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“Great value for the $$, enjoyed it.”
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Meridian Inn
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Burlington Ontario
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38 reviews
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“Great value for the $$, enjoyed it.”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We just got back from 12 days at the Meridan. While the place is older, it is very clean and comfy. AC is good, TV and stations good, shower good, bed good, kitchen facility is also good, balcony is a good size, great place to lay your head after a busy day and you can't beat the price, I tried. If you want more amenities like a pool and fancy stuff etc go ahead and blow the budget. If you want value and location this is the place.

Location is excellent at the quiet end of the Gap, that does not prevent noise from nearby hotels but everyone has that. Turtle Beach is only minutes away, you can rent loungers only from the Turtle Beach resort on the beach but no umbrellas. $20 Bajan for two plus the umbrella at the Dover Beach some few minutes down the road. The $2 city bus at the end of the road will take you pretty much anywhere on the island. Restraurants of all levels are nearby as is an ATM and a grocery store.

The staff is very helpful and pleasant and most helpful. Overall I was quite pleasantly surprised and will be returning, but remember this is not a multi star facility. So

Room Tip: There is no elevator, so if you have mobility issues go for a ground or second floor. All rooms back...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is more like a self-catering apartment than a hotel. Rooms are really well equipped with a microwave, stove and a really efficient refrigerator and a good selection of knives, forks and plates etc.
My room was large and well furnished with a really comfortable bed, a powerful shower and a good size balcony where you can share your breakfast with the finches. The air-conditioning was very effective - once I had learned how to direct its icy blast away from the bed and the whole place was kept immaculately clean by the very friendly staff. The Meridian Inn is just a few yards from a nice clean beach and an easy stroll away from the huge variety of bars, restaurants and shops that make up St Lawrence Gap. The views from the rooms aren't that great and the rooms could do with a bit more soundproofing, but these are minor concerns when the rest of it is so welcoming and such great value. You can get buses into Bridgetown by walking back up to the main road.

Room Tip: Try for the second floor - the balconies get a bit more sunshine.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My first visit was here in March 2013. I returned again in September and had such a good time went back for another week in October 2013! Often when you return to a location you feel somewhat, not as good as the last time. However, that is not the case here. The staff are so friendly and will do anything to make your stay as pleasurable as possible.
This is not a 4 or 5 star establishment but what it is gives you is clean accommodation that allows you enjoy your holiday. The rooms have excellent facilities for self catering and the free wi fi is a bonus as well. The rooms are cleaned daily with fresh towels.
What makes this place so good is the location. Around 45 seconds to the beautiful Dover beach and 2 mins from the night life in the Gap.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Groton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I have stayed at the Meridian the last 3 times I have visited Barbados, it is the only place I would stay, everyone there treats you like family, they are always helpful and always have a smile on their faces, the rooms are always clean and comfortable, and if there is anything that you need or want they go out of their way to get for you. I have stayed at other places there, but once I found this place there is no other. While there this last time, It was my birthday, the staff gave me flowers for it also while there I had a family emergency back home and everyone working there went out of there way to ensure that I was ok and to check to see if I needed anything. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to be treated like family.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Stayed here 3rd August 2013 - 16th August and it is very comfortable and very clean! Staff are very kind and helpful, rooms are cleaned to the same high standard of a 4* hotel,clean towels and linen changed regularly! Excellent location only 2 minutes from the beach and St.Lawrence Gap, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife! Situated at the quiet end of the Gap for peaceful nights sleep! Rooms have all basic necessary facilities and beds are really comfy!!!

Room Tip: We stayed on second floor and although we could hear A/C unit noise it really was minimal and does n...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We stayed here a couple years ago and the pictures on the website spell basic but functional but in actual fact the place is in Bad disrepair! Doors hanging off, broken kitchen units. We asked to be moved to a room with a double bed and we were promised this but never received it. We were hassled non stop every time we left the hotel, we were targeted the minute we stepped out of the hotel. the drug dealers would ask every time you saw them ( no matter how many times you said no before) if you had any bad habit or wanted coke or Anything!!! Now a couple blocks from the hotel - not hotels responsibility but when it's a metre from their gate? We had a lady follow us from the beach into our complex demanding that we buy a massage from her and would not take not for an answer!! We ignored her but she came back for a few days shouting up to our balcony waking us up saying that we promised to buy a massage from her!! No security to tell her to go??

We wish we had spent a little more and gone to a better hotel with better facilities, I would like to go back to Barbados but my husband will not return due to his bad experience, he was homesick and was chomping at the bit to come home.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Smileymy1, Owner at Meridian Inn, responded to this review, 29 June 2013
We thank you for sending your review about Meridian Inn, I am sorry your experience was not a pleasant one.. The Meridian Inn you experienced 2 years ago is a lot different from the hotel today. We have done a huge amount of work to the rooms in the last year. Our staff are known for their friendliness and care to keeping the rooms clean. As far as the harassment on the Gap, the police have made some strides in that area recently, with frequent patrols.
I would encourage you to try Meridian Inn again along with Barbados. We may leave you pleasantly surprised.
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Reviewed 11 May 2013 via mobile

A little dated but thoroughly clean. Staff were most accommodating with every request. Free Wi Fi, free safety deposit and free currency exchange! Would highly recommend if looking for a wonderful holiday on a budget! Very close to great beaches and bars/restaurants. Made to feel safe and welcome as a solo female traveller, would most definitely stay again in the future.

Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Meridian Inn
Address: Dover Coast Circle, St. Lawrence Gap 15028, Barbados
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Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St. Lawrence Gap
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Speciality Lodging in St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Meridian Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meridian Inn is a small intimate hotel located just off the world renown St. Lawrence Gap. We are located 50 yards from the Casurina beach and most of our rooms have a view of the Ocean. We are a short walking distance to the heart of The Gap and all its restaurants and nightlife, but still in the quiet side of The Gap. ... more   less 
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