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“Unexpected” 2 of 5 stars
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South Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rockley at Accra Beach, Hastings, Barbados   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

The hotel seems to have so much online, but when we got there, it was nothing that we expected. There is no breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They claim they have "ocean view" rooms, but in actuality, all you see is the road, other hotel, and a slight far view of the ocean. Our A/C were not even working. We could not even hear the waves from the ocean. The pool is in the front, no privacy. We did not like this hotel. We ended up going to another hotel after the first night!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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west sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

we are at south beach right now but are due to fly home today :( had an excellent time when we got here we expected the big room with the massive hot tub but actually got the deluxe studio which was fine except our hot tub didnt work..great location..receptionists were so helpful and lovely...as for bar staff they were amazin always around when u need them and so friendly...food in the fusion restaurant was excellent..nightlife isnt what we expected as most bars down the road close at 11 but st lawrence is 5 min taxi ride...taxi rank across the road which is quite noisy but was fine..not as bad as people make out..would definatly come back!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2009

I highly recommend this location. It's right across the street from the beach, and we could see the beach from our room. The staff were friendly once you got to know them. On most days, you could munch on rum punch and a snack in the lobby. The restaurant would be nicer if they played different music, but it was a nice place to relax after a long day. The only place on the island to get hookah! The pool looked beautiful, but with a pretty much perfect beach across the street we never had a chance to use it. Transportation and food(take buses!) were very convenient.
The only drawback was the taxi station across the street. We didn't sit on our deck because they were always out there. It's not as loud as other reviews have mentioned. I guess it depends on where your room is located. The restaurant/lounge was actually pretty quiet.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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uk
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

barbados is a land of real people just like you and i they work hard and earn little..talk to them..engagae with them and spend your dollars in local shops and bars make the tourist money go back to real bajans ...

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

hotel reception area very clean and we reciceve warm welcome but the lift was not clean infact it need replacing .we upgraded to deluxe suite it was very nice but furniture in bedroom dusty.the loud music did not bother us we enjoyed it .Restaurant and bar at hotel very good service but needs more veggie food for breakfast .

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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NYC
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

I had a great time at this hotel!
The locations was perfect for me, right across from the local bus stand, and taxi's right acrocc the street. I stayed in a deluxe studio right across from the taxi stand and had no problem sleeping. There is traffic out front as the hotel is located on a main street. But what do you expect. This is not the tranquil sea side hotel!!!
It is great for someone like me who is independent, does lots during the day, wants to come home and have the option to cook to save money, yet enjoy the luxury of a whirlpool tub and cool trendy bar that servs the bet sushi I've had ina while. And I live in NYC. This is not the place for folks who want to listen to the waves crashing on the sand lulling them to sleep. if you want that, go to a spot right on the beach. This is across the street from the beach. I will say the traffic is a bit heavy at times. But those same taxi drivers typically come out into the street to stop the traffic so you can cross. So, they do come inhandy. Not to mention discount frequent rider fares, since they are across from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009

The Hotel staff were not welcoming, there was no atmosphere, the dining room was closed [apparently Virgin were supposed to have notified us]. Whilst the location was convenient for the beach [across the main road], we were unaware of a very noisy taxi rank / bar right outside as well ! The taxi drivers have a custom of sounding their air horns every time they went past their colleagues and / or were looking for a fare. Sleep was difficult! Who was the genius who installed the whirlpool bath with tap and fittings either end of the bath, so you couldn't actually lay down in it ?!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about South Beach Hotel

Address: Rockley at Accra Beach, Hastings, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — South Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Beach is in a location that is hard to beat! The property is located directly across from one of the best beaches on the island, as well as a beautiful new boardwalk, which is great for an afternoon sunset stroll or early morning jog. South Beach offers a combination of Studios, One Bedroom Suites and One Bedroom Penthouse Suites, all with kitchenettes or kitchens respectively; offering comfort, convenience and value for money. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
South Beach Hotel Vacation
South Beach Hotel Barbados/Hastings

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