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Only from Virgin Holidays, the Savannah Beach is a beautiful resort offering a warm Caribbean welcome and some of the best accommodation on the South Coast. Set right on the beach, within a UNESCO heritage site, with easy access to the historic Garrison area, you can walk across the road to watch the changing of the sentry ceremony at the main guard house. When it comes to school holidays, children and teens are extremely well catered for at this hotel, there is a fantastic family entertainment centre to keep even the most energetic children entertained, featuring the Pirates Cove Kids' Club for the smaller ones and Finn’s Surf Lodge for the older ones featuring the latest in interactive social gaming technology. New for school holidays in 2015, we are offering the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts for your budding entertainers. If you are here to relax, this is a perfect choice for an authentic Caribbean break, simply chill out by one of 2 swimming pools, on the beach, at one of the bars and 3 restaurants or book yourself a relaxing massage at the spa. Feel like a VIP by adding a Club Room package to your room booking- with highlights such as the exclusive VIP decking area with reserved sun loungers and food and drinks service. And the Virgin Holidays exclusive Concierge Lounge is ideal for some shade or when you want to connect with home. There really is something for everyone here.
Ideally located on the South Coast of Barbados. 5 min from Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah Race Track is opposite the hotel. Transfer time from the airport 20 min.Larger Map
94 rooms and suites on up to 4 floors in 5 buildings with 2 lifts and a plantation house. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, in-room safe, alarm clock, radio, fridge, tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, bath and shower. The Plantation House Rooms are situated in the historic Savannah building close to the road. Furnished with traditional Barbadian furniture adding to the historical Plantation theme with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child, child to be accommodated on a rollaway bed.
Deluxe Courtyard View Rooms offer garden or pool views. These rooms have spacious bathrooms, outside balcony/patio and 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults or 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe Pool View Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Room and have views of the pool, with either 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe Pool Access Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Room but have direct access to the pool from your room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child or 2 double beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are the same as the Deluxe Courtyard Room and directly in front of the beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.
Pool View Suites are very spacious with a large balcony, a separate sitting room which has its own vanity area, mini-bar area and a sofa bed, a separate bedroom with 1 king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Oceanview Suites are the same as the Pool View Suites but are directly in front of the beach, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Family Pool View Suite - the Savannah Beach has 1 Family Suite consisting of 2 interconnecting rooms with pool views, the 1st room has 1 king-size bed and has been designed to give all necessary luxuries to parents, the 2nd room is a kids paradise, decorated in a modern children’s theme, has 2 bunk beds, and a single sofa bed. In the room there is a toy box for the youngest children, a games console for the older children, their own flatscreen TV, DVD player with their own DVD library and their own soda bar. Both rooms have balconies. Sleeps max 2 adults and 3 children.
Club Room Upgrades are available at an additional supplement, benefits include:• VIP Check-in • Upgraded in-room amenity kit • Stocked mini-bar (replenished daily if required) • VIP deck area on the beachfront • Deluxe beach beds and umbrellas • Beachside food and beverage service from 10am-3pm (with a limited menu) and chilled towels circulated at 12pm and 2pm • Breakfast in-room twice weekly on request • Chilled fruit in the morning
In addition to the above for 2015 stays• Lounge access from your UK departure airport (only included when booking a package holiday)
3 restaurants; the main restaurant, Rachel's has a twist on Caribbean/International fare, open for buffet breakfast daily, and gourmet à la carte dinner 5 nights a week and buffet dining twice weekly. The Beach restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week for lunch and 5 nights a week for dinner serving a wide range of barbecue, pastas, grilled fish and burgers for lunch and in the evening a themed dinner including BBQ, Bajan Cuisine, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, traditional English Carvery and Chef's culinary fair. There is also an Asian fusion* restaurant called Chopstix Noodle Bar. 3 bars; Rachel's Bar, Drifters Beach Bar open until 1am and Chopstix Noodle Bar open 5 nights a week. A coffee station is available in the main restaurant. Afternoon tea will be served daily.
2 Swimming pools 1 that meanders, beach volleyball and boogie boards and snorkels available. Spa*. New for 2015, Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, for kids aged 4-16 years. Excellent family entertainment centre with foosball table, table tennis, basket ball machine and darts, as well as a supervised Pirates Cove Kids' Club (3- 8 years) and Finn’s Lodge (9-16 years), a real den for the older kids to have their own space and featuring the latest in interactive gaming consoles, and mixing decks for budding DJ’s. (The friendly kids' club staff have UK equivalent qualifications.) Beach activites include nature trails, shell collecting for craft activities and sandcastle competitions. Turtle nesting and hatching can be seen on the beach in season. Beach games: cricket, volleyball, football and kite flying. Once a week there is a beach party at lunchtime for the whole family to enjoy, with egg and spoon races, sack races, hula hoop competitions for both adults and children alike. Movie afternoons: with popcorn and suitable for kids of all ages. For those youngsters who would like an introduction to the spa this too is child friendly with special sessions just for them. 'Changing of the guard' takes place just across the road at the Main Guard at the Garrison Historic Area near the race track, 5 min walk away, why not take your camera to capture some memories or take the hotels shuttle to Barbados Museum (local charge of Bds$7), 10 min away. There's certainly more to Barbados than just great hotels and wonderful beaches.
Live entertainment 5 nights per week, including themed nights and floor shows. Brunch on a Sunday (Bds$25 per person supplement).
Gift shop*, Gym, departure day shower facilities, complimentary shuttle to St Lawrence Gap twice weekly, leaving the hotel at 7pm and returning at 11pm. Complimentary WiFi available in some rooms and certain areas of the hotel.
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages up to and including 12 years.
Dress code: Smart casual in the evenings. The restaurants require full-length trousers or tailored shorts in the evenings for the gentlemen. No beach wear or sports wear allowed.
Please note this property is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the number of steps around the resort.
All meals (unless stated otherwise), afternoon tea, all drinks to include house wine by the glass, beer, local-branded spirits, soft drinks and all activities (unless stated otherwise).
This property may be unsuitable for some guests due to 25 steps to Plantation Rooms, Courtyard Rooms Ist and 2nd floor, there are also steps to the lift, 4 steps at the entrance and 7 steps to the pool. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.
This property may be unsuitable for some guests due to 25 steps to Plantation Rooms, Courtyard Rooms Ist and 2nd floor, there are also steps to the lift, 4 steps at the entrance and 7 steps to the pool. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.Check Prices Back to top
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The Savannah hotel of Barbados is located within the historic Garrison District of this wonderful island. While the original property dates back to the early 1800's it is my understanding that the... Read more facilities were essentially redesigned and rebuilt 20 years ago. The architect did an amazing job as a long river-like swimming pool meanders alongside the suites as the building falls towards the Caribbean. A five star hotel with a three star price tag. I have stayed at the hotel over the years but it was only this past week that I returned and was reminded of how great a place this is to stay. Well managed in every respect which show via the professional and friendly staff. Worth a visit. Read less
The hotel has an interesting layout on a south-facing slope leading directly to the Caribbean Sea. It has a kids pool and one with a fascinating design crossed by bridges. Lovely sandy beach though... Read more coral rocks prevent sea swimming close by.Our room had a south-east facing balcony taking in the sun until early afternoon. We had a number of rain-showers this being November, but the balcony allowed us to sit out to read. Our walk to the restaurant was sheltered and we found the gym was adequate. All our meals were buffet-style and very varied. The whole area is clean and the staff showed us a lot of interest. The hotel is very well air-conditioned throughout and provides free WiFi and a free PC in the reception. The hotel is close to Bridgetown and the "reggae-reggae bus" an entertaining way to get there at the same cost as the less regular service buses. Round-the-island trips can easily be done in a day but there are sadly only a few tourist attractions. Trips such as the Jolly Roger and the catamaran that take to the water provide greater pleasure. You must visit Oistins for an excellent fish meal in a great atmosphere. Fridays is extremely busy so other days if you prefer a more peaceful trip. St Lawrence Gap is your Saturday entertainment with a good choice of clubs. These are easily accessed from Savannah, by bus going out and a taxi back for less than Â£10. Mosquito cream saves you getting bitten though malaria is not a risk. We heard a number of reports first hand that their bites cause a severe flu-like illness bringing severe pain and stiffness to adults and children so use the protection! Read less
My girlfriend and i fancied some summer sun (First week in December) so we booked this hotel based on reviews and the cost of the holiday in comparison to other 4 star hotels. This hotel is 3.5 star... Read more and the standard of food, drink and service matches this rating. We are so pleased that we didn't double the amount of money we spent just for an additional half star. We enjoyed eating at Rachel's in the evenings and the lunchtime buffet in Drifters had more than enough of a selection. The pool, beach and bar are all great, as are the staff. Richard in the cocktail bar was fantastic but i did feel sorry for him at times as he had to provide service to both the bar and restaurant. He only has one pair of hands so look after your best staff, he really is a credit to the resort. We visited the caves, mount gay rum factory, Oistins and a few beaches all in a week. Don't be afraid to jump on the taxis that beep you as they go past. 2$ will get you anywhere on the island. If that's not your bag then a 10 minute walk either way down the beach is worthwhile. The room was cleaned very well daily, fresh towels are provided when requested and the air-con was great. The bathrooms a little basic and old in comparison to the bedroom but its what we expected. Great value and remember you get what you pay for. If you want Michelin star food, service to your lounger and a toilet that flushes itself then you need to look at more expensive hotels. If like us you want value for money and Sun then go ahead and book it. You wont be disappointed. Read less
We stayed at the southern palms previously and this is the only other hotel in barbados that we have as a comparison for savannah beach. (Southern Palm is more expensive). The room: we had a deluxe... Read more pool room. It far exceeded my expectations and was much nicer than the garden view room we had at Southern Palm. The only downside was the bath/shower in the bathroom which was old and grubby and didn't work very well. The rest of the room was lovely. The service: the reception team were great. Unfortunately the staff in the rest of the hotel were not so helpful. One day we returned to the room to find we had no towels. We rang reception and asked for some. We waited an hour before any appeared and even then it took four calls to reception! Food: chopsticks was good and was restaurant quality. Breakfast was ok. The food at Rachel's and drifters was not so good. Not much choice at lunch. We never eat out on holiday but we went out twice as we just werent looking forward to our evening meals as we usually would be. However we got a good deal which was cheaper than many room only options so we didn't mind so much. Location: a little too far from the shops bars restaurants of Hastings to walk to at night.We got the bus or taxi which was no problem. The beach right in front of the hotel was full of coral but only about 20 metres to the rights was an area with sand to cool off in although not deep enough to swim. Another 50m either way was the lovely beach in front of the hilton or a beach the other side. The hotel runs a shuttle two days per week to the beach at Bridgetown which was a good alternative. Other points: many 3* hotels in barbados are much the same, they tend to be run down in places and you get what you pay for. Savannah was no different and I actually think if they did b&b it would get better reviews as most ppls main gripe is about the food. All in all if we got a good deal we would go again. Read less
Just back from The Savannah as a solo traveller there for the first time. I was made to feel most welcome by staff who did their utmost to make sure I did not feel like â€œ Billy no matesâ€. The... Read more friendliness and helpfulness of staff clearly rubs off on guests to create a relaxed, party feel both day and night amongst all. In the evenings staff enhance the professional entertainment by joining guests to demonstrate local dance moves. A great, fun atmosphere. Take your cameras! The relatively new chef in Rachelâ€™s restaurant has introduced a varied and interesting menu to appeal to all tastes [including veggies]. An evening in Rachelâ€™s offers an opportunity to enjoy both fine dining and a reason for â€œdressing upâ€. Alternatively, Drifters restaurant offers a more casual approach. The Savannah caters really well for all tastes and age groups. Afternoon tea in Drifterâ€™s is much more of an occasion than previous years as waitress service and a choice of teas have raised the bar. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and housekeeping first class. The spa is a great place to be pampered. The priority of all staff, whatever their role in the Savannah team is to ensure guests enjoy the best holiday experience possible. Whether itâ€™s a day on the beach, exploring the island, swimming with turtles, wining and dining in the many Barbados restaurants, eating in at The Savannah, Friday night at Oistins or going to the races just across the road guests can be sure they will not be bored when they visit The Savannah.. This hotel with an ideal location comes in at 3.5 star prices but offers much more in value. For those who want, the nightlife of St Lawrence Gap is only 10 minutes away and for that â€œspecial occasionâ€ the many restaurants [whether South coast or in St James] are accessible by colourful Reggae buses or an affordable taxi ride. Is this review really true? Unfortunately rarely in life is anything 100% perfect--- this visit the downside was a couple of guests who aspired to Sandy Lane standards but were only prepared to pay much, much less. Nothing was good enough for the bombastic man and his wife who made unnecessary and unkindly remarks to staff, fellow guests and the helpful Virgin rep. Their negative comments were totally without foundation as they were not paying 5 star prices! . I even overhead another guest apologise in reception to the hotel in general for these peopleâ€™s behaviour! So forget them........The Savannah not only gives great value for money but is ideally located to provide visitors with a great base to explore the wonderful island of Barbados and meet itâ€™s lovely people. Read less