Ratings based on 76 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
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 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
for Familiesby Verge from chicago
Great for FamilyPosted 7-Apr-2014
Cons: The breakfast was very inadequate. The manager was inattentive and failed to follow through with us directly when our air conditioning was out!
Location: Location was perfect!
First trip to Turks and Caicos. We absolutely loved it. We liked staying in a place where we had two bedrooms, a patio, a kitchen, and washer/dryer. Great location as well. We could walk to dine, shop, and rent a car. We did not find the staff as helpful and pleasant as we hoped.
for Everyoneby Matt and Rachel from Madison, WI
Very nice staff - we enjoyed our stayPosted 5-Apr-2014
We had a great time and the hotel. It was quiet, peaceful and the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure our stay was pleasant. We would come back again and stay at the same place for sure. A very good hotel without paying the high prices. You can't beat the value.
for Everyoneby Laura
Wonderful boutique hotel in Grace BayPosted 31-Mar-2014
Pros: The hotel was cozy and quiet, which was a nice contrast to the busy high-rise hotels on the beach.
Cons: Expand the breakfast options -- varieties of fruit would be nice, and maybe a voucher for one hot breakfast at Grace Bay Club.
Location: Grace Bay Beach is amazing -- soft white sand, turquoise water, and not too crowded.
My husband and I booked our honeymoon at Villa Del Mar based on the positive reviews, and it did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly, and the 1-br penthouse was wonderful -- spacious and comfortable with a nice patio area that was great for star-gazing. The two pools were quiet and relaxing. Continental breakfast at the poolside bar was basic but adequate, including fresh pastries. Villa Del Mar is just across the street from the beach, and it's one of the nicest sections of Grace Bay beach -- not crowded at all. There are beach attendants for VDM who set up your umbrella/chairs and fresh towels; they will also order food and drinks for you from the nearby Seaside Cafe. The ocean water was calm and smooth the first couple days, then there were larger waves the last couple days which were apparently unusual. There are several restaurants within walking distance of Villa Del Mar, so you don't need a car unless you want to venture further. We quickly realized that it's very expensive to eat out in Turks and Caicos, so we walked to the nearby Graceway Gourmet and stocked up on groceries which helped keep costs down. Travel tip: avoid flying to/from TCI on Saturdays if possible. The airport is old and tiny with no air-conditioning, so it's a very unpleasant place to be on crowded travel days (Saturday is the worst). The airport is currently being renovated so hopefully the situation will improve soon!
for Everyoneby Jerry from Wisconsin
Moderately priced quiet villaPosted 18-Feb-2014
Stayed Feb 2014. 4th floor condo, room C402...excellent two bed two bath 3 flat screens full kitchen plus 1/2 kitchen, washer/dryer; very large balcony. Could not ask for more. Staff and indeed everyone we met on Turks & Caicos were extremely polite and very helpful. TCI is a very expensive island at least 2 times state side costs. But Turks is clean and safe.....and expensive, but Villa del Mar an excellent option about a 2 minutes walk to the beach....well managed and we'll maintained. Tip the staff well since they make $5/hr and shop the same expensive IGA stores....e.g., case of beer $70. We were delighted how quiet their two small pools were. ..relaxing...knocked off 5 books in a week plus SNUBAing and horse back riding in the ocean. Both a hoot Dined at Caicos Cafe ....very good! And Mr. GROUPER a neat lower cost local place. Having a rental vehicle is a plus.
for Couplesby A verified traveller
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