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Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dover
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“Great honeymoon!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed at TB for 10 days for our honeymoon and were thrilled with our experience! From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we were welcomed and quickly ushered into breakfast - even before we could check in.

The staff was wonderful, congratulating us on our wedding and even acknowledging that it was my husbands birthday on our last day, without us even mentioning it. In particular, Tracess checked in with us almost daily making sure we were having a great time. Captain Sam and his crew on the beach always made sure we were set up in the morning and made sure we had everything we needed on the beach. Hilary and the dining room staff were fantastic as well.

The food was excellent! Lots of variety at every meal and the soup, rice, and fish served each lunch and dinner were fantastic - the could not miss! Our absolute favorite was the Tiramisu. Staying for 10 days at an all inclusive leaves the possibility of us getting tired of the food, but at TB, this was not the case. Drinks were top shelf and servers circling the beach and pool came by frequently. Entertainment each evening was exciting and enjoyable as well - not something we were accustomed to at all-inclusives.

The property and facilities were amazingly beautiful, with a whole crew of groundskeepers out each morning ensuring the property remained this way. There was no shortage of staff at this hotel to keep things running smoothly, and all of them were friendly.

The general manager of TB, Charles Maynard, runs a top-notch operation. We had an unbelievable time at this resort and would recommend it to anyone visiting Barbados, whether for a honeymoon or just a long weekend, you will not be disappointed.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Laurlaur48: Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review about your recent honeymoon at the Turtle Beach Resort. It was a pleasure for us to ensure that your honeymoon was an unforgettable experience.

We are delighted that you loved the food, beverages, entertainment, the grounds, facilities and most importantly the staff and their acknowledgement of your celebrations. Captain Sam and his crew delight in ensuring the comfort of the guests and we are pleased that you were made to feel relaxed and comfortable in their care while enjoying our white sandy beaches.

Once again, thank you for your flattering review and we would like to wish you and your husband an eternity of wedded bliss. We hope to welcome you back to Turtle Beach Resort in the near future where we intend to make your next stay even better than your first!
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The Turtle Beach is a lovely hotel with large public areas and a very relaxed feel. The suites are all a good size, the fittings are a bit antiquated but all work OK and the rooms are kept beautifully clean.
I have some issues with the food, the a la carte in both restaurants is fine, if not Michelin Star standard, but all the buffets were very disappointing. The food being overcooked, only warm and without a great deal of variety, this I found was the same for most meals. However the food in the Italian restaurant, Asiagos, was very good but the service incredibly slow.
The great plus at this hotel are the staff, apart from one exception they are the most incredible bunch of friendly, efficient and can-do people. Special mention should be made of Dionne (waitress) and Maradona (beach waiter) who always made our day with their happy and friendly service.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear RFaserH: Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay at Turtle Beach Resort. While we are pleased that you enjoyed most aspects of your stay such as the rooms and staff, we apologize that we did not meet your expectations in all areas.

We recognize and appreciate that individuals have different tastes and preferences regarding food; hence while some guests may enjoy the food, others may not enjoy it as much. We regret that we were not informed of your disappointment while you were at the resort as we would have grasped the opportunity to prepare special meals for your personal tastes. We sincerely apologize if you experienced slow service while dining in the Asiagos restaurant. Please be assured that this is not our standard and we will reiterate the importance of speedy service at our Management and Departmental meetings.

We invite you to return to Turtle Beach Resort where we will be awaiting you with our warm Barbadian hospitality once again.
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Magor, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

little bit late on my review but we all have to work when we come back after staying a full month at turtle beach.i have just come back after spending my 5th Christmas and new year at turtle beach with my 10 year old daughter,and ive got to say I did not think it could get better so wrong I was.firstly I would like to thank Sophia and her staff from the kids club they do a fantastic job,as a single father I am very very protective but Sophia and her staff put me to rest as my daughter was treated like there own the childrens entertainment is 2nd to none a big thank you ladys.i also want to say a big thank you to Charles and the girls at the desk they made me and Shannon very very welcome and so with all there guests once again Charles thank you.i was recamended turtle beach from james at best at travel five years ago and ive been there every year since.there is so many things u can do on the island but I believe it starts with were you stay.the turtle beach as all of them facilities.captain sam is in charge of all the water sports and the beach and let me say what a gentleman he is,sam and his team go out of there way to make sure your holiday is so special.all water sports are free as well.i see people go on about food etc,the food is 2nd to none breakfast.lunch and dinner has all diif menues.there are 3 diff restraunts my fav is waterfront but saying that the Italian upstairs is as well.as a repeted guest on arivel I had a bottle of champayne and a bottle of Barbados finest rum which I found a lovely touch thank u rylan. Christmas day was the beast ever,father Christmas comeing in on the jet ski and giving out presents to all the children at the resort.then there was a Barbados school choir omg brought tears to my eyes it was so lovely.me and my daughter went back to our room then to find presents on our beds it was a lovely touch all the men it the resort had a dressing gown with there names on them so touching.the whole experience was lovely I have met some lovely friends as well this chrismas there are a lot of us going back.once again I would like to thank Hillaryand his team and alisia at the waterfont restraunt what a gentleman he does a fantastic job makeing sure that all guests are looked after.if any one would like any information about turtle beach please you can email me on kingstv1@hotmail.co.uk once a gain a big big thank you to Charles, rylan,dawn,hilarry david,damian,marrodana,diane,alisia,stephen and sam and all the team at turtle beach and of course Philip who is head of security

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Stephen K: Thank you for posting such a detailed and very nice review about your fifth vacation at the Turtle Beach Resort. It was our staff’s pleasure to ensure that you and your daughter were well taken care of and we are delighted that you were more than satisfied with our efforts.

We are very pleased that you continue to enjoy our food year after year, and are genuinely appreciative of our incentives for our valued repeat guests. Our Christmas Day program was carefully organized to spread joy to our guests and we are happy that we were able to achieve this goal.

We are very pleased that your stays at Turtle Beach Resort keep getting better and better and we will be sure to convey your heartfelt thanks to the staff. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the next Christmas season!
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We visited turtle beach in jan 2013. We loved it so much we are going back in feb. the best hotel we have stayed at, and we have visited some lovely places including a water villa in the Maldives, but nothing compares to this lovely hotel, great staff, great food/drinks, great location, great everything. Can't wait to return. Love it.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear gelwidnes: Thank you for writing this brief but very flattering review about your stay at Turtle Beach Resort last year.

We are delighted that you loved the resort’s staff, food, beverages and its location and have found none better in all your travels.

We eagerly anticipate welcoming you back to Turtle Beach Resort very soon and aspire to make your next vacation experience even better than the first!
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Myself and my wife had a great week here,friendly staff ,very clean , food good,
The guys on the beach were great at captain SAMs in fact sam went out of his way to make our holiday good ,all round a good week.

Room Tip: There all good ,our was right by the beach first floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Ken Y: Thank you for your brief but very nice review about your stay at Turtle Beach Resort. We are pleased that you loved the resort’s general cleanliness, tasty food and our friendly and helpful staff, in particular Captain Sam and his team.

We invite you to return to Turtle Beach Resort where we intend to make you fall in love with the resort all over again!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Third time in Barbados and second time at Turtle Beach. So glad we went back and will return again. Staff very friendly, room spacious and clean, food excellent and Captain Sam's team were very helpful and patient.
We enjoyed everything especially walking along the lovely beach in the sunshine at 6:30 each morning.
As we had explored most of the island tourist attractions on previous visits we just lazed on the beach watching the surf roll in. The one attraction we did visit was the recently opened Garrison Historic Centre which we thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend it as it told the historic links between Barbados, England and the USA.
As a retired couple we felt very safe walking outside the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear David_and_Julia2: Thank you for writing this lovely review about your second stay at Turtle Beach Resort. It pleases us to know that the staff, the room, the food and our beach where you enjoyed those early morning walks, were all highlights of your vacation.

We are glad that you visited the Garrison Historic Centre where you gained knowledge of our country’s history. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you back to Turtle Beach Resort where our warm Barbadian hospitality will be awaiting you once more.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We went to Barbados and stayed here at turtle beach hotel. The hotel was great and the staff were very polite and helpful. The kids club helped us with our 2 boys so they were out of the hot sun in the afternoon. The kids club was great both of love it and the staff in there are very friendly and helpful.

The whole complex was great and right on the beach, the food is different every day and very well prepared and the kids food were able to eat early and entertainment in the evening is great.

The staff in the restaurants again very helpful and polite and always helped out when ask.

Would really recommend this hotel and Barbados, it's a great place to go and very friendly people.

Thanks to the hotel staff for our great stay and looking after the 2 boys throughout the 2 weeks we were there.

Thanks again.

The Lad Family (UK)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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TracessYarde, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear JayL L: Thank you for posting such a nice review about your enjoyable stay at Turtle Beach Resort.

We are very pleased that you found our staff to be so polite and helpful, particularly those in the Kids’ Club. We are glad that you also enjoyed the food and the variety offered as well as the evening entertainment.

We truly hope to see you and the entire family again in the near future, where we await you with our warm Barbadian hospitality!
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Property: Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
Address: Dover, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Dover
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"A vibrant blend of contemporary style and informal elegance." A truly magnificent all-inclusive property of 161 rooms situated on a glorious stretch of the south coast of Barbados. Turtle Beach Resort uniquely combines contemporary style, informal elegance, lively atmosphere and a superb range of facilities suitable for all ages, including a supervised kids Club (for children aged 4-12) setting new standards for all-inclusive holidays to the Caribbean. Complimentary WiFi. ... more   less 
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