This was our second visit to South Gap Hotel, and the stay was even more pleasant this time. The entire staff made us feel welcome and room issues were always quickly resolved. We've traveled the Caribbean for over 20 years, and we have never met a hotel manager better than Cecile, who bends over backwards for her guests -- and always with a big smile. For example, on Super Bowl Sunday, she made sure that the FOX affiliate from the States was part of the hotel cable lineup so that we could enjoy the game from the comfort of our room!
St. Lawerence Gap is well-known to be a party place at night (when food vendors line the street right outside) , and there are adjacent bars and restaurants. Yes, there is music which spills into the property, but it did not bother us at all in the room we were in for most of the stay (#120). There is also some construction at an adjacent hotel, but frankly we barely even noticed it.
The rooms are fully supplied with a large fridge, microwave (very important!), toaster, and cutlery. The shower water was nice & hot while the A/C was nice & cool. The hotel restaurant had delicious food (though the menu was somewhat limited) and the staff was pleasant and attentive. The maids were also friendly as well as thorough, and the front desk ladies were simply top-notch. The pool is large with sufficient seating and right on the oceanfront. Our balcony had ample room for a table (even for dining) for two, and we could enjoy not only sunset over the Caribbean but also stargazing.
Location is ideal, with a beach, bank, convenience store and bus stop (into town) also a short walk away. The grocery store and duty-free shop are about a 10-minute leisurely walk without any difficult grades.
With all of these amenities, it sounds like an expensive place, but in fact it is quite affordable -- not only for Barbados, but practically any seafront resort in the Caribbean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This delightful three star boutique style hotel is situated on the south coast of Barbados, 7 miles from the airport and only 5 miles from the island's capital, Bridgetown. Located in the very popular and lively St Lawrence Gap, it is within walking distance of the bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Just a few yards away, the stunning Dover Beach offers a serene and peaceful contrast for those wanting to relax during the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel South Gap
- South Gap Christ Church
- South Gap Hotel Barbados/St. Lawrence Gap