4.5
Very Good 572 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A full breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Resident fisherman Barker’s daily catch is turned into mouthwatering dishes, such as blackened mahi-mahi, by chef Jason Joseph
  • Sundowners at the cocktail bar
  • Attentive, A-list service — some staffers have been here for over 25 years

What To Know

  • A 10 percent hotel service charge will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Centre for Wellbeing is a grand title for what is essentially a two-room spa (though you can have treatments in your suite)
  • It's easy to unplug here as there are no TVs in any of the suites

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Pastel pink, country house-style sleep set along the beach on Barbados’ west coast

The Look

Tropical English elegance. Hummingbirds flit around the palms and bougainvillea at the entrance to this pretty pink and white Caribbean sleep. The decor of the ground floor sitting room in the main house is akin to what you might find in a friend’s country house, with comfy blue and white patterned sofas where guests can sit and play chess or curl up with a good book. Attentive service from staffers (many of whom have been at Cobblers Cove for over 25 years) adds to the homey vibe.

Bed and Bath

The 40 suites, scattered around the three acres of grounds, are full of homespun charm. Cobblers Garden Suites and Ocean View Suites feel like little apartments, with terraces leading to whitewalled lounges filled with rattan furniture (including a sofabed, ideal for families), a counter for preparing tea and coffee, and a simple bedroom at the back with a kingsize bed. Oceanfront Suites have a similar layout but get more sunlight and are a coconut’s throw from the beach. The two top suites, Colleton at the Great House and Camelot at the Great House, lie in the main house and include four-poster beds, rooftop plunge pools and chic interiors (think writing desks and chaise longues) by Prue Lane Fox.

Beyond

Cross the palm-lined lawns to reach the freshwater oceanfront pool, tennis court and sweet little spa, which features a full range of treatments with Pevonia products. Free afternoon tea is served between 4 and 5 p.m., and guests gather at the intimate cocktail bar for sundowners and free canapés before hitting Camelot Restaurant at Cobblers Cove — you can join local fisherman Barker on an early morning boat trip to catch your own supper. A daily 15-minute waterskiing session included in the room price works off the excess pounds.

How to Get There

Cobblers Cove
Road View
Speightstown, BB26025 Barbados

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 572 Reviews
Fabulous stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Cobblers Cove although we have been to barbados several times.
Whst a super place.
Things that stood out were:
The marvellous staff- smiling ,helpful and welcoming led by the excellent Will Oakley.
A confirtable bed and soft pillows unlike some of the hard bullet pillows you can get at some hotels.
The beach has to be one of the best on the island- beautiful sand ,clear water, a bathing platform,snorkelling ,paddle boarding,kayaking and motorised water sports.
Not too many guests so it does not feel crowded.
Really good food at the Camelot Restaurant.We had dinner a couple of times and there were always different choices - certainly not standard fare - up there with Cin Cin and Hugos .
The breakfast choices were very good and Keith on the desk was always welcoming.
You can walk to Speightstown along the beach in under 10 minutes - we had some funnlunches at Juma’s
A well equpped gym
Nice touches like afternoon tea and a once a week cocktail party as well as other events with liive music.
We just had breakfast included as there is so much choice of other good restaurants to go to as well as Camelot
I really like the main sitting room area and the providion of daily papers and magazines plus we played backgammon.

Very small gripes were- I dont like the rattan furniture in the bedrooms.However our oceanfront room was very comfortable with such a lovely outlook.
The wifi can be slow.
We are sadly leaving but will be back- its been a marvellous stay h

Love this place!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have a habit of never going to the same place twice. To go back, it has to be exceptional

And Cobblers is exceptional.

It just has an incredibly relaxed and friendly feel. They seem to have done quite a lot of work since we were last there and has been beautifully done. We were in one of the newly decorated rooms and the pool area has been given a complete overhaul.

It is very chic, romantic, peaceful. The food is great - even better than I remember it. The Cobblers Cooler is every bit as powerful as it used to be. Go easy!

Great watersports. So nice to have them included and not to feel you are being ripped off the whole time (one of the problems with Barbados, I feel).

Highly recommend Cobblers for a quiet, peaceful, holiday on the perfect turquoise sea.

Henry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful relaxing week at Cobblers Cove, a beautiful elegant hotel with an understated chic design. The restaurant has a delicious menu with equally delicious healthy options available and friendly helpful staff. Plenty of activities available for those who need something more than lying in the sun by the sea at one of the most beautiful locations in the Caribbean.

Slim Aaron's Chic in Barbados
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If like me, you crave for hotels that retain an old world charm, with a glamorous, modern chic aesthetic, then Cobblers Cove is for you.

Unlike the other brash, glitzy Barbados hostelries, here you'll find a small, family run boutique hotel, that serves the best vodka martini's on the island.

Pink stripes and seersucker, garden ferns galore, and comfy chais-longues on your private terrace - Didn't want to leave.
Harriet Anstruther

Magical boutique hotel with very special atmosphere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cobblers Cove is the most charming hotel my family and I have stayed in. The extreme comfort and laid back sophistication of the whole hotel ensure maximum relaxation. Nothing is too much trouble for the very kind staff who ensure your bedroom is always immaculate. The beds are sublimely comfortable as are the sun loungers where I read my book under a palm tree, listening to the wonderful bird song, looking out over the perfect turquoise water. The food is really delicious, especially the seafood and the puddings. This was our third visit and we cannot wait to return. I could not recommend it more highly for anyone looking for a combination of constant pampering, low key exercise (excellent tennis coach and superb water sports) and magical setting.