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 Immaculate and a Stunning Position

Mar 31, 2020 Boyd Y Glasgow, United Kingdom

We normally stay at Rostrevor and last year we walked over to South Gap Hotel to admire the modernisation and as a result booked for March2020 and loved it. The whole hotel is very well finished and friendly especially Lana who is a real darling and always took time to speak to us and look after us. This is a boutique hotel and a little smaller… Read more
We normally stay at Rostrevor and last year we walked over to South Gap Hotel to admire the modernisation and as a result booked for March2020 and loved it. The whole hotel is very well finished and friendly especially Lana who is a real darling and always took time to speak to us and look after us. This is a boutique hotel and a little smaller than some but intimate. The only thing we missed was direct beach access but you’re only a 5 minute walk left or right to beach access. The hotel was quiet when we were there as on wind down for Coronavirus and resulting in a wee move for last 3 nights but only 5 mins in a taxi so all fine. We will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nicely renovated

Mar 31, 2020 nicisa Trinidad

The South Gap has been nicely renovated. Really liked their pool and pool deck. Most of the staff was friendly and accommodating, however, I wasn’t too fond of the breakfast and the drinks at the bar. I will probably try a pool deck room next time as I realized the studio ocean view was a bit too small for us. I will recommend staying here and I… Read more
The South Gap has been nicely renovated. Really liked their pool and pool deck. Most of the staff was friendly and accommodating, however, I wasn’t too fond of the breakfast and the drinks at the bar. I will probably try a pool deck room next time as I realized the studio ocean view was a bit too small for us. I will recommend staying here and I will definitely visit here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Loved it here!!

Mar 15, 2020 ncsmithtt

We arrived hours before check in and the lounge area with bathroom facilities was fantastic. We were able to relax here and get my daughter changed and off to the beach while we waited for our room to be ready. The decor in our room, the pool and deck area overlooking the sea, were all tastefully designed, and felt new, clean and fresh. We had one… Read more
We arrived hours before check in and the lounge area with bathroom facilities was fantastic. We were able to relax here and get my daughter changed and off to the beach while we waited for our room to be ready. The decor in our room, the pool and deck area overlooking the sea, were all tastefully designed, and felt new, clean and fresh. We had one of the Oceanfront Junior Suites and, it was great being near to the pool. Two TVs, a separate living/kitchenette area, well outfitted with cooking utensils and other necessities were also great to have. The staff were so friendly and helpful! Lana looked after our housekeeping and was an absolute gem. She was a delight to talk to and took good care of us. Tishaun at the front desk gave such valuable advice with regards to booking our trip activities and helped us arrange a rental car at a reasonable price. Also, I'm sure she was the reason a bottle of bubbly was delivered to our room for our Anniversary :D. I can't leave out the other ladies at the front desk as well who were also so friendly and helpful. It all felt so genuine and there was no hesitation from staff to help with our bags as we came and went. Overall, we were comfortable and felt so well catered to. The location on St. Lawrence Gap was fantastic as well, with restaurants, a mini mart, pop up street food at night, all within a few minutes' walk from the hotel! Fantastic atmosphere. I'd return to South Gap Hotel and Barbados in a heartbeat. Much love from Trinidad! :D Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel right in the heart of the night life

Mar 11, 2020 RayW654 Toronto, Canada

I stayed here for 8 nights in November and had a wonderful time. The room was better than expected. The view was great as you are basically over the water. The pool is the perfect temperature. Plenty of places to lounge. The service staff was very friendly. I would stay here again for sure on my next visit to Barbados
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Number 1 spot to watch the sunset AND amazing bartenders

Mar 10, 2020 Redreviews123 Ottawa, Canada

We struggled not to visit every damn day. The happy hour is TO DIE FOR - wether you are watching the sunset in a romantic lounge chair, sitting with friends at a table or making new friends at the bar, it is perfect for everyone. Incredible ambiance. However one thing you cannot make up is the level of service from Jonathon and Shaq - the resident… Read more
We struggled not to visit every damn day. The happy hour is TO DIE FOR - wether you are watching the sunset in a romantic lounge chair, sitting with friends at a table or making new friends at the bar, it is perfect for everyone. Incredible ambiance. However one thing you cannot make up is the level of service from Jonathon and Shaq - the resident bartenders. They were fabulous everyday with impeccable service and conversation. Somehow we managed to stay every night long past happy hour and on our last night I even had to hug them goodbye. GIVE THESE BOYS A RAISE! Read less