We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic little hotel!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just returned after a weeks stay. No complaints what's so ever. The food was always good with a good variety to choose from. The two restaurants where you need to book in advance were very good. The staff were excellent and friendly- the wine was topped up without having to ask! The beach was lovely and never got crowded. Drinks and ice lollies were handed out too. The entertainment was very good (especially the 3 girl band of singers.)
I'm almost sure a return visit soon will be taking place!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank blueblueLancashire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,789)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,164 - 1,170 of 2,789 reviews

Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was the first time we had stayed at this resort and we were not disappointed. We chose this hotel so that we were near to the Kensington Oval for the Cricket. The hotel was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. When we spent the day on the beach the lovely Maradonna would come along with drinks and cartons of fresh fruit keeping us all from dehydrating in the hot sunshine. There were plenty of sunbeds on the beach with sunshades attached. We have definitely decided this will not be our only visit to this resort we loved every minute.

Room Tip: We had a garden view junior suite on the third floor which was more than adequate for the two of us.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lynne P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EHGSocialMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Dear Lynne P,

On behalf of the entire team at Turtle Beach, we appreciate your warm review of your stay with us. We are so delighted you enjoyed your visit to our resort, and we are grateful for your kind comments on all of our wonderful amenities and services we provide.

We are happy that our staff exceeded your expectations in regards to service as we do pride ourselves on the dedication we have in making the overall experience a truly fantastic one for our guests.

We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Sincerely,
Frankie F. – Social Media/Guest Relations Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We have just returned from a fabulous seven day stay and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The staff were almost universally charming, helpful and efficient, The rooms are good size with reasonably comfortable beds and functional bathroom and clean
The beach is a joy and Captain Sam and his team always helpful and freindly( this service, including the beach ambassadors are a real bonus) .The pools are a good size and there seemed to be sufficient sun beds.
The food was expertly cooked and well presented.
But: I am not convinced that the food prepared consisted of best quality ingredients. We had a couple of curry/casseroles that had lumps of fat in them; not immediately visable so not a pleasant experience.The butter ran out a breakfast on a couple of days so we had to ask for it. surely the dining and kitchen staff were already aware of that?
Thats my gripe. Service was outstanding and we will be back
. .

Room Tip: There is live music every night by the pool from 8-10pm. If this going to bother you try and get a r...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank muckymary42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EHGSocialMedia, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Dear muckymary42,

Many thanks for taking the time and effort to share your feedback.

We are delighted our staff exceeded your expectations and provided you with outstanding service.

We are glad you enjoyed our menu items and presentation. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced in our dining facilities. We do only use the freshest ingredients with the fullest flavours to provide delicious and tasty meals that appeal to our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,
Frankie F. – Social Media/Guest Relations Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 16, 2014

This hotel is presented very well and looked after extremely well, I did not come across one single member of staff that was not kind polite and helpful nothing was to much trouble for them.
During my vacation I received two injuries and yet again nothing was to much trouble for them and each day I was asked if I was ok which was very nice of them.
The beach is beautiful with plenty of areas for sunbathing however the only negative I found was the slightly choppy waves other than this everything spot on, pool areas are kept clean and you don't always have to get up and get yourself a drink as the staff members will ask if you need one and bring it back to you.
The food is beautiful and a wide variety of choice is available.
I would definitely return to this hotel as I've never been more welcomed and looked after before as I was here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank stuo79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 10 days and am really disappointed with the cleaning of the room, (I was in my room when they were cleaning it, and they barely mop the floor, had to ask the lady to mop the balcony), also after 7 days of been there they just sent a letter to the room saying that building work was going to start and that they would be closing the main pool and beach front restaurant, they don't worn you before you book, so I would be very careful to ask that question before booking at this hotel. Restaurants food is ok nothing special, but you have to ask over and over for drinks as they never turn up. And don't bother with room mini bar as they always forget to refill it.

  • Stayed: March 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank ECmiller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
EHGSocialMedia, Social Media Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

Dear ECmiller,

We are terribly sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations in the quality of housekeeping & service. This is certainly not our usual level of service and We will ensure to review with the team internally.

In regards to the pool & restaurant closure, we are sorry for this last minute change and any inconvenience this may have caused. We had to complete the final renovation of our Waterfront Restaurant with the last piece of missing equipment which had just arrived on island. We hope you agree that the result is a greatly improved restaurant experience, featuring an overall new décor, a new buffet and all day snack dining and expanded seating capacity beachside. We hope you enjoyed our complimentary off site island tour, had the opportunity to visit our sister property on the West Coast or took advantage of our other pool area, the beach and our Beach BBQ while the work was being completed. We do appreciate your feedback and do hope you visit Turtle Beach and beautiful Barbados again.

Sincerely,
Frankie F., Social Media/Guest Relations

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Stayed primarily to check out hotel for a return trip next year with our son and his family. We were not disappointed. Great resort all round, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Sea was a little rough, but good fun. Will return next year.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Brian B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a wonderful hotel. We had our honeymoon here and they staff could not have been friendlier or have gone out of their way more to make sure we had an amazing trip, from yummy drinks to organising us swimming with turtles. The hotel was well kept and beautifully clean and the food was fantastic with a good range to suit every taste. Would highly recommend and love to go back again

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank SmokieJo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dover
3.4 mi away
Hilton Barbados Resort
Hilton Barbados Resort
#2 of 6 in Bridgetown
3,927 reviews
0.6 mi away
Sea Breeze Beach House
8.4 mi away
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.5 mi away
The Crane Resort
The Crane Resort
#1 of 4 in Saint Philip Parish
2,691 reviews
0.1 mi away
Sandals Barbados
Sandals Barbados
#4 of 8 in St. Lawrence Gap
2,828 reviews
2.9 mi away
Sugar Bay Barbados
Sugar Bay Barbados
#1 of 9 in Hastings
809 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Address: Dover, Barbados
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Dover
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Dover
Price Range: $390 - $1,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity and TripOnline SA so you can book your Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Turtle Beach By Elegant Hotel Dover
Turtle Beach Barbados
Turtle Beach Resort Barbados
Hotel Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Dover

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing