South Gap Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Relaxed and informal, South Gap is a cosy hotel with a friendly atmosphere. The hotel enjoys an enviable position right on the water's edge with the sea lapping up to the side of the ocean-facing pool deck and just a 5-minute walk from the fabulous Dover Beach. Each room boasts a spacious balcony or terrace with breathtaking ocean views. All rooms have received a complete recent makeover including new furnishings, bathrooms and kitchenettes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Centrally located in the St Lawrence Gap, the heart of the best entertainment area on the South coast, 'The Gap' offers an incomparable choice of experiences. You can dine in any one of an exciting array of restaurants and the dynamic nightclub atmosphere cannot be surpassed. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

34 rooms and 23 studios and 11 suites on 4 floors. All with split-system air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, USB charging ports, safe, iron and board, daily maid service, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Ocean Front Superior Studio with 1 large double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Breakfast option: available at a supplement.

Junior Suites with ocean views, are located on the ground floor, and are perfect for couples and families with small children. Suites offer a separate living area with a double sofa bed, a kitchenette and a private bathroom (accessible through the bedroom). Suites can sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

One Bedroom Suites offer a separate living room and oceanfront balcony, kitchen area and private bathroom (accessible through the bedroom). With 2 twin beds or 1 double bed in the bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the living room there is enough space for maximum 4 adults. 

Tropical Mist Bar and Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner) is located on the pool deck overlooking the ocean. The bar has two daily happy hours. Breakfast* is available at a supplement.

The hotel offers a freshwater swimming pool and sun terrace which overlooks the clear blue Caribbean sea. Lounge by the pool and enjoy the cool tropical breeze while soaking up the glorious sunshine and sipping on a refreshing fruity cocktail.

Please note: a room levy of $4.38 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 ourSpecial Assistance page

3 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: guests may experience noise from local bars and clubs.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tasteful + Modern Serenity

Jan 24, 2021 HermanaJump Barbados

Glowing blue water on the doorstep and sparkling clean facilities - this was one of the best places imaginable for an approved quarantine hotel. There was some apprehension about the level of noise from the surrounding area, based on reviews, but we had a 1br suite that faced the ocean and did not hear a peep all week. The room service was… Read more
Glowing blue water on the doorstep and sparkling clean facilities - this was one of the best places imaginable for an approved quarantine hotel. There was some apprehension about the level of noise from the surrounding area, based on reviews, but we had a 1br suite that faced the ocean and did not hear a peep all week. The room service was delicious, the in-room kitchen was modern, sparkling and helpful and the front desk staff were unbelievably accommodating. Check-in was as thorough of a C19 experience as you could imagine - you get a thermometer test by standing in front of an automated machine, mist your whole body with rubbing alcohol (just kidding, only your hands) and then take yourself to your room Upon checking in, I explained that the purpose of the trip was business and would need a room with great WiFi. They assured me that it worked and for the most part, it was connected but with 0.2mb upload type speeds. Across the week, they had the provider on-site a few times trying to fix issues but ultimately, doing video calls was a bit of a nightmare. Certain parts of the suite had better access but inexplicably, the center of the unit had no connectivity and the extremities had access with limited bandwidth. Every meal was mouth-watering and delicious, from the flying fish cou cou to the gargantuan burger. The kitchen staff was exuberant on the phone and always helpful with recommendations. Shower was amazing with great water pressure, soap and shampoo dispensers and luxe soft towels. The bed was massive, firm and filled with pillows of varying density to choose your own preference. Every morning, waking up to the turquoise ocean with turtles swimming in front of you is a slice of magic. Waking up to humming birds, monkeys on the accompanying balconies and cheerful staff made this an absolute pleasure. If they had the WiFi fixed to skip those headaches, it would have felt like a 5-star stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great little getaway spot

Jan 8, 2021 BeachGuyBarbados Barbados

I'm normally cautious about boutique hotels but after my wife booked a room for us at South Gap, I was blown away. If you're looking for a clean, friendly, unpretentious and modern hotel that won't break the bank, this is it. My kids had a blast in the pool, which has a deck with an amazing view of Rockley Beach. We will definitely return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Christmas/NYE Getaway

Jan 8, 2021 SincerelyMelissa Toronto, Canada

Spent 16 days here over Christmas and NYE. Our one bedroom suite was fantastic with a great view, hotel is well maintained and it’s shows. Great location with tons of restaurant and bars at the doorstep. Easy walk to grocery stores and transit to the city. Staff were all pleasant, always a friendly hello. Really appreciate how seriously the hotel… Read more
Spent 16 days here over Christmas and NYE. Our one bedroom suite was fantastic with a great view, hotel is well maintained and it’s shows. Great location with tons of restaurant and bars at the doorstep. Easy walk to grocery stores and transit to the city. Staff were all pleasant, always a friendly hello. Really appreciate how seriously the hotel is taking the covid protocols and protecting all staff and guests. We regularly visit Barbados and will certainly be returning to this hotel. Our only complaint would be how load the waterfall is outside, it constantly sounded like it was raining out because of it but that was also due to our proximity to it. Thanks for a fantastic stay, we look forward to returning hopefully later this year! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful Boutique Hotel in the Center of it all!

Dec 21, 2020 GrandTour11275 Roosevelt, New York

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the South Gap Hotel Barbados. It is an idyllic oasis in the center of it all. This is an intimate boutique hotel with a very cool aesthetic and vibe. The hotel is recently renovated and the rooms are comfortably and well appointed. Though it is in the middle of the famous St. Lawrence Gap, once inside you are… Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the South Gap Hotel Barbados. It is an idyllic oasis in the center of it all. This is an intimate boutique hotel with a very cool aesthetic and vibe. The hotel is recently renovated and the rooms are comfortably and well appointed. Though it is in the middle of the famous St. Lawrence Gap, once inside you are transported to a peaceful oasis. However, if you wish you can just step outside and all the nightlife, bars and restaurants, are right outside. Not to mention the famous Gap Burgers are right at your door! You couldn’t want a better location. But the best part was the warm and friendly staff. From the reservations team I interacted with prior to and during my stay, to the wonderfully pleasant and professional reception team, to the delightful restaurant staff, the efficient housekeeping team and vigilant security personnel made it feel like you were staying with family. The food at the onsite restaurant, Tropical Mist Bar & Restaurant was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced. If you like that boutique hotel feel the South Gap Hotel is definitely one to choose! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great value boutique hotel

Nov 29, 2020 198madeleinev London, United Kingdom

we stayed for 8 nights in November. staff super friendly and check in process smooth. hotel recently refurbished to high standard. exceeded all expectations for the price paid, a real gem - we will be back.