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Fairmont Royal Pavilion
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Porters
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Lovely location on the platinum coast of barbados. Beach was incredible, waters crystal clear and sand very soft. Virtually every room has incredible view of the beach, and we could hear the sea during the night which was a great backdrop for a good nights sleep.

The staff are great, lovely people. Like most holidays it is the people that make it and they were all good eggs at the fairmont. Especially Ryan & Pearce. Sounds a bit cheesy but with both of them you felt you'd left a friend upon departing for the airport.

Room was excellent. Bed was huge and very comfortable, TV in room did not get any action, which was a good sign. Many evenings we made a later dinner reservation just do enjoy the view from the balcony which is utterly unparalleled. Can not overstate how amazing the view from the room is, it does not get more relaxing than this.

Not one day was there a fight for a sun bed by the pool or the beach, and all were comfortable and had ample shade which was essential.

This is an expensive place to visit. But that is the west coast of barbados rather than this hotel, which is in line with local prices.

My only small gripes are twofold. The clientele I found to be a bit irritating. A lot of Brits and Americans who were just dying to brag to one another (and staff) about how wealthy they are, which just felt completely at odds with the energy of the island and the resort. Average age comfortably 50+ whilst we were there.

The buffet could have had a little bit more variety also, e.g. Some salami/cold meats would be a welcome addition to the fresh croissants, cheeses etc. Aside from that buffet was very good, and fruit in particular was exceptionally fresh and appetising.

But these are absolutely negligble points in the bigger memory of an fantastic holiday in a lovely part of the island.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoyalPavilionHotel, General Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you kindly AndyWCHY! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Reviews like yours are invaluable to future travelers and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Your compliments toward our “great, lovely” team are much appreciated. We agree one hundred percent!

Thank you again for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back in the future,


Adam Knight
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had a fabulous holiday here and will definitely come again. Barbados was really great, people very friendly. Rooms lovely with fantastic views!! Staff here were very efficient, nothing was too much trouble!! Food very good, both restaurants were very good. They made valentines evening meal very special!! Managers cocktail party really nice and buffet after superb!! Guests very friendly too, we made some lovely friends that we have kept in touch with!! Afternoon Tea was a lovely touch, we had a big breakfast and then lasted until afternoon tea!!
We will definitely go back to Barbados and probably back to The Fairmont!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Bessie_7
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RoyalPavilionHotel, General Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Thank you very much Bessie_7! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

We love hearing that “the staff arefriendly and efficient.” Our team impresses us each and every day and we are so happy when other people take a moment and share their compliments. The team could not be more worthy of them. We’re also glad that you enjoyed the food - especially Valentine's Day.

Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit,


Adam Knight
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Wow!

From the greeting to the departure one will be pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion staff.

The Palm Terrace Restaurant is beautiful, elegant and food delicious. Try the warm chocolate dessert. Incredible.

Everything is done to perfection and class.

Loved it.

Room Tip: All rooms face the sea (ocean) and are incredible.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jill C
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RoyalPavilionHotel, Director of Operations/F&B at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Jill C,

Thank you for sparing your valuable time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Fairmont Royal Pavilion. I am pleased to note that our services and facilities were up to your satisfaction. Your positive feedback about the hotel is deeply appreciated and has been communicated to all the members of our team.

It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and services which he recently experienced and more so from regular global travelers like you.

Once again a big thank you and we look forward to see you back with us soon.

Kulbhushan Tyagi
Director of Operations/F&B

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

WindNWaters is at it again, in the islands, and near the water. First stop, Fairmont Royal Pavilion, and it s gorgeous beach, and deeeee-licious afternoon tea. And the creme de la creme is the staff here, they make you feel like you have just come home again and again. Local Bajan's with a smile that wraps around the island!!!!!!!!! and the ever never ending breeze from the Atlantic ocean.

Room Tip: All rooms are good rooms
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoyalPavilionHotel, Director of Operations/F&B at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear WindsnWaters,

It was nice to have you back. A great review from an avid traveler like you means so much to us. A big heartfelt thank you from all of here at Fairmont Royal Pavilion. We hope to see you soon again.

Regards

Kulbhushan Tyagi
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We just celebrated our birthday in Barbados and the Royal Pavilion and it was spectacular. Very relaxing and quiet enviroment with beautiful grounds. The service that we experienced was top notch but not forced. Everyone was so genuinely friendly and helpful it really made for a stress-free vacation. Charlene, the concierge, was especially friendly and helpful and really made us feel special. Thank you Charlene! The rooms were a nice size with a breathtaking view and housekeeping did a fantastic job of keeping the room neat and clean.
My only negative feedback was that there was no bellman to assist us in carrying our luggage to the room and the front desk agent didn't offer to have it brought up for us. But other than that it was such a treat to spend our birthday with you and thank you for the card!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoyalPavilionHotel, Director of Operations/ F&B at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear Jason D,

It gives us a great pleasure to read your wonderful review of our resort. We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the relaxing environment and warm service. I have shared your feedback with Charlene and the entire team at the resort and they appreciate the same. I am certain this will serve as a source of inspiration for us in achieving higher standards of excellence.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont Royal Pavilion in the not too distant future for another wonderful and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,

Kulbhushan Tyagi
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great rooms, great service, great food as per Barbados and Fairmont standards. All rooms have ocean views and those on the first floor have direct access to the beach. One of the best hotels in the island

Room Tip: First room floors are the best
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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RoyalPavilionHotel, Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear JuanPosada,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave with fond memories.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont Royal Pavilion in the not too distant future for another wonderful and relaxing holiday.

If I can be of any assistance in the meanwhile please do let me know.

Warm regards,

Kulbhushan Tyagi
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Recently returned from yet another amazing visit. Wonderful surroundings and beach with really calm sea. Friendly and efficient staff who will always be on hand to assist. Well tended grounds with beautiful flowers and shrubs and a very comfortable room with an amazing view across the sea. Saw some super sunsets from our 1st floor balcony! Thankyou to Samantha and Charlene at Concierge who could not have been more helpful - booking several restaurants and giving general advice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to next time.

Room Tip: All rooms have sea views but those above ground level have clearer and more panoramic outlooks.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoyalPavilionHotel, Manager at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2014

Dear Cshellseeker,

Thank you for such a thoughtful review.

I am privileged to be working with a team of highly motivated and committed individuals who have consistently made us proud by looking after our guests so well. Charlene and Samantha will be thrilled to receive your heartwarming appreciation of their efforts. It means a lot and is certainly their biggest motivation.

Entire team at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion looks forward to welcome you back in near future.

Kulbhushan Tyagi
Director of Operations/F&B

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Address: St. James, Porters BB24051, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Porters
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Porters
Price Range: £281 - £1,580 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Royal Pavilion 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the sought-after Platinum Coast, on a 1/2 mile long beach and 11 acres of lush tropical gardens, you'll fill your sun-kissed days and starlit nights with unforgettable moments. All 72 rooms and suites offer magnificent, unobstructed views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Several included services will make your stay even more memorable, including daily afternoon tea, WiFi, fitness room, tennis courts, a freshwater pool, non-motorized water sports, swim with the turtles, a weekly manager's cocktail and garden tours. Indulge your senses with innovative Caribbean-inspired menus at 2 beachfront restaurants. In-room dining available 24-7. ... more   less 
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