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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Had a perfect holiday in Barbados, stayed here for a beautiful week, staff were all very friendly, and the free included water sports were brilliant. Also it's location is stunning we had a sea view room which couldn't be better. Just off the beach there are reef for snorkelling and the hotel also organises a free historic beach walk which...

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Stayed over in March and the service was good however the hotel was OK- location great and breakfast fine. Sister hotel up the coast far better and the best staff appear to be located up there. Overall location top, breakfast great and people ok.

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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the Tamarind for 2 weeks in a sea view room and it was a fantastic stay! The hotel was not completly booked when we were there and we had a truely nice holiday in the tamarind. The food is very nice and the beach perfect to relax. Some days the gsve ewe cold towels and treats on the...

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2Thank Twentytwentyfive
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Tamarind and am writing this as I wait to fly home One of the best hotels I have been too , staff only too happy to help you and make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you can, go to this hotel . Rooms , Food,Beach and the people are all great . We will return...

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1Thank Julie T
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Just returned from another stay at this lovely hotel. Fantastic staff including Kernelle , Tito , Mark ,Arden, and Troy just to name a few. Great rooms and excellent food. Stunning location and amenities. I really cannot fault this truly magical hotel. We will definitely be returning for 2015. You would not be disappointed with this place I promise you.

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5Thank Vitolop
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This was our first time in Barbados and we will be back for sure, the hotel was superb....but the best part for our family were the staff, I can not praise the staff at Tamarind enough for making our stay so lovely. We are a family of three....this was our first holiday with our 13 month old son and we...

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2Thank natasha4121
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 30 June 2014

For four unforgettable nights room 203 at the delightful Tamarind Hotel in Payne's Bay, St. James, Barbados was our home away from home. With its secluded, Spanish-styled three-story structure, we were spared the cramped feeling of the typical high-rise resort. Located on the second floor, our room was spacious and charming. It was modern but without that sterile look or...

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3Thank RicCouchman
London
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stayed for 8 nights in May (our third visit to Barbados, having stayed at Crystal Cove and Colony Club) The hotel was kept nice and clean, rooms were a decent size with views of the pools or ocean. We only ate in the hotel on our first night and wasn't over whelmed, choosing to dine off site or at neighbouring...

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3Thank JB1981London
charleston,sc
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had a great stay at the Tamarind! The hotel & grounds are just as pictured. I found that our bathroom was actually quite updated- no complaints there. We were in room 106 which was a great location- directly in front of the pool/bar area. It might not be a good location during the peak season though. The bed is...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had a week at the Tamarind which we thoroughly enjoyed. The room was a good size and well air conditioned, the facilities, especially all the free water sports were excellent and the bars and restaurant were also good. Best of all though were the staff who were charming and couldn't do enough to help. The hotel is situated on...

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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Address: PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Paynes Bay
Price Range: $365 - $1,196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
Tamarind Cove Saint James
Tamarind Cove Barbados
Hotel Tamarind Cove
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“Ocean-view or ocean-front rooms are a must. The west coast sunsets are just breathtaking.”
 of 5 bubbles Serbarolif, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“As ever, standing on a balcony watching the sun set over the water, is very pleasant - as long as it doesn't cost too much extra!”
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“Pool or sea view essential”
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“Front line beach view”
 of 5 bubbles imsellers, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 204 which was located on the second floor, and smack dab in the center of all the action, which was both its Pro and Con.”
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