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St Albans
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Sandpiper for several years now and quite simply, this is our favourite hotel in the world. The changes that have been made to Harolds Bar and the new 'lap pool' have enhanced the beach and garden area (which had been something of a concern to regular guests like ourselves) and the Sandpiper has lost none... More 

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3 Thank IanStrat
Puerto Banus, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best hotel I have stayed in there is no better hotel in the Caribbean Staff are fantastic food amazing beach wonderful This hotel is family run and not a chain group therefore you get a level of service and atmosphere you don't get anywhere else Also Harold at Harolds bar makes great cocktails

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2 Thank Warren L
Somerford
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed at the Sandpiper in July and enjoyed it so much we have booked to return in October. The staff are very helpful and once you have given your room number they remember and don't have to keep asking you. We stay bed and breakfast so we have the option to dine in the hotel or elsewhere, the dinners... More 

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4 Thank Tracey L
Liphook, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had dinner at the Sandpiper three times during our recent visit to Barbados and we were not disappointed once. The staff are friendly and efficient, the menu was varied and each dish was expertly cooked and well presented. Our thanks for three wonderful experiences, we will certainly return next year.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the sandpiper in early July with my family and 3 month old daughter. My aunt, daughter and I stayed at the sandpiper for 6 nights and we met my parents who has already been there four nights. Let me begin by saying, we had a wonderful time at the Sandpiper, will definitely be back to stay again,... More 

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London
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Stayed here for a week in June with my partner. We had a lovely room right by the beach. Breakfast was a really nice start to the day and the lunch menu had lots of light options. The location is really good as you're not far from some great restaurants like Lone Star and The Cliff, but also some smaller... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the suites by the new pool not long after it had opened. The Sandpiper was understated luxury and elegance. On an island where even the fast food is dramatically overpriced, this hotel was worth every penny. Excellent loungers (some of the comfiest we have experienced, with custom towels) on a lovely stretch of beach, free... More 

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West East Anglia
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This was our second visit to the restaurant at the Sandpiper Hotel, and as before the meal was perfect, its not cheap, but you get what you pay for. My partner had lamb and I had a beef fillet steak, and both were excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We couldn't have picked a better hotel to stay in. There were lots of people there who were repeat guests, they had mostly stayed in other hotels but said this one was the best one. The Sandpiper is a small boutique hotel set in beautiful tropical gardens and is tranquil and peaceful with birds and cicadas chirping in the background.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was our seventh visit to the Sandpiper, which is a family owned resort on the west coast of Barbados. After an absence of four years (travelling to more exotic locales), we returned to a warm welcome, by name, from staff that had remained mostly unchanged. The food is first rate, the service unparalleled, and the beach, although small, is... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Sandpiper

Address: Holetown, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range: RM1,899 - RM10,382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sandpiper 4.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
The Sandpiper Hotel Saint James
Sandpiper Saint James
Sandpiper Hotel Saint James
Sandpiper Barbados
The Sandpiper Barbados/Saint James Parish
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The suites are a real treat with supe views and amenities”
  • The view of the 'deck' from the Vernada of the room
  • The veranda had a lovely view
  • West facing means that the sunsets are spectacular
 of 5 bubbles IanStrat, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest a pool view as they seemed a bit quieter”
 of 5 bubbles AliB2112, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room close to the beach. Rooms close to the front of the resort are a bit noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles howard323, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Near the sea”
 of 5 bubbles DGarethE, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the beach are best to avoid road noise”
 of 5 bubbles Angie058, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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