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“Absolutely oustanding hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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The SoCo Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   South Coast Boardwalk, Hastings, Barbados   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hastings
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely oustanding hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a week at the SoCo, and what a fantastic week it was. Safely say this is the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The staff, food, decor of hotel, rooms.. The list goes on! Friendly welcome including a nice cocktail, started the week of perfectly.
Room was very spacious, clean, lots of storage and the balcony views were just breathtaking.
The biggest asset to the soco are the staff, some of the friendliest and genuine people I have ever met. Too many to go through but special mentions to Michelle, Irlene, Shannon, Victoria, Neil and Andrew the duty manager for making it a fantastic week.
Food was absolutely delicious, lots of menu choice and regular menu changes. All freshly cooked to your order and nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic concept of breakfast, lunch and dinner being a sit down meal instead of your usual all inclusive buffet..

It's hard to single out what makes the soco such an exquisite hotel, it really is a combination of absolutely everything. To anyone considering going, I couldn't recommend it enough. Would absolutely love to go back here.

  • Stayed December 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Staines, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

A great hotel in a good location. You can stay at the hotel and just chill out or you've got St Lawrence Gap just ten minutes away if you want to party. Due to the size of the hotel you get to know most of the other residents which was good fun. The food is amazing and totally exceeded expectations. There were a few issues with a late checkout but I would go back and overall the Soco is excellent value for money. The friendly staff totally make your holiday relaxing and fun, see Michelle at the bar for the best rum sours on the island!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks at this hotel and can only agree with the really good reviews already posted. The hotel was excellent, huge well fitted bedroom, balcony view to die for, food first class and the staff were so welcoming, friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want to stay in a huge impersonal entertainment complex, serving buffet meals - stay here if you want personal service, superb food, wonderful surroundings and a friendly vibe around the pool and bar. Thanks to all at the SoCo!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I can safely say I have been fortunate to stay at this magnificent hotel. The SoCo is stylish, modern, and unique. This is no concrete titanic, instead a carefully designed boutique hotel which gives you the personal touch and immense satisfaction.

The welcome we were given was superb, quick and easy, and an amazing cocktail which set the tone. The rooms are to a very high specification, with a HUGE king size bed, and plenty of storage and very high-end extras and fittings.

The hotel has 24 rooms and is extremely special as all the guests know each other by the end of the stay. The food is of a very high standard, with superb choice and variety. The added bonus that dinner is a sit down meal, with 3 courses for lunch and dinner is incredible, all freshly prepared and served by very diligent and attentive staff.

Myself and Georgia would like to personally thank all the staff here for making it such an amazing week. The staff here compliment the hotel and make it a very special place to stay.

We'd like to thank Michelle for her constant drinks, making us 'Sweet' and 'keeping us covered'. Amazing tips on what to do and see on the Island. Also Irene who was amazing (I'll make sure I bring a set of lights back next time), and to Neil, Shannon, Andrew the duty manager and all the chefs and reception staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 wonderful weeks at the end of November. Don't want to just repeat all the
earlier positive reviews except to say they are all true. The welcome, accommodation, location, food, staff, all excellent. Michelle super excellent! Would we stay again - absolutely.

Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the SoCo for 4 nights after a terrible experience at Treasure Beach hotel ( see separate review ) and were overwhelmed at how fantastic the hotel was particularly the food prepared by the top class executive chef and the customer service provided by all the staff. It would be unfair to single out any individual staff members as they were all equally good and genuinely appeared to be happy in their work.

The quality of the rooms is also minimalist , clean and modern and I would recommend the hotel to anyone considering a holiday on the south coast.

The all inclusive package is terrific value for money and Ralph Taylor the owner should be congratulated on the concept and product he has created in the SoCo.

The only suggestions for minor improvements would be to have live entertainment maybe once or twice a week to complement the welcoming bar and to provide luggage racks in the spacious rooms .

Well done SoCo . We will be returning ......

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just enjoyed ten days of sheer bliss. Cannot fault anything about the hotel from the friendly welcome to the superb food under Executive Chef, Andrew Jean, to the bar service from Michelle, Felix and the gang, the great rooms all with sea views, but it would be wrong to praise any individual or any single feature. It is the whole set-up. That is so good. I just hope that it stays within our budget next year.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: South Coast Boardwalk, Hastings, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The SoCo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The SoCo Hotel, located in the heart of Barbados’ south coast, offers an all-inclusive holiday in a boutique environment. Ideal for the discerning traveller looking for a modern, high quality hotel facility, The SoCo Hotel provides an uncluttered, chic holiday. Great food and drinks, friendly service, and one of the best views in Barbados are all part of The SoCo Hotel experience. ... more   less 
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The SoCo Hotel Barbados/Hastings

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