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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

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Meesterrr...
Bali, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Completely charming!”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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I had a very enjoyable week with Christy and Victor. They are amazing hosts and never tire of providing advice and assistance. Their home is delightful and comfortable, and has easy access to many of Barbados's attractions. It's only a quick walk to buses, or a 5 minute drive to Carlisle Bay, 10 minutes to St Lawrence Gap and south coast.

They are vegan/vegetarian and made it fun to explore their world of food with fantastic breakfasts and treats, largely made from things they grow in their organic garden. They took me and other guests to some of their favourite watering holes and social attractions which was very enjoyable. Their knowledge of Barbados and Bajan culture was such a nice complement to what could otherwise be quite a passive experience.

Treat yourself to a week or more staying with this great couple, and let them treat you like an honoured guest.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Mar 2016
Thank you for your Review, it was lovely having you to stay with us and sharing our beautiful island's foods and views with you!!! We look forward to your next visit and hope you keep well in the meantime!!
We did well at Agrofest with our unusual Fruit seedlings etc!, still hardly any rain! Hope all is well with you, best wishes from Christy and Victor
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roamingqu...
Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“No Happy Return Customer”
Reviewed 22 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
4
people found this review helpful

Quite nice place that is mainly furnished and decorated with good taste. Still I would advise you to have a look at different apartments available before deciding to stay. One apartment I was shown smelled terribly musty and there is not a single word on Tripadvisor that the Palmetto Apartment does not have an ensuite bathroom. Not unimportant if you do not like adjacent bathrooms and even need barrier-free access. Surprisingly enough, wheelchair access is guaranteed on Tripadvisor.

I prefer accommodation with a safety box inside my room or at a 24/7-staffed front desk – both not available here. No matter how safe a country might be perceived, it feels strange to leave my valuables just like that in my room or somewhere else unattended.

I do not need daily room cleaning, but sweeping the floor and cleaning the bathroom every third day would surely make a stay more pleasant. Put some money aside since your apartment will only be cleaned on request and at extra charge. You should also bring really good earplugs since the owner´s and neighbour´s dogs will howl at the moon like a pack of wolves.

And one more good advice from me: do not agree on room rates with anybody but the owner! Thus, you will do yourself a favour and save yourself some troubles when finally settling the bill on departure day. Also be aware that there is no credit card machine available. Only cash will do.

Leaving with a bitter aftertaste … I do not see myself returning. And every business owner should know: there is a big difference between a simple repeat customer and a more valuable return customer.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nein.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2016
what a pity you did not mention how we bent over backwards to accommodate you! We brought your booking forward as you had to cancel your other trip because of breaking your foot. We gave you a wheely office chair and took up the carpets so you could wheel around the apartment. We put a garden chair in the shower so you could sit down and bathe. When we took you on an island tour we got a wheel chair to push you around in! and Victor cycled to the shop every day to get your groceries for you! After already giving you a discount and upgrading you 2 times because the other apartments were not suitable to a broken foot, you still asked for more discount!! Strange that you didn't mention any of these things in your Review!
All Apartments are equipped with cleaning tools, but should you require maid service this is extra. We do have a Safe in the Office where Guests can put their valuables should they desire.
When the Ice Cream Van goes down the street, it may set off the local dogs, which lasts for less than 2 minutes then all is quiet again! Part of the charm of the Tropics, the Parrots in the garden, the hummingbirds flitting around, and at night the Crickets and Whistling Frogs are all a part of that Charm! I'm very sorry that you did not appreciate everything we did for you, but fortunately, our other Guests do!
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nix365
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best way to get the full Bajan experience”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

When you arrive at the Chi Centre you quickly realize that this is not a normal hotel or B & B. The wonderful hosts, Christy and Victor, want everyone to enjoy themselves and to make it an exceptional experience for their guests. They welcomed us as if we were close family and made the experience so memorable for us. There cannot be a better way of seeing the island, eating the food and getting all the best tips. With all their knowledge, helpfulness and hospitality, Christy and Victor were so friendly and we will be back as soon as possible. Whenever I sit at work, in my boring office and I think of our stay, it makes me smile. Many thanks for such a wonderful holiday.

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Liked best: The lovely hosts
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jan 2016
It was wonderful to have you and the family stay with us!
We had so much fun at our Games Night with you all as well as other
fun times! We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
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VeniceBea...
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden gem - A home away from home!”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
people found this review helpful

What a splendid cozy zen retreat. Christy and Victor took amazing care of us and our children, they both have so much passion for Barbados, we all leaned a ton! The flat was perfect, it was so nice to have a kitchen, and the grounds are truly magical.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us, as much as we enjoyed having you all! We very much look forward to you visiting us again, hopefully in 2016!!
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mart14201...
Miramar, Florida
1 review
“awesome”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The ChiCentre was peaceful and breathtaking. Christy our host was so thoughtful and made our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The property was a home away from home. The property was clean and was so in tune to nature. We were able to see and hear the birds singing enjoy the mangoes and just walk around the property. We would definitely recommend this place to others. Thank you Christy for a memorable vacation :-)

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Liked best: peace & quiet and nature that the property offered
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
8 May 2017
Thank you for complementing us on our Cleanliness and Comfort, as well as our excellent hospitality, and our 'close to Nature' environment! We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday with us and look forward to seeing you here again soon! best wishes from CHristy at the Chi Centre Guest House
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