Reviews

Les A

8th February 2019

My wife and I have been fortunate to stay at Golden View several times and on our last visit for 4 weeks we stayed in the lovely apartment 405.

The apartment is owned by Peter & Doris Stephens who resided at Golden View for several years. Whilst we were at Golden View Doris very kindly kept us aware of any local events taking place.

The apartment has lovely views overlooking the grounds and large swimming pool. My wife and I used to have breakfast whilst watching the ocean liners in the distance sail into Barbados. On an evening we could watch the sunset over the sea.

The apartment is well furnished with one en-suite bedroom,living room,dining area, balcony with breakfast table, chairs and two small lounges , tv, telephone, small kitchen with cooker, large fridge/ freezer, microwave, air conditioning unit in the bedroom (which is coin operated). Because of the good design of the building there is a good ventilation and with this & the fitted ceiling fans we found that we didn’t need to use the air conditioning unit.

The large grounds are exceptionally well maintained as is the swimming pool. There are always ample sun beds and lounges for everybody to sunbathe by the pool or to sit in the shade of the trees in the grounds.

The swimming pool is open from early morning until early evening and the Chinese restaurant which is in the grounds provides good meals or Take always at a reasonable price.

There is a 24 hour Reception/ Security service. We didn’t want to leave & we can’t wait to go again. You won’t have any regrets if you stay here other than not wanting to leave

Newquay, United Kingdom

May 23, 2018

Another fabulous stay at Golden View apartments. Fully equipped for all your needs and set in beautifully maintained tropical gardens with swiming pool and bar/restaurant. The restaurant is a chinese and the food is really delicious. The locals even buy their takeaways from there. The pool is for residents only and is cleaned every morning. Take your pick from the sunbeds by the pool, or the tables with umbrellas in the lush gardens. The wild green monkeys pay regular visits to the gardens to pinch mangoes off the tree, it’s magical, (we saw them almost every day this time!) Take a walk to Holetown (10 mins) to visit the chattel house gift shops, Massy’s food store or the beach. The beach is located at the side of the police station. Here you will also find two great beach bars Zacchios and Surfside. Surfside plays most of the big football matches if you fancy that, but I preferred to laze under a palm tree with a nice cold Banks beer and watch the world go by! Both of these bars have happy hours at different times, but if you’re after some posh nosh head to Tides or The Beach House. There are plenty of watersports to choose from on the Holetown beach too where you can catch a boat to go and swim with the sea turtles. Sunday night is a great night to party on 1st street where they hold a karaoke in the street. And if you prefer something a bit quieter there is a cinema in the Limegrove centre accross the street now. We will definitely return as the location is amazing, if you don’t have a car and want to do some island adventuring the yellow buses are fun, regular and it’s still only $2 anywhere on the island! You will find it hard not to fall in love with this place.Thanks for a great stay.

234Nicholas

Quorn, United Kingdom

Apr 8, 2018

“We are repeat, long stay visitors to Barbados and are delighted to have found 422 Golden View. It is a light and airy top floor apartment with a wonderful private balcony and a sea view. Our preference is to self cater and the kitchen is very well equipped with all that is needed to look after yourself. Golden View is excellently located with just a short walk to a supermarket and the shops. There is a large swimming pool with sun loungers provided and it is in wonderful well kept gardens. The beach is a short walk away and is great for swimming and snorkelling. It was a pleasure to deal with the owner and the booking procedure was a reassuringly straight forward process. The local manager is excellent, extremely caring and helpful.”

Joan S

Orba,Spain

March 2018

This s year we stayed in Doris and Peter Stephens apartment 422. The standard was extremely high, with a large, well furnished lounge with dining area, lovely bedroom and newly furbished shower room and toilet, and a modern, fully equipped kitchen. There is also a charming balcony with table and chairs, and two day beds. This all overlooks a beautiful tropical garden, large swimming pool, and great little bar and Chinese restaurant. The staff at Golden View are charming, helpful, and there is great security. The beach is a 10 minute stroll away, and the same distance to a large comprehensive supermarket ” Masseys”. Public transport is also just there. We come back to this delightful place year after year, and always to Doris’s, though this is the first time in their 422 apartment. This is a glorious part of Barbados, but everywhere on the island is easy to reach. Roll on next year, and thanks Doris

UKAnnDorset

March 2018

We have just returned from a month’s stay in Apartment 405. Loved being on the fourth floor. Good size airy bedroom and bathroom, wonderful balcony with views of passing cruise ships and often family of monkeys whilst we had breakfast, and a comfortable lounge. Access to floor via lifts, laundry room and library on third floor. Large well kept swimming pool and beautiful well tended gardens. Chinese restaurant on site. Wifi in apartment would be a great asset but can be accessed from library or entrance hall.

Thank you Doris, we had a very enjoyable stay

Hampshire, United Kingdom

February 2018

GLORIOUS AND RESTFUL

This location was perfect for us. The view from the balcony sun lounge is really breathtaking – especially when the sun sets. The gardens were full of fragrant shrubs and trees. We saw many tropical birds and a family of green monkeys visited early every morning. Other residents were mostly retired, quiet, polite and friendly. The apartment was clean and some updates have been done since these photographs. It was very comfortable to lie on the daybeds on the balcony watch the sea changing, the birds and enjoy the view of the garden and pool. We were telephoned by the owner’s agent after a couple of days to check that all was A1. She also rang just before we left to wish us bon voyage. The cleaner arrived as promised. We felt that everything was managed very efficiently. We love Holetown and enjoyed the Festival, partly because it is so well-attended by local people. The apartment is very convenient for the supermarket and close to lovely beaches as range of restaurants. We actually enjoyed the Chinese restaurant in the gardens as much as any! It was better than food we have had in Singapore and much better than our local Chinese in England. We would definitely stay here again if there was availability.

jakemister

Ontario, Canada  Mar 2017

WONDERFUL AND RELAXING

This was our second stay at Doris Stevens apartment 405 and once again it matched all our expectations. The apartment is clean and well equipped. Perfect for a couple looking for a quiet relaxing stay on this wonderful Island. The gardens and pool at Golden View are well maintained and are never crowded. There are always lounges available. The closest supermarket is a Massey Store a 5 minute walk away. In Holetown there are restaurants from the very basic beach bar to top class. Plenty of local beaches that are quiet and clean. Highly recommend both Golden View apt 405 and the entire area

Hilary P  Feb 2017

LOVELY APARTMENT

We have just stayed in apartment 422. Everything in place for a relaxing holiday. Lovely views from the balcony. Great to sit out and eat your meals or lie on the beds placed either end of the balcony. Wonderful swimming pool. Easy reach of shops and beach. We enjoyed walking over the golf course on Sandy Lane,early morning before the sun gets too hot. Would recommend a stay here and we will return.

jakemiste…
Ontario, Canada
January 2016.

The apartment is well equipped and maintained has an incredible view over Holetown and to the Caribbean.
The grounds at Golden View are very well kept and has one of the largest swimming pools on the Island
This property is well suited to those looking for a quiet and peaceful get-away
Golden View has a Chinese Restaurant adjacent to the pool. Good food and great pricing. It is also a short 5 minute stroll to local shops, restaurants and Massy Super Market.

Jim N
Halifax, United Kingdom
January 2016.

The apartment is very well equipped, clean, comfortable and in an ideal location. Being on the fourth floor the view from the balcony are wonderful. Supermarket, shops, beaches and excellent restaurants are only a stroll away, so no need for a car unless you want to tour the island.
We have stayed on Barbados many times in various accommodation and this rates as one of the best

Jenny 23rd January 2015

This was our third visit to Barbados and we’ve stayed at Golden View every time. The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable – sitting on the balcony you can see the Carribean over the treetops. This is a perfect location for a relaxing holiday but Barbados offers so many things to do, from the fabulous beaches to the beautiful gardens and don’t forget the rum! We hire a car but there are bus services running all over the island so a car is not essential. Close to this apartment are restaurants and eateries at a price to suit everyone, then there’s the wonderful pool, the extensive beautifully kept grounds on the site. Doris and Peter are wonderful hosts. Highly recommend a visit to the beautiful island of Barbados and this is the place to stay

Joan S
San Juan de Alicante, Spain

We have now spent 3 years in Doris and Peter’s apartments. and this year was the second in 405. The apartment is furnished tastefully and comfortably, so comfortably in act that you don´t always want to go out! The kitchen is fully equipped, and has the benefit of a large efficient fan to keep you cool while cooking. The bedroom is large and airy the benefit of air conditioning should it be needed. The setting of Golden View is beautiful and tranquil, with all amenities close at hand. Roll on next year for another month of joy

 Ken & Lyndy Newell, April 2014

“A very pleasant Stay”

Comfortable and straightforward accommodation that completely suited our requirements.
The location is delightful and the security arrangements and friendly staff were much appreciated. The pool, restaurant and facilities within the grounds were excellent
The location is very convenient for the Platinum coast (200m) and local bus routes.
Highly recommended for a quiet retreat in the sun

Rosalind, Sheffield, March 2014

“Paradise”

For the second year running, we have spent five weeks in Doris and Peter’s beautiful apartment. We were so pleased to be back there and it did not disappoint. We had the most wonderful holiday yet again. The apartment has all the home comforts, you could wish for. We spent a lot of the time, just sitting by the huge swimming pool in the beautiful gardens. Everything is so handy. The supermarket is just a short walk away, which takes you through a lovely little park area. There are an abundance of places to have a meal with a range of prices. Doris’s information pack is excellent. We hired a car with no inconvenience at all, thanks to this pack. Doris and Peter are such a wonderful couple and go out of their way to help you. We are hoping that we will be able to go back in the future

Janet and Brian Farminer, Jan 2013

We have recently stayed at this holiday apartment in Golden View. Of all the accommodation we’ve rented over the past 25 years when we have traveled the world – yours is the best. A delightful setting, large balcony overlooking well kept gardens, large swimming pool and sea, helpful caring staff and excellent apartment facilities all made for a truly relaxing holiday. We would certainly recommend the apartment.

Ray and Jo, Middlesborough

A superb apartment well equipped and extremely comfortable-a true home from home. We had a great holiday and will be returning for the fourth time. The apartment is very well situated just a short walk to the beach and all amenities.

Ronald and Barbara, Dorset

For the eighth year in succession we are looking forward with great anticipation to our month in Barbados. We learned of this delightful apartment owned by Mr and Mrs Stephens in 2003 and our only regret is that we did not know of it sooner. We had visited the island on previous occasions, but the opportunity to stay for a relatively long period in such surroundings has proved to be a great success.

The apartment itself is ideal for our purposes. It is obviously a “home”,

Personally furnished for comfort. It has air conditioning, but we have found the position on the top floor and the clever design of the building means that at night a flow of cool air is available without mechanical assistance.

Breakfasts on the balcony are a wonderful start to the day and although we continue to explore the many local restaurants in the evenings the occasional dinner in the apartment, watching the sun go down over the sea, is a memorable event.

The swimming pool is ideal, the convenience of a small bar/restaurant alongside is a bonus. Shops are within a few minutes walk and access to fine stretches of beach will add two more minutes. We no longer hire a car for the whole period, although cost was reasonable. Taxis are cheap, and readily available, and the islands’s buses can be exciting.

Altogether a delightful holiday, the accommodation provides an ideal base to rest or explore this fascinating island.

Jacqueline and Robert, County Antrim Northern Ireland

This is affordable paradise! Why pay the fancy prices to stay with the rich and famous. This place has everything. Comfort. Position. 24 hour Reception. A fantastic swimming pool and gardens with sun lounges and umbrellas at no extra charge and you don’t have to be up at some unearthly hour to reserve your spot.! Just a short stroll to the fantastic beaches which are shared by the rich as there are no private beaches on this island.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from too. We were very impressed and hope to visit again very soon.

Gary & Lorraine, Norfolk

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Barbados.  This apartment is ideal, it is adequately furnished to fulfil all your needs.  The views of the sun setting are stunning.  It has lovely grounds and the swimming pool is great, a lovely place to cool down.  The on site restaurant/bar is excellent and very reasonably priced.  The apartment is ideally situated to discover this beautiful island, nowhere is more that a bus or taxi ride away.  Scuba diving is also available locally in Holetown at West Side Scuba.  Holetown has many lovely restaurants and the local people are welcoming and friendly.  The beach is just a stroll away, where you can take in the local culture and enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches.  We would highly recommend this apartment, the owners are very nice and nothing is too much trouble.  It is also extremely good value considering where you are situated on the west coast.  We thank them very much for our enjoyable stay.

Mike Hales

A first-class apartment – better than the pictures. Fully equipped and overlooking a large pool with restaurant and the afternoon/evening sun.  Near enough to beaches, restaurants, shops and bars to easily walk but far enough away to be quiet and secure (not a vital pre-requisite). Very helpful guide in apartment and probably necessary air-con available in bedroom.  Cannot recommend highly enough. Very helpful owners.  You will have a perfect holiday here – we did.

Margaret and Keith, Lancashire

The apartment is superb.Beautifully furnished and so comfortable. Two settees on the private terrace were ideal for serious sunbathing and reading. The bedroom has large fitted wardrobes and a fabulous walk in shower room. The kitchen has every appliance you need but we ate out at alot at the many restaurants.
Doris’ detailed notes were a great help in finding places. We enjoyed our walks around the estate and fed the many monkeys we came across. The large pool and tropical gardens had plenty of sunloungers and you could always find your place in the shade. Holetown is definitely the most convenient place. We walked on the fabulous beaches for miles then had a Barbados rum punch before catching the bus back. Fabulous. We’ll be back.

Emma

We had a lovely time in Barbados. The apartment had everything we needed and was well equipped and extremely well located. The pool area is delightful and it was great to get up in the morning and have a swim before the day got too hot.We made good use of the local supermarket which was a five minute walk away as well as the
adjacent public transport from which we explored the whole of the island’s West Coast from the very northern tip down to Oistins on the South Coast.

McCairn, Shropshire

Excellent location, easy walking distance for restaurants, shops and fantastic beaches. Easy to hire a car for getting about. Doris was very helpful with a file of information in the apartment. The staff and security on the desk were very accommodating and friendly. Would stay here again.

Idris, Colchester

Beautifully presented apartment. Well equipped and very clean with good maid service and comfortable beds in light and airy bedroom. Large balcony, wonderful sunsets and perfect for breakfast/lunch. Excellent location for sightseeing and convenient for beaches and shopping. The owner has provided a very useful brochure giving all the information you need and more. We had a lovely stay here and can recommend without reservation.

Pinky Wiesbaden, Germany

We had a wonderful holiday in May 2010 in Mrs S apartment. The apt is a home from home, very well looked after , beautifully furnished and everything provided for one could possibly need .The maid service was excellent.,The view of the the sea and the gardens is breathtaking.
The condominium is very central and in walking distance to restaurants , shopping centre and the banks, and 10 minutes walk to the beach.
We will certainly be back . We had a good time and felt very happy in the condominium, a very happy experience

Mark and Alison, Chester, Cheshire

Date of Stay: January 2011
A well equipped apartment on 3rd floor with large balcony. This apartment where we spent 3 weeks is situated in delightful tropical gardens with a large swimming pool with lots of sunbeds and lots of shade if wanted.It was great to be able to be so close to everything and yet in a very peaceful spot.The supermarket was a short stroll away along with lots of restaurants. Doris was extremley helpful with lots of information on hand.This was our 3rd time in Holetown and in our opinion the best place on the Island to stay. This apartment is excellent and we recommend it to everyone

 Viv and John, Bristol, 9th September 2012

“This was our first time in Barbados (we should have come years ago!) and we could not have asked for a better holiday. Having hired a car and driven around and across the island several times, and walked extensively in the locality, we can say that Holetown is the best location on the island, and best base for a holiday, and Golden View was very good, affordable accommodation and somewhere we will want to return to. The complex is only a short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants, the bus stops for the brilliant reggae buses, and the supermarket and shops, and is in excellent grounds, with a large pool, and A very convenient bar/Chinese restaurant, and the staff are genuinely very friendly and helpful – a national characteristic. We met a number of holidaymakers staying in and around Holetown who had clearly seen the apartment on the internet and having talked about our various experiences a common reaction was ‘I wish we had gone there!’ We will definitely be coming back.