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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Our 17th trip to Barbados, and our first to Tamarind. Our next 17 trips will be spent here. Wonderful location on Paynes Bay. Fantastic staff who look after you all day with a cheery smile,
Staff at the water sports should be a bit more customer friendly, but never mind. The food is wonderful and we never had one single occasion to moan. This hotel is a fantastic choice for families as kids are fully occupied all day. Would highly recommend to anyone. Will be back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Just returned from a lovely 8 day trip to Tamarind Hotel in Barbados. This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as last year. The food does seem to have improved although we had a few long waits for our lunch and the BBQ night on Wednesday was very over priced for what you got (also lots of pushing from other rude guests). The hotel is clean, tidy and I would say good value for money with free watersports (great for us with teenage children), cold towels on the beach, fruit and ice lollies thrown in too.

The staff are always pleasant and willing to help in any way. The only reason I have marked it down a point is because on several occasions are rooms were serviced late, and when I say late I do think that 6.15 in the evening is taking the caribbean speed of service a little too far. We had to wait on the balcony after a hot and sandy day spent on the beach while the maid serviced the room, in the end I had to tell her to forget about the floor just so we could get changed ready for a table reservation at 7.30. But don't let this put you off, this really is a lovely hotel and I think we would love to go back again.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Jan 14th 2013. Returning guests Roy and Penny .This hotel is in a great location and sits on a fabulous beach on the west coast. We have been going to Tamarind for the past 8 years and it gets better each time we go, the spacious gardens, 3 pools and beach areas are all well kept and maintained as was our junior suite which was well fitted out with all you all you would expect with regular linen changes and daily fresh towels. All the management team and staff were very friendly and efficient, nothing was ever to much trouble.We booked room bed and breakfast. The buffet breakfast is superb with plenty of good fresh coffee. We enjoyed all our food at Tamarind, dining for lunch and diner for all but one of our 14 night stay. There was entertainment most nights and we didn't feel the need to leave the premises. There are ample sun loungers and hamocks etc, great water sports and well equipped fitness centre, two weeks is not enough for us, we will be going again next year for longer if possible . Two very satisfied retuning guests. Roy and Penny.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our second visit was even better than we remembered or hoped for - we are definately going back. A lovely hotel in beautiful position with great staff. A week is great but 2 weeks would be best!! Do go there!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

4 of us went to Tamarind last week. The beach was lovely and the sunsets were stunning. My room ( single) was very comfortable. The grouting on the bathroom tiles was shabby. Service for drinks was sometimes more than slow. Breakfast was good. A lovely holiday, but not much in terms of a "wow" factor. I would not return, or recommend this hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I've been in the hospitality industry for a long time and seldom have I seen such great service and attention to detail consistently demonstrated. Much is made these days about Customer is King however this hotel really does live by that addage. All the staff from front desk, to beach are first rate and go out of their way to help. The rooms are a delight. Light, airy and scrupulously clean. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my friends and family. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and we will return!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My family had a great time this past december 2012 at this hotel. Our Room was a jr suite with a view of the ocean. I highly recommend this view as the sunsets daily were breathtaking. The room was huge with 2 beds, and 2 tv's with grand size balcony (where we ate our dinners a few nights). Our 5 year old loved going to the kids club everyday. It was a great escape from the hot midday sun. While there, she did arts and crafts and watched movies.

plenty of things for the adults to do. I did daily laps in the pool (never too crowded and big enough) and then enjoyed all the water sports. My husband enjoyed putting on the go-pro and looking for fish (there is a nice reef right off the hotel). We went sailing, jet skiing
and stand up paddle boarding. the food was wonderful, but unfortunately the times the restaurant was open presented a little challenging for us. We usually eat around 530/6 and it didn't open until 630. But we ended up eating from the pool bar menu which was fine with us. The staff was very friendly and kind and attended to our needs immediately.

all in all a 5 star experience and great for kids, but peaceful enough for adults.

looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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: $272 - $1,251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
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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