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“A home from home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dover Woods Guesthouse

Dover Woods Guesthouse
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St Lawrence Gap BB15028, Barbados   |  
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“A home from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We spent our first four nights in Barbados at Dover Woods. Gail welcomed us into her home, and gave us lots of ideas and information.

The house is located at the lower end of St. Lawrence Gap, and there is easy access to all the amenities the Gap has to offer.

The rooms are large and comfortable, there's a large kitchen you can use, and a lovely verandah to relax on.

If you want a welcoming guesthouse within easy access of the gap at a great price, and want to avoid the large resorts, this is the place for you!

Room Tip: We had room 11, off the kitchen with windows on two sides.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

Only a week to rest and to try and get to know Barbados a little. Dover Woods Guest house ticks all the boxes (clean, comfortable, relaxed, great value) but also provides a secret ingredient - the fun and companionship to be found with both guests and hosts alike. This was a huge part of the success of my holiday. Gail and Lorna are great fun, great company and happy to share their island with you. I got to know a little about Bajan life but will definitely be going back for more.

Room Tip: Look out for the green back monkeys in the garden
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

I had been told 'good things' about this guesthouse and Gail, the owner, but had not had occassion to stay there. I had room 11 on the first level, windows on two sides and ceiling fan made for comfortable temp. There are rooms with air conditioning available. My room had a private bath- shower no tub. Use of well stocked communal kitchen.
Minutes to a local minimart that was open till 10 p.m. easy walking distance. Guesthouse is located at the Maxwell end of the area known as St. Lawrence Gap - lots of options for restaurants and night life within walking distance; also close to bus routes that connect to Bridgetown and south coast, also to the west coast without going through main terminal - trust me this is a bonus.
Gail is the resident owner and she is friendly and helpful she will direct you to good value, great food establishments. Overall good value for a single or for a family holiday there is a lounge with cable television and an enclosed patio area for use by the guests. You may see and hear parrots and monkeys in the garden! Safe area, beaches are adjacent to the property or a short walk to Dover Beach.

Room Tip: Simply tell Gail what your needs and wants are
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

We ended up here by pure luck after being turned down by multiple better known hotels and inns due to being full or a three night minimum. Boy did we luck out. For a fraction of the price of other hotels we got a beautiful room in a house filled with character, a huge bathroom, a garden filled with fruit trees, and a great location near the beach on the South Coast. There's no AC but we never missed it due to cool breezes and a very effective overhead fan. I'm kicking myself for giving away possibly the best kept secret in Barbados, but I feel like I should try and keep my karma in good shape.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Dover Woods Guesthouse

Address: St Lawrence Gap BB15028, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St Lawrence Gap
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in St Lawrence Gap
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have owned and operated Dover Woods Guest House for over twenty years. It is a big house in a beautiful garden, which is part jungle and contains many large trees, also and fruit trees. We have four large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a communal kitchen, living room and porches. We have a short path to the beach, we are close to the shops and action on St. Lawrence Gap, but far enough away to have peace and quiet. ... more   less 
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Dover Woods Guesthouse Barbados/St Lawrence Gap

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