The Rockley by Ocean Hotels

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Bringing a live-like-a local vibe, The Rockley by Ocean Hotels has arrived in Barbados. Designed in bold, fresh, and locally inspired décor plus a splash of local artwork, all suites are supremely comfortable with gorgeous king-size beds, furnished balconies and kitchen facilities – adding that extra bit of convenience and helping you feel right at home. When you want to take it easy you can just relax by the pool or chill out on your complimentary lounger on the amazing Rockley beach which is just across the road from the hotel. If you’re feeling active, you’re in luck, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the Play Space with table tennis, pool table and darts. Nights are lively too with evening entertainment at the new bar offering a trendy beach club vibe. The resort is so hip that you won't want to leave, but if you do, you’ll find the vibrant heart of the South Coast and its wide assortment of dining, shopping, and entertainment choices just 5 minutes away!

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

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

This small and friendly boutique hotel has 49 suites. Junior Suites feature a kitchenette, dining area, lounge with sofa bed, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (under 15 years old). Bed & Breakfast: includes Bajan-infused breakfast served daily.
One-Bedroom Suites feature a full kitchen and separate living area, dining area, lounge with sofa bed and private bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Book by 13 May 2024  to receive up to 35% off stays between 01 Apr '24– 05 Jan '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

The Restaurant at The Rockley (mix of modern Bajan and Caribbean flavours, open for breakfast and lunch). Outdoor covered bar area with a Beach Club vibe. The hotel has also partnered up with some of the most popular restaurants on the South Coast to launch their Dine & Sign programme, where you can simply sign your bill at the end of the evening and pay as part of your hotel bill on check-out.

75ft swimming pool. In room spa services*. Fitness room. Table tennis. Pool table. Darts. Scrabble and other board games. Island tours*.

Complimentary beach loungers and umbrellas at Rockley Beach. Hospitality lounge. Concierge services. Laundry facilities*.

A Tourism Fee will be charged per bedroom, per night and will be collected at check out. The rate is subject to change by the Government, and varies by hotel room. Fees currently range from 8.75 Barbadian dollar (approximately £3.90) to 35 Barbadian dollar​ (approximately £16.00) per bedroom, per night. 

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

* 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Week at the Rockley Hotel

Apr 14, 2024 Sazza16 Milton Keynes, England

We stayed at the South Beach Hotel, now renamed to The Rockley Hotel for one week. What a lovely hotel this is! We had a junior suite which was spacious and colourful in true Bajan style. We loved the bed - it was so comfortable! The walk in shower was huge! There was a kitchenette but we only used the fridge and the kettle. The room was cleaned… Read more
We stayed at the South Beach Hotel, now renamed to The Rockley Hotel for one week. What a lovely hotel this is! We had a junior suite which was spacious and colourful in true Bajan style. We loved the bed - it was so comfortable! The walk in shower was huge! There was a kitchenette but we only used the fridge and the kettle. The room was cleaned every day and towels were changed every 3 days. Location wise, this hotel is perfectly situated, across the road from Rockley Beach and within walking distance of a range of shops and restaurants. Yes, the road is noisy but we didn't have any problems sleeping and you can't hear much at the beach, other than the waves! The pool was nice to sit at late afternoon with a couple of cocktails from the bar. Never had any problems finding somewhere to sit. Breakfast was lovely. There was a range of cereals, bread, cakes, fruit, yoghurts, cheese and cooked food, including egg, bacon, potatoes, beans and once there were pancakes. The catering staff were friendly and efficient, serving us tea, coffee and iced water. Juice was also available. Finally, we must mention the front desk staff who were wonderful. I loved that they gave us a tour of our room and showed us how everything worked. They gave us towels for the beach and a voucher for beds and a parasol every day. They were full of helpful tips for getting on local transport and going on trips. They were able to recommend the best places to eat and shop. Nothing was too much trouble. Aside from all that, they are lovely people and we enjoyed chatting to them every day. Special mention to Terina, Dedrea and Troy. We miss them already! If you're thinking of staying at the Rockley Hotel, don't hesitate! Just book it and look forward to a fantastic holiday! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing week at The Rockley Hotel

Apr 13, 2024 matthewaA3093HB

Now named The Rockley hotel. What a great week my family and friends had at this hotel. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and with a big shout out to Romario behind the bar for his great cocktails and laughs we had with him, it really made the week to have a great team working at this hotel. The whole hotel kept clean all the time and… Read more
Now named The Rockley hotel. What a great week my family and friends had at this hotel. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and with a big shout out to Romario behind the bar for his great cocktails and laughs we had with him, it really made the week to have a great team working at this hotel. The whole hotel kept clean all the time and lovely design walls ,art work and hanging chairs finished off its great atmosphere. ( my wife bought one of the art pictures) Breakfast was simple but this just meant all of it was fresh and cooked to a great standard. My favourite being ordered poached eggs on toast every day was amazing. The pool looks small on the pictures but is perfect being long to give space for the kids at one end and people sunbathing at the other with out getting to crowded. Sunbeds and seating was easily found at any time of the day. Towels service was great just pop in basket and ask reception for new. Troy kept the kids entertained with games , activities and film nites etc. Even meet the team nite with free rum punch with was my favourite drink of the week. The rooms were great and a good size so not on top of each and cramped in other like some hotels, air conditioning was ice cold and easy to adjust if needed with separate controls in the bedroom. Room cleaned everyday to a high standard so a big thanks to the cleaning staff as well. If I was to recommend anything would be banks beer in bottles in stead of cans ( just my preference), bar to stay open to 11 as we would have had another drink when we got back most nights after 10 ( sorry bartenders if they make u stay later 😂) and may be iced glasses for the beer as love a beer in a ice glass. I know they are going through this hotel modernisation bit by bit at the moment so hopefully next time I come it’s even better. Overall a great hotel and a great team of staff, not too overcrowded and everything kept to a high standard, thanks for a great week after our cruise and hope to see you again soon☀️🏖️🍺 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great hotel, next to a lovely white sandy beach.

Apr 12, 2024 Landps88

Great hotel, spacious well equipped rooms, just across the road from a lovely beach. In a good position to discover and explore the island Great atmosphere at the Cocktail party on Tuesday evening with steel drums. Staff friendly, always on hand to help. Would definitely like to return. Huge thanks to the wonderful staff who went above and… Read more
Great hotel, spacious well equipped rooms, just across the road from a lovely beach. In a good position to discover and explore the island Great atmosphere at the Cocktail party on Tuesday evening with steel drums. Staff friendly, always on hand to help. Would definitely like to return. Huge thanks to the wonderful staff who went above and beyond any expectations in helping and supporting our family during a difficult time. Truly incredible, we are so grateful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wow Just Wow

Apr 11, 2024 lyndacP3208GW

Hotel is directly across the road from beautiful Rockley Beach . ( towels supplied by the Hotel for pool or beach use as well as free sun beds on the beach the only thing you pay for are umbrellas ) The Hotel is clean and well maintained . From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome , all staff were outstanding , informative and… Read more
Hotel is directly across the road from beautiful Rockley Beach . ( towels supplied by the Hotel for pool or beach use as well as free sun beds on the beach the only thing you pay for are umbrellas ) The Hotel is clean and well maintained . From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome , all staff were outstanding , informative and ,friendly . Book the Island tour with Troy who is based at the hotel. It was great to be in his company and to get to know the other guests. Who incidentally all said they will be returning . A trip to see the race horses having their bath on Pebble Beach is a must , although an early start ( between 5-7am) it is definitely worth it a lovely lady sets up a tea and coffee stall on the beach so you can have a cuppa whilst watching this amazing sight. Also a visit to Oistins the fishing village should not be missed on a Friday Evening , it gets very busy , tables are laid out and you can sit and join in whilst they serve you fish cuts (sandwiches) rice chicken and peas and various other authentic meals. People are dancing it’s just a lovely place to see everyone chilling out and enjoying themselves. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A fabulous boutique hotel

Apr 7, 2024 Jet624689 Knutsford, United Kingdom

The Rockley (formerly South Beach Hotel) is a fabulous boutique hotel & I had a wonderful stay. It was my second visit. They took care of me from the moment I arrived and I was greeted with warmth and smiles, not to mention a fruit punch and a cold towel! The rooms are lovely and have lots of new furnishings and artwork as part of the rebrand to… Read more
The Rockley (formerly South Beach Hotel) is a fabulous boutique hotel & I had a wonderful stay. It was my second visit. They took care of me from the moment I arrived and I was greeted with warmth and smiles, not to mention a fruit punch and a cold towel! The rooms are lovely and have lots of new furnishings and artwork as part of the rebrand to The Rockley. I stayed in a one bedroom suite that was large, spacious and modern. The bed was very comfortable, linen & towels changed regularly and the room was kept spotlessly clean. The hotel helped me order groceries for my arrival - all very efficient. The pool area is small but there were always enough sunbeds and it had a relaxed vibe. The beach is just across the road and the hotel provides sunbed vouchers & towels and there is just a small charge for a beach umbrella. There are staff on hand from the beach bars whenever you want a drink or snack. The pool bar is friendly - with great cocktails. I stayed on a bed & breakfast basis and enjoyed my breakfast with poached eggs cooked to order. The location couldn’t be better, close to the beach, shops, bars & restaurants and the lovely boardwalk for those evening strolls. There are local buses running outside the hotel so access to the rest of the island is easy. The hotel has a weekly Manager’s cocktail party & Troy arranges a boardwalk walk, a tour of the island and fun activities by the pool. I would highly recommend the island tour - a perfect day that I will never forget. The whole team at the Rockley are so welcoming, efficient and friendly - nothing is too much trouble. It’s hard to single anyone out - I would just say - keep doing what you are doing!! I can’t recommend this hotel highly enough - I would come back in a heartbeat - hopefully very soon!!Thank you to the team at The Rockley. Read less