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. 

  • 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 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. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 29 Feb '20 to receive up to 50% off the accommodation cost between 16 Dec '19-5 Jan '21, minimum stays apply. 

    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).

Please note: a room levy of $9.63 per bedroom, per night applies (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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friendly Staff, Excellent rooms, perfect location

Jan 20, 2020 billyjacques

The South beach hotel has the most friendly and helpful staff, from accommodating special occasions to organising an island tour guide for the day. The service begins on arrival with a complimentary rum punch or fruit punch. At breakfast the staff greet you and fulfil requests. We asked for poached eggs (which aren’t on the buffet layout) and they… Read more
The South beach hotel has the most friendly and helpful staff, from accommodating special occasions to organising an island tour guide for the day. The service begins on arrival with a complimentary rum punch or fruit punch. At breakfast the staff greet you and fulfil requests. We asked for poached eggs (which aren’t on the buffet layout) and they brought them right out for us. We asked for help with taking a cab to Harrison’s Cave and Hunte’s garden, the hotel manager organised a trusted and knowledgable taxi to take us to both places and tell us some history and cultural information. The rooms (junior suite) are perfectly clean and not one thing wrong at all! The rooms on the sea view side are South facing so you get the sunrise and sunset each day from the balcony. Accra beach is directly across from the hotel and stretches all the way up the west coast, we walked about 1 hour without having to step off the sand. The hotel is located within walking distance of 5 out of the top 10 places to eat on the island. My recommendations for fine dining would definitely be Champers and Naru Sushi. For a more local feel- The Good Life veggie bar is amazing and is round the back of the South Beach Hotel. All in all this hotel is the perfect blend of price, location, service and experience for anyone visiting Barbados. We loved our stay. Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 64clare York, United Kingdom

We went last year to this hotel and had a great time, so we went back this year. We arrived on 2nd January all lovely. On the third day off we went to the beach all day, came back, had showers etc, went to the safe to get some money out and horrified to find $2590 bds (£1080) had been taken out of our safe!!! We had hidden the safe key in our room… Read more
We went last year to this hotel and had a great time, so we went back this year. We arrived on 2nd January all lovely. On the third day off we went to the beach all day, came back, had showers etc, went to the safe to get some money out and horrified to find $2590 bds (£1080) had been taken out of our safe!!! We had hidden the safe key in our room and it had been found and used, and everything put back as it was. We immediately went to reception and told them, the police were called, but that's another story. Following this horrendous nightmare all we got from senior management was, 'really sorry, it is an unfortunate incident' and we were told face to face that this has never happened before, and to put a claim in with our insurance when we get home. We were left totally financially and emotionally wrecked, 3 days into our 2 weeks holiday. We will never stay in this hotel again, and would advise people not to use it. Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 Kim S Nottingham, United Kingdom

We stayed at South Beach over Christmas and the New year, we also did the same the year before and really enjoyed our time in Barbados, this year was ruined as we had £1,180 stolen from our safe in the room, we reported it on our last day there, as we were packing we emptied our valuables from the safe only 1 hour before leaving and noticed the… Read more
We stayed at South Beach over Christmas and the New year, we also did the same the year before and really enjoyed our time in Barbados, this year was ruined as we had £1,180 stolen from our safe in the room, we reported it on our last day there, as we were packing we emptied our valuables from the safe only 1 hour before leaving and noticed the money had gone, we had security come to check the safe, and was told that the safe had not been tampered with, we wrote out a statement, but could not involve the police as we had to get to the airport, time had ran out for us, we felt by the staff at the hotel that they didn’t believe us, and I suppose because it was cash we couldn’t prove anything, I am writing this review as I would not want this to happen to anyone else, me and my husband are totally devastated that some has been into our room and took a lot of money from our locked safe. We will not be returning to South beach again. So if you do visit this hotel please beware !!! I am sorry that I have had to do this review Read less
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Jan 10, 2020 genellyscamps85 Georgetown, Guyana

Hotel have to do some changes that I recommend to them like: Have to offer lunch and dinner option for the guess and have to must make breakfast varied. Hotel is to boring, should have to offer more fun. Have a good location
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Jan 2, 2020 flauj Fort-de-France, Martinique

thank you very much for your welcoming. I had a good time in your hotel. The room was so clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and attentive. special thanks for Richards Micheal. A wonderful man who cared about us and gave us good advice.