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.

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

1 night between 20 Apr-20 Dec '20.

3 nights between 6 Jan-19 Apr '20/'21, 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 Rooms not clean enough/kitchen staff

May 26, 2020 triim2020

Rooms size was OK,sofa bed not comfortable,the hotel is OK . The problem i found was the kitchen staff,most of them were not friendly,no smiles,some have attitude.We were in the hotel during the start of corona (Covid19)outbreak,so breakfast was not self-service any more,the staff take your order and serve you.this is where the attitude shows when… Read more
Rooms size was OK,sofa bed not comfortable,the hotel is OK . The problem i found was the kitchen staff,most of them were not friendly,no smiles,some have attitude.We were in the hotel during the start of corona (Covid19)outbreak,so breakfast was not self-service any more,the staff take your order and serve you.this is where the attitude shows when you order then add something else you could see the face changes.Kitchen staff needs training,when we were having our breakfast all the staff stood on the counter and STARE at us like we were aliens,we couldn't even enjoy our breakfast. Room cleaning was not 100%,they did not vacuum the small carpet on the floor all the days we stayed,it was dusty,under the bed,sofa,table,TV stand you could see dust.sometime the floor was sticky.It depends who cleaned your room that day.some staff do a good job cleaning,but most just change the towels & toilet paper.Bed sheets were not changed every day. Best thing is self laundry service,swimming poll,hotel location,room kitchen Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great base for a holiday

Apr 1, 2020 jcelston19

If you’re independent holiday makers & happy to do your own thing without needing all the thrills & entertainment from a Hotel, then we would highly recommend South Beach Hotel. We stayed here for a week for our Honeymoon & it met all our needs. Hotel was clean, staff friendly & good amenities within the rooms. Good buffet choice at Breakfast to… Read more
If you’re independent holiday makers & happy to do your own thing without needing all the thrills & entertainment from a Hotel, then we would highly recommend South Beach Hotel. We stayed here for a week for our Honeymoon & it met all our needs. Hotel was clean, staff friendly & good amenities within the rooms. Good buffet choice at Breakfast to start each day - fresh fruit, cereal, cooked food (typical of an English breakfast with occasional bajan twist), bread & cakes. Great location - convenience store next door (stocking many ‘essential Waitrose’ items to our amusement) & a Chefette in case you fancy a quick bite to eat. Other eateries also within walking distance. Short drive to St Lawrence gap with great restaurant choice. Would also recommend Brown Sugar restaurant near the Raddison blu hotel. Bus stops outside (you’ll here the buses before you see them). Free car parking opposite if you hire a car. Rockley beach opposite the hotel with the added bonus of free sunbeds with daily complementary vouchers from the hotel reception (parasol = $5 US). We had a great week in Barbados exploring the Island, there’s so much to see & do but our highlight was a catamaran trip with Cool Runnings snorkelling with turtles. Would definitely stay at South Beach Hotel again. Read less
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Mar 30, 2020 EbrahimTahmasbi

The rooms, the location of the hotel and all of the amenities are perfect for what you would want for a relaxing holiday. I want to thank all of the staff from the reception, housekeeping, chefs, waiting staff and management for making our holiday perfect. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing stress free holiday.
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Mar 22, 2020 the-travellers2020

The location was nice, we have walked to Bridgetown by the beach and seen a lot of beach. The hotel is pretty clean and safe. The hotel is close from the boardwalk and restaurant. The beach in front of the hotel is nice.
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Mar 22, 2020 julie999 Bury, United Kingdom

After a shaky start where we was given a studio instead of the 1 bedroomed suite we booked, we had a fab holiday. It was our 3rd visit so knew what to expect. Great room, new, clean, comfy bed and a great breakfast. Beach across the road is nice. Most bookings include 2 sun beds on the beach but check this before booking. Having been to Barbados… Read more
After a shaky start where we was given a studio instead of the 1 bedroomed suite we booked, we had a fab holiday. It was our 3rd visit so knew what to expect. Great room, new, clean, comfy bed and a great breakfast. Beach across the road is nice. Most bookings include 2 sun beds on the beach but check this before booking. Having been to Barbados many times we don’t find using the buses any problem. We jump on most nights for the 5 minute trip down to The Gap. There a few good restaurants within walking distance; Shakers, Tapas to name a couple. We will be back Read less