Reviews

What people have to say about Star Gazer

  • Wonderful Stay!

    Had a wonderful stay in your lovely home, amazing views and great weather. Visited lots of places on the island, got lost a few times but that added to the fun! Shame the restaurant and bar was closed during our stay, but otherwise everything was perfect. Would love to come back again sometime.

    Nigel J. 21 October, 2016
  • Luxurious apartment in a beautiful complex

    Our experience at Sugar Hill, and with Mrs. Robinson, the owner, was flawless from start to finish. This was the first time we had not gone for a package holiday, and we were not disappointed! Mrs. Robinson kept in contact with us, and was always helpful and efficient. On arrival the apartment surpassed our expectations - it is absolutely beautiful. It was so comfortable, spacious, clean and well stocked. There are so many home comforts and more. The roof terrace was such a treat. The Sugar Hill complex is real luxury and the 2 pools are fantastic, especially the infinity pool! The staff, as to be expected with this beautiful island, were so helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our daily trips to the Fairmont Royal Pavilion and its beach and fantastic staff was another highlight. This was a very special holiday for us, very hard to leave, and we cannot wait to return - thank you Sugar Hill and Mrs. Robinson.

    Sarah S. Aug 30, 2016
  • Relaxing Time!

    Loved the apartment and especially the hot tub in the evenings before a BBQ. Thanks for providing such a well stocked kitchen too. Enjoyed lots of tennis and swimming at Sugar Hill - a most relaxing stay.

    Avni T. 8 July, 2016
  • We had a blast!

    Barbados ...... what an island, we have had a blast! We knew we were in for a brilliant time from the moment we arrived at Star Gazer. It felt like home from home with everything you could possibly want or need with the bonus of being in a truly beautiful setting. We can find fault with absolutely nothing!! The people, the scenery, the restaurants, the entertainment and the facilities at Sugar Hill have surpassed all expectation. Our 'adopted taxi driver, Steve' said to us on day one .... "you arrive in Barbados as a guest and leave as a friend'. This is so true! We look forward very much to returning. Thanks so much.

    Jacqui O. 7 May, 2016
  • Our 4th Stay!

    We really love staying here. Sugar Hill has everything we need, the apartment is excellent and Polly looked after us in her usual friendly way. We hope to be back if there is a space in the calendar at Star Gazer.

    Tony M. 23 April, 2016
  • Beautiful Apartment!

    We have had a fantastic last 10 days staying at Star Gazer. What a beautiful apartment! Sugar Hill has great facilities in an excellent location close to Holetown restaurants, golf and the beach. Have especially enjoyed eating at The Cliff, Cin Cin, Fish Pot and Mullins Beach Club (lunch). The restaurants and people in general have been so good with our daughter, age 10 months, that it has been easy to take her out. We really don't want to leave but will most definitely be back! Thank you so much.

    Lianne K. 29 March, 2016
  • An outstanding penthouse in a beautiful setting

    This is the second time we have stayed in Stargazer. The apartment is tastefully furnished and fully equipped. The views of the coastline from the rooftop are gorgeous and the facilities at the clubhouse and Fairmont beach are first class. As soon as you arrive you quickly relax into the island way of life - sublime! We can't wait to return!

    James Jan 16, 2015
  • Outstanding apartment in a wonderful setting

    I was recommended Star Gazer by a friend and was not disappointed. Sue and Paul were extremely helpful in the build up to my stay and all of the information provided was invaluable. I was due to stay for a week but extended my stay for another week having enjoyed ourselves so much. Another thing that Sue and Paul accommodated for with ease and were only too happy to help. The apartment is immaculate and provides beautiful views out to the ocean. The BBQ and hot tub are a delight and all of the staff at Sugar Hill were friendly and welcoming. The Fairmont Pavillion is an added bonus and when I return to Barbados I won't hesitate to contact Sue and Paul again.

    Warren O. Dec 9, 2014
  • Excellent Property - we will be back!

    Star Gazer & the Sugar Hill facilities were excellent. The property had everything we were looking for and more besides. It's bright, spacious and very well equipped. The roof terrace and jacuzzi are the perfect place for the odd sun-downer too! The tennis courts, communal pool and Spagos restaurant on site are all excellent too. Stargazer is well located for exploring the island or just popping to the beach daily. The included beach club at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is excellent too with a lovely beach, loungers, beach bar and very friendly staff. We travelled with our 7 year old daughter who gave the whole thing 10 out of 10! I am sure will be up for a return visit in the not too distant future!

    Sally S. May 29, 2014
  • Simply wonderful

    'Stargazer' proved to be the perfect setting for the most delightful holiday we've ever had. The apartment is spacious (it was a luxury to have so much space for 2 people), well situated (for the beach, restaurants, shopping and exploring in our hire car), and it is also even better than it looks in the photographs. The grounds at Sugar Hill are gorgeous, and the apartment terrace gives you a superb view of the gardens, an excellent vantage point to watch the sun set into the sea and a lovely setting for a BBQ. Stargazer is spotlessly clean and the attention to detail is super as the apartment contains everything you need for your stay - including beach towels and a friendly housekeeper. Being able to use the beach at the Fairmont was an excellent bonus – particularly as there was never more than one other couple using any of the sun loungers at the same time us. I would also like to praise the owner of Stargazer, Sue, for her helpfulness and her organisational efficiency. I recommend staying at Stargazer as I cannot rate this apartment highly enough.

    Rebecca W. Jul 2, 2013
  • Bliss absolute bliss

    We moved in to Star Gazer for the last week of our holiday in Barbados. We were previously renting a villa which looked wonderful in the photos but it was very dirty. Star Gazer did just the job. It was spotless……. at last I could take off my shoes……. get clean crockery out of the clean cupboards and sleep on amazing clean bed linen! Bliss! Hubby would not get out of the jacuzzi. We will definitely go back! Love it! Love it!

    A M. May 22, 2013
  • A Fantastic apartment, on a fantastic resort...

    Myself, my wife and our 14 year old daughter have recently returned from two fantastic weeks at stargazer sugar hill. We picked up a hire vehicle at the airport from stoutes car hire as recommended by Sue and Paul. Within 10 minutes passing through customs we had our jeep and were on our way. We found the journey to sugar hill easy and stress free. Firstly this is no ordinary holiday let; it is more like more like renting somebody’s home. There is everything you could possibly think of to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. We have been lucky enough to visit the Caribbean on several occasions and we all agreed that this was the best accommodation that we have stayed in. The apartment was spotlessly clean as was the whole of the sugar hill resort. We found all the staff pleasant and helpful throughout our stay. Having passes for the Fairmont Royal Pavilion beach club was an added bonus, the staff at the club was all very helpful and friendly and there was always plenty of free sunbeds and umbrellas to go around. Within a few minutes’ drive there is everything you could wish for to make a good holiday a great one. In our eyes you will not find a better more well equipped apartment for the money on the west coast. Thank you once again Sue and Paul we WILL be back next year.

    Jason F Apr 25, 2013
  • Fantastic holiday at Star Gazer, Sugar Hill

    Thanks to Sue and Paul for owning this fantastic apartment, set in the beautiful surroundings of Sugar Hill. As others have said, the apartment is perfectly equipped, clean and stylish. The gated resort makes you feel safe and people there can't do enough for you (great service with a genuine smile). The new onsite restaurant Nico2 serves delicious food and sundowners on Tuesday nights is worth popping in for the great view and chance to meet other residents (a lovely breeze and cheaper drinks an added bonus). We only used the beach facilities at the Fairmount a couple of times, Ryan looked after us and is deserving of his title of 'employee of the year'. Only a short stroll along the beach from here brings you to the Ramshackle beach hut (another choice amongst thousands on Barbados, for a good and reasonable priced lunch and refreshing drink). The main draw is immediately in front of Ramshackle and just a few metres off the beach is a great spot to swim with turtles. If you get there early or wait until the boats have gone (around 1600) you can get them all to yourself. Oh, and by the way, you do need a car to stay at Sugar Hill as although it is not far down the hill to the beach it seems to be a very long way back up in the heat. For evening nights out we found a local taxi driver named Steve who was honest and reliable (details left in the apartment visitor book). He even waited for us without complaint whilst we finished our drinks and conversations - with everyone so friendly and rum flowing freely this sometimes took a while. We had the best ever holiday and will definitely be back very soon. Thank you

    Clare M. Oct 29, 2012
  • Perfect place for a perfect holiday

    Thanks to Sue and Paul for lending us your wonderful apartment for our holiday in Barbados. Stargazer and Sugar Hill are stylish, clean and peaceful with wonderful views and fantastic facilities. You have thought of everything at the apartment from the beach towels and snorkels to the WIFI, films and games, a well equipped kitchen and BBQ, and the roof terrace is a bonus. The staff at Sugar Hill are very helpful and my kids loved the pools and tennis courts. We even found a very reliable babysitter for some precious adult time, whose details we have left at the apartment. It's the perfect base to either stay put or explore Barbados, but we made most use of your Fairmont Beach Club membership which is fantastic - Kevin and his team cannot do enough to help and there are plenty places to grab a drink or snack. The beach has lovely beds/parasols, plenty of space to play, and loads to do. We swam off the shore with turtles, saw baby turtles make their way down to the sea, spotted flying fish, snorkelled, sailed, jet skiied. In my children's words "it was our best holiday ever!"

    Carol W. Aug 26, 2012
  • One to Remember

    Having recently returned from a weeks stay at Stargazer, Sugar Hill I can say only one thing... Incredible!! My girlfriend and i stayed with my parents for their wedding anniversary and from the moment we arrived in this beautifully furnished apartment at Sugar Hill Resort, we knew we were in for a fantastic week. It was the cleanest accommodation I have ever had the pleasure of staying in, wonderfully presented and to have such excellent facilities such as the tennis courts, pools, club house and restaurant on your doorstep we couldn't have asked for more. The thing that sets Stargazer aside from other accommodations, other than the stunning views, array of facilities, friendly staff and residents, hot tub on the roof terrace or it's great location is access to the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Beach! Being able to sip cocktails whilst laying on this picturesque white sandy beach, swim with turtles in the bay and soak up the sun was just amazing. The staff here were superb and make use of the variety of water sports an unforgettable experience. I cannot recommend staying at Stargazer highly enough, the weather was gorgeous, the setting was out of this world and we had a holiday that we will always remember. Thank you for offering and providing such a magnificent opportunity. I look forward to visiting again very soon.

    Dan C. Jul 20, 2012
  • The best Graduation Present ever

    Having spent most of my holidays on Barbados I would say I am well accustomed to the villas and hotels available on the island. I can honestly I have stayed nowhere better. (Absolute value for money). I am 22 I went out there with my brother and two friends, we wanted a place to chill out following exams, play some tennis, enjoy the pools and eat well. Possibly too well! We certainly got everything we wanted. The villa was amazing, we loved the hot tub, a novelty that didn't wear off. Tennis courts are a five minute walk away, parking spaces on the door step. I recommend a car for your stay. Whether it is chauffeur driven or your own car. Its definitely required. The Westmoreland club gives you full access to their facilities which is just off mullins beach. The staff are so friendly doing everything to cater for your every need (Private Sun beds, drinks etc) And the same can be said for the staff at sugar hill-The grounds staff and Security guards. They will always greet you and if you are looking for advice on something local they are only willing to help. We appreciated these little things and it probably made the holiday. I went in June, this is meant to be the rainy season, you will get a couple of bad days, but it gives you the opportunity to do things you wouldn't normally do. Shopping, Mount Gay Rum Shop (1 rainy day is enough spent in here) and the Concorde at BGI for example. Some maintenance may be done around sugar hill and the spa area during this time, but it didn't impact our stay at all. This villa cant be faulted and the sugar hill complex gives you everything you expect from a gated community. Security, tennis, swimming and great guests and residents. Thanks for letting me use your villa. Simon.

    Simon T. Apr 25, 2012
  • Three weeks in Paradise

    From the moment we arrived at Star Gazer, we knew we were going to have a wonderful time. The apartment is very well equipped, beautifully furnished and has amazing views. Sugar Hill resort is very luxurious and offers excellent facilities. The club house not only looks amazing but it has an excellent restaurant, a gym and a simply stunnning infinity pool. Tuesday night is now called" sundowner night" when not only are half price drinks offered but sometimes free rum tasting followed by very reasonably priced food such as currry. We would definitly recommend this as the residents were very welcoming and as an added bonus Sir Cliff Richard turned up and joined the group. Whilst we were there, Sugar Hill hosted a tennis tournament that Venus Wlliams attended. It was very exciting to be there and see so many celebrities. The tennis was good too.The piece de resistance however, was the Sir Cliff Richard Portuguese wine tasting and dinner at Sassafras restaurant. Sir Cliff even treated us to a private concert. We would thoroughly recommend the Star Gazer apartment with the added bonus of membership of the Mullins beach club. We are looking forward to our return visit in November.

    Peter B. Jan 3, 2012
  • Star Gazer, Sugar Hill Resort, Barbados

    We had a fabulous time at this apartment, it was exactly as described on the website, if not better! The apartment is very well equipped,spotlessly clean and well maintained, and we were very well looked after during our stay. The hot tub on the roof terrace was lovely to relax in and watch the sunsets.The resort itself is very peaceful and luxurious with an excellent restaurant on site. We would advise hiring a car so you can get out and about and see the rest of the island, and the apartment is about a 5 min drive from Mullins Beach and Holetown. The use of the facilities at Mullins beach are a real bonus and there are some excellent restaurants in Holetown. We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to family and friends, and hope to return ourselves in the near future.

    AP and Family Aug 30, 2010
  • Excellent apartment in great location

    My wife and I stayed in 'Star Gazer' for 10 nights in early May. It is a lovely clean and tastefully finished apartment with lots of attention to detail and all of the extras one could require. The resort staff are very friendly and the area is nice and quiet (we went out of school hols). The large pool next to the apartment is most welcome at the end of a hot day - not to mention the Jacuzzi on the apartment roof which faces West and makes it perfect to sit in and watch the sun go down! Many thanks to Sue and Paul for the use of your great apartment. The access to the Mullins beach club is about a 10 minute drive away and was a fantastic bonus - with a brilliant restaurant on the beach which does a wonderful lunch when the day gets too hot. The resort is about a 5 minute drive from Holetown which has a wide range of restaurants and shops. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this apartment and if you haven't been to Barbados before it is a delightful tourist friendly island and the airport is only about a 40 minute drive away and Bridgetown about 30 minutes.

    Steve B. May 25, 2010
  • Caribbean Dream

    What a beautiful location and apartment! The Sugar Hill complex has everything you need to relax during the day, including a stunning reception, two pools, tennis courts and a restaurant. The Star Gazer apartment is on the second floor via lifts with two double bedrooms, two showers, large bathroom and an open plan kitchen/lounge. Two sets of french doors lead from the lounge and the main bedroom onto an outside dinning area (great for breakfast). But the roof terrace with jacuzzi, bbq and sun loungers is fantastic, with stunning views (very romantic at sun set and for 'star gazing'). The apartment was clean and provided all the facilities we needed, including a large flatscreen tv. It is also only a short drive to the beach and five star restaurants in Holetown. Also across the road is the Westmoreland golf course, one of the best on the Island and I think the long par five can be seen from the apartment. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay in Barbados and we will be returning.

    AP & TP Apr 9, 2010
  • Star Gazer

    This was our first time at Star Gazer and hopefully we will visit again! The property is on the beautiful Sugar Hill estate, a cleverly designed development of different accommodations ranging from large, detached houses to apartments. Star Gazer itself is a lovely 2 bedroom unit on the second floor accessed by the stairs or lift. The flat is exactly as described in the listing and was very light and airy and clean and tidy. It is just a few steps away from one of the very inviting pools. (Beach towels are provided by the owners.) The bedroom and lounge area open onto a large terrace with dining table and chairs, great for breakfasts! The rooftop sun terrace is also a lovely area, especially late afternoon. The apartment faces west which we thought was a bonus. Sugar Hill is well located, very quiet (we hardly saw any other people) and the beaches and various restaurants are easily reached within minutes provided you have transport. The owner, Sue, was a pleasure to deal with.

    Mel Feb 17, 2010
  • Christmas in Barbados

    We loved the Star Gazer. It was the perfect location for our family to spend Christmas. The villa looks exactly like the pictures. It is extremely comfortable, clean and had all the amenities - TV, DVD, great kitchen and utensils, lovely outside dining and a great hottub for the evenings after a day at the beach, pool or out exploring the island.

    TLe Jan 8, 2010
  • Fantastic Star Gazer

    The apartment was fantastic very luxurious,and the rooftop terrace and Jacuzzi a real bonus.The maid came in three times a week and certainly gave the place a good going over,The pool was visible from the flat and the kids loved it,the whole place was very quiet almost too good to be true.There is a very good restaurant on the complex however it is only open lunchtimes and Wednesday and Friday night,but the food is superb and they do a good quality children's menu. You are situated midway along the west coast,the development is a little way up the hill which means it is very quiet and relaxing but still very close to all the good restaurants and beaches that St James has to offer. The added bonus was the membership of the beach club and spa at Mullin beach.The most comfortable bed chairs in the world,and that mid morning iced flannel was sublime,the restaurant at mullins is also very good for lunch and again provides a good quality children's menu. The Island still has some of the best beaches in the world although there has been an awful lot of development over the 17 years I have been going to Barbados. Crane beach is still a must and there is certainly a lot more to do down there now. Swimming with Turtles is also great fun however you don't need to do an organised trip just go to Paynes bay and you can swim out from the beach,my 7 year old loved it,just wait till the tourist boats come in and swim out to join them!! The food is still pretty good in most places even if prices are starting to get a little high. The Tides was our all round favorite followed by sassafras which is in the complex,The lone star still has a fantastic setting and a great vibe but the food is starting to slip a little,The cliff has priced itself out of our budget but used to be great. We had a great time and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this apartment. The complex is immaculate and all the staff very friendly. The only downside was my children had to sleep together in a double bed not a huge problem as the are 10 and 7 however it will become an issue in the future,and the master bedroom could do with some proper curtains as it gets light early and the sunshine woke us up every morning at around 6.We are looking forward to going back as soon as we can and we are trying to organise friends and family to come with us. Would like to say a big thank you to Sue and Paul for letting us stay in their lovely Home.

    Miles O. Nov 11, 2009
  • Stargazer Sugar Hill

    My Husband and I, plus our two daughters ages 5 & 6, spent 3 weeks at Stargazer during July 2009. It was our 3rd consecutive trip to Barbados and the apartment was the best place we have stayed in. The accommodation was excellent and the facilities at Sugar Hill were brilliant, making the holiday a success for all the family. We would thoroughly recommend the apartment and are looking forward to returning in the future.

    Alan C. Nov 3, 2009