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“The Perfect Birthday Dinner”

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Ocean Two Resort & Residences
Certificate of Excellence
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
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“The Perfect Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I emailed Ocean Two for months back and forth to plan a Birthday dinner on the beach for my boyfriend. The dinner was like a scene from a movie. ( I will post pictures). Imagine walking onto the beach to rose pedals and candles, Sitting under the moon and stars eating an amazing meal. ( The food and drinks were excellent). Joanna and Malinda took my suggestions and bought them to life. The dinner exceeded all my expections. Neil the waiter was the icing on the cake so knowledegable, polite and attentive. ( Excellent service) Great Job Ocean Two and Thank You

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Tonya B,

Many thanks for sharing this review of your exceptional dining experience at Ocean Two Resort & Residences! At Ocean Two we place a strong emphasis on training and development, as such it gives us great pride to know that you truly appreciated the outstanding service provided by our entire team to ensure that your private beach dinner was the special evening you envisioned!

I join you in commending Joanna, Malinda, and Neil for their continuous dedication and commitment to providing exceptional service to all of our guests! Your glowing comments have been relayed to all team members mentioned, the Food & Beverage department, and the entire O2 team!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ocean Two soon!

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The reviews on this hotel were so good it really stoked my expectations. I wouldn't say I was left feeling disappointed at all however I did question whether it warrants so many amazing faultless reviews .
The good for us on our week long trip:
The location is excellent with so many bars and restaurants near by.
Good small gym on site.
The rooms we very clean and great comfortable bed and big shower. We booked a standard room and not an apartment so we expected a small room as said in other reviews.
Good breakfast.
Great free wi- fi.
The not so good:
The roof top area is not as stated on the hotel website there is no bar so not an option to watch the sun set with a cocktail.
The only restaurant is the same place for breakfast, lunch and dinner . All in a small area by the pool this is why we only are breakfast here, again the website implies more choice.
The beach is lovely but everyone is very close and squashed in and the competition for sunbeds and towels early mornings is exhausting and petty.
Service is inconsistent one day there is a drinks service on the beach next day there isn't.
Staff are polite and do what they need to do but no more.
Rooms at the side are noisy some nights due up nearby bars.
Overall a great base to rest but get out and enjoy what's around the hotel and island.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear Pinkfizz31,

Thank you for sharing this review of your recent Ocean Two holiday experience. At Ocean Two we are dedicated to providing our guests with excellent service; as such we greatly appreciate all feedback as it helps us to recognize any areas that we may need to improve upon to ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction.

We sincerely apologize for any information that was misinterpreted whilst browsing our website. Although we encourage guest feedback, we do find it necessary to clarify any statements which may mislead our current or potential guests.

Our Adults Only Panorama Roof Deck provides guests with spectacular views, an inviting plunge pool and solitude. Although there is not a permanent bar fixture at present, we do provide a complimentary weekly Managers Cocktail Party, as well as a Sunset Sushi Cocktail Bar twice weekly, with a wide beverage menu, Specialty Cocktails, selection of sushi rolls, bartender and music or live entertainment. In addition, food and drinks service is also readily available by request, as our competent Food & Beverage and Pool and Beach teams actively monitors the Roof Deck to take any guest orders.
Our website advertises Taste Restaurant as our sole on-property restaurant; however guests have the option of dining poolside, on the beach, on the Roof Deck, in the O’asis Lounge, or in the comfort of their suites.

We truly appreciate and thank you for your constructive comments and they have been addressed with the entire team to ensure that we maintain the high level of service of which is our usual standard.

We thank you for your lovely comments regarding our favorable location, immaculately maintained property, gym facilities and your breakfast dining experience. Although this trip may not have exceeded your expectations, we truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Ocean Two Resort & Residences in the future.

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed at Oceans Two Resort prior and after a Caribbean cruise on the Royal Clipper. It is ideally positioned close to both the air and sea ports. There are super bars and restaurants in easy walking distance.
The hotel is well designed and maintained, although the grounds are quite small there is excellent use of space and the grounds lead directly onto a beautiful beach. The roof terrace is lovely with loungers, swimming pool and stunning views. Service is excellent.
All these features were most appreciated but it is the accommodation that is quite special for a four star hotel. Room sizes vary but all seem spacious and contain the largest most comfortable beds that I have found anywhere. And the shower rooms are enormous, in the smallest ones you could easily fit four people with room to move (should you wish) and in one room I think you could have fitted in eight or more!
Another highlight was an island tour with the hotel's recommended taxi/tour driver Dee; a great day out.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Lyn-Marie H
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Lyn-Marie H,

A warm thank you for sharing this wonderful review of your recent holiday experience at Ocean Two! We are truly delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your stay here with us. Thank you for highlighting some of the features and qualities that come together to make the unique Ocean Two experience such as our luxurious, well-appointed suites, the Panorama Roof Deck, stunning ocean views and the stellar service provided by our commendable team!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ocean Two Resort & Residences soon!

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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London UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2014

After 5 days at The House on the West Side it was over to Ocean 2 on the south side of the island. Actually made the booking online whilst in Barbados via Low Cost Holidays in the UK, got a really good price compared to all the other options of booking, even when booking direct with the hotel which would not even match the quote which I thought was a little strange.
First impressions were that this was a modern complex in an area which was a lot busier than the west coast location of The House. As GF diner I actually felt more comfortable with the option of being able to cook for myself. The apartment was massive and again looked out on to the sea with sunset views if you look to the right. Excellent facilities in the room and was a lot bigger than my first flat. One improvement would have been to have a bit more storage space. There is a little shop just outside and whilst you may get hassled outside it is nothing too worry about to much as most if not all were friendly. There is a larger supermarket about a 5 minute cab ride away, fe prepared for very expensive prices, the weekly shop was well over 700 Bajan dollars. When returning please use a cab rather than the shuttle bus, which takes an age to go and then makes multiple drops before you get back to your hotel. Did not eat at the hotel but there is that facility as well as lots of bars and restaurants in the area including some with GF options. House keeping was fine and there is a small gym as well. In my opinion I would rate the beach this hotel stands on over the one at The House. One gem about this Hotel is the roof top swimming pool, most days we were the only ones up there and you have some amazing views, especially at sunset. The hotel is just under the flight path for planes landing at BGI but this was not really a problem as there was only a handful of jets each day the rest of the time it was small commuter planes. As with the other hotel there was a cocktail party which was quiet busy and it was good to see the General Manager Mr Collymore introduce himself. The WIFI at this hotel was also very good, especially when compared to The House. I will defo be returning to this property. One strange thing though is the hotels website which you can rarely access. Returned to the UK on Virgin Atlantic, night flight so not as much interaction with the cabin crew managed to get a few hours sleep. Check in at Barbados was a bit of a nightmare, sorting out an upgrade took well over an hour despite it having already been sorted by Virgin in the UK. Check in is also outside and very hot of course. The lounge at the Airport was very basic, I believe there is another option just away from the a Terminal?

Room Tip: Don't go to the roof top pool, I want to keep that to myself.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear SuperOwls,

Many thanks for taking the time to share this lovely, detailed review of your Ocean Two holiday experience! At Ocean Two we continuously strive to provide our guests with an exceptional and memorable holiday experience which exceeds their expectations, and it is such a pleasure to know that we were able to provide you with this wonderful experience!

Your glowing comments have been relayed to the entire O2 team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hotel was a welcome oasis of calm from the heat of the day. The welcome as we walked through the door was unexpected - handed a cool towel and seated with a drink while we were checked into our room. All the staff were friendly without being over the top, and they were very helpful with all requests from an umbrella to shield us from the pouring rain to advising on booking trips. The room was well equipped with a big bathroom, comfy bed and balcony overlooking the pool which was ideal for watching the sun go down in the evening. All in all, I would go back there again and I don't often say that!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Karen A,

A warm thank you for sharing this wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Ocean Two Resort & Residences! We are all truly delighted that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable and memorable holiday experience as this is what we continuously strive to provide to all of our guests.

We thank you for your kind remarks regarding our welcoming and relaxing check-in process, high quality features and amenities of our suites, amazing ocean views, and the stellar service provided by our excellent team!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ocean Two in the near future!

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

The five ladies from Mass. spent a fabulous week at Ocean Two. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated more as family then guests - hugs of welcome when arrived and hugs of sorry you're leaving as we departed. Of course, you always develop your favorites and we had those; Shantelle - the hostess with the moistest, always looking out to make sure you were all set; Oneal - pool and beach manager - found out we wanted to try a jet ski and maybe sailing and he arrived us to do that at the sister hotel with Jonathan and Kenny (who were fantastic taking us out) and also suggested great places to eat; Marlon and Darrien at the pool bar - great bartenders, fun to talk to and agreeable in making up a different drinks to try. The entire week was fantastic and we look forward to returning next year. Sorry if I missed anyone by name - you were all great!

Room Tip: Maybe a room facing the ocean. We had that and it was awesome!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Louise B,

Thank you for sharing this review of your recent holiday experience at Ocean Two Resort & Residences. At Ocean Two we strive to provide our guests with an enjoyable and memorable holiday experience which exceeds their expectations, and from your wonderful comments it seems safe to say we achieved this!

Your lovely comments have been relayed to all team members mentioned and to the entire O2 team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Ocean Two soon!

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was our second visit to Ocean Two having stayed here in January 2012 and again this January for 8 nights. From the moment you arrive and sip your welcome cocktail you know you are going to have a wonderful time. We had requested a room on a higher floor and were pleased to be shown to room 401a that had a wonderful double aspect balcony overlooking the sea. Whilst the bathroom was smaller than our previous room (it was still very large though!) the bedroom was slightly bigger and had more wardrobe space. The bed was large and super comfy and the lounge and kitchen spacious, spotlessly clean and with a table and 6 chairs. You have everything you could possibly need and more.

It did get a bit busy round the pool a few days but there are plenty of beds on the small beach which are just as good. The staff are always friendly, smiling and very attentive bringing round chilled water, ice lollies and cooling mint towels both round the pool and on the beach.

We did eat in the restaurant every day for lunch and after reading not so positive reviews about the service and food we thought things may have gone downhill but lunch every day was delicious and service good too. Ocean Two is situated about a 10 minute walk from The Gap where there are lots of great restaurants and bars so we only ate in the restaurant at night once, but again the food was good.

All in all a fabulous stay and although we had planned on only coming back once, we are already planning our next visit for next January!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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OceanHotelsBarbados, Operations Manager at Ocean Two Resort & Residences, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Marbles15,

Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review of your holiday experience at Ocean Two Resort & Residences! At Ocean Two we continuously strive to provide our guests with an exceptional and memorable holiday experience which exceeds their expectations, and it is such a pleasure to know that we were once again able to provide you with this wonderful experience!

We look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home soon!

Kind Regards,

Paul Collymore
Operations Manager
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Property: Ocean Two Resort & Residences
Address: Dover Road, St. Lawrence Gap BB15026, Barbados
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Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St. Lawrence Gap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Two Resort & Residences 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean Two Resort & Residences is a four diamond, beachfront property located at the far end of St.Lawrence Gap with a wide array of amenities and facilities. It is the ideal location for romantic retreats, family holidays, girlfriend getaway, family reunions/group travel as well as meetings and incentive groups! With its spacious accommodations including Hotel Rooms, One Bedroom & Two Bedroom Suites with genuine, Bajan hospitality, Ocean Two is THE place to stay on the South Coast of Barbados! ... more   less 
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