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 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).

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating South Beach Apartments

Nov 7, 2019 BobS1614 Penarth, United Kingdom

Great place apart from the really bad road noise. Staff were friendly and helpful, location for the beach is great. Apartments were nicely decorated and well equipped. Shower was really nice. it's a shame the road noise is so bad with horns sounding all day and well into the night plus early in the morning.
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Oct 31, 2019 bridgeeh

The staff is awesome friendly, willing, accommodating. Check in & check out were good as well and general information on the island & how to get around was idle. General dusting in room great, just a little more details in bathroom & shower area on cleaning.
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Oct 30, 2019 Dominique S

The lobby requires a boost at a first glance it's a bit shabby looking but the rooms are nice and comfy, the staff on the other hand are utterly rude, disrespectful, not friendly and the worst to deal with. The front desk is very uninformed about any previous arrangements and request confirmed online or via email. They do not communicate on check… Read more
The lobby requires a boost at a first glance it's a bit shabby looking but the rooms are nice and comfy, the staff on the other hand are utterly rude, disrespectful, not friendly and the worst to deal with. The front desk is very uninformed about any previous arrangements and request confirmed online or via email. They do not communicate on check in with customers as to extra charges or things that customers should know. Also please to anyone going to this hotel please note there's a 200BBD beach towel charge that they dont inform you about when you arrive and on check out they just add it to your bill. Read less
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Oct 24, 2019 S P Toronto, Canada

If you want to be near the beach, but save a bit of money it is a good value. Lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance for meals. Thought I would use the kitchen to prepare meals, but cooking is the last thing I wanted to do on vacation. Wish there was beach bar service. Otherwise have to cross a main road to get back to the… Read more
If you want to be near the beach, but save a bit of money it is a good value. Lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance for meals. Thought I would use the kitchen to prepare meals, but cooking is the last thing I wanted to do on vacation. Wish there was beach bar service. Otherwise have to cross a main road to get back to the hotel bar to get a drink. Staff were very attentive and always available to help. Rooms and common areas were super clean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel

Oct 22, 2019 reneewjohn

Wonderful place, great location and not overly expensive and the staff was friendly and helpful at all times we had a great time and would definitely stay there again on our next trip and it was worth it.