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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Danielle E London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Currently staying at the Tamarind and from the moment we arrived we have continued to be impressed by this wonderful establishment. The whole operation runs like clockwork. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff, from the concierge who helps us make reservations at the popular nearby restaurants, to the maintenance staff who never fail to wish you a... More 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I returned to Barbados and the Tamarind by elegant hotels earlier this month for the first time since 1996. Between 1989 and 1996 I had the pleasure of spending every Christmas and new year in that glorious hotel with my family and the good friends we made there (and who we are still friends with to this day). This time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed with wife and son (6yrs) for 11 nights during Christmas. Had room 127, ground floor with Ocean view near the Rilaks pool. Room was OK not great considering it is 4*+ the bathroom is in need of an update as well as the patio doors. The hotel overall does not have a wow factor (it is not Dubai or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing staff, beautiful hotel, stunning beach, great food :) Pros 1) incredible staff. - We travelled with our 3 year old and every member of staff we walked past had a special personal greeting for him be it a high five or a joke or a fist bump. He walked round like he owned the place by the end of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here for Christmas and New Year and had a marvellous time. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were welcoming and very friendly. Found room very clean and spacious with a marvellous view, we booked an Ocean View Junior Suite. Amazing water sports, some which were free, and felt they didn't overcharge for the motor sports.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Tamarind is billed as one of the best hotels in Barbados and indeed this may well be the case. Unfortunately though, in the opinion of this reviewer, the hotel falls well short of expectations. Staying over the Christmas period and paying hefty, premium prices, one expects to be overwhelmed by the experience, but alas, our stay was a let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked this hotel as it had a kids club and evening entertainment. The hotel is very nice with good rooms. The bathrooms are dated but not offensive. The beach is disappointing in comparison to the south of island. My only real criticism is that the hotel is trying to keep two markets happy, those with children and those without... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 7-12 Jan 15. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The beach and swimming were so close with gorgeous blue sea. Staff so attentive. rooms had everything you needed including a kettle and fridge. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bus stop outside meant easy and cheap Tavel on the reggae bus to The local towns... More 

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear SPK67, A warm thank you for sharing this wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Tamarind Hotel! We are all truly delighted that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable and memorable holiday experience which exceeded expectations, as this is what we continuously strive to achieve. Thank you for highlighting some of the amazing features... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Tamarind by Elegant Hotel in Barbados 3 times and our experience has been fabulous every time. The hotel is superb, not too big and very accommodating. The staff is not just friendly but they really try to make your vacation the best experience. The hotel has a great spa, they offer ample water sports and... More 

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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Pamela R, Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of Tamarind Hotel! At Tamarind we continuously strive to provide our guests with an exceptional and memorable holiday experience which exceeds their expectations, and it is such a pleasure to know that we were able to provide you with this wonderful experience on numerous occasions. Thank... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tamarind is big enough to have all the facilities you could want- gym, kids club, free watersports etc- but so not so huge as to be impersonal. The staff are very friendly and personable. Names that stand out are Akeesha who runs the kids club, Fernando in the kitchen, Hector and Steve on the beach and Alvin a duty... More 

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Dear steve w, Thank you for sharing this wonderful review of your holiday experience with us at Tamarind Hotel. It was indeed our pleasure to have you as our guests and we are all truly delighted to know that your stay with us was enjoyable and memorable for the entire family! We thank you for your lovely remarks regarding our... More 

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Address: PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Paynes Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
Tamarind Cove Saint James
Tamarind Cove Barbados
Hotel Tamarind Cove
Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish

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