Time Out Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Time Out Hotel St Lawrence Gap
They Could Have Done Better
Time Out at the Gap was recommended to me by my family who had stayed there several times and had a wonderful experience. Just recently they stayed there again and thought it must be under new management because it just was not the same. Unfortunately, I had already made my reservations. They warned me to bring my own face cloths and beach towels as they were not readily available when needed. And, true to fact, they weren't. Also, the water pressure going to the third floor on most days was nil, along with the fact that if you didn't shower by 5:00 AM, hot water was not available. The staff was friendly and courteous. Housekeeping left much to be desired. I visit Barbados frequently, but will not stay at Time Out at the Gap again.
Time Out was a nice place. It was clean and comfortable. The staff was nice. I'd suggest this place. Food, drinks, and beach are only steps away!
An appaling experience
Being a low maintenence traveler, my expectations are minimal. But Time out is not worth half of the cost of the stay. the staff was not helpful, disinterested in getting you change, towels, or even appearing friendly. Not to mention its located near seedy dover beach, where harassment and intimidation from drug pushers go unnoticed by the police, who gleefully submit articles in the local paper with titles such as "American druggies caught" while you feel like you have to buy something from them or you'll be assaulted. I was robbed literally 20 feet from the hotel in broad daylight, while locals looked the other way. I would conclude that time out in general is an appalling place, not worth your $ or your time, and a poor reflection of the carribean spirit, -mat
Time out was what i needed
i had a wonderful time in barbados in june 2003 and stayed at time out...it was a wonderful place to stay and explore the gap and the island from...everyone was helpful from check in to check out...they truly reflect the feeling i got from the entire population of barbados...i was traveling alone and had a great time...the room was large, clean, and comfortable...the food was great and the bar was friendly and fun...many places to explore just by walking...night life, restaurants,bars...internet cafes close by to stay in touch with home...overall, time out at the gap is a great place to stay on a great island to visit...
Spring Break Crowd
This is a fair hotel, basic, good for the young kids trying to save some money. Close location to the beach, relaxed environment.
- Peyton Trent
What a laugh !!!
4Oth birthday ,Great holiday, Fab Food, Brill Bar in the Hotel. Go on treat yourself !
A great time at the gap
it was mine and my partners first time to the island of barbados, when we arrived at the hotel we were welcomed straight away by all of the friendly staff. They couldnt do enough for us, we both enjoyed the food the night life and the way the staff helped us in getting to know what goes on in the gap day and night. The rooms were perfect basic but what more would you than a clean and comfortable room. I think the people that didnt enjoy staying at the hotel didnt give it a chance its a 3 star not a 5 star and its central to everything you would need at the end of the day you get what you pay for and we both are going back the end of the year for a friends wedding its ideal . dont be put off by going at the end of the day your going to see the island not spending all day in your room.
A Relaxing Time
This was my first time in Barbados and I Loved It! I stayed at Time Out at the Gap and thought it was lovely. It is well looked after, there is always someone cleaning or tending to the gardens.
The Rum Punches are fab!!! The staff were excellent and friendly, and nothing was a bother to them. We had a barbeque night with a man on a kettle drum (very authentic) and there was always something going on, yet peaceful at the same time.
The pool area was very clean. The rooms were large, clean and had air conditioning. The sounds of the Whistling Frogs at night were soothing.
The food was good and there was a great choice. I never felt rushed or in the way. An excellent time. I would go again.
Sisters on the move
The only thing at TIME OUT AT THE GAP HOTEL that was worth the trip were the staff. They were very helpful in getting our party out of this dirty unkept hotel. The amminities that were offered such as beachfront(they were across the street) tennis courts, beach chairs and exercise facility did not exsist. After the first night we were out of this place and our travel representative made us other arangements to stay at their sister hotel which was much better.
If this is a gem of Barbados I would really hate to see the stones.
Our group travels at least four times a year all over the Caribian and Barbados is truely a wonderful place, we had a great time lots to see and do and we plan to return next fall, but would never think of staying at Time Out At The Gap
Would stay again.
I visited Time Out at the Gap May 23 - 27, 2002. It was my first time to Barbados and I LOVED IT. The hotel was nice. Very clean, daily maid service and the grounds and common areas remained clean. Everything in the room worked well. The hotel has 3 floors and there is no elevator, though it wasn't bad going up or down. We were greeted at the lobby entrance and a bellman awaited our check-in to take our bags up. Service at the front desk and restaurant (except for bartenders) was kinda slow, but friendly. We had to get us to that and remind ourselves that "laid back attitudes" are simply Caribbean. The pool area was nice, but I never saw anyone there, probably because the beach is yards away (across the street). The Gap was great and we walked from end to end a couple of times a day (even at night) from the hotel, no cab needed. Check out Cool's Castways not to far up the Gap. Great jazz and blues and drinks. Bajan's were very friendly on the streets and we never had concerns for our safety at night. There are a few street peddlers and they really don't hassle you if you just say you aren't interested. Cabs are readily available or you can take the buses to Oistens and further or Bridgetown for $1.50US. The buses are crowded and the drivers probably wouldn't get employment in the US :-) but the trips were "fun." Finally, getting in and out of the airport was slow, hectic and HOT....everything is done outside.
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