Sweetfield Manor is a beautiful boutique hotel occupying a former plantation house in the hills above Bridgetown, located just a few minutes from the beaches and other tourist attractions of south-western Barbados. The peaceful property occupies lush tropical gardens with panoramic views towards the coastline, pristine lawns, a koi pond, shady courtyard and pretty lagoon pool while peacocks roam freely.
The hotel has just 10 individually decorated guestrooms, all with air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom as well as amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi and L’Occitane toiletries. Seven of the rooms are in the main house with the remaining three occupy cottages in the garden, the largest of which features a kitchenette as well as a dining room, living area and private verandah. Unique rooms are elegant in style with modern touches, featuring antique furnishings, coral stone walls and pine floors along with colourful accents.
Facilities at the hotel include a lagoon-style swimming pool which is beautifully landscaped to seem like a natural pond, a Jacuzzi and a spa where guests can enjoy massages and beauty treatments. Yoga classes are held at the property twice per week.
A sumptuous four-course breakfast is included with all stays which can be enjoyed in a range of locations throughout the property. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner using fresh and local ingredients, and can put together tasty picnic baskets. The hotel is also happy to recommend other places to eat nearby, from local spots to gourmet restaurants.
Sweetfield Manor is a hidden gem with a relaxing ambiance, warm service and beautiful surroundings.
Sweetfield Manor is a boutique hotel with a relaxing ambiance, enhanced by the many peacocks that wander around the pristine lawns. Rooms are all unique, some in the main house and others hidden among the tropical gardens.
A highlight for me was the four course breakfast which I ate in the gardens - melon and parma ham was followed by homemade bread and cakes, fish served with plantain and a cheese soufflé, and French toast with cherry compote to finish. The perfect way to start the day!
Don't let the inland location put you off - the views are beautiful, the setting is utterly beautiful and the nearest beach isn't far away!
Children: Children are welcome.
Airport: Grantley Adams International Airport is approximately 25 minutes away from the hotel by car.
Location: Sweetfield Manor is located in the outskirts of Bridgetown, about 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre and just 5 minutes’ drive from the nearest beach.
Spa: A small spa offers guests massages, manicures and pedicures.
Excursions: A concierge service is available to arrange a vast range of excursions to discover Barbados, from sightseeing tours to boat charters.
Meal Arrangements: Stays at Sweetfield Manor are on a bed and breakfast basis, including a sumptuous four course breakfast.
Dining: The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast every day, while hotel guests can also enjoy a la carte lunches and dinners accompanied by an extensive wine list. In December, the restaurant is also open for lunch to non-residents.
Each of the 10 guestrooms are unique in layout and style, all with an en suite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Other amenities include cable TV, a fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities, L’Occitane toiletries, luxury linens and bathrobes.
Mahogany Room (1): Located in the main building, this room has a king-size bed and overlooks the courtyard.
Garden Rooms (2): These rooms are located in buildings outside the main plantation house, both with a queen-size bed and large covered patio with a day bed beside the swimming pool.
Luxury Suites (6): Located in the original plantation house or in a newer extension to the main building, these suites all boast a king-size bed and have views over the courtyard, gardens or ocean.
Carriage House (1): This charming cottage occupies the plantation house’s former stables, featuring a large king-size bedroom, kitchenette, dining area, small sitting area and loft with twin beds. There is also a covered patio overlooking the grounds.