The staff and service at this hotel are possibly the best I have come across. The facilities and small touches make your stay really relaxing and enjoyable.
However, the buildings, rooms and amenities, whilst clean and cosmetically up to date - are in need of an overhaul. The loungers at the beach and pools are lovely, new, clean and comfortable. The beds in the rooms are large and luxurious. The wifi connection is fantastic in rooms and throughout the property. In room air con is great.
But the rooms themselves, whilst clean and well structured, are old. The bathrooms have had cosmetic renovation but the baths, basins, toilets and tapware are old.
Also the food is 3 star. The variety is great but the quality and presentation of breakfast is average (although to be fair probably 4 star). But I was particularly disappointed with the upscale restaurant which has an amazing location and ambience (deck overlooking the beach) but the food is really average, not good value for money.
The spa menu and treatment are fantastic (arguably 5 star), but the amenities are at best 3 star. So it takes away from the overall experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
- Tamarind Cove Saint James
- Tamarind Cove Barbados
- Hotel Tamarind Cove
- Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Paynes Bay