South Gap Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

The hotel

Relaxed and informal, this 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
  • Great For A Base
  • 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 guests 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 on 4 floors. All with split-system air-conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, USB charging ports, 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.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 1 May–31 Aug '20, book by 31 Jan '20 (maximum of one free night per stay).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 1 May–31 Aug '21, book by 30 Apr '20 (maximum of one free night per stay).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free Nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for stays completed between 1 Sep–31 Oct '19, book by 30 Sep '19 (maximum of one free night per stay).

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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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Sep 16, 2019 Kaylovesbarbados Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

My husband and I stayed at the South Gap for 2 weeks and it was fabulous. We were made welcome from the minute we arrived to the minute we left from the wonderful staff and that is truly the plus point to this hotel. We loved the refurbished rooms and the facilities in the kitchen which came in handy when the island was put in to lock down due to… Read more
My husband and I stayed at the South Gap for 2 weeks and it was fabulous. We were made welcome from the minute we arrived to the minute we left from the wonderful staff and that is truly the plus point to this hotel. We loved the refurbished rooms and the facilities in the kitchen which came in handy when the island was put in to lock down due to storm Dorian the hotel staff made sure we were informed of any developments and that we were safe,thankfully the storm didn’t affect us and we continued our holiday as normal. Our room had a amazing view over the ocean and we made friends with a few sparrows that visited us daily,the room was cleaned to a high standard and we had fresh towels every day a big thank you to Patricia for that and our daily chats. We will definitely be returning in the future to this wonderful hotel and can’t wait to capture those fabulous views once again!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place , great location , such a wonderful stay....

Sep 15, 2019 5338Emma London, United Kingdom

We were relocated to South gap and had the most memorable holiday here. We stayed for 14 nights with family and friends. The hotel is fabulous! The rooms are modern ,not as big as some hotel rooms but well equipped. A large wardrobe , cases fit up on the top well out the way. Decor is immaculate and kitchen had everything we needed including an… Read more
We were relocated to South gap and had the most memorable holiday here. We stayed for 14 nights with family and friends. The hotel is fabulous! The rooms are modern ,not as big as some hotel rooms but well equipped. A large wardrobe , cases fit up on the top well out the way. Decor is immaculate and kitchen had everything we needed including an electric hob, kettle ,coffee maker and large fridge freezer. A great TV on the wall with plenty of channels. There is a safe in the wardrobe which we found to be really useful. Bathroom has the most amazing shower , plenty of fresh towels hand wash and shower gels with a small window . Best of all is the view from the rooms of the turquoise ocean and turtles bobbing up and down all day long, you can never tire of this view . There are different room types , you can get a room with two single beds or a king size. Beds were really comfortable with plenty of pillows. They also have some deck rooms with a bedroom , lounge & bathroom and also some one bedroom suites. The ladies on reception are helpful and friendly and there is also a security guard on over the night shift . The pool is amazing with extremely comfy loungers and big umbrellas, it’s a really lovely area to relax . We never had a problem getting a bed , there always seemed to be plenty. You can pay a deposit to have towels throughout your stay which is refunded upon departure. The Pool was very well maintained and cleaned everyday . At night the pool area had a lovely atmosphere listening to the waves crashing and watching the flame torches burning. Car park is spacious with plenty of spaces, we never had any trouble parking. There is a restaurant on the pool level called “tropical mist”, I must say breakfast was delicious. The menu had plenty of choices and the quality and presentation was superb . You have to try the pancakes - they are the best! The staff at south gap were lovely, always pleasant and friendly. Patricia was just wonderful. As other people mention in reviews , it is noisy at night due to being opposite bars, the door is quite well soundproofed but you can hear the music, however this never stopped us sleeping! If you are a light sleeper this would definitely be a problem. The hotel is along the st Lawrence gap , there are plenty of bars and restaurants to try all of which we had a great time in with fabulous food. Thank you South Gap for a wonderful holiday , We Can’t wait to return for our next visit in October .... Read less
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Sep 11, 2019 shrelle queens,ny

This well decorated, clean hotel is right in the middle of St. Lawrence Gap in Barbados, which is a prime spot for night life, restaurants, local shopping and hotels/condos. I had an excellent experience while on a mini vacation with my husband. I stayed on the pool side level which had magnificent beach views. The room was cozy, very clean,… Read more
This well decorated, clean hotel is right in the middle of St. Lawrence Gap in Barbados, which is a prime spot for night life, restaurants, local shopping and hotels/condos. I had an excellent experience while on a mini vacation with my husband. I stayed on the pool side level which had magnificent beach views. The room was cozy, very clean, well decorated and just enough for the two of us. The king sized bed was comfortable. The staff was very nice. very professional and very accommodating. We were able to dine on our patio or on the deck overlooking the sea . This hotel is on my to do again list. In case you are wondering, there is no beach but it is a quick stroll in either direction of the gap. Read less
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Aug 22, 2019 Meeshie81 London, United Kingdom

I stayed at the South Gap Hotel this month & was blown away. It is situated at the heart of St Lawrence Gap, which is an extremely lively and bustling area with bars, clubs etc but don't let that put you off.. This hotel is modern & beautiful. Check in was easy and a lovely gentleman (who's name I did not get) kindly carried my suitcase to my… Read more
I stayed at the South Gap Hotel this month & was blown away. It is situated at the heart of St Lawrence Gap, which is an extremely lively and bustling area with bars, clubs etc but don't let that put you off.. This hotel is modern & beautiful. Check in was easy and a lovely gentleman (who's name I did not get) kindly carried my suitcase to my room. The room itself was lovely, the kitchen area was stocked with a large fridge freezer with all the kitchenware you could need. The bathroom contained a walk in shower (which was lovely) with shower gel & shampoo. The bed in the room was HUGE, I'm pretty tall at 5ft10 and I had plenty of space. Once in the room I couldn't hear the noise from 'The Gap' which was in full swing as I arrived late.. I had a very comfortable sleep! Waking up and opening the curtains I was immediately struck by the view.. I was looking straight out to sea. I went down to the restaurant for breakfast, and chose to eat outside on the decked pool area. I ended up sitting out there for a few hours, listening to the music playing from the bar, drinking fruit punch & watching a few Hawksbill Turtles swim by. It was such a relaxing experience.. All in all, it was a pleasure to stay at this hotel, the staff were wonderful and attentive, the food was reasonably priced and portion size was big. I look forward to returning in the near future on my next trip to Barbados. A special thank you to Tia & especially to the general manager Cecile for all that they did to make me feel welcomed. Read less
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Aug 22, 2019 gallieb Brooklyn, New York

I vacation for for 11 days at the SOUTH GAP HOTEL it was the most excellent memorable stay, the staff was superbly caring, very friendly, and attentive to my needs. Before I got to the hotel I had a unfortunate situation happen to me when the staff found out , they did so much to make my stay better ( AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT) I would like to say… Read more
I vacation for for 11 days at the SOUTH GAP HOTEL it was the most excellent memorable stay, the staff was superbly caring, very friendly, and attentive to my needs. Before I got to the hotel I had a unfortunate situation happen to me when the staff found out , they did so much to make my stay better ( AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT) I would like to say thank you to every staff members that I came in contact with especially the manager Cecile Gibson the most wonderful individual person ,Edward from maintenance great guy and Tashauna from front desk ,also the night security staff wonderful.!!!!. The hotel is beautiful the rooms are clean and very comfortable the view from my room gorgeous the outside grounds are immaculately kept, it is a little (PARADISE in the gap).again the staff was wonderful , friendly , and absolutely fabulous. I must say with such wonderful management I expected no less from your staff.. THANKS A MILLION. Will I be back? ABSOLUTELY YES. Read less