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Address: Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola
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The most intact historic ruin on Tortola was built by the Dutch in the...

The most intact historic ruin on Tortola was built by the Dutch in the early 17th century to safeguard Road Harbour. It sits on a hill at the western edge of Road Town and is now the site of a small hotel and restaurant. The foundations and magazine remain, and the structure offers a commanding view of the harbor. COST: Free. Daily dawn-dusk.

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Location was just what we needed. The hotel is pretty cool since its an old fort but it is long overdue for a renovation. Tile missing in bathroom, bedspread was old (which I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Crystal River, Florida
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Crystal River, Florida
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Location was just what we needed. The hotel is pretty cool since its an old fort but it is long overdue for a renovation. Tile missing in bathroom, bedspread was old (which I never understand), no coffeemaker in room or coffee in lobby. That is unusual for a hotel. Our last morning the water was off so we could not... More 

Thank chandler422
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

At this point it's just the foundation and a few plaques and a cannon or two. If you are really into history its worth a walk but other than that its skipable.

1 Thank Joe T
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A very nice hotel with a great location in the heart of Road town but the majority of the staff just are not very friendly! A young man that works the night shift was the most helpful of all and extremely cordial towards us but others seemed to care less if we were there or not! Maybe it is something... More 

Thank Janet K
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fort Burt once guarded the mouth of Road Harbour. ( I have to guard my own mouth!) It was constructed by the Dutch, and later rebuilt by the English,, who annexed the islands in1672. Only the foundations remain now.

1 Thank vyvienne
Geneva, Switzerland
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Do not expect any fort like in Funchal or in St-Martin or in Antigua as the fort became a restaurant with just 2 benches and this nice view over the road. But it is not worth to walk 2 kms or to take a bus from Tortola center to get to it, really not!

1 Thank incahueca
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed here after a sailing trip fro a couple of nights to explore Tortola. The hotel is built on the remains of an old Dutch fort which used to guard the harbor. The view over the water is excellent. The rooms are clean but basic, service is also good and the location is very good. Overall, I've stayed here on... More 

Thank Travel4fun9
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We arrived at 14.00 and we drove up the steep access and was about to reverse into the parking area when a member of staff directed me to a spot on the other side of the Fort which took just one car. It was also shaded so a win win. We made enquires if we could have lunch and the... More 

Thank Jeff690_12
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed one night here before getting on a charter at Conch Charters. This is a VERY basic hotel, which appears to have been little updated since the 1970s. It is cheap, not particularly clean but does tick the basic box for a low cost night. Please do temper expectations as not plush at all.

Thank SebLyle
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The hotel is very convenient for anyone needing to be in Road Town. Unfortunately the rooms are dated and the services spotty. The only redeeming factor is the great Restaurant/Bar that is attached to the hotel

Thank KiaOra97
Providence, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

terrible service.. no greeting and the waitress got angry when the desk person told her we were there. Food was not very good but beautiful views of Road Town at night

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