Time Out Hotel

Barbados, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Ideally located on the south coast of Barbados, in the vibrant St. Lawrence Gap area, is the budget-friendly Time Out Hotel. Famed for its prime location you are steps away from the beautiful Dover Beach and next to Dover playing field - great if you fancy getting involved in a game of football with the locals, or joining in with any festivities during your holiday. Offering 76 rooms, you'll also find a bar, a restaurant, and a pool on the property, but what really impresses us is the friendly service and the genuine island warmth the minute you walk through the door.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Time Out Hotel is located on the south coast of Barbados in the entertaining and popular St. Lawrence Gap. 15 minutes to Bridgetown. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

76 rooms on 3 floors in 2 buildings, with no lifts. All rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, mini-fridge (not stocked), kettle, safe, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer (some amenities are on request). All rooms feature a shower only. Standard Rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the hotel, facing the courtyard and Dover Playing field, with either 1 double bed or 2 twin beds; sleeping maximum 2 adults. These rooms do not have a balcony.

Breakfast option: available at a supplement.

Superior Rooms are primarily situated on the upper floors, with a balcony or patio, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pool View Rooms feature a balcony or patio, with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger in size and have been recently renovated, with views of Dover playing field, and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Please note: Virgin Atlantic Holidays exclusive special offer rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor without elevator access.

  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive up to 9% off stays between 16 Apr '24 – 31 Dec '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.  
  • Book by 31 May 2024 and one child under 12 stays free PLUS complimentary late checkout. Available with stays between 01 May – 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

Amigo's restaurant and sports bar, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a casual dress code and daily happy hour. There are also many restaurant and bar options just outside of Time Out's front door for you to choose from including Greek, Chinese, Thai, Irish, Mexican, Spanish or International cuisine.

Swimming pool. Basketball*, volleyball* available at Dover playing field, and a range of water sports* are available on Dover Beach.

Convenience shop. Complimentary WiFi access.

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

Special offer rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floor do not have elevator access.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic. Will definitely return.

May 1, 2024 ann m Glasgow, United Kingdom

After reading some of the reviews I was a bit trepidatious about my choice of hotel for my stay in Barbados. I needn't have worried. The hotel was perfect for our stay. I have absolutely no complaints at all. Everything was spotless and anything we need extra from housekeeping was not a problem. The pool area was very clean with towels readily… Read more
After reading some of the reviews I was a bit trepidatious about my choice of hotel for my stay in Barbados. I needn't have worried. The hotel was perfect for our stay. I have absolutely no complaints at all. Everything was spotless and anything we need extra from housekeeping was not a problem. The pool area was very clean with towels readily available everyday, even when we didn't go to the pool until late afternoon. The hotel is ideally situated across from the beach so we could go back and forward throughout the day. We never used Amigos for food so I can't comment on that except to say that being scottish, the bartender was happy to put the football on the tv early in the morning for us. We had a deluxe room which was above reception and the balcony looked onto the road. We heard some music the 1st night but we were oblivious to it after then. On my experience, I would happily recommend the hotel to anyone looking to saty in St. Lawrence on a budget. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely clean small friendly Hotel

Apr 16, 2024 travelsofpan64 Preston, United Kingdom

Lovely small hotel, friendly receptionists, Great little pool (approx 15m x 8m) 75m across the road from the beach, 7mins walk to the Gap where there are loads of great restuarants and bars, although there a bars with food under 1 minute away đź©·đź©· Ignore the Negative comments, some people just love to moan !
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Apr 6, 2024 Sarahjayne G

Before arriving at Time out I was worried after reading some of the reviews. However, I had no need at all to be worried. Time out is in the perfect location. The hotel is clean and staff helpful. Our room was cleaned daily and fresh towels provided daily. The pool was lovely and we had no issues with noise. We only had breakfast one time and it… Read more
Before arriving at Time out I was worried after reading some of the reviews. However, I had no need at all to be worried. Time out is in the perfect location. The hotel is clean and staff helpful. Our room was cleaned daily and fresh towels provided daily. The pool was lovely and we had no issues with noise. We only had breakfast one time and it was good quality. We were so pleased with Time out that I am booking with them again next year. Please do not be put off by a few bad experiences, this hotel is a perfect budget hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lot has changed….

Apr 5, 2024 Pookie1000

Im writing this review from my sun lounger - A lot has changed since I last came to Barbados, hotel is good for location, nice 5 min walk away from all bars & restaurants. Rooms are ok, basic but has everything you need, lots of storage, powerful shower, tea, coffee facilities, hair dryer and even iron & ironing board. House keeping ladies were… Read more
Im writing this review from my sun lounger - A lot has changed since I last came to Barbados, hotel is good for location, nice 5 min walk away from all bars & restaurants. Rooms are ok, basic but has everything you need, lots of storage, powerful shower, tea, coffee facilities, hair dryer and even iron & ironing board. House keeping ladies were lovely always making sure we had what we needed, ie fresh towels & toilet roll, but I wouldn’t say the rooms are cleaned to high standard. All staff are really lovely and welcoming within the hotel, pool area always being cleaned and washed down during the day, plenty of sun beds, we haven’t once needed to get up early to claim any beds. We booked bed and breakfast, well never again… the breakfast is probably the worst I’ve ever had, eggs are hard and rubbery, scrambled are over cooked and grey, only seen bacon once & sausages a few times during our stay, there is 1 toaster for the whole hotel that only cooks 2 slices each time, only 1 juice option, no fruit, no yogurt, no croissants or pastries, & only 2 cereal choices, the other morning we even had to drink out of plastic cup as they had ran out of glasses. On the 1 day there was bacon we were served it as we were only allowed 2 pieces each!! I was told this morning that once the food runs out that’s it, it’s all gone! So if you do not get down to breakfast at 7.30am you’re not getting all that’s on offer… ridiculous!! Having paid for bed & breakfast id expect all items to be on offer at any time during the breakfast meal times!! St Lawrence Gap, if you’re coming with children there is not much choice with very limited children’s menus, we have struggled to find something that suits everyone, since being here. We absolutely love McNaughtys Irish bar, food is really nice and the cocktails lovely, plus DJ Gaz has the place rocking! On the Bay another really lovely place to eat, food was absolutely delicious. Bubba’s (short taxi) something for everyone. A must is the Tiami catamaran day, absolutely fantastic, we swam with turtles, string rays and lots of fish. The crew were brilliant making lots of jokes and giving us lots of facts about the island, included lunch, all drinks plus alcohol and freshly baked cakes. Music was blaring and everyone was up dancing, it was a great day out!! Overall Barbados is absolutely beautiful but I’d definitely suggest doing your research on restaurants etc before coming with children. Read less
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Apr 4, 2024 Riifa B

I had a staycation booked for my daughter's birthday so as it was a celebration my 1st question was a birthday plate or any celebration that can be done for the birthday girl. My first disappointment was front desk telling me they don't know and they would have to check as the hotel is owned by someone else and the restaurant has a different… Read more
I had a staycation booked for my daughter's birthday so as it was a celebration my 1st question was a birthday plate or any celebration that can be done for the birthday girl. My first disappointment was front desk telling me they don't know and they would have to check as the hotel is owned by someone else and the restaurant has a different owner. Checked into My room, I had a pool view so that was a plus to my daughter. I called Amigos to ask about the birthday plate for my daughter once again the girl said she doesn't know and I told her to ask management. She then came and said yes they do however the hotel is full and it is short notice . I had to ask how is it short notice when I only arrived and checked in today. This service is very different from what I have seen and know from other sister hotels. However when going to the pool I never saw anyone or was never told where I could get my towels for the pool from besides the ones assigned to my room. On my way to my room I asked house keeping while she was in the stairway for fresh towels she asked my room number I told her 320 she then gave me directions to my room which I knew where it was already but never received the towels. Let's not talk about breakfast. My 1st day on breakfast there was scramble egg, fry egg, mushrooms, sausage and I'm not sure if it was mini pancakes or bakes as there was no signage to tell you what was being served. The whole breakfast was dry and displeasing. However on my last day which was Tuesday breakfast had a few more items and a bit better just instead of having glasses to drink from we then had to go to the bar for plastic cups. Time out was a 1st and definitely a last for me and with poor breakfast options I ventured outside for my other meals. Staff could be a bit more pleasant but as my daughter is still a child she give you guys a thumbs up for her pool time. Read less