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About The Sandpiper

  • high speed internet in room
  • swimming pool
  • free internet
  • restaurant
  • fitness center
  • free parking
  • wifi
  • suites
  • public wifi
  • kitchenette
  • free wireless internet in room
  • air conditioning
  • room service
  • dry cleaning
  • refrigerator
  • non smoking rooms
  • non smoking hotel
  • laundry service
  • concierge desk
  • bath shower
  • hair dryer
  • seating area
  • airport transportation
  • breakfast buffet
  • outdoor pool
  • parking
  • housekeeping
  • telephone
  • private balcony
  • beach
  • wake up service alarm clock
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • desk
  • complimentary toiletries
  • bathrobes
  • ipod docking station
  • iron
  • tennis court
  • poolside bar
  • clothes rack
  • babysitting
  • safe

Reviews summary

4
Good
375 reviews
Brilliant
303
Good
44
Average
16
Poor
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Awful
6

10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Affordable luxury on the West Coast

4
Good
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Reviewed 26th November 2012

"Stayed 3 nights at the end of a 2 week holiday to Barbados. The hotel has a relaxed, tranquil atmosphere with friendly staff and good service in beautifully landscaped gardens. The hotel also has its own good sized private beach with plenty of sun loungers for guests. The free watersports were also great - we used kayaks, snorkels and also enjoyed a jet boat cruise along the coast. This is very much a 'grown up' hotel - it has a traditional dress code which is respected by all guests (eg no beach wear in the restaurant, long trousers for gents at dinner etc), restrictions on children dining in the restaurant at certain times, no TV in rooms etc. All of this added to the tranquility of our stay. The rooms were spacious with great balconies and one of the biggest, comfiest beds we have ever slept in - fantastic ! Lots of great finishing touches (eg beach towels were collected for laundering at the end of the day ensuring that guests have clean towels at the start of each day, free internet, quality toiletries, no delivery charge for room service, jugs of iced water for sunbathers etc) all added to the great experience we had. This hotel is not cheap - but the Sandpiper gives good value for money. All in all the Sandpiper made for a very relaxing end to a lovely holiday in Barbados."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 19th May 2006

Very nice Hotel

3
Average
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Reviewed 29th October 2012

"The Hotel was very well laid out and the staff very friendly. We had a suite with a small kitchen, this was very useful. The pool was small and a bit deep (not child friendly) but was clean and handy for the rooms. The gym was ok but badly laid out. One of the two treadmills was broken and had been for a very long time, there were no plans to repair it. The breakfast was fine but slow , one day they they kept us waiting 30 minutes for scrambled eggs. When it came it was cold and we sent it back. It came back cremated and we had to go for breakast elsewhere. We did not get an apology. Overall the place is clean and pleaseant and well placed for Holetown."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 17th May 2006

charm, comfort, great service and food

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 16th October 2012

"Barbados can be flash. The Sandpiper isn't. Instead, it is calm, elegant, deeply comfortable and has truly wonderful staff who stand out even in an island famous for the quality and charm of the service. The food is excellent -- its awards are well-deserved. Even the music in the evenings is well above normal hotel standards. Loved everything about it, from the vast breakfast on your patio or balcony to the huge range of free watersports -- except for the traffic noise from the busy coast road outside. Double glazing would be very welcome, especially when the rubbish lorry makes a collection at 6am. Still, most people can't mind. 85 per cent of the guests are repeat visitors and we will join them."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 11th May 2006

The Greatest On The Island!

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 14th November 2012

"First time in Barbados, loved the luxury Mercedes transfer, arrived to a beautiful reception area and a smile. Sandpiper has gotten all the things the other luxury hotel gets wrong – right!!! Meaning, no extra charge for room service (which arrive within 10 minutes), FREE water sports (including water-ski, powerboat and wakeboard) and they take you to the TOP restaurants by Power boats (very James Bond!). We went to The Cliff and Loan Star this way – ever wanted to make an entrance, here is your chance! (look out for the paps…). The staff are unmissable -- being from London ourself you will really feel you are in heaven. The rooms are great, all what you would expect from the price, but what sets it apart is the balconies!!! Great furniture in the room and especially on the balcony - with seats you can lie on reading your books or what ever else takes your fancy….. All in all, it’s no surprise that the people we talked to are repeat guests. We are coming back. What a slice of heaven."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 19th March 2006

as good as it gets

4
Good
by
Reviewed 11th December 2012

"My partner and I arrived at the Sandpiper on New Years Day 2006 to be greeted by the hotel manager, who was apologising for the rain!! We were promptly shown to our garden room, which was very nice. This hotel is 'as good as it gets,' okay the garden rooms/suits may not be the biggest or grandest of hotel ,but everything you need is in them, and if it isn't the staff will be happy to get it for you. The food and staff are all top class from the cookies and towels brought to your room in the evening to the sorbets hand delivered on the beach. The staff were very friendly and helpful in the evening they make the dinner very un-pretentous in what is probably the best restaurant on the island. The only thing 'The Cliff' has to its advantage is the setting (which you pay for!) We have been home 2 weeks and are trying to re-book for December this year."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 21st January 2006

Fantastic Hotel 5 Star pure luxury!

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 11th December 2012

"What a fantastic hotel! Beautiful rooms, the most helpful staff I have ever come across , wonderful selection of food in either the Beach Bar or the restaurant and I would highly recommend to anyone. Well done to the Sandpiper!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 4th July 2005

Paradise at Sandpiper

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 26th November 2012

"Had wonderful family holiday at The Sandpiper. As one of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, it certainly lived up to its reputation. Small and personal, situated on a lovely beach, the food and service simply could not have been bettered. Many visitors had returned year after year, and as first timers we were definitely the odd ones out. Staff kept an eye on children, ours were 15 and 13, so the watersports staff were kept busy. Special thanks to Jeffrey and Dave, but all staff were without exception first class. Rooms beautiful, clean and well serviced. Interesting to note many guests had tried the dearest hotel on the island in previous years and decided this was far better!!! So we wont bother and as soon as The Sandpiper is open for 2006 we will be back. Dining out is easy should you wish, Holetown is within easy walking distance. Try The Tides Restaurant just for a change of scenery. Downside - couldn't stay longer or return summer 2005(refurbishing) - plus hoping that The Sandpiper's magic is kept a little underwraps as it will be fully booked for years to come!!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 27th March 2005

Best Hotel on Barbados....

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 12th December 2012

"Arrived at the hotel in mid Jan in the rain and were immediately shown to our room by Russell - didn't even have to go through a formal check-in, but were just left with the forms to complete at our convenience. The hotel's 45 rooms are set in a horseshoe shape, in the centre of which is the restaurant and small swimming pool. The grounds are mature, lush and beautiful, with mongoose running freely (very intertaining!). The beach is smallish and immaculately maintained, but there always seemed to be plenty of space. Drinks are served on the beach or you can wander up to Harolds Bar (Harold is an institution at the hotel). The staff are typically Bajan - very laid back and with only one exception extremely friendly, funny and helpful. Maid service was excellent. The food in the restaurant was great, but our favourite meals within the hotel were the lunches served at Harolds - great fresh, light food. We walked along the beach, north as far as the Lone Star and south just past Sandy Lane - you could probably walk to st Lawrence Gap if you chose to... The hotel provides complementary saling, skiing and motorboat etc and the staff there are friendly and informative. This was our second visit to the island and my 4th trip to the Caribbean, and the Sandpiper is by far the best experience so far. It rained solidly for the first two days of our holiday, but nothing could spoil our enjoyment of this memorable hotel. Will DEFINITELY return. Incidentally, for those of you considering booking The Cliff (allegedly the best restaurant on Barbados).....DON'T !! Due to a traffic jam (yes, even in Barbados) we had the temerity to arrive five, yes five, whole minutes late for our table. On arrival, we asked to have a drink at the bar before being shown to our table, but were told by the extremely uptight receptionist that 'as you ARE five minutes LATE, perhaps you could go down to your table NOW, where drinks will be served. ' We were then approached three times within five minutes to see if we were ready to order. The food was average at best and two courses with wine by the glass came to £150ish. For the same setting wth better food in a more relaxed atmosphere, try Carambola, which is literally next door to The Cliff and MUCH better. Best night out we had was at Sandy Lane - great staff, completely laid back, excellent food and a lively band to finish the evening...don't miss it!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 2nd February 2005

Wedding of my dreams

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed 14th November 2012

"My husband and I got married at the Sandpiper July 30, 2004. The staff at The Sandpiper made it a fairy tale wedding. They helped us with every request we had and made sure we had everything we ever wanted. We truely felt like we were royality. From the moment we arrived to the day we left the staff meet all our needs and wants. The room was beautiful and the view was amazing. I would tell anyone visiting Barbados to stay at The Sandpiper. It is a small. cozy attmoshpere."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 3rd January 2005

unimpressed

1
Awful
by
Reviewed 12th December 2012

"the phone number is not listed on the net, and even when I found it no one answered the phone - i was calling from Hong Kong at 8 am Barbados time. this is not what one expects from allegedly a first class hotel"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 30th December 2004

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