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Rio Guest House
Reviewed February 2, 2006

i stayed at the rio for a week at the end of jan 06, a perfect place to relax and unwind. the girls are kind and helpful and I felt completely comftable staying there in a single room. location is perfect, everything is within walking distance but remains very peaceful and the local bajans are delightful. i recommend the races at the garrison and a trip to the east coast. everywhere is accesable by local transport and great places to eat are the harlequin restraunt(st lawrence gap )for posh food (great fish) and latte lovers coffee bar for cheap breakfast (1 second away) scotties has great local food and provides cheap lunches (good macaroni pie)
barbados is a perfect place for a week away from the british winter and rio makes it very easy and affordable. thanks to paula, tash, sophie and davina

  • Stayed: January 2006
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2  Thank scottishgirl010
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Reviewed January 23, 2006

We stayed at the Rio on a stopover after a Caribbean cruise. The studio took 3 of us easily and we had a great time. The girls, Soph, Davina, Tasha and Donna are doing an excellent job. They are very welcoming and helpful - sorry we had to miss the Friday night party. We would recommend the Rio for value, excellent location and suitable for all age groups. Great place girls. Elaine, Phil and Pru (18th Jan)

  • Stayed: January 2006
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3  Thank easytraveller1
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Reviewed August 12, 2005

I stayed at the Rio Guesthouse for 4 months this year, from April to August, witnessing it at it's busiest and slowest; I can quite honestly say that it was absolutely fantastic, whatever.

The Rio is run by four wonderful girls - Donna, Natasha, Sophie and Davina. They, along with the help of Paula, keep the Rio absolutely spotless; tarnished only by my inability to the the washing up promptly... The atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming, with the weekly (well some weeks) Rum Punch parties on the balcony. Such events make the Rio feel like more of a family than a business. The girls will also be able to inform you as to the best places to go and to not go; invaluable information in such a busy island.

Situated on the St. Lawrence Gap, the Rio is in the centre of the island's islands nightlife, though it is also far enough away from the nightclubs that one will not be disturbed. The Gap is also home to some of the most wonderful characters on the island, and one can obtain food, drink, souvenirs or any other produce that one may desire from its many street salesman; the girls will also be able to make sure that you do not get ripped off, as can so often happen.

The closest beach is Dover, which is beautiful, though somewhat touristy; with Jet Ski, Sailing and Kayaking available. The girls can give advice on where to position yourself on the beach for beach chairs, etc. and other beaches that are worth visiting.

My stay at the Rio was truly life changing, and I have made friends that I hope to keep forever. If you want to really experience Barbados, this is the only place you can conceivably think of staying. It truly is, 'The Best in Bim'.

  • Stayed: April 2005, traveled on business
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10  Thank Saltbread
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Reviewed June 20, 2005

  • Stayed: March 2005
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Reviewed June 5, 2005

  • Stayed: May 2005
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Reviewed May 8, 2005

6  Thank mamafly77
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Reviewed April 19, 2005

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Additional Information about Rio Guest House

Address: Paradise Village, St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St. Lawrence Gap
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Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range: $47 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Rio Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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Rio Guest House Hotel St Lawrence Gap
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