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“Southern Surf never fails!” 5 of 5 stars
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Southern Surf Beach Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rockley Beach, Barbados   |  
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Ontario
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8 reviews
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“Southern Surf never fails!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

After an eight year lapse of visiting Barbados, we stayed at Southern Surf for the fourth time a couple weeks ago. It remains the best place to stay in Barbados! Very accommodating staff, clean, quiet surroundings and room, great location to all amenities. And best of all, the price is very affordable!! Highly recommend SOUTHERN SURF! Staying here will not disappoint you!!

Room Tip: Rooms on high and low floors are great!
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Albany, New York
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Southern Surf Apartments. Previously we had stayed at the Hilton, which was nice but singificantly more expensive. After relatives recommended the Southern Surf Apartments, we decided to give them a try. They are clean, neat, and have a great location immediately across from Accra Beach. They are also located within walking distance from restaurants, the boardwalk, convenience stores, and small shops. The two ladies who manage the front desk are above and beyond helpful/honest/kind. They are available for all types of help: even renting cell phones, using the internet/printing boarding passes, organizing tours, and providing helpful/honest hints about getting around the island. They even gave my husband and I a bottle of wine/card for our anniversary! We couldn't recommend staying here more!

Room Tip: No elevator but higher rooms have a nice view of the beach.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Prestatyn, Wales
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Just want to say thanks for another lovely stay at southern surf...especially Audra who helped me surprise my parents with my visit to support my dad at rally barbados. My room was so nice and perfect for myself and my little boy...Thank you again love cathrine x

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We returned from another wonderful stay at Southern Surf. Location and convenience are A1. Rockley Beach is literally across the road. Restful, comfortable and safe is how I’d describe Southern Surf.

There are only 12 rooms and 4 floors. Hidden in the back, is a wonderful crystal clean swimming pool with plenty of lounge chairs. Best kept secret. Hardly ever used! Everyone is across the road at the beach.

Each room has a balcony and every balcony has an ocean view. What a great way to start every morning...stretched out looking at the sea, or reading or just relaxing while sipping tea. You are so close to the ocean you can hear the waves from your room, but once you slide close the patio door – silence and air conditioned comfort.

The apartment size kitchen is compact and fully stocked. Two blocks away, there is a convenience store that sells groceries (including booze), and lots of good, reasonably-priced restaurants within a three to five minute walk.

The rooms are clean, bright and spacious. Each room has a room safe – handy for storing notepads and iPads.

The staff is attentive, without being intrusive, friendly while remaining respectful. Audra and Rachael always have a ready smile to greet you. They are a veritable Wikipedia on Barbados, with fun suggestions on what to see and helpful suggestions on where to go to get things done (for example, eyeglass repair and haircut) and insider suggestions on good local dining places. The support staff of Maggie, Cheryl and Sondra keep the rooms clean and Ken keeps the grounds tidy. There is a security guard at night keeping watch so safety is not a concern.
Southern Surf is constantly making improvements and upgrades this year included new televisions and sleek new patio chairs on the balcony.

My favourite service they offer are “pay as you go” cell phones available for rental, so you can stay in touch with family and clients abroad with NO expensive roaming charges. And after each call, you can quickly check your balance, and top up as need be. It’s a Brilliant service. There is a computer/Internet and printer (handy for printing your boarding passes) in the lobby available for a nominal charge.

Please note: there is no elevator and no bar. So no noisy drunks or loud music when you want to go to sleep. And if you need a hand with your luggage, someone is always ready to help.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Repeat visitors (this was our third stay) are very common. And based on our experience, it’s easy to see why. We booked in September for April.
Whether you are travelling alone, with a family, seniors or young couples or not-so-young couples, Southern Surf is clean, comfortable and makes for a great getaway, A1 location and excellent value. Highly recommend Southern Surf.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We made an almost spontaneous decision to travel to Barbados...on a very busy weekend of Rally Barbados...we were fortunate to have available accommodation at Southern Surf Apt Hotel. The location was excellent....close to a popular stretch of coastline that is bustling with activites and all conveniences within walking distance....restaurants...bars....beautiful beach and grocery. The staff at this locale were so accommodating and helpful and at short notice shifted around their rental commitments to ensure that we got connecting rooms. The rooms were crisp and clean...decor very 'bajan' in design...and fully equipped kitchenette for our morning in house breakfasts....easy enough....when grocery and convenience store only a short walk away....just lovely....will certainly recommend this local....and can assure we will be back....rhank yoy to Audra and Rachel for hour warmth and hospitality. ...you both are "Ambassadors" for your establishment

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The staff are very welcoming and accommodating. We arrived early and left late and it was not a problem. Audra and Rachel were so nice and made us feel right at home. The apt was well kept, had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend the apts to others and stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prestatyn, Wales
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have stayed at southern surf for many years...my husband and I got married in the garden last year...honestly it was a fantastic day and everyone at southern surf was amazing helping to make sure the day was a success. ..The whole place is the apitami of my ideal Barbados holiday....love love love
cathrine&robert

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rockley Beach, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Christ Church Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Surf Beach Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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