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“Great sea views, excellent food and decent accommodation.” 5 of 5 stars
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Sebastian's on the Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Little Apple Bay, Road Town 9999, Tortola   |  
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Norfolk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great sea views, excellent food and decent accommodation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The views are stunning and clearly very popular with surfers. We stayed post catamaran trip so we were really pleased with our large room with sea views, king size bed and en suite facilities. We had dinner and breakfast over. 2 days. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and we enjoyed the free Sebastians after dinner rum. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Some of our party also experienced the visit to Bomba's a short walk along the bay.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view. Well worth the extra for views cross the bay to Jost Van Dyke.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Park Ridge, IL
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I stayed at Sebastian's on the Beach for one night. The hotel is at the far western end of Tortola and right on the north shore. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. This is a great place if you want some quiet time. The beach is maybe 40 feet wide at high tide and there is an elevated section behind the seawall that has some lounge chairs. Only a few deluxe rooms on the beach side have televisions with DVD players; mine was across the road and did not have a TV. They have a selection of maybe 200 DVDs for rental, but this only works if your room has a TV. You'll be able to reach cellular roaming service there, but no internet access. You are off the grid. The front desk clerk was polite and helpful.

If you are driving from EIS, it looks like Ridge Road is the shortest route, but only take this in daylight hours. The road has steep inclines, hairpin turns, and forks in the road where there are no markings as to which leg to take. The better route, longer by miles but quicker by drive time, is to take the route along the southern coast all the way west and then head north. The drive from Road Town is about 20 minutes on the southern route; from EIS it's maybe 35 minutes.

The restaurant's food is good with at least two daily specials. The restaurant patio overlooks the beach. I ordered a steak that was cooked as I requested; it came with a choice of rice or baked potato, but after I ordered the potato they advised that they had none (prepared?). They probably could have microwaved one in ten minutes, but that wasn't offered. I expected that for the price paid that a side salad would come with the meal, but that was not the case. The bar adjoins the restaurant and is pretty well stocked, although with a lot of local rums as you would expect.

Room Tip: You'll have to pay a little more to get a beachside room. But, you'll have a great view tha...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

EXCELLENT - Beautiful beach with gorgeous, azure water for swimming. A few rocky areas to navigate around, but extremely relaxing for drifting happily as there was very little surf. Even though we didn't have a beach front room, we could still hear the sound of the waves in our room when we had the windows open - perfect for a great night's sleep. Located very near Bomba Shack which was quite a unique experience.

VERY GOOD - Our #5 room was very large and extremely clean. The beds were comfortable and our ground floor room was very quiet. We were there in August though, so in high season a second level room would probably be better. Rum and beer in the hotel store were reasonably priced, but any pre-packaged food was very expensive, as is usually the case.

AVERAGE - Staff were polite, accomodating and helpful, but not overly welcoming. This may true of most places in the BVI, so nothing against the hotel.

POOR - No place to have a meal within walking distance during low season. Again, not against the hotel, but something to keep in mind.

TERRIBLE - Taxi driver who had an absolute fit when we asked if we could keep our backpacks on our laps instead of putting them in his trunk that was strewn with greasy tools. We refused the ride and he came back to talk to the front desk staff and make an even bigger deal out of it. The woman at the desk just shook her head, smiled and said that he was "funny".

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Sebastian's on the Beach was a fantastic place to stay the day prior to catching our charter out of Nanny Cay. The location is fabulous, right on one of the best beaches in Tortola. We had a garden view room for 85 dollars which was very nice and well equipped. The hotel is also within walking distance of the famous Bomba Shack and Sugar Mill (which we walked to for a very tasty lunch). The restaurant at Sebastian's was also very good and what a view!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tortola
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Although I live in Tortola my wife and I took one of our weekend jaunts to the beach, this time to Long Bay in the West End of Tortola. Passing by Sebastion's on the Beach Hotel earlier in the day, we decided to make arrangements for dinner that evening.

We were greeted by a huge smile from one of the hostesses who sat us down in a wonderful spot adjacent to the beach and in line for a beautiful sunset that was due to be with us within the following 30 minutes.

The food was exceptionally cooked and seasoned, I started with lightly fried calamari, my wife was with the soup of the day Lentil. We both enjoyed a devilishly delightful BBC (Baileys, banana & Coco Lopez), Johanna.s main course consisted of Fungi covered with shrimp in creole sauce and I enjoyed surf and turf (prime rib and lobster). Absolutely to die for, we spent the next hour following this gourmet experience sitting on two deck chairs watching the sky going darker and listening to the pounding waves of the Atlantic sea.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed in a double room on the beach side. This hotel is in a "locals" area - not a big resort with lots of tourists. But it was just what we needed on our last few days of vacation. So if you are looking for the big resort with amenities, this is not for you. The room was a good size, with a small refrigerator and coffee maker. There was a small store that carried beer, wine, rum (of course), soda, water, and just about anything you may need. The staff at this hotel were so friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for more. Small beach but very beautiful. I would definitely return if I am fortunate enough to go back to Tortola.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richland, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Really enjoyed this place but beware of the local drivers. I was not expecting the mountains and the steep roads. The hotel is very nice; rooms are large; staff is friendly and helpful; we had everything we needed. The beach is not real big but it is absolutely beautiful. Some of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Little Apple Bay, Road Town 9999, Tortola
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Location: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Road Town
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Road Town
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Road Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sebastian's on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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