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Tamarind By Elegant Hotels

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Paynes Bay Beach, Paynes Bay BB24023 Barbados
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly along with adult only spaces. Tamarind features contemporary guest rooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Grade: 62 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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odeydog wrote a review Jan 12
London, United Kingdom33 contributions25 helpful votes
We spent 11 days here over Christmas. I rarely do package holidays, and this reminded me why. That doesn't mean it was bad. Actually, it was great. But you do feel a bit cut off from the rest of Barbados. But that's me. I know most people are looking for a relaxing place, with a nice pool and beach, good food, and a stocked bar. This place ticks all those boxes. It is also very clean, with friendly staff. The location is nice. It is right at the south end of Paynes bay, which is a nice beach for swimming. If you have good time, you can dodge the waves and sneak onto the beach at Sandy Lane. Speaking of money, Tamarind is not cheap, but this is Barbados and we were there over Christmas. You do mostly get what you pay for. Everything is included. There are really no hidden charges that we came across. There's a lot you can take advantage of. They provide a lot of free watersports, there are organised tours (some free, some not), the kids club runs all day. There is also a water taxi that takes you to other Elegant hotels up and down the coast if you want different scenery. One of the key drivers for us choosing Tamarind was the kids club. Unfortunately, we were there during Covid and the club wasn't doing all their activities, and not many kids were attending. But I think this likely reflected Covid more than anything else. The staff seemed very friendly, and they did some great crafts and things even if the other activities weren't happening. The room we had was nice with an ocean view. It was clean. The hotel can feel a bit of a throwback, but that is common in Barbados, and it still has a nice environment. The adult pool area is a very nice courtyard in the middle of the hotel. We had a few small issues where the hotel can improve. The table service at dinner could be painfully slow. We had to wait over 1.5 hours one night for our meal one night, which was extreme, but they clearly had a few kitchen / staffing issues on a few nights. Also, when we arrived the receptionist gave us no overview of the benefits available at this all inclusive (which actually were relatively extensive). We would have expected some kind of pamphlet at a minimum explaining all the services on offer (tours, water taxi, watersport equipment,etc...). Given all the issues with the pandemic, we got the feeling the hotel was operating with fewer staff than normal, so generally we feel these were small slips were forgivable in the circumstances, but in normal times I'd be harsher..
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Rose wrote a review Jul 2020
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Stayed here back in March and would not recommend it at all. The room they gave us was filthy, with dirty damp marks on the walls. The carpet was disgusting and wasn’t fit to be outside yet alone in a room. We spoke to other guests who were given rooms to stay for the night having come off the cruise ships who had clean rooms, however we did not experience this at all. The manager did move us to another room which was not much better and when we requested he come to look at the room he refused. Only helpful member of staff was Ether (the egg queen). Please do not go to room 222, not impressed with the service we received or the attitude of some members of staff. It was our first time in Barbados and sadly this hotel did not make our first time there an enjoyable one. Best part of the holiday was the flight home.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Mmardenmangin wrote a review May 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I visited right before covid hit. We thought the staff was great, the food is AMAZING, and the grounds were very clean. It appeared they will be doing a Reno as they were digitally surveying one day we were there. Much better than the big names in all inclusive. And yes, Ether and her eggs are amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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eve812 wrote a review Mar 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom171 contributions97 helpful votes
We visited this mid-Feb to the end, just missing the pandemic shut-down! It was such a lovely relaxed holiday: the staff are so nice, friendly, all seemingly loving their jobs. Of special mention Ether the egg chef.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Shanae King, Other at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear Eve812, Thank you for choosing the Tamarind Hotel as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We appreciate your kind words regarding our lovely staff and we are pleased we were able to provide you with a relaxing holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience! We do hope you and your family continue to stay safe during this pandemic. Warm regards, Shanae King Operations Support Assistant
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David J wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions7 helpful votes
This hotel is very tired and is in need of a major renovation. Room was small, old furniture, not enough sockets, inefficient air con, but was very clean. Didn’t expect to have to book sunbeds at 7am - thought those days were over! Lunch was great, but had three evening meals there, which varied from mediocre to awful. The beach area has been eroded and is very narrow. Also lots of stones and a sharp drop into the sea. We specifically booked it as non-inclusive, but they are now in a transition to all inclusive, which is not going well. With the recent takeover by Marriott, the staff are worried about their jobs and this perhaps is why mainly the restaurant staff were very unhelpful and looked miserable. Good location with easy bus access to Holetown and some fab restaurants. The highlight was breakfast with the fabulous Ether running the egg bar - what a legend!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Shanae King, Other at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear David J, Thank you for choosing the Tamarind Hotel in Beautiful Barbados and taking the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our breakfast and lunch options! Your feedback with regards to the quality of our dinner options and staff does come to us as a shock as guest usually compliment our chefs on their works and our staff on their hospitality. We do extend sincere apologies as we work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it’s apparent in this case, we fell short. I can assure you we will continue to train all our staff on providing excellent, courteous hospitality for our guests, in all areas. Once again, I do extend my sincere apologies for our short comings during your stay with us and can assure you we will use your valued feedback to maintain and improve in all areas to ensure we provide our guests will memorable and relaxing holidays. Warm regards, Shanae King Operations Support Assistant
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PRICE RANGE
$424 - $1,247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tamarind by elegant hotel paynes bay, tamarind cove saint james, tamarind cove barbados, hotel tamarind cove
LOCATION
CaribbeanBarbadosSaint James ParishPaynes Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
104
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarind By Elegant Hotels
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Nearby attractions include Paynes Bay Beach (0.2 miles) and Barbados Polo Club (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a sofa bed.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scarlet, The Roti Den, and Mr Vic Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Tamarind By Elegant Hotels have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tamarind By Elegant Hotels offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tamarind By Elegant Hotels offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Tamarind By Elegant Hotels?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parliament Buildings (4.8 miles) and Independence Square (4.9 miles).