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“Beautiful beach, great service and food” 5 of 5 stars
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“Beautiful beach, great service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I stayed at the Fairmont with my family for ten days and we had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and the staff friendly. All the rooms were facing the ocean with fantastic views. Great facilities for all kinds of water sports and tennis courts. Highly recommended particularly if you can arrange a package tour through British Airways or American Airlines where you get over 50% discount on published rates.

We held a cocktail reception for 30 family members and friends by the pool side. Management was incredibly helpful and accommodating with our last minute request. :-)

Room Tip: Every room faces the ocean so you cant go wrong but I preferred 2nd ad 3rd floor rooms as they had m...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The hotel staff could not be more helpful..the rooms are beautiful with a lovely view of the ocean.
Food was excellent but be warned everything you have whether it be a drink at the bar or a meal there is a 10% service charge.
Hope to return next year, by which time the wonderful waitress Kerrianne will of had her baby and be back at work.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our second destination of our honeymoon, and one word to describe the experience is WOW!, as soon as we arrived we were presented with a refreshing and a cold towel. The checking experience was so good, all I had to present was my credit card details. The staff constantly provided a first class service throughout the seven days. The room we stayed was the oceanfront deluxe room, it was so spacious and clean and had all the amenities that one would expect in a 5 star hotel. We had a balcony that provided views across the beach which was so amazing. The location of this hotel is about 5 minutes by car away from Limegrove Mall that has designer shops and very good restrautants. So if you want to come to Barbados stay at this hotel as you will have first class customer service and the location is brilliant to vist the rest of Barbados. I am already plannning another visit to this fabulous hotel next year!

So a big thank you to the staff at Royal Fairmont Pavillion for making our honeymoon an forgetable experience!

Room Tip: book the Oceanfront Deluxe Room! outstanding views
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have just returned from the Hotel after a two week stay. Prior to setting off I was preparing myself for slow service and rip off prices for wine. However the Staff are very friendly, proffesional and the service rapid. The wines are priced very reasonably similar to what we pay at the restaurants in Europe. i.e. The Ritz-Coupole Paris, or Caprice in London. The rooms are not at the hight of luxury, as we have had in the Seychelles and Mauritius, but adequate and the mentality of the Barbados people is very different, as they do not have the rip off attitude and are actually very pleased that you are visiting their island. You feel safe to walk in the streets and go out at night. Different to what I expected, having been briefed by my friends in Jamaica. The sea is like a warm bath and the beach facilites are OK. I would recommend this hotel for the afternoon tea and quality.

Room Tip: Pretty much the same throughout all sea facing.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife has wanted to visit Barbados for thirty years and we finally managed to go and wow! I cannot imagine staying at a nicer, more friendly and well run hotel.
There isn't much else to say but thank you to everyone at the Royal Pavilion for giving us an experience that we will never forget.
If we ever visit Barbados again we will definitely stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Clayton le Moors, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a week in Barbados, staying at the beautiful Royal Pavilion on the West coast. We have visited Barbados many times over the years but missed this gem of a hotel. From arriving at the hotel to our last day we could not fault the first class service provided by all the staff and the professional way that they made you feel so welcome. Fabulous room overlooking the sea and overall extremely well appointed. If you are a keen gardener then just go to take in the most fantastic grounds within the hotel; they are truly amazing, which adds to the magic of this lovely hotel.
The food served in both restaurants is very good, expensive but well presented. Palm Terrace is the main restaurant and it wouldn't be out of place in Downton Abbey! We loved every minute of our stay at the Royal Pavilion and would not hesitate to return.

Room Tip: All the deluxe rooms and suites are well located.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wales Uk
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We have just returned from our third visit to the royal pavillion hotel in Barbados. The standards of service, in all departments have remained very high. We would not consider going to any other hotel, and we hope to return next year. We stayed 8 nights, and this was fab! Good local golf facilities, and we also tried the Cliff hotel, which was very nice, but the prices are not for the faint hearted. Overall an exceptional holiday was had by us both, and yet again the royal pavillion couldnot be faulted. Well done to all the staff :-)

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor. The steps or lift can be used, but we choose the steps to keep fit. Th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: St. James, Porters BB24051 , Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Porters
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Royal Pavilion 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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