Ratings based on 161 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London UK

Lovely and happy experience

Posted 23-Jul-2015
Pros: The choice of food and drink was excellent, it was high quality, tasty and all fresh. The room was tidy and had a lovely view.
Cons: The wifi is appalling. No air conditioned lounge of any kind, had to go to room to escape heat. A la carte restaurants not open 7 days per week.
Location: Not within walking distance of Bridgetown or the nice beaches, recommend rent car. Beach is on south coast so sea is murky & strong waves.
Good Hotel, Great food at the buffet and a la carte restaurants. Most of the pool and garden view rooms are facing the area where the nightly entertainment takes place and it is quite loud, however we highly recommend the ocean view room. The staff gave attention to detail, for example it was my birthday whilst I was staying here and they made a lovely handmade card signed by many staff and made a personalized cupcake for breakfast. The hotel doesn't look as sharp and dazzling as the professional pictures make out but it is beautiful none the less. All of the drinks and cocktails are served to bajan strength! You'll only need a few! There are quite a lot of kids around, and although there are designated kids pools, they go everywhere so it may not be an ideal choice for couples that want the peace and quiet as we were hoping for.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from A

Wonderful peaceful hotel beach lots of sea Mos

Posted 17-Jul-2015
Hotel staff was great food was the best I ever eat on a vacation wish I could take the chief with me the beach water on the ground was brown because of all the sea water was very disappointed with that had to find another beach not to for but it turned out to be fun accrue beach lovely place looking forward to my next vacation at turtle beach thanks a million
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Toronto, Canada

Amazing overall experience, very spotty wi-fi

Posted 19-Jun-2015
Pros: Staff, food, live entertainment (Virgo)
Cons: Wi-fi speeds and connectivity. The beach (those looking for the perfect beach should seek out resorts on the west coast, where the seas are very calm)
Location: Within walking distance to the bus stop (for $1 USD ride into Bridgetown), and 5 minute walk to Dover Beach and the St. Lawrence Gap.
This was my first time travelling to the Caribbean, and it was absolutely fantastic. Turtle Beach has extremely friendly staff who are prepared to answer any questions you may have about the resort and Barbados in general. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and the food is awesome. There is live entertainment every night after dinner, with the ladies band Virgo being my party's favourite. Beware however, that the beach is not what you would expect. The waves are huge everyday (swimming actually prohibited on most days with the flying of a red flag), meaning all swimming is largely restricted to the seaside pools. Since the waves kick up lots of sand, you don't even get to see the picturesque Caribbean beach with crystal clear waters. Wi-fi was the other major issue with Turtle Beach. There is functional coverage in only a small part of the dining hall (Chelonnia Restaurant) and by some of the pools. It is non-existent in most parts, and slowed to a crawl in my room (I'm talking 12kb/s slow, folks! Text only! No sending of pictures!). Overall, those frustrations can be withstood for the short period of my stay because the experience was, again, fantastic. The staff at Turtle Beach have seemingly limitless patience, and are always ready to make you feel like a VIP. They noticed it was my mother's birthday (from looking at her passport during check in), and sent a personalized cake and card to our room! I highly recommend Turtle Beach to prospective travellers.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Plymouth mass

Awesome oceanfront property

Posted 21-May-2015
Great experience and a clean, comfortable, excellent oceanfront location. Staff's efforts are very much directed toward your comfort any time of day. Food was terrific, whether in the reservation only restaurant, or the nightly dinners, or the buffets.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Guelph, Ontario

Excellent Hotel .

Posted 14-May-2015
Pros: Friendly staff , good food great beach , loved the waves
Location: Tour of the Island was great .
Our stay for 7 days at Turtle Beach Resort was fantastic. Great service, you have the option of staying at the pool or walk 50 feet and you are on the beach. Friendly staff at all levels and food was amazing.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great position, a little dated.

Posted 08-May-2015
Pros: Beach staff really friendly compared to the majority of serving staff, position and outlook of hotel.
Cons: Staff - not very attentive. Food was average. Hotel room needed updating.The cost of a transfer organised through the hotel is 65usd, a taxi 15usd.
Location: Close to the airport - Lawrence Gap nearby otherwise tour/hire car/taxi required to explore the island.
We went to celebrate our friends wedding which was run extremely well with the food being excellent. We loved the location and beach although you have to be a strong swimmer to go in the surf as it is generally very rough. We found the hotel room outdated with annoying faults, leaking shower, no hot water sometimes, no accessible power points - our friends who had the same room description had a much bigger room with walk in wardrobe etc. The most disappointing thing was the attitude of staff, very blunt and not at all attentive. One exception was the pool staff and Captain Sam, Ricki etc that manned the beach hut - all of them were great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 04-May-2015
Fabulous staff, excellent food and drinks and a great atmosphere. We'll be back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from

Excellent hotel and wonderful staff

Posted 02-May-2015
This is a first class hotel which exceeded our expectations. The hotel staff were outstanding and really went the extra mile to make sure our holiday was just perfect. The food was excellent and the nightly entertainment was very good, all set in a clean, peaceful and beautiful beach side location.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by IAN from Burton on Trent

Two weeks just isn'y enough !!!

Posted 22-Apr-2015 on Hotels
Hotel may not be have all mod cons but makes up for this in an abundance of charm. The food quality & variety is very good. We stayed in room 308 which was a junior suite with a sea view & was exactly what we wanted, there were two of us & we had more than enough space. However, there is no mini bar although there was a working fridge & would suggest that bottles of water be stored there as water from the tap is clean enough to drink it but was never cold enough. Beach- had a problem with loads of sea weed during the first week (apparently being brought up from Africa ?) but was quickly & effectively removed. Although not as picturesque as the Crystal Cove,( a hotel on west coast & part of the same group)it has good breeze & more comfortable to sit/lie in for hours on end. With the sea being rougher it provided hours of fun for adults & children alike. Service- as with anywhere there will be some people who aren't as friendly as they could be none were ever rude & 95% of them are very friendly with a lot of banter & very accommodating. This the second time we have stayed at this hotel, the first was 14 years ago, & since then we have been to Dubai, Mexico, & Bahamas & although difficult to compare, especially with Dubai, I would probably consider this my favourite location more down to the culture & charm of the people & would definitely go again.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

More like 3 star

Posted 22-Mar-2015
Friendly employees, beautiful sea, room needed refreshing. Shower leaked all the 10 days we were there even after telling 3 people about it. Not good following through. Food typical for all inclusive nothing special. Price is too high for service.