We returned to Barbados as we love the people and the climate and decided to give Sandy Lane a second visit. Maybe as it was a different time of the year (May not Feb) things seemed much better or maybe as we were in a 2 bed suite rather than one room. We did get turn down this time when we went out each evening although on our last night they were changing the sheets at 9.30pm which we think should be done in the daytime. Also my husband was asked to change out of his smart shorts into long trousers at the managers cocktail evening although another man stood there the whole time in shorts! Rules are ok if everybody abides by them.
The beach service was much improved with flags now for service whereas before we were given a buzzer that never seemed to work, Mark and John stand out for their friendliness and attentiveness.
We found a lot of the guests were repeat guests as we were and not all are friendly, a previous post said some people think they own the place, we would smile at some and they would look straight through you! Obviously this is outside of the hotels control but frequent guests please do not act this way and do not come to breakfast in your sweaty gym gear.
Excellent food and service at breakfast, Rehanna was our favourite, lovely lady. My favourite cocktail Monkey in the Tree still tasted good and what can I say about the spa, went 6 times and could never get bored of it. Felt very at home in the end, all therapists although different in their little ways were great. Coral on the desk even loaned me some tweezers as I had forgotten mine.
Did get a little building work noise from the villa next door which is huge and fabulous and I think will always be having something done (a bit like my neighbour) but we did not let this distract us just kept the doors closed and went on the balcony when they had gone home.
Randall and Mario the management are very easy to talk to and do all they can to make your stay enjoyable and no doubt we will be seeing them again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant and exclusive, Sandy Lane is set in an ancient mahogany grove overlooking a 1000 foot crescent of gorgeous white sand beach. Accommodations include 112 rooms and suites as well as a stunning 5-bedroom villa. With a magnificent 47,000-square-foot spa, four restaurants, six bars, nine floodlit tennis courses, beachside service, 45 holes of championship golf and The Treehouse Club facility for kids and teens, Sandy Lane will cater to your every need. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandy Lane Resort
- Sandy Lane Barbados
- Hotel Sandy Lane
- Sandy Lane Hotel Barbados/Saint James Parish