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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"Paradise Found! "
My family and I have been coming to this hotel over the Christmas period for the last six years and intend returning in 2017. The hotel is welcoming , comfortable and charming . The position overlooking the fabulous beach is arguably the best in Barbados and to wake to the sound of the waves lapping the shore and the sight of turquoise sea and glorious sunshine is the perfect start to the day. Breakfasts are served overlooking the beach. There is plenty of choice with a chef on hand to cater for all your requirements. The waiting staff are cheerful and efficient. On the subject of staff this is really were the hotel shines. Each and every member are unfailingly polite , cheerful and willing. The management are focused on ensuring all guests have the best possible stay and the management team of Tim and Ryan are the best we have experienced in many years of travelling . The Taboras Restaurant overlooking the beach served lunch and dinner. Food choices and standard are very good and the service is excellent. Coupled with the above, the near proximity of Lonestar and the more relaxed JUJU's bar makes the position perfect. There is really little we can fault in this hotel and the fact we return year on year is indicative of that fact! We thank all the staff for yet another super holiday over the Christmas period and we are already counting the days till next years visit !! Ron Specter and family.
"Beach vacation "
Spent a few days ( I think 4 or 5) here for a nice, relaxing vacation on the beach. This was my first time in Barbados. Loved waking up every morning to the the sounds and view of the ocean. See pictures posted 😊 Everyday we took a swim in the ocean for a few hours. There were always beach chairs and no need to get up extra early to save a spot. There was one guy who asked us everyday if we wanted to rent a jet ski, but when we politely said no, he did not bother us further. Our hotel had free snorkeling gear so we borrowed some and were able to see quite a few fish. The only regret was that we didn't go out to the sea turtle ( also complimentary) tour . When we asked, it was too rough on the water to go see them. Not too rough to swim though. Food was great at the onsite restaurant Taboras ( al fresco) with the exception of breakfast which wasn't anything special. One time I got an omelette with 2-3 ingredients ( of my choosing) but there wasn't even toast or breakfast potatoes on the side for almost 20 bucks. Coming from New York I don't mind spending that amount for breakfast , but I expect more than just scramble eggs. For two people it was about $40 from the a la carte menu just for breakfast. My husband and I sometimes skipped breakfast and chose to eat lunch and dinner instead. We usually liked to sleep in anyway. Lunch and dinner were better. Usually ate a salad / pizza or fish sandwiches with fries for lunch. We ate dinner once at Taboras $70 ( appetizer,drink, and entree). Loved the complimentary afternoon tea (4pm) except for the fact that it was quite hot outside. There were ceiling fans but it didn't do much for the heat. ( I knew booking my vacation that the weather was going to be hot, however it would have been nice to escape from the heat once in a while and not just at the hotel room, or in the ocean. Twice we walked for about 5 min on the beach to eat at a local restaurant . Jujus beach bar. We had fries and fried shrimp/ and or fish. Something different from hotel food. About 20 bucks for two. As it was off season, there were many restaurants closed but luckily this was open. We took a cab to "just grillin" one night where we ate grilled fish and shrimp also served with fries. The food was a little salty for me but it was tasty. Also al fresco but more like a fast food grille restaurant in the town. For our splurge night we went to The Tides. This too was al fresco dining. Food was upscale but wasn't amazing. Looking back I remember that the ambience and overall experience was romantic. Great date place as there were many couples. I only remember my mango smoothie and not the food. Not sure, but while dining there were a bunch of insects ( unseen) that made loud noises in a tree outside ' like cicadas so we felt we heard more of the insects than the background music. Lol . I am just being honest with what happened even though it probably couldn't be controlled. We were dining at around 8 pm. Because of the heat, we didn't not book excursions or go exploring. We were happy to just lay on the beach and do nothing. I just like to be thorough in my reviews. Despite my nitpicking, I would still give my experience a 4-5 stars. Looking forward to going back.
"Terrific 4 night stay"
This is a fantastic hotel, and the main reason for saying that is the staff. I was traveling with my 2 kids and almost everyone knew their names by Day 2. Do not miss this place. Beach was so great we wanted to stay an extra 2 days... But work is work :}
"Best location "
Location location location. You cannot beat the location of this hotel! Everything about this hotel is fabulous. Staff, food & drinks. The hotel could do with a little tlc- which by all accounts is happening later this year. Then without doubt - it will be back to being best. We have been to many of the other leading hotels in the island - and this one always draws us back! Bring in the face lift R.Pav!
"A fabulous end to a great trip"
We arrived early at 10.30am, as we had just returned from a Seadream cruise, a wonderful welcome, our room was not ready so we were upgraded to a ground floor ocean suite. We were only staying for one night, but is was a perfect end to a wonderful trip. We were even given a late checkout till 2pm.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM