We have just returned from a short (1 week) break at SoCo. This was literally a break as I was unfortunate enough to break my wrist the morning of our first day there. Despite this problem, we both enjoyed our stay at SoCo immensely. The Hotel and location are just as described and it is ideal for a quiet relaxing time.
It is a small boutique hotel, but the intimate atmosphere that creates only works if the staff make you feel part of the family. In this regard the staff at SoCo emphatically do so. They really make this hotel, from Andrew's first welcome to Michelle's big smile when serving our first cocktail. Dexter too, was great, arranging for that special reservation at the Gazebo for dinner, but especially in getting the taxi to take me to the clinic where we spent most of our first day (my birthday!) and calling ahead to make sure they knew we were coming. Service like this at most hotels is rare, but at SoCo this seems to be the norm. We didn't get all the names of all the staff but without exception, they are great.
Food was really good, as was the house wine until the last day when the white wine was changed to a spanish wine which was not very good.
A couple of suggestions, many of which have been noted by other reviewers too: if you have a rule about not leaving towels on unoccupied sun beds for hours, enforce it or otherwise don't make the rule! Extend the roof of the bar to provide shade or protection from the rain (think this is in hand), see if you can find space for a shower room for people to use who have checked out of their room and who have late flights home; maybe charge less to keep the room on for a few extra hours.
Despite these suggestions, I think you can take it as given that we were very impressed by SoCo and it's management and staff team. Barbados certainly has a jewel in this special place on the south coast!
- 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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