Fairmont Royal Pavilion
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This hotel never disappoints do we keep returning as do dozens of others for the friendliest staff who are amazing.Lots of lovely gardens and the gorgeous beach with every room at the hotel facing the beach. To list every good thing about this place would take a long time and I would run out of space.
We were strongly advised that this was one of the best hotels on the West Coast of Barbados and we would agree with that statement, albeit with a one major reservation...but let's be positive first:The location is excellent - a great beach, one very good (outside) restaurant in walking distance (Lone Star) as well as a beach bar. All facilities in the hotel are easily accessible (beach, restaurant, pool and rooms are all close by) but to get into Holetown or Speightown you do need to get a taxi and these are NOT cheap (eg £12 for a two minute drive into Holetown).The rooms are great, sizeable, well furnished with all overlooking the beach and sea with fabulous sunsets. Bathrooms are good with shower and bath. Daily cleaning service is also good and the staff very helpful.Restaurant - we only had access to one restaurant Café Taboras although I think another is available in high season. Buffet breakfast is good and typical of most good standard buffets, nothing exceptional but satisfactory. Dinner is a real let down and this is where the hotel suffers. There is a standard menu that does not change. Each day there is a specials menu that consists of two starters and two main course choices. Frankly it is hard to say anything positive about the food we were served other than it was hot and pleasantly served. Bland is a good description, in the case of the "lobster "evening tough and overcooked more appropriate. This is such a shame, if the chef could sort the food offering out then there would be a huge uplift in the numbers who eat in the restaurant rather than eat out every night (The Cliff Beach Club is almost like the Fairmont Restaurant Number One each evening with so many of the Fairmont regulars eating there and paying roughly the same sort of prices). We spoke to many regulars during our stay and all agreed that the food is the one negative about the hotel.Facilities and entertainment - there are plenty free water sport activities offered at the watersports club. Water Skiing is extra and relatively expensive. There are also plenty of sun loungers on the beach and round the pool (though we hear these get taken very quickly in high season). You can swim out to the turtles from the beach. There is occasional evening entertainment from a singer and steel band etc These are low key and can easily be missed.The main bar is good and well stocked, cocktail prices are high but this not unexpected - I do wish someone had told us there was a happy hour each day between 5 and 6pm though!Concierge services - often overlooked but the staff at this desk were superb and arranged an excellent catamaran trip for us when we were picked up from our hotel beach.Smokers are banished to a lone table well away from the pool, whilst smoking is not allowed on your room balcony albeit smoking is allowed on the beach. Be aware of this before you indulge in some of the islands tremendous cigar offerings.Incidentally and most charmingly the hotel has a family of monkeys living in the trees around the pool - great fun when you see them!Overall we were pleased to have stayed there and would return (in the hope that dinner has been improved) - in our view it is one of the best hotels on the west coast of Barbados!
Good :Great food at the restaurant . Fitness center is larger than other caribbean hotels that we've been to .Friendly staff .Great beach location .Bad :Bed and pillows were uncomfortable AC did not work properly in gym
Well.. we had a fantastic time !We stayed in an ocean front suite on the ground level... wake up and walk straight on to the beach- highly recommend.Room was good size, all the usual amenities you'd expect ... they even print your name on the daily shampoo / conditioner / body creme etc ..You have your own team of butlers offering drinks etc all day, so your never without what you need.On the beach.. private speed boat hire, water ski, body board, swim with the turtles, or just cruise up the ocean.. jet skis etc also.Everyone friendly made stay very welcoming. On arrival welcome drinks etc, which is a nice touch.Hotel restaurant, food little slow, suppose what's the rush??!!Couldn't fault the whole experience, will be back soon!
We contacted the hotel directly to arrange a speed through at the airport, I don't like standing in a queue, straight through, brilliant added extra! We didn't stay in a beach front suite this time but on the first floor, the rooms are all equally good had a lovely sized balcony.Ryan at the water sports centre spot on as usual! Everyone here from management to gardeners are so welcoming.The restaurant food was all superb and good to see a lot less birds due to the four kittens! Can't wait to come back
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- Items of a personal nature
- Afternoon tea
- Sunfish sailing
- Hobby cats
- Swimming with turtles
- 2 restaurants, 1 a la carte
- Bar and lounge
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Fitness centre
- Watersports centre
- Tennis courts
- Scuba diving centre
- Beauty salon
- Business centre
- 2 twin or 1 king-size bed
- A/C & ceiling fan
- Cable TV
- Clock radio
- Iron and ironing board
- WiFi internet access
- DVD player
- Max. occupancy 2 adults
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Fairmont Royal PavilionBridgetown,Barbados
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St. James, Porters BB24051 Barbados
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