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“Hope this hotel never changes!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Palms

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Southern Palms
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hope this hotel never changes!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this Hotel on a room only basis, which is great as there are fridges in the rooms and lots of decent restaurants nearby.
The decor looks tired, the staff also!
There is very little entertainment at night and no atmosphere in the bar, I would however highly recommend that you choose this hotel! Why? The beach, the beach, the beach!!
Our room on the 2nd floor overlooked the sea, and the amazing view. We slept with the sound of the sea lulling us to sleep. We sunbathed on the beach below our room and ran upstairs for a beer or a glass of wine whenever we felt the need, it was paradise, one cannot underestimate the value of space and peace and this hotel provided both

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Northumberland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

We had been to the Southern Palms many times over the last 20years for drinks and eats but had never stayed there. When we arrived on 22 Nov. 2013 for two weeks our expectations were high and the warm welcome at reception set the scene for our stay.It was early evening and we were in our garden view room, which also had a wonderful sea view, within a few minutes.The room was much larger than we expected, very clean with all you need including a fridge with the drinking water container already filled for us, kettle, mugs and ice bucket. The bar and restaurant are ideally positioned looking out over the wonderful Dover beach and my wife and i found the range of food and quality very acceptable. But it is people who bring everything together and all of the staff deserve the highest praise in making this hotel what it is, a real gem.We came for a quiet relaxing beach holiday and we were not disappointed. Aready booked a return in Nov 2014.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank winterNorthumberland
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Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

I have been visiting Southern Palms for over 13 years. This is one of the first restaurants that my husband and I frequented. We spent numerous afternoons enjoy tasty lunches just next to the beach, and dinners under the stars. Our daughters had loads of fun running around the massive grounds and jumping in an out of the two swimming pools. The family favorite is a lovely old macaw called 'Koko' Such a beautiful bird. The girls would often stop by the cage and sing songs, which 'Koko' took quite an interest in. The management was very accommodating when we arranged a sweet 16 birthday party of one of our daughters. It was a terrific party, catering to culinary preferences of the young ones. We always receive a warm welcome from the staff, and have enjoyed many delights on special occasions, such as Valentine's day, Christmas and New Years Eve Parties.

Whatever the occasion, the Management and Staff of the Southern Palms always rise to the occasion.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bajanqueen7472
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Wirral
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

This was our 14 th visit to the beautiful southern palms! We are so inlove with this place. Hotel gorgeous, staff amazing and friendly. It's just so well run! We married at southern palms back in 2000 and are lucky enough to celebrate our Anniversary year after year! It's just magical. Food yummy drinks too...lol...love rumpuch nights and syndikyt band singing Saturdays, steel band is fab on Sunday afternoons as you sunbathe with a cocktail or two...
The food is amazing here also with st Lawrence gap on your doorstep you can't go wrong. Dover is definately the best beach by far! We can't wait til this December to return but, are missing it so much right now! We love love love southern palms xxx

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Buxton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

This is our 10th year at Southern palms we love the hotel and the location, we always stay for one Month, All the staff are brilliant and so courteous and helpfull nothing is too much trouble, The food in the Restaurant is of the highest quality and always served with a smile. The entertainment is varied and caters for all tastes. We have already booked for our 11th visit to Southern Palms again going in December for one Month. We highly recommend this hotel, The only drawback is that one Month is not enough time to spend in Paradise.

Room Tip: The view from the room is amazing. we find it hard to leave the balcony.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnShirt
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

My young family and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at this resort and it was superb.

The staff are so friendly and welcoming and the attention they gave to our 2 year old boy Charlie was fantastic, they really involved him in everything and made his holiday.

The room we had was big, bright and airy with clean towels and maid service daily. There was also a small kitchen area with fridge, kettle etc which enables you to hold food provisions in your room. This is especially welcome with a young child.

All of the hotel guest are polite, friendly and courteous. The place really does generate a warm and ftiendly atmosphere.

The beaches are beautiful and the food and drink available is to a good standard.

If you are planning to visit Barbados then look no further than the Southern Palms!

Stayed January 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Had a wonderful 2 weeks at Southern Palms in Dec 2013. Loved it so much have already booked to go back this Dec. The room overlooked the pool and had a great view of the beach and ocean. Room was always cleaned every day. The staff go out of their way to help you and make you feel so welcome. Breakfast was plentiful and I just loved the corn beef hash with fried onion and peppers. Steel band on Sunday afternoon added to the atmosphere of the hotel. Our third visit to Barbados and 2nd in St Lawrence Gap. Some great restaurants, The Crave (next to Reggae Lounge) one of our favourites, it has only been opened 4 mths and the food is excellent. 2-4-1 cocktails before 8pm was a bonus. Services very good and the Jazz Lady singing on Sunday evenings was good. Love Barbados and as my partner is recovering from a serious illness I often ventured out on my own and felt perfectly comfortable and safe. Even went into Bridgtown on my own and not once did I feel out of place. All in all a very laid back, relaxing holiday and can't wait to go back. You will not be disappointed with Southern Palms.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Southern Palms

Property: Southern Palms
Address: St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St. Lawrence Gap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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Southern Palms Hotel St Lawrence Gap
Southern Palms Christ Church
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