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“Excellent, faultless, do not want to leave”
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Sandy Lane Hotel
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

I am currently sitting at the beach bar at the Sandy Lane hotel, having been here for 18 days. We leave on Saturday (very sadly), but we will be back. We have been coming for about eight years now and there is nowhere better. The service is second to none, the rooms are fabulous, the food is amazing, best year ever, and the bars are just fab.
Mchelle Babb, Alpha, and tons of others do everything to make sure your holiday is spot on, and we cant thank them enough. It is expensive, but honestly it is worth every single penny.
If you can, spoil yourself, you wont be disappointed. (Please note, most disparaging remarks are made by people NOT hotel residents, therefore with restricted access).

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
4  Thank Anita009
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

when we went to Barbados we managed to get into one of the best hotels in the world, twice for drinks and meals , the security was very strict and driving through the grounds was a pleasure on the eye , we were met by a lovely American pr lady and escorted to the reception , amazing marble everywhere , the monkey bar was extremely comfortable with some of the best drinks from around the world , I even took photos of the toilet it was amazing , we were entertained by a combo and the service was exceptional , the restaurant was as you would expect one of the most professional with a great selection of fresh cooked food , the selection of wines was huge . we did not stay in the hotel but were invited back for a tour of the place and facilities. roll on the lottery win till I return . a truly amazing place

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank DAVE D
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

During my wife and I's Christmas holiday 2012 I made a reservation to have a "Fine Dining" meal with a friend and his family to celebrate him being awarded the MBE. We were stopped at the gate and told the restaurant had no reservation in my name. It took 30 minutes of telephone calls for them to let us in. The restaurant was half empty so there was no need for the hold up and, once in, we had a lovely meal. Because of that lovely meal, I booked again Christmas 2013 for that "Special Meal" to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Same thing at the gate! No record of the reservation. Once is an oversight, but twice is just plain slack and in any other supposedly Best Hotel in the World, heads would roll. But Sandy Lane, having completely ruined our celebration by not letting us in at all (my wife spent all day getting ready and every other decent restaurant had no last minute space), offered us a meal, now get this, one week later with VIP treatment. Don't they know, Sandy Lane is supposed to be VIP every second of every day? My advice, steer clear, they don't deserve whatever reputation they have, they are just pretentious staff who haven't really got a clue. Go to The Cliff or The Tides, great locations, great food and staff, and they don't mess up your evening by not bothering to record your reservation.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else, this place couldn't really care about you less.
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Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
37  Thank hughmason
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Sandy Lane is an oasis of luxury in a beautiful setting and it is everything you could wish for. I could not fault it, but what really set it apart from many of the top hotels we have been lucky enough to stay in was the quality of the staff. They all have the 'x' factor, that extra sparkle of personality that makes you feel as if you are the only one staying at the hotel and makes you feel very special. From top to bottom, nothing was too much trouble and every member of the team, whether housekeeping, restaurant staff or management went out of their way to help make your stay perfect, with a smile and a laugh along the way. We will certainly be back.

Room Tip: Take a room on the ground floor so you can walk straight out on to the beach.
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Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Sandy Lane is the best hotel in the Caribbean!! From the minute you get off the plane the pampering begins. You are met by a hotel representative and escorted through customs (no lines!) and when you arrive you are met with a wonderful tropical drink and escorted to your beautiful accommodations. The staff is so accommodating and the property is just beautiful. The little shops have beautiful things to buy and the spa, pool and restaurants are outstanding. The Concierge is on top of their game and everyone, housekeeping, bellman, drivers and pool staff make you feel like you are the most special people there. The beds are beyond comfortable and the room temperature is perfect. We were even offered help to pack when we were preparing to leave. Our wake up call was at 4:30 AM and coffee was delivered to our room at that hour to help us feel good before we left and if that wasn't enough, we were met by a hotel representative at the airport to get us through the check-in process with ease. The hotel is expensive, but worth every dollar.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank JoAnnandBobHuth
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

It nearly pains me to admit that it would take a lot from a hotel to beat Sandy Lane. It may not be the coolest or the most modern or the hippest of hotels but to me it's the most comfortable, luxurious, special place. Service is second to none, location is fabulous and it has such a glamorous yet relaxed feel to it. Kids club must also be second to none as well as the spa. You can see my pictures and read more on my blog here http://doubleu1.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/barbados-sandy-lane.html

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Minna O O
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We have stayed in many of the top hotels in the world, but this experience capped them all. From the warm and genuine welcome, the efficient and luxurious transfers at the beginning and end of our stay, to the elegant comfort and spaciousness of our room, it provided wonderful memories that made the expense well worthwhile. The General Manager and his team were regularly walking around, and were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Although we only had a short stay we were never made to feel less welcome. The Spa swimming pool is an innovative design, with interconnecting pools and a waterfall, and the Restaurants were first rate. The bay is superb for swimming, with soft sand and clear bue water. We could not fault the Hotel, and will certainly want to go back.

Room Tip: All rooms have a glorious sea view.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Saint James Parish
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Saint James Parish
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
#6 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range: $1,306 - $2,908 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandy Lane Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 113
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
Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados/Saint James Parish

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