Ratings based on 71 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Miami, Florida

The hotel location is excellent. Spacious rooms.

Posted Jan 14, 2015
Pros: location, beach
Cons: improved service
Location: Beautiful beach, clear water. Water sports available.
Service at restaurants was terrible. However, the managers did try to please the customer. Food was fresh.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Canada

Great for a short break

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Availability of water sports equipment, complimentary afternoon tea, great beach.
Cons: Food good but not great.
Location: Location on west coast is about 45 minutes from airport, near Holetown, the second largest town, but on a short break, there is no need to venture out
No need to go anywhere else: most water sports available, tennis, fitness centre, beach, pool.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Charleston, SC

Great hotel that is RIGHT on the beach!

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: Staff, food, location, and accommodations all were great.
Cons: Exterior buildings were slightly dated, but that's stretching to find something.
Location: Walking distance to the Lone Star (great dinner), but otherwise had to get cabs to go anywhere which while easy to do, was pretty expensive.
The location of the Fairmont on the West ("Gold") Coast of Barbados is perfect! It is on the prettiest stretch of beach for at least a couple of miles in each direction! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful - many favorites, but Charlene was awesome! The food at the restaurants on site was fantastic, and very convenient not to have to leave the grounds to eat - esp. breakfast and lunch. I have already recommended this place to friends and family and can't wait to come back and stay again. Unless you can justify the multiple times the cost to stay per night and eat at Sandy Lane, the Fairmont is the best choice with little to no compromise. This is the first vacation I can remember taking that was truly free of any disappointments, minor or major, and the Fairmont played a HUGE role in the success of our trip.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom montreal

You get what you pay for... in this case a lot!

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Great hotel for relaxing. Every detail handled with care. Superb staff. Views and amenities are excellent. Down side; a little isolated. Food, very pricey.
4 out of 5
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom UK

Bit tired

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: Location, location, location, if you dont like the beach and want a good pool then this is the wrong hotel for you.
Cons: Needs a refurbishment, which we were advised is in the planning. My feeling is they will try to add garden rooms which will spoil the hotel.
Location: As I mentioned above a car is a must in my view, it is very expensive to eat and drink and you wont get much change out of 300 GBP a day for a family
Nice 4* hotel, in its day it was probably 5* however it is looking a bit tired and needs a refurbishment. From the perspective of beach location you will not find better, it is straight onto the beach and the water and sand are perfect. When it comes to dining and drinking you are pretty much stuck unless you have a car or are prepared to take taxis. A rental is about 20 pounds per day and well worth it. We found the south of the island much cheaper to eat and drink in, and must do's are the St Nicholas abbey and the Harrison caves.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Connecticut

True beach front living!

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Cons: I love how the toilet is in a separate area from the sink and tub. A nightlight in this area would be great as at night you don't want lights.
Location: We rented a car a drove to the Harrison Caves. This was awesome. Also, try Earthworks Pottery. We came home with beautiful mugs.
The hotel was amazing. We had a second floor beach front room with a terrace. It was heaven to wake every morning to the Carribean and palm tress. We chose to order room service every morning and relax with the view. The hotel catered to every need and the staff were so friendly. They are working hard to keep the hotel updated. The food was excellent. As it was off season, I was worried but found there was no need for worry. The music and dancing were truly enjoyable. The sailing, snorkeling, and swimming with the turtles were all complimentary and so much fun! My husband and I loved going to the afternoon tea time. Again, this was complimentary and the teas and treats were excellent. Having my bed turned down and slippers provided at my bedside every night was the end to a perfect day every day! Thank you to all for an unforgettable week!
5 out of 5
by Cokeys

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4 out of 5
for Couples
by wladimirfrom São Paulo/SP

Belíssimo hotel

Posted Jun 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
O hotel é muito bonito, com quartos espaçosos, muito bem cuidados, e com um ótimo serviço. A localização é boa, próxima aos melhores restaurantes e shopping.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Davidfrom Toronto, Canada

Awesome property. Never disappoints.

Posted Jun 21, 2014
Pros: Location and amenities.
Great beach, rooms, service and very friendly staff. Highly recommend. Second visit and will be back for many years to come.
5 out of 5
by PMEfrom London

Fantastic stay

Posted Jun 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
This hotel is ideally located on the west coast close to holetown. All the rooms have a sea view and are well maintained The staff are all very friendly and made our stay very enjoyable.