The Soco Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Soco Hotel is a modern beachfront hotel that is the perfect getaway for couples, or a great holiday spot for friends. A boutique hotel with just 24 rooms, here you’ll receive high quality service and facilities to match. Relax in your Caribbean-style room, with a stunning view of the ocean from your terrace. Enjoy swimming in the terrace pool or head down the ocean for a safe pool- like experience in the sea itself. Receive spa treatments in the comfort of your room, by the beach and pool, or even on the roof deck! A great hotel with an excellent location, just 10 minutes from the capital city, you’ll be thrilled with everything this hotel has to offer.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on the south coast of the island. 10 minutes drive from the capital city Bridgetown. Transfer time from Grantley Adams International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

24 rooms.  All rooms have air conditioning, TV, WIFI, iPod docking station, mini fridge, safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and have ocean facing terraces. SoCo Rooms have 1 king-size bed and pull out sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults. All inclusive includes: à la carte breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner at the Ocean Front restaurant, and unlimited selected alcoholic beverages at the beach bar. 
SoCo Deluxe Rooms are larger and have more privacy, with 1 king-size bed and pull out sofa, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ocean Front Restaurant (a la carte Caribbean and International cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus daily afternoon tea). Soco Bar. Weekly manager's cocktail party. 

Swimming pool. Spa. Daily tours, cruises and excursions*

Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas and rooms. Laundry/ dry-cleaning service*.

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. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor staff,they have to put -up with poor management who do not care.

Jun 18, 2024 Philip S Liverpool, United Kingdom

Great workers,poor management.I would not have booked this hotel if I had read the reviews. I found that there was dirt and grime on the handrails and doors together with the arms on the settee in the reception area. Food good but same menu for two days and then changed for the next two days,very little choice. Only one beer,’Banks’,a malty brew… Read more
Great workers,poor management.I would not have booked this hotel if I had read the reviews. I found that there was dirt and grime on the handrails and doors together with the arms on the settee in the reception area. Food good but same menu for two days and then changed for the next two days,very little choice. Only one beer,’Banks’,a malty brew and spirits were local and rough,not premium at all and frequently ran out of the best tasting. The hotel is very tired , the owners do not seem to care. I have looked at the reviews of their sister hotel on Tripadvisor and they appear to have the same problems. All that said I feel that the staff are very good ,welcoming and friendly. I would not recommend this hotel at all. Read less
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Jun 14, 2024 SuzieGloucestershire Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Good and bad Good location with several small shops and restaurants near and bus stop right outside which was an experience. Food a bit hit and miss but mainly good. Bed so comfortable and staff so happy and nice. Definitely noisy from the road and needs maintenance our sink had a crack through it and needs some money spent to get it up to a… Read more
Good and bad Good location with several small shops and restaurants near and bus stop right outside which was an experience. Food a bit hit and miss but mainly good. Bed so comfortable and staff so happy and nice. Definitely noisy from the road and needs maintenance our sink had a crack through it and needs some money spent to get it up to a better standard 24 rooms but only 12 sun beds!!! Which needed cleaning Read less
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Jun 7, 2024 Diane H

If you are a couple of any age wanting to get away and have a relaxing time, we recommend the all-inclusive Soco Hotel in Hastings on the island of Barbardos. We had such a wonderful time there! It is a small hotel for adults only. The management and staff were so pleasant, making us feel welcome from the moment they greeted us with a glass of… Read more
If you are a couple of any age wanting to get away and have a relaxing time, we recommend the all-inclusive Soco Hotel in Hastings on the island of Barbardos. We had such a wonderful time there! It is a small hotel for adults only. The management and staff were so pleasant, making us feel welcome from the moment they greeted us with a glass of champagne. Our room was lovely and close to the pool so that we could literally walk out of our room and go for a swim. Our room was very well kept every day. We had three meals a day if we wished and the food was delicious. There was a nice variety of choices for each meal and the menus changed every other day. For lunch and dinner there was always the “catch of the day” which was a variety of local fish. The best word to describe their desserts is “divine.” One of the chefs specialized in making desserts and they were wonderful. The ladies who served the meals were always pleasant, easy to talk with, and had a sense of humor. The bar was close to the pool and was the meeting place at night for the people staying there. The bartenders were terrific! They also were very friendly, wanted to talk, were quite funny and catered to everyone’s tastes. We had quite a few pina coladas, rum punches and the local beer called Banks. Along the ocean, beside the hotel, is a boardwalk that goes for about a mile so that you can have a run or take a walk anytime of the day. Beautiful artwork by local artists decorate part of the boardwalk. There are many things to do in Barbados and the staff was very helpful in telling about them. Our favorites were the catamaran cruise and seeing racehorses exercise in the ocean at Pebbles Beach. We really went to relax and be lazy and the Soco Hotel was a great place to do this! We were so well cared for! We hope to get back there as soon as we can! Read less
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May 30, 2024 Guide30720830561

Our stay at Soco hotel Barbados was amazing. The view from our balcony was breath taking, the room was clean and spacious, but the best thing about this hotel is the staff. I've never felt more welcomed and looked after. My partner and I are vegan and they bought vegan ingredients and milk alternative for us. Also, my partner prepared a big… Read more
Our stay at Soco hotel Barbados was amazing. The view from our balcony was breath taking, the room was clean and spacious, but the best thing about this hotel is the staff. I've never felt more welcomed and looked after. My partner and I are vegan and they bought vegan ingredients and milk alternative for us. Also, my partner prepared a big surprise for me (💍) and the staff helped him a lot to make that moment special and romantic. Not to mention that the staff is very friendly and always willing to help. Thanks a lot Soco team for making our holiday a memorable one. We will definitely return. Read less
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May 28, 2024 Fozf12 Kettering, United Kingdom

Excellent, cannot fault this hotel. Everything about it is top class. All the staff are amazing and so friendly making you welcome the moment you arrive. Rum tasting with Michelle is not too be missed, she is a fountain of knowledge on all things Bajan. The hotel is ideally situated for visiting Bridgetown and surrounding areas, there are a steady… Read more
Excellent, cannot fault this hotel. Everything about it is top class. All the staff are amazing and so friendly making you welcome the moment you arrive. Rum tasting with Michelle is not too be missed, she is a fountain of knowledge on all things Bajan. The hotel is ideally situated for visiting Bridgetown and surrounding areas, there are a steady flow of buses to get about on and they can be a great experience. We would definitely recommend Soco hotel and would love to visit again in the future. Read less