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Only from Virgin Holidays, the Savannah Beach is a beautiful resort offering some of the best accommodation on the South Coast. When it comes to family 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. If you are here to relax, simply chill out by one of 2 swimming pools, on the beach, at one of the bars and restaurants or book yourself a relaxing massage at the spa. 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.
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
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 Mexican, Indian, Chinese as well as Caribbean cuisine. There is also an Asian fusion* restaurant called Chopstix open 3 nights a week for dinner (16 years and over only, a supplement of Bds$25 per person will apply). 4 bars including a late night bar that opens from 11.00pm – 1.00am. 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*. 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. 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. Virgin Holidays Concierge lounge on site. 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).
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I flew with Virgin out of Manchester on 31st March last to The Savannah Beach Hotel for just a week, (my normal of 2 was not viable for me, as i had just lost my dad). and what a wonderful week I... Read more had, this place has everything, from the first smile and greetings from the great staff, they truly cannot do enough for you. My room 321 with Tracey Housekeeping, again always a smile and friendly greetings was just superb. The food was delicious and varied, along with great presentation. The reception staff, (especially the lovely Nicolas) again smiling and extremely helpful. Chontelle the bubbly and helpful Virgin Excursions Rep was a true pleasure to encounter - Thankyou Chontelle for introducing me to the wonderful Erskin, the suntours driver who took me everywhere around your beautiful island, he was so informative (will definately be re-booking him). The entertainment at the Drifters Bar, (what a vista) was both entertaining and fun, staff here too: excellent. In fact I loved this hotel so much, I am going back again, for 2/3 weeks within the next couple of months. Thank you SAVANNAH & VIRGIN - "BRILLIANT MEMORIES" Read less
In terms of Barbados, this is a budget Hotel BUT it certainly punches above its weight. My partner and myself along with our 19yr old daughter paid under £4K for a two-week stay and it is unlikely... Read more you will find better value on the island. The food and drink are excellent but it is the Staff who take it the extra mile and with their hard-work, friendliness and service ensure that it seemingly has so many returning guests, the majority of which are Brits. Special mention to Richard the bartender at Rachels and Tony the eggman at breakfast, along with others they are Sandy Lane veterans and Savannah/We are lucky to have their expertise and professionalism. One is given the impression, however, that the aim to please from staff is partly born of management's knowledge that the venue has inherent disadvantages. Chief of which is the lack of a suitable beach. For us, one of the joys of a relaxing break in Barbados is the Beach and it is our previous experience of daily walks along the powdery sand and playing in the sea. This is not possible here. The Beach area with loungers is small, shingle and painfully rocky. Reviewers who have suggested wearing footwear to swim here are either being foolish or mischievous.The sea is in my opinion impossible to safely access in front of the Hotel. Although the water is shallow enough to wade in to, even with suitable footwear you risk serious broken bones if you try to access this part of the sea. And I did not see a single Guest do so during our two-week stay. True, you can turn right towards the Hilton, and we did so three or four times only, as the long walk along the shingle beach is steep and difficult. When you reach the Hilton the sea area is small but you can finally take a dip. Remember though, you now have no facility. The Hilton will offer you a lounger with a towell ($20 US each). Savannah do however offer transport and tickets for two-free drinks to nearby Coco beach (loungers provided free) twice a week (departing at 10am and returning at 1pm and 3pm). This is a beautiful beach with bars, facilities, boat hires and a party atmosphere. We enjoyed it very much. The previous caveats about the many steps and stairs in the Hotel are correct. They are unsuitable for the elderly and infirm, and after two-weeks they became tiresome for me too. There are two lifts but they are both at the higher-end of the complex and the remaining many steps to the lower beach side still need to be negotiated and they are very very slippy when wet. Please ensure you wear footwear at all times as bare feet are likely to be punished by slips and skids especially around the bridging area near the main pool and Drifters bar. Glad to say the Hotel is better than first impressions when after a tiring flight you are met by an underwhelming, small & dim lobby/reception area. But we were very quickly into our rooms (room 367) and it was of a good standard with excellent AC and the usual facilities for the Island's Hotels. The Pillows however were hard and unusually we all had disturbed sleep as a result. The small "swim up" water is the main pool and was always used as the kids' pool whilst we were there. Generally you can always find a sun longer around this pool, perhaps because it seems some of the parents were able to supervise their children while having a drink in the nearby bar at Drifters (ouch!) The bonus Free Wifi is variable in the Rooms ,We could get a limited signal on our balcony but of course the best signal is in the public areas. There is a well equipped Gym, it is surprisingly large and I used it often, never seeing another Guest there. Other points of interest are that it is $40 Bajan each way by taxi to Oistens (20 mins) or you could get the bus for $2. Just 10 mins to Bridgetown same to The Gap, and 5 mins walk to the racecourse at garrison. Walk out the Hotel, turn right and its 100 mtrs to local shop and a Chemist (crisps, chocolate, shampoo, water etc) Tip = for bottles of water for $2 try the vending machine by the gym and stick a few of them in your 'fridge. So then all in a very good hotel at a fair price. As one Guest said, if it had a beach it would be ££s more expensive. Question = Would we join the bargain hunters returning? Answer = that is up to you. You decide what you want and then it is right for you. Enjoy! Read less
Staff at the hotel were truly amazing and nothing seemed too much trouble. They seemed to be able to keep smiling and even joined in the dancing and were very pro-active serving food and drinks,even... Read more along the beach. They really wanted you to have a good time.We had a lovely room with great views ,much nicer than we expected. The hotel is unlike many others in the area as the rooms are facing the pools in plantation style ,with lots of trees and planting instead of a large block. Read less
We have just come home after staying here for 2 weeks, the biggest asset to this hotel is their wonderful staff, they are always cheery helpful and smiling. The food is good and varied, cocktails... Read more delicious, many say the beach is a problem we managed to build sandcastles for our 2 year old grandson on it so it's not really that bad. The pools are clean and safe and room 127 was ideally located for Drifters and the pools. The waitresses and waiters were all very hard working and always did their best to ensure my grandson (Alfie) was comfy and well fed. Shontelle, virgins concierge was ace, she ensured Alfie's bed and our hire car and trips were all sorted. Thank you Savannah Beach for a lovely holiday, our first job when we got home was to buy apple juice, ice and straws for Alfie, we have a lot to live up to in his eyes to keep up with your staff. Read less
Had a blissful week here via Virgin Holidays. Superb value for money. Thought that for the cost of the holiday, everything was excellent: the food, quality of wine/drinks, our room, the... Read more entertainment and the service. Even better than last year. We also got a ‘welcome back’ note and a basket of treats in our room – a nice touch. For those who moan about the food – remember that you’re not paying Sandal’s prices or anywhere near! All the staff were smiling and friendly and many were still there from last year which says a lot about the hotel. Would like to mention in particular: Richard @ Rachel’s bar, Lucy @ Rachel’s, Jackie @ Drifter’s, Tyrone @ both and Danielle on the desk who all made us feel particularly welcome. Compliments also to Cecil the new head chef who has transformed Chopstix from an under subscribed sushi bar into a very popular noodle restaurant, packed every night it’s open. All the food we ate at all three restaurants was well prepared. Must also mention Zachery who as well as being a good chef is also an amazing dancer – we actually thought he was a professional entertainer at first! Don’t be put off about the gripes about the beach – admittedly, access to the sea is difficult directly next to the hotel because of the coral reef but a short walk either way gives easy access and good bathing. The location of the Savannah is generally great and in an area of historical interest. (Also close to the race track). Our only issue is nothing to do with the hotel but with some of the guests who blatantly flouted the suggested dress code at Rachel’s restaurant in the evening. (This and Chopstix are the more formal of the three restaurants, Drifter’s being more relaxed, situated down near the beach). OK, a bit of flexibility is fine and most folk wouldn’t have an issue with guys wearing tailored shorts instead of long trousers in that sort of heat but some were turning up like they were straight off the beach – baggy cargo shorts, flip flops, vests et al. And women in ‘short shorts’ and bikini tops. Shame on you – if you can’t be bothered to look like you even showered before arriving for dinner, why not go to the beach bar/restaurant where you wouldn’t look so out of place????? Read less