Southern Palms Beach Club3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Apart from the manageress, who is a lovely lady, this resort disappointed in almost every respect. The general maintainence was poor, crumbling walls, and paths, though in fairness some of the paths were being relaid during our stay. The rooms are tired and dated. We found a lot of the staff were unhelpful and unfriendly. We wouldn't consider this resort for any future visits, as we have stayed in better resorts in the same area. One good thing about this hotel is it's location, right on the beach, and for 3 nights running, we were able to watch turtles come on to the beach to lay their eggs.
We spent a great week at this lovely hotel which is right on the beautiful beach. Lovely staff in all areas of the hotel who are always there to help with a smile. Our room was very comfortable with views of the pool, beach and sea with palm trees waving in the breeze. We ate a few times at the hotel from a good choice menu, with amazing cocktails created by the bar staff. Thank you. My only grumble about our stay (which is why 4* not 5) is that on the Sunday lunch steel band day you get lots of other people coming to the hotel for lunch....I have no problem with this. What was a problem was a group of about 25 people arrived for lunch on the beach and took the sunbed spaces of two resident families, who were already sitting there with bags, towels etc These families were pushed out and ended up having to relocate to another area of beach which shouldn't happen to residents. It also turns out they were frinds of the hotel manageress, as she joined them.
The fact that the hotel is frequented by repeat customers is testament to the incredible location, friendly staff and facilities on offer at Southern Palms. I have just returned from a first family holiday in Barbados with my husband and child. It's easy to see why people come back. I haven't doctored a single photo and these pictures represent an accurate picture of the hotel during our stay which I hope will impress future customers. Although I'd say the resort of st Lawrence Gap is geared towards adults, the children at southern palms are well catered for. There are plenty of boogie boards, inflatables and beach toys to rent (free), there's a pitch n put green, the pool area was very quiet and it is literally a one second walk to the beach. Our rooms weren't bad. A bit dated but we spent so little time in it. I think we might have been given an upgrade as I was expecting a garden room. Naturally we were delighted to get a sea view room upon arrival and that view....does not disappoint. We had a safe, kettle, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, iPhone docking station and alarm clock, to with free movie channel and spacious balcony. The beds are incredibly comfortable. The hotel does a lovely little afternoon tea (coffee and cake). They don't have to but it's a lovely touch and we got to know quite a few of the other guests. Regarding the food, I found other breakfast establishments on the Gap quite boring and over priced. Remarkably, the hotel was one of the cheaper places to have breakfast and the menu was more varied. I feel sick at the thought of more waffles and pancakes! The staff really make this place special though. Particular mention needs to be given to the lovely staff (Hazel, Chad and a couple if others but didn't catch their names) in the restaurant who were so kind and helpful to us during our stay, my daughter absolutely loved them! Edric was very helpful too, as were the lovely reception ladies. Finally, the beach is utterly amazing. Apparently, it's not the nicest beach in Barbados. We visited a few beaches and although I'd say that there's probably some truth in the fact that it's a bit more shingly with a bigger initial dip, you'd be hard pushed to find a cleaner and visually stunning beachfront. All in all, a fab stay and we would definitely return.
We stayed in a regular room with a garden view but actually from the balcony it was an ocean view also! The staff were all lovely, the food very nice, the hotel grounds nicely kept, pools great, room large enough and clean. I don't have a bad word to say. Reception sorted our taxi back to airport and very reasonable price. Location is brilliant! One step out of the hotel and you're on the beautiful beach, palms trees provide shade, turtles swimming around in the ocean. Absolutely blissful. One thing I will say is that you can't really snorkel there but that was no problem to us, we caught the bus up to Folkestone Marine Park which is very nice. I would definitely stay at Southern Palms again.
This hotel is fairly basic, but rooms are clean and comfortable and the location is ideal. On one side you have the beautiful Dover beach with white sand and turquoise water there is no better view, you can also see turtles swimming just off the shore right in front of the hotel, and during nesting season they are often seen on the beach to lay their eggs. On the other side is st. Lawrence gap packed with bars and restaurants. Staff are friendly and helpful. There was an issue with the water when we arrived which apparently affected the whole street but we were provided with bottled drinking water in our rooms and facilities provided in a different area of the hotel that was unaffected to shower. This was not the hotels fault but they did everything they could to help and kept us informed on the progress of the repairs. My only complaint would be the lack of cushions for the sun lounges. There didn't seem to be many and people hide them in their rooms for the duration of their stay once they get hold of them. Maybe investing in some more would be a good idea or even renting them out? Overall another fantastic stay here, most of the other guests we spoke to were returning customers which says a lot in my opinion.
My wife and I stayed at Southern Palms for a week on a combined business and vacation trip. What a pleasure! Our good times spanned the full range -- reservations through check out, dining / drinks at different times of the day, room attendants on the job, Britta (GM) and staff cheerfully supporting our needs -- overall, simply and excellent experience. The hotel facilities are indeed a bit tired and need a refresher, but we didn't consider this a detriment at all. In fact, the setting and the service make it all work. We will be back! Thank you.
I returned recently to Southern Palms for what was my fifth or sixth visit. The beachfront location is perfect and the staff at the Hotel are always amazing. Located in St Lawrence Gap the hotel is a few minutes stroll to all the bars and restaurants and this is a perfectly safe environment for holidaymakers. The hotel remains at a very good standard and the staff are very helpful. Particular Thanks this time to Stephen who helped me with the booking and a small issue during our stay.
Just returned from our second holiday at the Southern Palms. Loved my first stay so much when I decided to go back to Barbados there was only one hotel I wanted to go to and that was the Southern Palms. Stayed in a first floor room with a side view of the sea. The room as last stay was a bit dated, but clean and comfortable. The staff on the whole were great with a couple of exceptions. We had a few meals in the hotel bar until one night when having our meal the smell of cigarette smoke drifted across our table. One of the guests was openly smoking in the bar which was in full view of the staff who did not challenge this. On the Saturday the water pressure in our room dropped so low we were unable to flush the toilet and had to call maintenance. On the Sunday we were informed that there was a burst water main on the island and that it would be fixed shortly. By that evening we had no water at all. On the Monday we were told it was repaired but a joint was leaking so it would take time for the pressure to build up and as we were on an upper floor room we could use a spare downstairs room in another block to have a shower which had plenty of water pressure. Meantime maintenance carried on visiting with a bucket to flush the toilets, but no water to wash our hands. On the Tuesday still no water but an assurance that everything would be back to normal that day. Still no water that day or the following day. Complained on the Tuesday and was given the use of another room to have a shower still no water for toilets or washing. I did recommend that bottled water could be made available or brushing teeth or making tea. Unfortunately that suggestion fell on deaf ears. We resorted to having to use the toilets in the bar area for 3 days. On checking out on the Wednesday we were offered a free lunch as compensation, but as I had an upset stomach at this time I had to turn this down. On the up side this hotel is in an ideal location for watching turtles nesting. The beach is not the safest for swimming and red flags were on the beach for the 10 days we were there. If you are into sun bathing and not too bothered about swimming in the sea then this is the perfect beach for you. After all this would I return to the Southern Palms, I would probably say yes going by the great time I had on my first stay. Burst water pipes are an unexpected incident, but it is up to the management to ensure guests have the minimum services needed for good hygiene and that is bottled water in affected rooms instead of the guests having to go out and buy their own.
We a family of 4, two young adults, 18 and 20 and my grandparents and recently just returned from Southern Palms Barbados on the 12th of June, we spent 10 beautiful days in this hotel. Firstly on arrival; the service is helpful and greeted with a warm hello and efficiency is needed after such a long flight. We arrived and was given room 317 and 319 as we requested to be adjoining, if I do say so myself, these rooms are one of the best on the Garden/Pool view complex. The staff who take your suitcases are helpful and lovely. The location of the hotel is ideal, and isn't so much into the Gap, a little on the edge which we prefer, with 2 Chinese restaurants directly outside, and Happy Days Cafe across the road which I can also recommend highly. St Lawrence Gap itself has alot to offer, with plenty of shops and also enables people to get involved with the locals, but as my grandparents have been to Barbados several times, we are already known out on the Gap. When walking down the gap there are people who may ask you if you want to buy something but with a simple no thankyou, you are wished a lovely stay in Barbados. The hotel itself is in the perfect location with the beach directly on the hotel, the grounds are kept immaculate as well as the swimming pool with it being cleaned every day. There is no "fighting" for sunbeds there is plenty to go around and a nice simple relaxed vibe The hotel is one of the best in the gap for entertainment with the steel pans playing a couple of days a week to play whilst lying around or in the pool, my Nana get emotional when "Beautiful Barbados" is played and when asked if they could play, they did, very kind people. The staff at Southern Palms are the nicest staff that we have stayed at in multiple countries, always wished a lovely day and couldn't be more accommodating, in particular Hazel-Anne I believe her name is, is very kind and works very hard for the hotel, the men on reception are also very kind. (Always happy to take photos). It is nice to see the hotel have such an extensive number of staff, investing into the Bajan community. The Management at the hotel are also very helpful and kind people, and obviously run the hotel brilliantly. We ate at the hotel once as we meet up with the local my grandparents know but the meal was very tasty and reasonably priced, that's as much as can say. Overall, the stay at the hotel was thoroughly enjoyed and will be returning around the 1st of June with more of the family!! Thankyou very much for the lovely stay x Flannery's☺️☺️
Have been going to southern palms for many years now it has everything we want friendly helpful staff great location we always come home feeling that we have had a relaxing holiday ,sun ,beach, good food ,what more do you want
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- 2 outdoor pools
Located in Dover, Southern Palms Beach Club is adjacent to Dover Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of Turtle Beach. This 24-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also a short walk from St. Lawrence Bay and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.
This resort serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 24 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and ironing boards.
Guests staying at Southern Palms Beach Club enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and outdoor tennis courts. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.
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86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 984 reviews