We stayed at the Tamarind for the first week of February, 2013. Overall, the hotel and its facilities were excellent. The quality of staff ranged from superb to ordinary. Our bedroom was a good size, as was the bathroom. Breakfast was a daily pleasure but the lunch and dinner were disappointing. The lunch time menu was limited and the service very slow. We ate at the hotel four times during our stay, on two occasions at Daphne’s. Given the prices charged were higher than a good standard gastro pub in SE England; the quality was no more than so-so. Service was also erratic with mistakes being made on orders, to the point one night at Daphne’s of descending into farce.
We did not use the spa but did use gym most days. The equipment was no better than average, including two rather old treadmills. The gym itself was somewhat claustrophobic.
The Tamarind positions itself at the luxury end of the market and charges accordingly. Judging by this experience, this was not justified. Two years ago we stayed at a more modest hotel in Barbados on the south coast and found the standard there exceeded the Tamarind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more less
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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