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“Amazing perfection” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sandy Lane Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Gothenburg, Sweden
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Amazing perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Returning to this splendid hotel for the 5th time, we simply cannot praise it enough., We stayed in the Orchid wing which is very spacious and contains technological perfection which control all elements of the room. The staff is extremely pleasant and simply cannot do enough for you, from the reception, concierge, restaurants, not to mention the golf course management. We played the Country Course four times and the Green Monkey twice, the latter being the pinnacle of our golf experience. A special mention to Erwin who mended my wife's Iphone himself rather than sending it away. Very much appreciated. Our golf caddie Paul Ashby made our golf experience very special with his expertise, charm and humour.
We shall now depart for Canouan for 6 days before returning to this paradise again.

Room Tip: Orchid room is a good choise
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the end of a weeks Caribbean Cruise and we were very impressed with our stunning Dolphin Suite! Everything was just perfect and the attention to detail was unbelievable! We have stayed in some amazing hotels all over the world and this is definitely up there with the best! The Sunday Brunch was the best Sunday Brunch we've ever had - you must try it! We will definitely visit Sandy Lane again when we are next in the Caribbean!

Room Tip: Our Dolphin Suite was on the ground floor so you could walk straight out to the beach!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Sandy Lane is set on a stunning property located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. The room itself was perhaps close to, if not the best hotel room that I have stayed in and I am not sure how anyone can walk away not impressed. The service is what you would expect from a hotel in this category, though I am not sure it goes beyond your expectations. Also of note is the restaurant L'Acajou, dinner there was fantastic. I have had lunch at Bajan Blue before which is usually good, but the breakfast during my stay was lacking. All said the hotel is truly a Caribbean Gem with its amazing views and location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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surrey, united kingdon
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I just love this hotel, we have been 5 or 6 times now, and yes there are niggles, but the rooms, beach and good restaurants in the vincinity make it very worth while.

The best thing is the beach, is has got smaller and smaller so you cant walk miles like you used to, but nevertheless the beach is fab, with lots of room to put your beds exactly where you want them. I always go under the big trees at the end, as dont actually want to get a suntan, bizarre really going all that way. The beach attendants are very good, and it is nice to get little ices, and wet towels brought to you.

Breakfast is excellent as you would expect for such an expensive hotel, and yes it is very expensive.

Staff are also excellent.

I cant wait for the next time we can go.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We don't do many reviews, and truth be told last year was possibly going to be our last as it was only OK (come here for a week in October for the last 10 years) - but this year all has changed - it is the best - it is old Sandy Lane but with a new twist and vitality - doesn't take you for granted - service is amazing - the food is brilliant - . We'll be back and will so look forward to it.

Room Tip: Orchid is very good, not much need to upgrade
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have visited Sandy Lane many times and to date it has been one of my favourite places in the world. The location and ambience always live up to every expectation but on this trip somthing went badly awry. We booked a lunch from London and arrived with high hopes. However the antipasta was the poorest selection of any we have ever had and the barbecue left a lot to be desired.
To add insult to injury, despite our dissapointment we returned for afternoon tea 2 days later. The tea arrived promptly but the sandwiches and teacakes came three quarters of an hour later by which time the tea was cold!!
The staff were charming and aplogetic but the edge of pleasure on both occasions was severely dented!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

This was our second visit to sandy lane for Sunday brunch. Have to say this is very nice.great food great service and a bajan blue restaurant which really delivers. I would recommend this lunch as a treat to anyone who likes the good things in life but for 450 used I expect lobster. !!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandy Lane Hotel
Address: Sandy Lane, BB24024, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Saint James Parish
#2 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandy Lane Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant and exclusive, Sandy Lane is set in an ancient mahogany grove overlooking a 1000 foot crescent of gorgeous white sand beach. Accommodations include 112 rooms and suites as well as a stunning 5-bedroom villa. With a magnificent 47,000-square-foot spa, four restaurants, six bars, nine floodlit tennis courses, beachside service, 45 holes of championship golf and The Treehouse Club facility for kids and teens, Sandy Lane will cater to your every need. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sandy Lane Resort
Sandy Lane Barbados
Hotel Sandy Lane
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