Excellent staff - all cheery and professional. Thank you to Salome (especially smiley), Adrian and Tranisha on the eggs/omelettes and Dario, Renico & Teresa at breakfast. Great beach service by Kobe & Shane sorting sunbeds and Gabrielle serving delicious BBC cocktails to your subbed, Jason & the reception team and Grafton, Head Gardener, for his plants tour and Julian too, Cerina our lovely lady who left our room spotless every day. Thank you all for making it a happy holiday.
Breakfast was very good - lots of choice and well presented.
Can't fault the place! Brilliant! Congratulations JC, hotel manager!
First class in all respects
Feb 16, 2024
We are a much travelled couple who are quite difficult to please. We are just completing a three week stay at the Fairmont and it has been truly excellent in all respects. Staff in all departments of the hotel are genuinely welcoming, competent and have a real pride in their work. The dining experience has been first class and the newly refurbished Taboras restaurant is excellent. ( As is the Palm Terrace).This is a very special hotel in a superb location within easy access of restaurants in Holetown if you wish to eat out.
Well done to the General Manager and all his wonderful staff. We will be back.
Mediocre Afternoon Tea
(Hawkesbury Upton, United Kingdom)
Feb 13, 2024
After some trouble getting a response to our email enquiry we eventually got a garbled booking notification. Being unsure, we passed by and reception confirmed we were ok to arrive at 4pm.
On arrival we were met by a grumpy hostess who advised that they were not taking bookings for outside guests but reluctantly showed us to one of the many free tables in the terrace.
Despite we’ve site showing a few options of menu, we were advised that there was only the one, standard afternoon tea available.
The size was meagre and although just adequate was fresh.
Having had afternoon tea in many luxury establishment around the world, this one at the Fairmont Barbados was very disappointing.
Although (thankfully) we were not staying there, the communal areas including terrace, pool area and reception looked very tired. Should have realised this on arriving at the very scrappy visitors parking area.
Good - in parts.
Feb 07, 2024
Excellent location - 70 rooms in two blocks both right on the beach with every room having a wonderful sea view. It seems the whole property was refurbished recently and both public areas and rooms are up to standard. Sun beds at both beach and swimming pool are plentiful even when the hotel is full (although inevitably some feel it necessary to reserve early).
There are two restaurants - one beachside and informal the other overlooking the beach and slightly more formal plus a small bistro next to the water sports area. And here is the hotel’s weakness - the service is far too variable and frequently slow. If I was the General Manager or the F&B Manager I would be embarrassed. If you can put that to one side you will have an enjoyable stay.
Holetown offering quite a few restaurants and some shopping is a 5 minute taxi ride (taxis are reliable and relatively inexpensive).
Definitely Not 5 Star!
Feb 06, 2024
Make no mistake about it, this is not a 5 star hotel. The employees were nice enough but not trained in 5 star manner and the wear and tear of this hotel is at its limit. There was mold in the shower and wear and tear and stains on the carpet and sofa. Overall not a great stay. We would not return to this hotel again. Luckily, we only stayed one night prior to a cruise.