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“Luxury and Tranquility”
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Royal Westmoreland
Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in Saint James Parish
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Luxury and Tranquility”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

I can't find the words to describe Royal Westmoreland. The views from the Condo we stayed in were simply breathtaking, we could see almost the entire West Coast of Barbados. The trees and plants on the compund created an surreal nature setting which my husband and I both needed --- a great getaway from the busy city life.
The beach was just less than 5 mins away, we jumped into our Coastal Rental car and skipped to beach every day. The agent from the car rental gave us several hot spots to visit and she was so very helpful. I had to thank her for the tips when we departed, we had so much fun.
I would reccommend Mullins Beach which is not to far , it's just fabulous. Barbados has so many beaches, you can choose one on any given day and check it out. It was fun trying a different beach each time. Staying on the West Coast was well worth the trip.

Room Tip: West Coast views are better than south coast
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2011

From the moment you enter Royal Westmorelands you just know that its going to be one of those special places , we stayed in one of the Celebrity Villa number 8 Mahogany Drive its was a large detached with its own sweeping Drive and came equipped with a golf buggy for getting around the resort .
The Villa was very impressive with plush furnishings, amazing bedrooms and kitchen and your very own swimming pool, proper Rock star stuff!!!
There was a regular shuttle to Mullins Beach at 9.30am be warned the driver is a little grumpy!!! at Mullins Beach you will find your Royal Westmorlands padded sun lounger and umbrella and a guy called Hollywood to sort out your water sports, and be sure to ask him to take you on this speed boat with his friend Malibu to swim with the Turtles and have an amazing lunch at the Fish Pot HEAVEN so much we did it twice and would do it again.
Also don’t forget to eat at the restaurant a Mullins as it’s got to be the best Beach lunch around.
In the evenings do all the restaurants that are recommended the loinstar, The Cliff etc and pay a visit to Holetown in the evening and mix with the local all must be done!!! If you are looking for that extra special holiday Royal Westmorelands is for you ……….

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2011

This is unique place in Barbados, the beauty of the beaut... The house was luxurious,
the view superb, and the services just perfect. You feel at home at the first place,
it's brilliant place to meet famous people. The swimming was gorgeous, you just wake up the morning, saying good morning to the small and funny monkey on the road, and if you do not have you own car, the shuttle bus is already waiting for you to drive you to the most beautiful beach. The team was great, friendly and paying attention to every details.
The only thing with this place, is that it is just so hard to leave it...!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2010

the first visit to royal westmoreland in nearly ten years was to celebrate a special occasion.
Everything about the place looks good at a first glance but the veneer is rather thin and it hides a clear lack of investment both in people and assets.
The golf course is the classic that it always was but needs a real renovation it is scruffy in every way and the beach club is no more than a lounger on a busy, noisy beach.
The royal villa was very tired and that is how many of the staff appeared, though the clubhouse bar staff were the exception.
Sandy Lane for us next time

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2010

We stayed at no.28 Cassia Heights in Royal Westmoreland for the 1st week of November, 3 couples in total.
What a wonderful villa! Amazing views, spacious and felt like home from home. I have previously stayed in hotels in St James but the freedom of self catering and being able to have BBQs on the decking with the wonderful views has changed our minds from now on!
Leann, our cleaner did all our washing so we came home with clean clothes - yet another luxury!

We ate in the wonderful Lonestar (next to Alan Shearer!) which has to be the best restaurant on the Island!! Our friends at in the Cliff and Tides.

Royal Westmoreland is truly aspirational.........very slick yet unpretentious.......we need to get saving for a place there now!!

The only negative was that the Beach at Mullins Bay gets quite busy and can be noisy by the road.......but this is a tiny tiny negative!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

Royal Westmoreland is an absolutely first rate place to stay, we have been each year for the last 5 years and wouldn't keep returning if we didn't get it! From the day you arrive nothing is too much trouble for the Conceirge Team (special mention to Chris the manager) and they looked after us well once again on our most recent visit.

You see the thing about Royal Westmoreland is the complete privacy you enjoy when you stay on the estate but you still have access to all the facilities of the Island Bit like an exclusive members club without the formality.

Great selection of restaurants in nearby Holetown, both for formal dining or just relaxing, so you really are spoilt for choice. Neither my wife nor I play golf but we really enjoyed the early evening atmosphere in the Clubhouse watching the fabulous Caribbean sunsets. So there is a dress code, but then there is a most golf clubs here in the UK.

Fabulous Villa with it's own pool which would have slept up to 6 guests, friendliest housekeeper you could ever meet, serenaded by the singing frogs each evening and no more bugs than you would find on your family pet.

Will we be back - yes for sure!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2010

stayed in apartments 3 bed villas and also a bigger villa in Coconut Grove for some of the trip(The Royal ones are the newest and have often Bose hifi & TVwide screens ) agree with other comments on Clubhouse as over stuffy and dress code stupid and not open for evening meals - the Rum Shack is open SOME nights otherwise you have to cook in or drive to HoleTown - we really liked Groots fish n chips and curries - dont judge a book by cover - Tides the best for us too -VERY GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE AND SETTING NEXT TO WATERFRONT but note everywhere is expensive - Spago next to ocean nice also - prebook for best seats - having not visited Barbados we didnt realise no AC in any rooms in most apartments,villas ONLY BEDROOMS so it can get VERY HOT in the kitchen or watching TV late at night - this time of year there are lots of VERY noisy bugs and most bedrooms (worth checking your residence pre arrival or booking) DO NOT HAVE SEALED WINDOWS so if you are a light sleeper like me you get no sleep as its like sleeping in a tropical jungle !

Bugs everywhere frogs,mosquitos,lizards,some monekeys none threatening etc and birds seem to fly into the houses often - suggest DONT FEED ANY animals as we were pestered by cats and birds that appeared to have been fed by owners or previous residents ! - keep kitchen surfaces clean to keep flies away and always keep everything chilled - we ve holidayed a lot especially in FLORIDA this is very different and appreciate its not fair to make a like for like comparison - we liked the Bajan people very much......

but Mullins Beach bar part of Westomreland was VERY dissapointing and we were like other reviews HASSLED on the beach for rides and my teenage daughter was offered a massage - probably not appropriate - The Westmoreland need to up their game with the Beach area it is VERY SHABBY as its the bar......we probably wont come back - the people were nice but we DONT GET IT despite being a seasoned and well travelled family.....We also didnt know our fault that there are no private beaches in Barbados - we drove to THE CRANE and it looked like a shabby tenerife resort we turnaround and drove away - yes the beach was nice - but that was it ....At Westmoreland they should also have a jogging track in my view for those of us in a mid life crisis ! No bar at night meant lots of trips to the supermarket where you can top up on Gin 150% of the price in UK and Waitrose Houmus if you are missing it !We had a nice break for about 2 weeks but will that was all - expect to pay for dinner without going mad 250 to 250 per night for four people -- when it rains - it really rains so you can get stuck in the house with no AC for hours with kids - so be warned ! There is no proper shopping like in Florida or elsewhere - we went to Sheraton Mall and that was dire. Sorry to be negative but we hope some of this helps you have a better holiday than we had !! Enjoy.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Royal Westmoreland
Address: St James, 24023, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
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) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Saint James Parish
#9 Spa Hotel in Saint James Parish
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal Westmoreland is an exclusive Barbados estate and country club, a gated community of luxury homes and holiday villas with exceptional facilities, including the world-class Royal Westmoreland championship 18 hole golf course. Spread across 750 acres of lush tropical landscape in the Parish of St James overlooking the Platinum coast, Royal Westmoreland offers the ultimate Caribbean lifestyle, for a holiday or for a lifetime. ... more   less 
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Royal Westmoreland Barbados/Saint James Parish

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