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Southern Palms

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St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in the best location. We arrived at 1:00am into Barbados. We jumped into a cab to the hotel which took about 15-20 minutes ($20). We arrived at the hotel dropped our luggage off and headed out to the bar which is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is in such a quiet location... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like many others do not understand the high ratings for this hotel. We were not greeted in any conventional way; surly reception staff who told use we would pay a deposit for beach towels and rental for the room safe (!). Chastising a guest on arrival for "interrupting" when we asked a question was unfortunate to say the least.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved this hotel . Perfect location on the beach and few mins walk from St Lawrence's Gap .The moment we arrived ( 12 hours after leaving home ) , Ederick helped us with our suitcases and keys - we knew the hotel was going to be good . The best thing about this hotel is the fabulous staff ,too... More 

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Lambourn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Southern Palms having been to the Sandals Resort last year, as we wanted somewhere where the service was more relaxed and less formal. We certainly got that side of things right - the staff and service were first class. One thing we'd failed to consider was that it seemed to be US school holidays, so it wasn't as... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned after spending 10 days at this lovely beach resort. Our first visit to Barbados and we were not disappointed as the location of this hotel is perfect with wonderful white beaches on its doorstep. Our room whilst not luxurious was clean and comfortable. It would benefit from an update especially the bathroom which looked tired. Our room was... More 

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Southern Palms for the fourth time but after a gap of 7 years we were pleasantly surprised that quite a few people recognised us - it made us feel like we were home! After a long, hassle free day travelling with Virgin Atlantic we were welcomed at reception and told we'd been upgraded to a sea view... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a Sandals and the better for it in this traveller's opinion. A lot of appeal and the beach is stunning too. Definitely for the person who prefers a subtler experience. We found it becos' wanted to play tennis as well as have an ocean view. Lovely.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our plane was cancelled and we had to scramble to find a place to stay. Southern Palms was more than accommodating in letting us check in as we checked out our previous hotel, then back on the beach. The room was neat and clean, but a bit pricey considering what we had just spent, but a good choice in hotels... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I have just returned from staying 11 glorious nights at the Southern Palms hotel. The hotel has a relaxed feel and the rooms are good; air con, towels, kettle and the beds very comfortable. The staff are great, friendly and very helpful. A special mention to Sherry Anne (Grimes), David and Charles in the restaurant area who... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
28 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week prior to a Caribbean cruise from Barbados. Excellent hotel with large air conditioned rooms and a balcony (complete with beer fridge) overlooking the beach. This is a beach front hotel which is literally one step onto a beech complete with palm trees. There are two pools and a beach front bar and restaurant. Free sunbeds... More 

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