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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“James Ringer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great family hotel ,lots of water sports activities. Amazing views ,amazingly helpful staff all polite.
great fun for all the family. Food was great and a great pool temp.It is so relaxing you could fall in love .Considering we were only there for 8 days it wasa great family holiday.Westayed in roon 314,great views.would definatley come again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed at the Tamarind for 3 weeks during October 2012, and got married at the Hotel.
Every thing about the Hotel and the service is first class. A huge thankyou to Sophia the wedding co-ordinator. If you are considering getting married at the Tamarind, you will not be dissapointed. The whole process is stress free due to Sophia's organisation and calm professional manner, nothing is too much trouble. The resident photographer Bill, took some amazing photo's, and would highly recommend him.
Kim the General Manager is very attentive to all the guest's and always had a big smile for you.
Arden at the 246 Bar is one hell of a guy, make sure you ask him for one of his special cocktales. All the staff are really friendly and helpful, which made our stay very special.
The hotel, rooms and grounds are kept spotless all the time, with plenty of sun loungers and fresh towels. During the day you are treated to ice cold towels, fresh fruit and ice creams, and a great bar service, all from the comfort of your sun lounger.
If your on the beach, enjoy the free water sports. At some point you will be greeted by Ovy, top guy that rents his jetski. You will also come across the beach sellers, selling everything from hand made jewellery to foot massages. If your not interested a simple "No thankyou" is enough, be nice, they are just trying to make a living.
If you fancy eating out, there is the great Mr Vics a short stroll up the road, or scarlets which is a real Gem.
We will be back next year, It's too good to miss.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lifton, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We only had a week here but immediately felt relaxed when we arrived. Hotel rooms nicely furnished, well appointed with fridges for personal use, great air conditioning and spotlessly clean. Fab views of the ocean & spectacular sunsets from the balcony. Staff and management extremely friendly and helpful. Great buffet breakfast, delicious baking. Sadly the service at lunch and dinner didn't match the rest of our experience - it was too slow and food, though OK, was overpriced. So much so we opted to eat out at local restaurants (of which there is a great choice) for most of our stay. That said, on a B&B basis, it's a great place for a family holiday, great pools, garden and proximity to beach for the kids. Excellent watersports facilities, all in the price (including motorised) which was a real bonus. Great location for visiting other parts of the West coast - bus stop for the 'reggae taxis' right outside. Would love to return ...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Sue L
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Tamarind from 15th to 29th October. This was our first visit to this part of the world and we loved it! From the moment we arrived at the hotel, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. We stayed in room 122 and loved being able to just walk out across the lawn to the beach. Our room was well appointed and the bed very comfortable indeed. The bath and shower were rather tired looking, but everything worked well. There was lots of storage room for clothes and bags, so it was easy to keep the main room tidy. We did have a couple of minor issues with housekeeping, but they were soon resolved. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the Bajan touches at breakfast, particularly the flying fish with hot pepper sauce! (There is a very wide choice though) We stayed full board and even though we were there for two weeks, there was enough variety in the menus to ensure we didn't get bored with the same food. This is a well run hotel, with friendly staff and a wonderful setting. We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing two weeks there and we can't wait to return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Tamarind is the best 4 star we have stayed at by far, the location the staff and the food all come together here to give you a holiday you will remember for a long time, we stayed for 10 days in room 225, superb views of the beach, gardens and sunset.
If you have any doubts of booking this hotel don't when they say to you no problem they mean nothing is any problem we had first class service from the day we arrived until our last day, we will return to tamarind again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Last month (September 2012), we spent a fantastic 10 days at the Tamarind. This was our first visit but it most definitely will not be our last. Our favorite place to vacation will probably always be Hawaii but Barbados, and the Tamarind in particular, are a very close second. The service at the Tamarind is excellent. The people who work there are not only professional but extremely friendly. Our room, a junior suite, was extremely comfortable with amazing views of the sunset. And the balcony? And the view from the balcony? To die for :) I could go on and on but, suffice it to say, we will definitely return to Barbados (although it won’t be soon enough) and, when we do, it will be to the Tamarind. Oh, did I mention that, while we were there, we had a wedding on the beach? And, when it’s time to renew our vows, we’ll be right back there!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Had a lovely time at the tamarind hotel in Barbados, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, none more than Miss Antonia, a must for any traveler .you must visit Harrison's cave only a short drive away , well worth a visit

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Address: PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Paynes Bay
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) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more   less 
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Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
Tamarind Cove Saint James
Tamarind Cove Barbados
Hotel Tamarind Cove
Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish

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