We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Palms

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Southern Palms
Certificate of Excellence
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
592 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch over looking the beach. The restaurant is nicely situated on the beach. They had a steel band playing this Sunday afternoon. Some of the people were dancing.
Our bartender, Anderson, was great. He was very attentive. June also helped serve us.
We had the Mahi Mahi sandwich and steak sandwich with fries. They were delicious.
We also had a few rum drinks and Banks Beer. The rum drinks were great.
Enjoy the scene at this hotel restaurant in St. Lawrence Gap.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank BAHuston3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

944 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    509
    312
    79
    30
    14
See reviews for
175
492
21
15
Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (228)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Scarborough
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Perfectly situated right on the beach and only a short walk from lively Gap area with bars and restaurants. You can even watch floodlit cricket just up the road and sing karaoke with the locals - great! Pay extra for a sea view room, it's worth it. Reception friendly and helpful. Would definitely visit again. Great island.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Tom104
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow Scotland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

MY wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel from Sunday 9th February to Sunday 16th February. The hotel room was very clean, large and serviced every day. The hotel grounds were well maintained and tidy. We found the location right on the beach first class. My only complaint (although not my wife s) was the very slow service (in my opinion ) in the restaurant and bar. The bar lacked atmosphere unless there was entertainment on .We enjoyed the musical entertainment of The Redmen, The Barbados Steel Orchestra and Syndikyt. We would certainly return to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WhiteinchBlue
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow, Scotland
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Booked this hotel via Thomson Holidays and just wanted to say what a lovely hotel. Staff were very friendly and particularly the reception staff were outstanding as they were so helpful and always had time to answer any questions. The hotel was nicely positioned on the beach and also near to other restaurants and bars on the gap. We paid extra to have a sea view room and it was certainly worth the extra. Service in the restaurant could be a bit slow but as we were on holiday it did not matter that much.

I would highly recommend this hotel, it was such a relaxing place to be.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Mistle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We landed on our feet when we were booked in at the Southern Palms Hotel on a BA holiday package. We had a first floor room with a spacious balcony overlooking the sea just yards away. The room was large, well equipped and cleaned every day. The Reception staff were really welcoming, helpful and friendly. Some - not all - restaurant staff were off-hand and the food was very average and expensive. This was more than compensated for by the fact that there are numerous, varied and easily accessible eating places on the street just outside the hotel. The hotel is very relaxed about eating in your room so we bought food from the local stores and had breakfast and lunch most days on our wonderful balcony overlooking the sea. We were able to book a complimentary room on the day we checked out and had five hours to wait before leaving for the airport. Unless we hear that the Southern Palms hotel has been bought by new owners we will be there next February - only for longer.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean view room. First floor, Carlisle house is excellent - and quieter than other parts o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank David P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Although the hotel is not a 5 star, the staff at the hotel made you feel like it was. If you are price conscious pick this hotel. It is situated in the St. Lawrence Gap and there are many fabulous restaurants on the strip. Downtown Bridgetown is only a short drive away. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone visiting the island

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Steven K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
west mids england
Level Contributor
294 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of a local because of the steel band. 6 of us in the group and after being shown to our seats we were then left without any information about the food!!! Eventually were advised that we could choose from the buffet, which was excellent. Our waitress did seem to be on another planet and when we didn't get the drinks we asked for decided to get them ourselves.
The steel band was very good. When the bills arrived we queried not receiving the drinks we asked for and unfortunately this is where it all went wrong! She was very aggressive and we could not reason with her!!
We asked to speak to the manager and without an apology the bills were altered. The sad thing is that it was a small amount and we were only pointing it out but ended in no tip!!!!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
2 Thank ali1965
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near St. Lawrence Gap
0.3 mi away
Ocean Two Resort & Residences
Ocean Two Resort & Residences
#2 of 8 in St. Lawrence Gap
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,910 reviews
0.4 mi away
Yellow Bird Hotel
Yellow Bird Hotel
#1 of 8 in St. Lawrence Gap
5.0 of 5 bubbles 229 reviews
2.9 mi away
Hilton Barbados Resort
Hilton Barbados Resort
#2 of 8 in Saint Michael Parish
4.0 of 5 bubbles 3,373 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 mi away
Coconut Court Beach Hotel
7.8 mi away
Beach View
Beach View
#1 of 26 in Saint James Parish
5.0 of 5 bubbles 988 reviews
0.6 mi away
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
#11 of 49 in Christ Church Parish
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,907 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Southern Palms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 On the Beach Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
#3 Romantic Hotel in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Southern Palms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Kognitiv US Corp, Hotels.com, Expedia, Kognitiv US Corp, LoveHolidays, Agoda, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Southern Palms reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Southern Palms Hotel St Lawrence Gap
Southern Palms Christ Church
Southern Palms Barbados/St. Lawrence Gap

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing