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Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Porters
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I am a bit late in writing my review as we visited in June, from the moment we were greeted at the airport the service was outstanding. We were met by Wayne the General Manger on our arrival at he hotel and the room we were shown to was perfect, with a patio decking right onto the beach. The service in the restaurants and bars was very good and the staff happy and friendly which makes the guests feel a home. The food was fantastic with lots of choice. We were sorry to say goodbye and hope to return again soon.
Truly a wonderful hotel and country.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Our first time in barbados and we loved every minute. The fairmont was great, rooms overlook the sea and service was great. We had a ground floor room, which went straight onto the beach. Friendly hotel staff, especially Ryan who was great and made our stay even better. He took us out swimming with turtles everyday.
Only thing we'd do differently is book a package with breakfast. It was expensive to add afterwards.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very late in posting this review as we stayed in June, however, no excuses and the withdrawal symptoms are improving. This was our 21st year and it just gets better. The staff are key to the success of this hotel and there are too many to mention in this review albeit we have our favourites as so do many of the other regulars.
The Pavilion is not a holiday but a 'way of life'. One that we love and have already booked for next year.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I dream of this place....
I have stayed at the Royal Pavilion more times than I can remember. I miss it deeply and dream about it quite regularly. I spent some of my childhood here and continued through my teens and into adulthood.
The best beach in Barbados (I ended up living there for 4 years so I should know), lovely, loyal staff, wonderful food, beautiful buildings and gardens...the list goes on and on.
I can only hope to return again...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Love this resort and makes me very proud to be Canadian as are Fairmont. Superb accommodations, food, service, facilities. If you are in Barbados and can'y stretch to Sandy Lane this place will give you nearly everything except opulence.............

Nobody could be disappointed here.

Room Tip: Ocean facing small suite is the best place to be..............
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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RoyalPavilionHotel, General Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Hello Westcoast123;

Thank you for the kind comment on Fairmont Royal Pavilionj and the Fairmont Brand! I am ver glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Sincerely:

Wayne Kafcsak
General Manager

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Sadly our holiday has come to an end but we have certainly been "lost in paradise" since our arrival at this wonderful hotel. The ocean view rooms are amazing, the facilities are endless but the jewel in the crown must be the staff! Everyone has made our holiday so easy to enjoy and relax (Francine must be given a special mention for her extra attention). The highlights of our trip include the water sports from the hotel, Ian, our guide with island Safari, and Bud who guided us from the Mount Gay distillery to the Limegrove mall..... And beyond!! Thank you for a wonderful experience

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank WildOnes2013
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RoyalPavilionHotel, General Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Hello WildOnes2013:

We are very pleased you enjoyed your Holiday with us! i will let Francine know you mentioned her!

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Wayne Kafcsak
General Manager

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

we had the best time in this wonderful peaceful hotel, the staff were so warm and caring and nothing was ever to much trouble. My daughter celebrated her 18th birthday there and was thoroughly spoilt by everyone, Tewanda at reception and cheyleene were amazing and always ensured we visited the restaurants of our choice with great tables. afternoon tea served daily was a lovely break from the sunshine. Cant wait to return. On the beach we met Octi and Shawn who we enjoyed so many excursions with in their lovely boat, we saw and swam with the turtles and also saw the incredible whales . Shawn would swim with you and also dive down bringing the wonderful array of fish up to feed from him on the surface. In fact they made our holiday unique, we were never hassled on the beaches and people were simply charming had a chat and if you didn't want to make a purchase wished you a pleasant day. I highly recommend this homely amazing haven. Well done Fairmont be back to see you very soon

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Harris-Beach
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RoyalPavilionHotel, General Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2013

Good Afternoon Harris-Beach:

I appreciate your taking the time to comment on your visit, and thank you for letting me know that Twanda, Charleen, and local boating operators Shawn & Octi took great care of you! We indeed have a special location here and a fantastic staff... I look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Sincerely:

Wayne Kafcsak
General Manager

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Address: St. James, Porters BB24051, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Porters
Price Range: $426 - $1,736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Royal Pavilion 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the sought-after Platinum Coast, on a 1/2 mile long beach and 11 acres of lush tropical gardens, you'll fill your sun-kissed days and starlit nights with unforgettable moments. All 72 rooms and suites offer magnificent, unobstructed views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Several included services will make your stay even more memorable, including daily afternoon tea, WiFi, fitness room, tennis courts, a freshwater pool, non-motorized water sports, swim with the turtles, a weekly manager's cocktail and garden tours. Indulge your senses with innovative Caribbean-inspired menus at 2 beachfront restaurants. In-room dining available 24-7. ... more   less 
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