Dover Beach Hotel

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Situated away from the vibrant atmosphere of the St. Lawrence Gap, this family-owned and friendly hotel offers a tranquil retreat. Our amenities include two beautiful pools, a sun-deck, direct access to a pristine white sandy beach, and accommodations with sweeping panoramic views of the ocean or lush tropical gardens. Each suite/studio is air-conditioned and equipped with either king or twin beds. The rooms boast full kitchenettes, a stove, fridge, telephone, free WiFi, in-room safe, cable television, full bathroom, private balcony, and daily housekeeping service. Ideal for families, weddings, honeymooners, as well as teams and groups.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Ocean View
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Richard wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol34 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 5 weeks from January 1st and enjoyed everyday. We had a pool side room which was perfectly adequate for doing breakfasts and evening meals should you wish. If we did not go out we had our food from the SeaGrape bar just 20mts away which was good and reasonably priced.
The girls from the bar deserve a special mention, Krystal, Safari and Maria. A very very special mention for Melissa. Two happy hours a day with the 12.00 to 13.00 being my favourite time of the day.
Plenty of sun beds and umbrellas around the pool. Really nice sun deck next to the sea with many canopy beds although this does get busy. The hotel staff would help carry sun beds down to the beach next the hotel if you like sand and wanted a bit more space.
The reception ladies and Jeremy always spoke as you walked past and had a great smile at all times.
Managers rum/fruit punch and sandwiches every Tuesday which encouraged you meet and talk to other residents. The manager Marcia was often walking around the hotel areas to ensure everything was correct.
Cannot wait until next January when we will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AVERIL BYER, Agency / Consultant at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Thank you starting off the new decade at Dover Beach Hotel and staying with us for five weeks. We were certainly honoured to have you as our guests. We appreciate your comments and thank you for sharing them. Additionally, we thank you for highlighting and naming the staff who made an impression with you. We will certainly pass on the accolades. Know that we are just as eager to see and host you next January.
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Julie F wrote a review Feb 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom30 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked through British airways which included a standard room, so we did contact the hotel to upgrade to a sea view in the Calais building as we would not of been happy to not see and listen to the sea from our balcony. Our first night the air con in our room did not work our hearts sank we were so hot and thought great start to our hols. I reported it to reception at 7 am and by the time we had eaten breakfast it was fixed we were very impressed at the prompt action. We wanted to hire a car so reception organised it for us.Our room was basic and could probably do with an update but cleanliness and friendly staff are more important to us and at Dover beach you got that from everyone. We ate some of our meals in the hotel, breakfast could be a bit slow but the food was lovely. Dover Beach hotel is set in a perfect location,access to the beach, far enough away from the main road to not hear traffic noise but close enough to walk to to get a ZR mini buses that runs between Bridgetown and Oistins just put your hand out when they toot and pay 3.50 Barbados dollars great fun. There is a shop close by and its an easy walk to St Lawrence Gap for bars and restaurants. There are plenty of sun beds, laying on the terrace looking out to sea was our favourite. You can't swim right next to the hotel because of the current but you can in the other half of the beach or in front of Sandels Hotel.I would defiantly return to Dover Beach and would highly recommend we had a fantastic peaceful holiday.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Side Sea view room 202 in Calais building
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Response from AVERIL BYER, Agency / Consultant at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Dear Julie, Thank you for your glowing review. We love that you appreciated our cleanliness and friendly staff. It's so important for us to ensure that service and our hotel standards are to everyone's satisfaction. Simple moments, as you mentioned like fixing the air conditioning with haste, are what can put a smile on a guest's face and we're happy that you left with smiles and a willingness to return for another beautiful Dover Beach experience.
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Abbie K wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, affordable hotel. The staff is super friendly, cheerful, and helpful. We had a garden view room which is a 5 second walk to the pool, bar/restaurant,and beach. The rooms are perfect for the price. Ate lunch here and the food was good. Drinks are good as well and the bartender Safari is a lovely girl. Loved the location of this hotel. There is a small grocery/convenience store that is a quick 5 minute walk that allows you to fill up your fridge with the essentials you need for a fun vacation. There is beach access from the hotel but no chairs provided on beach so bring something to lay on the sand. This beach next to the hotel had amazing waves and if you walk a little further down you are on the public beach access of Sandals resort. There is a beach area within a 5 minute walk down the gap that you can rent chairs and has bars and restaurants around. We walked the Gap almost every night for dinner and felt safe. There are plenty of taxis available if you don't feel like walking back after dinner. And go to the Fish Fry on Friday night!! Don't be afraid to use the buses. We rented a car (also a 5-10 minute walk away) for $115 US for 24 hours and had an amazing day exploring the island. Barbados is an amazing, beautiful, hospitable country so book your trip!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from AVERIL B, Guest Relations Manager at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Jan 23, 2020
It looks like you not only enjoyed Dover Beach, but you also enjoyed our wonderful island home of Barbados. We are thankful that you took the time to leave this review and do hope that we can have you back again soon.
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Culture266668 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent an enjoyable Christmas at this hotel in the one bedroom garden view apartment. The apartment was well stocked with kitchen equipment, a cooker with oven and a microwave. The bedroom had air con. Apartment cleaned daily. Staff were friendly and helpful. Complimentary rum punch. Hotel near to the bus stops to Bridgetown and Oistins. I had an enjoyable stay. This was my second stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from AVERIL B, Guest Relations Manager at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for choosing Dover Beach Hotel for a second time. We appreciate your glowing review and we look forward to welcoming you back for a charming third time in the future.
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SimonJWillis wrote a review Mar 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom21 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Dover Beach Hotel as a large family group over Christmas and had a wonderful time. The hotel is not the most modern or glitzy on the island but offers great hospitality in an incredibly relaxing environment right on the beach. The team are all incredibly friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The pool although quite small is all you need when you have such an incredible beach nearby and the bar/restaurant is perfect for drinks and meals throughout the day. Happy Hour Rum Punches are 2 for 1 which was a great way to start the evening off and you can walk to St Lawrence Gap easily where all the nightlife is. We would definitely return to the hotel and would recommend it to anyone who wants to relax and unwind whilst enjoying fantastic Bajan hospitality. Final mention must go to Maria in the bar who was a real star! Thank you Dover Beach Hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from AVERIL B, Guest Services / Front Office at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you for your kind words! Knowing that your family felt safe, happy and would be ready and willing to return to Dover Beach for another getaway with us means that we've done our job. Thank you!
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Sarah T wrote a review Mar 2022
Heywood, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm not sure why this hotel gets such terrible reviews. We thought it was brilliant! The staff were always friendly towards us. The room was clean and tidy (and cleaned daily during our stay) with plenty of wardrobe space and drawers. The shower was hot and powerful at all times and the bathroom had toiletries and a hairdryer. Our room was in a quiet block within the hotel complex and we rarely heard a sound from other rooms. The pool looked lovely although we didn't swim in it because they had sun beds up on a raised part of the the pool which overlooked a stunning beach and the sea. There's a little cut-through to the beach at the end of the pool area and there was always plenty of beds available around the pool. The bar was great - they had some good snacks available and twice daily happy hour for drinks. And the hotel was close to a number of bars and restaurants and about a 20 minute walk to the Gap. My only small issue was that the hotel charged for the use of the room safe. It was only 3 Barbados dollars per day, but still I don't think guests should have to pay for a safe in this day and age. We stayed for seven nights at The Dover Beach Hotel and won't hesitate to stay again when we return to Barbados in the future. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dover Beach Hotel Reservations Department, Guest Services / Front Office at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Apr 16, 2022
Dear Sarah, We appreciate your recent visit to Dover Beach Hotel and your wonderful comments. We are so happy to hear that we have indeed met your expectations. Your description portrayed exaclly what we have advertised. A small beachfront hotel,ideally located in the popular St. Lawrence Gap and offering great service. Congrats! We are therefore very happy to add you to our list of satisfied customers. Looking forward to welcoming you to Dover Beach Hotel sometime in the future. Be Safe and all the best to you Management
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Ian B wrote a review Feb 2020
Malton53 contributions61 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from the Dover Beach Hotel, where we celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary. We arrived on the Saturday, having advised the hotel via e mail that we were the for our anniversary, and were given room 424, which was what we had booked. On entering the room, they had fashioned the towels into 2 swans and rose petals in the shape of a heart on the bed. Very nice. The room was ok, air conditioning worked well, there was a kitchenette which we made good use of, the bathroom was a good size, the shower worked well. We had a view of the sea over a large lawn and garden area. The staff were on the whole friendly, although seemed to make more of a fuss with some guest's than others. Well situated at St Lawrence Gap, enough out of the way to be quiet, but only a few minutes walk to the bars and eateries. Easy access to the beach. Smallish pool, needed a bit of tlc, there was a green ring around the waterline, and the pool deck was quite damaged and uncomfortable to walk on. Overall, a good 3 star hotel.
THE WARNING
We traveled with BA Holidays, but this hotel also deals with a company that provides sports tours. On the Thursday (6th day of our 10 day holiday), a group of 52, 13 - 17 year olds, plus teachers arrived. This is a small hotel, they were by far the majority of guests staying there at this point. There were 12 rooms in our block, 11 were occupied by this party, the children were 4 to a room. The following morning the garden outside was occupied by them playing music and chatting before 6am. When they were at the pool, it was so noisy and it was chaos. To be fair, the teachers came and spoke to us, kept them in check as much as they could, and we don't have any issues with the children or teachers.
We complained to BA, who contacted the hotel to express our concerns. The hotel manager, Marcia, then contacted me by phone in our room to say that they would "monitor things" . This was after having walked past us twice the hour before when she could have spoken to us face to face. There was no evidence of any monitoring, nor did they seem concerned in any way or offer anything in compensation at the hotel.
We understand that business is business, and you need to fill rooms, but you also need to decide the market you are aiming at, as you can't please everyone in this situation. We spoke with 2 couples who have both been going to the hotel for a number of years, both said they were going to speak to Marcia regarding the disruption, one of the couples said they had been going for 6 years, but would not be going back again.
I think this is a fair review, had this incident not happened, the hotel would have scored at least 4, possibly 5, but I feel it is a weak 3 based on our experience.
My gauge is always, "would I go back", but feel in this case a definite No.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask if there are any sports tours booked if you do decide to book
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Miss A wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not stay here! Gross food, awful staff, can’t sleep due to bed and noise, pool is old and flooring around pool kills your feet. Hard to get towels, toilet paper, beach towels. They want to charge for everything and tell you right away as you check in. The sun deck area is deceiving. The property is not on the beach and you have to pay to rent chairs that are a rough walk away. The gym is a joke. The service in the one restaurant is so slow and the food was so bad.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from AVERIL B, Guest Services / Front Office at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Feb 27, 2020
We understand the freedom to post reviews and we encourage all our guests to do so no matter how good or poor the content . We also know that all properties get bad reviews at times and we have been there with full understanding and empathy. We have, however, reported and challenged this review, which is a first for us, as we were threatened that it would be done if we did not take certain action. We encourage others to read the numerous reviews posted on this platform, some excellent, some good, and some not so good, and make a fair assessment of the validity of the comments.
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Trail52887274465 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our tenth year coming back to this little gem of a hotel. Situated in Christ Church parish in St Lawrence gap. We love the location as there are restaurants, little shops and bars all walking distance. Family owned and the staff makes us feel like family when we return each year. The hotel has partial kitchens in units which make it possible to do some of our own meals but they also have a very nice little restaurant on site with reasonably priced and tasty meals for when we are feeling lazy.
This is not a fancy hotel but it is lovingly maintained, cleaned and safe. Every year we arrive to find little changes and upgrades. We would not think of going elsewhere and very much recommend it. Looking forward to next year!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from AVERIL B, Guest Services / Front Office at Dover Beach Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Ten years is a long time. Your kind words show us that Dover Beach is really about making family connections with every guest that walks through the door. Thank you for choosing us time and time again and we can't wait to see you in 2021.
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Nikita R wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to have our wedding anniversary with Dover hotel this year. It was a sad idea. The room was not fully equipped missing pleasantries such forks, sponge for dishes, clean floors and a few more. Check in was late due to the hotel not having the room available for us and forced us to wait two hours and a half hours after the check-in time. On check out this time was not honored back to us.

All said was made up for as we focused on the positives with friendly house keepers, security and maintenance ( our toilet over flowed). The working a/c unit was a bonus easing the pressure of our the climate and for a relaxing indoor experience.

Unfortunately the A/c experience was not enough.. our 16 inch TV with five channels was also not enough to drown out the wild and loud behavior of the guests the put us next to. The hotel allowed children birthday parties next to our room. The nights were equally dreadful with loud noises until early morning hours till 2 am and became again at 6. The hotel of course took no notice to these concerns.

The stay was a waste for us and cause us to lose sleep in such a noisy motel like atmosphere. We won't be choosing Dover Hotel again! This ruined our 6 year Anniversary away from the kids! Sometimes paying more for your comfort is better.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TracySouthofEngland asked a question Feb 2024
South of England24 contributions16 helpful votes
Is there a fee to use the air conditioning in the rooms?
Answer from Hugh G
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed there in November 23 and did not have to pay any extra for AC.
Paul464 asked a question Jan 2024
Maricopa, Arizona22 contributions1 helpful vote
Is there a washer and dryer on site? If not what is the distance to the closest one?
Answer from Adua K
Barbados1 contribution
Hello. There is a guest laundry on site.
Answer from Adua K
Barbados1 contribution
Yes, There is the facility to change foreign exchange at the hotel.
Brian L wrote a tip Apr 5
Oakland, California58 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good coffee can be had up the block at The Cake Lady shop. You may need to take a taxi to get to places from this location, taxis/expensive."
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Caroline P wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"For peace and quiet choose a garden room"
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NewHampshireLovetogo wrote a tip Jan 2024
New Hampshire712 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 202 has a great view of the pool down the beach."
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Monique B wrote a tip Jan 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom562 contributions177 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t swim on the beach if there is red flag, which there nearly always is right beside the hotel."
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mccon01 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Kingswinford, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dated hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
₱5,402 - ₱8,275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dover beach christ church, hotel dover beach, dover beach hotel barbados
LOCATION
CaribbeanBarbadosChrist Church ParishSt Lawrence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
59
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dover Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dover Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dover Beach (0.4 km), St Lawrence Gap (0.2 km), and The Old Jamm Inn (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dover Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dover Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dover Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Dover Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dover Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Harlequin Restaurant, Happy Days Cafe, and Cocktail Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dover Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Dover Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Dover Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dover Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Dover Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Washington House (4.9 km), Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (4.5 km), and Barbados Garrison (4.8 km).
Does Dover Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.