Last month we stayed 12 wonderful nights at the SOCO. We had spent a lot of time researching hotels before our trip and we were not disappointed with our choice.
Having previously stayed on the west coast we wanted something different and that is the SOCO. It is beautifully boutique in the best sense of the word. It does not offer buffet food with birds hovering or endless rowdy activities, it lets its guests enjoy freshly cooked, delicious meals in an air conditioned restaurant (1 of only 3 on the island) and, in a grown up way, choose their own activities.
We got to know nearly all of the staff who, unobtrusively, made us so welcome. If we asked for help with arranging trips they were a mine of information. (They even ordered a female taxi for our 2 daughters when they were heading off to Harbour Lights!) There are so many examples of the hotel's individual service.In true boutique style, when we returned from a day out ( with a delicious hotel packed lunch) they asked us all about it and involved us in menu changes by letting us sample possible additions. We were also witnesses at their first ever SOCO wedding (thanks Mark and Charlie!). When baby turtles hatched on a nearby beach one evening they telephoned our rooms to let us know, as we had expressed an interest earlier in the day. They remembered our favourite drinks our menu preferences....nothing was too much trouble. When my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary Alicia and her wonderful team made us feel so special with another delicious meal from chef Andrew, Renee and Danny. Every day,Felix, Michelle and Erleen were on hand to tempt us with delicious drinks and advise us of any interesting local events taking place. Their kindness and humour meant every day was fun.
The SOCO gives you the choice to sit in elegant surroundings looking out at a fabulous view ( delicious cocktail in hand!) or decide to head out for the day and explore the beautiful island. We felt it was one of the most relaxing holidays we had experienced because we made all the choices. There are so many staff I have not mentioned that made our stay so memorable but I will write to them. Ralph, the owner, who is keen to chat and dine with his guests, has chosen some very talented staff.
The SOCO is exactly what it says it is: a beautiful boutique hotel. If you want an exclusive, grown up holiday visit it! You will not be disappointed.
Thank you everyone at the SOCO!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SoCo Hotel, located in the heart of Barbados’ south coast, offers an adult all-inclusive holiday in a boutique environment. Ideal for the discerning traveller looking for a modern, high quality hotel facility, The SoCo Hotel provides an uncluttered, chic holiday. Great food and drinks, friendly service, and one of the best views in Barbados are all part of The SoCo Hotel experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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