Ratings based on 80 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from No Va

Intimate, pristine, the best swimming

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Very small for a Fairmont but very nice property with all 72 rooms facing the sea. Everything you could want is on the property. Only challenge is that, for those who must roam, you must walk a bit to town, take a very convenient and inexpensive public bus, or taxi if you don't have a rental car. Staff was the most pleasant and accommodating I have ever encountered.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Calgary

Beachfront Junior Suite

Posted Jul 5, 2015
Pros: Location to beach. Swimming with the turtles. Food was very good but somewhat expensive. Ideal place for our honeymoon.
Cons: Pillow need to rplaced with down similar to Banff Springs.
Location: Holetown shopping and many great restaurants.
Extremely friendly staff. Excellent beach front suite. President's cocktail party and international buffet were amazing and a lot of fun.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Quiet and relaxing beach property

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, ocean view, away from the crowd, secure and the cocktail.
Cons: The air-conditioning was too loud.
Location: Excellent location for swimming and water sports. Crystal clear water and clean beach. Next to Lone Star Restaurant and a short drive to Holetown.
Our room faced the ocean and it was lovely to sit at the balcony and hear the sound of the infinite waves. The employees were courteous, friendly and clearly love their job. We were greeted with a welcome drink and a farewell drink. The hotel served complimentary afternoon tea daily and bottled water were available in the room. Coffee (Keurig machine) and tea facilities were excellent.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Florida

Barbados is Our "Go To Place to Enjoy the Best!"

Posted Apr 4, 2015
Pros: Everything. That is why we return each year! Staff; service, location; beach; beach front rooms; pool! In Barbados everyone is friendly!
Cons: There is a beautiful formal dining area with lovely views, however dining there is not my choice and it is not always available. Other great options!
Location: Best location with broad beach; calm waters; near many fabulous restaurants; shopping at the hotel boutique is fun and easy. I'm there to kick back!
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion in the prime area of St James Parish in Barbados is where we return each year. Every room overlooks a wide, beautiful beach and calm, clear blue ocean water! The staff at the property and in Barbados all want you to enjoy your trip. There is a variety of great restaurants to go to; from super casual to what would please any "foodie". Service at the hotel is friendly and on going; go to the beach and your beach towels appear with extras of course; enjoy a rum punch by the pool or beach around 4pm or have tea! Service for breakfast and lunch is prompt and varied for anyone's taste; staff remembers your name; tiny sugar birds seem to remember you as well. Go enjoy the best of watersports with Ryan! He will take you out in a Hobie Cat; go explore the huge turtles as you snorkel around them you may see a4 or 5 depending on the day. Car services are available from the hotel at extra charge; concierge service is super for dining reservations; your only responsibility is to sit back, relax and enjoy it all! It is the best!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Patricia from New York

Lovely Hotel!

Posted Mar 30, 2015 on Hotels
Had a wonderful week at FRP! Room opened directly on to beach which was great and staff were lovely - extremely friendly and helpful. Added bonus was that hotel only a 2 minute walk along beach to Lone Star restaurant which is one of the best on the island!! Would definitely return. Only drawback - hotel does not have its own spa.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Barbados vacation

Posted Mar 29, 2015 on Hotels
This is one of my favorite places! Beautiful smaller hotel on the island but the only one directly with rooms that open right to the beach. We loved our suite with its wonderful deck and beautiful views of the ocean. We could step right onto the beach from the deck. Service was fabulous. Many of the staff had worked there for many years, some since the opening of the hotel through 4 owners. Great location in Holetown, quiet area but very easy to get anywhere. We will definitely come back!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Edinburgh

Beautiful beach, amazing staff

Posted Feb 4, 2015
Pros: Staff, location and big rooms.
Cons: Can't think of anything, it is expensive but Barbados is in general.
Location: Perfect, all main West coast restauramts etc are very near.
Exceeded expectatios, lovely big room, amazing view, all rooms do, great quiet beach, really friendly staff. Only had breakfast and lunch so cannot comment on restaurants as room service. Would definitely recommend.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Laguna Beach, CA


Posted Jan 30, 2015
Pros: Location, beach, staff, rooms.
Cons: The beach towels are a bit worn. The beach and pool lounge chair mattresses are a bit worn.
Location: Swim, sunbathe, snorkel, paddleboard, sail. Walk to restaurants from dive ( Ju-Ju's beach bar) to upscale ( Lone Star Restaurant), Tennis Courts.
This Barbados hotel is located on a magnificent beach. The staff were very pleasant and always helpful. Concierge Charlene suggested some new places to eat ( This was our sixth trip to the island), that were outstanding. This hotel offers a tranquil environment that is sophisticated but low key. We never had any issues that negatively impacted our stay. Everything was always in order. We plan to return next year. Barbados is a sophisticated, cultured island. There is lots of history. The locals are generally well educated, well traveled and well spoken. There are many outstanding restaurants. This island has no "mega-resorts" (This hotel has around 75 rooms.), thus less hectic. Always a place at the pool or beach without waking at 6AM to secure a spot. Rare to see someone on their cell phone at the pool or a restaurant. While the cruise ships do sail in, few passengers make it as far as the "platinum coast". Peace and quiet. Relaxing. Tranquil.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from 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 traveler from 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.