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Pool review highlights
... it makes it all a lot more private which is quite nice. The pool at the hotel is beautiful. The hot tub heater broke down on...
... that we enjoyed the resort including the beautiful grounds, pool, beach club , and restaurants. We absolutely fell in love...
... of choices for everyone and right on the beach as well. Pools clean and very relaxing surroundings. I really can't fault...
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... We have been to Barbados before and I found the sea too rough with strong currents. I’m not a strong swimmer but love getting in the sea rather than a pool if at all possible.
Answer from Jacqueline C
Jan 2020 |
As previously stated West coast beaches are generally calm and safe the east coast is rough and not suitable for children to swim ...
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Cam the Critic wrote a review Dec 2020
Barbados4 contributions2 helpful votes
Myself and my family are no strangers to Fairmont Hotels. I’ve been fortunate to experience many of the finest Fairmont hotels around the world.

The Fairmont Royal Pavillon’s biggest strength is its serene location, right on the beach. The beachfront is pristine in its presentation. The water is unbelievably clear, with no coral or rocks to hurt your feet.

Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic was a unique experience, as the hotel and beachfront was incredible quiet - almost too quiet.

All of the rooms at the Fairmont are beachfront except for a few villas. If you are on the bottom floor, you can walk right out to the beach.

There aren’t too many rooms at this hotel, so it makes it all a lot more private which is quite nice.

The pool at the hotel is beautiful. The hot tub heater broke down on my second to last night at the hotel which was annoying but not the end of the world. The staff were extremely attentive to fixing it.

The staff at the hotel were very accommodating. We had a second hotel booked after the Fairmont, and comparing the service, we really liked the demeanor of the staff at the Fairmont.

The food at the hotel was very nice. However, the food prices were very high. We were fortunate to get a breakfast-included promotion which saved us literally an arm and a leg.

The gym at the hotel was small but perfect. The Precor multi-function weight rack was perfect for my needs. They have dumbbells that go up to 50lbs as is standard for most small hotel gyms. There also was treadmills and a spin bike.

The Director of Rooms at the hotel Pauline Suryana is amazing. Very nice lady, as are all the staff.

Pros:
- Unreal location on the beach
- Good service
- Very nice rooms
- The gardens are beautiful
- Quality food

Cons:
- Isolated from town, hard to order in food or get groceries
- Food is extremely expensive

My rating for this hotel is 9.5/10. My favorite hotel chain is Fairmont by far, and this location is in my top three Fairmonts.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Daimon Nurse, Marketing at Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Responded 14 Dec 2020
Dear sobercritic, Thank you for such an amazing and thorough review of our hotel. You have certainly touched on some of the aspects that make our hotel so special. From a great location, to amazing food and rooms, we thrive to provide the best luxury Island experience in Barbados. Our hotel is located only 3 minutes drive away from the historic and popular Holetown and your feedback on the food prices has also been noted by our management team. Thank you again for reviewing our hotel and we hope to see you soon again! Regards Daimon N Digital Marketing and Communications Manager
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travel4free wrote a review Dec 2020
Delta, Canada280 contributions50 helpful votes
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I stayed at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion for 10 nights in December 2020 and loved it. We ended up getting our Covid tests at the hotel and quarantined here for 2 days. After that we enjoyed the resort including the beautiful grounds, pool, beach club , and restaurants. We absolutely fell in love with the beach in front of the property. I have travelled around the world and this is the best beach hotel we have stayed at! Make sure you also take the garden tour at the hotel. Our tour guide was an actual gardener ( Grafton) who took great pride showing us the lush grounds. Some 5 star hotels will bring outside staff into run a resort. This is not the case with the FRP. All the staff are local Bajans and their pride in the resort and Island are evident . Well done management for providing a truly 5 star destination with a local flavour. Other highlights of our stay: Hunte Gardens,Bathsheba Beach, El Tigre Catamaran and Turtle swim ,Island Tour with Tervette Tours, dinner at Fish pot.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Dec 2020
Hi travel4free, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. Reviews such as yours serve as motivation to our team to continue providing excellent service to our guests. I am glad you were able to enjoy resort facilities and beautiful gardens. Grafton is truly one of the stars at the hotel! Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you soon. Regards, Daimon N Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
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BGIWorldTraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
Barbados21090 contributions687 helpful votes
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I spent two amazing nights at this excellent hotel pre-covid and boy was I impressed. I was upgraded to a Signature Ocean Front due to my Platinum Accor Status. This room was top floor and had excellent views of the beach. Well appointed and also had a Nespresso machine which made me VERY happy. Butler service also included where evening canapés are delivered to the room was a great touch.

The included breakfast buffet was excellent with tons of choices for everyone and right on the beach as well. Pools clean and very relaxing surroundings. I really can't fault anything about this property. The 30 odd photos I've attached will hopefully do it justice. I would also mention the Fairmont has the best beach of any West Coast hotel in Barbados. Absolutely flawless and makes for perfect sunsets. Make this your hotel of choice in Barbados!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Daimon Nurse, Marketing at Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Responded 7 Dec 2020
Dear BGIWorldTraveller, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating. At Fairmont Royal Pavilion we thrive to provide our guests with the ultimate Caribbean experience and I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you soon again sipping on a Nespresso espresso enjoying the ocean views from your signature room! Regards, Daimon N Digital Marketing and Communications Manager
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Paul N wrote a review May 2020
Cheltenham, United Kingdom243 contributions112 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Barbados and we were very happy with our choice of hotel. The Royal Pavilion, which was the first hotel to be built in the west coast in 1940's, clearly snaffled the best location in this lovely bay. The rooms are very close to the ocean's edge and an evening/early morning highlight was listening to the waves gently rolling in, so wish we'd made a recording!

The rooms are divided into two accommodation blocks, each with three floors. The ground floor rooms have a larger outside terrace and easy access to the beach and ocean. The upper floor rooms also have big outside terraces with a day bed, table and chairs. We chose a top floor room and would recommend these as having the best uninterrupted views out across the bay. The large rooms have fairly recently been renovated and look exactly like the pictures on the hotel website with all the amenities you will need. The bathroom has two sinks, a bath and a large walk in shower. The top floor rooms come with a butler service which I'm not sure worked - refreshing/customising the (chargeable) mini bar was a bit complicated as you always needed to ring up and it was easier to arrange car hire with the concierge. Also the daily canopies only arrived on 3 of the 7 nights.

Food? The buffet breakfasts were fantastic and served in what is also the evening fine dining restaurant with stunning views out across the open sided terrace. There was a huge selection of all that you might expect with the quantity of fresh fruit a highlight and a 'made to order' omelette and eggs station. There are a lot of birds flitting in and out which we loved but may not be to everyone's fancy. The Taboras bistro was a little disappointing, not so much the food but the atmosphere/decor due probably to some pretty awful interior lighting. There was live music most evenings but this can prove a bit hit and miss depending on your taste. The afternoon tea was average (Sandy Lane is the place to go for lovers of afternoon tea) and we didn't try the in-house fine dining, preferring to sample the LoneStar and the Cliff.

We found the staff very friendly from the management team, the concierges, the waiting staff and the beach/pool attendants. Everyone would give you the time if you wanted a chat or some help. The once a week garden tour is recommended to discover a bit more about the lovely gardens.

The beach has plenty of beds/shades and has the better view because the pool is round the back of the property but the latter has a bit more shade from the trees if needed. Be aware that the beach allows some public access from one end and there were a few regular 'sellers of wares' but all very friendly and polite. It was a daily treat to be able to take a lengthy walk along the bay and back

Overall, a real treat in a fantastic location.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Top floor rooms for an even better view.
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Response from Daimon Nurse, Marketing at Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Responded 11 Dec 2020
Dear Paul, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. You have touched on the two best parts of our hotel: friendly service and beautiful rooms with amazing ocean views. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time at the hotel along with the breakfasts, views and wonderful staff. Over the last year, we have done much to improve our menus and our new Executive Chef Tim Palmer is continuing to develop new menus for the varying meals in all our outlets, you can expect much as we continue to evolve! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Daimon N Digital Marketing and Communications Manager
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Lise B wrote a review Feb 2020
Fort Worth, Texas156 contributions19 helpful votes
I’m glad we picked The Fairmont over Sandy Lane. There’s no music piped out onto the beach and mostly just one row of beach chairs so everyone has a great spot!
Service was 5-star! The pool & hot tub were also a lovely spot to spend the day!
I’d rate it one of the best hotels in the Caribbean!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DaimonN, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear surfgirl1967, Thank you so much for your kind comments. At Fairmont Royal Pavilion, we do thrive to provide the best beach resort experience in the Caribean and I am glad you feel the same way! Thank you again for your feedback and we hope we can see you again, the hot tub awaits your return! Sincerely, Daimon N Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
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Answer from Jacqueline C
Jan 2020 |
As previously stated West coast beaches are generally calm and safe the east coast is rough and not suitable for children to swim in - in my opinion 😊
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