I was stranded in Barbados for a night so to that end, it did the job. It put me up. However, it left a lot to be desired. The highway right next to it is so loud so sleeping is really hard and not helped by the itchy thin bed sheet I had to cover myself with. The AC is so loud. The door has large gaps under and around it with the nose of the other residents and tv pouring in. The lock on the door also felt quite flimsy and I didn’t feel that safe. The bathroom was quite grubby. There was nothing to eat in the evening and also no breakfast even though I paid for breakfast in my booking. One of the staff was kind but the other was so intimidating. Luckily it’s probably the closest place to the airport(about ten minutes drive) so I was out of there sharp.
I stayed at the Shonlan Inn in a studio apartment, on a layover from Trinidad Carnival 2019. The Inn is very easy to get to from Grantley Adams International. PROs:- 1) Relative ease when checking in. 2) Relatively decent customer service from Sonia (or Sonya- don’t quote me on the spelling). 3) The room was clean, neat and tidy upon entry. Brilliant & inviting sunshine poured in from the Bajan sun (once the curtains were parted). 4) Ideal for a quick layover in Christ Church, Barbados en route to your final destination. CONs:- 1) Outmoded appliances:- TV 📺, which was mounted above the only wash sink in the studio. The cords for the TV were all uncovered. This strikes me as a safety hazard. 2) The wash sink was outside of the bathroom. 3) The bed was not the most comfortable, but served it’s purpose. 4) The stringent checkout time of 12 noon does not help the traveler with departures after noon. To stay even an hour beyond checkout is an additional US$2O dollars. Other places that I've stayed at were a bit more flexible with their check-in and out times, and additional charges levied. I will say though, that once you get to explore the property, you will see how lovely it actually is. There are bigger rooms, with more spacious accommodations, and give a greater sense and feel like you are at a hotel. With a few modernization improvements and general changes to the infrastructure, Shonlan Inn could become a shining gem on the Bajan south coast. …
Close to the airport, good for early departing flight. Easy checkin - I could go to the room around midday already, room ok, bed comfortable. Staff very friendly and smiling. They called me taxi to the airport. A Supermarket is like 15 minutes walking - see map - within the University village.
I spent 2 nights at Shonlan Inn. Close proximity to the airport and good price. The accommodation was very good, clean room, okay bed, free WiFi, A/C and cable. Breakfast should be served a bit earlier though.Very courteous and helpful staff. I highly recommend Shonlan Inn for a short stay in Barbados.
Booked in for a day after leaving cruise ship so had somewhere to freshen up prior to my flight. It served that purpose but no more. Front desk friendly and efficient organisation of a taxi but zero facilities and in a residential area with no where obvious to go to.