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, presenting 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 as the Junior Suites 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.

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*. Fitness room. Yoga instructor* and personal trainer* on request. 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 (two 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

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* 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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Traveller rating

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Jul 25, 2021 Deborah C

So disappointed: The pictures of this hotel here are no longer accurate. They were taken when the hotel was newly refurbished. Now the hotel is very tired. Furniture is damaged. Paintwork is damaged and tainted. Many soft furnishings including curtains are gone or need replacing. This hotel needs another refit. Desperately. Or the star rating… Read more
So disappointed: The pictures of this hotel here are no longer accurate. They were taken when the hotel was newly refurbished. Now the hotel is very tired. Furniture is damaged. Paintwork is damaged and tainted. Many soft furnishings including curtains are gone or need replacing. This hotel needs another refit. Desperately. Or the star rating needs to be reduced and the cost of a stay dropped to reflect it. We have stayed many times and observed it’s deterioration. It’s been pointed out both to staff and management and ignored. We will not stay again. This hotel is in a great location. Close to beach, bars, restaurants and shops. Shame they’re not making the most of it. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Read less
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Jul 25, 2021 ssfungal Bridgetown, Barbados

The stay was good from checking in to checking out. The hotel is located centrally to many places such as the beach, transportation, many restaurants including on of our family's favourite Cheffete, etc. My family enjoyed it so much we will return again.
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Jul 18, 2021 tahiraaholder15 Bridgetown, Barbados

I was forever searching for the perfect hotel to book for my boyfriend and I for our six year anniversary. So many other hotels I searched for. Don't get me wrong the others were nice but the pricing and location. Then I remembered south beach as I would pass it every morning to go to school, and said to myself, I could try there. I checked out… Read more
I was forever searching for the perfect hotel to book for my boyfriend and I for our six year anniversary. So many other hotels I searched for. Don't get me wrong the others were nice but the pricing and location. Then I remembered south beach as I would pass it every morning to go to school, and said to myself, I could try there. I checked out the hotel and it seemed just perfect for our celebration. Indeed I have made the right choice and gone ahead and booked with the best. We did enjoy every moment of our stay. Wished it was longer 😃 Read less
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Jul 17, 2021 giannesandiford

I did a staycation there for my daughters birthday and it was wonderful she had a great time and so did I. The staff were all really helpful too especially at check in, because there were certain details I didnt know and they were very patient with me!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating a dream staycation at south beach

Jul 15, 2021 allison b Bridgetown, Barbados

overall excellent hotel, rooms were very nice and clean, staff were excellent,pool was awesome, my son had a blast! breakfast menu can be better , more variety. the check in process was easy and very professional,Melinda was so nice and courteous,she also called to make sure we were settled in and the room was to our lickings.