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The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing week”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had an amazing week at the SoCo. From the second we arrived and were met by Andrew who took our bags and gave us a welcome cocktail it was fantastic. It was wonderful to wake up every morning and look out at the sea. The walks along the boardwalk every morning set us up for breakfast. Food was lovely and never had to wait long to be served. Each member of staff could not do enough for us from when we arrived until we left. They always had a smile for us and never forgot our names which really made us feel at home. Dexter, Michelle (thanks for the aloe vera), Mr.Brown, Kenrick, Michael, Ms.C our cleaner and Erleen who makes the BEST mojitos I ever had.
All the staff were wonderful and friendly and we even got a bit upset when we were leaving.
10/10 for this hotel. Staying at the SoCo has made us want to visit Barbados again and have started planning our return.
See you all again soon.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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9 Thank audrina o
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Audrina,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this fantastic review. The staff is very appreciative of the accolades you have given and sent their many thanks for the lovely thank you card you have left. We are delighted that you enjoyed your morning walk on the scenic boardwalk which is usually a hype of activities.

We are definitely looking forward to welcoming you once again very soon.

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
Assistant Manager
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Just returned from the So Co hotel in Hastings , all I can say is wow what a great holiday, the staff , Dexter, Andrew Michael, the waitress's, karen,, erleen shannon, the incomparable michelle, neal ,mr brown the coolest pool man, the chefs , everybody so polite , we enjoyed very high standards here, and met great people in a very relaxed but upmarket all inclusive , al a carte , chlldren free environment, thank you , Diana and Tony, room 404

Room Tip: All rooms have the great view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank tony s
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Diana and Tony,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this great review. The staff is very appreciative of your recognition and commendation as they continue to exceed our guests expectation.

We are definitely looking forward to welcoming you back again to The Soco Hotel.

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
Assistant Manager
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exmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Came back last friday after spending two weeks at the Soco. Great situation, views and rooms. The thing that made the hotel extra special was the incredible hard working happy staff, who go above and beyond to make your holiday perfect. Big thanks to Michelle, Shannon, Vicky, Arlene Neal, Andrew, Dexter to name a few sorry if i missed someone you were all amazing. Must also mention the chambermaid who always wore a smile and kept our room immaculate. The only improvement i would suggest is to give the hardworking staff a fan or better cover whilst tending the bar!!!! Hope to see you all again soon.

Room Tip: High floor for best views although all rooms sea facing.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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4 Thank luvhols48
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear luvhols48,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this fantastic review. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed our hospitality and service. We do have amazing staff that ensures customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

All the staff send their regards and are all looking forward to welcoming you on your return.

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
Assistant Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I spent a week at the SoCo Hotel and it was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed the beautiful view from our room each morning when we opened the blinds and taking walks on the board walk just steps away. The hotel is modern with simple decorations. The entire hotel was kept clean and maintained extremely well by the pool and outdoor seating. The only downside to this hotel is the repetitive menu and while the food was good it wasn't not amazing. However this was made up for with the top notch service and friendly faces of the staff. We highly recommend this hotel as we came back very relaxed and full of rum!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Brooke G
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Brooke G,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the commendation you gave to our staff and the service we provided. We will continue to work to improve our menu selection.

We are looking forward to welcoming you once again to this "Slice of Paradise".

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
Assistant Manager
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FLORIDA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We spent everyday of our vacation on the lounge chairs soaking up the sun, cooling off in the ocean and just relaxing. What else would you do on a Caribbean vacation?

Pros:
Hotel: is an all inclusive boutique style hotel that's very intimate, trendy and modern. There are not many hotels in Barbados that offers an all inclusive package but this hotel is working on getting it right. The dining experience is what makes it different because all meals are served a la carte.
Beach: is literally a few steps away. The beach is pristine! The coastline can be admired along the boardwalk that starts right in-front of the hotel.
Staff: great team especially the following - Neil, Victoria, Melanie, Michelle, Shannon, Andrew, Benita, Erlene and of course Kenrick!

Cons:
We did express our opinion to Dexter (assistant manager) on things we encountered during our stay such as no fresh mint leaves for mojitos (during our 7 day stay), inconsistent supply of Banks beer, no Mount Gay served at the bar, the cleanliness of the bathrooms, stained blankets, menu variety, mis-communication between the staff that resulted in a ruined birthday surprise and NO wifi in the guest rooms. As I said these things were very minor and in no way impacted our stay.

Would we stay here again? Absolutely! Highly recommended!!!

Please feel free to send a message if you have any questions.

From the Island Vacationers
Husband, Wife, Mom and Aunt

Room Tip: Any room above the ground floor will have an amazing ocean view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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4 Thank Lilly0508
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Dear Lilly0508,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this wonderful review and constructive comments that aim towards improvements. We appreciate that you recognize we are working assiduously to make continuous improvement.

I would like to apologise once again for the mix-up regarding the birthday celebrations, which we have adequately addressed internally, along with the other areas that you had brought to my attention.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you all once again

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our second visit to Barbados and We stayed at the Soco for two weeks (31 May to 14 June).
Our first impression of the hotel was very pleasing, the staff were extremely welcoming with Dexter showing us around while Andrew took our cases to our room. The hotel is very bright and modern with lovely rooms and nice big comfy beds. The public areas are spotless as are the rooms, I've seen a few reviews that say they are in need of touching up but we did not see any of this.
The staff really make this hotel and all deserve a mention, Erline and Shannon on the bar, Neal, Caron and Benita in the restaurant, Michelle, the oracle! And we can't not mention the very cool Ian (Mr Brown) the hardest working maintenance man you'll ever meet.

Sadly there are a few thing that let this hotel down:
The location in terms of getting around is great, right at the end of the boardwalk ( which is constant source of entertainment) and within easy reach of Bridgetown and St Lawrence Gap but the beach is a little disappointing as it has too many rocks to make swimming a pleasure.
The food, while for the most part was OK, it is very repetitive and there are no snacks available.
Also the bar closing at 11pm, just an extra hour would have made all the difference.

With only 24 rooms it was easy to get to know most of the guests and we had the pleasure of meeting some great people. We will be returning next year (but staying at a different part of the island) with a couple we met here (Denise and Dave) who happened to be on their honeymoon!

All in all, we had a great time and can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: We chose to stay on the top floor (404) but with no lifts by the end of the two weeks, it was quite...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Maria J
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Dear Maria J,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this delightful review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and get to know all of our lovely staff.

We are constantly reviewing our menu and would continue to improve on this.

At The Soco Hotel it is customary that you get met and make friends with other guests if you choose and we are delighted that you took that opportunity.

We are trusting that you will return to The Soco Hotel once again, where we will be waiting to to give you a warm welcome.

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
Assistant Manager
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scotland
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Soco is an usual hotel set apart from the rest by its bespoke personal service at all times. The high standards of service are adopted by all staff. We celebrated a milestone birthday while staying at the hotel. The kindness and attention shown to our family by staff could not be surpassed. We met some lovely people staying at the hotel too. The hotel is an excellent location with good transport links and superb walking, sunbathing and swimming. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with wonderful views of the sea.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms nearer the bar!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank rachel88lo
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Dexter C, Assistant Manager at The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Dear Rachel88lo,

Thanks for choosing The Soco Hotel to enjoy your holiday and thanks for this fabulous review. We are delighted that you totally enjoyed your stay with us and that you recognize the contribution of our amazing staff.

We are ideally located at the beginning of the Boardwalk for persons that love a morning walk/run, with a beautiful beach for relaxation and lovely swimming area. You can access public transportation just outside the hotel.
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We are definitely looking forward to welcoming you once again to The Soco Hotel very soon

Warm Regards,
Dexter Cummings
Assistant Manager
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Property: The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive
Address: South Coast Boardwalk, Hastings BB15156, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The SoCo Hotel-All Inclusive 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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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