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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel,clean, rooms and very spacious rooms for a family of 4 . 1 superking size bed , I double sofa bed , and one single bed for a child under 12yrs .
Still plenty of room ! Lovely double shower double sink with complementary toiletries . Hair dryer , and towels .

Maid service every day , and turn down service with leaves small bottles of water each !! Nice touch

Beach towels each day .

Breakfast had lots of choice hot, cold , pastries .

Fresh eggs cooked any way ! Katrina was fabulous and friendly...

In the day staff brought around cut up fresh fruit wether you by pool or on beach !!

And in the afternoon ice lolly’s ummm ummm coconut was amazing !!

Nice entertainment most nights , music playing, singing ,steel drums!!

The kids hang out was brilliant for 8yrs up place to go and meet new friends use internet play pool table tennis watch films.

The water sports included was brilliant and the water taxi to the other hotels was very good too !

Overall very lovely hotel staff friendly and helpful !! Didn’t want to leave and DO WANT TO RETURN !!

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
1  Thank Hunkysinky
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hunkysinky,

Thank you for granting us the opportunity to host you! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay; it is with pleasure to note your satisfaction with our team and facilities as we aim to exceed our guest’s expectations. From the spacious accommodations, and bed, to the delightful turndown service at night, and the delicious breakfast, it sounds like your time at Tamarind was simply idyllic. We are delighted that you enjoyed the spoiling service of our beach and pool ambassadors and that you found entertainment in our complimentary water sports and water taxi.

We appreciate your kudos and cannot wait to welcome you back home!

Warmest Regards,
Maggie L.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Third visit to tamarind, always at Easter and gets better each time. Not the most luxurious hotel but the location and the team make it a five star review. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, gym is decent and the breakfast selection is good made all the more enjoyable by Ether and her omelette lessons! A big plus for this hotel is that motorised water sports are included and the team on the beach cant do enough to help.
The atmosphere around the pools is relaxed with great service from the pool bar team particularly The Rilaks pool from Alecia, Deon, Troy and Tito.
Any issues are dealt with smartly by the reception team who genuinely look to try and help you.
We met a number of people who visit every year and keep booking time after time - a great sign for any hotel. Thanks for a great holiday

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view have the x factor
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Toby S
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Toby S,

Thank you so much for taking the time to acknowledge members of our team. As you have noted, they are a part of what makes our guest experience special. We are glad that you found your accommodations to be spacious and comfortable, your breakfast to be delicious and entertaining, and the water sports to be exciting. It is great that you were able to relax and unwind on your holiday and that the atmosphere of our property allowed you to do so.

On behalf of everyone at Tamarind, we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest of futures.

Warmest Regards,
Maggie L.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a really friendly, low level hotel, with only 104 rooms, 3 floors and no lifts. The hotel has 2 main pools, both of which have a bar service during the day (main bar also does evening snacks and is next to the main restaurant for lunch and dinner) and there is also an adult only Spa pool. No room is much more than a 60 second walk to the beach, where you will find a good amount of sun beds and also the water sports centre.

All water sports run by the hotel are free, from banana boats and jet skis, to stand up paddle boards and sailing. There are jet skis available from 3rd parties, but these aren’t free. The hotel bought fresh fruit around the pools and on the beach in the late morning and then came around with ice lollies in the afternoon.

The hotel is trying to make itself the choice for families and as such there is a kids club for the youngest children and the “Teen “ Club Tamarind room, which has pool table, table tennis, computers, Table football and Basketball – all in a really nice sized air conditioned room.

I stayed in an entry level Pool/Garden View Room, which was a really good size and decent facilities – Flat screen Satellite TV, fridge, safe, iron. iphone dock, espresso machine etc. All rooms either have a decent sized balcony or patio, with a couple of really comfy lounging chairs on them. You can actually see the sea from most of the pool view rooms. All the decor was ok, it could do with a little updating (floor tiles, shower heads etc), but I still really liked it.

I had a look at a few other room types while I was there. The Garden View Suite is like a better decorated entry level rooms with everything that they were missing, so more modern, Rainforest shower heads etc, but for me the winner for me is the Ocean View Junior Suite. Really modern and light, the biggest rooms in the hotel and they can also make this room guaranteed interconnecting if required.

This hotel only offers BB for bookings, but has a full pay menu service for lunch and dinner if you want to take advantage of it- although with so many great restaurants in Barbados it’s worth getting adventurous and exploring (Scarlett’s over the road is fantastic).

The hotel is next to The House and Treasure Island (2 minute walk along the beach in either direction), which are both a Elegant properties as well (adults only), but you can eat in these properties and sign back to your room at the Tamarind. There’s also a regular boat service which takes you to the other 3 Elegant Hotel properties on the West coast, where you can do the same thing.

If you’re looking for a hotel with lots going on in the evening and a real party vibe then this is not the hotel for you. If you’re a couple or young family looking for a hotel where the staffs attitude is a bright and as welcoming as the sun, where you can feel the sand between your toes, get active in the ocean or just chill in the Caribbean sunshine, then this is a good choice.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear lovetravel006,

Thank you for granting us the opportunity to host you! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay; it is with pleasure to note your satisfaction with our team and facilities as we aim to exceed our guest’s expectations. We are delighted that you had the opportunity to explore the many amenities that our property offers, including the complimentary water sports, kids club and teen lounge, the water taxi and dine around program at our sister properties! It is great that you found your accommodations to be of your liking, especially with the beautiful balcony overlooking the gorgeous grounds.

We cannot thank you enough for your recommendations and becoming apart of our family, it was our absolute pleasure to host you at our beautiful home.

Warmest Regards,
Maggie L.
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing and the view of the beach was magnificent. We ate our dinner listening to the waves crashing against the white sand. The staff were so kind and friendly. Also they offer complimentary water sports!! What more could you or your family want?

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
Thank bethcunningham759
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear bethcunningham759,

Thank you for your five-star feedback! Our team is pleased to learn that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you found our team to be pleasant and polite. Additionally, we're thrilled to learn that you found our West Coast beachfront location to be ideal for being able to explore some of the island's best views. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back soon!

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Maggie L.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We have been to Barbados several times and always stayed in The St.James apartments. Sadly these aren’t available now so we looked for somewhere nice on the same beach. Tamarind came immediately to our minds as we had walked past it many times and also dined at Daphnes. We were delighted with our stay. Reception staff were friendly, the room was very comfortable and clean, ALL the hotel personnel was lovely. Importantly, the bed was large and very comfortable, the pillows were good and the bedding to our demanding taste.we had a direct sea view , room 233, and could hear the waves from our bed. Breakfast was copious, with a help yourself, mix and match selection, just to our taste too. We had peace and quiet, the chance to really relax. The beach is nice, lots of sun beds and parasols,and some shade from the trees. Service was good too, always smiley. We also met some lovely and interesting people of various nationalities. As usual, we had a hire car, the hotel has no problem with parking, and made the most of visiting the other coastline,and some of the fabulous gardens and art centres. My only disappointment was that the bathroom was really due for a refit. Small and no cupboard or shelf for storage. The shower was very clean and large, but the drain grid had sharp edges and needs replacing. Lots of hot water, nice toiletries and big fluffy towels were very welcoming. We liked it all, and had a very comfortable,relaxing stay.

Room Tip: Sea facing rooms on an upper floor for the fabulous view. Eg, 233. Ensure that you have a room well away from the main road.
Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
4  Thank milvertonian
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EHGSocialMedia, Social Media/Guest Relations at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Dear milvertonian,

Thank you very much for making our hotel your destination of choice whilst in Barbados recently and for your comprehensive recommendation on this portal. We aim to provide our guests with a unique and authentic experience they will always keep in their memories, and we are so delighted to learn that we have been successful with you. From the friendly staff to the comfortable accommodations and the breathtaking sea views, it does sound like you had an idyllic time with us. We are delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our culinary offerings and hopefully you had the opportunity to have an omelette from the famous Ether.

Thank you again for sharing your memories and recommendations with us, we hope that your travels lead you back to our doors again soon.

Warmest Regards,
Maggie L.
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