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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive

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8.4

Good (469 ratings)

Paynes Bay, Barbados - 

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Nearby Paynes Bay Beach

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980 m Barbados Polo Club

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1.26 km Sandy Lane Golf Course

Hotel Overview

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All-Inclusive, located in Paynes Bay, is often praised for its picturesque location and excellent service, according to customer reviews. This establishment offers a comprehensive all-inclusive package that allows guests to enjoy a worry-free vacation in a beautiful setting. The hotel provides a range of amenities, including multiple dining options, water sports, and wellness activities, catering to both families and couples looking for a serene getaway. While most feedback is positive, certain areas for improvement have been highlighted by past visitors.

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Hotel highlights

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Nature

Location

  1. Beautiful Beachfront Location: Situated directly on a stunning beach, offering breathtaking ocean views and easy access to beach activities.
  2. Exceptional Customer Service: Staff members are highly commended for their attentive and friendly service, making guests feel welcome.
  3. Variety of Dining Options: Several on-site restaurants serve a wide range of cuisine, satisfying different dietary needs and preferences.
  4. Comprehensive All-Inclusive Package: The all-inclusive deal covers food, drinks, and various activities, ensuring a hassle-free holiday experience.
  5. Wide Range of Activities: From water sports to wellness programs, the hotel offers numerous activities to keep everyone entertained.
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Area for improvement

Amenities

Sleep

  1. Limited Room Availability: Booking can be challenging during peak seasons due to high demand and limited room allocations.
  2. Occasional Maintenance Issues: Some guests have reported minor maintenance problems within their rooms that needed addressing.
  3. Variability in Food Quality: Although the range of dining options is a plus, some guests have noted inconsistencies in the quality of food served.
  4. Noise Concerns: Due to its popularity, the hotel can get quite bustling, potentially leading to noise issues for some guests.
  5. Additional Costs for Certain Activities: While many activities are included, some require an additional fee, which could disappoint guests expecting a fully all-inclusive experience.

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Total 469 Reviews

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7.3

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8.6

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booking

56 Reviews

7.3 / 10

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expedia

413 Reviews

8.6 / 10

Reviews

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Food was mentioned 39 times

18% Negative72% Positive

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Sarah B3 months ago

I actually really liked this hotel. You need to take into account that they are having a refurb in 2024 and really need one. We were very comfortable here, great room layout for a family, we had connecting junior suites, right on the front so great view. There are 3 smallish pools, we didn't really have a problem with sunbeds but there was some early towel action. The beach out front is quite narrow and can shrink if the sea is rough, you can walk around each end and get to larger beaches. They do have a strict 1 pool towel a day policy but we dried a few over night and so had a right collect by the end. The food was very good, my kids got on really well with the buffet and most evenings there was live music. We didn't eat in every evening as some amazing restaurants up the coast, was good to mix it up. Some people had a lot of complaints but honestly I don't. Yes sometimes there were no plates at the buffet but they came quickly, some times they ran out of dishes but more soon turned up. Very generous with all the drinks, all day coffee and snacks available. Shabby but very comfortable.

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Andrew W4 months ago

The hotel is in a great location but sadly is tired and in desperate need of more than just tlc. It is apparently closing next year for a refurbishment so as long you go aware of this and hopefully with a price tag the reflects it then I’m sure it will be fine. Room with balcony was really nice. We had a lovely week overall but mainly down to its location and lovely weather. Many (not all) of the staff seemed miserable and fed up and we didn’t realise how low they seemed until we went for a meal at their sister hotel Waves where the staff were totally different. Happy smiling couldn’t do enough for us and very aware people were there to have a happy holiday. |Can’t blame the staff, I suspect lack of motivation from higher up the management chain or at least that’s how it came over.|The food was OK, breakfast comprehensive and a variety of egg options cooked by a superstar who had to work under very hot conditions with only a couple of small camping gas stoves to cook on! (Come on management!) overall didn’t have a hot meal the whole time, everything was just tepid. Buffet variations and options for lunch and dinner were good plus all day dining in one area that was served to you so that was OK . Nice range of varied desserts. Positano restaurant next door was excellent and welcoming and you can book that included in an all inclusive stay. Definitely recommend Waves and they have an Asian themed restaurant too which was excellent, staff were great there too. Water sports with lots of options were really good , suggest take water shoes as whilst the beach is mainly sandy there are some rocks under water in the shallow parts . There is a reef CV lose by to swim and snorkel over which was great.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 104

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Number of floors 3

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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4

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What's nearby

Paynes Bay Beach

Nearby

Barbados Polo Club

980 m

Sandy Lane Golf Course

1.26 km

Sandy Lane Beach

1 km

Holetown Beach

3.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Grantley Adams Intl. Airport (BGI)

15.5 km

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Restaurants

Surfside Restaurant & Bar

1.5 km

Tides

1.5 km

KFC

1.5 km

Zaccios

1.5 km

Wendy's Snack Bar

1.4 km

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.4 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $5.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.4 - $2.8

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$9.2 - $20.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.6 - $1.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.9 - $2.3

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$46.1 - $92.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.2 - $18.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$6.9 - $9.2

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.3 - $1.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$23 - $64.1

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.9 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$46.1 - $46.1

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$46.1 - $83

Weather In Paynes Bay

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Moderate

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House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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