Location is everything when it comes to Sebastians. The hotel is right by the water. You can walk about 50 feet and be at the beach. As far as accommodations, the hotel is fair. The rooms are small and the furnishings dated, but if you've come to the BVI on vacation, the room shouldn't be your focus. You can certainly sleep and shower and enjoy the area.
Traveller from Tulsa
Secluded on a half-mile long silken white beach lies Sebastian s intimate Hotel Luxury Villas Restaurant and Bar. Beautifully …More
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.
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
The staff was amazing and very accomodating. Hotel is very nice and lush with vegetation. Great beach near by. A little distant from the city. Rental or taxi is a must. This place is great for a serene, relaxing getaway.
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.
After reading all the reviews, I still booked it. Don't expect US five star accommodations, but expect peace and amazing scenery. Every morning to wake up to the bay then walk to the lobby and enjoy rising to a beautiful sunrise, then I enjoyed a full moon too. Truly majestic! Staff was amazing, no nice and welcoming! They gave tips on nearby grocery store and restaurant. I was able to purchase some food to keep in the fridge. Room was always clean. The hike up the hotel was good to get heart rate up. They have stairs. The taxis had no problem getting there though. They also have a restaurant on site. Loved my stay, felt safe in the area too. Everyday I walked less than a mile to the more busy side of towntown, where touristy things are. I will definitely return.
Management sent an email for a complimentary upgrade to a kitchen villa on the beach and a ride into town to pick up groceries because the restaurant was closed. We arrived thirsty, hungry and $10 cash. There was no ATM, no water, and no offer to help with the bags. Although I repeatedly told the front desk we received email for complimentary ride to town for food, we were told, "no, you get a call for taxi ($50 round trip). We hiked up and down steep incline hill on a dangerous road to carry groceries back...after guzzling our first sip of water in hours. Front desk attitude was, "oh well, not my problem." This behavior was not indicative of immaturity nor lack of professional training; it was someone without common sense and a kind heart. Management was apologetic and compensated us with a bottle of wine and a return stay. Regardless if the lodging is upscale resort or economical, focus should be 100% customer service. Even in my own home, I treat guests better than I would treat myself. New Management was only 3 days old so there is hope for positive change.
Traveller from Santa Monica, CA
Tortola's newest gem is the Lambert Beach Resort. 38 luxuriously appointed beachside rooms. 2000 feet of unspoiled white …More
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.