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Fairmont Royal Pavilion

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It is a magical place fo have a most wonderful vacation. So thrilled we were fortunate enough to visit from 12/9/17 to 12/18/17 in a jr suite with large deck. The newly refurbished rooms are so lovely not stuffy and are comfortable and well laid out. Loved the shampoo and bath items that had our name printed on the labels! A big shout out to Charlene, Edwin, Peter and Lisette and Pearce and the friendly conversations we enjoyed with you all. A big thank you to Maureen B who promptly answered all my pesky email messages! We requested a few items for our room and everything was exactly as requested. Going to Barbados let’s you see how kind and caring people in the world can be and the staff at Royal Pavilion are always friendly, professional and wonderful. The catamaran Good Times Was suggested to us by Charlene and was spectacular on A 60 ft luxury yacht with great crew and food! Writing this review is making me really glad I can shut my eyes and envision paradise at Royal Pavilion in my memories. Especially sine Long Island just got covered in 14 in of snow and 5 degree temps.

We have stayed at this hotel numerous times over xmas and at other times in the year . The newly refurbished rooms are a significant improvement and are excellent . The staff are very friendly if sometimes not as efficient as you would expect in hotel in this price bracket . However, they are always accommodating . Again though the consistency of applying standards leaves a lot to be desired on occasion . I saw a couple being told to cover up if they wanted to eat in the restaurant but the owners family don't have to do the same which must make it awkward for the staff . Not as busy as previous Christmas holidays and maybe they and Barbados in general are becoming a bit expensive .

What an amazing place, from the moment you come in to the check out. Excellent and pleasant front desk and concierge. After recent renovations, rooms are absolutely stunning with ocean view Big balconies which accommodate large round sofa to admire sunset. Hard to leave the room but once you get to the beach you find comfortable lounge chairs with plenty of sun-cover with gorgeous Caribbean sea in front. Upon check out as we had an evening flight a room was given to us to shower and change. Daily tea time was very British and pleasant. I think if anything breakfast can be improved on, but I am being picky Highly recommend Fairmont Barbados as place for luxury and relaxation.

Beautiful hotel. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Excellent room with very good bathroom, bedroom and balcony amenities. The overall friendliness of the staff made this Barbadian trip a delight and for these reasons, we were sorry to leave and would like to return in the near future.

Hotel has very nice rooms with great views of the Caribbean, a beautiful beach with tranquil water. The one restaurant was good. Barbados’s overall expensive but this hotel is still one of the pricier ones. I’m a Fairmont platinum member. I got an early checkin but was not accorded a late checkout. And this was the first Fairmont hotel I stayed in as a platinum member to not provide me a welcome amenity or Fairmont fit gear

Another really lovely stay at the Fairmont - the refurbished rooms were excellent and extremely comfortable and more importantly, the staff were as charming as ever - delightful break - highly recommended

This is the best placed hotel on the island. On one of the best beaches. Staff are so very friendly. The refurbishment was completed near the end of our stay and has been done very tastefully. Gorgeous circular bed on the balcony allow for wonderful viewing of the sunsets. Breakfast was varied each day with a dish of the day..... sometimes a bit of a wait for eggs to be cooked but the fastest toaster I have ever seen! Only one complaint...they have stopped Happy Hour which was always a chance for everyone to get together at the bar late afternoon for a cocktail.... no one seemed to use the bar on our visit...this is a fantastic place to holiday and we can’t wait to get back. Soon I hope.

I would describe Fairmont Royal Pavilion as the wonderful place to relax - small hotel, no loud music, no crowd on the beach, pool or restaurants. The concierge booked different restaurants for dinner but after couple of days dining in Holetown, we realized that Fairmont has the great restaurants for dinner and ate there for the rest of vacation. We also liked buffet breakfast. We had an excellent catamaran trip booked by hotel and spent another day driving to explore east and south side of the island. Thanks to to the staff that make our stay that wonderful.

The hotel is located on a wonderful beach on the west coast. Although full, the hotel is not at all crowded as they only have about 70 rooms. The beach and pool area were never crowded and always plenty of beach beds available. The rooms were very good and comfortable although the air conditioning in the north block (there are two blocks of rooms) is very noisy and we could not control the unit in our initial room and had to be moved. They offered us another room in the north block initially, but it was just as noisy. Eventually, we were moved to the South block and the newly refurbished room was fantastic. The grounds are tremendous with monkeys in the trees and well tended gardens all around. The breakfast buffet was very good, but the restaurant in general was poor and very expensive for the quality of the food. The restaurant service really lets this hotel down. Tuesday night was the managers cocktail reception, which was very nice, but it was followed by an over-priced buffet. We decided not to book for the buffet, only to find that the regular restaruant was closed for that evening, leaving no option to hotel guests. We had to leave the hotel and find a restaurant near-by - luckily, we were able to get a table at the Lone Star just up the beach (excellent restaurant!) The service for the most part is enthusiastic, although not very polished. Most staff are kind, but some are rather dismissive and service can be exceedingly slow at times.

Recently refurbished loved the new modern brighter room, staff all as friendly and attentive as usual particularly Edwin, Dawn and Ryan plus breakfast staff will be back cant wait to see how the refurbished taboras restaurant will look next year?

Porters Holetown St. James

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Porters, Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a leisurely stroll from sights such as Folkestone Marine Park and St. James Parish Church. This 4.5-star resort has 72 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. It's on the beach and also near Holetown Beach and Lime Grove Shopping Centre.


Enjoy dining at the resort's 2 onsite restaurants: Palm Terrace specializes in Caribbean cuisine, and serves dinner; Taboras offers relaxing ocean views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All of Fairmont Royal Pavilion's 72 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, ceiling fans, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Property features

At Fairmont Royal Pavilion, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 150 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include outdoor tennis courts, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Beachfront (Butler Service)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, 2 Bathrooms

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Sea View

King 3 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1168 reviews