management seems to be quite ignorant of customer's wants and needs in general.
The rooms include a kitchenette with refrigerator, a few dishes pots and pans but no cleaning equipment for dishwashing (e.g. brush or sponge). Nonetheless the expectation is that the guests do their own dishwashing, how exactly eludes me.
The reception hosts a library with about 150 DVD movies that can be borrowed free of charge together with a DVD player that attaches to the in-room television.
Internet access is available for USD 5.00/hr. There are no larger package deals available, eg. if you want 24 hrs access you will have to pay USD 120 per day, effectively doubling the room rate.
Checkout is at 11pm. There is a late checkout fee of USD 25 PER HOUR which applies regardless of whether the hotel is fully booked. If checking out after 1pm the full room rate of the following day applies, rather than a late checkout fee.
Unfortunately the management of the place leaves the impression that making a quick buck on extras is a much higher priority rather than providing good customer services. I have personally spoken to the acting manager regarding above points and rather than taking action or even acknowledging the situation she simply hid behind policies and procedures .