Fairmont Royal Pavilion
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
We chose Barbados and the Fairmont for our first trip to the Carribean after a lot of research and we could not have chosen better. Both the island and the hotel exceeded our expectations and what was to have been a one-off 'trip of a lifetime' looks like becoming a regular destination.After unpacking we were stolling round the gardens and met Akil who then showed us the beach facilities and thereafter always made sure we were comfortable. At the end of our holiday receptionist Patricia readily agreed to extend our check out to coincide with our pick up time. The service was of the highest standard and always done with a smile. We had requested an upper floor room and were given such a room with a wonderful view over the beach and the Caribbean Sea. The room was spacious with more storage space than we could have wished for plus a balcony large enough for two sun beds, chairs and a table. There was a minibar with space for our own drinks, a coffee maker and kettle, plus plenty of glasses and mugs. The bathroom was similarly well appointed and the only improvement we could have wished for was a quieter air-conditioning unit. However,, the room insulation was as good as we have experienced so we never heard our neighbours, even on the balcony.The hotel is right on the beach but also had a good sized pool in the beautiful gardens - as a result there was never a problem in finding sunbeds at either. As with the rest of the hotel, the service at the pool and beach was excellent. Breakfast was served in the open Taboras restaurant next to the beach and the buffet had a good range of fruit, cereals etc plus an efficient egg station. You did have to be on your guard from the local birds but this was a small price to pay for such a lovely setting. We were on bed and breakfast but ate in Taboras a couple of times and enjoyed all the courses served, especially as there was a light menu also available. We enjoyed the Tuesday buffet in the Palm Terrace, with an excellent band, but without them we found the atmosphere a bit flat. Another bonus at the Fairmont was the excellent concierge service who recommended tours appropriate for their guests (we can recommend Glory Tours and Good Times Too catamaran - both specializing in limited numbers on their tours). The nearest town to the Fairmont is Holetown, which has a large supermarket, a charming Chattel Village shopping area plus a new designer shopping centre as well as a good variety of restaurants. The town is about 20 minutes walk but the pavement is only intermittent so the excellent bus service is a better bet at US$1 regardless of distance (a return taxi for the five minute journey to Holetown was about US$35 return). The hotel is also five minutes walk along the beach to two very different dining experiences - the upmarket Lone Star and the charming Santi's Beach Bar (see separate review).We found the Barbadian people charming and friendly and the staff at the Fairmont meet that description to the maximum.
Staff , Resort and Location all amazing. Couldn't have been looked after by the friendly attentive staff from the moment we arrived until our departure . In my opinion the best Hotel on the island.M&M
Kerry rocks the bar and does an amazing job. We walked the beach from Folkstone just to eat their coconut shrimp! They serve it with a tangy sauce. A perfect side salad with very elegantly detailed content, showing the care of the kitchen. This is NOT typical BEACH food. Ergo, our returning for the last THREE years in a row. Our table was front row on the Caribbean Sea. Beautiful setting for a great lunch.
Booked a weeks holiday and basically left the hotel after 2 days (losing all our money) and checked in to another! The hotel is not like the photos on website, is tired and shabby. 5 star it most certainly is not when you compare it to other hotels in st james.We have stayed at The House, Coral Reef Club (both similarly priced if not cheaper but far superior) and Sandy Lane (obviously incomparable- but you get what you pay for).
I love the fairmont as staff are always attentive and friendly - particularly the wait staff in the restaurant. Pool and spa are lovely and great place to relax. Dessert from the restaurant is exquisite. Great location, Porters is really lovely, close to Holetown too.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- 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
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Fairmont Royal PavilionBridgetown,Barbados
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
St. James, Porters BB24051 Barbados
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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