Overall we were very happy with our 8 day stay Oceans 15.
The rooms are very clean and well kept. The pool and swim up bar were great bonuses!
This place is hopping multiple days during the week. There is always a soccer game or some sort of sport on. It seems to be a hangout for both locals and tourists. There were a few nights that karaoke went past midnight and was quite loud. We were able to hear the music in our rooms, but it didn't bother us too much. I don't know how the people with rooms that back up to the bar felt about it though.
Taxis are plentiful anywhere in the area. We walked almost everywhere, most walks were 10-30 minutes for us to get where we wanted. It is nice that it is a quieter area than down in the gap, but you do have to trek to get to the action. The beaches are close though – 2 to 5 minutes depending where you want to go. Chair rentals are $5 BDS each.
We had breakfast, lunch and appetizers at the hotel, the food is of fair quality, but it is well priced and easy access. There is also a convenience store a block or two down to pick up food if you wanted or had a kitchen in your room (we just had a fridge).
We felt the front desk was very nice/helpful but also not too knowledgeable about different tourist activities - i.e. they could not recommend a dive shop or sailing trip that they preferred or knew other guests preferred but instead directed us to the board of flyers for various businesses in the area. They did offer to call around for us. The nice thing is that local calls are free, so we were able to research prices and such ourselves at no cost.
Our first night we did not have internet. The next day we went down to talk with the front desk, and were informed that the outer units don't get internet. We explained that my husband needed internet to work while on vacation and they were able to move us to a new room the following day which was great. There is internet at the pool, no problem.
Overall, great resort, especially for the price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean15 is a family owned property offering traditional Barbadian warmth and hospitality. Recently refurbished, the hotel offers sixteen (16) impeccably furnished, luxury lifestyle rooms reflecting fine Barbadian decor, simple elegance and comfort. It is an excellently appointed facility designed to embrace families and business travelers, the adventurist or the individual looking for solitude. We are less than 5 minutes walking distance from the white sand and turquoise waters of Dover Beach and are located in the center of the renowned St Lawrence Gap, famous for its lively night life, wide variety of restaurants and bars and duty-free shopping. Within the Barbadian context, where luxury high end hotels are typically located on the West Coast of the island, the hotel has been described as "a West Coast experience on the South Coast." As such, we live up to our maxim "De Luxe for Less!" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean 15 Hotel Barbados/St. Lawrence Gap