•The price is great at $35/£27 per night
• The location is perfect: it is right in the middle of St. Lawrence Gap which is the hip strip of Barbados filled with restaurants and clubs.
• Dover Beach is right across the street, through the pink hotel. Dover is one the better beaches on the warm Caribbean Sea side of the island with very gentle waves.
• Oistins which is a fishing village that is the place to be on Fiday and Saturday nights is a short cheap bus ride away
• It's only fifteen minutes to the airport
• The place is quiet in the off season (can't speak about peak times)
• The staff are helpful and friendly
• I was able to use the phone to make local calls free of charge
• There is a safe in the room
The not so good:
• Some of the towels and sheets could be in better condition but were usable
• There is a dodgy area adjacent to the location, if you turn right at all times and walk in The Gap only this area can be avoided. I say dodgy, but I doubt there is any significant danger as all the Barbadians I encountered were super friendly and willing to leave me alone if I asked them to.
• Take the bus or route taxis. It's $2BBD equivalent to $1/£0.60 and it's safe.
• The locals are NOT trying to con you. If you're one of those annoying people who distrust everyone who doesn't look like you, stay home.
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Guest House Hotel St Lawrence Gap
- Rio Guest House Barbados/St Lawrence Gap