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“Brilliant Holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Savannah Beach
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hastings, Hastings, Barbados   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Hastings
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This was our first trip to Barbados and the whole holiday was beyond our expectations. The hotel was clean and comfortable and the staff attentive and friendly. Whilst parts of the hotel are a little tired it is worth remembering that this is a 3.5 star resort (not 5*) and the food was lovely with plenty of choice. The beach immediately behind the hotel is a little rocky and not ideal for swimming but a very short walk to the left or right brings you to perfect beaches. There is also the free shuttle bus service to Copa Cabanna which has a gorgeous beach.
I would recommend the jeep safari as a great way to see the island - its worth it for the entertaining dialogue from the drivers. Also, the race course is only across the road and worth a visit if the races are on - it only cost us $10BD.
Overall, this was excellent value for money holiday and i can't wit to goo back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have been to Barbados many times and we were apprehensive of what to expect when we arrived at the Savannah Beach on 26 November 2012 this was soon laid to rest very quickly. The staff were very friendly nothing was too much trouble the service was excellent. Variety of food in the restaurants were good. Loved the party, barbecue and games for Independence Day. Shame I didn't win the hoola-hoop competition. However us 'November Girls' won the trivia competition. Thank you for the fabulous time and accommodating our friends who came to visit us. We can't wait to return and look forward to meeting you all again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

dirty floors everywhere.food terrible.poor entertainment.seems like staff just been recruited.bars dirty.staff couldn't make even a rum punch.asked for a Irish coffee ?? received a glass of Baileys with coffee on top.my advice to anyone thinking of savannah beach for a holiday is don't.you would be better of in benidorm.and save 5k sir Richard Branson should check out his hotels.in one word this one disgusting.even the beach is filthy

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SavannahManagement, Manager at Savannah Beach, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are disheartened to learn that you were not satisfied with certain aspects of your holiday and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. As discussed prior to your departure, we appreciate your feedback as it allows us to identify and correct any deficiencies in our service delivery. We truly regret that our management team were not sucessful in their efforts to make you comfortable or to satisfy your requests while you were with us. It is always our intention to exceed our guest expectations and to ensure their overall comfort and contentment. We hope that in the future, you will give us another opportunity to regain your confidence and to make our property your home away from home.
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St Albans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Have just returned today from a week at the savannah, rooms 355/355. Read all reviews and can honestly say that there are positive and negatives. Found the staff on the whole very friendly but there where some in Rachel's that could be very off at times.
Sharon was absolutely lovely and always smiled. Also Antony was great he always made my son feel special. Linda was always so accommodating.
Tracia was excellent in organising a night for my family after a bad experience. She is a credit to your staff!
There are some issues with the beach but I do believe that's being addressed.
All in all a very enjoyable week. Having been to Barbados 4 times I do feel that the all inclusive is hitting the rest of the market hard with regards to people eating and drinking out.
Thanks to you all!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at the Savannah from 16th to 28th December and thoroughly enjoyed it! The hotel staff are nice, the food is good, especially the a la carte in Rachel's. breakfast was great, and afternoon tea served in drifters each day at 4pm is a lovely time to sit and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine or a cocktail. The beach is small but no a problem at all as stretches for miles either side of the Savannah. You can walk along the boardwalk, we stopped off for lovely cocktails at Tapas bar. There is quite a lot o see in Barbados and I can recommend the following:-
Limegrove cinema which is a short bus ride is fab, on a Monday and Tuesday evening its 15 dollars (£5) and there are beds and huge armchairs with leg rests. You get served food and drinks through the film, it's so posh......we saw Skyfall! Go to Holetown and Speights town, you'll see how the other half live as this is where Sandy Lane etc is. The island jeep safari is amazing, you get to see the whole island and do some fun off reading too, along with a lovely lunch at a hotel included.

In summary it's a great hotel for value for money, rooms are large, beds are massive and very comfy, bathrooms are clean but need updating very soon! Food and drinks are fine, beach bar is very cosy and quite good entertainment....but everyone goes to bed here by 11pm! The only thing to report on not such a good note was that quite a lot of children got ear infections from the pool. The main pool area by drifters bar kept going green and murky and it was closed a lot. They would seem to add chemicals and filter it, but it would return to murky again within a couple of days. You need to sort this savannah staff.......it lets the hotel down and costs people a lot in doctors bills!!

All in all, I'd recommend this as a couples, single person or family hotel and encourage you to go and have a great time.

One last tip.....the weather wasn't that good in December, apparently it's much better from when the cricket season starts, which is mid Jan. but be warned, you'll still burn through the clouds!!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calumet City, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for my birthday in September and I traveled with 5 other girls and in order to enjoy ourselves we stayed at the bar. The staff was very nice but didn't seem to care about our concern of the room. For this to be a 4 star resort I give it a 2 and that's being nice. The food wasn't that great...the site says it has 4 restaurant and 3 bars. I only saw two restaurants Chopsticks was always closed. I also don't like sharing my food with flying birds...I mean they were everywhere!!! They would fly by the food and staff didn't do anything. The beach was beautiful and Ostins was nice place to go on Fridays. My room was from a scene in a horror movie. The shower curtains were dirty the lights didn't work in the bathroom and on top of that they shut the hot water off at night. I definitely wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SavannahManagement, Manager at Savannah Beach, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. Your feedback is very much appreciated as it is a useful tool in our training and development. We are disheartened to learn that we fell short of your expectation, as it is always our intention to provide favorable memories to all our guests. To this end, we host weekly activities so our guests can get an opportunity to experience our Barbadian culture; at our weekly manager's barbecue there are quizzes, games and other competitions which are lots of fun and allow staff and guests interaction. To add variety to our dining options we provide entertainment, themed dinners at Drifter's restaurant and at Rachel's we offer an a la carte menu or a rotational table d hote menu option each evening. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced whilst with us. We hope that at sometime in the future you would reconsider your decision and allow us another opportunity to welcome you back to our property.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just returned from 7 days at savannah beach.. I must say after reading other reviews I was a little worried about what to expect.. people need to remember when booking this is rated as a 3.5 star hotel.. if you want luxury then pay more and book a 5 star hotel!!!!!
You get what you pay for!
All that said.. i was very happy with size of room.. maids did a good job every day.. food was better then I thought it would be.. a good variety every day and the staff are brilliant.. all very helpful and so friendly.. nothing is too much.
The beach is quite small and gets very busy.. the stones are not too bad.. a minute walk to the right and you can walk straight in to the sea.
All in all I had a very nice time and was pleasantly surprised.
I would book the savannah again should I ever return to Barbados

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hastings, Hastings, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Savannah Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated near the historic Garrison Savannah on the pristine coastline of Barbados, Savannah Beach Hotel is a beachfront four-star resort that easily ranks as one of the most idyllic destinations on the island. It is a Caribbean paradise that simply must be experienced! Forget everything you’ve ever known or experienced about all-inclusive hotels… Savannah is distinctly different. It is an all-inclusive hotel with style! Dive in… Savannah is an excellent choice for a relaxed Caribbean holiday. You are just steps from the beach, ensuring a blissful holiday in the Caribbean sun. Spoilt for choice, there are 2 swimming pools, 1 that meanders through the garden courtyard and has a 4-storey waterfall, the other is located down by the beach. When it comes to family holidays, children and teens are extremely well catered for at this hotel, there is an extensive family entertainment centre (opening Easter ’12) to keep even the most energetic children entertained! For those romantic moments, why not go down to the beach for a moonlight romantic stroll before heading to the late night bar. Live entertainment 5 nights per week, including themed nights and floor shows. Weekly manager’s barbecue party. Three restaurants; the main restaurant has a twist on Caribbean gourmet dining, open for buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Beach restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week for lunch and 5 days a week for dinner serving a wide range of barbecue, pastas, grilled fish and burgers for lunch and in the evening a themed dinner including Mexican, Indian, Chinese as well as Caribbean cuisine. There is also an Asian fusion* restaurant open 5 nights a week for dinner (16 years and over only, a supplement of $25 BDS per person will apply). 4 bars including a late night bar that opens from 11.00pm – 1.00am. Afternoon tea is served daily. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Savannah Beach Hotel Hastings
Savannah Christ Church
Savannah Hotel Christ Church
Savannah Hotel Barbados
Savannah Barbados
Savannah Beach Barbados/Hastings

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