South Beach by Ocean Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

South Beach by Ocean Hotels is in a superb location, just across from one of the best beaches in Barbados, Rockley Beach, and surrounded by a wide assortment of dining, shopping and entertainment choices. It's the perfect base for families, groups or couples looking to experience authentic Barbados. The modern décor is bright, fresh and retro chic, giving guests a comfortable trendy base from which to explore and a cool oasis to come home to. All suites have kitchen facilities to add that extra bit of convenience. When you want to take it easy you can just relax by the pool or a enjoy a great cocktail. The warm and friendly staff will help you make the most of your holiday from giving you insider info on local hot spots or arranging a relaxing spa treatment in your room, or even by the pool. Believe us, there’s a lot at this boutique hotel worth shouting about.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Across the main road from Rockley Beach — one of the islands best beaches — and the start of the new Boardwalk, in the heart of the bustling south coast. 10 minutes to Bridgetown. 5 minutes to St Lawrence Gap. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

49 air-conditioned suites on 5 floors with 1 lift. All are fully equipped with a spacious balcony, overlooking the pool, dining and living area, cable TV, complimentary WiFi access, alarm clock, telephone, safe, iron and board, bathroom with rain shower and hairdryer. All rooms have 1 king-size bed, plus pull-out queen-size sleeper sofa. Junior Suites have a fully equipped kitchenette with 2 burner stovetop and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years).

Continental Breakfast: includes a selection of fruit, yoghurts, hot or cold cereal, sweet and savoury pastries, bread assortments, coffee, tea and juice.

1-Bedroom Suites have all the facilities detailed above plus a spacious separate air-conditioned bedroom with cable TV, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen with oven, dining table for 4 and a bathroom with large rain shower and double vanity unit, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Suites are as 1-Bedroom Suites, but with second bedroom, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

1-Bedroom Penthouse Suites are located on the top floors and have kitchen, sitting area, large balcony with ocean views, 1 king-size bed and sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Virgin Holidays Exclusive: Receive a complimentary beach cooler once per stay containing four beers, four soft drinks, two bottles of water, snacks and two cold towels. 

  • Virgin Holidays exclusive: receive a complimentary beach cooler once per stay containing four beers, four soft drinks, two bottles of water, snacks and two cold towels. 

  • Kids stay and eat free: 1st child (3–16 years) stays and eats free when sharing a room with two adults.  

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 15 Dec '19 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan-28 July '20 and 6 Aug - 20 Dec '20 when staying 7 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Kids stay free: book by 15 Dec '19 and 2 children (up to 16 years) stay free when sharing a room with two paying adults, for travel completed between 1 Apr–31 Oct '20 and 1 Apr-31 Oct '21.  Applicable to One Bedroom Suites only.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Apr '20 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation cost between 6 Jan-28 July '21 and 6 Aug - 20 Dec '21 when staying 7 nights or more.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Onsite restaurant with indoor air conditioning or outdoor pool deck seating. Bar is open all day serving great cocktails and is popular with locals and visitors alike. There's also a coffee shop, grill restaurant, sports bar and fine dining in walking distance of the hotel. Poolside service with cold towels. Beach cooler rentals*. Room service*.

Pool bar music. Complimentary weekly manager's rum punch party.

Swimming pool. Spa services*. Yoga instructor* and personal trainer* on request. Fitness room. Guest discount and preferential tee times at Barbados Golf Club*.

Complimentary washer and dryer on every floor. Nearby convenience store and cash machine. Guest Internet station available*. Complimentary in-room WiFi access. Daily housekeeping service. Babysitting services*. Pre-arrival grocery service*. Hospitality lounge. Complimentary sun loungers on Rockley Beach (2 per room per day).

This hotel has a Tourism Levy fee of $9.63 per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights between 6 Jan-20 Dec '19, 6 Jan-30 Apr '20 and 1 May-31 Oct '20.

7 nights between 21 Dec '19-30 Apr '20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: a credit card imprint will be required to cover any incidentals while in resort.

Please note: this is a non-smoking hotel.

Please note: the pool area is close to the main road.

Please note: child ages are up to and including 16 years.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Better than Expected!!

Jul 16, 2019 Wander768305

The South Beach Hotel was very cute. It reminded me of the Barbados version of the Viceroy in Santa Monica. Bright eclectic furnishings - funky boutique hotel. The staff was warm and welcoming. The hotel is located right across the street from a nice beach and local artist booths. Rooms were clean. Wifi worked great. The only negative is the… Read more
The South Beach Hotel was very cute. It reminded me of the Barbados version of the Viceroy in Santa Monica. Bright eclectic furnishings - funky boutique hotel. The staff was warm and welcoming. The hotel is located right across the street from a nice beach and local artist booths. Rooms were clean. Wifi worked great. The only negative is the noisy/busy street in front of the hotel. We were only there for a day but would return again. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 sateshtolat London, United Kingdom

Stayed late March / early April & found this an extremely friendly place to stay in a fabulous location. Close to lots of sights & very easy access to buses in order to get about / just across the road from main beach.
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Jul 14, 2019 Deemie93

South Beach hotel has everything you need to enjoy your stay! The rooms and staff were amazing! The staff went above and beyond as soon as I checked in and after I checked out. There was never a moment when the staff was not smiling.
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Jul 7, 2019 IndPentayTraveller White Plains, New York

The staff really were great, especially Troy and the front desk lady on the night shift (forgot her name). There are washers and dryers on each floor, which comes in handy especially when traveling with kids. The breakfast buffet lacked the variety of Ocean Two but the Caribbean oatmeal was outstanding. Tons of restaurants nearby. My daughter… Read more
The staff really were great, especially Troy and the front desk lady on the night shift (forgot her name). There are washers and dryers on each floor, which comes in handy especially when traveling with kids. The breakfast buffet lacked the variety of Ocean Two but the Caribbean oatmeal was outstanding. Tons of restaurants nearby. My daughter enjoyed the pool. There's a playground in the Chefette across the street and an open air one near the beach. One downside is that the hotel does not have parking - there is a public parking area across the street but birds crapped all over my rental car. Some reviews mentioned traffic noise - we were on the fourth floor and didn't hear it from our room - even on the balcony, it was not unpleasant. Read less
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Jul 6, 2019 DriverBob

Good location. Good friendly helpful staff. Rooms good size bed huuuuuuge. Swimming pool ok. Outside bar closes early but plenty of places local to get a Banks beer.Managers cocktail party on tuesday enjoyable. Overall we found it an excellent place to stay.