South Gap Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

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 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

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).

This hotel has no lifts, and steps are required on all floors. This hotel is not suited to guests with mobility issues. 
For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

3 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

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

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Traveller rating

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May 3, 2022 LightPacker632690 Bridgetown, Barbados

Special shout outs to cody at front desk and nick in the bar. Yall were amazing and made me feel really special. Keep up the great work. The entire housekeeping team was amazing... sorry i didnt get your names. Thank you to all of the restaurant staff as well. Very accomodating. On to the real review.... i work in the tourist industry and im… Read more
Special shout outs to cody at front desk and nick in the bar. Yall were amazing and made me feel really special. Keep up the great work. The entire housekeeping team was amazing... sorry i didnt get your names. Thank you to all of the restaurant staff as well. Very accomodating. On to the real review.... i work in the tourist industry and im taught to treat everyone the same. However that was not the case at this hotel with this particular individual. The security guard on resort was rude and inconsiderate. Locked us out of the hotel in the middle of the night and had an attitude when i asked why the door was locked and could not get into the hotel. Two other guest that id become friends with were really annoyed that I was being treated that way. That was a real security issue for me. Suppose i was having a medical emergency amd needed my meds that were in my room.... Not only did he lock us out but the issue with raising the arm for me to park on the property was what pushed it even further. And if that wasnt bad enough, after i paid my money to stay in this place he had the audacity to call my room to tell me my guest had to leave welllll before the time they were suppose to. After registering my guest ,he had the worst attitude. Dont think id be back after that experience with him. Read less
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May 3, 2022 Hrhughes Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

We stayed at South Gap in February and loved it so much we returned ten weeks later. The staff are all so friendly and cannot do enough for you. The rooms are immaculate and so are the communal areas. Will definitely return as soon as possible and will be recommending to any of our friends that are visiting the island.
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May 1, 2022 Compass545168

from beginning to end it was great!!!! the room, the view, the pool, breakfast, the front desk staff was extremely friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend this hotel to any and everyone...
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Apr 30, 2022 dreiearle97 Bridgetown, Barbados

My experience was awesome the employees and the hotel top notch only thing tho need more channels to choose from tho lol but other wise hand down my suite and stay was excellent would be back need a voucher lol that’s how bad I want to come back there but I would be back tho but the front desk lady and guy very professional and they listen to… Read more
My experience was awesome the employees and the hotel top notch only thing tho need more channels to choose from tho lol but other wise hand down my suite and stay was excellent would be back need a voucher lol that’s how bad I want to come back there but I would be back tho but the front desk lady and guy very professional and they listen to every concern the guys at the bar make u feel so welcome and they deserve credit well everyone the chef also food was awesome but south gap the place to be for me thanks for having me at at the wonderful hotel Read less
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Apr 27, 2022 jos575 Leeds, United Kingdom

Had a great stay at South gap a week was not long enough. Room was great it had everything and more that we needed. Location fantastic within walking distance to everything. all staff fantastic and never felt uncomfortable asking for anything. Will definitely be back but for longer. Waking up every morning and looking out onto the ocean was… Read more
Had a great stay at South gap a week was not long enough. Room was great it had everything and more that we needed. Location fantastic within walking distance to everything. all staff fantastic and never felt uncomfortable asking for anything. Will definitely be back but for longer. Waking up every morning and looking out onto the ocean was beautiful. One word of Warning if your tolerance for alcohol is not good watch the cocktail named BMW😂😂...tastes lovely but ooo its strong😵‍💫😵‍💫....thank you South gap Read less