Ratings based on 83 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified traveller from Syracuse, NY
Excellent Stay at Villa Del MarPosted 27-Aug-2014
Pros: The continental breakfast included, nice rooms, and proximity to the ocean.
Cons: There could be more food offerings like selling snacks at the bar.
Location: The ocean is by far the best thing to do nearby. Take the Island Vibez tour and go snorkeling - it was a blast!
Villa del Mar was just as pictured and everything we expected. We had a two bedroom suite for our family of 5. The ground floor is perfect for families because you are closer to the pool and easily able to bring your breakfast back to your room in the mornings. The staff was genuinely friendly and couldn't have been nicer. The breakfast was adequate, with the normal continental breakfast offerings. The beach really is just across the street. It takes all of 1 minute to get to the sand. The grocery store - Graceway Gourmet - is a 10 minute walk away. The food is expensive, but still less so than eating out. For example a box of cereal was 6-8 depending on the brand. The best restaurant food to be had nearby was at Seaside Cafe, which is at a hotel across the street. The food was good and reasonably priced for the island. The lack of food on the property was a bit of an issue early on for us. I knew that they didn't have a restaurant, but being American I suppose I expected a soda machine or vending machine of some kind. We had to go to the store on our first day to get something to munch on. We either got wrong directions or misunderstood and went the wrong way the first time which led to my family walking for 30 minutes in the heat to no avail. Considering that many guests will have to go to the store they should have a small map or written directions. The beach is amazing with warm water and powder sand. I will definitely come back to this property - it can't be beat!
for Everyoneby A verified traveller from Montreal, QC
Intimate yet family friendlyPosted 21-Aug-2014
Pros: Quiet and family friendly setting, rooms with kitchenettes, free breakfast at tikki hut by the pool, very gradual slope pool (awesome for little kids)
Cons: A late check-out where/when available would be nice (although they offered to hold our suitcases safely)
Location: Gorgeous beach and great restaurants (both casual and gourmet)
Gorgeous and quiet setting away from the hustle of the big resorts yet only steps from the beach. Walking distance to most restaurants and groceries (Graceway Gourmet), no rental car needed (25 min. cab from airport, about $35). Great beach/towel service and staff very attentive to requests, although on carribbean time. ;) Awesome restaurants nearby but food tends to be a bit on the pricey side.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
Great location and price!Posted 9-Aug-2014
10 minute walk to shopping and beach and great restaurants right across the street!
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
Comfortable stayPosted 4-Jul-2014
Pros: The staff was very courteous and helpful. The room was clean and pool area very nice.
Cons: There needs to be some type of food available, weather it be a restaurant or just room service.
Location: Shopping within walking distance, excursions available for booking through front desk, beautiful beach with easy access across street.
On the whole, the hotel was very nice for the price. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the pool area was clean and pleasingly landscaped. A continental breakfast was provided at no cost every morning. Nothing special, but just enough. Our room had a funky musty smell, but not bad enough to change rooms. The only major drawback was the total lack of food at the hotel. Not only is there no restaurant, but also no room service. There is only a bar for drinks at the pool.
for Familiesby A verified traveller
Beautiful full service condo-hotel near Grace BayPosted 1-Jun-2014
Pros: Spacious; modern; all amenities; daily maid service; plenty of towels; nice free breakfast bar
Beautiful place. Kept very clean. Suite very spacious. Downsides - master bed is very high so be sure you can get up on it. Only one bathroom is a minus for 4 people. Walk across the beach through the Grace Bay Club for the beach. Even when you get to the beach, have to walk a ways over through the sand to get to Villa del Mar area. In general people who cannot walk fair distances should stay away from this location, as you not only need to walk to the beach but also to the restaurants nearby. I had an older person in my group and it was not well suited. In general if you want to explore the restaurants on T&C you will need a car as cabs are extremely expensive. They charge per person.
for Everyoneby kurt from detroit,mi
short stay butPosted 27-May-2014
we only stayed her for 2 days but the room and facilities where everything we expected and more. beach is just a sort walk. only complaint is we had trouble with the internet in the room but it worked fine b the pool and even at the beach. would stay again with out question. good value considering prices of surrounding hotels.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Dave from USA
Furnishings need updatingPosted 26-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Ripped cushions chair and dirty pillows on couch.
Recommendedby George from Scottsdale, AZ
Close to great restaurants across street from beacPosted 1-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Stay was great. Room was very spacious. Only disappointment was that the continental breakfast was very basic with no variety over 5 days. Would also be nice to have an ice machine available.
for Everyoneby J.A.C.K. from Cape Cod, MA
Perfect get awayPosted 28-Apr-2014
Pros: We liked that the hotel was small and was not crowded. We visited other locations on Grace bay and was very happy we didn't have the crowds.
Cons: It would have been nice if they had a small store where you could buy bottled water and snacks.
Location: As far as eating out, We spent at least a hundred dollars a meal for 4. Hemingway's, Grace bay club, Bella Luna all great spots.
I have to first say, that I am a hotel snob. I have been known to leave resorts after seeing the rooms. I was a little concerned about Villa del mar due to the rates. (seemed to be half of many resorts on the island) I read many reviews and hoped for the best. When we arrived the staff was very friendly, (we wanted to take Ruthy at the front desk home with us) the room was clean with soft towels and comfortable beds. It is a 2 minute walk to the beach where you can find many restaurants. The hotel was quiet while we were there, which was nice. We never had a problem getting the perfect seat at the beach. Most afternoons we had the pool area to our selfs. Bill the bartender was available to make you any beverage you wish. (even making a fresh pot for my afternoon coffee) I was disappointed when I went to use the fitness center and I was informed it was now office space. They did offer me a pass for the local gym which was down the street. They should update the web site. You also have to keep in mind that you are NOT on the beach and it's very hard to leave it behind.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
Easter tripPosted 20-Apr-2014
Nice place and close to the beach. The pool could have been a bit cleaner and there should have been a couple more bagels and fruit. Nice friendly staff