There were very few facilities open in September. The pool needed a good cleaning not to mention repairs. The staff were Great! We had no "hot" water in the shower all week - it got a little warm if you were lucky. The restaurant "Charlies" was pretty good food. It needed to be as you are a ways away from everything. It is a 1 mile walk to Road Town and a $5 per person taxi. It is no where near a beach. This Hotel is used to catering to Sailors who may book a room for a single nite ...not longer stays.
Nice hotel, walking distance from the ferry dock and downtown Road Town. Chickens and chicks may greet you at breakfast, at the pool and outside your hotel room door. Service in the outdoor dining area is friendly but very slow and somewhat erratic. The weather in September was extremely humid, but the air conditioning in the room worked fine.
Very friendly owner. SUPER SUPER clean, bright, beautifully decorated room! Amazing views. Comfortable bed. We were provided with toiletries and beach towels. Full kitchen. The best beach... First time in Tortola. See you very soon Malcia!
My only complaints are limited dining menus, and the bed was a bit too firm for my liking, but otherwise it was an amazing overall experience with the most incredible picturesque views. The beach was great for snorkeling too.
We had a wonderful week long cruise around the British Virgin Islands on a yacht we chartered. I thought that was the best part of our trip but it only got better when we got to Fort Recovery Villa & Suites Hotel.
Traveller from Richmond, VA
This beachfront property is on the west end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands; historic Fort Recovery is on site.Fort …More
I travel to Tortola on a regular basis for business. The hotel I usually stay at was booked up, so I looked for an alternative place to stay and choose this hotel. The best feature of this hotel is the size of the room and the WiFi. The room was larger than most I stay in and the WiFi worked excellent so I was able to get my business done in an efficient manner.
The downsides to this hotel is:
Only provided 2 bars of soap, NO SHAMPOO. What is up with that??? I am only allowed so much liquid in my luggage and I have not stayed in a hotel that doesn't provide shampoo. Big minus for me.
No restaurant on property nor do they provide breakfast.
Property appeared to be fairly old, although to their credit the property looked well maintained.
Location... it's on a hill just outside of town in Road Town. Sure, you can see the sea, as mentioned in the name, but by no means is this a location for tourists. And if you're here on business, the hotel is not properly set up for business travel.
Suggestions: Provide shampoo for your guests! Very small & easy request to follow through on. A larger request, but would make travel more comfortable, provide a desk to work from. I had to put my computer and business pad on a small coffee table and bend over uncomfortably to get my work done. I had 2 or 3 hours on the PC and it was draining.
So, bottom line... if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay, at a reasonable price, you will not be disappointed.
Pocket Guide: British Virgin Islands Tortola Hotels
Locally-owned boutiques sell beachwear, art, spices, and rum on Main Street in the capital city of Road Town. On the island’s west end, Soper’s Hole offers more dining and shopping choices along with ferry service to St. Thomas. White sand beaches and vibrant blue waters draw visitors to Smuggler’s Cove and Cane Garden Bay. Tourists can enjoy rum tastings at the historic Callwood Rum Distillery.
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