Fairmont Royal Pavilion

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Children of all ages can stay year-round
Resort's cuisine is disappointing, some say
Blending the signature refinement of the Fairmont brand with the soothing atmosphere of Barbados' Platinum Coast, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a luxurious hideaway. Guests praise the elegantly decorated oceanfront rooms, suites and villas, which were refreshed in November 2017. Standard room amenities include furnished balconies or terraces, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. Plus, all accommodation rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access, on-site parking, daily breakfast for two, one afternoon tea credit per seven-night stay, twice-weekly yoga classes, daily swimming with turtles experiences and access to tennis courts, a fitness center and nonmotorized water sports equipment. Additional facilities range from a freshwater pool to a business center to a salon with hair, makeup and nail services. Travelers can also enjoy in-room spa treatments, such as massages, facials and body wraps and scrubs. And as of December 2018, this AccorHotels-affiliated property welcomes children year-round. Though recent guests report a satisfactory stay, some say the cuisine served at the resort's three restaurants is pricey, especially given the subpar quality. To save some coin, members of the Le Club AccorHotels rewards program can use points to pay for rooms.
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Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 72 rooms
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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



Every unit in this luxurious, adults-oriented, plantation-pink resort has immediate access to 11 acres of tropical gardens and an uninterrupted sea view from a broad balcony or patio. From ground-floor patios, in fact, you can step directly onto the sand.

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All 72 rooms, a mere eight miles from Bridgetown, the island's capital, fuse colonial style with Caribbean cool. ... There are plenty of creature comforts too, including flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and plush, pillow-topped beds.



Sprawling across 11 acres on the west coast of Barbados, the property is situated closer to the waterfront than others in the area, due to it being built before legislation forced future resorts to build further inland. ... Because there are only 72 rooms, the beach never feels crowded.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1464 have reviewed the Fairmont Royal Pavilion, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1464 reviews 4.5 (based on 1464 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All of the Fairmont Royal Pavilion's 72 guest rooms and suites offer views of the Caribbean Sea and furnished balconies or terraces with outdoor ceiling fans. Standard Luxury Oceanfront Rooms come equipped with bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, alarm clock radios and minibars. Suites feature additional conveniences like sofa beds, 24-hour butler service and upgraded bathroom amenities.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Ground-floor rooms offer direct beach access

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set on 11 acres on the Platinum Coast in Holetown, Barbados, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is designed to resemble a Barbadian plantation house. The resort is less than 9 miles north of Bridgetown and just 2 miles northwest of downtown Holetown, which features several shopping and dining options.
  • About 20 miles northwest of Grantley Adams International Airport
  • All guests have access to airport concierges to assist with customs and immigration; suite and villa room rates also cover round-trip airport transfers
  • Car rentals can be arranged for a fee
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort offers three dining venues. The beachside Palm Terrace Restaurant features ocean views and serves traditional Caribbean favorites buffet-style for breakfast. The open-air Taboras Restaurant is located near the pool and offers Caribbean-inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner, plus afternoon tea from 4 to 5 p.m. daily. And at the Beach Club, travelers can grab a cocktail or light lunch without straying too far from the water.
  • Afternoon tea is complimentary once per seven-night stay
  • Room service available 24/7
  • All room rates cover daily breakfast for two and weekly manager's cocktail reception

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort features a freshwater swimming pool with an adjacent eight-person Jacuzzi. The property's white sand beach is just steps from the accommodations and features an activity center with complimentary floats and water sports equipment, such as snorkel gear, kayaks, paddleboards and Hobie Cat sailboats.
  • Catamaran cruises every Saturday at 10 a.m. (charges apply)
  • Some rooms and suites have direct beach access
  • Beachside drinks and light bites available from Beach Club
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The resort permits children year-round. Kids ages 12 and younger stay for free when sharing a room with a parent, and cribs and cots are available for free upon request. The property offers complimentary seasonal kids activities, plus fee-based babysitting services. Kid-friendly amenities include children's menus at all on-site restaurants, an outdoor pool and free water sports equipment rentals, such as floats, snorkel gear, kayaks and paddleboards.
  • Kids 5 and younger eat for free at all restaurants when with a parent; discounted meal rates for children between 6 and 12
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The property's 24-hour fitness center is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines and free weights. Two tennis courts, including loaner rackets and balls, and nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks and paddleboards are complimentary to use.
  • Refreshment center in gym
  • Free yoga classes every Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Fairmont Royal Pavilion offers two modern meeting venues with ocean views and audiovisual conferencing technology. Outdoor venues for dinners and receptions include the pool deck and the beach. The on-site business center features computers, TV rentals and fax and copy machines.

    Number of meeting rooms2

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The Fairmont Royal Pavilion offers several wedding packages, from elopements and vow renewals to small destination weddings. The beach is the most popular ceremony venue, and the resort offers both indoor and outdoor settings for wedding receptions, cocktail hours and dinners.
    • Honeymoon packages available

    Maximum wedding guest capacity30

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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