Stayed from the 21st Oct to the the 27th.
Having not had the benefit of visiting Barbados previously, this was certainly a lovely introduction to the island. This is a small intimate hotel based around a beautiful old plantation style building.
We had a very relaxed check in with complimentary and very welcome rum punch. Then it was off to check out our room whilst we waited for our luggage to arrive. We stayed in 324 which had deluxe pool access, we never used this as to do so, you had to leave the patio door unlocked. Otherwise we found the room lovely, as per other reviews, bed large and comfy, flat screen tv, air con, our bathroom was also lovely, yes a bit of the grouting was discoloured around the bath, but otherwise we couldn't fault it.
Food was lovely, breakfast had all the usual, lovely fruit, the best bacon and scrambled eggs I've had abroad. The birds at breakfast are a little off putting especially when you are aware that they walk all over a newly set table! But after a while you get used to them.
Lunch had plenty of healthy choices as well as the usual burgers and chips.
Dinner, I preferred the buffet style nights in both Rachel's and Drifters. The al a carte in Rachel's was good for one or two visits, but sometimes service was a little slow even on quiet nights which we didn't mind but prefer the more informal buffet. At all times our water glass was topped up and service always friendly. Downside as with all allinclusives, the drinks are served in small glasses, even in the restaurant sometimes in plastic ones.
The beach is beautiful soft white sand, well tended and clean, plenty of sun beds and shade provided by the palms or on request with umbrellas dug into the sand beside your sunbed. Yes it is rocky but that does not stop people bathing and playing in the sea.
Trips wise, we tried the triple delight, Harrison's Cave, Mount Gay Rum tour and a sunset catamaran trip, the catamaran wins hands down! Harrison's cave although educational, it felt too 'interfered with' and a bit Disney like. We also went to Oistins, which seemly is a 'must do' on a Friday night. We paid $25 each for what is basically fish and chips served in takeout containers on smelly oil cloth covered tables. The entertainment is a stage with all the 'top' tunes booming out and kids up dancing. As its all out doors there was plenty of smoking so we were stood in the midst of a very pungent smoky haze.....
We bought both trips from Damien the rep, nice guy, definitely not a 15 min meeting as described in the welcome invitation, but your sat at the pool bar in the sun with a drink, so no complaints there!
Overall we had a lovely holiday, we would recommend this hotel and will return to Barbados.
Just an observation re Virgin's 'twilight check' in and 'check in chill out service', both great resources but I suspect because they are getting your luggage early it goes on the plane first and off last! Each time our luggage was nearly the last to come through!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated near the historic Garrison Savannah on the pristine coastline of Barbados, Savannah Beach Hotel is a beachfront four-star resort that easily ranks as one of the most idyllic destinations on the island. It is a Caribbean paradise that simply must be experienced! Forget everything you’ve ever known or experienced about all-inclusive hotels… Savannah is distinctly different. It is an all-inclusive hotel with style! Dive in… Savannah is an excellent choice for a relaxed Caribbean holiday. You are just steps from the beach, ensuring a blissful holiday in the Caribbean sun. Spoilt for choice, there are 2 swimming pools, 1 that meanders through the garden courtyard and has a 4-storey waterfall, the other is located down by the beach. When it comes to family holidays, children and teens are extremely well catered for at this hotel, there is an extensive family entertainment centre (opening Easter ’12) to keep even the most energetic children entertained! For those romantic moments, why not go down to the beach for a moonlight romantic stroll before heading to the late night bar. Live entertainment 5 nights per week, including themed nights and floor shows. Weekly manager’s barbecue party. Three restaurants; the main restaurant has a twist on Caribbean gourmet dining, open for buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Beach restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week for lunch and 5 days a week for dinner serving a wide range of barbecue, pastas, grilled fish and burgers for lunch and in the evening a themed dinner including Mexican, Indian, Chinese as well as Caribbean cuisine. There is also an Asian fusion* restaurant open 5 nights a week for dinner (16 years and over only, a supplement of $25 BDS per person will apply). 4 bars including a late night bar that opens from 11.00pm – 1.00am. Afternoon tea is served daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Savannah Beach Hotel Hastings
- Savannah Christ Church
- Savannah Hotel Christ Church
- Savannah Hotel Barbados
- Savannah Barbados
- Savannah Beach Hotel Barbados/Hastings