Located in the charming environs of St. James parish, Barbados the five-star boutique The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is perfectly situated to serve guests wanting to embrace a truly Barbadian experience. It is situated 32 km (20 miles) from the airport and 12.8 km (8 miles) from the capital city of Bridgetown, and a half mile from the nearest shopping centre in Holetown.
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"Very chill and caters to an older clientele "
If you are in the mood to relax and do nothing then you'll love this place. Super expensive...if you have to money to spend. Pretty much have the place to ourselves. $800+usd per night. Food is horrible here. Don't include the breakfast in your room price. Not worth it. Simply walk left in the beach 5 mins and eat at the Lone Star. Very good food and atmosphere. Service is great too. Right on the beach. They do a complimentary afternoon tea from 4-5 which includes tea and finger sandwiches and scones. First time we had it, it was superb. The second day was horrible. So I guess consistency is a problem here. Also had an amazing Americano one day and a undrinkable one the next.
"A tranquil retreat in paradise"
A Hotel that we have revisited after 19 years to find that the whole experience was a delight. Staff couldn't do enough for us and were made to feel very special. From the manager Tim to the gardners, the beach and pool attendants we were greeted like we were returning family members. They did this with all the guests. The hotel is going to be refurbished and my wife and are excited about the plans. This is a perfect Hotel for those seeking warmth and service unlike Sandy Lane which we found to be unwelcoming. Keep it up.
We have been to this great hotel quite a few times over the years , and again had the most wonderful stay . The hotel is lovely , the beach fabulous , and the staff top notch . Thanks to everyone for a wonderful stay . Recommend it to anyone looking for a great beach holiday in Barbados .
"5* Service with a Smile"
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.
"Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados"
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
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Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM