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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#2 of 4 hotels in Porters
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All of our newly renovated 72 Beachfront Suites and Oceanfront Rooms offer unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. Our Three Bedroom Villa is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offers garden views from the bedrooms and ocean views from two terraces. All balconies and terraces feature comfortable furnishings, making this the perfect spot to enjoy magnificent vistas, whilst relaxing on the sun loungers, or enjoying a private candlelight dinner. All rooms offer comfortable Fairmont beds, flat screen TVs and refreshment centre. Fairmont Royal Pavilion has re-imagined it's room categories with all categories being inclusive of Airport Fast Track and Breakfast. All suite categories will be further enhanced with butler service, luxury airport transfers and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Gus M wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom159 contributions112 helpful votes
The staff and Location made the experience so enjoyable. The room overlooked the beach and the suites on the ground floor were on the beach. The staff were well trained, well paid and happy which means the guests were all happy!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Thank you for your kind words and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do look forward to your swift return and the opportunity to serve you once more.
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anniecx wrote a review Jul 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom158 contributions74 helpful votes
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We arrived at the fairmont hotel to a wonderful greeting, taken to our room that had the best view across the Caribbean Sea. The room was very clean comfortable and well stocked with everything you would need. Breakfast became and absolute dream the table service is outstanding the freshly cooked breakfast and buffet cereals/fruit were beautiful. All kinds of choices served hot and again with a view to die for! Lunch menu was excellent and the drinks available at the bar really made it so easy to just stay and relax. All the staff were on hand for anything you needed and great fun to chat to. Some great shops on site and nothing was too much trouble, the location on the west coast was probably one of the best I’ve been to the sandy beach was a dream. I wouldn’t hesitate to return over and over again. Fabulous in every way.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul S wrote a review Jul 2022
Keswick, Canada202 contributions106 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is second to none on the island. The west coast is definitely where you want to be, you will see all the boat tours, catamaran sailings all end up right in front of this hotel. The food at the restaurants is very good compared with other restaurants in the area, the services and the staff are 5 star, the rooms are all directly on the beach, you will not get a bad view, it’s impossible. It’s not the newest hotel, but the grounds and buildings are all very well maintained and in excellent condition. What it comes down to, is would I go to this hotel again, and without hesitation, yes, yes, yes. My wife and 5 yr old loved our 9 days here, and would have stayed longer if we could have.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Jul 2022
We thank you for taking the time to share your experience and observations. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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JWnyc wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York1 contribution
Ryan took my family for a sail yesterday around Barbados, he pointed out all of the sights along the way. He is an excellent sailor, the ride was super smooth. We had a great time, he makes it so much fun! What an amazing guy!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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cwm wrote a review Jul 2022
Newport, UK55 contributions24 helpful votes
We have previously stayed at another hotel on the West coast and decided to try somewhere else. The Fairmont is on one of the best beaches on the west coast and all of the bedrooms face the sea. The staff were amazing, very helpful and friendly. The choice at breakfast was excellent and we also ate dinner a few times at the hotel, which was also very good. We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Jul 2022
We look forward to having you back as soon as possible and thank you for sharing your experience through your review.
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Turpinscat wrote a review Jul 2022
Welwyn, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an amazing stay at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion. We had 2 beachfront suites for our family of 4, these were great and the location could not be beaten. The rooms were a little inconsistent, our shower was poor, the shower in my children’s room was better. The Wi-Fi in our room was good, not so in the other room unfortunately! The butlers who attend these rooms were fab, really helpful and attentive. Little touches like the canapés bought to the room every evening were well received. The beach is amazing, as is the pool. The resort was very quiet when we there which is not unusual for June apparently. There was some live music by the bar but very little going on in the evenings, this was fine for us but might be a bit limiting for some. The food was generally very good, the breakfast buffet was reasonably extensive and the food of a good quality. The egg station was particularly nice. The beach bar was our favourite place for lunch, it was pricey though. We ate out in the evening generally as there are some really lovely places a cab ride away. The resort was very well maintained, the room maids were excellent and managed to clean with minimal disruption. All the staff were friendly and professional. Our one gripe was that we had to keep signing for breakfast even though the room rate included this, it was strange, the bill showed the full amount plus service. We were a bit concerned about this but it was removed in full upon check out. A very minor thing but a bit of a pain! On the whole we would not hesitate in recommending this hotel and very much hope to come back in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 5 Jul 2022
Hello Oaklands88. Happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We are also appreciative of your feedback and hope that we can utilize this information to exceed your expectations when you return for another visit.
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Worldwide Travel wrote a review Jul 2022
Bangkok, Thailand4375 contributions833 helpful votes
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Last time I stayed in Barbados a few years ago I ended up choosing a different hotel than Fairmont and for my latest stay I tried Fairmont and did not regret it. Upon landing at BGI airport, Fairmont immediately made it clear they are a more luxurious hotel than many other Fairmonts because there was someone with a Fairmont sign waiting for us before going to immigration, the staff escorted us to the fast track lane and then to baggage claim. Once we had our suitcases we were led to the BMW hotel car for the perfectly smooth transfer door to door. This was not a special arranged transport; I believe this is the normal procedure for all Fairmont Royal Pavilion guests. When we arrived at the hotel our room was not ready but we were given another one to relax for a couple of hours which was greatly appreciated. That first room was on the top floor of the (low rise) hotel and had decent views. Once our room was ready I was notified that we could move and we settled in our suite. The space available indoors for the suite was exactly equal to the total space indoors plus the balcony for our initial room, so comparing indoors vs indoors the suite was clearly more spacious. In addition the terrace outside our ground floor suite was larger than the balcony of the previous room so if comparing the total space indoors+outdoors, the suite exceeded the non-suite by an even greater margin. By far and away, the main highlight of the room was the fact that we were so close to the beach – very rarely do we find any resort where this is the case, we were possibly 15 meters from the water line. The main advantage of being nearly on the beach was that staff walking by to serve guests on the beach could also serve us from our own balcony; we also had dedicated chairs for us (obviously) rather than use any random hotel chair. Not only the service in the hotel was excellent upon arrival, but there were also butlers which provided a higher level of service than most other Fairmonts in the world. For example in the morning on occasion our butler would make the rounds to greet guests and ask if we needed anything, and it was the same on the beach during the afternoon so the service style was more proactive than reactive. I would also note that unlike some Fairmonts, this property was quite small: two buildings of 3 floors and around 13-14 rooms wide, all of them facing the ocean so probably around 80 rooms. It makes it easier to provide personal service with a moderate number of rooms. Breakfast seemed to be included in all rate types so it was not really an Accor Diamond benefit. There was a buffet to go along a quite nice a la carte menu and we were allowed to order whatever we wanted without any limit. It was clearly not a boring standard North American breakfast thanks to the special dishes on the menu including a breakfast wrap, avocado toast, etc. This hotel is a great fit for beach lovers but the flip side is that the pool was nothing to write home about. I don’t think guests should travel there simply to use the pool. Wifi was slow with download speed of 2 Mbps although upload was better with 10 Mbps. In addition there were several interruptions; this was the main and possibly lone issue we encountered during our stay. Overall Fairmont Royal Pavilion is not cheap but given the unique position on the beach, the luxury level of service and the above average breakfast, I was pleased with our stay and I can recommend this hotel if budget allows.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 22 Jul 2022
Thank you for highlighting your amazing experience with us. We will be sharing your review with our team so that they can benefit from this positive narrative.
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Denise O wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom74 contributions12 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our stay at The Royal Fairmont. Everything from Check in to Check out was handled very well. Friendly staff, including but not limited to Richard, Andre and Charene. The hotels beach is lovely. Rooms were clean and really loved the view waking up. Breakfast has a good variety and the bar menu was good for lunches.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Jul 2022
We thank you for taking the time to write us this brilliant review and will be sure to let our team know of the appreciation shown for their efforts. We look forward to your swift return and another opportunity to serve you in the near future.
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Andrew wrote a review Jun 2022
London11 contributions13 helpful votes
I decided to make a surprise wedding vow renewal for my wife and chose the Fairmont Royal Pavillion Barbados. What a beautiful hotel right on the beach. The rooms are fabulous and we were lucky enough to get a room upgrade. The staff are what makes or breaks your holiday and the Fairmont staff were perfect from beginning to when we had to leave. I cannot remember all the names but Tonisha Niles who organised or vow renewal was spectacular - getting in place the Reverend, Photographer, Cake Maker, Bar Staff and beautiful venue!!! Everything went without a hitch. Tawanda, Lavern, and Shontelle made our stay extra special. Our butler service was fantastic. We had not been able to buy a suitable birthday cake for one of my sons who was also with us and turned 25 whilst we were in Barbados. Our Butler quickly resolved this by asking the hotel chef to make a beautiful cake. And finally Ryan at the Watersports who coached my wife on the catamaran and kept us entertained with stories of local life. Thank you. The friendliness and personal attention at the Royal Pavilion is second to none. We have stayed in various top hotels in Barbados but this is by far the best!!! We are now planning our next stay at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion and this time we have a few gifts to bring for the people who made our surprise 29th wedding anniversary vow renewal the perfect celebration. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Jun 2022
Hello Andrew. We were very happy to be a part of this very special moment and we are happy that you were extremely satisfied with the end result. We thank you for your kind words and have passed your warm sentiments to the rest of our team. Looking forward to having you back with us in the near future so that we can continue creating outstanding memories together.
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Julia R wrote a review Jun 2022
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Regular guest over many years and post covid it was good to return. Obviously like everywhere there has had to be changes but the welcome and respect shown to us returning was most appreciated.. Wi fi is available throughout the hotel and on the beach. The beach front rooms and location still cannot be beaten on the West Coast. But the staff make the hotel, they’re all fabulous!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 28 Jun 2022
We are happy to have once more shared a wonderful stay with you Julia and thankyou for your kind words. It's guests like you that keep us motivated and on our toes, so that we continue service delivery at a high standard. Looking forward to your next visit.
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US$605 - US$1,232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Which popular attractions are close to Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Nearby attractions include Alleynes Bay (0.2 km), St. Francis of Assisi (0.8 km), and Petrea Garden (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Conveniently located restaurants include SeaCat, Lone Star Restaurant, and Santi Beach Bar and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Fairmont Royal Pavilion have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairmont Royal Pavilion offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fairmont Royal Pavilion offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairmont Royal Pavilion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Andromeda Botanic Gardens (12.7 km), George Washington House (13.8 km), and Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (14.1 km).