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“Clean, local, and comfortable.” 4 of 5 stars
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Bird Rock Beach Hotel
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   South Pelican Drive, Basseterre, St. Kitts   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Basseterre
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Clean, local, and comfortable.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed here for two weeks and had a delightful stay. This is a locally owned, older property. In the US, you might compare it to a Motel 6. It is clean, comfortable, and the delightful staff will leave a light on for you. The pool is nice, and down the stairs is a delightful beach with a bar (chicken tacos are fab). We found everyone to be helpful about getting the rooms set, calling cabs, etc.

It is a bit far from anything: you can walk into town, and we did several times, but if you aren't renting a car it can feel a bit out of the way. On the flip side, it's in a nice neighborhood surrounded by homes and we enjoyed walking around. The owner has breakfast there everyday: the Resturant food is good and fresh.

You can rent snorkel or scuba gear here.

The rooms are dated--other reviews mentioned the 1980s--but my big thing is that it was clean, the view of the ocean was amazing, the grounds were lovely, and the people terrific.

We met many lovely locals here: I think a place that locals will go is a good place. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed at the Bird Rock hotel in January 2013, not the best on the island but you get what you pay for. Staff were friendly and helpful, room was clean and AC worked. Pictures on their website are not total true to life. Food was ok but portions are very small. If you can eat some where else. Walls are very thin, could hear the TV on in the next room all night long, could hear their phone calls too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Bird Rock our first night in St. Kitts before staying at the Marriott. It was a decent stay; the accommodations aren't the best but, then again, you are not paying for the best. :)
What you will get is a friendly staff and the best cup of coffee you'll ever have in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sound Beach, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Bird Rock has a full service dive center on the property with and dive boat. It was great to walk from my room right to the boat in the morning. Having traveled the caribbean I would rate Bird Rock as a good local hotel. If you want the crowds, american type amenities $$$ stay at the Marriott. Bird Rock is an good value, with a friendly staff, clean rooms, and good food on property. We stayed 7 nights here on our honeymoon.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shawnee, Kansas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

When you see the pictures of the place, it looks wonderful. Its NOT its run down, small,A/c barely works, furnishing are wore out, and over priced. $19.95 a nite hotel in the US. Its was all BAD!!! Door to the balcony was off the tracks water tap leaked all night. many empty beer bottles were laying around on the grounds. Any place on the Island is better than this!!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Very practical accommodations with a great view of the ocean and Basseterre. If you are looking for high-end luxurious accommodations with all of the amenities, this is not the spot. But if you want a basic room with convenient kitchenette in your room at an affordable price with very courteous staff, this fits.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The front desk staff was very friendly. However, having to go to the office to get things out or put things in the safety deposit box was very inconvenient. They are small -- I-pad won't fit. One night I went to the office to get items out of our safety deposit box & the office was dark & locked up. It was 8:10 & there was a sign posted on the door that said they were open until 9:00.
Our first night there we had been flying most of the day & were famished. When we went to the restaurant to eat, a gentleman said we would have to go to the beach bar, even though the book in the room said they were open until 9:00. When we got to the beach bar, no one was interested in taking our order. We finally got served (only from the appetizers menu) but it took a very long time & we felt we were imposing.
When we arrived the next morning for breakfast at 10:50, the waitress made a rude comment about breakfast ending at 11.00. Our last night, we again went to the restaurant & were immediately sent to Diana's which should be open until 9:30. We arrived at 8:30 & were told all we could order were hamburgers. Unbelieveable! We stayed at Bird Rock for a week & never saw the complete menu. They just weren't interested in selling food.
Our first morning we were woken by the maid pounding on the door. She would not quit until we opened the door. We had no sleep the previous night preparing to fly. I guess they have never heard of do not disturb.
Our room didn't have a water view because of trees outside our window. Our stay was disappointing. I know it is off season, but if you don't have it, don't advertise it.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: South Pelican Drive, Basseterre, St. Kitts
Location: Caribbean > St. Kitts and Nevis > St. Kitts > Basseterre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Basseterre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bird Rock Beach Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a secluded cove overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Bird Rock Beach Hotel captivates you with its tranquil setting and its warm hospitality. Guests have access to a wide variety of water based activities including swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are three restaurants including Rocky’s Beach Bar & Grill. The hotel’s 46 air-conditioned rooms are tastefully furnished and include a king-size bed or two queen-size beds, full bathrooms, cable TV, and private balconies with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Kids 11 and under say free when sharing with adults. Dive St Kitts, the island’s premier dive operation, is located at the base of the hotel. The private harbor shelters the 32' twin 200HP monohull and is perfectly located on one of the best, easy access, shore dives on the Caribbean side of St Kitts. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bird Rock Beach Resort
Bird Rock Beach Basseterre
Bird Rock Beach Hotel St. Kitts/Basseterre

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