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“Heavenly!”
Review of Santosha Barbados

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Santosha Barbados
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Heavenly!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and I were in Barbados for our honeymoon and we really can't recommend Santosha enough - hands down the best hotel we've ever stayed in.

The rooms are generously sized, well furnished and comfortable - the views are astounding! It was very easy to make ourselves feel at home there. The surroundings are very relaxing and so quiet - we went to sleep every night with just the sound of the waves and the wildlife. We were really happy to be on the quieter side of the island. The beaches are beautiful and although the sea isn't safe for swimming this was more than made up for with the stunning pool at Santosha.

We also found it really handily located for our favourite tourist destinations (it's very close to St Nicholas Abbey, and the wildlife reserve) and it was just a short drive to get to the west side of the island for days when we felt like being more in the tourist hustle and bustle.

The staff were so friendly and helpful and we were very well looked after - they really do go above and beyond for you. We also were able to arrange for thai massages in our rooms at a very reasonable price.

The motto at Santosha is 'Quiet Luxury' and they really do deliver. We're already working out how soon we can go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This was our first trip to Barbados. We stayed for eight nights in April and had an amazing time-
The studio room was large, stays cool, immaculate and perfect for the two of us.
It was nice and quiet and you couldn't hear the neighbors.
The view and the grounds are stunning. The pool was perfect!
Our friends stayed for a couple nights and we bbq'd some local fish on the patio by the pool.
Everyone that works at the hotel is so nice and bent over backwards to accommodate us. Joanne arranged several activities for us. Anything we asked for arrived promptly- they were really life savers ;)
Being from the states, we were hesitant about renting a car. We used a really fun and great guy the whole week to cab us around-(very reasonably priced), but the bus to Bathsheba is right at the corner. (A short $1US ride).
You could walk on the beach the whole day and see no people. You can't swim at the beach at most times, but it is right across the street.
We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: All the rooms are fabulous, but upstairs the ceilings are gorgeous.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bridgetown Barbados
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Santosha is absolutely SUPERB. The rooms are huge and so too the shower. The kitchen is just right....it was like a second home. And oh my gosh.....the view is amazing. We are locals and took our two boys (age 7 and 4) with us for a few "get away" days and they had such a great time in the pool. They didnt want to leave Santosha. The owners, the staff and manager Joanne are very nice people and would ensure your stay is more than superb. Keep up the good work Santosha.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Basingstoke
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Really lovely rooms, they are huge! Great kitchens. Lovely swimming pool, really quiet location so it's advisable to rent a car to tour the island and buy groceries etc.
The sea is no good for swimming on this part of the island as the current is too strong but the beaches are beautiful.
The lady who looked after us during our stay - Joanna was so lovely and helpful, she really went above and beyond for us! Thankyou!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the best holidays ever! Absolutely stunning views of the beach, rooms were fully equipped with everything you need as well as friendly staff not to mention the owners on site were only to happy to help. Enjoyed the serenity of the place will definitely be back having travelled from Australia, worth every penny.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had a week at Santosha, and we loved every moment of our time there. My husband and i were immediately at home in our beautifully-appointed corner suite: dark wood, pale walls, lovely huge bathroom (although we didn't need the second bathroom, I can see how good the suite would be for families) with terrific rain-shower, lots of towels, great kitchen. I loved swimming laps each morning in the pool, surrounded by the views of the rugged east coast and the sound of the surf. We prepared most of our own meals and had them on the shaded balcony, with the views of the hills and the ocean around us. Andre and Julia were warm and welcoming.

We also loved walking on the east coast beaches, as we were virtually on our own, most of the time, even in high season. We explored rock pools and just enjoyed each other's company. Despite the fact that I was working on this trip, just being at Santosha made me feel happy and relaxed the entire time.

Room Tip: we loved our corner suite on the top floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Simply perfect! The location is perfect situated on the best side of Barbados, Speightown and Bathsheba were our favourite spots not more than 25minutes away by public bus. The bus service was excellent and the locals exceptionally genuine, friendly and helpful. Thanks so much Omar, Joanne, Andre,' Roddy and Glen already looking forward to our next visit next year!

Room Tip: Both rooms types were really good but the suite was amazing.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Santosha Barbados
Address: Windy Hill, East Coast Road | St Andrew, BB25031, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint Andrew Parish
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Andrew Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Santosha Barbados 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Santosha is the Sanskrit word for contentment, a perfect name for these remarkable, one bedroom and studio self catering suites boasting wide verandas and traditional jalousie windows that open onto a panoramic view of the beautiful east coast of Barbados and the island's longest beach. Santosha Barbados is set in natural countryside with a spacious breezy sundeck with a large swimming pool and jacuzzi offering stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. All suites are fully equipped, with air-conditioned bedrooms and have ocean view balconies. Daily housekeeping and laundry services can be arranged. ... more   less 
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