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“Ok hotel in a ok location” 3 of 5 stars
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South Gap Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   St. Lawrence Gap | Christ Church, St Lawrence Gap BB15020, Barbados   |  
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“Ok hotel in a ok location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Spent xmas and new years here.....it was a nice hotel ... as said before it was very noisy we asked for a quiet room and were told the lower floors were better and i must admit it wasnt too bad.
We didnt use any of the hotel facilities as we prefrer the beach and this has no beach area. Its close to beaches in either direction so the location we thought was fine. i wouldnt not go back to this hotel but would try others around it with beach accesss.
The staff and room were fantastic cannot fault them at all.
For anyone wanting to be in the heart of the action especially new years eve this hotel would be perfect and the noise etc was not as bad as i had read on previous reviews.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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San Fernando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Had the most exquisite time at this hotel, even thou they mentioned they were under renovations my bf and I were never disturbed and the ambiance and staff were totally hospitable, especially Rose...I would surely recommed South Gap Hotel to all my party friends in Trinidad and would surely visit again soon...This hotel is totally in the middle of all the excitement on the Gap and would be perfect for all party lovers...Thanks again South Gap Hotel, for making my trip to Barbados so special, you all are truly a group of wonderful people and my bf and I wish you all great success for all the years to come....

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about booking South Gap. However upon arrival, my view quickly changed. I found the hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful. The reception staff were always quick to offer assistance when required and were always very friendly.

The room was beautifully decorated for our arrival. It was spacious and clean with all the essentials we would require during our stay.

The view from the balcony was gorgeous - an expanse of turquoise ocean. We were on the 1st floor above the pool area, where I expected to be able hear music from the bar at night. This was not the case. We were never disturbed by any noise. After reading some of the reviews - I thought we would hear something... But even though I purposely strained to listened out for any noise, I failed to do so.

On the day of our arrival, we watched the street food vendors set up right outside the hotel car park - we tried the jerk chicken and mac pie which was delicious.

The Gap becomes lively at night and this hotel is in the perfect location for food/ night entertainment/ beach/ and local bus route.

Everything is within a five minute walk

During our stay our air con system began to leak water. I informed reception who quickly transferred us to a bigger suite a few doors down whilst they fix the system. We took our essentials with us and everything else remained in the other room.

We were told the system has been fixed the following day, and so we
Handed the suite key back. That night it began to drip again. I spoke to reception staff who were extremely apologetic and moved us back to the suite.

We were given a voucher for free breakfast and a bottle of wine. Which we thought was a very generous offer of good will considering we were not complaining and were not bothered by the leak. It was just for safer purposes that I informed reception.

Overall I would say the South Gap is an ideal hotel that definitely exceeded my expectations.

  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel 4times now, it's small and friendly. The staff will help with anything you need, nothing is too much trouble. If you are going to go to bed before midnight then maybe this isn't the place for you. However if you're going to be in the bars or clubs on The Gap then this is ideal location. Views from all the rooms are great, palm tress and the lovely blue sea. There is always staff on duty 24hours a day. Anna Lee and Rose are 2 members of staff that will be especially helpful. The rooms have there own kitchen area with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and 2 ring hob, so great for those who want to eat breakfast in the room and have cold drinks available like we do. Very good value for money.
Hopefully we will be back there again in 2014

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 12 days last November. Over all we were very pleased with everything. Staff was very friendly and helpful. One thing we found very odd was that they allowed glass-ware at the pool area and even in the pool, this was very usual and dangerous. They also ran out of diet coke and white wine during our stay but again not a major problem for us. We took the breakfast plan and it worked out very well. We went out most nights for dinner and there were some excellent spots. Two of the restaurants we tried were in Zagat, Groceries are a bit of a walk but cab fare is cheap and they offer a free shuttle back to the hotel from the grocery stores. Liquor and wine was also available at the food stores.
Ask the front desk to get your cabs and they will let you know how much it will cost...saves a lot of haggling.
It is a very popular area at night which we did not participate in so we packed our ear plugs and it was not a problem. We would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Some rooms are quieter at night than others so check before booking; they are very accomadating.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I spent 4 nights at this hotel and it was a truly awesome experience. Very enthusiastic and friendly staff, beautiful beach close by, great restaurant as long as lots of food and entertainment right outside the hotel, just a fantastic experience overall. Also there was free dependable WiFi which was very important to me since i needed to log into work while I was away. I will definitely be returning to South Gap in the future.

Room Tip: Rooms on the lower floor are quieter if you don't like hearing the Karaoke at night
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 June 14, 2013

My family and I stay at the South Gap everytime we visit Barbados. The staff are very friendly and provide a personal experience - they very kindly presented my mother with a cake on her birthday! The rooms are basic, but are equiped with everything you would need (kitchen/cooking facilities, AC, hairdryer etc) and are cleaned daily, as is the swimming pool. The location of the hotel is perfect for anyone wanting to be in amongst the lively St Lawrence Gap, and close to beaches - Dover beach just along the street is great. We opt to stay in a ocean front junior suite, and are never affected by noise. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: St. Lawrence Gap | Christ Church, St Lawrence Gap BB15020, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St Lawrence Gap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in St Lawrence Gap
#5 Family Hotel in St Lawrence Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Gap Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This delightful three star boutique style hotel is situated on the south coast of Barbados, 7 miles from the airport and only 5 miles from the island's capital, Bridgetown. Located in the very popular and lively St Lawrence Gap, it is within walking distance of the bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Just a few yards away, the stunning Dover Beach offers a serene and peaceful contrast for those wanting to relax during the day. ... more   less 
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